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Peter C Lord, Fredric C Coleman: Closed loop infusion pump system with removable glucose sensor. Minimed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, October 29, 1996: US05569186 (1169 worldwide citation)

An infusion pump system includes a removable in vivo glucose sensor for monitoring glucose concentration level in a patient, and for signaling an infusion pump to deliver a selected medication such as insulin to a patient. The glucose sensor comprises a sensor cable for placement through a catheter ...


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Joseph Gross, John Gerard Kelly: Analyte-controlled liquid delivery device and analyte monitor. Elan Medical Technologies, Kathleen L Maher, September 15, 1998: US05807375 (914 worldwide citation)

A liquid delivery device comprising a housing having a lower surface for application to the skin of a subject and having a reservoir and a gas generation chamber therein separated by a displaceable membrane. Gas generated by an electrolytic cell under the control of a microprocessor causes the gas g ...


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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, April 11, 2006: US07025743 (860 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 ...


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Kenneth Kensey, John Nash, Douglas Evans: Plug device with pulley for sealing punctures in tissue and methods of use. Kensey Nash Corporation, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, June 4, 1991: US05021059 (787 worldwide citation)

An instrument, a closure, and method of use for sealing an opening, e.g., a percutaneous incision or puncture, in a living being. The instrument includes a tubular carrier storing the closure. The carrier has a distally located free end to be extended through the opening. The closure comprises an an ...


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Ronald Sahatjian: Drug delivery system making use of a hydrogel polymer coating. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 19, 1994: US05304121 (765 worldwide citation)

The invention features a catheter and methods for delivering drug to tissue at a desired location of the wall of a body lumen. The catheter is constructed for insertion in a body lumen and has a catheter shaft and an expandable portion mounted on the catheter shaft. The expandable portion is expanda ...


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Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Timothy J Starkweather, Daniel H Villegas, Philip T Weiss: Microprocessor controlled ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, May 13, 2003: US06562001 (669 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 ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto: Transcutaneous delivery means. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, March 2, 2004: US06699218 (652 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid to a patient including a passageway having a proximal fluid transport tube, a distal fluid transport tube, and a tubular expansion member coupling the fluid transport tubes. A penetrating member is positioned within the expansion member for axial movement between the fl ...


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Greg R Patterson, G Ronald Williams, James J Leary: Apparatus and method for controlled removal of stenotic material from stents. Prolifix Medical, Townsend&Townsend&Crew, August 24, 1999: US05941869 (645 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for treating in-stent restenosis are described for removing stenotic material from within previously stented regions of a patient's vasculature. The apparatus includes a catheter system having a stenotic material removal mechanism mounted on a distal portion of an elongated inn ...


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Felix Theeuwes, Atul D Ayer: Osmotic system having laminar arrangement for programming delivery of active agent. Alza Corporation, Paul L Sabatine, Edward L Mandell, Thomas E Ciotti, February 22, 1977: US04008719 (641 worldwide citation)

An osmotic system for delivering an agent is disclosed. The system comprises a wall surrounding a compartment and has a passageway for delivering agent from the compartment. The wall is formed of a laminae comprising a lamina consisting of a multiplicity of materials in laminar arrangement with a la ...


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Andrew G C Frazier, Erik J van der Burg, Michael D Lesh: Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 15, 2001: US06231561 (631 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a body cavity such as a vessel, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter includes a plurality of deployable tissue anchors, which may be laterally deployed into surrounding tissue. The anchors may thereafter be used to draw the tiss ...