Body Inserted Tubular Conduit Structure (e.g., Needles, Cannulas, Nozzles, Trocars, Catheters, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/264)
  • Patent number: 10661001
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an operator in operating a medical device has a signaling device that signals a necessary operation of a component to be operated of the medical device. The signaling device emits a signal from the component to be operated and/or orients a signal onto the component to be operated. The signaling device emits at least one of an optical, an acoustical, and a haptical signal. The apparatus also includes a control apparatus that controls the signaling device based on the component operation to be performed, with the control by the control apparatus being independent of an operator request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Patent number: 10617557
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide treatment with a first therapeutic agent and a second therapeutic agent for an extended time. The first therapeutic agent may comprise a VEGF inhibitor and the second therapeutic agent may comprise an antiinflammatory, such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, for example a cyclooxygenase inhibitor. One or more of the first therapeutic agent or the second therapeutic agent can be injected into the eye, for example injected into a therapeutic device implanted into the eye to release the injected therapeutic agent for an extended time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ForSight Vision4, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, Yair Alster, Kathleen Cogan Farinas, Cary J. Reich, Randolph E. Campbell, K. Angela MacFarlane, Signe Erickson
  • Patent number: 10603466
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter may include a distal end for insertion and a proximal end. The distal end for insertion may terminate with a tip. It may define at least two openings, of which one is proximal-most in the distal end. The distal tip may include a first radiopaque marker that is discretely positioned at the proximal-most opening and radiographically distinguishes the proximal-most opening from the rest of the distal end. The distal tip may also include a second radiopaque marker that marks the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Michael G. Tal
  • Patent number: 10596034
    Abstract: A crushing tip dramatically increases a contact area between the crushing tip ultrasonic vibrated and a crystalline lens, compared to conventional crushing tips, and can efficiently crush and emulsify the crystalline lens. In the crushing tip, which is inserted into the crystalline lens of an eye of a patient at a time of an eye surgery for crushing, sucking, and discharging the crystalline lens by providing the ultrasonic vibrations, one or a plurality of partition walls is provided in such a way as to cross a through hole inside the through hole of a cylindrical tip main member. A tip of the partition wall may project from a tip of the tip main member, and a projecting portion may extend to an outer peripheral edge of the tip main member in a width direction as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Tadahiko Kozawa
  • Patent number: 10583269
    Abstract: Catheters, vascular access devices using such catheters, methods of using such catheters and uses of such catheters are disclosed. The catheter comprises polymeric tubing including a composition that can be magnetized by application of an externally applied magnetic field, thereby magnetizing the tubing. Detection of the magnetic field provides location information for the catheter in the vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Ming Zhou, Siddarth Shevgoor, Marc W. Weimer
  • Patent number: 10575953
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a heart anchor tensioning device includes a main body and an elongate shaft. A tension member or tether may be inserted through a lumen of the elongate shaft to allow the shaft to be advanced over the tension member and within a body while the main body is positioned outside of the body. The device also includes an anchor coupling mechanism that is configured to engage a heart anchor and move the heart anchor into engagement with a first wall of the heart. The anchor coupling mechanism is able to lock the heart anchor to inhibit proximal movement of the heart anchor along the tension member. The device further includes a tension indicating mechanism that provides an indication of a force being applied to the heart anchor by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BioVentrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Van Bladel, Lon Annest, Ernest Heflin, Gilbert Mata, Lawrence Crainich, Brian LaRose
  • Patent number: 10548633
    Abstract: An imaging needle apparatus includes a body, a needle coupled to the body, a probe, and an imager. The needle includes a needle body and a sharp tip. The probe can be exposed from the needle or housed within the needle body according to an operation being performed with the image needle apparatus. The imager is disposed inside of the probe, and includes a plurality of photocells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nanosurgery Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sam Seiichiro Ochi, Mark Walter
  • Patent number: 10537708
    Abstract: An insertion tool having an insertion guide tube that maintains a perimodiolar or other pre-curved electrode assembly in a substantially straight configuration while preventing the electrode assembly from twisting in response to stresses induced by the bias force which urges the assembly to return to its pre-curved configuration. This generally ensures that when the electrode assembly is deployed from the distal end of the insertion guide tube, the electrode assembly and insertion guide tube have a known relative orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Pierre Vancaillie, Frank Risi
  • Patent number: 10532185
    Abstract: In some examples, a catheter includes an elongated body extending between a proximal end and a distal end, and defining an inner lumen, an outer body wall having a wall cross-sectional diameter, and a distal aperture at the distal end. A distal portion of the elongated body including a taper section that tapers from the outer body wall of the distal portion to the distal aperture, with the distal portion defining a plurality of slits open to the distal aperture. The distal aperture has an aperture diameter greater than zero and less than the wall cross-sectional diameter. The distal portion defining the plurality of slits is configured to substantially center the distal end around a guide member when the guide member is introduced in the inner lumen and extends through the distal aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Frank Scarpine, Ricky Williams, Maria De Jesus Sanson, Francis Bernard
  • Patent number: 10532192
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for accessing an internal body region using a catheter. The catheter includes a catheter body and a medication lumen positioned within the catheter body for delivering medication to the internal body region. An inflation lumen is positioned within the catheter body. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen, and the balloon is configured to move between a collapsed position and an expanded position as fluid enters the balloon through the inflation lumen. An anchor covers at least a portion of the balloon on an outer surface of the catheter body and includes a movable section with a first retracted position and a second deployed position. Upon inflation of the balloon, the movable section of the anchor moves radially outward from the first contracted position to the second deployed position to secure the catheter in the internal body region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hurley, Roman Portnoy, James H. Philip
  • Patent number: 10532500
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for insert-molding a tubular member to define a hollow portion. A circumferential portion of a circumferential wall of the tubular member is removed to expose the hollow portion to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Takamasa Manabe
  • Patent number: 10531969
    Abstract: A stent is disclosed that has an elongated body composed of a bioabsorbable polymer having a proximal end, a distal end, two open spiral channels formed on the exterior surface of the body to provide fluid communication between the proximal end and the distal end. The stent also has a central lumen open at the proximal and distal ends of the stent for the passage of a guide wire. A method for using the stent and a kit containing the stent are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Eric K. Mangiardi
  • Patent number: 10531884
    Abstract: A method and systems for treating chronic total occlusions, particularly those that are difficult to treat, is disclosed. In this approach, recanalizing the CTO is achieved using a combined antegrade and retrograde approach. The proximal end of the occlusion is penetrated using an antegrade wire, using a traditional approach. Using collateral vessels, the distal end of the occlusion is crossed in a retrograde fashion and by appropriately maneuvering each member, a continuous channel is created. Additional elements such as capture devices, dilators and injection catheters are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Osamu Katoh, Wayne Ogata
  • Patent number: 10524829
    Abstract: A support apparatus for supporting a trocar while the trocar extends through a body wall of a patient includes an inflatable collar and a slidable abutment collar commonly connected for engagement onto the trocar following which the slide collar is released to slide along the trocar. The inflatable collar is inflated to a set size by a manually operable pump on the slidable collar operated by squeezing finger abutments together up to a latch so that threaded portion expels the inflation fluid. The abutment member is shaped to be received on an outer surface of the trocar and adjustable longitudinally of the trocar sleeve so as to be located at a selected position by a manually movable latch collar. The inflatable collar and slidably collar are held connected by a manually operable release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Surgical Stabilization Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Stephen Pacak, Heather Dawn Diamond, Damian Raymond Muldoon, Shane Gerard Ward, Brian Fergus Murphy, William James Cannon, Luke Patrick Keaveney
  • Patent number: 10518075
    Abstract: A method for delivering fluid to a brain of a subject is disclosed. This method includes the steps of: making one or more incisions in a subject; implanting one or more catheters in the brain of the subject; subcutaneously implanting a first part of a modular fluid delivery apparatus in the subject, the first part of the modular fluid delivery apparatus comprising a first length of tubing having a first end and a second end, the first end having a first fluid connector portion attached thereto and the second end being connected to the one or more catheters; and closing the one or more incisions such that the first part of the modular fluid delivery apparatus and the one or more catheters are entirely subcutaneously implanted within the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: RENISHAW PLC
    Inventor: Steven Streatfield Gill
  • Patent number: 10500073
    Abstract: Provided is a ureteral stent (=50) including a bladder portion (=52) positioned in a bladder of a patient, a kidney portion (=54) positioned in a kidney and ureteral passageway of the patient, and one or more tethers (=56) coupling the bladder portion to the kidney portion. The ureteral stent allows urine to pass around a blockage, and allows a ureter orifice connecting the ureteral passageway to the bladder to move between a compressed state and an uncompressed state to prevent or minimize urinary reflux, flank pain, blood in the urine, etc., while allowing the bladder portion to move freely in the bladder to prevent the bladder portion from irritating the trigone muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lee E. Ponsky, Dean Secrest
  • Patent number: 10492859
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed for delivering energy to a body lumen. The device includes an elongate member including a proximal portion and a distal portion adapted for insertion into a body lumen; and an energy delivery device disposed adjacent the distal portion of the elongate member, the energy delivery device including at least one elongate electrode arm, wherein the elongate electrode arm is configured to transition between a first configuration and a second configuration different than the first configuration. The at least one elongate electrode arm includes an active region configured to contact and deliver energy to the body lumen. When the elongate electrode arm is in the first configuration, at least a portion of the active region of the elongate electrode arm extends radially inward toward a longitudinal axis of the energy delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Hollett, Craig McGreevy
  • Patent number: 10478332
    Abstract: In certain aspects, the present invention is directed to a device selected from (a) an operating microscope with an attached or attachable magnet and (b) a magnet that is configured for attachment to an operating microscope. In either case, the magnet is configured to allow a patient's tissue to be viewed through the operating microscope while at the same time permitting the creation of a magnetic field of sufficient magnitude and direction to move a magnetic therapeutic and/or diagnostic agent lying within the tissue to a preferred location in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Goldberg, Roger A. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10470783
    Abstract: A method of retrieving calculus in a renal pelvis of a living body involves positioning an enclosure in the renal pelvis, creating convection in the renal pelvis by introducing liquid into the renal pelvis from outside the living body to lift the calculus from a surface of the renal pelvis, retrieving the calculus in the renal pelvis by creating a vacuum in the enclosure while the enclosure is located in the renal pelvis so that the calculus are drawn into the enclosure, wherein the vacuum also draws the liquid into the enclosure, and withdrawing the enclosure from the renal pelvis while the calculus is in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kei Honda, Makoto Narita
  • Patent number: 10465865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of LED light strip. This invention provides an LED light strip, which includes a flexible protective sleeve and a soft light board, at least one protective circuit being arranged on the soft light board. The soft light board includes in sequence a first insulating soft film, an LED light source and a second insulating soft film. The protective circuit is provided with a zener diode or a voltage stabilizing unit which is connected in parallel with the at least LED light source and which maintains the electrical circuit to be on to keep the soft light board in operation when the LED light source is disconnected. When one or some of the LED light sources is/are damaged, the protective circuit conducts electricity in place of the damaged LED light sources, the LED light strip can continue to be energized and emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Huabo Liu, Xiaoping Li
  • Patent number: 10449072
    Abstract: A stent device delivery system and method of making. The stent device delivery system includes a stent device and an outer sheath overlaying the stent device in a radially compact, delivery configuration of the stent device. The outer sheath may include a first layer of polymeric material and a reinforcement layer of polymeric material that are laminated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jurgen Dorn, Markus Forster, Daniel Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10420571
    Abstract: A specimen retrieval system includes a bag having a flexible basket with an opening configured for receiving a tissue specimen, an elongate tail extending from the flexible basket, a primary loop attached to a proximal end of the tail opposite the flexible basket, and a string encircling the flexible basket and extending therefrom along the tail and terminating exterior of the proximal end of the tail, the string being operable to close the opening of the flexible basket. The system also includes an outer cannula having a distal end and a proximal end with a cannula handle located at the proximal end of the outer cannula, the outer cannula configured to receive the bag therein via the distal end of the outer cannula, with the tail of the bag, the primary loop and a portion of the string extending out of the proximal end of the outer cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhanvin Desai, Scott Barnes, Lee Freeman, Mike Kastura
  • Patent number: 10398291
    Abstract: An overtube to be inserted into a body wall is provided with an endoscope insertion passage and a treatment tool insertion passage, the treatment tool insertion passage is provided parallel to a reference axis of the overtube, and the endoscope insertion passage is provided obliquely to the reference axis. A slider, which is engaged with the endoscope and the treatment tool inserted through the respective insertion passages and causes the endoscope and the treatment tool to interlock with each other and move forward and backward, is arranged inside the overtube so as to be movable in a forward-backward direction of the overtube. An endoscope engagement part engaged with the endoscope in the slider is movable in an upward-downward direction, and moves upward and downward along the position of the oblique endoscope insertion passage together with the movement of the slider in the forward-backward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takumi Dejima
  • Patent number: 10390810
    Abstract: The present technology relates generally to a method and device for closing percutaneous punctures, and more particularly to a multi-lumen tamper for such a device. A closure device for sealing a percutaneous puncture in a wall of a body passageway is disclosed, the closure device including a plug configured to engage a surface of the puncture; a toggle configured to engage an internal surface of the body passageway; an elongate filament configured to associate the plug with the toggle; a locking member configured to engage the plug; and a tamper comprising at least two lumens, wherein a first lumen of the at least two lumens is configured to deliver a pharmaceutical agent to the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Essential Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Alan Walters, Samuel Nardone
  • Patent number: 10390951
    Abstract: Valve retainers and delivery systems with valve retainers are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a portion of the valve retainer can rotate about a central axis of the delivery system relative to a different portion of the valve retainer. In certain embodiments, a first portion of the valve retainer can include a plurality of first orientation markings. In certain embodiments, a second portion of the valve retainer can include a second orientation marking, which can be aligned with a first orientation marking on the first portion of the valve retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Marian Creaven, Niall Duffy
  • Patent number: 10390694
    Abstract: An apparatus for reversely deactivating a port seal in a laparoscopic port and providing a continuous passage between the laparoscopic port and a remote location in a body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: EON SURGICAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Danny Farin, Yehuda Bachar, Ronny Winshtein
  • Patent number: 10390928
    Abstract: A stent according to an embodiment of the invention includes an elongate body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The elongate body defines a lumen and an opening in communication with the lumen between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion configured to enable the flow of fluid therethrough. The lumen is configured to have a diameter wherein the opening has a width greater than half the size of the diameter and less than the diameter of the lumen. The opening has a length at least twice the width of opening. In some embodiments, the opening is configured to laterally receive a guidewire therethrough. The elongate body can be configured to releasably couple the guidewire within the lumen of the elongate body such that the elongate body can be slidably moved along the guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Travis Deal
  • Patent number: 10376447
    Abstract: An enteral feeding system including: an enteral feeding tube, a pump configured to draw a liquid from a reservoir to the enteral feeding tube; a switching mechanism associated with at least four vacuum lumens provided with the enteral feeding tube; and a controller configured to automatically control the pump and the switching mechanism wherein controlling the pump and the switching mechanism includes coordinating the operation of the switch with the operation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Doron Besser, Guy Ben Ezra
  • Patent number: 10357234
    Abstract: A cannula assembly having a retention member and a method of manufacture of the cannula assembly is provided. The cannula assembly includes a cannula and a sleeve disposed around the cannula from a proximal end to a distal end. The sleeve can be pre-formed by a stretch blow molding process then advanced over the cannula. The sleeve includes an inflatable balloon and an annular ring distal the inflatable balloon. The cannula includes an annular recess. The annular ring is sized to have an interference fit with the annular recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Kennii Pravongviengkham, Kevin K. Dang, Matthew M. Becerra, Boun Pravong, Eduardo Bolanos, Joel B. Velasco, Reynaldo C. Sarmiento
  • Patent number: 10357385
    Abstract: A vascular graft having a sealing layer and a tapered length portion. The sealing layer provides the vascular graft with low bleed characteristics subsequent to a needle puncture such as with a dialysis needle or a suture needle. The sealing layer in the tapered length portion has varying wall thickness along the tapered length portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Schlaud, Timothy T. Stringer
  • Patent number: 10357647
    Abstract: A method and device for implanting a medical lead. The device includes an elongate shaft defining a major longitudinal axis and including a proximal end and a distal end. A necked portion coupled to and extending from the distal end is included, the necked portion defines a first thickness and a substantially planar surface, the necked portion being at least resiliently movable in a direction normal to the major longitudinal axis. A tip disposed at the distal end of the necked portion is included, the tip defining a second thickness greater than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Gardeski, James K. Carney, Melissa G. T. Christie, Michael R. Leners, Lonnie D. Ronning, Amy E. Thompson-Nauman
  • Patent number: 10357632
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fluid delivery enables navigation through tortuous, spatially restricted body anatomy to access narrow diameter body lumens for the continuous delivery of fluids, including therapeutic fluids, to the lumen in an atraumatic manner that avoids damage to the body lumen. The fluid delivery device can have a flexible conduit having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending along an interior of the flexible conduit providing a fluid flow path between the proximal and distal ends, where the lumen transitions into a micro-lumen exiting through a port through which a high concentration of fluid injected into the lumen exits laterally out along an image viewable zone at the distal end of the flexible conduit. The flexible conduit has a maximum outer diameter sized sufficient to navigate narrow diameter body lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steve A. Herweck, Ronit R. Furman
  • Patent number: 10350383
    Abstract: A device including a catheter (14) and a medical instrument (12). The catheter includes an inner portion (16) and one or more unlocking features (18). The medical instrument includes one or more locking features (24). When the medical instrument is in the inner portion of the catheter, the one or more unlocking features engage the one or more locking features so that the medical instrument can bend in the catheter. When the medical instrument is outside the catheter, the one or more unlocking features disengage from the one or more locking features so that the medical instrument is restricted from bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Spiration, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon Shuman
  • Patent number: 10342738
    Abstract: A metering device that improves the aseptic transfer of powder and reconstitution fluid into the metering device for medical use. In some implementations, the metering device comprises a housing, containing a metering chamber that defines a volume. The housing also has a connection portion, an extraction portion, and a metering member in fluid communication with the metering chamber. In other embodiments, the metering device additionally includes a dispensing aid that facilitates the dispensing of powder from a first container into the metering chamber through the connection portion. The connection portion is capable of insertion into a second container that contains fluid, thereby allowing a mixture of powder and fluid to form in the metering chamber. The mixture, then ready for use, is removable from the metering chamber through the extraction portion by an extraction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BIOGEN MA, INC.
    Inventor: Haiming Wu
  • Patent number: 10299795
    Abstract: Devices and methods can be used to treat long gap esophageal atresia, while obviating much of the delay and complexities associated with current procedures. The devices and methods involve actively stretching the esophagus portions with traction to promote growth of the esophagus portions. Moreover, the devices and methods provided allow for a compression anastomosis to occur between the esophageal ends. This eliminates the need for a second operation to suture the esophageal ends together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventor: D. Dean Potter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10299757
    Abstract: A first tube is a medical tube provided with a first portion, a second portion and a third portion in this order from the proximal end side toward the distal end side and is made of a resin. At the second portion, the outer diameter is smaller than the outer diameter of the first portion and the inner diameter is substantially equal to the inner diameter of the first portion. At the third portion, the outer diameter and the inner diameter are respectively smaller than the outer diameter and the inner diameter of the second portion. In this manner, a medical tube in which the outer diameter of the proximal end side is relatively large and the outer diameter of the distal end side is relatively small while securing the inner diameter having a sufficient size at the distal end side can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Yasunori Yamashita, Tooru Oota, Youichi Ito, Naoko Katou
  • Patent number: 10279143
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use medical procedures including catheters and stylets are disclosed. The catheter includes a wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining a lumen, and the wall defining at least one side opening from the outer surface to the inner surface. The stylet includes an elongate body defining a passage and at least one aperture in fluid communication with the passage. The stylet also includes a first blocking dam secured to the elongate body proximal to the at least one aperture and a second blocking dam secured to the elongate body distal to the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Thomas M. Johnston, Ty Fairneny
  • Patent number: 10278676
    Abstract: The safety shield is comprised a one piece body, e.g. of biocompatible plastic, having a hollow stem 11 and a disc-shaped collar 13 extending radially outwardly from one end of the hollow stem 11. The safety shield is mounted by the user in friction fit manner in a hub of an implanted needle and serves as a guide for the insertion of a biopsy needle into the implanted needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Michael J. Vaillancourt
  • Patent number: 10272237
    Abstract: A luer connection device is disclosed having a housing including a side wall having an inside surface defining a lumen with a central axis, a proximal end, and a distal end including a male luer tip having a central flow diverter extending outwardly from the central axis of the lumen to direct a fluid to a circumferential dead space distal to the male luer tip. A luer connection device is also disclosed having a flow expansion channel disposed in the lumen tapering outward from the wall of tubular housing and partially extending along a longitudinal axis from the tip opening toward the base opening for increasing mixing and flow through a circumferential dead space in the fluid path distal to the male luer tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Marty L. Stout, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, S. Ray Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10272208
    Abstract: A permeation apparatus comprises an aspiration tube; an injection tube; and a water-absorbing cover member for covering at least a distal end of the injection tube and a vicinity of the distal end. The aspiration tube is configured to aspirate a fluid flowing from the water-absorbing cover member into the aspiration tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AceMedic Inc.
    Inventor: Masami Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10265100
    Abstract: Transradial access devices, systems, and methods. An exemplary device of the present disclosure for providing access to a vessel or other luminal organ and to prevent overperforation of the same comprises a needle having a needle tip and at least one current element positioned thereon or embedded therein at or near the needle tip, a sheath positioned around at least part of the needle, and a protractor in communication with the needle, whereby engagement of the protractor causes the needle tip to protract from the sheath through the aperture, and whereby release of the protractor causes the needle tip to retract through the aperture into the sheath. Activation of the at least one current element can facilitation vasodilation of the vessel or other luminal organ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DTherapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Ghassan S. Kassab
  • Patent number: 10265164
    Abstract: This intraocular lens (IOL) injector cartridge has a proximal opening in a main body for receiving an IOL. The main body has a lumen that extends longitudinally to a distal end having an opening smaller than the IOL. Passage through the lumen compresses or rolls the IOL so that when the distal end is inserted through a small incision in the eye the IOL can be expelled into the capsular bag. The distal end of the cartridge is beveled with a leading tip in front of a trailing heel. The characteristics of the beveled end are such that damage to the IOL is reduced. The bevel may be straight or curved and includes a distal face defined by the thickness of the distal end between the lumen and an exterior surface. The distal face may be flush with the bevel or chamfered. An inner corner angle between the distal face and the lumen is ?60° to reduce the chance of scratching the IOL as it passes out of the distal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, David W. Gaylord, Kevin Springer
  • Patent number: 10258468
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for treating native heart valves are disclosed herein. A system for delivering a prosthetic device into a heart of a patient includes an elongated catheter body and a delivery capsule. The delivery capsule can be hydraulically driven to deploy at least a portion of a prosthetic heart valve device. The delivery capsule can release the prosthetic heart valve device at a desired treatment site in a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Deem, Hanson Gifford, III, John Morriss, Matt McLean, Michael Luna
  • Patent number: 10258444
    Abstract: An osteotome for sinus lift procedures includes a body interchangeable with various handles. The body includes a shaft that is releasably received into the handle, and a tip portion. The tip portion may be directly utilized for ridge expansion/bone compression, or a succession of tip members may instead be received thereon to provide suitable diameter escalation to create the socket. A conduit in the tip portion interconnects with a conduit in a hydration port and a conduit in a tip member. A hose couples the hydration port to a syringe, to deliver fluid out the tip member to lift the membrane. Graduated syringe markings permit delivery of measured fluid quantities to control the amount of lift. A second hydration port is coupled to a graduated cylinder through a valve, which is opened after lifting is complete, to measure the fluid released. A loss of fluid measured indicates a sinus tear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Pavel Krastev
  • Patent number: 10245165
    Abstract: A stent is disclosed that has an elongated body composed of a bioabsorbable polymer having a proximal end, a distal end, two open spiral channels formed on the exterior surface of the body to provide fluid communication between the proximal end and the distal end. The stent also has a central lumen open at the proximal and distal ends of the stent for the passage of a guide wire. A method for using the stent and a kit containing the stent are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Eric K. Mangiardi
  • Patent number: 10238834
    Abstract: Catheters and methods for supporting a guidewire or delivering a radiopaque, diagnostic or therapeutic agent through a vessel stenosis or other tortuous anatomy are disclosed. A catheter can comprise an elongate shaft body and a tip member disposed at a distal end of the shaft body. The shaft body can extend from a proximal end to the distal end and can define an inner lumen. The shaft body can include a liner, a braid member surrounding the liner, a multi-layer coil surrounding the braid member, and a polymer cover surrounding the multi-layer coil. An outer surface portion of the polymer cover can include one or more helical threads, which can be enveloped in an outer wrapper. The tip member can be made from a metal or a polymer. Polymer tip members can include a hard or semi-hard distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Teleflex Innovations S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: John Bridgeman, Daniel Jindra, Peter Bo
  • Patent number: 10232107
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for illuminated medical infusion including, for example, a medical infusion system which includes a source of illumination and an illuminating infusion line and wherein the illuminating infusion line includes an integrated fluid transmission channel and light transmission channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Hans Utz
  • Patent number: 10231701
    Abstract: An elongated member such as a catheter that uses ultrasound or optical coherence tomography “OCT”) technology to approximate the dimensions of a structure into which the catheter has been placed. The catheter includes multiple ultrasound transducers arranged in an annular or circumferential configuration on, embedded into or within the body of the elongated member so that distance measurements can be obtained between the elongated member and the wall of the immediately facing structure (e.g., a fluid-filled lumen). Utilizing these measurements, the present invention approximates for the physician the shape and size of the structure into which the elongated member is placed. The invention also includes a method for producing three-dimensional images from two-dimensional images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Provisio Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Eric Ryan
  • Patent number: 10226368
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a prosthesis includes a sheath, a slide shaft having a threaded outer surface, and a handle. The handle includes an internal spring assembly for selectively engaging and disengaging the handle with the threaded outer surface of the slide shaft. The internal spring assembly includes at least one spring arm, a head coupled to the spring arm and having a circumferentially rounded threaded inner surface, and a ring slidably disposed over the spring arm. When the ring is in a first longitudinal position, the threaded inner surface of the head is spaced apart from the threaded outer surface of the slide shaft. When the ring is in a second longitudinal position, the threaded inner surface of the head is threadedly engaged with the threaded outer surface of the slide shaft. The handle may include a resilient cover to provide the internal spring assembly with a biased or nominal operational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffery Argentine
  • Patent number: RE47513
    Abstract: A vapor hydrated packaged catheter assembly and method of manufacturing and distributing same includes a gas impermeable package housing a catheter within a catheter-receiving cavity. The catheter assembly has a hydrophilic coating applied to at least a portion of the outer surface of a catheter tube or shaft which may be surrounded by a sleeve to provide a no-touch, sure grip feature. The catheter assembly is disposed within the catheter receiving cavity of the package together with a limited amount of a vapor donating liquid provided as a source of vapor to activate the hydrophilic coating. The amount of vapor donating liquid is less than the amount that would otherwise be sufficient to cause a spill hazard. It may be loose liquid as a desired percentage of the volume of a tube-receiving portion of the catheter receiving cavity of the package, or it may be contained in a liquid sequestering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Thomas H. Gilman, Sean Sweeney, Martin P. Creaven