Having Means For Varying, Regulating, Indicating, Or Limiting Injection Pressure Or Aspirating Suction Patents (Class 604/118)
  • Patent number: 10799633
    Abstract: An injection cannula includes a hand-held mechanical motorized device to improve delivery of fat and facilitate dispersion at a recipient site. The injection cannula may, for example be a cannula for injecting fat in a cosmetic surgical procedure for fat transplantation such as percutaneous injection or injection directly into the subcutaneous fat. An electric motor, pneumatic motor, or other mechanism may be used to provide vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel A. Del Vecchio
  • Patent number: 10668192
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10662939
    Abstract: A fluid management system includes a disposable cassette carrying inflow and outflow tubing sections that are configured for releasably mating with a console including a control unit and a pair of roller pump heads. The console may automatically identify the disposable cassette and weigh the fluid in an inflow source. During operation, the system can monitor pressure in the working space, and provide for inflow and outflow control to maintain any desired operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Benedek Orczy-Timko, Csaba Truckai
  • Patent number: 10646245
    Abstract: A needle knife device and system for cutting soft tissue under skin of a patient are provided. The needle knife can include an elongated needle including a lumen and a beveled point configured to allow the elongated needle to be inserted transcutaneously into the skin of the patient. The needle knife can also include a blade that is capable of being oscillated within the lumen of the elongated needle between a retracted position where the blade is disposed within the needle and a deployed position where the blade is disposed outside the needle beyond the beveled point. A motor unit can be operatively arranged with the blade and configured to oscillate the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Percytaneous Cosmetic Devices LLC
    Inventor: Oleh Slupchynskyj
  • Patent number: 10639197
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a vitrectomy probe may include an inner cutting tube reciprocating in an outer tube. The outer tube includes a side port and the inner tube includes a distal cutting port, and, in some embodiments, an additional side port. In some embodiments, the inner tube may also include a flat upper edge that cuts across the outer tube side port. In some embodiments, a diaphragm drives the inner tube and may have an open-stroke side with a lower hardness material than a closed-stroke side. In some embodiments, an aspiration tube coupled to the vitrectomy probe may include a first aspiration tubing and a second aspiration tubing with a lower hardness than the first aspiration tubing. In some embodiments, the vitrectomy probe may be coupled to pneumatic tubing that is stepped or tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Luis Lopez, Matthew Douglas McCawley, Brian William McDonell, Timothy C. Ryan, John R. Underwood, Salomon Valencia, Jack Robert Auld
  • Patent number: 10595831
    Abstract: An exemplary biopsy system includes a biopsy device having a probe. The probe includes a distally extending needle and a cutter movable relative to the needle. The probe also includes a tissue sample holder detachably coupled to the proximal end of the probe. The biopsy system has a cycle where the biopsy system provides vacuum to the biopsy device, retracts the cutter to a proximal position, advances the cutter to a distal position, and transports a sample to the tissue sample holder. The biopsy system is capable of adjusting the duration of its cycle during operation of the biopsy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick A. Mescher
  • Patent number: 10575871
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fully detachable trocar, comprising: a cannula; a support connected to one end of the cannula; a channel passing through the cannula and the support along an axial direction; an air-inflated structure arranged on the support and communicated with the channel; an air valve for controlling the air-inflated structure to turn on and off; a primary sealing component for sealing when a device is used; and a second sealing component for sealing when no device is used; the primary sealing component, the second sealing component and the support are connected in a sealing manner from top to bottom in sequence, and the primary sealing component can be independently separated from the second sealing component which can be independently separated from the support, so as to provide multiple methods for taking out tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: UNIMICRO MEDICAL SYSTEMS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weichung Chen, Xinfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10507134
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a tissue separation system to separate the posterior vitreous cortex from the inner limiting membrane in the eye, and to the separation of other body tissues. A system includes a flexible elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end. The flexible elongate member is coupled to a fluid reservoir and has a lumen configured to deliver fluid from the reservoir for use in a surgical procedure and further includes a pump system coupled to the proximal end of the flexible elongate member and to the fluid reservoir, configured to pressurize the fluid to a pressure suitable for separating tissues. The system also includes a control system arranged to control the pump system to provide a series of pulses of fluid through the flexible elongate member and out from the distal end thereof to suitably separate the tissues during the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Steven T. Charles
  • Patent number: 10478534
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10441770
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering a drug or other therapy over an extended period of time (e.g., several hours, days, weeks, months, years, and so forth) are disclosed herein, as are systems and methods for monitoring various parameters associated with the treatment of a patient. Systems and methods are also disclosed herein that generally involve CED devices with various features for reducing or preventing backflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Deep Arjun Singh, PJ Anand, Andrew East
  • Patent number: 10383999
    Abstract: A method of dispensing fluid includes three processes. A first one of these processes includes pumping fluid into a resilient variable-volume dispensing chamber. The dispensing chamber is in series with a normally present finite fluid impedance and an output. The impedance is sufficient so as to cause expansion of the dispensing chamber as it receives pumped fluid even while some fluid flows through the output. Another one of these processes includes repeatedly measuring a parameter related to volume of the dispensing chamber over time. A third one of these processes includes controlling the pumping of fluid based on repeated measurements of the parameter to produce a desired fluid flow through the output. A corresponding system for dispensing fluid implements these processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Russell H. Beavis, Derek G. Kane, John M. Kerwin, Larry B. Gray
  • Patent number: 10245385
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a medicament device configured to provide stepwise instructions for using the device to a user in a particular sequence is provided. The device includes a reusable housing configured to receive a container, the reusable housing including a control interface, the control interface including at least one responsive member reactive to a user input, an actuation member configured to interact with the container, a signal output component associated with the reusable housing; and circuitry associated with the reusable housing configured to control a provision of the stepwise instructions to the user in the particular sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: JBCB HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Mark Bunker, Paul Van der pol, Hou Shi Shuang
  • Patent number: 10238421
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes positioning a portion of a trocar into a patient cavity. The trocar includes an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member disposed about the inner tubular member. The outer tubular member has at least a first chamber and a second chamber separated from the first chamber. The method also includes inserting a surgical instrument into the inner tubular member, and supplying an insufflation gas to the patient cavity by providing the insufflation gas through the first chamber of the outer tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lexion Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Carl M. Geisz
  • Patent number: 10172982
    Abstract: Air drained from a patient's body can be measured after a surgical operation or trauma. The volume of air drained from the body can be determined from the weight of a vessel that has receive effluent drained the body and the volume of air that has escaped from the vessel. The effluent can include any one or a combination of air and liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QATAR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mohieddine Benammar, Rashid Mazhar
  • Patent number: 10144948
    Abstract: The aim of the present invention is a method of sampling all or part of a sample (11) of biological matter (7), which is crude, enriched or cultured through contact with a culture medium (8), such as agar, for example in a Petri dish, using a probe (3) equipped with a terminal end (4), said sampling method comprising the steps of cooling the terminal end (4) of the probe (3), sticking all or part of the sample (11) of biological matter (7) to be sampled through contact, or by applying a pressure exerted by the terminal end (4) onto the sample (11) of biological matter (7), and sampling of all or part of the sample (11) of biological matter (7) so as to separate the sample (11) of biological matter (7) from the culture medium (8), a method of depositing into a container (9) or onto an analysis plate (14) all or part of a sample (11) of biological matter (7) stuck onto a frosted terminal end (4) of a probe, said depositing method including a step of separating the terminal end (4) of the probe (3) from all or p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: bioMerieux
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Charrier, Bruno Colin, Laurent Drazek, Cécile Paris, Jean-Claude Raymond, Dominique Decaux
  • Patent number: 10076630
    Abstract: An anesthetic administration device comprising an infusion device, which is in fluid connection with a regional anesthetic needle by means of a feed tube. The infusion device comprises one or more anesthetic flow devices capable of triggering forward flow, and optionally backward flow, of the local anesthetic through the regional anesthetic needle. Forward, and optionally backward flow, of the local anesthetic through the regional anesthetic needle is controlled by a controller that comprises one or more actuator switches. The one or more actuator switches are positioned on the device such that they may be operated by hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
    Inventors: Peter Jeffrey Young, Joseph Joachim Carter, Emad Eldin Fahmy Fawzy, John Edward Gibson
  • Patent number: 10028762
    Abstract: The NEEDLE KNIFE APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS (“NK”) may have a cannula, through which a needle knife may be deployed. The needle knife may oscillate to cut through a patient's tissue, such as muscle tissue in the forehead of a patient to eliminate forehead wrinkles. In certain embodiments, the knife portion of the needle knife is normally sheathed within a cannula during insertion into and removal from a patient. The oscillation may be performed manually or by a motor, which may be attached via a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism may include a colley system or be glued in place. Once inserted into a patient, the oscillating motor mechanism is engaged to rapidly oscillate the needle knife to expose the knife to rapidly cut soft tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Percutaneous Cosmetic Devices LLC
    Inventor: Oleh Slupchynskyj
  • Patent number: 9962472
    Abstract: An in-joint pump and control device comprising a pump and an in-joint sensor. The pump is configured to convey fluid to a body joint surgical site. The pump has an algorithm associated therewith to make calculations and to assist in controlling the operation of the pump. The in-joint sensor is operatively associated with the pump by at least a communication member. The in-joint sensor comprises a sheath, an integration member attached to the sheath, a pressure sensor connected to the integration member, and a temperature sensor adjacent the sheath. The pressure sensor is adapted to provide pressure information to the pump via the communication member. The temperature sensor is also adapted to provide temperature information to the pump via the communication member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brady Woolford, Justin Smith
  • Patent number: 9956330
    Abstract: A medical drainage tube for treating wounds with negative pressure includes a suction tube, a suction connector, and a ventilation sleeve. The suction tube includes a suction lumen, and a ventilation lumen including a lumen outer wall and an opening. The ventilation sleeve is arranged at the opening to surround the suction tube. The ventilation sleeve includes a sleeve wall including a sleeve inner wall arranged towards the suction tube, an annular groove arranged in the sleeve inner wall, a filter compartment arranged in the sleeve wall, a bacterial filter arranged in the filter compartment, and an air inlet arranged in the filter compartment. The annular groove communicates with the opening. The bacterial filter communicates with the annular groove. The air inlet connects the bacterial filter with the atmosphere. A part of the ventilation lumen between the annular groove and a proximal end of the suction tube is sealed off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ASSKEA GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Hertwig, Marco Graf
  • Patent number: 9925316
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system and method for administering reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure source generates a reduced pressure. The apparatus includes a tube having a plurality of lumens. The plurality of lumens includes at least one collection lumen. The reduced pressure source applies the reduced pressure to the tissue site through the plurality of lumens such that the at least one collection lumen receives fluid from the tissue site. The at least one collection lumen stores the fluid received from the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Blane Sanders, Keith Patrick Heaton, Ian James Hardman, Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Mark Stephen James Beard, Jonathan Paul Jaeb, Kristine Kieswetter, Royce W. Johnson, Shannon C. Ingram
  • Patent number: 9844363
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes an instrument set and an instrument drive unit removably coupled to the instrument set. The instrument set includes an instrument set housing; an elongate outer cannula having a tissue receiving aperture in a side wall thereof; an elongate inner cannula disposed within an outer cannula lumen; an aspiration vent fluidly coupling the outer cannula lumen to atmosphere; and an aspirate valve in the aspiration vent, and configured such that the outer cannula lumen is vented to atmosphere only when the aspirate valve is open. The instrument drive unit includes a drive unit support structure removably coupled to the instrument set housing; a motorized inner cannula driver configured to axially oscillate the inner cannula relative to the outer cannula to sever tissue extending through the tissue receiving opening; and an actuating member configured to selectively mechanically prevent the aspirate valve from closing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Hologic, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wolton, Daniel Robertson, Thomas Fisk, Joseph A. Stand, III, Christian M. Ulm, Carl Pierce
  • Patent number: 9820916
    Abstract: A flow control apparatus adapted to receive a feeding set includes a housing capable of receiving at least a portion of the feeding set. A pumping device is supported by the housing and positioned to contact the feeding set when the feeding set is received by the housing so the pumping device acts on the feeding set to produce fluid flow in the feeding set for delivery of fluid to a subject. An ultrasonic sensor is supported by the housing and arranged with respect to the pumping device to produce a sensor signal indicative of a viscosity of the fluid delivered through the feeding set. A control circuit is in communication with the ultrasonic sensor for receiving the sensor signal from the sensor indicative of the viscosity of the fluid and in communication with the pumping device to control operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jason Boulanger, Joseph Hudson, Lester Paul Trelford
  • Patent number: 9675784
    Abstract: Devices and methods for guidewire assisted placement of catheters into blood vessels are described. Some of the devices and methods relate to automated or partially automated or assisted insertion and placement of an intravenous catheter into a vein or artery of a patient. Other of the devices are blood draw devices and methods for insertion and placement of an intravenous device into a vein or artery of a patient or to withdraw a blood sample from the patient. The devices also provide for guide wire tip inspection after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Vascular Pathways, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Belson
  • Patent number: 9650662
    Abstract: The aim of the present invention is a method of sampling all or part of a sample (11) of biological matter (7), which is crude, enriched or cultured through contact with a culture medium (8), such as agar, for example in a Petri dish, using a probe (3) equipped with a terminal end (4), said sampling method comprising the steps of cooling the terminal end (4) of the probe (3), sticking all or part of the sample (11) of biological matter (7) to be sampled through contact, or by applying a pressure exerted by the terminal end (4) onto the sample (11) of biological matter (7), and sampling of all or part of the sample (11) of biological matter (7) so as to separate the sample (11) of biological matter (7) from the culture medium (8), a method of depositing into a container (9) or onto an analysis plate (14) all or part of a sample (11) of biological matter (7) stuck onto a frosted terminal end (4) of a probe, said depositing method including a step of separating the terminal end (4) of the probe (3) from all or p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: bio Meriéux, S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Charrier, Bruno Colin, Laurent Drazek, Cécile Paris, Jean-Claude Raymond, Dominique Decaux
  • Patent number: 9636277
    Abstract: A multi-container transfer and deliver device and methods of mixing and transferring, the device configured to allow multiple containers to transfer and mix their respective materials and for receiving of the mixed materials to a fluid delivery device. The transfer device comprises a plurality of flow conduits for fluid flow between the multiple containers and the fluid delivery device. A drug mixing kit and optional packaging comprising a multi-container housing with a plurality of flow conduits and a plurality of sections for receiving containers and a fluid transfer device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: YUKON MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Nathan R. Snell, Matthew R. Penny, Todd M. Korogi
  • Patent number: 9579444
    Abstract: A blood collection system comprises a suction unit (11), a hose arrangement (12) connected to the suction unit, means for aspirating blood and air through the suction unit and for pumping said blood and air through the hose arrangement, a flow sensing unit (14) for continuously sensing the blood flow through the hose arrangement, an anticoagulant additive dosing system (15) for continuously dosing an anticoagulant additive into the blood flowed through the hose arrangement in response to the continuously sensed blood flow, a mixing unit (16) for mixing the blood with the anticoagulant additive dosed into the blood, and a collection vessel (17) for collecting the mixed blood and anticoagulant additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LENJAM AB
    Inventor: Lennart Strömberg
  • Patent number: 9545472
    Abstract: An extracorporeal reservoir device including a housing, a venous inlet sub-assembly, and a venous filter. The venous sub-assembly is mounted to the housing and includes a downtube and a luer port connector body. The connector body extends from the downtube and forms a passageway open to a lumen of the downtube. The connector body is arranged such that fluid flow from the passageway merges with a flow path of fluid along the primary lumen at an angle of less than 90°. Secondary blood flow through the port connector body is less likely to induce turbulent flow into venous blood flow within the downtube, and is thus less likely to break up any bubbles carried by the venous blood. For example, at port flow rates of less than 500 mL/minute, fluid flow from the port connector body does not induce turbulent flow into fluid flowing through the primary lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Eric Boone, Neil Nye, Hanam Pham
  • Patent number: 9511184
    Abstract: A surgical pump system arrangement receives an inflow cassette and provides fluid flow to a surgical site in a joint of a patient. The arrangement calculates load coefficients for a pressure loss curve based on an identified inflow cannula and an identified endoscope utilized therewith. The arrangement determines if the cannula is disposed at a surgical site and if adequate fluid flow is provided. Further, the arrangement determines if the inflow cannula and endoscope are properly identified. The arrangement integrates with an identified or unidentified surgical device to adjust pump operation when the surgical device is operating. The arrangement maps actuators disposed on a surgical handpiece or footswitch to control operation of the pump system, including providing suction to an outflow path of a surgical device that is not operating. The arrangement also determines when an inflow pump cassette is not properly inserted into the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brady Woolford, Jesse Smith, Nikolai Chernyy, Andrew Hamel, Michael Hilldoerfer, Steffan Benamou
  • Patent number: 9492071
    Abstract: An in-joint pump and control device comprising a pump and an in-joint sensor. The pump is configured to convey fluid to a body joint surgical site. The pump has an algorithm associated therewith to make calculations and to assist in controlling the operation of the pump. The in-joint sensor is operatively associated with the pump by at least a communication member. The in-joint sensor comprises a sheath, an integration member attached to the sheath, a pressure sensor connected to the integration member, and a temperature sensor adjacent the sheath. The pressure sensor is adapted to provide pressure information to the pump via the communication member. The temperature sensor is also adapted to provide temperature information to the pump via the communication member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brady Woolford, Justin Smith
  • Patent number: 9427521
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and program product detects an occlusion in a fluid line by determining if a relationship between force measurements departs from an expected relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Pope, Zhan Liu
  • Patent number: 9358339
    Abstract: Described here are devices and methods for the delivery of molecules, including biologically active molecules, into tissues. The devices and methods are generally particle based, and devised to deploy the molecules into a target tissue in a controlled manner to minimize tissue damage. The devices and methods may further be devised to tailor molecule delivery parameters to a variety of tissue types. Kits including various device components are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Bay Genomics, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Greenberg, Scott Geller
  • Patent number: 9314555
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling inflammatory response at an internal tissue site of a patient utilizes a reduced-pressure treatment device. Controlling the inflammatory response may be accomplished in a number of ways that involve treating the inflammatory milieu. Treating the inflammatory milieu may include removing or moderating pro-inflammatory stimuli, e.g., fluids, enhancing perfusion of the tissue at or near the internal tissue site, or providing reduced-pressure therapy. The reduced-pressure treatment device is placed at or near the internal tissue site and is fluidly coupled to an external reduced-pressure source. The reduced-pressure treatment device provides reduced pressure proximate the tissue site and treats the inflammatory milieu. The reduced-pressure treatment device for controlling inflammatory response may be a minimally-invasive treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stevenson, Kenneth Norbury, Richard Paul Mormino, George Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 9289110
    Abstract: A surgical pump system arrangement receives an inflow cassette and provides fluid flow to a surgical site in a joint of a patient. The arrangement calculates load coefficients for a pressure loss curve based on an identified inflow cannula and an identified endoscope utilized therewith. The arrangement determines if the cannula is disposed at a surgical site and if adequate fluid flow is provided. Further, the arrangement determines if the inflow cannula and endoscope are properly identified. The arrangement integrates with an identified or unidentified surgical device to adjust pump operation when the surgical device is operating. The arrangement maps actuators disposed on a surgical handpiece or footswitch to control operation of the pump system, including providing suction to an outflow path of a surgical device that is not operating. The arrangement also determines when an inflow pump cassette is not properly inserted into the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brady Woolford, Jesse Smith, Nikolai Chernyy, Andrew Hamel, Michael Hilldoerfer, Steffan Benamou
  • Patent number: 9215964
    Abstract: A vacuum system is described for endoscopic intracavity, intraluminal or intracorporeal vacuum therapy, for aspirating body fluids, wound secretions or gases from a hollow volume, such as a body cavity, a hollow organ, a tissue abscess or an intestinal lumen, particularly in the production of a temporary endoscopic closure of an intestinal lumen. Based on this, many embodiments of an endoscopy arrangement are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: LOHMANN & RAUSCHER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gunnar Loske
  • Patent number: 9173996
    Abstract: A medical device for delivery of a fluid to a patient from a line terminating in a tubing needle. The medical device includes a cannula assembly for coupling the fluid into a cannula that is inserted into the patient. The cannula assembly has a first locking element disposed in a fixed position with respect to the cannula. Coupling the line to the cannula assembly is an infusion flap. The infusion flap includes a second locking element for engaging the first locking element of the cannula assembly and a lift tab for disconnecting the infusion flap from the cannula assembly. Coupling of the first and second locking elements requires initial mating of the infusion flap and cannula assembly followed by locking through rotation of the infusion flap with respect to the cannula assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Larry B. Gray, Jared Hamilton, Richard Lanigan, Brian Tracey
  • Patent number: 9144436
    Abstract: The invention provides improved apparatuses and related methods for the detection of needle penetration into negative pressure corporal spaces such as the epidural space. In one aspect, the invention provides a needle hub that includes a fluid reservoir chamber and a plunger engaged therewith, so that insertion of the plunger into the chamber displaces fluid causing a hanging drop to form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas A. Senatore
  • Patent number: 9134333
    Abstract: A sample processing apparatus comprising: an aspiration section for aspirating a sample from a sample container; a sample container take-out/returning section for taking out a sample container containing a sample from a sample rack holding a plurality of sample containers, and for returning the sample container, from which the sample has been aspirated, to the sample rack; a sample processing section for processing the aspirated sample; a transport section for transporting the sample rack to a take-out position for taking out the sample container from the sample rack; and a transport controller for controlling the transport section to transport the sample rack to a processing position for performing a predetermined process on another sample container held by the sample rack when one sample container has been taken out from the sample rack by the sample container take-out/returning section is disclosed. A sample processing method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Kuwano, Daigo Fukuma
  • Publication number: 20150133863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure reducer for delivering drugs to a patient and the corresponding method of manufacture, said pressure reducer for delivering drugs to a patient comprising: a duct (9) with an inlet (11) and an outlet (13), a first body (1) with a first surface (5), and a second body (3) with a second surface (6) directly contacting the first body (1). One of the surfaces (5, 6) has a recess (7) such that a duct (9) is defined between both surfaces. Both bodies are attached to one another by means of a continuous attachment line running on both sides of the duct (9). The method of manufacture comprises a laser welding step in which the first body (1) is welded to the second body (3) by means of a welding seam extending along both sides of the duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jordi Martín Llorens, Javier Torras Marí
  • Publication number: 20150105724
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and an port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 8992463
    Abstract: A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of fresh dialysate and spent dialysate. The balancing system may use one or two balancing devices, such as a balance tube, a tortuous path, or a balance chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Michael E. Hogard, Donald D. Busby, Robert W. Childers, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Katherine M. Holian, Mark E. Jablonski, Thomas D. Kelly, Ying-Cheng Lo, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Rodolfo G. Roger, Donald A. Smith, Atif M. Yardimci
  • Patent number: 8974411
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is provided having a conical diffuser tip for use in rapid infusion procedures. The conical diffuser tip provides a flared opening whereby the velocity of an infusant is decreased as the infusant travels through the catheter tip and exits into the vascular system of a patient. This decrease in velocity proportionately reduces the backpressure and/or recoil force of the catheter assembly thereby permitting the use of higher infusion rates. The catheter tip is introduced into the vasculature of a patient via a splittable introducer needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Austin Jason McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8956324
    Abstract: An irrigation and aspiration system is disclosed. The system can be configured to aspirate and irrigate alone, sequentially or concurrently. The system can be configured to aspirate and irrigate the nasal cavity. The system can be manually controlled. The system can have removable and easily cleanable reservoirs for aspirant and irrigant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Aardvark Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Christensen Baker, Clinton N. Slone, Michael J. Strasser, James Michael Lovette
  • Patent number: 8900179
    Abstract: A thrombectomy system may include an elongate shaft that defines a high pressure lumen and a low pressure lumen. The high pressure lumen may terminate near an end of the low pressure lumen. An expandable capture basket may be disposed near the end of the low pressure lumen. A thrombectomy apparatus may include an elongate shaft, an evacuation lumen extending within the elongate shaft and a high pressure lumen extending within the elongate shaft. A capture apparatus may be disposed within a wire lumen that extends within the elongate shaft such that the capture apparatus extends distally from the wire lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Jenson, William J. Drasler, Joseph M. Thielen
  • Patent number: 8894605
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an ophthalmosurgical system that includes a first irrigation fluid source. The system also includes a first irrigation fluid line connected to the first irrigation fluid source at a first end and open at a second end. The system further includes an aspiration fluid line, by which a fluid can be removed from an ocular lens. In addition, the system includes a suction pump, to which the aspiration fluid line is connected, and a second irrigation fluid source, to which a second irrigation fluid line is connected. The second irrigation fluid line is connected to the first irrigation fluid line at a coupling site. The system also includes a first valve, which is disposed between the first end of the first irrigation fluid line and the coupling site, and a second valve, which is disposed between the second irrigation fluid source and the coupling site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventor: Michael Eichler
  • Patent number: 8882707
    Abstract: A fluids exchanging system for medical use is provided. The system comprises an infusion pumping system, an aspiration pump, and an implantable catheter comprising a perforated dialysis cavity communicating with infusion and aspiration tubes in a communicating vessel manner. The implantable catheter further includes elastic holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: MICREL Medical Devices S.A.
    Inventor: Achilleas Tsoukalis
  • Patent number: 8876751
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a handpiece may include an irrigation line coupled to an adjacent line reservoir with a piston configured to move within the adjacent line reservoir to increase an irrigation pressure in the irrigation line near a surgical site. In some embodiments, a sensor may be used to detect an occlusion break in the aspiration line and information from the sensor may result in signaling an actuator to move the piston in response to the occlusion break detection to compensate for a vacuum pressure drop associated with the occlusion break. The handpiece may further include a purge bypass line between the irrigation line and the adjacent line reservoir to allow flow from the irrigation line to travel through the adjacent line reservoir to purge the adjacent line reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Dacquay, Robert J. Sanchez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8864709
    Abstract: In a medical liquid supply device, a control unit controls a liquid supply driver so that a liquid flows from the liquid supply driver in a liquid supply path regardless of whether a liquid-supply ON mode is selected. All of the liquid flowing from the liquid supply driver flows into a communication path when the liquid-supply ON mode is not selected. At least a part of the liquid flowing from the liquid supply driver does not flow into the communication path and is thereby supplied from a distal end of the liquid supply path when the liquid-supply ON mode is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Tsunetaka Akagane, Satoshi Honma
  • Patent number: D739930
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: SEASTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harumi Takenouchi, Ayako Yasui
  • Patent number: RE47219
    Abstract: A system for performing remote ischemic conditioning includes an inflatable cuff configured to encircle a limb of a subject and a controller removably attached to the cuff. The controller includes a pump; a manifold in fluid communication with the pump; a connector in fluid communication with the manifold and in removable fluid communication with the inflatable cuff; a pressure sensor; and a control circuit configured to implement a remote ischemic conditioning treatment protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CellAegis Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Rocky Eugene Ganske, Lahav Gil, Adam Shepperdley, Raymond Cracauer, Igal Royblat, Kristopher Thomas Christensen, Rade Gadzic, Christopher Caldarone, Andrew Redington
  • Patent number: RE47285
    Abstract: A vacuum system is described for endoscopic intracavity, intraluminal or intracorporeal vacuum therapy, for aspirating body fluids, wound secretions or gases from a hollow volume, such as a body cavity, a hollow organ, a tissue abscess or an intestinal lumen, particularly in the production of a temporary endoscopic closure of an intestinal lumen. Based on this, many embodiments of an endoscopy arrangement are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LOHMANN & RAUSCHER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gunnar Loske