Patents Examined by Melissa A Snyder
  • Patent number: 11679240
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an expandable medical device and outer sheath combination. The outer sheath is capable of being split to form multiple sheath sections that may be peeled back to expose a portion or all of the expandable medical device. The medical device, as well as the outer sheath, may include one or more therapeutic agents for delivery to a treatment area within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Peter Heicksen, Joseph B. Koenig, Jeffrey J. Kustusch
  • Patent number: 11654272
    Abstract: A multi-tubing intravenous (IV) extension set may include an outlet tubing fluidly coupled to a primary multi-tubing connector at one end and fluidly coupled to a vascular device at an opposite end, and a primary inlet tubing having a proximal end with an adapter for connection to a syringe containing a priming or a medicinal fluid, and a distal end coupled to the primary multi-tubing connector. The IV extension set may further include at least one secondary inlet tubing with a proximal end having an adapter for receiving a medicinal fluid and a distal end selectively fluidly coupled to the primary multi-tubing connector. A slide clamp may be positioned on the outlet tubing to restrict flow between the proximal and distal ends of the outlet tubing and cause priming fluid flowing into the outlet tubing via the multi-tubing connector to reverse direction into the at least one secondary inlet tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiagui Li, Rongjie Liang, George Michael Mansour
  • Patent number: 11648010
    Abstract: An apparatus for irrigating the vas deferens in connection with a vasectomy reversal is described. The apparatus comprises a fluid delivery device having a first portion that connects to the vas deferens, the fluid delivery device connecting such that a catheter tip inserts into the vas deferens and is held in stable position relative thereto and such that fluid enters the vas deferens through the catheter tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: David S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11628124
    Abstract: A system for feeding and evacuation has a feeding tube in place into a subject's stomach cavity, having a Luer-Lock compatible female connector on an outboard end, a feed source, a unique Lopez valve having a conventional connector on one end and a male Luer-Lock connector on the other end in place of the conventional tapered connector, a suction tube coupled to a suction source, the suction tube having a connector compatible with the conventional connector of the conventional Lopez valve on an end away from the suction source. With the feeding tube connected to the feed source, nutrients are supplied to the subject through the feeding tube, and with the feed source disconnected, the body of the unique Lopez valve connected to the feed tube by the male Luer-Lock extension and to the suction tube, the subject's stomach cavity is exposed to suction controlled by the conventional Lopez valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Silviya Das
  • Patent number: 11607531
    Abstract: A balloon guide catheter system including a balloon guide catheter having a catheter shaft that includes: (i) a main lumen; (ii) an inflation lumen; and (iii) an exhaust lumen. The terminating distal end of the inflation lumen and the terminating distal end of the exhaust lumen being in localized fluid communication with one another underneath the balloon while in a non-inflated state. A balloon is disposed about a distal region of an outer surface of the catheter shaft. The exhaust lumen is configured to purge the residual air in a proximal direction and out from a proximal region of the balloon guide catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Neuravi Limited
    Inventors: Brendan Casey, Karl Keating, Ronald Kelly, Barry O'Connell
  • Patent number: 11602146
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes: a tube (10) configured to be arranged in an interior of a vascular channel; a tubular body (30) having an inner wall surface configured to, together with an outer wall surface of the tube (10), sandwich the vascular channel when the tube (10) is arranged in the interior of the vascular channel; and a balloon (20), configured to be arranged on the outer wall surface of the tube (10) or the inner wall surface of the tubular body (30), and radially expand for performing sealing (i) between the soft tubular member and the inner wall surface of the tubular body (30) and (ii) between the soft tubular member and the outer wall surface of the tube (10). A fluid supply system (100) may include the connector (1), and a perfusion solution supply device (120) connected to the connector (1) and configured to supply a perfusion solution into the interior of the vascular channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignees: National University Corporation Kitami Institute of Technology, National University Corporation Asahikawa Medical University
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumura, Naoto Matsuno, Jun-Ichi Shibano, Yutaka Yoshida, Michihiro Sato, Hiroyuki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11590289
    Abstract: An adjustable dosage limiting device includes a member that interfaces to a plunger flange of a syringe and a barrel loop that slides along a barrel of the syringe. A locking mechanism, when engaged, fixes a distance between the member that interfaces to a plunger flange and the barrel loop, and hence, locks the barrel loop in place with respect to the plunger flange. Once locked in place, the adjustable dosage limiting device limits a dosage provided by the syringe based upon a distance between the member that interfaces to a plunger flange and the barrel loop as set by the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Paul Meola
  • Patent number: 11583334
    Abstract: A medical device control handle or catheter includes deflection assembly and at least one of the following: a disk actuator, a lever actuator and a ring actuator for actuating additional puller wires in manipulation of multiple features of the medical device or catheter independently of each other. The disk actuator has a common rotational axis with but is rotationally independent of the deflection assembly. The lever actuator has a separate rotational axis. The ring is mounted outside of the control handle and rotatable relative to the control handle to actuate another puller wire for manipulating another feature of the catheter. Each of the disk, lever and ring actuators are of a design that allows existing control handles and catheters to be readily modified to include these actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Dennis C. Caples, Keshava Datta, Rajesh Pendekanti
  • Patent number: 11577011
    Abstract: A chest valve including: a housing including an inlet configured to connect to a chest tube, an outlet and a fluid passage from the inlet to the outlet; and a one-way valve within the housing and included in the flow passage, wherein the one-way valve includes: (i) a first tubular strip wherein having an internal air passage and a first layer defining the air passage, wherein the first layer has a first thickness and the internal air passage of the first tubular strip is included in fluid passage of the housing; and (ii) a second tubular strip wherein having a second layer with a second thickness with a second thickness greater than the first thickness, wherein an outer surface of the second tubular strip is adjacent and overlaps an outer surface of the first tubular strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Robert Harder
  • Patent number: 11571518
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices comprising a syringe including a therapeutic dose of at least one drug to be used in a drug or substance overdose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Flather, Karen K. Daniels, Thomas Moll
  • Patent number: 11571516
    Abstract: A computer-controlled injector for use with a medicament cartridge and including a housing having a medicament cartridge receiving volume and a medicament cartridge insertion and removal opening communicating with the medicament cartridge receiving volume; a pivot mount element mounted onto the housing for selectably enabling access to the medicament cartridge receiving volume via the opening; a mechanical latch selectably locking the pivot mount element in a closed operative orientation; and an injection drive mechanism including a computer-controlled motor for driving a piston, forming part of the medicament cartridge, for injecting a medicament, the computer-controlled motor also being operative for operating the mechanical latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Tal Pikan, Menachem Zucker, Michael Segev
  • Patent number: 11554246
    Abstract: A catheter assembly including a reinforcement structure and a catheter disposed over the reinforcement structure. The reinforcement structure includes a first outer wall reinforcement portion, a second outer wall reinforcement portion, and a septum reinforcement portion connecting the first outer wall reinforcement portion to the second outer wall reinforcement portion. The catheter includes a catheter outer wall and a catheter septum. The first outer wall reinforcement portion and the second outer wall reinforcement portion can be positioned at least partially in the catheter outer wall, and the septum reinforcement portion can be enveloped by the catheter septum. The catheter assembly can also include an outer tube disposed over the catheter and the reinforcement structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Patterson, Daniel H. Brittingham
  • Patent number: 11554249
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft having shaft proximal and distal portions. A hub is coupled with the catheter shaft proximate the shaft proximal portion. A graduated strain relief fitting is coupled between the catheter shaft and the hub. The graduated strain relief fitting includes at least a first flexural modulus proximate the hub and a fitting proximal portion. The graduated strain relief fitting includes a second flexural modulus proximate the catheter shaft and a fitting distal portion. The second flexural modulus is less than the first flexural modulus and less than or equal to a catheter shaft flexural modulus. The first and second flexural moduli are modulated with one or more of a taper, flexure joints, fitting frame of the fitting or material of the fitting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl V. Ganske
  • Patent number: 11534535
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pumping milk from a breast, wherein the milk is expressed from the breast under suction and milk is expulsed from the pumping mechanism to a collection container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Willow Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: John Chang, Brian Mason, Fred Co, Erica Keenan
  • Patent number: 11517671
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the position of a fluid within a fluid source and infusion line coupled to an infusion flow control device are described herein. An exemplary system and method includes sampling fluid pressure upstream of an infusion pump, and calculating fluid pressure slope profiles. By sampling fluid pressure upstream of an infusion pump at discrete intervals and monitoring fluid pressure slope profiles, conditions of fluid flow, including unintentional fluid flow through an infusion line or a defective check valve in an infusion line, are detected, and fluid flow through an infusion pump is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Vanderveen, Robert Dwaine Butterfield
  • Patent number: 11510721
    Abstract: Limiting joint temperature. At least some of the example embodiments are systems including an electrosurgical probe and a high frequency power supply. The electrosurgical probe may include: a shaft with a distal end, a proximal end, and lumen defined within the shaft; an active electrode disposed near the distal end; a return electrode disposed on the shaft; and a temperature sensor disposed on the shaft spaced away from the active electrode and the return electrode, the temperature sensor is electrically insulated from the electrically conductive fluid. The high frequency power supply may be coupled to the active electrode, and configured to provide an electrical energy output between the active electrode and the return electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Duane W. Marion, Katherine Knudsen, Robert DeCou
  • Patent number: 11511086
    Abstract: This patent document discloses perfusion catheters and related methods for treating blood vessel lesions and abnormalities. A perfusion catheter can include an inflatable balloon, an elongate shaft operably attached to the balloon, and an optional containment structure surrounding at least a portion of the balloon. The balloon can be inflated until its outer surface contacts a wall of a blood vessel. When inflated, the balloon's inner surface defines a passage for blood to flow. The balloon can be configured to release one or more substances formulated to treat a tissue at or near the wall of a blood vessel. In an example, the balloon can include a bioactive layer, which comprises the one or more substances, overlaying an optional base layer. In an example, the balloon can include multiple filars, at least one of which is configured to elute the one or more substances through a perforation or hole in the filar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Teleflex Life Sciences Limited
    Inventors: John Bridgeman, Peter Jacobs, Dean Peterson, Joshua Brenizer, Loic Van Horne
  • Patent number: 11504501
    Abstract: The disclosure of this application relates generally to medical devices and in particular to a steerable medical instrument applicable to guide interventional tools and instruments, such as percutaneous biopsy and ablations tools and endoscopes. The steerable medical instrument has an outer and an inner tube where the inner tube is movable at the proximal end and fixed at the distal end. At least one of the outer tube and inner tube has a plurality of openings, which creates deformable portions so that the outer and the inner tubes can bend by moving the inner tube at the proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: Canon U.S.A., Inc., The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahisa Kato, Nobuhiko Hata
  • Patent number: 11497859
    Abstract: The single-use safety syringe having a manual and/or automatic retracting needle preventing re-use thereof comprises a needle, a piston with a tightening seal and a cylindrical body having, at an end thereof, a connector provided with a calibrated attaching hole for the needle and open, at another end thereof, for inserting the piston, comprising, internally of the cylindrical body, a separating seal of a first chamber comprised between the separating seal and the connector in which a first active ingredient is positioned and a second chamber comprised between the separating seal and the tightening seal in which a second active ingredient is positioned, the separating seal having a connecting channel between the first and second chamber, closed by a pressure limiting valve, first engaging means further being provided, activatable for engaging the separating seal to the needle and second engaging means activatable for engaging the separating seal to the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Andrea Maggioni, Chiara Maggioni, Tarcisio Maggioni
  • Patent number: 11497680
    Abstract: An enteral feeding apparatus includes a pod having an expansile pouch which defines a reservoir for enteral fluid and a gas impermeable barrier surrounding the pouch. The pod has an inlet port for delivery of enteral fluid into the pouch and an outlet port having a seal which is pierceable to release enteral fluid from the pouch for delivery to a PEG via a feeding line. The expansile pouch provides the sole force by which enteral fluid is delivered from the pouch through a regulator. The system can accommodate a range of enteral fluids with a wide range of viscosities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Tomas Martin Thompson, Donal Mayne, Damian Kelly