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9033149 Catheter assembly/package utilizing a hydrating/hydrogel sleeve and a foil outer layer and method of making and using the same  
A catheter assembly including an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end has at least one drainage opening. A hydrophilic coating is provided on at least a portion...
8992454 Splitable tip catheter with bioresorbable adhesive  
Splitable-tip catheters are disclosed with bioresorbable adhesive to provide spatial separation of distal tip elements during use. The invention can be particularly useful in hemodialysis...
8986265 Catheter assembly  
A catheter assembly is provided comprising a catheter including a catheter tube and a connector arranged in one end of the catheter tube. The catheter is preferably a urinary, hydrophilic...
8961477 Delivery of immune response modifier compounds  
Delivery of one or more immune response modifiers (IRMs) across a biological barrier by the use of a microneedle device.
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...
8931637 Medical lumen access device assembly including medical lumen access device holder and method of use  
A medical lumen access device assembly includes a medical lumen access device holder including an elongate tube defining a lumen extending from a proximal opening of the elongate tube to a distal...
8919553 Catheter product package and method of forming same  
A catheter product package and method of forming same in which the package comprises a sheet material wrapped about the catheter product to form a package for the catheter product. The catheter...
8900652 Marked fluoropolymer surfaces and method of manufacturing same  
A method of manufacturing a coated low-friction medical device, such as low-friction medical tubing, including applying a coating to one or more selected portions of a surface of low-friction...
8858527 Catheter having denatured part for contact with body  
It is an object of the present invention to provide a catheter, whereby a tunnel infection route is closed such that infection can be prevented, by improving adhesiveness between a medical...
8852136 Methods for placing a shunt into the intra-scleral space  
The present invention generally relates to intraocular shunts, and in particular, to intraocular shunts configured to form a drainage pathway between the anterior chamber and the intra-scleral space.
8828040 Device and methods for delivery and transfer of temporary radiopaque element  
A device for the transfer of radiopaque material within the body comprises a valvuloplasty or other balloon coated with the radiopaque material. The balloon is inflated in the aortic valve for...
8821455 Antimicrobial coating for dermally invasive devices  
An antimicrobial coating applied to a transdermal surface of a catheter device. An antimicrobial coating applied to catheter device such that when the catheter device is fully inserted, the...
8808272 Biocompatible medical devices  
A modified medical device for delivery of a pharmaceutically active material is described. The present inventors have found that many conventional medical devices contain a metallic or polymeric...
8808275 Catheter assembly comprising a receptacle accommodating a catheter and a wetting fluid pouch  
A catheter assembly includes a catheter having on at least part of its surface a hydrophilic surface layer; a wetting fluid pouch including first and second layers of flexible material joined by a...
8802603 Medical components having coated surfaces exhibiting low friction and low reactivity  
This invention relates to medical articles, such as a syringe assemblies, including a substrate having a coating on a surface thereof, the coating including: (1) at least one organopolysiloxane...
8758847 Apparatus and methods for making coated liners and tubular devices including such liners  
A medical device includes a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The tubular device includes an inner...
8748544 Medical appliance having a slidable coating layer and syringe  
A medical appliance including a slidable coating layer moves in contact with an inner surface of a medical member or that of a lumen. The medical appliance has the slidable coating layer formed at...
8740863 Catheter assembly  
A catheter assembly is provided comprising a catheter (3;530;630;730) including a catheter tube (32) and a connector (31;531) arranged in one end of the catheter tube. The catheter is preferably a...
8742032 Medical appliance having a slidable coating layer and syringe  
A medical appliance having a slidable coating layer that moves in contact with an inner surface of a medical member or that of a lumen and has the slidable coating layer formed at a part thereof...
8721627 Needleless valve infection prevention and pre-opening device  
A disinfecting and pre-opening device is disclosed for use with a female needleless connector. The disinfecting and pre-opening device includes a housing comprising a chamber having a distal...
8720685 Packaged ready-to-use product and method  
A vapor hydrated packaged catheter assembly and method of manufacturing and distributing same includes a gas impermeable package housing a catheter within a catheter-receiving cavity. The catheter...
8708978 Article to be inserted in a body cavity having biologically inhibiting surfaces and use and preparation of the article  
An article to be inserted in a human or animal body cavity, use of the article and preparation thereof. The article has a biologically inhibiting arrangement of electrically connected electrode...
8703229 Method of making catheters with porous structure for carrying agents  
A method of making catheters is disclosed in which the wall of the catheter has a porous structure for carrying additional agents, such as therapeutic agents, diagnostic agents and/or device...
8663272 Biodegradable adhesive film for vascular closure  
Devices and methods for sealing an opening in a blood vessel are disclosed. A device can include: an elongate, tubular non-stick outer sheath, the non-stick outer sheath having a distal end that...
8657792 Medicinal tube lubricating system and associated use thereof  
A medicine delivering tube capable of transporting fluid from an existing medicine dispensing unit to the patient preferably includes a protective sleeve concentrically positioned about the...
8652200 Medical devices comprising drug-loaded capsules for localized drug delivery  
A medical device comprising a plurality of capsules, and a method of administering therapeutic agent to a patient using the same. The capsules further comprise a therapeutic agent and a multilayer...
8647326 System for cleaning luer connectors  
One or more caps can be used to cover and sterilize one or more separated medical connectors. A pair of caps can be connected to each other and sealed when in a pre-use state. The paired caps can...
8647718 Wet lubricant surface coating having excellent durability, method for surface coating, and a medical device having the surface coating  
A lubricant surface coating having good lubricity and high durability, comprising (A) an urethane polymer layer comprising (a) 40 to 80% by weight of at least one component selected from an...
8640725 Connector for transferring fluid and method of use  
A connector for transferring fluid and method therefor. The connector may have a first port, a second port, and a third port which may be coupled together at a main channel with a first valve...
8591486 Reduced-pressure systems and methods employing an ultraviolet light source for reducing bioburden  
Systems and methods are provided for moving fluids from a patient to a canister and lowering or eliminating the bio-burden of the canister. In one instance, a method for removing fluids from a...
8574490 Methods and apparatus for reducing count of infectious agents in intravenous access systems  
Methods and apparatus for preventing patient bloodstream infection by microorganisms during administration of various medications or fluids through IV lines. In particular, the invention reduces...
8568373 Medical elongate member housing tool and medical elongate member housing tool assembly  
An elongate member housing tool assembly includes a distal end side tubular member disposed on the distal end side and a proximal end side tubular member disposed on the proximal end side, which...
8551058 Endoscopic translumenal surgical systems  
Devices are provided herein for translumenal access to a treatment site within a body cavity. In general, the devices include an elongate sleeve configured to provide access to a treatment site...
8529932 Polymers of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers  
It is provided a method of treating a disorder, the method comprising implanting in a patient an implantable device including a polymer formed of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers and...
8529931 Polymers of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers  
It is provided an implantable device including a polymer blend that contains a polymer formed of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers and another biocompatible polymer.
8529930 Polymers of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers  
It is provided a polymer blend that contains a polymer formed of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers and another biocompatible polymer.
8524266 Polymers of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers  
It is a polymer formed of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers and another biocompatible polymer.
8512294 Vascular access device antimicrobial materials and solutions  
A medical device includes an antimicrobial layer. A method of depositing an antimicrobial agent on or in the body of a medical device includes inserting a high temperature resistant tube having...
8506538 Device for reducing microbial contamination  
A medical device for use in connection with a connector of an indwelling line for cleansing a surface of a septum of the connector is provided. The medical device includes a housing including a...
8500939 Manufacture of split tip catheters  
Multi-lumen catheter devices having at least one split-tipped end are disclosed, together with methods of forming such split tip catheters. In one aspect of the invention, the manufacturing...
8486154 Resorbable intra-urethral prosthesis  
The device made in a resorbable material intended to be placed in urethra for Treatment of stricture has the shape of a tube (1), the wall of which has offices (2).
8481138 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation  
Implantable or insertable medical devices that provide resistance to microbial growth on and in the environment of the device and resistance to microbial adhesion and biofilm formation on the...
8454566 Methods and compositions for the inhibition of biofilms on medical devices  
Embodiments of the invention provide compositions which are effective to inhibit the development of biofilms on a surface of a medical device having the composition applied thereto, to medical...
8430852 Therapeutic sleeve for implantable medical device  
A therapeutic sleeve is disposable about a therapy delivery element. The sleeve has a first opening, a second opening, and a radially elastic body member disposed between the first and second...
8425927 Compositions and methods for coating medical implants  
Medical implants are provided which release an anthracycline, fluoropyrimidine, folic acid antagonist, podophylotoxin, camptothecin, hydroxyurea, and/or platinum complex, thereby inhibiting or...
8414547 Modulating agents for antimicrobial coatings  
An exemplary medical device for subcutaneous disposal at least partially within a patient is disclosed, comprising an antimicrobial material comprising at least one metal and an agent that...
8403896 Apparatus and methods for making coated liners and tubular devices including such liners  
A medical device includes a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a body lumen, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends. The tubular device includes an inner...
8401674 Apparatus for delivery of pharmaceuticals to the cochlea  
An implantable tissue-stimulating device, such as a cochlear implant, having a resiliently flexible elongate member (11) having a plurality of electrodes (12) positioned thereon. The elongate...
8394066 Anchoring a medical instrument  
Some embodiments of a medical anchor device include an elongate body coupled with deployable subcutaneous anchors to secure a catheter instrument (or other medical instrument) in place relative to...
8389043 Preparation for restenosis prevention  
The invention relates to a preparation for restenosis prevention. The preparations for restenosis prevention known as yet do not reach sufficient active agent concentrations in the affected...