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9039604 Endoscope system and method of controlling endoscope system  
An endoscope system including an endoscope insertion part to be inserted into a body cavity via a trocar stabbed in a body wall, the endoscope system comprising: a detecting device detecting...
9039649 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass  
Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass are described. A gastrointestinal bypass device includes a gastrointestinal cuff and a gastrointestinal sleeve. The cuff may be configured to be...
9039665 Filament-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...
9034023 Dynamic colorectal PDT application  
Dynamic colorectal PDT methods, devices and photosensitizer compositions to treat abnormal cell growth in anal tissue such as perianal and intra-anal intraepithelial neoplasia grade III are...
9033954 Intrajugular catheter and method  
A catheter for insertion into a vascular system of a patient and for directing fluid flow includes a catheter body having a longitudinal axis and longitudinally spaced proximal and distal catheter...
9033867 Self-propellable endoscopic apparatus and method  
A self propelled, endoscopic apparatus formed of a flexible, fluid-filled toroid and a motorized or powerable frame The apparatus may be used to advance a variety of accessory devices into...
9022922 Methods and implants for treating urinary incontinence  
Described are methods, implants, insertion tools, and related systems and kits, for placing an implant to treat urinary incontinence; the implants include soft tissue anchors that are capable of...
9017289 Transdermal fluid delivery device  
A transdermal fluid delivery device includes a housing defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end and a distal end. The housing defines a passageway extending longitudinally...
9017298 Bone marrow aspiration needle  
Disclosed is an aspiration assembly including an outer cannulated needle having a tip, a threaded collar, and an inner aspiration needle. A material can be aspirated through at least the inner...
9017275 Distal perfusion sheath  
A distal perfusion sheath (DPS) is provided for cases where blood perfusion is needed for downstream arteries (distal) to the insertion point of the DPS within the target artery. The ability to...
9017489 Method for surface inclusions detection, enhancement of endothelial and osteoblast cells adhesion and proliferation, sterilization of electropolished and magnetoelectropolished nitinol surfaces  
The method for surface inclusions detection, enhancement of endothelial and osteoblast cells adhesion and proliferation and sterilization of electropolished and magnetoelectropolished Nitinol...
9011363 Tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube  
The invention is a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube. The tube has a distal end and a proximal end and a tube lumen. A medial flange is located at the distal end of the tube and has 2...
9011377 Fluid mixing control device for a multi-fluid delivery system  
The control device is used to control delivery of fluids from a multi-fluid delivery system during a medical injection procedure. The fluid delivery system includes an injector used to deliver...
9011376 Drug delivery device with electrically controlled volume changing means  
The present invention provides a drug delivery device comprising a drug reservoir chamber (15) containing a substance (16) to be delivered in fluid connection with a drug administration means (17)...
9011410 Spinal multisegmental cell and drug delivery system  
Delivery devices and methods related thereto may be used in humans for spinal delivery of cells, drugs or vectors. The patient population may include patients with spinal traumatic injury,...
9008795 Catheter handle assembly  
A catheter handle assembly includes a holder having a proximal end and a distal end. An electrode sheath carrier is arranged at the distal end of the holder. A shape imparting element carrier is...
8986264 Transseptal needle apparatus  
In various examples, an apparatus includes a gripping member including a body and a gripping portion attached to the body. The body includes a passage configured to accept a needle cannula within...
8979793 Methods and devices for percutaneous and surgical interventions  
Methods and devices for performing percutaneous and surgical interventions. The devices comprising a tubular portion and retractable mechanism at the distal end of the tubular portion. The...
8974411 Conical diffuser tip  
A catheter assembly is provided having a conical diffuser tip for use in rapid infusion procedures. The conical diffuser tip provides a flared opening whereby the velocity of an infusant is...
8974426 Method of thermal treatment of a thermally responsive material of medical devices  
The present invention relates to a method of thermal treatment of thermally responsive material wherein areas in or on the material to be thermally treated are defined and thermal energy is...
8974400 Instrument for applying therapeutic cells, with distal portion for processing therapeutic cells  
A tissue harvesting and processing apparatus comprises a body and a distally extending needle. The needle includes an aperture configured to receive tissue. A tissue cutting member is movable...
8968270 Methods of replacing a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve for therapy adjustment  
Methods are disclosed for replaceable attachment of an endoluminal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve device or an attachment cuff,...
8968267 Methods and systems for handling or delivering materials for natural orifice surgery  
The embodiments disclosed herein relate to various medical systems, including systems that can be used in conjunction with medical devices used in endoscopic surgery. Certain embodiments include...
8968273 Catheter set  
The present invention relates to a catheter set with a catheter, which has a catheter shaft; a package, which encompasses at least partially the catheter and which has an slide-out removal opening...
8968251 Access assembly  
An access assembly is provided. The access assembly includes an access member defining a central longitudinal axis and having a longitudinal opening therethrough for reception and passage of...
8961553 Material 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...
8956318 Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass  
Devices and methods for gastrointestinal bypass are described. A gastrointestinal bypass device includes a gastrointestinal cuff and a gastrointestinal sleeve. The cuff may be configured to be...
8956329 Systems and methods for anchoring medical devices  
Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using...
8951241 Prevention of bacterial adherence and growth in an urological implant  
A medical device is disclosed, which comprises a functional unit (C) for permanent or temporary placement in the urogenital tract of a human or animal body. The functional unit has at least one...
8939946 Balloon trocar  
A balloon trocar includes a cannula assembly including a cannula and an outer sleeve fitting over the cannula. The distal end of the outer sleeve is proximal to the distal end of the cannula. A...
8940009 Bladeless optical obturator  
The invention is directed to a bladeless trocar obturator to separate or divaricate body tissue during insertion through a body wall. In one aspect, the obturator of the invention comprises a...
8936581 Catheter having a spiral slit  
A catheter having a catheter body with a lumen and a distal lumen opening. The catheter's lumen extends through the catheter body along a longitudinal axis of the catheter body. A spiral slit is...
8936795 Liquid embolic material including carboxymethyl chitosan crosslinked with carboxymethyl cellulose  
A liquid embolic material may include a mixture of a first solution comprising between about 1.2% and about 2.5% weight per volume (w/v) carboxymethyl chitosan (CCN) in a first solvent and a...
8920404 Reduction of recirculation in catheters  
A catheter tip designed to reduce the outflow velocity and/or directional momentum of fluid being infused by a catheter having such a tip. In one variation, a plurality of channels is provided at...
8911398 Catheter including a bare metal hypotube  
Catheter and methods for designing, making, and using catheters are disclosed. An example catheter is a balloon catheter. The balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. The proximal shaft may...
8911415 Ureteral access sheath  
In one embodiment, an access sheath includes a sheath assembly including sheath tubing, the sheath tubing having a main lumen and a secondary lumen that extends along the length of the main lumen,...
8911422 Micro-needle device  
An object of the present invention is to efficiently inject a drug (physiologically active substance). Therefore, a micro-needle device 1 comprises a base plate 2 and a micro-needle 3 installed on...
8905979 Method of administration of a pulmonary surfactant  
The present invention concerns a method for treating a respiratory distress in a infant in need of such treatment, the method comprising intratracheal administration of a pulmonary surfactant by a...
8905997 Therapeutic particles suitable for parenteral administration and methods of making and using same  
Disclosed herein are therapeutic compositions for treating and preventing diseases such as neointimal hyperplasia (NIH), where the compositions comprise a therapeutic particle that has a localized...
8900060 Shaft arrangement having a shaft which extends within a fluid-filled casing  
In the case of a shaft arrangement having a shaft (7) which extends within a casing (1) filled with a fluid and which can be actuated by means of a drive (8) from outwith the casing (1), the shaft...
8888690 Curved cannula  
The cross section of a curved portion of a curved cannula is oval shaped. The oval is oriented such that a major axis of the oval is generally aligned with the curved portion's bend radius. In one...
8888757 Active microneedle array  
An active microneedle array and method are provided for penetrating an outer layer of an epidermis. The active microneedle array includes a base having first and second sides. The first side of...
8882743 Apparatus and method for application of a pharmaceutical to the tympanic membrane for photodynamic laser myringotomy  
A packaged kit for performing a photodynamic laser myringotomy includes a plurality of ear needles having different shaped absorbent applicators on distal ends of the needles, a vial of a single...
8882712 Neural injection system and related methods  
A neural injection system and related methods are herein disclosed. Various embodiments of a neural injection system of the present invention provide for at least one benefit of enhanced injection...
8876848 Dilator and elongate guide wire and method of using same  
The combination of a) a dilator having: a tubular body with a length, an internal passage, and proximal and distal ends spaced in a lengthwise direction; and b) an elongate guide wire having a...
8870807 Gastro-intestinal compression device  
Devices, methods, and systems for treating Type-2 Diabetes and/or obesity by facilitating the delivery of under-digested nutrients within the gastro-intestinal tract without substantial tissue...
8870836 Method and device for delivering medicine to bone  
A system for communicating fluid to or from a bone includes an insert. The insert includes a shaft extending between proximal and distal ends of the insert, a fenestration, and an expandable...
8863746 Device and method for placing within a patient an enteral tube after endotracheal intubation  
The present invention is directed to a novel device and method for providing a disposable endotracheal intubation device for use with an auxiliary passageway serving as a guide for the placement...
8861731 Efficient procedure for pairing medical devices for wireless communication with limited user interaction  
A method for pairing a handheld diabetes managing device with an insulin pump for secure wireless communication with limited user interaction. A pump identification code that uniquely identifies...
8858529 Catheter shaft with improved manifold bond  
A catheter shaft with an improved manifold bond and methods for making and using the same. The catheter shaft may include a sleeve disposed, for example, near its proximal end. The sleeve may...