Body Treatment (i.e., Surgical, But Not Cosmetic) Patents (Class 206/363)
  • Patent number: 10835724
    Abstract: A breast cavity spacer device, a kit for performing a biopsy and a method of performing a biopsy, such as for use with a percutaneous lumpectomy, is provided. The breast cavity spacer device includes a catheter. A self-sealing balloon member is removably and fluidly coupled on one end of the catheter. An umbrella valve is coupled to the catheter adjacent the balloon member, the umbrella valve being configured to fluid flow into the balloon in response to fluid flow from an end of the catheter opposite the balloon and prevent fluid flow from the balloon when fluid flow from the end of the catheter is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Steven Michael Schonholz, Robert T. T. Gettens, Zachary Coopee, Dena Navarroli
  • Patent number: 10835378
    Abstract: Packaging for prosthetic heart valves including an assembly for securely retaining a heart valve within a jar and facilitating retrieval therefrom. The assembly includes a packaging sleeve that fits closely within the jar and has a clip structure for securing a valve holder. Contrary to previous designs, in one embodiment the valve holder is directed downward into the jar, and the valve is retained with an inflow end upward. The valve may have flexible leaflets, and a leaflet parting member on the end of the shaft extends through the leaflets and couples with the valve holder. The assembly of the packaging sleeve, valve, and holder can then be removed from the jar and a valve delivery tube connected with the holder, or to the leaflet parting member. The packaging sleeve may be bifurcated into two halves connected at a living hinge to facilitate removal from around the valve/holder subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic B. Hodshon, Rafael Pintor, August R. Yambao, Abhishek Gautam, Louis A. Campbell, Lawrence J. Farhat, Tammy Huntley, Faisal Kalam, Travis Zenyo Oba, Qinggang Zeng
  • Patent number: 10821278
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger. A strip package includes at least two cap assemblies. Each of the cap assemblies includes a cap holder and an antiseptic cap positioned in the cap holder. The antiseptic cap includes a sidewall defining a chamber and an antiseptic substance within the chamber. A strip extends over at least two cap assemblies. The strip includes a first seal engaged to the cap holder and a second seal engaged to the antiseptic cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 10821156
    Abstract: Products, systems and methods are disclosed for lowering the concentrations of at least one of preservatives and fibrils in a liquid insulin composition. One method comprises replacing at least a portion of at least one of phenol and m-cresol with at least one of cyclodextrins, cyclodextrin polymers, cyclodextrin beads, and an ion exchange resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cell and Molecular Tissue Engineering, LLC
    Inventors: Ulrike W. Klueh, Donald L. Kreutzer
  • Patent number: 10772635
    Abstract: An occlusion assembly and its uses in a REBOA procedure is disclosed. The occlusion assembly includes a single elongate shaft having an inflatable balloon, a proximal neck portion, a distal neck portion. The shaft defines a single lumen through which a wire is positioned for support of the shaft and through which an inflation fluid is also passed to inflate the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Front Line Medical Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Asha Parekh, Adam Power
  • Patent number: 10738810
    Abstract: A packaging device for a trocar assembly includes a trocar packaging clip having at least two holding structures configured to be detachably secured to the proximal portions of the trocar obturator and the cannula for retention of the trocar obturator and cannula relative to each other. The trocar packaging clip includes an anti-rotation structure configured to engage at least one of the trocar and the cannula to prevent relative rotation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Samantha Smith, Krishnakumar Somasundaram, Rahul Shinde, Roshan Lohar, Richard C. Hart
  • Patent number: 10674848
    Abstract: A container comprising a body having an annular side wall on a base, an internal channel within the side wall, and a metal ring disposed within the channel. The container is a flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GoSili, Inc.
    Inventors: Anastacia Feeley, Giuliana Schwab
  • Patent number: 10611517
    Abstract: A container apparatus having at least one containment member is disclosed that may include a bottom and at least one sidewall, an interior and an open end. The container may also include a flange that extends around a free end of the at least one side wall, and a plurality of wall members (or castellations) connected to/formed with/that extend from the flange. The plurality of wall members may be separated by ventilation apertures, with the plurality of wall members and the ventilation apertures extending around the perimeter of the free end. A sealing material, such as a removable film, may extend over the open end to enclose the containment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mastronardi Produce Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeanne Clark, Ricardo Astorga
  • Patent number: 10603464
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to packaging assemblies including a tray having at least one compartment adapted to receive a medical device component or product. The packaging assemblies a barrier film covering the compartment and a lid pivotally attached to the tray; wherein the tray and the lid each include cooperative latching features. The lid defines a recess in which one or more product items can be stored and the packaging assembly further includes a label removably secured over the recess and the sheet of product documentation. Methods of assembling, sterilizing and opening such packaging assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Courtney Spens, Jeffrey Barnell, James R. Keogh
  • Patent number: 10588601
    Abstract: A probe sleeve for holding a probe in various stages of cleanliness with indicators thereto. The probe sleeve comprising an envelope portion, a sealing system, and a plurality of indicator zones. The envelope portion comprising a mouth. The mouth is operative to receive and release the probe. The envelope is operative to hold the probe. The plurality of indicator zones comprise a first indicator zone and a second indicator zone. The plurality of indicator zones display a status indicator related to the state of the probe. The sealing system is configured to selectively close and open the mouth. The first indicator zone is operable to signify that the probe is clean. The second indicator zone is operable to signify that the probe is not clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Dale Sell
  • Patent number: 10589017
    Abstract: A package for a multi-component medical device is disclosed. The package includes a bottom portion with cavities providing individual access to different components of the medical device, thereby enabling a user to remove components from the package in any order without disturbing the remaining component or components. The package also includes a barrier affixed to the bottom portion for sealing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Morrison, Joshua David Horvath, James Sullivan, Stephen Lynn Richards, Victor Politis
  • Patent number: 10555872
    Abstract: A convenience kit for sterilizing and delivering liquids into the safety of a sterile environment inside a plastic bag (which can be disposed in a field environment) wherein a so sterilized liquid is dispensed into a vessel which is capped and sealed before removal from the bag. The convenience kit can be provided in a solitary format or, as a subkit combined with other associated items in a more inclusive convenience kit. In short, convenience kits made according to the present invention provide opportunity for accomplishing an aseptic liquid sterilizing transfer, a task which is commonly associated with on-hand capability of a laminar flow hood, in field environments and other areas which are remote from facilities having laminar flow hoods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: THORNE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Gale Harrison Thorne
  • Patent number: 10537707
    Abstract: Medical device kits for use in placing, maintaining, altering, and/or removing medical devices in, on, and/or from the body of a patient are disclosed. Such medical device kits can include one or more wrap assemblies for use in the placement/maintenance procedure. In accordance with present embodiments, the one or more wrap assemblies of the medical device kit can include various features to assist the clinician performing the particular procedure. In one embodiment, a medical wrap assembly is disclosed, comprising a foldable wrap body that includes a front surface, wherein the front surface is configured to define a sterile field. A plurality of pockets is included on the front surface of the wrap body. The pockets are configured to contain therein a plurality of medical components. The medical components are arranged in the pockets in a predetermined order of use for the medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher K. Brooks, Lyndsay Sweeney, Kelly J. Christian, Jennifer Stryker, Matt Loui
  • Patent number: 10524640
    Abstract: An endoscopic treatment instrument includes a guide sheath. The guide sheath includes a second distal end, which has an inside diameter to insert the insertion portion therethrough so that the distal end of the insertion portion is configured to protrude relative to the second distal end. The guide sheath is inserted through the guide pipe so that the second distal end is configured to protrude relative to the first distal end of the guide pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Fujisaki, Hiroyuki Araki, Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10512752
    Abstract: 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. Printed instructions (1001) can be included with the tray (100). When a CSR wrap (1000) is disposed about the tray (100), the printed instructions can be placed atop the CSR wrap (1000) but beneath an outer sterile wrap (1002). The printed instructions (1001) can include a patient portion (1202) that is detachably coupled to a health care services portion (1201) such that it can be taken home with the patient after the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Deborah B. Adler, Kenneth S. Chua
  • Patent number: 10500025
    Abstract: A medical device tray for carrying a plurality of medical devices includes: a base made of a substantially rigid material, the base forming at least one base through-hole that has an associated visual indicator; and a covering affixed to the base, the covering being made of a material which is softer than the substantially rigid material of the base and substantially transparent, the covering forming at least one covering through-hole, the at least one base through-hole and the at least one covering through-hole cooperating to form at least one medical device tray through-hole configured for directly supporting a respective one of the plurality of medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Kerboul, James Truscott, Benjamin Dassonville, Antoine Warocquier
  • Patent number: 10485627
    Abstract: A package for a medical device includes a tray with a top surface, a bottom surface, a proximal end, a distal end, and first and second lateral sides that extend between the proximal and distal ends. The package has a retainer sleeve wrapped around the tray, the retainer sleeve including a top panel covering the top surface of the tray, a bottom panel covering the bottom surface of the tray, and a connecting panel extending between the top and bottom panels and covering one of the first and second lateral sides of the tray. The top panel of the retaining sleeve includes a proximal edge, a distal edge, an outer edge, a cut that extends inwardly from the outer edge, and an extended tab that extends along the outer edge of the top panel and distally beyond the cut formed in the outer edge of the top panel. The extended tab is tucked under the connecting panel and disposed between the connecting panel and one of the first and second lateral sides of the tray covered by the connecting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Denise Marie Dacey
  • Patent number: 10456210
    Abstract: A surgical instrument organizing pad according to the present invention includes: a soft pad configured such that it is fabricated in a size enabling it to be held on the body of a patient and a seating area on which a surgical instrument is seated is formed on the top surface of the center portion thereof; and partitions erected along the circumference of the seating area. The soft pad and the partitions are made of soft resin. The surgical instrument organizing pad according to the present invention are advantageous in that surgical instruments having any materials or various dimensions can be stably placed thereon, there can be prevented a phenomenon in which a surgical instrument falls because an electric cable attached to the surgical instrument is twisted or caught, and a placement structure for surgical instruments can be changed in various manners according to the convenience of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Seonghum Jung
  • Patent number: 10456025
    Abstract: An intubation device for placing a tracheal tube into a patient's trachea. The intubation device comprises a flexible light-wand having light emitting means placed in a distal end portion thereof. A distal portion of the flexible light-wand is adapted for placement inside the tracheal tube with the distal end portion thereof being in proximity to a distal end of the tracheal tube. The intubation device further comprises a coupling conduit. The coupling conduit has a tracheal tube port for being connected to the tracheal tube placed at a distal end thereof, a ventilating port for being connected to a ventilatory source, a monitoring port for being connected to a respiratory gas monitor, and a sealed aperture placed at a proximal end thereof. The sealed aperture accommodates the flexible light wand therethrough in a sealed fashion such that ventilating and monitoring of the patient is enabled while the flexible light wand is placed in the tracheal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SCOTIA M.D. ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Orlando Ricardo Hung, Andrew Davidson Milne, Matthew Ivan d'Entremont
  • Patent number: 10441155
    Abstract: A battery-powered medical device comprising: an outer housing having an opening formed therein; a power source housed within the outer housing, the outer housing being configured to at least partially enclose the power source so as to prevent contamination of the power source with biohazardous materials, the power source being removable from the outer housing via the opening; and a cover configured to cover the opening in the outer housing and to retain the power source within the outer housing, wherein the cover is configured to be operated by a user to expose the opening in the outer housing, when the cover is operated to expose the opening, the outer housing is configured to release the power source via the opening without requiring physical contact between the user and the power source, and when the cover is operated to expose the opening, the outer housing is configured to provide a direct path for release of the power source via the opening, such path providing no contact with contaminated surfaces of t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: OBP Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Adrienne Clark, Demetrio Donald Anaya, Nick Lauder
  • Patent number: 10442590
    Abstract: Storage containers and lids for such containers are provided. The lid has a first lid face and a second lid face. The second lid face has a rim configured to attach the lid to a storage bin. On the first lid face and extending to the second lid face is a plurality of apertures to provide airflow through the lid. A seal material extends from the second lid face that is configured to make the airflow path selectively sealable at a continuous wall and closed surface of a corresponding storage bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
    Inventors: Mike Leo, Michael A. Zarkis, Marcel Souza, Robert Bradley, Brian Smallwood
  • Patent number: 10435203
    Abstract: A storage bag includes first and second side surfaces that form an interior of the bag with an opening to the interior. A first closure profile connected to the first side surface and positioned adjacent to the opening of the bag has a top edge and includes an interlocking member that extends between the first and second sides. A second closure profile connected to the second side surface and positioned adjacent to the opening of the bag has a top edge and includes an interlocking member. A lip extends between the interlocking member and the top edges of the first and second closure profiles. The lip is a single, continuous web having certain dimensions from the interlocking member to the top edges of the first and second closure profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Dais, Imtiaz A. Musaliar, Jose Porchia
  • Patent number: 10435218
    Abstract: An ammunition tray is provided for containing a plurality of bullet cartridges within an ammunition box container having a stowage volume. The tray includes a substantially rectangular template having a horizontal surface bounded by first and second opposing longitudinal edges and opposing lateral edges joined at four corners. Each longitudinal edge includes a first tab bent substantially perpendicular to the surface to form a rib. Each lateral edge includes a second tab bent substantially perpendicular to the surface to form a wall. The surface includes a first row of internal cutouts that point towards the first longitudinal edge as a proximal orientation. The surface further includes a second row of internal cutouts that point towards the second longitudinal edge as a distal orientation. The template has longitudinal and lateral edges bent to form the respective ribs and walls fits within the stowage volume as a vertical stack of plural templates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Gregory D. Little, John P. Shebalin, James S. Fetsko, Joseph A. Silber, John E. Brough
  • Patent number: 10405889
    Abstract: Provided are orthopedic wires and pins with a cold forged tip for use with External Bone Fixation (EBF) devices. Orthopedic wires includes a length of wire or bar stock and a cutting tip on an end of the length of the wire or bar stock, the cutting tip comprising a cold forged section, wherein a width of the cold forged section conforms to a diameter of the wire or bar stock; and a first plurality of cutting edges in the cold forged section. Also provided are techniques for the manufacture of orthopedic wires and pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: New Standard Device, LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Wigginton
  • Patent number: 10390901
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first tray member, a second tray member, and a lid. The first tray member has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion defines a first volume, and the second portion defines a second volume configured to receive a medicament container. The second tray member defines a third volume having a sidewall including a retention portion configured to retain an ocular injector within the third volume. The second tray member is coupled within first volume such that the sidewall of the second tray member and a sidewall of the first tray member enclose the ocular injector. The lid is coupled to the first tray member about the first volume, and is constructed from a material formulated to maintain sterility of the first volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CLEARSIDE BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Godfrey, Rafael Victor Andino, Shelley Eckert Hancock, Keleigh Jo Strudthoff
  • Patent number: 10373718
    Abstract: An automated system and method for assisting in decision making for the treatment of stroke patients is provided, and specifically for assisting a physician whether the patient should be administered a drug or transferred to another hospital to undergo an endovascular thrombectomy procedure. A variety of factors are input into the system with limited human intervention and a tool automatically determines the probability of whether the patient will have a better outcome if transferred or not. The factors include clinical factors, imaging factors and time to transfer factors. The tool includes processes for automatically determining several imaging factors, including the determination of clot length, collateral blood flow, the presence of forward blood flow within and around the clot, and the clot permeability. The tool has capability to continuously update the treatment protocol and other output results using current clinical, health system or other relevant information or feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Bijoy Menon Professional Corporation, M and S Goyal Professional Corporation, Supriya M Goyal Professional Corporation, Michael D. Hill Professional Corporation, Andrew Demchuk Professional Corporation
    Inventors: Bijoy K. Menon, Mayank Goyal, Ting Yim Lee, Seonghwan Ahn, Andrew Michael Demchuk, Michael Douglas Hill
  • Patent number: 10299877
    Abstract: A package including at least one bumper having an elliptical shape that extends from a first end to a second end along a first plane and having a protrusion that extends from a first front along a second plane; and a first tray having a first cavity that extends from a second front along the second plane, wherein the first cavity includes at least one groove configured and dimensioned to receive the at least one bumper is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: K2M, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephanie Volk, Patrick Froman
  • Patent number: 10299876
    Abstract: Packaging and kit for urological procedures. For example, the packaging 100 may secure one or more urological devices 212, 240 that may be used during a urological procedure. Furthermore, the packaging and the devices included therein may, collectively, form a urological kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas John Roberts, Salvatore Privitera, Joseph Anthony Urban, Jr., Jason Glithero
  • Patent number: 10258423
    Abstract: A surgical instrument organizer. The surgical instrument organizer includes an upper assembly affixed to a lower assembly. The upper assembly includes a recessed area for supporting surgical instruments, one or more catheters extending therefrom, and one or more clips for supporting tubes, cables, and the like. In one embodiment, the catheters are operably connected to a valve that controls passage therethrough. The lower assembly includes one or more chambers accessible via one or more ports. In one embodiment, a channel and tube causes the upper assembly to be in fluid communication with the chambers of the lower assembly, wherein cleaning solution may be added or removed from the chambers as desired. Each port of the lower assembly is configured to receive wires for cleaning the chambers of blood or other fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Lincoln Roland
  • Patent number: 10201688
    Abstract: A breast cavity spacer device, a kit for performing a biopsy and a method of performing a biopsy, such as for use with a percutaneous lumpectomy, is provided. The breast cavity spacer device includes a catheter. A self-sealing balloon member is removably and fluidly coupled on one end of the catheter. An umbrella valve is coupled to the catheter adjacent the balloon member, the umbrella valve being configured to fluid flow into the balloon in response to fluid flow from an end of the catheter opposite the balloon and prevent fluid flow from the balloon when fluid flow from the end of the catheter is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Steven Michael Schonholz, Robert T. T. Gettens, Zachary Coopee, Dena Navarroli
  • Patent number: 10195013
    Abstract: Packaging for prosthetic heart valves including an assembly for stabilizing dry prosthetic tissue implants such as heart valves during storage. The packaging assembly can be used for storing a bioprosthetic heart valve without a liquid preservative solution. The packaging assembly can comprise a holder comprising an engagement structure configured for removably attaching a bioprosthetic heart valve, the holder comprising a shaft. The packaging assembly can also include a storage tray comprising a cavity and an insert sized to provide a cap over the cavity of the storage tray, the insert comprising a slot having a closed central end and an open outer periphery. The shaft of the holder can be non-rotatably retained at the closed central end, wherein the insert defines a flat, generally planar disc comprising at least one of outward projections and flow passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory G. Liburd, Abishek Gautam
  • Patent number: 10188762
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sterilization are presented. An apparatus includes a sterilizing cabinet assembly including a cabinet having an access port and a bottom, the bottom configurable to induce a condensate to flow on the bottom to a vent port. The apparatus further includes a door connected to the cabinet, the door moveable between an open position permitting passage through the access port to an interior of the cabinet and a closed position precluding passage through the access port. The apparatus also includes at least one of the cabinet and the door having the vent port, and a filter overlying the vent port and forming a sealed interface with an adjacent portion of the one of the cabinet and the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Turbett Surgical LLC
    Inventor: Robert E. Turbett
  • Patent number: 10178947
    Abstract: The invention relates to medical devices for carrying out internal examination, such as laryngoscopes. The laryngoscope is provided with a camera element within a channel inside the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AIRCRAFT MEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew J. R. McGrath
  • Patent number: 10172687
    Abstract: A cannula for a surgical system may include a magnet located in a position to be sensed by the surgical system in a mounted position of the cannula to the surgical system. At least one of a presence of the magnet and a polarity of the magnet is sensed in the mounted position of the cannula to provide identification information relating to the cannula. Exemplary embodiments further encompass a patient side cart for a teleoperated surgical system, the patient side cart including a base, a main column, and an arm connected to the main column. The arm may include a mount to receive a cannula and a reader to sense a magnet of an identification device in the cannula so as to receive identification information relating to a mounted cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon R. Garbus, Allen Thompson, Justin Krom
  • Patent number: 10145762
    Abstract: A trace evidence material (TEM) collection device is disclosed that enables crime scene investigators to quickly and easily collect, analyze, annotate, securely store and electronically distribute images of large amounts of trace evidence materials and related crime scene information while also helping to comply with required trace evidence recovery procedures and documentation requirements. The TEM collection device includes a reusable handle and cassette drive mechanism, which may be used with a plurality of single-use cassettes. Each cassette includes a TEM collection media (such as a collection tape or swabbing pads attached to a substrate) that when moved across a surface is capable of collecting TEMs located on the surface. Preferably, each cassette also includes a sealing assembly that seals the TEM collection media after collection of the TEMs so as to preserve the collected TEMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AARDVARK FORENSICS, LLC
    Inventor: James David Taylor
  • Patent number: 10136802
    Abstract: A device for sustained release of optical clearing agent includes a stick-shaped component having at least two supplying passages for supplying gas or liquid formed on the inside with apertures of the supplying passages being formed at positions along the circumference of the lateral surface in the vicinity of the top end of the stick-shaped component respectively, at least two pouch-shaped elastic components placed at positions along the circumference of the lateral surface in the vicinity of the top end of the stick-shaped component respectively to cover the apertures of the supplying passages respectively, an optical clearing agent holding component fixed on the surface of one of the pouch-shaped elastic components and holding optical clearing agent, and a body-fluid absorbing component fixed on the surface of another one of the pouch-shaped elastic components and absorbing body fluid flowing from a target object or dehydrating the target object by osmotic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Tanikawa, Yasunobu Iga, Shinichi Takimoto
  • Patent number: 10124109
    Abstract: A medication treatment kit and method for treating difficult-to-manage disease that require medication be administered in a particular order for effective treatment where the treatment kit has a container, a first-line treatment medication within the container, and a second-line treatment medication within the container wherein the container is configured to ensure the first-line treatment medication and the second-line treatment medication are administered in proper order where there are no other medications located side-by-side relative to the first-line treatment medication and where only the first-line treatment medication is initially presented and where the first-line treatment medication and the second-line treatment medication are medications to treat a patient having a difficult-to-manage disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pharmaceutical Design, LLC
    Inventors: Allan M. Weinstein, Robert E. Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10118749
    Abstract: A tube has left and right edges spaced by a length, semi-cylindrical top and bottom edges spaced by a height, and upper and lower faces spaced from and parallel with each other at a central section. The central section is equally spaced from the left edge and the right edge. The upper and lower faces are in facing contact with each other adjacent to the left edge and adjacent to the right edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Donald Williams
  • Patent number: 10092481
    Abstract: Increasing blood circulation, lowering intracranial pressure, and increasing cerebral perfusion pressure during the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation by gravity-assist due to elevation of one or both of the torso and head of an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Keith G. Lurie
  • Patent number: 10092703
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have an integrated cassette syringe movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the integrated cassette syringe with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the integrated cassette syringe. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd
  • Patent number: 10052455
    Abstract: In some examples, a medical device package includes an elongated tube member defining a lumen, wherein the lumen is configured to receive an elongated medical device. The elongated tube member defines a non-concentric shape, such as a shape that includes a plurality of clockwise turns and a plurality of counterclockwise turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Christopher Anderson
  • Patent number: 10046156
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger. A strip package includes at least two cap assemblies. Each of the cap assemblies includes a cap holder and an antiseptic cap positioned in the cap holder. The antiseptic cap includes a sidewall defining a chamber and an antiseptic substance within the chamber. A strip extends over at least two cap assemblies. The strip includes a first seal engaged to the cap holder and a second seal engaged to the antiseptic cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 10028797
    Abstract: An aseptic medical instrument packaging has supporting peelable flaps by adding a material playing a supporting role which is harder than the rest of an extending part outside a sealing edge of a peeling side of the packaging, or adopting a material which is harder than the rest of an extending part outside a sealing edge of the peeling side of the packaging. A groove is carved in a junction between an outer edge of a sealing edge of a peeling side of the packaging. The material playing the supporting role comprises hard plastic, metal and paper. A soft cover of the packaging is prevented from being curled inwardly in the process of peeling open the packaging; and when one or two peeling sides exist, the degree of differentiation the peeling side will be increased, such that medical staff can conveniently find the peeling side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Qiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10022211
    Abstract: A device for holding an implantable medical device includes a jar for receiving the implantable medical device, and a ring coupleable to the jar. The ring has a plurality of channels adapted to receive retaining features of the implantable medical device to stabilize the medical device within the jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Jacob John Daly
  • Patent number: 10022464
    Abstract: An apparatus for sterilizing items and storing the sterilized items prior to use includes a container configured to receive items to be sterilized, a trap door coupled with the container, and a mechanism operatively coupled with the trap door and the container. The trap door is reconfigurable between an open configuration providing a fluid passage into the apparatus and a closed configuration in which the items are hermetically sealed within the apparatus. The mechanism is configured for selective reconfiguration of the trap door from the closed configuration to the open configuration and to automatically reconfigure the trap door from the open configuration to the closed configuration after completion of a sterilization of items disposed within the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Zuno Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Joffrey Sarphati, Ryan Dean, Michael Olmes
  • Patent number: 9963252
    Abstract: A device for packaging a wiper blade for a windshield wiping system of a motor vehicle including a flexurally stiff container as well as at least one insert, which is able to be inserted into the container together with the wiper blade. The device includes at least two inserts, developed essentially having mirror symmetry, for accommodating each of an end section of the wiper blade, each insert having at least one accommodation region for accommodating a spring-elastic carrier element and/or a wiper lip of the wiper blade, an accommodation region provided for accommodating the wiper lip being oversized compared to the dimensions of the wiper lip, so that the wiper lip is able to be accommodated in such a way that a sensitive wiping edge of the wiper lip has no contact with the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Baumert, Ruediger Renner
  • Patent number: 9956142
    Abstract: A transfer arrangement comprising a syringe (110) having a side wall defining a cavity (116) which is sealed by plunger (114), a needle (119) being connected to a second syringe end (113), an adaptor (124) having a first adaptor end (121) connecting to the second syringe end (113), the adaptor (124) extending about the needle (119), second adaptor end (123) having a luer connector (126), and a transfer member (128) having first and second transfer member ends (131, 133) with the first transfer member end (131) being connected to the second adaptor end (123) while the second transfer member end (133) receives the neck of a vial (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Duoject Medical System Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Tremblay, Mathieu Viens
  • Patent number: 9943664
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed, comprising a catheter and an elongate package accommodating said catheter in a closed condition. The package is provided with an insert opening arranged to releasably receive an end of the elongate package in the closed condition, thereby temporarily retaining said closed package in a folded disposition in which also the catheter is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventor: Evelina Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 9937288
    Abstract: A drug storage and dispensing system that includes a packaging unit and an injection device for pre-filled containers having a needle shield and containing a medication is disclosed. The drug storage and dispensing system of the present disclosure provides for drug administration while minimizing the space occupied by such containers in the cold chain. The packaging unit minimizes the risk of a needle-stick injury, as a healthcare worker does not have to manually remove the needle shield. The injection device provides a novel way of auto-disabling a container, such as a syringe, as a plunger rod is not engaged with the container until the container is actually used. The drug storage and dispensing system provides for a reduction in the number of steps required to perform an injection, and thus a productivity and efficiency gain in mass immunization campaigns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Justin Wright, Hervé Monchoix, Damien Maréchal, Amanda Black, Eric Schneider, Chet Larrow
  • Patent number: 9872970
    Abstract: A method of preparing a ready-to-use catheter by providing a catheter assembly that has a first compartment that includes a catheter therein. The catheter includes on at least a part of its surface an exterior coating designed to reduce the coefficient of friction after treatment with a liquid swelling medium, and a second compartment containing a liquid swelling medium. The method includes sterilising the catheter assembly, adding the liquid swelling medium to the first compartment for wetting/activating the exterior coating of the catheter, and storing the ready-to-use catheter. By using the method according to the invention, the sterilisation of the catheter is effectuated in a dry-state, ensuring that the known problems with wet-sterilisation are completely eliminated and the need for preparing complicated and expensive liquid swelling mediums are no longer required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MBH-International A/S
    Inventor: Lars Schønfeldt