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Patient data management systems and conversational interaction methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method of querying a database involves receiving an input query from a client device, identifying a logical layer of a plurality of different logical layers of the database for searching based at least in part on the input query, generating a query statement for searching the identified logical layer of the plurality of different logical layers of the database based at least in part on the input query, querying the identified logical layer of the database using the query statement to obtain result data, and providing a search result influenced by the result data.. ... Medtronic Inc

Patient data management systems and querying methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary database system includes a database to maintain data pertaining to a plurality of entities and a computing device coupled to the database to identify relationships between different entities of the plurality of entities, generate metadata defining a graph structure maintaining the relationships between the different entities of the plurality of entities for a plurality of different logical layers, and store the metadata in the database.. ... Medtronic Inc

Reduction or elimination of pace polarization effects

The present disclosure relates to cardiac evoked response detection and, more particularly, reducing polarization effects in order to detect an evoked response following delivery of a stimulation pulse. An implantable medical device (imd) is configured to deliver a ventricular pacing pulse. ... Medtronic Inc

Method and apparatus for replacing lead extension without tunneling

Tether apparatus may be used to replace an implanted lead extension with a replacement lead extension without tunneling or the use of tunneling tools.. . ... Medtronic Inc

Therapeutic agent injection device

A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and a port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.. . ... Medtronic Inc

Patient management systems and adherence recommendation methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method involves obtaining measurement data pertaining to the physiological condition of the patient, obtaining medical record data associated with the patient, obtaining a plurality of different adherence models associated with a plurality of different therapy regimens, wherein each adherence model of the plurality of different adherence models corresponds to a respective therapy regimen of a plurality of different therapy regimens, determining a plurality of adherence metric values associated with the patient for the plurality of different therapy regimens based on the measurement data and the medical record data using the plurality of different adherence models, and providing an indication of a recommended therapy regimen for the patient based at least in part on a respective adherence metric value associated with the recommended therapy regimen.. ... Medtronic Inc

Patient management systems and uplift recommendation methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method involves obtaining measurement data pertaining to the physiological condition of the patient, obtaining medical record data associated with the patient, classifying the patient into a patient group based at least in part on the measurement data and the medical record data, obtaining a plurality of different uplift models associated with the patient group for a plurality of different therapy interventions, determining a plurality of uplift metric values associated with the patient for the plurality of different therapy interventions based on the measurement data and the medical record data using the plurality of different uplift models, and providing an indication of a recommended therapy intervention for the patient based at least in part on a respective uplift metric value associated with the recommended therapy intervention.. ... Medtronic Inc

Patient management systems and prospective risk management methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method of monitoring a physiological condition of a patient involves obtaining measurement data pertaining to the physiological condition of the patient from a sensing arrangement, obtaining medical record data associated with the patient from a database, determining a risk score associated with the patient for a medical condition based at least in part on the measurement data, the medical record data, and one or more relationships between population measurement data and population medical record data, and initiating one or more actions based at least in part on the risk score.. ... Medtronic Inc

Context-sensitive infusion devices, systems and methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary infusion device includes an actuation arrangement operable to deliver fluid to a user, a communications interface to receive measurement data indicative of a physiological condition of the user, a sensing arrangement to obtain contextual measurement data, and a control system coupled to the actuation arrangement, the communications interface and the sensing arrangement to determine a command for autonomously operating the actuation arrangement in a manner that is influenced by the measurement data and the contextual measurement data and autonomously operate the actuation arrangement in accordance with the command to deliver the fluid to the user.. ... Medtronic Inc

Semi-circular pulmonary vein ablation catheter

A medical device is disclosed, including a handle assembly; an elongate body coupled to the handle assembly, the elongate body defining a guide wire lumen therethrough; and a substantially semi-circular electrode array coupled to the elongate body. The device may include a substantially rigid shaft extending distally from the elongate body and defining a lumen therethrough, the shaft including a substantially rigid segment, and a flexible coil coaxial with and extending distally from the shaft.. ... Medtronic Inc

Catheter apparatuses having expandable baskets for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and mehtods

Methods and apparatus are provided for treating hypertension, e.g., via a pulsed electric field, via a stimulation electric field, via localized drug delivery, via high frequency ultrasound, via thermal techniques, etc. Such neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers. ... Medtronic Inc

Cryoballoon contact assessment using capacitive or resistive sensors

Devices, systems, and methods for assessing contact between a treatment element and an area of target tissue using resistive-type and/or capacitive-type contact sensing elements. In one embodiment, a medical system for determining tissue contact includes an elongate body including a distal portion and a proximal portion and a treatment element coupled to the elongate body distal portion. ... Medtronic Inc

Patient-specific glucose prediction systems and methods

Infusion devices and related medical devices, patient data management systems, and methods are provided for monitoring a physiological condition of a patient. An exemplary method of monitoring a physiological condition of a patient involves obtaining current measurement data for the physiological condition of the patient provided by a sensing arrangement, obtaining a user input indicative of one or more future events associated with the patient, and in response to the user input, determining a prediction of the physiological condition of the patient in the future based at least in part on the current measurement data and the one or more future events using one or more prediction models associated with the patient, and displaying a graphical representation of the prediction on a display device.. ... Medtronic Inc

Needle protective device for subcutaneous sensors

An introducer is provided for introducing a sensor into the body of a patient. The introducer connects to a sensor hub. ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180264271

Adapter assemblies for implantable medical electrical systems

Casings for retaining adapter connector modules and implantable electrical devices, and adapter assemblies for retaining implantable medical devices, include first and second opposing plates spaced apart by a gap configured to retain the devices such that sides of the devices are in confronting engagement with the first and second plates when placed the device is held in the gap. The first and second plates may be biased towards one another to assist in retaining the device in the gap. ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180264260

Methods and apparatus for multi-vessel renal neuromodulation

Methods and apparatus are provided for multi-vessel neuromodulation, e.g., via a pulsed electric field. Such multi-vessel neuromodulation may effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, action potential attenuation or blockade, changes in cytokine up-regulation and other conditions in target neural fibers. ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180264258

Detection of noise signals in cardiac signals

Medical device systems include processing circuitry configured to acquire sensed cardiac signals associated with cardiac activity of a heart of a patient, and to analyze the sensed cardiac signals to determine if a noise signal is present within the cardiac signals.. . ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180264190

Air tolerant implantable piston pump

An implantable infusion device includes a reservoir for housing an infusion medium and a drive mechanism having an inlet chamber, a piston and a piston channel. The inlet chamber is in fluid communication with the reservoir. ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263679

Multi-lobe balloon for cryoablation

A cryotreatment catheter for treating tissue. The catheter may include an outer elongate body, a balloon treatment element coupled to the distal portion of the elongate body with a plurality of balloon lobes radially arranged around the outer elongate body, an inner elongate body rotatably movable within the lumen of the outer elongate body, and a fluid delivery lumen located within the lumen of the outer elongate body and at least partially within the lumen of the inner elongate body. ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263660

Method and apparatus for securing a guide tube

A guide tube is used for guiding an instrument through a hole within tissue of a patient. The guide tube includes a cannula member defining a passage extending therethrough along an axis. ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263651

Methods of using high intensity focused ultrasound to form an ablated tissue area containing a plurality of lesions

A device and method for ablating tissue is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding an ablating member within the patient while tracking the position of the ablating member in the patient, positioning the ablating member in a desired position to ablate tissue, emitting ablating energy from the ablating member to form an ablated tissue area and removing the ablating member from the patient.. . ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263522

Qrs offset and onset determination

The exemplary systems and methods may be configured to generate a dispersion signal from a plurality of cardiac signals and determine a qrs onset time value and a qrs offset time value from the plurality of cardiac signals. The qrs onset and offset time values may be used to measure, or capture, activation times.. ... Medtronic Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263511

Monitoring mode of an implantable medical device

A system and method for controlling a monitoring mode or treatment mode of an implantable medical device based on the detection of an external signal. The system and related method allow for more frequent monitoring of medical parameters at times where more frequent monitoring is necessary, such as during or after a dialysis session, with less frequent monitoring at other times, allowing for a more efficient medical device. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180255609

Protocol translation device

A protocol translation device for use with a first apparatus having a battery compartment and communicating over a first wireless protocol, and for use with a second apparatus communicating over a second wireless protocol. The protocol translation device can include a battery casing sized to fit within the battery compartment, the battery casing defining an interior volume; a translator having a first antenna operable to communicate with the first apparatus, a second antenna operable to communicate with the second apparatus, and a translator circuit operably connected between the first antenna and the second antenna; and a battery operably connected to power the translator. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250517

Methods, devices, and systems for communicating with an implantable medical device of a last far field communication session during a subsequent far field communication session while using a same session key

An external device transfers a key to an implantable medical device over a proximity communication and then establishes a first far field communication session with the implantable medical device where the key is used for the first communication session. This first communication session may occur before implantation while the implantable medical device is positioned outside of the sterile field so that using a proximity communication is easily achieved. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250515

Circuit configuration based on depopulated pins

Examples are described for configuring cardiac pacing circuitry of an implantable medical device. Circuitry that is configurable to control delivery of therapy or sense signals in accordance with a plurality of vectors may determine that one or more pins, for therapy delivery or sensing in accordance with a first subset of vectors of the plurality of vectors, are in an electrically floating state. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250514

Criteria for determination of local tissue latency near pacing electrode

A cardiac pacemaker is disclosed for pacing cardiac tissue to improve synchrony between the atria and ventricles and/or between the left and right ventricles. A pulse generator is configured to deliver a pacing pulse to a patient's ventricle at an atrioventricular (av) delay following a preceding atrial event. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250508

Stacked potential electroporation

A method of delivering pulsed electrical energy to a target tissue region includes delivering a first therapeutic pulse, the delivering of the first therapeutic pulse includes delivering a first pulse for a first time period, the first pulse having a first voltage amplitude. A second pulse is delivered immediately after the first pulse for a second time period, the second pulse having a second voltage amplitude configured to electroporate the target tissue region, the second time period being less than the first time period. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250507

Resonance tuning module for implantable devices and leads

An implantable medical assist device includes a medical device. The medical device has a housing and electronics contained therein. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250505

Pacing output k-factor improvements

In an example, an implantable medical device (imd) includes a hold capacitor configured to deliver an electrical therapy pulse, and charge pump circuitry configured to transfer energy from the battery to the hold capacitor. In this example, the charge pump circuitry comprises a plurality of capacitors, and switching circuitry configured to put the charge pump circuitry into a k-factor mode selected from a group of k-factor modes by opening and closing a combination of switches connected to the plurality of capacitors.. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250062

Electrosurgical devices, electrosurgical unit and methods of use thereof

A cartridge assembly to couple an electrosurgical device to treat tissue with an electro surgical unit includes a cartridge member to operate with a power delivery apparatus of the electro surgical unit and a fluid delivery apparatus of the electro surgical unit. An electrosurgical unit includes a power delivery apparatus and a fluid delivery apparatus arranged to operate with a cartridge member to be located in a cartridge receptacle of the electrosurgical unit. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249975

Apparatus and method for maintaining image quality while minimizing x-ray dosage of a patient

A system including initialization, imaging, alignment, processing, and setting modules. The initialization module obtains patient parameters for a patient and procedure and surgeon parameters. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249974

Transformable imaging system

A transformable imaging system configured to operate in at least two configurations. A first configuration may be open and a second configuration may be closed. ... Medtronic Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249935

Colorometric sensor for the non-invasive screening of glucose in sweat in pre and type 2 diabetes

Described here are patches and methods for measuring glucose in sweat (and tears and the like). In general, the patches comprise an adhesive layer adapted to bond to skin of an individual, a substrate layer disposed over the adhesive layer and comprising a glucose sensing complex including a chromogen that changes color in the presence of certain concentrations of glucose, and a cover. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241564

Pairing of devices for far-field wireless communication

In one example, a method includes transitioning, responsive to determining that a charging coil of wireless charger is in proximity of an implantable medical device (imd) and by the imd, from operating in a non-pairing mode into a pairing mode of a far-field wireless communication protocol. In this example, operating in the paring mode comprises: receiving, by the imd and via a transceiver of the far-field wireless communication protocol, a public encryption key from another device that is different than the wireless charger; and determining, based on the public encryption key of the other device and a public encryption key of the imd, a link encryption key for future communication between the imd and the other device. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240236

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for identifying an infusate in a reservoir of an infusion device

Apparatuses and methods for identifying an infusate in a reservoir of an infusion device and systems for use in filling fluid delivery devices are provided. An exemplary apparatus for identifying an infusate in a reservoir of an infusion device includes a chamber in selective fluid communication with the reservoir. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236235

Systems, devices, and associated methods for treating patients via renal neuromodulation to reduce a risk of developing cognitive impairment

Methods for reducing a risk associated with developing cognitive impairment, including dementia, with therapeutic renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. Sympathetic nerve activity can contribute to several cellular and physiological conditions associated with an increased risk of developing dementia in later life. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236223

Radiopaque markers for implantable medical leads, devices, and systems

Radiopaque markers represent that a lead is suitable for a particular medical procedure such as a magnetic resonance image scan and are added to the lead or related device. The markers may be added after implantation of the lead in various ways including suturing, gluing, crimping, or clamping a radiopaque tag to the lead or to the device. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236219

Modular lead end

Various embodiments of this disclosure concern assembly of a lead having one or two modular lead ends. A modular lead end can be made by aligning a plurality of wires exposed on an end of a main lead body with a plurality of conductors exposed on an end of a lead end. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236211

Method for applying conductors to catheter based balloons

The present invention advantageously provides a molding device with conductive material for creating a catheter balloon with conductive elements, and methods and systems for manufacturing the catheter balloon with conductive elements. An exemplary method for coupling a plurality of conductive elements to an expandable element may include placing a first portion of a mold proximate a second portion of the mold to define a casting cavity. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236169

Infusion devices and fluid identification apparatuses and methods

Medical devices and methods and apparatuses for identifying fluids in a conduit of a device are provided. An exemplary apparatus for identifying an infusate in a conduit of an infusion device includes a transmitter element for transmitting a beam of energy for interaction with the infusate. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236139

Drug coated medical devices

A medical device includes a body defining an exterior surface, and a coating including a therapeutic agent-containing nanoparticle disposed on the exterior surface of the medical device. The nanoparticle may include a brush-arm star polymer. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236126

Dissolvable nasal sinus sponge

An implantable article comprising a dissolvable sponge derived from the mixture of chitosan, a first polysaccharide and a second polysaccharides. The polysaccharides have different number average molecular weight characteristics to enable the control of the mechanical features of the sponge.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235787

Devices and methods for treating aneurysms and other vascular conditions

A fenestrated aortic cuff is configured to be delivered endovascularly to a target region, deployed, fastened, and sealed to a vessel wall, e.g., in a neck region of an aortic aneurysm. Example fenestrated cuffs provide a suitable landing zone for a commercially available endograft, which may be, in some cases, positioned below or above the renal arteries in order to complete exclusion of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa) or a thoracic aortic aneurysm (taa), respectively, from systematic circulation. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235752

Sinus and nasal stent

A stent (100) that is sleeved and radially expandable, and which in an expanded state provides a breathable, generally tubular structure sized and shaped for residence in a sinus or nasal cavity or passage, and in an unexpanded state has a cross-sectional diameter suitable for insertion into such cavity or passage. The sleeve limits expansion and outward pressure exerted by the stent and thereby can prevent or reduce the incidence of headache in patients, and can provide increased surface area for improved elution of drugs to nearby mucosal tissue.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235685

Thermocouple-controlled catheter cooling system

The present invention provides a medical system, including a catheter defining an injection lumen, a chamber in fluid communication with the injection lumen, and an exhaust lumen in fluid communication with the chamber; a first temperature sensor positioned in the exhaust lumen proximal to the chamber; a second temperature sensor positioned in the chamber; and a console in electrical communication with the first and second temperature sensors, the controller modifying coolant flow through the medical device based at least in part upon a signal received from the first and second temperature sensor. The system may further include a thermally-conductive element circumscribing a substantial portion of the exhaust lumen proximal to the chamber, where the first temperature sensor is mounted to the thermally-conductive element, and the thermally-conductive element may include at least one of a braid, coil, and band.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235655

Surgical cutting instrument

A surgical cutting instrument including a first tubular member, a second tubular member, a sleeve member, a third tubular member, and an orientation member. The first tubular member includes a cutting tip. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233979

Surgical instrument motor with increased number of wires per phase set and increased fill factor and corresponding manufacturing method

A motor for a surgical instrument includes a rotor and a stator. The rotor includes a shaft and a magnet. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180231004

Reducing centrifugal pump bearing wear through dynamic magnetic coupling

A pump drive for an extracorporeal blood pumping system including an adjustable drive magnet. The pump drive may be coupled to a blood pump which includes a pump impeller. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229033

Methods and apparatus for renal neuromodulation

Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the onset of morphological changes that are affiliated with congestive heart failure, and/or be efficacious in the treatment of end stage renal disease. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229022

Iontophoresis drug delivery system and method for denervation of the renal sympathetic nerve and iontophoretic drug delivery

An iontophoresis drug delivery system and method for denervation of the renal sympathetic nerve and iontophoresis drug delivery. The system includes an iontophoresis catheter fitted with a drug coated balloon. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229014

Surgical drain system and container

A container for a portable surgical drain system to receive a fluid from a drain at a surgical site is disclosed. The container includes a drain hub having at least one sensor and a cartridge removably coupled to the drain hub in fluid communication with the drain to provide a suction source to draw and receive the fluid from the surgical site. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229000

Elastic introducer sheath

An elastic percutaneous elastic introducer sheath is disclosed which can locally expand and reduce to accommodate a transcatheter medical device. The elastic introducer sheath includes a non-circumferentially continuous elastic frame, a liner, and a jacket.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228945

Surgical drain system and container

A portable drain system having a subdermal drain and a container in fluid communication with the subdermal drain is disclosed. The subdermal drain is configured to drain fluid from a surgical site. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228603

Stented prosthetic heart valve having wrap and methods of delivery and deployment

Systems and methods of delivering and deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve having a wrap that is automatically deployed to prevent or mitigate paravalvular leakage. In various embodiments, during transcatheter delivery of the stented prosthetic heart valve, the wrap is extends beyond a stent frame of the stented prosthetic heart valve so that the profile of the stented prosthetic heart valve is not increased during delivery. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228539

Catheter apparatuses having multi-electrode arrays for renal neuromodulation and associated systems and methods

Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed to a treatment device having a multi-electrode array configured to be delivered to a renal blood vessel. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228535

Methods for treating patients via renal neuromodulation

A method and apparatus for treatment of heart failure, hypertension and renal failure by stimulating the renal nerve. The goal of therapy is to reduce sympathetic activity of the renal nerve. ... Medtronic Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228528

Method of confirming safe delivery pathway to patient prior to energy delivery

Systems and methods to confirm safe delivery of treatment energy to a patient by identifying a presence of a fault in an energy delivery pathway and identifying a location of the fault within the device. The system includes a processing unit configured to calculate blood impedances external to the device based on known impedance characteristics of the device, and then to calculate impedances within the device during energy delivery based on the calculated blood impedances. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225423

Infusion system consumables and related calibration methods

Infusion systems including infusion devices and consumables and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary consumable component includes a housing, a reservoir contained within the housing, a pumping mechanism for dispensing a fluid from the reservoir, and a readable element associated with the housing. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221852

Precision recharging of sorbent materials using patient and session data

The invention relates to devices, systems, and methods for recharging zirconium phosphate and/or zirconium oxide in reusable sorbent modules. The devices, systems, and methods provide for precision recharging of the zirconium phosphate and/or zirconium oxide to avoid the need of excess recharge solutions. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221677

Charge balanced cardiac pacing from high voltage circuitry of an extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator system

An extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd) having a high voltage therapy module is configured to control a high voltage charging circuit to charge a capacitor to a pacing voltage amplitude to deliver charge balanced pacing pulses. The capacitor is chargeable to a shock voltage amplitude that is greater than the pacing voltage amplitude. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221669

Modular shield extender

An implantable medical device (imd) has a housing enclosing an electronic circuit. The housing includes a shield member defining a first portion of an interior cavity of the implantable medical device and a skirted feedthrough assembly. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221576

Infusion devices and related consumable calibration methods

Infusion systems including infusion devices and consumables and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device operable to deliver a fluid influencing a physiological condition to a body of a user involves a control module of the infusion device obtaining calibration data associated with a consumable coupled to the infusion device via an interface of the infusion device, determining a delivery command for delivering the fluid to the body of the user based at least in part on the calibration data, and operating a pumping mechanism to deliver the fluid from a reservoir of the consumable to the body of the user in accordance with the delivery command.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221554

Personalized bicarbonate management systems and methods for sorbent-based hemodialysis

The invention relates to devices, systems, and methods for managing base levels, specifically bicarbonate, in an individual undergoing dialysis. The devices, systems, and methods can be compatible with a sorbent-based dialysis therapy, and open loop control of base levels in the dialysis, without sensors or feedback for controlling the introduction of bicarbonate into the dialysate. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221145

Valve prosthesis

Heart valve prostheses are provided having a self-expanding frame that supports a valve body comprising a skirt and a plurality of coapting leaflets. The leaflets are constructed with four commissure points to reduce the stress and strain applied to the commissure points and to efficiently distribute and transmit forces along the leaflets and to the frame.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221080

Telescoping device with saline irrigation line

An electrosurgical device includes a first shaft defining a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therethrough. A fluid delivery tube is disposed within the lumen, the fluid delivery tube defining a proximal end a distal end. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221078

Profile parameter selection algorithm for electroporation

A method of determining a pulsed field ablation waveform parameter for creating a desired lesion characteristic in cardiac tissue. The method of provides an electrosurgical generator configured to deliver electroporation pulses, the generator configured to: load predetermined waveform parameters (yi); load predetermined modeling data (xi); accept entry of a user inputted desired lesion characteristic (ui); and determine at least one corresponding pulsed field ablation waveform parameter based on (ui), (yi); and (xi).. ... Medtronic Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221077

Processes and methods for conductive elements on catheter elements used for tissue sensing and cryogenic ablation

A method, system and device for securing conductive material on catheter elements for tissue sensing and cryogenic ablation. This may be used to deposit or embed conductive material onto or within polymeric materials. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219189

Battery encasement for implantable devices

Various embodiments of a battery assembly include a first housing shell, a second housing shell, an insulator and battery components. The first housing shell has a first perimeter side wall, a first housing bottom, and a first contact area on the first housing bottom. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180217734

Method and apparatus for image-based navigation

A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on an appropriate subject. A procedure may be planned, at least in part, prior to performing the procedure. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214847

Sorbent pouch

A sorbent pouch for use in sorbent dialysis. The sorbent pouch allows for fluid to freely pass into and through the sorbent materials, while keeping the sorbent materials inside the sorbent pouch.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214695

Heart rate based control of cardiac resynchronization therapy

In some examples, controlling delivery of cardiac resynchronization therapy (crt) includes storing, in a memory of an implantable medical device system and in association with each of a plurality of heart rates, at least one respective value for an interval between an atrial event and a ventricular event. Processing circuitry of the implantable medical device system may determine a heart rate of a patient and select one of the stored values for the interval between the atrial event and the ventricular event associated with the determined heart rate. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214635

Reservoir volume sensing

Reservoir volume of implantable infusion devices may be determined using a volume sensor that provides a signal representative of a distance between the volume sensor and a movable wall of the reservoir. The volume sensor may be a light-based or sound-based sensor, and may be located outside of the reservoir.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214630

Fluid reservoir and systems for filling a fluid reservoir of a fluid infusion device

A fluid reservoir for a fluid infusion device is provided. The fluid reservoir includes a first portion that has a first end and a second end. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214623

Ganged modular recharging system

The invention relates to systems and methods for recharging sorbent materials and other rechargeable dialysis components. The systems and methods include rechargers, flow paths, and related components for connecting multiple rechargers together to sharing infrastructure and resources. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214345

Fluid reservoir and systems for filling a fluid reservoir of a fluid infusion device

A system for filling a fluid reservoir of a fluid infusion device with a fluid is provided. The system includes the fluid reservoir having a first portion and a second portion. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214267

Heart valve prostheses including torque anchoring mechanisms and delivery devices for the heart valve prostheses

A delivery device for delivery and deployment of a heart valve prosthesis with a torque anchoring mechanism includes a balloon having a shaped surface configured to engage a corresponding shaped surface of the heart valve prosthesis. The balloon is configured to rotate about a central longitudinal axis of the delivery device to rotate the heart valve prosthesis.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214265

Prosthetic heart valve having identifiers for aiding in radiographic positioning

A prosthetic heart valve having identifiers for aiding in radiographic positioning is described.. . ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214264

Transcatheter heart valve replacement systems, heart valve prostheses, and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement

A transcatheter heart valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes an expandable frame having a plurality of commissure posts extending therefrom, a radially expandable tubular component inflow member attached to the plurality of commissure posts, and a locking mechanism operably coupled to a wire. The wire is at least partially slideably disposed within a channel formed in a wall of the tubular component inflow member and the locking mechanism is configured to permit the wire to be advanced within the channel to thereby transition the inflow member tubular component into a deployed configuration that at least partially engages tissue at the native heart valve.. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214202

Catheter electrodes for energy management

Methods, systems, and devices for enhancing the efficiency and efficacy of energy delivery and tissue mapping. One system includes a treatment element having a plurality of electrodes and an energy generator that is configured to deliver electric energy pulses to the electrodes in a variety of patterns. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214195

Methods of ensuring pulsed field ablation generator system electrical safety

A system and method for the safe delivery of treatment energy to a patient, which includes verification of system integrity before, during, or after the delivery of treatment energy and provides several mechanisms for rapid termination of the delivery of potentially harmful energy to the patient when a fault condition in the device and/or system is identified. The system may include an energy generator having processing circuitry to determine if there is a fault condition in the system and to automatically terminate a delivery of treatment energy when the processing circuitry determines there is a fault condition. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214045

Highly flexible mapping and treatment device

A device and system for providing mapping and treatment capabilities without increasing stiffness of the device. An embodiment of a device may include a flexible elongate body and at least one mapping element on the distal portion of the elongate body. ... Medtronic Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214032

Medical device including feedthrough assembly

In some examples, an implantable medical device (imd) comprises an electrochemical cell compartment that may define a barrier between an inside of the compartment and an outside of the compartment. The imd may include an electrically conducting pad. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212451

Recharge of implanted medical devices

Systems, devices and methods are disclosed that allow recharging a power source located in an implanted medical device implanted in a patient, the recharging device comprising first and second pairs of electrical coils configured to generate first and second uniform magnetic fields in overlapping first and second cylindrical regions located between the respective pairs of electrical coils.. . ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207437

Detection of electromagnetic interference in a cardiac electrical signal by an implantable medical device

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (icd) starts a timer set to a time interval in response to a cardiac electrical signal crossing a noise threshold amplitude and resets the timer to the time interval in response to each crossing of the noise threshold amplitude by the cardiac electrical signal that occurs prior to the time interval expiring. A control circuit of the icd determines a parameter of the behavior of the timer and identifies a sensed cardiac event as an electromagnetic interference (emi) event based on the parameter. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207436

Noise detection and frequency determination in an extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator system

An extra-cardiovascular implantable cardioverter defibrillator is configured to store a cardiac signal segment in response to sensing a cardiac event and obtain a notch filtered signal segment by notch filtering the cardiac signal segment. The icd determines a count of crossings of the notch filtered signal segment by the cardiac signal segment and determines whether electromagnetic interference (emi) is present in the cardiac signal segment based on a value of the count.. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207429

Implanted electrode configuration for physiological sensing and tissue conductance communication

In some examples, the disclosure describes an implantable medical device comprising a plurality of electrodes, sensing circuitry configured to sense a physiological electrical signal via the plurality of electrodes, and communication circuitry configured to transmit and/or receive a transconductance communication signal via the plurality of electrodes, wherein at least one electrode of the plurality of electrodes comprises a lower-capacitance portion and a higher-capacitance portion.. . ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207355

Cannulas for drug delivery devices

Embodiments relate to a cannula that is provided for delivering a substance, such as a medicine (e.g., insulin) to a patient, where the cannula has reduced likelihood of kinking or occlusions when implanted in a patient. The cannula may have a reduced number of stress concentrations along its length, an angled tip and/or a curve in its length. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207013

Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves

A delivery system for delivering an implantable stented device to a lumen of a patient, the delivery system including an elongated body having a proximal end and a distal end, a driver mechanism positioned at the proximal end of the elongated body, an elongated threaded rod located axially distal to the driver mechanism, and a sheath including an elongated tubular portion having a hollow interior portion with a first diameter that is sized for compression and retention of the implantable stented device in a compressed configuration for delivery to a body lumen.. . ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207011

Valve prosthesis having a radially-expandable sleeve integrated thereon for delivery and prevention of paravalvular leakage

A delivery system includes an elongated shaft component, a self-expanding valve prosthesis, at least one cinching suture, and a radially-expandable sleeve. The valve prosthesis is disposed over a distal portion of the elongated shaft component and includes a compressed configuration for delivery and an expanded configuration for deployment. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206989

Transcatheter delivery systems and delivery catheters for prosthetic mitral valve delivery, and methods for prosthetic mitral valve delivery using a retrograde approach

Transcatheter delivery systems, delivery catheters and associated methods for percutaneous delivery of prosthetic mitral valves using a retrograde approach are disclosed herein. A heart valve delivery system configured in accordance herewith includes a delivery catheter having an elongated tubular component and an articulation assembly at a distal end thereof. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206903

Bipolar cutting and hemostasis blade system

An electrosurgical medical device includes an elongate shaft defining a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen there through. A fluid conduit is disposed within the lumen. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206901

Contrast agent to assess quality of occlusion through impedance measurement

A method, system, and device for predicting lesion quality. Specifically, lesion quality may be predicted based on an assessment of pulmonary vein occlusion using injection of an impedance-modifying agent and evaluation of changes in impedance measurements recorded by an electrode located distal to an occlusion element of the treatment device used to inject the impedance-modifying agent. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206855

Surgical bur with non-paired flutes

A surgical dissection tool for cutting bone and other tissue includes a cutting head having an outer surface having non-paired or an odd number of flutes formed therein. Each flute includes a rake surface intersecting with the outer surface to form a cutting edge, and a relief surface opposite the rake surface. ... Medtronic Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206832

Modular lighted surgical retractor

A modular surgical retractor including a handle and a blade. The handle includes a base and a neck. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200525

Managing telemetry communication modes of a device

Systems, apparatus, methods and computer-readable storage media facilitating management of operation of an implantable medical device (“imd”) using a number of communication modes are provided. An imd is configured to operate in a disabled mode wherein radio frequency (rf) telemetry communication is disabled, or operate in a first advertising mode using the rf telemetry communication. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200523

Precision delivery of electrical stimulation

An example method for controlling delivery of electrical stimulation therapy includes maintaining, by one or more processors of a medical device configured to deliver electrical stimulation to a patient, a counter tied to a clock used by the medical device to deliver the electrical stimulation to the patient; and obtaining, by the one or more processors, one or more representations of sensed electrical signals for the patient that are referenced to counts of the counter. In this example, the method also includes identifying, based on the one or more representations of the sensed electrical signals for the patient, a count of the counter at which stimulation is to be delivered to the patient; and delivering, by the medical device and to the patient, electrical stimulation based on the identified count of the counter.. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200488

Shuttle apparatus and associated systems and methods

The present disclosure is directed to a shuttle apparatus for detachably joining a catheter to a guidewire so that the joined catheter, extending alongside the guidewire, is in sliding engagement with the guidewire without extending around the guidewire. The apparatus comprises a collar member sized for mounting in sliding engagement around a length of the guidewire, the collar member having a longitudinal axis that approximately aligns along the length, when mounted thereabout, the length being defined between a proximal-most point of the guidewire and a distal point of the guidewire, the distal point being offset proximally from a distal-most point of the guidewire. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200430

Fluid infusion patch pump device with automatic startup feature

A fluid infusion device and related operating methods are disclosed. The fluid infusion device has a housing, a fluid pump mechanism, a transcutaneous conduit assembly having a fluid conduit coupled to the pump mechanism, and an insertion mechanism for inserting the conduit into the body. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200412

Medication infusion components and systems

This invention pertains to systems and components useful for infusing medications such as insulin. Typically, the components are used to deliver insulin to a diabetic patient at a site of infusion over a period of time greater than 4 days. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200058

Systems, devices and methods for transcatheter valve delivery

A heart valve therapy system including a delivery device and a stented valve. The delivery device includes an outer sheath, an inner shaft, an optional hub assembly, and a plurality of tethers. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199980

Cryoablation method and system

A system and method for providing greater control over the temperature of a thermal treatment element of a medical device, enabling an operator to extend a thawing period of a cryoablation procedure. The system may include a fluid flow path that bypasses a subcooler, giving the operator selective control over the temperature of refrigerant delivered to the treatment element and, therefore, treatment element temperature. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199979

N2o thermal pressurization system by cooling

A system and method of using a source of low-pressure refrigerant for a cryotherapy procedure. The system may generally include a fluid reservoir and a fluid flow path in thermal exchange with the fluid reservoir, the fluid flow path including a thermal exchange device in thermal exchange with the fluid reservoir, a compressor in fluid communication with the thermal exchange device, a condenser, a reversing valve located between the compressor and the condenser, and an expansion valve located between the condenser and the thermal exchange device. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199978

Accessory to allow sensing at balloon interface

A device, system and method for temperature-based lesion formation assessment and mapping functionality using an accessory usable with an over-the-wire balloon catheter. The device may include a first annular element, a plurality of wires coupled to the first annular element, and a second annular element, the plurality of wires passing from the first annular element through the second annular element and into an elongate wire conduit coupled to the second annular element. ... Medtronic Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199843

Systems, methods, and interfaces for identifying effective electrodes

Systems, methods, and interfaces are described herein for identification of effective electrodes to be used in sensing and/or therapy. Two or more portions of a signal monitored using an electrode may be compared to determine whether the electrode is effective. ... Medtronic Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193648

Posture state redefinition based on posture data

The disclosure is directed towards posture-responsive therapy. To avoid interruptions in effective therapy, an implantable medical device may include a posture state module that detects the posture state of the patient and automatically adjusts therapy parameter values according to the detected posture state. ... Medtronic Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193556

Drug infusion system and method

An actuator for an infusion drive mechanism comprises a piston defining a first axis and being movable within a passageway of the infusion drive mechanism to convey at least one infusion medium. The passageway defines a longitudinal axis. ... Medtronic Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193546

Peritoneal dialysis fluid testing system

The invention relates to a testing system and related methods for detecting peritonitis or infection in peritoneal dialysate removed from a patient. The testing system can include a fluid sensor apparatus in a fluid line of a peritoneal dialysis cycler through which spent peritoneal dialysate can be pumped. ... Medtronic Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193538

Welded stent with radiopaque material localized at the welds and methods

A stent that includes a stent body and one or more weld joints, wherein the weld joints include a radiopaque material, and a method of making a stent that includes using a radiopaque filler material in a welding process.. . ... Medtronic Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193092

Electrosurgical unit and system

Systems, such as an electrosurgical unit, and method for use with an active electrode and a plurality of return electrodes are disclosure. An electrosurgical treatment is provided to tissue via the active electrode at a treatment site and a first return electrode of the plurality of return electrodes at the treatment site. ... Medtronic Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193008

Anchor deployment for implantable medical devices

A tool for deploying an anchor sleeve onto an implantable device includes handle and base members, which may be fitted together by an operator. The operator may select the handle member from a plurality thereof included in a kit; and the base member, also included in the kit, includes a rail segment with which a gripping portion of the selected handle member may be engaged, for example, via guidance from a marked portion of the base member. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185651

Impedance-based allocation of electrical stimulation to electrode clusters

Electrical stimulation sources and amplitudes are allocated to implantable electrodes based on impedance values for controlled delivery of electrical stimulation therapy to a patient. Allocation may include assigning implantable electrodes, in a group of active electrodes, to clusters based on impedance values of the electrodes, coupling the electrode clusters to respective stimulation sources, and defining respective stimulation amplitudes delivered by the stimulation sources to the electrode clusters. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185640

Detecting and responding to anti-tachyarrhythmia shocks

In some examples, an implantable medical device determines that another medical device delivered an anti-tachyarrhythmia shock, and delivers post-shock pacing in response to the determination. The implantable medical device may be configured to both detect the delivery of the shock in a sensed electrical signal and, if delivery of the shock is not detected, determine that the shock was delivered based on detection of asystole of the heart. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185636

Paired medical lead bodies with braided conductive shields having different physical parameter values

Medical lead bodies that are paired each include a braided conductive shield. The braided conductive shield of one lead body has a value for a physical parameter that differs from a value for the physical parameter of the second lead body. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185617

Cross slit gasket for introducer sheath

A sheath introducer system including a sheath introducer defining a lumen therethrough and having a proximal valve housing in fluid communication with a distal tubular sheath, wherein a proximal end of the valve housing defines a proximal opening of the lumen of the sheath introducer. A gasket seated within the valve housing has a first surface, a second surface and an outer periphery extending between the first and second surfaces. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185578

Methods for operating mode transitions and related infusion devices and systems

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method involves operating an infusion device to deliver fluid to a user in accordance with a first operating mode of a plurality of operating modes, obtaining operational information pertaining to the first operating mode, and obtaining clinical information pertaining to the user. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185142

Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods

Described is a prosthetic valve, comprising: an expandable stent including an inner lumen and having a first and a second end; and a spring attached to the first end of the expandable stent; wherein the expandable stent and the spring can expand radially to a desired diametric configuration in order to anchor the prosthetic valve at an implantation position in a body lumen. Related systems and methods.. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185090

Catheter apparatuses for modulation of nerves in communication with pulmonary system and associated systems and methods

Devices and systems for the selective positioning of an intravascular neuromodulation device are disclosed herein. Such systems can include, for example, an elongated shaft and a therapeutic assembly carried by a distal portion of the elongated shaft. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185060

Insertion device systems and methods

An insertion device may include a device housing configured to be operatively engaged with and disengaged from a base, and engageable with an actuation device, the device housing having a carrier body supporting a piercing member. The carrier body moveable by a carrier body of the actuation device at least between a retracted position and an advanced position. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180184952

Calibration of glucose monitoring sensor and/or insulin delivery system

Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, etc. For calibrating glucose monitoring sensors and/or insulin delivery systems. ... Medtronic Inc

07/05/18 / #20180184951

Methods and systems for improving the reliability of orthogonally redundant sensors

Methods and systems for sensor calibration and sensor glucose (sg) fusion are used advantageously to improve the accuracy and reliability of orthogonally redundant glucose sensor devices, which may include optical and electrochemical glucose sensors. Calibration for both sensors may be achieved via fixed-offset and/or dynamic regression methodologies, depending, e.g., on sensor stability and isig-ratio pair correlation. ... Medtronic Inc

06/28/18 / #20180178001

Deployable electrode array lead assembly for implantable electrical stimulation

A lead assembly includes a central lead member having a distal portion configured to extend along a longitudinal axis. The lead assembly also includes two or more side lead members disposed around the central lead member. ... Medtronic Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177946

Insertion site monitoring methods and related infusion devices and systems

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device involves obtaining one or more measurement values of a physiological condition in the body of a user during an initial monitoring period and determining a fasting reference value for a metric based on the one or more measurement values. ... Medtronic Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177548

Helical push wire electrode

Helical push wire electrodes are provided. The electrodes may create a continuous helical lesion. ... Medtronic Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177425

Rhythm discriminator with immunity to body posture

A medical device system includes a cardioverter-defibrillator for detecting and treating ventricular tachycardia (vt). The medical device system includes a sensing module for sensing a cardiac signal from available cardiac signal sensing vectors. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175566

Distal connector assemblies for medical lead extensions

Distal connector assemblies that are on the distal end of medical lead extensions provide increased rigidity by including a rigid holder that contains the electrical connectors. The electrical connectors are separated within the rigid holder by insulative spacers that may be individual items or may be formed from a compliant carrier that the electrical connectors may reside within where the carrier is positioned within the rigid holder. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175462

Formation process for lithium-ion batteries

A method of charging a battery includes applying a charging voltage to a lithium-ion battery for a period of time after the battery is fully charged. The battery includes a positive electrode having a positive active material, a negative electrode having a negative active material, and an electrolyte. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180175459

Lithium ion batteries and methods of sterilization

A lithium ion battery is provided that includes: a positive electrode; a negative electrode; a separator comprising a material having a melt temperature of greater than 150° c.; and an electrolyte including an organic solvent and a lithium salt. A method for sterilizing a lithium ion battery is also provided that includes: providing a lithium ion battery (particularly one as described herein); either charging or discharging the battery to a state of charge (soc) of 20% to 100%; and steam sterilizing the battery to form a sterilized lithium ion battery.. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174675

Infusion systems and methods for prospective closed-loop adjustments

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves predicting, by a control system associated with the infusion device, a future occurrence of an event based at least in part on historical data associated with the patient, and prior to the future occurrence of the event, automatically adjusting a control parameter for operating the infusion device based at least in part on the event and automatically operating an actuation arrangement of the infusion device to deliver the fluid to the patient based at least in part on a current measurement of the physiological condition and the adjusted control parameter.. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172665

Systems and methods for assessing blood platelet function

A method carried out by a system configured to analyze blood. The method includes causing a ferromagnetic object to move in a chamber housing blood after clot initiation has been implicated. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169421

Implantable medical device batteries with milled fluorinated carbon fibers, devices, and methods

An implantable medical device comprising a battery cell including: an anode; a cathode including fluorinated carbon particles; a separator between the anode and the cathode; and an electrolyte contacting the anode, the cathode, and the separator; wherein greater than 50 vol-% of the fluorinated carbon particles have a particle size within a range of 2 microns to 10 microns, and greater than 50% by number have an aspect ratio within a range of 1:1.2 to 1:8.. . ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169419

Implantable medical devices with header structures including conductive paths that facilitate the interconnection of feedthrough conductors to electrical connectors

Implantable medical devices include header structures with conductive paths from the feedthrough conductors that may be located on one side of the device to electrical connectors that may be located on an opposite side of the device. The conductive paths may include conductive interconnect pins and lead frame conductors. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169415

Modular lead

Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed for a modular medical lead system. The modular medical lead system may comprise an elongate lead body module including a plurality of coiled electrical conductors extending from a first end to a second end of the elongate lead body module, and a conductor hub adjacent the first end of the elongate lead body module. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169404

Modular lead

Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed for forming an elongate lead body module of a modular lead. The method may comprise rotating a mandrel, wherein the mandrel extends through a through-hole of a conductor hub, wherein each conductor of a plurality of conductors extend through a respective channel of a plurality of channels of the conductor hub, wherein each conductor of the plurality of conductors extends from a respective bobbin of plurality of bobbins to the channels, wherein the plurality of bobbins are coupled to a carriage, the carriage defining a central opening through which the mandrel passes. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169402

Connector assemblies for receiving implantable medical leads

Connector assemblies that are separate from medical lead extensions provide features such as bores for receiving both a medical lead and a medical lead extension and provide electrical connections between connectors of the leads and connectors of the lead extensions. Connector assemblies may include additional features such as contours and wings that reduce subcutaneous erosion. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169375

Delivery catheter for implantable medical device

A kit for implantation of an implantable medical device (imd) comprises an elongated outer shaft, a tether, and an elongated inner shaft. The imd comprises a fixation element comprising a looped portion. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169334

Infusion systems and related personalized bolusing methods

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, an input meal indication, obtaining historical data for the patient associated with the input meal indication, determining an estimated carbohydrate amount corresponding to the input meal indication based at least in part on the historical data, determining a bolus dosage of the insulin based at least in part on the estimated carbohydrate amount, and operating an actuation arrangement of the infusion device to deliver the bolus dosage of the insulin to the patient.. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169333

Infusion systems and methods for pattern-based therapy adjustments

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, measurement values indicative of a condition of the patient provided by a sensing device, identifying an event pattern based at least in part on the measurement values for the condition and historical data associated with the patient, generating a notification indicative of the event pattern in response to identifying the event pattern, and adjusting operation of the infusion device to deliver the fluid to the patient in a manner that is influenced by the event pattern in response to receiving user input confirming the event pattern.. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169332

Infusion systems and methods for patient activity adjustments

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, user input indicating an activity by the patient, obtaining historical data for the patient corresponding to the activity, determining a probable patient response corresponding to the activity based at least in part on the historical data for the patient, determining an adjustment for delivering the fluid by the infusion device based at least in part on the probable patient response, and operating the infusion device to deliver the fluid to the patient in accordance with the adjustment.. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169325

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169324

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169323

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169322

Medication fluid infusion set component with integrated physiological analyte sensor, and corresponding fluid infusion device

Disclosed is a medical device component for delivering medication fluid to a patient. The medical device component includes a fluid infusion device to regulate delivery of medication fluid, a body-mountable base unit, and a top cover assembly that is removably couplable to the base unit and to the fluid infusion device. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168834

Apparatus and methods for filling a drug eluting medical device via capillary action

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for filling a therapeutic substance or drug within a hollow wire that forms a stent. The stent is placed within a chamber housing a fluid drug formulation. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168723

Methods for therapeutic renal denervation

Methods for therapeutic renal denervation are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to methods that block, reduce and/or inhibit renal sympathetic nerve activity to achieve a reduction in central sympathetic tone. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168722

Methods and devices for localized disease treatment by ablation

Provided herein are methods, systems, and devices for increasing heat shock protein expression and treating conditions for which increased heat shock protein expression is expected to be beneficial using thermal ablation.. . ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168717

Electrosurgical blade with minimally exposed edge, alternative to coated blade

A cutting element for an electrosurgical device. The cutting element includes an elongate non-conductive body having a first face opposite a second face, the first face and the second face defining an edge there between. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168687

Apparatus for forming a passageway in tissue and associated interventional medical systems

An apparatus for forming a passageway through tissue includes a dilator mounted to a shaft, wherein the dilator includes a first portion, which has an increasing taper from a first outer diameter to a larger second outer diameter, and a second portion, which has a decreasing taper from the first portion to a distal end of the dilator, and which includes an external non-cutting thread formed along the decreasing taper. Lumens of the dilator and shaft provide a conduit for means to pierce through the tissue, for example, an elongate wire that includes a piercing tip. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168564

Minimally invasive implantable neurostimulation system

A neuromodulation therapy is delivered via at least one electrode implanted subcutaneously and superficially to a fascia layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. In one example, an implantable medical device is deployed along a superficial surface of a deep fascia tissue layer superficial to a nerve of a patient. ... Medtronic Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168510

Endotracheal tube apparatus

An apparatus for monitoring emg signals of a patient's laryngeal muscles includes an endotracheal tube having an exterior surface and a first location configured to be positioned at the patient's vocal folds. A first electrode is formed on the exterior surface of the endotracheal tube substantially below the first location to receive emg signals primarily from below the vocal folds. ... Medtronic Inc








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