Patents Assigned to Medical Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10478250
    Abstract: An electrosurgical return electrode configured for operable association with a transponder detection unit. The return electrode includes a conductive element having an aperture array configured to allow passage of a magnetic, electric, or electromagnetic interrogation signal from the transponder detection unit through the conductive element and through the return electrode. The return electrode is positionable over a transponder detection unit such that the return electrode may be placed upon the transponder detection unit and a patient may be positioned upon the return electrode. The return electrode enables the detection of a transponder located on, within, and/or near the patient without the need for repositioning the patient relative to the return electrode and without the need for positioning an ancillary transponder reader or transmitter above the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep
  • Patent number: 10478533
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of pressurized fluid delivery devices for use in medical procedures. In particular, a fluid delivery pump comprises at least one compressive member configured to apply a force to a fluid reservoir. The at least one compressive member is associated with a flexible envelope, such that the flexible envelope may move the compressive member. The flexible envelope may be substantially air-tight so that it may be pressurized. When a negative pressure is created inside the flexible envelope, the flexible envelope may change volume, applying a force to the at least one compressive member. The at least one compressive member may then apply a force to the fluid reservoir and the fluid is forced out of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep, Shawn K. Horner, Chad S. Frampton
  • Publication number: 20190347475
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of processing a video image in an electronic video processor, including the steps of receiving an input image having an input field of view, generating a processed image from the input image, and having an output field of view smaller than the input field of view, searching for a predetermined pattern within the input image, providing an indication when the predetermined pattern is found in the input image, zooming the processed image to the input field of view and highlighting the predetermined pattern in the processed image in response to the indication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Avraham I. Caspi, Francesco Merlini, Arup Roy
  • Publication number: 20190336769
    Abstract: In electrically stimulating neural tissue it is important to prevent over stimulation and unbalanced stimulation, which would cause damage to the neural tissue, the electrode, or both. It is critical that neural tissue is not subjected to any direct current or alternating current above a safe threshold. Further, it is important to identify defective electrodes, as continued use may result in neural damage and further electrode damage. The present invention presents system and stimulator control mechanisms to prevent damage to neural tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Greenberg, Kelly Hobart McClure, James S. Little, Rongqing Dai, Arup Roy, Richard Agustin Castro, John Reinhold, Kea-Tieng Tang, Sumit Yadav, Chunhong Zhou, David Daomin Zhou, Pishoy Maksy
  • Patent number: 10463837
    Abstract: 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. A malleable support base is attached to an upper surface of the anchor pad. The support base has front and back inclined surfaces that are separated by an offset surface that extends generally normal to both of the inclined surfaces. A spot of adhesive is applied to one or more of the inclined surfaces. A catheter assembly includes a connector having a first connector portion with a diameter larger than an adjacent second structure. The catheter assembly is attached to the support base with the first connector portion engaged with and supported by the back inclined surface, and the second connector portion engaged with and supported by the front inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Maddoc Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bierman, Tu Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10463348
    Abstract: A biopsy device holder includes a needle holder, a distal holder, and a proximal holder. The needle holder includes an elongated housing extending between an open proximal end and a distal end. The needle holder is adapted to releasably receive the biopsy device through the open proximal end. The elongated housing includes a coupler configured to couple the needle holder to the biopsy device. The distal holder includes an opening configured to pivotably receive the distal end of the needle holder. The proximal holder includes a longitudinal stop that engages with a portion of the needle holder to prevent the needle holder from proximal longitudinal movement. The longitudinal stop is configured to disengage the coupler of the needle holder from the biopsy device when the biopsy device is moved proximally in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David Shuart, Andrew Paul Nock, Andrew Robinson, Rachel Yoon Choung, Mark Graham
  • Patent number: 10448932
    Abstract: A sterile cover assembly is for a biopsy device. The biopsy device includes a reusable holster including a housing and driving mechanism. The driving mechanism is for driving a cutter in a needle of a probe. The housing is adapted to releasably couple to the probe. The sterile cover assembly includes a sleeve and a flexible sterile cover. The sleeve is configured to receive at least a portion of the housing of the reusable holster. The sterile cover is coupled to the sleeve and is configured to cover the housing of the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Robinson, Andrew Paul Nock, Edward A. Rhad
  • Patent number: 10441162
    Abstract: An ophthalmic examination suite including a base support having a base plate, a carriage movable on the base plate, the carriage being laterally movable between a first position and a second position relative to an instrument delivery stand, and a chair coupled to the carriage, the chair being configured to receive a seated patient thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RELIANCE MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary G. Schwaegerle, Michael A. Carvajal, Deepak Sridhara
  • Publication number: 20190313537
    Abstract: This invention provides methods for the processing of platinum metallized high temperature co-fired ceramic (HTCC) components with minimum deleterious reactions between platinum and the glass constituents of the ceramic-glass body. The process comprises co-firing a multilayer laminate green ceramic-glass body with via structures filled with a platinum powder-based material in a reducing atmosphere with a specified level of oxygen partial pressure. The oxygen partial pressure should be maintained above a minimum threshold value for a given temperature level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicant: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Ok, Honggang Jiang
  • Patent number: 10433898
    Abstract: An electrosurgical electrode comprises an elongated body having a cross-sectional area and longitudinal side edges forming longitudinal cutting edges adapted for electrosurgical dissection along a plane. The body has a configuration, wherein: the thickness of the side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, forming only one cutting edge, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.000150 in2 per cutting edge; or the thickness of a first side edge is greater than 0.01? and the thickness of a second side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.001 in2 per cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Brian J. Walter, Darcy W. Greep
  • Patent number: 10433899
    Abstract: An electrosurgical electrode comprises an elongated body having a cross-sectional area and longitudinal side edges forming longitudinal cutting edges adapted for electrosurgical dissection along a plane. The body has a configuration, wherein: the thickness of the side edge is greater than 0.01?, forming two or more cutting edges, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.0004 in2 per cutting edge; the thickness of the side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, forming only one cutting edge, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.000150 in2 per cutting edge; or the thickness of a first side edge is greater than 0.01? and the thickness of a second side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.001 per cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Brian J. Walter, Darcy W. Greep
  • Publication number: 20190301041
    Abstract: An electrode surface coating and method for manufacturing the electrode surface coating comprising a conductive substrate; a surface coating of platinum having a rough configuration and an increase in the surface area of 5 times to 500 times the corresponding surface area resulting from the basic geometric shape of the electrode. A method for electroplating an electrode surface with platinum coating having a rough surface, comprising electroplating the surface of a conductive substrate at a rate such that the metal particles form on the conductive substrate faster than necessary to form shiny platinum and slower than necessary to form platinum black.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David Daomin Zhou
  • Publication number: 20190297729
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible circuit electrode array, comprising: a) depositing a metal trace layer containing a base coating layer, a conducting layer and a top coating layer on the insulator polymer base layer; b) applying a layer of photoresist on the metal trace layer and patterning the metal trace layer and forming metal traces on the insulator polymer base layer; c) activating the insulator polymer base layer and depositing a top insulator polymer layer and forming one single insulating polymer layer with the base insulator polymer layer; d) applying a thin metal layer and a layer of photoresist on the surface of the insulator polymer layer and selective etching the insulator layer and the top coating layer to obtain at least one via; and e) filling the via with electrode material. A layer of polymer is laid down. A layer of metal is applied to the polymer and patterned to create electrodes and leads for those electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Jay Greenberg, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Jordan Matthew Neysmith, Jerry Ok
  • Patent number: 10413280
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a probe, a holster, and a tissue sample holder for collecting tissue samples. The probe includes a needle and a hollow cutter. The tissue sample holder includes a housing having a plurality of chambers that are configured to receive a plurality of strips connected by at least one flexible member. The flexible member is configured to permit the strips to pivot relative to each other such that the strips can shift between a flat configuration and a arcuate configuration. The tissue sample holder is rotatable to successively index each chamber to the cutter lumen such that tissue samples may be collected in the strips. The strips may be removed from the tissue sample holder and placed in a tissue sample holder container for imaging of tissue samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor W. V. Speeg, Edward A. Rhad, Emmanuel V. Tanghal, Morgan R. Hunter, Jessica P. Leimbach, Andrew P. Nock, Kevin M. Fiebig
  • Patent number: 10413281
    Abstract: A method is provided for calibrating a surgical biopsy system. The biopsy system includes a biopsy instrument and control unit. The biopsy instrument includes a piercer, rotatable cutter, and a port for receiving tissue samples. The method comprises the steps of translating the cutter distally until the translation of the cutter is stopped at an extended position and recording the extended position. The cutter is then translated from the extended position proximally until the translation of the cutter is stopped at a retracted position proximal to the extended position. The retracted position is recorded. The method further comprises the step of rotating the cutter to a rotation speed while the cutter is located at the retracted position and, if determined that the rotation speed is within a predetermined rotation speed range, a feedback signal is provided on the display allowing the operator to progress to the next procedural step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Burdorff, John A. Hibner, Daniel F. Dlugos, Scott A. Gleason, Brian W. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10413399
    Abstract: A device for maintaining a tract through a tissue wall having a proximal side and a distal side. The device includes a body, a retainer adjacent an end of the body which will lie on the distal side in the use orientation, and a flange adjacent an end of the body which will lie on the proximal side in the use orientation. The retainer comprises a ferromagnetic material that responds to a magnetic field to maintain the retainer in an undeployed, insertion orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HANSA MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric D. Blom, Brian Kamradt
  • Patent number: 10406361
    Abstract: In electrically stimulating neural tissue it is important to prevent over stimulation and unbalanced stimulation which would cause damage to the neural tissue, the electrode, or both. It is critical that neural tissue is not subjected to any direct current or alternating current above a safe threshold. Further, it is important to identify defective electrodes as continued use may result in neural damage and further electrode damage. The present invention presents system and stimulator control mechanisms to prevent damage to neural tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Jay Greenberg, Kelly Hobart McClure, James S. Little, Rongqing Dai, Arup Roy, Richard Augustin Castro, John Reinhold, Kea-Tiong Tang, Sumit Yadav, Chunhong Zhou, David Daomin Zhou, Pishoy Maksy
  • Patent number: 10410047
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of processing a video image in an electronic video processor including the steps of receiving an input image having an input field of view, generating a processed image from the input image, and having an output field of view smaller than the input field of view, searching for a predetermined pattern within the input image, providing an indication when the predetermined pattern is found in the input image, and zooming the processed image to the input field of view and highlighting the predetermined pattern in the processed image in response to the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Avraham Caspi, Francesco Merlini, Arup Roy
  • Patent number: D859661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Blackwell
  • Patent number: D866581
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Reliance Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Young, Gregory F. Bellamah, Deepak Sridhara