Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide devices, systems, and methods for implanting and using a connector in a tissue wall to establish, maintain, control, and close a fluid communication between opposing surfaces of the tissue wall. The connector may include an anchoring device, a port, and a coupler device. The anchoring device may be configured for advancing at least partially through the tissue wall. The port may be positioned about a proximal end of the anchoring device, and the port may define an aperture therethrough. The coupler device may be positioned about a proximal end of the port, and the coupler device may be configured for coupling to a medical device.
September 15, 2015
Date of Patent:
December 31, 2019
APK Advanced Medical Technologies, Inc.
Jorge Hernan Jimenez, Dustin Seth West, James L. Greene
Abstract: The present invention is a device that allows electrical stimulation to an anatomical site that is covered by a cast. The electrode is applied to achieve a desired physiological response (e.g., bone growth), treatment of pain, or the prevention of muscle atrophy.
May 10, 2001
Date of Patent:
August 19, 2003
Cyclotec Advanced Medical Technologies, Inc.
Luiz B. Da Silva, Michael R. Weber, David I. Blatt, Jeffrey S. Mannheimer
Abstract: A relatively compact easily portable photoprobe assembly is disclosed which includes an electric probe for locating acupuncture points and a light emitting diode to stimulate acupuncture points as well as injury sites. The probe and light emitting diode are controlled by an internal circuit which operates to provide a visual indication of the precise location of the desired treatment area via an impedance variation procedure as well as to pulse the light emitting diode at the desired frequency. A power supply is also contained within the assembly to render it completely portable.
Abstract: A disposable plastic adaptor connects a medicine vial to a needleless injector. It includes a hollow, generally cylindrical body member having a top end and a bottom end, with a wall dividing said hollow body into a generally cylindrical top end cavity and bottom end cavity. The bottom end cavity is adapted to slide over the top end of a medicine vial and the cavity wall includes a plurality of detents which prevent removal of the adaptor from the vial. The top end cavity is adapted to be twist connected to the end of a needleless injector. A fluid connector member is mounted within the body member and it comprises a sharp tipped probe extending axially downwardly within the bottom end cavity and an axial projection with a concave end face extending axially upwardly within the top end cavity. An axial bore extends through the fluid connector member to flow connect the concave end face and the probe tip.
Abstract: The system of the present invention provides a link between the caregiver and the subject being monitored which utilizes an intermediate base station and redundant signal paths between the base station and the caregiver. The caregiver wears a unit which receives signals from the base station. Signals from the base station provide information about the subject being monitored and provide signals for use in determining whether the caregiver remains within the range of the base station. The unit worn by the subject being monitored can include diagnostic circuitry for evaluating signals received from sensors to transmit an alarm signal to the base station when the subject being monitored is in need of assistance. A range monitoring system is provided which will alert the subject being monitored as well as the caregiver whenever the subject being monitored moves outside the range of the base station.