Method Patents (Class 604/500)
  • Patent number: 11148297
    Abstract: A method of controlling a robotic arm in a surgical system comprises manually applying a force to a body of the robotic arm. Force information is received from a gesture force sensor on the robotic arm and a controller determines, using the force information, whether the force is a gesture force input. If the force is determined to be a gesture force input, the controller initiates a predetermined system function. The predetermined system function may be a change in operational state, movement between operational modes, or a movement from a first configuration of the arm's joints to a second, predetermined, configuration of the arms joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Asensus Surgical US, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander John Maret
  • Patent number: 11147745
    Abstract: A system can automatically adjust flow rates/feeding regimen of a feeding pump feeding fluids/enteral nutrition to a patient. The system can, based upon a prescribed volume of nutrition or nutritional targets (such as and not limited to energy (calories), protein etc.) to be delivered and a prescribed delivery duration, adjust the pump flow rate/feeding regimen following unexpected delivery interruptions to achieve at or near to the prescribed total volume/nutritional targets to be delivered, despite the interruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AXIUM MTECH SA
    Inventors: Christoph Ganter, Michael Jedwab, Dorion Benjamin, Natalia Muehlemann, Eric Johnson, Steven Bernard
  • Patent number: 11141238
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods which allow the distal portion of a catheter to be visualized within the body using a colored marker and one or more secondary markers. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods which indicate when a medical device is properly positioned for deployment within a body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Serena Scott, Rachel M. Williams, Thomas DeSimio
  • Patent number: 11141529
    Abstract: An infusion set (1) includes: a first flow path (10a) having a first connector (11a) and a downstream connector (19); a first open/close valve (12a), a first liquid surface sensor (13a), a second liquid surface sensor (13b), a drip chamber (14), and a variable valve (17) that are provided in this order on the first flow path from the first connector side toward the downstream connector side; a droplet sensor (15) with which the drip chamber is provided; a second flow path (10b) having a second connector (11b); and a second open/close valve (12b) provided on the second flow path. The second flow path is in communication with a portion of the first flow path between the first liquid surface sensor and the second liquid surface sensor. The controller is configured to control the first and second open/close valves and the variable valves based on signals from the first and second liquid surface sensors and the droplet sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: JMS CO., LTD., Kyoto University
    Inventors: Tadashi Okiyama, Hirofumi Nakagawa, Masashi Kanai, Yoko Hamabe
  • Patent number: 11135361
    Abstract: A method includes providing microvalve device having inner and outer catheters, and a filter valve attached to the distal end of the inner and outer catheters. Longitudinal displacement of the inner catheter relative to the outer catheter moves the filter valve from a non-deployed configuration to a deployed configuration. With the inner catheter longitudinally advanced a first amount relative to the outer catheter, the filter valve is in a reduced first diameter for advancement of a guidewire to a target location. Once the filter valve reaches the target location, the inner catheter is moved relative to the outer catheter such that the filter valve assumes a larger second diameter. A therapeutic agent is infused through the inner catheter and beyond the filter valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Surefire Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Pinchuk, James E. Chomas
  • Patent number: 11119301
    Abstract: The invention relates to an immersion matrix (5), designed for adjusting optical properties at interfaces of optical arrangements, having a porosity with pores of at least one pore size selected from a range from >20 nm to 200 ?m and/or nanopores in the material of the immersion matrix (5), wherein the nanopores have at least one average pore size selected from a range of 0.5 nm to 20 nm, and an elasticity modulus E selected from a range of 0.1-100 MPa. The invention furthermore relates to the use of the immersion matrix (5), an arrangement with the immersion matrix and an immersion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Ohrt, Thomas Kalkbrenner
  • Patent number: 11109746
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an insertion device for a single port robotic surgery apparatus includes a plurality of instrument channels positioned in an interior of a housing and extending along substantially an entire length of the housing, the plurality of instrument channels configured to removably house a plurality of surgical instruments, a plurality of openings in a rear exterior surface of the housing, the plurality of openings providing access to the plurality of instrument channels and configured to facilitate insertion of the plurality of surgical instruments into the plurality of instrument channels, and an illumination device supported at least partially at the rear exterior surface of the housing and positioned proximal to the plurality of openings, the illumination device configured to illuminate the openings to facilitate insertion of the plurality of instruments through the plurality of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TITAN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Perry A. Genova, Hans Christian Pflaumer, Aki Hannu Einari Laakso, Allan Katz, Alejandro Espinosa, Eduardo A. Ampuero, Daniel Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11110269
    Abstract: There is disclosed a device and method for delivering constant target current to a muscle for electro-stimulation of that muscle. One device is a completely self-contained device with no external means for the adjustment and control of the electro-stimulation delivered to the muscle during treatment. The microprocessor based device monitors indirectly the actual current delivered to the muscle during electro-stimulation via measurement of the return path voltage through the muscle and optionally in addition monitors and adjusts for the internal battery voltage during use of the device in order to deliver a more consistent an accurate and effective target output current to the muscle being stimulated at each and every pulse delivered from the device. The device is pre-programmed with an electro-stimulation treatment cycle and the whole treatment cycle, including the monitoring and adjustment required to achieve this treatment cycle, is automatic within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: FEMEDA LTD.
    Inventor: Ian Gregson
  • Patent number: 11110259
    Abstract: Applicators for a microprojection array and methods of using the applicators are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Corium, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Le, Doug Bourne, Ashutosh Shastry, Robert Wade Worsham, Parminder Singh
  • Patent number: 11110001
    Abstract: Described are implantable devices having expandable reservoirs for the sustained release of therapeutic agents. The device is configured to be at least partially implanted in an eye and includes a retention structure and a penetrable element coupled to and extending within at least a portion of the retention structure. A porous drug release mechanism is positioned in fluid communication with an outlet of the device; and a reservoir having a volume configured to contain one or more therapeutic agents is in fluid communication with the outlet through the porous drug release mechanism. The device is at least partially inserted along an axis of insertion. The reservoir enlarges from an insertion configuration having a first three-dimensional shape to an expanded configuration having a second three-dimensional shape, the second three-dimensional shape being eccentrically positioned relative to the axis of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ForSight Vision4, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley G. Bachelder, Randolph E. Campbell, Darren G. Doud, Signe R. Erickson, Kevin W. Sacherman
  • Patent number: 11103643
    Abstract: An assembly for advancing a piston through a rotationally fixed cartridge includes a rotatable, axially fixed first member and an axially movable, rotatable second member connected thereto via a threaded connection and connectable to the piston. A friction pad is rotationally fixedly connected with the second member and includes first and second sets of fingers extending radially outwardly from a central disk. Both the first and second sets of fingers are configured to contact an interior side wall of the cartridge. The first set of fingers are angled toward a first rotational direction and are configured to wedge the friction pad between the side wall and the second member upon rotation of the first member in the first direction, thereby substantially preventing rotation in the first direction. The second set of fingers are angled toward a second rotational direction and are configured to substantially prevent rotation in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: WEST PHARMA. SERVICES IL, LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Hezkiahu, Samuel Dauphinais, Jason W. Farris
  • Patent number: 11096624
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices provide alarms and alerts in an on-body networked diabetes management system. Methods may include receiving glucose sensor data from a continuous glucose monitor and determining a dosage of insulin delivery based at least in part on the glucose sensor data. The method may include detecting an alarm or alert condition, and sending a wireless communication regarding the alarm or alert condition to a remote user-interface device. The method may include triggering an audible, visual, or haptic alarm or alert on the insulin delivery device unless an acknowledgement of the alarm or alert condition is received within a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Mazlish, Sabine Kabel-Eckes, Shannon Sieber, Jeff Boissier, George Crothall, Yean Wah Chan
  • Patent number: 11071651
    Abstract: A combination hanger arm extension and pump cover device can be used with an instillation unit. The device includes a body portion that has a first end and a second end. A hook extends from the first end, and a tab extends from the body proximate the hook. A panel is disposed proximate the second end. A substantially rectangular sleeve extends at least partially through the body. The sleeve is disposed between the first and second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KCI LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Shannon C. Ingram, Benjamin A. Pratt, Mauro Alanis, James K. Seddon
  • Patent number: 11033677
    Abstract: A user-wearable patch pump system for delivery of insulin or other medicament can include a pump and an attachment portion that attaches the pump to a user's body. The pump can include a drive unit and a disposable cartridge containing a medicament with the drive unit configured to cause the pump to deliver the medicament in the cartridge to the user. The attachment portion can include a retention frame configured to selectively retain the pump therein and an adhesive patch configured to be attached to the user's body. The pump can be selectively attached to the retention frame and used to deliver medicament either through a cannula to an infusion site directly beneath the retention frame or through tubing to an infusion site displaced from the retention frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Cook, Michael Michaud, Philip Lamb
  • Patent number: 11020562
    Abstract: An insertion device for the insertion of a medical implant into a human and/or animal body. The device has at least one outer shaft, which has a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end. A receiving element is connected to the outer shaft, for the implant. The outer shaft and the receiving element are surrounded at a transition between the outer shaft and receiving element by a locally placed sleeve, which dampens mechanical tensile and/or compressive stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK AG
    Inventor: Amir Fargahi
  • Patent number: 11013903
    Abstract: A clamping device that is always capable of clamping a flexible tube in a good manner and assuredly closing the flexible tube without a large clamping force. A clamping device includes a holding member that holds a flexible tube in which a fluid is allowed to flow, and a clamping member that clamps and closes a clamping portion of the flexible tube that is held by the holding member. The clamping device further includes a heating device that heats the clamping portion of the flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Nikkiso Company Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Miyaji
  • Patent number: 10967169
    Abstract: A medical connector includes: a body member that partitions a flow path between a proximal side opening and a distal side opening; and a male connector connection portion including: a valve body facing the flow path, and a male connector connection port openable and closable by the valve body. The body member comprises a male connector housing portion configured to house a distal end portion of a male connector connected to the male connector connection portion. The male connector housing portion is configured to cause the male connector to communicate with the distal side opening and to prevent inflow of a fluid from the proximal side opening to the male connector housing portion by connection of the male connector to the male connector connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiko Onozuka, Kazuya Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10952736
    Abstract: The disclosure presents methods and systems for applying a suction force to a surface of a left atrial appendage (LAA) with a tube attached to an exterior surface of an inflatable balloon. The disclosure also presents methods and systems for inflating a first inflatable balloon within a cavity of a left atrial appendage (LAA). A method may include applying a suction force with at least one tube coupled to the first inflatable balloon to attract the first inflatable balloon to an interior surface of the LAA or to a second inflatable balloon. A method may include puncturing, using a tissue-penetrating tip, a target surface of the LAA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Subramaniam Chitoor Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10946127
    Abstract: Devices and methods for assisting cardiac function. In an exemplary embodiment of a device for assisting heart function of the present disclosure, the device includes a first plate and an opposing second plate, each plate having an inner surface, a cardiac processor coupled to at least one of the first plate and the second plate, a bladder having an inner chamber and disposed between the inner surfaces, and a first catheter having a proximal end in communication with the inner chamber of the bladder and a distal end having a first pericardial balloon coupled thereto, wherein a gas and/or a liquid within the inner chamber of the bladder can be injected into the first pericardial balloon upon compression of the first plate relative to the second plate, and wherein the gas and/or the liquid can be removed from the first pericardial balloon upon retraction of the first plate relative to the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3DT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10933138
    Abstract: Various embodiments of bulking or cushioning agents or material and related medical devices and methods are disclosed. For example, a method of performing a medical procedure in a tract of a body may include injecting a material in a liquid phase proximate a target site between a first tissue layer and a second tissue layer, allowing the material to transition from the liquid phase to the gel phase in response to a raise in temperature of the material to approximately at or above the predetermined temperature, and performing a surgical procedure on the target site. The material may have the liquid phase at temperatures below a predetermined temperature and a gel phase at temperature approximately at or above the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Scopton, Samuel Zhong, Yem Chin
  • Patent number: 10925637
    Abstract: Electrode leads for providing neuromuscular stimulation of the spinal muscles, and methods of implantation of electrode leads, are provided that reduce injury to target muscles, and avoid extended recuperation period, by enabling a clinician to visualize and confirm the implantation site of the electrode leads during an implantation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Mainstay Medical Limited
    Inventors: Randy W. Westlund, Peter Andrew Crosby, Dan Sachs
  • Patent number: 10916903
    Abstract: Catheter assembly includes a cable assembly. The cable assembly includes first and second cable segments that are interconnected by a plug connector and a receptacle connector. The plug connector includes an elongated plug substrate and a mating array of electrical contacts supported by the plug substrate. The receptacle connector includes a system array of electrical contacts. The receptacle housing is sized and shaped to receive the plug substrate during a mating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: CREGANNA UNLIMITED COMPANY, TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: Thomas Medina, Yohichi Sasaki, Makiya Kimura
  • Patent number: 10905828
    Abstract: Provided is a system for calculating design specifications of an administration apparatus which administers an administration object substance to an object region using a high-energy substance as a driving source. An object administration apparatus to be an object of calculation of the design specifications is specified and substance information related to a prescribed administration object substance to be administered in the object administration apparatus is acquired. Region information related to a prescribed object region is acquired, and distribution information related to a distribution state of the prescribed administration object substance is acquired. In addition, based on the respective pieces of acquired information, design specification information related to a configuration of the object administration apparatus including energy information related to a high-energy substance to be used to administer the prescribed administration object substance is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Daicel Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Nagamatsu, Shingo Oda, Toru Kitaguchi, Shinichi Kawamura, Naoto Okuyama, Masashi Iwayama
  • Patent number: 10898128
    Abstract: Methods of enhancing reproductive capacity in a female subject are provided. Aspects of the methods include inducing infertility in the subject in a manner effective to cause the subject to mount a compensatory response and thereby enhance reproductive capacity in the subject. Systems and kits useful in practicing the methods of the present disclosure are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Investors
    Inventors: Anthony Joonkyoo Yun, Conrad Minkyoo Yun, Kimberly A. Bazar
  • Patent number: 10903408
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for harvesting thermal energy for utilization by a dispensing system are provided herein. The dispensing system may comprise one or more thermal scavenging devices configured to collect thermal energy from a user. For example, a first thermal scavenging device, coupled to a top housing portion of the dispensing system, may collect thermal energy from a palm of a user hand; a second thermal scavenging device, coupled to a bottom housing portion of the dispensing system, may collect thermal energy from a top portion of the user hand; and/or other thermal scavenging devices may be operatively coupled to the dispensing system. In this way, the collected thermal energy is transformed into electrical energy for powering the dispensing system (e.g., powering a current dispense event, stored for a subsequent dispense event, validation of a refill container, detection of a user, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Demetrius Henry, Nick Ermanno Ciavarella
  • Patent number: 10888351
    Abstract: A rotational atherectomy device may include a flexible, elongated, rotatable drive shaft with a system of eccentric abrading heads attached thereto. At least part of the eccentric enlarged abrading heads have a tissue removing surface—typically an abrasive surface. The abrading heads may be at least partially hollow. Preferably the eccentric enlarged abrading heads have centers of mass spaced radially from the rotational axis of the drive shaft, enabling the eccentric abrading heads to work together to open a stenotic lesion to a diameter substantially larger than the outer resting diameter of the enlarged abrading heads when operated at high speeds. The system of eccentric abrading heads may have unbalanced centers of mass to stimulate greater rotational diameters and may be arranged in a manner providing a debris-removing augering effect. Alternatively, a rotational atherectomy device may include a system of eccentric abrading heads with balanced centers of mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew D. Cambronne
  • Patent number: 10881791
    Abstract: An Infusion device (1) for administering a medical fluid to a patient (P), comprises: a receptacle (12) for receiving a syringe (2) having a tube (20) containing a medical fluid and a piston (21) movable with respect to the tube (20); a pusher device (11) for acting onto the piston (21) for pumping the medical fluid from the tube (20) towards a patient (P) at a set flow rate; a sensor device (14) for measuring a force acting in between the pusher device (11) and the piston (21) of the syringe (2); and a processor device (15) for deriving, from the force measured by the sensor device (14), a pressure value indicative of the pressure in the delivery line (3), wherein the processor device (15) is constituted to compare the pressure value to a threshold value (Pthres) for determining whether an occlusion (O) in the delivery line (3) is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Vial SAS
    Inventor: Rémy Wolff
  • Patent number: 10874806
    Abstract: An apparatus having an outer wall that encompasses an interior chamber that holds a predetermined volume of fluid and gas where the gas rises to one end of the interior chamber and the fluid flows to the other end of the interior chamber. The apparatus also has an inlet port that allows for fluid to ingress into the interior chamber and an outlet port that allows for fluid to egress out of the interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AILNH, LLC
    Inventors: Norton Herrick, David Saloff, Richard Green
  • Patent number: 10874805
    Abstract: An apparatus having an outer wall that encompasses an interior chamber that holds a predetermined volume of fluid and gas where the gas rises to one end of the interior chamber and the fluid flows to the other end of the interior chamber. The apparatus also has an inlet port that allows for fluid to ingress into the interior chamber and an outlet port that allows for fluid to egress out of the interior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AILNH, LLC
    Inventors: Norton Herrick, David Saloff, Richard Green
  • Patent number: 10842987
    Abstract: A medical tube clamp for clamping a flexible medical tube comprising: a tube receiving area which is adapted to receive the medical tube, a first clamping portion including a first clamping jaw which is movable relative to a second clamping portion including a second clamping jaw, and a closure system for safely positioning the two clamping portions in more than one snap-fit position relative to each other so that, when the closure system is unlocked, the medical tube can be inserted in and removed from the tube clamp, in an open snap-fit position the inserted medical tube cannot be removed and is not clamped and in a clamping snap-fit position the medical tube is clamped between the first clamping jaw and the second clamping jaw, with the first clamping jaw being configured to be elastically movable relative to the first clamping portion via a connecting member and/or the second clamping jaw being configured to be elastically movable relative to the second clamping portion via a connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG
    Inventors: Matthias Kramer, Sarah Jacobskötter, Jürgen Steger, Helmut Freigang, Christian Schrödl, Stefan Batzdorf
  • Patent number: 10828471
    Abstract: An intravascular balloon catheter device includes an outer member disposed about an inner member. A balloon has a proximal portion which is connected to the outer member and a distal portion which is connected to the inner member. A sheath is disposed about the outer member and adapted for movement relative to the balloon. A coating with a therapeutic agent is provided on at least the distal portion of the balloon. The distal portion fits snugly into the sheath so as to provide a substantially watertight engagement therebetween when inside the sheath. The sheath is configured to prevent the proximal portion of the balloon from inflating to a diameter larger than the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: John P. Pigott
  • Patent number: 10833732
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system which extends NFC near field communication over a user's skin by converting electromagnetic signals into modulated alternating electric fields and vice versa. A modified patch is attached to an NFC device, which gets energized from its electromagnetic resonance which may contain data. The patch uses the energy to create an alternating electric field which couples into and spreads over a user's skin. The user may approach or touch objects which then get energized by the alternating electric field. The objects have a tag which modulates the electric field with data back over the user's skin to the patch, which then demodulates the data to modulate the NFC communication of the NFC device for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Richter, Faranak Zadeh
  • Patent number: 10806884
    Abstract: A cleaning device, system and method for use with an ETT or tracheostomy ventilation tube 60, a ventilator machine 900, a source(s) 602 of fluid (for example, pressurized or unpressurized) and a source(s) of suctioning 603 is disclosed. In some embodiments, the cleaning device is useful for cleaning an inner surface of the ventilation tube 60 and/or for preventing or hindering the accumulation of biofilm thereon. In some embodiments, it is possible to clean biofilm or any other material on the inner surface 201 by delivering fluid into an interior of the ventilation tube, wiping the tube interior with a width-expanded wiping element (e.g. an inflated balloon) by longitudinal motion of the wiping element, and suctioning material out of the ventilation tube ventilation tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Elad Einav, Oron Zachar
  • Patent number: 10799681
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an over-the-needle (OTN) catheter assembly having a sleeve configured thereon. The catheter includes a body having an outer diameter. The body also includes a proximal end and a distal end and defines a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. A needle is configured within the lumen of the catheter and extends from the proximal end to the distal end. The sleeve is configured around a portion of the outer diameter of the catheter that passes through an insertion site of the catheter. Further, the sleeve includes a length extending from a first end to a second end and is configured to prevent the catheter from collapsing along the length of the sleeve. In addition, the sleeve is configured to prevent leakage from the insertion site of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Saeed Khalaj
  • Patent number: 10779870
    Abstract: A curved inflatable bone tamp includes an outer shaft defining a passageway. An inner shaft is positioned within the passageway. The inner shaft extends between opposite first and second end. The inner shaft defines a lumen. The inner shaft is curved between the first end and the second end. A first leg of a balloon is coupled to the outer shaft and a second leg of the balloon is coupled to the inner shaft such that a material can flow through the lumen and into the balloon to inflate the balloon. The balloon includes a wall having a variable thickness between the legs when the balloon is uninflated and a uniform thickness between the legs when the balloon is inflated. Kits, systems and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC HOLDING COMPANY SARL
    Inventors: Mojan Goshayeshgar, Samuel V. Bolosan
  • Patent number: 10773009
    Abstract: A method and system for infusing medical liquid with gasses, the system comprising a gas source, a vacuum pump, a temperature-controlled container including a fluid reservoir coupled to the gas source and the vacuum pump, a heating and cooling system, and a sonicator, and a controller configured to de-gas a liquid in the fluid reservoir by activating the vacuum pump, re-gas the liquid in the fluid reservoir by releasing gas from the gas source to the fluid reservoir via a first fluid line, and deliver the re-gassed liquid from the fluid reservoir to a catheter via a second fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSLUMINAL SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: John Pile-Spellman, Jae H. Choi
  • Patent number: 10772636
    Abstract: Atrial appendage occlusion systems are provided, such systems including a first device and a second device. The first device has a first tube sized and shaped for insertion into the heart and a balloon coupled thereto. The second device has a second tube sized and shaped for insertion into a pericardial space surrounding the heart, and has a lumen extending at least partially from a second tube distal end to a second tube proximal end. The second device also includes a loop sized and shaped to fit at least partially within the lumen of the second tube, with the loop configured for protraction from the second tube distal end and for placement, and to be tightened and secured around, the atrial appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CVDevices, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10758155
    Abstract: A method of obtaining information about the position and/or orientation of a magnetic component relatively to a magnetometric detector, the magnetic component and the magnetometric detector being moveable independently from each other relatively to a static secondary magnetic field, the method comprising the steps of: measuring in the presence of the combination of both the magnetic field of the magnetic component and the static secondary magnetic field essentially simultaneously the strength and/or orientation of a magnetic field at at least a first position and a second position spatially associated with the magnetometric detector, the second position being distanced from the first position; and combining the results of the measurements to computationally eliminate the effect of the secondary magnetic field and derive the information about the position and/or orientation of the magnetic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: eZono AG
    Inventors: Rolf Henkel, Eliseo Ventura Sobrino Patino, Robert Von Offenberg Sweeney, Allan Dunbar
  • Patent number: 10751203
    Abstract: Provided herein are implantable devices, such as vascular grafts and access port for hemodialysis, that include a microporous sheath layer having a corrugated outer surface, and use therefore for reducing the risk of infection or stenosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Healionics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Marshall, Brandt Scanlan, Max Maginness, Adrienne Oda, Michael J. Connolly, Chad MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10737060
    Abstract: A hub assembly for connection to a medical device having a built in strain relief. The hub assembly may comprise a hub body having a proximal end and a distal end. A lumen may extend from the proximal end to the distal end of the hub body. The distal end of the hub body may have a rounded surface. The rounded surface may have a radius of curvature of greater than 1 millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ajay Gupta, David Raab, Mark S. Smith, Ken Fredrikson
  • Patent number: 10722257
    Abstract: Devices for removing clot material from a blood vessel lumen and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A clot retrieving device may include, for example, an elongated shaft, a capture structure having a proximal region coupled to the distal zone of the elongated shaft, a cover, and a connector coupling the cover to the distal zone of the elongated shaft. The device may further include a jacket at least partially over the proximal terminus of the connector and a portion of the filaments protruding from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Erik Skillrud, Daniel Deen, Evan Epstein
  • Patent number: 10716894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicinal fluid flow rate control apparatus and a medicinal fluid injector including the medicinal fluid flow control apparatus. The medicinal fluid flow rate control apparatus includes: an operation knob being able to be turned; a plurality of medicinal fluid delivery lines each having an elastically deformable tube and arranged such that the tubes are arranged at different heights at a side from the operation knob; a tube support member supporting the tubes; a medicinal fluid converger converging medicinal fluids from the medicinal fluid delivery lines into one stream; and a pipe switch selectively pressing or releasing the tubes to open or block all of the medicinal fluid delivery lines or block some of the medicinal fluid delivery lines, depending on a rotational angle of the operation knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Woo Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10716891
    Abstract: An implantable system for delivering fluids, such as drugs, to one or more anatomical structures in a patient's (i.e., human or animal) body. A number of medical conditions require continual and/or periodic administration of fluids (e.g., drugs) to target regions (e.g., anatomic organs) of the body. Accessibility to those target regions might be limited technically for ex. and not limited to: frequent endoscopic, radiologically guided or surgical approaches. The system delivers the fluid needed in a continual or intermittent fashion to the target region. It controls the amount of fluid delivered to the target region and measures the intended physiologic effect of the fluid delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ISaab Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Ihab Saab
  • Patent number: 10705491
    Abstract: A hydraulic system having a hydraulic device and at least one external database is provided. The hydraulic device comprises at least one hydraulic component, a control electronics having a memory to control the hydraulic component, and an identification element assigned to the hydraulic component. Specific parameters for the hydraulic component are stored in the external database, and the hydraulic component can be clearly identified by a configuration means via the identification element. The configuration means can be connected to the control electronics and the external database to access the specific parameters so that these can be transferred to the memory of the control electronics by means of the configuration means. Further, the disclosure relates to a method for parameterizing control electronics of a hydraulic device of a hydraulic system as well as an arithmetic unit for compiling a program code for the operation of a hydraulic assembly with several components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HAWE HYDRAULIK SE
    Inventors: Johannes Glaser, Stanley Buchert, Paul Siegel, Timotheus Wieringa
  • Patent number: 10702274
    Abstract: The present teachings provide methods for resizing, reducing, and closing left atrial appendage. Specifically, a percutaneous trans-septal access is first established from outside the body to a patient's LAA. At least two tissue anchors are then implanted inside the LAA chamber and along the tissue wall. At least one anchor is implanted near the opening of the LAA camber. Both tissue anchors are pulled together so that the wall of the LAA chamber collapse. The LAA chamber is therefore resized, reduced, and/or closed off completely. This closure method and system could be used alone in closing LAA chamber. This closure method and system could also be used in addition to other treatment mechanisms, such as filling the LAA chamber with space-filling material, then closing off its opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Groothuis, Steven D. Cahalane
  • Patent number: 10687879
    Abstract: A bone material dispensing device is provided. The bone material dispensing device comprises a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. The proximal end has a first opening and the distal end has a second opening. The first opening and the second opening are configured to slidably receive at least a portion of a plunger. A tubular member is provided that is pivotably connected to the housing and is configured for lateral movement relative to the longitudinal axis of the housing. The tubular member comprises a proximal opening, a distal opening and a channel disposed therebetween. The proximal opening, the distal opening and the channel of the tubular member are configured to receive at least the portion of the plunger. The tubular member is movable in a first position to align the proximal opening of the tubular member with the second opening of the housing to allow the tubular member to receive at least the portion of the plunger to dispense the bone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Dewey, Ralph D. Goosby, Daniel A. Shimko, Erick Vasquez
  • Patent number: 10682467
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a drug delivery device for selecting and dispensing a number of user variable doses of a medicament. The device comprises a housing, a dose selector operable to set a dose by rotation relative to the housing, a number sleeve arranged within the housing, a drive sleeve which is rotationally constrained to the housing during dose setting and dose correcting and which is rotatable relative to the housing during dose dispensing, a piston rod coupled to the housing and to the drive sleeve a drive spring arranged between the housing and the number sleeve, and a ratchet operatively arranged between the drive sleeve and the number sleeve. According to the disclosure the ratchet comprises at least one clicker arm of one of the number sleeve and the drive sleeve and ratchet teeth of the other of the number sleeve and the drive sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Richard James Vincent Avery, Matthew Jones
  • Patent number: 10673433
    Abstract: Provided are a control switch mechanism, a trigger switch, and an electric tool, having vibration resistance and durability and capable of preventing malfunction. The control switch mechanism (20) includes an optical sensor (21) having a light emitting element (21a) and a light receiving element (21b), and a reflector (22) that increases or decreases an amount of light received by the light receiving element (21b). An increase and a decrease in output of an operation device are controlled along with an increase and decrease in amount of light received by the light receiving element (21b) due to relative movement between the optical sensor (21) and the reflector (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kobayashi, Yusaku Yamasaki, Koji Omori, Jeongho Baik
  • Patent number: 10639405
    Abstract: Provided is an adsorbent for removing histones from a liquid derived from a living-organism, including a water-insoluble carrier and a biocompatible polymer. The carrier has activated carbon, a polyester, a polysulfone, or a cationic functional group. Also provided is a device for purifying a liquid derived from a living-organism to remove histones from a liquid derived from a living-organism, which has a housing equipped with an inlet and an outlet for the liquid derived from the living-organism and the above-described adsorbent housed in the housing. The liquid derived from the living-organism is moved through the housing of device for purifying the liquid derived from the living-organism to remove histones from the liquid derived from the living-organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Kiriyama, Satoru Inoue, Yoshihiro Hatanaka
  • Patent number: RE48684
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy, Oleg Shikhman