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new patent Electromagnetic transducer with expanded magnetic flux functionality
An apparatus, including an external component of a medical device including an electromagnetic actuator configured such that static magnetic flux of the electromagnetic actuator removably retains the external component to a recipient thereof.. .

new patent Self-assembling ultrashort aliphatic depsipeptides for biomedical applications
The present invention relates to ultrashort depsipeptides which are capable of self-assembling into hydrogels. One preferred embodiment is of ac-ilvagk-nh2, where a represents lactic acid.
Agency For Science, Technology And Research


new patent Implantable medical device with antenna for wireless communication
An implantable medical device having a hollow housing and a connector housing connected (e.g., rigidly) together, each containing electrical components. The components contained in the hollow housing include a receiver for wireless communication.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg


new patent Machining of enclosures for implantable medical devices
Enclosures for implantable medical devices are machined from biocompatible materials using processes such as electric discharge machining and/or milling. Material is machined to create an enclosure.
Medtronic, Inc.


new patent Holder for an implantable medical device
A holder for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed. The holder is configured to hold the imd in a single, operational orientation when the holder containing the imd is implanted in a patient.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


new patent Medical connector
A medical connector includes a medical device connection portion communication passage defined by a housing and a valve body to guide a fluid from a first medical device connection portion to a second medical device connection portion. In the medical connector, a male connector inserted into the a connector connection portion presses a head portion of the valve body while contracting and deforming a body portion, and a fluid is guided from the male connector connection portion to the medical device connection portion communication passage, through a gap formed between the head portion and the housing..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


new patent Electronic valve reader having orientation sensing mechanism
Magnetic-based electronic valve readers for determining a location and orientation of magnets coupled to implantable medical devices to determine a setting of the device (e.g., setting of a fluid flow control valve of the medical device). The electronic valve readers include an orientation sensing mechanism that is provided and configured to enable the electronic valve reader to: 1) allow for internal offset calculation of an orientation change of the electronic valve reader during a reading process; and/or 2) during the reading process, provide an indication or warning to the clinician that the orientation of the electronic valve reader has changed to an extent at or exceeding a predetermined angular acceptance threshold or window.
Medtronic Xomed, Inc.


new patent Protection device and medical device assembled body
A protection device is attachable to a syringe that includes a needle. The protection device includes an inner cylinder having a cam structure with at least one protrusion; an outer cylinder that covers the inner cylinder and the needle; and a spring.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


new patent Medical device control
A method for pairing a portable device with a medical device can include displaying an association code on a dynamic display of the medical device and determining whether the portable device is positioned relative to the medical device within a predetermined range of positioning parameters. If the portable device is positioned relative to the medical device within the predetermined range of positioning parameters, the method can include optically reading the association code from the dynamic display of the medical device with the portable device.
Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.


new patent Self-assembled organosilane coatings for resorbable metal medical devices
The invention relates to self-assembled organosilane coatings for resorbable medical implant devices. The coatings can be prepared from coating compositions containing organosilane and can be applied to metal or metal alloy substrates.
University Of Pittsburgh-of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education


new patent

Venous valve prostheses

In some examples an implantable medical device may include a frame and a flexible tubular valve body. The frame may define a frame lumen and may be expandable from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration.
Covidien Lp

new patent

Head-mountable computing device, method and computer program product

Disclosed is a head-mountable computing device comprising at least one display module; an interface adapted to receive signals and/or data acquired by one or more sensors and to receive data generated by one or more medical devices operated by a wearer of the head-mountable computing device; a processor adapted to identify the wearer's activity based on the received signals and/or data acquired by the one or more sensors and to control said at least one display module to display assistance information on said display module corresponding to the identified wearer's activity.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

new patent

Device visualization through optical shape sensing of a guidewire

A medical device deployment system includes a main body (101) and a guidewire (103) capable of being passed through the main body and including a lumen. An optical shape sensing (oss) system (104) is configured to pass through the lumen in the guidewire.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

new patent

Catheters and methods for intracardiac electrical mapping

A method and system capable of identifying ectopic foci, rotors, or conduction pathways involved in reentrant arrhythmias within cardiac tissue, and then treating identified ectopic foci, rotors, and/or pathways with either lethal or sub-lethal temperatures. The system includes a medical device having one or more mapping elements and one or more treatment elements, and a computer programmable to identify ectopic foci and rotors based at least in part on signals received from the one or more mapping elements at one or more locations..
Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Llc

new patent

Medical device for treating a vein

The invention relates to a medical device for treating a vein, including component parts thereof, wherein said device comprises a vein stretching member; a vein stretching member for use with said device; a kit of parts comprising said device and one or more vein stretching member and a method for treating a vein comprising use of said device.. .

new patent

Paired device and generator codes

A medical device energy source may comprise an energy supply, a power interface, a computing device, a networking interface, and a data interface. The power interface and the data interface may communicate with a medical device and the networking interface may communicate with a data server.
Ethicon Endo-surgery, Llc

new patent

Oximetry device with laparoscopic extension

A laparoscopic medical device includes an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows the making of oxygen saturation measurements laparoscopically. The device can be a unitary design, wherein a laparoscopic element includes electronics for the oximeter sensor at a distal end (e.g., opposite the tip).
Vioptix, Inc.

new patent

Oximetry device with wireless extension

A laparoscopic medical device includes an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows the making of oxygen saturation measurements laparoscopically. The device can be a unitary design, wherein a laparoscopic element includes electronics for the oximeter sensor at a distal end (e.g., opposite the tip).
Vioptix, Inc.

new patent

Oximetry device with laparoscopic extension

A laparoscopic medical device includes an oximeter sensor at its tip, which allows the making of oxygen saturation measurements laparoscopically. The device can be a unitary design, wherein a laparoscopic element includes electronics for the oximeter sensor at a distal end (e.g., opposite the tip).
Vioptix, Inc.

new patent

Methods and systems for generating smoothed images of an elongate medical device

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for generating smoothed images of an elongate medical device including a plurality of position sensors. The system includes a model construction system configured to be coupled to the medical device and acquire data points corresponding to positions of the position sensors.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

new patent

Light based location and identification of implanted medical devices

A method of determining information regarding an implanted medical device. The method includes scanning an infrared or near-infrared laser over a target area wherein a medical device having at least one light affective area defined thereon is implanted; sensing reflected light from the scanned area; processing the reflected light and creating an image which indicates the light affective area based on a difference in the sensed light; and displaying the created image.
Medical Components, Inc.

new patent

Impedance shift detection

A pre-shift set of fiducials each including a pre-shift fiducial impedance location and a pre-shift fiducial magnetic location can be determined. The pre-shift fiducial impedance locations and the pre-shift fiducial magnetic location are associated with a medical device.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

new patent

Adaptor for multiple types of endoscope

An adaptor and method for connecting a medical device to an endoscope are provided where the adaptor and the endoscope have non-compatible connectors. The adaptor includes a first portion including a proximal end portion having a mating connector for connecting to the elongate medical device and a distal end adapted to operably connect to an accessory channel of the endoscope.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

new patent

Adaptive medical snap wear

The present invention is clothing that is easily placed on or removed from a person's easing the maneuvering around medical devices or wounds. The apparel looks like traditional clothing but it is functional clothing adaptable to medical treatment and medical apparatuses and is intended to be an alternative to traditional clothing for those who are immobile or disabled.

Associating dialysis accessories using near field communication

A method comprising: establishing a wireless connection between a first medical device and a second medical device, comprising: receiving, by the first medical device, via a short-range wireless technology protocol, connection information related to the second medical device; and establishing, by the first medical device, a wireless connection with the second medical device based on the connection information.. .
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Distributed firewall device and system

A distributed firewall device that can be hardwired to a client device and securely connect the client device to a wireless network. The client device can be a medical device connected to a healthcare facility network.

Method and system for verifying wireless connection between medical devices

A method for verifying wireless devices connected to a wireless medical body area network, mban, is provided. The method comprises activating a request for verification by a user activating the request for verification on any one of the wireless devices; receiving the request for verification by the any one wireless device of the wireless mban; and indicating a plurality of wireless devices connected to the wireless mban by displaying an indication on the plurality of wireless devices.
General Electric Company

Application unlock using a connected physical device and transfer of data therebetween

According to one embodiment, a system includes a medical device configured to provide a function to a user, communicate via a wireless communication channel with one or more other devices, and send a signal to shift a medical device application from a locked state to an unlocked state. The system also includes a computing device having wireless communication channels and a processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor.
Novartis Ag

Silicone hydrogels comprising n-alkyl methacrylamides and contact lenses made thereof

The present invention relates to silicone hydrogels exhibiting desired combinations of physical and mechanical properties, formed from a reactive monomer mixture comprising at least one n-alkyl methacrylamide, and at least one silicone-containing component. These silicone hydrogels may also contain hydrophilic components, crosslinking agents and toughening monomers.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Medical device and plasticized nylon material

A plasticized nylon and a medical device including plasticized nylon. The medical device may be a dilatation balloon.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Leadless pacemaker using pressure measurements for pacing capture verification

Methods, devices, and systems for performing pacing capture verification in implantable medical devices such as a leadless cardiac pacemakers using a pressure signal. An example medical device includes a pressure sensor and is configured to monitor for an evoked capture response using the pressure sensor following pace delivery.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Septum for access port

A medical device comprising an implantable subcutaneous access port having a septum penetrable by a needle; the septum having a cavity located between an outer wall and an inner wall, the cavity containing a flowable media comprising a plurality of displaceable particles arranged to move in response to the needle being inserted through the outer wall and into the cavity and reposition around the needle.. .
Primo Medical Group, Inc.

Packaging and organizing coils of medical tubing

A device and method for holding coils of medical tubing is provided to simplify packaging and organizing the various coils of medical tubing needed for a medical device. This will make it easier for the patient to manipulate each coil of tubing, particularly in a home setting involving a home dialysis machine operated by the patient.
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Needle retraction medical device

A needle retraction medical device including a hollow body (10) and a plunger (20). The hollow body (10) has a first end (11) provided with a needle mounting hub (13) and a plurality of releasable latches (15) holding the needle mounting hub (13) against spring (14) bias.
Safe-t Limited

Medical device having capacitive coupling communication and energy harvesting

Provided is a wearable, self-contained drug infusion or medical device capable of communicating with a host controller or other external devices via a personal area network (pan). The medical device utilizes a pan transceiver for communication with other devices in contact with a user's body, such as a physiological sensor or host controller, by propagating a current across the user's body via capacitive coupling.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Batteries for use in implantable medical devices

Multi-cell battery packs can be made safer with certain features that mitigate the consequences of cell failure. Parameters of a cell are monitored to determine when the cell should be disconnected from the pack in case of a fault.
Leviticus Cardio Ltd.

Side-chain crystallizable polymers for medical applications

Side-chain crystallizable (scc) polymers are useful in various medical applications. In certain applications, heavy atom containing side-chain crystallizable polymers (hacsccp's) are particularly useful.
Reva Medical, Inc.

Surgical sutures incorporated with stem cells or other bioactive materials

Materials and methods for immobilizing bioactive molecules, stem and other precursor cells, and other agents of therapeutic value in surgical sutures and other tissue scaffold devices are described herein. Broadly drawn to the integration and incorporation of bioactive materials into suture constructs, tissue scaffolds and medical devices, the present invention has particular utility in the development of novel systems that enable medical personnel performing surgical and other medical procedures to utilize and subsequently reintroduce bioactive materials extracted from a patient (or their allogenic equivalents) to a wound or target surgical site..
Bioactive Surgical, Inc.

Barrier layer

A barrier layer and corresponding method of making provide anti-inflammatory, non-inflammatory, and anti-adhesion functionality for a medical device implantable in a patient. The barrier layer can be combined with a medical device structure to provide anti-adhesion characteristics, in addition to improved healing, non-inflammatory, and anti-inflammatory response.
Atrium Medical Corporation

Drug delivery system comprising a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid) and a progestogenic compound and methods for manufacturing

The invention is describing an intrauterine delivery system comprising non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid) and a progestogenic compound, containing anti-inflammatory active compound in the frame material and that the progestogenic compound is contained in a silicon based reservoir attached to the frame, wherein the frame consist of a thermoplastic material. A further object of the invention is to fabricate drug-containing t-intrauterine systems (i us) with the drug incorporated within the entire backbone of the medical device by using 3d printing technique, based on fused deposition modelling (fdm™).
Bayer Oy

Left heart assist device and method

A device, a kit and a method is presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The mitral valve plane is assisted in a movement along the left ventricular long axis during each heart cycle.
Synergio Ag

Endograft visualization with optical shape sensing

A system for medical device deployment includes an optical shape sensing (oss) system (104) associated with a deployable medical device (102) or a deployment instrument (107). The oss system is configured to measure shape, position or orientation of the deployable medical device and/or deployment instrument.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Liquid laser-induced pressure wave emitting catheter sheath

The present disclosure relates generally to the use of medical devices for the treatment of vascular conditions. In particular, the present disclosure provides devices and methods for using laser-induced pressure waves created within a sheath to disrupt intimal and medial calcium within the vasculature..
The Spectranetics Corporation

Methods, systems, and devices relating to surgical end effectors

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices, and more specifically including end effectors that can be incorporated into such devices. Certain end effector embodiments include various vessel cautery devices that have rotational movement as well as cautery and cutting functions while maintaining a relatively compact structure.
Board Of Regents Of The Univeristy Of Nebraska

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.

Clot retrieval system

Catheter-delivered endovascular medical devices are described. The devices may include a pull wire attached to a distal body.
Legacy Ventures, Llc

Organ retractor

A medical device of the present invention includes one or more anchors and an elongated member. Advantageously, the elongated member may be coupled to the anchors.

Medical devices with distal control

A device comprises a tubular member with a longitudinal axis having a proximal end and a distal end, at least one partial cut located at, along or near the distal end of the tubular member, the at least one partial cut comprising an orientation that is angled relative to both the longitudinal axis and an axis transverse to the longitudinal axis, a pusher member positioned within an interior of the tubular member and configured to selectively advance the distal end of the tubular member longitudinally, wherein the distal end of the tubular member is configured to at least partially rotate when the pusher member is advanced relative to the tubular member so at to facilitate placement of the distal end in a particular branch of a subject's intraluminal network, wherein the distal end of the tubular member is configured to longitudinally elongate along or near an area of the at least one partial cut.. .

Systems and methods to determine surrogates of blood pressure

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for determining a subject's blood pressure using one or more implantable medical devices (imds). In an embodiment, a medical system comprises: at least one implantable medical device configured to sense signals associated with heart sounds of a subject and a processing unit communicatively coupled to the at least one implantable medical device.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Biomedical device, systems and methods having conductive elements

A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element.
Lifescan, Inc.

Bodily fluid sampling device with dual needles and slide-activated needle retraction

A medical device configured as a tube holder for use in collecting bodily fluids, especially for use as a blood collection tube holder, the device embodying two coaxially alignable needles, the first needle being a forwardly facing fluid collection needle and the second needle being a rearwardly facing fluid discharge needle. The first and second needles are satisfactorily supported by a frontal attachment and body, respectively, that are disposed in relative sliding engagement along an interface that is transverse to the first and second needle and that extends at least from the second needle to an opening into a needle retraction chamber that projects rearwardly from the body..
Retractable Technologies, Inc.

Blood collection tube holder with discharge needle displacement member

A medical device configured as a blood collection tube holder, the device having a body with two spaced-apart, oppositely facing, coaxially aligned needles including a forwardly facing venipuncture needle and a rearwardly facing fluid discharge needle, the two needles being held by first and second needle holders separated by a compressible fluid seal defining part of a fluid path between the two needles and the two needle holders. The body also includes a discharge needle displacement member that is manually repositioned following removal of the last blood tube holder so that the discharge needle displacement member contacts the second needle holder and displaces the second needle holder and the fluid discharge needle laterally inside the body to initiate retraction of the venipuncture needle into a rearwardly projecting needle retraction chamber..
Retractable Technologies, Inc.

Medical device with distal torque control

A catheter with a distal end that rotates through the conversion of linear motion to rotational motion, thus the distal end may be rotated without longitudinally advancing or retracting the distal end. The catheter includes a tube with a single helix or a dual chirality helix cut into the tube, a distal end segment, means for linear displacement of the helix, and means for coupling the junction point of the helix to the distal segment..

Covering for a medical scoping device

The present invention relates to a cover having a plurality of moveable, external, angled projecting elements for use with flexible medical scoping devices such as endoscopes or enteroscopes. The invention includes the cover with an over cuff and use of the disposable removable covering in methods of medical scoping procedures or examinations.
Arc Medical Design Limited

Endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration device

A handle for a medical device includes a proximal segment defining a proximal lumen extending therethrough and sized and shaped to receive an endoscopic medical device therein. A medial segment is received within a distal portion of the proximal segment and has an outer diameter smaller than an inner diameter thereof.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Catheter tube

Catheter tube capable of irradiating laser optimized in light radiation efficiency and distribution, used in photosensitization reaction treatment is provided by simple process. Catheter tubes provided to medical device inserted into a living body to irradiate target site for treatment or examination with a light to treat or examine the site.
Arai Medphoton Research Laboratories, Corporation

Caregiver connected wearable

In various embodiments, a caregiver module is provided for use with a patient medical device, including a sensor to obtain a sensor signal related to the use of the patient medical device; an analog-to-digital converter to convert the sensor signal to corresponding sensor data; and a controller to transmit the sensor data to a wearable device, wherein the sensor data is transmitted in the same form as created by the converter. Various embodiments provide a wearable device for processing sensor data received from the caregiver module, including: memory storing processing instructions for interpreting sensor data of multiple types; and a processor to: receive configuration information associated with the caregiver module, receive sensor data of a first type from the caregiver module, and execute the processing instructions based on the configuration information, wherein the configuration information alters the operation of the processing instructions to interpret sensor data of the first type..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Telemedicine system

A system is configured for accessing, editing, managing and/or observing medical related data. The system includes one or more computing devices that interact with one or more medical devices with respect to medical data.
Sierra Nevada Corporation

Advanced warning indicator for emergency medical devices

An emergency medical device (20) (e.g., an external defibrillator/monitor) employing an emergency medical subsystem (21) for executing an emergency medical procedure (e.g., a monitoring subsystem (21) and a therapy subsystem (21)), and an emergency medical controller (23) for controlling an activation of the emergency medical subsystem (21). The subsystem (21) includes one or more operational components (22).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

External energy transfer system for an implantable medical device and method therefor

User interface for external power source, recharger, for an implantable medical device. At least some of patient controls and display icons of an energy transfer unit are common with at least some of the patient controls and the display icons of a patient control unit.
Medtronic, Inc.

Method of fabricating a housing for an implantable medical device having integrated features

One aspect is a method of fabricating a housing for an implantable medical device, including forming a first housing portion of metal using an additive manufacturing process such that features are integrated into the first portion. A second housing portion of metal is also formed.
Heraeus Deutschland Gmbh & Co. Kg

Implantable medical device housing having integrated features

One aspect is a housing for an implantable medical device, including first housing portion of metal, an intermediate portion of metal and having first and second sides opposite one another and having integrated features, and a second housing portion of metal. The first housing portion is sealed to the first side of the intermediate portion and the second housing portion is sealed to the second side of the intermediate portion thereby forming an housing internal space within first and second housing portions and containing the intermediate portion and its features, such that the features are hermetically sealed within the housing relative to an external space that is outside the housing..
Heraeus Deutschland Gmbh & Co. Kg

Active telemetry response for hearing implants

An implantable processor arrangement is described for an active implantable medical device (aimd) system implanted under the skin of a patient. An implantable communications coil arrangement is configured for transdermal transfer of an implant communications signal.
Med-el Elektromedizinische Geraete Gmbh

Implantable electro-medical device programmable for improved operational life

A device for electrically stimulating one or more anatomical target sites in a patient and for use in the treatment of a plurality of biological conditions of the patient. The device has a pulse generator providing electrical stimulation to the anatomical target sites; a power source for powering the pulse generator; stimulator electrodes connected to the pulse generator for stimulating the anatomical target sites; one or more optional sensing electrodes for monitoring physiological parameters with reference to the anatomical target sites; and a microprocessor programmed to vary a plurality of therapy protocol parameters governing the electrical stimulation to thereby modify operational life parameters of the power source..
Endostim, 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.. .
Interrad Medical, Inc.

Therapy program modification based on a therapy field model

Techniques for modeling therapy fields for therapy delivered by medical devices are described. Each therapy field model is based on a set of therapy parameters and represents where therapy will propagate from the therapy system delivering therapy according to the set of therapy parameters.
Medtronic, Inc.

Protective medical device faceplate

Devices are provided that include a faceplate for a medical device. In embodiments, an identifier chip adapted to be affixed to an exterior portion of a faceplate provides a unique identifier for the faceplate.
Cerner Innovation, Inc.

Introducer set

An introducer set (1) for providing vascular access in a patient's body comprises an introducer sheath (10) and a dilator (20). The introducer sheath (10) has a tubular body (11) made of flexible material with a distal portion (12), a proximal portion (13) and an inner surface, the proximal portion (13) being configured to be inserted into a patients vessel to allow a medical device (100) to be inserted through the introducer sheath (10) into the patient's vessel.
Abiomed Europe Gmbh

Systems, devices, and methods for embedding drug molecules into medical catheters or tubes

The present disclosure relates to methods for embedding drug molecules into medical catheters, tubes, and other medical devices. The catheter, tube, or other medical device is capable of releasing drugs for extended periods of time.
Sparkmed Research, Llc

Medical device patient-ready tray assembly

A tray and means for connecting multiple devices and components of an electronic medical devices prior to delivery to patients. The tray allows patient monitoring systems to be pre-assembled and made patient-ready.

Paranasal sinus medical device and uses thereof

The present disclosure generally relates to the field of medical devices for treatment and diagnosis of paranasal sinus conditions and methods of using same. There is disclosed a device having a hollow shaft configured to be inserted into a paranasal sinus through a natural opening thereof.
Sinusafe Medical Ltd

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

Several embodiments are set forth of devices, systems and methods for modifying an atrial appendage such as a left atrial appendage (laa). In one embodiment, a medical device includes a frame member and a tissue growth member.
Coherex Medical, Inc.

Mesh suture with anti-roping characteristics

A medical device includes a surgical needle attached to a mesh suture having anti-roping elements. The suture is constructed of a flat macroporous mesh wall that facilitates and allows tissue integration subsequent to introduction to the body, thereby preventing suture pull-through and improving biocompatibility.
Advanced Suture, Inc.

Device and transcatheter heart valve repair under triangular resection technique

medical device for transcatheter heart valve repair comprising a grasping tweezer (1) and a plicating tweezer (2), said grasping tweezer (1) being adapted to grasp a leaflet rim (3) and said plicating tweezer (2) comprising two rotatable flaps (4,5) and a central shaft (6) around which said flaps (4,5) may rotate in a “butterfly manner”, in such a way that the plicating tweezer (2) may adopt a closed or an open configuration. The invention also relates to a method for using this medical device..
Epygon

Self-operable, non-invasive, non-contact bio-signal monitoring

Unique methods and bio-imaging systems are introduced herein for self-automated self-operable biomedical devices and methods for bio-signal monitoring, such as electrocardiograms (ecg), heart rate, and other vital signs, requiring no trained medical assistance or minimal assistance. In particular, methods and devices disclosed herein may require no dedicated medical resources, generate diagnostic quality results, and provide for motion artifact correction without inducing discomfort or irritation.
Washington State University

Method and system for tracking a person in a medical room

A method for tracking the position of a person in an environment, such as a medical room, relative to a medical device is presented. The method comprises identifying the position of a medical device in the environment, providing a mobile device in the vicinity of a person in the environment, the mobile device configured to follow movement of the person in the environment, and identifying the position of the mobile device in the environment by using at least one stationary device.
General Electric Company

Insertion of medical devices through non-orthogonal and orthogonal trajectories within the cranium and methods of using

The invention comprises an elongated device adapted for insertion, including self-insertion, through the body, especially the skull. The device has at least one effector or sensor and is configured to permit implantation of multiple functional components through a single entry site into the skull by directing the components at different angles.

Method and medical diagnosis based on the tissue stiffness

The present disclosure includes a medical device which can assist in detecting tissue properties. For example, the present disclosure includes a medical device which can detect biological properties associated with the health of a patient and the tissue being examined, as well as cancerous tissue for detecting cancer in a patient.
Augmented Medical Intelligence Labs, Inc.

Internet-linked ultrasonic network for medical devices

A system and method is provided for transmitting signals ultrasonically among a network of implantable and wearable biological devices. The devices includes one or more implantable nodes, which include a sensing and/or actuating unit, at least one gateway node, and at least one access point node.
Northeastern University

Predictive medication safety

Methods for facilitating safe use of a medical item are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first identifier for a medical entity located in an institution.
Carefusion 303, Inc.

Patient support apparatus having data collection and communication capability

A system and method for collecting, communicating, displaying, and/or analyzing data from multiple medical devices is disclosed. The system includes a local data collection module and a number of medical device adapters.
Hill-rom Services, Inc.

Method for providing a medical information system, and motor vehicle

The invention relates to a method for providing a medical information of a vehicle occupant of a motor vehicle and/or of a medical device of the vehicle occupant, in which a signal comprising the medical information is transferred wirelessly to equipment arranged in the motor vehicle, wherein the medical information is transmitted wirelessly from the equipment to the apparatus external to the motor vehicle.. .
Audi Ag

System and rapid analysis of polymer additives

The subject technology is directed to a co2-based chromatography system and method for rapid determination of the levels and/or the presence or absence of polymer additives (pas) leachable or extractable from packing materials or implantable medical devices.. .
Waters Technologies Corporation

Wearable cardiac defibrillator (wcd) poking the patient when not ready for use

A wearable medical device includes a garment and a medical device. The medical device has a functionality that can transition between an operative state and an inoperative state.
West Affum Holdings Corp.

Implantable medical device housing having polymer coating

One aspect provides a housing for an implantable medical device, the housing including a metal substrate having an external surface, and a polymer coating disposed on the external surface of the metal housing, the polymer coating comprising at least one layer of polymer material.. .
Heraeus Deutschland Gmbh & Co. Kg

Active implantable medical device for the diagnosis of cardiac decompensation

The disclosure relates to a device including a plurality of electrodes for stimulation of both ventricles with application of an atrioventricular delay and of an interventricular delay, a processor configured to multidimensionally measure an interventricular conduction delay, and monitor the evolution of a patient's condition. For the multidimensional measurement of the interventricular conduction delay, the device produces stimulation of one of the ventricles and collects, in the other ventricle, two endocardial electrogram signals on separate respective channels, giving two respective temporal components.
Sorin Crm Sas

Active implantable medical device for detecting a remodeling or reverse remodeling phenomenon of the patient

According to some embodiments, a device operates by comparative morphological analysis of depolarization signals collected in spontaneous rhythm on separate respective channels, with two temporal components combined into a single 2d parametric vgm vectogram characteristic. Similarity quantification methods evaluate a variation over time of a descriptor parameter of a current vgm compared to a stored previous reference vgm.
Sorin Crm Sas

Delivery systems for implantable medical devices, and associated tethering assemblies and methods

A delivery system for an implantable medical device includes a tool and a tethering member extending side-by-side within an inner shaft thereof; the tool extends within a first lumen, being in sliding engagement therein, and includes a distal end coupling feature that protrudes from a distal end of the inner shaft; and the tethering member has a first segment extending within a second lumen, and a second segment extending from the first segment and distally from the distal end of the inner shaft to an end of the tethering member, which is configured to engage with a holding member of the device, and with which the coupling feature of the tool is configured to couple. A retainer may be joined to another end of the tethering member that protrudes from a proximal port of the system..
Medtronic, Inc.

System and implantable medical device lead shielding

An implantable medical device (imd) can include a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (icd). Various portions of the imd, such as a device body, a lead body, or a lead tip, can be provided to reduce or dissipate a current and heat induced by various external environmental factors.
Medtronic, Inc.

Surgical tool

Presented herein are dual-function surgical tools for insertion of implantable stimulating assemblies, such as intra-cochlear stimulating assemblies. In addition to facilitating intra-operative positioning of a stimulating assembly within a recipient (e.g., operating to guide the stimulating assembly of an implantable medical device into position), the surgical tool also includes a plurality of electrodes configured to apply an electroporation electrical field to a recipient's nerve cells to enable introduction of treatment substance into the nerve cells..

Blood control iv catheter with stationary septum activator

A system and method is provided for applying an anti-pathogenic material to various surfaces of a medical device, wherein the method includes identifying various surfaces of the medical tests which include noncritical dimensions, and limiting the application of the anti-pathogenic material to those surfaces. Some aspects of the invention further include the application of an anti-pathogenic lubricant material to various parts or components of a medical device to reduce friction..
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Connector and medical device set

A connector includes: a male connector portion; a first female connector portion; and a second female connector portion. The connector defines a flow path therein.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

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.

Endotracheal tube for mechanical ventilation

The present invention relates generally to medical devices, methods, and kits. More particularly, the present invention relates to improved endotracheal tubes or patient ventilation tubes which prevent the leakage of proximal secretions to the distal airways..
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Multi-way valve for a medical instrument

A medical device is provided comprising a first port; a second port in fluid communication with the first port; and a third port in selective fluid communication with both the first port and the second port; a sealing membrane disposed between the third port and both the first port and the second port, the sealing membrane is configured to move between a first position preventing fluid communication between the third port and both the first port and the second port and a second position allowing fluid communication between the third port and the first port, wherein movement of a fluid supplied to the medical device at the third port moves the sealing membrane from the first position to the second position.. .
Gyrus Acmi, Inc. D/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Pharmaceutical compositions and device methods for treatment of proliferative diseases

A coating layer of two hydrophobic drugs applied to an exterior surface of a medical device or substrate and a polymer blend carrier for the pharmaceutically active agents.. .

Antimicrobial coatings for medical devices

Antimicrobial formulations and coatings for medical devices and processes therefor are disclosed. The formulations include at least one water permeable polymer with at least one antimicrobial agent in a liquid medium and are prepared by wet milling the components and can form antimicrobial coatings having uniformly dispersed particles having an average size of no greater than 50 microns..
Covidien Lp

Medical device for performing ileostomies and/or jejunostomies

A medical device for performing ileostomies and/or jejunostomies, includes a tubular element defining a transit channel having a plurality of entry openings for the faeces, insertable inside the intestine of a patient, and an exit opening for the faeces, positionable outside the intestine. The tubular element includes a first section having the entry openings and a second section having the exit opening.
Sidam S.r.l.

Systems and methods for using perfluorocarbons to remove gases from medical devices

Systems and methods are provided for removing air from a medical device, such as a stent-graft and/or its delivery device. In an exemplary embodiment, the stent-graft or its delivery system or both are exposed to perfluorocarbon, by immersing the stent-graft or flushing the delivery device to remove air from the stent-graft.

Insertion tools for medical devices and methods for using

The disclosure provides insertion tools and articles that facilitate entry of a medical device, such as a balloon catheter, into the body. In embodiments the insertion tools have an elongate hollow body (50) that is able to protect a portion of a medical device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, during an insertion procedure.
Surmodics, Inc.

Medical device packaging

Packaging (4) for an injection device (6, 92), the packaging comprising: a compartment (32) forming a recess configured to house the injection device therein, the compartment extending in a longitudinal direction, a depth direction, and having a variable lateral width to accommodate the injection device; a first sidewall (54) extending in the depth direction and longitudinal direction contiguous a portion of the compartment; and a lip (56) adjoining the sidewall and said portion of the compartment, wherein the first sidewall is arranged within a field of width of the compartment, the lip arranged at a height (h) from a base of said portion of the compartment, such that the lip and first sidewall prevent user gripping of a housed injection device at said portion of the compartment.. .
Teva Pharmaceuticals International Gmbh

Medical device

A medical device is described having a handle and an end effector coupled to the handle. The end effector has at least one electrode for providing electrical signals to a tissue or vessel to be treated.
Ethicon Llc

Vaginal surgical apparatus

This invention relates generally to a medical device, and more specifically, to a vaginal surgical apparatus. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an elongated handle portion having a first end and a second end; a vaginal manipulator probe that is at least partly insertable into a vagina, the vaginal manipulator probe extending from the elongated handle portion and including an arcuate end portion that is curved away from a longitudinal axis of the vaginal manipulator probe to a tip, the arcuate end portion including a channel that has a diameter that accommodates a cervix therewithin, the tip defined by distention that increases a cross-sectional height between a bottom surface and a top surface of the vaginal manipulator probe; and a disk that is movable along at least a portion of a length of the vaginal manipulator probe..

Short-bevel non-coring needle

A non-coring needle for use in accessing an implanted medical device is disclosed. The non-coring needle is configured so as to include a compact bevel face relative to standard non-coring needles.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Medical devices having coaxial cannulae

The disclosure relates to medical devices comprising coaxial cannulae. A medical device includes an outer cannula and a coaxial inner cannula that is secure to the inner cannula.

Implantable medical device with lumen constriction

An implantable medical device includes a support structure which is twistable in a longitudinal direction of the device. A sleeve of filter or occluding material is attached to the ends of the structure.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Double sided occlusive device

This application discloses an occlusive device that includes a frame movable between a deliver condition and a blocking condition, the frame including a center region, a plurality of distal arms, a plurality of proximal arms, where both the distal and proximal arms curve away from the center region, with flexible sheet material couple to both the distal and proximal arms that block a lumen when the frame is in the blocking condition. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the occlusive device and a medical device incorporating the occlusive device..
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Drug coated balloons and techniques for increasing vascular permeability

The present disclosure is directed toward drug coated balloons, and in particular to drug coated balloons having a microcrystalline structure and techniques for increasing vascular permeability for drug application and retention. Particular aspects may be directed to a medical device including a balloon having an outer surface, and a drug coating layer on the outer surface of the balloon.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Multi-layer alarming

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless patient monitoring are described. The methods, systems, and devices, provide a multi-layer alarm having multiple layers that indicate information associated with a patient being monitored by medical devices.
Covidien Lp

Method of fabricating implantable medical devices from a polymer coupon that is bonded to a rigid substrate

Plural medical device formed from one or more layers of thin film polymer are assembled from a single polymer coupon. Initially the coupon is bonded to a rigid substrate.
Stryker Corporation

System and methods to locate an implanted medical device

A system includes a sensor array having a plurality of sensors. Each sensor is coupled to circuitry configured to receive sensing signals from the plurality of sensors in the sensor array, where the sensing signals include a parameter indicating presence of an implantable medical device (imd).
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Embedded biosensors for anatomic positioning and continuous location tracking and analysis of medical devices

The present invention is directed to a miniaturized biosensor and nanotechnology which is embedded in a variety of medical devices which can be used for real-time device location tracking and analysis, for the purpose of optimizing device positioning both at the time of initial placement and throughout its clinical use (i.e., device continuum). The continuously acquired device-specific standardized data is then transmitted through wireless communication networks to provide continuous feedback and alerts to authorized clinical providers as to device positioning, clinical performance, and presence of pathology..

Dynamic announcing for creation of wireless communication connections

Example electronic devices, including but not limited to implantable medical devices, and methods employing dynamic announcing for creation of wireless communication connections are disclosed herein. In an example, an electronic device includes a wireless communication interface to transmit announcement signals for creating a wireless communication connection with the external device.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Ultrasonic transducer and ultrasonic medical device

An ultrasonic transducer includes: two metal blocks; a plurality of piezoelectric elements having rectangular surfaces and stacked between the metal blocks; and bonding materials bonding the metal block and the piezoelectric element and the piezoelectric elements to each other. Thermal expansion coefficients in the diagonal directions from the center of the surface of the piezoelectric element to the four corners thereof are equal to each other..
Olympus Corporation

Medical image data processing system and method

A medical image data processing system comprising processing circuitry configured to receive three-dimensional medical imaging data; and process the three-dimensional medical imaging data to generate using a virtual light source an image for display, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to vary at least one parameter relevant to the virtual light source in dependence on at least one of a position of a medical device inserted into a human or animal body, a position of a viewing point for virtual endoscopic imaging, and the progress of a procedure.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Medical devices and related event pattern treatment recommendation methods

Infusion devices and related patient management systems and methods are provided. An exemplary method of presenting information pertaining to operation of an infusion device to deliver fluid to a body of a patient involves identifying a plurality of event patterns within different monitoring periods based on measurement values for the patient's condition, prioritizing the identified event patterns based on one or more prioritization criteria, filtering the prioritized list of identified event patterns based on one or more filtering criteria, and then providing a respective pattern guidance display for each identified event pattern remaining in the filtered prioritized list.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Intelligent patient monitor mount

Data that is derived from a medical device connected to or communicating with, a patient monitor mount, is detected by the patient monitor mount. The data is monitored for events associated with the medical device.
Draeger Medical Systems, Inc.

Laser-direct structuring of polymeric films and sheets and methods of making

This disclosure relates to materials prepared using a laser-direct structuring (lds) method. The lds materials of the present disclosure comprise polymeric film or polymeric sheet structures containing a lds additive and which can undergo laser-direct structuring and chemical plating to form conductive paths on their surface.
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

External charger for an implantable medical device for determining position using phase angle or a plurality of parameters as determined from at least one sense coil

A charging system for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable. The charging coil is preferably a wire winding, while the sense coils are preferably formed in one or more traces of a circuit board.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device for adjusting charging power based on determined position using at least one sense coil

A charging system for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable. The charging coil is preferably a wire winding, while the sense coils are preferably formed in one or more traces of a circuit board.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device for determining position and optimizing power transmission using resonant frequency as determined from at least one sense coil

A charging system for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils. The charging coil and one or more sense coils are preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device having alignment and centering capabilities

A charging system for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils. The charging coil and one or more sense coils are preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device having at least one sense coil concentric with a charging coil for determining position

A charging system for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed having a charging coil and one or more sense coils. The charging coil and one or more sense coils are preferably housed in a charging coil assembly coupled to an electronics module by a cable.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger for an implantable medical device having a multi-layer magnetic shield

An external charger for an implantable medical device (imd) includes a multi-layer shield to direct the magnetic field generated by its charging coil towards the imd. Each of the shield's multiple layers includes a ferromagnetic material that increases the permeance of the magnetic field's flux paths.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Split coil for uniform magnetic field generation from an external charger for an implantable medical device

A charging system for an implantable medical device (imd) includes a split charging coil for generating a magnetic field to provide power to the imd. The split charging coil includes a first coil portion and a second coil portion, each of which can be formed as a mechanical winding of an insulated conductor.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Multi-conductor cable in an external charger for an implantable medical device

A charging system for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed. The charging system features an electronics module connected to a charging coil by a cable.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Method and system to determine capture thresholds

Computer implemented methods and systems are provided for automatically determining capture thresholds for an implantable medical device equipped for cardiac stimulus pacing using a multi-pole left ventricular (lv) lead. The methods and systems measures a base capture threshold for a base pacing vector utilizing stimulation pulses varied over at least a portion of an outer test range.
Pacesetter, Inc.

System and interleaved neurostimulation

A system and method are provided to deliver interleaved stimulation to nerve tissue of interest. The system and method comprises an array of stimulation electrodes.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Manufacturing an electrode array for a stimulating medical device

A method of forming an electrode array is disclosed, the method comprising: forming an elongate comb structure comprising a plurality of longitudinally-spaced electrode contacts extending from and supported by a spine; electrically connecting each of a plurality of electrically conductive pathways to a respective one of the plurality of electrode contacts; placing the conductive pathways adjacent the contacts; placing silicone over the conductive pathways and contacts; curing the silicone so as to substantially retain the longitudinal spacing between neighboring contacts; and severing the spine from the plurality of electrode contacts.. .

Laser generated surface finishes for implantable medical devices and electrodes

A method of preparing an electrode for use with an implantable medical device, the electrode including a titanium surface, the method including: maintaining a nitrogen gas environment proximate to the titanium surface, delivering energy to a portion of the titanium surface, modifying the portion of the titanium surface with the energy delivered to the titanium surface, and forming titanium nitride by reacting titanium at the portion of the titanium surface with nitrogen from the nitrogen gas environment. Modifying includes increasing a surface area of the portion of the titanium surface, and removing titanium from the portion of the titanium surface.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Hemostasis sealing device with constriction ring

Aspects herein relate to a medical device for providing a leak-resistant seal for use in a vascular access device. In various embodiments, a device for vascular access hemostasis is included.
Surmodics, Inc.

Apparatus and methods facilitating the repositioning of implanted medical devices

Dislodging an anchor sleeve from an implanted device may be accomplished with a tool that includes a support portion and a sleeve dislodging element, wherein a collar of the support portion engages a distal end of the anchor sleeve while the dislodging element, positioned at a proximal end of the sleeve, is moved toward the collar to dislodge the anchor sleeve. The tool preferably includes a handle member held in sliding engagement with a base member, for example, by a snap-fit, wherein the support portion is part of the handle member, and a distal segment of the base member is terminated by the dislodging element.
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device management system

A medical device or catheter management system comprises several layers where a top layer has one or more channels to receive one or more elongated medical devices or members and a bottom layer comprises adhesive to secure the catheter management system to a patient or other secure site in the operating field. A firm upper surface causes the elongated medical devices or members to stay in the channels, whereas a firm inner layer facilitates maintaining the shape of the catheter management system and providing resistance for an operator to easily release an elongated medical device or member..
Nexus Control Systems, Llc

Steerable medical device, and use of a pull wire ring therein

The invention addresses the problem of limited functionality of the distal end of a steerable medical device due to the presence of the pull wire ring in the distal end portion. It relates to a steerable medical device (1) comprising a pull wire ring (100a-e) for imparting a bending movement on the steerable medical device.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Medical device

Apparatuses of the type broadly applicable to numerous medical applications in which it is desirable to insert one or more steerable or non-steerable catheters or similar devices into a working channel of an associated device, such as an endoscope, catheter, etc., or passageway of a patient, are disclosed. The apparatuses may include catheters having a dedicated guide wire channel and one or more of the following: viewing capabilities, a working channel, and auxiliary channels, such as insufflation/irrigation channels.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Infection resistant surfaces for devices

This disclosure is directed to a medical device including a surface that has been roughened to provide a roughened surface that inhibits the adhesion of microorganisms on the roughened surface.. .
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Medical device and process for alarm organization

A medical device is provided with an alarm organization. A process for alarm organization of a medical device is also provided.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Lock out member with different cross sections

An apparatus is presented comprising a lock out member configured to be implemented into a medical device, in particular a dispense interface, attachable to a second medical device, in particular a main body, wherein said lock out member is configured to prevent a second attachment of said medical device to said second medical device, wherein said lock out member has at least a first area with a first cross-sectional area, wherein said lock out member has at least a second area having a second cross-sectional area smaller than the first cross-sectional area, such that an electric resistance is defined between opposite ends of the lockout member and wherein said lock out member, at least in the second area, is made of a conductive material.. .
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

Method and wetting internal fluid path surfaces of a fluid port to increase ultrasonic signal transmission

A method for readying a fluid sensor associated with a medical device includes attaching a flow restrictor to a fluid outlet of the fluid sensor. The fluid sensor includes a fluid channel, a fluid inlet at a first end of the fluid channel configured to couple to an outlet of an administrable fluid source, and the fluid outlet at a second end of the fluid channel.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Instructional medical treatment system

The present invention discloses an appliance for administering medical treatment to a person, as well as methods of using the appliance. In various embodiments, the appliance may be comprised of a medical device, an electronic processor, an electronic display (such as a liquid crystal display (lcd)), an audio output device (such as a piezoelectric speaker/microphone), electronic controls for controlling the operation of the electronic processor, and an electronic input receptacle (such as a dvd drive or usb port) adapted to receive and electronically access an electronic storage device (such as a dvd or flash memory device).
Bluesky Medical Group, Inc.

Biodegradable alloy wire for medical devices

A bioabsorbable wire material includes manganese (mn) and iron (fe). One or more additional constituent materials (x) are added to control corrosion in an in vivo environment and, in particular, to prevent and/or substantially reduce the potential for pitting corrosion.
Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp

Medical device coating with a biocompatible layer

Medical devices with a hydrogel layer covalently attached to a portion of the outer surface of the medical device are provided along with methods for applying the coating. The hydrogel layer can include a first polymer species comprising polyethylene glycol (peg) and a second polymer species.
Tangible Science, Llc

Drug composition and coating

According to the invention there is provided inter alfa a medical device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a tissue, the device having a solid surfactant-free particulate coating layer applied to a surface of the device, the coating layer comprising a therapeutic agent and at least one non-polymeric organic additive which is hydrolytically stable; wherein at least a proportion of the particulate coating layer comprising the therapeutic agent and the at least one organic additive melts as a single phase at a lower temperature than the melting point of the therapeutic agent and the at least one organic additive when in pure form; wherein the therapeutic agent is paclitaxel; and wherein the therapeutic agent, when formulated in the coating layer, is stable to sterilization.. .
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Hydrophilization and antifouling of enhanced metal surfaces

A coating for a roughened metal surface of an implantable medical device includes a poly(ethylene glycol) disposed on at least a portion of the roughened metal surface, wherein the poly(ethylene glycol) is covalently bonded directly to the roughened metal surface.. .
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Spinal fusion implant and related methods

The present invention relates generally to medical devices and methods for use in spinal surgery. In particular, the disclosed system relates to an intervertebral spinal implant assembly sized and dimensioned for the lumbar or cervical spine implantable via an anterior approach.

Device and performing cerclage sacrocervicopexy

A medical device and method of use comprising a base portion having a length extending from proximal end and a distal end and a width extending from a first side to a laterally opposed second side. At least one arm extending from at least one of the first or second sides, the at least one arm extending a distance greater than the width of the base portion.
Gyneapex Surgical, Llc

Cleaning system for reprocessing medical devices

A cleaning fixture for cleaning a medical device includes a shaft receiving portion configured to receive a shaft and an end effector assembly of the medical device. The shaft receiving portion includes a nozzle disposed towards a distal end of the shaft receiving portion such that the nozzle is positioned adjacent the end effector assembly of the medical device upon receipt of the shaft and end effector assembly of the medical device within the shaft receiving portion.
Covidien Lp

Medical device navigation system

A system for navigating a medical device is provided. In one embodiment, a magnetic field generator assembly generates a magnetic field.
Mediguide Ltd.

Virtual 4d stent implantation path assessment

Systems and techniques for virtual assessment of an implantation path for a medical device are presented. A system can analyze multi-dimensional medical imaging data regarding a patient body and a lesion area, generate a set of paths to reach the lesion area for deployment of a medical device, rank the set of paths to reach the lesion area, and recommend a subset of the paths for deployment of the medical device.
General Electric Company

Retrieval device and related methods of use

A medical device and a method for manipulating a tissue are disclosed. The medical device includes two or more bars, a snare loop and a constricting element.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Loupe display

A system and method for providing image guidance for placement of one or more medical devices at a target location. The system can determine one or more intersections between a medical device and an image region based at least in part on first emplacement data and second emplacement data.
Inneroptic Technology, Inc.

Filtering patient signal also for ventilation artifacts

In embodiments, an external medical device is intended to care for a patient. If it receives an input that signifies that ventilation artifact is present in a signal of the patient, it transmits a corrective signal responsive to the received input.
Physio-control, Inc.

Using multiple diagnostic parameters for predicting heart failure events

Techniques for using multiple physiological parameters to provide an early warning for worsening heart failure are described. A medical device monitors a primary diagnostic parameter that is indicative of worsening heart failure, such as intrathoracic impedance or pressure, and one or more secondary diagnostic parameters.
Medtronic, Inc.

Accessory medical device introduction endoscopes

An accessory device introduction system works in conjunction with an endoscope and enables more than one accessory device to be used at the same time. The system has a plurality of channels which only expand to accommodate said accessory device(s) when introduced.
University Hospitals Health System, Inc.

Methods and wireless biomedical device charging

Methods and apparatus to charge biomedical devices are described. In some examples, a biometric-based information communication system comprises biomedical devices with sensing means, wherein the sensing means produces a biometric result and wherein the biomedical device is charged with a wireless charging system.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Retaining device and using the same

A retaining device configured for retaining at least one medical device adjacent to a supporting surface. The retaining device includes a plate shaped holding portion defining a peripheral edge, a slot extending from the peripheral edge defining a loading channel, and communicating with an internal holding area.

Well-defined degradable poly(propylene fumarate) polymers and scalable methods for the synthesis thereof

The present invention provides a low molecular mass ppf polymer (and related methods) that is suitable for 3d printing and other polymer device fabrication modalities and can be made inexpensively in commercially reasonable quantities. These novel low molecular mass ppf polymers have a low molecular mass distribution (m) and a wide variety of potential uses, particularly as a component in resins for 3d printing of medical devices.
The Ohio State University

Dynamic patient-specific filtering of an activity signal within a beating heart

An implantable medical device includes an activity sensor, a pulse generator, and a control module. The control module is configured to determine activity metrics from the activity signal and determine an activity metric value at a predetermined percentile of the activity metrics.
Medtronic, Inc.

Neurostimulator with titration assist

A method of neurostimulation titration. The method includes setting titration parameters for an electrical signal delivered by an implantable medical device, initiating titration with the titration parameters and an aggressiveness profile, performing titration by increasing at least one of a current amplitude, a frequency, a pulse width or a duty cycle of the electrical signal until a threshold is reached or a side effect is detected, pausing the titration while waiting for commands from the patient or caregiver, and resuming the titration in response to receiving authorization from an external device..
Cyberonics, Inc.

Medical devices and methods of making medical devices

A medical device material impregnated with a combination of antimicrobial agents, the combination of antimicrobial agents comprising a first antimicrobial agent, the first antimicrobial agent being triclosan and at least a second antimicrobial agent, wherein the combination of antimicrobial agents provides the device material with antimicrobial activity and inhibition of resistant microbial mutations for of the order of, or greater than, 80 days.. .
University Of Nottingham

Implantable medical devices having double walled microspheres

An implantable medical device including at least one double-walled microsphere containing an active agent, and a biodegradable polymer layer containing the at least one double-walled microsphere.. .
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

Multilayer balloons

In some examples, a medical device includes a balloon inflatable to an inflated configuration. The balloon includes an outer layer coextruded on an inner layer.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Mitral prolapse valve restrictor

The present disclosure provides unique medical devices for treating prolapsing valves, as well as associated methods of forming and using those devices. The present disclosure provides cardiac valve implants configured to attach to or brace against patient tissue within the atrium..
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical device identification system

A medical device identification system includes an attachment feature including a plurality of spaced-apart elongate members configured for removable attachment to a medical device. The system also includes an identification feature connected to the attachment feature and having a surface for receiving identifying indicia related to the medical device..
Biopro, Inc.

Scannable optical identifier for use with implantable medical devices

Apparatus for identifying a patient, said apparatus comprising: a medical device for implantation into the patient; an optical identifier affixed to the device; wherein at least a portion of the optical identifier is radiopaque, whereby to generate a scannable x-ray image of the optical identifier when the medical device is imaged using x-ray.. .

Medical device packaging with power source

A system for charging an onboard battery of a medical device prior to use of the medical device may include a package configured to accommodate the medical device therein. A power source may be disposed relative to the package and may be capable of charging the onboard battery of the medical device prior to use of the medical device.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device and treatment method

A treatment method and medical device are disclosed for cutting a substance inside a body lumen. The medical device for cutting substances inside a body lumen, the medical device including a rotatable tubular drive shaft; a treatment member connected to a distal side of the drive shaft; an elongated tube extending through the drive shaft; and a bearing member connecting a distal side of the treatment member and the elongated tube..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical device may include a tool body and a handle. The handle may include a first body having a first coupling feature extending axially along the first body and a second body including a second coupling feature positioned within the first coupling feature.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Braided medical devices

A braided vaso-occlusive member formed out of first plurality of filaments interwoven with a second plurality of filaments, wherein filaments of the first plurality are helically wound in a first rotational direction along an elongate axis of the braided member, and filaments of the second plurality are wound in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction, such that filaments of the first plurality cross over and/or under filaments of the second plurality at each of a plurality cross-over locations axially spaced along the elongate axis of the braided member, wherein at each cross-over location, the filaments of the first plurality cross over at least two consecutive filaments of the second plurality, then cross under only a single filament of the second plurality, and then cross over at least two additional consecutive filaments of the second plurality.. .
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc

Multi-parameter prediction of acute cardiac episodes and attacks

In some examples, processing circuitry of a medical device system determines, for each of a plurality of patient parameters, a difference metric for a current period based on a value of a patient parameter determined for the current period and a value of the patient parameter determined for an immediately preceding period, and determines a score for the current period based on a sum of the difference metrics for at least some of the plurality of patient parameters. The processing circuitry determines a threshold for the current period based on scores determined for n periods that precede the current period, compares the score for the current period to the threshold, and determines whether to generate an alert indicating that an acute cardiac event of the patient, e.g., ventricular tachyarrhythmia, is predicted, and/or deliver a therapy configured to prevent the acute cardiac event, based on the comparison..
Medtronic, Inc.

Method and providing dynamic multi-stage signal amplification in a medical device

Methods and apparatus for providing multi-stage signal amplification in a medical telemetry system are provided.. .
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

Activity classification and communication system for wearable medical device

A method for transmitting activity information from a wearable medical device (101) to a patient monitoring system (105), wherein the method comprises generating an activity data packet, wherein the activity data packet comprises at least a first activity field indicative of a recent activity and a second activity field indicative of a past activity, and transmitting the activity data packet from the wearable medical device (101) to the patient monitoring system (105).. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Fingerprint enhanced authentication for medical devices in wireless networks

An infusion system to administer fluid is disclosed. The infusion system includes an infusion pump having a pump processor, a pump memory and a pump radio to enable bi-directional communication.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Medical device connection status monitoring

A computer configured to monitor medical device data for presentation on a user interface. The computer comprises a processing circuit and a network interface circuit configured to provide communications over a network.
Fenwal, Inc.

Medmobile device

The medmobile device (mmd), is a medical device or circuit, software, application or app, software program, or platform, that enables a smart phone, tablet, laptop, computer, or any other mobile computer device, to take mobilized blood pressure readings, temperature readings, pulse readings, heart readings (ekg/ecg), and other vital sign readings, of a patient located outside of a heath care facility; and to monitor, track, store, process, the patient's data or information. This is accomplished by a special software app or program installed on a smart phone, tablet, computer, or any other mobile computer device, network, or platform.
Mcleanics Technology Corporation

Pairing and synchronizing a mobile phone application with a handheld glucose meter

A diabetes management system includes a handheld medical device, a mobile computing device, and a diabetes management application. The handheld medical device is configured to determine, in response to a port receiving a test strip, whether an auto-send feature is enabled on the handheld medical device, determine whether the handheld medical device is paired with a mobile computing device, and selectively instruct a wireless transceiver to establish a wireless connection and communicate a glucose measurement and identifying information to the mobile computing device.
Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.

Methods of improving adhesion of non-di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate polyvinyl chloride to an acrylic- or abs-based polymer

The present disclosure provides methods of improving adhesion of a non-di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (dehp) plasticized polyvinyl chloride (pvc) to an acrylic-based polymer or an abs-based polymer. Such methods may comprise blending the acrylic-based polymer or abs-based polymer with an impact modifier so that a rubber content in the acrylic-based polymer or abs-based polymer is greater than 12% (w/w).
Baxter Healthcare Sa

Catheter tray, packaging system, instruction insert, and associated methods

A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray.
Medline Industries, Inc

Automated verification of mri compatibility of active implantable medical device

A system may include a processor configured to automatically obtain magnetic resonance imaging compatibility information relating to compatibility of an active implantable medical device implantable in a patient with an mri modality from at least two information sources. The processor may also be configured to automatically determine compatibility of the active implantable medical device with the magnetic resonance imaging modality based on the magnetic resonance imaging compatibility information..
Medtronic, Inc.

Intrusion resistant implantable medical device

Provided embodiments include a device, apparatus, system, computer program product, and method. A medical apparatus is provided.
Gearbox, Llc

Telemetry port for implanted medical device

A telemetry port for providing an open space in which an antenna may transmit and receive signals free from interference from the metal shell of an implantable medical device, the telemetry port includes a housing defining a void space for receiving an antenna. The void space is configured to provide the antenna with sufficient space such that the antenna does not contact the housing.
Precision Medical Devices, Inc.

Implantable medical device which may be controlled from central station

An implantable electrical stimulating device and system provides for a remote determination of the identity of the person in whom the stimulating device is implanted. The stimulating device may be a pacemaker, a defibrillator, another medical device or a non-medical device.

Medical devices, systems and methods utilizing permanent magnet and magnetizable feature

Systems, methods and devices are described including a medical device subassembly including a magnetic feature. Systems include such a catheter adapter subassembly or needle subassembly or guidewire introducer subassembly and a wire including a magnetic feature, and relative movement of the catheter adapter subassembly or needle subassembly or guidewire introducer subassembly and the wire can be determined using an magnetometer..
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Medical devices, systems and methods utilizing permanent magnet and magnetizable feature

Systems, methods and devices are described including a catheter adapter subassembly including a magnetic feature. Systems include such a catheter adapter subassembly and a needle subassembly including a magnetic feature, and relative movement of the catheter adapter subassembly and the needle subassembly can be determined using a magnetometer..
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Container for enclosing a medical device

A container for enclosing a medical device is disclosed, and in one form includes a flexible sheet bearing an adhesive layer which is deposited on a portion thereof, and wherein the flexible sheet can be folded or closed in a manner so as to create a cavity which receives a medical device therein, and which further allows a clinician to determine if the medical device has been accessed or tampered with by an unauthorized individual.. .

Laser texturing surface preparation for parylene coating adhesion

A process for coating parylene onto a metal surface, such as a medical device, that has been textured by a series of laser pulses. The laser pulses can be overlapping or rastered.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Smart sterilization tracker tag

In the present invention, a device, system and associated method is provided, as a compact, automated and self-contained data logger with capability of withstanding conditions used in sterilizing reusable medical device equipment/components. The device includes one or more sensors to automatically sense and store information on the parameters of various autoclave cycle(s) for the component associated with the tracking device and their respective timestamps of each autoclave cycle(s).
General Electric Company

Implantable oxygen generator and transporter

An implantable medical device is described. The implantable medical device includes a small molecule generator, a small molecule diffusor, and a cannula that connects the two.
Doheny Eye Institute

Medical methods and systems for skin treatment

The present invention generally relates to improved medical devices, systems, and methods, with exemplary embodiments providing improved cooling treatment probes and cooling treatment methods and systems. In some embodiments, freezing of the skin may be desirable to effect the hypopigmentation of the skin of the patient.
R2 Dermatology, Inc.

Implantable medical device for lubricating an artificial contacting surface

An apparatus for treating obesity of a patient having a stomach with a food cavity. The apparatus comprising a volume filling device adapted to be at least substantially invaginated by a stomach wall portion of the patient with the outer surface of the volume filling device resting against the stomach wall, such that the volume of the food cavity is reduced in size by a volume substantially exceeding the volume of the volume filling device.

Medical device introducer assembly particularly for branched medical devices

An introducer assembly includes a distal sheath and a proximal sheath. A splitting element is located at a proximal end of the distal sheath and is arranged to split the distal sheath in a distal direction, so as to deploy first a branch element of a medical device and thereafter the distal end of the medical device.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Method of uniform crimping and expansion of medical devices

A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes one or more balloon pressurization steps.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Medical device tray and forming the medical device tray

A medical device tray for carrying a plurality of medical devices includes: a base made of a substantially rigid material, the base forming at least one base through-hole; and a covering affixed to the base, the covering being made of a material which is softer than the substantially rigid material of the base, the covering forming at least one covering through-hole, the at least one base through-hole and the at least one covering through-hole cooperating to form at least one medical device tray through-hole configured for directly supporting a respective one of the plurality of medical devices.. .
Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.

Device handle for a medical device

A medical device and a treatment method are disclosed for cutting substances inside a body lumen. The medical device includes a rotatable tubular drive shaft; an elongated tube extended through the drive shaft; a bearing placed at the proximal end of elongated tube; and a rotation transmitting member fixed on an outer surface of the elongated tube, wherein the rotation transmitting member is movable between a proximal end of the drive shaft and the bearing..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Method and device for motion control of a mobile medical device

Collision-free movement of a mobile medical device, such as a mobile medical imaging device, in a room is controlled via a man-machine interface. A model of the room environment is created and displayed, together an actual position of the medical device.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Neuro attack prevention system, method, and apparatus

A portable biomedical device for detecting ischemic stroke in the brain. Its unique capability of enabling portability and compactness and being able to accommodate software that can resolve blood flow velocity measurements enable us to leverage multi-modality system benefits while using simple single modality instrumentation.
S Square Detect Medical Devices

Invasive medical devices including magnetic region and systems and methods

Devices, systems, and methods are described including an invasive medical device with a magnetic region. The magnetic region can include a discontinuity in the magnetic region providing a diameter transition, a plurality of spaced magnetic regions can be provided or the magnetic regions can be encoded with data.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Invasive medical devices including magnetic region and systems and methods

Devices, systems, and methods are described including an invasive medical device with a magnetic region. The magnetic region can include a discontinuity in the magnetic region providing a diameter transition, a plurality of spaced magnetic regions can be provided or the magnetic regions can be encoded with data.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Non-contact alarm volume reduction

A method and apparatus for providing a caregiver the capability of modifying the tone and volume of an audible alarm for a medical device based on non-contact methods.. .
Segars California Partners, Lp

Systems, apparatus, and methods for a medical device communication bridge

Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, apparatus, and methods for a medical device communication bridge. A medical device communication bridge can include a processor coupled to a memory, the memory operative to store a plurality of software modules including instructions executable on the processor; a first interface for coupling an output port of an existing government authority registered and approved medical device to the processor to enable the processor to receive measurement data from the medical device; a second interface for coupling a patient identification system to the processor to receive patient identification information associated with the measurement data; and a communications transceiver coupled to the processor and operable to transmit output information to a hospital network, the output information determined by the processor executing one or more of the software modules based on the measurement data and the patient identification information.
Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings Ag

Medical device with a twisting button giving the impression to be part of a display window

A medical device includes a housing that has a front face and a side face. The housing defines a window cavity on the front face and a button cavity in the side face.
Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.

Stress sensing device

A stress sensing device for a robot, a medical device, or a toy, for example, includes a substrate, a support structure, and stress sensing components. Each sensing component of the four disclosed stress sensing components comprises a first electrode, a piezoelectric material layer, and a second electrode.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Stabilizer wheel assembly and methods of use

Included is a stabilizer wheel assembly that may assist in stabilizing a medical device during a medical procedure. A medical device may comprise a body; and a plurality of stabilizer wheel assemblies coupled to the body, wherein the stabilizer wheel assemblies each comprise a motor assembly and a stabilization leg, wherein the motor assembly is configured to drive the stabilization leg onto a contact surface to stabilize the body..
Globus Medical, Inc.

Stand device responsive to force or movement, control device, and positioning the stand device

The invention relates to a stand device (1) for arranging in an operating room and for locally moving a medical device (20), comprising a braking device (50) having at least one brake (51) that is configured to adjust a degree of freedom of movement of the medical device (20) or a support system (10) holding the device, wherein the stand device (1) further comprises a control device (30) connected to the braking device (50) that is configured to evaluate an external force acting on the stand device (1) or a movement caused by the external force and configured to control the braking device (50) and to adjust the degree of freedom of movement. As a result, the medical device can be moved without operating a switch/pushbutton.
Ondal Medical Systems Gmbh





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