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 Batteries including a flat plate design patent thumbnailBatteries including a flat plate design
A battery having flat, stacked, anode and cathode layers. The battery can be adapted to fit within an implantable medical device..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.


 Remote monitoring of medical devices patent thumbnailRemote monitoring of medical devices
Methods and systems for calibrating billing cycles for remote monitoring patients and categorizing medical device interrogation data received from remotely monitored patients are disclosed. Interrogation data from a medical device may be received during a current billing schedule.
Geneva Healthcare, Inc.


 Default data set distribution for medical devices patent thumbnailDefault data set distribution for medical devices
A computer-implemented medical device management method for distributing instructions to a plurality of medical devices, said method comprising providing via a drug library a first data set to be distributed to a parent organization having at least one child location, wherein the at least one child location collectively includes at least one target medical device identified by the first data set. The method also comprises receiving a first user input via a user interface to distribute the first data set to the parent organization.
Fenwal, Inc.


 Methods for making oxidation resistant polymeric material patent thumbnailMethods for making oxidation resistant polymeric material
The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (uhmwpe). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked uhmwpe with vitamin e by diffusion and materials used therein..
Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.


 Titanium alloy contact ring element having low modulus and large elastic elongation patent thumbnailTitanium alloy contact ring element having low modulus and large elastic elongation
A method of forming a medical device contact element includes annealing an elongated rod of ti-15mo alloy material to form an annealed rod having a young's modulus of less than 13.5 mpsi and an elastic range or strain of at least 0.7%. Then forming a contact ring element from the annealed rod and assembling the contact ring element into a medical device.
Medtronic, Inc.


 Hemorrhage control devices and methods patent thumbnailHemorrhage control devices and methods
Embodiments herein are directed to a hemostatic medical device including an applicator having a receptacle with an output end and a moveable piston configured to move at least partially within the receptacle, and a plurality of liquid expandable articles disposed within the applicator, wherein each liquid expandable article has a volume greater than 50 mm3.. .
Oregon Biomedical Engineering Institute


 Blood pump systems and methods patent thumbnailBlood pump systems and methods
The present invention relates to a rotary blood pump with a double pivot contact bearing system with an operating range between about 50 ml/min and about 1500 ml/min, wherein the force on the upper bearing is less than 3n during operating speeds up to 6000 rpm. The rotary blood pump is part of a blood pump system that includes blood conduit(s), a control system with optional sensors, and a power source.
Flow Forward Medical, Inc.


 Medical device, and  producing medical device patent thumbnailMedical device, and producing medical device
A medical device includes a base layer, and a lubrication layer supported on at least a part of the base layer, wherein the lubrication layer contains a block copolymer (a) composed of a first constituting unit derived from a reactive monomer that has an epoxy group and a second constituting unit derived from at least one hydrophilic monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylamide and an acrylamide derivative, and a polymer (b) composed of a constituting unit derived from at least one hydrophilic monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylamide and an acrylamide derivative, wherein the block copolymer (a) is contained in a proportion of 20 to 80% by weight relative to the total weight of the block copolymer (a) and the polymer (b), and wherein the block copolymer (a) is crosslinked or polymerized to form a mesh structure.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Electronegative fibre for use in the healing of wounds patent thumbnailElectronegative fibre for use in the healing of wounds
A subject of the present invention is a material comprising at least one electronegative fiber having a negative charge density of between 0.01 and 5 mmol/g and a liquid absorption capacity of less than 9.5 g of physiological saline per g of fiber, for the use thereof in wound healing, and preferentially in wound cleaning. Another subject of the invention is a medical device, such as a dressing or a bandage, comprising such a material..
Urgo Recherche Innovation Et Developpement


 Methods for toposcopic sleeve delivery patent thumbnailMethods for toposcopic sleeve delivery
Elongate flexible medical devices can be capable of axial elongation through the mechanism of eversion or toposcopic expansion. In general, this may be accomplished by providing a flexible tubular device having a proximal end and a distal end.
Valentx. Inc.


Ballstent device and methods of use

What is disclosed are medical devices comprising a rounded, thin-walled, expandable metal structure (“ballstent”) and a flexible, elongated delivery device (“delivery catheter”) and systems and methods of use for treating saccular vascular aneurysms with the medical devices. Ballstents comprised of gold, platinum, or silver that can be compressed, positioned in the lumen of an aneurysm, and expanded to conform to the shape of the aneurysm are disclosed.
Metactive Medical, Inc.

Blockstent device and methods of use

What is disclosed is a medical device comprising a compressed, cylindrical or oblong, thin-walled, expandable metal structure (a “blockstent”) and a flexible, elongated device (a “delivery catheter”) to position the compressed blockstent into the lumen of a blood vessel segment to be treated, and methods of use for occlusion of treated blood vessel segments. A blockstent can be made with ductile metals such as gold, platinum, or silver such that the blockstent will conform to the shape of the lumen of the treated blood vessel segment during expansion and allow for the shape of the blockstent to be permanently changed by the application of an external force.
Metactive Medical, Inc.

Gas canisters and methods for making them

Canisters are provided that include a cylindrical body and a cap welded to the body to define a cavity filled with carbon dioxide or other fluid. The canisters may be loaded into a medical device, e.g., to provide an energy source for operating the device.
Altaviz, Llc

Silk medical device for use in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction

A three-dimensional fabric structure in a form of a pocket for use in a breast reconstruction surgical procedure such as single-stage or two-stage breast reconstruction. The silk scaffold employs a knit pattern that substantially prevents unraveling and preserves the stability of the mesh or scaffold device, especially when the mesh or scaffold device is cut.
Sofregen Medical Ireland Limited

Implantable medical devices having controlled surface properties for improved healing response

An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members.
Vactronix Scientific, Llc

Medical device, producing medical device, and medical device producing apparatus

Provided is a medical device including a porous portion and a dense portion, wherein an arithmetic average roughness of a surface of the porous portion is 2.0 μm or greater but 20 μm or less, and wherein an arithmetic average roughness of a surface of the dense portion is less than 2.0 μm.. .

Medical device

A medical device is disclosed for cutting substances inside a body lumen. The medical device includes: a drive shaft that is rotatable; at least one strut that is rotatably connected to a distal side of the drive shaft, the at least one strut extending along a rotation axis, and wherein a central portion of the at least one strut is bent so as to be expandable radially outwardly; and a support portion that is rotatably connected to the distal side of the drive shaft, and wherein the support portion is formed in a mesh shape and a tubular shape while including multiple gaps, at least a portion of which is positioned on a radially inside of the at least one strut, and which is expandable radially outwardly by a central portion in a direction extending along the rotation axis being bent..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Galvanically assisted attachment of medical devices to thrombus

A medical device configured to perform an endovascular therapy can include an elongate manipulation member and an intervention member. The elongate manipulation member can include a distal end portion.
Covidien Lp

Blood vessel treatment method

A blood vessel treatment method including inserting a medical device into a blood vessel, the medical device including an elongate shaft portion and a contact portion configured to contact a biological tissue in the blood vessel; bringing the contact portion into contact with the biological tissue in the blood vessel; twisting the blood vessel by moving the contact portion; and releasing a treatment agent from the medical device for occluding or contracting a lumen of the blood vessel.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Percutaneous aspirating cannula

The dual syringe with percutaneous cannula is a medical device for harvesting and transferring cells for autologous transplantation without the requirement of a surgical setting or ambulatory care. The dual syringe is a closed sterile system that allows for the harvesting syringe to harvest the cells/tissue from a first location of a patient which is then centrifuged to aggregate the cells.
Adimend Biosciences, Llc

Medical devices with coatings for enhanced echogenicity

The disclosure provides medical devices comprising improved coatings for ultrasound detection, which provide optimal ultrasound images. Methods for preparing such devices are also provided..
Encapson B.v.

Proximity based processing systems and methods

An ambulatory medical device is provided. The ambulatory medical device includes at least one sensor configured to acquire data descriptive of a patient, a memory, a user interface, and at least one processor coupled with the memory, the at least one sensor, and the user interface.
Zoll Medical Corporation

System and authenticating wireless programming devices in programmable medical systems

A medical device of a medical system is configured for communicating with an external programmer over a wireless communications link. The medical device comprises a wireless communications module configured for receiving a first unencrypted version of a random number and a first encrypted version of the random number from the external programmer over the wireless communications link.
The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research

Peristaltic infusion pump with locking mechanism

A medical device includes an interface unit body, which is configured to hold a portion of a flexible infusion tube. A hinge insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to engage a hinge receptacle, which defines a hinge axis, on an infusion pump.
Q-core Medical Ltd.

Apparatus and analyzing biological indicators

A biological indicator analyzer includes a plurality of wells, a plurality of organism detector features, and a user input feature such as a touch screen. Each well is configured to receive a respective biological indicator.
Ethicon, Inc.

Mass production of individualized medical devices

A plurality of individual medical devices is created that define a medical device family. Within the family of medical devices, each of the plurality of medical devices has at least one dimension that, within an acceptable tolerance, is substantially equal to the same dimension of another of the plurality of medical devices.
Zimmer, Inc.

Biomimetically designed modular microfluidic-based capillaries & lymphatic units for kidney & liver dialysis systems, organ bio-reactors and bio-artificial organ support systems

A technology that provides various modular biomimetic microfluidic modules emulating varieties of microvasculature in body. These microfluidic-base capillaries and lymphatic technology modules are constructed as multilayered-microfluidic microchannels of various shapes, and aspect ratios using diverse biocompatible microfluidic polymers.
Micromedics Inc.

Novel biphasic or multiphasic pulse generator and method

A dynamically adjustable biphasic or multiphasic pulse generation system and method are provided. The dynamically adjustable biphasic or multiphasic pulse generator system may be used as a pulse generation system for a defibrillator or other type of electrical stimulation medical device..
Cardio Thrive, Inc.

Systems and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmias

An implantable medical device (imd) may include a housing having a proximal end and a distal end and a set of one or more electrodes connected to but spaced apart from the housing. The imd may further include a controller disposed within the housing, wherein the controller is configured to sense cardiac electrical signals, and deliver electrical stimulation pulses via the first set of one or more electrodes.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Adaptive sampling of heart sounds

A system and method to sense heart sounds with one or more implantable medical devices according to one or more signal processing parameters. The method alters one or more of the parameters as a function of one or more physiologic triggering events.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Medical device including an actuator restraining assembly

The present disclosure provides a medical device comprising an actuator restraining assembly configured to assist in restraining a catheter shaft in a deflected configuration. The actuator restraining assembly may include a brake element, a release element, a connecting sheath, and a connecting rod disposed in a catheter handle, wherein the connecting sheath and connecting rod are attached to an actuator mechanism, and wherein the at brake element is attached to the connecting sheath and the release element is attached to the connecting rod.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Magnetic guidance system particularly for neurological device

A magnetic guidance system (20) for guiding a guidewire (70) or other elongate medical device includes a magnet unit (20) disposed in one implementation adjacent a head end of a patient table (30). The magnet unit is disposed on a magnet support which enables the magnet unit (20) to move in a periodic motion substantially around a single plane.
Cook Medical Technologies, Llc

System for positioning a distal end of a surgical device within a patient for surgery and to administer a fluid to the surgery site

A system for positioning a distal end of a surgical device within a patient to conduct a surgical procedure or administer a fluid to the patient, or both, is disclosed. The system may use ultrasound to accurately position a surgical device within a patient while being as minimally invasive as possible.
Arthrex, Inc.

Packaging for medical device and medicament

A packaging for a medical device and medicament comprising a packaging body having first and second regions. A medicament delivery device is received in the first region and a medicament container is received in the second region.
Sanofi

Formulations for tailored drug release

The present invention provides formulations comprising polymers and therapeutics and methods for their manufacture. The present invention also provides medical devices coated with such formulations and methods for their manufacture.
Sanford Health

Method of sterilizing medical devices, analyzing biological indicators, and linking medical device sterilization equipment

A biological indicator analyzer includes a plurality of wells, a plurality of organism detector features, and a user input feature such as a touch screen. Each well is configured to receive a respective biological indicator.
Ethicon, Inc.

Apparatus and sterilizing medical devices

A sterilizing cabinet performs a method of processing a medical device, such as a used medical device or an otherwise non-sterile medical device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting a sterilization cycle from a plurality of available sterilization cycles.
Ethicon, Inc.

Apparatus and method to link medical device sterilization equipment

A communication hub provides communication between a number of medical device processing components within a network. A user may access the communication hub via a user device such as a smartphone or computer and monitor and manage configurations and information relating to the medical device processing components.
Ethicon, Inc.

Encapsulation methods and compositions

This invention provides methods for the formation of biocompatible membranes around biological materials using photopolymerization of water soluble molecules. The membranes can be used as a covering to encapsulate biological materials or biomedical devices, as a “glue” to cause more than one biological substance to adhere together, or as carriers for biologically active species.
Prodo Laboratories, Inc.

Medical devices for use along the biliary and/or pancreatic tract

Medical devices and method for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include implantable medical device for use along the biliary and/or pancreatic tract.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Self-centering guide catheter

An example medical device is disclosed. The device includes a tubular member having a lumen defined therein and a distal end portion, the distal end portion defining a guidewire port.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Esophageal stent including a valve member

An example medical device is disclosed. The example medical device includes a tubular scaffold.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device for constricting a body passage and a method thereof

A plurality of bodies that attract one another are provided for implanting in a patient, specifically around a body passage of the patient. For example, the body passage may be the urethra, and the plurality of bodies may be implanted around the outside of the urethra, and the bodies being substantially coaxial with the urethra.
University Of Dammam

Scanner cover and corresponding systems

A protective cover (800) for a medical device includes a body (700) and a cap (100) that is selectively attachable to the body. The cap 100 includes an annulus 101 and a rounded vault (102) spanning an interior portion (118) of the annulus.
Medline Industries, Inc.

Steerable introducer assembly for first percutaneously identifying target tissue and then defining a percutaneous path to the target tissue for an implantable medical device

An assembly for both targeting a location in a living being at which an implantable medical device is to be inserted and defining a percutaneous path to the target location. The assembly includes a guidewire with electrodes that is inserted percutaneously into the living being.
Stryker Corporation

Guide extension catheter with expandable balloon

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Method of implantation of a medical device into neural tissue

A method of providing a channel in nervous tissue filled with an aqueous gel for implantation of a microelectrode or other medical device lacking sufficient physical stability for direct implantation by insertion, comprises providing an apparatus comprising an oblong rigid pin covered by a dry gel forming agent; locating a target in the tissue; defining a straight insertion path a desired tissue insertion point and the target; aligning the pin with its end foremost with the insertion path; inserting the pin into the tissue to a position near or at the target; allowing sufficient time to pass for a gel to be formed around the pin, withdrawing the pin. Also disclosed is a corresponding channel; a method of implantation of a microelectrode or microprobe into nervous tissue via the channel; a corresponding method of implantation of living cells; a corresponding apparatus for forming the channel..
Neuronano Ab

Apparatuses and methods for endobronchial navigation to and confirmation of the location of a target tissue and percutaneous interception of the target tissue

A method of confirming the location of a target tissue within a patient using a navigation system is provided. The navigation system displays images from a pre-acquired image dataset and provides location information of a medical device within a patient in relation to a patient tracking device affixed to the patient.
Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods of delivering therapy using an ambulatory medical device

An ambulatory medical device capable of delivering therapy to a patient includes at least one response mechanism having a state capable of being activated by one response button; a controller operatively connected with the at least one response mechanism, the controller including at least one processor coupled with a memory; and a therapy manager component executable by the controller and configured to detect a physiological parameter having a value indicative of a health disorder of the patient, notify the patient of impending therapy delivery in response to the detection of the physiological parameter, monitor the state of each at least one response mechanism within at least one predetermined time period, and delay therapy delivery to the patient in response to detection of a change in the state in a single response mechanism of the at least one response mechanism within the at least one predetermined time period.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation

Superelastic devices made from nitihf alloys using powder metallurgical techniques

A near net shape medical device is described that is formed from a metal alloy mixture containing nitihf using additive manufacturing techniques. The medical device is aged to a desired ultimate tensile strength (uts), presence of h-phase precipitate with an af below body temperature..

Systems and methods for providing rapid medical care

In various embodiments, the presently described methods, apparatus, and systems can facilitate decreasing a boot time of a medical device, e.g., an amount of time between when a medical device or system is first turned on or powered on and when the medical device or system is ready to perform its intended function. In some embodiments, the present disclosure can also facilitate conducting tests on the functionality of various operational circuits shortly or immediately after the device/system has been activated.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Simple control of complex bio-implants

Methods and devices for tying management of an implantable medical device to the activities of a primary care physician are described, including access control, simplified parameter optimization, support for tuning a device in response to the effects of other treatments in parallel, and support for helping a primary physician and a patient work together to tune device configuration to the activity and performance needs of the patient. In some embodiments, a medical device is self-configuring in a device parameter domain, based on inputs provided in a patient performance domain.
Tylerton International Inc.

Medical device with personalized therapy protocols

Devices and methods are described that generate personalized therapy protocols for home use of therapeutic medical devices. The devices include an intuitive user interface to guide user to select proper settings, a personalized therapy protocol-generating approach according to user selection and personal profile, and follow-up therapy protocol adjustments to achieve optimized results based on feedbacks collected from past treatments..
Triowave Technologies

Control housing for disposable patch

A medical device control unit is provided. The control unit may include at least one processing device, a circuit electrically coupled to the at least one processing device, and a flexible housing configured to contain the at least one processing device and the circuit.
Nyxoah Sa

Power and data transfer in hearing prostheses

Embodiments presented herein are generally directed to techniques for separately transferring power and data from an external device to an implantable component of a partially or fully implantable medical device. The separated power and data transfer techniques use a single external coil and a single implantable coil.

Flexible rechargeable implantable subcutaneous medical device structure and assembly

Flexible implantable subcutaneous heart device (hd) structure, including a flexible device body, at least one flexible lead and at least one respective transition unit, the transition unit for respectively coupling each flexible lead to the flexible device body, the flexible device body including a plurality of inner components and a respective plurality of hollow outer units, the hollow outer units for encasing and protecting the inner components, each one of the hollow outer units including at least one hollow rigid element and a hollow flexible element, the hollow flexible element coupled with the hollow rigid element for enabling the outer unit a degree of flexibility, wherein the hollow flexible element is covered with a covering and wherein the flexible device body is covered with a polymer.. .
Newpace Ltd.

Systems and methods for reducing power consumption in an implantable medical device

A medical device includes telemetry circuitry configured to receive programming instructions. The medical device also includes stimulation circuitry configured to generate a plurality of electrical pulses in response to the programming instructions to provide an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Organizer anchor assembly for dialysis system

An organizer anchor assembly may include an organizer unit coupled to an anchor base having a flat bottom with sufficient surface area in contact with a table or other surface to secure the organizer assembly in place during use. The organizer unit holds and organizes lines of a medical device, such as a peritoneal dialysis machine.
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Utilization of packaging paper as stabilization device

A medical device packaging assembly includes a cover (10), a medical packaging paper (20), a medical device (50), and an adhesive dressing (30). The cover has a pocket (14) and a perimeter (12) extending from the perimeter of the pocket.
B. Braun Melsungen Ag

Handle for a medical device

The invention relates to a handle for a medical device (10) which has a dual function: gripping (12) the medical device and holding a functional component of a medical system against the medical device, preferably a dialysis filter (4).. .
Debiotech S.a.

A constructing nitric oxide-generating adherent coating

Disclosed is a method for preparing a nitric oxide-generating adherent coating, comprising: preparing a buffer solution containing polyphenol compounds, organic selenium or sulfur compounds and soluble copper salts; then contacting a base material with the solution, and washing and drying to obtain a target product. The nitric oxide-generating material prepared by the method can be used for any medical device, such as an intravascular stent, or materials and any complex-shaped base material, and has the capability of scavenging free radicals and catalyzing rsno to produce nitrogen monoxide, and also has a response function of reduced glutathione (gsh), an antimicrobial function and all the physiological functions possessed by nitrogen monoxide..
Chengdu Jiaoda Medical Science And Technology Company Limited

Amine-functionalized polymeric compositions for medical devices

The present disclosure provides amine-modified polymer foams, which may be used for wound dressing materials. For example, the modified materials can include a covalently attached molecule comprising free amine groups.
Kci Licensing, Inc.

Stent delivery systems with a reduced profile

Medical devices, medical device systems, and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include an inner shaft having a stent receiving region.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Cosmetic and therapeutic injection safety systems, methods, and devices

A system for providing a real-time indication of a location of the distal tip of a medical device in living tissue. The system may include an injection scanning printer that provides a visual indication of detected features to improve the injecting process.
Truinject Medical Corp.

Ultrasound tracking disposable biopsy needles

A system for tracking a medical device includes an introducer (20). Two or more sensors (22) are disposed along a length of the introducer and are spaced apart along the length.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Catheter with perforated tip

A medical device includes an insertion tube, having a distal end for insertion into a body of a subject. A distal tip is fixed to the distal end of the insertion tube and is coupled to apply energy to tissue inside the body.
Biosense Webster, Inc.

Medical device

A medical device is disclosed comprising an elongated needle assembly having a distal end, a proximal end and a longitudinal axis a, the needle assembly comprises a tubular cannula having a sharpened distal end, a proximal cannula portion, and a longitudinal bore along the longitudinal axis a,and a stylet configured to extend through the bore of the cannula,and having a blunt distal end and a proximal stylet portion. The needle assembly is provided with a spring member configured to urge the stylet in a distal direction along the longitudinal axis, such that the stylet is axially spring-biased in said distal direction.
Apriomed Ab

Powerline communication medical devices

The powerline communication (“plc”) systems and methods described allow for bi-directional communication along an ac or dc conductor between a first device and at least a second device comprising a medical device system. Generally, two devices within a sterile field may communicate with each other by plc or a first device within a sterile field may communicate with a second device that is outside the sterile field by plc.
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Medical device for entrapping and extracting objects from body cavities

A retrieval medical device for entrapping and retaining an object located in a body for its extraction therefrom is described. The device includes a basket-filter constituted by a plurality of filaments extending from the proximal end towards the distal end.
Lithotech Medical Ltd.

Expandable body device and use

Disclosed herein are devices, designs, methods of manufacturing and using medical devices comprising expandable bodies for treating saccular vascular aneurysms and occluding segments of blood vessels and other biological conduits. Exemplary expandable bodies include hollow gold structures that can be folded, wrapped, and compressed, joined to a delivery device, advanced to location in the body of patient in need of treatment, expanded by injection of a fluid into the central void, and separated from the delivery device, remaining in place in an open, expanded form without the addition of support structures to the central void.
Metactive Medical, Inc.

Control for reliable assembly and disassembly of two functional units of a multi-part medical device

A medical device includes two device units having two functional units that can be coupled to each other to actuate the second functional unit via the first functional unit. The first functional unit has a mechanical coupling segment which can be brought into a coupling position to couple with the second functional unit.
Aesculap Ag

Method and system for updating a medical device

The present disclosure includes methods, devices and systems for establishing a connection between a medical device and a remote computing device, receiving an upgrade command at the medical device, storing a current version of persistent data and a current version of executable code in a first storage area of the medical device, transmitting at least the current version of the persistent data to the remote computing device, receiving a second format of the current version of the persistent data and an upgraded version of executable code at the medical device, storing the second format of the current version of the persistent data and the upgraded version of the executable code in a second storage area of the medical device, and executing the upgraded version of the executable code with the second format of the current version of the persistent data.. .
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements incorporating fuel cells for biomedical devices

Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some embodiments, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities into a fuel cell.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Brake control system for suspensions

A medical device assembly including a support member, a first arm rotatably connected to the support member at a first rotary axis, a second arm rotatably connected to the first arm at a second rotary axis, and a medical unit connected to an end of the second arm opposite the first arm. The first arm is prevented from rotating about the first rotary axis when the first arm and the second arm are substantially aligned.

Skin-contact product having moisture and microclimate control

Skin-contact products with a transpiration function such as medical devices or medicinal products, of which face masks, aspirators, ventilators, breast pumps or wound dressings are examples are described especially a skin-contact product with a transpiration function with an improved microclimate at a patient interface material-skin contact area. In an embodiment a material system is described that comprises a hydrophobic silicone base material and a hydrophilic silicone material that is combined with the hydrophobic base material..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Soft silicone medical devices

The invention is related to a method for producing silicone medical devices, in particular, silicone contact lenses, having consistent mechanical properties in a cost-effective manner. The invention is also related to a silicone medical device, especially a soft silicone contact lens..
Novartis Ag

Fixation system for an implantable medical device

A medical implant, such as an implantable component (22) of a tissue-stimulating prosthesis. One example of such a prosthesis being a cochlear implant.

Implantable device having removable portion

Medical devices allow for the complete removal of a portion of an implantable component that contains a magnet. Such structure allows a recipient to undergo mri procedures without interference from the implanted magnet.

System and pacing parameter optimization using heart sounds

A medical device system and associated method predict a patient response to a cardiac therapy. The system includes for delivering cardiac pacing pulses to a patient's heart coupled to a cardiac sensing module and a cardiac pacing module for generating cardiac pacing pulses and controlling delivery of the pacing pulses at multiple pace parameter settings.
Medtronic, Inc.

Incontinence therapy

In some examples, a technique for delivering electrical stimulation therapy to a patient includes determining, by processing circuitry, one or more cycle settings associated with delivery of the electrical stimulation therapy, determining, by the processing circuitry, a cycle time period associated with each cycle setting, and delivering, by a medical device, electrical stimulation therapy based on the determined cycle settings and the determined cycle time periods. Each cycle setting may define an on-cycle, during which electrical stimulation is delivered, and an off-cycle, during which electrical stimulation is not delivered.
Medtronic, Inc.

Tissue-captured anchors and methods of use

Devices, systems and methods are provided for anchoring implantable medical devices to maintain an implanted position. In some embodiments, the medical devices are stimulation leads which are implanted near a portion of the neural anatomy for providing stimulation thereto.
St. Jude Medical Luxembourg Holdings,smi S.a.r.l. ("sjm Lux Smi")

Lead electrode for use in an mri-safe implantable medical device

An implantable stimulation system comprises a stimulator for generating electrical stimulation and a conductive stimulation lead having a proximal end electrically coupled to the stimulator, wherein at least a first component of the impedance looking into the stimulator is substantially matched to the impedance of the stimulation lead. At least one distal stimulation electrode is positioned proximate the distal end of the stimulation lead..
Medtronic, Inc.

Drug treatment method and delivery device

Provided is a treatment method and a medical device that can intentionally and locally administer a drug to a lesion area appearing in a narrow blood vessel such as a retinal blood vessel and a spinal blood vessel. The treatment method has an introduction step of introducing a medical elongated body having a drug holder for holding a drug into a living body, an arrangement step of arranging the drug holder at a treatment target inside the living body, and a discharge step of discharging the drug to the treatment target by releasing the drug held by the drug holder..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices

Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors. In some implementations, the anchor device can be installed using a technique in which the subcutaneous anchors undergo relatively little or no flexing when being inserted through the skin into the subcutaneous region between the skin and underlying muscle tissue which may be occupied by fatty tissue..
Interrad Medical, Inc.

Medical device with retractable needle and moveable plunger seal

A medical device having a barrel, a retractable needle, a needle retraction assembly and a plunger, the needle retraction assembly including and being held inside the barrel prior to retraction at least in part by a retainer member contacting the barrel, the plunger comprising a plunger seal with an body having at least a portion that is rearwardly moveable relative to the plunger and an elastomeric web that seals a retraction cavity inside the plunger prior to retraction of the needle, the retainer member and the plunger seal each cooperating with an inside wall of the barrel to provide a sealed liquid containment chamber inside the device.. .
Retractable Technologies, Inc.

Activation on-body medical devices

A medical device for infusing medical substances has activation buttons accessible on the exterior of the device housing. Activation buttons and corresponding electrical switches within the housing are configured to prevent inadvertent activation of the buttons and therefore inadvertent operation of the switches to initiate a process such as medical substance delivery to the user.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Method for establishing a wireless communication between a fluid processing medical device and a medical accessory, fluid processing medical device and system comprising a fluid processing medical device and medical accessory configured for establishing a wireless communication

A method of establishing a wireless operating communication between the extracorporeal blood treatment device and a medical accessory and extracorporeal blood treatment device configured for implementing the method are provided; the method comprises the steps of establishing a wireless auxiliary communication between the blood treatment device and the medical accessory, transferring configuration data using the wireless auxiliary communication and establishing the wireless operating communication between the blood treatment device and the medical accessory based on the configuration data. A maximum operating distance of the wireless auxiliary communication is shorter than a maximum operating distance of the wireless operating communication..
Gambro Lundia Ab

Modified alginates for anti-fibrotic materials and applications

Covalently modified alginate polymers, possessing enhanced biocompatibility and tailored physiochemical properties, as well as methods of making and use thereof, are disclosed herein. The covalently modified alginates are useful as a matrix for coating of any material where reduced fibrosis is desired, such as encapsulated cells for transplantation and medical devices implanted or used in the body..
The Children's Medical Center Corporation

Reversible immobilization and/or controlled relase of nucleic acid containing nanoparticles by (biodegradable) polymer coatings

The present invention relates to nanoparticles comprising nucleic acids coated with a (biodegradable) polymer for reversible immobilization and/or controlled release of the nucleic acid comprising nanoparticles. Furthermore, the present invention is directed to medical or diagnostic devices, particularly stents and implants coated by a (biodegradable) polymer with the nucleic acid comprising nanoparticles for reversible immobilization and/or controlled release.
Curevac Ag

Pharmaceutical or cosmetic compositions comprising a polymer and an absorption promoter for controlled release of active ingredients

Disclosed is a pharmaceutical or cosmetic composition or medical device for topical use including: a) a cosmetically or pharmaceutically active substance; b) a polyvinylcaprolactam/polyvinyl acetate/polyethylene glycol copolymer; and c) a phospholipid. Also disclosed is a method for treatment incorporating such a composition..
Emenem S.r.l.

Multilayer polymeric matrix based medical devices

The disclosure relates to multilayer polymeric matrix based medical devices. In one example, a device comprises an inner first polymeric matrix and an outer second polymeric matrix.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

Wound dressing

The present invention relates to wound dressings. In particular, the invention relates to antimicrobial wound dressings, methods of making the same and uses of the same.
Medtrade Products Limited

Digital-based medical devices

An otoscopic instrument with an instrument head. The instrument head having a housing, an optical component disposed along an imaging axis, and an illumination system.
Welch Allyn, Inc.

Finger controlled medical device interface

A wearable remote control worn on a finger of a user is provided. The wearable remote control is for use with a medical equipment component.

Medical device and treatment method

A medical device for removing a stenosis of a living body lumen includes a drive shaft configured to be driven by an operation at a proximal side thereof and including a treatment member disposed at a distal side thereof, a housing configured to accommodate the proximal side of the drive shaft therein, and a holding member configured to suppress unnecessary movement of the drive shaft. A proximal end of the holding member is fixed to the housing, and an inner surface of the holding member and an outer surface of the drive shaft are slidable relative to one another..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device

A medical device that includes an outer tube assembly that includes a straight outer tube, an inner tube assembly that includes a straight inner tube disposed within the outer tube, and at least one interference member on the outer tube assembly and at least one interference member on the inner tube assembly. The inner tube and the outer tube are configured to rotate relative to each other to resect tissue at a distal end of the inner and outer tubes.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Multi-functional medical device

An embodiment of a medical device includes a proximal handle, a distal end effector, an elongate member connecting the end effector to the handle, and a sheath enclosing at least a portion of the elongate member. The handle may include a first mechanism coupled to one of the sheath and the elongate member to move the sheath relative to the elongate member, a second mechanism coupled to the elongate member to rotate the elongate member relative to the handle, and a locking mechanism coupled to the first mechanism to hold the first mechanism in a default position.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device and treatment

A medical device designed to be inserted into a lumen of a living body so as to block a flow of fluid in the lumen of the living body. The medical device includes: a long shaft part; an expandable part; and a covering part.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device and treatment

Provided is a medical device designed to be inserted into a lumen of a living body, the medical device including: a long shaft part; and a cylindrical hollow body. The shaft part has a center axis at position which differs from a center axis of the hollow body on a cross section perpendicular to the center axis of the shaft part.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Adhesive patch for use with reusable medical devices

An apparatus for use in securing a reusable medical device to an exterior surface of a patient's body includes a cushion, a first adhesive member, and a second adhesive member. The cushion includes a bottom side, a top side opposite the bottom side, and an opening adapted to receive at least a portion of the reusable medical device therein.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Wearable sweat sensor for health event detection

A wearable medical device for collecting a biofluid and related methods are disclosed. The device has a patch adapted to removably couple to a user's skin.

Display of temporally aligned heart information from separate implantable medical devices on an extracorporeal display

A cardiac rhythm management system includes a first implantable device such as a defibrillator and a second implantable device such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker. A programmer is configured to receive and display heart data emanating from the implantable defibrillator and from the leadless cardiac pacemaker.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Pressure sensing guidewire systems including an optical connector cable

Medical devices including optical connector cable assemblies are disclosed. An optical connector cable assembly may include an optical connector cable having a first optical fiber extending therefrom.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Signal transmission components for use with medical devices

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a medical device. The medical device may include an elongate member, having a proximal end and a distal end and at least two lumens extending therebetween.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Heart-lung preparation and use

An isolated heart or heart-lung preparation in which essentially normal pumping activity of all four chambers of the heart is preserved, allowing for the use of the preparation in conjunction with investigations of electrode leads, catheters, ablation methods, cardiac implants and other medical devices intended to be used in or on a beating heart. The system can be designed to be used within a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) unit or a x-ray computed tomography (ct) scanner.
Medtronic, Inc.

Method and logging into medical devices

The invention relates to a method for logging a service technician into an electrical device (20), comprising the following steps: production (3, 4) of a secret key (sky) as an encrypted login password (lpw) by the electrical device (20), displaying (5) of the secret key (sky) on a display unit (23) of the electrical device (20) as a qr code (qrc), optical sensing (6) of the qr code (qrc) by means of a mobile device (22), decryption (9) of the login password (lpw) from the secret key (sky) of the sensed qr code (qrc) by the mobile device (22), displaying of the login password (lpw) on a screen unit (24) of the mobile device (22), entering of the login password (lpw) into the electrical device (20) by the service technician, comparison (10) of the entered login password (lpw) with the produced login password (lpw) by the electrical device (20), release of the login by the electrical device (20) if the two login passwords (lpw) match. The invention further relates to an associated apparatus.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Communication medical coordination

The present invention facilitates the remote-participation of a medical device manufacturing company representative in a medical procedure, whereby the device representative coordinates the surgery through audio-visual technology and electronic identifier devices. In the proposed system, the device manufacturing company representative serves as a surgical engineer™.

Maintaining medical device chain of custody using multiple identification encoding technologies

An inventory management system provides automated management of medical item inventory and maintenance of a digital chain of custody for medical items. Medical items are labeled with an rfid-encoded tag that also displays a 2d barcode.
Deroyal Industries, Inc.

Electronic medical devices and methods

The present disclosure provides an elastic electronic circuit adapted to provide three dimensional elasticity while conforming to the curved or angled structures of a swellable medical device, such as a hydrogel or silicone hydrogel contact lens. The elastic electronic circuit can include a first pattern for flexibility in a first dimension, a second pattern for flexibility in a second dimension, and a third pattern for flexibility in a third dimension.
Ep Global Communications, Inc.

Monitoring electrode voltages in an implantable medical device system having daisy-chained electrode-driver integrated circuits

Electrode voltage monitoring circuitry for an implantable neurostimulator system having a plurality of electrode-driver integrated circuits (ics) in provided. Electrodes from either or both ics can be chosen to provide stimulation, and one of the ic acts as the master while the other acts as the slave.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

System and cardiac pacing

An implantable medical device system is configured to deliver cardiac pacing by receiving a cardiac electrical signal by sensing circuitry of a first device via a plurality of sensing electrodes, identifying by a control module of the first device a first cardiac event from the cardiac electrical signal, setting a first pacing interval in response to identifying the first cardiac event, controlling a power transmitter of the first device to transmit power upon expiration of the first pacing interval, receiving the transmitted power by a power receiver of a second device; and delivering at least a portion of the received power to a patient's heart via a first pacing electrode pair of the second device coupled to the power receiver.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Charge pump system, devices and methods for an implantable stimulator

A medical device for providing an electrical stimulation therapy for a patient includes a microcontroller configured to generate a plurality of electrical pulses and a control signal. The medical device includes a stimulation driver coupled to the microcontroller.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Intermittent neural stimulation with physiologic response monitor

Various aspects of the present subject matter provide an implantable medical device. In various embodiments, the device comprises a pulse generator, a first monitor and a controller.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Implantable remote control

The present application discloses systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for controlling one or more functions of a device utilizing one or more tags. In one example, a method for controlling one or more functions of a medical device includes scanning a data interface of the medical device for signals induced wirelessly by one or more gestures made with one or more tags associated with a recipient of the medical device and controlling one or more functions of the medical device based on the wirelessly induced signals..

Methods and devices for activating brown adipose tissue using electrical energy

Methods and devices are provided for activating brown adipose tissue (bat). Generally, the methods and devices can activate bat to increase thermogenesis, e.g., increase heat production in the patient, which over time can lead to weight loss.
The General Hospital Corporation D/b/a/ Massachusetts General Hospital

Resource information key for an insertable medical device

A system by which resource information relating to an insertable medical device, such as an intravascular catheter, can be identified by its source so as to be accessed by a practitioner, caregiver, or patient, is disclosed. In particular, a resource information key is included at a predetermined key location on or proximate to the medical device, wherein the key indicates the source of the resource information.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Catheter hub with sealed access port

A catheter hub for use with a medical device and a catheter, the hub includes a hub body defining a fluid passageway in communication with a first aperture. Optionally, the hub body defines a second aperture that intersects the first aperture.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Wrap systems for medical device kits

medical device kits for use in placing, maintaining, altering, and/or removing medical devices in, on, and/or from the body of a patient are disclosed. Such medical device kits can include one or more wrap assemblies for use in the placement/maintenance procedure.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Rod shaped body and medical device

The present invention relates to a medical device. In particular, the present invention concerns a medical device which can be detected by means of magnetic resonance imaging (mri)..
Marvis Interventional Gmbh

Anti-thrombogenic medical devices and methods

Methods for forming an expandable tubular body having a plurality of braided filaments including a first filament including platinum or platinum alloy and a second filament including cobalt-chromium alloy. The methods include applying a first phosphorylcholine material directly on the platinum or platinum alloy of the first filament and applying a silane material on the second filament followed by a second phosphorylcholine material on the silane material on the second filament.
Covidien Lp

Methods and treatment of luer connectors

Devices, methods, and systems for a luer connector treatment device are described herein. The luer connector treatment device may include one or multiple sources of uv radiation configured to emit uv radiation capable of sterilizing the contents of a treatment chamber while a first medical device (e.g., catheter) is connected to a secondary medical device, and while the first medical device is separate from a secondary medical device.
Cathecare Llc

Device port cleaner

The present invention includes a device cleaner, and method of use, for cleaning a device port, particularly a medical device port, that may be inserted into the device port cleaner for cleaning and/or disinfecting.. .
Texas Medical Group Soparfi S.a.r.l.

Water soluble lipophilic materials

The present invention is a water-soluble form of lipophilic molecules contained in liposomes. In one embodiment, the lipophilic molecule is crystalline lutein and the lutein-loaded liposomes are included in pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and dietary supplements industry, with potential for chewable tablets, fortification of beverages, effervescent tablets, uncoated tablets, nutritional bars, and functional foods in addition to cosmetic industry..
Kemin Industries, Inc.

Wound dressing

The present invention relates to wound dressings. In particular, the invention relates to antimicrobial wound dressings, methods of making the same and uses of the same.
Medtrade Products Limited

Valve delivery tool

A system includes a medical device for implanting in a valve of a subject, the implantable medical device having a self-expanding frame; and a holder configured to retain the frame of the implantable medical device in a constricted configuration and to control expansion of the frame. The holder has a controllably constrictable and expandable loop, wherein the loop is disposed about at least a portion of the self-expanding frame such that constriction or expansion of the first loop controls constriction or expansion of the frame..
Medtronic, Inc.

Vascular device marker attachment

A medical device can include an elongate manipulation member, and a thrombectomy device connected to the elongate manipulation member. The thrombectomy device can have a first configuration and a second configuration, the thrombectomy device being expandable from the first configuration to the second configuration.
Covidien Lp

Implantable electronic device

An implantable medical device includes an electronic control system and an actuator. The actuator changes shape in response to a command or action of the electronic control system to treat an ailment of a person..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Charger for an implant

A system and method for supplying energy to an implanted medical device is disclosed. The system comprises an internal charger having a first coil, an external charged arranged to wirelessly transmit energy to supply the internal charger with energy, the external charger comprising a second coil, and a wireless feedback system arranged to transmit feedback information from the internal charger to the external charger.

Medical device

A medical device is disclosed for cutting an object in a living body lumen. The medical device includes a rotatable elongate member, rotating member having a cutting portion cutting the object and disposed on the distal end side of the elongate member for rotating together with rotation of the elongate member; and a distal member having a guide portion disposed on the distal end side of the rotating member with a space left from the rotating member and a supporting portion which supports the guide portion and defines a dimension of the space in an axial direction of the elongate member.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Vascular device visibility

A medical device can include an elongate manipulation member, and a thrombectomy device connected to the elongate manipulation member. The thrombectomy device can have a first configuration and a second configuration, the thrombectomy device being expandable from the first configuration to the second configuration.
Covidien Lp

Flow diverter with reinforced portion

A medical device configured to be positioned within an intraluminal passage. The medical device includes a tubular body which is radially expandable.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Method and embedded sensors in diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices

The present invention relates to miniature biosensor technology which can be directly embedded into medical device technology to create a new category of multifunctional smart medical devices. The resulting data from these smart medical devices results in wireless communication networks and standardized referenceable databases, which are used in the creation of best practice guidelines, clinical decision support tools, personalized medicine applications, and comparative technology assessment..

Identifying a target anatomic location in a subject's body, and delivering a medicinal substance thereto

Identifying target anatomic locations in a subject's body, and delivering medicinal substances thereto, following transtissual progression (penetrating, cutting through body tissue) and reaching body tissue with medical device distal tip. Involves acquiring mechanical properties of body tissue.
Omeq Medical Ltd

Devices and methods for fluid sample collection and diagnostic testing

A medical device including a housing, and a diagnostic cartridge removably coupled to the housing, the diagnostic cartridge including a retractable needle mechanism disposed within the diagnostic cartridge, the retractable needle mechanism configured to extract a fluid sample, a fluid collection chamber disposed the retractable needle mechanism, the fluid collection chamber configured to collect the fluid sample extracted by the retractable needle mechanism, and a diagnostic chip disposed within the fluid collection chamber configured to analyze the fluid sample.. .
Hoope Technologies Corporation

Time synchronization in a medical device system or network

Medical devices can perform a plurality of functions, such as sensing, monitoring, deriving and/or calculating various physiological statuses of a patient (e.g., blood pressure, temperature, respiration rate, etc.). Medical devices can also be used to image part or all of a patient's body, to deliver a treatment, or to manage information related to a patient's care.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Articulating torqueable hollow device

An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Automated delivery of medical device support software

Embodiments of the present invention include a portable medical device with an integrated web server. The portable medical device is configured to establish a communication session with a user device.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Transponders and sensors for implantable medical devices and methods of use thereof

Implantable transponders comprising no ferromagnetic parts for use in medical implants are disclosed herein. Such transponders may assist in preventing interference of transponders with medical imaging technologies.
Establishment Labs S.a.

Overlay graphical user interface for medical devices

Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums for operation of an overlay graphical user interface (gui). The overlay gui controls a neurostimulation system by translating inputs entered into the overlay gui into commands that are sent as inputs to the standard gui of the standard neurostimulation configuration application.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Fatigue to fracture medical device testing method and system

The invention generally relates to systems and methods for stress testing to failure tubular mesh devices, specifically, one or more stents or mesh grid tubes. A radial compression method of stress to fatigue is developed by placing a tubular medical implant within a lower than normal compliance test vessel.
Dynatek Labs, Inc.

Modified alginates for anti-fibrotic materials and applications

Covalently modified alginate polymers, possessing enhanced biocompatibility and tailored physiochemical properties, as well as methods of making and use thereof, are disclosed herein. The covalently modified alginates are useful as a matrix for coating of any material where reduced fibrosis is desired, such as encapsulated cells for transplantation and medical devices implanted or used in the body..
The Children's Medical Center Corporation

Fully moisture-tight multilayer material, capable of absorbing, retaining and not releasing absorbed free water, for packaging food, dietary and cosmetic products, medical devices and medicinal products

The present invention relates to a fully moisture-tight multilayer material, which is also able to absorb, retain and not release the absorbed moisture or free water into the formulations containing pharmacological active substances and/or instable components with biological activity and/or effervescent and/or easily perishable formulations; said material being useful for preparing bags, envelopes and sachets for packaging food, dietary and cosmetic products, medical devices and medicinal products. The multilayer material of the present invention is a multilayer material that is useful for preparing containers in the form of bags, envelopes, sachets and sticks coming into direct contact with the formulations of the food, dietary and cosmetic products as well as of the medical devices and medicinal products in the form of e.g.
Probiotical S.p.a.

Delivery system with force sensor for leadless cardiac device

A device configured to deliver and deploy an implantable medical device (imd) includes a handle assembly and a shaft extending distally therefrom. A device containment housing configured to accommodate the imd is coupled to the distal region of the shaft.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Medical device adapter with luer lock output fitting

A connector for medical devices (e.g., a syringe) allows tubing to be securely connected to a medical device output. Medical devices have male luer lock ports for tubing connection.
Amt Pte Ltd

Access port locator

A medical device comprising an access port locator configured to locate a subcutaneous access port located beneath a skin surface of a host, the access port locator including at least one annular ring having first and second opposing ends and a longitudinal access, the annular ring positionable on the skin surface of the host with the first end of the annular ring in contact with the skin surface and the longitudinal axis of the annular ring substantially perpendicular to the skin surface; at least one stabilizing flange configured to stabilize the access port locator on the skin surface, the stabilizing flange extending outward from the annular ring substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal access of the annular ring; and at least one need needle guard configured to shield a hand of a user of the access port locator when the hand is positioned on the stabilizing flange.. .
Primo Medical Group, Inc.

Catheter system

A medical device system may include a structure including a first elongate member, a line including a plurality of flexible members, and an actuator coupled to the line to selectively transmit force to at least the first elongate member. The structure may include a delivery configuration in which at least a portion of the structure is arranged to be percutaneously delivered to a bodily cavity.
Kardium Inc.

Method and removable catheter visual light therapeutic system

A medical device assembly is provided for removable insertion into a catheter with a lumen. The medical device assembly comprises an electromagnetic radiation (emr) source for providing non-ultraviolet, therapeutic emr having an intensity sufficient to inactivate one or more infectious agents and/or to stimulate healthy cell growth causing a healing effect, and a removable emr conduction system at least partially insertable into and removable from the lumen of the catheter.

Tip detection medical device

An apparatus and method of detecting an interchangeable tip of a handpiece of an ocular surgical system is disclosed. The interchangeable tip of the system includes an irrigation port that receives fluid flowing from an irrigation source and an aspiration port that removes or aspirates fluid and/or materials from the surgical field, in particular a patient's eye, through use of an aspiration source or pump.
Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

Article coatings including oligomerized polyphenol layer and biological methods of use

Embodiments of the disclosure include coatings comprising an oligomerized polyphenol layer. The oligomerized polyphenol layer can be used as an intermediate coated layer on a medical device that hydrogen bonds to a synthetic or natural polymer, which in turn can be used as a top coat or further associated with another coated layer.
Surmodics, Inc.

Support structures, cabinets and methods for disinfecting objects

Methods are provided which include placing one or more objects into a cabinet, subsequently closing the cabinet and remotely starting a disinfection device disposed therein to disperse a germicide within the closed cabinet. Embodiments of cabinets include an interior void of at least 10 ft3, a door to enclose the cabinet and one or more support structures arranged within the cabinet adjacent the interior void.
Xenex Disinfection Services Llc.

Modified hyaluronic acid polymer compositions and related methods

The present application provides compositions comprising hyaluronic acid having low levels of functional group modification, mixtures formed by controlled reaction of such lightly modified hyaluronic acid with suitable difunctional or multi-functional crosslinkers, and hydrogel precursor compositions and the resulting hydrogels. The compositions are lightly cross-linked and possess low pro-inflammatory properties when injected in vivo, and can be used as, for example, medical devices, biomedical adhesives and sealants, and for localized delivery of bioactive agents, among other uses..
Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc.

Hydrogel compositions, methods for preparing the same and uses thereof

Disclosed are hydrogel composition, method for preparing the same and use thereof. The hydrogel composition comprises a guar gum derivative which is crosslinked, a mint-based component, water, and optionally, an amphiphilic core-shell nanoparticle having a hydrophobic core and a hydrophilic shell, wherein the amount of the mint-based component is in the range of 1-6 wt % and the amount of the water is in the range of 65-95 wt %, based on the total weight of the hydrogel composition.
Chongqing Mj Medical Devices Co., Ltd.

Bond between components of a medical device

An elongated member and a method of manufacturing an elongated member may include first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels. The first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels may be fixed together at predetermined proximal and distal locations and at a ball tip.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device and forming a protuberant region

Procedural methods are provided that are capable of forming a protuberant region, in which the surface of a living body protrudes, in a less-invasive manner and a medical device capable of forming the protuberant region in a less-invasive manner. A procedural method for forming a protuberant region, in which a surface of a living body protrudes, includes an introduction step of introducing a container having flexibility into the living body, a protuberant region forming step of forming the protuberant region, in which the surface of the living body protrudes, by filling the container with a filling material to expand the container, and a placement step of placing the expanded container in the living body..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Treatment method and medical device

There is provided a treatment method that is capable of reducing burden on a patient when a medical sheet is indwelled in the body of the patient. A treatment method includes an introduction of introducing a catheter, which has stored a medical sheet (e.g., a myocardial cell sheet), to a heart inside a living body, and an indwelling step of drawing the myocardial cell sheet from the catheter and indwelling the myocardial cell sheet in the heart..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device

A medical device is disclosed for collecting substances inside a body lumen. The medical device includes an elongated shaft portion; a filter portion that has multiple gaps, that is formed in a net shape, that is deformable to be in an expanded state where the filter portion has a basket shape so as to form a concave portion, and that is deformable from the expanded state to be in a contracted state where an opening end portion of the concave portion is contracted; and a support portion that is formed to include a gap larger than gaps of the filter portion and that includes an interlock portion interlocked with the opening end portion of the filter portion and a support side connection portion connected to the shaft portion..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device case

A medical device case for allowing passage of a tube from the interior to the exterior of a case such that the case is sealed against fluid intrusion whether a tube is present or absent. The medical device case generally includes a case having a first portion and a second portion hingedly connected to the first portion.
Betestrongcases, Llc

Cryoclamp and use

A cryogenic medical device is disclosed for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Various configurations of cryoprobes are designed in combination with a clamp to form a cryoclamp for the treatment of damaged, diseased, cancerous or other unwanted tissues.
Endocare, Inc.

Arthroscopic devices and methods

A medical device includes an elongated sleeve having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end. A cutting member having sharp edges formed from a wear-resistant ceramic material is carried at the distal end of the elongated sleeve.
Relign Corporation

Medical device and treatment method

A medical device to be inserted into a body lumen to obstruct flow in the body lumen includes a shaft unit; a proximal slider and a distal slider that are slidable along the shaft unit; a first expanding member including a distal portion coupled to the proximal slider and a proximal portion coupled to the shaft unit; a second expanding member including a distal portion coupled to the distal slider and a proximal portion coupled to the proximal slider; and a cover that surrounds an outer periphery of the first expanding member and coupled to the proximal portion of the first expanding member, the cover being tubular and flexibly deformable independently of the first expanding member.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Treatment method and medical device

Provided is a treatment method of being able to improve the obstruction of a biological lumen caused by stenosis of the biological lumen and the stagnation of a secretion. The treatment method includes a disposition step of disposing a dilation portion that can be dilated and deflated, and a collection portion, which is capable of removing a secretion s secreted from a biological lumen from a living body, in a stenosed site occurring in the biological lumen; a dilation step of widening the stenosed site after the disposition step by dilating the dilation portion in the stenosed site after the disposition step; and a removal step of removing the secretion from the living body by a removal portion..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device for repairing soft tissue and using same

A medical device for repairing soft tissue is disclosed. The medical device includes a cannulated probe positionable a tear in the soft tissue and a stop.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Dual syringe with percutaneous cannula

The dual syringe with percutaneous cannula is a medical device for harvesting and transferring cells for autologous transplantation without the requirement of a surgical setting or ambulatory care. The dual syringe is a closed sterile system that allows for the harvesting syringe to harvest the cells/tissue from a first location of a patient which is then centrifuged to aggregate the cells.
Adimend Biosciences, Llc

Method to obtain and validate physiological data

A method for the validation of physiological data, acquired in two or more parts of the human body by sensors connected to a medical device, for the statistical validation of the relationship among the signals retrieved by the medical devices, in order to select information that increases the accuracy of the study being carried out, with a high statistical certainty. The purpose of the actual invention is to make this statistically validated data available for use by protocols or reference values, according to the field of application, which increase accuracy of the studies being carried out..
Genomi-k S.a.p.i. De C.v.

Embedded device for flow monitoring

A system and method for monitoring a health status of a subject. The system comprises: a medical device implantable in the subject and having a passage or compartment through which blood flows through; a sensor device embedded at or near a surface of said passage within said medical device for generating signals suitable for measuring a doppler shift effect occurring within said passage; and a control device coupled to said sensor device for measuring a liquid blood flow rate within said passage based on sensor generated signals outputs.
International Business Machines Corporation

Medical devices and related methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a method of determining a position of a medical instrument. The method may include inserting a first material into a body and adjacent to the medical instrument, analyzing at least one characteristic of the inserted first material, and determining the position of the medical instrument based on the analysis of the at least one characteristic..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Rotatable stabilizer for use of catheter inside an endoscope

An instrument positioning mechanism includes a mounting position (125) on a medical device having a channel configured to permit an instrument (104) to pass therethrough. An instrument support (146) is configured to support a length of the instrument.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Driving force transmission mechanism for medical devices

A driving force transmission mechanism for medical devices, includes a tubular portion including: an opening edge portion which allows a support portion of a drive shaft to be supported at an output end in a state where at least a part of the output end is accommodated in the tubular portion; and a first adjustment section which is configured to fix a gear train in a state where the drive shaft is inserted into the tubular portion and a distal portion of the drive shaft is arranged at a predetermined position where a driven portion is able to be driven and a state where a position of the output end of the gear train is adjusted relative to a position of the support portion of the drive shaft.. .
Olympus Corporation

Secure authorization in an implantable medical device system

Embodiments presented herein are generally directed to techniques for enabling a user of a mobile electronic device to wirelessly control one or more functions of an implantable medical device system. The techniques presented herein establish a secure (encrypted) communication channel between the implantable medical device system and a central system associated with the manufacturer of the implantable medical device system and use the secure communication channel to authorize a user to wirelessly control one or more functions of the implantable medical device system via the mobile electronic device..

High gain passive repeater antenna for medical device cabinets

A cabinet capable of attenuating or blocking wireless signals contains, a medical device, such as an aed, an internal directional antenna mounted to an internal surface of the cabinet, an external omnidirectional antenna mounted to an external surface of the cabinet, and an electrical connection between the internal directional antenna and the external omnidirectional antenna. The internal and external antennas are configured to transmit wireless signals at particular frequencies and to receive wireless signals at the particular frequencies.
Physio-control, Inc.

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue and methods for displaying mapping data

Methods for displaying physiological mapping data are disclosed. An example method may include storing a set of three-dimensional positional data on a memory, storing a set of metric data on the memory, and storing a set of electrogram data on the memory.
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

Inventory management and location tracking of medical devices

Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy systems and methods for operating the systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system includes a pump assembly, canister, and a wound dressing configured to be positioned over a wound.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Diagnostic medical device and methods of use thereof

A medical device to test bodily fluid, the device comprising a light emitting source, the light emitting source arranged to emit light inside the medical device; a test strip port, the test strip port comprising a test strip port receptacle to receive a test strip; and the light emitting source and the test strip port arranged such that, when the light emitting source emits light, at least a portion of the light emitted from the light emitting source is redirected inside the medical device to provide redirected light inside the medical device, and at least a portion of the redirected light lights the test strip port from inside the medical device in a manner than the redirected light is visible outside the test strip port.. .
Insulet Corporation

Immobilization of an active agent on a substrate using compounds including trihydroxyphenyl groups

The invention provides methods of immobilizing an active agent to a substrate surface, including the steps of, providing a substrate, contacting the substrate with a solution of a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group, thereby forming a trihydroxyphenyl-treated substrate, and contacting the trihydroxyphenyl-treated substrate with an active agent, thereby immobilizing the active agent on the substrate. Further provided are methods of immobilizing an active agent on a substrate, including the steps of providing a substrate, combining a solution of a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group with a solution of an active agent, thereby forming a solution of an active agent-trihydroxyphenyl conjugate, and contacting the substrate with the solution of the active agent-trihydroxyphenyl conjugate, thereby immobilizing the active agent on the substrate.
Northwestern University

Electrospun conductive carbon fibers

A conductive carbonaceous fiber is provided, comprising a carbonaceous material obtained from carbonizing an electrospun fiber wherein said fiber comprises at least one conductive metal precursor. The electrospun fibers can be formed into fibrous mats during spinning, stabilization and carbonization that are conductive materials which can be used to make stretchable conductors for flexible electronic devices.
Agency For Science, Technology And Research

Therapy control using motion prediction

A medical system includes a medical device and a controller. The medical device is controlled according to a control protocol.
Elekta Ltd.

Therapeutic illumination assemblies and methods of illuminating medical devices and biological material using the same

A therapeutic illumination assembly includes a catheter and a point source treatment fiber. The catheter comprises a catheter wall encircling a luminal fluid pathway.
Corning Incorporated

Using a wearable medical device with multiple patients

A wearable medical device comprising: a plurality of patient interface components each configured to interface with a patient; a first patient interface component of the plurality of patient interface components, the first patient interface component comprising a first sensing electrode for receiving one or more signals from a first patient, and a first therapy electrode for delivering a first treatment to the first patient; a second patient interface component of the plurality of patient interface components, the second patient interface component comprising a second sensing electrode for receiving one or more signals from a second patient; and one or more processors in communication with the plurality of patient interface components, the one or more processors configured to detect a first condition of the first patient based at least in part on the one or more signals from the first patient, cause the first treatment to be delivered to the first patient, wherein the first treatment is based at least in part on the detected first condition of the first patient, and detect a second condition of the second patient based at least in part on the one or more signals from the second patient.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation

Telemetry overuse reduction in an implantable device

Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media facilitating telemetry overuse reduction in an implantable medical device (“imd”) are provided. In one embodiment, an imd includes a housing configured to be implanted at least partially within a patient, a memory and circuitry within the housing and a processor that executes executable components stored in the memory.
Medtronic, Inc.

Feedthrough arrangement for medical device

A feedthrough for a cochlear implant or other medical device can include contacts disposed on an outer perimeter thereof. By disposing the contacts on the perimeter, the number of contacts on the feedthrough can be increased, the size of the feedthrough reduced, or both..

Systems and methods for making and using connector contact arrays for electrical stimulation systems

A connector for an implantable electrical medical device includes an elongated connector body; a connector lumen to receive a lead or lead extension; a non-conductive carrier disposed in the connector body and including at least two rails extending parallel to the connector lumen and pairs of contact holders spaced-apart along the rails; contacts with each contact disposed between one of the pairs of contact holders; and connector conductors coupled to the contacts. Instead of carrier and contacts, the connector can include contact assemblies, each contact assembly including a non-conductive contact carrier defining two nodes, and two contacts, each contact disposed in one of the two nodes, each contact including a coil and a sheath disposed around at least a portion of the coil.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Integrated backup band for use in forming an enclosure for a medical device

An implantable medical device includes an enclosure having a sidewall and a welded seam in the sidewall, the seam extends along a perimeter of the enclosure. A thermoform is located adjacent a surface of the enclosure and is secured in place within the enclosure.
Neuropace, Inc.

System for anchoring medical devices

Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) and secures the catheter in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some embodiments, the anchor device can secure the catheter in an operative position relative to the skin without the use of sutures or skin tapes.
Interrad Medical, Inc.

Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices

Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors. In some implementations, the medical instrument can be coupled to the anchor device using a snap-lock cap mechanism..
Interrad Medical, Inc.

Adjustable stiffness catheter

Medical devices such as catheters can include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust the stiffness of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Coplanar wireless energy transfer

An external transmitter inductive coil can be provided in, on, or with a belt designed to be placed externally around a part of a body of a patient. An implantable device (such as a vad or other medical device) that is implanted within the patient's body has associated with a receiver inductive coil that gets implanted within that part of the patient's body along with the device.
Leviticus Cardio Ltd.

Improved metal alloys for medical devices

A medical device and a method and process for at least partially forming a medical device, which medical device has improved physical properties. The one or more improved physical properties of the novel metal alloy can be achieved in the medical device without having to increase the bulk, volume and/or weight of the medical device..
Icon Medical Corp.

Cleaning and disinfecting composition

The disclosed invention relates to a two-part liquid composition for cleaning and disinfecting a substrate, comprising: (a) a disinfectant medium comprising peracetic acid; and (b) a supplemental medium comprising a non-enzymatic cleaner, a corrosion inhibitor, and a chelator. The supplemental medium (b) may further comprise an enzymatic cleaner, a surfactant, a buffer, a ph modifier, or a mixture of two or more thereof.
American Sterilizer Company

Soluble bacterial and fungal proteins and methods and uses thereof in inhibiting and dispersing biofilm

The present disclosure relates to methods of treating or preventing a biofilm-related infection and methods of preventing and treating biofilm formation on indwelling medical devices, implants, and non-medical surfaces comprising administering at least one soluble microbial protein that is encoded by an exopolysaccharide biosynthetic operon or functional gene cluster, wherein the protein comprises a glycosyl hydrolase domain. The present disclosure further provides particular soluble glycosyl hydrolases and compositions thereof..
The Royal Institution For The Advancement Of Learning/mcgill University

Lattice

The invention relates to medical devices and methods of using them. The devices are prostheses which can be percutaneously deliverable with (or on) an endovascular catheter or via other surgical or other techniques and then expanded.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Tensioned sheathing aids

A medical device apparatus may include a medical implant including an anchor member configured to actuate between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration operatively connected to a delivery system, the delivery system including an outer sheath and an inner catheter disposed within the outer sheath, and a sheathing aid connecting the delivery system to the medical implant, the sheathing aid being configured to guide the medical implant into the outer sheath upon relative closing movement therebetween. The sheathing aid may include a plurality of tethers extending from the inner catheter to a proximal end of the anchor member, and a release mechanism slidably disposed within a coupler ring coupled to a distal end of the inner catheter.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Protective window for medical device faceplates

Devices are provided that include a protective window integrated with a faceplate for a medical device. In embodiments, a machine-readable identifier adapted to be affixed to an interior portion of a medical device is viewable via a window of a faceplate.
Cerner Innovation, Inc.

Depicting force

A force exerted on a distal end of an elongate medical device can be determined. A graphical representation of the distal end of the elongate medical device and a graphical representation of the force exerted on the distal end of the elongate medical device can be computed.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Medical device and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. Systems and methods are provided for utilizing a laser to break a kidney stones into smaller fragments and/or dust, and removing particles, stone fragments and/or stone dust from a patient.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device and methods of use

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for breaking a kidney stone(s) into smaller particles, fragments, and/or stone dust; and removing the same from a patient. The medical device may include a tube having a distal end, a proximal end, a port located proximal of the distal end, and a length of the tube extending between the proximal end and the distal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. More particularly, aspects of the disclosure relate to a medical device including an energy source configured to emit energy into a first end of an optical fiber and a monitoring device configured to receive energy from a second end of the optical fiber..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Electrosurgical device

A medical device includes a handpiece, a lever with a grip surface attached to the handpiece, and a pressure sensor associated with the grip surface. When a user of the medical device applies a grip pressure to the lever, the lever moves to provide an input to a first function of the medical device, and concurrently the pressure sensor produces a pressure signal that is read by a control unit to control a second function.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Access device

Various devices and methods are provided with respect to inserting multiple surgical instruments through a single surgical access device. A medical device including a flexible tissue retractor a releasable insert having multiple instrument openings, and a member such as a sleeve is disclosed.
Ethicon Llc

Access device having a fluid pathway and methods of using the same

A medical device includes an elongate member and a port. The elongate member defines a lumen extending from a first end portion of the elongate member to a second end portion of the elongate member.
Boston Scientific Limited

Devices for medical procedures and related methods of use

A medical device may include a handle having an actuator, and a shaft coupled to the handle. The shaft may include a working channel.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. Systems and methods are provided for utilizing a laser to break a kidney stones into smaller fragments and/or dust, and removing particles, stone fragments and/or stone dust from a patient.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Apparatus for stone fragments removal

Disclosed is a medical device or system comprising an elongate member having a distal end and a proximal end; an inflow lumen disposed within the elongate member, the inflow lumen having a proximal end, a distal end and a slanting exit opening at the distal end of the inflow lumen; and an outflow lumen also disposed within the elongate member, the outflow lumen having a proximal end, a distal end and a slanting receiving opening at the distal end of the outflow lumen. The disclosed medical device or system further comprises pressure sensors disposed at the distal end of the elongate member.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D.b.a. Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Medical device for modification of left atrial appendage and related systems and methods

Devices, methods and systems are provided for occluding an opening within the tissue of a body, such as a left atrial appendage. In one embodiment, a medical device coupled to a delivery catheter includes a fluid flow path that facilitates contrast fluid to pass through the delivery catheter and the medical device to a distal side thereof to provide imaging information as to the position of the medical device positioned in the opening, such as the left atrial appendage.
Coherex Medical, Inc.

Medical device for modification of left atrial appendage and related systems and methods

A medical device, system and method for modifying a left atrial appendage (“laa”). The medical device system includes a tether anchored within the laa and one or more tissue growth members or occluders configured to be slid over the tether and lodged within the laa.
Coherex Medical, Inc.

Access device having an anchoring feature and methods of using the same

According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member and a sleeve. The elongate member defines a lumen and has a first end portion and a second end portion.
Boston Scientific Limited

Medical devices comprising curved piezoelectric transducers

Medical devices configured to direct sound waves to a body tissue of a subject are provided. The medical device includes a housing and a curved piezoelectric transducer, where the curved piezoelectric transducer is configured to direct sound waves produced by the curved piezoelectric transducer to the body tissue of the subject.
Masdar Institute Of Science And Technology

Acoustic sensor based guidewire

An intravascular medical device for characterizing a vascular occlusion is disclose the medical device may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and a tip coupled to the distal end of the shaft. An acoustic sensor may be coupled to the proximal end of the elongate shaft.
Boston Scientific Limited

Measuring cerebral oxygen saturation

A device includes source and detector sensors. In a specific implementation, the device has two near detectors, two far detectors, and two sources.
Vioptix, Inc.

Multiple coil system for tracking a medical device

A system for tracking the position of one or more medical devices for insertion into the body of a patient is disclosed. The system may also be used to locate one or medical devices at a later time after placement thereof.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Power saving communication for medical devices

Power saving communication techniques for communicating in a medical device system. One example medical device system may be for delivering electrical stimulation therapy to a heart of a patient, and may include a first implantable medical device implanted in a first chamber of the heart and configured to determine one or more parameters, a medical device physically spaced from and communicatively coupled to the first implantable medical device, the medical device configured to deliver electrical stimulation therapy to the heart of the patient, wherein the first implantable medical device is further configured to: compare a value of a first determined parameter to a first threshold; if the value of the first determined parameter passed the first threshold, communicate a first indication to the medical device; and if the value of the first determined parameter has not passed the first threshold, not communicating the first indication to the medical device..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a sheath extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The medical device may further include a light source coupled to the sheath.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Single use medical devices

A single use medical device can include a single use medical device module configured for use in a medical procedure. The single use medical device can also include an electronic component having a one-time programmable (“otp”) component that is configured to render the single use medical device module unusable after being used in the medical procedure in the subject.

Articulating medical device

Devices for use with introducers, endoscopes and catheters, where the devices relate to an articulating mechanism that allows a working end of a medical device to be steerable in order to access or visualize targeted sites in the interior of a patient's body.. .
Cirrus Technologies Kft

Physically-configurable external charger for an implantable medical device with receptacle in coil housing for electronics module

A physically-configurable external charger device for an implantable medical device is disclosed, which facilitates the generation of different powers of a magnetic field with reduced heating concerns. A housing which includes an internal charging coil includes a receptacle for holding an electronics module for energizing the charging coil.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Physically-configurable external charger for an implantable medical device with separable coil and electronics housings

A physically-configurable external charger device for an implantable medical device is disclosed, which facilitates the generation of different powers of a magnetic field but with reduced heating concerns at higher powers. The charger includes an electronics housing having control circuitry and a battery, and a coil housing having a charging coil.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Demonstration a medical device and related method

An apparatus for demonstrating the use of a medical device includes a body adapted for receiving the medical device. The body includes at least a portion adapted for viewing the medical device when positioned in the body.
C.r. Bard, Inc.

Titration of basal insulin with two modes

Titration of basal insulin with two modes based on fasting blood glucose. Although it seems that the titration of basal insulin and insulin glargine is simple for the patient (user) there is a risk for over-titration observed due to an occasional or short-term high blood glucose measurement value.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

Converting unorganized medical data for viewing

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless patient monitoring and medical sensing are described. The methods, systems, and devices may include functionality for receiving a medical dataset associated with a patient, the medical dataset including a plurality of physiological measurements taken from the patient and a plurality of parameters associated with the plurality of physiological measurements.
Covidien Lp

Safety-driven architecture for implantable and wearable medical devices

An implantable/wearable medical device is configured for use with a plurality of sensors. The device includes a host microcontroller, a safety coprocessor and an actuator.
The Trustees Of Princeton University

Mri database and mechanism for searching

An example of a system may include a processor subsystem; and a memory device comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor subsystem, cause the processor subsystem to: access at an application executing on a user device, a set of device characteristics of an implantable medical device (imd); search a database of magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scanners to identify a search result, the search result including mri scanners that are safe for the imd based on the set of device characteristics, and the search result in a geographic area; and present the search result on the user device.. .
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Test strip ejector for medical device

A system and method for testing and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing medical device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails.
Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.

Multicomponent sintered porous liquid applicator nibs

The present application provides a porous sintered multicomponent applicator nib and methods of making and using these nibs. The porous nibs are made from sintered plastic particles.
Porex Corporation

Medical device

A medical device includes a treatment module configured to apply a treatment to a patient. The medical device includes an interface configured to operatively connect to a removable storage device storing authorization data that identifies a level of treatment authorization.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Compact implantable medical device and delivery device

Methods and systems for positioning a leadless pacing device (lpd) in cardiac tissue are disclosed. A delivery device is employed that comprises a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween sized to receive the lpd.
Medtronic, Inc.

Interventional medical devices, device systems, and fixation components thereof

A fixation mechanism of an implantable medical device is formed by a plurality of tines fixedly mounted around a perimeter of a distal end of the device. Each tine may be said to include a first segment fixedly attached to the device, a second segment extending from the first segment, and a third segment, to which the second segment extends.
Medtronic, Inc.

Interventional medical systems

An implantable medical device includes ventricular and atrial portions, and a flexible leadlet that extends therebetween. An open channel of the atrial portion, formed along a core thereof, is sized to receive the leadlet therein, when the leadlet is folded over on itself.
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device with enhanced visibility

A medical device (1) with enhanced visibility for insertion into a human or animal body and/or for contact with human or animal tissue is provided, comprising a main body (10) and at least one first coating (11); said at least one first coating (11) at least partially covering the main body (10); and said at least one first coating (11) comprising an at least partially translucent matrix (111) and at least one luminescent component (112).. .
Plass Medtech Ag

Devices, treating medical devices having passageways with ozone gas

The present disclosure is generally related to devices, methods and systems for cleaning, disinfecting and/or sterilizing a medical device, medical hoses and tubes and accessories thereof with ozone gas, in particular the disclosure relates to devices, methods and systems with multiple receptacles for providing closed-loop fluid pathways to distribute ozone gas to inner passageways and the outer compartments of medical devices. The devices in accordance with an embodiment of the disclosure have two or more receptacles for distributing ozone gas, a gas-tight compartment, an ozone operating system, and one or more connector units configured to fluidly migrate ozone in closed-loop treatment systems..
Soclean, Inc.

Microneedle device having a peptide therapeutic agent and an amino acid and methods of making and using the same

A medical device including an array of microneedles and a coating disposed on or within the microneedles and a method of making such a device are disclosed. The coating includes a peptide therapeutic agent and an amino acid.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Medical devices, systems, and kits for the medialization of a vocal cord

Medical devices, systems, methods, and kits for the medialization of a vocal cord are described. A method comprises creating a passageway in thyroid cartilage of a patient, advancing a light source through the passageway, activating the light source, viewing light emitted from the light source to confirm placement of the passageway relative to the vocal cord, and advancing a medical device through the passageway to move the vocal cord toward a midline of the larynx of the patient..
Northwestern University

Portable medical device protectors

This disclosure describes example portable medical device protectors that may be used in combination with various antimicrobial and/or antiseptic agents to reduce contaminants on a portable medical device. According to some embodiments, the disclosure describes that the protectors may comprise an impermeable container to store a permeable applicator impregnated with an antimicrobial or antiseptic agent..
Hyprotek, Inc.

Medical device capable of injection, cutting and coagulation

A device for treating tissue includes a catheter including an elongated body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough, a distal tip connected to the distal end of the elongated body and including a first electrode and a second electrode extending thereabout, the first electrode extending to a distal opening of the lumen and a first needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the first needle slidably received within the lumen of the catheter to be moved between a retracted bipolar configuration, in which the distal end of the needle is proximal the distal opening of the catheter, and an extended monopolar configuration, in which the distal end of the first needle extends distally past the distal opening of the catheter so that the first needle contacts the first electrode and is configured to cut tissue.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Powered medical device including measurement of closure state of jaws

A powered surgical instrument including an end effector, which includes jaws that are configured to transition between various closure states. The surgical instrument includes a sensor configured to measure the closure state of the jaws and a display configured to display information indicative to the detected closure state.
Ethicon Llc

Medical devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a radially expandable sheath extending between a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen therein. The sheath may be expandable between a first configuration and a second configuration.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Automatic configuration detection for sensor equipped needle

A system for automatic configuration detection includes a medical device (250) including a sensor (246). A pattern (236) is coded into a portion of the medical device.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Peak selection for self correlation analysis of cardiac rate in an implantable medical devices

Self-correlation enhancements and implementations are described. In particular, certain examples demonstrate the use of a peak selector to identify peaks of a self-correlation function which serve as candidate cardiac rates for an implantable medical device.
Cameron Health, Inc.

Remote vital sign detection device and system for non-implantable medical devices and related methods

A remote vital sign detection device has a sensor, an integrated circuit, and antenna. The integrated circuit is in communication with the sensor and the antenna.
Poiesis Medical, Llc

Medical devices and methods of placement

The present invention provides medical devices comprising at least one visualization device sealed to, attached to or otherwise combined with at least one of the following second devices: an oral airway, ventilating mask, urinary catheter, trocar, a tool tube, and a medical glove. The present invention also provides methods for rapid and accurate placement of a medical device in a patient and continuous real time monitoring, including a remote monitoring, of the patient after the placement..
Wm & Dg, Inc.





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