Means For Securing Conduit To Body Patents (Class 604/174)
  • Patent number: 11497891
    Abstract: A catheter system may include a catheter adapter, which may include a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending through the distal end and the proximal end. The catheter system may include a connector coupled to the proximal end of the catheter adapter. The connector may include a T-connector. The catheter system may include a connector support device, which may be wedge-shaped to support the connector at an insertion angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Curtis H Blanchard, Weston F. Harding
  • Patent number: 11478616
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a catheter includes a retainer, a strap, a first anchor pad and a second anchor pad, a gap separating an edge of the first anchor pad from an adjacent edge of the second anchor pad. The retainer can include a first base member secured to an upper surface of the first anchor pad, a second base member secured to an upper surface of the second anchor pad, and a body coupled to the first and second base members. The body can include a portion spanning the gap separating the first anchor pad from the second anchor pad. The portion of the body can include an open channel through an upper surface of the body, the open channel aligned with the gap. The body can further include a first securement mechanism and a second securement mechanism. The strap can be rotatably coupled to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Andino, Christopher J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 11471189
    Abstract: A surgical access device includes a cannula body, a fixation mechanism, and an illumination mechanism. The fixation mechanism includes a collar, a sleeve, an expandable member, and a distal ring. The illumination mechanism includes at least one light disposed on the expandable member, and a switch. Distal translation of the collar relative to an elongated portion of the cannula body causes the expandable member to move from a first position defining a first gap between a mid-portion of the expandable member and the elongated portion of the cannula body, to a second position defining a second gap between the mid-portion of the expandable member and the elongated portion of the cannula body, the second gap being greater than the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin M. Desjardin, Garrett P. Ebersole, Astley C. Lobo
  • Patent number: 11464902
    Abstract: A wearable drug delivery device and related methods are described. The wearable drug delivery device can include: a housing; a flexible bag disposed within the housing; a cannula in fluid communication with the flexible bag; and a pumping mechanism for forcing a drug from the flexible bag and into the cannula, wherein the pumping mechanism is proximate the flexible bag and includes a spring-loaded paddle or a driving bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: David R. Schiff, Sharon D. West, Jason Zerweck
  • Patent number: 11464538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical apparatus, in particular a navigation probe for localizing and treating lesions in a brain, comprising a telescopically expandable body member having an anterior end, a posterior end, and comprising a top part and a bottom part, the bottom part having at least one groove extending for a particular length in a longitudinal direction of the bottom part between said anterior end and said posterior end, the top part being placed on said bottom part and having at least one engaging element that extends into said at least one groove so as to mount the top part on the bottom part moveable in said longitudinal direction, wherein the body member has a substantially circular or polygonal cross-section in the assembled state of the bottom part and the upper part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: KING FAISAL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTRE
    Inventor: Essam Abdulaziz Alshail
  • Patent number: 11458292
    Abstract: An infusion set that has a base having an opening to receive a cannula device, the base having a lower base part and an upper base part, wherein the upper base part is coupled to the lower base part and is rotatable relative to the lower base part and a connector that has a fluid connector tube. The connector prevents the upper base from substantially rotating relative to the lower base and the fluid connector tube is in fluid connection with the cannula device when the connector is coupled to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: UNOMEDICAL A/S
    Inventor: Jesper Ortld Erichsen
  • Patent number: 11457869
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for providing an integrated transmitter unit and sensor insertion mechanism is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Gary Ashley Stafford
  • Patent number: 11452846
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system includes an anchor sleeve and a catheter (or other medical instrument) to advance though a working channel of the anchor sleeve. The anchor sleeve may have a subcutaneous cuff device arranged along an outer surface. In such circumstances, the embedded cuff device can inhibit the migration of infection from outside the skin and into the blood stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11439572
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device that includes a tube having a first end and a second end. The device also includes a stopper coupled to a surface of the tube adjacent to the second end of the tube. The stopper is configured to extend radially from the surface of the tube. The device also includes a first rib coupled to the surface of the tube. The device also includes a second rib coupled to the surface of the tube. The first rib and the second rib are positioned opposite one another on the surface of the tube between the first end of the tube and the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sanford Health
    Inventors: Steven Briggs, Patrick W. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11406372
    Abstract: In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for suturing tissue is provided that includes a body having a proximate end and a distal end. A suturing head is coupled to the distal end of the body, including a first set of curved needles, a second set of curved needles, and a plurality of sutures. A first end of a suture is coupled to one of the curved needles of the first set. A second end of the suture is coupled to one of the curved needles of the second set. The curved needles of the first set are oppositely oriented to the curved needles of the second set. The suturing head can be positioned between two substantially parallel sections of tissue. An actuator is coupled to the body to deploy the first and second sets of curved needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon I. Einarsson, Mobolaji Ajao
  • Patent number: 11400244
    Abstract: Herein disclosed are nasal inserts for treatment and/or management of various different ailments. Easy modification of the insert allows for treatment of various ailments that can readily be treated via the nose. The insert can direct air into or out of the nasal cavity and/or deliver medicinal substances and/or non-medicinal substances to the appropriate regions, thereby providing the appropriate therapeutic effect, depending on the ailment being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Adva Beck
  • Patent number: 11344703
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) and secures the catheter in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some embodiments, the anchor device can secure the catheter in an operative position relative to the skin without the use of sutures or skin tapes. In particular embodiments, the anchor device can be adjusted to a folded condition so that subcutaneous anchors are partially rotated prior to removal from the skin penetration point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson, Andrew T. Forsberg, Andrew R. Beeson, Ryan J. Bormann, Michael W. Augustine
  • Patent number: 11344329
    Abstract: Some of the present apparatuses include a flexible vascular graft defining a lumen and a hub having a distal end configured to penetrate a blood vessel, a proximal end, and a wall extending between the distal end and the proximal end that defines an interior passageway. In some apparatuses, the vascular graft is non-removably coupled to the hub, and the lumen of the vascular graft is in communication with the interior passageway of the hub. Some apparatuses include one or more helical protrusions fixed in relation to the wall and configured to secure the hub relative to the blood vessel, each of the one or more helical protrusions extending away from the interior passageway. In some apparatuses, the wall has an outer surface defining an annular recess that extends around the wall, the recess configured to receive at least a portion of a wall of the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SCOTT & WHITE HEALTHCARE
    Inventor: Jack Leigh Eidson, III
  • Patent number: 11311701
    Abstract: A tube stabilising device (10, 20, 30) for a tube attached to a patient, comprising a base member (110, 210, 310) fixable to a surface, the base member having a support surface (112, 212, 312) for supporting the base member on a surface of the patient. The tube stabilising device further comprising a tube retaining member (120, 220, 320). The base member includes a cavity (114, 214, 314) configured to receive a flange (122, 222, 322) of the tube retaining member such that, when received, the cavity at least partially overlaps the flange so that the flange is retained by the base member, the tube retaining member is moveably attached to the base member and the flange is moveable within the cavity in any direction parallel to the support surface. The tube retaining member is configured to retain a tube extending from the patient such that, when retained, the tube is moveable relative to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
    Inventor: Martin J. Jones
  • Patent number: 11285085
    Abstract: Gastric and intestinal feeding tube devices and methods can be enhanced to provide better patient outcomes. For example, this document provides gastric and intestinal feeding tube devices that include an external bumper with pressure sensors and pressure indicators that facilitate usage of the feeding tube devices within an appropriate range of skin surface pressure. This document also provides external bumpers with deflectable elements that facilitate the application of a controlled amount of force between the external bumpers and the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Paul A. Lorentz, Manpreet S. Mundi, Drew J. Smith, Stephen M. Corner
  • Patent number: 11284879
    Abstract: A tissue repair apparatus includes a housing, a rotatable shaft at least partially disposed within the housing, and first and second curved needles coupled to the shaft. The housing defines a gap between a first edge of the housing and a second edge of the housing, the gap adapted to receive tissue. The first and second needles curved needles being articulable within the housing from a delivery position, at which the first and second needles are spaced from the gap, to a deployed position, at which the first and second needles extend through the gap. Actuation of the shaft simultaneously articulates the first and second needles and the first needle enters the gap before the second needle enters the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: William Thomas Kelly, Manoj Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 11278719
    Abstract: An electrostimulator implant includes an implant body, and at least two electrodes disposed on the implant body. The implant is percutaneously injectable into tissue of a subject with a distal portion of a flexible longitudinal member coupled to the implant. The apparatus is configured to be left, for at least 1 day after injection of the implant into the tissue, in a state in which (i) the implant is disposed within the tissue, (ii) the distal portion of the longitudinal member remains coupled to the implant within the tissue, (iii) a proximal portion of the longitudinal member is disposed outside of the tissue, secured to a skin surface of the subject, and (iv) the implant is movable within the tissue by moving the proximal portion of the longitudinal member. The longitudinal member is decouplable from the implant from outside of the subject. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BLUEWIND MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Gur Oron, Yossi Gross, Bar Eytan
  • Patent number: 11241558
    Abstract: Trapping catheter and kit and method for preparing a trapping catheter A trapping catheter (10) for insertion into a guide catheter assembly (3) comprises a balloon (22) and a trapping catheter body (23) bounding an inflation lumen (24) extending longitudinally within the trapping balloon catheter. The inflation lumen has a distal end opening (25) into an internal space bounded by the balloon. The trapping catheter body is provided with a stopper (26) for abutting against an abutment (27) at a proximal end (27) of the guide catheter assembly so as to determine a maximum insertion depth of the trapping catheter into the guide catheter. A kit and method for preparing a trapping catheter prior to insertion into a guide catheter is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: IMDS R & D B.V.
    Inventors: Peter den Heijer, Edwin Alexander Schulting
  • Patent number: 11234695
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising an instrument shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a control handle connected to the proximal end of the instrument shaft, a surgical end effector connected to the distal end of the instrument shaft at a joint, wherein the surgical end effector is configured to articulate, at the joint and with respect to the instrument shaft, about an articulation axis, and wherein the surgical end effector had a pull-to-release articulation lock configured to retain the joint in a fixed position and the control handle has an articulation lock actuator that is configured to, when actuated, release the articulation lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CILAG GMBH INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Kevin W. Smith, Matthew A. Palmer, Korey Kline, Derek Dee Deville
  • Patent number: 11229427
    Abstract: A dual functioning instrument set, comprising a needle and guide, has not only the capabilities to enter and insufflate the abdominal cavity but also the ability of a suture passer to carry and retrieve suture for closure of the incision sites at the end of the procedure. The needle contains a deployable snare that is used to pass and retrieve suture. The guide is used to repeatedly locate the needle relative to the inner abdominal wall allowing for consistent placement of sutures. For insufflation purposes, obturator tips having different distal structures are provided for shielding the sharp needle tip after insertion through a body wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SUTURE EASE, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Heneveld
  • Patent number: 11219759
    Abstract: A medical device kit includes a tunneling tool configured to form a tunnel through patient tissue for receiving an electrical stimulation lead. The tunneling tool includes a tunneling-tool body having an elongated shape with a proximal portion and a distal portion. The tunneling-tool body is formed from a material configured to be manually bent prior to insertion into patient tissue to conform to an anatomical contour through which the tunnel is to extend. A blunt tip is disposed at the distal portion. The blunt tip is configured to tunnel through patient tissue. A tunneling-tool suture-receiving element is disposed along the proximal portion of the tunneling-tool body. The tunneling-tool suture-receiving element is configured to receive a suture extendable along the tunnel formed by the tunneling tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob B. Leven, Kevin Peng Wang, Rhys Wheatley
  • Patent number: 11154368
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to surgical devices, systems, and methods. The system may include a port assembly. The port assembly may be for use with a surgical arm assembly having a surgical arm and elongated anchor section. The port assembly may include a first main body having an elongated body and a main channel. The main channel may be formed by a portion of an interior surface of the elongated body. The main channel may extend between the proximal and distal ends of the elongated body. The first main body may include an instrument gate secured at a proximal end of the main channel. The instrument gate may include an expandable opening configured to be in a persistently closed position. The expandable opening may be configurable to adaptively expand to a shape of a cross-section of a surgical arm when the surgical arm is inserted through the expandable opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bio-Medical Engineering (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Chung-Kwong Yeung, Chuk Shing Jones Law, Wai Lik Alik Chan
  • Patent number: 11135401
    Abstract: A urinary catheter support configured to support an indwelling urinary catheter such that the urinary catheter is secured relative to the penis of a male patient includes a flexible main body having an interior size and configured to receive and accommodate the penis of the male patient. A catheter support is located at a front end of the main body and is configured to support a catheter adjacent a longitudinal axis of the main body. A slot extends along the longitudinal axis through the main body and the catheter support. A strap includes first and second end segments and a middle segment between the first and second end segments. The first and second end segments respectively extend through first and second openings in the main body, and the middle segment extends through an interior of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Shawn Michele Sisco, Anthony Itambo, Bita Rajablou, Austin Andrews, Andrew Wloch
  • Patent number: 11134957
    Abstract: The invention includes a transradial introducer sheath support and integral hemostasis device. The device includes a wristband and an introducer sheath support mount attached to the wristband. The wristband is made from a flexible and resilient material that is applied to the distal forearm of the patient or other desired location on the patient. The support mount may be a molded unitary structure, such as made from a thermoplastic material, and is attached directly to the outer surface of the wristband. An inflatable hemostatic element is incorporated in the wristband and mounted to an interior surface of the wristband. The hemostatic element may be selectively inflated to apply pressure to a radial access point of the patient during and after removal of the transradial introducer sheath from the patient. Another embodiment provides a hemostatic element by a rotatable clasp of the sheath support mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: STAT BAND, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Cole Harding, Philip Harding, William L. Schaal
  • Patent number: 11129687
    Abstract: A sheath for a surgical instrument may include a sleeve having a distal end and proximal end, and a retention mechanism at a proximal end portion of the sleeve. The retention mechanism may comprise a sleeve attachment portion configured to be attached to the sleeve at the proximal end portion, and a locking collar extending from the sleeve attachment portion, wherein the locking collar is configured to receive a connector portion of a surgical instrument. The locking collar further may include a locking feature movable between a first configuration, in which the sheath is moveable relative to the surgical instrument, and a second configuration, in which the locking feature is configured to engage with the connector portion to retain the sheath in position on the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Roeder, William J. Park
  • Patent number: 11129658
    Abstract: A device is disclosed that includes a bone stent positioned within a bony access channel formed within a vertebra. The bony access channel may extends from an outer end of the vertebra through an endplate. The device includes an end cap attached to a proximal end portion of the bone stent and is configured to, post-operatively, open to allow a reintroduction of a material to a spinal intradiscal space or intervertebral disc and to seal access to the spinal intradiscal space or the intervertebral disc after the reintroduction of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Scifert
  • Patent number: 11123266
    Abstract: A concealable feeding tube assembly includes a tube and a removable member. The tube has an insertion portion and a feeding portion respectively at two ends thereof. The feeding portion is configured for insertion into a nasal cavity of a patient and intercommunicates with the insertion portion. The removable member is detachably attached to the tube and is configured to seal the feeding portion. The removable member includes an abutment portion extending beyond a lateral face of the removable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Jui-Che Hsu
  • Patent number: 11109852
    Abstract: In various examples, a suture anchor includes a sheath including a lumen. A frame member is disposed at least partially within the sheath. The frame member includes at least two suture loops extending from the sheath. The suture loops are configured to receive a suture, wherein tightening of the suture causes compression of the frame member to constrict the lumen of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CIRTEC MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elliot Bridgeman, Lawrence Kane
  • Patent number: 11040129
    Abstract: A wearable mobile continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (mCAPD) system, includes an mCAPD module mounted on a front portion of a wearable belt, wherein the mCAPD module comprises a micro-peristaltic pump disposed in a corresponding front portion, and an electronic control board connected to the micro-peristaltic pump for controlling and managing the mCAPD process, a fluid bag containing a dialysate fluid, attached to the wearable belt and to the electronic control board, and a sterile connector having a tube portion fixed into a guide section of the micro-peristaltic pump, and a first connecting end for connecting to a first tube inserted into a peritoneum cavity of the human body, and a second connecting end for connecting to a second tube attached to the fluid bag. Upon rotation, the micro-peristaltic pump enables a flow of fluid between the peritoneum cavity and the fluid bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Gowrishankar Wuppuluru
  • Patent number: 11020566
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient. The device preferably comprises a base having a locking device and an articulation strap connected to a cover. The cover further comprises a gear rack, where the gear rack is insertable into the locking device. The base further comprises a top surface with an adhesive film and release paper and a bottom surface attached to a patient attachment member. The base also has a cutout section. The base is preferably sloped at an angle between five and ten degrees. The cover preferably has at least two living hinges and the articulation strap has at least two living hinges. The locking device further comprises a sliding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Anthony V Beran, Kerry J Tomic-Edgar
  • Patent number: 11020565
    Abstract: A securement device holds a medical article having flexible portions in position upon the body of a patient and inhibits movement of the medical article. The medical article may be insertable into the securement device from above, from below, or along a longitudinal axis of the device. The securement device may have abutment surfaces which interact with the flexible portions of the medical article to further inhibit rotation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: James Spitler
  • Patent number: 11000640
    Abstract: A system for detecting needle dislodgement includes a first sensor element, a second sensor element, and an alarm. The first sensor element attaches to an associated dialysis tubing having a needle connected at one end. The first sensor element also attaches to the associated dialysis tubing offset from the needle and a sterile field, which is an area on a leg or arm adjacent to where the needle is inserted, in a manner such that movement of the associated dialysis tubing results in movement of the first sensor element. The second sensor element secures to the arm or leg offset from the sterile field. The alarm is in communication with or includes at least one of the first sensor element and the second sensor element. The alarm generates a signal indicative of a position of the first sensor element with respect to the second sensor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Andrew Lazar
  • Patent number: 10980998
    Abstract: A method for implanting a wireless neural stimulator device, the method including: inserting a device through on a patient's skin on a posterior side of the patient's neck region, wherein the device includes a proximal end, a distal end, a first opening at the proximal end, a second opening at the distal end, and a lumen extending between the first opening and the second opening; after inserting the device through the patient's skin, advancing the distal end into the epidural space of the patient; inserting the wireless neural stimulator device through the first opening; advancing the wireless neural stimulator from the first opening through the lumen until the wireless neural stimulator exits the second opening and into the patient's epidural space; and advancing the wireless neural stimulator through the epidural space until a target site is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Chad David Andresen, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 10946138
    Abstract: A method of coupling an extension set hub comprising a blunt cannula, with an infusion set comprising a base, an upper septum, a lower septum, and a septum cap enclosing said upper and lower septa, said septum cap comprising at least one radial port and at least one axial port, the method comprising the steps of affixing said base to a skin surface of a user, moving said extension set hub in a direction substantially parallel to said base until said blunt cannula passes through said radial port and between said upper septum and said lower septum within said septum cap, and rotating said extension set hub about said base until reaching a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Ralph L. Sonderegger
  • Patent number: 10869778
    Abstract: The present technology relates to systems and methods for managing core body temperature in a subject using, for example, an esophageal heat exchange device. In one aspect, the disclosure provides a method for reducing duration of a hospital stay in a subject undergoing core body temperature management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED COOLING THERAPY, INC.
    Inventor: Erik Kulstad
  • Patent number: 10814104
    Abstract: A retention member (1) for securing a catheter (2) on a patient (P) comprises a base element (10) having a bottom side (103) and a top side (104), the bottom side being placeable on the patient (P) and the top side (104) being adapted for receiving the catheter (2). The retention member (1) furthermore comprises a ribbon (14) having a first end (140) connected to the top side (104) of the base element (10) and having a second end (141) opposite the first end (140), wherein the base element (10) comprises at least one opening (150, 151) through which the second end (141) of the ribbon (14) is insertable for fixing the catheter (2) on the retention member (1) in between the base element (10) and the ribbon (14). In this way a retention member is provided which is easy and safe to use, may suit to secure catheters of different sizes on a patient and at the same time may be manufactured in a cost-effective manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Barbara Amon, Benjamin Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10806894
    Abstract: A catheter hub for use with a medical device and a catheter, the hub includes a hub body defining a fluid passageway in communication with a first aperture. Optionally, the hub body defines a second aperture that intersects the first aperture. The hub body attaches to the catheter wherein the fluid passageway and the catheter are aligned for fluid flow therethrough. The first aperture extends from and communicates with the fluid passageway to an exterior surface of the hub body and the first aperture configured to receive the medical device. The second aperture extends from and communicates with the first aperture and the exterior surface. A sealing element is sized for and positioned in either the first or the second apertures. The sealing element is configured to receive the medical device and seal both of the first and the second apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Arman H. Valaie, Gary L. Neff
  • Patent number: 10791984
    Abstract: A system for measuring and monitoring wound hermaticity of a patient is provided that includes one or more sensors for measuring parameters that correlate to a degree of wound hermaticity, where the one or more sensors are incorporated into the design of a percutaneous skin access device (PAD), a bone anchor, a wound dressing, or a bandage. The degree of wound hermaticity is related to impedance measurements performed on the patient's skin, via measurements of humidity in a vacuum line to the PAD or the bone anchor, or via measurements of local tissue oxygenation in the immediate vicinity of the PAD or the bone anchor interface with the patient's skin. The hermaticity measurement parameters are communicated by wired or wireless connection to a computing or a communication device for immediate or remote monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Viaderm, LLC.
    Inventors: Allen B. Kantrowitz, Chris Mortis, Bradley Poff
  • Patent number: 10786280
    Abstract: A trocar includes a puncturing device and a sleeving component. The puncturing device includes a base and a puncturing portion. The puncturing portion includes a bump and a tip. The bump extends from an outer surface of the puncturing portion radially. The sleeving component includes a gas pressure base, a first tube assembly, a second tube assembly, and a fixation base. The second tube assembly is retractable. The fixation base is fixed to the second sleeving end and includes a guiding groove and a key groove. The guiding groove communicates the key groove. While the bump of the puncturing device is entered through the guiding groove, and the puncturing device is rotated to have the bump be in the key groove, the puncturing device is secured to the fixation base, and the puncturing device drives the fixation base to move along an elongated direction of the puncturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: MEGAFORCE COMPANY LIMITED, COREBIO TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Po Wu, Kai-Ping Wang, Chih-Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 10737068
    Abstract: A retention device for anchoring indwelling catheters, sheath introducers, feeding tubes, ostomy bags or other medical devices beneath the skin of a patient includes an deployable section coupled to a medical device; following introduction into a patient, the deployable section is subcutaneously deployed, securely anchoring the device and coupled medical device for the duration of treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Timothy J. Claude
  • Patent number: 10729887
    Abstract: A medical article, such as a catheter hub or extension set, is stabilized on a patient with a retainer and a dressing integrally attached to an anchor pad supporting the retainer. The catheter hub or extension set may be integrally formed with the retainer. The retainer may comprise a channel and an integral strap. The channel may include an abutment. One or more of the anchor pad, dressing, and catheter may comprise an antibacterial or antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Andino, Christopher J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10729888
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient such as an IV catheter. The device preferably comprises a base with an insertion site viewing window connected to a luer interconnection cushion at an articulation point and separated from the cushion by a gap. The bottom surface has an adhesive. The device further has a cover with a luer interconnection window, where the bottom surface of the cover also has an adhesive to secure a luer lock of a catheter. The device can also be placed on the Luer interconnection cushion to secure a central IV catheter. The device preferably is made of adhesive foam padding and the insertion site window is polyurethane film. The cover can be connected to the cushion at a lateral pivot. The device can be stored on release paper until used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony V Beran
  • Patent number: 10709874
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) and secures the catheter in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some embodiments, the anchor device can secure the catheter in an operative position relative to the skin without the use of sutures or skin tapes. In particular embodiments, the anchor device can be adjusted to a folded condition so that subcutaneous anchors are partially rotated prior to removal from the skin penetration point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson, Andrew T. Forsberg, Andrew R. Beeson, Ryan J. Bormann, Michael W. Augustine
  • Patent number: 10709475
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are multiple cannulas defining a lumen sized and dimensioned to receive one or more medical instruments, an inflatable outer membrane attached to an outer surface of the cannula, and at least one activator that reversibly activates the cannulas to push a fluid contained in the cannulas into the outer membrane to fill or pressurize the outer membrane. Also disclosed are methods for operating these cannulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Edward J. Mikol, Hung T. Than
  • Patent number: 10675456
    Abstract: A system and method for improving limb function through the use of percutaneous mechanical and neural interfaces. The system generally uses a hollow long bone axial rod that is inserted into the long bone medullary cavity. A transfer rod with a central channel is mounted to the long bone axial rod. An exterior body attachment is connected to the transfer rod and attachment rings attach muscle groups, fascia layers and dermal layers to the transfer rod. Additionally, the system is configured to collect and transmit nerve signaling data to an external processor and additionally configured to transmit data from the external processor to the plurality of nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Madeira
  • Patent number: 10668246
    Abstract: The invention provides a catheter including: a first lumen adapted for draining a first fluid from a subject; a second lumen adapted for passing a second fluid through the second lumen; and a third lumen adapted for passing a third fluid through the third lumen such that the third fluid can exit the third lumen to bathe at least a part of an outside surface of the catheter. The invention further provides a kit and/or system including said catheter and method of use for said catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PORTELA SONI MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Francisco Portela, Amit Soni, Juan Ramon Portela
  • Patent number: 10653864
    Abstract: A retaining device is disclosed. The retaining device is made of suitable material formed in a frame having a central portion and two opposing arms spaced apart from the frame and in the plane thereof. The central portion being arranged so as to cause a conduit inserted through the cord slots between the central portion and the opposing arms to be urged substantially equally against the opposing arms. Each opposing arm provides a tapered gripping edge directed toward the central portion, wherein each gripping edges provides a plurality of serrations for further engaging the urged conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Mahinda Dwayne Piyatilake, Kishani Chamila Piyatilake
  • Patent number: 10646254
    Abstract: A burr cap assembly is at least partially inserted into a burr hole within the cranium of a patient. The burr cap assembly enables a elongate member to be inserted through the burr cap assembly to access a brain of the patient. A shifting member of the burr cap assembly may be configured to enable the elongate member to move with shifting fluid and matter of the brain. The shifting member of the burr cap assembly may be configured to move within a cavity defined by the burr cap assembly. The shifting member may be configured to move in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the distal portion of the elongate member. The shifting member may at least partially retain the elongate member, so as the shifting brain applies forces upon the elongate member, the elongate member and the shifting member may move within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Walton W. Baxter, III, Byron Johnson
  • Patent number: 10610681
    Abstract: An apparatus for fastening around a cranial burr hole includes a substantially flat core and a shell encapsulating a ring portion of the core. The shell defines an orifice substantially centered within the ring portion, and has a contoured lower surface to match the cranial curvature. Pliable arms of the core extend laterally from the ring portion, each being terminated by a fastener member. A central portion of a placement tool for the apparatus has a lower part configured to extend through the apparatus orifice, and an upper part from which first and second arms of the tool extend laterally. Each tool arm is terminated with a receptacle to hold a bone screw, and, when the tool central portion lower part extends through the apparatus orifice, each receptacle aligns with a corresponding fastener member, and lower openings of the receptacles are generally oriented along the contoured lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Duijsens, Carmen Dimovski, Paul S. Kratoska, Joseph P. Ricci, Paulus C. van Venrooij
  • Patent number: 10603074
    Abstract: In one embodiment the apparatus includes a first retractor, a second retractor, and a shaft. The shaft defines a central channel extending from a first end portion of the shaft to a second end portion of the shaft. The first retractor and the second retractor are configured to collectively form a lumen. The shaft is configured to be disposed within the lumen. In one embodiment method of disposing a graft within a body of a patient, includes making an incision in the body of the patient, inserting a medical device into the body of the patient through the incision, removing the shaft of the medical device from the body of the patient, and moving the first refractor within the body of the patient away from the second retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles R. Hanes, II