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Device for manipulating tidal volume and breathing entrainment
A device and method is provided for biasing lung volume by electrically stimulating tissue associated with the diaphragm or phrenic nerve at a low level.
System, an apparatus, and a method for treating a sexual dysfunctional
There is disclosed an apparatus for treating a sexual dysfunctional female patient, comprising a stimulation device adapted to stimulate an erectile blood flow...
Lead and conduit placement device and method
The present invention includes devices and methods for lead or conduit placement in tissues or organs. The devices include a lead or conduit placement device...
High frequency stimulation to block laryngeal stimulation during vagal
An implantable medical device and associated method deliver a therapy to an autonomic nerve. The therapy delivery includes delivering therapeutic low frequency...
Medical leads with segmented electrodes and methods of fabrication thereof
In one embodiment, a method for fabricating a neurostimulation stimulation lead comprises: providing a plurality of ring components and hypotubes in a mold;...
The desensitizing device contains an electrical stimulation member optionally configured on a support member. The electrical stimulation member contains a...
Needleless connector with reduced trapped volume
A female connector has a body with an internal cavity having a port and an internal surface. A collapsible valve is disposed within the internal cavity. The...
Method and articles for treating the sinus system
A method of treating a sinus cavity of a subject includes advancing a distal portion of a light source through a drainage pathway of a sinus cavity and into the...
Devices, systems and methods useable for treating sinusitis
Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments....
Injection molded adjustable shape abscess irrigation device
An adjustable shape abscess irrigation device includes a first tube that is slidably associated with a second tube. The irrigation device includes a retainer...
Expandable medical devices
A medical device with an expandable element and expandable tubular sleeve surrounding at least a portion of the expandable element which influences the rate,...
Devices, systems and methods for delivering fluid to tissue
In one aspect of this invention, control systems (100) are provided for controlling the inflation of a tissue tensioner or balloon for a fluid delivery system,...
Delivery devices and related methods of use
A medical device including an outer balloon, an inner balloon, and at least one delivery unit is disclosed. The outer balloon defines a first internal cavity...
Apparatus and method for delivering intraluminal therapy
A catheter and methods for luminal therapy are provided wherein a catheter has an outer balloon with a multiplicity of apertures for infusing one or more...
High strength balloon cover
A balloon cover is provided to enhance the performance of a medical balloon, the cover, in accordance with an embodiment, having overlapping portions and...
Adjustable-length drug delivery balloon
A drug or agent coated balloon having a length which is adjustable in vivo is described herein. The balloon is configured to be coated or coatable with one or...
Catheter assembly and components thereof
Catheter assemblies are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to catheter assemblies having a tip protector, a valve, a valve opener,...
Steerable medical guide wire device
A steerable guide wire including one or more electroactive polymer layers, wherein each EAP layer is disposed between a layer of a first electrode and a layer...
Variable stiffness catheter
A variable stiffness catheter having two concentric coils. A first coil is fixed with relation to the body of the catheter and a second coil is able to rotate...
Method to make tube-in-tube balloon
A tube-in-tube assembled parison for preparation of an elongated medical device. The parison if formed by assembling in tube-in-tube fashion a first tube of...
Sensory device useful in bringing a patient neurological or psychological
A method and apparatus which generates an image and particularly a celestial or a natural image having embedded movement that is useful in relieving conditions...
Anesthetic vaporizer for a breathing apparatus and method for operation
thereof to vaporize a liquid anesthetic...
In an anesthesia vaporizer for vaporizing an anesthetic agent liquid and a method of vaporizing an anesthetic agent liquid in an vaporizer, an evaporation unit...
Optimized breathing assistance device
A breathing assistance device with improved pressure characteristics is disclosed. The device is capable of providing a high level of CPAP per unit of...
Monitoring positive end expiratory pressure with photoplethysmography
Provided according to embodiments of the invention are methods for monitoring the application of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) to an individual. Such...
Nasal intermittent mandatory ventilation (NIMV) control system in a
A ventilator including an inspiration flow control unit and an expiration flow control unit coupled to the inspiration flow control unit. The ventilator also...
Nasal treatment delivery device for mixed carbon dioxide and saline
A method of treatment and a nasal treatment delivery device for mixed carbon dioxide and saline for treating head ailments includes: a) a main housing having a...
Fluid product dispenser
A fluid dispenser comprising a body (1), a fluid reservoir (2), a dispenser member, such as a pump or a valve, mounted on said reservoir (2), and a dose...
Medical spray-head with compressed gas assistance
Proposed are a medical spray head (300) for spraying one or more fluid substances with the use of a compressed gas, a spray device equipped therewith, and a...
Self-contained heating unit and drug-supply unit employing same
Heating units, drug supply units and drug delivery articles capable of rapid heating are disclosed. Heating units comprising a substrate and a solid fuel...
Wireless microactuators and control methods
Embodiments of the present technology include a micromachined implantable drug delivery devices, grippers, and syringes that are wirelessly powered and...
Needle guidance with a dual-headed laser
Disclosed are method and apparatus for guiding a needle during an interventional radiology procedure. The target and skin entry point are pre-determined in...
Apparatus and methods for blocking needle and cannula tracts
Apparatus and methods for blocking needle tracts are disclosed. In some embodiments, the needle tracts are blocked by using a needle that includes an elongated...
Drug delivery device with an improved piston rod
An improved drug delivery device is provided having a piston rod that incorporates on its proximal end at least one guidepost that is configured for...
Assembly for use in a drug delivery device
The present invention relates to a piston for a cartridge for a drug delivery device comprising: at least one annular sealing surface to radially abut against...
Drive assembly for a medication delivery device and medication delivery
device comprising a drive assembly
A drive assembly for a medication delivery device is provided, comprising a piston rod which is movable from a start position to an end position for medication...
Devices and methods for delivering particles
Systems, devices, and methods for delivering therapeutic particles are disclosed. In one variation, a device for delivering particles includes a gas supply...
Needle insertion systems and methods
A housing may have a needle, plunger, and bias mechanism supported within the housing by a tab configured to retain the plunger in position and to allow the...
Drug supply start timing determination method and drug conveyance system
The present invention relates to a method for determining start timing of supply of drug to be given in which a peripheral circulatory function and an autonomic...
Partially implantable medical devices and delivery/manifold tube for use
Apparatus, for use with a fluid cartridge, that include a percutaneous port having an interior configured to receive the fluid cartridge, an implantable...
Partially implantable medical devices and methods
Apparatus having a percutaneous cartridge port with an exterior having a porous region configured to promote soft tissue ingrowth and an implantable operative...
Carrier for patient fluids
A carrier for carrying patient fluids comprising a carrying frame, a support base, at least one container holder, attached to the carrying frame distal from the...
Continuous and controlled irrigation system
An irrigation system for providing a continuous and controlled flow of a fluid. The system includes (a) a reservoir system having a main longitudinal axis and a...
System and method for automated separation of whole blood
An apparatus for separating whole blood includes an access device for drawing whole blood from a source, a blood component separation device, a draw line, a...
Recirculation detection by administration of a bolus
Methods and devices implementing, for detecting a recirculation, at the side of a dialysis solution, by a blood-sided administration of a bolus are disclosed....
Axial-flow blood pump
An axial-flow blood pump has a rotatable impeller assembly rotatable about an axis and itself having a radially projecting blade and permanent magnets, A...
System and method for managing a supply of breast milk
A system is disclosed for managing a supply of breast milk. In one form the system includes a codified container for receiving expressed breast milk. A...
Tissue removal devices, systems and methods
A tissue removal device includes a cannula that can aspirate tissue, and a thermal element located at a tip of the cannula that can apply localized heat to the...
Polymer coating having sulfonic acid terminals for medical devices
Coatings are provided in which surfaces may be activated by covalently bonding a combination of silane derivatives (A) to the metal surface, covalently bonding...
High strength injection molded orthopedic devices
High strength implantable devices having complex surfaces are injection molded from powder metal wherein the surface is defined by a monolithic insert made by...
Continuous matrix with osteoconductive particles dispersed therein, method
of forming thereof, and method of...
The present disclosure provides compositions useful in regeneration of connective tissue, particularly bone. The compositions comprise a continuous matrix...