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Body inserted tubular conduit structure (e.g., needles, cannulas, nozzles, trocars, catheters, etc.)

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604 - Surgery


604048000 - Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin

604930010 - Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
604523000 Flexible catheter or means (e.g., coupling) used therewith 696
604272000 Body piercing condit (e.g., needle, etc.) 140
604265000 With body soluble, antibactericidal or lubricating materials on conduit 88
604266000 With anticlogging means on conduit (e.g., anticlotting, decalcification, tissue occulsion, etc.) 17
604275000 Nozzle insertable into body orifice 14
604271000 Having evaginating or invaginating capability 2
20090137970UTERINE MANIPULATORS - Universal laparoscopic uterine manipulators/dilators with variable intra-uterine length to match the length of the uterus in order to avoid any risk of perforation and to provide excellent pelvic exposure irrespective of uterine size, shape and position. Moreover, semirigid/semi-flexible dilators are less likely to form false passages in the cervix and the body of the uterus as they follow the natural track of the cervical canal.05-28-2009
20120059337CATHETER WITH ASYMMETRIC OR COLLAPSIBLE-EXPANDABLE CROSS-SECTION - A catheter including a continuous envelope forming an open-bore shaft. The envelope is characterized by a main longitudinal axis and a sagittal cross section. At least a portion of the sagittal cross section may be characterized by at least one asymmetric property that extends along the main longitudinal axis in a predetermined pattern.03-08-2012
604270000 Having weighted tip means on conduit promoting advance thereof through alimentary tract 1
20110196316CATHETER - A gastric/jejunal catheter comprises three major components, a triple lumen “Y” connector, a transitional “midport” bolus, and a single lumen jejunal tube with a jejunal tip. The midport bolus, in turn, comprises three lumens, a jejunal feeding lumen, a gastric relief lumen and an air lumen. The midport bolus also contains inflow and outflow ports communicating with said lumens. The bolus contains a key reinforcing arc that prevents the kinking, and resultant jejuna lumen occlusion, of the bolus.08-11-2011
20130030389METHOD OF INSERT MOLDING A CONNECTION FOR CATHETER WITH VARYING DIAMETERS - The present invention provides in some embodiments, a method for insert molding a coupling between catheter segments with different diameters and/or a catheter having different diameters. Generally, the method can include the steps of providing first and second tubes having larger and smaller diameters, respectively and positioning the first and second tubes onto a core pin assembly having an outer surface at one section which forms a contoured inner profile for a joint section to join the first and second tubes. Additionally, the method can include injection molding the joint section to join the first and second tubes, to form the catheter tube with the contoured inner profile at the joint section.01-31-2013
20090306604Hybrid cannula/electrode medical device having protected wire passage - A hybrid cannula having first and second passages extending along its length, the first passage to transport liquid to be injected into a patient and the second passage to hold an electric wire. The cannula is formed by at least two concentric metal tubes. The liquid passage extends through the inner tube, while the wire passage extends through either the outer surface of the inner tube or through a middle tube, such that the outer periphery of the wire passage is always covered by the metal wall of the outer tube. Thus, the wire can be inserted without difficulty through the second passage and does not contact the insulation layer. This allows formation of the insulation layer with a smooth outer surface.12-10-2009
20110196315CATHETER TIP ASSEMBLED WITH A SPRING - A catheter tip that provides longitudinal flexibility, pushability and radial rigidity thereby improving deliverability is provided. The catheter tip includes a spring-like element to provide longitudinal flexibility and pushability to the catheter tip. The spring-like element may also provide radial support to the distal edge of the catheter tip. Alternatively, a radially rigid distal end may also be included distal of the spring-like element. The apparatus may be used with any interventional catheter system, but is particularly suitable for use with balloon-expandable stent systems and balloon-angioplasty systems, where flexibility of the catheter tip and minimal flaring of the distal edge of the catheter tip is desirable.08-11-2011
20100076386Method and Apparatus to Induce Detachment of Flagella Propelled Micro Organisms from Walls and to Countermeasure Their Ability to Swim Upstream - Medical catheters and catheter drainages can be difficult to disinfect. Infections produced by microorganisms swimming upstream through said catheters and catheter drainages are thus difficult to eliminate.03-25-2010
20130079731Flow Directional Infusion Device - A flow directional infusion device includes a filter valve located at the distal end of a catheter. The filter valve constrains delivery of an embolic agent through the catheter to the locus of the aneurysm. In order to provide such delivery, the valve includes a longitudinal opening, radial opening or is otherwise partially permeable in a direction of the aneurysm so that the embolic agent or a delivery element for such agent is limited toward the aneurysm. In addition, the filter valve permits and directs blood flow within the blood vessel about the aneurysm during the treatment without obstructing the vessel and without allowing retrograde flow of the embolic agent in the vessel upstream of the aneurysm.03-28-2013
20100145285MULTI-LUMEN CATHETER CONFIGURATION - A multi-lumen catheter for use in the extracorporeal treatment of bodily fluids comprises a tubular catheter body having a first septum extending along its length, and having a withdrawal port and an infusion port. First and second withdrawal lumens are disposed on one side of the septum for transporting fluids withdrawn from a body vessel through the withdrawal port to an extracorporeal treatment unit, such as a dialyzer. An infusion lumen is disposed on the other side of the septum for infusion of treated fluids from the dialyzer through the infusion port into the vessel. The catheter body has a second septum extending along a length of the first septum. A proximal portion of the second septum separates the first and second withdrawal lumens, and a distal portion of the second septum extends distal to the withdrawal port. The distal portion tapers to a termination point along the length of the first septum length, for easing entry of the catheter into the vessel.06-10-2010
20090171300DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DEVICE - A system for delivery of a medical device to a target site within the body of a patient includes an introducer sheath, and a delivery assembly receivable within a passageway of the sheath. The delivery assembly comprises an inner tubular and an outer tubular member. At least a distal portion of the inner tubular member has a diameter such that the medical device is receivable thereover. The outer tubular member is generally coaxial with the inner tubular member, and has a length such that the outer tubular member distal end terminates proximal to the inner tubular member distal portion. The outer tubular member has a first outer diameter at the proximal end and extends for a length of the outer tubular member to a first diameter boundary point. The outer tubular member has a gradual inward taper in the distal direction from the boundary point to a second outer diameter, and has an abrupt outward taper in the distal direction from the second diameter to the first diameter.07-02-2009
20090157014Device for enabling repeated access to a vessel - An implantable prosthesis with at least one fenestration in a side wall of that prosthesis is disclosed. The fenestration provides an access port through which a medical device (such as a needle or a cannula) can be directed to enable access to the lumen of the blood vessel which the prosthesis is supporting.06-18-2009
20100331793LASER CATHETER FOR BYPASS SURGERY AND ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SAID CATHETER - The invention is directed to a laser catheter (12-30-2010
20120184924SELF-ILLUMINATING ENDOGASTRIC TUBES AND METHOD OF PLACING ENDOGASTRIC TUBES - A self-illuminating endogastric tube which simplifies the correct placement of the distal end of the endogastric tube within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient. A self-illuminating stylet which simplifies the correct placement of the distal end of an endogastric tube within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient. A method of placing the distal end of an endogastric tube within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient that does not expose the patient to radiation, or that limits the amount of radiation exposure to less than the amount associated with standard methods of placing the distal end of an endogastric tube within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient. A method of confirming the correct placement of an endogastric tube that does not expose the patient to radiation, or that limits the amount of radiation exposure to less than the amount associated with standard methods of placing an endogastric tube.07-19-2012
20120165759WATERPROOF STRETCHABLE OPTOELECTRONICS - Described herein are flexible and stretchable LED arrays and methods utilizing flexible and stretchable LED arrays. Assembly of flexible LED arrays alongside flexible plasmonic crystals is useful for construction of fluid monitors, permitting sensitive detection of fluid refractive index and composition. Co-integration of flexible LED arrays with flexible photodetector arrays is useful for construction of flexible proximity sensors. Application of stretchable LED arrays onto flexible threads as light emitting sutures provides novel means for performing radiation therapy on wounds.06-28-2012
20130046254OCCLUSION DEVICE FOR CLOSING ANATOMICAL DEFECTS - The present invention generally relates to the field of transcatheter device closure techniques for closing an opening in a tissue and more particularly, to occlusion devices for closing anatomical defects in tissue such as defects consisting of an opening connecting a front side and a back side of a tissue. More particularly the present invention relates to occlusion devices for closing septal abnormalities such as atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale, delivering systems for such occlusion devices, kits comprising the occlusion devices and the delivering systems and to methods of closing an anatomical defect in a tissue consisting of an opening connecting a front side and a back side of a tissue.02-21-2013
20090270817FLUID REMOVAL IN A SURGICAL ACCESS DEVICE - The present invention generally provides methods and devices for removing fluid from a surgical instrument. Surgical access devices and seal systems are generally provided having one or more valves or seal assemblies to create a closed system between the outside environment and the environment in which the surgical access device is being inserted. In one embodiment, a seal assembly is provided and can include a seal having an opening configured to receive a surgical instrument therethrough and a fluid remover in the form of an absorbent element, a scraper element, a wicking element, or any combination thereof can be associated with the seal and configured to remove fluid from the opening and/or a surgical instrument.10-29-2009
20090270816Even-Flow Multi-Stage Cannula - A single-lumen, multi-stage cannula particularly adapted for venous drainage during cardiac surgery includes a first stage comprising a longitudinal tubular tip having a first plurality of fenestrations to provide an axial flow at a proximal end of the tip. A second stage coaxial with the first stage comprises a nozzle section having an outer lumen wall and an inner annular wall. A central passage disposed within the inner annular wall continues the axial flow from the first stage. A plurality of outer passages is disposed between the outer lumen wall and the inner annular wall so that the inner annular wall isolates the central passage from the outer passages. The outer lumen wall includes a plurality of second fenestrations, wherein each second fenestration supplies fluid from a second region outside the cannula to a respective outer passage. The outer passages have respective outlets arranged to provide an injected flow substantially parallel to the axial flow. At least an initial portion of the central lumen of a proximal tube has an inside diameter greater than a diameter of the central passage. The central lumen continues the axial flow and receives the injected flow annularly injected around and substantially parallel with the axial flow.10-29-2009
20110022005MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING HYDROPHILIC COATINGS - The present invention relates to a medical device having a coating comprising at least one polyurethaneurea, wherein the coating comprises at least one polyurethane urea terminated with a copolymer unit of polyethyloxide and polypropyloxide.01-27-2011
20090030380Method and Apparatus for Performing Needle Guided Interventions - An apparatus and method for performing needle guided interventions and especially needle guided dilations of tissue to create a therapeutic conduit between two luminal organs or structures. The device is particularly useful for creation of an artificial lumen between two hollow body organs using the working lumen of an endoscope.01-29-2009
20130165870MICROCATHETER INTRODUCER SHEATH - The present invention includes an introducer sheath. The sheath may comprise a first proximal elongated section having a first outer diameter and a first inner diameter, and a main body elongated section having a second inner diameter and a second outer diameter, wherein the second outer diameter is larger than the first outer diameter. The sheath may further include a distal section having an outer wall that tapers from the second outer diameter of the main body elongated section to a smaller distal outer diameter.06-27-2013
20130165869FORCE SENSING FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS - An apparatus, system, and method for improving force and torque sensing and feedback to the surgeon performing a telerobotic surgery are provided. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument, a robotic surgical system, a cannula, a cannula seal, and a method for improved sensing of z-axis forces on a robotic surgical instrument are disclosed.06-27-2013
20120191050Lay Flat Tubing - Lay flat tubing is used as a fluid conductor for transferring fluid to and from the body of a patient. The lay flat tubing lies flat or collapsed when not in use, utilizing minimal space during transportation and storage, but which expands to form a passage when used to conduct fluid. A plurality of lumens may be formed in the lay flat tubing. At least one lumen transports infused fluid end-to-end from a source to an entry site on a patient, or in the alternative from an entry site on or in a patient. All lumens are isolated with respect to each other in order to prevent crossover of fluid from one lumen to the other.07-26-2012
20120109078SWAGED BRAIDED CATHETER AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A swaged braided catheter (05-03-2012
20110288497Nano-Scale Coatings and Related Methods Suitable for In-Vivo Use - A nano-scale device and method of manufacturing and use. The nano-scale device may be used in-vivo and may comprise a fluid path with an inlet microchannel, an outlet microchannel, and a nanochannel. The fluid path comprises bio-robust material. In certain embodiments, the bio-robust material may be coated over a material that is not bio-robust.11-24-2011
20110295216Catheter Assembly With Prosthesis Crimping and Prosthesis Retaining Accessories - A prosthesis retaining assembly for securing an implantable prosthesis to a catheter assembly can include a first member including a prosthesis retaining slot configured to retain a portion of the prosthesis. The retaining slot can have a first portion with a first width and a second portion with a second width. The first portion can be distal to the second portion. The second width can be larger than the first width, and the retaining slot can have an opening at a first surface of the first member. The prosthesis retaining assembly can also include a second member configured to be move relative to the first member. The second member can be configured to move to a position that obstructs a portion of the opening of the retaining slot.12-01-2011
20110295217CATHETER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CATHETER - A main lumen (12-01-2011
20120191051VISUAL INDICATOR AND FLUID DISPENSER - A visual indicator display device includes a bracelet, a transparent capillary chamber, and a displacement member. The transparent capillary chamber is matched to an indicia and has a primary length and a width less than the primary length. The displacement member is functionally disposed at one end of the capillary chamber and is responsive to a measureable input for moving a fluid contained therein a defined amount.07-26-2012
20100268173INTRAVASCULAR CATHETER COMPRISING A REINFORCING MICRO-TAPE - A catheter, such as an intravascular catheter, includes a longitudinally pre-oriented tubular substrate and reinforcing means surrounding and in contact with the substrate, the reinforcing means wound over the substrate, and a tubular superstrate surrounding the reinforcing means forcing the reinforcing means against the substrate and maintaining the reinforcing means wound over the substrate. The reinforcing means is a micro-tape having a width less than 0.5 mm and includes a filament layer having a cross sectional aspect ratio (width/height) of 2 to 20, wherein the filaments are fixated by a cured or solidified resin or wax, which constitutes 2 to 40 wt % of the micro-tape.10-21-2010
20100057019DISTAL SECTION FOR MONORAIL CATHETER - A catheter has a distal section comprising a distal tip section having a distal tip. The distal tip has a longitudinal axis. The distal section further includes a distal shaft having a longitudinal axis. The distal tip longitudinal axis is substantially parallel to and offset from the distal shaft longitudinal axis.03-04-2010
20100121284CANNULA FOR CUTANEOUS FILLERS - Cannula for cutaneous fillers comprising cannula with short stems, whose calibers vary from 16G to 24G, with a rounded, atraumatic tip containing an orifice on the distal extremity of vary shapes and sizes, the stem being straight, curved or angulated. The cannulae are provided with a detachable portion, which is composed of a plastic or metal sheath which is fixed to the extremities of ordinary syringes or to Luer Lock syringes which possess a mark indicating the position of the orifice.05-13-2010
20090287165Cannulated Device with Atraumatic Tip for Delivering Local Depot to a Joint Space and Methods of Use Thereof - Devices for delivery of a pharmaceutical depot is provided. Exemplary device may comprise a cannula defining a working channel between a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end comprises an atraumatic tip. The atraumatic tip may comprise a rounded tip or a soft tip. The cannulated delivery device may include a docking member proximally adjacent to the distal end of the lumen. Methods of using such devices to deliver pharmaceutical depot into a joint space are also provided.11-19-2009
20090281507Hemostatic Devices and Methods For Use Thereof - Materials and Methods for reducing or preventing bleeding and associated side effects during and after percutaneous medical procedures.11-12-2009
20090292262VALVE LOADER METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS - A valve loading system is provided that uses a valve loader to transfer a valve or other medical device from a storage cartridge into a deployment catheter. The valve or other medical device can be implanted or positioned within a patient using the catheter after the valve or other medical device has been compressed and loaded into the catheter using the valve loader. The process then can be repeated by using the valve loading system to load or introduce another valve or other medical device into the catheter.11-26-2009
20130218100Drug Eluting Insert for Implantable Body - The present application discloses embodiments related to an implant and a method of forming an implant configured to treat a fractured bone. The implant can include a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and an outer surface extending from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein the body defines a central axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end; and a high tensile strand positioned adjacent the body such that at least a portion of the strand extends at least partially along the outer surface of the body in a direction substantially parallel with the central axis, and wherein the strand is loaded with an active agent.08-22-2013
20080249481Devices and Methods for Vertebrostenting - The invention relates to a method of creating a curvilinear cavity within a vertebral body or other body structure. The invention also relates to devices that may be used to perform the steps to create the curvilinear cavity.10-09-2008
20080281278INJECTOR DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETECTING A VACUUM WITHIN A SYRINGE - An injector system, method and computer program product for detecting a vacuum within a syringe are provided. Various embodiments include an actuator device configured to be engaged with a piston member of a syringe for extending and retracting the piston member within the syringe. A controller device is also provided for detecting an output generated by the actuator device when retracting the piston member. The detected output may be associated with a pressure within the reservoir. The controller device determines, via the detected output, when the pressure comprises a selected negative pressure and provides an indicia of the negative pressure to a user and/or a signal to the actuator device.11-13-2008
20080306453Coupling wire guide and method for making same - A coupling wire guide and an improved method for bonding a mandrel to a tracking tip in a reliable and long-lasting manner are provided. The coupling wire guide includes a mandrel connected to a tracking tip. The mandrel includes a distal portion, including first and second portions integral to the mandrel, the second portion being wider than the first portion. The tracking tip includes a first tubular section and a second tubular section adapted to receive a previously introduced wire guide therein. The first tubular section is disposed over and bonded to the first and second portions to form the coupling wire guide. A coil may be attached to the distal portion upstream of the second portion. In a preferred embodiment, the second portion is a spherical structure adhesively bonded to the first tubular section. Use of a medical grade adhesive in conjunction with the second portion has been surprisingly found to increase tensile joint strength and decrease tensile joint strength variability.12-11-2008
20100152682Apparatus for Percutaneously Creating Native Tissue Venous Valves - Percutaneous apparatus for forming a bicuspid venous valve from autologous tissue are disclosed. A multilumen catheter is disclosed that includes a delivery shaft positioned on either side of the balloon. When the balloon is inflated within the vein at a treatment location where a bicuspid valve is to be created, the delivery shafts are pressed into the wall of the vein by the inflated balloon so that exit ports in the delivery shafts are at diametrically opposed locations. The delivery shafts may than be used to deliver puncture elements through the exit ports and into the vessel wall to gain access to a subintimal layer of the vein wall. In this manner, the inventive multilumen catheter aids in making properly positioned flaps of venous tissue for creating a bicuspid venous valve from autologous tissue.06-17-2010
20080262443AUTOMATIC INJECTOR SEQUENCE CONTROL FOR A CONTAINER REPLACEMENT - An injection device, e.g. an automatic injector, including a mechanism holder, an advancing element that can be displaced along a longitudinal axis in relation to the mechanism holder, an elasticity element for driving the advancing element, at least one blocking element that is coupled to the advancing element and can engage in the mechanism holder to prevent a longitudinal movement of the advancing element in relation to the mechanism holder, and a locking element that can be displaced along the longitudinal axis in relation to the advancing element and, when in a blocking position in front of the at least one blocking element, blocks the at least one blocking element such that it does not disengage from the mechanism holder. A method of performing or controlling an injection sequence is encompassed.10-23-2008
20080262442CONNECTORS FOR MULTI FIBER OPTICAL PROBES - Connectors and linking components for a guidewire probe having multiple optical emitting fibers and methods of making connectors and linking components for guidewire probes having multiple optical emitting fibers are described herein.10-23-2008
20090204081COMPRESSION EXPANDED CANNULA - Various methods and devices are provided for accessing an interior surgical site using an access portal which can be inserted and removed with minimal tissue damage and which can form a seal with tissue while inserted. Generally, a device is provided having a rigid elongate surgical access member with a lumen extending therethrough that is configured to receive a surgical tool. The device can also include a flexible sleeve having a lumen extending therethrough that is configured to receive the elongate surgical access member. A substantially rigid collar is provided disposed adjacent to a proximal end of the flexible sleeve and having a lumen extending therethrough that is configured to receive the elongate surgical access member. In an exemplary embodiment, the collar is movable relative to the elongate surgical access member to selectively configure the flexible sleeve in a relaxed condition in which the flexible sleeve has a relatively smooth outer tissue-contacting surface and a compressed condition in which the flexible sleeve has a plurality of protrusions formed on the outer tissue-contacting surface that are configured to create a seal between the outer tissue-contacting surface and tissue.08-13-2009
20090192473SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLED CLOSURE OF BODY LUMENS - Systems for controlled closure of body lumens may utilize a single access port which is attached to a vessel wall and allows for controlled closure and/or insertion of small to large sized instruments and catheters. The vascular access device generally includes a first frame and a second frame having an access port secured between the respective frames, e.g. via adhesive, welding, etc. Each respective frame may be configured to include a support member which may be shaped in a variety of configurations so long as an access opening is defined by the support member. A number of retaining members may extend radially from its respective support member and each retaining member may be configured so as to compress or “sandwich” the vessel tissue which surrounds the tissue opening between the retaining members on the inner and outer surfaces of tissue to securely position the device along the vessel wall.07-30-2009
20100217211MEDICAL DEVICES COMPRISING A CO-POLYMER OF A MODIFIED POLYAMIDE AND A POLYETHER - The present invention refers to medical devices comprising a modified Co-Polymer and the modified Co-Polymer itself having high flexibility and high stress resistance, especially tensile strength or tear resistance, in addition to the good physical characteristics of the known Block-Co-Polymers of a polyamide and a polyether, either polyether diol or polyether diamine.08-26-2010
20100228202CATHETER AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CATHETER - A method for producing a catheter (09-09-2010
20090076464SURGICAL PORTAL WITH GEL AND FABRIC SEAL ASSEMBLY - A surgical portal assembly includes a portal adapted to provide access to underlying tissue and having a longitudinal opening extending along a longitudinal axis of the portal, and defining proximal and distal ends, and a seal. The seal comprises a gel material and a fabric material mounted relative to the gel material. The seal includes internal surfaces defining a passage for reception and passage of a surgical object in substantial sealed relation therewith. A fabric layer may be mounted adjacent each of proximal and distal surfaces of the seal. The internal surfaces defining the passage of the seal may include the gel material whereby the gel material establishes the sealed relation with the surgical object. The seal includes an inner seal segment which may generally taper in a distal direction to define a general funnel configuration. Alternatively, the seal includes an inner seal segment which defines a general sloped portion to facilitate insertion of the surgical object and possibly minimize potential of inversion of the inner seal area upon withdrawal of the surgical object. The seal may include at least one support collar mounted adjacent a periphery of the seal element. The seal may further include an elastomeric material having a rigidity greater than the rigidity of the gel material.03-19-2009
20090076463Trocar Cannula - A cannula having a tube that is longitudinally split and open along the entire, or along substantially the entire, length of the tubing. Attached to the proximal end of the tubing is a hub that is also longitudinally split and open. The hub acts as a stop to prevent the entire cannula from entering the incision.03-19-2009
20100211024Irradiation Conversion of Thermoplastic to Thermoset Polymers - Disclosed is a radiation-crosslinkable thermoplastic polymer composition, a process for the preparation thereof, an angioplasty balloon and a medical catheter made using such a composition. The composition contains a reactive monomer cross-linker facilitates cross-linking of the reaction product upon contact of the cross-linker-containing composition with energy from a radiation source.08-19-2010
20090036840Atraumatic ball tip and side wall opening - A delivery catheter with a plug ejection mechanism with a fluid filled actuator incorporated in the catheter handle is disclosed. After delivery of RF energy, the plug is deployed within the region of the lesion by activating the plug ejection mechanism. A delivery catheter used for female sterilization with an atraumatic ball tip and an opening in the side wall of the catheter body is disclosed. The delivery catheter includes a hinge that will yield or bend under a certain load to prevent injury to the uterine wall or fallopian tube. The side wall opening is angled to allow proper placement of a plug into the fallopian tube for occlusion of the fallopian tube.02-05-2009
20090240213SHAFT FOR OPERATING A BLOOD THROMBUS CAPTURING MEMBER, AND BLOOD THROMBUS CAPTURING CATHETER - A shaft for operating a blood thrombus capturing member (09-24-2009
20120245535MEDICAL CLOSURE DEVICE - A medical closure device serves for coupling to a discharge opening of a device protruding from a mammalian body. The medical closure device includes a coupling part for engaging a part of the device protruding from the mammalian body. The coupling part is a circumferential flexible member delimiting a coupling opening configurable between a relaxed configuration where the coupling opening cannot pass over the medical device and a stressed configuration where the coupling opening of the coupling part can pass over the medical device. The coupling part has a securing member for securing the coupling part to a closure part, such as a cap, an ostomy bag, a catheter, or an irrigation device, for subsequent closure of a discharge opening.09-27-2012
20090137968Apparatus for Controlled Blood Regurgitation Through Tricuspid Valve - A device for reducing the pulmonary pressure by forcing controllable tricuspid valve regurgitation, using a catheter assembly (05-28-2009
20130131610CAPILLARY TUBE ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to a device comprising a capillary tube assembly (05-23-2013
20130150808CATHETER SHEATH AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - A catheter sheath comprises a tubular member connected to a catheter handle, the tubular sheath including one or more electrical conductors and one or more electrode rings attached to the tip of the tubular member. The tubular member further includes at least one opening that allows the one or more electrical conductor to be electrically connected to the one or more electrode rings. The electrode ring is slid over the tubular member so as to cover the opening. The tubular member and the electrode ring are subjected to heat treatment by induction heating so that the material of the tubular member melts locally around the electrode ring to form a seal between the tubular member and the electrode ring.06-13-2013
20100063458SLOTTED DEPLOYMENT DEVICE - A delivery cannula for a site marker deployment device is disclosed. The delivery cannula comprises a cannula having a tubular sidewall and at least one slot intersecting through the side wall. Each slot is sized to have a predetermined width so as to be configured to receive at least one filament of a site marker. When the site marker is inserted into the delivery cannula, at least a portion of the filament extends outwardly from the cannula and through the slot. A deployment system is also disclosed.03-11-2010
20110178477TROCAR DEVICE FOR PASSING A SURGICAL TOOL - This invention relates to a trocar device (07-21-2011
20100057018METHOD OF FORMING AN INTRODUCER SHEATH - A method of forming an introducer sheath having a crease-free tapered distal tip portion. A mandrel is provided having an outer configuration comprising an elongated body and a tapered distal tip portion. A generally tubular inner liner comprising heat shrinkable PTFE, is positioned over the mandrel. The inner liner is heat shrunk to the outer configuration of the mandrel, in a manner that avoids the formation of creases along the inner diameter of the liner. A reinforcing member is positioned over a length of the inner liner, and an outer jacket is positioned over the reinforcing member and the inner liner. The liner, reinforcing member, and outer jacket are heated in a heat shrink enclosure, whereby the outer jacket melts and bonds to an outer surface of the inner liner.03-04-2010
20100069853Branched Stent Delivery System - An interventional delivery system with a first catheter having at its distal end a side branch vessel segment; a second catheter attached around the first catheter and having at its distal end a main vessel segment; a side branch vessel device attached to side branch vessel segment of the first catheter; and main vessel device attached to the main vessel segment of the second catheter. The main vessel device and the side branch vessel device are able to be simultaneously delivered to a treatment site.03-18-2010
20100069852DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MEDICAL DEVICES - A catheter that comprises a sheath that is connected at opposing ends to concentric tubes that move relative to each other in a manner that alternatively covers and exposes a medical device loaded onto the catheter. A portion of the sheath is arranged so as to invert upon itself so that axial movement of one tube relative to the other simultaneously moves the inversion point over or away from the device, alternatively covering or exposing the device.03-18-2010
20110213318Intermittent catheter having a stiff distal section and method of manufacturing such - In the following there is disclosed a catheter for voiding a cavity in the human body. The catheter comprises a first tubular catheter part extending longitudinally between a proximal end provided with at least one inlet, and a distal end provided with at least one outlet and a second tubular catheter part extending longitudinally between a proximal end provided with one opening and a distal end provided with a second opening. The catheter further comprises that the first tubular catheter part is longer than the second tubular catheter part; that the second tubular catheter part is arranged on the first tubular catheter at the distal end; and that the first tubular catheter part and the second tubular catheter part are permanently displaceable fixed relative to each other. This provides a catheter which has distal end which is more stable than conventional intermittent catheters and thus is easier to insert with a reduced risk that the catheter bends or kinks during catherisation.09-01-2011
20120123352FLEXIBLE DEBULKING CATHETERS WITH IMAGING AND METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE - Catheters and methods for removing material from (or “debulking”) a body lumen while imaging the region comprised of the material are provided. The catheters can be used in body lumens, including but not limited to intravascular lumens such as coronary or peripheral arteries. The catheters include housings or other structures to mount or protect an imaging transducer. Generally, debulking catheters include a proximal portion, a distal portion having an opening, a cutting element which may be exposed through the opening to contact material in a body lumen and an imaging transducer with associated circuitry and display. The catheter debulks a body lumen when it is moved while the cutting element is in contact with the material in the lumen and the region comprised of the material is imaged before, after, or during catheter movement.05-17-2012
20100004606Deployment assembly and introducer - A deployment assembly (01-07-2010
20110054416MATERIAL CONTROL DEVICE FOR INSERTING MATERIAL INTO A TARGETED ANATOMICAL REGION - An extractable device is used to insert a flowable material into a vertebral body. The device comprises a filling member and a flowable material. The filling member is made of a flexible wall which includes a holding portion and an injection port via which the flowable material is injected into the holding portion after insertion into the vertebral body. The holding portion is provided with an opening which is releasably closed by a closure device so as to make the opening substantially resistant to the passage of material there through. Once the flowable material in the holding portion increases in viscosity, the closure device is released, thereby enabling the filling member to be extracted from the vertebral body so as to leave only the material in the vertebral body. The flowable material should be a material capable of setting to a hardened condition.03-03-2011
20110022004PATENT FORAMEN OVALE CATHETER AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - A catheter for use in accessing a left atrium of a living heart within a subject's body by passing from the heart's right atrium to the heart's left atrium through a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the heart, such as performing a percutaneous procedure for closing the PFO, includes a specialized preformed catheter with curves on the distal portion to be adapted within living anatomy to allow access from a subject's heart's right atrium through the PFO to the left atrium. The catheter facilitates access to the left atrium and the use of devices in procedures within and involving the left atrium, such as PFO closure devices. A method is also provided for using the catheter.01-27-2011
20110022003DETACHABLE EMBOLIZATION COIL - An embolization delivery system and a method of using said system by a physician to deliver an embolization coil into the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. The embolization delivery system comprises a delivery tube in the form of a catheter or wire guide that may be reversibly inserted, a delivery catheter placed into the vasculature of a patient, a connector disposed around and permanently coupled to the delivery tube, a detachable embolization coil disposed within a portion of the connector and held in place by compressive forces exerted by the connector, and a release mechanism for detaching the embolization coil. The release mechanism includes a wire with one end being coupled to the catheter, a middle portion being in contact with both the connector and coil, and a second end that may be manipulated in a predetermined manner by the attending physician. The manipulation of the wire splits part of the connector, thereby, reducing the compressive forces exerted by the connector onto the embolization coil and allowing the coil to detach from the embolization delivery system.01-27-2011
20110264055Medical Device - The present invention is related to a medical device for transvaginal delivery, comprising a flexible coil which is able to expand from a compressed state after being released so that it comes into contact with the vaginal mucosa, said coil carrying a medicament. The present invention is furthermore related to a system comprising a tampon which is wound with said medical device.10-27-2011
20100179491RAPID EXCHANGE CATHETERS USABLE WITH EMBOLIC PROTECTION DEVICES - Catheters, assemblies, and methods for delivering and recovering embolic protection devices. Catheters are provided that can be advanced over single length guide wires and which can be retracted over single length wire shafts of distal embolic protection devices. One catheter is a two-port catheter having two sidewall ports, a distal end port, and a proximal end port. The two-port catheter can be advanced over a guide wire threaded between the distal end port and the distal sidewall port. An embolic protection device wire shaft can be back loaded into the distal end port and out the proximal sidewall port. A three-port catheter includes a distal end port, and distal, intermediate, and proximal sidewall ports. The distal sidewall port can be dimensioned to accept passage of a filter body through the port. The distal end port can be dimensioned to accept only a guide wire to provide a smooth transition from the guide wire to the small profile distal end. The guide wire can extend between the distal end port and the intermediate port while the filter body shaft can extend through the proximal port, to be distally urged through the distal sidewall port. Another catheter embodiment is a slotted catheter, including a biased, normally open slot over most of its length. The slot can be sufficiently small to resist unwanted transverse movement of a wire through the slot. The slotted catheter can be retracted over a wire by forcing the wire through the resilient slot.07-15-2010
20090171301Multi-conduit balloon catheter - A suctioning and irrigating sinus balloon catheter (07-02-2009
20100022969PERCUTANEOUS GASTROSTOMY CATHETER WITH INFLATABLE BALLOON AND WITH BIODEGRADABLE ANCHORAGE MEANS - The invention relates to a percutaneous gastrostomy probe comprising a tube (01-28-2010
20110218502CARRYING CASE AND SYRINGE SYSTEM WITH SAME - A carrying case (09-08-2011
20090143747COILED WIRE FOR THE CONTROLLED RELEASE OF DRUGS TO THE EYE - This invention is in the area of medical devices, in particular in the area of medical devices for drug delivery, more in particular for controlled release of drugs to the eye. Delivery of drugs to the anterior side of the eye is routinely done with eye drops, but this method results in low bioavailability and low patient compliance. Devices that address these problems have been described for the delivery of drugs to the eye. One of such devices, called the OphthaCoil, consists of a thin metallic wire, which is coiled and carries a drug-loaded adherent hydrogel coating on its surface. Surprisingly it has now been found that the drug loading capacity can be dramatically increased by filling the lumen of the coil with micro-particles such as microspheres that contain the drug of choice.06-04-2009
20120310182IMPLANTABLE FLUID ROUTER - An implantable fluid router is described that includes one or more inlets, one or more outlets and at least one gas vent for removing gas from liquid routed from the one or more inlets to the one or more outlets, The implantable router may be used with implantable drug delivery apparatus. A catheter device including such a fluid router is also described.12-06-2012
20120310181VACUUM ASSISTED PERCUTANEOUS APPLIANCE - A device for reducing agent penetration at an insertion site is provided that has a porous inner sleeve fluidly connected to a conduit. A vacuum or hydrodynamic source is fluidly connected to the conduit. The device is stabilized by fibroblast in-growth and inhibits bacterial colonization. A device is also provided that has a conduit having a bore and an outer conduit surface. The outer conduit surface is optionally nanotextured to promote fibroblast adhesion and limit bacterial residency. A sleeve is provided in fluid communication with the bore of the conduit, and is formed from materials characterized by a pore matrix through which vacuum or hydrodynamic draw is achieved in a process to promote stabilization and reducing bacterial colonization by draw fluid from an area around the surrounding the site of the device. The sleeve optionally has a distal nanotextured surface.12-06-2012
20120310180NON-METALLIC TUBES FOR MEDICAL DEVICES - The present invention refers to medical devices comprising a non-metallic micro tube containing FRP (fiber reinforced polymer), especially to respective tubings, used for constructing catheters like balloon dilation catheters, stent delivery catheters, guiding catheters and diagnostic catheters.12-06-2012
20120116322METHOD TO FABRICATE A NEEDLE HAVING A TAPERED PORTION BETWEEN A DISTAL TIP AND A LONGITUDINAL CHANNEL - A novel method to fabricate a needle includes stamping an elongated shape in a flat metal sheet. The elongated shape defines a longitudinal axis and two edges that are substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis. Each of the two edges includes an inward curve with relative alignment to create a relatively narrow neck. A longitudinal channel is formed to give the elongated shape a U-shaped cross-section in a plane normal to the longitudinal axis. The method includes punching through the neck with a punch that slides along a punching axis that intersects the longitudinal axis with an angle in the range 15° to 50°. Alternatively the method includes coining a thinned region that spans the neck and may define a V-shape in a major plane of the flat metal sheet, and separating the elongated shape along the thinned region after coining.05-10-2012
20120059336Catheter with Skived Tubular Member - An elongate shaft of a medical catheter including a thermoset polymeric tubular member including a skived distal portion. The skived distal portion includes a distally extending trough having a convex surface and a concave surface. A thermoplastic tubular sleeve may be positioned over at least a portion of the skived distal portion of the thermoset polymeric tubular member. In some instances, the thermoplastic tubular sleeve includes a crescent-shaped tubular portion defining a crescent-shaped lumen. The trough of the skived distal portion may extend through the crescent-shaped lumen. The thermoplastic tubular sleeve is thermally bonded to the inner and outer tubular members of a distal section of the elongate shaft at a guidewire port joint.03-08-2012
20120059335Flexible Anti-Collapsible Catheter Sleeve - A thin-walled, spiral-cut sleeve is placed on a portion of a ventricular catheter that may be moved into the compression fitting (or similar securing mechanism) of a bolt in a patient. The wall of the sleeve is sufficiently thick so as to prevent the compression fitting from collapsing the drainage lumen of the catheter. A spiral cut in the sleeve allows the sleeve to flex axially, reducing torque forces on the bolt.03-08-2012
20090054853SURGICAL TOOL SYSTEM THAT FORMS A STERILE GAS BARRIER AT THE SITE AT WHICH THE TOOL OF THE SYSTEM IS USED AND THAT ACTIVATES ENERGY-ACTIVATED AGENTS DISCHARGED AT THE SITE - A surgical tool system including a tool such as a retractor, forceps or a power activated tool. The system also includes a source of gas and a means for inducing the flow of a agent that has a therapeutic effect into the gas stream. The tool has a bore into which the gas stream is introduced. The tool also has a discharged port from which the gas stream is discharged toward the site to which the tool is applied. The gas plume that is discharged from the tool forms a barrier that prevents airborne contaminates from reaching the site to which the tool is applied. The tool also has a device for emitting energy separate from any energy the tool emits to perform its function. This energy emitter emits energy that activates the therapeutic agent discharge from with the gas.02-26-2009
20120116323Catheter Assembly, Catheter Systems Including Same, and Method of Manufacture - A catheter assembly includes a catheter, a tubular structure affixed to an exterior surface of the catheter, and a stabilizing cuff affixed to, and at least partially embedded within, the tubular structure. The tubular structure may include a tapered surface extending from an end of the tubular structure to an exterior surface of the catheter. A method of manufacturing a catheter assembly may include positioning a tubular structure about a catheter, positioning a stabilizing cuff near the tubular structure, and partially embedding at least a portion of the stabilizing cuff within the tubular structure while shaping the tubular structure to form a tapered surface. A temporary sleeve may be positioned about the tubular structure prior to shaping the tubular structure. The tubular structure may also be preformed to include a tapered end prior to positioning the tubular structure about the catheter.05-10-2012
20110092920HOSE SYSTEM FOR AN INJECTOR, SQUEEZE VALVE AND PRESSURE MEASURING INTERFACE - This invention pertains to a hose system for an injector for injecting contrast agents and saline solution into the human body. The hose system comprises a contrast agent conduit (04-21-2011
20110092919METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HARVESTING AND DISPENSING A FIBRIN CLOT - Apparatus for extracting fibrin from blood so as to form a fibrin clot, the apparatus comprising: 04-21-2011
20110092918MALLEABLE TIP FOR APPLYING AN AGENT TO A TARGET SITE - An applicator device for applying an agent to a target site with a malleable tip that can be cut to length with a pair of nursing dressing scissors or similar type of scissors and a malleable tip with a formable tube that can be cut to length with a pair of nursing dressing scissors or similar type of scissors. The malleable tip is configured for passage of fluid therethrough and includes a malleable member. The malleable member is made of a soft metal that is strong enough to retain the shape of the tip after it has been bent into configuration, but soft and weak enough to be easily cut with a pair of nursing dressing scissors or the like. A method for preparing an applicator device that is suitable for applying an agent to a target site during or before an operation, comprising providing an applicator device with a formable tip, forming said tip to a desired configuration and cutting said formable tip to a desired length with a pair of nursing dressing scissors or similar type of scissors.04-21-2011
20120157935Force-Transmitting Element for Use in Medical Catheters - The present invention relates to a force-transmitting element for a medical catheter. The element may, for example, be used in catheter introducers or stent delivery systems. An embodiment of the present invention may comprise a tube and a tubular sleeve, wherein the tube has formed through the wall thickness a plurality of axially-distributed slits formed so that the extent of each slit in the circumferential direction exceeds half of the circumference of the tube such that, when the tube is longitudinally flexed into a curve, the slits on the outside of the curve become relatively more opened and, when the element is subject to no external endwise compressive forces, the tube is retained by the tubular sleeve in a state of endwise compression such that the slits are relatively more closed than if the sleeve were absent.06-21-2012
20120157934Infusion Sleeve with Multiple Material Layers - A phacoemulsification system is disclosed. The system includes a phacoemulsification handpiece and selectively detachable infusion sleeve. The infusion sleeve may include a single body portion defined by a first open end and a second open end and having a hollow interior portion therein. The body portion may include multiple layers with at least one inner layer and at least one outer layer, such that the layers are constructed of separate and distinct materials.06-21-2012
20110066118INFUSION SET COMPRISING A DATA DISPLAY AND METHOD THEREOF - Included are embodiments of an infusion set for administering a liquid. One embodiment includes an infusion head to be placed on the tissue of a patient, a coupler for connecting the infusion head to an administering device, and a cannula that is configured for connection to the infusion head. Some embodiments include a display device for displaying an application period of at least a portion of the liquid administered using the infusion set.03-17-2011
20110040261DEVICE SUITABLE FOR ADMINISTERING LIQUID SUBSTANCES INTO THE HUMAN BODY - Object of the present invention is an entirely closed circuit apparatus for the administration of anesthetics, and/or other liquids into the human body during operation sessions. Such apparatus allows dosing an accurate amount of drug during each operation session and to each single patient without drug wastage and without using syringes with needles.02-17-2011
20090131881CANNULA - A cannula including an inner structure, an outer structure, and a flexible portion. The outer structure is disposed about the inner structure and movable with respect to the inner structure. The flexible portion is attached to the inner structure at an end thereof and attached to the outer structure at an end thereof. The flexible portion is adapted to be stretched from a first smaller diameter when the outer structure is in a first position to a larger diameter when the outer structure is in a second position.05-21-2009
20090131882MEDICAL DEVICE FOR DELIVERING PATCHES - The present invention relates to a medical device and method for treating the body tissue of a patient. The present invention is also directed to a method of making the medical device and a method of using the medical device. More particularly, the invention relates to a medical device which is inserted into the body for delivery of therapeutic patches to the surface of a body lumen, organ or cavity. Specifically, the medical device has an umbrella-like or a basket-like expandable assembly; and a therapeutic patch. The expandable assembly is capable of changing from a retracted position to an expanded position. The expandable assembly can be self-expanding or non-self-expanding. In one embodiment, the medical device comprises an elongated member; an umbrella-like expandable assembly which has a plurality of wire elements; and a therapeutic patch. The therapeutic patch comprises a sheet having two opposing surfaces wherein one of the surface comprises an adhesive material and at least one biologically active material. The other opposing surface is disposed onto the plurality of wire elements of the umbrella-like expandable assembly. In another embodiment, the medical device comprises an elongated member, a basket-like expandable assembly having a plurality of wire elements; and a therapeutic patch. The therapeutic patch is disposed onto the plurality of wire elements of the basket-like expandable assembly.05-21-2009
20090131880Device And Methods For Reducing Cardiac Valve Regurgitation - Devices and methods that may be used to reduce valve regurgitation are disclosed by locating a body across the regurgitant valve. When the valve closes, the body obliterates/ameliorates the regurgitant orifice in the valve, thereby reducing or preventing valve regurgitation. The body may be expandable. The devices may be implantable such that they can remain in place within a subject for extended periods of time.05-21-2009
20120165760DRUG ELUTING IMPLANT - Described herein is an implantable medical device that has one or more surfaces that include one or more shallow recesses configured to receive a drug delivery composition comprising a polymeric matrix and one or more biologically active agents. In one embodiment, one or more surfaces comprise a frictional surface. In a more particular embodiment, the implantable medical device comprises a stem configured for insertion into a bone of a patient, wherein the stem comprises one or more surfaces that include one or more shallow recesses configured to receive a drug delivery composition comprising a matrix and one or more biologically active agents. The drug delivery composition can be a durable drug delivery matrix, a biodegradable drug delivery matrix, or a combination thereof. Methods of making such an implant are also provided.06-28-2012
20100204662CARDIAC VALVE LEAFLET AUGMENTATION - Methods and devices for augmenting an atrioventricular valve leaflet is disclosed. A method according to an exemplary embodiment includes piercing a leaflet of the valve to at least a portion of the leaflet's thickness to form a pierced section; and extending the leaflet using said pierced section. A device according to an exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a catheter comprising: a longitudinal tube having a lumen; and a cutting element extendable from the lumen. The cutting element is adapted for forming a limited cut in an atrioventricular valve. A device according to another exemplary embodiment of the invention includes a catheter comprising a longitudinal tube having a lumen; a cutting element extendable from the lumen and adapted for forming a cut in a leaflet of an atrioventricular valve; and a frame, configured to attach to the leaflet and stay attached to the leaflet when the heart beats.08-12-2010
20120136319 Urinary Catheter - A catheter comprising a tube part, a tip part and at least one through-going opening, where the through-going opening is positioned distally to the proximal end of the tube part, wherein the outer surface of the tube part has at its proximal end a first outer diameter that is smaller than a second outer diameter at the tube part's distal end, and the diameter of the outer surface of the tube part increases constantly along the entire length of the tube part from its proximal first outer diameter end to its distal second outer diameter.05-31-2012
20100174244Surgical Instrument - A surgical instrument for minimall-invasive surgery, comprising a handle, a shaft and an actuating part, characterized by a gastight cover surrounding the shaft, wherein the cover is provided with a coupler that has a feed-through opening with a lockable seal, through which feed-through opening, after the seal is unlocked, the shaft with the actuating part can reach.07-08-2010
20100174243Apparatus for Delivery of Therapeutic Material to an Intervertebral Disc and Method of Use - An apparatus, for introducing fluent therapeutic material through an annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disc, includes a needle having a distal end for insertion through an entry site of the annulus fibrosus. The needle defines a first conduit through which the pressurized fluent therapeutic material is introduced. An expandable seal is disposed about an exterior surface of the needle. The expandable seal has a non-expanded, non-sealing configuration to facilitate penetration of the needle through the annulus fibrosus and withdrawal of the needle therefrom. The expandable seal also has an expanded, sealing configuration during introduction of the fluent therapeutic material. The expandable seal then engages the annulus fibrosus in its expanded, sealing configuration to prevent or minimize leakage of fluent therapeutic material through the entry site. The expandable seal assumes its expanded, sealing configuration during introduction of fluent therapeutic material under pressure into the annulus fibrosus.07-08-2010
20090099530VALVE LOADER METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS - A valve loading system is provided that uses a valve loader to transfer a valve or other medical device from a storage cartridge into a deployment catheter. The valve or other medical device can be implanted or positioned within a patient using the catheter after the valve or other medical device has been compressed and loaded into the catheter using the valve loader. The process then can be repeated by using the valve loading system to load or introduce another valve or other medical device into the catheter.04-16-2009
20100274200Packing Allowing Gas Sterilization - This invention relates to a packing for a medical device comprising a fabric or non-woven based layer e.g. provided with an adhesive surface or another layer for securing a device to the skin of a patient. The packing comprises at least one layer (10-28-2010
20100241088HAZARDOUS DRUG HANDLING SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD - A system is provided for use and handling a medical liquid (e.g. hazardous drugs) that includes a transfer adapter having a port rotatably interconnectable to a male luer fitting of a needleless syringe or infusion tubing line port, and a patient connector having a port rotatable interconnectable to a female luer fitting of an intravascular catheter access port. Ports of the transfer adapter and patient connector are interconnectable to automatically define a closed fluid passageway. A vial adapter and/or a reservoir adapter may be provided for selective interconnection to the transfer adapter wherein a second closed fluid passageway and/or a third closed fluid passageway are automatically defined upon interconnection with the transfer adapter. The features may be included with restrict disconnection of the transfer adapter from the male luer fitting after initial connection therewith which restricts disconnection of a vial adapter after initial interconnection therewith and/or which restricts disconnection of a reservoir adapter from a fluid reservoir after initial connection therewith. Various methods are provided which utilize one or more of the noted components.09-23-2010
20120253295Implantable Catheter and Method of Using Same - A catheter for implantation into a patient having a catheter tube having a distal end, a means for trimming the distal end of the catheter tube after subcutaneous insertion of the tip of the catheter lumen into a desired position within the patient to form a trimmed end portion, and a means for selectively positioning each respective lumen of the trimmed end portion of the catheter tube into fluid communication with the respective first end of one attachment tube. The attachment tube is select fluid communication with a desired medical device. Additionally, a repair kit and method of repairing a damaged catheter in which a fluid-tight connection is created between an existing implanted catheter and a replacement tubing.10-04-2012
20120259294METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF ELECTRO-SPUN TUBULAR ANASTOMOSIS/REVASCULARIZATION DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF ISCHEMIC TISSUE - A method of production of a tubular device for treatment of ischemic tissue, comprising dip coating a mandrel in potassium palmitate solution and drying in air, cross-link a tubular device in vapors of a 50% glutar-aldehyde solution, evaporating excess glutar-aldehyde solution by air-drying or vacuum drying the cross-linked tubes in 20-30 mTorr of pressure, scoring and cutting the tubular device into segments, soaking the tubular device in water or water-based solution, placing the tubular device so as to surround the mandrel; and placing a sleeve over the tubular device so as to enable the tubular device to be injected into tissue.10-11-2012
20110213317CANNULA FOR INTRAOCULAR SURGERY - A cannula for intraocular surgery including a cup, a tube including a wall and having a tube outer diameter, the tube extending from the cup to a distal end and defining a longitudinal axis. In one implementation, the distal end includes a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a tip and being narrower than the second portion. A gripping section is formed in the wall. The gripping section has a diameter that is less than the tube outer diameter. The gripping section allows the sclera to deform into the reduced diameter in order to increase a retention force of the cannula in the eye while minimizing damage to the tissue of the eye.09-01-2011
20100234813MINIMALLY INVASIVE MITRAL VALVE REPAIR METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for the stabilization and fastening of two pieces of tissue. A single device may be used to both stabilize and fasten the two pieces of tissue, or a separate stabilizing device may be used in conjunction with a fastening device. The stabilizing device may comprise a probe with vacuum ports and/or mechanical clamps disposed at the distal end to approximate the two pieces of tissue. After the pieces of tissue are stabilized, they are fastened together using sutures or clips. One exemplary embodiment of a suture-based fastener comprises a toggle and suture arrangement deployed by a needle, wherein the needle enters the front side of the tissue and exits the blind side. In a second exemplary embodiment, the suture-based fastener comprises a needle connected to a suture. The needle enters the blind side of the tissue and exits the front side. The suture is then tied in a knot to secure the pieces of tissue. One example of a clip-based fastener comprises a spring-loaded clip having two arms with tapered distal ends and barbs. The probe includes a deployment mechanism which causes the clip to pierce and lockingly secure the two pieces of tissue.09-16-2010
20120330249MULTI-LUMEN CATHETER - The invention provides a catheter for placement within a vessel of a patient. The catheter comprises an elongated catheter body, a septum extending longitudinally through the interior of the catheter body from the dividing the interior of the catheter body into a first lumen and a second lumen. Each lumen has curved or angled internal walls at the distal end of the catheter that terminate at ports located on opposing sides of the catheter body. The invention also provides a method for exchanging fluids in a patient comprising the step of positioning the catheter of the present invention in communication with a fluid-containing vessel of a patient. The method is particularly well-suited for hemodialysis, plasmapheresis, and other therapies which require removal and return of blood from a patient.12-27-2012
20110319837TUBE AND MEDICAL DEVICE USING SAME - Provided are a tube which has good transparency, flexibility, and solvent adhesion, and also has excellent clamp resistance, anti-conglutination property, and kink resistance, and a medical device using the tube. Specifically provided are a tube produced by forming a resin composition into a tube shape, which contains a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer (a) and a polypropylene-based resin (b) and does not contain a softening agent, in which: the elastomer (a) is a product prepared by hydrogenating a block copolymer including at least a polymer block (A) formed of an aromatic vinyl compound and a polymer block (B) formed of isoprene and/or 1,3-butadiene; the content of the polymer block (A) is 5 to 40 mass % before hydrogenation, the polymer block (B) has a hydrogenation ratio of 70% or more, and the polymer block (B) includes a 1,2-bond and a 3,4-bond at a content of 30 to 85 mol %; the mass ratio of the styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer (a) to the polypropylene-based resin (b) [(a)/(b)] is 90/10 to 40/60; and the tube has a ratio of a diffraction peak intensity [I(14)] at a scattering angle of 14° to a diffraction peak intensity [I(15)] at a scattering angle of 15° [I(14)/I(15)] of 1.4 or more in X-ray diffraction, and a medical device including the tube.12-29-2011
20120101456IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE FOR LUBRICATION OF A SYNOVIAL JOINT AND METHOD FOR IMPLANTING THE DEVICE - An implantable medical device for lubrication of a synovial joint having a joint cavity is provided. The implantable device comprises a solid lubricant and a feeding device, wherein said feeding device is adapted to feed said solid lubricant into the joint cavity for lubricating the synovial joint.04-26-2012
20120101455SHAFT ARRANGEMENT HAVING A SHAFT WHICH EXTENDS WITHIN A FLUID-FILLED CASING - In the case of a shaft arrangement having a shaft (04-26-2012
20120150130Injection moulding catheter - A method of injection moulding a catheter assembly, the method comprising providing a mould having an elongated cavity in the form of an external surface of the catheter assembly, providing a core pin in the longitudinal axis of the catheter assembly inside the cavity in the form of an inner lumen of the catheter assembly, where the core pin has a distal end that is fixed in place and a proximal free end, providing a first and a second moulding member where each one of the first and the second moulding members has a fixed end and a free end, in a radial direction of the elongated cavity, preparing the mould by arranging the free ends of the two moulding members to support the core pin, injecting a liquid catheter material into the mould, letting the liquid material solidify.06-14-2012
20080243091Process and System For Systematic Oxygenation and Renal Preservation During Retrograde Perfusion of the Ischemic Kidney - A delivery system to provide end organ oxygenation and even systematic oxygenation in the face of ischemic result. The deliver system including a retrograde oxygenation and perfusion stent. The stent employing at least two and possibly more channels to allow flow of the perfusate from the device to the renal pelvis then to a back out to a collection apparatus. The stent may include various vital sign monitors, such as a renal pressure monitor, temperature monitor, and even an oxygenation monitor. The stent may include an anchoring device to allow the stent to be anchored into the renal pelvis in a temporary way during the retrograde oxygenation process.10-02-2008
20110264056CATHETER TIP ASSEMBLY - A catheter tip assembly (10-27-2011
20130144224METHOD OF FABRICATING AN ELECTRICAL LEAD - A catheter includes a handle, a catheter sheath having at least one conductor within a lumen of the catheter sheath, and a stylet received within the catheter sheath. The catheter sheath is fabricated by providing a tubular member, forming an aperture in the wall of the tubular member at the distal part of the tubular member and inserting a conductor into the lumen of the tubular member. The exposed distal end of the conductor is attached to an electrode, which is then mounted onto an external surface of the tubular member to cover the aperture. The tubular member is then treated by heat to seal the electrode.06-06-2013
20110213316SELF-DILATING CANNULA - A self-dilating cannula for introduction into a patient's vasculature includes an elongate body and an atraumatic tip. The elongate body has a proximal end, a distal end, and a fluid-flow lumen extending therebetween. The atraumatic tip is positioned at the elongate body's distal end and has a blunted end and a conical shape. The atraumatic tip includes a plurality of fluid-flow openings proximal to the blunted nose that are configured to disperse fluid from the fluid-flow lumen in a plurality of directions with respect to the atraumatic tip. The atraumatic tip also includes an opening in the blunted nose that is sized to a guidewire.09-01-2011
20110224628Filament-Based Catheter - A membrane-free perfusion catheter comprising an exchange surface having a filament structure, a delivery unit for delivery of perfusion fluid to a lumen of the filament structure in a manner to allow for an exchange of substances between a medium surrounding the lumen and the perfusion fluid via the filament structure, and a drain unit for draining the medium surrounding the exchange surface and/or for draining the perfusion fluid delivered to the lumen of the filament structure after the exchange of substances between the medium surrounding the lumen and the perfusion fluid via the filament structure.09-15-2011
20100286627Biopsy Site Marker Deployment Device - A biopsy marker deployment device adapted to selectively deposit a marker in a target location, such as a biopsy site. In one embodiment, the device includes a deployment assembly comprising a cannula adapted to house at least one marker, an outlet aperture defined by a portion of the cannula, and an actuatable pushrod slidably disposed and movable within the cannula. The deployment assembly further comprises a selectively opening outlet door movable between an open position and a closed position. The outlet door is biased in the closed position and at least partially obstructs the aperture in the closed position to prevent a marker from reentering the cannula upon deployment.11-11-2010
20100286626Longitudinally incompressible, laterally flexible interior shaft for catheter - A catheter having a substantially longitudinally non-compressible non-metallic internal shaft or reinforcing member (11-11-2010
20120277689QUATERNARY NICKEL-TITANIUM ALLOY - A quaternary nickel-titanium alloy includes: Ni at a concentration of between about 48 at. % and about 52 at. %; Cr at a concentration of from about 0.3 at. % to about 1 at. %; Co at a concentration of from about 0.5 at. % to about 2 at. %; and Ti at a concentration wherein a ratio of Ni:Ti is about 1.03. According to one exemplary embodiment of the alloy, the concentration of Cr may be about 0.5 at. % and the concentration of Co may be about 0.75 at. %. According to another exemplary embodiment of the alloy, the concentration of Cr may be about 0.25 at. % and the concentration of Co may be about 0.5 at. %.11-01-2012
20130150807STRAIN RELIEF AND CATHETER WITH STRAIN RELIEF - Disclosed herein is a strain relief having a plurality of enclosing parts arranged in an axial direction and enclosing a longitudinal axis of the strain relief. A space portion can be formed between adjacent enclosing parts so that the strain relief is freely bendable. In the strain relief, the adjacent enclosing parts are interconnected, and one or both of opposed surfaces of the adjacent enclosing parts can be provided with a projection that projects in a direction substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis.06-13-2013
20120283665METHOD FOR COATING INNER SURFACE OF MEDICAL TUBE MADE FROM VINYL CHLORIDE WITH ANTI-THROMBOTIC MATERIAL - The present invention provides a method for coating an inner surface of a polyvinyl chloride medical tube containing a plasticizer with an antithrombogenic material composed of a specific (meth)acrylate copolymer. The simple method of the present invention is capable of evenly and efficiently coating an inner surface of a polyvinyl chloride medical tube with a sufficient amount of an antithrombogenic material without causing appearance deterioration or uneven coating due to elution of the plasticizer. The method is performed by passing through a tube a solution that is prepared by dissolving an antithrombogenic material in a solvent composed of water and at least one alcohol that is adjusted to dissolve the copolymer of the antithrombogenic material but does not dissolve the plasticizer, then subsequently passing water through the tube, and finally drying the tube.11-08-2012
20120283664Use of Polyoxyalkylene Diamine-Based Polyguanidine Derivatives for Medical Articles - The invention relates to the use of at least one polymeric guanidine derivative having a biocidal effect, which can be obtained by polycondensating a guanidine acid addition salt with an amine mixture containing at least one diamine, which is selected from the group consisting of alkylene diamine and oxyalkylene diamine, as an additive in a composition for medical articles.11-08-2012
20120283663Sheath for Protection of Medical Devices and Method of Use Thereof - A protective sheath for protecting elongated medical devices positioned in, or through, the sheath while performing a surgical procedure. The sheath is formed of a thin, flexible material that provides and maintains a clean and sterile and reliable path for medical instruments to travel within. The device provides a barrier between a medical instrument, the orifice/opening in which the instrument enters the human body, and the path these instruments travel to other body organs or locations, and reduces unwanted translocation.11-08-2012
20130158488LUMINAL MODIFICATIONS FOR CATHETERS - Catheters and a method of preparation thereof comprising a catheter body and at least one connector. The catheter body has an exterior surface and at least one lumen having an aspect ratio of at least 3:1 and an intraluminal surface comprising a hydrophilic polymer layer thereon, the hydrophilic polymer layer has an average dry thickness of at least about 50 nanometers.06-20-2013
20130184658OCCLUSION DEVICES AND METHODS OF THEIR MANUFACTURE AND USE - Disclosed are implantable medical devices for the occlusion of a bodily lumen, cavity, vessel, or organ, as well as methods for manufacturing such occlusion devices, and methods for treating a subject using the occlusion devices. The devices generally include a wire having shape memory properties and a flexible membranous material disposed about the wire. Some embodiments include a lateral fringe on the membranous material. Some embodiments include a fluid capture cup affixed to the wire.07-18-2013
20130190699ANTI-BIOFILM INTRAVASCULAR CATHETER - An anti-biofilm catheter comprising a tubing configured to be disposed within a luminal system, wherein the tubing comes in contacting engagement with a blood flow within the luminal system in vivo. The catheter comprises a surface disposed over at least a portion of the tubing, wherein the surface comprises a surface profile having a skewness value of from about −0.01 to about −0.6 such that few or no components of the blood flow is capable of attaching themselves to the surface to encourage biofilm formation. The surface profile further comprises a kurtosis value of from about 2.7 to 3.3.07-25-2013
20130190700RAPID EXCHANGE CATHETERS HAVING A SEALED GUIDEWIRE LUMEN AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME - Methods and devices for preventing fluid flow through the relatively short guidewire lumen of a rapid exchange catheter. The guidewire lumen for a rapid exchange catheter is provided with a narrowed or sealed section allowing for passage of a guidewire therethrough while preventing fluid flow while a guidewire is disposed therethrough. The narrowed or sealed section extends for a relatively short length of the guidewire lumen to avoid creating excessive friction between the guidewire and the guidewire lumen. In several embodiments the narrowed or sealed section is placed proximal of the distal end of the guidewire lumen.07-25-2013
20120029444Irrigation Catheter and a Method of Fabricating - A catheter sheath for an irrigation catheter comprises an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. At least one electrode is arranged on the elongate member. A plurality of elongate elements are contained in the elongate member, the elongate elements comprising at least one electrical conductor and at least one element of a non-conductive material arranged adjacent the at least one conductor to form at least one non-conductive region associated with the elongate member. At least one passage extends through a wall of the elongate member to intersect the non-conductive region and to be in communication with the lumen of the elongate member. The at least one passage has an outlet opening in, or adjacent, the at least one electrode.02-02-2012
20130197454CATHETER - The catheter includes a hollow shaft, at least one adhering portion provided on an outer surface of the shaft, and plural protrusions arranged on the adhering portion. The protrusions are configured to increase a contact surface area to show adhesive strength due to a Van der Waals force.08-01-2013
20130211346LABELING OF MEDICAL DEVICES - An interventional medical device, for example, a chronic implantable medical electrical lead or drug delivery catheter, or an acute medical therapy delivery and/or diagnostic tool, such as a guide catheter, includes a label formed by laser marking a TiO08-15-2013

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