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Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha patents (2015 archive)


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12/31/15 / #20150380012

Speech rehabilitation assistance apparatus and method for controlling the same

A speech rehabilitation assistance apparatus is disclosed, which can execute effective speech rehabilitation of, for example, a dysarthric speaker. The speech rehabilitation assistance apparatus can include a specification section specifying a target phoneme type and specifying at least one of a word head, a word middle, and a word end as a position of the specified phoneme type, a presentation section presenting a word selected from words having the specified phoneme type in the specified position, a voice recognition section recognizing a voice uttered when a trainee reads out the presented word, and a provision section providing an evaluation value concerning the voice uttered by the trainee based on history of a recognition result by the voice recognition section.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150375238

System for blood separation with gravity valve for controlling a side-tapped separation chamber

A disposable blood separation set and a centrifugal blood processing system comprising a blood processing chamber adapted to be mounted on a rotor of a centrifuge; a frustro-conical cell separation chamber in fluid communication with the processing chamber, the cell separation chamber having an inlet, a primary outlet and a side tap outlet adjacent the inlet. A valve that is responsive to centrifugal force (a “gravity” valve) selects between the outlet and the side tap outlet. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150374931

Method for producing needle-equipped outer tube and needle-equipped outer tube

A method of manufacturing a needle-equipped outer tube includes a preheating step comprising heating a distal end connecting section to a temperature at or below a softening point of a material forming an outer tube member with a joint member inserted in a distal end connecting section of the outer tube member, and with a needle being inserted or inserted and fixed in the needle insertion hole; and a joint member welding step, performed after the preheating step, comprising thermally welding the joint member to the distal end connecting section of the outer tube member with a distal end portion of the joint member pressed toward the proximal end of the joint member by a pushing member with a pressing force in a range of 4 n to 30 n.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150374922

Liquid administration device

A liquid administration device includes: a structure that includes: a cylindrical body including a bottom part in a distal portion and an opening in a proximal portion, a needle tube positioned in the distal portion of the cylindrical body, the needle tube having a sharp needle tip at a distal end, wherein a proximal end of the needle tube is communicatable with the inside of the cylindrical body, and a gasket installed in the cylindrical body, the gasket being slidable in an axial direction of the cylindrical body; an operation member configured to perform a pressing operation by pressing the gasket such that the liquid is discharged from the needle tube; a pressing mechanism configured to generate a pressing force for pressing the gasket; and a pressing force transmission inhibiting mechanism configured to inhibit transmission of the pressing force to the gasket during the pressing operation.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/31/15 / #20150374899

Blood bag system and blood treatment method

A blood bag system includes: a first bag in which blood containing multiple components is stored; a second bag in which a relative medium-density component is stored; a third bag in which a relative low-density component is stored; a first tube through which the relative low-density component and the relative medium-density component are transported from the first bag to the second bag; and a second tube through which the relative low-density component is transported from the first bag to the third bag. A blood treatment method involves: centrifuging blood containing multiple components in a first bag, transporting a low-density component from the first bag to a third bag through a first tube and transporting a relative medium-density component from the first bag to the second bag through the first tube.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150371382

Imaging apparatus for diagnosis, information processing apparatus, and control method thereof, program thereof, and computer-readable storage medium thereof

A technique is disclosed for helping prevent image quality of a three-dimensional image from becoming poor due to fluctuations in the rotation speed of an imaging core. For this purpose, if data is obtained from the imaging core by moving and rotating the imaging core, a cross-sectional image is generated at each movement position. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367109

Balloon and method of manufacturing the same

A balloon in which a rupture in a circumferential direction can be prevented from occurring, and a method of manufacturing the same is disclosed. The balloon is configured to be arranged on a medical catheter, and includes a dilatable cylindrical portion formed with a birefringent polymer material. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/24/15 / #20150367063

Blood component separation apparatus

A blood component separation device includes a centrifugal separator and a container for containing a predetermined blood component which is centrifugally separated and is configured to perform a plurality of steps of collecting a predetermined blood component which is separated. The blood component separation device includes a calculation unit which calculates an estimated extracorporeal circulation volume from a hematocrit value calculated by correcting a hematocrit value measured with a blood cell counter. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/17/15 / #20150359620

Stent

A stent is configured to facilitate directional proliferation of cells on the inner surface of the stent to relatively quickly coat the stent surface with the cells so that the onset of late stent thrombosis or restenosis can be reduced or prevented. The stent includes a cylindrical stent main body having openings at both ends and extending along the longitudinal direction between the openings at both ends. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150354894

Lyophilization

. . Embodiments of methods, systems, and apparatuses for lyophilizing, storing, and transfusing materials are described. In embodiments, the materials may include whole blood or a component of whole blood such as plasma.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/10/15 / #20150352355

Drug administration device, drug administration system, and control method thereof

A drug administration device, which applies a voltage between electrodes so as to percutaneously administer a drug, determines a sharing administration rate so that an administration rate of the set drug is shared and realized between the drug administration device and another drug administration device, and transmits the administration rate shared with the other drug administration device, to the other drug administration device. When the drug administration device receives the administration rate from the other drug administration device and one device between the drug administration device and the other drug administration device can no longer maintain the determined administration rate, the drug administration device changes the administration rate of the other device so as to compensate for an insufficient administration rate.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343710

Living body tissue three-dimensional model and production method therefor

An internal tissue including a lesion region in the human body is modeled as a three-dimensional model. By reconstructing thickness or flexibility of a lumen wall portion including the lesion region and making it possible to confirm a motion of the lumen wall or a flow of fluid in the inside of the lumen wall, a state of the lesion region in the lumen can be confirmed clearly by visual inspection or the like. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343192

Liquid medicine injection device of subcutaneous implant type

A liquid medicine injection device has an upper member, a lower member, and a sealing member between both members. The lower member has a part, for pressing a peripheral portion of the sealing member, formed of an upper surface of an annular wall part and an annular edge part at an inner side of the part for pressing the peripheral portion of the sealing member. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150343183

Balloon catheter

A balloon catheter has an inner tube having a first lumen, an outer tube part coaxial with the inner tube and forming a second lumen between the outer tube part and an outer surface of the inner tube, and a balloon part having a front end portion fixed to a front end portion of the inner tube and an inside communicating with the second lumen. The balloon part has a bulged portion, having an expansion forming mode formed in advance, which is elastically deformable beyond the expansion forming mode by an expansion liquid injected thereinto. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150342625

Medical instrument

A medical instrument is disclosed for crushing a thrombus present in a pulmonary artery of a living body by an ultrasonic vibration. The medical instrument includes an elongated main body section capable of being inserted into an airway of the living body, and an ultrasonic oscillation section which can be inserted into the living body by the main body section and which oscillates the ultrasonic vibration inside the living body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

12/03/15 / #20150342592

Medical device and treatment method

A medical device and treatment method are configured to form a hole as a passage, which is used for treatment, in biological tissues without puncturing the biological tissue and while reducing the influence on a living body the medical device includes: a shaft portion which is elongated, a pressing portion on a distal side of the shaft portion to press the tissue, and a thrusting portion provided further on the distal side of the shaft portion than the pressing portion and configured to be thrust into a joint portion of the tissue. When pressing the biological tissue using the pressing portion, a direction from the shaft portion to the pressing portion and a direction from the shaft portion to the thrusting portion are different from each other, and the pressing portion can be expanded and contracted in an expansion direction intersecting a shaft center direction of the shaft portion.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/26/15 / #20150335781

Bone prosthesis material and method for manufacturing same

A bone prosthesis material that promotes calcium ion elution while retaining its effect on osteoclasts so that its binding to a bone can be achieved at an early stage. The bone prosthesis material that is composed of a plurality of β-tricalcium phosphate (β-tcp) phases containing monovalent cations in solid solution at different concentrations. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328372

Method of inhibiting thickening of vascular intima

A method of inhibiting thickening of vascular intima by providing a medical device having an expandable member having a drug coating layer which has a crystalline morphological form including a plurality of crystal particles of a water-insoluble drug regularly arranged and uniformly sized on the surface of the medical device, inserting the medical device in peripheral blood vessels, expanding the expandable member, pressing the drug coating layer to a blood vessel wall such that at least part of the plurality of crystals are transferred to the blood vessel wall, and deflating the expandable member such that a vascular intima thickening is inhibited uniformly in an entire treated lesion of stenosis to uniformly cause patency of the lesion.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328371

Method of reducing the risk of embolization of peripheral blood vessels

A method of reducing the risk of embolization of peripheral blood vessels by providing a medical device having an expandable member having a drug coating layer which has a crystalline morphological form including a plurality of crystal particles of a water-insoluble drug regularly arranged and uniformly sized on the surface of the medical device, inserting the medical device in peripheral blood vessels, expanding the expandable member, pressing the drug coating layer to a blood vessel wall such that at least part of the plurality of crystal particles are transferred to the blood vessel wall, and deflating the expandable member such that the generation of microparticulates having a size that causes embolization of peripheral blood vessels is suppressed.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328369

Method of treating peripheral artery diseases in lower limbs

A method of treating peripheral artery diseases in lower limbs by providing a medical device having an expandable member having a drug coating layer which has a crystalline morphological form including a plurality of crystal particles of a water-insoluble drug regularly arranged and uniformly sized on the surface of the medical device, inserting the medical device in peripheral blood vessels, expanding the expandable member, pressing the drug coating layer to a blood vessel wall such that at least part of the plurality of crystals are transferred to the blood vessel wall, and deflating the expandable member such that a pharmacokinetics profile is presented in which a drug concentration in the blood vessels is kept for the inhibition of smooth muscle cell proliferation in a high drug-concentration period of time, and for the non-inhibition of endothelial cell growth in a later low drug-concentration period of time.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150328027

Method and apparatus for treating urethral stricture

A mounting a treatment membrane to a delivery member includes wrapping the treatment membrane around the delivery member, pinching opposite overlapped edges of the treatment membrane together, and attaching the opposite overlapped edges of the treatment membrane together.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150327982

Method and apparatus for treating urethral stricture

A method of treating a treatment area of a body lumen includes inserting an elongated member into the body lumen, wherein the elongated member is configured to guide a delivery member, the delivery member possessing an outer portion with a treatment part, moving the delivery member to the treatment area, applying the treatment part to the treatment area, and withdrawing the delivery member from the treatment area.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150327981

Method and apparatus for treating urethral stricture

A method of delivering a therapeutic device to a treatment area of a body lumen, the therapeutic device including a) a delivery member possessing at least one attachment part and b) a treatment membrane, includes wrapping the treatment membrane on the delivery member, attaching the treatment membrane to the attachment part of the delivery member, and moving the delivery member toward the treatment area, detaching the treatment membrane from the delivery member, and withdrawing the delivery member from the body lumen.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/19/15 / #20150327980

Method and apparatus for treating urethral stricture

A method of treating a treatment area of a body lumen includes inserting an elongated member into the body lumen, wherein the elongated member is configured to guide a delivery member, the delivery member possessing an outer portion on which is mounted a treatment membrane, moving the delivery member to the treatment area, contacting the treatment membrane mounted on the delivery member with the treatment area for a predetermined period of time, and withdrawing the delivery member from the treatment area after the predetermined period of time.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150320926

Vented cap for cannula used in perfusion circuit

A removable cap for a cardiovascular cannula has a sleeve section with an inner surface adapted to receive a connector end of the cannula. The cap has a top section closing a closed end of the sleeve section. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/12/15 / #20150320317

Imaging apparatus for diagnosis, information processing apparatus, control method thereof, program and computer-readable storage medium

An imaging apparatus for diagnosis and a control method of an imaging apparatus for diagnosis are disclosed, which acquire line data represented by multiple luminance values in a radial direction from a rotation center position of an imaging core, which are derived by a rotation position and movement of the imaging core. Then, based on the acquired line data, an image of a two-dimensional space in which θ representing a rotation angle and z representing a position in a movement direction are set to two axes is generated and displayed.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

11/05/15 / #20150314066

Infusion pump

Provided is an infusion pump in which one or more occlusion sensors includes a hall element detecting a variation in magnetic flux, of one or more magnets, generated with movement of a plunger caused by a variation of an infusion tube in a radial direction that results from an occlusion of the infusion tube, and changing the variation of an infusion tube in the radial direction into an output voltage. When increasing a movement distance of the plunger to a plurality of predetermined positions d1 to d4, a control unit obtains linearity of output voltages pv1 to pv4 of the hall element with respect to movement distances to a plurality of positions d1 to d4 by applying a plurality of predetermined impression voltages be1 to be16 to the hall element to select from the plurality of impression voltages applied for each of the movement distances to the plurality of positions.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150307832

Measuring flow rate

Embodiments are described that relate to flow rate measuring systems that may be used in cell expansion systems (ces) and in methods for controlling fluid input into systems such as a ces.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150306231

Stabilized protein gel preparation

To provide a protein preparation which enables reduction of aggregation and a stable long-time preservation, in a protein preparation having a high concentration or a protein preparation susceptible to aggregation. The protein preparation is a gel preparation which is thixotropic and in which an included protein is protected from a physical or chemical stress, is inhibited from aggregation, and thereby stably exists.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/29/15 / #20150305903

Self-expandable stent system

A self-expandable stent system is disclosed, which includes an inner structure and an outer tube, and a self-expandable stent, which is arranged between the inner structure and the outer tube. A distal end dilating portion is disposed in a distal end of the inner structure, and the distal end dilating portion closes an opening disposed in a distal end of the outer tube.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/22/15 / #20150297880

Connector

A connector includes: a port in which a disc configured to be displaceable is provided; a space defined by a side wall surrounding the disc in the circumferential direction when the disc is displaced and a bottom wall arranged at a position opposite the disc and configured to allow displacement of the disc; and a flow passage connected to the bottom wall at a position away from the side wall, and allowing fluid to flow therethrough to the space. The connector further includes cutouts formed from the flow passage to the side wall.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150275170

Passive replacement of media

Embodiments described herein generally relate to passively replacing media in a closed cell expansion system to reduce or prevent the dilution of chemical signaling used to inhibit signaling pathways that keep a cell population in the lag phase of cell growth. To prevent such dilution, active inlet fluid flow to the system may be halted. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150273203

Medical tube, balloon catheter and method of manufacturing medical tube

A medical tube which is relatively thin in thickness over its entirety while an outer layer and an inner layer are preferably prevented from being separated from each other. A medical tube includes a first layer and a second layer that is provided adjacent to an inner circumferential surface of the first layer. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150273143

Controlling system for medical pump

Provided is a medical pump monitoring system in which operating states of multiple medical pumps used in hospitals can be intensively monitored through a monitor. The medical pump management system includes a plurality of medical pumps, a transmitting unit that is provided in each of the medical pumps and transmits pump identification information of each of the medical pumps, a receiving unit that is installed in each of the beds and receives the pump identification information transmitted from the transmitting unit, an input/output control unit that causes the bed which has received the pump identification information to be associated with the medical pump, and a display unit that displays the operating state of the medical pump.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

10/01/15 / #20150273128

Gain in separation processes with control loop

Embodiments are described for receiving first data related to an amount of a first component in a multi-component liquid. A gain may be determined based on the first data. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265806

Catheter

. . A hub of a catheter has a first tapered portion in which an inner diameter is reduced toward a distal direction from a proximal opening portion, a second tapered portion in which an inner diameter is reduced at a ratio greater than that of the first tapered portion from a distal end of the first tapered portion toward the distal direction, and a third tapered portion in which an inner diameter is reduced at a ratio smaller than that of the second tapered portion from a distal end of the second tapered portion toward the distal direction.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265802

Catheter assembly

A catheter assembly includes an outer catheter and an inner catheter. The inner catheter has an accommodation unit which can be positioned on a farther distal side than an outer catheter body in a state where an inner catheter body is inserted into the outer catheter body, extends in a proximal direction from the inner catheter body, and can accommodate an outer catheter distal portion so as to surround an outer circumference thereof in a state where the outer catheter distal portion formed at a distal end of the outer catheter body is reduced in diameter. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265444

Stent delivery device

A stent delivery device is disclosed, which includes a stent arranged in a self-expandable state between a shaft and an inner sheath. In a state where an outer sheath is moved rearward and an expansion limiting portion is exposed outward, the expansion limiting portion formed in a distal portion of the inner sheath limits expansion of the stent so that an outer diameter of a distal end of the stent becomes a first diameter (d1) which is larger than an inner diameter (da) of the outer sheath, and in a state where the inner sheath is moved rearward and the stent is exposed outward, the stent expands so that the outer diameter of the distal end of the stent becomes a second diameter (d2) which is larger than the first diameter (d1).. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265440

Stent

A stent able to minimize occurrences of strain and stress concentration in a drug coat layer upon expansive deformation of the stent in a radial direction to avoid the possibility of the drug separating from the stent, includes a stent body and a drug coating layer coated on the outside surface of the stent body so that the thickness of the drug coating layer gradually decreases toward a bent portion of the stent.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265350

Treatment device

Disclosed is a treatment device for occluding a body lumen, including: an elongated body which can be inserted into the body lumen; a flat portion forming section which is supported by the elongated body, is expandable widthwise on a more distal side than the elongated body, and deforms the body lumen into a form having a flat portion at a distal portion of the flat portion forming section upon the expansion of the flat portion forming section within the body lumen; and an administering section which administers, toward the flat portion formed by the flat portion forming section, a treatment which acts to occlude the flat portion.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265332

Treatment device

Disclosed is a treatment device for occluding a body lumen, including: a hollow shaft which can be inserted into the body lumen; a flat portion forming section which has a pair of arms inserted in the shaft, the arms capable of being protruded from and retracted into a distal end opening of the shaft and expandable widthwise, and which deforms the body lumen into a form having a flat portion as the pair of arms is expanded within the body lumen; and a heating section which is extendable and contractible in a width direction of the flat portion forming section, is extended as the pair of arms is expanded within the body lumen, and heats the flat portion.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265311

Puncture apparatus

A puncture apparatus includes a puncture member rotatable about a rotation center and having a needle tip which rotates together with the puncture member and is configured to puncture living body tissue. The puncture apparatus is also provided with at least one of: i) a vaginal-insertion member insertable into a vagina of a living body and including a vacuum area connected to a suction port; and ii) a urethra insertion member insertable into a urethra of the living body and including a vacuum area connected to a suction port. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265298

Calculus retrieving/removing device and method

A method of removing/retrieving calculus in a renal pelvis includes moving a renal cover part along a ureter toward the renal pelvis, introducing the renal cover part into the renal pelvis, positioning the renal cover part in the renal pelvis so that the renal cover part covers one part of the renal pelvis, while an other part of the renal pelvis is not covered by the renal cover part, introducing fluid into the other part of the renal pelvis, while the one part of the renal pelvis is covered by the renal cover part, to cause the calculus in the other part of the renal pelvis to be washed-out of the renal pelvis, and moving the renal cover part out of the renal pelvis and into the ureter.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265297

Calculus retrieving/removing device and method

A method of retrieving calculus in a renal pelvis of a living body involves positioning an enclosure in the renal pelvis, creating convection in the renal pelvis by introducing liquid into the renal pelvis from outside the living body to lift the calculus from a surface of the renal pelvis, retrieving the calculus in the renal pelvis by creating a vacuum in the enclosure while the enclosure is located in the renal pelvis so that the calculus are drawn into the enclosure, wherein the vacuum also draws the liquid into the enclosure, and withdrawing the enclosure from the renal pelvis while the calculus is in the enclosure.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265296

Calculus removing/retrieving device and method

A calculus retrieving device for retrieving calculus in a renal pelvis includes an elongated member positionable in and movable along a ureter, and having a lumen opening at the distal end of the elongated member. A tubular member is movably positioned inside the elongated member and includes a lumen which opens to a discharge nozzle at a distal end of the tubular member. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265295

Calculus retrieving/removing device and method

A calculus removing device includes an elongated member and a retrieval part fixed to the elongated member. A discharge force is produced in a lumen in the elongated member to discharge fluid in the lumen into the renal pelvis, and a suction force is produced in the lumen to draw fluid into the lumen from the renal pelvis. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/24/15 / #20150265294

Calculus retrieving/removing device and method

A method of removing/retrieving calculus in a ureteral lumen involves moving a ureteral plug part along the ureter lumen to position the ureteral plug part between the calculus and the kidney. The method additionally includes occluding the ureteral lumen at a location at which the ureteral plug part is located, and introducing fluid into the ureter lumen at a point between the location of the occlusion and the calculus so that the fluid washes the calculus toward the bladder. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258324

Tube connection structure

A tube connection structure is disclosed, which includes a first connector and a second connector that are fitted together. The first connector includes an outer cylinder; a communicating section which is formed with a liquid passage in which a liquid can circulate in a fitted state, and an annular valve body which is provided around the communicating section and seals an outer cylinder opening portion in a non-fitted state. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258283

Liquid administration device

A liquid administration device includes an operation unit; a structure that includes an accommodation body configured to accommodate the liquid therein and a needle tube communicatable with the inside of the accommodation body; a cover member that is movable between a protection position and an exposure position; a biasing member that biases the cover member in a distal direction; an exposure restriction unit configured to restrict movement of the cover member to the exposure position when a movement amount of the cover member with respect to the structure reaches a predetermined exposure restriction operation amount; and a movement amount restriction unit.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258282

Liquid administration tool

A liquid administration device includes a structure that includes an accommodation body configured to accommodate liquid therein and a needle configured to communicate with an inside of the accommodation body; an operation unit configured to discharge the liquid inside the accommodation body from the needle by moving toward the structure in a distal direction; a cover member that is movable between a protection position at which the needle is covered and an exposure position at which the needle is exposed; a first biasing member that biases the operation unit toward the structure in the distal direction; and a second biasing member that biases the cover member in the distal direction. The operation unit has a first contact portion and the structure has a second contact portion, the contact portions being configured to come into contact with each other when the operation unit moves toward the structure in the distal direction.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150258274

Medical solution administration device

A medical solution administration device includes a medical solution storage unit configured to store a medical solution; a channel part having a channel through which the medical solution is flowable from the medical solution storage unit to a living body; a piston; a cylinder part having an internal space; a driving unit configured to slide the piston between a press end position at which a front end of the piston is located at a first end of the internal space of the cylinder part and a pulled-back position at which the front end of the piston is located at a second end of the internal space of the cylinder part; and a seal located at an end of the cylinder part and positioned adjacent to the front end of the piston when the piston is in the pulled-back position, the seal being configured to circumferentially contact the piston.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/17/15 / #20150257850

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program

An image processing apparatus is disclosed, which obtains a tomographic image of a tubular body by scanning an inside of a first tubular body using a probe is acquired. Multiple points indicating an inner surface of the tubular body are detected on the tomographic image. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150250819

Peritoneal dialysis fluid

The present invention is a sterile peritoneal dialysis fluid, including an acidic first liquid containing 60.0 to 94.0 g/l of icodextrin and 0 to 2.34 g/l of sodium chloride, and an alkaline second liquid containing an alkaline ph regulator, in which the first liquid after sterilization has a ph of 5.0 to 5.5, the second liquid after sterilization has a ph of 6.5 to 7.5, and a mixture of the first liquid and the second liquid after sterilization has a ph of 6.0 to 7.5. The present invention can provide a peritoneal dialysis fluid containing icodextrin, in which the stability of icodextrin during the heat sterilization and the subsequent storage can be improved to the maximum, and the ph of the peritoneal dialysis fluid is close to the physiological range.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150250724

Long-lasting, controlled-release local anesthetic liposome preparation

A long-lasting, controlled-release local anesthetic liposome preparation is produced by: providing a liposome composition, which is obtained by mixing, in a water-miscible organic solvent, a first aqueous phase solution with a water-miscible organic solution, in which a phospholipid and cholesterol are contained at a defined total concentration, at a defined ratio by volume thereby obtaining an emulsion wherein a total concentration of the phospholipid and cholesterol in the mixed phase is at 15 w/v % to 50 w/v %, followed by subjecting the emulsion to external solution exchange with a second aqueous phase solution to obtain a liposome composition wherein an ion gradient is formed between an internal-region aqueous phase of a liposome membrane made of the first aqueous phase solution and an external-region aqueous phase of the liposome membrane made of the second aqueous phase solution; and encapsulating a local anesthetic in the internal-region aqueous phase according to a remote loading method.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150250536

Method for treating varicose veins and intraluminal device used in such method

A method of treating a varicose vein involves inserting an assembly into the vein, the assembly being comprised of an elongated body possessing a distal end at which is located an energy emitting member having a shape; contacting the inner wall of the vein with the distal end of the energy emitting member having the shape such that the distal end of the energy emitting member contacts the inner wall along a line; rotating the energy emitting member while the energy emitting member contacts the inner wall along the line; and occluding the vein by applying energy from the energy emitting member to the inner wall of the vein. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150250523

Method for treating varicose veins and intraluminal device used in such method

A method of treating a varicose vein involves contacting the inner wall of the vein with a contact member, withdrawing an outer sheath relative to a self-expanding member positioned inside the outer sheath while the contact member remains in contact with the inner wall of the vein to cause a first spasm in the vein that decreases the vein inner diameter, relatively moving the outer sheath and the self-expanding member so that the self-expanding member is located distally beyond the distal end of the outer sheath so that the self-expanding member self-expands outwardly into contact with the inner wall of the vein, and moving the catheter and the self-expanding member relative to the vein while the self-expanding member is in contact with the inner wall of the vein to cause a second spasm in the vein, and applying energy to the inner wall of the collapsed vein.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150250522

Method for treating varicose veins and intraluminal device used in such method

A method of treating a varicose vein includes positioning an assembly at a treatment site in the vein, wherein the assembly includes an outer sheath, a self-expanding member inside the outer sheath, and an energy emitting member. The method also includes withdrawing the outer sheath relative to the self-expanding member to cause the distal end of the self-expanding member to be located distally beyond the distal end of the outer sheath so that the self-expanding member self-expands outwardly into contact with an inner wall of the vein, moving the self-expanding member in a proximal direction relative to the vein while the self-expanding member is in contact with the inner wall of the vein to cause the vein inner diameter to decrease, and applying energy by way of the energy emitting member to the inner wall of the collapsed vein to cause the vein to occlude. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/10/15 / #20150250489

Method for treating varicose veins and intraluminal device used in such method

A method of treating varicose veins includes inserting an assembly into a vein, wherein the assembly includes an outer sheath, a self-expanding member inside the outer sheath, and a cutting member mounted on the self-expanding member. The method involves relatively moving the outer sheath and the self-expanding member while the assembly is in the vein to expose the distal end of the self-expanding member distally beyond the distal end of the outer sheath so that the self-expanding member outwardly toward the inner wall of the vein, with the cutting member being moved into direct contact with the inner wall of the vein. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150247887

Sensing device and sensing method

The present invention relates to a sensing device and a sensing method for continuously or intermittently quantifying a concentration of analyte. A measurement signal correlated with a concentration of analyte is sequentially acquired by use of a sensor (12). ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/03/15 / #20150246215

Iontophoresis patch

An iontophoresis patch which outputs an electric current from an energizing device to an external conductor comprises: a donor portion that has a first contact member; a reference portion that has a second contact member and is located on the external conductor away from the donor portion; and an electrode body that has a first electrode and a second electrode and that extends across the donor portion and the reference portion. The electrode body has a single-sided wiring structure in which the first electrode and the second electrode are formed by a conductive ink being printed on one side of a film, the printing pattern of the first electrode has a gap area in which the conductive ink is not printed, and the film and the first contact member are transparent.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150238717

Medical device and method for controlling same

. . . . A medical device has a first controller that has a control section responsible for sequence control of a device and is for controlling the medical device, a second controller that operates if a failure occurs in the first controller, and an alarm that makes a notification output based on exclusive or between notification outputs of the first controller and the second controller. The second controller, after acquiring the notification output of the first controller, outputs its own notification output as it is if the notification output of the first controller is in an off state, or inverts its own notification output so as to output an inversion result if the notification output of the first controller is in an on state.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150238668

Multi-unit blood processor with volume prediction

Method and apparatus for predicting the volume of a component separated from a composite fluid by predicting the volume of the composite fluid from sensed pressure and predicting the volume of other separated components from sensed movement of the other components to collection bags.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/27/15 / #20150238664

Antithrombotic medical materials and medical apparatus using the same materials

A medical material that is excellent in antithrombogenicity even under a severe use condition in which thrombi are easily formed, is provided. The medical material contains a water-insoluble copolymer including a repeating unit (a) (which is derived from acryloylmorpholine, for example) and a repeating unit (b) (which is derived from methoxyethyl acrylate, for example), in which the water-insoluble copolymer has 5 mole % to 20 mole % of the repeating unit (a) with respect to all constituent units of the copolymer.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231360

Catheter

A shaft of a catheter is disclosed, the shaft has a thin portion, which constitutes a distal side of the shaft, a thick portion which is provided further on a proximal side than the thin portion, and a tapered portion which is provided between the thin portion and the thick portion. The tapered portion is formed more flexibly than the thick portion. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231321

Peritoneal dialysis fluid

The present invention is a sterile peritoneal dialysis fluid, including an acidic first liquid containing only icodextrin and 0 to 2.34 g/l of sodium chloride, and an alkaline second liquid containing an alkaline ph regulator, in which the first liquid after sterilization has a ph of 5.0 to 5.5, the second liquid after sterilization has a ph of 6.5 to 7.5, and a mixture of the first liquid and the second liquid after sterilization has a ph of 6.0 to 7.5. The present invention can provide a peritoneal dialysis fluid containing icodextrin, in which the stability of icodextrin during the heat sterilization and the subsequent storage can be improved to the maximum, and the ph of the peritoneal dialysis fluid is close to the physiological range.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231315

Blood component separation device

An object of the invention is to provide a blood component separation device that can keep the concentration of anticoagulant in a predetermined blood component to a constant level to minimize aggregation of a predetermined blood component (for example, aggregation of platelets). One aspect of the present invention is a blood component separation device that separates the predetermined blood component from the blood drawn from a blood donor while supplying to the blood an anticoagulant for preventing coagulation of the blood, where an anticoagulant ratio, or a ratio of an amount of the anticoagulant supplied in relation to the blood, is set according to a hematocrit value of the blood donor so that a concentration of the anticoagulant in the predetermined blood component becomes a predetermined value.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150231031

Blood bag and blood bag system provided therewith

An initial flow blood bag (10) that configures a blood bag system (12) includes a bag body (80) that is formed of a soft material in a bag-shaped manner, and can house initial flow blood. The bag body (80) includes a first housing portion (84) provided with a blood inflow portion (82), a second housing portion (92) provided with a blood outflow portion (94), and a communication path (90) configured from partitions (86, 88) that partition an inside of the bag body (80) into the first housing portion (84) and the second housing portion (92), and allowing the first housing portion (84) and the second housing portion (92) to communicate with each other.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/20/15 / #20150230775

Imaging apparatus for diagnosis, information processing apparatus, and control method therefor

An imaging apparatus is disclosed for diagnosis, which can display a tomographic image of biological tissues using ultrasound waves and light, and wherein the imaging apparatus can accurately perform diagnosis on biological tissues, in which while a user is suppressing a visual loss between an ultrasound cross-sectional image and an optical cross-sectional image, the user can check his or her interest site in the biological tissues by using both the ultrasound cross-sectional image and the optical cross-sectional image, without changing the user's viewpoint position. Therefore, in a magnifier mode, a circular frame indicating a magnifier whose position can be freely changed by the user inside an image display region is displayed inside the image display region. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150219230

Pressure differential relief valve

Devices and methods for enhancing the operations of fluid systems are provided. For example, this document provides pressure differential relief valves that are well suited for use with medical fluid reservoirs. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150217100

Urethral stricture treatment method

A urethral stricture treatment method is disclosed that inhibits recurrence of urethral stricture by imparting an epithelial function to a treatment portion formed by treating scar tissue. The urethral stricture treatment method can include a treatment step of treating scar tissue by using a treatment tool transurethrally inserted into a urethra and forming a treatment portion to which an epithelial function can be imparted, a confirmation step of confirming whether or not the treatment portion has been formed by using a diagnostic tool transurethrally inserted into the urethra, and an assisting step of imparting the epithelial function to the treatment portion by using an assisting means transurethrally inserted into the urethra.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150216609

Urethral stricture treatment method

A urethral stricture treatment method is disclosed for inhibiting recurrence of urethral stricture by imparting an epithelial function to a treatment portion formed by treating scar tissue. The urethral stricture treatment method can include an insertion step of transurethrally inserting a predetermined protective tool into urethra and disposing the protective tool in a treatment portion formed by treating scar tissue, and a maintenance step of maintaining a state in which at least a portion of the protective tool comes into contact with the treatment portion and imparting an epithelial function to the treatment portion.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/06/15 / #20150216465

Blood sampling device and blood bag system

A blood sampling device (10) configuring a blood bag system (12) includes: a hollow needle (80) that can penetrate through a rubber plug (202) of a blood sampling tube (200) inserted into a blood sampling holder (78); a hub (76) that includes a needle supporting unit (90) for supporting a base end side of the hollow needle (80) and to which the blood sampling holder (78) is rotatably attached; a needle cover (82) made of rubber that is externally fitted to the needle supporting unit (90) while covering a tip side of the hollow needle (80); and a cap (84) arranged on the needle supporting unit (90) in such a manner that the cap (84) can come into contact with the needle cover (82) and is independent of the blood sampling holder (78).. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150209496

Blood bag system and cassette

A blood bag system includes a bc pooling bag for centrifugation of a buffy coat, a filter for removing white blood cells from a supernatant liquid transferred from the bc pooling bag, a platelet preserving bag for reserving the supernatant liquid that has passed through the filter, a first tube connecting the bc pooling bag and an inlet of the filter, a second tube connecting the platelet preserving bag and an outlet of the filter, and a cassette to be fixed in the centrifugation and separation apparatus. The first tube and the second tube are disposed within the cassette. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/30/15 / #20150209495

Blood bag system and cassette

A blood bag system includes a bc pooling bag for centrifugation of a buffy coat, a filter for removing white blood cells from a supernatant liquid transferred from the bc pooling bag, a platelet preserving bag for reserving the supernatant liquid that has passed through the filter, a first tube connecting the bc pooling bag and an inlet of the filter, a second tube connecting the platelet preserving bag and an outlet of the filter, and a cassette to be fixed in the centrifugation and separation apparatus. The first tube and the second tube are disposed within the cassette. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/23/15 / #20150202358

Extracorporeal circulation device and control method

An extracorporeal circulation device having high safety without increases in the circuit scale and the power consumption includes a main control unit responsible for control of a motor drive circuit so as to yield a blood flow rate per unit time set by a user. The motor drive circuit applies a drive signal corresponding to the set blood flow rate to a motor. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196750

Valve body and connector including the same

A connector is disclosed, which includes a main body and a valve body. The main body can include a main line flow channel capable of circulating an infusion solution, and valve body arrangement portions and connecting to the main line flow channel. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196738

Medical instrument

A medical instrument includes a first elongated member including: a fluid lumen through which a fluid is flowable, an aperture opening located in a distal end surface of the first elongated member; a second elongated member including: an insertion lumen in which the first elongated member is insertable, and a discharge section through which the fluid can be discharged; and a movement section configured to form a seal between the first elongated member and the second elongated member in a state where the first elongated member is disposed in the insertion lumen of the second elongated member, the movement section being configured to allow the first elongated member and the second elongated member to move relative to each other such that the discharge section of the second elongated member is positionable on a distal side of the aperture of the first elongated member.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196720

Outer cylinder for prefilled syringe, piercing tool for prefilled syringe, prefilled syringe, and packaging body for packaging outer cylinder for prefilled syringe

An outer cylinder for a prefilled syringe has an outer cylinder body with a distal part having an opening and an outer cylinder closure member which seals the opening, accommodates a sealing member through which a needle portion of a hollow needle is penetrable, and is mounted on the distal part of the outer cylinder body. The outer cylinder closure member has a piercing member mounting portion on which the piercing member is mountable and a regulation portion which regulates separation and rotation of the outer cylinder closure member. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196719

Puncture device and medical fluid administration device

A puncture device includes a housing unit including an attachment surface configured to be attached to a body surface of a user; a puncture needle including an outer needle and an inner catheter located in the outer needle, the puncture needle being configured to be projected from the attachment surface to be punctured into a body of the user; a puncture mechanism configured to project the puncture needle from the attachment surface to be punctured into the body of the user, and pull back only the outer needle of the puncture needle into the housing unit with the inner catheter of the puncture needle indwelled in the body; and a puncture angle adjustment mechanism configured to adjust a puncture angle of the puncture needle, which is an angle of the puncture needle with respect to the attachment surface.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196419

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196418

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196417

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196416

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196415

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196414

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196413

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196412

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196411

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196410

Bypass device, support frame for bypass device, and method

A liner support frame is configured to be positioned in a gastrointestinal tract of a human and to support a liner which inhibits nutrient absorption and anchor the liner in place in the gastrointestinal tract, the liner support frame includes a plurality of frame members connected to one another so that the liner support frame possesses a plurality of openings. The liner support frame includes a plurality of frame portions arranged axially and possessing different tapers.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196287

Biopsy device

Disclosed herein is a biopsy device for efficiently sampling a specimen from a biological tissue, particularly if the biological tissue is a soft tissue. The biopsy device includes: an elongate shaft; a piercing spike for piercing a biological tissue, the piercing spike being disposed on a longitudinally distal end of the elongate shaft; a screw disposed on the elongate shaft, for guiding a specimen sampled from a living body from the longitudinally distal end of the elongate shaft toward a longitudinally proximal end thereof; and a screw cutter disposed on the screw, for peeling the specimen off the living body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196286

Flexible tube assembly

A flexible tube assembly according to the present disclosure includes a multiple tube having at least a first tubular member that has an elongated shape and is hollow and a second tubular member that has an elongated shape and is disposed inside the first tubular member in such a manner as to be capable of advancing and retreating relative to the first tubular member; and a hand operation unit that is provided on a proximal side of the multiple tube and operates at least the first tubular member and the second tubular member. The hand operation unit includes a curving operation unit that is connected to the first tubular member or the second tubular member and curves the first tubular member or the second tubular member that is connected, a slide unit that causes the second tubular member to make slide movement relative to the first tubular member, and a switching operation unit that makes switching between a state in which the first tubular member and the second tubular member are fixed to each other and a state in which fixing between the first tubular member and the second tubular member is released.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/16/15 / #20150196285

Calibration tool, imaging apparatus for diagnosis, and calibration method of imaging apparatus for diagnosis

An imaging apparatus is disclosed for diagnosis, which has multiple transceivers and can perform position correction of a generated tomographic image, based on a distance difference in an axial direction and/or an angular difference in a circumferential direction between the respective transceivers. The imaging apparatus generates an ultrasound tomographic image and an optical tomographic image by using a signal obtained in such a way that a transceiver in which an ultrasound transceiver and an optical transceiver are arranged moves in the axial direction while rotating inside a lumen of a measurement object body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190627

Connector

A connector is disclosed, the connection including a main line flow channel through which a transfusion material can be circulated; a body includes a through-hole communicating with the main line flow channel; and a valve includes a slit that can open and close with respect to the main line flow channel due to elastic deformation of a deformed portion. The body includes a stopper for restricting a predetermined or more degree of elastic deformation of the valve when the valve is displaced.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190623

Connector

A connector includes in a main body, first to third ports each having a flow channel allowing inflow or outflow of an infusion solution, an internal flow channel configured to communicate between flow channels of the first port and the second port, and a through hole connected to an internal flow channel. In the internal flow channel, an upstream side wall surface is provided which guides infusion solution flowing into the internal flow channel from the first port to the through hole, and reduces the cross-sectional area of the flow channel for the infusion solution near the through hole relative to the cross-sectional area of the flow channel of the first port in order to increase a flow rate of the infusion solution.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190586

Injector

An injector includes a hollow needle; a main body unit including a needle holding portion that holds the needle; and a protection device configured to cover the needle before and after puncturing a puncture target with the needle. The protection device includes: an inner member attached to the needle holding portion and being freely rotatable around an outer periphery of the needle holding portion; and an outer member configured to (i) cover an outer side of the needle and the inner member before puncturing, (ii) expose the needle by moving toward a proximal end side relative to the main body unit at a time of puncturing, and (iii) cover a distal end of the needle by moving toward a distal end side relative to the main body unit after puncturing.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190585

Drug administration instrument

A drug administration instrument including a syringe including: a tubular surrounding periphery portion forming a drug chamber configured to store a drug; a discharge part disposed at a first axial end of the surrounding periphery portion; and a flange portion disposed at a second axial end of the surrounding periphery portion; and a sheath member having a tubular shape, surrounding an outer circumference of the surrounding periphery portion of the syringe, and holding the syringe. The sheath member includes a fitting part configured to support at least one of the surrounding periphery portion and the discharge part of the syringe.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190580

Liquid administration device

A liquid administration device includes an inner structure that includes a cylindrical body that has a bottom part in a distal portion thereof and an opening portion in a proximal portion thereof, a needle tube that is mounted in the distal portion of the cylindrical body and has a sharp needle tip at a distal end and a proximal end of which is communicatable with an inside of the cylindrical body, and a gasket that is located in the cylindrical body; an operation member that includes a plunger, the operation member being configured to perform a pressing operation in which the plunger is moved relative to the cylindrical body in a distal direction while being pressed; an engagement portion that includes: a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190578

Production method for pre-filled syringe and pre-filled syringe production device

A production method for a pre-filled syringe includes holding a syringe assembly; reducing a pressure in the outer barrel of the syringe assembly to a set pressure; while the pressure in the outer barrel of the syringe assembly is at the set pressure, sealing the proximal end opening of the outer barrel with the gasket by disposing the gasket at a sealing position; and pushing the gasket toward the barrel tip with a sliding motion through the outer barrel to move the gasket from the sealing position to an insertion position, and the insertion position being a position at which a distal end surface of the gasket is spaced from the drug solution. After the gasket is moved to the insertion position, a pressure in a space between the drug solution and the distal end surface of the gasket is approximately equal to the atmospheric pressure.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190567

Equipment mounting apparatus and method of controlling equipment mounting apparatus

An equipment mounting apparatus on which a plurality of equipment devices are mountable, each equipment device having, in a memory thereof, drug dosage information associated with drug usage location information, includes a main body having a plurality of installation portions, each installation portion being configured to receive one of the equipment devices. Each of the equipment devices is configured such that, when the drug usage location information is specified, the equipment device displays the related drug dosage information based on the drug usage location information that is specified. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190566

Prefilled syringe outer cylinder and prefilled syringe outer cylinder packaging

A prefilled syringe outer cylinder packaging includes a container having an upper face that has an upper face opening; an outer cylinder holding member that is located in the container and includes at least one outer cylinder holding opening part; at least one prefilled syringe outer cylinder that is held by the outer cylinder holding member; and a removable sheet-shaped lid member that seals the upper face opening of the container. The prefilled syringe outer cylinder includes: an outer cylinder main body part; a flange part; a nozzle part that is provided at a tip part of the outer cylinder main body part and has a tip opening part at its tip; and a distal cylindrical part that covers the nozzle part, has a diameter that is larger than an outer diameter of the outer cylinder main body part, and passes through the outer cylinder holding opening part.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190541

Medical instrument sterilization method and sterilization control device

A sterilization method for a medical instrument housed in a housing container includes a temperature-increasing step of housing the housing container in the autoclave and introducing high pressure steam into the autoclave to increase a temperature within the autoclave to a prescribed temperature, a cover sheet being thermally bonded to a peripheral wall portion of the container main body; a sterilizing step of holding the temperature within the autoclave at the prescribed temperature for a prescribed time to sterilize a medical instrument; and a cooling step of reducing the temperature within the autoclave. In the temperature-increasing step, the sterilizing step, and the cooling step, compressed gas is introduced into the autoclave under a steam atmosphere obtained by the introduction of the high pressure steam to increase a current pressure in the autoclave to higher than or equal to a pressure in the housing container and inhibit the cover sheet from peeling from the peripheral wall portion.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190099

Biological information processing system, biological information measurement device, control device, method of controlling them and storage medium

A biological information processing system includes a biological information measurement device configured to measure biological information of a subject; and a control device configured to manage the biological information. The control device includes, among other things, an analysis section configured to analyze flag information contained in measurement data received from the biological information measurement device, and a data correction section configured to, when an analysis conducted by an analysis section shows that a measurement date and time are a provisional date and time, correct the measurement date and time information on the basis of a time discrepancy between measurement-side clock information and control-side clock information.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190076

Sensor insertion device and sensor insertion method

A sensor insertion device for inserting a detection element of a sensor configured to measure biological information of a subject into the body of the subject includes a device body; a data process unit attached to the device body, a movement mechanism detachably attached to the device body, the movement mechanism being configured to move the detection element together with an insertion needle configured to be stuck into the body of the subject to insert the detection element and the insertion needle into the body of the subject; and a displacement preventing member.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190054

Imaging apparatus for diagnosis and image processing method

An imaging apparatus is disclosed for diagnosis, which generates multiple horizontal cross-sectional images inside a body lumen, and a vertical cross-sectional image suitable for use by using the generated horizontal cross-sectional image. The imaging apparatus for diagnosis includes first extraction means for extracting a pixel corresponding to a cut position when a body lumen wall is cut by a plane substantially parallel to an axial direction, from a first horizontal cross-sectional image, second extraction means for extracting a pixel corresponding to a lumen surface when the body lumen wall is cut by the plane, from a second horizontal cross-sectional image, generation means for generating a vertical lumen image in such a way that a pixel obtained by projecting the pixel extracted by the second extraction means at the cut position is superimposed on the pixel extracted by the first extraction means, and display means for displaying the vertical lumen image.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/09/15 / #20150190041

Elongated member for medical use and cleaning device

An elongated member for medical use includes a lumen into which a medical instrument having an elongated main body section is insertable, the lumen being configured such that the medical instrument is advanceable and recedable through the lumen; and a cleaning unit configured to make contact with at least a portion of the medical instrument so as to clean the medical instrument when the medical instrument is advanced and receded through the lumen.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/02/15 / #20150182730

Microaccess kit comprising a tapered needle

The present technology is directed to introducer needle assemblies comprising a tapered needle; as well as to kits comprising a tapered needle, a guidewire and a dilator and sheath; as well as to methods of introducing a dilator to the interior of a patient's body as part of an interventional procedure.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/02/15 / #20150182686

Medical instrument housing container

A medical instrument housing container includes a container body including a substantially rectangular base, a peripheral wall having a lower end that is contiguous to a perimeter of the base and that extends upward, and a peripheral edge member that comprises a plurality of peripheral edges, that is contiguous to an upper end of the peripheral wall, and that extends outwardly, wherein the substantially rectangular base, the peripheral wall, and the peripheral edge member are molded from resin, and the container body has an opening surrounded by the peripheral edge member; a plurality of medical instruments held in the container body; and a protection film that is adhered or heat-sealed to the peripheral edge member for covering and sealing the opening. At least a portion of the peripheral edge member is curved inwardly. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/02/15 / #20150182192

Imaging apparatus for diagnosis and image processing method

An imaging apparatus is disclosed for diagnosis which includes first generating means for generating a closed curve indicating a blood vessel wall by extracting a position of the blood vessel wall using an ultrasonic cross-sectional image at a predetermined position in an axial direction, second generating means for generating a closed curve indicating a boundary of a blood flow region by extracting a boundary position of the blood flow region using an optical cross-sectional image at the predetermined position, and setting means for setting a region between the closed curve generated by the first generating means and the closed curve generated by the second generating means as the region of interest in the ultrasonic cross-sectional image or the optical cross-sectional image, in a case where the ultrasonic cross-sectional image and the optical cross-sectional image are aligned and overlapped with each other at the predetermined position.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/25/15 / #20150174589

Centrifuge safety mechanism

Embodiments are directed to methods and apparatuses for ensuring that mechanisms that are used to position components of an apheresis machine are not broken as a result of rotation of a centrifuge. In embodiments, a safety mechanism is provided that contacts components of the centrifuge and pushes them into a position to ensure that they do not break when the centrifuge is operated at high rpm.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/25/15 / #20150174338

Syringe assembly, syringe assembly package body, and pre-filled syringe

A syringe assembly includes a barrel including a barrel body portion, a cylindrical barrel end portion disposed at a distal end of the barrel body portion, the cylindrical barrel end portion including an annular head portion and an annular recessed portion, and a puncture needle having a puncture needle tip and having a proximal end fixedly inserted into the barrel end portion; and a seal cap mounted to the barrel, the seal cap including a closed distal end portion, an open proximal end portion, a hollow portion including (i) a barrel end storage portion, the barrel end storage portion being configured to store the barrel end portion, and (ii) a puncture needle storage portion extending from a distal end of the barrel end storage portion, an insertion portion configured to receive the puncture needle tip, and a projection portion formed on an inner surface of the barrel end storage portion.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/25/15 / #20150174337

Elastic cap and syringe assembly therewith

An elastic cap detachably mountable to a barrel tip portion of a barrel so as to seal a tip of a needle hole includes a cylindrical receiving hole configured to receive at least part of a barrel tip portion and a puncture needle of a barrel. The receiving hole includes a first inner diameter portion having a smaller diameter than an outer diameter of the annular head; a stopper portion provided at an end of the first inner diameter portion; and a second inner diameter portion that is formed from the stopper portion to a bottom wall provided at an end of the second inner diameter portion, the second inner diameter portion having a smaller diameter than the first inner diameter portion.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/25/15 / #20150174329

Assembly for syringe, assembly method and assembly device for assembling assembly for syringe, pre-filled syringe using assembly for syringe, and method for assembling pre-filled syringe

A method for assembling an assembly for a syringe that includes a cylindrical outer barrel; a puncture needle; and a cylindrical cap. The method includes forming a closed space in a receiving hole of the cap by inserting the puncture needle and a barrel tip at least partially into the receiving hole before a tip end of the puncture needle is inserted into a bottom wall of the cap; discharging gas in the closed space; and sealing a tip end of the needle hole by further inserting the barrel tip into the receiving hole to insert the tip end of the puncture needle into the bottom wall.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/25/15 / #20150174313

Blood component separation device

The object of the invention is to provide a blood separation device that can reduce the total time for drawing blood to obtain high-concentration platelet liquid, thereby reducing the binding time of the blood donor. The device includes a temporary storage bag (y2) (also serves as a buffy coat bag) which is a whole blood bag for storing whole blood drawn from a blood donor. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/18/15 / #20150164627

Medical tube and medical tube assembly

A medical tube and a medical tube assembly are disclosed which can enable an implant to be relatively easily and reliably inserted and placed to indwell in a living body. The medical tube can accept an elongated implant inserted in the medical tube. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/18/15 / #20150164549

Medical tube, medical tube assembly and puncture needle

A medical tube is disclosed, which is configured to have an elongated implant inserted in the medical tube. The medical tube includes a tube having a proximal end opening where the tube is open at a proximal end of the tube. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/18/15 / #20150164544

Puncture apparatus

A puncture apparatus is disclosed, which includes puncture means which has a puncture needle for puncturing a biological tissue located in a vicinity of a mid-urethra; and biological tissue pushing-in means which has an elongated member to be inserted into one of a urethral lumen and a vaginal cavity, the elongated member being inserted into the one of the urethral lumen and the vaginal cavity and being pressed in the insertion direction thereof, whereby the biological tissue is pushed in the same direction as the pressing direction for the elongated member. The puncture apparatus is used by puncturing the biological tissue with the puncture needle in a state where the biological tissue has been pushed in by the biological tissue pushing-in means.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/11/15 / #20150159643

Magnetically-retained shielding cap for peristaltic pump

A shielding cap with a cover for use with a peristaltic pump includes a magnet to generate an attractive force between the shielding cap and a pump component to retain the shielding cap in place, and may further include a lip which allows the shielding cap to rest flush against a pump component, and a sidewall which allows the shielding cap to seal an opening in a pump component.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/04/15 / #20150151057

Infusion pump

An infusion pump includes a main body; a tube attachment section, in which an infusion tube is attachable; a liquid feed driving unit disposed inside the main body; an access cover mounted on the main body and configured to cover the infusion tube when the infusion tube is attached to the tube attachment section when closed; and a bubble detection unit. The bubble detection unit includes a first member disposed at the access cover and a second member disposed at the main body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/04/15 / #20150151048

Automatic injection device

An object of the present invention is to provide an automatic injection device that allows setting of conditions of puncture according to the thickness of a syringe needle, the puncture depth, and so forth to reduce pain in the puncture and reduce the impact in the puncture to allow alleviation of anxiety and fear of a patient. An automatic injection device of the present invention has a syringe holder that holds a syringe attachably and detachably, a first drive unit that causes the syringe holder holding the syringe to advance to perform puncture by a syringe needle, and a control unit that controls the first drive unit to control the puncture speed.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/04/15 / #20150150479

Device for measuring the amount of water in a subject's body

A device (100) for measuring the amount of water in a subject's body includes a main body part (110) formed in a linear shape and an insertion part (120) extending in a curved shape from one end of the main body part (100). The insertion part (120) includes a tip side insertion part (120-2) having a tip surface (122) to which a sensor unit (121) is fixed and a base end side insertion part (120-1), wherein the sensor unit (121) is brought into contact with a body surface of a subject through a slide mechanism. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/21/15 / #20150142086

Accelerating method, optomedical device, and optomedical system

A method for accelerating the release of neurotransmitters includes a step of radiating light from within a cerebral blood vessel to accelerate the release of the neurotransmitters. An optomedical device includes a main body configured to be introduced into a cerebral blood vessel; a light emitting unit arranged on the main body, the light emitting unit configured to radiate light to accelerate the release of neurotransmitters; and a control unit configured to control a light emitting action of the light emitting unit.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/21/15 / #20150142040

Puncture apparatus

A puncture apparatus is disclosed, which can include a first puncture needle having a first needle tip and configured to puncture a living body tissue, a shaft interlocked to the first puncture needle, a second puncture needle having a second needle tip and configured to puncture a living body tissue, the second needle tip being oriented in a direction different from a direction in which the first needle tip is oriented, the second puncture needle being disposed so as to be movable relative to the first puncture needle in a proximal direction of the first puncture needle, and a moving section moving the second puncture needle relative to the first puncture needle in the proximal direction of the first puncture needle.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/21/15 / #20150140654

Expanding cells in a bioreactor

Described are embodiments for expanding cells in a bioreactor. In one embodiment, methods are provided that distribute cells throughout the bioreactor and attach cells to specific portions of a bioreactor to improve the expansion of the cells in the bioreactor. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/21/15 / #20150140653

Expanding cells in a bioreactor

Described are embodiments for expanding cells in a bioreactor. In one embodiment, methods are provided that distribute cells throughout the bioreactor and attach cells to specific portions of a bioreactor to improve the expansion of the cells in the bioreactor. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/21/15 / #20150140546

Detecting components of a composite fluid

Described are embodiments for determining components of a composite liquid and controlling the flow of the components into containers. In one embodiment, components of whole blood, after separation, are determined and directed to different containers for collection and storage. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/07/15 / #20150126925

Liquid administration device

A liquid administration device includes: a cylindrical body filled with liquid; a needle tube configured to communicate or be communicable with the cylindrical body at its tip side, and to have a sharp needle tip; a gasket configured to slide within the cylindrical body; an operation member configured to to discharge the liquid by pressing the gasket toward the tip direction; a cover member configured to be capable of moving to a first position, in which at least the needle tip is covered, to a second position, in which the needle tip is exposed, and to a third position, in which at least the needle tip is re-covered; and a cover member that can move from the first position to the second position to a third position to re-cover the needle tip.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/07/15 / #20150126919

Medical treatment device

A medical treatment device for treating glaucoma includes a spherical portion formed in a partially spherical shape configured to align with the curve of an eyeball; and at least one puncture portion protruding from a concave side of the spherical portion.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/30/15 / #20150119917

Internal preservation fluid dispenser for endoscopic vessel harvester

An endoscopic vessel harvester includes a vessel keeper for capturing a target vessel within a tunnel that has been dissected along the target vessel. A cutter member cuts and cauterizes side branches while the target vessel is slidably captured in the vessel keeper. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/30/15 / #20150119820

Blood-flow-path connecting device and blood-bag system

In a blood-flow-path connector (10) and blood bag system (12), a blocking part (74) is provided in a hollow section (68c) in a tubular body (68), and a communicating part (70) that is axially movable within the hollow section (68c) is disposed. By moving the communicating part (70) relative to the tubular body (68) in a pushing direction, the blocking part (74) is penetrated or pressed to be opened; thus, a flow-path in the tubular body (68) and a flow-path in the communicating part (70) come to communicate with each other.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/30/15 / #20150119815

Liquid administering device

A liquid administration device includes a cylindrical body; a needle tube configured to communicate or to be communicable with the cylindrical body at a tip side of the cylindrical body; a gasket that is slidable within the cylindrical body; an operation member configured to perform pressing operation to discharge the liquid from the needle tube by pressing the gasket toward the tip direction; a restricting member arranged at an outer peripheral side of the cylindrical body, and configured to be positioned to restrict the pressing operation; and a cover member that is movable to a first position, in which at least the needle tip of the needle tube is covered, and to a second position, retreated in a base end direction from the first position, in which the needle tip is exposed.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/23/15 / #20150112308

Method involving use of an assembled indwelling assembly

A method involves positioning an assembled indwelling assembly adjacent a patient, wherein the assembly includes an inner needle, a hub fixed to the inner needle, a hollow outer member in which the inner needle is positioned, a hub fixed to the hollow outer member, and an elongated member axially overlapping an intermediate portion of the hollow outer member. The method also includes moving a distal portion of the assembly to puncture a blood vessel of the patient with the sharp needlepoint while the elongated member contacts the hollow outer member, advancing the hollow outer member in a distal direction along the inner needle to insert a distal portion of the hollow outer member to a target position in the blood vessel, and moving the inner needle hub in a proximal direction such that the inner needle is pulled out from and entirely removed from the hollow outer member.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/23/15 / #20150112267

Indwelling assembly

An indwelling assembly includes an inner needle having a sharp needlepoint, an inner needle hub fixed to the inner needle, a hollow elongated outer member in which the inner needle is positioned and movable in a distal direction relative to the inner needle after puncturing the blood vessel to position the elongated outer member at a desired position in the blood vessel, an outer member hub fixed to hollow elongated outer member, a projection removably connected to the outer member hub and configured to be engaged by a finger of the user to apply a force to the projection causing the outer member hub and the hollow elongated outer member to move together with the projection in the distal direction relative to the inner needle and the inner needle hub, and an elongated movable member that is movable relative to the hollow elongated outer member and the outer member hub.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/23/15 / #20150112266

Indwelling assembly

An indwelling assembly includes an inner needle having a sharp needlepoint at a distal end to puncture a blood vessel of a patient, an inner needle hub fixed to the proximal portion of the inner needle, a hollow elongated outer member in which the inner needle is positioned, with the hollow elongated member being movable in a distal direction relative to the inner needle after puncturing the patient's blood vessel, an outer member hub fixed to the proximal portion of the hollow elongated outer member, an elongated contact member configured to contact an intermediate portion of the hollow elongated outer member, and an elongated movable member movable relative to the hollow elongated outer member and the outer member hub. The elongated movable member is connected to the inner needle hub so that the inner needle hub, the inner needle and the elongated movable member move together.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/23/15 / #20150112134

Treatment instrument for medical use

A treatment instrument for medical use includes a tubular insertion portion that includes a curvable flexible part, the tubular insertion portion being insertable into a body of a patient; and a dilating body that is provided at an outer circumference of the flexible part, the dilating body being configured to dilate in a radial direction relative to the flexible part. The tubular insertion portion includes a reduced-diameter part that is provided at a distal end of the tubular insertion portion in an axial direction, the reduced-diameter part having an outer diameter that is smaller than an outer diameter of the tubular insertion portion at a location proximal of the reduced-diameter part. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/23/15 / #20150111183

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An information processing apparatus is disclosed having a storage unit storing a plurality of training text items each including a word, a word string, or a sentence. The information processing apparatus presents a training text item among the plurality of training text items stored in the storage unit as voice output or character string display and calculates the speaking speed based on a voice signal that is input after presenting the training text item. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/23/15 / #20150108020

Syringe storage container

A syringe container includes a cylindrical syringe including a distal end portion having a discharge opening for discharging a liquid, a proximal end portion, and a side peripheral section connected to the distal end portion and the proximal end portion; an attachment member configured to be attached to the distal end portion and having an outer radius larger than an outer radius of the side peripheral section; a container body including a bottom portion and a peripheral wall portion extending upward from a periphery of the bottom portion; and a syringe holding section configured to be placed within the peripheral wall portion so as to face the bottom portion.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/23/15 / #20150107396

Actuating member and medical instrument

An actuating member for causing a flexible elongated member for medical use to perform a predetermined curving motion includes a push-pull member including a first moving part and a second moving part which are configured to be movable relative to one another in an axial direction of the elongated member, the first moving part and the second moving part being pushable and pullable so as to cause the elongated member to curve in the axial direction of the elongated member; a curving motion restricting member which is configured to be movable in the axial direction of the elongated member, and which is configured to restrict curving of at least a portion of the elongated member; and an operation member configured to operate movements of the first moving part, the second moving part, and the curving motion restricting member.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/09/15 / #20150100099

Puncture assisting tool and puncture tool assembly

A puncture assisting tool for assisting in a puncturing operation by a puncture tool that is used to insert and place a spacer between bones and includes an arc-shaped needle includes a base section configured to be in contact with a skin of a patient; and a guide unit configured to be fixed with respect to the base section. The guide unit has a curvature that is approximately the same as a curvature of an arc shape of the puncture tool. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/09/15 / #20150100040

Medical material supply device

A medical material supply device which can percutaneously supply a material for nerve regeneration that promotes the regeneration of a nerve is insertable into a vessel and includes: a supply section configured to penetrate from an inner wall to an outer wall of the vessel at a predetermined position in the vessel, thereby being able to supply a material for nerve regeneration to the outer wall of the vessel; and an elongated body which is inserted into the vessel, in which the supply section is provided with a linear portion which is provided at the elongated body and is configured to penetrate from the inner wall to the outer wall of the vessel.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/09/15 / #20150100020

Actuating member and medical device

An actuating member includes: a first movement member and a second movement member which are located at a proximal side of the elongated member and are configured to be relatively movable toward and away from each other along an axial direction of the elongated member; a push-pull member that includes a first connection portion configured to be connected to the first movement member, a first extension portion extending from the first connection portion toward a distal side in the axial direction of the elongated member, a second connection portion configured to be connected to the second movement member, and a second extension portion extending from the second connection portion toward the distal side in the axial direction of the elongated member; and an operation member configured to operate the movement of the first movement member and the second movement member.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/09/15 / #20150099989

Blood flow rate measurement device

A blood flow rate acquisition device which does not require an injection operation for injecting a cooling saline into a blood vessel and can acquire a blood flow rate inside the blood vessel includes an elongated member that is insertable into a blood vessel, a flow velocity measuring member that is disposed in a distal end of a distal end portion of the elongated member in order to measure a flow velocity of blood flow, a cross-sectional area measuring member that is disposed on a side surface in the distal end portion of the elongated member in order to measure a cross-sectional area of a lumen of the blood vessel, and an acquisition device that acquires the blood flow rate by using detection values detected by the flow velocity measuring member and the cross-sectional area measuring member.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/02/15 / #20150094731

Bone treatment system

. . To favorably discharge gas internally present in a device during filling of a bone filling material, a bone treatment system has a shaft that has a flow path which enables a bone filling material to be placed on a space of a radius to flow therethrough, and a filling balloon that communicates with the flow path in a distal portion of the shaft and that is filled with the bone filling material. Furthermore, the bone treatment system includes a gas discharge portion that causes air (gas) inside the flow path to flow in a direction toward a proximal end rather than the filling balloon, when the bone filling material is supplied to the flow path.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/02/15 / #20150094730

Bone treatment system

To easily and accurately place a bone filling material in a cured state at a bone treatment target, a bone treatment system includes a placement device and a deployment operation device. The placement device includes a shaft having a flow path which enables a bone filling material to be placed on a space of a radius to flow therethrough, and a filling balloon to be filled with the bone filling material via the flow path 38 disposed in a distal end portion of the shaft. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/02/15 / #20150094693

Housing tool

A housing tool suppresses rotation of a tubular body in a winding direction that holds an elongated medical body in a packaging body, and suppresses deformation of a distal end portion of the elongated medical body. The housing tool includes a tube-shaped holder that is wound in a circular shape for holding a guide wire, a fastening member that fixes adjacent portions of the wound holder, and a mounting member that includes engagement portions and to be engaged with the fastening member, reaches an outer side of a circle of the holder wound in a circular shape, and covers an end portion of the holder from which the guide wire is derived.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/02/15 / #20150094658

Catheter balloon and balloon catheter

A catheter balloon and a balloon catheter in which compliance characteristics of a membrane are improved in its entirety. The catheter balloon includes a membranous body that can dilate and contract by fluid supplied from a catheter. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/02/15 / #20150094612

Medical instrument

A medical instrument is disclosed, which includes an elongated member having a plurality of joint members arranged side by side in an axial direction, the elongated member taking a first form that is bendable in a direction intersecting with the axial direction when the joint members are arranged with gaps therebetween in the axial direction and taking a second form having rigidity when the distance between the joint members is reduced in the axial direction to be narrower than the distance in the first form, a gripper capable of gripping an object to be gripped, and a first push-pull member and a second push-pull member each movable along the axial direction of the elongated member. Operating the first push-pull member and the second push-pull member enables the elongated member to be switched between the bendable first form and the rigid second form and enables an opening-closing operation of the gripper.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/26/15 / #20150088152

Elongated member for medical use

An elongated member for medical use that is used to perform a procedure in a pulmonary airway. The elongated member suitable for a procedure in a pulmonary airway comprises plural members connected to each other that have different lumen diameters, outer diameters, and physical properties, and which further includes an operating member that has an elongated shape and is connected to at least part of the first member, and which manipulates the curving the first member through push/pull operation.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/26/15 / #20150088151

Elongated member for medical use and connecting member

An elongated member for medical use that is used to perform a procedure in a pulmonary airway. The elongated member demonstrates enhanced reachability within the pulmonary airway and is fabricated by connecting plural hollow members different from each other in lumen diameter, outer diameter and physical properties. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/26/15 / #20150087895

Method of placing implant indwelling

A method of placing an implant indwelling in a living body is disclosed. The method can include forming an insertion hole in the living body, the insertion hole extending from a living body surface and passing an obturator foramen on one side and an obturator foramen on the other side, the insertion hole having its end portion on the one side opened in the living body surface and its end portion on the other side closed in relation to the living body surface; inserting a medical tube that permits the implant to be inserted into the medical tube, prior to insertion of the implant; inserting the implant into the medical tube inserted in the insertion hole; and pulling the medical tube out of the insertion hole so that the implant is placed indwelling in the living body.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/19/15 / #20150080932

Tissue separation device

A tissue separation device includes: a sheath; a tube having a deformation part; a restriction member; and an inner structure. The tissue separation device is used in an assembled state where the tube is movably inserted in the sheath, the restriction member is inserted in the tube, and the inner structure is movably inserted in the restriction member. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/19/15 / #20150080930

Puncture apparatus and puncturing method

A puncture apparatus and a puncturing method are disclosed by which a biological tissue is punctured. The puncture apparatus can include an elongated curveable puncture needle which punctures a biological tissue, and a curvature-changing unit which changes curvature of the puncture needle in a process of puncturing the biological tissue by the puncture needle. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/19/15 / #20150080792

Operating member

An object of the present invention is to provide an operating member with which curving operation of a catheter distal part can be easily carried out without moving a comparatively-large member. An operating member has a rotational operation part (10) that is fixed to an elongated body (100) for medical use and rotates the elongated body for medical use about the axis, pull wires (20) fixed to the elongated body for medical use, and a pull operation part (30) that is connected to the pull wires and curves at least part of the elongated body for medical use in a direction intersecting the axial direction by pulling the pull wire. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/19/15 / #20150080644

Implant and method of placing implant indwelling

An implant and a method of placing an implant indwelling are disclosed. The implant, to be placed indwelling in a living body, is inserted into a medical tube prior to being placed indwelling. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/19/15 / #20150079664

Methods and systems of growing and harvesting cells in a hollow fiber bioreactor system with control conditions

Embodiments described herein generally relate to methods and systems for using an air removal chamber as a control for a process in a cell expansion system. The air removal chamber may be mounted on a fluid conveyance assembly for use with the system. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/12/15 / #20150073465

Puncture apparatus

A puncture apparatus is disclosed, which includes a first apparatus, a second apparatus, and an apparatus main body. The first apparatus includes a puncture needle assembly and a support member that supports the puncture needle assembly. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/12/15 / #20150073238

Sensor insertion device and method for operating said device

A sensor inserting device includes a device main body and a push handle for moving a detector of a sensor and an insertion needle, with the sensor held coupled to the insertion needle, into the body of a patient. A transmitter, for processing a signal from the sensor, is set in the device main body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/12/15 / #20150073207

Single-pass endoscopic vessel harvesting

An endoscopic harvesting device removes a vessel from a body. The vessel has an anterior side closest to the skin. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/12/15 / #20150073206

Puncture device and puncture apparatus

A puncture device, a puncture apparatus, and a method are disclosed, the puncture apparatus including a puncture device for puncturing a biological tissue, a urethral-insertion member, a vaginal insertion member, and a supporting member which supports the urethral-insertion member, vaginal insertion member and a puncture member of the puncture device. The puncture device includes a puncture needle for puncturing a biological tissue, a shaft portion and a connection portion for connecting the puncture needle and the shaft portion to each other, and an implant assembly positioned at a distal end of the puncture needle and having a needle tip portion for puncturing a biological tissue and a biological tissue supporting implant. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/12/15 / #20150068670

Filter member and oxygenator using same

A filter member used in an oxygenator is constructed to provide improved contact with a hollow fiber membrane bundle and to capture bubbles contained in blood. The filter member possesses elasticity at least in the circumferential direction to allow the inner circumference of the filter member to be increased from a natural non-expanded state prior to placement on the hollow fiber membrane bundle to an expanded state in which the inner circumference of the filter member is increased when placed on the hollow fiber membrane bundle. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/05/15 / #20150066132

Balloon catheter and stent delivery system

A balloon catheter is disclosed, which includes an elongated shaft body, a dilatable balloon in which a distal end portion and a proximal end portion form a dilation chamber inside of the dilatable balloon by being away from each other and being individually bonded to an outer periphery of the shaft body, and a stretch regulation member that connects the outer periphery of the shaft body or an inner periphery of the balloon of the distal end portion of the balloon and the outer periphery of the shaft body or the inner periphery of the balloon of the proximal end portion of the balloon with each other inside the dilation chamber while regulating a stretch occurring between the distal end portion and the proximal end portion of the balloon during dilation of the balloon.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

03/05/15 / #20150065791

Puncture apparatus

A puncture apparatus is disclosed, which includes a freely rotatable puncture member possessing a distal end portion and a proximal end portion, the puncture member including a bent region at which the puncture member is bent, the distal end portion of the puncture member including a puncture needle for puncturing living body tissue as the puncture member is rotated about a rotation center to rotate a needle tip of the puncture needle toward the living body tissue to puncture the living body tissue; and an elongated urethral-insertion member configured to be inserted into a urethra so that a near-side of the urethral-insertion member is the side of the urethral-insertion member located closer to the rotation center, and the far-side of the urethral-insertion member is the side of the urethral-insertion member located farther from the rotation center.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/26/15 / #20150057958

Calibration jig for optical tomographic imaging apparatus and method for generating a calibration conversion table

A calibration jig allowing simple and repeatable calibration of a probe optical tomographic apparatus is disclosed. The jig includes a holding member removably attachable to an attachment section of the apparatus and a reflective surface held by the holding member. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/26/15 / #20150057746

Coating composition and medical device

A coating composition for drug eluting medical devices, which is capable of forming a drug coating layer that is not susceptible to peeling during delivery to a target tissue is provided. This coating composition contains: a water-insoluble drug; at least one selected from the group consisting of hyaluronic acid, alkanoyl hyaluronic acids obtained by substituting at least part of hydrogen atoms in the hydroxyl groups of hyaluronic acid with an alkanoyl group, and salts of hyaluronic acid and the alkanoyl hyaluronic acids; and at least one selected from the group consisting of amino-acid esters and salts thereof. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/26/15 / #20150056265

Coating composition and medical device

A coating composition for drug-eluting medical devices, which enables a medical device to be delivered to a target tissue for the purpose of treating an affected blood vessel part such as restenosis, without easy separation of a drug from the medical device during the delivery process is provided. The coating composition for drug-eluting medical devices contains a water-insoluble drug and at least one selected from the group consisting of ester compounds of amino acids, which have a hydropathy index of the amino acid of zero or less than zero, and salts thereof. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/19/15 / #20150051596

Lung volume reduction method

A treatment method is provided which exhibits a reliable therapeutic effect on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In the treatment method, lung volume is reduced by restraining expansion and contraction of lung parenchyma present in the vicinity of a verge of a lung having an emphysema-suffering part, at least in one site of the verge.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/19/15 / #20150051485

Probe and imaging apparatus for diagnosis

A probe includes a transmitting and receiving unit in which an ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving unit and a light transmitting and receiving unit are arranged. The ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving unit and the light transmitting and receiving unit are arranged along an axial direction. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/19/15 / #20150051457

Sensor insertion device and method for operating said device

A sensor inserting device includes a device main body and a push handle for moving a detector of a sensor and an insertion needle, with the sensor held coupled to the insertion needle, into the body of a patient. A transmitter, for processing a signal from the sensor, is set in the device main body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/19/15 / #20150050499

Fibrosis causing agent

Disclosed herein is a fibrosis-causing agent in a particulate form which effectively reduces the lung capacity in a noninvasive manner. The particulate form effective in reducing lung capacity in a noninvasive manner remains at or on an affected part of the lung to promote and/or induce fibrosis. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/19/15 / #20150050257

Fibrosis causing agent

A fibrosis-causing agent is highly effective in the fibrosis of tissues. The fibrosis-causing agent contains a fibrosis inducer and a fibrosis promoter. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/12/15 / #20150045771

Protector and method for using same

A protector (1) is used by being attached to a puncture device (50). The protector (1) includes an outer tube (2) and an inner tube (9). ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/12/15 / #20150045740

Syringe and mounting fixture

Provided are a syringe and a mounting fixture by which it can be facilitated to perform delivery of a target amount of a liquid selectively only when necessary. A syringe is provided with: an external cylinder which is fillable with a liquid; a plunger which is translatable within the external cylinder along the longitudinal direction of the external cylinder and which is formed with a plurality of concave portions and convex portions aligned in the longitudinal direction; and an annular mounting fixture which is mountable to the external cylinder. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/12/15 / #20150041419

Medical apparatus rack

A medical device rack in which a medical device is detachably mountable, the medical device rack including: a main body; and a mounting section provided in the main body, the mounting section being configured such that the medical device is detachably mountable in a posture oriented in a lateral direction. The mounting section includes a supporting portion configured to be detachably fitted to the medical device to support the medical device in a rotatable manner.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

02/05/15 / #20150039009

Puncture device

To provide a puncture device which prevents components constituting a puncture device from being damaged by buckling (bending) etc., secures safety, and can be handled by a weak user easily. A puncture device 1 is provided with an outer needle 21, an outer needle hub 22 for retaining a base portion of the outer needle, an inner needle 3 whose tip portion is inserted in the outer needle, an inner needle hub 41 for retaining a base portion of the inner needle, an outer pipe 6 fitted inside the inner needle hub so as to be moveable to and fro, and an inner pipe 7 having a gripping device 71a for gripping the outer needle hub and fitted inside the outer pipe 6 so as to be moveable to and fro, and at least the outer pipe 6 is formed of a soft synthetic resin.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/29/15 / #20150032118

Introducer

An introducer is configured to distinguish an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is reduced, from an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is not reduced, and to recognize the relationship between the inner diameter and the outer diameter for the sheath tube in which the wall thickness is reduced. The introducer includes an introducer sheath and a three-way stopcock portion. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/29/15 / #20150032087

Device for treating lumen of living body

A device for treating the lumen of a living body includes a shaft insertable into a blood vessel, and a balloon provided on the shaft and shiftable between a deflated state and an expanded state. In the expanded state, the balloon has a recessed portion configured to form a coating chamber which is substantially blocked between an inner surface of the blood vessels and the device for treating the lumen of a living body, a discharge port provided on the recessed portion to discharge a coating substance toward the coating chamber; and a suction port provided on the recessed portion to apply a negative pressure to the coating chamber.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/29/15 / #20150032056

Introducer

An introducer is configured to distinguish an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is reduced, from an introducer provided with a sheath tube whose wall thickness is not reduced, and to recognize the relationship between the inner diameter and the outer diameter for the sheath tube in which the wall thickness is reduced. The introducer includes an introducer sheath which includes an elongated hollow sheath tube and a sheath hub at the proximal side of the sheath tube and provided with a dilator insertion port. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/22/15 / #20150025518

Blood vessel insertion-type treatment device

A blood vessel insertion-type treatment device and method of cauterizing biological tissues are disclosed. The blood vessel insertion-type treatment device having a first torque transmission body and a first ultrasonic generator. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/22/15 / #20150024920

Multi-unit blood processor with temperature sensing

Method and apparatus for centrifugal blood component separation including temperature sensing in each of a plurality of separation cells. The temperature of unit of bloods over time is recorded. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/22/15 / #20150024492

Cell expansion system and methods of use

Cell expansion systems and methods of use are provided. The cell expansion systems generally include a hollow fiber cell growth chamber, and first and second circulation loops (intracapillary loops and extracapillary loops) associated with the interior of the hollow fibers and exterior of the hollow fibers, respectively. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/15/15 / #20150018873

Balloon catheter

To provide a balloon catheter that enables a minimally invasive and effective pulmonary emphysema treatment. The balloon catheter includes: a first balloon that has at least a part of an external surface thereof come into contact with a biological tissue when expanded in living body; a second balloon expandable and contractible separately from the first balloon; a main body portion having a first lumen through which a fluid for expanding the first balloon can circulate and a second lumen through which a fluid for expanding the second balloon can circulate; and supply portions that supply the first balloon with an adhesive material for adhering the external surface of the first balloon to the biological tissue.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/15/15 / #20150018766

Infusion pump

An infusion pump comprises a tube attachment section configured such that an infusion tube is detachably attachable to the tube attachment section, an access cover configured to close the tube attachment section in an openable manner, and a tube clamp mechanism located within the tube attachment section and configured to clamp and block a portion of the infusion tube. The tube clamp mechanism comprises a base member, a clip clamp member rotatably mounted on the base member, a tube clamp release lever rotatably mounted on the base member, and a tube clamp member rotatably mounted on the base member.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/15/15 / #20150018616

Medical treatment instrument

A medical treatment instrument includes a tube-shaped elongated main body; and an insertion guide part mounted to a distal end of the elongated main body. The insertion guide part includes a frame body mounted to a distal portion of the elongated main body; and a flexible bridge portion which is disposed so as to bridge points of an end edge of the frame body, the flexible bridge portion including a linear body or band-shaped body projecting in a distal direction beyond the elongated main body.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/15/15 / #20150018606

Catheter assembly

The catheter assembly includes a catheter having a catheter body, and a curved stylet that is constituted of a linear body of higher rigidity than the catheter body and is inserted into the catheter, the catheter assembly being assembled by inserting the curved stylet into the catheter. The curved stylet has a curved section, a part of which is curved. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/15/15 / #20150013807

Medical stopcock

A medical stopcock device comprises a housing configured to allow a flow of liquid therethrough, and a cock configured to fit in the housing and switch flow paths of the liquid flowing through the housing. The housing comprises a cylindrical body section formed with a through-hole, an upstream port section provided on an outer periphery of the body section, a downstream port section provided on the outer periphery of the body section and disposed on a side of the body section that is opposite to the upstream port section, and a side tube port section provided between the upstream port section and the downstream port section on the outer periphery of the body section and including a first communication hole, and a second communication hole having an opening area smaller than an opening area of the first communication hole. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011987

Blood vessel insertion-type treatment device

A blood vessel insertion-type treatment device has a first ultrasonic transmitter and an insertion body. The first ultrasonic generator has a first ultrasonic transducer and a first actuator. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011978

Introducer sheath

An introducer sheath is provided with a sheath tube which is formed of a tubular member provided with a hollow portion through which an elongated body is freely inserted and includes a distal portion having a tapering outer diameter and a main body portion having a constant outer diameter. The distal portion of the sheath tube includes a concave portion which is bent radially inward from an end portion, through which an elongated body protrudes, in a concave shape in a cross section parallel to an axial direction, and a convex portion which is contiguous to the concave portion and is bent radially outward in a convex shape in a cross section parallel to the axial direction.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011977

Puncture device assembly

Provided is a puncture device assembly excellent in operability. Provided is a puncture device assembly which includes an inner needle that can puncture skin, a sheath tube that has a lumen through which the inner needle can be inserted, and a support portion which is provided at a proximal portion of the sheath tube and prevents kink of the sheath tube. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011936

Syringe

A syringe includes a syringe outer tube including a tubular-shaped outer tube main body configured to be filled with a liquid, a reduced diameter section located at a distal end of the outer tube main body in a projecting manner, and configured to allow the liquid to pass therethrough, the reduced diameter section having an outside diameter that is smaller than a diameter of the outer tube main body, and a ring-shaped lock adapter concentrically disposed at an outer circumferential portion of the reduced diameter section and configured to fix a mating member connected to the reduced diameter section; and a cap including a cap main body mounted on the syringe outer tube and configured to seal the reduced diameter section in a liquid-tight manner when the cap main body is in a mounted state, a ring-shaped mounting section disposed at a proximal end side of the cap main body and mounted on an outer circumferential portion of the lock adapter, and a breaking section that forms a link between the cap main body and the mounting section and that is configured to release the link by breakage.. . ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011827

Medical treatment instrument

A medical treatment instrument includes an insertion tube configured to be inserted into a body of a patient; an image information acquisition device configured to be inserted in a withdrawable manner in the insertion tube; and a first conveyance path configured such that an object is conveyable into the insertion tube via the first conveyance path, the first conveyance path being located at an intermediate portion of the insertion tube so as to communicate with the insertion tube. The medical treatment instrument is configured such that the image information acquisition device is retractable to a retracted position proximal of the conveyance path when the object to be conveyed is conveyed through the insertion tube via the conveyance path.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011820

Puncture device and puncture apparatus

A puncture device and method are disclosed, the puncture device includes a puncture member having a puncture needle for puncturing a biological tissue, a shaft portion, and a connection portion for connecting the puncture needle and the shaft portion to each other. The puncture needle includes a needle main body for puncturing the biological tissue, and an extension needle provided for movement relative to the needle main body along a longitudinal direction of the needle main body and configured to puncture the biological tissue. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011371

Blood component separation device

Provided is a blood component separation device that can shorten the overall time to collect high-concentration platelet liquid for blood component donation, thereby reducing time to keep a donor for blood drawing. The blood component separation device includes a temporary storage bag (also used as a buffy coat bag) which is also used as a whole blood bag for storing whole blood drawn from the donor. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150011004

Systems and methods for expanding high density non-adherent cells

Embodiments described herein generally relate to systems and methods for promoting the expansion of high density non-adherent cells through the use of a cell growth chamber, a mass transfer device, and a fluid circulation loop. Improved cell growth is achieved in the cell growth chamber by using a chamber having a particular orientation and shape, e.g., conical, to create a media-rich reservoir for growing cells. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150010434

Medical instrument

An oxygenator as a medical instrument includes at least one first hollow fiber membrane layer comprised of a plurality of integrated first hollow fiber membranes, and forms a shape of a cylindrical body as a whole, and at least one second hollow fiber membrane layer disposed at the outer circumferential side of the first hollow fiber membrane layer in a state of being concentric with the first hollow fiber membrane layer, has a plurality of integrated second hollow fiber membranes, and forms a shape of a cylindrical body as a whole. Moreover, each of the first hollow fiber membranes is wound around a central axis, and each of the second hollow fiber membranes is wound around a central axis. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/08/15 / #20150010433

Production method for medical instrument and medical instrument

A production method for a medical instrument includes a plurality of integrated hollow fiber membrane producing a base material forming a cylindrically-shaped body. Each of the hollow fiber membranes sequentially passes through a first point, a second point, a third point, a fourth point, and a fifth point that are set on a core member. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005866

Balloon catheter and stent delivery system

A balloon catheter and a stent delivery system are disclosed, which includes a shaft portion of which an axially orthogonal cross section of an outer peripheral surface has a polygonal shape, and a balloon which is foldable on the outer peripheral surface of the shaft portion and in which turned-back portions are formed when folded. Portions formed to linearly extend along an axial direction in the turned-back portions are respectively positioned on sides of the polygonal shape. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005803

Balloon catheter

A balloon catheter includes a proximal shaft, a distal shaft, an intermediate shaft positioned between the proximal shaft and the distal shaft, lumens that penetrate through the proximal shaft, the intermediate shaft, and the distal shaft and introduce and discharge a dilation fluid for a balloon, an inner tube shaft having a guide wire opening arranged at a boundary between the intermediate shaft and the distal shaft and through which the lumen extends, and a reinforcement member arranged in the lumen so as to suppress an occurrence of a kink. The reinforcement member has a tapered proximal portion fixed to the proximal shaft and arranged inside the lumen positioned in the intermediate shaft, a tapered distal portion arranged inside the lumen positioned in the distal shaft, and a straight transition portion positioned between the proximal portion and the distal portion. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005746

Guidewire

A guidewire includes a wire body having a first wire arranged on a distal end side and a second wire arranged on a proximal end side of the first wire. A proximal end surface of the first wire and a distal end surface of the second wire are joined to each other to form a joint portion. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005710

Puncture device and chemical liquid supplying device

A puncture device includes a puncture needle having a double structure including an outer needle and an inner tube located in the outer needle; a housing unit accommodating the puncture needle; and a puncture mechanism provided within the housing unit. The puncture mechanism includes a push-in unit configured to be pushed in with respect to the housing unit, an outer needle slide unit attached to the outer needle and configured to slide within the housing unit, a stopper providing releasable fixation between the push-in unit and the outer needle slide unit and releasable fixation between the inner tube inserted into the outer needle and the outer needle slide unit, an elastic member, a first end of which is fixed to the housing unit and a second end of which is fixed to the outer needle slide unit, and a fixation release unit configured to release the fixation between the push-in unit and the outer needle slide unit and the fixation between the outer needle slide unit and the inner tube.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005698

Applicator

An applicator is insertable into a living body to apply mixed solution to a region in the living body. The applicator includes a nozzle including an elongated nozzle main body to which gas and a plurality of kinds of liquids are supplied and a nozzle head at a distal end of the nozzle main body to jet mixed solution of the gas and the plurality of kinds of liquids supplied to the nozzle main body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005697

Applicator

An applicator is inserted into a living body and applies mixed solution to a region in the living body. The applicator includes a nozzle including an elongated nozzle main body to which gas and a plurality of kinds of liquids are supplied and a nozzle head at a distal end of the nozzle main body and configured to jet a mixed solution of the gas and the liquids supplied to the nozzle main body, and a sheath in which the nozzle main body is fitted for relative movement along a longitudinal axial direction of the nozzle main body. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005666

Medical needle

A medical needle includes a needle body including a needle tip on a front end of the needle body; a shaft provided on a base end of the needle body; a housing pipe including a first tube, and a second tube; and a lock member that includes at least one engaging unit that is releasably engaged with the shaft, and at least one engagement release unit. The shaft is slidable from a first position at which the front end of the needle body protrudes from the housing pipe by a predetermined length, to a second position at which the front end of the needle body is located in the housing pipe. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005628

Probe

A configuration is provided for firmly fixing a transmitting and receiving unit for ivus and a transmitting and receiving unit for oct in a probe of an imaging apparatus for diagnosis in which space saving is achieved. The probe includes a cylindrical housing in which an ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving unit is arranged on a distal side and a light transmitting and receiving unit is arranged on a proximal side. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005627

Tomographic image generation device and control method

A tomographic image generation device acquires ultrasonic wave data and interference light data to be used for generating a tomographic image for one line in respective rotation positions of the transmitting and receiving unit by performing sampling respectively on an ultrasonic wave echo signal and an interference light signal obtained by driving the ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving unit and the optical transmitting and receiving unit while rotating the transmitting and receiving unit. Then, the tomographic image generation device controls operation timing of the acquisition means so that a sampling period for performing sampling on the interference light signal for one line and a predetermined period from driving of the ultrasonic wave transmitting and receiving unit for ultrasonic wave oscillation are not overlapped.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005626

Probe and imaging apparatus for diagnosis

A probe is configured to be detachably attached to a rotary junction unit of the imaging apparatus for diagnosis, and is inserted into a body lumen. The probe includes a plurality of transmitting and receiving units that obtain tomographic images by transmitting and receiving signals inside the body lumen and a drive shaft that receives a rotary-drive force from the rotary junction unit and rotates the plurality of transmitting and receiving units. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

01/01/15 / #20150005615

Imaging apparatus for diagnosis and probe

An imaging apparatus for diagnosis is provided in which a simpler configuration enables an anatomical technique and a physiological technique to be used in combination. The imaging apparatus for diagnosis disclosed herein includes a first calculator for calculating a parameter indicating each deformation degree of measurement slit portions, by using a tomographic image including the measurement slit portions which are disposed at different positions in an axial direction of a probe unit and whose cross-sectional shape is deformed in response to a pressure applied to the probe unit, and a second calculator for calculating a value corresponding to a myocardial fractional flow reserve, based on the calculated parameter.. ... Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha








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