Alfred E Mann, James D Causey III, Alan Haubach, Luis J Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt: External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, August 30, 2005: US06936029 (476 worldwide citation)

An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. T ...

Ronald J Lebel, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss: Microprocessor controlled ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, December 13, 2005: US06974437 (464 worldwide citation)

An implantable infusion pump possesses operational functionality that is, at least in part, controlled by software operating in two processor ICs which are configured to perform some different and some duplicate functions. The pump exchanges messages with an external device via telemetry. Each proce ...

Michael L Blomquist: Programmable insulin pump. Smiths Medical MD, Merchant & Gould P C, February 8, 2005: US06852104 (344 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering a bolus of a medical agent to a patient. The apparatus comprises a pump mechanism, a data input device, and a processor in data communication with the keypad and arranged to control the pump mechanism. The processor is programmed to receive data specifying a bolus amount ...

Christopher Nigel Langley, Shane Alistair Day, Robert Frederick Veasey, Robert Woolston: Pen-type injector having an electronic control unit. DCA Design International, Oliff & Berridge, March 22, 2005: US06869413 (232 worldwide citation)

An injection device (2) having a drive mechanism (42) to expel selectively a dose of medicament from a medicament cartridge (40) through a needle arrangement is disclosed. The injection device (2) also comprises a processor to control the drive mechanism (42), a dispense button (18) to generate a si ...

Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Timothy C Corvi, Brian S Donlon, Stephen W Boyd, Sylvia W Fan, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Richard J Mueller Jr, Hanson S Gifford III: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Brian S Tomko, July 5, 2005: US06913600 (222 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...

Henry Nita, Timothy C Mills: Ultrasonic devices and methods for ablating and removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageways and blood vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 16, 2005: US06929632 (206 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods and devices for removing obstructive matter from anatomical passageways, including the removal of obstructive matter from the cerebral vasculature, prostatic obstructions from the urinary tract and/or obstructive matter from the fallopian tubes.

Charles D Ray: Interbody device and method for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral collapse. February 8, 2005: US06852095 (194 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus for repairing a collapsed space within vertical bodies. The apparatus includes an introducer (20) including an elongate member having proximal, distal ends, and defining a longitudinal bore. The elongate member includes a threaded portion adjacent the distal end ...

Marc T Stein: Therapeutic treatment of disorders based on timing information. Medtronic, Hanner & Witcoff, August 2, 2005: US06923784 (179 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are techniques for operation of neurostimulation or drug delivery devices to stop treatment therapy during times when the patient does not need to be treated. Advantageously, the present invention reduces battery usage and/or drug dosage during periods when treatment therapy need not be pr ...

Britton Chance: Sensing and interactive drug delivery. Non Invasive Technology, Fish & Richardson P C, September 27, 2005: US06949081 (172 worldwide citation)

An interactive drug delivery system includes a drug delivery module, an optical probe, a local controller, and an optional central controller. The drug delivery module is constructed and arranged to deliver selected amounts of a drug into a subject. The optical probe is constructed and arranged to d ...

Mads Koerstz Madsen, Jens Munk: Medication delivery device. Novo Nordisk, Reza Green Esq, Richard W Book Esq, Marc A Began Esq, May 17, 2005: US06893415 (162 worldwide citation)

A medication delivery device comprising a system that is able to sense if the delivery device is in actual physical contact with a human being or if the delivery device has been abandoned. The system comprises an electronic control and a touch sensitive switch preferably formed as a part of the hous ...