Means For Securing Conduit To Body Patents (Class 604/174)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10595919
    Abstract: Surgical tools with an upwardly extending tubular support member having a longitudinally extending open channel are provided/described. The tubular support member has a wall surrounding the open channel. The tubular support member may include a base pivotably attached to the tubular support member so that a pivot axis extends above the bottom surface of the base across a bottom portion of the tubular support member to allow the tubular support member to pivot back and forth over a bottom surface of the base. The tubular support member can cooperate with downwardly extending k-wires that anchor to patient bone and/or a strap. One or all of the base, strap and/or k-wires may be used with surgical tools for treating back pain use a spinal facet debridement tool with cautery and denuding action and minimally invasive protocol that can denude and cauterize soft tissue associated with a synovial capsule of the spinal facet joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Medovex Corp.
    Inventors: Scott M. W. Haufe, Robert D. Carter
  • Patent number: 10588710
    Abstract: Techniques, systems and apparatus for anchoring a therapy delivery device within a body portal are disclosed. An anchoring apparatus may comprise a first part comprising an outer sidewall and opposing grip surfaces. The outer sidewall may extend around a longitudinal axis of the apparatus to define an outer perimeter, at least a portion which may engage a surface of the body portal. A second part may comprise first and second activation members and a slot configured to receive the therapy delivery device. When the therapy delivery device is received in the slot and the second part is moved generally along the longitudinal axis, the first and second activation members may move the opposing grip surfaces toward one another to thereby anchor the therapy delivery device between the opposing grip surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Paulus C. van Venrooij, Victor Duijsens, Phillip C. Falkner, Franciscus Van Boekel
  • Patent number: 10583275
    Abstract: Devices, assemblies, and methods for fitting and maintaining medical lines are shown and described. In one embodiment, a fitting system includes a housing having a spool and a removable upper cover to secure medical lines without obstructing flow. Other embodiments include a catheter assembly having a peripherally inserted central catheter and a housing fitting. Certain peripherally inserted central catheters include an inactive anchor. The result is devices and methods to improve medical line fitting, placement, advancement, and stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Julia Cox
  • Patent number: 10569054
    Abstract: Embodiments include a catheter anchoring device for securing a percutaneous medical catheter inserted at a skin puncture site to a skin of a body. The catheter anchoring device may include a catheter capture portion coupled to a skin attachment portion. The catheter capture portion may be configured to engage with a portion of the catheter protruding from the skin when the catheter is subcutaneously placed in a body. The skin attachment portion may be configured to adhesively attach the anchoring device to the skin, wherein the skin attachment portion is primarily attached to the skin overlaying and lateral to the subcutaneously located catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical and Design LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 10542968
    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: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jon I. Einarsson, Bolaji Ajao
  • Patent number: 10537710
    Abstract: In some examples, a catheter includes a catheter body including an outer jacket and an inner liner. The inner liner may include a proximal section including a proximal end of the inner liner and a distal section including a distal end of the inner liner. The distal section may include an inner liner defining a plurality of cuts. Each cut may extend at least partially through the liner wall. The one or more cuts defined in the liner wall of the distal section of the inner liner may increase a bending flexibility of the distal section relative to the proximal section of the inner liner, while maintaining a suitable tensile strength of the distal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ujwal Jalgaonkar, Edwin Wang, David Marchesiello
  • Patent number: 10525234
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly of an infusion set is disclosed. The needle assembly is configured to prevent fluid/vapor escape therefrom so as to reduce or prevent fluid exposure to a clinician using the needle assembly. In one embodiment, the needle assembly comprises a handle portion including a needle extending therefrom, the needle defining a lumen for passage of a fluid therethrough. The needle assembly also includes a safety assembly defining a needle hole through which the needle initially extends. The safety assembly is selectively and axially slidable along the needle in order to shield a distal tip of the needle and prevent user contact therewith. A fluid isolation component is included in the safety assembly for isolating fluid escape from the needle. In another embodiment, an interface pad is included on the bottom of the needle assembly and includes an antimicrobial and/or haemostatic agent to protect the needle insertion site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Anthony S. Elangovan, Lindsey E. Corum
  • Patent number: 10485954
    Abstract: A securement device for retaining medical tubing, catheters, and other medical fixtures proximal a patient's skin. The device has a base, at least one channel formed in the base, a flexible strap for overlying the base, and a coupling assembly for coupling the strap to the base. Embodiments for use with Foley catheters include a plurality of channels of differing diameters. Embodiments for use with a peripheral catheter include a single channel for retaining a spin nut. The coupling assembly includes left and right tracks in left and right sides of the base, and left and right rails on an underside of the flexible strap at left and right ends of a body of the strap. The left rail is removably coupled and held within the left track on the base, and the right rail is removably coupled and held within the right track on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: IP PrimeGuard Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Torsten Nilson, Jacques A. LaRose
  • Patent number: 10485581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and processes for introducing and maintaining a port in an umbilical vessel and uses thereof. Further the invention relates to kits comprising said device and the uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Terje Eide
  • Patent number: 10470552
    Abstract: A multifunction pack frame is disclosed. The pack frame is convertible to provide a backrest and seating combination to the user. The pack frame also provides a variety of firearm aiming support arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Philip M. Ripepi
  • Patent number: 10456566
    Abstract: A balloon can be rather easily pressed against an inner wall inside a lumen using a proper pressing force. A balloon has a dilating/deflating section that forms a hollow internal space, and that deflates by the internal space being decompressed, and a support section that is arranged in the internal space so as to deflate in response to the deflation of the dilating/deflating section, and that supports the dilating/deflating section so as to dilate outward in a state where the internal space is under atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kosuke Nishio, Riyaheh S. Hazama
  • Patent number: 10456064
    Abstract: An inserter assembly for continuous glucose monitoring with medication delivery capability where the assembly has a deployment button containing a needle deployment mechanism having a sharp held in a pre-release position, a housing body in which the deployment button is movably received within a top end of the housing body, the housing body having a sensor deployment assembly containing a lumen and a sensor disposed within the lumen and extending out of the lumen to a circuit board that is part of the sensor deployment assembly, the sensor deployment assembly matingly connected to the sharp where the sharp extends beyond the sensor deployment assembly and contains the sensor not fixedly attached to the sharp, and a sensor housing releasably received within a lower end of the housing body, the sharp extending into a sensor deployment assembly recess within the sensor housing and directly above a sensor opening in a bottom of the sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas H. Peterson, Scott P. Cionek, Anthony Florindi, Julian I. Hart
  • Patent number: 10449075
    Abstract: Biliary diversion catheters for diverting bile fluid from a part of the patient's biliary tree to the patient's distal small intestine. The catheter comprises a system of interconnected or interconnectable tubes: a biliary tube segment, an intestinal (e.g. ileal or jejunal) tube segment, and a flush tube segment. The biliary diversion catheter is designed such that bile fluid flows into the biliary tube segment and is shunted into the distal small intestine via the intestinal tube segment. The flush tube segment is used to infuse flush fluid into the catheter (e.g. to clear out any debris within the tube system of the catheter). The biliary tube segment and the intestinal tube segment may together form a drainage tube or an anastomotic component. The flush tube segment and the intestinal tube segment may together form a transabdominal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Sounyoung Yu
  • Patent number: 10434247
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device (18) includes a housing (12) with a base (14), a catheter (28), an introducer needle (30) and an actuator (26) mounted within the housing. The catheter (28) and needle (30) are coupled to the actuator (26) and movable between a first position where the catheter and needle are retracted within the housing and a second position where the catheter and needle extend from the housing, and where the needle retracts into the actuator when the catheter and needle reach the second position. The actuator (26) has a detent (84) that engages a first recess (76) to require a predetermined force to depress the actuator (26) which is greater than the force necessary to slide the actuator (26) to the second position where the detent (84) engages a second recess (80) in the housing (12) to hold the actuator in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell Cole, Michael Creighton, Arthur Klotz
  • Patent number: 10434122
    Abstract: A method of preparing a transplant site for cellular transplantation in a mammal includes the steps of inserting a foreign body comprising a biomaterial into an internal tissue; and removing the foreign body after the tissue surrounding the foreign body has undergone an inflammatory response but before significant fibrous encapsulation has occurred, leaving a neovascularized lumen suitable to receive transplanted cells or islets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: A. M. James Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10426708
    Abstract: In some embodiments a PEG feeding device includes a tube sized to bridge a channel between a stomach and an outer abdominal surface; an internal bolster, and an external bolster. Optionally the bolsters are connected to the tube. The internal bolster may be sized to resist movement out of the stomach through the stoma. The external bolster may be sized to resist movement into the stoma from the outer abdominal surface. The external bolster may include an underside which extends from the tube in a radial direction between the external bolster and the outer abdominal surface. The underside of the outer bolster may contact the outer abdominal surface at a distance from an external opening of the stoma. Optionally the distance between the internal bolster and the external bolster is adjustable. Optionally an angle between one or both of the bolsters and the tube is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fidmi Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shahar Millis, Ishay Benuri-Silbiger
  • Patent number: 10420917
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors. In some implementations, the medical instrument can be coupled to the anchor device using a snap-lock cap mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson, Andrew T. Forsberg, Michael W. Augustine, Kim Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 10406280
    Abstract: A device (10) for delivering a fluid includes a housing (12) defining an interior space (22) and having a bottom surface (18) configured for contacting a patient. The bottom surface (18) defines a needle opening (56). The device (10) also includes a reservoir (26) disposed within the interior space (22) of the housing (12) for containing a fluid therein, a needle carrier (30) disposed within the housing (12), and an injection needle (28) supported by the needle carrier (30) and defining a lumen. The lumen of the injection needle (28) is configured to be placed in fluid communication with the reservoir (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 10384037
    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: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson, Kyle P. Taylor, Andrew T. Forsberg
  • Patent number: 10342736
    Abstract: A vial gripper and gripper assembly having a base and a clamp extending therefrom made from an elastomeric material. The clamp adapted to retain a vial, ampoule, or other containers therein typically used in the hospital or clinical setting. The gripper assembly includes an elevated body having a guide wherein a gripper is insertable, and wherein the assembly may be further securely stored within a unit tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Gary L. Sharpe
  • Patent number: 10327793
    Abstract: Stomach tissue is manipulated to form, for example, a restored flap of a gastroesophageal flap valve. The manipulation includes gripping stomach tissue from within the stomach while the stomach is inflated to promote visualization and stabilization of the gripped stomach tissue. Once the stomach tissue is gripped, the stomach is deflated and pulled into a mold. The molded tissue is then fastened with at least one fastener. The stomach is inflated to a first pressure during visualization and then to a second higher pressure during the stomach tissue gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan J. M. Kraemer, Brett J. Carter
  • Patent number: 10299778
    Abstract: A surgical access device includes a seal assembly having a seal housing and a gimbal mount disposed within the seal housing, the seal housing defining a central longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal passage for receiving at least one surgical object therethrough and the gimbal mount adapted for angular movement relative to the central longitudinal axis. The surgical access device also includes a bellows configured to engage at least a portion of the gimbal mount, the bellows dimensioned and adapted to establish a biasing relationship with the gimbal mount, such that the bellows overcomes a frictional relationship between the gimbal mount and the seal housing, thereby moving the gimbal mount towards a position in which the passage of the gimbal mount is aligned with the central longitudinal axis. The bellows is configured to be attached to a side wall of the seal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Craig Richard, Gregory Fischvogt
  • Patent number: 10293140
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an anchor device may include bendable anchor mechanism that is deployable in a subcutaneous layer to releasably secure the anchor device to a patient's body. Certain embodiments of the anchor mechanism may include one or more barbs that flexibly bend in response to an insertion or removal force. As such, the anchor mechanism may be inserted into a subcutaneous layer, and removed from the subcutaneous layer, without the need for a separate actuation device to extend or retract the barbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Timothy J. Claude
  • Patent number: 10279088
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are presented that facilitate the provision of reduced pressure to a tissue site by using a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge, which separates liquids and gases and provides a flow path for reduced pressure. In one instance, a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge includes a delivery manifold for delivering reduced pressure to a treatment manifold at the tissue site and an absorbent layer proximate the delivery manifold adapted to receive and absorb liquids. The delivery manifold and the absorbent layer are encapsulated in an encapsulating pouch. A first aperture is formed proximate a first longitudinal end of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge for fluidly communicating reduced pressure to the delivery manifold from a reduced-pressure source, and a second aperture is formed on a patient-facing side of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge. Reduced pressure is transferred to the tissue site via the second aperture. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Christopher Brian Locke, Shannon C. Ingram, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10272239
    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 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Stimwave Technologies Incorporated
    Inventors: Chad David Andresen, Laura Tyler Perryman
  • Patent number: 10238780
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are presented that facilitate the provision of reduced pressure to a tissue site by using a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge, which separates liquids and gases and provides a flow path for reduced pressure. In one instance, a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge includes a delivery manifold for delivering reduced pressure to a treatment manifold at the tissue site and an absorbent layer proximate the delivery manifold adapted to receive and absorb liquids. The delivery manifold and the absorbent layer are encapsulated in an encapsulating pouch. A first aperture is formed proximate a first longitudinal end of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge for fluidly communicating reduced pressure to the delivery manifold from a reduced-pressure source, and a second aperture is formed on a patient-facing side of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge. Reduced pressure is transferred to the tissue site via the second aperture. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Christopher Brian Locke, Shannon C. Ingram, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10227554
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices, methods and systems for collecting and solidifying waste material from bioreactor cell cultures in order to facilitate waste disposal. The invention finds particular utility in mammalian cell culture applications. A transverse wall divides the interior of a waste bag into two chambers, the first chamber containing an inlet receiving waste liquid from a bioreactor, the second chamber containing an absorbent material to solidify the liquid into a gel. The transverse wall acts to direct the flow of waste media into the second chamber where it is converted into a gel and further prevents the inlet from being blocked by any gel or particulate materials. Methods and uses regarding this invention are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE Healthcare UK Limited
    Inventor: Michelle Louise Janas
  • Patent number: 10220137
    Abstract: An infusion set preferably for use with an inserter is disclosed. The infusion set includes a septum cap that encapsulates an upper resilient septum and a lower resilient septum of a base, and includes at least one radial port to receive insertion of a blunt cannula when an extension set hub is engaged with the infusion set in a direction substantially parallel to the skin surface. The extension set hub is configured to provide a snap-fit engagement with the septum cap, wherein the blunt cannula of the extension set hub is guided through the radial port of the septum cap and penetrates the interface between the upper septum and the lower septum. The extension set hub and the septum cap can be rotated in a 360 degree manner about the base of the infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Ralph L. Sonderegger
  • Patent number: 10215313
    Abstract: A fluid flow conduit assembly includes a flexible conduit having a closed cross section, and a connector. The connector has first and second layers with the flexible conduit extending between the first and second layers, and wherein the first and second layers are permanently attached to each other outside of the flexible conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONGSBERG AUTOMOTIVE SP. Z.O.O.
    Inventor: Mateusz Łańko
  • Patent number: 10207048
    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: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Larry B. Gray, Jared Hamilton, Richard Lanigan, Brian Tracey
  • Patent number: 10201643
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are presented that facilitate the provision of reduced pressure to a tissue site by using a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge, which separates liquids and gases and provides a flow path for reduced pressure. In one instance, a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge includes a delivery manifold for delivering reduced pressure to a treatment manifold at the tissue site and an absorbent layer proximate the delivery manifold adapted to receive and absorb liquids. The delivery manifold and the absorbent layer are encapsulated in an encapsulating pouch. A first aperture is formed proximate a first longitudinal end of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge for fluidly communicating reduced pressure to the delivery manifold from a reduced-pressure source, and a second aperture is formed on a patient-facing side of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge. Reduced pressure is transferred to the tissue site via the second aperture. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Christopher Brian Locke, Shannon C. Ingram, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10155075
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are presented that facilitate the provision of reduced pressure to a tissue site by using a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge, which separates liquids and gases and provides a flow path for reduced pressure. In one instance, a delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge includes a delivery manifold for delivering reduced pressure to a treatment manifold at the tissue site and an absorbent layer proximate the delivery manifold adapted to receive and absorb liquids. The delivery manifold and the absorbent layer are encapsulated in an encapsulating pouch. A first aperture is formed proximate a first longitudinal end of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge for fluidly communicating reduced pressure to the delivery manifold from a reduced-pressure source, and a second aperture is formed on a patient-facing side of the delivery-and-fluid-storage bridge. Reduced pressure is transferred to the tissue site via the second aperture. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Christopher Brian Locke, Shannon C. Ingram, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 10118012
    Abstract: A system for delivering a fluid to a Eustachian tube (ET) of a patient includes a guide member and a tubular member. The guide member includes a shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a bend at the distal portion. The bend is configured to provide access to an opening in the ET. The system further includes a tubular member comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The tubular member is sized to fit within the ET. One or both of the tubular member and the guide member comprises a first stop member configured to engage the other of the tubular member or the guide member. The first stop member is configured to restrict a distal advancement of the tubular member relative to the guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddhi K. Desai, Hung V. Ha, Ketan P. Muni, Randy S. Chan, Andy Nguyen, Mina Wai-Bing Chow, Mei Pader
  • Patent number: 10112032
    Abstract: A medical timing device and method have, in an embodiment, a timer configured to be activated so as to indicate the in-use time of a medical article. The medical timing device is configured to have a lock condition and a timer activation condition. In an embodiment, the medical timing device is operable to cause both the lock condition and the activation condition to occur in response to a single action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Harris Skeele Corporation
    Inventors: Sherod V. Harris, Trina A. Skeele, David I. Orenstein
  • Patent number: 10092748
    Abstract: Strain relief loop holders maintain the strain relief loop formed in a lead while also addressing the excessive heating at the point in the loop where the medical lead intersects with itself. The strain relief loop includes a body section that the medical lead passes through where the intersection occurs. The body section may be a thermal non-conductor and isolate from excessive heating at the intersection point or may be a thermal conductor and distribute the excessive heating. The strain relief loop may include features such as arms or a coil extending from the body segment with arm segments at the ends of the arms defining lead passageways that assist in maintaining the strain relief loop. The body segment may have a single lead passageway where the intersection point occurs or may have multiple lead passageways. The body itself may house the loop by forming a loop or a capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Spencer M. Bondhus, Bryan D. Stem
  • Patent number: 10092728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device that secures a straight or Foley catheter in the urinary tract of a male subject. The device includes a portion that can be coupled to the subject's penis and a portion that can be coupled to the straight or Foley catheter. The present invention also relates to methods of making and using this device and to assemblies including the device and a straight or Foley catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rochester Medical Corporation, a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Conway, Sarah L. Grinde
  • Patent number: 10086187
    Abstract: Percutaneous access apparatus is described that includes a percutaneous fluid access device having an extracorporeal portion, one or more ports accessible from the extracorporeal portion and a septum for sealing each port. A connector device having one or more hollow needles is attachable to the percutaneous fluid access device. The apparatus also includes an attachment mechanism for attaching the connector device to the extracorporeal portion and an actuation mechanism that, after the connector device has been attached to the extracorporeal portion, can be used to drive the one or more hollow needles through the septum to establish fluid communication between the one or more hollow needles and the one or more ports. The apparatus may be used for neurosurgery applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RENISHAW (IRELAND) LIMITED
    Inventors: Maxwell Roy Woolley, David Roberts McMurtry, Steven Streatfield Gill
  • Patent number: 10058651
    Abstract: A Safety Huber needle assembly comprising a needle used to pierce the septum of an implanted venous port, a baseplate that rests against the insertion site and a pivotally displaceable housing that acts to remove the needle from the septum of the implanted port and to effectively enclose the needle to provide user safety when the housing is displaced to a needle securing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Dean H. Iwasaki, James V. Mercer, Thomas L. Taccini
  • Patent number: 10052453
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include methods of manufacture of a retrofitted neural injection system. Various embodiments may include acquiring an injection needle comprising a hollow cannula with an open distal end. Then, forming at least one side port in the hollow cannula proximate to the distal end. Then, sealing the open distal end of the hollow cannula with a biocompatible sealant so as to eliminate fluid communication between an inside and an outside of the hollow cannula via the distal end. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of a thermosetting material. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of a cured epoxy resin. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of an aliphatic polymer. In some embodiments, the biocompatible sealant may be comprised of a polyfluorocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications
    Inventor: Nicholas Sandor Racz