Patents Assigned to Tyco Healthcare Group, LP
  • Publication number: 20160345849
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides electrodes that possess components capable of indicating to an end-user when the electrode is in need of replacement. The electrode includes a substrate and a conductive composition on at least a portion of a surface of the substrate. In embodiments, the conductive composition includes at least one hydrogel and at least one component that precipitates from the hydrogel after repeated use of the electrode, thereby providing an indication to replace the electrode. In other embodiments, the electrodes include a hydrogel in combination with a pH indicator which changes its color or opacity upon repeated use of the electrode, thereby indicating an appropriate time for changing or replacing the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Warren W. Copp, Erick Garstka, Christopher J. Hyatt, Kathleen Tremblay, Peter F. Meyer, Scott R. Coggins, Lee C. Burnes, David M. Selvitelli
  • Publication number: 20140074014
    Abstract: A feeding tube assembly for insertion and delivery of nutrients into an alimentary canal is disclosed. A method of facilitating the use of the feeding tube with an insufflation device is also disclosed. The feeding tube assembly has a feeding tube with opposite proximal and distal ends, a feeding passage extending between the proximal and distal ends, an outlet proximate the distal end and in fluid communication with the feeding passage, a port at the proximal end and in fluid communication with the outlet; and an air insufflation device fluidly connectable to the port comprising a compressible air bulb having a bulb inlet and a bulb outlet; an inlet check valve at the bulb inlet, an outlet check valve at the bulb outlet, and a relief valve fluidly connected to the bulb outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Glen Branconier, Michael C. Dorsey, Kelly M. Davis, David Rork Swisher, John P. Moran
  • Publication number: 20140074144
    Abstract: Catheters of the present disclosure include a catheter shaft and an expandable tip, which can retrieve materials slightly larger than an inner diameter of the catheter shaft. The tip may be expandable such that it can easily transform from a first size and shape to a second size and shape to aid in the retrieval of the materials (i.e., the thrombus, embolus, or foreign body). Catheter tips may be expanded by inflation, removal of a constraining member, or an input such as heat, light, or electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Sanjay Shrivastava, Wenfeng Lu, Anh Cam
  • Publication number: 20140073853
    Abstract: A feeding tube assembly having a feeding tube, an imaging assembly having a rigid axis and a bending axis transversely oriented relative to the rigid axis is disclosed. The imaging assembly can be preferentially deformable along the bending axis relative to the rigid axis. A marking disposed on at least one of the imaging assembly and the feeding tube can provide an indication of the bending axis. A packaging comprising a curvilinear cavity and a circular cavity can respectively contain the imaging assembly and the feeding tube, in a coiled configuration, which induces the feeding tube assembly into a pre-set, arcuate shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: David Rork Swisher, Kelly A. Davis, Saeed Shakoori Naminy
  • Publication number: 20140066854
    Abstract: A tunneler device is provided which includes a handle, a shaft supported on distal end of the handle, and a body positioned on a distal end of the shaft. The body supports an extension segment and a lariat member. The lariat member includes a rod that supports a capturing element. The capturing element is at least partially positioned about a perimeter of the extension segment in a spaced apart relationship with the extension segment, wherein the extension segment and the capturing element define an annular channel dimensioned to receive a catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Peter C. MARTIN, Steve B. COTE, Dillon BURGESS
  • Publication number: 20140065373
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a fluid pervious top sheet, a fluid impervious bottom sheet, and an absorbent core positioned therebetween. The absorbent core includes a plurality of superabsorbent sections defining a channel therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Vishal Narvekar, Harish A. Patel
  • Publication number: 20140039535
    Abstract: An apparatus for implanting a medical device is provided that can be severed by electrolysis from a delivery member positioned in a patient. The apparatus can include an electrolytically detachable component that interconnects the medical device and the delivery member. The detachable component can have at least one corrodible first portion being adapted to serve as an anode in electrolytic corrosion. The at least one first portion can define a body having an outer surface and at least one surface structure extending inwardly from the outer surface into the body. The first portion can be electrolytically corrodible when in contact with a body fluid such that the medical device may be severed by electrolysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Alan ESKURI
  • Publication number: 20140039350
    Abstract: A guidewire for use in a medical procedure includes an elongate guide member dimensioned for insertion within a body vessel of a subject. The guide member includes an elongate body segment and a leading tip segment. The elongate body segment defines a longitudinal opening, and the leading tip segment is adapted and dimensioned to articulate relative to the elongate body segment about a single axis. A control element extends through the longitudinal opening of the elongate body segment and is longitudinally movable through manual manipulation of a clinician to cause corresponding articulating movement of the leading tip segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Christopher Folk
  • Publication number: 20140039459
    Abstract: A microcatheter for delivery of embolic fluids includes an outer member dimensioned for insertion within a blood vessel adjacent an embolization site. The outer member defines a first longitudinal lumen, and an inner member is selectively positionable within the first longitudinal lumen of the outer member. The inner member defines a second longitudinal lumen and has a delivery port in fluid communication with the second longitudinal lumen for passage and delivery of embolic fluids toward the embolization site. A valve is disposed within the outer member. The valve is dimensioned to establish a substantial seal about the inner member, to minimize entry of the embolic fluids within the first longitudinal lumen of the outer member subsequent to delivery thereof toward the embolization site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Christopher Folk, David Franco
  • Publication number: 20140031784
    Abstract: An enteral fluid delivery system includes a pump having a motor coupled to a rotor configured to accept a portion of a tubing of a feeding set. The motor drives the rotor, which compresses the tubing to deliver to a patient enteral fluid during a feeding cycle. The system includes a user interface that is operatively connected to a memory that stores a plurality of types of enteral fluids. The user interface enables a user to select at least one type of enteral fluid. The system also includes a processor that is operatively connected to the pump. The processor adjusts the flow rate of the pump to deliver the selected enteral fluid for delivery based on one or more characteristics of the feeding fluid such as the viscosity or the caloric content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Daniel P. Flynn, James M. Harr, Joseph A. Hudson
  • Publication number: 20140025154
    Abstract: A stent delivery device includes a first retaining polymer disposed about and retaining a self-expanding stent at a proximal end portion, a second retaining polymer disposed about and retaining the self-expanding stent at a distal end portion, a first resistance member in thermal communication with the first retaining polymer, and a second resistance member in thermal communication with the second retaining polymer. The second retaining polymer and second resistance member are configured to allow release and expansion of the distal end portion of the self-expanding stent without expansion of the proximal end portion of the self-expanding stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Jessica LIANG, Jianlu MA
  • Publication number: 20140025150
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to medical implant devices for use within a patient's body and, more particularly, relates to systems and methods for resheathing vascular devices. In some embodiments, a stent delivery system includes a stent expandable from a compressed configuration to an expanded configuration. The stent has a proximal end and a distal end and an anchoring element having a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the anchoring element engages the stent in the expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Chhuon LIM
  • Publication number: 20140018737
    Abstract: A tunneler device includes a handle, a shaft extending distally from the handle, a connecting segment, a fluid channel, and a one-way flush valve. The connecting segment includes a body positioned on a distal end of the shaft configured to engage one end of a catheter. The fluid channel extends from the handle to a distal end of the connecting segment. The fluid channel is configured to direct fluid to be selectively passed therethrough for flushing a catheter. The one-way flush valve is supported on the handle and is disposed in fluid communication with the fluid channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Casey CHEBATOR
  • Publication number: 20140012209
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multiple embodiments of catheters which include valved openings which are normally closed to maintain a lock solution within a catheter during periods of non-use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Michael Sansoucy
  • Publication number: 20140005666
    Abstract: A forceps includes an end effector assembly including first and second jaw members. One or both of the jaw members is movable relative to the other between a spaced-apart position and an approximated position for grasping tissue therebetween. One or both of the jaw members is configured to conduct energy between the jaw members and through tissue grasped therebetween to treat tissue. An insulative tubular member is movable relative to the end effector assembly between a retracted position, wherein the insulative tubular member is positioned proximally of the end effector assembly, and an extended position, wherein the insulative tubular member is disposed about the end effector assembly. A monopolar member is configured to apply energy to tissue to treat tissue when the insulative tubular member is disposed in the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: TONY MOUA, DAVID N. HEARD, JONATHAN A. COE, JOHN J. KAPPUS, PETER M. MUELLER, RAYMOND A. SIRIANNE, RYAN C. ARTALE
  • Publication number: 20140005663
    Abstract: A forceps includes an end effector assembly having first and second jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween and conduct energy through tissue grasped therebetween to treat tissue. An insulative tubular member is movable relative to the end effector assembly between a retracted position, wherein the insulative tubular member is positioned proximally of the end effector assembly, and an extended position, wherein the insulative tubular member is disposed about the end effector assembly. A monopolar member is selectively deployable relative to the end effector assembly from a first position to a second position, wherein, in the second position, a portion of the monopolar member extends distally from the end effector assembly and the insulative tubular member for applying energy to tissue to treat tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: DAVID N. HEARD, TONY MOUA, SCOTT F. ALEXANDER, CHRISTOPHER T. RUSIN, JONATHAN A. COE, JOHN J. KAPPUS, PETER M. MUELLER, RAYMOND A. SIRIANNE, KELLIE F. PAYNE, WILLIAM H. NAU, JR., DUANE E. KERR
  • Publication number: 20130338643
    Abstract: A microcatheter comprising an elongate flexible tubular body, a tip body and a coupling is disclosed. The elongate flexible tubular body has a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending axially therethrough. The tip body has a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen extending axially therethrough. The coupling covers a portion of both the tubular body and tip body and is made from a first material and a second material, where the first material is different from the second material. The first material is compatible with an outermost layer of the tubular body and an outermost layer of the tip body, and the second material is configured to form a detachable bond with at least one of the tubular body and the tip body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Praveen De Silva
  • Publication number: 20130338552
    Abstract: A compression device for providing compression treatment to a limb of a wearer includes a compression garment positionable on the limb of the wearer. The garment includes an inflatable bladder for providing compression treatment to the limb. A controller is adapted for fluidly connecting to the inflatable bladder and configured for inflating and deflating the bladder during a compression cycle. The controller has an exhaust port positioned to direct exhaust fluid through the bladder so exhaust fluid flows over the limb of the wearer to cool the limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: Arnaz S. Malhi
  • Publication number: 20130331749
    Abstract: A compression garment including a bladder having a reduced inflatable volume. Connector elements positioned inside an inflatable chamber of the bladder limit expansion of the bladder for limiting a fluid volume required for fully inflating or expanding the bladder. A controller inflates and deflates the inflatable chamber for imparting compression therapy on a body part on which the garment is worn. The reduced inflation volume of the inflatable chamber reduces the demand on a pump of the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: David Borden, Arnaz Malhi, Judy Largesse, Manish Deshpande, Richard Rego
  • Publication number: 20130325003
    Abstract: An occlusion treatment device is disclosed that is configured and dimensioned for the treatment of a lumen that is at least partially blocked by an occlusion. The occlusion treatment device comprises a catheter including a body portion with proximal and distal ends, at least one expandable element that is secured to the body portion of the catheter, and a material removal element that extends distally from the distal end of the body portion including a debriding member in communication with an energy source to facilitate selective energizing of the debriding member. The catheter is axially movable through the lumen, and rotatable within the lumen, such that the material removal element selectively imparts non-mechanical and/or mechanical energy to the occlusion to effect debriding of the occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Terri Kapur, Sean Pruitt, Arnaz Malhi