Implanted Connecting Means Patents (Class 604/175)
  • Patent number: 11167076
    Abstract: A medical device for use with an associated tube inserted into an incision formed in skin or tissue of a patient includes a dressing including an opening sized to receive and allow movement of the associated tube. A valve is operatively connected with the opening of the dressing and includes a main body; and an opening formed in a portion of the main body. The opening is sized and dimensioned to accommodate the surgical tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: EHK Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Eric A. Espinal
  • Patent number: 11160966
    Abstract: Described herein are implantable ports including a housing with a fluid receptacle, a port stem in fluid communication with the fluid receptacle, and a septum covering the fluid receptacle. The ports may be configured to reduce the priming volume by including a plurality of fluid-locked chambers and/or one or more base mats. The ports may also include a hydrophobic coating on one or more surfaces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Barron, Terri C. Bateman, Jared M. Crosby, Aaron M. Krimme, Jonathan R. Oldham, Jorge L. Saltos
  • Patent number: 11160682
    Abstract: A method for accessing matter within an intestine, includes creating an opening extending through an abdominal wall of an abdominal cavity, accessing an intestinal end segment of an intestine within the abdominal cavity, positioning the intestinal end segment of the intestine in registration with the opening extending through the abdominal wall, attaching the intestinal end segment to cutaneous tissue surrounding the opening to establish fluid communication between a lumen of the intestine and the opening through the abdominal wall, securing an access device adjacent the opening through the abdominal wall and connecting a receptacle to the access device configured to be in fluid communication with the lumen of the intestine to collect matter within the intestine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: AVVLN Srinivasa Murthy Aravalli
  • Patent number: 11122795
    Abstract: The invention provides, in various embodiments, devices and methods relating to ex-vivo organ care. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to aortic cannulas for use in perfusion systems to return perfusate to the heart or delivering perfusate from the heart while the organ is sustained ex vivo at physiologic or near-physiologic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TRANSMEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Greg Ritchie, Vincent Lambert, II, Richard Bringham, John Sullivan, Waleed H. Hassanein
  • Patent number: 11116908
    Abstract: An add-on for a self-injector including an adaptor and a bent fluid path is provided. The adaptor includes at least one coupling sized and shaped to couple the adaptor to a fluid reservoir. The bent fluid path is configured at a first end to penetrate tissue and coupled at a second end to the adaptor. The add-on coupled to the fluid reservoir forms an integral self-injector cartridge unit configured to be sterilized and filled with an injectable. The adaptor is configured to couple to a self-injector at least one of a plurality of reservoirs having different sizes and tip types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Paul H. Norton, Ran Hezkiahu, Richard Brough
  • Patent number: 11097090
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses relate to an implantable device for providing contractile assistance to an organ. The device may include an actuator and anchors located on either side of the actuator. The anchors engage with oppositely positioned tissue walls of an organ chamber, and provide contractile assistance to the organ, repeatedly, at appropriate times. For example, the device may be implanted within the right ventricle, anchored to the right ventricular free wall and the ventricular septum. The device may function to bring the opposing walls of the ventricle toward one another, synchronized with the pacing of the heart, resulting in an improved ejection fraction of blood from the chamber. In some embodiments, the actuator includes a bladder that is configured to contract upon receiving an inflow of pressurized fluid therein. When the fluid exits therefrom, the bladder relaxes back to an initial, extended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: President and Fellows of Harvard College, Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolay V. Vasilyev, Pedro J. del Nido, Tonatiuh M. Lievano Beltran, Erik A. Kraus, Nikhil Mehandru, Evelyn J. Park, Conor J. Walsh, Isaac Wamala, Markus Horvath
  • Patent number: 11090176
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a compressed, inflatable, detachable single-lobed metal balloon attached to a catheter and methods of use for occluding blood vessels or treating vascular aneurysms are disclosed. The balloon can be made with ductile metals such as gold, platinum, or silver so that the balloon will conform to the shape of the void space during inflation and so that the balloon can be subsequently shaped by the application of an external force. The balloon can be configured such that it can be detached from the catheter by physical means or by electrolysis. The surface of the balloon can be configured to promote the growth of tissue into the wall of the balloon and to release drugs or pharmacologically active molecules, so that vessel occlusion or the sealing of an aneurysm will be maintained over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Artio Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Katherine J. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11065154
    Abstract: Fluid is drained from a bleb using a device including a tubular member having opposed open ends to enable the fluid to flow from end to end through the tubular member. Inward from one end is a stop element enabling the one end to be inserted in one direction through a wall of the bleb but preventing the inserted end from being pulled in the opposite direction through the bleb wall. The opposed remote end of the tubular member is inserted into the retrobulbar space to enable fluid exiting the tubular member at this remote end to drain into the tissue. Along an exterior of the tubular member is an anchoring element enabling the device to be sutured in position. An ophthalmic product has a bleb drainage feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: William Eric Sponsel, A. Mateen Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11033419
    Abstract: A medical device for performing ileostomies and/or jejunostomies, includes a tubular element defining a transit channel having a plurality of entry openings for the faeces, insertable inside the intestine of a patient, and an exit opening for the faeces, positionable outside the intestine. The tubular element includes a first section having the entry openings and a second section having the exit opening. First obstruction means is associated with the tubular element, insertable inside the intestine, and movable between tight and widened configurations. The entry openings are positioned upstream of the first obstruction means, the latter being placed between the first and the second sections. External retention means cooperate with the patient's body to block the position of the first obstruction means with respect to the body itself. Stiffening means are integrally associated with one another at respective extremities and prevent the first section from bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: Evoluzione S.r.L., Sidam S.r.l
    Inventor: Enrico Mariani
  • Patent number: 11013516
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are medical devices comprising a single-lobed, thin-walled, expandable body (“ballstent” or “blockstent”) and a flexible, elongated delivery device (“delivery catheter”) and systems and methods of use for treating saccular vascular aneurysms and methods of use for occluding segments of blood vessels and other biological conduits. Expandable bodies comprising gold, platinum, or silver that can be compressed, positioned in the lumen of an aneurysm or blood vessel, and expanded to conform to the shape of the aneurysm or segment of blood vessel or biological conduit are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Artio Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Nicholas Franano, Katherine Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11013893
    Abstract: Anchors for securing a medical device relative to a body portal, wherein the anchors may accommodate most any implantation trajectory through the portal. Such anchors may further secure the device along any such trajectory without imparting undesirable biasing forces that may shift the device from its intended implanted location. In some embodiments, the anchor is configured as a burr hole anchor including a spherical member contained in a socket of the anchor such that orientation of the spherical member is permitted about three mutually perpendicular axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Nelson, Jeffrey P. Bodner
  • Patent number: 10980587
    Abstract: A adaptor is used with a driver, a drill, and a cannula to facilitate removal of material from bone and placement of the cannula in the bone. The adaptor includes an end portion provided at a proximal first end that is configured to engage a portion of the drill; a body portion attached to the end portion and extending from the end portion toward a distal second end; a head portion provided at the distal second end and attached to the body portion; and a passageway for receiving the drill that extends through the adaptor. Furthermore, the head portion includes a distal surface and at least one coupler provided on or adjacent the distal surface for releasably engaging, the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Travis J. Nolan, Calin Druma, Neil S. Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10967175
    Abstract: An implantable therapy lead is disclosed herein. The lead includes an elongated lead body having a suture sleeve. The suture sleeve is supported on the lead body and has each of an outer surface and an inner surface radially inward of the outer surface. The inner surface defines a lumen through which the elongated lead body extends. The suture sleeve further includes a structure projecting radially inward and/or outward from the inner surface. The suture sleeve is compressible from a first state into a second state by applying a constrictive force to the outer surface of the suture sleeve such that, when in the second state, the structure contacts the elongated lead body, at least in part, to resist movement of the elongated lead body relative to the suture sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Smith, Matthew Malone
  • Patent number: 10960185
    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 anchor device can be installed using a technique in which the subcutaneous anchors undergo relatively little or no flexing when being inserted through the skin into the subcutaneous region between the skin and underlying muscle tissue which may be occupied by fatty tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson, Kyle P. Taylor, Andrew T. Forsberg
  • Patent number: 10946182
    Abstract: A subcutaneous vein access port implanted into a living body to be connected to a subcutaneous vein, includes: a housing formed therein with a receiving portion to which a medicine is supplied; a cover membrane disposed at an upper end of the housing and sealing an upper side of the receiving portion; a conduit provided to the housing and inserted into the subcutaneous vein to connect the subcutaneous vein to the receiving portion; and a light source emitting light such that the light from the light source is discharged outside through the cover membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MEDI TULIP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Min Woong Kang
  • Patent number: 10933183
    Abstract: A system for hemodialysis can include a first dialysis system and a second dialysis system configured to be used in alternate fashion to provide hemodialysis for a patient, wherein the first dialysis system is configured to be worn by the patient, and wherein the second dialysis system is configured to be positioned on a support independent of the patient. The first dialysis system can be configured to be coupled to a belt worn by the patient around a waist of the patient during its operation. The second dialysis system can configured to be coupled to a stationary support during its operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Victor Gura
  • Patent number: 10932709
    Abstract: Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host. Hardening agents for strengthening membranes on sensor devices are also provided. Methods of using and fabricating sensor devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEXCOM, INC.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Michael J. Estes, Jeff Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Jack Pryor, Daiting Rong, Sean T. Saint, Disha B. Sheth, Shanger Wang
  • Patent number: 10925633
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fluoroscopic needle guide device for use in medical procedures that facilitate the direct targeting of a pre-identified target in a subject and methods for reaching the same with a medical device. The present disclosure includes fluoroscopic needle guide devices including detachable alignment indicators and methods for using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Christopher Page, Anurag Purwar, Pranav Korrapati
  • Patent number: 10905867
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a vascular port comprising: first and second portions that are not monolithic with each other; wherein: (a)(i) the first portion includes a first arcuate surface to contour to a first portion of a vessel and the second portion includes a second arcuate surface to contour to a second portion of the vessel; (a)(ii) the first and second portions couple to one another around the vessel when implanted to form a central chamber that houses the vessel; (a)(iii) the first portion includes a port that includes a funnel with a funnel surface that narrows as the funnel surface approaches the central chamber; (a)(iv) the central chamber includes a central longitudinal axis and the funnel includes a central vertical axis that is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis; (a)(v) the second portion includes a hardened, non-compliant surface that intersects the vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Glowczwski, Robert Smith, Peter Smith, Nathan Borgfeld
  • Patent number: 10905866
    Abstract: A medical device is provided which comprises an implantable vascular access port including a fluid passage operable to introduce fluid to a host and/or remove fluid from the host, the fluid passage accessible through a fluid passage access opening and at least a portion of the fluid passage defined by a needle configured to penetrate cutaneous tissue of the host; and an implantable vascular access catheter connectable with the vascular access port; wherein the vascular access catheter and the vascular access port are connectable to each other within the vascular access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Versago Vascular Access, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Tallarida, John M. Butziger, Richard P. Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10856892
    Abstract: Some of the present methods include, and some embodiments of the present systems are configured for gaining access to a patient's vessel by way of the vessel (i.e. from the inside out). Some embodiments facilitate gaining access to an occluded vessel, where part of the access path is through the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Gurley
  • Patent number: 10821270
    Abstract: A dialysis catheter is provided. A first lumen extends through a first tubular member from a proximal portion to a distal portion, and a first orifice at the distal portion provides an opening through the first tubular member to the first lumen. The first tubular member further includes an inflation lumen extending longitudinally at least partially through a length of the first tubular member. A balloon is operably connected to an outer surface of the first tubular member proximal to the first opening, is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen. A second tubular member has a proximal portion connected to the outer surface of the first tubular member. A distal portion of the second tubular member is connected to the balloon wall. A second lumen extends through the second tubular member, and a second orifice provides an opening through the second tubular member at the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph G. Rusnak, Raymond Zygaj, John Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 10806900
    Abstract: An insertion assembly and method of manufacturing an insertion assembly. The method includes forming a catheter assembly including a catheter hub and a catheter, inserting a needle into the catheter assembly such that a distal tip of the needle extends distal of a distal end of the catheter, and permanently adhering an interface pad to the catheter hub. The interface pad can include a foam material including a haemostatic agent. The haemostatic agent can include microdispersed oxidized cellulose. The foam material can further include an antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard. Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Anthony S. Elangovan, Lindsey E. Corum
  • Patent number: 10792484
    Abstract: A vascular access port includes a base with a floor. A cap is engaged with the base to form a reservoir above the floor as a septum seals the reservoir in a fluid-tight manner. An outlet is in fluid communication with the reservoir. At least one of the base and cap is formed by metal injection molding. The cap and base may be engaged with a snap fit connection or a rotatable connection. The fluid communication may be along a non-tangential non-radial flow path. The flow path may be asymmetrical and may also include textured walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Praxis Powder Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Joseph A. Grohowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10773010
    Abstract: Ports for accessing a vessels within a patient include passageways that can guide needles or other access devices directly into the vessels. The ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient. Some ports may be used in the creation and use of vascular access buttonholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Advent Access Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Phillips, Nathaniel P. Young, Trent J. Perry, Duane D. Blatter, Mark A. Crawford, G. Doug Smith, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 10736745
    Abstract: A lubrication device for lubricating a joint of a human or mammal patient, which is entirely implantable in a patient's body, comprises a reservoir for storing a lubricating fluid and a fluid connection for introducing the lubricating fluid into the joint when the device is implanted in the patient's body. Further, the fluid connection comprises a fluid connection device connecting the reservoir with the joint such that a lubricating fluid flow is established from the reservoir into the joint. The fluid connection comprises either an infusion needle adapted to be intermittently placed into the joint for injecting the lubricating fluid, or a tube adapted to be permanently placed into the joint for continuously injecting the lubricating fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10682144
    Abstract: Aneurysms are treated by placing a scaffold across an aneurysmal sac to provide a blood flow lumen therethrough. An aneurysmal space surrounding the scaffold is filled with one or more expandable structures which are simultaneously or sequentially expanded to fill the aneurysmal space and reduce the risk of endoluminal leaks and scaffold migration. The expandable structures are typically inflatable and delivered by delivery catheter, optionally with an inflation tube or structure attached to the expandable structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Endologix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Evans, Gwendolyn A. Watanabe, Amy Lee, Steven L. Herbowy
  • Patent number: 10667898
    Abstract: The invention relates to generally to a vascular access graft that includes a magnetic element disposed about a flow tube for guiding a blood flow between an arterial end adapted for arterial anastomosis to a portion of an artery, and a venous end adapted for venous anastomosis to a portion of a vein. The magnetic element may include a plurality of magnets disposed about the flow tube so that a magnetic field may be applied to blood flowing therein; the magnetic element may alternatively include a circuitry configured to generate a magnetic field applied to the flow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10632295
    Abstract: A medical device comprises a flexible member that can be adhesively attached to a housing of the medical device, allowing implantation of the medical device into a body through an incision of reduced size. The flexible member can be attached to the housing either before or after implantation into the body. The flexible member comprises suture locations, including a permeable membrane or a suture hole, for suturing the medical device to tissue of the body. The suture holes can be filled with a substance penetrable by a suture needle, to minimize tissue ingrowth before or after suturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Bourne, James Culhane
  • Patent number: 10610207
    Abstract: A catheter guiding device includes a bolt including a shaft configured to be inserted within a hole drilled in a bone and a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough along a bolt axis and a guide member received within the passageway of the bolt and extending longitudinally along a guide axis. The guide member includes a guide channel extending therethrough along the guide axis, wherein, in a first configuration, the guide member is arrangeable to a desired position relative to the bolt to align the guide axis with a target area and, in a second configuration, the guide member is fixed in the desired position relative to the bolt such that the guide axis is at a desired angle relative to the bolt axis within a permitted range of angulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Isabelle Pretre, Samuel Leuenberger, Jens Richter, Urs Hulliger
  • Patent number: 10603071
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods are described for forming an incision in tissue for receiving a surgical instrument. A cutting device for forming the incision can be reversibly coupleable to an instrument, e.g., a dilator. The instrument may define a lumen configured to receive a wire that extends or is otherwise extendable through a puncture site. The cutting device can include a cutting element configured to be actuated to form the incision such that the incision extends form the puncture site and is sized to receive the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GWBN, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Whitman, William Niland
  • Patent number: 10603209
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus to insert an implantable therapeutic device into a patient. The apparatus includes a proximal handle and a distal placement portion coupled to the proximal handle and configured to hold the implantable therapeutic device. The distal placement portion includes a first side having a first engagement structure at a distal end of the first side, the first engagement structure configured to surround at least a first portion of a proximal end region of the implantable therapeutic device. The distal placement portion includes a second, opposite side having a second engagement structure at a distal end of the second side, the second engagement structure configured to surround at least a second, opposite portion of the proximal end region of the implantable therapeutic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Forsight Vision4, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, Jr., Randolph E. Campbell, Signe Erickson, Michael S. Barrett, Christina Skieller, David Batten, Darren Doud
  • Patent number: 10596362
    Abstract: An implantable percutaneous fluid delivery device is described that includes a subcutaneous base portion having one or more ports for supplying fluid to one or more implanted catheter devices and a percutaneous portion including an extracorporeal surface. The one or more ports of the subcutaneous base portion are accessible from the extracorporeal surface of the percutaneous portion. The subcutaneous base portion is at least partially insertable into a complementary recess formed in a bone, the subcutaneous base portion including one or more features for gripping the internal surface of such a complementary recess thereby directly anchoring the subcutaneous base portion to the bone. The device may be used to route fluid to neurosurgical catheters optionally via a router unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Paul David Fielder, Steven S Gill, Trefor Owen Lewis, Andrew Samuel Vick
  • Patent number: 10588657
    Abstract: A guiding system (1, 101) for guiding the insertion of a needle (2) and a catheter (6) for medical use in a biological tissue, the guiding system (1, 101) comprising: —the needle (2) —the catheter (6) inserted into the needle (2); —an optical fiber (8) provided with at least one optical sensor (10) and inserted into the catheter (6), —a first blocking device (12, 112) for firmly blocking the catheter (6) inside the needle (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ezio Amorizzo, Andrea Cusano, Antonello Cutolo, Marco Mercieri, Alberto Micco, Armando Ricciardi
  • Patent number: 10568619
    Abstract: A surgical access device includes a tissue retractor including a flexible body configured to engage tissue surrounding a tissue opening. A plurality of surgical instrument channels is arranged in a central portion of the tissue retractor. Each surgical instrument channel is configured to guide a surgical instrument distally through the surgical access device. At least one needle entrance port is arranged on a proximal portion of the surgical access device. At least one needle exit port is arranged distally of the needle entrance port. The at least one needle entrance port and the at least one needle exit port are configured to cooperate to define a needle channel extending distally through the surgical access device and obliquely relative to a central axis thereof. The needle channel is configured to guide a suture passer needle through the surgical access device and adjacent tissue to facilitate closure of the tissue opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, James G. Lee, Layne D. Christopher, Nichole Y. Kwee, Sol Posada, Patrick M. Schleitweiler, Anil R. Jadhav, Tamara S. Vetro Widenhouse
  • Patent number: 10548712
    Abstract: Apparatus, including an enclosure, a fluid-tight bag located within the enclosure, and a fluid-tight valve connected to the fluid-tight bag. The apparatus also has a tube, having a first end connected to the fluid-tight bag via the fluid-tight valve, and a second end connected to a balloon within a breast implant fitted to an implantee. The apparatus further includes a spindle, located within the enclosure, connected to the fluid-tight bag, and configured to rotate under control of the implantee so as to roll the fluid-tight bag onto the spindle or to unroll the fluid-tight bag from the spindle, and thus transfer a fluid, contained in the balloon, the tube, and the fluid-tight bag, therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Yaron Ephrath
  • Patent number: 10543374
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes an elongated connector housing defining a port at the second end of the connector housing for receiving a proximal end of a lead or lead extension; a lumen that extends from the port along at least a portion of the length of the connector housing; connector contacts axially spaced-apart and disposed along the lumen; and non-conductive spacers disposed between adjacent connector contacts, at least one of the non-conductive spacers includes a first region. One or more additional features are included to resist bending of the connector assembly. One such feature is a non-conductive first insert disposed between adjacent connector contacts to maintains a minimum distance between the adjacent connector contacts. Another feature is a stiffening element disposed within apertures in the spacers and connecting two or more of the spacers. Yet another feature is a stiffening sleeve disposed within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ranjan Krishna Mukhari Nageri, Geoffrey Abellana Villarta
  • Patent number: 10537457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for inserting an inflatable balloon which comprises a main body of revolution (12) which defines a cone-shaped distal end and a proximal end, said main body also comprising: a first internal channel (123) passing from the proximal end to the distal end of said body for inserting a thread (3) for guiding said device; an internal compartment (125) arranged in a portion of the distal end of said body for housing an inflatable balloon (4), said compartment comprising a breakable outer surface (1251) which is continuous with the surface of said body, and a second internal channel passing from the distal end of said body to said compartment, for housing a balloon inflation tube (5) suitable for connection at the distal end thereof with an inflatable balloon inside said compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Ramon Abad Belando
  • Patent number: 10524988
    Abstract: An enteral nutritional supplement tube includes: a tube body; and a plurality of grasping sections. The tube body has a flexibility and is elongated. The grasping sections are disposed at a region of an outer peripheral surface of the tube body, the region being in a range from a distal end portion of the tube body to an intermediate region of the tube body in such a manner that the grasping sections are spaced apart from each other, the plurality of grasping sections being configured to be grasped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Yuzo Baba
  • Patent number: 10517576
    Abstract: A bone marrow access apparatus includes a bone penetrating member having an internal channel having an opening at a proximal end and an opening at a distal end, and a valve cap engaged with the bone penetrating member. The valve cap defines an interior cavity in which part of the bone penetrating member is situated to thereby secure the valve cap to the bone penetrating member. The valve cap includes a valve having an opening having an open state in which the channel is not obstructed and a closed state preventing flow of material through the channel. By being repeatedly switchable between the open and closed states, the valve controls access to the channel by bone marrow sampling and biopsy instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Bob Rioux, Khoder Jaber
  • Patent number: 10499920
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical anchor device and methods of use for providing an improved device for intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis. The anchor device includes a generally tubular graft having a flange disposed at one end thereof, where a portion of the graft extends through the flange. The flange includes a wire frame made of a resilient material and a thin membrane covering or overlaying the wire frame, where the wire frame is self-expanding when deployed within a lumen. The device may be deployed within the lumen at an anastomotic site without a need for sutures, staples, clips, or other mechanical attachment means that may cause further injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hall, Wayne Mower
  • Patent number: 10492881
    Abstract: MRI compatible localization and/or guidance systems for facilitating placement of an interventional therapy and/or device in vivo include: (a) a mount adapted for fixation to a patient; (b) a targeting cannula with a lumen configured to attach to the mount so as to be able to controllably translate in at least three dimensions; and (c) an elongate probe configured to snugly slidably advance and retract in the targeting cannula lumen, the elongate probe comprising at least one of a stimulation or recording electrode. In operation, the targeting cannula can be aligned with a first trajectory and positionally adjusted to provide a desired internal access path to a target location with a corresponding trajectory for the elongate probe. Automated systems for determining an MR scan plane associated with a trajectory and for determining mount adjustments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MRI Interventions, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag V. Karmarkar, Kimble Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10434296
    Abstract: Example embodiments are related to intraosseous infusion port (IOP) devices to provide access to bone marrow cavities. The IOP device according to example embodiments may comprise a proximal portion with a hollow chamber extending through the proximal portion, the hollow chamber having a proximal inlet for receiving an insertion device. The IOP device may also include an anchor portion positioned distally to the proximal portion, the anchor portion may be configured for anchoring the infusion port device in a bone, and an open-ended channel extending through the anchor portion, the channel being in fluid communication with the hollow chamber, such that, when the infusion port is implanted into a bone, the channel and the hollow chamber create a substantially straight pathway terminating at an opening at its distal end for insertion of the insertion device towards the bone marrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PAVmed Inc.
    Inventors: Lishan Aklog, Brian J. deGuzman, Mark J. Orphanos
  • Patent number: 10426940
    Abstract: Example embodiments are related to intraosseous infusion port (IOP) devices to provide access to bone marrow cavities. The IOP device according to example embodiments may comprise a proximal portion with a hollow chamber extending through the proximal portion, the hollow chamber having a proximal inlet for receiving an insertion device. The IOP device may also include an anchor portion positioned distally to the proximal portion, the anchor portion may be configured for anchoring the infusion port device in a bone, and an open-ended channel extending through the anchor portion, the channel being in fluid communication with the hollow chamber, such that, when the infusion port is implanted into a bone, the channel and the hollow chamber create a substantially straight pathway terminating at an opening at its distal end for insertion of the insertion device towards the bone marrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PAVmed Inc.
    Inventors: Lishan Aklog, Brian J. deGuzman, Mark J. Orphanos
  • Patent number: 10406029
    Abstract: Ocular implants, delivery devices and methods for treating ocular disorders are disclosed. One method involves inserting an implant on one side of an eye. The implant has an anchor on a distal end portion and an outlet opening that is disposed proximal of the anchor. The implant is advanced across the eye to the other side of the eye. The anchor is inserted into eye tissue on the other side of the eye. A therapeutic agent is eluted using the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Glaukos Corporation
    Inventors: Hosheng Tu, Jason Artof, David Steven Haffner, Gregory T. Smedley, Barbara A. Niksch
  • Patent number: 10398442
    Abstract: Providing a stent which can easily be indwelled in a blood vessel in a state such that a catheter can be projected toward an inside of aneurysm. The stent is a stent for use in medical treatment of an aneurysm (1) and includes a cylindrical stent body (10) provided on a peripheral wall and having a plurality of insertion portions (11) through each of which a catheter (7) is insertable and a plurality of valving elements (20) provided in the insertion portions (11) respectively. Each valving element (20) is opened when the catheter (7) is inserted through one of the insertion portions (11). Each valving element (20) is closed when the catheter (7) is pulled out of the insertion portion (11). This suppresses an outflow into a blood vessel of a coil (9) placed in the aneurysm (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Toshio Fukuda, Akihiko Ichikawa, Takahiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10391216
    Abstract: A heart support system featuring a constraint sized to fit about at least a portion of an adult human heart in a living body, an expandable chamber disposed within the constraint so as to apply pressure against the heart when expanded and a connector system including a pneumatic connection port in hydraulic communication with the expandable chamber. The heart support system can include a supply unit with: a source of pressurized fluid and a pneumatic supply line extending from the pressurized fluid source. The pneumatic supply line is connectable to the pneumatic connection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AdjuCor GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen Manuel Wildhirt, Andreas Maier
  • Patent number: 10383732
    Abstract: An implant, such as a cranial implant, for attachment to a defect in a bone structure having an edge is described. The implant comprises a direction of extension and a rim extending substantially perpendicular to the direction of extension of the implant. The rim is configured to be attached to the edge of the bone structure and comprises at least one mounting portion configured to accommodate a fastener such that at least a portion of the fastener is extendible in a direction extending away from the rim at an angle which is at most acute with respect to the direction of extension of the implant. The implant is configured such that upon placing the implant in the defect, the fastener is extendible into the edge of the bone defect in a controllable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Maikel Michael Adrianus Beerens, Paul Frans Jozef Laeven, Jules Maria Nikolaas Poukens
  • Patent number: 10376676
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed, which includes a needle support portion that supports an inner needle through a catheter on the leading end side beyond a catheter hub. The needle support portion has a pair of support arms openable and closeable in a left and right direction, and a restraining portion capable of restraining the pair of arms in a closed state and releasing the restraint. A needle hub has an extension portion extending in a leading end direction beyond the catheter hub. A coupling portion between each of the pair of support arms and the extension portion is positioned on the leading end side beyond a base end of the catheter hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Masahiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 10342961
    Abstract: A system for redistributing interstitial fluid within a mammal is disclosed. The system comprises an implantable accumulation chamber, a confined flow passageway such as a catheter in communication with the accumulation chamber, and a liquid transfer pump for dispensing accumulated interstitial fluid from the accumulation chamber to a predetermined body site via the confined flow passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Dalton, Jordan M. Dalton, Natan A. Pheil