CareFusion 207, Inc.
|CareFusion 207, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130012951||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING A SPINE THROUGH A SINGLE VERTEBRAL BODY INSERTION POINT - Methods for treating a spine include inserting a distal end of a cannula into a vertebral body. A distal segment of an access needle is inserted into the cannula lumen. The distal segment terminates at a distal tip and has a shape memory characteristic naturally assuming a curved shape in longitudinal extension. The cannula forces the distal section to deflect from the curved shape toward a straightened shape. The distal segment is distally advanced into bone structure of the vertebral body and naturally reverts toward the curved shape. With further distal advancement, the distal tip progresses through an end plate of the vertebral body. Finally, a structure of the spine is altered in at least one of: delivering a curable material, creating a cavity, or aspirating nucleus material.||01-10-2013|
|20120277753||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VERTEBRAL OR OTHER BONE STRUCTURE HEIGHT RESTORATION AND STABILIZATION - A method for stabilizing fractured bone structure having a fractured height includes expanding the bone structure to a restored height greater than the fractured height by transitioning an expandable member inserted into the bone structure from a contracted state to an expanded state. A curable material is delivered into a cavity formed in the bone structure and allowed to harden while the expandable member maintains the bone structure at the restored height. The expandable member is then removed from the bone structure.||11-01-2012|
|20120143202||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORMING A CAVITY IN, AND DELIVERING CURABLE MATERIAL INTO, BONE - Methods of injecting curable material within a bone structure, such as vertebroplasty, include locating a distal end of an access cannula within the bone structure. A channel creating device is inserted into a cannula lumen. A distal segment of the channel creating device is distally advanced from cannula distal end and into the bone structure. A curved channel is created in the bone structure with the distally advancing distal segment. A distal portion of a cavity creating device is then inserted into the cannula lumen, with the distal portion including an expandable body carried by an elongated body. The distal portion is distally advanced, following a path of the curved channel. The expandable body is transitioned to the expanded state to form a cavity in the bone structure. Finally, curable material is delivered to the cavity.||06-07-2012|
|20120080034||NON-INVASIVE BREATHING ASSISTANCE DEVICE WITH FLOW DIRECTOR - An nCPAP device for assisting patient breathing includes a generator body forming an inlet, a chamber, and first and second flow circuits. The chamber directs pressurized gas from the inlet to the flow circuits. The flow circuits each include a first and second jets, a flow director and an exhaust conduit. The jets emit a jetstream into the flow director in a direction of a patient side thereof. In some embodiments, the flow director forms a first tapered wall section directing inhaled air toward the patient and a second tapered wall section directing exhaled air toward the exhaust conduit. The generator body requires reduced driving pressures to achieve target CPAP levels and reduces total imposed WOB as compared to conventional designs.||04-05-2012|
|20120080033||NON-INVASIVE BREATHING ASSISTANCE APPARATUS AND METHOD - An nCPAP device for assisting patient breathing includes a generator body forming an inlet, a chamber, and first and second flow circuits. The chamber directs pressurized gas from the inlet to the flow circuits. The flow circuits each include a nozzle, a channel, and at least one port. The nozzle emits a jet stream into the channel in a direction of a patient side thereof. The port fluidly connects the channel to ambient, and promotes entrainment of ambient air with the jet stream. In some embodiments, the channel forms a ramp feature directing exhaled air toward the jet stream in an angular fashion. The generator body requires reduced driving pressures to achieve target CPAP levels and reduces total imposed WOB as compared to conventional designs.||04-05-2012|
|20110288429||CONTAMINATION REMOVAL FROM SENSORS PLACED IN AN AIRWAY - A sensor assembly includes a sensing element and an actuator. The sensing element measures a parameter associated with gas in an airway. The actuator actuates the sensing element to prevent contamination build up on the sensing element.||11-24-2011|
|20110288428||FAN ASSEMBLY FOR A REBREATHE SYSTEM - A circulation system for use in a rebreathe system includes a base and a fan assembly coupled to the base. The base includes a motor and a rotatable drive shaft coupled to the motor. The fan assembly includes a housing with an inlet and outlet. The fan assembly further includes a fan coupled to the drive shaft to rotate therewith and is fluidly isolated from the drive shaft.||11-24-2011|
|20110277758||PATIENT CIRCUIT INTEGRITY ALARM USING EXHALED CO2 - A carbon dioxide sensor for use in a respiratory therapy system. The carbon dioxide sensor determines whether a patient interface is fluidly coupled to a patient.||11-17-2011|
|20110226250||SEAL FOR VARIABLE COMPRESSION INTERFACES - The disclosure is directed to an example of a device configured to be in fluid communication with an article. The device includes an element configured to contact the article to form a variable compression interface between the element and the article. The device also includes a seal disposed on the element and at the variable compression interface. The seal is configured to reduce an amount of unwanted fluid leakage at the variable compression interface. An example seal includes a filter media configured to trap unwanted particles attempting to pass through the variable compression interface. In one example, the variable compression interface can be included within a heat and moisture exchange (HME) unit.||09-22-2011|
|20110167902||CONSTANT TEMPERATURE ANEMOMETER - A constant temperature anemometer is disclosed. The anemometer includes electrically conductive pins including a first set of pins and a second set of pins. A conductor is coupled to the electrically coupled pins. A current source is configured to provide a current through the conductor between the first set of pins. A voltage sensor is configured to measure the voltage across the conductor between the second set of pins. The current source and voltage sensor are configured to maintain a constant resistance of the conductor between the first set of pins.||07-14-2011|
|20110112588||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VERTEBRAL OR OTHER BONE STRUCTURE HEIGHT RESTORATION AND STABILIZATION - A method for stabilizing a bone structure including directing first and second expandable members in contracted state to a first location within the bone structure. The expandable members are expanded, forming first and second cavities within the bone structure. The first expandable member is then transitioned back to the contracted state while maintaining the second expandable member in the expanded state. The first expandable member is removed, and curable material delivered into the first cavity. The second expandable structure is contracted and removed. A curable material is delivered into the second cavity. A height of the bone structure is restored via expansion of the two expandable members, and is retained throughout the procedure first by the second expandable member during delivery of curable material into the first cavity, and then by the hardened material in the first cavity during removal of the second expandable member.||05-12-2011|
|20110112507||CURABLE MATERIAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A distal end of a cannula immediately proximate a target site within bone. A portion of a cavity-forming device is extended through the cannula and distally beyond the distal end, and then operated to form a cavity at the target site. A track is defined in tissue of the target site between the distal end of the cannula and the cavity. The cavity-forming device is removed from the cannula, and replaced with a delivery tube. A distal tip of the delivery tube is directed distally beyond the distal end of the cannula, through the track and into the cavity. Finally, a material (e.g., a curable material) is delivered through the delivery tube and into the cavity. The cannula can remain stationary following initial insertion, and curable material is not directly deposited into the normally occurring “dead space”.||05-12-2011|
Patent applications by CareFusion 207, Inc.