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Absorbable/biodegradable composite yarn constructs and applications thereof
Absorbable composite medical devices such as surgical meshes and braided sutures, which display two or more absorption/biodegradation and breaking strength retention profiles and exhibit unique properties in different clinical settings, are made using combinations of at least two types of yarns having distinctly different physicochemical and biological properties and incorporate in the subject construct special designs to provide a range of unique properties as clinically useful implants.. .

Reliable communication algorithm for wireless medical devices and sensors within monitoring systems
A wireless medical device (10) includes at least one physiological sensor (12) configured to measure a vital sign or a physiological parameter data and a wireless transceiver (24). At least one processor (22, 24, 34) is programmed to: construct a data stream comprising a sequence of data packets, the data packets containing physiological parameter data acquired by the at least one physiological sensor; operate the wireless transceiver to transmit the data stream to an associated monitoring station (14) via a wireless communication channel (18); receive a gap report from the associated monitoring station identifying at least one missing data packet of the data stream that was not received at the associated monitoring station; and re-transmit the at least one missing data packet identified by the gap report to the associated monitoring station via the wireless communication channel..

Slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces and biological applications thereof
A self-healing, scratch resistant slippery surface that is manufactured by wicking a chemically-inert, high-density liquid coating over a roughened solid surface featuring micro and nanoscale topographies is described. Such a slippery surface shows anti-wetting properties, as well as exhibits significant reduction of adhesion of a broad range of biological materials, including particles in suspension or solution.

Method for providing a substrate with an antimicrobial coating, and coated substrates obtainable thereby
The invention relates to the field of antimicrobial materials, in particular to implantable and other medical devices exhibiting antimicrobial activity. Provided is a method for providing a substrate with an antimicrobial coating by immobilizing a quaternary ammonium compound onto the surface of said substrate, comprising the polycondensation of ab2 monomers comprising a secondary amine as a-group and blocked isocyanates as b-groups to obtain a low number average molecular weight polyurea of at least 2500 da, contacting said polyurea with a surface grafted with coupling agent to covalently anchor the polyurea, and continuing polycondensation to obtain a hyperbranched polyurea coating; followed by immobilizing onto said coating a hydrophobic n-alkylated polyethylenimine (pei) having antimicrobial properties..

Mobile medical device with at least one motor-driven wheel
The present embodiments provide a mobile medical device with at least one motor-driven wheel. The mobile medical device is movable on the at least one wheel.

Systems and methods for monitoring patient motion via capacitive position sensing
Systems and methods are described for the monitoring of patient motion via the detection of changes in capacitance, as measured using a capacitance position sensing electrode array. The changes in capacitance may be processed to determine a corresponding positional offset, for example, using a calibration data set relating capacitance to offset for each electrode of the array.

Adaptive self-testing and stress analysis of medical devices
An improved self-testing method is described which is incorporated into a defibrillator. The method performs a self-testing protocol which operates on a first frequency until a threshold condition is reached.

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

Implantable cardiac resynchronizer with biventricular pacing and detection of loss of capture and anodal stimulation
A medical device for stimulating the heart using biventricular stimulation. The device includes a sensor for detecting an endocardial acceleration parameter and a processing circuit configured to receive the endocardial acceleration parameter.

Active medical device with attachment features
Implantable leads of a cardiac stimulus system are disclosed, as well as methods for implanting leads of a cardiac stimulus system. The lead may be comprised of a proximal portion having a coupler for coupling to an implantable pulse generator, an intermediate portion comprising a plurality of electrodes disposed thereon, and a distal portion.

Deployment constraining sheath that enables staged deployment by device section

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward medical devices, systems, and methods. The medical devices may include a portion having a radially expansive force greater than a radially expansive force other portions of the device.

Steerable medical instrument

The disclosure of this application relates generally to medical devices and in particular to a steerable medical instrument applicable to guide interventional tools and instruments, such as percutaneous biopsy and ablations tools and endoscopes. The steerable medical instrument has an outer and an inner tube where the inner tube is movable at the proximal end and fixed at the distal end.

Steering assemblies for medical devices, and methods of use

A steering assembly including a handle portion, the handle portion having a first screw with a first helical thread and a second screw with a second helical thread, the first and second threads being in opposite directions, and an actuator with an outer surface adapted to be actuated by a user, the actuator in operable communication with the first and second screws, wherein actuation of the actuator cause axial movement of the first screw in a first direction, and causes axial movement of the second screw in a second direction opposite the first direction.. .

Balloon catheter and medical elongated body

An inner tube includes a tubular body made of a first resin and a reinforcing member disposed on an inner side of the tubular body. The reinforcing member is configured of a linear body including a second resin.

Medical device for fluid delivery having reduced dead space

Disclosed herein is a pharmaceutical syringe having a cylindrical bore with a proximal opening, the syringe comprising a distal wall of the bore defining an outlet biased from the central axis of the syringe, and toward a first area of the distal wall and biased from the central axis away from a second area distinct from the first area; the syringe comprising a plunger seal having a distal surface; wherein when the plunger seal is fitted into the bore with the distal surface facing an inner surface of the distal wall of the bore, the second area of the inner surface is axially closer to the distal surface of the plunger seal than the first area, in a direction parallel to the central axis of the cylindrical bore, such that fluid is expelled from the second area and towards the outlet.. .

Medical devices coated with polydopamine and antibodies

The present disclosure provides for a medical device or a substrate coated with polydopamine which is further linked to ligands such as antibodies and/or antibody fragments. The polydopamine coating and the ligands may be linked through a linker such as an organic polymer..

Sterilization apparatus

A sterilization apparatus characterized in that the sterilization apparatus comprises a reactive oxygen species irradiation unit for irradiating a reactive oxygen species-containing gas which is a reaction product of plasma generated using an alternating current and a water-containing gas containing steam, the sterilization apparatus further containing an inlet unit for steam flow for supplying the water-containing gas heated to a temperature of from 50° to 300° c., wherein the reactive oxygen species-containing gas contains water in an amount equal to or greater than the amount of saturated steam. The sterilization apparatus of the present invention shows excellent sterilization activity, so that it can be suitably used in sterilization of containers for foodstuff, bottle caps sealing the openings of the containers, medical devices, foodstuff such as vegetables and meat, and the like..

Connection system for medical device components

A connection system for connecting a first medical device component to a second medical device component is disclosed. The connection system of the present disclosure provides for quick and intuitive coupling and decoupling of two opposing medical device components through the use of a connection path and a disconnection path, the connection path being distinct from the disconnection path.

Balloon expandable endoprosthesis

An improved medical device reduces the loss of longitudinal length during expansion of a stent-graft from a compressed state to an expanded state. For example, the stent-graft is placed over a cover that provides resistance to expansion of the balloon during inflation, which reduces longitudinal compressing forces exerted on the stent-graft..

Forecasting cataract surgery effectiveness

Aspects extend to methods, systems, and computer program products for forecasting cataract surgery effectiveness. Medical practitioners can use a predictive model to automatically forecast cataract surgery effectiveness for patients, including predicting both refractive outcomes (cylinder and sphere) and visual acuity outcomes (ucva and bcva), recommending a cataract surgery type, and recommending an iol type and power.

System and breakaway clutching in an articulated arm

A system and method of breakaway clutching in a computer-assisted medical device includes an articulated arm having one or more first joints and a control unit coupled to the articulated arm and having one or more processors. The control unit operates each of the first joints in multiple states.

Methods and treating disorders of the sinuses

A medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening includes a handle, a grooming sheath, a rail, a guide wire, a balloon catheter and a balloon catheter movement mechanism. The handle has a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis along the length of the handle.

Clot retrieval system

Catheter-delivered endovascular medical devices are described. The devices may include a pull wire connected to a proximal body and a distal body, which may be formed of a basket or other framework that has a plurality of cells.

Ultrasound imaging system having automatic image presentation

An ultrasound imaging system includes an interventional medical device having a first tracking element that generates tip location data based on an em locator field. An ultrasound probe has an ultrasound transducer mechanism and a second tracking element.

Parametric seizure detection

We report a method for detecting epileptic or non-epileptic seizures, comprising: receiving a heart rate of a patient; calculating a percentage change of the heart rate in reference to at least one of the patient's maximal heart rate, reserve heart rate, or a resting heart rate; detecting an epileptic seizure if the percentage increase in the heart rate reaches a threshold value; and taking at least one responsive action selected from issuing a warning, delivering a therapy, determining a seizure severity, or logging at least one of a date and time of occurrence of the seizure, its severity, the type of therapy, or its effect, in response to the detection. We also report a medical device system configured to implement the method.

Transcutaneous medical device with variable stiffness

The present invention relates generally to variable stiffness transcutaneous medical devices including a distal portion designed to be more flexible than a proximal portion. The variable stiffness can be provided by a variable pitch in one or more wires of the device, a variable cross-section in one or more wires of the device, and/or a variable hardening and/or softening in one or more wires of the device..

Medical arrangements and a determining parameters related to insulin therapy, predicting glucose values and for providing insulin dosing recommendations

The present invention relates to a method for determining a personalized estimate, the magnitude of an intended medical effect, a duration and a shape of this, for a drug, based on sections of data where a target biomarker and dose history have been recorded, wherein the personalized estimate of a finite impulse response model a=[a0, a2 . .

Imager for medical device

A system for transmitting a temperature of a patient to an electronic medical record associated with the patient includes a thermometer with a digital display that is configured to display a temperature value associated with the temperature signal and at least one error-checking value. The system also includes a handheld imaging device including a camera to capture an image of the digital display of the thermometer, a processor to extract the text in the image using optical character recognition, and perform an error-check on the temperature value using the at least one error-checking value in the image, and to transmit the patient's identification number and temperature to an electronic medical record system..

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.

Capacitor stack insulation

A medical device capacitor assembly can include a capacitor including a plurality of anodes and cathodes, wherein the capacitor has a first major face, a second major face opposite the first major face, and a third face extending between the first major face and the second major face. A first insulating film can be sized and shaped to assemble against the first major face, and can include a first set of flaps sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the third face.

Systems and methods to automate transfer, storage, and analysis of medical device data

Systems and methods for automated generation of medical device communication software, cloud-based storage of medical device data, and user interface software for accessing medical device data, that meets one or more medical device standards set by government or industry regulatory bodies.. .

Test strip ejector for medical device

A system for receiving and ejecting a fluid testing device test strip includes a strip connector having first and second guide rails, and divider walls each having a channel. A sled has first and second legs connected to a cross member.

Systems and methods of determining locations of medical devices relative to wearable devices

According to some aspects, a wearable device is provided. The wearable device includes a memory, one or more antennas, one or more processors coupled with the memory and the one or more antennas, a location manager component executable by the one or more processors and configured to determine a location of the wearable device, and a direction manager component executable by the one or more processors.

Biocompatible iodinated diphenol monomers and polymers

Disclosed are monomeric compounds which may be polymerized to form novel biodegradable and bioresorbable polymers and co-polymers. These polymers and co-polymers, while not limited thereto, may be adapted for radiopacity and are useful for medical device applications and controlled release therapeutic formulations..

Biomimetic fluoroscopic films

Disclosed are biomimetic imageable polymeric materials that include a polymer or copolymer and a covalently-linked contrasting agent where the disclosed films are both bioresorbable and visible by x-ray fluoroscopic imaging and/or magnetic resonance imaging. The invention also provides methods of preparing the polymeric materials and their use in and as implantable medical devices..

Fixture for use with a medical device label printing system

Fixtures for use with medical device label printing systems are disclosed. An example fixture may include a housing designed to be coupled to a printing device.

Low power wireless communication

Systems, devices, and techniques for establishing communication between two medical devices are described. In one example, an implantable medical device comprises communication circuitry, therapy delivery circuitry, and processing circuitry configured to initiate a communication window during which the implantable second medical device is capable of receiving the information related to a cardiac event detected by a first medical device, the communication window being one of a plurality of communication windows defined by a communication schedule that corresponds to a transmission schedule in which the first medical device is configured to transmit the information, control the communication circuitry to receive, from the first medical device, the information related to the cardiac event that is indicative of a timing of the cardiac event with respect to a timing of the communication window, schedule and control delivery of a therapy according to the information related to the cardiac event..

Assemblies and headgear thereof for recharging implantable medical electrical systems

Devices, systems, and techniques are described for use in recharging a power source of a cranially mounted implantable medical device. In one example, a wearable medical device includes a flexible body configured to cover at least a portion of a scalp of a head of a patient.

Variation of spatial patterns in time for coordinated reset stimulation

This document discusses a medical device for coupling to a plurality of implantable electrodes. The medical device includes a therapy circuit, a biomarker sensing circuit, and a control circuit operatively coupled to the therapy circuit and biomarker sensing circuit.

Complex variation of electrical stimulation therapy parameters

Techniques for delivering electrical stimulation therapy comprising a complex variation to at least one electrical stimulation parameter are described. In one example, processing circuitry of an implantable medical device (imd) identifies a plurality of electrical stimulation parameters for at least one pulse train of electrical stimulation.

Confirming sensed atrial events for pacing during resynchronization therapy in a cardiac medical device and medical device system

A medical device and medical device system for controlling delivery of therapeutic stimulation pulses that includes a sensing device to sense a cardiac signal and emit a trigger signal in response to the sensed cardiac signal, a therapy delivery device to receive the trigger signal and deliver therapy to the patient in response to the emitted trigger signal, and a processor positioned within the sensing device, the processor configured to determine whether the sensed cardiac signal exceeds a possible p-wave threshold, compare a portion of the sensed cardiac signal to a p-wave template having a sensing window having a length less than a width of the p-wave, confirm an occurrence of a p-wave signal in response to the comparing, emit the trigger signal in response to the occurrence of a p-wave signal being confirmed, and inhibit delivery of the emitting signal in response to the occurrence of a p-wave signal not being confirmed.. .

Detection of lead electrode dislodgement using cavitary electrogram

Methods and systems for identifying dislodgement of an electrode, operably coupled to an implanted medical device, from fixation with the endocardium of a chamber of the heart of a patient can include obtaining a test electrogram, and measuring at least two parameters indicating a cavitary electrogram and taking an action, such as generating an electrode dislodgement alert and/or configuring the implanted medical device to disable therapy, when the cavitary electrogram is indicated. In embodiments, the two parameters include a test positive component magnitude and a test negative component magnitude.

Medical connector

A soft grip medical connector comprises a housing with an upstream end, a downstream end and a lumen extending through a central portion thereof. A flexible member comprises a valve portion integrally formed with a sleeve portion.

Medical devices with visual and tactile indicators

Connectors for medical devices include visual and tactile features as an indicator of a connection-type of the connector. This allows for differentiation by type of connection under busy and/or low light conditions..

Needle magnetizer

A device for accommodating and magnetizing a tissue-penetrating medical device of various lengths, with or without a cover covering a portion or the entirety of the tissue-penetrating medical device, is disclosed including a sleeve member having an open proximal end, a distal end, an inner surface, an outer surface having a graduated injection depth gauge to indicate needle penetration depth when the cover is placed into a magnetizer, and a hollow body extending between the proximal end and the distal end to form a protective closure over a shaft of a tissue-penetrating medical device. Also disclosed is a needle cover having a fixed distance between the tip of the needle and the tip of the needle cover.

Optical fiber-based medical device tracking and monitoring system

A placement system for tracking, placing, and monitoring a catheter assembly or other medical device inserted into a body of a patient is disclosed. The placement system utilizes optical fiber-based strain sensors to assist with catheter placement.

Medical device

A cardiopulmonary bypass system is described that includes a cardiopulmonary bypass machine having a console, the console has a base and a frame connected to the base. The system further comprises a plurality of peripheral modules operatively connectable to the cardiopulmonary bypass machine via one or more cables.

Polyetherimide compositions for implantable medical devices and spacers thereof

Devices prepared from polyetherimide resins are disclosed. In one aspect, the article can be a medical device configured for use in a body..

Rapid sterilization in a drying chamber

Systems and methods are described for rapid sterilization of items in a vacuum or sterilization chamber. Embodiments include conductively heated, vacuum-based sterilization approaches that can be applied to devices, such as medical devices, electronic devices, and other suitable devices.

Zinc compositions for coated microneedle arrays

A medical device comprising a composition comprising a therapeutically active amount of active agent, a zinc compound, and an array of microneedles. The zinc compound may be selected from the group consisting of zinc, pharmaceutically acceptable salts of zinc, and mixtures thereof.

Hip joint device and method

A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient. The medical device comprises an inner and an outer surface, wherein a contacting portion of said inner surface is spherical and adapted to face a center of the hip joint when said medical device is implanted.

Medical devices and methods to prevent bile reflux after bariatric procedures

An endoscopic stent for implantation in a patient after sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch comprising a stent portion, the stent portion comprising a proximal end portion, the proximal end portion defined by a length of about 50 mm to about 200 mm, an enlarged middle portion, a middle portion having an enlarged diameter relative to the proximal end portion and the distal end portion and defined by a length of about 20 mm to about 80 mm, and a distal end portion and a polymeric sleeve portion engaged to and extending distally from the distal end portion of the stent.. .

Shaping improvements for inferior vena cava filter and retrieval systems

Funnel-trap type devices are described that are made of shape-set (e.g., heatset) braid for delivery and/or retrieval of inferior vena cava (ivc) filters or other medical devices. Delivery and/or retrieval devices, kits in which they are included, methods of use and methods of manufacture are all contemplated.

Instruments and methods for surgical sizing and marking

A surgical sizer for creating a tissue pocket for an implantable medical device may include a replica of the device and a (preferably ergonomic) handle portion, optionally with marking features that facilitate marking the tissue for precise implant placement and alignment.. .

System and registering to a surgical table

A system and method of registering a surgical table and a computer-assisted device includes an articulated arm and a control unit coupled to the articulated arm. The articulated arm has a distally mounted instrument configured to be inserted into a patient at a body opening.

Handle mechanism providing unlimited roll

Devices having a handle that provides unlimited roll to an end-effector at the distal end of the device. For example, described herein are medical devices that have an elongate tool frame, an end-effector, and a handle that includes: a first portion, a second portion that rolls relative to the first portion, a push rod within the first portion connected to a control input, and a shuttle body within the second portion that rotates with the second portion but is axially driven by the push rod when the user actuates the control input.

Multiple medical device guidance

A system and method for providing image guidance for placement of one or more medical devices at a target location. The system receives emplacement information of medical devices within a predetermined area.

Analyte sensor and insertion of the sensor

An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided.. .

Access device methods of using the same

According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member having a sidewall. The sidewall defines a lumen.

Medical device having an impulse force-resistant component

A vibrator including a housing, a transducer mounted in the housing such that there is a gap between the housing and transducer; and an impulse force damper that substantially fills the gap. Such a damper includes: a first layer in contact with the housing; and a second layer in contact with the transducer and the first layer; wherein substantially no adhesion is exhibited between the first and second layers or between at least one of the first and second layers and at least one of the housing and the transducer..

Maintenance medical devices

A maintenance system for a medical device includes a user device configured to communicate with the medical device and execute maintenance tasks on the medical device and communicate with a user via a user interface of the user device or the medical device. The maintenance tasks may be executed by either device or both devices, and communication with a user may occur via a user interface of either device or both devices.

System for acquisition, processing and visualization of clinical data of patients

A modular system and method able to carry out the following functions. Acquiring, standardizing and manipulating data obtained from any medical device, including digital data, waveforms, and administration of medication, images and lab results.

Method for characterizing images acquired through a video medical device

According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a method to support clinical decision by characterizing images acquired in sequence through a video medical device. The method comprises defining at least one image quantitative criterion, storing sequential images in a buffer, for each image (10) in the buffer, automatically determining, using a first algorithm, at least one output based on said image quantitative criterion and attaching said output to a timeline (11)..

Method for characterizing images acquired through a video medical device

According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a method to support clinical decision by characterizing images acquired in sequence through a video medical device. The method comprises defining at least one image quantitative criterion, storing sequential images in a buffer, for each image (10) in the buffer, automatically determining, using a first algorithm, at least one output based on said image quantitative criterion and attaching said output to a timeline (11)..

Method for characterizing images acquired through a video medical device

According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a method to support clinical decision by characterizing images acquired in sequence through a video medical device. The method comprises defining at least one image quantitative criterion, storing sequential images in a buffer, for each image (10) in the buffer, automatically determining, using a first algorithm, at least one output based on said image quantitative criterion and attaching said output to a timeline (11)..

Medical device for the selective separation of a biological sample

The present invention provides a medical device and a method for the selective separation of a biological sample of a mammal into a first portion and a second portion. It comprises a first layer comprising a first reservoir for receiving the biological sample and for retaining the first portion of the sample, and a second layer comprising a second reservoir for receiving the second portion of the sample.

Thermoplastic polyurethane compositions for solid freeform fabrication

The invention relates to compositions and methods for solid freeform fabrication of medical devices, components and applications in which the composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane which is particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from a polyisocyanate component including a first linear aliphatic diisocyate and a second aliphatic diisocyanate, a polyol component, and (c) a chain extender component..

System and piercing containers

Piercing one or more containers (e.g., single use containers) within a cleaning and disinfecting device is provided. An actuator (e.g., motor, or the like) causes drive mechanisms to move a member (e.g., tube) and/or a piercer linearly with respect to a longitudinal axis of the member.

Treatment energy delivery system

A medical device includes: a base; a positioner coupled to the base; an accelerator coupled to the positioner, wherein the positioner is operable to rotate the accelerator relative to the base about at least two axes; and a power source coupled to the accelerator, the power source configured to provide microwave power for the accelerator, wherein a position of the power source relative to the base remains fixed during movement of the accelerator. A medical device includes: a base; a positioner coupled to the base; an accelerator coupled to the positioner; a power source configured to provide microwave power for the accelerator, wherein a position of the source relative to the base remains fixed during movement of the accelerator; and a waveguide for coupling the power source and the accelerator; wherein the waveguide has a first segment with a first cross section, the first cross section being a circular cross-section..

Transcutaneous energy transfer systems and methods

An external transmitter apparatus for a transcutaneous energy transfer (tet) system for supplying power for use in energising an implantable medical device is disclosed, the apparatus comprising an external transmitter apparatus comprising a plurality of transmitter coils for delivering power transcutaneously to one of a plurality of receiver coils of an implantable receiver apparatus of the tet system when located in proximity thereto. The external transmitter apparatus is provided with power by a pulsed power supply.

System for recharging a rechargeable implantable medical device including an implantable recharging bridge

A system for recharging an implantable medical device having a rechargeable battery while the implantable medical device is implanted within a patient includes a recharge energy source configured to be disposed exterior to the patient and a recharging bridge configured to be implanted within the patient. The recharging bridge is configured to facilitate energy transfer from the recharge energy source to the implantable medical device..

Implantable medical device with a tethered transmit coil for transmitting power to another implantable medical device

A system for sensing electrical cardiac activity and for providing therapy to a patient's heart. The system may include a first implantable device implanted within a patient and a second implantable device implanted near or within the heart of the patient.

Cardiac pacemaker with pacing pulse energy adjustment based on sensed heart rate

Implantable medical devices (imd) such as a cardiac pacemakers may include a sensor and electrodes. In some cases, the imd may include electronics to use the sensor to determine the heart rate of a patient's heart.

Implantable medical device with a movable electrode biased toward an extended position

An imd may include a housing with a controller and a power supply disposed within the housing. A distal electrode may be supported by a distal electrode support that biases the distal electrode toward an extended position in which the distal electrode extends distally from the distal end of the housing and allows the distal electrode to move proximally relative to the extended position in response to an axial force applied to the distal electrode in the proximal direction.

Interventional medical systems for therapy delivery in extracardiovascular spaces and associated tools and methods

A tool for inserting an elongate medical device into a body includes a track (e.g. Defined by inner surfaces of a base wall and opposing sidewalls), and a deployment assembly for moving the device along the track.

Systems and methods for percutaneous body lumen drainage

The present disclosure relates generally to the field of devices and procedures for placement of a medical device between adjacent tissue structures. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for percutaneous placement of a drainage stent between the gallbladder and gastric lumen (e.g., cholecystogastrostomy), or gallbladder and duodenum (cholecystoduodenostomy)..

Application member and medical instrument

A sheet-shaped application member includes: a first region, and a second region extending around the first region, wherein: the first region comprises a first region attachment surface to which a medical device is attachable, and a first region application surface opposite the first region attachment surface and adapted to be applied to a subject, the second region comprises a second region application surface adapted to be applied to the subject, and the first and second application regions are adapted such that, when the application member is applied to the subject, adhesion at the second region application surface is stronger than adhesion at the first region application surface; and an application member tear portion adapted to allow for tearing of a portion within the first region or for tearing the first region from the second region.. .

Implantable device with rechargeable battery and recharge intelligence

An implantable medical device includes a rechargeable battery and a battery recharging assembly. The battery recharging assembly includes an energy receiver for capturing energy from an externally applied charging field, a battery charging circuit that is operably coupled to the rechargeable battery for recharging the rechargeable battery, and a demodulator that is operably coupled to the energy receiver and the battery charging circuit.

Absorbable iron-based alloy implanted medical device

An absorbable implantable medical device made of iron-based alloy, including a base made of iron-based alloy and a complex, wherein the complex includes a complexing agent. In a physiological solution, the base made of iron-based alloy can react with the complexing agent to generate a water-soluble iron complex having solubility in the physiological solution of no less than 10 mg/l.

Antimicrobial coatings for medical implements and medical devices

The present disclosure provides antimicrobial coating compositions that are used to form residual antimicrobial coatings on medical implements and medical devices including the components of medical equipment such as cpap/bipap machines. Antimicrobial coating compositions comprise at least one of an organosilane (r1o)3si—r2—z, an organic amine r9r10r11n, a titanium (iv) species, a 1,2-diol, an α-hydroxy acid, β-hydroxy acid, and an organosilane grafted parylene polymer, wherein r1 is h, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl or substituted aryl, r2 is a bivalent linker, z is a nucleophile, leaving group, or quaternary nitrogen substituent, and r9, r10, and r11 are independently h, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl or cyclic..

Formulations for tailored drug release

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

Device treatment

An ultraviolet illuminator for providing a cleaning treatment to a medical device is disclosed. The ultraviolet illuminator can include an ultraviolet cleaning treatment system that operates in conjunction with at least one ultraviolet radiation source and sensor to clean surfaces of a medical device for purposes of disinfection, sterilization, and/or sanitization.

Methods of modifying the porous surface of implants

Methods are provided for modifying a porous surface of an implantable medical device by subjecting the porous surface to a modified micro-arc oxidation process to improve the ability of the medical device to resist microbial growth, to improve the ability of the medical device to adsorb a bioactive agent or a therapeutic agent, and to improve tissue in-growth and tissue on-growth of the implantable medical device.. .

System for unlocking a device from a guide wire

Disclosed is a guidewire stop configured to lock a medical device onto a guidewire. The guidewire stop comprises a locking element, an actuator coupled to the locking element and a locking tube, wherein at least a section of the guidewire and at least part of the locking element or actuator pass through the locking tube.

Cranial fixation device

Cranial fixation devices are provided. For example, a cranial fixation device may include positive stops that provide visual and tactical feedback when a predetermined compression is applied once a medical device is inserted therein and placed in position..

Catheter with atraumatic tip

A medical device is provided comprising a shaft comprising a first segment and a second segment. The first segment is configured to buckle upon application of a first critical force.

Medical device retrieval with multiple snares

An improved assembly for securing an implantable medical device for retrieval from an implant site includes a plurality of snares, wherein distal openings of a first snare carrier lumen and a second snare carrier lumen have a pre-set offset established therebetween. First and second snare shafts, to which first and second snare loops are coupled, respectively, extend within the corresponding snare carrier lumens such that each loop is located in proximity to the corresponding distal opening of the lumen.

Interventional medical systems and associated assemblies

A tethering assembly for securing a medical device includes a shaft and a wire that extends in sliding engagement within a proximal lumen, a channel, and a distal receptacle of the shaft. A retainer zone of the shaft, through which the channel extends, stops a transition segment of the wire, which extends between a proximal and a distal segment of the wire, from moving into the shaft receptacle, thereby restraining a distal-most tip of the wire from moving through a distal-most opening of the receptacle.

Tools and subcutaneous device insertion

An implantation tool for implanting a medical device subcutaneously includes a core extending along a longitudinal axis. The core is formed with a longitudinal recess extending along the longitudinal axis.

Medical device having a reusable position sensor

A medical device includes a disposable ear-nose-throat (ent) tool, a reusable handle, and a processor. The ent tool is configured to perform a medical procedure in a patient ent organ.

Bushing arm deformation mechanism

A medical device includes (a) a capsule including a lumen extending therethrough, a proximal end of the capsule including at least one window extending therethrough; (b) a bushing including a channel extending therethrough, a distal end including at least one arm extending distally therefrom such that a corresponding one of the arms is releasably engagable with a corresponding one of the windows; and (c) a core member including a locking portion and at least one engaging element. The locking portion is sized and shaped to be received within the channel of the bushing to apply a pressure to the arm such that the arm engages the windows.

Ultrasound imaging system having automatic image presentation

An apparatus and method of generating a 3d ultrasound image includes acquiring a 3d volumetric data set corresponding to a 3d imaging volume of an ultrasound probe in a 3d detection volume; acquiring a position of the ultrasound probe with respect to the 3d detection volume; acquiring a position of an interventional medical device with respect to the 3d detection volume; determining a position of the interventional medical device relative to the 3d imaging volume of the ultrasound probe; determining an interventional medical device-aligned plane that intersects with a longitudinal axis of the interventional medical device; extracting a texture slice from the 3d imaging volume for a corresponding interventional medical device-aligned plane positional and rotational orientation; mapping the texture slice onto the interventional medical device-aligned plane; and rendering the interventional medical device-aligned plane as a 3d ultrasound image and displaying the rendered 3d ultrasound image on a display screen.. .

Modular cardiac rhythm management using q to lv activation measures

Methods and systems for use of the q-wave to r-wave interval to guide placement of a leadless cardiac pacemaker are disclosed. An implant delivery device is equipped with sensing electrodes to sense r-wave onset in a ventricle of a patient's heart to allow placement at a location of last or latest onset of the r-wave.

Medical interfaces and other medical devices, systems, and methods for performing eye exams

A mask for performing an eye exam of a subject includes one or more optically transparent sections for transmitting an incident light beam therethrough and incident on the subject's eye, in some embodiments, the one or more optically transparent sections are coated with an anti-reflective coating configured to reduce reflection of the incident light beam by the one or more optically transparent sections. In some embodiments, the one or more optically transparent sections may have a portion thereof that is tilted with respect to the incident light beam when the mask is optically interfaced with the docking portion of an ophthalmic instrument, such that the incident light beam forms a finite angle of incidence with respect to the corresponding portion of the optically transparent sections..

Devices and methods for tissue retraction

The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices that lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstructions for dissection tools.

Endoscope accessory with angularly adjustable exit portal

A medical device comprising an endoscope accessory for attachment to the working end of an endoscope. The coupler device provides a flexible working channel extension from the endoscope so that instruments can exit the endoscope at various angles.

Antibacterial and antifungal articles, antibacterial and antifungal agricultural materials, and antibacterial and antifungal medical devices

An antibacterial and antifungal article comprising a projection structure on a surface of the antibacterial and antifungal article, the projection structure comprising a projection group comprising a plurality of projections being disposed, where an average pavg of distances p between adjacent projections is 1 μm or less, wherein the projection structure comprises projections that a height h is 80 nm or more and 1000 nm or less and a ratio (wt/wb) of a width wt at a 97% height of the height to a width wb at a bottom, is 0.5 or less.. .

System, method, and communicating data

A system includes first and second hubs. The first hub is configured to communicate data with a medical device through a local area network and package the data into at least one application-layer packet.
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Self-aligning connector and medical device with such a connector

A medical device self-aligning connector is disposed on a medical device cover, and has a moving connection body, passing through a hole formed in the medical device cover, and having multiple connection elements that electrically connect to a target component. The connector further has a base that supports the moving connection body, and an elastic body that press-connects the moving connection body to the medical device cover.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Anatomically compliant antenna for implantable medical device

A flexible antenna is associated with an active implantable medical device to facilitate communication between the implantable medical device and an external component in the outside world via, for example, long range or far field telemetry. The flexibility of the antenna allows it to conform to the shape of the location at which it is situated, such as on the cranial bone of a patient for an antenna associated with a cranially implanted medical device.
Neuropace, Inc.

Patient data management systems and conversational interaction methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method of querying a database involves receiving an input query from a client device, identifying a logical layer of a plurality of different logical layers of the database for searching based at least in part on the input query, generating a query statement for searching the identified logical layer of the plurality of different logical layers of the database based at least in part on the input query, querying the identified logical layer of the database using the query statement to obtain result data, and providing a search result influenced by the result data..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Patient data management systems and querying methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary database system includes a database to maintain data pertaining to a plurality of entities and a computing device coupled to the database to identify relationships between different entities of the plurality of entities, generate metadata defining a graph structure maintaining the relationships between the different entities of the plurality of entities for a plurality of different logical layers, and store the metadata in the database..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Bi-directional valve device for selective control of fluid flow through multiple converging paths

Hand-operated suction and irrigation medical devices are provided. An example medical device comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Biocompatible ti-based metallic glass for additive manufacturing

A biocompatible ti-based alloy having a formula of tiazrwtabsixsnycoz is disclosed, wherein a is 40-44, b is 1-5 and the sum of w, x, y, z is 55. The alloy is amorphous.
National Central University

Photoactivatable crosslinker

Described herein is a degradable linking agent of formula photo1-lg-photo2, wherein photo1 and photo2 independently represent at least one photoreactive group and lg represents a linking group comprising one or more silicon atoms or one or more phosphorous atoms. The degradable linking agent includes a covalent linkage between at least one photoreactive group and the linking group, wherein the covalent linkage between at least one photoreactive group and the linking group is interrupted by at least one heteroatom.
Surmodics, Inc.

Process in water for the preparation of butyric esters of hyaluronic acid sodium salt

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of hyaluronic acid butyrate, or a salt thereof, acceptable for pharmaceutical or cosmetic use or as a medical device, comprising reacting hyaluronic acid, salified with sodium or another alkali metal, in aqueous solution with butyryl-imidazolide in the presence of sodium carbonate. The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical formulations, cosmetic formulations or medical devices containing the hyaluronic acid sodium salt (ha) butyric esters produced by said process..
Sigea S.r.l.

Medical device application for an external device using data logged at an implantable medical device

A medical device application (mda) is disclosed for an external device (e.g., a cell phone) that can communicate with an implantable medical device (imd). The mda receives data logged in the imd, processes that data in manners reviewable by an imd patient, and that can control the imd based on such processed data.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

External charger with adjustable alignment indicator

Electrical energy is transcutaneously transmitted at a plurality of different frequencies to an implanted medical device. The magnitude of the transmitted electrical energy respectively measured at the plurality of frequencies.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Power generation for implantable devices

This application includes systems and techniques relating to wirelessly rechargeable medical apparatus, such as a wirelessly powered medical device including: a wireless energy harvesting module configured to receive at least one type of wireless power; a power management module configured to manage and monitor power harvested by the wireless energy harvesting module; a sensing or stimulation module configured to provide sensing data or a treatment operation; and a control module configured to communicate with the power management module and with the sensing or stimulation module; wherein the power management module and the control module are configured to communicate with each other to modify an interrelation of operations of the wireless energy harvesting module and the sensing or stimulation module, including to compensate for influences of wireless power harvesting on operation of the sensing module or on the treatment operation provided by the stimulation module.. .
Witricity Corporation

External charger with three-axis magnetic field sensor to determine implantable medical device position

An external charger for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed including a three-axis magnetic field sensor at the center of a primary charging coil. The sensor first senses a magnetic charging field produced by the coil with no imd present (vector a).
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Methods and systems for generating a tissue pocket in a patient

Certain aspects of this disclosure relate to uniquely constructed medical implants that incorporate an electronic or other medical device. Some illustrative pocket-like implants provide an interior space for receipt of an electronic medical device, and are implantable in a patient with the electronic medical device positioned in the interior space.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Reduction or elimination of pace polarization effects

The present disclosure relates to cardiac evoked response detection and, more particularly, reducing polarization effects in order to detect an evoked response following delivery of a stimulation pulse. An implantable medical device (imd) is configured to deliver a ventricular pacing pulse.
Medtronic, Inc.

Autonomous implantable medical device tuning

Presented herein are implantable medical devices that comprise an implantable portion having a resonant tank circuit that is used to receive signals from one or more external devices. The resonant tank circuit is configured to operate at first and second resonant frequencies, where the first resonant frequency is optimized to exchange data with, and potentially receive operating power from, an external device, while the second resonant frequency is optimized to receive charging power.

Implant heat protection

Presented herein are techniques for protecting an implantable component of a medical device from the buildup of excessive heat following a charging process. In one embodiment, the implantable component includes a resonant tank circuit that includes an implantable coil that receives power from the external charging device via an inductive link.

Intercostal muscle fixation for an implanted medical device

An implantable medical device that can include a main body having a tissue-contacting surface comprising a first edge and a second edge, an elongated shaft coupled at or near a first edge of the main body, and an anchoring feature extending from a second end of the elongated shaft. The elongated shaft can have a long axis that extends from a first end of the elongated shaft to a second end of the elongated shaft.
Verily Life Sciences Llc

Medical device securement system and method

A medical device securement system is configured to secure medical devices such as catheters in place. The securement system includes an anchor pad that attaches to a patient's skin.
Maddoc Medical Products, Inc.

Patient management systems and adherence recommendation methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method involves obtaining measurement data pertaining to the physiological condition of the patient, obtaining medical record data associated with the patient, obtaining a plurality of different adherence models associated with a plurality of different therapy regimens, wherein each adherence model of the plurality of different adherence models corresponds to a respective therapy regimen of a plurality of different therapy regimens, determining a plurality of adherence metric values associated with the patient for the plurality of different therapy regimens based on the measurement data and the medical record data using the plurality of different adherence models, and providing an indication of a recommended therapy regimen for the patient based at least in part on a respective adherence metric value associated with the recommended therapy regimen..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Patient management systems and uplift recommendation methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method involves obtaining measurement data pertaining to the physiological condition of the patient, obtaining medical record data associated with the patient, classifying the patient into a patient group based at least in part on the measurement data and the medical record data, obtaining a plurality of different uplift models associated with the patient group for a plurality of different therapy interventions, determining a plurality of uplift metric values associated with the patient for the plurality of different therapy interventions based on the measurement data and the medical record data using the plurality of different uplift models, and providing an indication of a recommended therapy intervention for the patient based at least in part on a respective uplift metric value associated with the recommended therapy intervention..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Patient management systems and prospective risk management methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method of monitoring a physiological condition of a patient involves obtaining measurement data pertaining to the physiological condition of the patient from a sensing arrangement, obtaining medical record data associated with the patient from a database, determining a risk score associated with the patient for a medical condition based at least in part on the measurement data, the medical record data, and one or more relationships between population measurement data and population medical record data, and initiating one or more actions based at least in part on the risk score..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Context-sensitive infusion devices, systems and methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary infusion device includes an actuation arrangement operable to deliver fluid to a user, a communications interface to receive measurement data indicative of a physiological condition of the user, a sensing arrangement to obtain contextual measurement data, and a control system coupled to the actuation arrangement, the communications interface and the sensing arrangement to determine a command for autonomously operating the actuation arrangement in a manner that is influenced by the measurement data and the contextual measurement data and autonomously operate the actuation arrangement in accordance with the command to deliver the fluid to the user..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Medical devices having surface modifiers

Improved medical devices having anti-thrombogenic and anti-adherent surface modifiers for improved medical device performance and patient outcomes are provided. In certain embodiments, the medical devices are at least partially manufactured using an admixture of a base polymer and surface modifying fluoropolymer additives.
Angiodynamics, Inc.

Drug-polymer film for controlled local delivery at tissue-device interface

A polymer film coating for medical devices and medical devices with coating are provided to controllably release one or more therapeutics or other agents locally at the tissue-device interface for a prolonged period of time. The coating can be prepared via layer by layer (lbl) assembly of polymers and/or polymers conjugated to or otherwise associated with one or more drugs, particularly recyclable antioxidants or antioxidant regulators.
Brown University

Adjustable interbody fusion devices and methods of use

Interbody fusion devices, insertion tools, methods for assembling an interbody fusion device, and methods for inserting a medical device between two vertebral bodies are disclosed. The interbody fusion device includes a base member, a top member, and at least one movement mechanism.
Biospine, Llc

Systems for replacing a native heart valve and aorta with a prosthetic heart valve and conduit

A medical device includes an expandable conduit, a prosthetic heart valve and a delivery device, including a balloon catheter. The expandable conduit may include one or more inner or outer sleeves supported by a frame or stent.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Medical devices for controlled drug release

A medical device for controlling a release of bioactive agents to a body of patient. The medical device includes a support structure and a coating disposed at least partially covering the support structure.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Subcutaneous vascular assemblies for improving blood flow and related devices and methods

Medical devices and related method for improving blood flow to regions of a patient are described herein. Some medical devices may include a first graft portion, a second graft portion, and a catheter portion disposed between the first graft portion and the second graft portion.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Subcutaneous vascular assemblies for improving blood flow and related devices and methods

Medical devices and related method for improving blood flow to regions of a patient are described herein. Some medical devices may include a first graft portion, a second graft portion, and a catheter portion disposed between the first graft portion and the second graft portion.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Manual release for medical device drive system

A medical device drive system can include a rotational input, a coupling member engaged with the rotational input, a first gear having an engagement feature sized and shaped to engage with the coupling member, and a second gear coupled with the first gear, the second gear coupled to a movable element. The system can have a first system state and a second system state.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Tissue and stone removal device and related methods of use

Embodiments of a medical device and related methods of use are provided for extracting tissue. The device may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Semi-circular pulmonary vein ablation catheter

A medical device is disclosed, including a handle assembly; an elongate body coupled to the handle assembly, the elongate body defining a guide wire lumen therethrough; and a substantially semi-circular electrode array coupled to the elongate body. The device may include a substantially rigid shaft extending distally from the elongate body and defining a lumen therethrough, the shaft including a substantially rigid segment, and a flexible coil coaxial with and extending distally from the shaft..
Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Llc

Tissue visualization and modification devices and methods

Aspects of the invention include minimally invasive tissue modification systems. Embodiments of the systems include a minimally invasive access device having a proximal end, a distal end and an internal passageway.
Trice Medical, Inc.

Medical device for removing an implanted object using laser cut hypotubes

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the surgical device includes a handle, an elongate inner sheath and a circular cutting blade that extends from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle.
The Spectranetics Corporation

Vessel occluder

Catheter-delivered endovascular medical devices are described. The devices may include a pull wire detachably connected to a distal body.

Systems and methods to effect movement of tissue structures

The present disclosure relates generally to medical devices and procedures for placement of a medical device between adjacent tissue structures. In particular, the present disclosure relates to endoscopic systems and methods for preventing or minimizing movement between tissue walls to facilitate placement of a stent therebetween..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Retrievable access valve

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include an access valve that may be retrieved after implantation.
Boston Scientific Limited

Patient-specific glucose prediction systems and methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method of monitoring a physiological condition of a patient involves obtaining current measurement data for the physiological condition of the patient provided by a sensing arrangement, obtaining a user input indicative of one or more future events associated with the patient, and in response to the user input, determining a prediction of the physiological condition of the patient in the future based at least in part on the current measurement data and the one or more future events using one or more prediction models associated with the patient, and displaying a graphical representation of the prediction on a display device..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Active implantable medical device that can perform a frequential analysis

The invention relates to an active implantable medical device comprising a processing unit able to be alternately operated during a predetermined period of activity and on standby during a standby period in a cyclical manner, and means for acquiring data relating to physiological and/or physical activity. The device also comprises means for calculating a frequency analysis of the data acquired, said calculating means being capable of successively perform part of the frequency analysis during periods of activity of the processing unit..
Universite De Rennes 1

Retention magnet system for medical device

An external portion of an auditory prosthesis includes an external magnet that interacts with an implantable magnet to hold the external portion against the skin. Magnetic force generated by the stray field of these magnets can disturb the operation of a vibrating element of the auditory prosthesis.

Communication system for pairing user devices with medical devices

A user device and a breath analysis device (or other types of portable devices) use a pairing and communication protocol that address user convenience and connectivity issues. For example, a breath analysis device is associated with a unique identifier and the unique identifier is associated with an account corresponding to the user.
Invoy Technologies, Llc

Medical environment single sign-on system

A medical facility environment includes medical devices, single-sign on system devices, and an identity access management system (iams). A clinician logs into an electronic medical record system and/or facility workstation, typically at the start of a shift.
Welch Allyn, Inc.

Method for building cloud-based medical image database for protection of patient information and reading medical image therefrom

A method for building a cloud-based medical image database for the protection of patient information. A method for building a cloud-based medical image database and reading a medical image therefrom includes a acquiring a medical image of a patient by a medical device; separating patient information data from medical information data in the medical image; encrypting the patient information data using a block chain technique; separately transmitting the encrypted patient information data and the medical information data to a cloud database and storing the same in the cloud database; decrypting the encrypted patient information data stored in the cloud database, using the block chain technique; and reading the medical image to perform diagnosis and consulting for the patient..
Irm Inc.

Method for separate sterilization and aseptic assembly

Disclosed is an inventive method for an aseptic assembly of a multi-component medical device. In this method a first component of the medical device is provided in a first container and a second component of the medical device is provided in a second container.
Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.

Medical device

The present invention provides a medical device comprising: a main body; and two or more fixed casters and at least one floating caster, which are connected to a bottom portion of said main body and support said main body, wherein said floating caster is capable of floating in the vertical direction relative to said main body.. .
General Electric Company

Method of manufacturing a medical device for external application to the head of a patient

A method of manufacturing a custom device for external application to the head of a patient over a removed portion of the cranium of the patient is described. A three dimensional digital image portion of the external surface of the head comprising at least the removed portion is generated.
Cranial Technologies, Inc.

Electrical contacts on a medical device patch

A device for conveying power from a location external to a subject to a location within the subject may include a flexible carrier and an adhesive on a first &de of the carrier. A coil of electrically conductive material may be associated with the flexible carrier.
Nyxoah Sa

Heat dispersion for implantable medical devices

An implantable medical device that includes electrical circuitry for providing a therapy to a patient. The device also includes a housing forming an inner chamber that is adapted for receiving, at least a portion of the electrical circuitry.
Nuvectra Corporation

Adapter assemblies for implantable medical electrical systems

Casings for retaining adapter connector modules and implantable electrical devices, and adapter assemblies for retaining implantable medical devices, include first and second opposing plates spaced apart by a gap configured to retain the devices such that sides of the devices are in confronting engagement with the first and second plates when placed the device is held in the gap. The first and second plates may be biased towards one another to assist in retaining the device in the gap.
Medtronic, Inc.

Implantable medical device

Imd devices and treatment methods are discussed and disclosed. An imd having a lead adapted for placement in an internal thoracic vein (itv) of a patient may be employed to facilitate atrial sensing.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Detection of noise signals in cardiac signals

Medical device systems include processing circuitry configured to acquire sensed cardiac signals associated with cardiac activity of a heart of a patient, and to analyze the sensed cardiac signals to determine if a noise signal is present within the cardiac signals.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Mri-safe implantable lead assembly

A medical device includes a pulse generator and a filter. The pulse generator is configured to generate a stimulation signal and to provide the stimulation signal to tissue of a patient via an implantable lead assembly.
Cyberonics, Inc.

Coupling system between a medical device and implantation accessory

An assembly includes a medical device provided with an anchoring member adapted to penetrate tissue of a cavity of the heart. The assembly further includes an implantation accessory including an elongated tubular element provided with a fastening mechanism for handling and guiding the medical device to an implantation site.
Sorin Crm Sas

Medical device hybrid polymeric structures and coatings with improved lubricity and durability

A medical device made of a hybrid polymeric structure includes a tubular body including a first layer and a second layer. The first layer includes a fibrous matrix comprising a plurality of randomly oriented nanofibers made at least in part of a first polymeric material and pores formed between at least a portion of the nanofibers.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Securement device for medical devices

The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient. The device preferably comprises a base having a locking device and an articulation strap connected to a cover.

Steerable medical device and method

In various examples, a system includes a steerable medical device including a handle including a longitudinal axis. An elongate shaft extends distally from the handle.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Medical device flushing systems and methods

A distal end portion of an elongate shaft member of a catheter may be inserted into liquid within a vessel. While the distal end portion of the elongate shaft member is inserted in the liquid in the vessel, a manipulable portion of the catheter system may be manipulated within the liquid to remove undesired fluid therefrom.
Kardium Inc.

Seal between bag valve mask and face, with nasal cannula

A medical device sealing system for use with a positive pressure ventilation mask and a nasal cannula. The system includes a plurality of sealing elements.
Stc.unm

Absorbable iron-based alloy implantable medical device

An absorbable iron-based alloy implantable medical device includes an iron-based alloy matrix, a degradable polymer coating disposed on the surface of the iron-based alloy matrix, and a corrosion inhibition layer disposed on the surface of the iron-based alloy matrix. The corrosion inhibition layer can delay early-stage corrosion of the iron-based alloy matrix, ensure mechanical performance of a medical device in the early stage of the implantation, prevent degradation of a polymer in the early stage of the implantation of the medical device, and reduce the usage of the degradable polymer, thereby reducing risks of inflammatory reactions..
Lifetech Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

Pipeless water jet assembly

A device and method for producing pulsating waves of energy for the massaging effect normally associated with high pressure jet systems in whirlpools, pedicure spas, bathtubs and other medical and non-medical devices. The jet assembly includes no external pipes and unlike “pipeless” jet assembly systems in use today, does not require disassembly or circulation of chemical cleaning agents to maintain a sanitary condition of the jet assembly..
Brooks Stevens, Inc.

Delivery and deployment systems for bifurcated stent grafts

A system for endoluminal delivery of a medical device, wherein the medical device includes a bifurcated stent graft having a trunk, a first leg and a second leg shorter than the first leg. The system includes a sheath having a tubular wall having a cylindrical inner surface defining a lumen for receiving the stent graft therein to constrain the stent graft toward a delivery configuration suitable for endoluminal delivery, and a generally cylindrical core member extending through the lumen.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Adjustable interbody fusion device and use

Interbody fusion devices, interbody fusion device systems, insertion tools, methods for assembling an interbody fusion device, and methods a method for inserting a medical device between two vertebral bodies are disclosed. The interbody fusion device includes a body member with a pivot cylinder, a superior member with a pivot channel that is configured to engage the pivot cylinder, and a movement mechanism for moving the superior member relative to the body member.
Biospine, Llc

Medical device with inner assembly

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for delivering an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft having a proximal end, a distal portion and a lumen extending therein.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Retainers for transcatheter heart valve delivery systems

A delivery device for an implantable medical device includes an inner shaft extending in a longitudinal direction and an outer sheath adapted to surround at least a portion of the inner shaft, the outer sheath being slideable relative to the inner shaft in the longitudinal direction. A compartment defined between the inner shaft and the outer sheath is adapted to receive the medical device in an assembled condition.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Medical device shaft including a liner

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an inner shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a non-circular lumen extending therethrough.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Package for medical device

A package including at least one bumper having an elliptical shape that extends from a first end to a second end along a first plane and having a protrusion that extends from a first front along a second plane; and a first tray having a first cavity that extends from a second front along the second plane, wherein the first cavity includes at least one groove configured and dimensioned to receive the at least one bumper is disclosed.. .
K2m, Inc.

Affected region display associated with a medical device

A system and method for providing image guidance for placement of one or more medical devices at a target location. The system can be used to determine one or more affected regions corresponding to the operation of one or more medical devices and display at least a portion of the one or more affected regions.
Inneroptic Technology, Inc.

Optical shape sensing system, medical optical shape sensing

The present invention relates to an optical shape sensing system for sensing a shape of a medical device (24), comprising an input polarization controller (12) for setting an input polarization state of an input light signal, at least one interferometer unit (18) for dividing said polarized input light signal into a device signal and a reference signal, guiding said device signal to be scattered within an optical fiber (19) inserted into said device (24) and coupling said scattered device signal with said reference signal to form an output light signal, and at least one measurement branch (39) comprising an output polarization controller arrangement (26) for setting an output polarization state of said output light signal, a polarizing beam splitter (30) for splitting said polarized output light signal into two signal portions, each being in a corresponding one of two signal portion polarization states, and a detector arrangement (35) comprising two detectors (32, 34), each for detecting a corresponding one of said two signal portions, wherein said input polarization controller (12) is configured to set two pairs of input polarization states, or said output polarization controller arrangement (26) is configured to set two output polarization states each for enabling a corresponding one of two pairs of signal portion polarization states, wherein each pair of input or signal portion polarization states are representable by a corresponding one of two axes in a poincaré sphere different from each other.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v

Devices for damaging nerves and related methods of use

A method of treating an airway of a lung may include inserting a medical device into the airway, and delivering an agent from the medical device to a nerve disposed within or adjacent the airway to damage the nerve sufficient to reduce an ability of the nerve to send nerve signals.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical devices having a releasable member and methods of using the same

Medical devices having a releasable member are described. Methods of using medical devices having a releasable member are also described.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Arthroscopic devices and methods

A medical device includes an elongated sleeve having a longitudinal axis, a proximal end and a distal end. A ceramic cutting member includes both a cutting window having sharp edges and one or more flutes with cutting burrs circumferentially spaced-apart from the cutting window.
Relign Corporation

Tissue retraction device and delivery system

Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are disclosed. An example tissue retraction device includes a first engagement member having a first end and a second end, a second engagement member having a first end and a second end, a first elastic member attached to the second end of the first engagement member, and a first alignment member having a first end, a second end and a lumen extending therethrough.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Organ retraction device

A disclosed medical device may have a sling, a first needle coupled to a first end of the sling and a second needle coupled to the second end of the sling. The first needle may be coupled via a first suture having one point of attachment on the sling, and the second needle may be coupled via a second suture having two points of attachment on the sling.
Hepasling Llc

Biopsy needle for accessing peripheral lung nodules

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a pulmonary biopsy needle having a proximal end, a distal end, and an elongated body extending between the proximal end and the distal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Location detection systems and methods

A location detection system identifies the locations of medical devices such as patient support apparatuses and/or patient care devices within a medical facility. The devices communicate via a wired connection to one or more medical facility systems (e.g.
Stryker Corporation

Monitoring mode of an implantable medical device

A system and method for controlling a monitoring mode or treatment mode of an implantable medical device based on the detection of an external signal. The system and related method allow for more frequent monitoring of medical parameters at times where more frequent monitoring is necessary, such as during or after a dialysis session, with less frequent monitoring at other times, allowing for a more efficient medical device.
Medtronic, Inc.

Protection of inductive communication system from an mri gradient field using an inductors core saturation characteristics

An implantable medical device includes a coil which is configured for transmission and/or reception of rf fields for communication with external devices. The coil has a conductor that is wound around a core.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

Lighting module for a medical using the same

A lighting module includes a housing portion, a clip portion having a receiving space between configured to receive a speculum, an arm portion extending from the clip portion and including a lighting element, and a power source electrically connected to the lighting element. Also, a speculum assembly including a speculum and a lighting module is disclosed.
Ceek Enterprises

Molecular chemical imaging endoscopic imaging systems

The instant disclosure provides for medical imaging systems that may be used in conjunction with an intraoperative medical device, such as an endoscope. Generally, the disclosed medical imaging systems include an illumination source configured to generate illuminating photons for illuminating a biological sample.
Chemimage Corporation

Implantable medical devices and methods of forming same

Various embodiments of an implantable medical device system and methods of forming such systems are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the implantable medical device system includes a housing, electronics disposed within the housing, and a feedthrough assembly attached to a sidewall of the housing and electrically coupled to the electronics.

Magnetic user interface controls

A device includes a magnetic field source that generates a rotationally asymmetric magnetic field, a magnetic field sensor that generates a signal that is indicative of a position of the magnetic field sensor in the rotationally asymmetric magnetic field, and a processor coupled to the magnetic field sensor. The processor is configured to process the signal from the magnetic field sensor to control one or more operational settings of the medical device..

Medical device control in telehealth systems

A system including one or more processors and a memory. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to receive, via a server, a first real time messaging protocol message from a hub application, the first real time messaging protocol message to control a medical; transmit a device driver command to control the medical device based on the first real time messaging protocol message; receive data from the medical device; and transmit, via the server, the data from the medical device to the hub application..

Multi-loop implant charger

Presented herein are techniques for charging a battery within an implantable component (implant) of an implantable medical device system. A multi-loop external charging device includes a plurality of coil/loop antennas that are each configured to emit a magnetic field that is received by an implantable coil of the implantable component.

Safety features for medical devices requiring assistance and supervision

An automatic locking system for a medical treatment device helps to ensure that an assistant is present during treatment of a patient. Among the features disclosed biometric authentication to verify that a trained assistant is present, a presence detector to ensure the assistant is continuously present during treatment, and warning and recovery processes that allow intermittent lapses in the continuous presence of the assistant..

Method of dynamically saving metadata in a process of operating a medical system, medical system and computer program product

The present disclosure refers to a method of dynamically saving metadata in a process of operating a medical system, comprising: running a software application for operating a medical device; storing metadata in a transient memory by a controller, wherein the metadata are assigned to one or more operation events while the software application is running; detecting an error operation event by the controller; in response to the detecting the error operation event, transmitting present metadata currently stored in the transient memory and assigned to one or more operation events before the error operation event was detected from the transient memory to a log data memory; storing the present metadata in the log data memory; and storing metadata different from the present metadata and assigned to the error operation event in the log data memory. Further, a medical system, and a computer program product are provided..

Coating solutions, coatings formed therefrom, and coated medical devices

A method of making a coating solution includes the steps of polymerising an initial monomer feed comprising an n-vinyl pyrrolidone and an acrylate, preferably methacrylate, salt in water to synthesise a copolymer thereof, acidifying the resulting copolymer-water mixture to give free carboxylic acid groups along the copolymer backbone, diluting the aqueous solution down with alcohol, and adding a cross-linking agent which is capable of reacting with the carboxylic acid groups and curing the copolymer at a later stage after the coating solution has been applied to a substrate and the copolymer coated thereon. Also disclosed are a coating solution in storage, a method of coating a substrate which is on, or is part of, a medical device or other article, a substrate, article or medical device having a coating so applied, and a coated medical device packaged in a hydration solution.

A manufacturing an implantable defibrillation coil

The disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing an implantable defibrillation coil for a lead of an active implantable medical device, the defibrillating coil includes at least one elongate conductive coil which includes a plurality of non-contiguous turns. The method includes inserting a tube of polymeric material within the elongated conductive coil, supplying thermal energy to soften the tube, applying pressure on the assembly formed by the elongate conductive coil and causing the tube to deform the tube wall by insertion of the tube wall between the turns of the elongate conductive coil..

Implantation of an active medical device

Implantation of a cardiac stimulus system using the itv. Superior, intercostal, and inferior access methods are discussed and disclosed.

Sterility retaining medical connector assembly and method

A medical connector assembly for establishing a fluid connection between a first medical device and a second medical device includes a multi-use connector and a plurality of single-use connectors connected in series. The multi-use connector has a proximal end opposite a distal end along a longitudinal length thereof.

Device port cleaner

A device port cleaner and method of use is provided for cleaning a device port connector, particularly a device port connector for a medical device. The device port cleaner may be connected to the device port connector to clean and/or disinfect the device port connector..

Nasal delivery device and methods of use

A drug delivery system includes flexible and interchangeable nozzle and tip. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a medical device for intranasal delivery of a medicament.

Expandable introducer sheath for medical device

An expandable medical sheath can include a sheath body having a lumen that extends between proximal and distal ends of the sheath. The sheath can have first and second members where the first member has a different elastic modulus than the second member such that one provides elasticity to the sheath and the other provides column strength.

Aortic valve no exchange catheter

A medical device used to percutaneously gain access to a targeted site within a living body, for example the left ventricle of the heart. The device is comprised of an inner tubular member, outer tubular member, and an adjustable control handle.

Connectors and cables for use with ventricle assist systems

Systems, assemblies, and related modules for connecting components of medical devices employ connector cables with electrical conductors and optical fibers. A connector assembly for coupling a battery module with a medical system including an implanted or worn medical device includes an input connector and an output connector.

Balloon catheters comprising non-latex elastomeric compositions and processes for manufacturing the same

A medical device comprising: an inflatable balloon comprising an elastomeric composition having a shore a hardness of less than 35. The elastomeric composition comprises one or more thermoplastic elastomers.

Extracellular matrix sheet structures

A co2 processed sheet structure comprising ecm derived from mammalian submucosa tissue, which can be formed into a pouch configured to encase a medical device.. .

Bracket assembly

Some embodiments of the invention may provide a bracket assembly for selectively receiving a stem portion of a medical device therein. The bracket assembly may be movably or permanently disposed within a case or tray assembly.

Hip joint device and method

A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a human patient, the natural hip joint having a ball shaped caput femur as the proximal part of the femoral bone with a convex hip joint surface towards the center of the hip joint and a bowl shaped acetabulum as part of the pelvic bone with a concave hip joint surface towards the center of the hip joint. The medical device comprising; an artificial caput femur, comprising a convex surface towards the center of the hip joint.

Biomimetic vascular network and devices using the same

The invention provides method of fabricating a scaffold comprising a fluidic network, including the steps of: (a) generating an initial vascular layer for enclosing the chamber and providing fluid to the cells, the initial vascular layer having a network of channels for fluid; (b) translating the initial vascular layer into a model for fluid dynamics analysis; (c) analyzing the initial vascular layer based on desired parameters selected from the group consisting of a characteristic of a specific fluid, an input pressure, an output pressure, an overall flow rate and combinations thereof to determine sheer stress and velocity within the network of channels; (d) measuring the sheer stress and the velocity and comparing the obtained values to predetermined values; (e) determining if either of the shear stress or the velocity are greater than or less than the predetermined values, and (f) optionally modifying the initial vascular layer and repeating steps (b)-(e). The invention also provides compositions comprising a vascular layer for use in tissue lamina as well as a medical devices having a vascular layer and kits..

Medical system using optical shape sensing fiber for triggering an event

The present invention relates to a medical system using an interventional elongated medical device having an optical fiber configured for optical shape sensing of the medical device. The system comprises a detection unit configured to detect a confined manipulation section along the medical device for manipulation by a user without an interaction interface arranged on the medical device and an analysis unit configured to analyze a user manipulation applied to the manipulation section based on optical shape sensing of the medical device in the manipulation section and to trigger an event in the medical system, if the analysis unit identifies the user manipulation in the manipulation section as a specific manipulation associated with the event to be triggered..

Control and inverter design topologies for electronic medical devices

Examples described herein may include medical devices and electrosurgical generators with resonant isolated transformers to perform filtering and gain functions. An example electrosurgical generator includes a radio frequency (rf) inverter stage configured to receive an input signal and, in response to control feedback signals, to provide an output signal that provides power to a load.

System and sensing tissue characteristics

A medical device for treating and analyzing tissue includes a plasma applicator having a housing. The housing includes a substantially tubular shape and defines a lumen therethrough.

Medical device, medical system, and treatment method

A medical device, a medical system, and a treatment method are disclosed, which are capable of effectively crushing an object in a body lumen. The medical device can be used after being inserted into a capturing device capturing thrombi in a blood vessel and removing the thrombi to the outside of a body has at least two elongated shaft portions spaced apart from each other side by side and a cutting unit extending to a distal side from distal portions of at least two shaft portions, the cutting unit has linear portions inclined with respect to the shaft portions and a distal continuous portion extending to the distal side from distal portions of at least two linear portions, and at least the linear portions have sharp cutting blades..

Occlusive medical device system

An occlusive medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a distal strain relief portion and a lumen extending longitudinally through the elongate shaft, the elongate shaft including a plurality of retaining arms extending distally from the distal strain relief portion; an occlusive medical device including a proximal mounting portion fixed to an expandable occlusive element; and a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft. The plurality of retaining arms may extend into the proximal mounting portion.

Medical devices with detachable pivotable jaws

Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for engaging tissue, e.g. For clipping tissue, closing a perforation or performing hemostasis.

Blood vessel closure clip and delivery device

A medical device including a shape-memory metallic body comprising a plurality of closed cells with a plurality of terminal cell ends and a plurality of tissue engaging members extending from the shape-memory metallic body, a shaft of each tissue engaging member extending from the terminal cell end at least approximately in a direction of the long axis of the closed cell in an expanded configuration.. .

Systems and methods for data collection in a medical device

The present disclosure relates to a data acquisition device and a configuration method. The device includes a channel, wherein the channel includes a data control panel and a plurality of detection components.

Analyzing ecg data in deciding on patient chest compression treatment

Medical devices, software and methods are provided, for making a decision as to whether to pause patient chest compression treatment in connection with administering electric shock therapy to the patient. The decision is made depending whether signal spikes identified in the ecg data are determined to be qrs complexes, or merely likely impulsive artifact caused by the chest compressions..

Medical device including manipulable portion with connected elongate members

A medical system may include a shaft member and a structure physically coupled to the shaft member. A portion of the shaft member may be sized to be delivered through a bodily opening leading to a bodily cavity.

Multiple implant communications with adjustable load modulation using modulation indices

A medical system and method of communicating between a telemetry controller and a plurality of medical devices implanted within a patient is provided. Communication links are respectively established between the telemetry controller and the implanted medical devices.

Remote control and interaction with implanted devices

A method for interaction with a medical device that is implanted in a body of a patient. The method includes detecting, using an inertial sensor, an arcuate motion of a wireless communication device terminating in physical contact between the wireless communication device and the body.
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

Medical monitoring hub

A localized sound projection system can coordinate the sounds of speakers to simulate the placement of an auditory cue in a 3d space. The system can include a plurality of speakers configured to output auditory signals and a sound localization controller configured to control the plurality of speakers to coordinate the auditory signals to simulate an origination location of a patient alarm.
Masimo Corporation

Method and medical devices under regulatory control

Systems, devices, methods, and program products are provided for operating a medical system that is operable within at least two different medical device regulatory classes. A device control module receives an indicator for performing at least one procedure with a medical device.
Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.

External charger for an implantable medical device system having a coil for communication and charging

Disclosed in an improved medical implantable device system including an improved external charger that is able to communicate with an external controller and ipg using the communication protocol (e.g., fsk) used to implement communications between the external controller and the implant. The external controller as modified uses its charging coil to charge the implant, and also to communicate with the other devices in the system.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

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.

Dc-dc converter for implantable medical devices

A dc-dc converter for implantable medical devices includes a switch capacitor converter core including a plurality of power transistor switches configured to receive an input voltage and output an output voltage; a switch driver connected with the switch capacitor converter core and configured to turn on corresponding power transistor switches in the switch capacitor converter core so as to supply power to a load receiving the output voltage; a switch signal router connected with the switch driver and configured to selectively transmit signals required by the switch driver; a gain selection decoder connected with the switch signal router; a gain controller connected with the gain selection decoder, the gain selection decoder being configured to decode gain selection instructions transmitted from the gain controller; an input adjusting device connected with the gain controller and configured to receive the input voltage and a reference voltage, to indicate relationship between the input voltage and the reference voltage, and to transmit the relationship to the gain controller; an output adjusting device connected with the gain controller and configured to receive the output voltage and the reference voltage, to indicate relationship between the output voltage and the reference voltage, and to transmit the relationship to the gain controller; a clock generator connected with the switch signal router, the gain controller and the output adjusting device; and a counter connected with the gain controller.. .
Agilitech Limited

Circuit configuration based on depopulated pins

Examples are described for configuring cardiac pacing circuitry of an implantable medical device. Circuitry that is configurable to control delivery of therapy or sense signals in accordance with a plurality of vectors may determine that one or more pins, for therapy delivery or sensing in accordance with a first subset of vectors of the plurality of vectors, are in an electrically floating state.
Medtronic, Inc.

Resonance tuning module for implantable devices and leads

An implantable medical assist device includes a medical device. The medical device has a housing and electronics contained therein.
Medtronic, Inc.

Pacing output k-factor improvements

In an example, an implantable medical device (imd) includes a hold capacitor configured to deliver an electrical therapy pulse, and charge pump circuitry configured to transfer energy from the battery to the hold capacitor. In this example, the charge pump circuitry comprises a plurality of capacitors, and switching circuitry configured to put the charge pump circuitry into a k-factor mode selected from a group of k-factor modes by opening and closing a combination of switches connected to the plurality of capacitors..
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device package

In some examples, a medical device package may include a tray and a lip. The tray defines a recess configured to receive an elongated medical device in a coiled state.
Covidien Lp

Energy management of blood pump controllers

Systems and related methods for supplying power to a medical device employ self-charging serially-connectable portable batteries. A system includes a base module and external battery modules.
Tc1 Llc

Bone-tendon graft biomaterial, use as a medical device and making same

The invention relates to a polyurethane bone-tendon graft biomaterial and method of making the bone-tendon graft biomaterial. The biomaterial has a gradient of mechanical properties through photocrosslinking such that a first end of the biomaterial is crosslinked at a higher degree than a second end, and the first end of the biomaterial has mechanical properties of bone and the second end of the biomaterial has mechanical properties of tendon..
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Device and sterilization of instruments and surfaces

A device for decontaminating a medical device, the device including a compartment adapted to contain a medical device and a solution, the solution comprising a photoactivatable substance; and a light system providing 360 degrees of exposure to the compartment. Also, a method for decontaminating a medical device, the method including placing a medical device in a compartment with a solution, the solution comprising a photoactivatable substance; incubating the medical device in the solution to allow the photoactivatable substance to attach to pathogens; and exposing the compartment to 360 degrees of light exposure to activate the photoactivatable substance..
Gail Rock

System and electrical control of bacteria

A system and method for controlling microbial growth on and in medical devices and implants, especially biofilm infections, involves using pulsed electric fields (pef). To eradicate at least a portion of a biofilm on a medical implant, for example, 1500 volts can be applied through an electrode system, with pulse duration of 50 μs and pulse delivery frequency of 2 hz.

Spinal fusion implant and related methods

The present invention relates generally to medical devices, systems, and methods for use in surgery. In particular, the disclosed system and methods relate to an intervertebral spinal implant sized and dimensioned for the lumbar spine implantable via a posterior approach.
Nuvasive, Inc.

Biodegradable medical device for breast reconstruction and/or augmentation

A multiple energy storage device fuel gauge is described for a device having a power system with multiple heterogeneous energy storage devices. The fuel gauge keeps track of a present state of multiple heterogeneous energy storage devices simultaneously.
Tensive Srl

Esophageal stent including an inner liner

An example medical device is disclosed as an expandable stent. The stent includes a tubular scaffold having an inner surface, an outer surface, and a lumen extending therein.
Universite Libre De Bruxelles

Methods, systems, and devices for surgical access and procedures

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 actuation system embodiments, including fluid actuation systems, drive train actuation systems, and motorless actuation systems.
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

System comprising a medical apparatus and a medical device, medical apparatus and surgical method

A system for establishing an anchorage in an operation site of a human or animal patient with the aid of a material having thermoplastic properties and vibration energy. The system includes a transmitting piece connected or connectable to an energy source for generating vibration energy, and a housing with an opening.
Spinewelding Ag

Pixel array medical devices and methods

Systems, instruments or devices, and methods or procedures are described in which a scalpet array is applied to a target site with the use of a pattern. The scalpet array comprises scalpets positioned on a device.
Srgi Holdings, Llc

Pixel array medical devices and methods

Pixel array medical devices, systems and methods are described for skin grafting and skin resection procedures. The procedures involve applying a scalpet array to a target skin site.
Srgi Holdings, Llc

Anastomosis devices

Implantable medical devices for connecting tissue layers, such as for connecting a gallbladder and a portion of a gastrointestinal tract to create an anastomosis, include a tubular structure having a plurality of apposition portions, a central region, and a covering material. The devices are endoscopically deployable and may include open cells or undulating edges that facilitate a secure connection between the tissue structures..
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Blinking multiplexed led strain and chemical sensors for implanted medical devices

Implantable sensors are described that can be utilized in conjunction with orthopedic implants for monitoring fracture healing and detecting local chemical concentrations to detect and monitor implant associated infection. The sensors can include strain gauges, electrochemical, or spectrochemical sensors that can be read transdermally using a single photodetector.

Establishment of communication between devices

A method to establish communication between devices is provided. The method may include obtaining a request from a user at a first device to establish a communication session through a communication system over a wide area network with a second device.
Sorenson Ip Holdings, Llc

Digital certificate with software enabling indicator

A system and method of enabling software features on medical devices uses a local server disposed at a medical facility and a license server remote from the local server. The method includes generating a software enabling indicator at the license server, the software enabling indicator comprising a numerical code representing a number of licenses to be allocated for a software feature.
Fenwal, Inc.

Pairing of devices for far-field wireless communication

In one example, a method includes transitioning, responsive to determining that a charging coil of wireless charger is in proximity of an implantable medical device (imd) and by the imd, from operating in a non-pairing mode into a pairing mode of a far-field wireless communication protocol. In this example, operating in the paring mode comprises: receiving, by the imd and via a transceiver of the far-field wireless communication protocol, a public encryption key from another device that is different than the wireless charger; and determining, based on the public encryption key of the other device and a public encryption key of the imd, a link encryption key for future communication between the imd and the other device.
Medtronic, Inc.

Communication systems for patient support apparatuses

A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, uses the ability to communicate with a device via near field communication to determine that the device is physically proximate the support apparatus. The support apparatus uses this determination to associate itself with the device.
Stryker Corporation

System and methods for bidding on medical devices

The technology of the present disclosure includes a method for facilitating the purchase of medical devices. The method includes receiving a medical procedure identifier from a medical provider; determining at least one medical device associated with the medical procedure identifier; transmitting at least one device identifier corresponding to the at least one medical device to the medical provider; receiving a device selection from the medical provider, wherein the device selection identifies at least one selected medical device corresponding to the at least one device identifier; identifying a plurality of vendors based at least in part on the at least one selected medical device; notifying the plurality of vendors of the at least one selected medical device; receiving a plurality of offers from the plurality of vendors, each offer of the plurality of offers comprising device information identifying at least one offered medical device and price information identifying a cost for the at least one offered medical device; selecting a winning vendor from the plurality of vendors based at least in part on the price information of each offer; and instructing the winning vendor to supply the at least one offered medical device to the medical provider, wherein the cost for the at least one offered medical device is based at least in part on the price information..

Method for setting an operating parameter of a medical device and medical device

A method for setting an operating parameter of a medical device is provided. The method includes determining a current operating mode of the medical device.

Self-lubricating polymer composition

A polymer resin composition is disclosed including a chemically attached lubricant structure to produce a self-lubricating medical device thereby eliminating the need of a secondary lubrication step currently required which is useful in medical and surgical devices.. .
Becton, Dickinson And Company

A medical device

The invention relates to an implantable medical device having a body comprising a composite material. The body has a variable cross section along a length, a first portion which forms a part of a surface of said body, and a packing portion.
Invibio Device Component Manufacturing Limited

Selective termination of superhydrophobic surfaces

Provided herein is a hierarchical superhydrophobic surface comprising an array of first geometrical features disposed on a substrate comprising a first material, and an array of second geometrical features disposed on the first features to form a hierarchical structure and a terminal level disposed on the second features, wherein the terminal level comprises a second material, the second material being different from the first material. The second material has a hydrophilicity different from the hydrophilicity of at least one of 1) the hydrophilicity of the second material and 2) hydrophilicity induced by the hierarchical structure.
Bvw Holding Ag

Implantable medical devices having resilient mounting tabs and associated methods

A method, for use with an implantable medical device, including the steps of stretching a mounting tab in such a manner that an aperture on the mounting tab increases in size and separating the mounting tab from a bone anchor by moving the stretched mounting tab in such a manner that the bone anchor does not extend through the aperture in the mounting tab.. .
Advanced Bionics Ag

Apparatuses and methods that improve conductive communication between external programmers and implantable medical devices

Described herein are apparatuses and methods that improve conductive communication between an external programmer and an implantable medical device (imd) that is implanted within a patient. In an embodiment, an auxiliary apparatus of the present technology includes a first auxiliary skin electrode configured to attach to skin of a patient, a second auxiliary skin electrode configured to attach to skin of a patient, and an electrically conductive path extending between the first and second auxiliary skin electrodes and interrupted by a capacitor.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Medical system comprising implants

A medical system comprising internal parts for implantation in a patient and external parts for use externally to the patient, the external parts comprising an energy source equipped with a primary coil for inductively transmitting energy to the implantable parts and an external control unit for the control of the energy source, the internal parts comprising an electrically powered medical device, an energy receiver equipped with a secondary coil for inductively receiving energy for the medical device from the external energy source and an internal control unit for the control of the internal parts, in which system the internal control unit is arranged to wirelessly transmit feedback information to the external control unit, the system being arranged to determine said feedback information based on or relating to a parameter.. .

Metallurgically bonded gold pocket pad for grounding an emi filter to a hermetic terminal for an active implantable medical device

A feedthrough subassembly for an active implantable medical device includes a metallic ferrule having a conductive ferrule body, at least one surface disposed on a device side, and a ferrule opening passing through the at least one surface. An insulator body hermetically seals the ferrule opening of the conductive ferrule body by at least one of a first gold braze ceramic seal, a glass seal or a glass-ceramic seal.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Methods and systems for controlling implantable medical devices using wearable technology

Embodiments for controlling an implantable cardiac device by one or more processors are described. Data from at least one wearable device sensor is received.
International Business Machines Corporation

Dual patient controllers

Devices, systems, and methods incorporate the most-used functions of an electrical stimulator's controller into a small, thin pocket controller that is not only comfortable to carry in a pocket, but can also be attached to a key ring, lanyard, or other such carrying device for ease of daily use. A separate patient controller charger is used to charge and control the implanted medical device..
Nuvectra Corporation

System and medical devices and pain reduction

A method and system providing pain relief by applying electromagnetic impulses to nerves which transport the pain signals from the areas effected by pain to the correlated pain receptors in the brain. An array of two or more topical sensors, applied above the pain-conducting nerve read the electro-magnetic waves emitted by the respective nerve duct; one or more pulse generators emit an electromagnetic wave designed to cancel the pain signal by ways of destructive interference..

Medical device for sensing and or stimulating tissue

Devices, methods and systems for transmitting signals through a device located in a blood vessel of an animal, for stimulating and/or sensing activity of media proximal to the device, wherein the media includes tissue and/or fluid.. .

Medical device

A medical device is disclosed, which is capable of treating lymphedema and reducing a reoccurrence rate after treatment. The medical device includes a tube member that includes a first end portion connected to a first body lumen l and a second end portion connected to a second body lumen p and a pressure-feeding unit that pressure-feeds a body fluid in the first body lumen to the second body lumen..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical devices and methods for providing access to a bodily passage during dilation

Medical devices and methods of treatment are described herein. More particularly, medical devices and methods for providing access to a bodily passage during dilation are described herein.

Loading tools for use with medical devices

Loading tools for use with medical devices are disclosed. An example loading tool may be suitable for use with a drug-coated expandable medical device.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Loading tools for use with medical devices

Loading tools for use with medical devices are disclosed. An example loading tool may include a tubular sleeve having a proximal end region, a distal end region, and a lumen.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Ventilator system

A ventilator system (10) comprising: a ventilator (110) operable to provide forced mechanical ventilation; a breathing pattern controller (111) configured to operate the ventilator according to a breathing pattern; and a breathing pattern communication unit (112) operable to in use transmit a trigger signal, according to the breathing pattern. The ventilator system (10) may further comprises an associated medical device (113), with the breathing pattern communication unit (112) configured to transmit a trigger signal to the associated medical device (113)..
The University Of Birmingham

Infusion devices and fluid identification apparatuses and methods

Medical devices and methods and apparatuses for identifying fluids in a conduit of a device are provided. An exemplary apparatus for identifying an infusate in a conduit of an infusion device includes a transmitter element for transmitting a beam of energy for interaction with the infusate.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Marked fluoropolymer surfaces and manufacturing same

A method of manufacturing a coated low-friction medical device, such as low-friction medical tubing, including applying a coating to one or more selected portions of a surface of low-friction medical tubing to indicate at least one marking formed along the surface of the low-friction medical tubing, and simultaneously or substantially simultaneously: (a) curing the applied coating to a designated temperature (which is above the temperature at which the low-friction medical tubing begins to decompose and shrink) to adhere the applied coating to the surface of the low-friction medical tubing, (b) utilizing one or more anti-shrinking devices to counteract or otherwise inhibit the shrinking of the low-friction medical tubing, and (c) exhausting any harmful byproducts resulting from curing the low-friction medical tubing to a temperate above the temperature at which the low-friction medical tubing begins to decompose.. .
Innovatech, Llc

Regulation/modification of stent contact surface for polymer free drug coating

There is disclosed a method of improving the reliability of coating an implantable medical device, such as a stent, with bioactive material in the absence of a carrier material such as a matrix or polymer layer. The method involves cleaning volatile components from the exposed surfaces of the medical device, removing carbon deposits and then applying a uniform carbon layer in a controlled environment.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Use of dual mold release agents for medical device applications

The disclosure concerns medical device parts having a thickness of about 4 mm or less, where the medical device part is manufactured by an injection molding process utilizing a polycarbonate polymer and from about 0.2 wt % to about 0.5 wt % of pentaerythritol tetrastearate and from about 0.05 wt % to about 0.3 wt % of glycerol monostearate; wherein said pentaerythritol tetrastearate is derived from a biosource.. .
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

Hydrophobically encased tungsten

Disclosed herein are compositions of matter for inclusion in a medical device for visualization purposes. Such compositions may include a radiopaque metal, such as tungsten, within a functionalized hydrophobic polymer.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Drug coated medical devices

A medical device includes a body defining an exterior surface, and a coating including a therapeutic agent-containing nanoparticle disposed on the exterior surface of the medical device. The nanoparticle may include a brush-arm star polymer.
Medtronic Vascular Inc.

Methods and treatment of luer connectors

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

Bacterial strains belonging to the genus bifidobacterium for use in the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia

Selected bacterial strains belonging to the genus bifidobacterium for use in the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia are described. In particular, a food composition or supplement product or medical device or pharmaceutical composition has said bacterial strains in association with sterols or phytosterols and/or stanols or phytostanols and/or glucomannan and/or konjac gum and/or prebiotic fibres and/or fermented red rice and/or betaglucans from oats, oat bran, barley, barley bran and/or aloe arborescens gel in lyophilized form..
Probiotical S.p.a.

Subcutaneous reservoir device and manufacture

The medical devices of the present disclosure are filled reservoirs such as a cylinder comprised of a polymer film which contains a reservoir of active agent, plus excipient, in some cases, for disease prevention, treatment, and/or contraception. The polymer film is permeable to the active agent after subcutaneous implantation of the device into a body.
Research Triangle Institute

Pain management using cryogenic remodeling

Medical devices, systems, and methods for pain management and other applications may apply cooling with at least one probe inserted through an exposed skin surface of skin. The cooling may remodel one or more target tissues so as to effect a desired change in composition of the target tissue and/or a change in its behavior, often to interfere with transmission of pain signals along sensory nerves.
Myoscience, Inc.

Medical device using bioabsorbable material

Bioabsorbable medical devices such as vascular closures, mitral chorea replacements, and mitral leaflet extensions are provided.. .
Xeltis, Bv

Medical drain device

A medical device may include an elongate tubular member defining a tube lumen, and an expandable member disposed on the distal portion of the elongate tubular member including a lumen that is in fluid communication with the tube lumen. The expandable member is configured to expand from a collapsed delivery configuration to a distally-open expanded configuration and establish apposition with a vessel wall.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Cordless and wireless surgical display system

A cordless wireless and mobile display system having an integrated system for delivering uninterrupted power to a display is described. The cordless wireless and mobile display includes wireless capabilities that allows it to receive and transmit information from associated medical devices and to send data to other designated devices.
Gsi Group, Inc.

Systems and methods for assessing and treating tissue

A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to an energy source, and a distal member disposed at a distal end of the elongate member. The distal member may include a plurality of contact elements configured to deliver stimulating energy to innervated tissue, detect a response from the innervated tissue to the stimulating energy, and deliver therapeutic energy to the innervated tissue based on the response from the innervated tissue..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Thermocouple-controlled catheter cooling system

The present invention provides a medical system, including a catheter defining an injection lumen, a chamber in fluid communication with the injection lumen, and an exhaust lumen in fluid communication with the chamber; a first temperature sensor positioned in the exhaust lumen proximal to the chamber; a second temperature sensor positioned in the chamber; and a console in electrical communication with the first and second temperature sensors, the controller modifying coolant flow through the medical device based at least in part upon a signal received from the first and second temperature sensor. The system may further include a thermally-conductive element circumscribing a substantial portion of the exhaust lumen proximal to the chamber, where the first temperature sensor is mounted to the thermally-conductive element, and the thermally-conductive element may include at least one of a braid, coil, and band..
Medtronic Cryocath Lp

Medical device, device structures for dentistry, for head and neck surgery and for orthopedic surgery, and bonding medical device to bone

A medical device includes a shaft portion with a hollow shape and inflected portions or an exposed portion. The shaft portion is inserted into a cortical bone or penetrates through the cortical bone and is inserted to a position reaching a cancellous bone at an inner side of the cortical bone.
National University Corporation Tokyo Medical And Dental University

Flexible torque cable for delivery of medical devices

The present disclosure describes delivery cables for delivering a medical device. In one embodiment, a delivery cable includes a flexible inner core, a proximal outer coil, and a distal outer coil.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

High torsion delivery catheter element

A jointed system for delivering a medical device to a target location within a human anatomy, comprising: a first segment that is a hollow cylinder, wherein a first flange and a second flange are attached to the distal end and extend distally away from the first segment; a second segment that is a hollow cylinder and has a proximal end and a distal end, wherein a third flange and a fourth flange are attached to the proximal end and extend proximally away from the second segment; a connector element having four cylindrical lugs extending radially away from a central point, wherein each lug passes, respectively, through a circular hole, and further wherein the connector element defines at least two separate openings extending in a direction from the distal end of the first segment to the proximal end of the second segment.. .
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Medical device systems and accessories

Thrombectomy catheter systems, accessory devices, and methods for making and using such devices are disclosed. An example thrombectomy system may include a catheter shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending at least partially through the catheter shaft.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device for temporary deployment into a bodily lumen

A medical device for temporary deployment into a bodily lumen is provided. The medical device comprises: a guide wire cannula having a proximal end and a distal end; a tip attached to the proximal end of the guide wire cannula; a pusher having a proximal and a distal end, the pusher having a through-bore disposed around the guide wire cannula; and a temporary stent assembly having a proximal end attached to the tip and a distal end adjacent to the proximal end of the pusher.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Surgical needle coatings and methods

The present invention provides novel medical devices for use in surgical procedures and methods for manufacturing novel medical devices. In some embodiments, the novel medical devices can include surgical needles that are capable of being repeatedly passed through tissue using minimal force.
Ethicon, Llc

Force transmission mechanism for medical device and medical device

A medical-device force transmission mechanism transmitting a force input at the proximal end of an elongated insertion portion inserted into a body and acting along the longitudinal direction of the insertion portion, to a rotation unit supported at the distal end of the insertion portion in a rotatable manner about the longitudinal axis of the insertion portion, the medical-device force transmission mechanism including: a first force transmitting part passing through the insertion portion and transmitting the force to the distal end of the insertion portion; a force converting part disposed at the distal end of the insertion portion and converting the force transmitted by the first force transmitting part into a rotational force; and a second force transmitting part transmitting the rotational force converted by the force converting part to the rotation unit at a different rotational speed.. .
Olympus Corporation

System and dynamic virtual collision objects

A system and method of dynamic virtual collision objects includes a control unit for a medical device. The control unit includes one or more processors and an interface coupling the control unit to the medical device.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Medical device equipped with sensors

A medical device including an electric measurement circuit, in which are connected at least two sensors the impedance of which varies as a function of a sensed physical parameter, a source of electrical power for powering the electric measurement circuit, an antenna for emitting an electromagnetic field as a function of the impedance of the electric measurement circuit, each of the sensors being associated with a switch for short circuiting the sensor in the measurement circuit, the medical device further including a system for controlling the switches in order successively to command the opening or closing of the switches in determined configurations. The medical device may notably be able to be applied to the human body or implanted in the human body..
Ecole Normale Superieure De Cachan

Medical device with pressure sensor

Pressure sensing guidewires and methods for making and using pressure sensing guidewires are disclosed. An example pressure sensing guidewire may include a tubular member having a proximal region and a housing region.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Devices, the detection of anatomical or physiological characteristics

Embodiments relate to non-invasive medical devices, systems and methods for the detection of anatomical or physiological conditions. In an embodiment, a handheld coronary artery disease (cad) detection device is used in a non-invasive manner to determine whether an internal coronary artery blockage, calcification or diffuse disease is present.
Aum Cardiovascular, Inc.

Disposable medical device with a lighting effect

A disposable medical device with a lighting effect has a body and a light assembly. The body has an inspection portion, a grip portion, and a placement portion.

Central priority advertisement for medical devices

Techniques are disclosed for enabling a first central device to connect with a medical device with an existing connection to a second central device by broadcasting a “central priority” advertisement packet that causes the second central device to discontinue attempts to connect with the medical device (for a period of time), granting the first central device the ability to establish communication with the medical device.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated

Remote flashing during infusion

A medical device controller operating in conjunction with a medical device determines one or more current versions of executable code associated with one or more processors in a medical device. Medical devices may include infusion pumps, other patient treatment devices as well as vital signs monitors.
Carefusion 303, Inc.

Reducing optical interference in a fluidic device

This invention is in the field of medical devices. Specifically, the present invention provides portable medical devices that allow real-time detection of analytes from a biological fluid.
Theranos Ip Company, Llc

Reducing optical interference in a fluidic device

This invention is in the field of medical devices. Specifically, the present invention provides portable medical devices that allow real-time detection of analytes from a biological fluid.
Theranos Ip Company, Llc

Systems and methods of sample processing and fluid control in a fluidic system

This invention is in the field of medical devices. Specifically, the present invention provides portable medical devices that allow real-time detection of analytes from a biological fluid.
Theranos Ip Company, Llc

Rotational drive apparatus with ratcheting mechanism

A hand-held, hand-operated apparatus for rotating, or spinning, rotatably oscillating and/or inducing back and forth longitudinal movement in a device, such as an elongated medical device. A drive shaft of the hand-held, hand-operated rotational drive apparatus includes a ratcheting mechanism capable of enabling oscillating (repeated forward and reverse) rotation of a device that has been coupled thereto when there is little or no resistance on the rotated device, and of enabling an actuator to return to a position that will enable further forward, or driving, rotation of the drive shaft and the rotated device when resistance on the rotated device prevents the rotated device and the drive shaft from rotating in a reverse direction..
Distal Access, Llc

Antimicrobial composition having efficacy against endospores

A sporicidal composition has a moderately low ph and includes a glycosidase and the dissocia-tion product of at least one inorganic oxidizing agent. High effective solute concentrations can enhance the efficacy of the composition.
Next Science Ip Holdings Pty Ltd

Printing method, resin molded product, and medical device

This printing method to print a label on a surface of a resin base includes a dissolving process of dissolving a surface of the resin base using an organic solvent; a printing process of printing a label layer using an uv-curable ink to form the label on the surface of the resin base that is dissolved, and an ink-curing process of irradiating the printed label layer by an ultraviolet light.. .
Olympus Corporation

Charging coil holding device for an implantable medical device with movable charging coil

A holding device is disclosed which can hold a charging coil for providing power to an implanted medical device (imd). To assist with charging coil to imd alignment, movable elements are provided to allow a patient to move the charging coil on or in the holding device while the holding device stays stationary against the patient.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Systems and methods for rate responsive pacing with a leadless cardiac pacemaker

Systems and methods for providing rate responsive pacing therapy to a heart of a patient. One example method for providing rate responsive pacing therapy includes sensing cardiac electrical data with a leadless cardiac pacemaker (lcp) that is implanted within or proximate the heart.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Implantable medical devices having diamagnetic conductors and contacts

An implantable medical device includes an elongated tubular body having opposed proximal and distal end portions and defining a longitudinal axis. The elongated tubular body includes an interior lumen extending therethrough.
Oscor Inc.

Complex irrigation/suction flow path in a medical device

A suction/irrigation medical device valve system comprises a first valve plunger configured for insertion into a first valve plunger channel. The first valve plunger has a first latch member disposed at a distal end with a first sealing member and a first valve opening disposed proximally from the first latch member.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Fluid bypass device for valved catheters

Bypass elements for medical valves and methods of using the same are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention include an insert having a tip that is adapted to displace a valve element without penetrating it, and a lumen that fluidly communicates with a lumen of a valve housing distal to the valve element when the bypass element is engaged.
Angiodynamics, Inc.

Valve system for inflatable devices

Valves and valve systems are provided that are useful for integration with inflatable indwelling medical devices to prevent over-inflation of retention balloon.. .
Convatec Technologies Inc.

Inflatable medical devices

An inflatable structure for use in biological lumens and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. The structure can have an inflatable balloon encircled by a shell.
Loma Vista Medical, Inc.

Elastic introducer sheath

An elastic percutaneous elastic introducer sheath is disclosed which can locally expand and reduce to accommodate a transcatheter medical device. The elastic introducer sheath includes a non-circumferentially continuous elastic frame, a liner, and a jacket..
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device package

In some examples, a medical device package includes an elongated tube member defining a lumen, wherein the lumen is configured to receive an elongated medical device. The elongated tube member defines a non-concentric shape, such as a shape that includes a plurality of clockwise turns and a plurality of counterclockwise turns..
Covidien Lp

Adhesive and peripheral medical devices

Fill stations and base stations are provided for personal pump systems. The fill stations may be opened and closed to accept a reservoir and to allow fluid to be introduced into the reservoir for use with personal pump systems.
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Circumferential numbering system for catheters

The disclosure relates to a system of circumferentially (preferably helically) arranging indicia on the elongate body of a medical device such as a catheter. The disclosure also relates to an anchor drain for securing a surgical drain to a fluid collection device.

Implantable medical device with differentiated luminal and abluminal characteristics

There are disclosed implantable medical devices and apparatus for treating implantable medical devices during production, so as to cause the implantable medical devices to have abluminal surfaces and luminal surfaces with different functional characteristics and in particular surface energies. The luminal surfaces of the medical device are preferably coated with carbon, so as to have a low surface energy, which reduces the risk of thrombi forming when implanted into a patient's vessels.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Electrically conductive coating with gradient of particle content, in particular for medical devices

Wherein the first layer surface (103) is adjacent to the substrate (101); wherein at least in a first region, (104) the first layer (102) at a first distance (105) from the first layer surface (103) is characterized by a first content (403) of the electrically conductive particles; wherein at least in the first region (104), the first layer (102) at a further distance (106) from the first layer surface (103) is characterized by a further content of the electrically conductive particles; wherein the first content is less than the further content; and wherein the first distance (105) is less than the further distance (106). The invention further relates to an apparatus (600), a method (800), an electrical component (1200), an electrical device (1201), a 3d printer (1100) and a use..

A delivery device

The invention relates to a delivery device suitable for delivering a chemical substance, e.g. A medical device such as a catheter, a microcapsule, an implantable capsule or a p-ring, or a delivery device for use in the construction industries e.g.
Ptt Holding Aps

Crimping methods for thin-walled scaffolds

A medical device includes a balloon expanded scaffold crimped to a catheter having a balloon. The scaffold has a network of rings formed by struts connected at crowns and links connecting adjacent rings.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Acetabular surgical implant for segmental pelvic defect and methods of use and manufacture

A medical device, i.e., an acetabular surgical implant, for a segmental acetabular defect with pelvic discontinuity that is installable and fully functional without any need for any intermediary implant such as a surgical cage or a surgical shell. The surgical implant includes a hemispherical cup with a plurality of equidistant apertures extending through the cup, and a ribbed, elongated stress-diffusion element, i.e., a stem, extending from the cup.
Surgical Device Innovations, Llc

Operating apparatus and operating operating a medical device

An operating apparatus for a medical device and a corresponding operating method are provided. The operating apparatus includes a projector that is configured for real, virtual, or real and virtual projection of an operator surface onto a display element, and a capture facility for non-contact capturing of an interaction of an operator with the projected operator surface.

Devices and methods for delivering energy to body lumens

A medical device is disclosed for delivering energy to a body lumen. The device includes an elongate member including a proximal portion and a distal portion adapted for insertion into a body lumen; and an energy delivery device disposed adjacent the distal portion of the elongate member, the energy delivery device including at least one elongate electrode arm, wherein the elongate electrode arm is configured to transition between a first configuration and a second configuration different than the first configuration.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device comprising a balloon-stent assembly and methods of using the same

The present invention provides a medical device with a balloon-stent assembly comprising a stent, a balloon within the stent, and an ablation member. The medical device can be useful for a combined procedure of balloon angioplasty, radiofrequency ablation, and stent placement.
Shanghai Golden Leaf Medtech Co., Ltd.

Modular autoclavable introducer for endoscope

An endoscopic or laparoscopic introducer, a medical device to assist the surgeon with the insertion, maneuvering, and removal of an endoscope, laparoscope, biopsy device, or medical device from a patient's body during endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery. The advancement relates to an introducer and specifically to an autoclavable modular introducer.

Everting balloon for medical devices

A device for removing an obstruction from a lumen in a human or animal subject may include an inflatable balloon. The inflatable balloon may include a proximal tapered portion having a proximal taper angle, a central portion, and a distal tapered portion having a distal taper angle that is greater than the proximal taper angle.
Calcula Technologies, Inc.

Snare injection device

A medical device for performing an endoscopic procedure through an endoscope is provided. The device includes an elongated catheter having a first lumen and a second lumen; a needle system for injecting a target tissue within a body; and a base disposed at a proximal end of the catheter.
United States Endoscopy Group, Inc.

Medical devices and methods for body conduit lengthening and anastomosis formation

Devices and methods for body conduit lengthening and anastomosis creation can be used to treat patients with a variety of health conditions. For example, among other uses, this document describes esophageal lengthening and anastomosis devices that can be used to remedy esophageal atresia in neonatal patients..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Diagnosis of pathologies using infrasonic signatures

A medical device includes an acoustic transducer, which is configured to sense infrasonic waves emitted from a body of a living subject with a periodicity determined by a periodic physiological activity and to output an electrical signal in response to the sensed waves. At least one speaker is configured to output audible sounds in response to an electrical input.
Bat Call D. Adler Ltd.

Systems and methods for ultrasound-based medical device assessment

Systems and methods for assisting the placement of a catheter within the body of a patient through the use of an ultrasound imaging system are disclosed. In particular, the systems and methods described herein enable a clinician to determine, prior to insertion of the medical device, how much of the device will be disposed within the vessel, thus enabling the clinician to choose a catheter with suitable length.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

System and detecting catheters relative to introducers

An apparatus for detecting relative positioning of medical devices located within a human body, the apparatus comprising an inner elongate member comprising a plurality of electrodes and a first sensor member, where the first sensor member is located a known distance from each of the plurality of electrodes, and an outer elongate member comprising a first sensor, and an outer sensor member located between the first sensor and an inner wall of the outer elongate member, where the inner elongate member is configured to move within the outer elongate member and the first sensor is configured to sense a signal generated by movement of the inner elongate member relative to the outer elongate member, and a position detection module including an electronic control unit configured to detect a position of the first sensor member relative to the first sensor based on the signal.. .
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Methods and systems for determining prevalence of cardiac phenomena

Systems and methods for determining prevalence of a cardiac phenomenon based on electrophysiological (ep) data from a tissue of a body are provided. The ep data is measured by at least one sensor disposed on at least one medical device that is positionable near the tissue of the body.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Jsr Life Sciences Corporation

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Wireless ambulatory care network

A method for connecting wireless devices using bluetooth® low energy can be used to connect wireless computing devices with a medical device in an ambulatory care setting. The wireless computing devices can receive measured vital sign data and transmit the vital sign data to a patient's electronic medical record.
Welch Allyn, Inc.

Mobile device access for medical devices

Methods for controlling a medical device using a software application on a mobile device are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request from the software application on the mobile device to open a communications channel for at least one of audio communication or text-based communication, and sending from the server an instruction to the medical device based on the request.
Carefusion 303, Inc.

Polymer composition, article, medical device, article production method, and cell cluster production method

(b) a repeating unit which has a polyoxyalkylene group in a side chain whose terminal is constituted by an alkyl group having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkanoyl group having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms.. .

Packaging assembly

A packaging assembly for a medical device includes at least one pouch, such as a first pouch and a second pouch, sealed so as to provide a sterile barrier between the environment and the medical device received in the first pouch, which in turn is received in the second pouch. The packaging assembly further includes at least one support member, wherein, in an assembled configuration, at least the first pouch and the support member are secured against movement relative to each other by at least one of the first and second pouches being folded around the support member.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Systems and methods for extending the life of an implanted pulse generator battery

Systems and methods for extending the life of an implanted pulse generator battery are disclosed. A representative method for establishing charge parameters for a battery-powered implantable medical device includes receiving a patient-specific therapy signal parameter and, based at least in part on the patient-specific therapy signal parameter, determining a discharge rate for a battery of the implanted medical device.
Nevro Corp.

Modular shield extender

An implantable medical device (imd) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a shield member defining a first portion of an interior cavity of the implantable medical device and a skirted feedthrough assembly.
Medtronic, Inc.

Post-processing of a medical device to control morphology and mechanical properties

A method of forming a coated medical device is described in which a coating including a therapeutic agent dispersed in a polymer or oligomer matrix is applied to an outer surface of the medical device. The coating is then post-processed to selectively remove a substantial portion of the polymer or oligomer matrix from the coating.
The Spectranetics Corporation

Peripheral medical devices

A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body.
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Package for medical product

A package for a multi-component medical device is disclosed. The package includes a bottom portion with cavities providing individual access to different components of the medical device, thereby enabling a user to remove components from the package in any order without disturbing the remaining component or components.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Degradable magnesium-based implant devices for bone fixation

The invention relates to biodegradable, magnesium alloys, compositions and composites, methods for their preparation and applications for their use as implantable medical devices in load-bearing conditions. The magnesium alloys are composed of alloying elements selected from yttrium, calcium, zirconium, zinc, and strontium, with the remainder being magnesium and impurities due to production, and are prepared by melting together the elements and casting the resulting melted mixture.
University Of Pittsburgh-of The Commonwealth Syste M Of Higher Education

Load-induced hydrodynamic lubrication of porous substrates

A medical device for cooperating with a body surface of a patient includes an elastically deformable substrate having a first surface, a second surface, and a plurality of pores extending from the first surface towards the second surface to define a plurality of spaced-apart projections. A lubricant is provided in the pores.
The Administrators Of The Tulane Educational Fund

Iron based and absorbable implanted medical device and prefabricated tube and preparation method therefor

An iron based and absorbable implanted prefabricated tube (1) for medical device and preparation method therefor, and a medical device prepared by the prefabricated tube and preparation method therefor. The average nitrogen content of nitrogen in the prefabricated tube is from 0.04-0.4 wt.
Lifetech Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Medical device for use with a stoma

An device including a proximal portion adapted for placement intermediately within a hollow body cavity to capture and divert contents; the proximal portion being expandable from an initial state with an initial diameter, into an expanded state with a diameter greater than the initial diameter for engaging the proximal portion with an inner wall of the hollow body cavity; and a distal portion, connected to the proximal portion, adapted to extend through the abdominal wall or into the intestine to conduct the hollow body cavity contents out of the proximal portion.. .
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Head positioning aids with attachments for medical devices

A head positioning aid (100) includes positioning members (102) secured to a headwear member (110). The positioning members maintain an infant's head in midline.
Tortle Products Llc

Methods for making nanofibrous coverings for implantable medical devices

Methods for making implantable medical devices with nanofibrous covering materials are described. For example, this document describes methods for making stent-like implantable medical devices with a skirt composed of nanofibrous material that is applied by an electrospinning process either directly or indirectly..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Medical device balloon

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

Braided suture with filament containing a medicant

An implantable medical device and method of making it, including a collection of filaments, including a plurality of first variety filaments made of a first polymeric material and at least one second variety filament, and optionally at least one third variety of filament, wherein the second variety filament is coated or impregnated with a first biomedically useful agent and, if present, the third variety of filament is coated or impregnated with a second biomedically useful agent different from the first biomedically useful agent.. .
Ethicon, Inc.

Foot-operated control console for wirelessly controlling medical devices

A wireless foot control apparatus allows an operator to control multiple medical devices during an endoscopic medical procedure. The apparatus comprises a control console with controls designed for foot operation to control various medical devices.
Stryker Corporation

System, integrated tissue sampling and tissue marker placement

A medical device can include an actuator that is gripped and manipulated by an operator of the medical device. An outer cannula can extend from the actuator along an axis.

Endoswab for sampling and culture in minimally invasive surgery

A medical device includes a hollow shaft, a hollow housing, and a syringe. The syringe has a housing defining a fluid receiving chamber and a plunger slidably received therein.
New York University

Methods and systems for automatically identifying detection parameters for an implantable medical device

An initial set of parameters for operating one or more detection tools is automatically derived and subsequently adjusted so that each detection tool is more or less sensitive to signal characteristics in a region of interest. Detection tool(s) may be applied to physiological signals sensed from a patient (such as eeg signals) and may be configured to run in an implanted medical device that is programmable with the parameters to look for rhythmic activity, spike activity, and power changes in the sensed signals, etc.
Neuropace, Inc.

Multiple implant communications with adjustable load modulation based on received signal amplitudes

A medical system and method of communicating between a telemetry controller and medical devices is provided. Coupling coefficients between a primary coil of the telemetry controller and secondary coils of the medical devices differ from each other.
The Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Resea Rch

Integral indicators for single-procedure devices

Disclosed herein are single-use integral indicators and methods and systems for employing the same. Such indicators and their uses are directed toward identifying and rendering inoperable single-procedure medical devices after their intended—and only—use..
Greatbatch Ltd.

Jsr Life Sciences Corporation

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Systems and methods for enhanced dielectric properties for electrolytic capacitors

This disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for enhanced dielectric properties for electrolytic capacitors to store energy in an implantable medical device. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method for manufacturing a capacitor adapted to be disposed in an implantable device housing.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Method for producing medical device and medical device

(b) a repeating unit having a polyoxyalkylene group in a side chain, the terminal of the side chain being composed of an alkyl group having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, an alkanoyl group having 5 to 30 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms.. .

Silver-silver chloride compositions and electrical devices containing the same

The present disclosure provides plated particles for use in silver/silver chloride ink for making medical devices. The plated particles include a plurality of silver coated inert particles.
Parker-hannifin Corporation

Mitigating false messaging in leadless dual-chamber pacing systems and other imd systems

Implantable medical devices (imds), and methods for use therewith, reduce how often an imd accepts false messages. Such a method can include receiving a message and performing error detection and correction on the message.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Mitigating false messaging in leadless dual-chamber pacing systems and other imd systems

Implantable medical devices (imds), and methods for use therewith, reduce how often an imd accepts false messages. Such a method can include receiving a message and measuring a message interval indicative of a length of time between when the message was received and when a preceding message was received.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Active implantable medical device with dynamic optimization of stimulation pulse energy

The disclosure relates to a device including a circuit for adjusting the energy of the stimulation pulses, independently controlling the pulse width and the voltage of each stimulation pulse. An iterative search algorithm for determining the optimum energy includes changing both the pulse width and voltage at each new pulse delivered, by setting a high energy value and a low energy value, and delivering a stimulation pulse with the low energy value.
Sorin Crm Sas

Heart rate based control of cardiac resynchronization therapy

In some examples, controlling delivery of cardiac resynchronization therapy (crt) includes storing, in a memory of an implantable medical device system and in association with each of a plurality of heart rates, at least one respective value for an interval between an atrial event and a ventricular event. Processing circuitry of the implantable medical device system may determine a heart rate of a patient and select one of the stored values for the interval between the atrial event and the ventricular event associated with the determined heart rate.
Medtronic, Inc.

Wearable implantable medical device controller

A miniaturized controller includes communication and control circuitry for monitoring and controlling an implantable medical device (imd). The miniaturized controller includes a display that allows it to essentially mimic the imd control functionality of a traditional imd controller.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Implantable medical device

Imd devices and implantation methods are discussed and disclosed. Electrode structures may be employed to allow electrical stimulation to heart tissue and/or sense a physiological condition.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Disinfecting luer cap and use

Medical devices including a cap for a medical connector are disclosed. In some embodiments, the cap comprises a disinfectant, such as an antiseptic fluid and an insert configured to seal or partially seal the medical connector as it is engaged with the cap.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Connector, infusion set, and medical device connectable to connector

A connector is connectable to a medical device that includes a female connector portion. The connector includes: a main body member including: a cylinder portion that is insertable into the female connector portion, and a lock portion configured to, upon insertion of the cylinder portion into the female connector portion, pass over part of the medical device and then move in a predetermined locking direction to lock the medical device; and a lock member that is movable with respect to the main body member.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Feedback mechanisms for a steerable medical device

An apparatus and method are disclosed for providing feedback for a steerable medical device assembly for deflecting a device, the assembly comprising a control handle comprising an actuation mechanism. The assembly additionally comprises a device coupled to the control handle and operable to be deflected upon actuation of the actuation mechanism, and a feedback mechanism for providing an indication of the deflection of the device, wherein the feedback mechanism is associated with the actuation mechanism for deflecting the device..
Baylis Medical Company Inc.

System and packaging an elongate medical device

A method of manufacturing a clipless package for an elongate medical device or other elongate device is provided. The subject invention utilizes adhesives and material surface characteristic modification to bond the tube surfaces together, which overcomes the deficiencies of currently utilized packaging methods.

Packaged intravascular medical device with variable viscosity intravenous liquid solution

An intravascular medical device is prepared for shipping by being sealed within a sterile volume of a package. Prior to closing the package, an intravenous liquid solution is pumped into and through the medical device to displace all air bubbles.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Pattern transfer device for mass transfer of micro-patterns onto medical devices

This invention is directed to a new method of mass-transfer/fabrication of micro-sized features/structures onto the inner diameter (id) surface of a stent. This new approach is provided by technique of through mask electrical micro-machining.
Vactronix Scientific, Llc

Medical devices coated with shape memory polymer foams

An embodiment includes a system comprising: a substrate of a medical device; an un-foamed polyurethane coating directly contacting the substrate and fixedly attached to the substrate; a thermoset polyurethane shape memory polymer (smp) foam, having first and second states, which directly contacts the polyurethane coating and fixedly attaches to the polyurethane coating; wherein the polyurethane coating fixedly attaches the smp foam to the substrate. Other embodiments are described herein..
The Texsas A&m University System

Polyetherimide compositions for implantable medical devices and header thereof

Devices prepared from polyetherimide resins are disclosed. In one aspect, the article can be a medical device configured for use in a body..
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

Medical implant

The present invention relates to a cell-free, multi-layered medical device having bespoke, multifunctional bioactivity for the purpose of regeneration of skeletal tissues. The medical device may actively promote homing of stem cells into the medical device and promote their differentiation into the required cell type and promote de-novo tissue formation.
The University Of Sheffield

Transglutaminase treated products

The present application relates to use of transglutaminases to treat various products, including medical devices such as tissue grafts, tissue matrices or other tissue-derived materials, and synthetics. The transglutaminases can be applied to the medical devices to provide advantages such as adhesion resistance or abrasion resistance..
Lifecell Corporation

Devices and methods and agent-assisted medical procedures

Various embodiments of bulking or cushioning agents or material and related medical devices and methods are disclosed. For example, a method of performing a medical procedure in a tract of a body may include injecting a material in a liquid phase proximate a target site between a first tissue layer and a second tissue layer, allowing the material to transition from the liquid phase to the gel phase in response to a raise in temperature of the material to approximately at or above the predetermined temperature, and performing a surgical procedure on the target site.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Materials for phototherapies of ophthalmic diseases

The present invention relates to a medicinal material for light therapy, comprising a matrix material and a photosensitizer, wherein the photosensitizer is dispersed inside the matrix material by copolymerization, is mixed inside the matrix material, or attached to the surface of the matrix material by surface grafting, modification, coating and the like. The present material can kill diseased tissue cells with a radiation under selected wavelength so as to obtain a phototherapy treatment of ophthalmic diseases.
Eyebright Medical Technology (beijing) Co., Ltd.

Hermetically sealable case for medical device and medicine

A case includes a pocket for hermitically storing medical device(s) and medicine. The case may include a manual or motorized pump that can generate vacuum pressure within the pocket to thermally insulate the pocket from the atmosphere to minimize temperature fluctuations within the pocket.

Cardiac valve downsizing device and method

A device for repairing a heart valve comprises a medical device (10). The medical device (10) comprises an element in order to downsize the annulus upon insertion and allow the leaflets to open and close properly.
Medtentia International Ltd. Oy

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device holder

The medical device holder can be attached to a plurality of different support structures to retain a medical device at a convenient location near a patient. The medical device holder includes an elongated housing which defines a pair of storage areas for a medical device.
Jacobs Emerging Technologies, Llc

Conditioning a laser-tissue contact surface

A nozzle device (1) comprises a plurality of multi-fluid nozzles (5) and a body (2) with a bore (8). The bore (8) has a laser entrance (82) and a laser exit (81).
Advanced Osteotomy Tools - Aot Ag

Self-aiming directable acoustic transducer assembly for invasive medical device applications

A directable acoustic transducer assembly is presented for use in a medical insertion device (mid). In an embodiment, the assembly aims an acoustic signal in response to a sensed or detected force or load imposed on the mid.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

A medical placement alarm

Many medical procedures involve the implantation of an element in a vascular body. Current imaging techniques allow the positioning of such expandable elements to be checked, before and after implantation, using contrast bursts into the blood from a pigtail catheter.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Curved sensorized catheter

The present disclosure generally relates to the field of catheter technology. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a catheter and to a catheter system comprising a catheter and a medical device to be introduced into the catheter.
Medyria Ag

Apparatus and methods for maintaining a medical device in a clean and disinfected state, and for cleaning and disinfecting a medical device

Sleeves and cases for protecting medical devices against contamination, and methods for cleaning and disinfecting medical devices are provided. The various embodiments enable a single medical device to be used by more than one patient successively while reducing the risk of disease transmission from patient to patient..
Dexcom, Inc.

Medical device including feedthrough assembly

In some examples, an implantable medical device (imd) comprises an electrochemical cell compartment that may define a barrier between an inside of the compartment and an outside of the compartment. The imd may include an electrically conducting pad.
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device with an airway insertion member

Disclosed are laryngoscopes and other devices that include both a visualization feature and a suction component, to eliminate debris and bodily fluids and secretions that may accumulate on the visualization component. The devices may include one or more of the fluid intake ports that may be sized and located proximate to the operational ends of the visual-aid components, e.g., the camera lens or led, to maintain a clean field of view for operation of the component.
Inscope Medical Solutions, Inc.

Recharge of implanted medical devices

Systems, devices and methods are disclosed that allow recharging a power source located in an implanted medical device implanted in a patient, the recharging device comprising first and second pairs of electrical coils configured to generate first and second uniform magnetic fields in overlapping first and second cylindrical regions located between the respective pairs of electrical coils.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Control of swelling of primary cells through electrolyte selection

The present systems, i.e. A primary lithium battery, utilize electrolytes that do not produce gases at the lower voltages, allowing increased useable capacity of a battery in a low power implantable medical device..
Pacesetter, Inc.

Drug delivery system and manufacturing thereof

A medical device for surgical implantation adapted to serve as a drug delivery system has one or more drug loaded holes with barrier layers to control release or elution of the drug from the holes or to control inward diffusion of fluids into the holes. The barrier layers are non-polymers and are formed from the drug material itself by beam processing.
Exogenesis Corporation

Automatic association of medical elements

A system and method of associating a plurality of objects is disclosed. A physical space may be defined and a real-time locating system (rtls) may be used to determine objects that are within the physical space.
Carefusion 303, Inc.

Medical voice command device

Embodiments cover a voice command device and a server computing device that communicates with the voice command device. In one embodiment, a voice command device comprises a speaker, a microphone, a wireless communication module, and a processing device.
Clinicloud Inc.

Automatic pre and post quantitative coronary angiography

The present invention relates to apparatus for automatic quantification of a part of vascular structure. It is described to provide (12) at least one first image comprising a spatial representation of a region of interest of a vascular structure, wherein the at least one first image comprises image data representative of a location of a part of a medical device.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Temperature sensing circuitry for an implantable medical device

Temperature sensing circuitry for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed that can be integrated into integrated circuitry in the imd and draws very little power, thus enabling continuous temperature monitoring without undue battery depletion. Temperature sensor and threshold setting circuitry produces analog voltage signals indicative of a sensed temperature and at least one temperature threshold.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Methods of orienting multifilament yarn and monofilaments of poly-4-hydroxybutyrate and copolymers thereof

Resorbable multifilament yarns and monofilament fibers including poly-4-hydroxybutyrate and copolymers thereof with high tenacity or high tensile strength have been developed. The yarns and fibers are produced by cold drawing the multifilament yarns and monofilament fibers before hot drawing the yarns and fibers under tension at temperatures above the melt temperature of the polymer or copolymer.
Tepha, Inc.

Thermoplastic polyurethane compositions for solid freeform fabrication

The invention relates to compositions and methods for solid freeform fabrication of medical devices, components and applications in which the composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane which is particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) an aromatic diisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) a chain extender component where the molar ratio of (c) to (b) is at least 4.25..
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.

Thermoplastic polyurethane compositions for solid freeform fabrication

The invention relates to compositions and methods for solid freeform fabrication of medical devices, components and medical applications, in which the composition includes a thermoplastic polyurethane which is particularly suited for such processing. The useful thermoplastic polyurethanes are derived from (a) an aromatic diisocyanate component, (b) a polyol component, and (c) a chain extender component where the molar ratio of (c) to (b) is from 2.4 to 4.7..
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.

Detection of electromagnetic interference in a cardiac electrical signal by an implantable medical device

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd) starts a timer set to a time interval in response to a cardiac electrical signal crossing a noise threshold amplitude and resets the timer to the time interval in response to each crossing of the noise threshold amplitude by the cardiac electrical signal that occurs prior to the time interval expiring. A control circuit of the icd determines a parameter of the behavior of the timer and identifies a sensed cardiac event as an electromagnetic interference (emi) event based on the parameter.
Medtronic, Inc.

Leadless implantable device with detachable fixation

An implantable medical device (imd) may include a fixation module, and a device module that is configured to be releasably connected to the fixation module. The device module may have a proximal end and a distal end, and may include a power source and a controller that is operably coupled to the power source.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Intra-body device communication with redundant message transmission

Implantable medical devices (imd), such as but not limited to leadless cardiac pacemakers (lcp), subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (sicd), transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators, neuro-stimulators (ns), implantable monitors (im), may be configured to communicate with each other. In some cases, a first imd may transmit instructions to a second imd.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Implanted electrode configuration for physiological sensing and tissue conductance communication

In some examples, the disclosure describes an implantable medical device comprising a plurality of electrodes, sensing circuitry configured to sense a physiological electrical signal via the plurality of electrodes, and communication circuitry configured to transmit and/or receive a transconductance communication signal via the plurality of electrodes, wherein at least one electrode of the plurality of electrodes comprises a lower-capacitance portion and a higher-capacitance portion.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Encapsulated filtered feedthrough for implantable medical devices

An encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device including a ferrule, an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule, a printed circuit board (pcb), a feedthrough conductor extending through the electrical insulator and the pcb, and a capacitor coupled to the pcb. The encapsulated filtered feedthrough assembly can include a mold defining an opening and located with respect to the printed circuit board such that at least a portion of the capacitor is positioned within the opening.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Leadless device with overmolded components

An electronics module for use in an implantable medical device (imd) may include a plurality of electrical components connected to form a circuit that includes a terminal and a potting material that supports the plurality of electrical components. The plurality of electrical components and the potting material together form a circuit sub-module in which the terminal is accessible from outside of the circuit sub-module.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Temporal configuration of a motion sensor in an implantable medical device

Methods and devices for configuring the use of a motion sensor in an implantable cardiac device. The electrical signals of the patient's heart are observed and may be correlated to the physical motion of the heart as detected by the motion sensor of the implantable cardiac device in order to facilitate temporal configuration of motion sensor data collection that avoids detecting cardiac motion in favor of overall motion of the patient..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Anchor systems and methods

Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) and secures the instrument in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some circumstances, the anchor device may allow the anchor device to be used after medical instrument is already in place without the need for a second penetration point for the anchor device..
Interrad Medical, Inc.

Shaft and handle for a catheter with independently-deflectable segments

An elongate medical device with independently-deflectable segments and a handle for manually deflecting those segments can include a shaft having a distal segment and proximal segment, at least one proximal segment deflection wire adapted to deflect the proximal segment, at least one distal segment deflection wire adapted to deflect the distal segment independent of the proximal segment, and a handle portion. The handle portion may comprise a first manual actuation mechanism coupled to the at least one distal segment deflection wire and a second manual actuation mechanism coupled to the at least one proximal segment deflection wire.

Single operator intracranial medical device delivery systems and methods of use

A rapid exchange microcatheter for accessing the intracranial neurovasculature. A side opening through the sidewall is located a first distance proximal to the distal-most tip.
Route 92 Medical, Inc.

Medical device notification system

A system and method for communicating data from a medical device to a lighting device is provided. The system may include the medical device, the lighting device, and/or one or more interface devices.
Microdose Therapeutx, Inc.

Power scaling

Disclosed are systems and methods for measuring and calculating parameters to control and monitor a power transfer in an implanted medical device, including operating the device in a plurality of scalable power modes and/or coupling modes. The system may shift between or among power and/or coupling modes based on input such as data received over system communication lines, programmable timers, or electrical loading information.
Minnetronix, Inc.

Medical devices and related methods

A medical system includes an irrigation system including an irrigation bag containing irrigation fluid and an irrigation line, and a medical device with at least two internal lumens connecting at least two ports on a handle to a distal end of the medical device. The medical system also includes a suction system including a suction source, a waste container, and a suction line, and a controller that controls at least one of the irrigation system and the suction system.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Novel coatings for medical devices

The present invention is directed to improved coatings and coating methods for medical devices.. .
Advanced Endovascular Therapeutics

Medical products and methods configured for controlled release of nitric oxide

The disclosure concerns various medical devices implemented to provide a nitric oxide rich environment for anti-microbial or anti-thrombogenic benefits. The medical device generally includes a nitric oxide donor material that is contained within a sealed cavity, and a transport medium that defines and captivates the entirety of the cavity, wherein the transport medium is permeable to both water and nitric oxide.
Biocrede Inc.

Biocompatible self-lubricating polymer compositions and their use in medical and surgical devices

The invention comprises self-lubricating polymer compositions that are especially useful in medical devices and valves and gaskets of medical devices. In a preferred embodiment, the polymer compositions comprise a thermosetting or thermoplastic silicone elastomer in combination with a lubricity enhancing polyfluoropolyether fluid or hydrocarbon-based synthetic oil.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Drug eluting medical device

The present disclosure relates to medical devices, and methods for producing and using the devices. In embodiments, the medical device may be a buttress including a porous substrate possessing a therapeutic layer of a chemotherapeutic agent and optional excipient(s) thereon.
Covidien Lp

Medical device packaging container, medical device packaging, and outer cylinder packaging for pre-filled syringes

A medical device packaging container housing a medical device and being configured for high pressure steam sterilization includes: a main body part that includes an open upper face part and a bottom part, wherein the upper face part includes a lid member fixing part for attachment of a peelable sheet-shaped lid member; and a water dispersion part disposed in a peripheral part of the bottom part along a side wall of the main body part, and being configured to disperse water stored in the peripheral part.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Anesthetic compositions and methods comprising imidazoline compounds

Effective implantable medical devices and methods for reducing and treating acute pain by providing local anesthesia and nerve blockade using an imidazoline compound, such as clonidine are provided. In some embodiments, there is an injectable pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of imidazoline compound in a liquid pharmaceutical carrier, where the imidazoline compound provides local anesthesia and nerve block to the target tissue site which is a dorsal root ganglion, peripheral nerve fiber and/or peripheral nerve root..
Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.

Pulse oximetry-based cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (cpr) quality feedback systems and methods

Medical devices, plug-ins, systems, and methods for cpr quality feedback are disclosed. The medical devices can calculate peripheral circulation relevant parameters based on measured signals containing at least partial hemodynamic characteristics.
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

Methods and systems for facilitating laminar flow between conduits

Medical devices including vascular access kits and related system and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a vascular access system may include a first conduit, a second conduit, and an expandable stent that is coupled to both the first and second conduits such that there is a continuous lumen between the first conduit and the second conduit.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Delivery self-expanding medical device

The present invention relates to a delivery apparatus for delivering a radially self-expanding medical device (2) having a proximal portion and a distal portion, said delivery apparatus comprising an elongated tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen (122) extending along a longitudinal axis from the proximal end to the distal end; a sheath (11), said sheath (11) being coaxially disposed around the elongated tubular member (12); wherein the elongated tubular member (12) is movable relative to the sheath (11); and wherein the sheath (11) is configured for receiving the radially self-expanding medical device (2) in a radially compressed state; and a holding and retrieving mechanism configured to constrain radially the proximal portion of the radially self-expanding medical device (2) such that in response to a proximal movement of the elongated tubular member (12) relative to the sheath (11), the holding and retrieving mechanism (13) constrains radially the proximal portion of the radially self-expanding medical device (2) and the radially self-expanding medical device (2) is collapsed within the sheath (11).. .
Tricares

Multifunctional medical device

A multifunctional medical device, apparatus or system that is capable of perforating a surgical procedure or operation and also capable of attracting, collecting, removing or reducing debris generated by the surgical procedure or operation, on a subject the apparatus comprising a plurality of electrodes, two of which are configured to be in electrical communication with or being electrically connectable to opposite poles of a source of high voltage dc electricity to ionize, attract, collect, and remove or reduce debris. At least one of the electrodes is also configured to be part of a rf circuit to perform a surgical procedure or operation such as tissue cutting, cauterization tissue sealing or coagulating at a surgical site on the subject..
Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Bipolar cutting and hemostasis blade system

An electrosurgical medical device includes an elongate shaft defining a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen there through. A fluid conduit is disposed within the lumen.
Medtronic Advanced Energy Llc

Rotatable medical device

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a tubular member having a lumen defined therein and a proximal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device handles and related methods

An insertion device includes a body and a delivery shaft, and the body includes a longitudinal axis aligned with a central long axis of a proximal end of the delivery shaft. A holder may be coupled to the body of the insertion device, and the holder includes a medical device receiving chamber having a longitudinal axis that is non-parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Space-saving ratchet unit with freewheel

A medical device, and a ratchet for a medical device, include a torque-guiding element and a torque discharging element, between which a switchable toothed unit is arranged so that, in accordance with a switching position of the toothed unit, torque from the torque-guiding element is transferred to the torque discharging element, said toothed unit includes two torque transfer sleeves arranged in a nested manner and which are arranged and produced such that both can be brought into torque-transmitting contact with an intermediate sleeve.. .
Aesculap Ag

Portable expansion unit for operating a medical device, and operating a medical device

A portable expansion unit controls safety-relevant functions of a medical device. The expansion unit has a retaining device to be adjusted to the size of a flat, portable operating unit of the medical device.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Medical imaging apparatus and method

A medical device is used to image a body cavity using a plurality of axially and angularly spaced imaging sensors. Each imaging sensor generates an image that is distinct from one another due to distinct fields of vision.
Headwater Partners Ii Llc

Method and biological evaluation

A medical device for monitoring biological parameters through an abreu brain thermal tunnel (abtt) is provided. By monitoring and analyzing the temperature of the abtt, it is possible to diagnosis changes in a patient or subject under a variety of conditions, including predicting the course of medical conditions.
Geelux Holding, Ltd.

Mitigating excessive wakeups in leadless dual-chamber pacing systems and other imd systems

Techniques for use with an implantable medical device (imd) reduce how often a first receiver of the imd wakes up a second receiver thereof to reduce power consumption. A received message and/or a channel over which messages can be received is/are examined, and a value is adjusted based on results thereof.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Endoscope accessory with angularly adjustable exit portal

A medical device comprising an endoscope accessory for attachment to the working end of an endoscope. The coupler device provides a flexible working channel extension from the endoscope so that instruments can exit the endoscope at various angles.
Gi Scientific, Llc

Systems and methods for preventing laser fiber misfiring within endoscopic access devices

A system for preventing inadvertent actuation of a medical device. The system includes an elongate tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Percutaneous aspirating cannula

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

Mobile discrete data documentation

A medical device for facilitating data direction to storage in a patient-specific electronic record is provided herein. In embodiments, the medical device visually presents patient data received from devices that more directly capture physiological data.
Cerner Innovation, Inc.

Medical devices with intelligent accessories

A medical device and associated systems with host devices and one or more accessories are disclosed that are capable of authenticating the host device with intelligent one of more of the intelligent accessories. Each of the host device and the one or more accessories can share a secret or other unique code.
Physio-control, Inc

Biomedical devices containing internal wetting agents

This invention includes a wettable biomedical device containing a high molecular weight hydrophilic polymer and a hydroxyl-functionalized silicone-containing monomer.. .
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Enhanced throughput mineral coatings for optimization of stem cell behavior

Disclosed are methods for cell transfection and regulating cellular behavior. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to methods of non-viral cell transfection and regulating cellular behavior using mineral coatings that allow for the enhanced transfection of cells.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Water resistant wearable medical device

A wearable medical system includes a wearable defibrillator device. The device includes a water-resistant/waterproof harness to be continuously or nearly continuously worn by a patient; a plurality of ecg sensing electrodes configured to monitor an ecg of the patient; a plurality of therapy electrodes configured to deliver one or more therapeutic pulses of energy to the patient; and a control unit configured to receive the monitored ecg of the patient, and responsive to the detection of a cardiac arrhythmia, provide the one or more therapeutic pulses to the patient via at least one of the plurality of therapy electrodes if the patient does not indicate that the patient is conscious.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Radio frequency antenna capacitively coupled to a charging coil in an implantable medical device

A design for an implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed in which a charging coil and a short-range rf antenna in the imd's header are physically integrated, and in which the short-range rf antenna includes intentional coupling to the charging coil. A pick-up is capacitively coupled to the charging coil in the header, such as by wrapping the pick-up at least partially around the turns of the charging coil.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Managing telemetry communication modes of a device

Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media facilitating management of operation of an implantable medical device (“imd”) using a number of communication modes are provided. An imd is configured to operate in a disabled mode wherein radio frequency (rf) telemetry communication is disabled, or operate in a first advertising mode using the rf telemetry communication.
Medtronic, Inc.

Precision delivery of electrical stimulation

An example method for controlling delivery of electrical stimulation therapy includes maintaining, by one or more processors of a medical device configured to deliver electrical stimulation to a patient, a counter tied to a clock used by the medical device to deliver the electrical stimulation to the patient; and obtaining, by the one or more processors, one or more representations of sensed electrical signals for the patient that are referenced to counts of the counter. In this example, the method also includes identifying, based on the one or more representations of the sensed electrical signals for the patient, a count of the counter at which stimulation is to be delivered to the patient; and delivering, by the medical device and to the patient, electrical stimulation based on the identified count of the counter..
Medtronic, Inc.

Devices, systems, and methods for identifying a target medical device implant

Methods and devices for improving pelvic floor dysfunction in a patient suffering therefrom by electrically modulating neural tissue in a minimally invasive fashion using an electrical micro stimulator are provided.. .
Veressa Medical, Inc.

System and increasing regularity and/or phase-locking of neuronal activity relating to an epileptic event

A method, comprising detecting, in at least a first brain region of a patient, an electrical activity relating to an epileptic activity; determining a first regularity index of said electrical activity; and applying at least one first electrical stimulation to at least one neural target of said patient for treating said epileptic event, in response to said first regularity index being within a first range. A non-transitive, computer-readable storage device for storing instructions that, when executed by a processor, perform the method.
Flint Hills Scientific, L.l.c.

Methods circuits devices assemblies systems and associated computer executable code for sensing and analyzing fluid characteristics within a conduit of a medical device and air bubbles therein

The present invention includes methods, circuits, devices, assemblies, systems and associated computer executable code for monitoring medical conduits, sensing and measuring parameters of fluids (liquid and/or gas) within medical conduits and/or processing sensed/measured parameters of fluids within medical conduits. The present invention further includes medical infusion devices and/or systems including the monitoring, sensing, measuring and analyzing devices and methods described herein..
Q-core Medical Ltd.

Package for medical product

A package for a multi-component medical device is disclosed. The package includes a bottom portion with cavities providing individual access to different components of the medical device, thereby enabling a user to remove components from the package in any order without disturbing the remaining component or components.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Drug-coated medical devices

Disclosed herein is a drug-coated medical device in the form of a balloon having an inner surface and an outer hydrophobic surface, an adhesion balance layer directly on the outer hydrophobic surface of the balloon, comprising a hydrophilic polymer and/or a hydrophilic compound where the hydrophilic compound has a molecular weight of less than 1,000 daltons, and a therapeutic layer directly on the adhesion balance layer comprising a therapeutic agent and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, wherein the therapeutic agent is a hydrophobic therapeutic agent with one or more hydrogen-bonding groups and is provided as discrete drug particles in the therapeutic layer, the drug particles have at least one dimension that is less than 25 μηι and are uniformly distributed on the surface of the balloon, and the pharmaceutically acceptable carrier is hydrophilic and has a molecular weight of less than 1,000 daltons. A process to make the drug-coated medical device and uses thereof are also disclosed..
Vascuros Medical (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Passive caloric bypass device

A novel medical device for treating obesity is disclosed. The device is inserted through the oral cavity and into the digestive tract of a human.
Ethicon, Inc.

Coupling units for medical device delivery systems

A stent coupler for use with a medical device delivery system is disclosed. A stent delivery system includes a core member having a distal segment and a coupler positioned about the core member distal segment.
Covidien Lp

System to assist in the release of a collapsible stent from a delivery device

A delivery device for an implantable medical device having a retention member at an end thereof may include a shaft extending in a longitudinal direction and defining a longitudinal axis, an elongated sheath surrounding a longitudinal portion of the shaft, a compartment defined inside the sheath and adapted to receive the medical device in an assembled condition, a retainer positioned at one end of the compartment, and an energy storage element positioned on the longitudinal portion of the shaft and configured to be radially compressed by the medical device when the elongated sheath covers the compartment containing the medical device. The sheath may be slidable relative to the shaft in the longitudinal direction.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Basket delivery system

A delivery device for a collapsible medical device may include a handle and a delivery assembly having a compartment for receiving the medical device. A catheter member may extend from the handle to the delivery assembly.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Systems, apparatus, methods and procedures for the non-invasive treatment of tissue using microwave energy

The present invention is directed to systems, apparatus, methods and procedures for the noninvasive treatment of tissue using microwave energy. In one embodiment of the invention a medical device and associated apparatus and procedures are used to treat dermatological conditions using microwave energy..

Cryoablation method and system

A system and method for providing greater control over the temperature of a thermal treatment element of a medical device, enabling an operator to extend a thawing period of a cryoablation procedure. The system may include a fluid flow path that bypasses a subcooler, giving the operator selective control over the temperature of refrigerant delivered to the treatment element and, therefore, treatment element temperature.
Medtronic Cryocath Lp

Medical device for wound closure and use

A medical device for wound closure, e.g., repairing perforations and tissue wall defects. The medical device has a barbed elongate body and an outer member.
Covidien Lp

Counting and monitoring respiratory rate and detecting pneumonia in children

A system and method for counting and monitoring respiratory rate and detecting pneumonia in children by way of a mobile medical device are disclosed. The device is supported by a mobile application that implements the method.

Interactive physical therapy

An example method for assisting a patient to conduct a physical therapy session can include: presenting information about the physical therapy session on a display, the information including one or more actions to be performed by the patient; capturing one or more images of the patient as the patient performs the one or more actions; detecting, by a computing device, a safety risk related to one or more medical devices associated with the patient during the physical therapy session; and providing feedback regarding the safety risk. Other methods can include: detecting, by a computing device, using the one or more images, a level of effort from the patient during the physical therapy session; and modifying a future physical therapy session for the patient based upon the level of effort; or allowing the patient to compete with other patients during the physical therapy session based upon the level of effort..
Hill-rom Services, Inc.

Voice control system for an implant

A system for supplying energy to a medical device implanted in a mammal patient. The system comprises an external energy source adapted to be externally arranged to the patient's body and configured to wirelessly transmit energy for powering the medical device.

Intravenous line flow sensor for advanced diagnostics and monitoring in emergency medicine

A portable medical device having an intravenous line flow sensor integrated into a cable. The portable medical device may be a defibrillator having an ecg or electrode cable couple to ecg or electrode leads.
Physio-control, Inc.

Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring medical devices

Systems, devices, and methods are provided that allow the monitoring of analyte levels within analyte monitoring systems. The analyte monitoring systems can be in vivo systems and can include a sensor control device with a sensor and accompanying circuitry, as well as a relay device for communicating with the sensor control device and a reader device..
Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

Medical systems, devices, and related methods

A device may include a first portion coupled to a shaft of an insertable medical device. The first portion may extend along a first portion longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device introduction and imaging system, and associated method

A medical device introduction system is adapted to be at least partially insertable into an interior body region of a patient. The system includes a medical imager including a body member having a handle, an elongate member extending from the handle, an imaging device carried at a distal portion of the elongate member, and an introducer enclosing the elongate member.
Uvision360, Inc.

Process for manufacturing a leadless feedthrough for an active implantable medical device

A method of manufacturing a feedthrough dielectric body for an active implantable medical device includes the steps of: a) forming an alumina ceramic body in a green state, or, stacking upon one another discrete layers of alumina ceramic in a green state and pressing; b) forming at least one via hole straight through the alumina ceramic body; c) filling the at least one via hole with a ceramic reinforced metal composite paste; d) drying the alumina ceramic body and the ceramic reinforced metal composite paste; e) forming a second hole straight through the ceramic reinforced metal composite paste being smaller in diameter in comparison to the at least one via hole; f) filling the second hole with a substantially pure metal paste; g) sintering the alumina ceramic body, the ceramic reinforced metal composite paste and the metal paste; and h) hermetically sealing the feedthrough dielectric body to a ferrule.. .
Greatbatch Ltd.

Method for monitoring a medical device

There is provided a method for monitoring a portable medical device the method comprising the steps of a) a portable medical device (1) comprising a cellular radio transceiver (2) and at least one sensor (5), said sensor (5) selected from the group consisting of a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, an accelerometer, and an operations counter (14), the portable medical device (1) using the sensor (5) to determine a value of a parameter that is sensed by the sensor (5) b) the portable medical device (1) using the cellular radio transceiver (2) to establish a data connection to a remote computer (4) via a cellular network (3), c) the portable medical device (1) using the data connection to transfer the value from step a) to the remote computer (4), and d) the remote computer (4) using the value from step c) to decide whether the portable medical device (1) is in need of scrapping, service or replacement. There is also provided a system..
Brighter Ab (publ)

Multi-stage rotary overtravel stop

A medical device assembly including a first member having a first abutment, a second member rotatably connected to the first member and having a second abutment, and an idler member having third abutment and a fourth abutment. The first member is rotatably fixed to the second member.

Antimicrobial peptide amphiphile coatings

The present invention, in certain embodiments, is directed to a peptide amphiphile coating on the hydrophobic surface of an object, such as a medical device, in which non-covalent associations attach the hydrophobic portion of the peptide amphiphile to the hydrophobic surface. Other embodiments of the invention are directed to a method for forming the coating..

Amino acid derivatives and absorbable polymers therefrom

The present invention relates to the discovery of new class of hydrolysable amino acid derivatives and absorbable polyester amides, polyamides, polyepoxides, polyureas and polyurethanes prepared therefrom. The resultant absorbable polymers are useful for drug delivery, tissue engineering, tissue adhesives, adhesion prevention, bone wax formulations, medical device coatings, stents, stent coatings, highly porous foams, reticulated foams, wound care, cardiovascular applications, orthopedic devices, surface modifying agents and other implantable medical devices.
Bezwada Biomedical, Llc

Methods for making oxidation resistant polymeric material

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

Patterned stimulation for deep brain stimulation

This document discusses medical device for coupling to a plurality of implantable electrodes. The medical device includes a therapy circuit configured to deliver electrical neurostimulation energy to the plurality of implantable electrodes; and a control circuit operatively coupled to the therapy circuit.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Posture state redefinition based on posture data

The disclosure is directed towards posture-responsive therapy. To avoid interruptions in effective therapy, an implantable medical device may include a posture state module that detects the posture state of the patient and automatically adjusts therapy parameter values according to the detected posture state.
Medtronic, Inc.

Methods and systems for selection and use of connectors between conduits

Medical devices including vascular access kits and methods of using the kit are disclosed. In some embodiments, a conduit is measured using an outside diameter measurement apparatus to determine if the conduit is compatible with a connector such that there is a continual lumen between the conduit and the connector.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Securing a medical device to a valve instrument

Apparatus and techniques for securing a medical device with hemostasis valve are described.. .
Radux Devices, Llc

Guidewire with tactile feel

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

Catheter assembly for delivering a medical device

Catheter assembly for delivering an implant including an outer tubular member, an inner shaft member, and a pusher assembly. The outer tubular member defines an outer tubular member lumen and includes an inner layer, a reinforcement layer, a middle layer, and an outer layer.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices

Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors.. .
Interrad Medical, Inc.

Atraumatic medical device

A catheter with a spring tip that facilitates atraumatic initial placement and also continues to protect tissue contacted by the catheter device subsequent to the initial placement. The spring tip is shock-absorbing and axially compliant and allows enhanced use of various devices in conjunction with the tip such as bioptomes, electrodes, needles, flushing catheters, delivery catheters, and the like.
Medwerks, Llc

Elastic antimicrobial film and socket made therefrom

There is provided a controlled-release antibiotic socket for securely holding an implantable medical device that is made from: at least one film having at least one polymer layer, where the at least one film is formed into the socket; at least one antibiotic agent; and at least one opening in the socket, where the at least one polymer layer comprises a biodegradable elastomeric polymeric material; and the at least one antibiotic agent is dispersed within at least one of the at least one polymer layers and/or, when the film comprises at least two polymer layers, the at least one antibiotic agent is disposed as a separate layer between two polymer layers. Also disclosed is the film used to make the socket and uses of both the socket and film..
Orchid Medical Pte Ltd

Medical device

Disclosed is a medical device (9) comprising a porous structure (1), wherein a configuration of the porous structure (1) varies in dependence on a load applied to the porous structure (1), such that the porous structure (1) has a first configuration when the load is of a first magnitude, and has a second configuration when the load is of a second magnitude greater than the first magnitude. The porous structure (1) comprises a first surface portion (2) and a second surface portion (3).
Obl S.a.

Medical devices including medicaments and methods of making and using same

The present invention recognizes that medical devices, such as but not limited to contact lenses, can be made having a coating made at least in part using printing technologies to provide drug storage and drug release structures. The coating preferably includes at least one drug reservoir layer and a least one barrier layer, and can include structures, such as but not limited to capillary structures, which alone or in combination modulate the release of the drug from the coating.

Medical devices including medicaments and methods of making and using same

The present invention recognizes that medical devices, such as but not limited to contact lenses, can be made having a coating made at least in part using printing technologies to provide drug storage and drug release structures. The coating preferably includes at least one drug reservoir layer and a least one barrier layer, and can include structures, such as but not limited to capillary structures, which alone or in combination modulate the release of the drug from the coating.

Controlled deployable medical device and making the same

Controlled deployable medical devices that are retained inside a body passage and in one particular application to vascular devices used in repairing arterial dilations, e.g., aneurysms. Such devices can be adjusted during deployment, thereby allowing at least one of a longitudinal or radial re-positioning, resulting in precise alignment of the device to an implant target site..
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Atraumatic medical device anchoring and delivery system with enhanced anchoring

Systems are delineated for treating urinary incontinence (ui). More generally, systems are delineated for providing medical treatment, wherein such systems include means for attaching a structure to a patient and removing the structure without damage to the structure or the patient.

Clean medical device case

A clean medical device case is described herein, which includes embodiments for use both inside and outside traditional hospital settings. The clean medical device case includes an insert, lid, and locking mechanism.
Milspec Communications, Inc.

Medical device and medical system

A medical device includes: a housing; a switch provided on the housing; and a converter provided in the housing. The switch is configured to allow switching between a plurality of states and is configured to output a first signal in response to one of the states to which the switching is performed.
Olympus Corporation

Implantation of an active medical device using the internal thoracic vasculature

Implantation of a cardiac stimulus system using the intercostal veins. Superior, intercostal, and inferior access methods are discussed and disclosed.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Atherectomy medical device

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. A rotational atherectomy device may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region and a lumen extending therein.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical retrieval devices and methods

A device may include a distal assembly including a first plurality of legs, a second plurality of legs, and a distal tip, and further include a first driver and a second driver, a proximal end of at least one leg of the first plurality of legs may be coupled to the first driver, and a proximal end of at least one leg of the second plurality of legs may be coupled to the second driver. The medical device may include a first longitudinally extending hollow member movably positioned along the first driver and a second longitudinally extending hollow member movably positioned along the second driver.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Osteotome with a distal portion for simultaneous advancement and articulation

Medical devices for creating or expanding a cavity within bone of a patient are disclosed. In some circumstances, a medical device, such as an osteotome is designed to facilitate simultaneous advancement and articulation of a distal portion of the osteotome.
Dfine, Inc.

Medical devices with detachable pivotable jaws

Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for engaging tissue, e.g. For clipping tissue, closing a perforation or performing hemostasis.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Anchor deployment for implantable medical devices

A tool for deploying an anchor sleeve onto an implantable device includes handle and base members, which may be fitted together by an operator. The operator may select the handle member from a plurality thereof included in a kit; and the base member, also included in the kit, includes a rail segment with which a gripping portion of the selected handle member may be engaged, for example, via guidance from a marked portion of the base member.
Medtronic, Inc.

Probe holding table and medical device

The disclosure provides a probe holding table and a medical equipment. The probe holding table comprises a faceplate and a fixing plate for supporting the faceplate.
Edan Instruments, Inc.

Integrated medical device and home based system to measure and report vital patient physiological data via telemedicine

An integrated home based system to measure and report vital patient physiological data via telemedicine is disclosed. The integrated medical device is a personal, affordable, portable medical monitor, providing multiple critical vital sign data for real-time face-to-face communication with qualified health care professionals, direct from the comfort of your home (or wherever you may be travelling), whenever you need it.
Medwand Solutions, Inc.

Fully implantable soft medical devices for interfacing with biological tissue

Provided are fully implantable soft medical devices and related methods. The devices comprise stretchable electronic devices between on an elastomeric substrate and an elastomeric super-state.
Washington University In St. Louis

Medical devices with integrated sensors and production

Medical devices used for the treatment of disease, monitoring of physiological properties and the correction of deformities and/or degenerative conditions including integrated sensors providing physiological parameters to assist in assessing healing and the clinical management of patients. Including methods of production of said medical devices..
Mirus Llc

Novel optical interferometric scanning detector for cardiovascular function monitoring

The object of the present invention is to disclose a novel optical miniaturized handheld medical device for convenient monitoring and/or data collection of detailed signals on human cardiovascular function. The implementation consists of a number of advanced technologies, including interferometric detection, phase controlled focusing beam steering, auto-tracking scheme and algorism, and integrated optical chip assembly to enhance the device's performance and miniaturization.
Omnisensing Photonics, Llc

Risk stratification based heart failure detection algorithm

A system comprises a risk analysis module and a worsening heart failure (whf) detection module. The risk analysis module measures at least one first physiological parameter of a subject using a physiological sensor of an ambulatory medical device, and determines a heart failure (hf) risk score for the subject according to the at least one measured first physiological parameter.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Limited Liability Company " Biosten" (biosten Llc.)

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Medical device communications network

A medical device communications network comprises a plurality of medical devices including either or both of a first number of surgical instruments and a second number of implants configured for subcutaneous implantation in a biological body. A corresponding plurality of wireless communication circuits are each mounted to a different one of the plurality of medical devices.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Privacy-protecting wireless medical devices

Systems and methods are provided for protecting the privacy of wireless enabled medical device (wemd) communications, particularly against traffic-analysis attacks. In an exemplary method, a wemd measures a physiological parameter and conveys that physiological parameter to a wemd-receiver using messages that simulate at least one message from a cover device, for example by embedding physiological data in a message from a simulated cover device.
Pcms Holdings, Inc.

Biomedical energization elements with polymer electrolytes and cavity structures

Designs, strategies and methods to form energization elements comprising polymer electrolytes are described. In some examples, the biocompatible energization elements may be used in a biomedical device.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Treatment inhibiting platelet attachment and articles treated thereby

A device such as a medical device and a method for making same provides a surface modified by beam irradiation, such as a gas cluster ion beams or a neutral beam, to inhibit or delay attachment or activation or clotting of platelets.. .
Exogenesis Corporation

Fault diagnosis apparatus, fault diagnosis method, and fault diagnosis program

A fault diagnosis apparatus acquires, by using an acquisition unit, for each of a plurality of medical devices, installation environment information including a plurality of items about an installation environment in which each of the plurality of medical devices is installed; classifies, by using a classification unit, the plurality of medical devices into a plurality of groups on the basis of the installation environment information; extracts, by using an extraction unit, an item in the installation environment information representing a feature of a group to which a device in which a fault has occurred among the plurality of medical devices belongs, the feature being different from that of the other groups; and performs control, by using a display control unit, to cause a display unit to display an extraction result obtained by the extraction unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Low-power signaling for medical devices and medical device personnel

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that include at least one medical device having a device transceiver configured to wirelessly broadcast a device signal including at least unique identifier data and an information system is configured to maintain an active list of medical device inventory associated with a particular emergency response vehicle, and the processor is configured to automatically determine presence of the at least one medical device.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation

Producing a three-dimensional model of an implant

Determining a shape of a medical device to be implanted into a subject produces an image including a defective portion and a non-defective portion of a surface of a tissue of interest included in the subject. The tissue of interest is segmented within the image.
Osteoplastics, Llc

Silicone compositions rapidly cross-linkable at ambient temperatures and methods of making and using same

Provided are rapidly cross-linkable silicone compositions, systems, kits, and methods for filling implanted medical devices in situ, the implanted medical devices, including for example, body implants and tissue expanders, the compositions including a platinum divinyl disiloxane complex; a low viscosity vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane; a low viscosity hydride terminated polydimethylsiloxane; and a silicone cross-linker, where the rapidly cross-linkable silicone composition has a viscosity of ≤150 cps for ≥1 min. Post-preparation and ≤300 cps ≤5 min.
Ethicon, Inc.

Compositions of partially deacetylated chitin derivatives

The present invention relates to compositions comprising biologically active chitinous oligomers and their endotoxin purified and partially deacetylated chitin polymer precursors, and their use in pharmaceutical compositions, biomaterial compositions, medical devices, and processes to produce the said oligomers. More specifically the present invention relates to novel compositions and processes to produce such compositions.
Genis Hf.

Bonding process

The invention relates to a process for bonding a silicone or silicone based material to a polyurethane and use of the bonded silicone-polyurethane in the manufacture of biomaterials, devices, articles or implants, in particular long term implantable medical devices in the fields of cardiology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and gastroenterology. The process involves the steps of (a) flame treating a surface of the silicone or silicone based material and (b) bonding the polyurethane to the flame treated surface of the silicone or silicone based material..
Aortech International Plc

Dynamic sensing updates using postural input in a multiple device cardiac rhythm management system

Methods and systems in which a first medical device provides patient status details to a second medical device. Patient status details may include one or more of patient posture and/or patient activity level, or other indications of patient status.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Systems and methods for increasing stimulation dose

According to an embodiment of a method performed by an implantable medical device to deliver a neural stimulation therapy to a patient, a lower dose of the neural stimulation therapy is delivered to the patient. The dose of the neural stimulation therapy is automatically increased from the lower dose to a higher dose, and the higher dose of the neural stimulation therapy is delivered to the patient.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Buzzer apparatus

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods related to a flexible circuit buzzer apparatus, such as a buzzer apparatus for use in an implantable medical device. In an example, the buzzer apparatus can include a flexible circuit having a first dielectric layer.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Chip or silicon based feedthrough

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to fabricate and operate an implantable medical device. The implantable medical device can include a housing portion defining an interior chamber.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Method of manufacturing feedthrough

A method of manufacturing a feedthrough having an enhanced hermetic sealing and used for a human implantable medical device such as a deep brain stimulator, a implantable aed, a implantable spinal cord stimulator and so on. Thus, more enhanced reproducibility and productivity in the diffusion welding and the laser hole machining may be guaranteed in the present method of manufacturing the feedthrough, compared to the conventional method using the ceramic metallizing and the brazing..
Osong Medical Innovation Foundation

Detecting and responding to anti-tachyarrhythmia shocks

In some examples, an implantable medical device determines that another medical device delivered an anti-tachyarrhythmia shock, and delivers post-shock pacing in response to the determination. The implantable medical device may be configured to both detect the delivery of the shock in a sensed electrical signal and, if delivery of the shock is not detected, determine that the shock was delivered based on detection of asystole of the heart.
Medtronic, Inc.

Sampling port for hemodynamic monitoring systems

A medical valve has a housing with an inlet housing and an outlet housing. The interior of the inlet housing and/or the outlet housing has a contact surface.
Np Medical Inc.

Medical device with non-metallic reinforcing layer

A medical device, such as an electrophysiology catheter, has an elongate body including a wall. A reinforcing layer is encapsulated in the wall.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Motion-assisted systems, devices and methods for minimizing obstruction of medical devices

A device for minimizing obstruction in a medical device that carries fluids includes a housing defining a channel configured to receive and secure a section of the medical device such that the section of the medical device extends coaxially with a central longitudinal axis of the channel. The device also includes components supported in the housing, including a motor, wherein the components are configured to be operated to impart motion to the housing and the attached medical device.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Selectively water disintegrable materials and catheters made of such materials

Polymeric materials that are blends of polymers having differing water solubility rates are disclosed. The blends may be incorporated into at least a portion of a medical devices such as the shafts of flushable urinary catheters to provide suitable catheter stiffness/flexibility and catheter disintegration in water receptacles such as toilets.
Hollister Incorporated

Implantable medical instrument preform, implantable medical device and preparation method thereof

Provided are an implanted medical device (1) and preparation method thereof, and an implanted medical device preform for preparing the implanted medical device (1). The implanted medical device (1) comprises a metal basal body (21) and a polymer film layer (22) covering the surface of the metal basal body (21) and preventing endothelium growth and covering, wherein at least a part of the surface of the metal basal body (21) is provided with a surface-modified layer (211) which contains doped ions, and the metal basal body (21) is connected to the polymer film layer (22) by the doped ions.
Lifetech Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Methods for treatment and prevention of vascular disease

The present invention relates to methods of treatment and or prevention of vascular disease. The present invention also relates to a medical device for implantation in a patient undergoing vasculature therapy, the device comprising a therapeutic amount of fxyd1 or a derivative thereof capable of interaction with endothelial nitric oxide synthase.

Medical devices formed from polymer filaments

Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Articular vascular implants using polymagnets

An implantable medical device includes a first section and a second section, and an interface region between the first and second sections. A magnet array overlies each of opposing surfaces of each of the first and second sections at least at the interface region.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Hip joint device

A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient, the medical device comprising a prosthetic replacement for the acetabulum, wherein the prosthetic replacement for the acetabulum comprises: a first part adapted to be fixated to the femoral bone of the patient; and a second part rotatably connected to the first part by means of a connecting member. The first part comprises a bowl-shaped inner contacting surface portion adapted to receive a bowl-shaped outer contacting surface portion of the second part such that the second part is rotatable, relative to the first part, around a point of rotation formed by the connecting member.

Silicone foam compositions rapidly cross-linkable at ambient temperatures and methods of making and using same

Provided are rapidly cross-linkable silicone foam compositions, kits, and methods for filling implanted medical devices in situ or in vivo, the implanted medical devices, including for example, body implants and tissue expanders, the compositions including a platinum divinyl disiloxane complex; a low viscosity vinyl terminated polydimethylsiloxane; a low viscosity hydride terminated polydimethylsiloxane; a silicone cross-linker; and a gas and/or gas-filled microcapsules, where the rapidly cross-linkable silicone foam composition has a viscosity of ≤150 cps for ≥1 min. Post-preparation and ≤300 cps≤5 min.
Ethicon, Inc.

Stereotactic access devices and methods

This invention is directed to devices and methods for stereotactic access, and particularly to a frameless stereotactic access device for accessing a body cavity and methods therefor. In general, a stereotactic device may include portions or features for fixing the device to a portion of a patient's body, such as, for example, a skull, such that the device may be generally spatially fixed in relation to the patient's body or part thereof.
Visualase, Inc.

Intuitive user interface control for remote catheter navigation and 3d mapping and visualizaton systems

The present disclosure relates to a control system for user-guided robotic control of a medical device and includes an electronic control unit, a computer-readable memory coupled to the ecu, and a visualization system configured to provide a view of an anatomical model. The memory contains user interface logic configured to be executed by the ecu, and configured to obtain input from a touch screen display with respect to the view of an anatomical model.
St Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc

Medical device

Disclosed herein is a medical device that is convertible to have mobility. The medical device includes a first main body and a second main body having mobility and arranged to be adjacent to the first main body.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Medical device

A medical device for photographing an object includes an improved moveable structure. The medical device includes a gantry, a guide rail configured to guide a movement of the gantry, a belt configured to be pulled out of the gantry to guide the movement of the gantry together with the guide rail and a moving member configured to enable the gantry to move.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Disposable adhesive substrate adapted to be arranged on a medical device

A disposable adhesive substrate, a medical device and a charging station are provided. In particular the substrate may be adapted to be arranged on the medical device, which correspondingly may be charged in the charging station.
Sunstar Suisse Sa

Wearable ambulatory medical device with multiple sensing electrodes

An ambulatory medical device including a plurality of electrodes configured to be disposed at spaced apart positions about a patient's body, an electrode signal acquisition circuit, and a monitoring circuit. The acquisition circuit has a plurality of inputs each electrically coupled to a respective electrode of the plurality of electrodes and is configured to sense a respective signal provided by a plurality of different pairings of the plurality of electrodes.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Medical image processing apparatus

A medical image processing apparatus is provided which generates a three-dimensional superposed image showing an inserted medical device in a preoperative image. More specifically, the medical image processing apparatus comprises; an input unit; an image signal generating unit; an image information generating unit which generates image information for acquiring a superposed image having a three-dimensional image of the medical device over a three-dimensional image a preoperative structure; and an output unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Antimicrobial compositions, including antimicrobial hydrogels, effective against mature biofilms

A method for the prevention or elimination of biofilm microorganisms on at least one surface of a medical device, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a biofilm-active composition having at least one biofilm-active agent; and (b) delivering the biofilm-active composition to the medical device in an amount sufficient to prevent or eliminate the biofilm microorganisms on at least one surface of the medical device.. .
Cormedix Inc.

Instructional medical treatment system

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

Medical device with input unit

A medical device has a device component with an operating state controllable by predefining a predefined value for an operating parameter. A data network interface receives a data message from a central network computer.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Medical device and operating a medical device

A medical device includes a network interface, a processor unit, a memory unit, an actuator physiologically acting on a patient and/or a sensor interface detecting a sensor signal indicative of a patient physiological parameter. The network interface receives a sender network identity data message, a sender authorization level and a sender change request to change an actuator operating parameter and/or a predefined alarm detection value.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Physiological parameter alarm delay

A medical communication protocol translator can be configured to facilitate communication between medical devices that are programmed to communicate with different protocol formats. The medical communication protocol translator can receive an input message formatted according to a first protocol format from a first medical device and to output an output message formatted according to a second protocol format supported by a second medical device using a set of translation rules.
Masimo Corporation

Degradable scaffolding for electrospinning

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems and methods that include a porous coating on a medical device. The porous coating may be formed by forming a scaffold along an exterior surface of the medical device to support the porous coating during application thereof and electrospinning a polymer to apply the porous coating on the scaffold..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Wireless communication between multiple implanted devices

Implantable medical devices (imd), such as but not limited to leadless cardiac pacemakers (lcp), neuro-stimulators (ns), and/or implantable monitors (im), may be configured to communicate using more than one mode of communication and/or more than one communication vector. In some cases, the implantable medical device may be configured to switch between communication modes, vectors, and/or communication paths, which may help improve communication reliability and/or communication speed between devices..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Azygos, internal thoracic, and/or intercostal vein implantation and use of medical devices

Cardiac therapy devices in the form of pacemakers and/or defibrillators including one or more leads with electrodes implanted in a vein in a posterior position in combination with one or more leads with electrodes implanted in an anterior position. The posterior position may be chosen from one or more of the azygos, hemiazygos, accessory hemiazygos, or posterior intercostal veins.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Internal thoracic vein placement of a transmitter electrode for leadless stimulation of the heart

Implantable medical device systems and methods of use including an implantable first medical device having a lead with a transducer thereon and an implantable second medical device having a receiver for receiving energy emitted by the transducer. The lead may be placed in an internal thoracic vein, and other locations may be used as well.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Hermetically sealed feedthrough with co-fired filled via and conductive insert for an active implantable medical device

A hermetically sealed feedthrough for attachment to an active implantable medical device includes a dielectric substrate configured to be hermetically sealed to a ferrule or an aimd housing. A via hole is disposed through the dielectric substrate from a body fluid side to a device side.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Hermetic terminal for an aimd having a pin joint in a feedthrough capacitor or circuit board

A hermetically sealed feedthrough subassembly attachable to an active implantable medical device includes a first conductive leadwire extending from a first end to a second end, the first conductive leadwire first end disposed past a device side of an insulator body. A feedthrough filter capacitor is disposed on the device side.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Medical device and prosthesis

A hearing prosthesis, comprising: a microphone; a sound processor; an external transmitter unit including a coil; an internal receiver unit including a coil; a stimulator unit, wherein the stimulator unit includes a control circuit, a voltage measurement component, a resistor and a signal generator, wherein the measurement circuit is configured to output a signal indicative of the voltage across the resistor; and a stimulating lead assembly array, wherein at least a portion of the hearing prosthesis is configured to apply an electrical signal to tissue inside a cochlea of a recipient, and at least a portion of the hearing prosthesis is configured to sense an electrical property inside of the cochlea that results from the applied electrical signal and the interaction of the applied electrical signal to the tissue.. .

Medical devices and methods for fluid transfer

Fluid flow control devices for medical use are disclosed. On one end, a fluid flow control device is configured to be attached to a manifold that is in-line with an infusion setup and the other end of the fluid flow control device is configured to be attached to a sampling or infusion device, such as a syringe.

Medical device delivery system and methods of use

Embodiments of the disclosure are drawn to a medical device delivery system. The system may include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal end.
Boston Scientific Scrimed, Inc.

Medical devices, systems, and methods utilizing antithrombin-heparin composition

Medical devices, systems, and methods for treating conditions using antithrombin-heparin conjugates are disclosed. For example, medical devices can be coated with antithrombin-heparin (ath) resulting in reduced thrombogenicity.
Attwill Medical Solution Inc.

Obesity treatment devices, systems, and methods

Various devices, systems, and methods that can be used in the treatment of obesity and related illnesses are disclosed. In some instances, a portion of the bowel of an obese patient is distended for a therapeutically effective period.

Hip joint device and method

A medical device for implantation in a hip joint of a patient is provided. The medical device comprises a prosthetic caput femur having least partially spherical portion and a releasing member.

Sanitary monitoring system

A sanitary monitoring system, the system including: one or more conduits configured to be connected to a medical device; one or more measurement devices configured to assist in determining one or more flow rates associated with the medical device from a fluid flow provided through the one or more conduits; and a status device configured to determine a sanitary condition of the medical device from the one or more flow rates.. .
Smartline Holdings Pty Ltd

Collection method

A method is disclosed for collecting substances inside a living body lumen using a medical device having an elongated shaft, a filter portion, and a support portion. The method includes inserting the medical device into the living body lumen; inserting an atherectomy device through the elongated shaft of the medical device; scraping a substance with the atherectomy device; collecting the substance using the filter portion of the medical device; and aspirating the substance by an aspiration catheter while the aspiration catheter is moved forward and rearward relative to the filter portion inside the filter portion..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

End cap assembly for retractor and other medical devices

An illuminated medical device, comprising a blade portion having a proximal end and a distal end, the blade portion comprising an operative portion at the distal end, a handle portion connected to the proximal end of the blade portion, the handle portion having a hollow cross-section and an open bottom end, an illumination assembly comprising at least one light source, an activation device for energizing the light source, and at least one battery for powering the light source, and an end cap assembly coupled to the open bottom end of the handle portion and accommodating the activation device and the at least one battery therein. In the illuminated medical device, a portion of the activation device extends through an opening in the end cap assembly and the at least one battery is held by the end cap assembly to overlap with the activation device and the opening in the end cap assembly..
Obp Medical Corporation

Rhythm discriminator with immunity to body posture

A medical device system includes a cardioverter-defibrillator for detecting and treating ventricular tachycardia (vt). The medical device system includes a sensing module for sensing a cardiac signal from available cardiac signal sensing vectors.
Medtronic, Inc.

Device for controlling an operating state of at least one medical device in a medical data network as well as medical device for a medical data network

A device, such as a data network device for a medical data network, controls an operating state of a second medical device in such a way that by sending a request message, the second medical device is prompted to change over into the operating state of the combined therapy and hence into an operating state in which its actuator is controlled as a function of an information signal of the first medical device. The information signal is based on physiological measured values.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

External controller for an implantable medical device system with an external charging coil powered by an external battery

An integrated external controller/charger system for an implantable medical device is disclosed comprising an external controller/charger device with a graphical user interface (gui) and first battery, and an external charging coil assembly coupleable to the external controller/charger device and including or associated with a second battery. The second battery is used to energize a charging coil in the external charging coil assembly, while the first battery is used to power other aspects of the system (data telemetry circuitry, control circuitry, the gui, etc.).
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Electrochemical current collector screen designs utilizing ultrasonic welding

An electrochemical cell comprising an electrode assembly having a plurality of cathodes in which the plurality of cathodes is electrically connected together at a connection tab junction is disclosed. The junction preferably comprises a plurality of cathode connection tabs that are folded over each other to construct a junction that is mechanically and electrically robust.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Stretchable composite conductors for flexible electronics, stretchable plasmonic devices, optical filters, and implantable devices and methods for manufacture thereof

New stretchable electrically conductive composite materials comprising at least one polymer and a plurality of nanoparticles are provided, which exhibit high conductivity even at high strain levels. The composite may comprise polyurethane as the polymer and spherical gold nanoparticles.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

Device, method and computer program for configuring a medical device, medical device, method and computer program for a medical device

A device (10), a method and a computer program for configuring a medical device (20), a medical device (20), a method and a computer program for a medical device are provided. The device (10) includes at least one interface (12) for communication with the at least one medical device (20) and for receiving optical image data of the medical device and of an area surrounding the medical device.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Improved physiological alarm threshold determination

A medical communication protocol translator can be configured to facilitate communication between medical devices that are programmed to communicate with different protocol formats. The medical communication protocol translator can receive an input message formatted according to a first protocol format from a first medical device and to output an output message formatted according to a second protocol format supported by a second medical device using a set of translation rules.
Masimo Corporation

Line-of-sight operation apparatus, method, and medical device

The present invention provides a line-of-sight operation-apparatus, a method, and a medical device by which it is possible to appropriately determine whether a movement of a line-of-sight is intended by a user and to prevent the user from being forced to carry a burden. The line-of-sight operation-apparatus includes a display screen, a display control unit to display an icon having an animation-image on the display screen, a line-of-sight detection unit that detects a line-of-sight of a user, a following determination unit that determines, on the basis of a result of detection performed by the line-of-sight detection unit, whether a movement of the line-of-sight of the user follows a movement of the animation-image, and an output unit that outputs information indicating that the icon has been selected in the case where the following determination unit determines that the movement of the line-of-sight of the user follows the movement of the animation-image..
Fujifilm Corporation

Methods and biomedical devices with customized appearance

Designs, apparatus and methods to form contact lenses with aesthetic elements on demand are described. In some examples, the method of defining the aesthetic aspect includes printing patterns.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Implantable medical device batteries with milled fluorinated carbon fibers, devices, and methods

An implantable medical device comprising a battery cell including: an anode; a cathode including fluorinated carbon particles; a separator between the anode and the cathode; and an electrolyte contacting the anode, the cathode, and the separator; wherein greater than 50 vol-% of the fluorinated carbon particles have a particle size within a range of 2 microns to 10 microns, and greater than 50% by number have an aspect ratio within a range of 1:1.2 to 1:8.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Implantable medical devices with header structures including conductive paths that facilitate the interconnection of feedthrough conductors to electrical connectors

Implantable medical devices include header structures with conductive paths from the feedthrough conductors that may be located on one side of the device to electrical connectors that may be located on an opposite side of the device. The conductive paths may include conductive interconnect pins and lead frame conductors.
Medtronic, Inc.

Implantable medical device with locking datum arrangement between df4/is4 assembly and header

Disclosed herein is an implantable electronic device. The device includes a housing and a header connector assembly coupled to the housing.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Fixation system for an implantable medical device

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

Feedthrough placement

A device, including a housing of a medical device configured to be implanted in a human recipient, the housing having at least one opening on one side of the housing, and a linear feedthrough assembly, wherein the linear feedthrough assembly closes the opening, the housing has a length, a width, and a height, wherein the height is the smallest dimension, and the opening is located in at least about the center of at least one of the length or the width, and the opening faces a direction normal to a plane established by the length and the width.. .

Low-friction sealing devices

Aspects herein relate to a low-friction septum for providing a leak-resistant seal for use in a vascular access device. In an embodiment, a device for vascular access hemostasis is included having an enclosure defining a cavity and configured to at least partially receive a medical device.
Surmodics, 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.

Medical device securement system and method

A medical device securement system is configured to secure medical devices such as catheters in place. The securement system includes an anchor pad that attaches to a patient's skin.
Maddoc Medical Products, Inc.

Implantation of an active medical device using the intercostal vein

Implantation of a cardiac stimulus system using the itv. Access to the itv may be performed using the intercostal vein as an access point, and entering the itv through an ostium therebetween.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Multi-lumen medical device with powdered metal

A medical device may be provided for insertion into a body of a patient. The medical device includes an elongate member made of a first material.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Delivery catheter for implantable medical device

A kit for implantation of an implantable medical device (imd) comprises an elongated outer shaft, a tether, and an elongated inner shaft. The imd comprises a fixation element comprising a looped portion.
Medtronic, Inc.

Adhesive and peripheral medical devices

A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body.
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Medication fluid infusion set component with integrated physiological analyte sensor, and corresponding fluid infusion device

Disclosed is a medical device component for delivering medication fluid to a patient. The medical device component includes a fluid infusion device to regulate delivery of medication fluid, a body-mountable base unit, and a top cover assembly that is removably couplable to the base unit and to the fluid infusion device.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Infection fighting drug eluting device

An implantable drug eluting medical device includes a polymer substrate having a surface, a first plurality of nanofibers, and at least one antimicrobial drug. Each of the first plurality of nanofibers includes a first portion interpenetrated with the surface of the substrate to mechanically fix the nanofiber to the substrate, and a second portion projecting from the surface.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for filling a drug eluting medical device via capillary action

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for filling a therapeutic substance or drug within a hollow wire that forms a stent. The stent is placed within a chamber housing a fluid drug formulation.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Medical device

A method for treating an aneurysm can include inserting a medical device partially in a first artery and partially in a third artery. The device can be expanded radially outwardly from a first position to a second position to engage an inner surface of the first artery and an inner surface of the third artery, so as to maintain a fluid pathway through said arteries.
Merlin Md Pte. Ltd.

Display of computer generated image of an out-of-view portion of a medical device adjacent a real-time image of an in-view portion of the medical device

Systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient enable an image display device to provide an operator with auxiliary information related to the surgical procedure, in addition to providing an image of the surgical site itself. The systems and methods allow an operator to selectively access and reference auxiliary information on the image display device during the performance of a surgical procedure..
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Distortion suppression in electromagnetic tracking systems

A method uses an electromagnetic tracking system, including a number of field transmitters and at least one receiver, to determine location information associated with a medical device. The method includes transmitting a set of electromagnetic signals, each signal having a frequency that is different than a frequency associated with each of the other signals, where each signal corresponds to a sum of sinusoidal functions, each of which includes an amplitude and a frequency.
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

Bedside stereotactic ultrasound guidance device, system and method

The present invention provides fixation devices, locking assemblies, and methods for using the same. The fixation devices of the invention are capable of accurate insertion of medical devices by providing detection means of a patient's internal anatomy and localizing a desired target.
The Penn State Research Foundation

Adaptor or adaptor system for rendering medical devices functionally sterile

An adaptor for coupling a surgical tool to a handle having a drive mechanism for operating the surgical tool is provided. The adaptor includes two telescopically connected segments, a first segment being for engaging the surgical tool and a second segment for engaging the handle.
Human Xtensions Ltd.

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical device includes a sheath, an shaft at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the shaft and movable between at least an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle includes a shaft advancement body, a channel body securely coupled to the sheath and selectively positionable with respect to the shaft advancement body, and a plunger securely coupled to the shaft and selectively positionable with respect to the channel body..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Minimally invasive implantable neurostimulation system

A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient.
Medtronic, Inc.

Device-based detection and monitoring of sleep apnea conditions

Sensing circuitry of an implantable medical device (imd) system may sense a cardiac signal that varies according to a cardiac cycle of a patient. Processing circuitry of the imd system may determine a series of consecutive cardiac cycle length metric values based on the sensed cardiac signal, identify a plurality of pairs of the cardiac cycle length metrics, each of the pairs of cardiac cycle length metrics separated by an integer ‘n’ of the cardiac cycle length metrics, and construct a distribution of the pairs of cardiac cycle length metrics based on values of the cardiac cycle length metrics for each of the pairs.
Medtronic, Inc.

Delivery catheter for implantable medical device

A kit for intravascular implantation of an implantable medical device (imd) within a patient includes the imd, an elongated shaft, and a locking mandrel. The imd comprises a fixation assembly comprising a loop and defines at least one longitudinal lumen and a port in fluid communication with the lumen.
Medtronic, Inc.

Hydrostatic offset adjustment for measured cardiovascular pressure values

A method for monitoring a cardiovascular pressure in a patient may include storing, in a memory of an implantable medical device system and in association with each one or more different patient postures, a respective offset value for the cardiovascular pressure of the patient. The one or more offset values may be determined based on a distance between an implantable pressure sensing device and an anatomical structure of the patient, a location of the implantable pressure sensing device within the patient, or one or more dimensions an anatomical structure of the patient.
Medtronic, Inc.

Automatic orientation of subcutaneous ecg in implantable monitoring devices

Various embodiments are directed toward a system and method for determining an orientation of an implantable medical device (“imd”) and automatically adjusting a subcutaneous electrocardiogram (“ecg”) signal based on the determined orientation. The method can further include tagging generated secg signals so as to identify whether a secg signal had been generated from an implantable monitoring device with its first electrode being superior or inferior relative to its second electrode.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

Medical devices, systems, and methods for the visualization and treatment of bodily passages

Medical devices are described herein. More particularly, the disclosure relates to medical devices, systems, and methods for the visualization and treatment of bodily passages, such as an airway, sinus cavity, or sinus passages.
Cook Biotech Incorporated

Silver iodate compounds having antimicrobial properties

The present invention is compositions, methods of use, methods of treating, and articles of manufacture that include at least one silver iodate for imparting antimicrobial properties, particularly as it relates to the manufacture, use, and properties of medical devices. The invention also includes obtaining and using one or more silver iodate reaction products from a diperiodatoargentate, wherein the reaction products are obtained using a hydrothermal reaction..
Innovotech, Inc.

Systems and methods for controlling the operational state of a medical device

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for controlling the operational state of a medical device that has a power source. In one implementation, a method is provided for controlling the operational state of the medical device.
Verily Life Sciences Llc

Full cycle remote pharmacy

We disclose a telemedicine device for tracking, dispensing, and retrieving medical supplies as well as methods of its use. The device includes a medical supply dispensing and retrieving station which includes a medical supply dispenser and medical supply receptacle.

Bathroom telemedicine station

We disclose a telemedicine station for providing healthcare services outside of a staffed healthcare facility. The telemedicine station may include an audiovisual device through which a user may communicate with a remote healthcare provider.

Method of applying rapid cure silicone lubricious coatings

A silicone coating process that improves the durability of silicone coatings on the surfaces of surgical needles and other medical devices. The silicone coated surgical needles or medical devices produced by this process have both superior lubricity and durability for ease of repeated and successive passes through tissue.
Ethicon, Inc.

Copolymer and medical device, separation membrane module for medical use, and blood purifier including the same

A copolymer has blood compatibility and antithrombotic properties of greatly suppressing protein adhesion to be usable even when in contact with a biological component such as blood for a long period of time, and a medical device uses the copolymer. The copolymer is characterized by including a hydrophilic unit and a hydrophobic unit, wherein the hydrophobic unit contains at least one type of a carboxylic acid vinyl unit, and the number of carbon atoms at the terminal of a side chain of the carboxylic acid vinyl unit is 2-7..
Toray Industries, Inc.

Medical device packaging with opening feature

Medical device packages may be configured to be easily openable in dark locations such as but not limited to cardiac catheter labs and surgical suites. Medical device packages may be configured to be more easily opened by including features that help to instruct a user where to grasp the medical device package, present a grip feature to quickly separate and grasp the two layers to be separated and provide texture on the grip to improve grip and control of the packaging and the sterile product within the packaging during transfer to a sterile surgical field or user, for example.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Novel bisphasic 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.

System and monitoring for and reporting on patient-made stimulation therapy programming changes

A programmer is configured to effect communication with, and programming of, an implantable medical device configured to deliver neurostimulation therapy. The programmer comprises a display, such as touch screen display, and a processor comprising memory and coupled to the display.
Inspire Medical Systems, Inc.

Input switching in a ventricular intracardiac pacemaker

An intracardiac pacemaker system is configured to produce physiological atrial event signals by a sensing circuit of a ventricular intracardiac pacemaker and select a first atrial event input as the physiological atrial event signals. The ventricular intracardiac pacemaker detects atrial events from the selected first atrial event input, determines if input switching criteria are met, and switches from the first atrial event input to a second atrial event input in response to the input switching criteria being met.
Medtronic, Inc.

Detecting ventricular lead dislodgement

Detecting dislodgement of a ventricular lead coupled to an implantable medical device comprises sensing a near-field cardiac egm via a first electrode of the ventricular lead and a far-field cardiac egm via a second electrode of the ventricular lead, identifying, r-waves in the near-field cardiac egm and the far-field cardiac egm. Determining a near-field value of one or more r-wave amplitude metrics based on amplitudes of r-waves identified in the near-field cardiac egm and a far-field value of the one or more r-wave amplitude metrics based on amplitudes of r-waves identified in the far-field cardiac egm, detecting dislodgement of the ventricular lead based on at least one of the near-field value or the far-field value of the one or more r-wave amplitude metrics; and providing a lead dislodgment alert in response to detecting the dislodgement of the ventricular lead..
Medtronic, Inc.

Valve body for medical device, medical device, and manufacturing valve body for medical device

A valve body for a medical device includes a base including a first surface and a second surface and slits provided in the base. The slits include a first slit and a second slit.
Goodman Co., Ltd.

Method and allowing inflation of inflatable elements within medical devices

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a rigid connector which joins an inflation lumen to an inflatable element in a medical device. The connector comprises a shaft fluidly connected to a crossbar.
Endovention, Inc.

Temporary retention device

A retention device for anchoring indwelling catheters, sheath introducers, feeding tubes, ostomy bags or other medical devices beneath the skin of a patient includes an deployable section coupled to a medical device; following introduction into a patient, the deployable section is subcutaneously deployed, securely anchoring the device and coupled medical device for the duration of treatment.. .
Interrad Medical, Inc.

Functionalized copolymers of isoolefins and diolefins and their use as compatibilizers

Functionalized copolymers of isoolefins and conjugated diolefins, methods of preparing the copolymers, and their use as compatibilizers are disclosed. The diolefin monomer units of the co-polymer are modified at the c—c double bond along the backbone of the copolymer to include an oxygen containing functional group such as epoxide, ester or alcohol.
University Of Western Ontario

Foamed medical devices with additives

A medical device including an implantable medical prosthesis that can be reshaped into a scaffold to support the bodily tissues and bones. Additionally, the medical prosthesis relates to an intraluminal graft that would prevent the walls of the passageway from collapsing and includes a polymer containing additives.

Electrospun stents, flow diverters, and occlusion devices and methods of making the same

The instant disclosure is directed to medical devices having a lattice framework. The lattice framework may comprise a plurality of interconnected polymeric electrospun fiber members, or may comprise one or more wires formed into a plurality of interconnected members.
Nanofiber Solutions, Inc.

Releasable attachment device for coupling to medical devices and related systems and methods

The various embodiments herein relate to releasable attachment devices for use with surgical tools that include a fixed jaw fixedly coupled to a joint housing, a moveable jaw rotationally coupled to the joint housing, and an actuation mechanism operably coupled to the joint housing.. .
Virtual Incision Corporation

Optical force sensing assembly for an elongated medical device

The present invention concerns an elongated medical device (1) suitable for intravascular insertion. Said device comprising a flexible elongated body (2) having a distal portion (3) with a distal end (4) and a proximal portion (5) and an optic force sensing assembly (20) disposed within said flexible elongated body (2) proximate said distal end.
Ablacon Inc.

Medical device for removing an implanted object

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the surgical device includes a handle, an elongate sheath and a circular cutting blade that extends from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle.
The Spectranetics Corporation

Medical devices for treating hard tissues and related methods

Medical devices such as osteotomes are provided. The medical device may include inner and outer members that form a working end portion.
Dfine, Inc.

Medical devices for treating hard tissues and related methods

Medical devices such as osteotomes are provided. The medical device may include inner and outer members that form a working end portion.
Dfine, Inc.

Implantable medical device and system to heat tissue

A medical implant device (18) for atrial appendage (20) is presented, suitable to transmit energy to its surrounding. The medical implant device (18) comprising an expandable structure (31,34) and a cover (32) disposed on the expandable structure is adapted to extend across the ostium (21) of the atrial appendage (20) for restricting migration of thrombi from the appendage to the blood stream in the heart (13).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Orthopaedic medical device

This present invention provides an orthopaedic medical device, in particular an arthroscopic aid, for stimulating the release of cells and/or encouraging migration of cells to a surgical site or an injury site. The invention includes methods of increasing a cell population at a surgical site or injury, a method of improving surgical outcome of synovial joint procedures and methods of delivering intra-operative minimally manipulated cells to a synovial joint..
University Of Leeds

Endoscopy based medical devices, methods, and innovations

Disclosed are a system, a device, and a method of a lubricant applicator device to be used with an insertion tube of an endoscope. In one embodiment, a video system center having a processor and a memory; a monitor coupled with the video system center; a light source coupled with the video system center; an endoscope coupled the video system center having a control section; an insertion tube having a camera at a distal end of the insertion tube that permits viewing of an area of an internal structure that is directly in front of the camera; and a mirror to be mechanically extendable at a distance from the camera and reflected backward, so that the camera permits viewing of an area behind the camera through a reflection of an image produced by the mirror when an operator of the endoscope utilizes the control section of the endoscope..

Sensing temperature within medical devices

Devices, systems, and techniques for monitoring the temperature of a device used to charge a rechargeable power source are disclosed. Implantable medical devices may include a rechargeable power source that can be transcutaneously charged.
Medtronic, Inc.

Overvoltage protection device and method

An overvoltage protection device protects an electronic medical device in the event of a transient overvoltage on one or more patient lines of the device. A current limiting device is placed in series in a patient line between electronic components of the medical device and a patient interface.
Osypka Medical Gmbh

Wireless medical device with a complementary split ring resonator arrangement for suppression of electromagnetic interference

A medical device as described herein includes a communication module to process radio frequency signals associated with operation of the medical device, an antenna associated with the communication module, and a microstrip transmission component coupled between the communication module and the antenna. The transmission component includes a dielectric substrate, an electrically conductive signal trace formed overlying the upper major surface of the substrate, an electrically conductive ground plane formed overlying the lower major surface of the substrate, and a complementary split ring resonator arrangement integrally formed in the ground plane, and having a layout and dimensions tuned to cause the resonator arrangement to resonate at one or more harmonic frequencies of the nominal transmission frequency of the radio frequency signals..
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Biocompatibility of biomedical energization elements

Designs, strategies and methods to improve biocompatibility of energization elements are described. In some examples, the biocompatible energization elements may be used in a biomedical device.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Medical device and procedure simulation and training

A healthcare simulation system including a mannequin with active physiological characteristics, a display monitor adapted for displaying physiological parameters, and a computer for controlling the mannequin and the monitor. A healthcare simulation method including the steps of programming the computer with healthcare scenarios, operating active characteristics of the mannequin, and dynamically displaying physiological parameters corresponding to patient vital signs.
Jc3 Innovations, Llc

Automatically determining orientation and position of medically invasive devices via image processing

A method of determining the position and orientation of an invasive medical device is described using altered devices and a machine learning algorithm for detecting the position and orientation of such devices from imagery. Such predictions can subsequently be displayed to an operator to improve the speed and accuracy by which they perform procedures..

Computer application for medical device collaboration

The disclosure is a tool that facilitates the idea development process while integrating compliance/regulatory guardrails; companies can adapt the tool as requirements change, clinicians can participate with confidence, and technical resources step through a routine process with quick access to reference data that optimizes their learning and sharing.. .

Method and system for synchronously manipulating interdependent medical device operating parameters on a touchscreen device

A system and method for facilitating synchronous manipulation of interdependent medical device operating parameters is provided. The method includes displaying medical image data as it is acquired.
General Electric Company

Implantable optical feedthrough connector

Configurations are described for creating and using separable optical feedthroughs. These are especially useful in their at least semi-hermetic form when integrated with implantable photomedical devices.
Circuit Therapeutics, Inc.

Positionable tool light

A positionable lighting unit for tools may have an led light source powered by a battery with a control switch, all mounted upon a circuit board encased within a translucent and flexible casing. The control switch may then be activated though the casing without breaching the same so that a more sterile unit may be presented in those situations requiring sterility.
Green Lite Innovations, Llc

Antimicrobial compounds and methods

Antimicrobial compounds are provided that are polymerizable. The compounds include monomers with antimicrobial properties.
Board Of Supervisors Of Louisiana State University And Agricultural And Mechanical College

Method of increasing stent retention of bioabsorbable scaffolding with a sheath

A medical device includes a polymer stent crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The stent is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes heating the stent to a temperature below the polymer's glass transition temperature to improve stent retention without adversely affecting the mechanical characteristics of the stent when later deployed to support a body lumen.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Medical modulating nerves

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

Implantable medical device for providing stimulation therapy

An electrical stimulation system provides stimulation therapy to a patient. The system includes a neurostimulation lead that contacts patient tissue and couples with an implantable stimulation device, such as an implantable pulse generator, that receives stimulation parameters for providing stimulation therapy to a patient.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Medical devices including connector enclosures that include an antenna

Medical devices provide metallic connector enclosures. The metallic connector enclosures may be constructed with relatively thin walls in comparison to polymer connector enclosures to aid in miniaturizing the medical device.
Medtronic, Inc.

High frequency neurostimulation for pelvic symptom control

In general, techniques, methods, systems, and devices for delivering high frequency neurostimulation to control one or more pelvic disorders are described. In one example, a method includes identifying, by a medical device configured to be at least partially implanted in a patient, an indication to inhibit bladder activity.
Medtronic, Inc.

Inflatable imbibed polymer devices

The present invention provides a stretchable material suitable for use in an inflatable medical device. The stretchable material has at least one reinforcing polymer layer with a top and bottom side forming a porous matrix which is imbibed with a sealing material to infiltrate and substantially seal spaces of the porous matrix and extend beyond the reinforcing polymer layer to form a surface coating..
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Catheter assembly

A multi lumen catheter assembly. The assembly provides an expandable, low profile, fixed length sheath and catheter, with fixed infusion ports.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Systems and methods for identifying and locating an implanted device

A system for identifying an attribute of an implanted medical device, such as an access port. In one embodiment, the identification system comprises a marker included with the implanted medical device, the marker relating to an attribute of the implanted medical device.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Medical device and tempering infusion fluids in a rack-like structure

The present invention relates to a method and medical device for tempering an infusion fluid for hypothermia purposes comprising a frame for introducing the device into one or more slots of a rack of given dimension and/or shape, the frame comprising at least one, preferably at least two rail(s) and/or hook(s) for inserting the device into the rack and at least one releasable lock for releasably locking it therein. Furthermore, at least one connector is provided for connecting the device with a central unit for controlling and/or monitoring the device which is adapted to also control and/or monitor at least a further medical device.
Seiratherm Gmbh

System for assisting rescuers in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (cpr) on a patient

A system for assisting a rescuer in performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (cpr) on a patient includes: a proximity sensor configured to be positioned at a location corresponding to a location of a rescuer's hand when delivering compressions to a patient's chest, the proximity sensor configured to produce a signal indicative of the rescuer's hands being released from the patient's chest; a medical device operatively coupled with the proximity sensor and configured to provide resuscitative treatment to the patient; and a controller communicatively coupled with the medical device and the proximity sensor. The controller is configured to: determine, based upon the signal from the proximity sensor, if the rescuer's hands have been released from the patient's chest, and trigger an action by the medical device in response to a determination that the rescuer's hands have been released from the patient's chest..
Zoll Medical Corporation

Docking systems for medical devices and related devices

Embodiments of the invention relate to docking systems for poles or other devices that can hold medical and/or accessory equipment, typically in a clinical or hospital environment, and can include associated docking systems for various devices such as beds, wheelchairs, walkers, wagons, and the like.. .
Skytron, Llc

Deployment handle for a medical device deployment system

An introducer assembly includes a first actuating mechanism for actuating a constraining sheath between a first state releasably constraining a vascular implant and a second state allowing deployment of the vascular implant; a second actuating mechanism for actuating a blocking mechanism between a blocked state for blocking other functions of the handle and an unblocked state for allowing operation of the other functions of the handle; and an operating knob operatively coupled to both of the first and second actuating mechanisms for concurrent operation of both of the first and second actuating mechanisms in response to actuation of the operating knob.. .
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Stent

The invention relates to a medical device and a method of using it. The device is a stent which can be percutaneously deliverable with (or on) an endovascular catheter or via other surgical or other techniques and then expanded.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Multifunctional operational component for robotic devices

The various embodiments disclosed herein relate to modular medical devices, including various devices with detachable modular components and various devices with pivotally attached modular components. Additional embodiments relate to procedures in which various of the devices are used cooperatively.
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska

Devices, systems, and methods for treating cardiac arrhythmias

Medical devices are described for performing mapping, ablating, and/or pacing procedures on one or more layers of the cardiac wall via an epicardial approach in a minimally invasive (e.g., orthoscopic) surgical procedure. One of the medical devices described includes a main support member and one or more secondary support members extending outwardly from the main support member having electrodes configured to receive electrical impulses.
The Charlotte-mecklenburg Hospital Authority D/b/a Carolinas Healthcare System

Vacuum powered rotary devices and methods

The present devices and methods relate generally to vacuum or suction powered medical devices and methods for cutting, resecting, excising, morcellating and/or evacuating tissue from various regions of a patient's body, in certain variations, the devices may produce a rotational motion by converting a linear reciprocating motion to a rotational motion, causing a cutting shaft or other tool to rotate to perform work on a tissue in various regions of the body.. .

Diagnosis and treatment devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a stimulation member configured to apply a stimulus to a nerve that is configured to control a contraction of an airway distal to the nerve, and a measurement member configured to measure an effect of the stimulus on the airway. The medical device also may include an energy delivery element configured to deliver energy to tissue defining the airway to reduce an effect of the stimulus on the airway.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical tool for reduced penetration force

A medical device is provided having reduced penetration force. The device includes a body having a central hollow channel and a piezoelectric transducer received within and secured to the body.
Actuated Medical, Lnc.

Apparatus and methods for retrieving objects from within the body of a subject

A medical device for removing or retrieving objects from the body of a subject (e.g., from a vessel and/or a cavity in the body of the subject. Such a retrieval apparatus includes a handle, a sheath protruding from the handle, and a snare.
Transit Scientific, Llc

Clot retrieval system

Catheter-delivered endovascular medical devices are described. The devices may include a pull wire attached to a distal body, which may be formed of a basket or other framework that has a plurality of cells.
Legacy Ventures, Llc

Medical device

A medical device comprising an elongated tubular member having a proximal portion, a distal portion, an outer surface and a lumen and the distal portion of the elongated tubular member comprising an expandable occlusion tip, the expandable occlusion tip having a central lumen and comprising a plurality of lobes, the expandable occlusion tip having an unexpanded state and an expanded state, in the unexpanded state the lobes extend distally from the elongated tubular member, in the expanded state, the lobes radially expand and are adapted to restrict flow in a patient's vessel.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device, apparatus, and surgical method

An eeg headpiece includes an array of electrode pins, each electrode pin extending between a proximal end, formed by a proximal end face, and a distal end and including a conducting electrode and a thermoplastic material. The thermoplastic material is arranged at least around a periphery of the electrode pin or is pressable from a hollow space to the periphery.
Woodwelding Ag

Arterial and venous blood metrics

A medical device including a probe configured to be orally inserted into a lumen extending into the thorax of the subject, a plurality of electrodes, and a control circuit. The probe includes a first electrode.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Contingent acquisition and analysis of biological signal or feature thereof for epileptic event detection

We report a method comprising receiving a first indication to gather a first biological signal or feature thereof from a patient; gathering the first biological signal or feature thereof; receiving a second indication to stop gathering the first biological signal or feature thereof, wherein the second indication relates to a detection of an end of a brain state change; and stopping gathering the first biological signal or feature thereof. We also report a medical device system configured to implement the method.
Flint Hills Scientific, L.l.c.

Active magnetic position sensor

An medical device, comprising an elongate shaft extending along a shaft longitudinal axis and comprising a shaft proximal portion and a shaft distal portion that is sized and configured for insertion into a body. An active magnetic position sensor can be disposed within the shaft distal portion..
St. Jude Medical International Holding S.à R.l.

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

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

Aortic stenosis classification

According to one implementation, a medical device includes a display, a blood pressure sensor for sensing an arterial blood pressure of a patient and for generating a blood pressure signal, an analog-to-digital converter (adc) for receiving the blood pressure signal and for converting the blood pressure signal to blood pressure data in digital form, and a hardware processor for executing an aortic stenosis diagnostic software code. The hardware processor executes the aortic stenosis diagnostic software code to receive the blood pressure data from the adc, and to identify parameters indicative of aortic stenosis in the patient, based on the blood pressure data.
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Managing dynamic connection intervals for implantable and external devices

A method, system and external instrument are provided. The method initiates a communication link between an external instrument (ei) and an implantable medical device (imd), established a first connection interval for conveying data packets between the ei and imd and monitors a connection criteria that includes at least one of a data throughput requirement.
Pacesetter, Inc.

System and managing rechargable batteries for medical devices

A system for managing rechargeable batteries for medical devices includes a charging station that holds and charges multiple batteries simultaneously and an idle time module that determines a battery idle time for one or more of the multiple batteries held in the charging stations, wherein the battery idle time indicates the duration that each respective battery has been fully charged and available for use. The system further includes a battery selection indicator for each of the multiple batteries, wherein the battery selection indicator is activated based on the battery idle time to identify that the respective battery should be selected for use..
General Electric Company

Determining and forecasting end of life for an implantable medical device having a rechargeable battery

An algorithm programmed into the control circuitry of a rechargeable-battery implantable medical device (imd) is disclosed that can quantitatively forecast and determine the timing of an early replacement indicator (teoli) and an imd end of life (teol). These forecasts and determinations of teoli and teol occur in accordance with one or more parameters having an effect on rechargeable battery capacity, such as number of charging cycles, charging current, discharge depth, load current, and battery calendar age.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Remote monitoring of medical devices

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

Interactive patient guidance for medical devices

Medical devices and related guidance systems and methods for interactive patient guidance are provided. An exemplary method of interactively providing guidance facilitating operation of a medical device involves identifying, at a computing device communicatively coupled to the medical device, a user objective associated with the medical device, obtaining, at the computing device from the medical device, user interface status information corresponding to a current state of a user interface of the medical device, and providing, on a display associated with the computing device, guidance information influenced by the user interface status information and the user objective.
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.

Polyamide elastomer, medical device, and producing polyamide elastomer

A polyamide elastomer comprising a reaction product of components (a), (b), and (c). Component (a) has the 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 the formula contains multiple repeating units each containing r1, n represents a total number of those repeating units) and the mn of component (a)=4000-10000.
Kaneka Corporation

Use of a dedicated remote control as an intermediary device to communicate with an implantable medical device

Systems and methods are disclosed in which an external device such as a consumer mobile device (e.g., smart phone) is used as an external controller to bi-directionally communicate with an implantable medical device (imd) using a dedicated patient remote control (rc) as an intermediary device to translate communications between the two. The dedicated rc contains a graphical user interface allowing for control and monitoring of the imd even if the mobile device is not present in the system, which is useful as a back-up should the mobile device experience problems.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Method and device for controlling the temperature of the gas flow in medical devices

The present invention relates to a method for controlling the gas temperature in medical devices by means of a state observer, e.g., in the field of laparoscopy or respiration, and to devices for carrying-out said method.. .
W.o.m. World Of Medicine Gmbh

Pressure container for driving a medical device

The present disclosure relates to a portable pressure container for driving a medical device. The container includes a pressure housing confining an interior volume and a pressure outlet extending through the pressure housing.
Sanofi-aventis Deutschland Gmbh

Implantable medical instrument preform, implantable medical instrument and preparation method thereof

Disclosed are an implantable medical device, a preparation method thereof and an implantable medical device preform for the preparation of the implantable medical device. The implantable medical device comprises a metal basal body (21) and a polymer film layer (22) covering the surface of the metal basal body (21) and preventing endothelium growth and covering, and also comprises a transitional body (23), which is located between the metal basal body (21) and the polymer film layer (22) and covers at least part of the surface of the metal basal body (21), wherein the transitional body (23) is connected to the polymer film layer (22) and the metal basal body (21).
Lifetech Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Polymeric spinal fusion system including spinal cage

Devices prepared from polyetherimide resins are disclosed. In one aspect, the article can be a medical device configured for use in a body..
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

Sterilization system with independent vacuum chambers

A sterilization system includes a first chamber, a second chamber, a sterilization module, and a pump assembly. The first chamber includes a first venting valve.
Ethicon, Inc.

Medical device connector

The present invention relates to a medical device connector for connecting a piercing device, with a vial comprising a base member. A plurality of grip members, each grip member comprising a distal end (d) and a proximal end (p) and each comprising a wedge portion adapted to temporarily or permanently lock the medical device connector to the vial.
Carmel Pharma Ab

Rubber cap catheter for uniform deployment of segmented stent

The present disclosure provides for an assembly and methods of use to deploy a segmented medical device to a body vessel. The assembly includes a multiportion medical device which has a plurality of detachable components, a balloon catheter, and a retention member at the distal end of the balloon of the balloon catheter so as to alter the inflation profile of said balloon, such that microsliding of the device over the exterior of the balloon is prevented or minimized..
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Implantable intraluminal device

This document provides implantable intraluminal stent graft medical devices. In some embodiments, the stent graft devices provided herein are implantable in bodily conduits that have side branches, and the stent graft devices are operable to allow the flow of fluids between the conduit and the side branches.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Transducer transfer stack

The invention relates to a transfer stack (ts) for transferring a portion of a foil within a perimeter (p) that includes a transducer (t) to an article (a) such as a medical device or a medical needle. The transfer stack includes a carrier substrate (cs), a foil (f) having a transducer (t) incorporated therein, and the transducer is laterally surrounded by a perimeter (p).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Systems and methods for autonomous intravenous needle insertion

Systems and methods for autonomous intravenous needle insertion are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a system for autonomous intravenous insertion include a robot arm, one or more sensors pivotally attached to the robot arm for gathering information about potential insertion sites in a subject arm, a medical device pivotally attached to the robot arm, and a controller in communication with the sensors and the robot arm, wherein the controller receives the information from the sensors about potential insertion sites, and the controller selects a target insertion site and directs the robot arm to insert the medical device into the target insertion site..
Veebot Systems, Inc.

Connected medical devices

This invention describes how users can capture digital artifacts from any medical device using their mobile device. Some examples of medical devices included, but are not limited to a medical id card, medical id bracelet, electronic medical records, blood pressure machines, blood glucose, scales, inhalers, inr, prescription bottles and trays, pulse oximeter, etc.
Walters Gardens, Inc.

Magnet placement and antenna placement of an implant

An implantable medical device, such as a cochlear implant, a bone conduction device or a middle ear implant, including a magnet, and an electromagnetic communication wire forming, with respect to two dimensions, an enclosed boundary, wherein the magnet is located outside of the enclosed boundary. In an exemplary embodiment, the magnet is located in a container, and can revolve within the container..

Connector and methods for making and using the connector

A multipart connector is employed in a system that tracks a medical device in the human body. The multipart connector includes a first connector portion and a second connector portion wherein the first connector portion pierces a contamination barrier to couple with the second connector portion.
Lucent Medical Systems, Inc.

Physiologic simulator system

Systems for the simulation of percutaneous medical procedures are disclosed. The systems can include a simulated vasculature including a first component configured to allow for introduction of a medical device into the system through an introductory port, a second component connected to the first component and shaped to simulate a portion of a human vasculature, and a third component connected to the second component and shaped to simulate a delivery site for the medical procedure.
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device system and method having a distributed database

A medical device system (10) including a distributed database (10a to 10f); a plurality of medical devices (12) operating with the distributed database (10a to 10f); and a logic implementer (20) associated with each medical device (12), wherein each logic implementer (20) is programmed to access the distributed database (10a to 10f), so that each medical device (12) of system (10) periodically (i) delivers at least one of prescription input parameters or treatment output data to and (ii) retrieves at least one of prescription input parameters or treatment output data from each of the other medical devices (12).. .
Gambro Lundia Ab

Methods and devices that utilize hardware to move blocks of operating parameter data from memory to a register set

A hardware based block moving controller of an active device such as an implantable medical device that provides electrical stimulation reads a parameter data from a block of memory and then writes the parameter data to a designated register set of a component that performs an active function. The block of memory may include data that specifies a size of the block of memory to be moved to the register set.
Medtronic, Inc.

Dryers for removing solvent from a drug-eluting coating applied to medical devices

A coating device for coating a medical device with a drug-eluting material uses an in-process drying station between coats to improve a drug release profile. The drying station includes a dryer having a telescoping plenum which provides a drying chamber for the stent or scaffold to reside while a heated gas is passed over the stent/scaffold.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Water resistant wearable medical device

A wearable medical device includes a water-resistant/waterproof housing configured to be continuously or nearly continuously worn by a patient and formed from a water-resistant/waterproof material, and configured to prevent ingress of water in a wet environment; a plurality of ecg sensing electrodes configured to be removably coupled to the patient and to monitor an ecg of the patient; a plurality of therapy electrodes configured to be removably coupled to the patient and to deliver at least one therapeutic pulse to the patient; and a control unit disposed within the water-resistant/waterproof housing and configured to be electrically coupled to the plurality of ecg sensing electrodes and the plurality of therapy electrodes, the control unit configured to receive the monitored ecg of the patient, and responsive to detection of a cardiac arrhythmia, provide the at least one therapeutic pulse to the patient via the at least one therapy electrode.. .
Zoll Medical Corporation

Systems and methods for implantable automatic mri mode enabling

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for an active implantable medical device (aimd). The aimd includes a processor, a first magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a handheld magnet, and at least one second magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scanner.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Leadless cardiac pacemaker with multimode communication

Implantable medical devices such as leadless cardiac pacemakers may be configured to communicate using more than one mode of communication. For example, in some cases, an implantable medical device may be configured to communicate via conducted communication in some circumstances and to communicate via inductive communication in other circumstances.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Implantable medical device with a magnetically permeable housing and an inductive coil disposed about the housing

An implantable medical device (imd) with an inductive coil for wireless communication and/or power transfer. The inductive coil may be disposed about a housing of the imd.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Wireless re-charge of an implantable medical device

Near-field energy transmitters for charging a rechargeable power source of an implantable medical device (imd). In some cases, the transmitter may include an output driver that may drive a transmit coil such that near-field energy is transmitted to the imd at a determined frequency.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Implantable medical device with recharge coil

Implantable medical device (imd) such as leadless cardiac pacemakers may include a rechargeable power source. In some cases, the imd may include a plurality of receiving coils that may capture a non-radiative near-field energy and then convert the near-field energy into electrical energy that may be used to recharge the rechargeable power source.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Bi-ventricular implantable medical device

A biventricular (biv) implantable cardiac stimulator contains a stimulation control unit, one or more stimulation units, an impedance measurement unit and an impedance evaluation unit. The stimulation control unit is operatively connected to one or more stimulation units to control delivery of stimulation pulses by the one or more stimulation units.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

Far-field p-wave sensing in near real-time for timing delivery of pacing therapy in a cardiac medical device and medical device system

A medical device system for controlling ventricular pacing therapy during cardiac resynchronization therapy that includes a sensing device to sense a cardiac signal and emit a trigger signal in response to the sensed cardiac signal, a therapy delivery device to deliver the ventricular pacing in response to the emitted trigger signal, and a processor configured to identify a fiducial point of the cardiac signal sensed in real-time, set a window comprising a start point positioned a first distance prior to the fiducial point and an endpoint positioned a second distance less than the first distance subsequent to the fiducial point, determine a signal characteristic of the cardiac signal within the window, determine whether a p-wave is detected in response to the signal characteristic, determine whether an atrio-ventricular interval timer has expired, and emit a trigger signal to deliver the ventricular pacing timed off of the local maximum in response to the p-wave being detected and not timed off of the local maximum in response to the timer being expired.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Systems and methods for programming neuromodulation therapy

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for programming a neuromodulation therapy to treat neurological or cardiovascular diseases. A system includes an ambulatory medical device (amd) and at least one computer-readable storage medium including instructions executable on an external system.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Pulsed passive charge recovery circuitry for an implantable medical device

The problem of a potentially high amount of supra-threshold charge passing through the patient's tissue at the end of an implantable pulse generator (ipg) program is addressed by circuitry that periodically dissipates only small amount of the charge stored on capacitances (e.g., dc-blocking capacitors) during a pulsed post-program recovery period. This occurs by periodically activating control signals to turn on passive recovery switches to form a series of discharge pulses each dissipating a sub-threshold amount of charge.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Swivel hub

The present disclosure relates to a connector for medical devices. The connector may have two interfaces facing different planes.
Dfine, Inc.

Medical device sensor

Various embodiments of the present disclosure can include a catheter. The catheter can include an elongate shaft that extends along a longitudinal axis.
St. Jude Medical International Holding S.à R.l.

Safety device for preventing needle stick injury with a needle of a medical device and medical device

The present invention relates to a safety device (100) for preventing needlestick injury with a needle (20), comprising: a protective cap (130) and a shield (120) capable of pivoting from a storage position where it is interlocked with the protective cap (130), a retracted position where it gives access to the needle (20) and a safety position where it covers the needle (20), wherein a cam surface (127) of the shield and an engaging peg (137) of the protective cap are arranged so that, when the safety device (100) is mounted around the tip (14) of a medical device (10), removing the protective cap (130) from the tip (14) by a distal movement displaces the shield (120) from the storage position to the retracted position. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a medical device (10) comprising a tip (14) provided with a needle (20) comprising a needle point (22), wherein the medical device (10) further comprises a safety device (100)..
Becton Dickinson France

Implantable medical device

An implantable medical device, which comprises a device substrate, a coating on the substrate which includes a drug, and a protective layer which overlies the coating. The protective layer comprises a polymer selected from the group consisting of polylactic acid, polyglycolic acid and a lactic acid/glycolic acid copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of not more than 40,000..
Depuy International Limited

Devices, treating medical devices having passageways with ozone gas

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

Immobilised biological entities

There is described inter alia a medical device having a surface which comprises a coating layer, said coating layer being a biocompatible composition comprising an anti-coagulant entity capable of interacting with mammalian blood to prevent coagulation or thrombus formation, which anti-coagulant entity is covalently attached to said surface through a linker comprising a thioether.. .
Carmeda Ab

Skin cover and medical device

A skin cover is provided for covering of tattoos, scars, and other similar blemishes. The skin cover having at least two layers, a covering layer and an adhesive layer and the skin covering having transparent and translucent features for quickly and easily covering blemishes and to seamlessly blend into a user's skin..

Implantable medical device with atraumatic tip

An implantable medical device includes an expandable support structure, which may be a stent. In the example shown, the device is a vascular plug and includes a twisted occluding sleeve held within the stent, which closes the lumen through the stent.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Navigation system for sinuplasty device

A method of navigation for a medical device, including, but not limited to, a sinuplasty device, within a portion of a patient's body, the method including mapping a route through a three-dimensional model of the portion patient's body using a target location, manipulating the three-dimensional model so the field of view matches a real-time image, determining whether the target location has been reached, comparing the field of view of the three-dimensional model, determining whether the field of view includes route and non-route passageways through the patient's body, and highlighting and displaying these passageways with different visual markers.. .

Alternative placement of thermal sensors on bipolar electrode

A medical device for tissue ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device having laminate-coated braid assembly

A catheter includes a braid assembly having a dual-laminate coating. The braid assembly includes a plurality of braid members interwoven to provide for interstices between the braid members, each braid member having an electrically conductive element, a flexible non-electrically-conductive polymer coating that insulates the electrically conductive element and a thermoplastic bonding adhesive coating.
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Electrosurgical medical device handpiece with insulated aspiration system

An electrosurgical instrument for the treatment of tissue via an electrode assembly is disclosed having at least one active electrode and an aspiration system for configured to collect aspirated materials and to remove those aspirated materials from a surgical site while preventing the materials from melting and thereby clogging the aspiration system. In at least one embodiment, the aspiration system may include an internal aspiration collection chamber positioned at a distal end of the instrument to collect aspirated material and insulate the aspirated material to prevent the aspirated material from melting within the aspiration system and thereby clogging the aspiration system.
Arthrex, Inc.

Medical device shaft resistant to compression and/or tension

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may be a medical device with increased compression resistance.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical tool for reduced penetration force

A medical device is provided having reduced penetration force. The device includes a body having a central hollow channel and a piezoelectric transducer received within and secured to the body.
Actuated Medical, Inc

Medical device

A medical device includes a snare wire advanceable and retractable inserted through a channel in an insertion portion that is inserted through an endoscope; a substantially tubular cap member including a first portion and a second portion connected to a distal end of the insertion portion, the cap member having an annular distal end surface, the first portion being attachable to the distal end of the insertion portion in phase with the channel, and the cap member having an internal space formed by the first portion and the second portion; and a guide member being linearly extended along an internal surface of the distal end side of the cap member at a side of the second portion, the guide member being configured to guide the snare wire to form a loop and to restrict a retraction of the snare wire toward the side of the insertion portion.. .
Olympus Corporation

Medical toilet with user customized health metric validation system

We disclose a medical toilet that includes a system for interpreting measurements collected by medical devices on or in the medical toilet and for customizing the measurements to each user. The system may use information about the user to selecting which measurements to perform, select or modify parameters that apply to the measurement techniques, and select follow-up measurements that may be performed based on the first set of measurements.

Automated means to control responses to repetitive electrical stimulation and improve therapeutic efficacy

We report a method for optimizing the therapeutic efficacy of evoked responses elicited by one or more electrical impulses delivered to a neural structure, comprising: comparing a test evoked response to an evoked response elicited by therapeutically efficacious electrical stimulation; adjusting at least one parameter of the electrical impulses in response to a determination that said test evoked response is not similar to the therapeutic evoked response; determining that the test evoked response resembles the therapeutic evoked response after performing at least one of said adjustments; and saving to memory at least one adjusted parameter that increased the similarity between the test evoked response and the therapeutic evoked response. We also report a medical device system configured to implement the method.
Flint Hills Scientific, L.l.c.

Flexible digital ureteroscope

The present invention discloses a flexible digital ureteroscope that is at least partially disposable. The ureteroscope comprises a single-use catheter and a handle.
Ningbo Wise Optomech Technology Corporation

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.

Power management features

A method performed by an electronic controller includes determining a charge level of a power supply configured to provide power to a medical device, and estimating, based on the charge level of the power supply, a first power supply life for operating the medical device according to a first mode. Further, the method includes estimating, based on the charge level of the power supply, a second power supply life for operating the medical device according to a second mode.

High capacity connector for medical devices

The present disclosure relates to a high capacity medical device connector utilizing flexible circuits. The use of flexible circuits allows for increased channel capacity for use with future designs and capabilities of medical devices.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

Wet electrolytic capacitor for an implantable medical device

A wet electrolytic capacitor that contains a cathode, fluidic working electrolyte, and anode that includes a sintered porous pellet is provided. A dielectric layer is also formed on a surface of the pellet and within its pores through anodic oxidation.
Avx Corporation

Material analysis of anatomical items

A computer-implemented method for medical device modeling includes accessing an electronic definition for a model of a three-dimensional item and an electronic definition of a three-dimensional spline relating to an internal anatomical volume; determining, with a computer-based finite element analysis system and using the electronic definitions, stresses created by the three-dimensional item along the three-dimensional spline, for different points along the three-dimensional spline; and displaying stress data generated by the finite element analysis system with a visualization system, the display of the stress data indicating levels of stress on portions of the three-dimensional item at particular locations along the three-dimensional spline.. .
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

Method and changing user interface based on user motion information

A method of changing a user interface (ui), which is used for diagnosis of a target object via a medical device, based on user motion information. The method including obtaining motion information regarding a user; changing the ui based on the obtained motion information regarding the user; and displaying the changed ui..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Universal respiratory equipment cap

This invention provides a universal respiratory equipment cap which can be used to effectively block a number of different medical devices used in the respiratory care units of hospitals, emt vehicles and the like. The cap has a small end and a large end, each with “blocks” or “plugs” of different diameters.

Devices and methods for production of hollow cylindrical structures and hollow cylindrical structures

A device suitable for constructing hollow cylindrical structures, particularly useful as medical devices. The devices are versatile in nature and can fabricate hollow cylindrical structures having single or multiple layers of one or more different materials, including biomaterials.
Case Western Reserve University

Parasternal placement of an active medical device using the internal thoracic vasculature

Implantation of a cardiac stimulus system using parasternal access to the itv is provided. Superior access may be achieved using parasternal locations in the upper ribcage to access the itv.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Medical device containing a solid electrolytic capacitor

A capacitor bank for use in a medical device is provided. Through selective control over the individual capacitors employed in the bank, a low esr can be achieved without adversely impacting other properties of the resulting medical device.
Avx Corporation

Energy transfer control adapted to a medical device system

A method of transmitting wireless energy from an external energy transmitting device placed externally to a human body to an internal energy receiver placed internally in the human body. The method comprises applying to the external transmitting device electrical pulses from a first electric circuit to transmit the wireless energy, the electrical pulses having leading and trailing edges, varying the lengths of first time intervals between successive leading and trailing edges of the electrical pulses and/or the lengths of second time intervals between successive trailing and leading edges of the electrical pulses.

Stimulation vector selection using pulse width data

A method of programming an implantable medical device (imd) configured to provide electrical stimulation via a plurality of stimulation vectors during delivery of the electrical stimulation of a plurality of pulse widths to a neural target. The method may comprise comparing strength-duration curve data for the plurality of stimulation vectors to one another, the strength-duration curve data representing, for respective pulse widths and stimulation vectors, a corresponding stimulation strength that evokes a physiological response associated with the neural target.
Medtronic, Inc.

Active closed-loop medical system

The present disclosure relates to an active closed-loop medical system comprising at least one implantable medical device, at least one non-implanted component and at least a controller for controlling the implantable medical device, wherein the implantable medical device, the non-implanted component and the controller are connected for data exchange, wherein the implantable medical device, the non-implanted component and the controller forming in the active state a closed-loop system in such that the implantable medical device is controlled by the controller on the basis of the signals exchanged with the non-implanted component.. .
G-therapeutics Bv

System for identifying the presence and correctness of a medical device accessory

A medical device accessory comprising an interface configured to connect the medical device accessory with a medical device for administration of a medical treatment using the medical device and the medical device accessory, a plurality of electrical contacts proximate the interface, the electrical contacts comprising a lead electrical contact adapted to receive an voltage from a power source associated with the medical device and one or more identifying electrical contacts, and at least one conductor providing an electrical connection between the lead electrical contact and the one or more identifying electrical contacts. An arrangement of the one or more identifying electrical contacts connected to the lead electrical contact identifies a characteristic of the medical device accessory..
Northgate Technologies Inc.

Medical device release system

A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end of the elongate shaft to a distal end of the elongate shaft, a medical device disposed proximate the distal end of the elongate shaft, a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft, wherein the release wire releasably secures the medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft, a securement member fixedly attached to the proximal end of the elongate shaft and to a proximal end of the release wire, and a microcatheter configured to deliver the medical device to a treatment site, the elongate shaft and the medical device being slidably disposed within a lumen of the microcatheter. A proximal portion of the securement member may be configured to disengage from a distal portion of the securement member..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Catheter compatible stiffening stylet with packaging and device hold elements

The present disclosure provides an integrated medical device that includes a stiffening stylet for portions of a catheter along with attachment features for improved functionality and packaging of the catheter system.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Damage-indicating medical cannula

An example medical device includes a body portion having a tubular inner wall defining an inner channel, and a tubular outer wall encircling the inner wall. The outer wall defines an outer channel between the outer wall and the inner wall.
Klose Monitoring, Llc

Indicating to a medical device performance of an operation by another medical device

A medical device includes a mechanism configured to perform a first medical operation, a scanner and a processing circuit. The scanner is configured to scan data displayed on a computer screen by a second medical device separate from the medical device.
Fenwal, Inc.

Compositions for a medical device comprising exopolysaccharide-producing bacterial strains in association with gums and/or gelatines

A composition for a medical device is described. The composition comprises a specific mucoadherent gelling complex composed of eps, exopolysaccharides of bacterial origin produced in situ in the gastrointestinal tract by specific selected bacterial strains, in association with vegetable gums and/or animal and/or vegetable gelatines.
Probiotical S.p.a.

Drug-delivering composite structures

Composite structures composed of a fibril core and a polymeric coat and designed capable of encapsulating both hydrophobic and hydrophilic bioactive agents while retaining the activity of these agents are disclosed. Further disclosed are processes of preparing such composite structures, and medical devices and disposable articles made therefrom..

Positioning head and neck assessment or intervention

The present invention provides a positioning apparatus for head and neck assessment comprising a base, a head fixation assembly including a main body, a guide and an ear aligning member, a first connector pivotally connected to a lateral end of the main body, a first light transmitter, and a holder assembly including an adjustable first stand secured to the base and a holder for holding a medical device for the assessment or intervention, pivotally connected to the first stand.. .
Amcad Biomed Corporation

Medical device for treatment of urinary incontinence in females

An intra-vaginal device for controlling urinary incontinence, designed to be placed longitudinally in the vagina, includes: a. A deformable distal portion, placed in the subvesical region of the vagina, characterized by a deformable state and an un-deformable state; b.
Gynamics Women's Health Ltd.

Medical device anchoring

Techniques, systems and apparatus for anchoring a therapy delivery device within a body portal are disclosed. An anchoring apparatus may comprise a first part comprising an outer sidewall and opposing grip surfaces.
Medtronic, Inc.

Catheter control mechanism with magnetic resonance imaging-compatible torque

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can include for example, an apparatus, which can include a manipulating arrangement configured to cause a medical device to move, where a portion of the manipulating arrangement can be partly composed of a non-magnetic material, and a computer arrangement in a communication with the manipulating arrangement, and configured to remotely operate the manipulating arrangement. The computer arrangement can include a computer.
Memorial Sloan-kettering Cancer Center

Electromagnetic device tracking

The present invention relates to electromagnetic tracking of medical devices. In order to provide improved tracking of medical devices, a wireless readout unit (10) for an electromagnetic tracking system of medical devices is provided.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Rotatable snares and related methods

A medical device may include a handle, a sheath fixed relative to the handle, a longitudinal actuator movable relative to the handle, an end effector, a member extending proximally from the end effector through the sheath, with a portion of the member being fixed relative to the longitudinal actuator, and a rotation actuator. Movement of the rotation actuator may cause rotation of the member relative to the sheath, and movement of the longitudinal actuator may cause longitudinal movement of the member relative to the rotation actuator..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Pressure sensing of irrigant backpressure for aligning directional medical devices with target tissue

The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for aligning directionally operable medical devices with and upon target tissue. In particular, the instant disclosure relates to systems and methods for aligning medical devices such as directional ablation catheters to and upon target tissue by monitoring irrigant backpressure..
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Clot retrieval system

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

Systems for removal of atherosclerotic plaque or thrombus

A system for removing plaque or thrombus from the vasculature and/or deployed medical devices is described. An embodiment can include a plaque reduction brush comprising at least one support adapted to allow the brush to be endoluminally deliverable via a delivery device to a treatment site; and a plurality of bristles extending from the at least one support and being arranged in a predetermined pattern along the at least one support, each of the plurality of bristles having a length, wherein one or more of the plurality of bristles has a bending portion along the length that is more easily bent than another portion of the length thereof, said bending portion facilitating bending of the one or more of the plurality of bristles between a compressed delivery configuration and an expanded use configuration..
W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Multi-layer braided structures for occluding vascular defects and for occluding fluid flow through portions of the vasculature of the body

A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device.
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.

System and methods of processing accelerometer signals

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe a method of monitoring a patient comprising generating an accelerometer signal of a patient via a patient medical device and capturing and sampling the accelerometer signal at a sampling rate that utilizes non-regular timing intervals. Embodiments further describe a patient medical device comprising sensors for monitoring an accelerometer signal of a patient and circuitry for sampling the accelerometer signal at a sampling rate that utilizes non-regular timing intervals.
Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.

Wearable monitoring and treatment device

A wearable medical device is provided. The wearable medical device includes a garment that includes a sensing electrode, at least one of an inductive element and a capacitive element included in at least part of the garment, and a controller.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Method and medical device for discriminating between a supraventricular tachycardia and a ventricular tachycardia

A method for automatically discriminating between a supraventricular tachycardia event and a ventricular tachycardia event is provided. The method includes sensing a first cardiac signal using a first electrode pair and a second cardiac signal using a second electrode pair during a heartbeat, applying a first algorithm to the first cardiac signal to determine whether the first cardiac signal is indicative for a supraventricular tachycardia or indicative for the ventricular tachycardia; applying a second algorithm to the second cardiac signal to determine whether the second cardiac signal is indicative for the supraventricular tachycardia or indicative for the ventricular tachycardia, the second comparison algorithm being different from the first comparison algorithm; and assigning to a heartbeat-specific indicator a first value indicative for the ventricular tachycardia when at least one of the first cardiac signal and the second cardiac signal have been determined to be indicative tor the ventricular tachycardia..
Medtronic, Inc.

Medical device

A medical apparatus is provided that includes an implantable element, in particular a heart pump, and a control unit for the implantable element, which control unit is connected to the implantable element by means of a first connection. The problem of arranging an antenna of a radio module on the control unit expediently and favourably is solved in that the control unit is configured for arrangement outside the patient's body and has a predetermined orientation relative to the patient's body and has a radio module, wherein an antenna of the radio module is arranged in such a way that the region in which the patient's body is intended to be positioned, as considered from the control unit, is shielded from the antenna at least in part by electromagnetically shielding, in particular electrically conductive parts of the control unit or housing thereof..
Berlin Heart Gmbh

Electrostatic discharge (esd) protection for the metal oxide medical device products

An esd circuit includes a first metal oxide channel device having a drain coupled to a first node, a source coupled to a second node, and a gate coupled to the first node; a second metal oxide channel device having a source coupled to the first node, a drain coupled to the second node, and a gate coupled to the second node; a first capacitor coupled between the first and second nodes proximate to the first metal oxide channel device; and a second capacitor coupled between the first and second nodes proximate to the second metal oxide channel device. The esd circuit can further include a third capacitor coupled between the first and second nodes proximate to the first capacitor.
Dpix, Llc

Real-time collimation and roi-filter positioning in x-ray imaging via automatic detection of the landmarks of interest

A method for real-time collimation and roi-filter positioning in x-ray imaging in interventional procedures includes acquiring an image of a region-of-interest (roi) at a beginning of a medical intervention procedure on a subject, classifying the image based on low-level features in the image to determine a type of procedure being performed, determining a list of landmarks in the image from the type of procedure being performed, and loading a pre-trained landmark model for each landmark in the list of landmarks, where landmarks include anatomical structures of the subject and medical devices being used in the medical intervention procedure, and computing collimator settings of an x-ray imaging device from roi filter margins and bounding boxes of the landmarks calculated using the landmark models.. .
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Predictive respiratory monitor and system

A mobile medical device for monitoring a respiratory condition in a subject, the medical device including: a sensor configured to be adhered to the skin of a patient, the sensor configured to yield a resistance signal that is modulated by movements of a chest of a patient during respiration; a sensor attachment module configured to receive the signal from the sensor and to output data to a mobile electronic device an indication of an adverse respiratory event. Also disclosed is a server for integrating data collected from a plurality of the mobile medical devices and a crowd-sourced respiration advisory system including a plurality of the mobile medical devices and a server for integrating data collected by the mobile medical devices..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Systems and methods for technical support of continuous analyte monitoring and sensor systems

Disclosed are systems and methods for providing automated or semi-automated technical support for patients using medical devices, such as continuous glucose monitoring systems. Disclosed embodiments of automated tech support system include collection and storage of copies of streams of medical device data on multiple servers, analysis and comparison of data streams, remote tech support initiation and usage of the automated tech support system for providing improved products and services by storing and analyzing historical tech support data..
Dexcom, Inc.

Systems and methods for technical support of continuous analyte monitoring and sensor systems

Disclosed are systems and methods for providing automated or semi-automated technical support for patients using medical devices, such as continuous glucose monitoring systems. Disclosed embodiments of automated tech support system include collection and storage of copies of streams of medical device data on multiple servers, analysis and comparison of data streams, remote tech support initiation and usage of the automated tech support system for providing improved products and services by storing and analyzing historical tech support data..
Dexcom, Inc.

A medical device, medical detecting diseases

The present invention provides a medical device to provide an alert of the potential detection of a disease in an infrastructure having a chamber of air and a geographic location, the device comprising: one or more sample ports of known sub-location within the infrastructure, the one or more sample ports being open to a designated part of the infrastructure and a sample of air from the air chamber being operable to pass through the one or more sample ports; a detector to receive the sample of air from a specific one of the one or more sample ports and being operable to generate molecular characteristic data for identifying diseases from the sample of air; a processor operable to analyse the molecular characteristic data from the sample of air; and an alert module operable to issue an alert output in response to the detection of particular molecular characteristic data from the sample of air.. .

Optical shape sensing sensing a position and/or shape of a medical device using backscatter reflectometry

Optical shape sensing system for sensing a position and/or shape of a medical device (20) using backscatter reflectometry, comprising a broadband light source (12) for generating input light of multiple wavelengths of a broadband spectrum, an interferometer arrangement (11) comprising a plurality of interferometers including a multi-core optical fiber (22m, 30), the multi-core optical fiber (22m, 30) comprising at least two fiber cores (31, 32a,b,c), wherein each of the interferometers is configured to perform backscatter reflectometry separately with a corresponding one of a plurality of input light beams divided from the input light and comprises a fiber splitter (14) for dividing the corresponding input light beam into a reference beam and a device beam, an additional optical fiber (22s) for guiding the reference beam, a corresponding fiber core (31, 32a,b,c) of the multi-core optical fiber (22m, 30) for guiding the device beam to be reflected within the medical device (20) and for guiding the reflected device beam, and a fiber coupler (18) for coupling the reflected device beam with the reference beam to form an output light beam, the optical shape sensing system further comprising a spectrometer (28) for receiving and interacting with the output light beam, the spectrometer (28) comprising a detector unit (26) for detecting the output light beam.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Colorant compounds derived from genipin or genipin containing materials

The present disclosure provides colorant compounds and methods of isolation of the colorant compounds derived from a reaction of genipin and an amine. The colorant compositions comprise purified compounds (e.g., a purified polymer or a purified dimer) obtained from multiple fractioning by chromatography of the reaction resulting material.
Ecoflora S.a.s.

Lyophilized foams of end block-containing absorbable polymers

Novel absorbable foams, lyophilizing solutions, and lyophilizing and annealing processes are disclosed. The foams are made from copolymers of glycolide and epsilon-caprolactone.
Ethicon, Inc.

Fractionation of graphene oxide through emulsion stabilization and graphene oxide produced thereby

A method to fractionate and isolate components of oxidized graphene material is provided that includes fractionating a system that includes graphene oxide, a solvent and water, wherein the fractionation creates two phases or fractions: (i) a water phase or fraction that contains highly oxidized graphene oxide, and (ii) a solvent-in-water emulsion phase or fraction that contains a graphene-based material. The graphene-based material is recovered from the solvent-in-water phase or fraction.
University Of Connecticut

Implantable medical device for atrial deployment

An implantable medical device (imd) may be deployed within a patient's right atrium at a location near a right atrial appendage of the patient's heart in order to pace the patient's heart and/or to sense electrical activity within the patient's heart. In some cases, an imd may be implanted within the right atrial appendage.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Control of a medical device

An electronic medical monitoring and treatment apparatus allows a victim of a medical emergency person access to a medical professional (mp) who can monitor, diagnose and treat the person from a remote site. The apparatus includes a cardiac medical monitoring and treatment device (mmtd) coupled to an electronic adapter designed to communicate with a local, first transmitting/receiving (t/r) device which, in turn, is adapted to electronically communicate with a remote, second transmitting/receiving (t/r) device used by the mp.

Thermal management for recharge of implantable medical devices

Devices, systems, and techniques are configured for cooling tissue during recharge of an implantable medical device (imd) battery. In one example, a method includes charging, by an inductive charger, a rechargeable battery of an implantable medical device (imd) within a patient, wherein the imd comprises a housing that houses the rechargeable battery, and wherein a primary coil of the inductive charger is positioned above a region of skin of the patient proximate to the imd.
Medtronic, Inc.

Hermetic terminal for an active implantable medical device with composite co-fired filled via and body fluid side brazed leadwire

A feedthrough subassembly is attachable to an active implantable medical device. A via hole is disposed through an electrically insulative and biocompatible feedthrough body extending from a body fluid side to a device side.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Hermetic terminal for an aimd having a composite brazed conductive lead

An insulative feedthrough attachable to an active implantable medical device includes a feedthrough body having a material which is both electrically insulative, biocompatible and separates a body fluid side from a device side. A passageway is disposed through the feedthrough body.
Greatbatch Ltd.

Cardiac device acclimation profile

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to acclimate a patient to therapy from an implantable medical device. For instance, an implantable medical device can include pulse generation circuitry, sensing circuitry, and a controller.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

System and assessing and selecting stimulation vectors in an implantable cardiac resynhronization therapy device

Systems and methods for providing crt therapy to a patient with an implanted multi-site pacing medical device. In one example, an intrinsic electrical delay associated with each of two or more left ventricle electrodes may be determined.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Automatic medical valve with a variable diameter seal

A medical valve assembly includes a tube extending between proximal and distal tube ends. A plunger plate extends radially from the distal tube end, and a valve housing surrounds the tube and extends between proximal and distal valve housing ends.
Freudenberg Medical, Llc

Low pressure seal design for a hemostasis valve

A hemostasis valve assembly for use in a medical device. The hemostasis valve assembly may include a main body portion defining an internal cavity, a seal cartridge disposed within the internal cavity, and a low pressure valve assembly positioned within the internal cavity adjacent to the seal cartridge.
Boston Scientific Limited

Hemostasis valve design for introducer sheath

A hemostasis valve for use in a medical device. The hemostasis valve may include a generally cylindrical body having a proximal side, a distal side, and a thickness extending therebetween.
Boston Scientific Limited

Implantable medical device for improved placement and adherence in the body

A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body.
Angiodynamics, Inc.

Insertable medical devices having microparticulate-associated elastic substrates and methods for drug delivery

The present invention provides insertable medical devices having elastic surfaces associated with bioactive agent-containing microparticulates and a coating material. Upon expansion of the elastic surfaces the microparticulates can be released to a subject..
Surmodics, Inc.

Intravascular device delivery sheath

An intravascular delivery system includes a delivery sheath capable of transmitting a predetermined tension or compression force in a longitudinal direction while maintaining flexibility to navigate tortuous anatomy. A method of delivering a medical device includes inserting an intravascular device delivery system including a delivery sheath having a continuous spine into a bodily lumen.

Medical device and determining operating situations in a medical device

A medical device determines operating situations and a method determines operating situations in a medical device. Based on pressure measured values (99) and flow measured values (97), it is determined whether an elevation of an airway pressure (105) in a medical device is due to a cough event (113) or to a plurality of cough events (117), which indicate an accumulation of secretion.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Adhesive and peripheral medical devices

A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body.
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Wristwatch for monitoring operation of an implanted ventricular assist device

A wristwatch wirelessly connected to an implanted medical device such as a vad is a component of a coplanar energy transfer system. The wristwatch monitors the operation and performance of the vad or its battery and provides alerts to potentially dangerous situations.
Leviticus Cardio Ltd.

Polymeric implantable medical devices and surgical instruments

Devices prepared from polyetherimide resins are disclosed. In one aspect, the article can be medical device configured for use in a body or relating to a medical operation..
Sabic Global Technologies B.v.

Radiopaque polymers for medical devices

Radiopaque polymer compositions and methods for making the compositions are provided. These radiopaque polymer compositions include polymer compositions comprising a crosslinked polymer network, the network comprising a first repeating unit derived from a monofunctional monomer and a second repeating unit derived from a multifunctional non-iodinated monomer wherein neither of the two monomers is fluorinated.
Endoshape, Inc.

Deployable sleeves and related methods

A medical device may include a tubular sleeve configured for implantation in a body lumen, the sleeve having a first configuration with a first rigidity and a second configuration with a second rigidity greater than the first rigidity, the sleeve including: a flexible membrane defining an interior lumen; and a channel extending along the membrane.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Retrieval of medical devices

A medical device retrieval system can include an elongate core member and an expandable member coupled to a distal portion of the elongate core member. The expandable member can move between collapsed and expanded states.
Covidien Lp

Medical device, kit and constricting tissue or a bodily orifice, for example, a mitral valve

A device, kit and method may employ an implantable device (e.g., annuloplasty implant) and a tool to implant such. The implantable device is positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) and operable to constrict a bodily orifice (e.g., a mitral valve).
Kardium Inc.

Medical device delivery system and methods of delivering a medical device

A medical device delivery system can include a dilator including a tip having a taper in a distal direction, a coupler, and a flap that radially protrudes from the tip. The flap can be configured to bend against a body lumen to cover at least a portion of the delivery system when the dilator is tracked through the body lumen.
Medtronic Cv Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

Stent including displacement capabilities

An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold positionable within a body lumen wherein the body lumen has an inner surface.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Stent including anti-migration capabilities

An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold including first and second regions, each of the first and second regions include a plurality of interstices located therein.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Methods of surface treating tubular medical products

A method of treating a tubular medical device with a biomolecule comprises the steps of: a) providing a polyolefin tubular substrate forming a tubular medical device; b) cleaning the tubular polyolefin substrate; c) exposing the tubular polyolefin substrate to a reactive gas containing at least one of acrylic acid and siloxane and to plasma energy to yield a plasma-deposited coating on at least one surface of the tubular polyolefin substrate; and d) attaching a biomolecule to the polyolefin substrate following formation of the plasma-deposited coating on at least one surface of the tubular polyolefin substrate, and wherein the biomolecule is at least one of an antibacterial agent, antimicrobial agent, anticoagulant, heparin, antithrombotic agent, platelet agent, anti-inflammatory, enzyme, catalyst, hormone, growth factor, drug, vitamin, antibody, antigen, protein, nucleic acid, dye, a dna segment, an rna segment, protein, and peptide.. .
Ension, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for hygiene testing a medical device

Provided among other things is a sampling system for determining an amount or type of contamination a narrow, elongated passageway in a medical device, said sampling system comprising: (a) a fluid supply system that supplies to said passageway a sampling liquid for flowing through said passageway and a gas for flowing through said passageway; and (b) a receiving container that receives liquid from said passageway, wherein said sampling liquid is sterile, wherein said sampling liquid is configured to allow recovery of viable pathogens from the passageway, and wherein said sampling liquid comprises an amount and selection of surfactant effective to enhance the dislodgement of enterococcus faecalis and pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria from the narrow passageways.. .
Novaflux, Inc.

Selecting a medical device for use in a medical procedure

A method for selecting a medical device for use in the performance of a medical procedure. The method comprises acquiring image data relating to an anatomical region of interest of a patient's body and generating a multi-dimensional depiction of the anatomical region of interest using the acquired image data.
Henry Ford Health System

Resistively heated electrosurgical device

A medical device includes a hand piece, a heating power supply, and a therapy power supply. The hand piece includes a first electrode including a heater.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc., D/b/a Olympus Surgical Technologies America

Material delivery surgical device

Medical devices for injecting materials into patients are disclosed. The devices can include a body having a handle and a lever.
Spinal Elements, Inc.

Surgical connectors and instrumentation

A medical device includes a spinal rod receiving channel disposed within the medical device and a rod retaining set screw, wherein the spinal rod receiving channel includes an upper arc having a first end and second end, a first middle arc connected to the first end of the upper arc, a second middle arc connected to the second end of the upper arc and disposed opposite the first middle arc, connecting slants connected to first and second middle arcs, and a lower arc connected to the connecting slants, and the rod retaining set screw configured to secure a spinal rod disposed in the spinal rod receiving channel into the medical device.. .
Orthopediatrics Corporation

Needle guide device and method

The present disclosure provides a fluoroscopic needle guide device for use in medical procedures that facilitate the direct targeting of a pre-identified target in a subject and methods for reaching the same with a medical device. The present disclosure includes fluoroscopic needle guide devices including detachable alignment indicators and methods for using the same..
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

Rotational medical device with airfoil

A rotational medical device comprising an airfoil on a rotational drive shaft to generate lift forces generally directed radially away from a rotational axis of the drive shaft, thereby enabling the drive shaft and/or a working element thereon to achieve a working diameter during rotation that is greater than the resting diameter of the drive shaft and/or a working element thereon.. .
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical insertion device may include a handle including a proximal portion, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. A delivery shaft may be coupled to a distal most end of the distal portion of the handle.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Retrieval basket and related methods

A medical device may include a sheath, an elongate member at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the elongate member and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle may include an actuator member coupled to the sheath, an adjustment member, and a biasing member extending between the actuator member and the adjustment member..
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Force modulating tissue bridge

Medical devices disclosed herein include pre-defined structures for dispensing forces onto a tissue plane in a living organism and are utilized to adjust spatial relationships, orientations, and mechanical forces in a patient treatment area. The treatment area may be a wound, an incision, or a surgically accessed area within a patient that includes oppositely disposed sections that heal more efficiently and with less scarring when force vectors of a particular magnitude and direction are applied to the treatment area.
Emrge, Llc

Automated hand-held percussive medical device and systems, kits, and methods for use therewith

A number of surgical procedures, particularly orthopaedic procedures, involve manual percussion, typically mallet-applied. As discussed in detail herein, such procedures can be problematic as they not only require a second set of hands but are often associated with incomplete and/or uncontrolled axial movement and/or injury to the surgeon's hands.
Tenjin Llc

Coordination of functional mri scanning and electrical stimulation therapy

Changes in electrical stimulation therapy delivered via a medical device are coordinated with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) scans. In one example, a medical device delivers electrical stimulation therapy to a patient in an mri unit, where the medical device is configured to cycle electrical stimulation therapy between a plurality of stimulation states.
Medtronic, Inc.

Devices, using and monitoring medical devices

Medical devices are provided, comprising a medical device and a sensor.. .
Canary Medical Inc.

Systems and methods for communicating data

An external medical device including monitoring circuitry and communication circuitry. The monitoring circuitry monitors a cardiac condition of a patient using the external medical device.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Endoscopic methods and devices for transnasal procedures

Medical devices, systems and methods that are useable to facilitate transnasal insertion and positioning of guidewires and various other devices and instruments at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium.. .
Acclarent, Inc.

Surfaces comprising attached quorum sensing modulators

The invention relates to compositions comprising qs modulating molecules attached to a surface via a linker. This qs modulator attached surface can then be used to modulate qs, biofilm production, biofilm streamer production and/or virulence factor production.
The Trustees Of Princeton University

Passive integrity management of an implantable device

A medical device prosthesis, including a housing and a piezoelectric transducer including a piezoelectric component, wherein the piezoelectric transducer is supported in the housing via at least one spring. In some embodiments, the medical device prosthesis is a bone conduction device, such as a transcutaneous passive or active bone conduction device..

Method for monitoring and controlling patient parameters and transmitting medical information and a system for carrying out the method

The method of monitoring and interactive control of patient parameters and communicating the medical information includes video image recording from at least one medical device monitor with a camera, video streaming, application streaming, displaying an image recorded on a computer screen or via a dedicated application on a mobile device, archiving of the video image, and providing a two-way communication. The subject is also a system for implementing the method..
Medinice Spolka Akcyjna

System and controlling the administration of a drug to a patient

A system for controlling the administration of a drug to a patient comprises at least one medical device (11, 12, 12′) for administering a drug to a patient, a distribution server (14), and a drug library database (15) comprising drug library data (150), the medical device (11, 12, 12′) being programmable, according to drug library data (150) of the drug library database (15), by entering configuration data (151) into the medical device (11, 12, 12′) for performing an administration operation for administering a drug to a patient. Herein, the system is operative to record said configuration data (151) and to report said configuration data (151) to the distribution server (14), wherein the distribution server (14) is constituted to pass said configuration data (151) to an expert system (16) comprising a knowledge database (160) for storing said configuration data, the expert system (16) being constituted to evaluate the knowledge database (160) for modifying said drug library database (15) according to said evaluation.
Fresenius Vial Sas

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing viscous fluid in a particular format and implementations thereof

The present invention involves providing a viscous fluid in a particular format and implementations thereof. In particular, a viscous slave fluid is provided in a particular format, wherein the particular format can be an end result or an intermediate result for the viscous fluid.

Encased magnetic bone growth stimulating devices and methods of use

Encased magnetic bone growth stimulating devices and methods of use are provided herein. An example device includes a magnet and a biocompatible means for enclosing the magnet.

Systems and methods for detecting health disorders

According to some embodiments, a wearable medical device capable of treating a patient presenting with syncope is provided. The wearable medical device includes a memory storing event profile information, a battery, at least one treatment electrode coupled to the battery, at least one processor coupled to the memory and the at least one treatment electrode, and an event manager executed by the at least one processor.
Zoll Medical Corporation

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.

Physician programmer with enhanced graphical user interface, and associated systems and methods

Devices for controlling spinal cord modulation for inhibiting pain, and associated systems and methods, including controllers for modulation program recommendation are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes receiving, from multiple computing devices, ratings for modulation programs executed by implantable medical devices for a plurality of patients, ranking the modulation programs based on the received ratings and based on at least one characteristic of the patients and the symptoms described by the patients, receiving a recommendation request for a modulation program for a particular patient; and transmitting one or more of the highest ranking modulation programs in response to the request for a modulation program for the particular patient..
Nevro Corp.

Implantable medical device with pressure sensor

An implantable medical device (imd) is configured with a pressure sensor. The imd includes a housing, a pressure sensor and a fluid filled cavity.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Implantable medical device with gyroscope

An implantable medical device (imd) that includes a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a gyroscope secured relative to the housing. The imd may include circuitry in the housing in communication with the first electrode, the second electrode, and the gyroscope.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Systems and methods for activity level pacing

Systems, devices, and methods for pacing a heart of a patient are disclosed. An illustrative method may include determining a motion level of the patient using a motion sensor of an implantable medical device secured relative to a patient's heart, and setting a pacing rate based at least in part on the patient's motion level.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Systems and methods for activity level pacing

Systems, devices, and methods for pacing a heart of a patient are disclosed. An illustrative method may include determining a motion level of the patient using a motion sensor of an implantable medical device secured relative to a patient's heart, and setting a pacing rate based at least in part on the patient's motion level.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Use of a separate device in managing the pace pulse energy of a cardiac pacemaker

A medical system may include a first medical device such as a leadless cardiac pacemaker (lcp) that is configured to pace a patient's heart and a second medical device that is configured to have a capture threshold capability. The second medical device may monitor the patient's heart to ascertain whether the pacing pulses from the first medical device are capturing the heart, and to send the first medical device instructions to alter an energy level of subsequent pacing pulses..
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Systems, devices, and methods for providing electrotherapy

Systems, devices and methods for providing a pressurized fluid for facilitating conductive gel release prior to providing cardiac therapy to a patient are disclosed. A first system can include a chemical reaction chamber including a first chemical and a second chemical isolated from each other by a mechanical barrier.
Zoll Medical Corporation

Pacemaker mediated tachycardia detection and intervention

A method of employing an implantable medical device to detect pacemaker mediated tachycardia (pmt) and adjusting a parameter (e.g. Pvarp) in response to confirmation of the pmt.
Medtronic, Inc.

Field steerable electrical stimulation paddle, lead system, and medical device incorporating the same

An implantable electrode paddle is adapted to receive an electrical signal from a medical device and generate an electrical field to stimulate selected body tissue. The paddle includes a housing including walls that define an interior space and a plurality of windows formed through at least a first one of the walls for transmitting the electrical field to the body tissue, an electrode array including a plurality of electrode groups, each electrode group including at least two electrodes individually secured in a respective window and spaced between about 0.1 mm and about 10 mm apart, and a plurality of wires, each of the wires being coupled to a respective electrode and routed within the interior space to receive the electrical signal.
Medtronic, Inc.

Electrode fixation in interventional medical systems

An implantable medical device assembly includes a mounting structure, an electrode, and fixation tines. The electrode protrudes from a surface of the structure, offset proximally from a distal end of the structure, and approximately centered between first and second sides of the structure.
Medtronic, Inc.

Implantable medical device delivery system with integrated sensor

A delivery and deployment device may include a handle assembly and a shaft extending distally from the handle assembly. A device containment housing may be coupled to a distal region of the shaft and may extend distally therefrom.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Fiducial deployment mechanisms, and related methods of use

A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical systems, devices, and related methods

A medical device may include a handle having a first handle portion and a second handle portion. The first handle portion may be rotatable relative to the second handle portion.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Drug delivery device having a cavity sealed by a pressurized membrane

A digital biomedical device includes a substrate forming a reservoir, a membrane comprising a first layer and a second layer having a strain therebetween, the membrane sealing the reservoir, and a controller configured to activate the membrane and release at least a portion of the strain causing the membrane curl and open the reservoir.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

3d printing of biomedical implants

Provided herein are methods, compositions, devices, and systems for the 3d printing of biomedical implants. In particular, methods and systems are provided for 3d printing of biomedical devices (e.g., endovascular stents) using photo-curable biomaterial inks (e.g., or methacrylated poly(diol citrate))..
Northwestern University

Methods for crimping a polymeric stent scaffold onto a delivery balloon

A medical device includes a polymer stent scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A process for forming the medical device includes placing the scaffold on a support supported by an alignment carriage, and deionizing the scaffold to remove any static charge buildup on the scaffold before placing the scaffold within a crimper to reduce the scaffold's diameter.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

System and force or torque limit compensation

A system and method of force or torque limit compensation includes a surgical instrument for use with a computer-assisted medical device. The surgical instrument includes an end effector located at a distal end of the instrument, a drive unit for operating a degree of freedom of the instrument, a shaft coupled to the drive unit, and one or more drive mechanisms in the shaft for coupling force or torque from the drive unit to the end effector and the articulated wrist.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Medical device positioner for remote catheter guidance systems

A medical device positioner for use with a remote catheter guidance system (rcgs) is provided, which can address angular, lateral and/or translational misalignment of an elongate medical device between the rcgs and an access point on a patient's body. Such a medical device positioner can include first and second tube sections connected by a joint septum, with at least a portion of the second tube section being adapted to be inserted into a vascular system of a patient at an access point..
St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

Medical instrument navigation

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

Medical device with a shape-memory alloy coated inner surface

A medical device may include an elongate tubular member having a distal portion that is configured to curl in a desired direction. A shape-memory alloy structure may be disposed in a lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal portion.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Methods of sterilization and treating infection using irreversible electroporation

A method for treating an infection using irreversible electroporation is presented. The method includes providing an ablation device that has at least one electrode and inserting the ablation device into a target tissue of a patient.
Angiodynamics, Inc.

Methods and systems for locating and treating nerves with cold therapy

The present invention generally relates to improved medical devices, systems, and methods. In many embodiments, devices, systems, and methods for locating and treating a target nerve with cold therapy are provided.
Myoscience, Inc.

Device handle for a medical device

A medical device is disclosed for cutting substances inside a body lumen, the medical device including a rotatable tubular drive shaft; a treatment member arranged on a distal side of the drive shaft; and a device handle configured to retract the drive shaft, the device handle comprising: a fixed guide cover disposed to cover the drive shaft and an outer sheath disposed to cover the guide cover; and an annular gap between the outer sheath and the guide cover on a proximal side of a fluid connection configured to supply a physiological salt solution into the outer sheath.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device

A medical device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a vibration transmission member that comprises a node position of vibration and an area including the node position and a portion at a distal end side relative to the node position, and to which the vibration is transmitted; a first coating that covers a side of the node position of the area; and a second coating that covers a distal end side relative to the first coating of the area and has a thickness smaller than that of the first coating.. .
Olympus Corporation

Clot retrieval system

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

Post operative wound support device

A wound drainage and hemostasis promoting medical device (1) are disclosed. A balloon (15) is temporary inflated and arranged outside a sheath (10), in contact with tissue surrounding a wound cavity for hemostasis promotion.
Aeeg Ab

Image guided catheters and methods of use

An interventional medical device is provided that incorporates a forward-directed ultrasound or optical coherence tomography imaging system that is replaceable depending on how close the device is to the target site for a given medical procedure, the device and system integrated into a single minimally invasive device comprising a first probe housing, needle guide assembly and sheath, a sleeve lock for closing a normally open needle channel of a needle guide of the first distal assembly and a second probe and cable housing assembly locked to the first distal probe housing, needle guide assembly and sheath by a locking tab. The probe and cable housing assembly may comprise a linear phased ultrasound array and an accelerometer for orienting an image produced by the device with the gravitational field of the earth.
Perceptive Navigation, Llc

Medical device customization

A medical device includes a placeable control panel and a medical device control module configured to provide at least one of a therapeutic or a patient monitoring function. The placeable control panel can include a surface that includes button markings and a responder wirelessly interrogateable to report at least application information of the placeable control panel.
Smiths Medical Asd, Inc.

System and methods of determining etiology of undiagnosed symptomatic events

Embodiments describe a method of determining etiology of undiagnosed events comprising monitoring electrocardiogram signals and blood pressure of a patient via a medical device, capturing one or more of an ecg segment and a bp reading in response to a triggering event, classifying one or more of the ecg segment and bp reading as normal or abnormal, and determining etiology of undiagnosed symptomatic events based on the classification. Embodiments further describe a medical device comprising sensors for monitoring ecg signals and bp of a patient, circuitry for capturing one or more of ecg segments and bp readings of a patient in response to a triggering event, and a processor for communicating one of more of captured ecg segments and captured bp readings to a remote monitoring center directly or indirectly where the captured ecg segments and captured bp readings are classified as normal or abnormal..
Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.

Implantable medical device having a sense channel with performance adjustment

An implantable medical device (imd) may include a sensor for providing a sensor output signal and a sense channel configured to receive the sensor output signal from the sensor. The sense channel may be configured to process the sensor output signal and output a sense channel output signal.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

System and distinguishing a cardiac event from noise in an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal

A system includes an ambulatory medical device and a server. The ambulatory medical device comprises: a digital signal processing module configured to: detect an abnormal rhythm from an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal of a patient using a first signal processing routine; and generate a first flag indicating an abnormal rhythm is detected; and a noise detector module configured to: receive the ecg signal from the digital signal processing module; execute a second signal processing routine to classify the abnormal rhythm as one of an arrhythmia event and a noise event; and, if the abnormal rhythm is classified as a noise event, initiate a preconfirmation period during which the noise detector module continues to evaluate the abnormal rhythm and classify the abnormal rhythm as one of an arrhythmia event and a noise event using the second signal processing routine; and generate a second flag indicating the start of the preconfirmation period; and a server configured to: receive the ecg signal, the first flag indicating the abnormal rhythm, and the second flag indicating the start of the preconfirmation period; and provide a visual indication of the preconfirmation period..
Zoll Medical Corporation

System and onset/offset capture

A medical device is utilized to monitor physiological parameters of a patient and capture segments of the monitored physiological parameters. The medical device includes circuitry configured to monitor one or more physiological parameters associated with the patient and an analysis module that includes a buffer and a processor.
Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.

High-pressure endoscope cleaning device

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a device for cleaning an endoscope. The device may include an elongate housing with a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of a medical device.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Small molecule inhibitors of trpa1

The present invention relates to the use of compounds which are capable of attenuating skin irritation when they are applied to the skin. Skin irritation can be caused, inter alia, by ingredients of cosmetic or pharmaceutical compositions and/or environmental irritants.
Lazzeri Società Agricola A R.l.

Secure optical communication channel for implantable medical devices

An implantable medical device (imd) configured to communicate with an external device (ed). The ed supports two way rf communications and has a light source.
The Trustees Of Princeton University

System and a blood flow simulator

A blood flow simulator generates a compression and expansion in a test fluid that emulates the pressure waveform created by a heartbeat in blood flow. The blood flow simulator stores a plurality of pressure waveform files that include actual data recorded from a heartbeat, arterial pressure waveform, or venous pressure waveform.
Sanmina Corporation

Biomedical device batteries with electrodeposited cathodes

Designs, strategies and methods for forming biocompatible batteries with plated cathode chemistries are described. In some examples, an electrolytic manganese dioxide layer may be plated upon a cathode collector before assembly into a micro-battery.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Battery management for an implantable medical device

Battery management circuitry for an implantable medical device such as an implantable neurostimulator is described. The circuitry has a t-shape with respect to the battery terminal, with charging circuitry coupled between rectifier circuitry and the battery terminal on one side of the t, and load isolation circuitry coupled between the load and the battery terminal on the other side.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Selectable boost converter and charge pump for compliance voltage generation in an implantable stimulator device

Compliance voltage generation circuitry for a medical device is disclosed. The circuitry in one embodiment comprises a boost converter and a charge pump, either of which is capable of generating an appropriate compliance voltage from the voltage of the battery in the device.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Securing an implanted medical device in a patient

An apparatus and method for implanting and securing an implanted medical device in a recipient. The implantable medical device of the generally includes an electrode assembly that comprises an elongate carrier member having at least one stimulating electrode positioned thereon.

Current generation architecture for an implantable medical device including controllable slew rate

Digital-to-analog converter (master dac) circuitry is disclosed that is programmable to set a controlled slew rate for pulses that are otherwise defined as having sharp amplitude transitions. For example, when producing a biphasic pulse, the constant amplitude and duration of first and second pulses phases can be defined and provided to the dac in traditional fashion.
Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation

Guide extension catheter

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

Control controlling a medical system, a portable device, an arrangement, and a computer program product

The present disclosure relates to a control system for controlling a medical system. The control system comprising: a portable device, a transmitter placed in a location of a local use environment of the portable device, and a data handling system comprising a detection module, a data interface, and a device controller functionally connected to the detection module and the data interface.
Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.

Devices, methods and systems for wireless control of medical devices

A medical device system is disclosed. The medical device system includes a first medical device and a second medical device.
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Substrate having an electron donating surface with metal particles comprising palladium on said surface

There is disclosed a substrate with an electron donating surface, characterized in having metal particles on said surface, said metal particles comprising palladium and at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gold, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, iridium, and platinum, wherein the amount of said metal particles is from about 0.001 to about 8 μg/cm2. Examples of coated objects include contact lenses, pacemakers, pacemaker electrodes, stents, dental implants, rupture nets, rupture mesh, blood centrifuge equipment, surgical instruments, gloves, blood bags, artificial heart valves, central venous catheters, peripheral venous catheters, vascular ports, haemodialysis equipment, peritoneal dialysis equipment, plasmapheresis devices, inhalation drug delivery devices, vascular grafts, arterial grafts, cardiac assist devices, wound dressings, intermittent catheters, ecg electrodes, peripheral stents, bone replacing implants, orthopaedic implants, orthopaedic devices, tissue replacing implants, intraocular lenses, sutures, needles, drug delivery devices, endotracheal tubes, shunts, drains, suction devices, hearing aid devices, urethral medical devices, and artificial blood vessels..
Bactiguard Ab

Stent structures for use with valve replacements

The present embodiments provide a medical device for implantation in a patient-comprising a stent and a valve. The stent comprises a proximal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a first outer diameter in an expanded state, and a distal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a second outer diameter in the expanded state.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Treatment devices and methods

The present invention is directed to a medical device for providing treatment to diseased tissue and cells. The medical device is configured to ablate a target tissue surface, optionally within a resection cavity, and further deliver a therapeutic that targets diseased (e.g., cancer) cells via a marker whose expression is upregulated by the ablation.
Innoblative Designs, Inc.

Thrombectomy catheter

A medical device for use in extraction of emboli from a body vessel is described. The medical device includes a tubular member comprising a proximal end and extending to a distal end, and a collection member having a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration and being movable therebetween, the collection member having an apical end disposed to the distal end of the tubular member and extending to a basal end defining a body portion therebetween, the apical and basal ends having a second lumen formed therethrough and in fluid communication with the tubular member, the collection member comprising at least one port formed through the body portion..
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical device and treatment method

A medical device and a treatment method are disclosed that can be applied to body lumina with a wide range of inside diameters and can enhance a property for suction of a substance from the inside of a body lumen by restricting flow within the body lumen. The medical device includes an elongated shaft section; an expanding section that is an elastically deformable tubular body provided with a plurality of openings; a flexibly deformable tubular cover section that is coupled to an end portion on a proximal side of the expanding section, surrounds an outer periphery of the expanding section on the proximal side, but does not surround, and externally exposes, an outer periphery of the expanding section on a distal side; and a sheath capable of accommodating the expanding section and the cover section in a diameter-reduced state..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical device handpiece with interchangeable rotary head and drill bit

A rotary medical device configured to be used to prepare a surgical site within a patient for affixing at least one fixation device via a rotary abrading element and a rotary drill bit, both of which are attachable to the same handpiece, is disclosed. By configuring the rotary medical device to operate both a rotary abrading element and a rotary drill bit, the need for a separate, single use drill and the time and human resources needed to disinfect and process the drill is eliminated, thereby saving time and cost.
Arthrex, Inc.

Adjustable implants and methods of implanting the same

In one embodiment, a medical device includes a tissue anchor has a first portion and a second portion. The tissue anchor is configured to be placed within bodily tissue of a patient.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Power noise reduction for an integrated battery

A medical device includes a case and a core assembly. The core assembly includes operational circuitry enclosed within a core assembly housing.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Micro-strain sensor for implantable devices

An apparatus for monitoring strain caused by bodily fluids or tissues in contact with an implantable medical device includes at least one strain gauge sensor embedded within the implantable medical device. The strain gauge sensor is configured to measure a mechanical strain of the implantable medical device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Remote delivery and monitoring of health care

An automated medical apparatus for providing medical care in remote areas to a patient is provided. The apparatus includes a container having corrugated steel enclosure on all sides and transportable using a standardized commercial shipping mechanism, the container having a door with a handle and lock mechanism for secure entry and secure accommodation of the patient for treatment.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for guidance and placement of an intravascular device

A guidance and placement system and associated methods for assisting a clinician in the placement of a catheter or other medical device within the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for guiding a medical device to a desired location within a vasculature of a patient is also disclosed and comprises detecting an intravascular ecg signal of the patient and identifying a p-wave of a waveform of the intravascular ecg signal, wherein the p-wave varies according to proximity of the medical device to the desired location.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Attachment clamp

Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Surfaces with oligomeric or polymeric antimicrobials

Articles having metal, metalloid or non-metal surfaces containing an antimicrobial layer comprising antimicrobial oligomers or polymers are suitable for use in medical devices, sanitary surfaces and other applications. Antimicrobial layers contain an organophosphorus layer deposited on an article surface and antimicrobial oligomers or polymers bonded to the organophosphorus layer..
Orthobond Corporation

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.

Sony Corporation

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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.

Delivery of medical devices

A stent delivery system can include a core member, an introducer sheath, and a microcatheter. The core member can have a first section and a second section distal to the first section.
Covidien Lp

Bifurcated highly conformable medical device branch access

The present invention comprises a highly conformable stent graft with an optional portal for a side branch device. Said stent graft comprises a graft being supported by a stent, wherein said stent comprises undulations each which comprise apices in opposing first and second directions and a tape member attached to said stent and to said graft such that the tape member edge is aligned to the edge of the apices in the first direction of the each of the undulations, thus confining the apices in the first direction of the undulations to the graft and wherein the apices in the second direction of the undulation are not confined relative to the graft; wherein said graft forms unidirectional pleats where longitudinally compressed and wherein said apices in the first direction of said undulation is positioned under an adjacent pleat when compressed.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Devices and methods for stabilization of an ocular lens capsule and preventing artificial intraocular lens implant rotation post cataract surgery

The present invention relates generally to the fields of ophthalmology and cataract surgery. More specifically, the present invention relates to a device implanted in the eye during cataract surgery and improves the optical functionality of the eye.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

Medical device user interface with sterile and non-sterile operation

A touch screen interface of a medical or dental device coupled with a touchless interface to allow for sterile zone operator input, while still allowing for touch screen interaction for non-sterile zone operator input. In some embodiments, the touch screen interface usage is suspended while in a sterile zone mode, and resumed when the mode is switched to a non-sterile zone mode.
Dental Wings Inc.

Methods and multi-catheter tissue ablation

Catheter systems, tools and methods are disclosed for the selective and rapid application of dc voltage to drive irreversible electroporation, with the system controller configurable to apply voltages to an independently selected subsets of electrodes, such that voltages of one polarity are applied to a multiplicity of electrodes on a first medical device and voltages of the opposite polarity to a multiplicity of electrodes on a second medical device. The first and second medical devices can be epicardial catheters positioned such that their opposing distal tips are approximately aligned and whose segments with electrodes collectively wrap around the pulmonary veins..
Iowa Approach, Inc.

Methods and selective tissue ablation

Catheter systems and methods for the selective and rapid application of dc voltage to drive irreversible electroporation are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a voltage pulse generator and an electrode controller.
Iowa Approach, Inc.

Medical devices for renal nerve ablation

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for renal nerve ablation.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Medical device

A medical device includes, a vibration transmitting member configured to be capable of transmitting vibration for use in a treatment; a jaw configured to move between an abutted position where the jaw abuts on the vibration transmitting member, and a spaced position where the jaw is spaced apart from the vibration transmitting member; and a cover provided in such a position that the vibration transmitting member is interposed between the cover and the jaw, and configured such that a first distal portion, which is located at a distal end of the cover, comes in contact with the vibration transmitting member, when the jaw is located in the abutted position.. .
Olympus Corporation

Ultra-sonic medical dissector and disembedding a medical device from soft tissue

An ultra-sonic medical dissector includes a vibration generator and a wire that defines a cutting loop remote from a first end and a second end. The wire is coupled to the vibration generator in a cutting configuration, and a cutting surface is located on an inner curvature of the cutting loop.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical retrieval devices and related methods

A medical device may include a shaft and an end-effector extending distally of the shaft. The end-effector may be expandable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Mesh suture with anti-roping characteristics

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

Sealing device and delivery system

A medical device for sealing a defect in a body includes a wire frame that includes a plurality of wires that form a first occluding member and a second occluding member. In some embodiments, a sealing member is in contact with the wire frame.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Percutaneous cannula assembly

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

Method for harvesting and transplanting cells

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

System, method, and device for detecting postoperative complications

Detecting postoperative complications in a patient uses a substrate made of biocompatible or biodegradable material. An adhesive layer adheres the substrate to patient tissue, surgical tool, or medical device.
Nerv Technology Inc.

Field concentrating antennas for magnetic position sensors

A medical device is configured for diagnosis or treatment of a tissue within a body. The medical device comprises an elongate member and a position sensor.
St. Jude Medical International Holding S.à R.l.

Tracking signals for catheter

A method for projecting a broad tracking signal received by an inductively coupled element, such as a transformer during an mr tracking sequence is provided. By varying projection planes, the signal acquired from the transformer along the transmission line can be used to depict the body of the actively tracked medical device, such as the shaft or deflection region of a catheter.
Imricor Medical Systems, Inc.

Medical device visualization system

Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising an elongate member including a proximal region and a distal region. The elongate member can further include a handle at the proximal region and a tip at the distal region.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Anatomically compliant antenna for implantable medical device

A flexible antenna is associated with an active implantable medical device to facilitate communication between the implantable medical device and an external component in the outside world via, for example, long range or far field telemetry. The flexibility of the antenna allows it to conform to the shape of the location at which it is situated, such as on the cranial bone of a patient for an antenna associated with a cranially implanted medical device.
Neuropace, Inc.

System and providing a genericized medical device architecture

Systems, methods, and computer readable storage medium for providing a genericized medical device architecture common to a plurality of medical devices are disclosed. The architecture may comprise at least one diagnostics module associated with at least one of the plurality of medical devices, wherein the at least one diagnostics module is configured to monitor an operational status of the at least one medical device.
Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

System and providing a genericized medical device architecture

Systems, methods, and computer readable storage medium for providing a genericized medical device architecture common to a plurality of medical devices are disclosed. The architecture may comprise at least one diagnostics module associated with at least one of the plurality of medical devices, wherein the at least one diagnostics module is configured to monitor an operational status of the at least one medical device.
Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

Patient directed data synchronization of electronic health records using a patient controlled health record

A system and method that facilitates the automated replication of electronic medical record information between a patient and a health-care provider (hcp), such as a doctor, pharmacy, drug manufacturer, biologic manufacturer, or medical device manufacturer. The system uses: a cloud-based infrastructure that includes databases, mathematical models, and configuration information; a patient's electronic health record system providing personal data around a patient's individual personal electronic health record (pehr); and a server used to coordinate and authenticate the replication of data between the cloud-based infrastructure, the pehr, and the ehr system, of the hcp.
Umbra Health Corporation

Polymer compositions containing grafted polymeric networks and processes for their preparation and use

Provided are polymer compositions made by a process comprising: (a) providing a first reactive composition containing: (i) a polymerization initiator that is capable, upon a first activation, of forming two or more free radical groups, at least one of which is further activatable by subsequent activation; (ii) one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds; and (iii) a crosslinker; (b) subjecting the first reactive composition to a first activation step such that the first reactive composition polymerizes therein to form a crosslinked substrate network containing a covalently bound activatable free radical initiator, (c) combining the crosslinked substrate network with a second reactive composition containing one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds; and (d) activating the covalently bound activatable free radical initiator of the crosslinked substrate network such that the second reactive composition polymerizes therein with the crosslinked substrate network to form a grafted polymeric network and a byproduct polymer. Also provided are precursors to the polymer compositions, processes for preparation of the polymer compositions, and methods of using the polymer compositions, for instance in medical devices..
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Medical device for treating cardiac arrhythmia

A medical device for treating cardiac arrhythmia is disclosed, including: a microprocessor (8) and a digital/analog module (9). A mcu (1) configures the medical device to operate in a modified dvi (r) mode in which: when receiving a signal indicating the sensing of an atrial event by a sense control/amplification unit (6), the mcu (1) sets a panp interval and sends to a time control unit (2) a signal, controlling a first timing unit (11) to operate in a timing mode for a duration equal to a duration of the panp interval; if a scheduled post-ventricular atrial escaping interval is to end at a time not within the panp internal, the mcu (1) sends respective signals to a pacing control/generation unit (5) and the time control unit (2) to dictate the pacing control/generation unit (5) to deliver a pacing pulse and control a second timing unit (12) to use a pavi as a next ventricular escape interval; and if the scheduled post-ventricular atrial escaping interval is to end within the panp interval, the mcu (1) sends a signal to the time control unit (2), controlling the second timing unit (12) to use the pavi as the next ventricular escape interval..
Shanghai Microport Medical (group) Co., Ltd.

Implantable medical device arrangements

Embodiments presented herein are generally directed to arrangements for implantable medical devices. The implantable medical devices may include one or more of a single-body calvaria implant and an implantable microphone subcutaneously implanted in the recipient's forehead region..

Implantation of an active medical device using the internal thoracic vasculature

Implantable devices and systems include one or more leads adapted to be emplaced in the internal thoracic vein (itv) of a patient. The lead may include features to adapt the lead for such placement.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Crank mechanism for balloon inflation device

Devices used to pressurize, depressurize, or otherwise displace fluid are disclosed. The devices may be configured to displace fluid in order to inflate or deflate a medical device, such as a balloon.
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Apparatus and methods for coating medical devices

Embodiments herein include apparatus and methods for coating medical devices. In an embodiment, a coating apparatus is included having a coating application unit including a movement restriction structure, a fluid applicator having a lengthwise major axis, a fluid distribution bar having a body angled with respect to the major lengthwise axis of the fluid applicator between 0 and 20 degrees, a rotation mechanism and an axial motion mechanism.
Surmodics, Inc.

Medical device assembly

Medical device assemblies having a connection mechanism for securely connecting a hub to fluid storage containers in a luer slip relationship are described. An exemplary medical device includes a hub forming a cavity, a second indicating element disposed within the cavity that engages the hub.
Becton, Dickinson And Company

Inductively rechargeable external energy source, charger, a transcutaneous inductive charger for an implantable medical device

A mechanism for transferring energy from an external power source to an implantable medical device is disclosed. A sensor may be used to measure a parameter that correlates to a temperature of the system that occurs during the transcutaneous coupling of energy.
Medtronic, Inc.

Remote user interfaces for dialysis systems

Mobile electronic devices can be used as remote user interfaces for medical devices such as dialysis machines. For example, this disclosure describes various ways mobile electronic devices can be networked with medical devices, and various ways users can remotely control the medical devices via the mobile electronic devices..
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Adjusting sound on a medical device

A dialysis machine comprising: a microphone; an alert module for producing an audible alert related to an operating condition of the dialysis machine; and a processing module configured for: receiving, from the microphone, information related to measured noise; determining, based on the information related to measured noise, an audible alert that will not be masked by the measured noise when the audible alert is produced by the alert module; and providing, to the alert module, instructions for producing the audible alert.. .
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Drug releasing coatings for medical devices

Medical device are provided for delivering a therapeutic agent to a tissue. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the medical device.
Lutonix, Inc.

Electrodeposition coating for medical devices

The present disclosure relates generally to coating medical devices. In particular, the present disclosure provides materials and methods for coating a portion of a balloon catheter with a pharmaceutical agent using electrodeposition techniques.
The Spectranetics Corporation

High energy visible light-based disinfection of medical components

A disinfection system for use in cleansing one or more medical devices or components that are placed on, in, or in proximity to a patient during a medical procedure is disclosed. Non-limiting examples of a medical component that may be cleansed by the disinfection system include an ultrasound probe or a chest sensor of a catheter placement system.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Medical-device position adjusting method and medical device system

A medical-device position adjusting method includes inserting a guide wire farther forward than a lesion area of the body lumen from the port member; inserting an anchor device into the body lumen and fixing the guide wire to an inner wall surface of the body lumen by the anchor portion at a position farther forward than the lesion area; inserting the medical device from the port member along the guide wire to a position of the lesion area; and fixing the guide wire and the port member with the proximal-end fixing member, causing the guide wire to move in an insertion/pulling-out direction through the operation unit so as to change a path of the guide wire in the body lumen, and adjusting a position of the medical device in the lesion area.. .
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods for vascular restoration therapy

A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold has a structure that produces a low late lumen loss when implanted within a peripheral vessel and also exhibits a high axial fatigue life.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Delivery devices for implantable medical devices and methods of manufacturing same

This disclosure describes, among other things, methods, devices, and systems for non-invasive evaluation of a patient's vascular system and custom design and manufacture of one or more components of a delivery device for delivery and deployment of an implantable medical device, such as a prosthetic heart valve. For example, a delivery sheath can be 3d printed to have varying durometers at one or more areas along its length and/or circumference so that it can more easily bend and flex as it traverses particularly tortuous anatomical features..
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.

Progenitor endothelial cell capturing with a drug eluting implantable medical device

A medical device for implantation into vessels or luminal structures within the body is provided. The medical device, such as a stent and a synthetic graft, is coated with a pharmaceutical composition consisting of a controlled-release matrix and one or more pharmaceutical substances for direct delivery of drugs to surrounding tissues.
Orbusneich Medical, Inc.

Passive sensors and related structures for implantable biomedical devices

A biomedical implant includes a wall enclosing at least a portion of the implant. The wall includes a first stratum and a second stratum conformal with the first stratum.

Package for a medical device

A package for a medical device includes a blister having a base and a plurality of walls extending from the base with the base and the walls defining a cavity for receiving the medical device. The blister includes a first thermoplastic polyurethane or a combination of the first thermoplastic polyurethane and polyethylene terephthalate glycol.
Ufp Technologies, Inc.

Medical device for use in bodily lumens, for example an atrium

A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping indicative of a position and/or orientation of the device in the cavity. Discrimination may be based on flow, or some other characteristic, for example electrical permittivity or force.
Kardium Inc.

Medical device for use in bodily lumens, for example an atrium

A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wail of heart) to provide information or a mapping indicative of a position and/or orientation of the device in the cavity. Discrimination may be based on flow, or some other characteristic, for example electrical permittivity or force.
Kardium Inc.

Medical device for use in bodily lumens, for example an atrium

A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping indicative of a position and/or orientation of the device in the cavity. Discrimination may be based on flow, or some other characteristic, for example electrical permittivity or force.
Kardium Inc.

Medical device for use in bodily lumens, for example an atrium

A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping indicative of a position and/or orientation of the device in the cavity. Discrimination may be based on flow, or some other characteristic, for example electrical permittivity or force.
Kardium Inc.

Energy delivery devices and methods

This relates to methods and devices for achieving contact between the wall of a cavity or passageway and a medical device when used in tortuous anatomy.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.

Methods and apparatuses for remodeling tissue of or adjacent to a body passage

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example method may include a method for treating a patient having congestive heart failure.
Vessix Vascular, Inc.

Controlling impedance rise in electrosurgical medical devices

Various embodiments are directed to electrosurgical systems for providing an electrosurgical signal to a patient. A control circuit may, for a first application period, apply the electrosurgical signal to first and second electrodes according to a first mode.
Ethicon Llc

Expandable scaffold with cutt