Body Entering Conduit Axially Movable Within Body Piercing Conduit While Former Is Disposed In The Body Patents (Class 604/158)
  • Patent number: 10856901
    Abstract: A surgical access port assembly including a cannula having a diameter of less than about 3 mm and a tapered hub, capable of attachment to a laparoscopic surgical instrument, connected to the proximal end of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Teleflex Medical Incorporated
    Inventors: Sundaram Ravikumar, Guy Osborne, Harry Allan Alward
  • Patent number: 10842966
    Abstract: A system (5, 405) for infusing medication into a subject is provided. The system (5, 405) includes an injection system (50, 450) for controlling fluid flow from a fluid reservoir to a needle. A sensor (20) detects a characteristic indicative of fluid pressure in the needle. The injection system (50, 450) controls the flow of fluid to the needle in response to the characteristic detected by the sensor (20), which continuously detects the characteristic as the needle is inserted into the subject. The system may include a light assembly (100) connected with the injection system. The light assembly (100) may provide a continuously variable signal indicative of the fluid pressure in the needle. The system (5, 405) may further provide a mechanism that provides cues to the operator to insert the needle at a particular rate. The system may further include a conductive element (334) for providing electric nerve stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Mark N. Hochman, Leonard A. Osser
  • Patent number: 10820924
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a trocar that includes a trocar housing and a cannula that extends distally from the trocar housing, and an integral seal system positioned within a central passageway extending axially through the trocar and engageable against a surgical tool shaft extended therethrough. The integral seal system includes an asymmetric seal and a duckbill seal arranged distal to the asymmetric seal, and the asymmetric seal defines a diaphragm that complements insertion and extraction drag forces generated by the duckbill seal against the surgical tool shaft such that total insertion and extraction drag forces generated by the integral seal system are equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Joseph Thomas Mozloom, Jr., Christopher W. Birri, Daniel J. Prenger, Ryan Alan Klenke
  • Patent number: 10814120
    Abstract: A modular medical device catheter including a parent module and an adapter module. An attachment mechanism couples the adapter module to a surface of an inner lumen of the parent module. The attachment mechanism includes a coil in which a surface of the coil directly engages with the surface of the lumen of the parent module. The adapter module can include an elongated element having one or more electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: COVELLUS LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Beach
  • Patent number: 10792069
    Abstract: A trocar assembly includes a seal assembly that maintains insufflation pressure when sized seal cartridges are removed and replaced. The trocar assembly includes a housing that defines a working chamber, and a cannula distally extends from the housing and defines a lumen that communicates with the working chamber. The seal cartridge is arranged within the working chamber, and may include one or both of a proximal seal assembly and a distal seal assembly arranged distally from the proximal seal assembly, and may further include a bushing extending distally from a distal end of the seal cartridge and into the lumen. A tertiary seal may also be positioned within the working chamber distal to the seal cartridge, such that the bushing extends through the tertiary seal when the seal cartridge is received within the working chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Steven G. Hall, Katherine J. Schmid, Joe Mozloom, Harry Adams
  • Patent number: 10786159
    Abstract: An insert includes: an insert body that has an opening and has an inner cavity therein; a light guide member that is inserted into the inner cavity of the insert body and guides light emitted from a light source; a light emitting portion that emits light guided by the light guide member; a light absorption member that generates photoacoustic waves by absorbing the light emitted from the light emitting portion; and a proximal end portion that has an inlet of liquid and a chamber communicating with the inlet and the inner cavity of the insert body. The inner cavity has a space for flow of the liquid, and liquid injected through the inlet is capable of flowing from the opening of the insert body through the chamber and the space for flow of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kaku Irisawa
  • Patent number: 10758263
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed comprising an elongated needle assembly having a distal end, a proximal end and a longitudinal axis A, the needle assembly comprises a tubular cannula having a sharpened distal end, a proximal cannula portion, and a longitudinal bore along the longitudinal axis A, and a stylet configured to extend through the bore of the cannula, and having a blunt distal end and a proximal stylet portion. The needle assembly is provided with a spring member configured to urge the stylet in a distal direction along the longitudinal axis, such that the stylet is axially spring-biased in said distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: APRIOMED AB
    Inventors: Dan Akerfeldt, Afshin Gangi
  • Patent number: 10743746
    Abstract: A tool for an endoscope comprises an elongated shaft including a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the elongated shaft comprises a tubular member with an interior channel extending from the distal end toward the proximal end and a one or more perforations in the tubular member that are spaced from the distal end, the one or more perforations providing fluid communication between an exterior of the elongated shaft and the interior channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Shats
  • Patent number: 10729845
    Abstract: A method of securing an infusion set to a skin surface, comprising the steps of placing a needle or cannula of the infusion set in the skin surface, and controlling a minimum bend radius of the placed needle or cannula to resist deformation and fracture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell S. Cole, Arthur L. Klotz
  • Patent number: 10695547
    Abstract: A microneedle injection apparatus comprising an inverted actuator. The apparatus can include a housing having a base and a cavity, and a microneedle array holder configured to hold a microneedle array within the cavity of the housing. The microneedle array holder can be movable between a retracted position, and an extended position. The apparatus can further include an actuator movable with respect to the housing and the microneedle array holder between a first position and a second position to cause the microneedle array holder to move from the retracted position to the extended position. At least a portion of the actuator can be located on a skin-facing side of the apparatus (e.g., adjacent the base of the housing) and can be configured to be moved from the first position to the second position in response to the apparatus being pressed toward the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Scott A. Burton, Chin-Yee Ng, Richard R. Mathias
  • Patent number: 10610668
    Abstract: A catheter may include a catheter body, which may include a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen formed by an inner wall of the catheter body that extends between the proximal end and the distal end along a longitudinal axis. The distal end of the catheter body may include a distal lumen opening disposed on the longitudinal axis. The distal end may also include a leading edge. The leading edge may form the distal lumen opening and may include an upper and a lower portion. The lower portion of the leading edge may be disposed distally to the upper portion of the leading edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Andrew Charles Farinella, Daniel Kirk Hyer
  • Patent number: 10596351
    Abstract: A self-sealing catheter valve that includes a flexible tubular part having a distal opening and an opposite proximal opening, and a proximal valve part. The proximal valve part has a curved self-sealing flexible diaphragm disposed inside the flexible tubular part and has a base perimeter united with a circumferential wall of the flexible tubular part. The curved self-sealing flexible diaphragm has a concave surface facing towards the proximal opening, and a convex surface facing towards the distal opening, and a flexible diaphragm wall of the curved self-sealing flexible diaphragm has a traverse slit. The self-sealing catheter valve provides an efficient self-closing mechanism for a peripheral catheter assembly and constitutes an efficient barrier against potential contagious spread from the patient to the surrounding environment by blood born disease e.g. HIV, hepatitis and Ebola viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TRAINCO AB
    Inventor: Jan Liska
  • Patent number: 10576258
    Abstract: An introducer for insertion of a medical device into a patient's vasculature includes an elongate introducer body, a hub, and a hemostatic valve. The elongate introducer body includes a longitudinal axis, a proximal region, a distal region, and an inner lumen. The hub is coupled to the proximal region of the introducer body. The hemostatic valve is disposed within the hub and forms a liquid-tight seal across the inner lumen. The introducer includes a guide configured to guide an object towards the center of the valve during insertion of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABIOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Glen R. Fantuzzi, Dion Mraz
  • Patent number: 10569027
    Abstract: An epidural needle assembly including an epidural needle assembly and an injection needle assembly. The injection needle assembly is slidably mounted on the needle of the epidural needle assembly between extended and retracted positions. The injection needle assembly includes an injection hub having an injection needle secured thereto which extends forwardly therefrom. When the injection needle assembly is in its retracted position, the forward end of the injection needle is positioned rearwardly of the forward end of the epidural needle. When the injection needle assembly is in its extended position, the forward end of the injection needle is positioned forwardly of the forward end of the epidural needle. When in its extended position, the injection needle is able to create a hole in the skin of a person or animal to permit the epidural needle to be inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Gayle Misle, Ryan C. Patterson, Trent J. Perry
  • Patent number: 10569059
    Abstract: The device includes a dilator having a locking mechanism configured to limit a distance a guidewire can be advanced out of a distal end of the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ASSPV, LLC
    Inventor: Steven F. Bierman
  • Patent number: 10512455
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for sealing a puncture through tissue includes an introducer sheath sized for introduction into a puncture, cartridge sized for insertion into the introducer carrying a sealant, and a locking element for coupling the introducer sheath to the cartridge. When the cartridge is advanced into the introducer sheath, the locking element couples the introducer sheath to the cartridge such that subsequent retraction of the cartridge causes the introducer sheath to retract, thereby deploying the sealant from the cartridge within the puncture beyond the introducer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Access Closure, Inc.
    Inventors: Celso J Bagaoisan, Sieu Duong, Fred H. Co, Juan Domingo
  • Patent number: 10506973
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus for injecting a liquid into a primo-node and a primo-vascular system tracing system including the apparatus. The apparatus includes a liquid injection tube to inject a liquid into a primo-node of an object, and a suction tube to hold the primo-node to inject the liquid injection tube into the primo-node. The liquid injection tube and the suction tube are formed as one body. The liquid injection tube is inserted into an inner side of the suction tube and an edge unit of the liquid injection tube protrudes to the outside from an inner side of a suction opening of the suction tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., AICT (ADVANCED INSTITUTES OF CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Minseoks Kim, Seunghwan Lee, Kwangsup Soh, Hyunseok Jang, Sharon Jiyoon Jung, Youngjun Koh, Jaeyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10492811
    Abstract: An endoscopic includes a handle, a tubular member, a control member, and an end effector assembly. The handle has a stationary member and a movable member. The movable member includes a constrained curved path for passage of the control member. The tubular member has an end coupled to the stationary member and a distal end rotatably coupled to the end effector assembly. The control member extends through the curved path, the tubular member, and is coupled to the end effector assembly. A knob is attached to the movable member and control member. Displacement of the movable member relative to the stationary member causes actuation of the end effector assembly, and rotation of the knob on the movable member causes the control member to rotate within both the constrained curved path and the tubular member, and results in rotation of the end effector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Slatr Surgical Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Charles R. Slater
  • Patent number: 10492938
    Abstract: An implant delivery system is described. The implant delivery system utilizes an implant, implant wire, delivery sheath, and a torque device. The torque device may include a cutting element to slit the delivery sheath and a clamp device to fix the position of the implant delivery wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Terumo Corporation
    Inventor: Cang Lam
  • Patent number: 10478109
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device for parenterally transferring fluid to and/or from a patient includes a housing, a needle, and an occlusion mechanism. The housing defines a fluid flow path and is couplable to a fluid reservoir. The needle has a distal end portion that is configured to be inserted into the patient and a proximal end portion that is configured to be fluidically coupled to the fluid flow path of the housing, and defines a lumen therebetween. The occlusion mechanism selectively controls a fluid flow between the needle and the fluid flow path. The occlusion mechanism includes an occlusion member that is movable between a first configuration where the lumen of the needle is obstructed during insertion into the patient and a second configuration where the lumen of the needle is unobstructed after the needle has been inserted into the patient allowing fluid transfer to or from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bullington, Jay M. Miazga, Shan E. Gaw, Richard G. Patton
  • Patent number: 10463814
    Abstract: A medical apparatus which comprises a sharpened outer cannula and a blunt inner cannula slidingly disposed within the outer cannula is configured to allow one-hand operation by user to operate the medical apparatus. The apparatus also contains a visual position indication system adapted to indicate the position of the inner cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KVI LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P. Clement, S. Stone Linton
  • Patent number: 10426496
    Abstract: A method for surgically removing a tumor from a woman's breast is provided. The method can include inserting an optical trocar having a working channel and a transparent tip through a skin incision, guiding the transparent tip of the trocar through breast tissue with visualization such that the transparent tip of the trocar is placed adjacent to the tumor, insufflating gas via the working channel of the trocar to create a cavity in an operative field next to the tumor, dissecting the tumor free with a surgical instrument inserted through the working channel and removing the tumor through the trocar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Gaiselmann, Karl-Heinz Bachmann, Siegfried Riek
  • Patent number: 10328250
    Abstract: An adapter constructed to have a proximal portion that interfaces with the internal lumen of a medical device and a distal portion that modifies, augments or extends the configuration or intended use of the medical device. The proximal portion of the adapter interfaces with the internal lumen of the medical device in a manner to secure the adapter to the medical device during use. The distal portion of the adapter is generally outside the lumen of the catheter or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: COVELLUS LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Beach
  • Patent number: 10328239
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device and method for insertion. The catheter insertion device can include a housing, a needle attached to a needle carrier, a catheter including a catheter shaft attached to a catheter hub, and a guidewire. The guidewire can include a coil tip positioned in a lumen of the needle. The method for insertion can include inserting a distal end of the needle and the catheter shaft into a blood vessel of a patient, advancing the coil tip out of the needle lumen and into the blood vessel, advancing the catheter over the guidewire, and withdrawing the guidewire and the needle from the catheter. The coil tip can include a straightened configuration and a coiled configuration. The coil tip can transition from the straightened configuration in the needle lumen to the coiled configuration in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Vascular Pathways, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Belson
  • Patent number: 10315003
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a continuous anesthesia nerve conduction apparatus and method thereof, and more particularly to a method and system for use in administering a continuous flow or intermittent bolus of anesthetic agent to facilitate a continuous or prolonged nerve block. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The sheath also includes an embedded conductive element for transmitting an electrical signal from a proximal portion of the sheath to a distal portion of the sheath. A cannula is arranged in the at least one lumen of the sheath and has a distal end protruding from a distal portion of the sheath. The cannula is electrically coupled to at least a portion of the embedded conductive element and is configured to provide nerve stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Sundar Rajendran, Dan Joel Kopacz, Siddharth Desai
  • Patent number: 10265097
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a needle assembly for delivering a lead and methods of use. The needle assembly is configured to cut tissue and reduce the potential for cutting vulnerable bodily structures. The needle assembly includes an outer needle with a blunt tip and an inner needle with a sharp tip. The outer needle may be curved, and the inner needle may be curved. When the inner needle is rotated with respect to the outer needle, the inner needle protracts or retracts with respect to the outer needle. A stopping feature on the needle assembly may be included to resist over-rotation or over-extension. The needle assembly provides an initial path that may be further dilated for delivering a lead, such as a vagus nerve stimulation lead to a target site. The target site may be electrically tested with some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Tockman, Brian Soltis, Eric F. Hammill, Lili Liu, Juan Gabriel Hincapie Ordonez
  • Patent number: 10258772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety needle arrangement (1) comprising a main part (2), a cannula support (6), a cannula (10), a proximal end of which is retained on a distal end (7) of the cannula support (6), an adjusting element (15) which is operatively arranged between the main part (2) and the cannula support (6), and a locking device (19) with multiple first and second locking elements (20, 21) which are engaged with one another. The first locking elements (20) are arranged in the region of a proximal end (4) of the main part (2) and are formed by projections (22) which are arranged diametrically opposite one another. The second locking elements (21) are arranged in the region of a proximal end (8) of the cannula support (6) and are formed by recesses (24) which are arranged diametrically opposite one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Greiner Bio-One GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Bauer, Franz Ebetsberger, Franz Kirchmeir, Andreas Mayr, Melanie Christina Schimpl, Gerhard Strasser
  • Patent number: 10245070
    Abstract: A telescoping access cannula comprising: an outer tube; an inner tube carried by the outer tube, the inner tube being coaxial with the outer tube and longitudinally movable relative to the outer tube; and a rotatable member carried by the outer tube and connected to the inner tube, wherein rotation of the rotatable member causes longitudinal movement of the inner tube relative to the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pivot Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Flom, Thomas Weisel, Andrew Lantz, Roger Pisarnwongs, Jonathan Dewey, Matthew Frushell, Bryan Kelly, Michael Wei
  • Patent number: 10220139
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cannula assembly, a housing, a fluid reservoir, a flow control mechanism, and an actuator. The housing includes an inlet port removably coupled to the cannula assembly and defines an inner volume. The fluid reservoir is fluidically coupled to the housing and configured to receive and isolate a volume of bodily fluid from a patient. The flow control mechanism is at least partially disposed in the inner volume. The actuator is operably coupled to the flow control mechanism and is configured to move the flow control mechanism between a first configuration, in which bodily fluid can flow, via a fluid flow path defined by the flow control mechanism, from the cannula assembly, through the inlet port and into the fluid reservoir, to a second configuration, in which the fluid reservoir is fluidically isolated from the cannula assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bullington, Richard G. Patton, Shan E. Gaw
  • Patent number: 10219928
    Abstract: A catheter system includes an introducer sheath and a delivery catheter having an external surface. A sleeve connector is supported on and axially movable relative to the external surface of the delivery catheter. A collapsible sleeve has a first end attached to the external surface of the delivery catheter at a first attachment and a second end attached to the sleeve connector at a second attachment. The catheter system includes a medical device placement configuration in which the delivery catheter is received through the introducer sheath, the sleeve connector is removably attached to the introducer sheath, and the collapsible sleeve is positioned radially between the external surface of the delivery catheter and an internal surface of the introducer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Kieran Costello
  • Patent number: 10188836
    Abstract: An infusion set, comprising a base, and an inserter pivotally connected to said base, said inserter including a catheter movable from a first catheter position to a second catheter position, an introducer needle located within said catheter and movable between a first and second introducer needle positions, and an activation button, wherein when said button is moved from a first button position to a second button position, said catheter is moved from said first toward said second catheter position, said introducer needle is moved from said first toward said second introducer needle position, and said introducer needle is thereafter moved back toward said first introducer needle position, wherein in the second button position, the inserter is configured to fold substantially entirely within said base in the second inserter position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker
  • Patent number: 10166346
    Abstract: A needle device including a housing. The housing includes a first housing element provided towards a proximal end of said needle device and a second housing element provided towards a distal end of said needle device. A cutting element having a sharp proximal end is arranged at a proximal end of said first housing element. A cannula having a blunt proximal end is fitted to the second housing element and an opening for the cannula is provided at the proximal end of the first housing element. The first housing element and the second housing element are moveable relative to each other between an extended position where the proximal end of the cannula does not extend beyond the proximal end of the cutting element and a compressed position where the cannula extends through the opening of the first housing element and past the proximal end of the cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Q-MED AB
    Inventor: Jonas Törnsten
  • Patent number: 10124151
    Abstract: An introducer is configured to distinguish an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is reduced, from an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is not reduced, and to recognize the relationship between the inner diameter and the outer diameter for the sheath tube in which the wall thickness is reduced. The introducer includes an introducer sheath which includes an elongated hollow sheath tube and a sheath hub at the proximal side of the sheath tube and provided with a dilator insertion port. A first information piece having an inner diameter dimension of the sheath tube as an index is shown on at least one of the sheath tube and the sheath hub. Furthermore, a second information piece having an outer diameter dimension of the sheath tube as an index is shown on at least one of the sheath tube and the sheath hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Okamura, Yushin Yazaki
  • Patent number: 10124150
    Abstract: An introducer is configured to distinguish an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is reduced, from an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is not reduced, and to recognize the relationship between the inner diameter and the outer diameter for the sheath tube in which the wall thickness is reduced. An introducer includes an introducer sheath and a dilator. The introducer further includes a first information piece on at least one of the introducer sheath and the dilator and has an inner diameter dimension of the sheath tube as an index. Furthermore, a second information piece having an outer diameter dimension of the sheath tube as an index is on at least one of the introducer sheath and the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Okamura, Yushin Yazaki
  • Patent number: 10124178
    Abstract: An implant comprises: (a) an implant body that comprises: (i) at least a first longitudinal portion of the implant body that defines a given outer diameter; and (ii) a recessed longitudinal portion of the implant body that is radially recessed with respect to the first longitudinal portion of the implant body, such that an outer diameter of the recessed longitudinal portion is less than the outer diameter of the first longitudinal portion; and (b) a cuff coupled to the implant body around the recessed longitudinal portion of the implant body such that an outer diameter of the cuff does not exceed the outer diameter of the first longitudinal portion. The cuff defines a plurality of holes that are configured to facilitate anchoring of the implant body with respect to the subject's tissue, by facilitating tissue growth into the holes. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BLUEWIND MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Gur Oron, Bar Eytan, Nir Armony, Eran Benjamin, Jimy Pesin
  • Patent number: 10080587
    Abstract: A plurality of individual tools is provided where each tool is uniquely configured to perform a step or a portion of a step in a novel procedure associated with the implantation of a stabilizing device (e.g., an interspinous spacer) for stabilizing at least one spinal motion segment. The tools are usable individually, or more preferably as a tooling system in which the tools are collectively employed to implant an interspinous spacer, generally in a minimally invasive manner. For example, each of the tools is arranged with coordinated markings and/or other features to ensure consistent depths of insertion, proper orientation of the tools with respect to each other or an anatomical feature of the patient, and precise delivery of the spacer to maintain safe positioning throughout the implantation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: VertiFlex, Inc.
    Inventors: Moti Altarac, Robert Gutierrez, Shawn Tebbe, Daniel H. Kim, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10039576
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for dynamically stabilizing the spine are provided. The devices include an expandable spacer having an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration, wherein the spacer has axial and radial dimensions for positioning between the spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae. The systems include one or more spacers and a mechanical actuation means for delivering and deploying the spacer. The methods involve the implantation of one or more spacers within the interspinous space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventor: Daniel H. Kim
  • Patent number: 10043271
    Abstract: The cross-sectional area of a tubular cardiovascular structure to assess blood flow wherein the segmentation of the lumen is applied with a deformable model to the three-dimensional image and fitting the deformable model to the three-dimensional image to obtain a fitted model representing the segmentation of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jochen Peters, Juergen Weese, Irina Waechter-Stehle
  • Patent number: 9993234
    Abstract: An intravascular delivery device is disclosed comprising a delivery wire having a proximal and a distal end and an interior lumen extending there between and wherein said distal end comprises a connection interface adapted to matingly interlock with a proximal end portion of a medical implantable device, wherein said delivery device comprises a locking unit arranged to secure said connection interface in a locking position in which said medical implant is pivotably locked before a controlled release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Occlutech Holding AG
    Inventors: Herbert Maslanka, Stevan Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9962503
    Abstract: A needle that consists of two pieces: the first piece has a tip, a shaft, a spring and a bi-color indicator, and the second piece has two parallel hollow lumens; one lumen is for fluid entrance and passage, and the other lumen configured to receive the first piece. When the hypodermic needle tip touches the skin or being inside a tissue the spring will be squeezed and the first piece will be situated backward in its primary position. When the tip of the needle just enters any cavity or any vessel the spring will be freed and pushes the first piece forward with the change of the color of the bicolored indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Rakan Alhourani
  • Patent number: 9937334
    Abstract: A catheter, and preferably a urinary catheter, is disclosed, comprising an elongate shaft with a catheter insertion end and a flared connector connected to the elongated shaft opposite to the catheter insertion end. The flared connector forms a catheter connector end. Further, a gripping sleeve is fixedly connected to the flared connector, and arranged to enclose at least part of, and preferably essentially the whole, flared connector, apart from the catheter connector end. Hereby, a standard catheter can easily be customized for various use situations and users with different needs, in terms of e.g. gripping and manipulation possibilities. A method for producing such a customized catheter is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ASTRA TECH AB
    Inventors: Göran Fröjd, Marie-Josée Michon-Gente
  • Patent number: 9931466
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cannula assembly, a housing, a fluid reservoir, a flow control mechanism, and an actuator. The housing includes an inlet port removably coupled to the cannula assembly and defines an inner volume. The fluid reservoir is fluidically coupled to the housing and configured to receive and isolate a volume of bodily fluid from a patient. The flow control mechanism is at least partially disposed in the inner volume. The actuator is operably coupled to the flow control mechanism and is configured to move the flow control mechanism between a first configuration, in which bodily fluid can flow, via a fluid flow path defined by the flow control mechanism, from the cannula assembly, through the inlet port and into the fluid reservoir, to a second configuration, in which the fluid reservoir is fluidically isolated from the cannula assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Magnolia Medical Tehnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bullington, Richard G. Patton, Shan E. Gaw
  • Patent number: 9895525
    Abstract: A ported catheter adapter and septum actuator having various features to prevent displacement and dislodging of the septum actuator when accessing the patient's vasculature via the inserted infusion device. In particular, the systems and methods of the present invention provide an intravenous infusion device incorporating a septum actuator with a retention tab that interacts with a retention ring that is incorporated into the valve of a side port. This interaction retains the septum actuator within the lumen of the catheter adapter, thereby allowing for subsequent access to the patient's vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Weston F. Harding
  • Patent number: 9889255
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a needle and a needle shield device. The needle shield device includes an inner shield connectable to at least one a base and a fluid connector connectable to the base, and an outer shield fixedly connected to the opposing end the needle and displaceable relative to the inner shield between a first position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is exposed outside the inner shield, and a second position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is shielded by the inner shield. Interaction between portions of the inner and outer shields during or after proximal displacement of the outer shield from the first position to the second position automatically releases or permits release of the inner shield from connection to the at least one of the base and the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Victor Politis, Stephen Richards, Gary Searle, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 9889285
    Abstract: An operation tool includes a mechanism sequentially moving the injector in a space of an outer cylinder among an initial position in which needles of a main body of the device are retracted inside the space, a first position in which the needles protrude to the outside by a first distance, and a second position in which needles protrude to the outside by a second distance shorter than the first distance. Fluid flows from the injector through the needles in the second position. The mechanism has a unit forcing the injector toward the initial position by a magnetic force, first and second stoppers which can be selectively extended/retracted with respect to the outer peripheral wall of the outer cylinder, and an engaging portion which is selectively engaged with these stoppers on the outer peripheral wall of the injector and selectively arranging the injector in the above three positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Sumida, Yumiko Ikeda, Masaki Kono
  • Patent number: 9878130
    Abstract: A shieldable needle device includes a hub with and a needle cannula having a puncture tip extending from a forward end thereof, and a shield member in telescoping association with the hub. At least one of the hub and the shield member are adapted for relative axial movement with respect to the other between a first position in which the puncture tip of the needle cannula is exposed from a forward end of the shield member and a second position in which the puncture tip of the needle cannula is encompassed within the shield member. A drive member extends between the hub and the shield member, biasing the hub and the shield member axially away from each other. A packaging cover may further extend about the needle cannula, applying external pressure between the cooperating portions of the hub and the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jamieson W. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9867963
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an over-the-needle (OTN) catheter assembly having an improved needle hub. The OTN catheter assembly includes a catheter defining a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end. A needle having a proximal end and a distal end is configured within the lumen of the catheter. The needle hub is configured with the proximal end of the needle and includes a bore defined therethrough. The needle hub also includes at least one cavity extending from the bore to an exterior surface of the needle hub. Thus, the needle extends at least partially through the bore of the needle hub such that the needle is exposed via the cavity from the exterior surface of the needle hub so as to engage a nerve stimulator apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Saeed Khalaj
  • Patent number: 9861792
    Abstract: An insertion device for use in assisting with the placement of a medical device within the body of a patient is disclosed. For example, the insertion device can be employed to assist with the placement of an introducer, which provides a conduit for insertion of a catheter into the body. In one embodiment, the insertion device comprises a needle that is removably disposed within a bore defined by the medical device, and a needle retraction assembly. The needle retraction assembly can position the needle in any one of a first position wherein a distal tip of the needle is disposed a predetermined distance distal to a distal end of the medical device, a second position wherein the needle distal tip is disposed distal but proximate to the distal end of the medical device, and a third position wherein the needle distal tip is retracted within the medical device bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Hall, Ryan C. Patterson, Charles L. Farnworth
  • Patent number: 9861791
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter device and system includes: (a) a medical tubing connector at a first end of the intravenous catheter device; (b) a length of flexible, non-kinking, supported medical tubing, a first end of the non-kinking tubing being connected to a first end of the medical tubing connector; (c) an intravenous catheter portion having a first end attached to a second end of the non-kinking tubing, the non-kinking tubing extending between the intravenous catheter portion and the tubing connector; and (d) a cylindrical-shaped cuff attached to a fast outside end portion of the intravenous catheter portion, and a second outside end portion of the non-kinking tubing; wherein a central channel of the intravenous catheter portion is in fluid communication with a channel of the non-kinking, flexible tubing when the intravenous catheter device is in use. This simplified abstract is not intended to limit, and should not be interpreted as limiting, the scope of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: James T. Rawls
  • Patent number: 9848956
    Abstract: A marking apparatus includes a rigid cannula having a peripheral wall forming a lumen that carries an imaging marker. A lateral opening in the peripheral wall is open to the lumen. The lateral opening has a proximal extent and a distal extent. A closed-off distal portion is distal to the lateral opening. A resilient end wall extends downwardly from the peripheral wall at the distal extent of the lateral opening. A stylet has a distal end having a ramp. The stylet is slidably received within the lumen of the rigid cannula for movement in the lumen. The resilient end wall of the rigid cannula is configured to engage the ramp of the distal end of the stylet when the stylet is advanced through the lumen of the rigid cannula to an extended position to substantially close off the lateral opening of the rigid cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignees: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc., Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventors: Steven E. Field, Ryan L. Goosen, Brian R. Mulder, Richard M. Chesbrough