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9033898 Sampling devices and methods involving relatively little pain  
Systems and methods for delivering and/or receiving a substance or substances, such as blood, from subjects. In one embodiment, devices and methods for receiving blood from a subject employ...
9033899 Oral care implement  
A toothbrush comprising: a body comprising a handle and a head; a plurality of tooth cleaning elements extending from the head; an oral member coupled to the body, the oral member comprising a...
9023292 Blood sampling device comprising at least one filter  
Disclosed herein is a device for sampling blood by capillarity for separating a plasma phase of the blood from the cell phase. The device is a strip and includes a filter having a membrane with no...
9022949 Drill device and method for forming microconduits  
The present invention relates to methods and devices for formation of microconduits in tissue, particularly using an impedance sensing drill to form microconduits. One embodiment of the invention...
9017267 Interstitial fluid collection method and interstitial fluid collection kit and interstitial fluid collection sheet used for the method  
A interstitial fluid collection kit for collecting interstitial fluid extracted via micropores formed in a skin is disclosed. The kit includes a marker sheet that has an adhesive face and that...
9017259 Integrated sample acquisition and analyte measurement device  
A region of skin, other than the fingertips, is stimulated. After stimulation, an opening is created in the skin (e.g., by lancing the skin) to cause a flow of body fluid from the region. At least...
9011358 Swab for collecting biological specimens  
A swab for collecting biological specimens is of the type consisting of a rod terminating in a tip covered with fibers with hydrophilic properties to allow absorption of said specimens, wherein...
9012232 Diagnostic strip coding system and related methods of use  
An auto-calibration system for diagnostic test strips is described for presenting data individually carried on each test strip readable by a diagnostic meter. The carried data may include an...
9005137 Device for collecting a urine sample  
A device and method for collecting a urine sample from a neonate is provided. The device is attached to the neonate shortly after birth and removed after the neonate produces a urine sample. An...
8998859 Medical needle and puncturing instrument  
Provided are a medical needle and a puncturing instrument which make it possible to administer a predetermined amount of a substance to be administered into a living body and/or collect a...
8992443 Fluid handling cassette  
A fluid handling module that is removably engageable with a bodily fluid analyzer is provided. The module may comprise a fluid handling element, and a fluid component separator that is accessible...
8992439 Medical tool for reduced penetration force  
A medical device is provided having reduced penetration force. The device includes a body having a central hollow channel and a piezoelectric transducer received within and secured to the body....
8979784 Swab for collecting biological specimens  
The present invention relates to a swab for collecting biological specimens of the type consisting of a rod terminating in a tip covered with fiber with hydrophilic properties to allow absorption...
8979770 Extraction and diagnostic fluid devices, systems and methods of use  
The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for RNA isolation from biological samples containing white blood cells, such as whole blood. The devices have a device body that...
8974399 System and method for sampling device for bodily fluids  
There is provided a device for sampling bodily fluids. Some embodiments have a handle, a lumen, and a diverter valve. The distal end of the handle is adapted to connect with a sampling device and...
8956308 Integrated-testing system  
An integrated-testing system includes a meter, a lancing device and a storage case. The meter includes a housing, a display and a processor. The storage case holds the meter and the lancing device...
8956307 Blood collection set, sampling holder, and needlestick-preventive needle cover  
An object is to provide a blood collection set configured such that a sampling holder and a needlestick-preventive needle cover are more difficult to disengage from each other than conventional. A...
8950617 Non-penetrative blood container and apparatus for vacuuming the same  
A non-penetrative vacuum blood container for storing blood sample, the non-penetrative vacuum blood container comprises: (a) a cap (1) having a number of air passages (4) at its inner wall and...
8934682 Providing an ID-verified blood test  
Providing an ID-verified blood test, in one aspect, may include enabling a user to press a finger against a fingerprint-reading panel and reading a fingerprint of the user. A blood sampling device...
8920340 Diagnostic oral device  
Described herein are devices and methods for identifying the existence of an oral condition in a subject.
RE45315 Automatic blood collection system  
A whole blood collection system includes an automated pump/control unit and an accompanying disposable blood set. When combined and connected to a source of anticoagulant, these elements allow...
8905945 Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue  
A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site includes a single drive force generator. A plurality of penetrating members are operatively coupled to the force generator. The force...
8888714 Automatic blood draw system and method  
Enables cleaning a user's target area around a vein, starting an intravenous catheter placement into a user's vein, drawing blood from a vein, transferring the blood into one or more test tubes...
8882794 Lancet device with lance retraction  
A lancet device includes a hollow housing defining a cavity and having a proximal end and a distal end and a slider slidable at least partially within the cavity along a longitudinal axis from an...
8876732 Sample taking device, and sample taking methods  
Sampling device for obtaining a sample of an analyte, comprising a feed line (30) and a discharge line (40) as well as an analyte feed chamber (13) in fluidic connection between the feed line and...
8876734 Systems and methods for parenterally procuring bodily-fluid samples with reduced contamination  
The present invention is directed to the parenteral procurement of bodily-fluid samples. The present invention is also directed to systems and methods for parenterally procuring bodily-fluid...
8876733 Multipurpose male fluidic coupling for a coupling device and device such as this incorporating it  
The present invention relates to a male fluid coupling to be pushed into a female coupling in order to form a fluidic coupling device with no dead volume able to transfer a fluid, and to such a...
8863594 Sample container and filtration apparatus and method of filtration using same  
A sample container and filtration apparatus includes a sample container portion with an interior volume and a fluid path passing through a bottom wall. The sample container may also include a...
8858466 Disposable diagnostic part and a method for the manufacture thereof  
The invention concerns a disposable diagnostic part comprising a lancing element (14) which is designed for puncturing the skin (26) and has a collecting channel (16) for taking up body fluid, and...
8834503 Lancet having adjustable penetration depth  
Lancet device including a first housing. A first guide wall is disposed within the first housing. The first guide wall includes an opening. A cap removably mounted to the first housing. A needle...
8827924 Diagnostic methods and systems based on urine analysis  
A diagnostic method and apparatus for detecting at least one change in a urinary parameter indicative of a body malfunction, the method comprising at least semi-continuously monitoring in real...
8827925 Pricking device and method for taking a blood sample  
The invention relates to a pricking device (1) for taking a blood sample, comprising a movable holding device (10) for pricking means (5), a linear guide element (11) for guiding the movable...
8821525 Lancets with improved coupling features and sterility caps  
Improved lancet configurations and protective lancet endcap configurations are disclosed. In example forms, one or more flexing cantilevers project from the lancet body for coupling with a...
8795176 Integrated sample acquisition and analyte measurement device  
A region of skin, other than the fingertips, is stimulated. After stimulation, an opening is created in the skin (e.g., by lancing the skin) to cause a flow of body fluid from the region. At least...
8792687 Providing an ID-verified blood test  
Providing an ID-verified blood test, in one aspect, may include enabling a user to press a finger against a fingerprint-reading panel and reading a fingerprint of the user. A blood sampling device...
8784334 Systems and methods for obtaining analytes from a body  
A method may include collecting at least one analyte from within a body, ejecting the collected at least one analyte from the body through at least one dermal layer of the body, and receiving the...
8784335 Body fluid sampling device with a capacitive sensor  
A body fluid sensing device with a body fluid capture structure and a body fluid measurement sensor positioned in the body fluid capture structure. A capacitance sensor is coupled to the body...
8764681 Sharp tip carbon nanotube microneedle devices and their fabrication  
Carbon nanotube needles and needle arrays are described in which the precursor pillars are etched by oxygen plasma treatment to provide tapered and/or sharp-tip needles. Processes, products by...
8758267 Modified lancet carrier for single-use lancet sensor assembly  
A lancet carrier for an integrated lancet sensor assembly incorporating a lance cover includes an elongated body with a bottom, an open top, a body open end and a body closed end, a...
8753289 Pricking system  
A pricking system includes lancets for producing a prick wound, sampling devices for collecting a sample of a body fluid from the prick wound, a housing having an opening for application of a body...
8747334 Method for specimen sample collection  
A method of collecting a specimen sample and simultaneously dividing the sample into separate portions is presented. The method of the instant invention is comprised of providing a specimen...
8747333 Blood test strip and an intravenous catheter system  
A blood test strip useful for venting a closed intravenous system and collecting a blood sample is described herein. The blood test strip includes a blood test strip, one or more vents, and a...
8747335 Integrated spot monitoring device with fluid sensor  
A bodily fluid sampling device is operable to breach the skin surface and allow bodily fluid to emerge from the breach location. The bodily fluid sampling device further evaluates the amount of...
8740812 Low pressure sample collection apparatus  
A low pressure sample collection apparatus includes a double-ended cap member having similarly sized plug members extending from opposite sides, a vacuum connection nipple on one side and a shaft...
8734341 Method and apparatus to sense hydration level of a person  
A hydration sensor or sensing element configured to measure the hydration level of a user is disclosed. The sensing element can include a water-permeable material positioned in between two...
8731638 Adjustable connector and dead space reduction  
Methods and systems for determining the concentration of one or more analytes from a sample such as blood or plasma are described. The systems described herein can be configured to withdraw a...
8708929 Biopsy apparatus having integrated fluid management  
A biopsy apparatus includes a driver assembly to be grasped by a user and a disposable biopsy probe assembly for releasable attachment to the driver assembly. The driver assembly includes a first...
8708928 Biopsy apparatus having integrated fluid management  
A biopsy apparatus includes a driver assembly to be grasped by a user and a disposable biopsy probe assembly for releasable attachment to the driver assembly. The driver assembly includes a first...
8708930 Biopsy apparatus having integrated fluid management  
A biopsy apparatus includes a driver assembly and a disposable biopsy probe assembly for releasable attachment to the driver assembly. The driver assembly includes a first vacuum path having a...
8696598 Phlebotomy device having temperature sensor for detecting flashback  
A phlebotomy device includes a needle defining a lumen and having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The distal end portion includes a sharpened tip configured to pierce tissue. The...