Liquid Reservoir With Body Inserted Nozzle Or Feed Conduit Connected Therewith Patents (Class 604/257)
  • Patent number: 9833558
    Abstract: A valved container assembly which has a container for containing a fluid, the container extending in an axial direction and having an open front end and a valve disposed in the container. The valved container assembly is configured so that forward axial movement of the valve relative to the container is inhibited. A plunger element is disposed axially rearward of the valve and is axially moveable in the container. The plunger element is configured to increase the pressure of a fluid in a first volume of the container upon forward axial movement relative to the valve. The valve includes a channel bypassing the permanent seal, the channel having a first opening in fluid communication with the atmosphere outside of the valved container assembly and a second opening selectively sealed from the first volume by a resilient seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Consort Medical PLC
    Inventors: Ian Anderson, Matt Ekman
  • Patent number: 9642951
    Abstract: Apparatus (10, 200) for the provision of TNP therapy to a wound is described, the apparatus (10, 200) including: a waste canister (22, 204) into which fluid is aspirated from a wound by aspiration pump means (44, 248) and a fluid flow path (420, 422) for at least a part of said aspirated fluid on an outlet side of said aspiration pump means (44) wherein said fluid flow path (420, 422) on the outlet side comprises a silencing system (400) having a plurality of silencing elements (402, 404, 406) therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Max Middleton, Stephen Jacob
  • Patent number: 9504817
    Abstract: A disposable set (5) for establishing a fluid connection between a fluid dispensing unit (17) and a dosing device adapted to dispense the fluid into a patients' vein, the disposable set comprising a length of a tubing (15) for establishing a fluid connection from the fluid dispensing unit towards and into the dosing device, wherein the tubing (15) comprises a first (1) and a second (10) tubing part, and a releasable connection (11,12), wherein the first tubing part (1) comprises two or more one-way valves (3, 24) which are provided to prevent a backflow from the patient in the direction of the fluid dispensing unit (17) in the closed position of the releasable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Peters
  • Patent number: 9044554
    Abstract: Drug delivery devices having non-luer connections and adapters and adaption connectors for providing non-luer connections to drug delivery devices are provided. An exemplary drug delivery device for use with a catheter connection includes a blunt needle component with a non-luer connection and a filter component with a non-luer connection, wherein the non-luer connections of the blunt needle component and filter component are incompatible with standard luer fitting and intravenous route-accessing devices. In one or more embodiments, an adapter having a non-luer connection at one end and a luer connector is provided for use with blunt needle components and filter components wherein one of the blunt needle component and the filter component includes a luer connection and the other of the blunt needle component and the filter component includes a non-luer connection. Methods of delivering liquid medication to a catheter are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yongxian Wu, Yun Jin
  • Publication number: 20150141906
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed to reduce the tissue trauma that occurs when a physician retracts or otherwise deforms a patient's tissues for surgery or other medical procedures. In one part, methods and devices are disclosed for cooling the tissue around the incision. In another part, methods and devices are disclosed that elute drugs into the tissues of the tissue margin. In another part, methods and devices are disclosed to engage tissues during retraction to cushion, to sense tissue state, and to modulate tissue state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Anthony Pell, Hugh Charles Crenshaw
  • Patent number: 9022973
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an IDDC system utilizes an intelligent therapeutic agent delivery system comprised of one, but more likely an array of “cells” containing therapeutic agent(s) and/or diagnostic agents(s); an integrated bio-sensing system designed to sample and analyze biological materials using multiple sensors that include both hardware and software components. The software component involves biomedical signal processing to analyze complex liquid mixtures and a microcontrollers) acts as interface to the biosensors, to the therapeutic delivery elements, and to a communications system(s) for the purpose of controlling the amount of therapeutic agent to deliver and also to provide information in a useful form to interested parties on the progress of therapy and compliance thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: New World Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick A. Sexton, Ian Ivar Suni, Cetin Cetinkaya, Stephanie Schuckers, Eduard Sazonov
  • Patent number: 9022998
    Abstract: A surgical blower for providing a directed stream to clear a surgical site, that can be used in multiple different use modes. In one use mode, the surgical blower is handheld by a user during operation. In another mode, a distal end portion of the blower is fixed to a foot of a stabilizer instrument and the handle of the blower is handheld. In another mode, a distal end portion of the blower is fixed to a foot of a stabilizer instrument and the handle of the blower is fixed to a stationary object such as a sternal retractor. In another mode, the distal end of the blower is free and the handle of the blower is fixed to a stationary object. An apparatus including a blower and a stabilizer is provided. Methods of using the blower as well as the apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC
    Inventors: Amit Agarwal, Michael C. Stewart, Alfredo Cantu, Albert K. Chin
  • Publication number: 20150112302
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for reducing a diabetic patient's foreign body immune response, including infusion site-loss and/or occlusion. Such foreign body responses are associated with the treatment of the diabetic patient where the treatment requires subcutaneous implantation of a foreign body, such as a cannula or catheter. In certain embodiments of the invention, a response-inhibiting agent is administered to a patient at the site of cannula/catheter insertion, thereby facilitating delivery of insulin to the diabetic patient and mitigating site-loss and/or occlusion over a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sarnath Chattaraj, Kiem H. Dang, Hsi Chung Fusselman, Poonam S. Gulati, Lance P. Hoffman, Guangping Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150105738
    Abstract: A device for holding fluid has a spout for pouring the fluid. The device includes a lid with an aperture. The aperture can be covered by a user's fingers or uncovered to control the flow of fluid out of the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Ketan C. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8992494
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for delivery of fluid to a wound therapy dressing. In exemplary embodiments, a pressure source provides negative pressure to a wound dressing and a biasing mechanism provides positive pressure to a fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Pratt, Kingsley Robert George Flower, Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Mike Beasley, Daniel Evans
  • Publication number: 20150087583
    Abstract: The invention features pharmaceutical compositions, methods, and kits featuring dosing gimens and oral dosage formulations for administration of echinocandin class compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Cidara Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Balasingam Radhakrishnan, Kenneth Duke James, JR., Anuradha Vaidya, Karen Polowy
  • Publication number: 20150088098
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides an implanted catheter and an external device that the patient uses to inject a therapeutic into the implanted tube. The implanted catheter can be equipped with a fixation mechanism that secures the catheter in place and eases physician insertion and removal. The fixation mechanism can include shape memory arms having silicone tips or can be a second catheter branch configured to hold the device in the user's sinus cavity. The catheter can also include numerous exit holes to prevent obstruction and deliver the therapeutic. An interface between the implanted catheter and the external device is incorporated, to ensure a reliable seal for medication passage. A method and device for delivery of the catheter to the correct position can also be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew P. Lane, Anastasia Victoria Borok, Creighton Ralph Petty, Lauren Louise Smith, Marton Varady
  • Publication number: 20150080813
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention include a cannulated bone screw including a screw shaft with screw thread, a proximal end, a distal end, and a channel extending through the screw shaft. Some embodiments include an inlet port coupled to the channel and extending through the distal end, and an outlet port coupled to the channel by a curved or angled channel region. In some embodiments, the outlet port extends through the screw shaft and exits a side that is substantially parallel to the shaft longitudinal axis. In some embodiments, the cannulated bone screw can form part of a therapy delivery device. In some embodiments, the outlet port extends through a portion of the screw shaft and exits at the distal end. In some embodiments, the valve includes a plunger with a plunger rod within the screw shaft, and a valve seat for control of fluid flow out of the screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Globus Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Neil R. Crawford, Nicholas Theodore, Mitchell A. Foster
  • Patent number: 8979808
    Abstract: An on-body injector and method of use including an on-body injector for use with an injection device. The on-body injector includes a bolus reservoir; a bolus injection needle in fluid communication with the bolus reservoir, the bolus injection needle having a bolus injection needle tip aligned with the injection port, the bolus injection needle being slideably biased away from the injection port to define a gap between the bolus injection needle tip and the injection port; and a button operably connected to the bolus injection needle to slide the bolus injection needle along the injection axis. The button is operable to advance the bolus injection needle tip to close the gap and advance the bolus injection needle tip into the injection port. The button is further operable to advance a plunger through the bolus reservoir to deliver a predetermined bolus volume to the patient through the injection flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Randal Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 8979831
    Abstract: Thermochemical ablation techniques may provide ablation of bodily tissue using chemical reaction energy. The chemical reaction energy is provided by chemical reactions including a highly reactive electrophilic reagent provided to a target tissue location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Erik N. K. Cressman
  • Patent number: 8961469
    Abstract: A drug delivery device (100), including a body (104, 116) having a reservoir (164, 176) disposed therein for containing a medicament and an injection needle (152) for penetrating the skin of a patient, the needle (152) providing a path for the medicament between the reservoir (164, 176) and the patient. The device (100) also includes a needle cover (114) for selectively covering the injection needle (152), an adhesive (264) for selectively adhering the device to the patient, a release liner (500) for selectively covering a patient side of the adhesive (264), and a connecting means (112, 520, 512, 508, 524) for connecting the needle cover (114) and the release liner (500) such that removal of one of the needle cover (114) and the release liner (500) from the device (100) removes the other one of the needle cover (114) and the release liner (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Lionel Vedrine, Curt Bingham, Bart Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150051548
    Abstract: A method of making a delivery device (10) for therapeutic agent, drug or vaccine is disclosed. The method includes providing a flat panel wafer, forming a plurality of reservoirs, with each reservoir defining a cavity, within the flat panel wafer, and attaching a cover layer (20) across the plurality of reservoirs. The method also includes filling the plurality of reservoirs with at least one of a therapeutic agent, drug, and vaccine to form a plurality of filled reservoirs, and providing a housing portion adjacent each of the plurality of filled reservoirs to form a composed layer. The method also includes separating the composed layer into a plurality of delivery devices, wherein each delivery device includes a reservoir. The delivery device may be suitable for self-injection use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christophe Bureau
  • Patent number: 8956333
    Abstract: An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment liquid and retaining the treatment liquid within an ear canal of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alternamedics LLC
    Inventors: Aner Vlodaver, Benhoor Soumekh
  • Patent number: 8956334
    Abstract: A large enteral feed cup large enough to contain an amount of fluid suitable for a single dose (nutrition and/or medicines) is described. The enteral feed cup can be free-standing on the proximal end so as to facilitate filling via an opening on the distal end. The distal end includes a resealable closure for an opening that can be quite large and thus can be easily filled with less chance of spillage. The free-standing design of the enteral feed cup can also allow for the cup to be used in any convenient location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas Hirt, Michele Horton
  • Publication number: 20150045745
    Abstract: The disclosures made herein relate to an infusion device specifically adapted for syringe injections. In one embodiment of the disclosures made herein, an infusion device comprises a body including an accessible surface having a single inlet port therein, an engagement surface having a single outlet port therein, a medication delivery channel extending between the single inlet port and the single outlet port, and an identification feature on the accessible surface of the body adjacent to the single inlet port. The single inlet port of the medication delivery channel is tapered thereby forming a funnel-shaped entry into the medication delivery channel. A cannula is coupled to the body at the single outlet port and is adapted for receiving medication from the single outlet port and transmitting the medication therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Catherine C. Patton
  • Publication number: 20150018760
    Abstract: A nasal irrigation system for rinsing nasal and sinus passages or cavities includes a solution preparation unit and a dispensing container. The solution preparation unit includes a first water reservoir, a filter that is in fluid communication with an outlet of the first water reservoir and filters water passing therethrough, a second water reservoir that is in fluid communication with the filter, and a heating element that brings filtered water in the second water reservoir to a boil to clean the filtered water, and a filler port. The dispensing container receives a nasal rinse solution from the solution preparation unit, via the filler port, and administers the nasal rinse solution to a user via a direct nostril interface. The solution preparation unit can also include a cooling element, additive reservoirs for materials to calibrate salinity or to provide a pH buffer, and a control circuit to control operation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kathryn Morton HARDIN, James Craig HARDIN
  • Publication number: 20150013827
    Abstract: A reservoir for a drug delivery system is provided, wherein the reservoir comprises a cavity, the cavity being filled with a dose of a fluid drug such that the dose of the drug occupies 95% or more of the cavity, wherein the dose volume is less than 5 ml. Furthermore, a method for filling a reservoir for a drug delivery system is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Bernd Kühn
  • Publication number: 20140378947
    Abstract: A water jet spray nozzle has a flow path including, from the upstream side to the end of the flow path, a small-diameter portion having a small inside diameter, an expanded portion having a larger inside diameter than the small-diameter portion, and a jet orifice having a smaller inside diameter than the expanded portion. The water jet spray nozzle is configured such that water passing through the flow path with a pressure of 0.2 to 0.6 MPa is retained in the expanded portion to as to generate cavitation bubbles from the small-diameter portion to the expanded portion. The inside diameter of the small-diameter portion § is 0.5 to 0.7 mm while the inside diameter of the jet orifice is 1 to 1.3 times larger than that of the small-diameter portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hitoshi Soyama, Katsunori Ami, Matsuo Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140378894
    Abstract: An apparatus 100 for use in tube feeding comprises a cylindrical body 110 provided with a first opening 120 and a second opening 130 connected by a flow channel 140. The body 110 comprises reagent 111, for determining a characteristic of fluid disposed in the body and a transparent window 112 through which the reagent 111 is visible. In use, a first end of an internal feeding tube releasably engages with the first opening 120. The second, distal end of said feeding tube is disposed inside a patient to be fed. A second feeding tube engages with the second opening 130. The second feeding tube connects the apparatus 100 to a bi-directional pump operable: to pump internal fluid from a reservoir, through the apparatus and into the internal feeding tube; and to pump fluid from the patient into the body 110 of the apparatus 100. This allows a user to pump fluid from the patient into the body 110 of the apparatus 100 to react with the reagent 111.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Thorpe, Anat Barak
  • Patent number: 8882726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device defining a reservoir for containing a product, having a distal end comprising an end-piece defining a channel for the transfer of the product from the reservoir, said drug delivery device comprising means for coupling said end-piece with a connector, said coupling means comprising a collar defined around a portion of the end-piece and extending from the distal end, said coupling means comprising connection means connectable to said collar, said connection means comprising a tubular wall portion having an interface defined thereon for engagement with an internal face of said collar, and a retaining hook having engagement means engageable with at least part of an external face of said collar when said connection means is connected to said collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Catherine Felix-Faure, Benoit Guillard, Michel Bosshardt, Frédéric Perot
  • Patent number: 8876798
    Abstract: A clam shell shaped adapter for retaining a catheter to establish a fluid path between the catheter and a fluid device or line has first and second shells integrally connected by a living hinge. The first shell has a luer end and a catheter end. A flexible tubing at an inner surface of the first shell connects the luer end to the catheter end. The catheter is inserted through the catheter end to extend along the flexible tubing. A retainer structure is provided at an inner surface of the second shell so that when the first and second shells close upon each other, the retainer structure presses against the flexible tubing to fixedly retain the catheter in a fluidly sealing manner. Respective latch mechanisms provided at the shells lockingly couple the first and second shells to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Clark, Christian Schlerf
  • Publication number: 20140323943
    Abstract: A dialysis device according to the invention includes a hemodialyzer which is connectable to the blood circulation of a patient, a plasma storage device for temporary storage of blood plasma of the patient and a supply device for supplying blood plasma stored in the plasma storage device into the blood circulation of the patient
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Werner Kleophas
  • Publication number: 20140323989
    Abstract: The invention provides infusion devices that utilize a low profile handle. The handle is useful in retaining a needle in, and removing the needle from, the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Calibra Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Baker, Brett Cross, John McKenzie
  • Patent number: 8870846
    Abstract: A device for priming and venting a hazardous drug within an intravenous administration set. The device includes various access ports and fluid channels to permit direct injection of a hazardous drug into the fluid reservoir, while eliminating the possibility of undesirable exposure to the hazardous drug. The device further includes priming and flushing ports to enable flushing of a hazardous drug from the system following an infusion procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bryan G. Davis, Minh Quang Hoang
  • Patent number: 8870756
    Abstract: A hybrid apparatus for delivery of fluid in connection with endoscopic irrigation and lens cleaning including a connector which is adaptable to a flexible or rigid container, a connector arranged at the end thereof and connected via a tubing supply to a fluid, air and or gas source and to an endoscope during a procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: ERBE-USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Maurice
  • Publication number: 20140296790
    Abstract: Devices and methods for obtaining high flow rates in a port catheter system, and devices and methods for using a high flow rate port catheter system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a reservoir is dedicated for aspiration and a separate reservoir is dedicated for infusion. Fluid flow channels associated with aspiration are larger than the fluid flow channels associated with infusion. The catheter connected to the port can have an offset tip configuration. Methods for accessing the port are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Bradley D. Chartrand, Raymond Lareau, Daniel Buehner, Tobin Kovoor
  • Patent number: 8845577
    Abstract: An enema includes a liquid in a dispenser having a bottle, a nozzle attached to the bottle, and a valve. The valve may be a membrane having a slit and a thickness of at most 0.90 mm. The valve may be attached to the bottle or it may be attached to the nozzle. The enema can be administered more easily, with a lower amount of force. A method of bowel cleansing includes inserting the enema into a rectum and applying a compression force to the enema bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: C.B. Fleet Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles H. Cox
  • Publication number: 20140276384
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and methods for processing adipose tissue for reintroduction into a body. In some embodiments, adipose tissue is mixed with an additive prior to reintroduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Schwab, Mike Augarten, Darin Messina, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Publication number: 20140276467
    Abstract: A feeding bag system and method of preparing a feeding system is described. The system can include an adapter cap having a threaded portion for threadbly receiving the feeding bottle, a funnel-shaped portion having a tip portion configured to cooperate with an enteral feeding tube, a vent passageway disposed through the adapter cap, and a fluid passageway disposed through the funnel-shaped portion. The system can also include a bag configured to be suspended by a medical hanger. The bag may include walls defining an inner cavity, an upper opening for positioning the feeding bottle therethrough, and a sealed lower portion. The sealed lower portion can include an aperture configured to receive a portion of the adapter cap therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel A. Martel
  • Patent number: 8834410
    Abstract: An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment fluid and retaining the treatment fluid within an ear canal of a patient. The ear medication delivery device can retain the treatment fluid in contact with the ear canal or an eardrum of the patient for a desired time period to provide a therapeutic benefit. In some embodiments, an earplug device can be provided in several sizes for an optimal sealing fit in the ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Alternamedics LLC
    Inventors: Aner Vlodaver, Benhoor Soumekh
  • Patent number: 8810394
    Abstract: A number of parameters related to the operation of a fluid delivery device are determined based on a pressure within the device sensed using a pressure sensor. In one example, the volume of therapeutic fluid added to or removed from a reservoir of a fluid delivery device is determined based on a sensed pressure of the reservoir. In another example, the volume of therapeutic fluid added to or removed from the reservoir is determined based on a sensed pressure of a refill port assembly of the device. In another example, an initial temperature of the reservoir as a therapeutic fluid is removed from the reservoir is estimated based on a sensed pressure within the device. In another example, a temperature of a therapeutic fluid added to the reservoir is estimated based on a sensed pressure within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott L. Kalpin
  • Publication number: 20140221830
    Abstract: Thermochemical ablation techniques may provide ablation of bodily tissue using chemical reaction energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Erik N.K. Cressman
  • Patent number: 8790298
    Abstract: A system for moving particles suspended in a first fluid, and for infusing them into the stream of a second fluid, includes a catheter with a multi-lumen distal separator. The separator is formed with a plurality of parallel lumens, wherein each lumen has a predetermined diameter. Importantly, the diameter of each lumen is dimensioned to sequentially receive particles therethrough, to prevent the particles from flocculating before they enter the stream of the second fluid. A recollection chamber in fluid communication with the separator allows for reconsolidation of the fluid after leaving the separator and for minimizing the damage caused to the vessel when the fluid exits the catheter. An inflatable balloon, affixed to the outside of the catheter, can be provided to regulate flow of the second fluid and thereby facilitate entry of the particles into the stream of the second fluid and increase retention of particles in targeted tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Translational Biologic Infusion Catheter, LLC
    Inventor: Nabil Dib
  • Patent number: 8790330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connection arrangement and a method of assembly, for providing a substantially tamper resistant connection with at least a first medical device. The connection arrangement having a center axis, the connection arrangement comprises; a first connection member for connection to the first medical device by means of a rotational motion in a first direction, and a body. Additionally the first connection member and the body are connected directly or indirectly together via at least one designated ruptureable retaining member, the designated ruptureable retaining member is arranged to rupture at a predetermined breaking force, wherein the first connection member, and thereby the first medical device after assembly, can be displaced with respect to the body after rupture. The present invention provides for a substantially tamper safe connection arrangement which disables accidents such as wrongly disengage a connected medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Tobias Rosenquist
  • Publication number: 20140180204
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating tissue of a mammalian body. In one embodiment, a spring mechanism is carried by first and second tubular members and actuatable for moving a needle from a first position disposed within the distal extremity of the first tubular member to a second position extending distally of the first tubular member. In another embodiment, a nozzle is coupled to the distal extremity of an elongate tubular member for delivering a material into tissue of the mammalian body. In a further embodiment, a flexible elongate member provided with a recess is introduced into a cavity of the body to capture tissue in the recess and electrical energy is applied to such tissue in the recess so as to change the compliance of the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt A.E. Geitz, Katie L Krueger, Joseph A Levendusky
  • Publication number: 20140171880
    Abstract: A high flow volume nasal irrigation device includes a squeeze bottle, a reservoir of liquid and a volume of air. The bottle is configured to elastically deform in response to a manual pressure from a user and thus pressurize the liquid and air. The device also includes a dip tube configured to convey a pressurized liquid flow from a first end inside the bottle to a second outside end at a lower pressure. A removable nipple cap comprises an orifice and a coaxially aligned extension configured to seal with the dip tube and to form a conduit with the tube. At least one air metering orifice is formed in the fluid conduit accessible to the to volume of air. The air metering orifice is configured to introduce a plurality of air pockets from the air volume into the liquid flow and thus generate a pulsatile fluid flow in the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140163458
    Abstract: A catheter for implantation into tissue, the catheter comprising a tubing having a lumen and defining an outer boundary between the catheter and the tissue when the catheter is implanted in the tissue, a healing dummy being insertable in the lumen with clearance so as to prevent tissue ingrowth from the tissue into the lumen when the healing dummy is within the lumen, wherein the healing dummy is removable from the lumen by pulling the healing dummy relative to the tubing out of the lumen, and a perfusion insert being insertable in the lumen when the healing dummy is removed from the lumen, being configured for supplying a perfusion fluid to the tissue so as to initiate interaction between the perfusion fluid and tissue, and being configured for collecting perfusion fluid after interaction with tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Thomas Birngruber, Thomas Kroath
  • Publication number: 20140155839
    Abstract: A connector for coupling to a base of medical device equipped with a circular hub having a circumferential recess. The connector includes a cap having a top surface, a bottom surface, a central region, and a circumferential region. The cap defines at least two pairs of slots extending from the circumferential region towards the central region dividing the cap into at least two fixed lobes and at least two resilient lobes. Each resilient lobe has an outward projecting lift tab, an inward projecting catch, and at least a resilient region. Positioning the connector on the circular hub and pressing the connector engage the catches with the circumferential recess of the circular hub so the connector can rotate completely about the circular hub. Lifting at least one lift tab to reversibly displace the resilient lobe and its respective catch radially to disengage from the circumferential recess decouples the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan C. Griffith, Donald J. McMichael, John A. Rotella, Scott M. Teixeira
  • Publication number: 20140155840
    Abstract: A medical cream applying apparatus includes an internal cream applicator which includes a handle member and an inserting head member. The handle member is ergonomically designed to allow a user's hand to grab thereon. The inserting head member is extended from the handle member, and has a round inserting portion having a diameter slightly larger than that of the handle member, wherein the round inserting portion is adapted to be soaked with a predetermined amount of medical cream, and is arranged to slightly insert into a vagina of a female user for evenly applying the medical cream in the vagina for treating a predetermined disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Susan Tseng, Ya-Zhou Ma
  • Patent number: 8734405
    Abstract: Lay flat tubing is used as a fluid conductor for transferring fluid to and from the body of a patient. The lay flat tubing lies flat or collapsed when not in use, utilizing minimal space during transportation and storage, but which expands to form a passage when used to conduct fluid. A plurality of lumens may be formed in the lay flat tubing. At least one lumen transports infused fluid end-to-end from a source to an entry site on a patient, or in the alternative from an entry site on or in a patient. All lumens are isolated with respect to each other in order to prevent crossover of fluid from one lumen to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Patented Medical Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Durward I. Faries, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8734404
    Abstract: Lay flat tubing is used as a fluid conductor for transferring fluid to and from the body of a patient. The lay flat tubing lies flat or collapsed when not in use, utilizing minimal space during transportation and storage, but which expands to form a passage when used to conduct fluid. A plurality of lumens may be formed in the lay flat tubing. At least one lumen transports infused fluid end-to-end from a source to an entry site on a patient, or in the alternative from an entry site on or in a patient. All lumens are isolated with respect to each other in order to prevent crossover of fluid from one lumen to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Patented Medical Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Durward I. Faries, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8734406
    Abstract: Thermochemical ablation techniques may provide ablation of bodily tissue using chemical reaction energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Erik N. K. Cressman
  • Publication number: 20140135735
    Abstract: An applicator for use in the veterinary medical field for spraying vaccines and other medicaments, biologicals or other liquids and compositions intra-rectally. The applicator has an elongated, hollow tubular body with a connector at its proximal end for connection to a fluid supply and a curved distal end tip with a pair of apertures for dispersing fluid by spraying action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Mark L. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140114237
    Abstract: A surgical system comprises a pressurized irrigation fluid source; an irrigation line fluidly coupled to the pressurized irrigation fluid source; a hand piece fluidly coupled to the irrigation line; an irrigation pressure sensor located at or along the pressurized irrigation fluid source or irrigation line; and a controller for controlling the pressurized irrigation fluid source. The controller controls the pressurized irrigation fluid source based on a reading from the irrigation pressure sensor and an estimated flow value modified by a compensation factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventor: Raphael Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140107197
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical composition comprising a docusate; an osmotic laxative; and a benzoate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Ferring International Center S.A.
    Inventors: Klaus Jensen, Soren Halskov, Henning Lund