Implanted Connecting Means Patents (Class 604/175)
  • 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
    Assignee: RENISHAW (IRELAND) LIMITED
    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
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    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
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: APERTURE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    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
    Assignee: MEIJO UNIVERSITY
    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
    Assignees: ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS MAASTRICHT, UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
    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
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
  • Patent number: 10327788
    Abstract: There are provided a surgical jig (24) which is directly used during surgery to make it possible to accurately recognize a position where a recess (44, 46) is to be formed in the surface of a surgical target bone (14) of a patient; and a verification jig (34) which is directly used during surgery to make it possible to precisely verify whether or not the recess (44, 46) formed in the surface of the surgical targeted bone (14) of the patient is of a required shape. The surgical jig (24) has an inner surface (26) matching the surface shape of the surgical target bone (14) of the patient, and a penetrating opening (30, 32) formed in correspondence with a site where the recess (44, 46) is to be formed. The verification jig (34) has a protrusion (40, 42) protruding from an inner surface (36) thereof in correspondence with the recess (44, 46) to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: ONO & CO., LTD., NOZOMU MATSUMOTO
    Inventors: Nozomu Matsumoto, Hidenori Ono, Hisayuki Sugiyama, Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10285848
    Abstract: An implant that has a tubular interior section for implantation into a patient, an exterior section connected to the interior section and an ingrowth member that includes a three-dimensional porous structure. The three-dimensional porous structure is typically located at the inner circumference of the interior section and has desirable properties to facilitate ingrowth of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ostomycure AS
    Inventors: Benedict Brönnimann, Mats Erik Kindahl Cardell, Jan Anders Berglund, Robert Axelsson
  • Patent number: 10285797
    Abstract: A permeable plug may be temporarily deployed in a patient to protect blood vessels from blockage by various debris. The plug includes a body formed from a filtering material. The body is collapsible for delivery to a location in a blood vessel and expandable to a filtering configuration in which the body occupies a cross-section of the blood vessel and is held in place by its own expansive force. At least one stud is connected to the body for use in deployment of the plug within the blood vessel and retrieval of the plug from the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Steven S. Hackett
  • Patent number: 10279165
    Abstract: An implantable medical therapy delivery device includes a non-conductive filament extending along a length of an outer surface of an insulative body of the device, wherein the filament includes a plurality of fixation projections and is secured to the outer surface of the insulative body such that the projections protrude outward from the outer surface and are spaced apart from one another along the length of the outer surface. The filament may be wound about the length with an open pitch. In some cases, the insulative body includes an open-work member forming at least a portion of the outer surface thereof, and the filament may be interlaced with the open-work member. In these cases, the filament may be bioabsorbable, for example, to provide only acute fixation via the projections thereof, while the open-work member provides a structure for tissue ingrowth and, thus, more permanent or chronic fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Seifert, Nathan L. Olson
  • Patent number: 10279159
    Abstract: A coupling device for a tubular arrangement for medical use including a first connector part and a second connector part and, an engagement/disengagement member for at least assisting in engaging and disengaging the engagement between said connector parts, wherein the first connector part includes at least two female connecting portions arranged in a first connector surface and a guiding edge protruding from the first connector surface arranged around the at least two female connecting portions and the second connector part includes at least two male connecting portions arranged in a second connector surface, and wherein at least one of the first connector part and the second connector part includes a locking element arranged to rotatably engage with the engagement/disengagement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventors: Erik Andréen, Fredrik Andersson
  • Patent number: 10279157
    Abstract: Embodiments for superficial tissue compliance modulation and negative pressure wound therapy for stabilization of a chronic percutaneous implant are disclosed. An external cap is coupled to a compliance gradient of progressively decreasing stiffness. Together the external cap and compliance gradient act as a stress shield that allows forces that would otherwise act on the skin at the skin-implant interface to be dissipated over a larger area. In addition, negative pressure and fluids may be applied through negative pressure and fluid adapters, respectively, to the skin-implant interface, the status of which may be further monitored through the use of one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Inventors: Todd A. Kuiken, Gregory A. Dumanian, Jason M. Souza
  • Patent number: 10265211
    Abstract: An implant that has a tubular interior section for implantation into a patient, an exterior section connected to the interior section and an ingrowth member that includes a three-dimensional porous structure. The three-dimensional porous structure is typically located at the inner circumference of the interior section and has desirable properties to facilitate ingrowth of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ostomycure AS
    Inventors: Benedict Brönnimann, Mats Erik Kindahl Cardell, Jan Anders Berglund, Robert Axelsson
  • Patent number: 10258543
    Abstract: A device is provided for unclogging an enteral tube including a first length of tubing, the distal end of which is fitted with a connector for connecting to an enteral feeding tube and the proximal end of which is fitted with a connector that is not compatible with an enteral feeding tube. An anti-reflux valve is situated in the first length of tubing and allows fluid flow only towards the distal end thereof. A second length of tubing has a proximal end connected to the first length of tubing at a position between the proximal end of the first length of tubing and the directional valve. A pressure relief valve is situated in the second length of tubing. A method is provided for utilizing the device to clear a clogged enteral tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PM Medical Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: James Huttner, Josh Noble, Cody Harder
  • Patent number: 10238851
    Abstract: A medical system, comprising an implantable access port including an implantable access port body and at least one implantable access port needle; wherein the at least one needle is concealable inside the access port body in a concealed position and is exposable outside the access port body in an exposed position; wherein the at least one needle is arranged within the access port body to penetrate outwardly through skin of a subject from within the subject when the access port is implanted in the subject; a transfer device coupled to the at least one needle of the access port, the transfer device configured to transfer a fluid to and/or from the access port; and wherein the transfer device is configured to form a closed system with the access port, wherein the transfer device includes a fluid flow passage configured to transfer the fluid to and/or from the access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Versago Vascular Access, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Butziger, Steven J. Tallarida, Ronald P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10231818
    Abstract: Artificial salivary gland devices and assemblies are provided. The present disclosure provides artificial salivary pump/gland devices and assemblies, and related methods of use. One embodiment utilizes the interstitial/marrow fluid reservoir within the underlying mandibular or maxillary bone as a source for replacement saliva. The salivary pump/assembly, which is implantable in the mandibular or maxillary bone as a dental implant and driven by incidental tooth contact and masticatory forces, harvests interstitial/marrow fluid and treats it via semi-permeable membrane technology and soluble particles as a continuously available saliva replacement. Masticatory forces and tooth contact power the pump to both harvest interstitial/marrow fluid and drive flow through a bed of ion-exchange resins and/or soluble particles to adjust fluid chemistry providing a continuously available saliva-like solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: University of Connecticut
    Inventors: John Robert Kelly, Douglas J. Adams, Martin Allen Freilich
  • Patent number: 10226612
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include a percutaneous port for promoting tissue in-growth around the percutaneous port. In one aspect, the percutaneous port includes a tubular structure having an outer surface, and a coil having an outer surface and comprised of a plurality of loops. Furthermore, at least a portion of the outer surface of the coil is joined to the outer surface of the tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alfred E. Mann Foundation For Scientific Research
    Inventors: Guangqiang Jiang, Tom He
  • Patent number: 10201350
    Abstract: Described is an inflatable implant suitable for placement in the human body and left there for an indeterminate and potentially lengthy period of time. The implant is one that has a low profile when introduced into the body and a larger profile when it is inflated with one or more filler materials. Depending upon design and use choices the delivered implant may be removable and adjustable in situ in size, position, location, form, and rigidity. Indeed, in some variations, the design of the implant may be such that it may be removed at a potentially fairly lengthy time after implantation. The implant includes at least one bladder wall that generally is at least partially non-elastic (or unexpandable) after the preselected size is reached. The bladder wall will define at least one fillable volume and may form more than one independent fillable volumes. The bladder wall, in some variations, may be partially elastic or expandable to permit adjustment of implant size or configuration after or during delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: W. Patrick Stephens, Gerald Ray Martin
  • Patent number: 10195419
    Abstract: An apparatus for neuromuscular electrical stimulation is provided. The apparatus may be a stimulation lead having an elongated member made up of at least one conductor and an insulative sheath surrounding at least a portion of the conductor. A distal portion of the elongated member may include one or more electrodes and at least one fixation element to secure the one or more electrodes in or adjacent to a desired anatomical site for providing stimulation thereto. The stimulation lead has a strain relief portion on the proximal side of the one or more electrodes, configured to reduce axial forces on the distal region of the elongated member, and the effects thereof, to reduce the risk of, or even prevent, displacement of the one or more electrodes and to accommodate localized flexural motion. The apparatus also may include at least one fixation element sized and configured to be deployed between muscle layers to maintain the electrode position at the stimulation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mainstay Medical Limited
    Inventors: Jason Alan Shiroff, Jason John Skubitz, Prashant Brijmohansingh Rawat
  • Patent number: 10188855
    Abstract: A lead fixation device for securing a medical lead in a human patient includes: a single-piece structure comprising: a top surface; a bottom surface; an outer perimeter; and an inner perimeter, the inner perimeter comprising: a diameter approximately equal to or smaller than a diameter of a burr hole into which the lead fixation device is designed to be deployed; a central bore extending longitudinally from the top surface through to the bottom surface, a portion of the central bore being located in approximately a center of the lead fixation device and comprising a central bore diameter; and at least one retention tract formed in the top surface of a cap of the lead fixation device, the retention tract configured for retaining, with an interference fit, a portion of a body of the medical lead in the lead fixation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventor: David Greene
  • Patent number: 10182807
    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: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Nuvectra Corporation
    Inventors: Elliot Bridgeman, Lawrence Kane
  • Patent number: 10166380
    Abstract: An implantable venous device includes a catheter including a passage; a locking nut including a channel for receipt of the catheter and an annular convex end; an injection seat including a base, a peripheral wall, and a mounting member projecting out of the wall; a connecting tube projecting out of the mounting member and including a bulged central portion and an annular curved outward end with the locking nut secured onto the bulged central portion; a base member including a groove; a housing including a top opening, a clamping portion on a periphery of the top opening, and a passageway through a bottom edge for receipt of the base member with the injection seat fastened in the housing, and with the locking nut in the groove; and an implant member in the top opening and including a peripheral flange urged downward by the clamping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Po-Jen Ko, Ching-Yang Wu, Yun-Hen Liu
  • Patent number: 10155101
    Abstract: An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the port includes an internal body defining a fluid cavity that is accessible via a septum. A compliant outer cover including silicone is disposed about at least a portion of the body. A flange is included with the port body and is covered by the outer cover. The flange radially extends about a perimeter of the port body proximate the septum so as to impede penetration of a needle substantially into the outer cover in instances where the needle misses the septum. The flange can further include both an anchoring feature for securing the outer cover to the port body and an identification feature observable via x-ray imaging technology for conveying information indicative of at least one attribute of the access port. The outer cover provides a suitable surface for application of an antimicrobial/antithrombotic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Jodie L. Noyce, David M. Cise, William R. Barron, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome
  • Patent number: 10137230
    Abstract: The present invention provides a skin attachment device for use with implantable medical devices which extend through the skin for prolonged durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NuPulseCV, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Howard Novack
  • Patent number: 10028851
    Abstract: An implantable medical device, such as a stent, with a coating region for controlling erosion of the substrate region is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Dugan, David C. Gale
  • Patent number: 10010448
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus to insert an implantable therapeutic device into a patient. The apparatus includes a proximal handle (210) and a distal placement portion (220) coupled to the proximal handle and configured to hold the implantable therapeutic device. The distal placement portion includes a first side (222) having a first engagement structure (251) 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 (224) having a second engagement structure (253) 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: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ForSight Vision4, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, Jr., Randolph E. Campbell, Signe Erickson, Mike Barrett, Christina Skieller, David Batten, Darren Doud
  • Patent number: 10004879
    Abstract: A catheter system and method of use for re-establishing venous access near an occluded vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventor: John Gurley
  • Patent number: 9999445
    Abstract: A full-vagina sleeve cylindrical expansion and pneumoperitoneum integrated device, includes: an elastic embedded ring (1) and a sleeve (2). The elastic embedded ring (1) is made of elastic material and embedded inside a pelvic outlet. The elastic embedded ring (1) is capable of expanding in a natural state inside a vagina to tightly adhere to wall of the vagina, or being inflated into an annular ring which tightly adheres to the vagina wall so as to elastically expand a vagina tissue. The sleeve (2) is made of elastic material or a non-elastic material and is cylinder-shaped. A front end ring of the sleeve (2) is connected with the elastic embedded ring (1), and a rear end ring extends out of the vagina. An operation mask (3) is fixedly provided on the rear end ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Andong Ling, Bin Ling
  • Patent number: 9987467
    Abstract: A port (1) for a catheter comprises: a housing (10) having at least two fixing holes (120, 20A, 120B); a cavity (140) arranged in the housing (10) for receiving a fluid; a membrane (13) attached to the housing (10) and arranged on an opening (102) of the housing (10) for sealing the opening (102) such that the cavity (140) is enclosed in the housing (10) in a fluid-tight manner; and a catheter (2) connected to the housing (10), the catheter (2) being in fluid connection with the cavity (140). In addition a yarn guide device (16) is arranged on the housing (10) in between the membrane (13) and the catheter (2), the yarn guide device (16) comprising a guide channel (161) formed in the housing (10) for receiving a yarn (3) for fixing the port (1) to an object and for guiding the yarn (3) in between the membrane (13) and the catheter (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Jochum
  • Patent number: 9931107
    Abstract: A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. Electrical stimulation energy is delivered to the nerve through the deep fascia tissue layer via implantable medical device electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Eric H. Bonde, Phillip C. Falkner, John E. Kast, Randy S. Roles, Erik R. Scott, Todd V. Smith, Xuan K. Wei, Anthony M. Chasensky, Michael J. Ebert, Shawn C. Kelley, Gabriela C. Molnar, Richard T. Stone