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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 cutting elements mounted thereto

A medical device assembly for incising a stenosis in a blood vessel which includes an incising device, a tubular sheath, and a catheter having an inflatable balloon mounted thereon. The incising device includes a self-expanding scaffold having a plurality of cutting elements projecting radially outward therefrom, and an elongate member extending proximally from the self-expanding scaffold to be manipulated by a user.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Integrated medical device constraining lumen

Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that include an implantable medical device and a constraining line conduit arranged around a circumference of the implantable medical device. The apparatuses, systems, and methods may also include a constraining line arranged through the constraining line conduit..
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Electrolytic and mechanical detachment for implant delivery systems

Detachment of a medical device from a delivery assembly can utilize features of electrolytic detachment and features of mechanical detachment. Detachment zones can facilitate mechanical retention of the medical device as well as electrolytic corrosion of portions of the delivery assembly to allow mechanical release of the medical device.
Covidien Lp

Mobile application to prompt physical action to measure physiologic response in implantable device

A user equipment that includes a touchscreen, and at least one processor configured to generate first timestamp data based upon detection of a first touch event on the touchscreen, and second timestamp data based upon detection of a second touch event on the touchscreen, for calculation by a medical device system of a patient-specific functional status parameter associated with a sit-to-stand performance test over a time segment inclusively bounded by a first time defined by the first timestamp data and a second time defined by the second timestamp data.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Accelerometer signal change as a measure of patient functional status

A medical device system that includes accelerometer circuitry configured to generate signals including a sagittal axis signal, a vertical axis signal and a transverse axis signal, and processing circuitry configured to calculate a patient-specific functional status parameter associated with a sit-to-stand test from at least one of the sagittal axis signal, the vertical axis signal and the transverse axis signal.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Step detection using accelerometer axis

Examples described herein include a medical device system comprising an accelerometer circuitry configured to output a signal indicative of variations in accelerations along a single axis of movement of patient; and processing circuitry configured to receive the output signal from the accelerometer, and to rectify the output signal to generate a rectified signal, wherein rectification of the output signal comprises generating a rectified value for each of a plurality of moving windows imposed over the output signal, wherein generating the rectification value for each of the plurality of moving windows comprises determining a current value of the output signal for the window, determining a maximum value for a portion of the output signal enclosed by the window, and subtracting the current value from the maximum value; and analyze the rectified signal to detect the occurrence of a step taken by a patient based on the rectified signal.. .
Medtronic, Inc.

Light based location and identification of implanted medical devices

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

Automatic heart rate diagnostics

In some examples, processing circuitry of a medical device system determines, for each of a plurality of periods, a plurality of heart rates of a patient based on a cardiac electrogram signal, and identifies a first subset of the plurality of heart rates as nighttime heart rates and a second subset of the plurality of heart rates as resting heart rates. The processing circuitry determines a representative nighttime heart rate based on the first subset of the plurality of heart rates, determines a representative resting heart rate based on the second subset of the plurality of heart rates, and determines a nocturnal dip base on the representative nighttime heart rate and the representative resting heart rate.
Medtronic, Inc.

Change in physiological parameter in response to exertion event

A method for monitoring health of a subject based on a physiological response to physical exertion, by processing circuitry of a medical device system, is described that includes detecting a plurality of exertion events of the subject based on a first sensed signal that varies as a function of movement of the subject. The method further includes determining a response of a physiological parameter of the subject to the exertion event for each of the detected exertion events based on second sensed signal that varies as a function of the physiological parameter.
Medtronic, Inc.

Features to prevent cross-contamination of endoscope from reprocessing system

A reprocessing system includes a decontamination basin, a lid, a cleaning assembly, an exterior body, and an actuating panel assembly. The lid is configured to enclose the interior surface of the decontamination basin in a closed configuration.
Ethicon, Inc.

Pulse detection apparatus, software, and methods using patient physiological signals

Appropriate cardiac therapy is determined by data sensed and analyzed by the disclosed defibrillators and other medical devices that one or both of treat and monitor a patient. The disclosed devices sense various patient physiological parameters including patient pulse and breathing data to determine whether the patient has a pulse and to determine if the patient is breathing.
Hogenboom Phloxen

Thermocouple device

In one aspect, the present invention relates to a thermocouple device comprising a flexible non-planar substrate, a first printed thermocouple element comprising a first metal containing ink composition applied to the flexible non-planar substrate, and a second printed thermocouple element in electrical contact with the first printed thermocouple element making a thermocouple junction. The second printed thermocouple element comprises a second metal containing ink composition with a seebeck coefficient sufficiently different from the first metal containing ink composition for the first and second printed thermocouple elements to together produce a thermocouple effect.
Micropen Technologies Corporation

Physiological phantoms incorporating feedback sensors and sensing materials

Disclosed herein are physiological phantoms incorporating sensors and sensor materials integrated with a tissue phantom of an anatomical part. The sensors and sensor materials include small diameter optical fibers containing bragg gratings, thermochromic materials, electrical strain gauges, flexible strain gauges, shape sensing cables, electrochromic materials and etc.

Method and device for checking a joint between two components of a medical device

A method for checking a faultless joint between a first and a second component of a medical device, namely a drip chamber and a spike, wherein the first component has an annular coupling edge facing downwardly to be sprayed interiorly with a liquid solvent. The solvent is mixed with a tracer detectable through ultraviolet or infrared light and the coupling edge is illuminated with a ultraviolet or infrared light so as to make an image of the sprayed solvent, which is reflected and captured by an electronic scanning device configured to establish whether such image is faultless, visible through a tracer..
Industrie Borla S.p.a.

Automated application selection for medical devices

Systems and methods are provided for automatic application selection for a medical imaging device. A processor receives scan data from a medical imaging device.

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

Dynamic, non-homogenous shape memory alloys

Composite alloys comprising a first alloy portion comprising nickel and titanium and a second alloy portion comprising nickel and titanium in a different stoichiometry than the first alloy portion are disclosed, along with related methods of manufacture and use. Particularly, the composite alloys may be used in customized medical devices where a shape memory effect would be beneficial..
Verkko Biomedical, Llc

Radioactive medical device

This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device comprises a radioactive element positionable within a body lumen, the body lumen having an inner surface.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Cardiac electrical signal morphology and pattern-based t-wave oversensing rejection

A medical device, such as an extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd), senses r-waves from a first cardiac electrical signal by a first sensing channel and stores a time segment of a second cardiac electrical signal acquired by a second sensing channel in response to each sensed r-wave. The icd determines morphology match scores from the stored time segments of the second cardiac electrical signal and, based on the morphology match scores, withholds detection of a tachyarrhythmia episode.
Medtronic, Inc.

Mri compatible implantable medical devices and methods

An implantable medical device configured to be compatible with the environment inside an mill machine. The implantable medical device includes a housing constructed of an electrically conductive material and pulse generation circuitry within the housing for generating electrical voltage pulses.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

System and controlling cardiac pacing mode switching

An implantable medical device system operates in an atrial synchronized ventricular pacing mode and switches to an atrial-asynchronous pacing mode when pacing mode switching criteria are met. A control circuit of the system detects a cycle length change between two atrial cycle lengths determined from a cardiac signal that includes far-field atrial events.
Medtronic, Inc.

Interventional medical systems and associated tethering assemblies and methods

In an interventional medical system, a delivery catheter for deploying a medical device of the system has a tethering assembly that includes a tether line, a grip member, and a release member, wherein the tether line extends through a longitudinal lumen of a base of the release member and is coupled to a base of the grip member, and the release member has legs extending though apertures formed through the base of the grip member. The device may be tethered to the catheter such that a proximal end of the device is held within a cavity defined by a plurality of elastic fingers of the grip member that extend distally from the base thereof; and the device may be deployed from the catheter by moving the legs of the release member within the grip member cavity to push the proximal end of the device out from the cavity..
Medtronic, Inc.

Device and making aseptic connections

The present invention provides devices and methods for establishing aseptic connections between two or more components or subassemblies. The devices may be used in medical devices such as drug delivery pumps (10).
Amgen Inc.

Patient care system with conditional alarm forwarding

A patient care system is disclosed that includes a medical device such as an infusion pump. The medical device generates a data message containing information such as the status of the therapy being delivered, operating data or both.
Icu Medical, Inc.

Fluid resistant locking electrical connector for ventricular assist devices

A fluid resistant electrical connector for an implantable medical device includes a first connector assembly and a second connector assembly. The first connector assembly includes a first housing, an elongated coupling member, and first electrical contacts distributed around the coupling member.
Tc1 Llc

Antithrombotic block copolymer

The present invention addresses the problem of providing a block copolymer that has excellent adhesion to a base material and that can impart excellent antithrombogenicity to the base material surface, and providing a medical device comprising the block copolymer. The block copolymer according to the present invention comprises an a block and a b block.
Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.

Self-eliminating coatings

The invention features the use of a matrix consisting of low molecular weight components for use as a self-eliminating coating for implantable medical devices. The matrix coatings can be used to enhance biocompatibility and to control the local delivery of biologically active agents..
Interface Biologics, Inc.

High-strength crystallized glass ceramic comprising wollastonite, hydroxyapatite and akermanite

The present invention relates to a crystallized glass ceramic comprising 30 wt % to 40 wt % of each of casio3, ca10(po4)6(oh)2, and ca2mg(si2o7); a crystallized glass ceramic composition comprising casio3, ca10(po4)6(oh)2, and ca2mg(si2o7) in a predetermined weight ratio; a bone graft material comprising the glass ceramic; and an intervertebral spacer or medical device for replacement of bone tissue, which is manufactured using the bone graft material.. .
Bioalpha Corporation

Carbon-based compositions useful for occlusive medical devices and methods of making and using them

An occlusive device and a method of embolizing or occluding a bodily lumen by injecting or otherwise implanting the occlusive device are described. The device includes a polymer or polymer composition and a carbon-based material or nanomaterial such as graphene.
Contraline, Inc.

Films and methods of manufacture

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to perforated polymer films and methods of making the same. In some embodiments, the films are for use with implantable medical devices.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Implantable medical device for lubricating an artificial contacting surface

An implantable medical device, for implantation in a mammal knee joint, comprising an artificial contacting surface adapted to replace at least one contacting surface of the knee joint and to be lubricated when implanted in said joint. The medical device further comprises a reservoir comprising a movable wall portion defining the volume of the reservoir, at least one inlet adapted to receive a lubricating fluid from the reservoir, at least one channel at least partly integrated in said artificial contacting surface, wherein the channel is fluidly connected with said at least one inlet for distributing said lubricating fluid to the surface of said artificial contacting surface.

Electrosurgical devices with a single conductive tubular element for accessing anatomical structures

An electrosurgical medical device may include a conductive tubular element disposed about an outer surface of an elongate tubular member at a distal portion of the tubular member. The conductive tubular member may be delivered to a treatment site of a gastrointestinal (gi) tract of a patient and electrically activated.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical device may include a handle having a first portion and a second portion angled with respect to the first portion. The handle may further include a rail extending along the first portion of the handle.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Seizure detection based on work level excursion

We report a method of determining an occurrence of an epileptic convulsive seizure in a patient, comprising: receiving body data from a patient during a first time period, determining a work level relating to said first time period at least based partially upon said body data; determining whether said work level exceeds an extreme work level threshold; performing a responsive action, in response to a determination that said work level exceeds said extreme work level threshold. We also report a medical device system configured to implement the method.
Flint Hills Scientific, L.l.c.

Cardiac electrical signal gross morphology-based noise detection for rejection of ventricular tachyarrhythmia detection

A medical device system, such as an extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator icd, senses r-waves from a first cardiac electrical signal by a first sensing channel and stores a time segment of a second cardiac electrical signal in response to each sensed r-wave. The medical device system determines a morphology parameter correlated to signal noise from time segments of the second cardiac electrical signal, detects a noisy signal segment based on the signal morphology parameter; and withholds detection of a tachyarrhythmia episode in response to detecting a threshold number of noisy signal segments..
Medtronic, Inc.

Automatic thresholds for atrial tachyarrhythmia detection in an implantable medical device

A system for detecting an atrial tachyarrhythmia episode includes a medical device having sensing circuitry configured to receive a cardiac electrical signal from electrodes coupled to the medical device and a processor configured to detect an atrial tachyarrhythmia episode in response to a time duration of the cardiac electrical signal classified as an atrial tachyarrhythmia being greater than or equal to a first detection threshold. The processor is configured to determine if detection threshold adjustment criteria are met based on at least the detected first atrial tachyarrhythmia episode and adjust the first detection threshold to a second detection threshold different than the first detection threshold in response to the detection threshold adjustment criteria being met..
Medtronic, Inc.

Cardiac electrical signal gross morphology-based noise detection for rejection of ventricular tachyarrhythmia detection

A medical device system, such as an extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator icd, senses r-waves from a first cardiac electrical signal by a first sensing channel and stores a time segment of a second cardiac electrical signal in response to each sensed r-wave. The medical device system determines a morphology parameter correlated to signal noise from time segments of the second cardiac electrical signal, detects a noisy signal segment based on the signal morphology parameter; and withholds detection of a tachyarrhythmia episode in response to detecting a threshold number of noisy signal segments..
Medtronic, Inc.

Cardiac electrical signal noise detection for tachyarrhythmia episode rejection

A medical device, such as an extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd), senses r-waves from a first cardiac electrical signal by a first sensing channel and stores a time segment of a second cardiac electrical signal acquired by a second sensing channel in response to each sensed r-wave. The medical device determines at least one noise parameter from a group of the stored time segments of the second cardiac electrical signal, detects noise based on the noise parameter, and withholds detection of a tachyarrhythmia episode in response to detecting the noise..
Medtronic, Inc.

Method and atrial arrhythmia episode detection

Techniques and devices for implementing the techniques for adjusting atrial arrhythmia detection based on analysis of one or more p-wave sensing windows associated with one or more r-waves. An implantable medical device may determine signal characteristics of the cardiac signal within the p-wave sensing window, determine whether the cardiac signal within the sensing window corresponds to a p-wave based on the determined signal characteristics, determine a signal to noise ratio of the cardiac signal within the sensing window, update the arrhythmia score when the p wave is identified in the sensing window and the determined signal to noise ratio satisfies a signal to noise threshold..
Medtronic, Inc.

External charger for an implantable medical device having a conductive layer printed or deposited on an inside housing surface

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

System with emulator movement tracking for controlling medical devices

The systems and methods disclosed herein are directed to robotically controlling a medical device to utilize manual skills and techniques developed by surgeons. The system may comprise an emulator representing a medical device.
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.

Hearing interactive wireless control of an external appliance

The present disclosure describes examples of systems and methods of wireless remote control of appliances using a hearing device, for example upon manual activation of a switch placed in the concha cavity behind the tragus. In some examples, the hearing device includes one or more manually activated switches, a wireless antenna, and a battery cell.
Ihear Medical, Inc.

Configurable machine learning assemblies for autonomous operation in personal devices

Configurable machine learning assemblies for autonomous operation in personal devices are provided. Example systems implement machine learning based on neural networks that draw low power for use in smart phones, watches, drones, automobiles, and medical devices.
Tessera Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Medical software download to mobile phone

A method for monitoring medical data is disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a portable medical device, a mobile communications device, and, optionally, a medical care server. The portable medical device and the mobile communications device each comprise at least one interface for data transfer.
Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.

Biomedical device including encapsulation

A biomedical device including an energy source, an electro-active device operatively connected to the energy source, circuitry configured to control operation of the electro-active device, at least one barrier layer including at least one inorganic material surrounding the energy source, electro-active device and circuitry, and at least one molded layer surrounding the at least one barrier layer. A method for encapsulating electronic components of an electro-active biomedical device in a protective envelope containing a barrier layer including at least one inorganic compound, and a molded polymer overcoat..
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Implantable medical device and managing advertising and scanning schedules

Methods and devices for managing establishment of a communications link between an external instrument (ei) and an implantable medical device (imd) are provided. The methods and devices comprise storing, in memory in at least one of the imd or the ei an advertising schedule defining a pattern for advertisement notices.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Leadless medical system for quantifying ventricle to ventricle dyssynchrony

A medical system includes two or more leadless implantable medical devices, each implanted in a different ventricle of the heart and each including a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, and a pressure sensor secured relative to the housing. Each of the leadless implantable medical devices may further include circuitry in the housing operatively coupled to the corresponding first electrode, second electrode, and pressure sensor.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Methods and systems for managing synchronous conducted communication for an implantable medical device

Methods and systems are described for managing synchronous conducted communication for an implantable medical device (imd). The imd further comprises electrodes and sensing circuitry.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Cardiac volume sensing via an implantable medical device in support of cardiac resynchronization therapy

An implantable medical device (imd) configured to be implantable in a ventricle of a patient's heart may include a housing, a first electrode secured relative to the housing, a second electrode secured relative to the housing, the second electrode spaced from the first electrode, and circuitry in the housing operatively coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode. The circuitry may be configured to identify a measure of impedance between the first electrode and the second electrode at each of a plurality of times during a cardiac cycle.
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

Drug releasing coatings for medical devices

The invention relates to a medical device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a tissue. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the medical device.
Lutonix, Inc.

Medical device comprising a visual and an audio alarm signal generator

A medical device (2, 3, 20), in particular a medical infusion device (2, 3, 20), comprises a control unit (200) for controlling operation of the medical device (2, 3, 20), a visual alarm generator (201) for generating a visual alarm signal (v), and an audio alarm generator (202) for generating an audio alarm signal (s). Herein, the control unit (200) is constituted to control the visual alarm generator (201) and the audio alarm generator (202), in case of an alarm condition, for producing a visual alarm signal (v1, v2) and an audio alarm signal (s1, s2) which are offset with respect to each other by a predetermined time difference (t1).
Fresenius Vial Sas

Apparatus for securely and gently holding a flexible elongated medical device

A clip for holding a flexible elongated medical device. In embodiments, the clip has a hinge; first and second jaws movable with respect to each other about the hinge from a closed position to an open position, each of the jaws having a contact surface, the contact surface of the first jaw being disposed against the contact surface of the second jaw when the clip is in the closed position and away from the contact surface of the second jaw when the clip is in the open position; and flexible material disposed on at least one of the jaws, the flexible material comprising the contact surface.
Cath Lab Solutions Llc

Tet system for implanted medical device

A tet system is operable to vary an amount of power transmitted from an external power supply to an implantable power unit in accordance with a monitored condition of the implantable power unit. The amount of power supplied to the implantable power unit for operating a pump, for example, can be varied in accordance with a cardiac cycle, so as to maintain the monitored condition in the power circuit within a desired range throughout the cardiac cycle..
Heartware, Inc.

Medical instrument lubricant system and application method thereof

The present invention disclosed a lubricant system and methods of use. Said lubricant system comprises siloxane polymers with viscosity greater than 100 centistokes and cross-linking agents that can promote siloxane polymers curing rapidly in ambient conditions.
Jb Medical, Inc.

Self-cleaning membrane for medical devices

The disclosure provides a method for cleaning an implanted medical device. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a medical device including a membrane; wherein the membrane comprises a thermoresponsive hydrogel including n-isopropylacrylamide (nipaam) or poly(n-isopropylacrylamide) (pnipaam), and a volume phase transition temperature (vptt).
The Texas A&m University System

Burr hole covers and methods for using same

A burr hole cover includes a cap or cap assembly and a retainer and is configured to be partially positioned within a burr hole formed in a patient. The retainer has a cap-receiving aperture; a plurality of grooves provided in the retainer and a plurality of cut-outs wherein each cut-out is provided at an end of each groove towards the outer perimeter of the retainer.
Neuropace, Inc.

Implantable medical device and method

An implantable medical device such as a filter includes a plurality of struts arranged in a generally conical form with each strut having a first end, a second end, and an operative length between the first and second ends. Each strut is able to flex along its operative length and includes a strut skeleton having a first flexural modulus and a reinforcement element extending along the operative length and attached to the strut skeleton.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical support arm device and controlling medical support arm device

There is provided a medical support arm device including a multi-joint arm having a distal end configured to host a medical device, said multi-joint arm configured to have a higher degree of freedom than a degree of freedom necessary for controlling a spatial position and pointing direction of the medical device. The multi-joint arm is configured to controllably displace at least one of a plurality of joints of the multi-joint arm while the spatial position and the pointing direction of the medical device are controlled..
Sony Production

Suction lithotripsy apparatus, method and kit

Medical devices, methods and kits useful in the disruption and removal of unwanted materials, such as calculi and other formations, from within body lumens are described. The disclosure describes particular embodiments and methods useful in the lithotriptic removal of stones from the salivary glands..
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Mesh suture

A medical device includes a surgical needle attached to an elongated mesh suture. The suture is constructed of macroporous flat wall that facilitates and allows tissue integration into the suture core subsequent to introduction to the body, thereby preventing suture pull-through and improving biocompatibility..
Northwestern University

Biopsy brush

A medical device configured to collect tissue from within a subject's body includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a distal region proximate the distal end. A plurality of bristles may be positioned on the distal region to form a brush.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Pressure sensing guidewire and methods for calculating fractional flow reserve

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example method may include a method for calculating fractional flow reserve including providing a pressure sensing guidewire, advancing the pressure sensing guidewire through a blood vessel to a first position distal of an intravascular occlusion, determining a distal pressure within the body lumen with the pressure sensing guidewire, proximally shifting the pressure sensing guidewire to a second position proximal of the occlusion, determining a proximal pressure within the body lumen with the pressure sensing guidewire, measuring an aortic pressure, and calculating a pressure drift.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Implantable medical device system

The invention relates to an implantable medical device system comprising an active medical device having or connected to at least one electrode and circuitry connected to the electrode. The active medical device comprises a telemetry unit.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg

Electromagnetic transducer with expanded magnetic flux functionality

An apparatus, including an external component of a medical device including an electromagnetic actuator configured such that static magnetic flux of the electromagnetic actuator removably retains the external component to a recipient thereof.. .

Self-assembling ultrashort aliphatic depsipeptides for biomedical applications

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

Implantable medical device with antenna for wireless communication

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

Machining of enclosures for implantable medical devices

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

Holder for an implantable medical device

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

Medical connector

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

Electronic valve reader having orientation sensing mechanism

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

Protection device and medical device assembled body

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

Medical device control

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

Self-assembled organosilane coatings for resorbable metal medical devices

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

Venous valve prostheses

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

Head-mountable computing device, method and computer program product

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

Device visualization through optical shape sensing of a guidewire

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

Catheters and methods for intracardiac electrical mapping

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

Medical device for treating a vein

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

Paired device and generator codes

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

Oximetry device with laparoscopic extension

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

Oximetry device with wireless extension

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

Oximetry device with laparoscopic extension

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

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

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

Light based location and identification of implanted medical devices

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

Impedance shift detection

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

Adaptor for multiple types of endoscope

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

Adaptive medical snap wear

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

Associating dialysis accessories using near field communication

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

Distributed firewall device and system

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

Method and system for verifying wireless connection between medical devices

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

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

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

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

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

Medical device and plasticized nylon material

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

Leadless pacemaker using pressure measurements for pacing capture verification

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

Septum for access port

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

Packaging and organizing coils of medical tubing

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

Needle retraction medical device

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

Medical device having capacitive coupling communication and energy harvesting

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

Batteries for use in implantable medical devices

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

Side-chain crystallizable polymers for medical applications

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

Surgical sutures incorporated with stem cells or other bioactive materials

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

Barrier layer

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

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

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

Left heart assist device and method

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

Endograft visualization with optical shape sensing

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

Liquid laser-induced pressure wave emitting catheter sheath

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

Methods, systems, and devices relating to surgical end effectors

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

Multi-functional medical device

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

Clot retrieval system

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

Organ retractor

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

Medical devices with distal control

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

Systems and methods to determine surrogates of blood pressure

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

Biomedical device, systems and methods having conductive elements

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

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

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

Blood collection tube holder with discharge needle displacement member

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

Medical device with distal torque control

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

Covering for a medical scoping device

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

Endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration device

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

Catheter tube

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

Caregiver connected wearable

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

Telemedicine system

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

Advanced warning indicator for emergency medical devices

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

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

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

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

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

Implantable medical device housing having integrated features

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

Active telemetry response for hearing implants

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

Implantable electro-medical device programmable for improved operational life

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

Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices

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

Therapy program modification based on a therapy field model

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

Protective medical device faceplate

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

Introducer set

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

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

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

Medical device patient-ready tray assembly

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

Paranasal sinus medical device and uses thereof

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

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

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

Mesh suture with anti-roping characteristics

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

Device and transcatheter heart valve repair under triangular resection technique

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

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

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

Method and system for tracking a person in a medical room

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

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

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

Method and medical diagnosis based on the tissue stiffness

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

Internet-linked ultrasonic network for medical devices

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