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Medical devices and related updating methods and systems
Apparatus are provided for medical devices and related operating systems and methods. An exemplary medical device includes a motor, one or more data storage elements to maintain control information, and a control module coupled to the motor and the one or more data storage elements.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.


Methods and apparatus to form separators for biocompatible energization elements for biomedical devices
Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some examples, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities composing active cathode chemistry.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.


Biodegradable metal alloys
The invention relates to biodegradable, metal alloy-containing compositions, methods for their preparation and applications for their use. The compositions include magnesium and other components, such as yttrium, calcium, silver, cerium, and zirconium; or zinc, silver, cerium, and zirconium; or aluminum, zinc, calcium, manganese, silver, yttrium; or strontium, calcium, zinc.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education


External defibrillation with automatic post-shock anti-tachycardia (apsat) pacing
A medical device such as an external defibrillator delivers electrical therapy using a special pulse sequence. The special pulse sequence includes a defibrillation shock that is automatically followed by a quick succession of automatic post-shock anti-tachycardia (apsat) pacing pulses.
West Affum Holdings Corp.


Implantable anchor locking mechanism
A anchor for an implantable medical device includes an anchor body and a locking member. The anchor body includes a first trough extending along a first axis.
Nuvectra Corporation


External powering of implantable medical device dependent on energy of provided therapy
An implantable medical device system includes an implantable medical device for providing stimulation therapy and two external power sources. A first external power source is used to power the implantable medical device when the stimulation therapy is low energy therapy.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation


Implantable medical device for providing chronic condition therapy and acute condition therapy using vagus nerve stimulation
Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for treating a medical condition in a patient using an implantable medical device (imd). The imd is capable of generating a first electrical signal for treating a medical condition, for example epilepsy.
Cyberonics, Inc.


Electrode fixation in interventional medical systems
An implantable medical device assembly includes a mounting structure, an electrode protruding from a surface of the structure, between opposing sides thereof, and tissue-penetrating fixation tines, each extending from a corresponding shoulder of the structure surface, adjacent to the opposing sides. In a relaxed condition, each tine extends away from the surface and then bends toward a proximal end of the structure and back toward the surface.
Medtronic, Inc.


Apparatus and navigating a medical device
The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for navigating a medical device into the body of a patient during an intracoronary or other medical procedure. In many embodiments, the present disclosure includes the use of a guidewire managing assembly that may be used in combination with a guidewire that includes a medical positioning system sensor.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.


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


Device and determining information related to a medical device

The invention relates to an apparatus (2, 3), comprising a mating unit (20-1, 20-2) for releasably attaching the apparatus (2) to a medical device (1) or for releasably receiving at least a part of the medical device (1). The apparatus (2, 3) further comprises one or more optical sensors (25, 26) and/or one or more acoustical sensors (27) for determining information related to a condition and/or use of the medical device (1).
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

Transcatheter device and system for the delivery of intracorporeal devices

An intracorporeal device for delivery into a patient is provided. The intracorporeal device includes a proximal end and a distal end.
Nuheart As

Bioabsorbable polymeric composition for a medical device

A crystallized bioabsorbable polymer scaffold comprises a polymer composition of poly (l-lactide-co-tri-methylene-carbonate) or poly (d-lactide-co-tri-methylene-carbonate) or poly (l-lactide-co-ϵ-caprolactone) or poly (d-lactide-co-ϵ-caprolactone) in the form of block copolymers of blocky copolymers, wherein the scaffold is cold-bendable.. .
Orbusneich Medical, Inc.

Medical devices and methods of use

Systems, and methods of disassembling systems that includes a medical device, a shaft that is optionally steerable, and a handle assembly. The methods can include providing a system after it has been exposed to a blood environment of a subject, disconnecting a medical device electrical contact from an electrical contact on the printed circuit board, moving the medical distally relative to the sheath and out of the distal end of the sheath, and cleaning at least a portion of the medical device..

Blood vessel sizing device

Medical devices and methods that provide for improved accuracy when positioning of a synthetic structure, such as a mems device or a stent, within a biological feature of a patient, such as a blood vessel, are disclosed. A blood vessel sizing device is configured for placement on the skin of a patient near a feature of interest (e.g.
Sizer Llc

Method and system for simulating surgical procedures

A system and method for converting static/still medical images of a particular patient into dynamic and interactive images interacting with medical tools including medical devices by coupling a model of tissue dynamics and tool characteristics to the patient specific imagery for simulating a medical procedure in an accurate and dynamic manner by coupling a model of tissue dynamics to patient specific imagery for simulating cerebral aneurysm clipping surgery.. .
Surgical Theater Llc

Systems and methods of performing medical procedures

A medical method is provided, including a medical device having a distal assembly including at least one electrode and at least one treatment element, the medical device generating information regarding at least one of a physiological measurement and an operational parameter of the medical device; a plurality of surface electrodes affixable to a skin of the patient, wherein the surface electrodes are in electrical communication with the distal assembly to obtain position information of the medical device; and a processor pairing the position information and the at least one of a physiological measurement and an operational parameter of the medical device.. .
Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Llc

Medical member and medical device

The medical member is assembled with an assembly unit, is movable relative to at least part of the assembly unit, and is provided with: a conductor including a plurality of curved portions and a through hole extending along a plane including the plurality of curved portions; and a coating portion integrally formed with the conductor in such a manner as to cover the periphery of the conductor and fill the interior of the through hole.. .

Detecting short circuits in electrosurgical medical devices

A control circuit for use with an electrosurgical system is disclosed. The control circuit is programmed to provide an electrosurgical signal comprising a plurality of pulses to first and second electrodes and receive a first reading of an impedance between the first and second electrodes.
Ethicon Llc

Device, kit and closure of a body lumen puncture

A medical device and method for closure of a puncture in a body lumen are disclosed. The device has an aggregate (10) of a support structure (20) and a substantially fluid tight patch member (30) attached thereto at an attachment unit (40).
Itso Medical Ab

Laser-induced thermal strain imaging system and method using implantable medical device, and implantable medical device for laser-induced thermal strain imaging

Disclosed is a laser-induced thermal strain imaging system and method using an implantable medical device, and the implantable medical device for laser-induced thermal strain imaging, the system including: a light source module emitting a laser beam; a light concentrating module concentrating the laser beam emitted from the light source module through an objective lens so as to enable the laser beam to enter an optical fiber; an ultrasound signal obtaining module provided with a scanning stage and the device, the ultrasound signal obtaining module emitting the laser beam received through the optical fiber to an image area and obtaining an ultrasound signal generated from the area; a pulse generating and ultrasound signal receiving module generating an ultrasound pulse being transmitted to the ultrasound signal obtaining module, and receiving and amplifying the signal; and a data obtaining module obtaining a thermal strain image through an algorithm by using the signal.. .
Postech Academy-industry Foundation

Method and system for superimposing virtual anatomical landmarks on an image

A system for superimposing virtual anatomical landmarks on an image includes a medical positioning system (mps) for producing location readings with respect to points within a region of interest in accordance with an output of a location sensor disposed in a medical device. A coordinate system of the mps is registered with an image coordinate system.
Mediguide Ltd.

Medication reminder toothbrush

A medical device has a receptacle and a toothbrush. The receptacle has a container and a closure.

System and medical device alarm management

Systems and methods of medical device alarm management include receiving alarm data from a plurality of medical devices. The alarm data includes a plurality of alarms from the plurality of medical devices.
General Electric Company

Method and system for control of an electromechanical medical device

A control system, a control method, and a computer readable medium having stored thereon a computer executable program code for controlling electromechanical medical devices is disclosed herein. The method comprises: receiving by a control system a sequence of symbols; translating the received sequence of symbols into a batch of commands parsable by an electronic controller of the electromechanical medical device; sending the batch of commands from the control system to the electromechanical device; and causing by the electronic controller the electromechanical medical device to execute the batch of commands on the electromechanical medical device..
Sap Se

Communications between a plurality of medical devices using time delays between communication pulses between symbols

Systems and methods for communicating between medical devices. In one example, an implantable medical device comprising may comprise one or more electrodes and a controller coupled to the electrodes.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Method and supplying energy to a medical device

An apparatus is disclosed, configured to control transmission of wireless energy supplied to an electrically operable medical device adapted to be implanted in a mammal patient. The apparatus comprises an external energy source adapted to be located outside the mammal patient and comprising an external control unit, wherein the external energy source is adapted to transmit wireless energy.

Medical device connector for coupling electrodes

An electrode assembly for patient monitoring and treatment can include an electrode configured to be worn by a patient to provide at least one of monitoring a cardiac function of the patient and delivering a treatment for cardiac arrhythmia to the patient; and a first connector connected to and in communication with the electrode, the first connector including a male connection portion. The male connection portion is configured to engage a second connector to form a mating engagement between the first connector and the second connector.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Modular medical device catheter system

A modular medical device catheter including a parent module and an adapter module. An attachment mechanism couples the adapter module to a surface of an inner lumen of the parent module.
Covellus Llc

Antimicrobial wraps for medical implants

Biodegradable antimicrobial films are provided that are solid at room temperature and substantially liquefy in situ after implantation into a mammal, such as a human patient. Methods of using the films to cover a medical device, such as a breast implant, prior to insertion into a subject are also provided..
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Ophthalmic drug sustained release formulation and uses thereof

A solid matrix sustained release ophthalmic formulation for topical delivery of a solid ophthalmic drug to the eye, medical devices, drug cores, drug inserts and drug delivery systems comprising the formulation, methods of manufacturing the formulation, medical devices and their methods thereof for delivering the ophthalmic drug for a treatment period provided herein. The formulation disclosed herein is an admixture of an ophthalmic drug, and a combination of a hydrophobic polymer, a hydrophilic polymer and a surfactant, wherein the drug is eluted daily over an extended period of time at therapeutic dose of drug..
Mati Therapeutics Inc.

Systems and methods for monitoring a subject's effective use of a self-contained portable positionable oscillating motor array

In some embodiments, a method may include monitoring use of a medical device. The method may include positioning a wearable harness of a medical device on a subject.
International Biophysics Corporation

Medical device delivery

A stent delivery assembly can include a stent, a tube, a shaft slidably disposed within the tube, and an engagement member on the shaft. The engagement member is operable via the shaft so as to facilitate manipulation of the stent via the shaft.
Covidien Lp

Double ended intravascular medical device

An intravascular medical device including an elongated member configured to be advanced along a vascular path of a patient, the elongated member having opposite first and second ends, the first end and second ends both being adapted for intravascular insertion, and the first end having a different structure than the second end. The elongated member has sufficient flexibility to be advanced through a human vasculature.
Covidien Lp

Containers for medical devices

A container for a medical device having a housing defining a cavity for receiving a device, such as a lung volume reduction coil, is disclosed. In some embodiments, the container includes a coupling zone external to the cavity, an exit aperture between the cavity and the coupling zone, and a bearing surface located within the cavity, the bearing surface, exit aperture and coupling zone defining an exit path along which the device can be moved for deployment from the container.
Pneumrx, Inc.

Systems and methods for determining an abnormal glycemic event using surrogates for glucose

Systems and methods for determining an abnormal glycemic event using surrogates for glucose are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a medical system includes a medical device associated with a subject and a processor communicatively coupled to the medical device.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Method, system, and apparauts for remotely controlling and monitoring an electronic device

In one embodiment, a system, method, and apparatus are provided which enable remote monitoring and control of a patient's wearable medical device. The wearable medical device may collect bodily data that characterizes their condition and transmits such data to an electronic device viewable by a remote party such as a physician, close family member or friend, or other party communicatively linked in a treatment network.

Tissue retraction device

The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices which lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstruction of dissection tools.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Device, illuminating a structure of interest inside a human or animal body

A medical system for illuminating a structure of interest inside a human or animal body, the medical system comprising: i) a medical device comprising a controllable light source according to any of the preceding claims, characterized in that said medical system comprises: ii) a control unit for generating a control signal for controlling the controllable light source, wherein the control unit comprises, iii) a receiving unit configured to receive data of the human or animal body, iv) a further receiving unit (266, 366) configured to receive stored information from a memory (261, 361), said memory configured for storing information as to i) a depth of a structure of interest (220, 320) within a tissue and/or a cavity of the human or animal body, and ii) the wavelength, or range of wavelengths suitable for illuminating the structure of interest (220, 320) based on the depth of said structure of interest (220, 320) within the tissue and/or the cavity, whereby the control unit is arranged to generate, based on the received data and stored information, a control signal capable of being received by the controllable light source so that said controllable light source illuminates the structure of interest at a wavelength, or a range of wavelengths suitable to illuminate the structure of interest.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Low profile endoscope

An endoscope and a vision system including the endoscope and an electrical-light connector are provided. A distal tip of the endoscope includes a lens and image device.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Animal olfactory detection of disease as control for health metrics collected by medical toilet

We disclose a medical toilet that comprises one or more medical devices and a control for the metrics they collect. The medical devices may be used to collect metrics relevant to a user's health status.

Battery for medical devices with removable power cartridges

System for charging portable medical devices, the system comprising a battery, which comprises a case and a power cartridge. The case comprises a circuit board, a plug, and a display unit.

Drug delivery system and manufacturing thereof

An apparatus and method provided a drug layer formed on a surface region of a medical device, the drug layer comprised of a drug deposition and a carbonized or densified layer formed from the drug deposition by irradiation on an outer surface of the drug deposition, wherein the carbonized or densified layer does not penetrate through the drug deposition and is adapted to release drug from the drug deposition at a predetermined rate.. .

High sensitivity medical device and manufacturing thereof

A sensing device able to do concurrent real time detection of different kinds of specimens of living beings, chemical, biomolecule agents, or biological cells and their respective concentrations using optical principles. The sensing system can be produced at a low cost (below $1.00) and in a small size (˜1 cm3).
Banpil Photonics, Inc.

Enhancing bond strength of medical devices

Components of medical devices include polypropylene-poly(ethylene oxide) amphiphilic graft copolymers (pp-g-peo) in their base polymer formulations. The base polymeric formulations comprise at least a polymer or co-polymer of propylene.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Breathable films with microbial barrier properties

Films for medical devices and/or packaging include polyethylene-poly(ethylene oxide) amphiphilic graft copolymers (pe-g-peo) in their base polymer formulations of polyethylene and poly(ethylene oxide). The films may be treated to include a nitric-oxide releasing agent incorporated into the pe-g-peo.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Enhancing bond strength of medical devices

Components of medical devices include polyethylene-poly(ethylene oxide) amphiphilic graft copolymers (pe-g-peo) in their base polymer formulations. The base polymeric formulations comprise at least a polymer or co-polymer of ethylene.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Brain stimulation programming

A programming system allows a user to program therapy parameter values for therapy delivered by a medical device by specifying a desired therapeutic outcome. In an example, the programming system presents a model of a brain network associated with a patient condition to the user.
Medtronic, Inc.

Enabling and disabling anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing in a concomitant medical device system

An implantable medical device comprising a signal generator configured to generate and deliver anti-tachyarrhythmia pacing (atp) to a heart of a patient and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect an enable event, responsive to detecting the enable event, enable the delivery of atp by the signal generator, detect a disable event indicating that another implantable medical device cannot be relied upon to deliver an anti-tachyarrhythmia shock, and responsive to detecting the disable event, disable delivery of atp..
Medtronic, Inc.

Method for controlling flow in a bodily organ

A method for treating a male impotent patient, the method comprising the steps of cutting the skin of the patient, inserting a dissecting tool and dissecting an area of at least one portion of a tissue wall of a penile portion, and placing a medical device. The medical device comprises a constriction device configured to gently constrict the penile portion to restrict the blood flow leaving the penis, and a stimulation device configured to stimulate the penile portion constricted by the constriction device to at least further restrict the blood flow leaving the penis to achieve erection..

Injection catheter

An example medical device and method of use is disclosed. An example medical device includes a catheter having a distal end region, a proximal end region and a lumen extending therein.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Sealed packages containing a medical device

A sealed package containing a medical device, such as a syringe, that has a predefined centre of mass. The package may include a cavity containing the device and a removable backing that seals the device inside the cavity.
Conceptomed As

Medical device balloons with improved strength properties and processes for producing same

A tubular parison for forming a medical device balloon. The parison is formed of a polymeric material, for instance a thermoplastic elastomer.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Amine-functionalized polymeric compositions for medical devices

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

Iron platinum particles for adherence of biologics on medical implants

It has been discovered that iron-platinum ferromagnetic particles can be dispersed in a polymer and coated into or onto, or directly linked to or embedded on to, medical devices and magnetized. The magnetized devices are used to attract, capture, and/or retain magnetically labeled cells on the surface of the device in vivo.
Queen Mary University Of London

Pouches with multi-layer walls for improved durability and protection medical devices

A flexible, sterilizable pouch includes a first wall coupled to a second wall and a cavity defined between the first wall and the second wall. The cavity is configured to receive a medical device, and the pouch is configured to seal the medical device within the cavity.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Medical device

A medical device including: an insertion portion configured to be inserted into a body; and a sheet provided at a distal end of the insertion portion, the sheet being configured to cover a body wall. The sheet including: an attaching portion provided around a periphery of the sheet, the attaching portion being configured to directly contact with the body wall; and a notifying portion for notifying a surgeon that an incision has been made through the body wall and towards a surface of the sheet..
Olympus Corporation

System and cardiac monitoring using adaptive sensitivity/specificity levels

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods of adaptive arrhythmia detection comprising monitoring ecg signals of a patient via a patient medical device, detecting and capturing ecg segments based on a heart rate threshold and an initial sensitivity level associated with the heart rate threshold; and adjusting the sensitivity level based on previously captured ecg segments. Embodiments of the present disclosure further describe patient medical devices comprising one or more electrodes and sensing circuitry for monitoring ecg signals of a patient; and a processing module configured to receive the monitored ecg signal, wherein the processing module detects and captures ecg segments based on a plurality of heart rate thresholds and one or more sensitivity levels associated with each of the heart rate thresholds, and adjusts at least one of the one or more sensitivity levels associated with each of the heart rate thresholds..
Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.

System and cardiac monitoring using rate-based sensitivity levels

A system and method for detecting arrhythmic electrocardiogram (ecg) signals includes defining a plurality of threshold heart rates and rate-dependent sensitivity levels for detecting arrhythmic ecg episodes, wherein more clinically relevant heart rates are assigned rate-dependent sensitivity levels with higher sensitivities. Ecg signals are monitored by a medical device, and monitored ecg signals are processed using the plurality of threshold heart rates and rate-dependent sensitivity levels to detect and capture arrhythmic ecg segments..
Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.

Systems and methods for assessing the effectiveness of a therapy including a drug regimen using an implantable medical device

Systems and methods rely on feedback from an active medical device or devices (e.g., neurostimulator coupled to sensing and stimulation elements such as electrodes) to assess the effectiveness of a patient's drug regimen. Such reliance may include analyzing characteristics in physiological data acquired by the medical device(s), for example, in the form of responses evoked from the patient by electrical stimulation waveforms.
Neuropace, Inc.

Method and efficient communication with implantable devices

Described herein are methods of making and using and apparatus for wirelessly communicating data and providing power, particularly from a location exterior to a body and to an implantable device disposed within a body with tissue. The described embodiments provide apparatus and methods for efficiently transfer data and power between an external transceiver and an (implanted) biomedical device.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junio

Systems and methods of medical device data collection and processing

Systems and methods of processing medical device data include receiving streaming time series medical device data. Streaming analytics are applied to the time series medical device data.
General Electric Company

System, use in a sterile field and tracking, confirming and storing patient and procedure information using a unique device identifier associated with a medical device

This invention provides a data processing system located within a sterile field. The data processing system includes the elements of a computer with an image capture device configured to acquire information related to a unique device identifier positioned on a medical device located within a sterile field and a sterile enclosure configured to contain the computer with an imaging device.
S & S Innovations, Llc

Anesthesia apparatus or ventilator with a hot wire sensor, hot wire sensor and hot wire sensor module for a hot wire sensor

A medical device, for example, an anesthesia apparatus or ventilator, including a hot wire sensor (10); a hot wire sensor (10) and a hot wire module (14) for a hot wire sensor (10) are provided. A first hot wire and a second hot wire (26, 28), namely, a measuring wire (26) and a compensation wire (28), are connectable to the hot wire sensor (10), for example, in the form of a hot wire module (14), in an electrically conductive manner.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Method for producing a water-soluble thermally-crosslinkable polymeric material

The invention is related to a cost-effective method for producing water-soluble thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric materials. Resultant materials can find particular use in preparing a packaging solution used for packaging and autoclaving medical devices, especially contact lenses.
Novartis Ag

Method of laminating absorbable semi-crystalline polymeric films

The invention relates to novel processes for the lamination of semi-crystalline, high-melting point, low glass transition polymeric films, which are extruded and subsequently laminated on various thermally sensitive substrates to form laminated medical device constructs in a specific time interval to allow low processing temperatures to avoid polymer film and/or substrate degradation or heat-related distortions. Also disclosed are laminated medical device constructs made from such processes..
Ethicon, Inc.

Using sensor data from an intracardially implanted medical device to influence operation of an extracardially implantable cardioverter

A medical system for sensing and regulating cardiac activity of a patient may include a cardioverter that is configured to generate and deliver shocks to cardiac tissue and a leadless cardiac pacemaker (lcp) that is configured to sense cardiac activity and to communicate with the cardioverter. The cardioverter may be configured to detect a possible arrhythmia and, upon detecting the possible arrhythmia, may send a verification request to the lcp to help conform that the possible arrhythmia is occurring.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

External audit of implantable medical device

Systems and methods for auditing an operation of an ambulatory medical device (amd) are described. A system may include an auditor device and an analyzer circuit communicatively coupled to each other.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Implantable medical device and managing advertising and scanning schedules

A method and device for managing establishment of a communications link between an external instrument (ei) and an implantable medical device (imd) are provided. The method stores, in a memory in at least one of the imd or the ei, a base scanning schedule that defines a pattern for scanning windows over a scanning state.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Leadless stimulation device with a housing that houses internal components of the leadless stimulation device and functions as the battery case and a terminal of an internal battery

Implantable medical devices such as leadless stimulation devices that may provide longer battery life while minimizing device size. In some cases, having the outer housing of the implantable medical device serve multiple roles, such as the battery case for an internal battery, may permit reduced device size by eliminating one or more layers or components within the device..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Battery and electronics integration in a flexible implantable medical device

An encapsulation configuration for electronic components in a flexible implantable medical device, including at least one set of folded circuit boards and a filler material, the set of folded circuit boards including a plurality of circuit boards and a plurality of connection cables, each one of the circuit boards including at least one electronics component, each one of the circuit boards having a generally rectangular shape, the connection cables electrically coupling adjacent ones of the circuit boards and the circuit boards being folded over one another in a pleated manner, the filler material surrounding the set of folded circuit boards, the filler material and the set of folded circuit boards together having a cylindrical shape, the set of folded circuit boards being positioned lengthwise in the cylindrical shape and the electronics component being positioned on the set of folded circuit boards to achieve optimal volume consumption in the electronics encapsulation.. .
Newpace Ltd.

Implantable cardiac monitor

An implantable cardiac monitor (icm) may be configured to be deployed subcutaneous, submuscular, or substernal at a position that enables the icm to detect cardiac activity. In some cases, the icm includes a housing that includes a body portion and a tail portion.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Anastomotic drainage stent

The present disclosure relates to the field of body lumen drainage. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to implantable medical devices for facilitating the flow of fluids and materials between adjacent body lumens.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Lubricious 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, and that can provide advantages in terms of balloon insertion, safety, and drug delivery. The insertion tool includes a tubular portion that accommodates a balloon portion of a balloon catheter, and one or more separation margin(s) in the wall of the tubular portion or one or more split(s) in the tubular wall.
Surmodics, Inc.

Loop catheter with activation tether coupled to pre-formed loop structure

Disclosed is a coupling for use in a looped medical device, such as a loop catheter. A sleeve is fitted onto a distal portion of an activation wire and a shape-memory wire is positioned alongside the sleeved activation wire.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Medical device and limiting the use of the medical device

A method and system for detecting a limit of use of a medical device is disclosed. The method includes starting a timer of a medical device when said medical device is used for the first time, detecting the limit of use of the medical device and indicating the limit of use of the medical device.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

Implant with reactive oxygen species scavenging coating

A chronically implanted medical device is disclosed that has an outermost layer formed from a conjugate of a polymer with lipoic acid, the conjugate having free 1,2-dithiolane groups. It is contemplated that this layer scavenges reactive oxygen species, i.e.
Battelle Memorial Institute

Device for positioning a bedridden patient

A device is for positioning a bedridden patient, in particular for keeping the lateral trendelenburg position or another safety position. In particular, a medical device includes at least a first shaped pillow (1) adapted to support a patient's back and to keep the patient in a lateral position with a predetermined inclination angle.
Fondazione Irccs Ca' Granda-ospedale Maggiore Policlinico

Stoma tube method and apparatus

A stoma tube apparatus and method of use are presented herein. The apparatus includes a flexible elongated body having a first end and a second end.

System and providing feedback during manual joint positioning

A system and method of providing feedback during manual joint positioning includes a computer-assisted medical device. The computer-assisted medical device includes an articulated arm comprising a joint and a control unit coupled to the articulated arm.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Vacuum-assisted vaginal positioning device

A medical device for tissue manipulation within a body cavity includes a shaft having a lumen extending therethrough from a proximal end to a distal end and a first channel extending within the lumen, an expandable end-effector extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and an expansion mechanism. The end-effector includes a first portion and a second portion and is movable from a first configuration in which the first and second portions are adjacent to one another to a second configuration in which the first and second portions are separated along an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the shaft.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical overtube

A medical overtube includes a multi-lumen tube provided with a plurality of lumens through which medical devices are to be passed; a braided tube which covers an outer side of the multi-lumen tube and is made of braided fibers; and an outer tube that covers an outer side of the braided tube, wherein a through hole is formed in the multi-lumen tube or the outer tube, the through hole is configured to connect a space, which is covered by the outer tube and the multi-lumen tube and in which the braided tube is disposed, to an exterior.. .
Olympus Corporation

Indirect attachment of a needle to a mesh suture

A medical device includes a surgical needle, an elongated suture, and an intervening segment. The elongated suture has a first end proximate to the needle and a second end located away from the needle.
Northwestern University

Medical toilet for collecting and analyzing multiple metrics

The present invention is directed to a toilet which is a medical device and which includes multiple sensors and mechanisms for analyzing health metrics that may include biomarkers. The toilet is in communication with a computer processer that is programmed to evaluate the validity of collected health metrics.

Devices and methods for catheter localization

A medical device can be localized by providing at least three non-colinear localization elements (e.g., electrodes) thereon. Once placed in a non-ionizing localization field, three adjacent localization elements, at least one of which will typically be a spot electrode, may be selected, and the non-ionizing localization field may be used to measure their locations.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Deflectable medical device

A deflectable medical device (1) includes a shape memory alloy wire (15) integrated into a flexible elongated body (11). The shape memory alloy wire (15) is arranged to shorten upon receiving energy from an energy supply (2,4), thereby deflecting the medical device (1).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Control device, medical device, and medical device system

A control device according to one aspect of the present disclosure is provided with a connector joint to which a connector unit provided on a cable extending from a medical device is connected, a communication unit that performs radio communication with the connector unit by proximity radio communication, and a notification unit that notifies a user of user support information based on information from the medical device received by the communication unit. The present disclosure is applicable to an endoscopic surgical system, for example..

Methods and systems for treating medical devices and fluids

The present invention is directed to methods and systems for reducing lipopolysaccharides on medical devices and fluids that are intended to be in contact with the human body or to be inside of the human body. In on embodiment, the present invention relates to methods for treating solutions containing one or more endotoxins at detectable levels by adding a suspension of a stearate, preferably calcium stearate, to said solution to reduce detectable amounts of said endotoxins; and optionally removing the stearate.
Ethicon, Inc.

Filtered feedthrough assembly for implantable medical electronic devices

A filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device comprises a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule by a connection element, a plurality of feedthrough conductors extending through the electrical insulator, a printed circuit board (pcb), and plurality of capacitors. The pcb is coupled to the ferrule or the electrical insulator, and includes one or more ground layers and a plurality of vias.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Tubular form biomedical device batteries

Designs, strategies and methods for forming tube shaped batteries are described. In some examples, hermetic seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the tube-shaped batteries.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Tubular form biomedical device batteries with electroless sealing

Designs, strategies and methods for forming tube shaped batteries are described. In some examples, hermetic seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the tube-shaped batteries.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

System and collecting, processing, and storing discrete data records based upon a single data input

A system and method for the collection, capture, processing, storage, and tracking of data for both electronic clinical trial and electronic heath records based upon a single data collection instance, and including data collected by electronic medical devices. Devices and methods for creating certified digital image copies of original documents, including paper source documents for a clinical trial.

Clam shell form biomedical device batteries

Designs, strategies and methods for forming clamshell shaped batteries are described. In some examples, hermetic seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the clamshell-shaped batteries.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Split nut drive

A medical device drive system including a lever body having portions defining a lever body cavity, a nut housing in the lever body cavity, and a first nut at least partially in the first nut cavity. The first nut is slideable in the first nut cavity between an engaged position in which the lead screw interface is engaged with the engagement portion of the lead screw, and a disengaged position in which the lead screw interface is not engaged with the engagement portion of the lead screw.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Interleaving power and data in a transcutaneous communication link

The present invention is related to an implantable medical device. The medical device comprises an implantable component having a receiver unit; an external charging module having a power transmitter unit; and a data module having a data transmitter unit.

Headerblock with cermet feedthrough for an implantable electrical medical device

One aspect relates to a composite including a ceramic body, including a ceramic, a first surface, and a hole, including a front face, an end face and a lateral surface. The front face is an opening in the first surface.
Heraeus Deutschland Gmbh & Co. Kg

External unit of an implanted medical device

A method, systems, and devices are disclosed. An example method includes determining whether an external unit of an implanted medical device is coupled to an implanted unit of the implanted medical device.

Passive charge recovery circuitry for an implantable medical device

Recovery circuitry for passively recovering charge from capacitances at electrodes in an implantable pulse generator (ipg) is disclosed. The passive recovery circuitry includes passive recovery switches intervening between each electrode node and a common reference voltage, and each switch is in series with a variable resistance that may be selected based on differing use models of the ipg.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Implantable stimulator device with magnetic field sensing circuit

An implantable pulse generator (ipg) for an implantable medical device is disclosed herein. The ipg is capable of sensing the presence of an external magnetic field, such as a magnetic field associated with magnetic resonance imaging (mri).
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Use models for a current generation architecture for an implantable medical device

Current generation circuitry for an implantable pulse generator (ipg) is disclosed. The ipg comprises a plurality of pdacs and ndacs for souring currents to electrode nodes.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Current generation architecture for an implantable medical device

An implantable pulse generator (ipg) is disclosed having a plurality of electrode nodes, each electrode node configured to be coupled to an electrode to provide stimulation pulses to a patient's tissue. The ipg includes a digital-to-analog converter configured to amplify a reference current to a first current specified by first control signals; a first resistance configured to receive the first current, wherein a voltage across the first resistance is held to a reference voltage at a first node; a plurality of branches each comprising a second resistance and configured to produce a branch current, wherein a voltage across each second resistance is held to the reference voltage at second nodes; and a switch matrix configurable to selectively couple any branch current to any of the electrode nodes via the second nodes..
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Interventional medical systems and retrieval tools thereof

A tool operable with a catheter in an interventional medical system retrieves a medical device from an implant site, wherein the device includes an attachment feature that forms an annular recess to be engaged by a lasso of the tool for snaring the device, and a distal-most sidewall of the catheter defines a receptacle into which the snared device is retrieved. A guide of the tool includes a sidewall defining a lumen in which the lasso extends for deployment out from a distal opening thereof, to snare and retrieve the implanted device.
Medtronic, Inc.

Compliance voltage monitoring and adjustment in an implantable medical device

An architecture is disclosed for an implantable pulse generator having improved compliance voltage monitoring and adjustment software and hardware. Software specifies which stimulation pulses are to be measured as relevant to monitoring and adjusting the compliance voltage.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Biasing of a current generation architecture for an implantable medical device

Digital-to-analog converter (dac) circuitry for providing currents at electrodes of an implantable pulse generator (ipg) is disclosed. The dac circuitry includes at least one pdac for sourcing current to the electrodes, and at least one ndac for sinking current from the electrodes.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Catheter hubs

A hub assembly for connection to a medical device having a built in strain relief. The hub assembly may comprise a hub body having a proximal end and a distal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Catheter hubs

A hub assembly for connection to a medical device. The hub assembly may comprises an outer component having a proximal end, a distal end, and a cavity extending from the proximal end to the distal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Solvent methods for preparing crystalline macrolide particulates, compositions, and articles containing particulates

The invention provides therapeutic particulates including a macrolide, such as rapamycin, in solid state crystalline form, having a size of 20 μm or less, or 10 μm or less. The particulates are formed in one method by preparing a composition with a macrolide and first (e.g., xylene) and second (e.g., an alcohol, acetone, or acetonitrile) solvents.
Surmodics, Inc.

Infant medical device and use

A medical device including a patient support and a radiant heater positioned above the patient support is disclosed. The radiant heater includes a reflector that partially surrounds a heating element.
Segars California Partners, Lp

Nasal dilator and methods of fabricating medical devices

Methods are disclosed for converting on a mass scale elongated material webs into finished parts or devices. Slits form strands in a web, the strands comprising interconnected objects which correspond to parts of finished devices.
Corbett Lair, Inc.

Bioresorbable materials, bioresorbable medical devices, bioresorbable coatings for implantable medical devices and manufacturing the same using vapor deposition.

A method for manufacturing an implantable medical device, the method including the steps of: (a) providing in a vapor deposition chamber a substrate including a substrate material, an anodic source made of an anodic material, and a cathodic source made of a cathodic material, the anodic and cathodic materials forming a galvanic couple; (b) operating the vapor deposition chamber to vaporize simultaneously the anodic and cathodic materials from the anodic and cathodic sources and depositing the vaporized cathodic and anodic materials on the substrate to produce a coated substrate including the substrate material coated by a bioresorbable coating; and (c) obtaining the implantable medical device from the coated substrate. Also, a stent, a medical device and a bioresorbable material obtained with vapor deposition of materials forming a galvanic couple..

Method and treating critical limb ischemia

A system and method for treating critical limb ischemia (cli) including a radiopaque micro stent disposed for cross ankle stenting as well as retrograde pedal/tibial artery access, in conjunction with antegrade access for the recanalization of impaired tibial vessels. A radiopaque medical device is constructed from a tubular-shaped body having a thin wall defining a specific strut pattern.
Micro Medical Solutions, Inc.

Hip joint device

A locking member for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is disclosed. The locking member is adapted to assist in the fixation of a medical device, having an artificial hollow caput femur surface, to the collum and/or caput femur, wherein the artificial caput femur surface comprises at least one extending portion adapted to clasp a portion of the caput and/or collum femur.

Removable deployment device, system, and implantable prostheses

A medical device including a mesh prosthesis having a first layer having an opening a second layer secured to the first layer and forming a pocket therebetween. A deployment device is positioned in the pocket and arranged to resiliently exert a deployment force on the mesh prosthesis to urge the mesh prosthesis into a deployment shape.
Atrium Medical Corporation

Sterile packaging systems for medical devices

A package for a medical device includes a folder having bottom and top panels, the bottom panel including a leading edge, a trailing edge, and at least one medical device securing element. The top panel has a leading edge, and a trailing edge joined with the trailing edge of the bottom panel.
Ethicon, Inc.

Rfid medical device control interface

A medical navigation system is provided for controlling medical equipment during a medical procedure. The medical navigation system includes a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, an rfid sensor for detecting the passive rfid tag, a controller coupled to the rfid sensor, and a robotic arm having an end effector and controlled by the controller.

Robotic devices with on board control & related systems & devices

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical device components, including components that can be incorporated into robotic and/or in vivo medical devices. Certain embodiments include various modular medical devices for in vivo medical procedures..
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Medical device and method to correct deformity

A system for correcting a spinal deformity includes an implant fixed to one side of a vertebra and a rod extending along an axis of the spine on a second side of the vertebra. An adjustment member, which may include a reel, is coupled to the rod.
K2m, Inc.

Apparatus and catheter navigation and tip location

Devices and methods obtain and use endovascular electrograms in a number of clinical applications and settings. In one embodiment, methods for triggering analysis of an endovascular ecg waveform are based on the detection of a peak in a skin-based ecg waveform in order to determine a location of an indwelling medical device, such as a catheter.
Bard Access Systems, Inc.

Systems and methods for incorporating a patch antenna in an implantable medical device

Systems and methods for an implantable medical device which utilizes a patch antenna for communicating with an external device. The implantable medical device includes a housing, a header, and a patch antenna formed using an rf plate and a ground plate, which may be or include a metal surface of the housing.
Pacesetter, Inc.

System and inventory management

An order management system including a server including a processor, a network interface for communicating with at least one medical device having an associated plurality of consumables, data storage means for storing relationship information for each consumable, current inventory for each consumable, usage history for each consumable, and an order management module including program instructions that, when executed by the processor, are configured to calculate consumable order information based on the relationship information, current inventory, and usage history for each consumable.. .
Ortho-clinical Diagnostics, Inc.

Flexible and stretchable sensors formed by patterned spalling

A material removal process referred to as spalling is used to provide flexible and stretchable sensors that can be used for healthcare monitoring, bio-medical devices, wearable electronic devices, artificial skin, large area sensing, etc. The flexible and stretchable sensors of the present application have high sensitivity that is comparable to that of a bulk silicon sensor.
International Business Machines Corporation

Polyamide elastomer, medical device, and producing polyamide elastomer

Polyamide elastomer comprising reaction product of components (a), (b), (c), (d). Component (a) has formula hooc—r1—(—nh—co—r1—)n—nh2 (where each r1 independently is linear saturated hydrocarbon, n represents a real number of 0 or greater, and when there are multiple repeating units each containing r1, n represents total number of those repeating units).
Kaneka Corporation

Method and discriminating tachycardia events in a medical device using two sensing vectors

A method and medical device for detecting a cardiac event that includes sensing cardiac signals from a plurality of electrodes forming a first sensing vector sensing a first interval of the cardiac signal during a predetermined time period and a second sensing vector simultaneously sensing a second interval of the cardiac signal during the predetermined time period, identifying each of the first interval and the second interval as being one of shockable and not shockable in response to first processing of the first interval and the second interval and in response to second processing of one or both of the first interval and the second interval, the second processing being different from the first processing, and determining whether to deliver therapy for the cardiac event in response to identifying each of the first interval and the second interval as being one of shockable and not shockable in response to both the first processing and the second processing of the first interval and the second interval.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Novel biphasic or multiphasic pulse waveform and method

A novel therapeutic biphasic or multiphasic pulse waveform and method are provided. The novel therapeutic biphasic or multiphasic pulse waveform may be used in a defibrillator, or in another medical device that delivers therapeutic electrical stimulation pulses to a patient..
Cardiothrive, Inc.

External controller/charger system for an implantable medical device capable of automatically providing data telemetry through a charging coil during a charging session

An external controller/charger system for an implantable medical device is disclosed, in which the external controller/charger system provides automatic switching between telemetry and charging without any manual intervention by the patient. The external controller/charger system includes an external controller which houses a telemetry coil and an external charging coil coupled to the external controller.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Medical device communication and charging assemblies for use with implantable signal generators, and associated systems and methods

Communication and charging assemblies for medical devices are disclosed herein. A communication and charging assembly in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a support element, with a communication antenna and a charging coil coupled to the support element.
Nevro Corp.

Implantable medical device fixation

Various fixation techniques for implantable medical device (imds) are described. In one example, an assembly comprises an imd; and a set of active fixation tines attached to the imd.
Medtronic, Inc.

Implantable medical device fixation

Various fixation techniques for implantable medical device (imds) are described. In one example, an assembly comprises an imd; and a set of active fixation tines attached to the imd.
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical leads and related systems that include a lumen body that is joined to a lead body and that has multiple filar lumens

Medical leads include a lumen body at an end of the lead, and the lumen body includes multiple filar lumens. The lumen body is joined to a lead body, and electrical connectors are longitudinally spaced along the lumen body.
Medtronic, Inc.

Coated medical device

A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Transseptal crossing guidewire with faceted piercing head

A guidewire that is specifically designed for performing an intracardiac transseptal puncture procedure is described. A piercing head for the guidewire has a conically-shaped section that tapers to a cutting section comprised of three tapered facets extending to a pointed tip.
Lake Region Manufacturing, Inc.

Multi-directional catheter control handle

An apparatus for deflecting a distal portion of a catheter, a sheath, a medical device, or other flexible elongate member may generally include a handle portion, a pair of adjusting knobs, and deflection wires. The adjusting knobs may be rotatably coupled to the handle portion and operably coupled to the deflection wires.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Variable stiffness medical device

A device including a catheter (14) and a medical instrument (12). The catheter includes an inner portion (16) and one or more unlocking features (18).
Spiration, Inc., D/b/a Olympus Respiratory America

Medical device curving apparatus, system, and use

Apparatus, system, and method for creating a curvature on a medical device during a medical procedure, for example, selecting a curvature from a curve database, customizing the curvature for a specific patient anatomy, and applying the curvature to the medical device during the medical procedure.. .
Armour Technologies, Inc.

Device and training users of ambulatory medical devices

Apparatuses and methods for training users of ambulatory medical devices. The methods relate to improving user interactions with the touchscreens of devices.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

A container, sterilising a medical device

The present invention relates to a container, a method and a system for sterilising a medical device. The invention is particularly, although not exclusively, for use with orthopaedic medical devices, such as surgical instruments used in orthopaedic surgical procedures..
Depuy Ireland Unlimited Company

Lower back pain treatment and spinal protection device

A medical device is provided. The medical device includes a back panel, having a top surface and a bottom surface, and a plurality of pads attached to said top surface, wherein the plurality of pads includes an outer wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, and a rigid subwall proximate to said inner surface, wherein said medical device is configured to prevent incidental contact of a given object with a user's spinal column, and wherein said medical device prevents the compression of said user's spinal column..

Differentiated lymph drainage garment

In the field of medical devices for the treatment of diseases related to blood circulation, a garment is provided which is capable of improving the lymph drainage of adipose tissues of the legs. The differentiated lymph drainage garment is characterized by at least two areas, a front one and a back one, contiguous to each other, each made with a fabric divided into bands having a decreasing elasticity from the bottom upwards.

Integrated surgical implant delivery system and method

Systems and methods for medical device inventory tracking are described. One embodiment is a medical device inventory tracking system includes a shipping container configured to contain a medical device, a sensor coupled to the shipping container and configured to detect the presence of the medical device, and a processing circuit integrated into the shipping container.
Spinal Generations, Llc

Tube clip organizer

An organizer comprising: a first arm; a second arm; one or more port, each port disposed on an arm, each port configured for attachment thereto of a medical device portion; a first grip on the first arm comprising a first concavity; a second grip on the second arm comprising a second concavity; a hinge connecting the arms, where arms extend distally from the hinge and are rotatable about the hinge; and a ratchet-lock, which locks the arms at plurality of distances, each distance separated from adjacent distances by a minimum step size; wherein the arms are flexible enough in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the hinge such that total elastic deformation of the arms is at least a quarter of the minimum step size under a level of force easily applied manually.. .
Biometrix Ltd.

Navigation with arbitrary catheter geometries and contact assessment

A method and system for determining a location of a treatment element relative to an anatomical feature and for estimating contact between the treatment element and the anatomical feature in the context of a navigation system. The system may include a medical device including at least one treatment element and at least one navigation electrode and a navigation system in communication with the one or more navigation electrodes, the navigation system including a processing unit.
Medtronic, Inc.

Navigation guidance complex catheters

A method and system for determining a target location for a medical device having complex geometry relative to an anatomical feature, and for navigating and positioning the medical device at the target location. The system may include a medical device including a treatment element having a centroid, one or more navigation electrodes, and a longitudinal axis and a navigation system in communication with the one or more navigation electrodes, the navigation system including a processing unit.
Medtronic, Inc.

Variable geometry cooling chamber

The present invention provides a medical device that may include a catheter body having proximal and distal portions, a fluid injection lumen disposed within elongate body, and a guidewire lumen disposed within the elongate body. A tip portion defining a cavity in fluid communication with the fluid injection lumen may be coupled to the distal end of the guidewire lumen, and an expandable element may be coupled to the distal portion of the catheter body and to the tip portion, such that the expandable element is in fluid communication with the fluid injection lumen.
Medtronic Cryocath Lp

Surgical instrument

A surgical method for placing an implantable medical device for constricting at least one of a patient's rectum, anal channel, anal sphincter or colon. The surgical method comprises creating an incision in a vaginal wall of a patient, inserting a surgical instrument through said incision.

Discrimination of apnea type by medical device

Disclosed herein, among other things, are methods and apparatus related to identification of apnea type. One aspect of the present subject matter provides a method for real-time apnea discrimination.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Displays for a medical device

Embodiments described herein relate to an analyte monitoring device having a user interface with a display and a plurality of actuators. The display is configured to render a plurality of display screens, including a home screen and an alert screen.
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

Cover for tissue penetrating device with integrated magnets and magnetic shielding

A cover for magnetizing a shaft of a tissue-penetrating medical device is disclosed including a sleeve member having a hollow body to form a protective closure over the shaft of the tissue-penetrating medical device. The proximal end of the hollow body provides a receiving space for receiving the shaft of the tissue-penetrating medical device.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Method and system for control of electromechanical medical devices

A control system, a control method, and a computer readable medium having stored thereon a computer executable program code for controlling a set of electromechanical medical devices records is disclosed herein. The method comprises: receiving by a control system an instruction to be executed by an electromechanical medical device of the set; translating the received instruction into a batch of commands parsable by an electronic controller of the electromechanical device; and sending the batch of commands from the control system to the electromechanical medical device..
Sap Se

Method and server for vendor-independent acquisition of medical data

The present disclosure relates to server and a method for vendor-independent acquisition of medical data by healthcare units. The method comprises transmitting request to a cloud database by the server at predefined intervals of time.
Wipro Limited

Medical device and mobile device for assigning physiological patient data to a patient identification

A medical device has a sensor interface, a data network interface, a wireless interface, a computer, and a touch-sensitive display unit. The sensor interface detects a sensor signal indicative of at least one physiological parameter of a patient.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Wireless transmission of temperature data for a geographic area

A user obtains an individual's body temperature data and transmits the data to a medical monitor (e.g., a medical device) for display. Additional data includes a timestamp and location of the body temperature data.
Exergen Corporation

Pump with external controlled compression and methods of pumping with external controlled compression

The present invention relates to pumps, particularly a compact, linear, positive displacement pump that can be used in several applications including medical and non-medical devices. In particular, the invention is related to linear, positive displacement compression blood pumps (either intracorporeal or extracorporeal) that provide systemic circulatory stability by maintaining a steady average blood pressure.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

Systems and methods for medical device control

Systems, devices, and methods of the present disclosure assist with management of tubes and hoses during surgical procedures. The systems, devices, and methods provide for the proper opening and closing of tubes to facilitate performance of steps in a surgical procedure.
Lifecell Corporation

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

Bioabsorbable polymeric composition and medical device

A method for fabricating an embodiment of a medical device comprising the steps of: preparing a biodegradable polymeric structure; coating the biodegradable polymeric structure with a polymeric coat including a pharmacological or biological agent; cutting the structure into patterns configured to allow for crimping of the cut structure and expansion of the cut structure after crimping into a deployed configuration.. .
Orbusneich Medical, Inc.

Quick-release end effector tool interface

The various embodiments herein relate to a coupling apparatus for a medical device having a coupler body, a cavity defined in the coupler body, a rotatable drive component disposed within the cavity and having at least two pin-receiving openings, and an actuable locking ring disposed around the cavity.. .
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Implantable medical device with dual-use communication module

An implantable medical device comprises a communication module that comprises at least one of a receiver module and a transmitter module. The receiver module is configured to both receive from an antenna and demodulate an rf telemetry signal, and receive from a plurality of electrodes and demodulate a tissue conduction communication (tcc) signal.
Medtronic, Inc.

Implantable medical devices including a laser etched surface in bonded areas

The present disclosure provides medical devices and methods of manufacturing medical devices wherein the medical device includes at least one bonding surface that has been roughed by laser etching to increase its surface area and improve its bonding characteristics. In many embodiments, the medical device is an implantable medical device that includes a hermetically sealed metallic housing that is bonded to a prefabricated non-metailic header.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Delivery of independent interleaved programs to produce higher-frequency electrical stimulation therapy

The techniques of the disclosure describe example medical devices, systems, and methods for interleaving a plurality of low-frequency electrical stimulation pulse trains delivered by a plurality of sets of electrodes of an implantable medical device (imd) to effectively deliver a combined high-frequency electrical pulse train to a target tissue area. In one example, each set of the plurality of sets of electrodes has a unique anode and cathode.
Medtronic, Inc.

Leadless neuromodulation of the adrenal gland

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards apparatuses, systems, and methods that include at least one implantable medical device. The implantable medical device may include a leadless body portion configured to engage an adrenal gland of a patient and at least one electrode, arranged within the leadless body portion, configured to deliver stimulation energy to modulate catecholamine release from chromaffin cells within the adrenal gland..
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Method of forming a medical device comprising graphene

The invention concerns a method of forming a medical device, the method comprising: forming a graphene film (100) over a substrate (204); depositing, by gas phase deposition, a polymer material covering a surface of the graphene film (100); and removing the substrate (204) from the graphene film (100), wherein the polymer material forms a support (102) for the graphene film (100).. .
Universite Grenoble Alpes

Reentry catheter and method thereof

The invention generally relates to method and apparatus for crossing an obstruction in a tubular member, and more particularly to a medical device method for crossing of a chronic occlusion in a subintimal or interstitial space of an artery.. .
The Spectranetics Corporation

Catheter tray, packaging system, 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.

Sealed infusion device with electrical connector port

A portable medical device includes an interface for accepting a power supply and enabling data transfer while still connected to a human body. The interface may include a universal serial bus interface and may be coupled to a data isolation chip and a power isolation chip.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.

Sleeves for expandable medical devices

An endoprosthesis constraining sleeve includes a single sheet of material forming at least two folds, and a common bond line constraining the single sheet of material to maintain the at least two folds and to form at least two discrete lumens. A first lumen of the at least two lumens is configured to receive a constrained endoprosthesis therein.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Expandable support frame and medical device

Support frames and medical devices are described. An example medical device comprises an expandable support frame with first and second leaflets attached to the support frame.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical device control interface

An interface component is provided for use with a first glove and a medical equipment component. The interface component comprises at least one switch located on the first glove, where each of the at least one switch provides a control signal to the medical equipment component.

Robotic device with compact joint design and an additional degree of freedom and related systems and methods

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various robotic and/or in vivo medical devices having compact joint configurations and at least three degrees of freedom. Other embodiments relate to various medical device components, including forearms having grasper or cautery end effectors, that can be incorporated into certain robotic and/or in vivo medical devices..
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Intelligent positioning system and methods therefore

A medical navigation system is provided, comprising a computing device having a processor coupled to a memory, a tracking camera for tracking medical devices, and a display for displaying an image; an automated arm assembly electrically coupled to the computing device and controlled by a signal provided by the computing device, the automated arm assembly including a multi-joint arm having a distal end connectable to an effector that supports a surgical camera electrically coupled to the computing device; and a medical device having a tracking marker attachable to the medical device. The computing device is configured to position the automated arm assembly, based on an input command, in response to a position in space of the medical device such that a surgical site of interest remains within a field of view of the surgical camera, the position in space of the medical device determined by the computing device based on a signal provided to the computing device by the tracking camera; and display on the display an image provided by an image signal generated by the surgical camera..

Respiration motion stabilization for lung magnetic navigation system

A system for stabilization based on respiratory movement includes a medical device configured to navigate inside of a patient, a tracking sensor affixed on the medical device and configured to track a location of the medical device, at least one motion sensor located on the patient and configured to sense respiratory movements of the patient, a computer configured to generate a respiratory model based on the respiratory movements sensed by the at least one motion sensor for a predetermined period and to stabilize a location of the medical device based on the respiratory model after the predetermined period, and a display configured to display a graphical representation of the medical device based on the stabilized location on a pre-procedure two-dimensional (2d) image or three-dimensional (3d) model.. .
Covidien Lp

Medical devices and pumps therefor

A microwave applicator device comprising a probe (11) for ablating the body of a human or animal, a cooling passage (20,21) extending through the probe (11) and arranged to carry a cooling fluid, a pump (71) for pumping the fluid through the probe (11), and an elongate flexible duct (104) extending between the pump (71) and one end of the cooling passage (20,21), the pump comprising a pump body (73) including a motor (120) and a pump head (72) detachably mounted to the pump body (73), the pump head (72) comprising a first port (86) connected to a proximal end of the elongate flow duct (104), a second port (85) and fluid propulsion means (84,92) for creating a flow of fluid between the ports (85,86) and along the elongate flow duct 104 upon energisation of the motor (120), the pump head (72) being arranged to sealingly contain the fluid. The pump head (72), the elongate flexible duct (104) and the probe (11) form a replaceable assembly that can be detached from the pump body (73) and discarded following use..
Angiodynamics, Inc.

Medical device and treatment method

A medical device for removing an object within a living body lumen includes a rotatable tubular driven shaft having a leading-out hole opening in a proximal portion of the driven shaft, a cutting unit disposed on a distal side of the driven shaft, the cutting unit cutting an object while rotating together with the driven shaft, and a suction tubular body having a distal portion and a proximal portion, the distal portion of the suction tubular body being located within the driven shaft, the proximal portion of the suction tubular body being located outside the driven shaft and extending in a direction of separating from the driven shaft outward in a radial direction of the driven shaft.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Ultrasonic transducer for surgical instrument

Disclosed is an ultrasonic medical device that may include a surgical tool having a proximal end, an end effector, and a waveguide between them, a first transducer in mechanical communication with a first face of the surgical tool, and a second transducer in mechanical communication with an opposing face of the surgical tool, opposite the first transducer. The first transducer and the second transducer are configured to operate in a d31 mode with respect to the waveguide of the surgical tool.
Ethicon Llc

Ultrasonic transducer techniques for ultrasonic surgical instrument

Disclosed is a method of fabricating an ultrasonic medical device. The method includes machining a surgical tool from a flat metal stock, contacting a face of a first transducer with a first face of the surgical tool, and contacting a face of a second transducer with an opposing face of the surgical tool opposite the first transducer.
Ethicon Llc

Minimally invasive implantable neurostimulation system

An external medical device generates a drive signal inductively coupled to an implantable coil from an external coil. A regulator module coupled to the implantable coil generates an output signal in response to the inductively coupled signal and a feedback signal correlated to an amplitude of the inductively coupled signal.
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device

A medical device is disclosed, which includes a motor drive device that is connected to a proximal end of an image diagnosis catheter, and that rotates a drive shaft included in the image diagnosis catheter around an axial direction and moves the drive shaft along the axial direction, and a support unit that supports the motor drive device in a state where the motor drive device is separated in a vertical direction from a laying table on which a subject p is laid.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Kit for assembling a medical device provided with data acquisition means

Kit for assembling an implantable medical device (30) provided with a data acquisition device (1), the kit comprising: a medical implant (100); a data acquisition device (1) which includes: one or more sensors (5); an electronic data processing device (2) electrically connectable or connected to the one or more sensors (5); a data memory (16); a data transmission device (4); and a biocompatible sterilisable housing (9) encapsulating at least the data processing device (2), the data memory (16) and the data transmission device (4); wherein the housing (9) comprises means (10) for releasably affixing the housing (9) to the implant (100), the data processing device (2) is programmed to calculate statistical data based on measurement data received from the one or more sensors (5) and to store the statistical data in the data memory (16); and wherein the one or more sensors (5) are either arranged in the housing (9); or the one or more sensors (5) are separately fixable to the implant (100) in a selected position.. .
Ao Technology Ag

Systems and methods for determining presence of an analyte using an implantable medical device

Systems and methods to determine presence of an analyte using an implantable medical device are disclosed. In an embodiment, a medical system includes an implantable medical device, a light source, an optical sensor and a processor.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Multi-port cap for reagent container

A liquid distribution system is configured to deliver a disinfectant solution to a medical device within an enclosure. A disinfectant concentration measuring subsystem includes a mixing chamber, a reservoir, a reservoir cap, a pump, and a concentration analysis assembly.
Ethicon, Inc.

Implantable medical devices including elongated conductor bodies that facilitate device and lead configuration variants

Implantable medical devices include elongated conductor bodies and related features including an attachment to the medical device at one end and a connector that receives a medical lead at the other end. The connector may have various features such as a modular design whereby the connector is constructed from a series of stacked contact modules.
Medtronic, Inc.

Demonstration and training model

A medical device may include an elastomeric block having internal structures. The internal structures may include a simulated kidney and at least one accessway extending from an external surface of the elastomeric block to the simulated kidney..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Method and system for monitoring a medical or dental device

There is described a method and a system for monitoring a medical, in particular dental, device comprising at least two components, wherein at least one process parameter of the medical device which is sensitive to the functioning of the at least two components, is measured and stored for a plurality of operation cycles of the medical device and a maintenance requirement is recorded, when the process parameter reaches at least one preset and/or over a plurality of operation cycles calculated reference value, wherein a control unit assigns a maintenance requirement to one of the at least two components based on probabilistic evaluation of the recorded process parameters.. .
W&h Sterilization S.r.l.

Antioxidant stabilized crosslinked ultra high molecular weight polyethylene for medical device applications

An antioxidant combined with uhmwpe prior to subjecting the uhmwpe to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol.
Zimmer, Inc.

Multi-technology printing system

A system for performing substrateless and/or local donor laser induced forward transfer (lift), comprising a reservoir (9) comprising at least one opening and an energy source configured to deliver energy to a donor material within said reservoir, characterized by at least one of: said reservoir is embedded into a medical device; said reservoir is in fluid connection with a medical device; said reservoir is incorporated into a medical device; said reservoir contains at least one biologically active substance; and, said reservoir is in fluid connection with at least one source of at least one biologically active substance. This system enables deposition of material by lift without any need for a donor substrate.
Photon Jet Ltd.

Trans septal implantable medical device

An implantable medical device (imd) includes a housing that is configured to be positioned at least in part in a chamber of a heart, and in some cases, in a right ventricle (rv) proximate an rv facing side of the ventricular septum of the heart. When so provided, an rv electrode may be fixed relative to the housing to be proximate the rv facing side of the ventricular septum.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Medical push connectors

Medical push connectors and systems are provided. A medical push connector can include an engagement member operatively coupled to a release member.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Medical tube and medical device

A medical tube includes a connection portion that is removably attached to an end of a catheter including a guide wire lumen through which a guide wire is inserted and a tube main body that includes a lumen through which the guide wire is inserted. The lumen communicates with the guide wire lumen while being attached to the end of the catheter through the connection portion..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical devices and implements with liquid-impregnated surfaces

Described herein are medical devices and medical implements with high lubricity to flesh (or biological fluid) and/or inhibited nucleation on its surface. The device has a surface comprising an impregnating liquid and a plurality of micro-scale and/or nano-scale solid features spaced sufficiently close to stably contain the impregnating liquid therebetween.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Cross-linked fatty acid-based biomaterials

Fatty acid-based, pre-cure-derived biomaterials, methods of making the biomaterials, and methods of using them as drug delivery carriers are described. The fatty acid-derived biomaterials can be utilized alone or in combination with a medical device for the release and local delivery of one or more therapeutic agents.
Atrium Medical Corporation

Rapid exchange stent delivery system

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate tubular member, an endosurgery stent disposed on the outer surface of the tubular member, a push tube slidably disposed along the outer surface of the tubular member, and a push member slidably disposed in a lumen formed in the tubular member.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Laminate implantable medical devices

Implantable medical devices suitable for implantation in spaces between bones, such as in the spaces between vertebrae in a vertebral column of an animal, are described. An implantable medical device comprises a laminate structure in which a cover conforms to and is attached to a main body.
Degen Medical, Inc.

Tools for implantation and extraction of articial discs

A hand manipulated endoscopic medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes a body having a proximal end, which is hand manipulated, and a distal end which includes a manipulator.

Retaining polypectomy device

A medical device may include a snare loop and an elastic member that connects at least two sides of the snare loop. The elastic member is configured to transition from an unexpanded state where the elastic member is in a plane of the snare loop to an expanded state where the elastic member is outside the plane of the snare loop.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Expandable medical device and use

The present disclosure provides a method of positioning a medical device in a patient. The method includes coating a balloon with a substance, wherein the coating substance comprises at least one layer comprised at least partially of a medicinal agent and a polymer, inserting the deflated balloon into a cardiac system of the patient, placing the balloon in the proper location in the cardiac system of the patient, and inflating the balloon by injecting a sterile liquid from a syringe into the balloon.
P Tech, Llc

Articulating medical device

A medical device and method of using same are provided. The medical device includes a handle detachably connected to a shaft having a proximal portion attached to a distal portion through an articulation region.
Artack Medical (2013) Ltd.

Systems and methods for establishing a communication link between an implantable medical device and an external instrument

Systems and methods are provided for establishing a bi-directional communication link with an implantable medical device. The systems and methods include an implantable medical device (imd) and an external instrument configured to establish a wireless bi-directional communication link there between over a wireless protocol.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Relay device and medical device

An interface module 61 relays control signal communication between a main cpu 621 and a light source control cpu 651 and between the main cpu 621 and a camera head cpu 242. The interface module 61 includes an fpga 610 having cpu i/fs 611 to 613 that correspond to communication schemes of cpus 621, 651, and 242, respectively, and first and second storage units 615 (617) and 616 (618).
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Systems and methods for remote manufacturing of medical devices

A system and method for remote manufacturing of medical devices are provided. The system can be installed at a facility (e.g., at a hospital or other medical facility), and includes a remote manufacturing unit (rmu) that allows for customized, rapid fabrication of medical devices at the medical facility using suitable manufacturing techniques such as three-dimensional (3d) printing, additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, etc.
Biomet Manufacturing, Llc

Fluidic medical devices and uses thereof

This invention is in the field of medical devices. Specifically, the present invention provides fluidic systems having a plurality of reaction sites surrounded by optical barriers to reduce the amount of optical cross-talk between signals detected from various reaction sites.
Theranos, Inc.

Personalized medical emergency autopilot system based on portable medical device data

The disclosure includes implementations for providing a personalized medical emergency autopilot system based on data from a portable medical device. A method may include receiving, by a communication unit of a vehicle, a wireless message from a wireless network.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems and methods for patient activated capture of transient data by an implantable medical device

Systems and methods are provided for managing patient activated capture of transient data by an implantable medical device (imd). The systems and methods collect transient data using the imd.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Methods, devices, and systems for communicating with an implantable medical device of a last far field communication session during a subsequent far field communication session while using a same session key

An external device transfers a key to an implantable medical device over a proximity communication and then establishes a first far field communication session with the implantable medical device where the key is used for the first communication session. This first communication session may occur before implantation while the implantable medical device is positioned outside of the sterile field so that using a proximity communication is easily achieved.
Medtronic, Inc.

Methods, devices, and systems for communicating with an implantable medical device of a last far field communication session during a subsequent far field communication session while using a same session key

An external device transfers a key to an implantable medical device over a proximity communication and then establishes a first far field communication session with the implantable medical device where the key is used for the first communication session. This first communication session may occur before implantation while the implantable medical device is positioned outside of the sterile field so that using a proximity communication is easily achieved.
Medtronic, Inc.

Vibration-based secure side channel for medical devices

According to some embodiments, a system for securing communications between an implantable wearable medical device (iwmd) and an external device (ed) is disclosed. The system includes a wireless radio frequency (rf) channel configured for communication between the iwmd and the ed.
Purdue Research Foundation

Managing recharge power for implantable medical devices

Devices, systems, and techniques for estimating energy transfer to tissue of a patient during battery charging for an implantable medical device are disclosed. Implantable medical devices may include a rechargeable power source that can be transcutaneously charged.
Medtronic, Inc.

External device for determining an optimal implantable medical device for a patient using information determined during an external trial stimulation phase

An external controller is disclosed for communicating with an external trial stimulator (ets) for an implantable medical device. The external controller is programmed with a battery algorithm able to assist a clinician in choosing a suitable implant for the patient based on battery performance parameters estimated for a number of implants during an external trial stimulation phase that precedes implantation of the implant.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Programmable autotitrating of electrical parameters of implantable medical device

We report a method of automatically titrating an electrical therapy administered to a patient by an implanted medical device to a target dosage, comprising programming the medical device with a programmed electrical therapy comprising a first target value for a first therapy parameter; programming at least one titration parameter for automatically adjusting the first therapy parameter from a first value to the first target value over a titration time period initiating the electrical therapy, wherein the first therapy parameter comprises said first value; and automatically titrating the electrical therapy by making a plurality of adjustments to the value of the first therapy parameter, whereby the first electrical therapy parameter is changed from the first value to the first target value according to a titration function. We also report a medical device system configured to implement the method..
Flint Hills Scientific, L.l.c.

Diastolic endocardial accelerations for heart failure monitoring

Systems and methods for monitoring patients with cardiac diseases are described. A system may include an accelerometer sensor for sensing an epicardial or endocardial acceleration (ea) signal.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

System and electrical stimulation of anorectal structures to treat urinary dysfunction

A system and method for treating anorectal and/or genitourinary dysfunction includes implanting, in a minimally invasive manner, an electro-medical device for stimulation of two or more anatomical or histological structures of the anorectal region and/or genitourinary region. Electrodes operably connected to the device are positioned proximate the target anatomical or histological structures.

Neuromodulation device

The present invention relates to medical devices and, more particularly, to medical devices that deliver neuromodulating therapy.. .
University Of Chili

Introducer sheath

A medical device may include an introducer sheath, having a distal and a proximal end and a lumen extending from the distal end to the proximal end. The introducer sheath may also include a tab formed at the distal end and extending distal to the lumen, and a frangible portion extending between the distal end and the proximal end..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device assembly

A medical device assembly is disclosed. The medical device assembly includes a therapeusis delivery portion and an algometer portion.
William Beaumont Hospital

Vacuum assisted skin penetrating appliance with external interface

A system and method for a modular external interface for a skin penetrating appliance is provided. The modular device prevents internalization of bacteria, other infectious agents, or other unwanted materials from entering the access point for a catheter, steinman pin, kirschner wires, or other percutaneous instruments.
Viaderm, Llc

Medical devices for delivering a bioactive to a point of treatment and methods of making medical devices

Methods of making medical devices are described. A method of making a medical device for delivering a bioactive includes preparing a suitable solution comprising the bioactive; placing a vessel containing the solution over a substrate comprising a biocompatible foam and defining open cells; initiating flow of the solution from the vessel and toward the substrate such that the solution exits the vessel and contacts the substrate; and maintaining flow of the solution for an amount of time sufficient to achieve a desired volume of the solution within the substrate.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Cross-linked fatty acid-based biomaterials

Fatty acid-derived biomaterials, methods of making the biomaterials, and methods of using them as drug delivery carriers are described. The fatty acid-derived biomaterials can be utilized alone or in combination with a medical device for the release and local delivery of one or more therapeutic agents.
Atrium Medical Corporation

Durable antimicrobial layer for implantable medical devices

An implantable medical device includes a polymer substrate and at least one nanofiber. The polymer substrate includes a surface portion extending into the polymer substrate from a surface of the substrate.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Customized load-bearing and bioactive functionally-graded implant for treatment of osteonecrosis

An engineered medical device for treatment of osteonecrosis is provided where the size, porosity and ceramic content of the device can be personalized based on an individual patient's anatomical and physiological condition. The device distinguishes different segments mimicking anatomically-relevant cortical and cancellous segments, in which the cortical segments of the device can sustain mechanical loading, and the cancellous segment of the device can promote bone ingrowth, osteogenesis and angiogenesis..
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Functionalized peg for implantable medical devices

A coating for a metal surface, the coating including poly(ethylene glycol) disposed on and covalently bonded directly to at least a portion of the metal surface, and a functional group grafted to at least a portion of the poly(ethylene glycol). The functional group is one of a bioactive functional group and an antimicrobial functional group..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.





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