3754 results about "Biomedical engineering" patented technology

Biomedical engineering (BME) or medical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine, combining the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical biological sciences to advance health care treatment, including diagnosis, monitoring, and therapy. Also included under the scope of a biomedical engineer is the management of current medical equipment within hospitals while adhering to relevant industry standards. This involves equipment recommendations, procurement, routine testing and preventative maintenance, through to decommissioning and disposal. This role is also known as a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) or clinical engineering.

Electroactive polymer actuated medical devices

The present invention is directed to novel apparatus for use in medical procedures relating to tubular body fluid conduits. According to a first aspect of the invention, a filter apparatus is provided for delivery over a guidewire within a tubular body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The filter apparatus comprises: (a) a filter element transformable between a collapsed state and a deployed state, wherein the filter element is adapted to filter particulate matter from fluid within the tubular body conduit while in the deployed state; and (b) a locking member comprising one or more electroactive polymer actuators which switch the locking member between (i) a locking state wherein the locking member securely engages the guidewire and (ii) a release state wherein the locking member is movable along the length of the guidewire. According to a second aspect of the invention, a connector apparatus is provided for use in making an anastomotic connection between first and second tubular fluid conduits in a patient. The connector apparatus comprises: (a) a locking member, which further comprises one or more electroactive polymer actuators that switch the locking member between a locking state and a release state; and (b) a connector body that is configured to permit flow of bodily fluid between the first and second tubular fluid conduits. The connector body has a first portion configured for insertion into an axial end of the first tubular fluid conduit and a second portion configured for insertion through a sidewall of the second tubular fluid conduit. The second portion of the connector body is further configured to securely engage the locking member when the locking member is in the locking state.

Tissue clamping member of linear cutting anastomat and nail granary of tissue clamping member

The invention discloses a tissue clamping member of a linear cutting anastomat and a nail granary of the tissue clamping member. The left side and the right side of a nail discharging surface of the nail granary are respectively provided with one column of barrier bars and barrier bulges, which are parallel to a knife pushing groove, and the front end part of a nail supporting surface of a nail supporting base of the tissue clamping member is provided with one row of semi-spherical concave holes along the left-right direction. During the use, the barrier bulges apply an acting force with the direction which is opposite to the advancing direction of a cutting knife to the clamped human body tissue, the two columns of barrier bars apply leftwards and rightwards acting forces which have the direction opposite to the advancing direction of the cutting knife and face outside to the clamped human body tissue, therefore the clamped tissue is stable and firm without slipping, wherein the left column of barrier bar applies to a leftwards acting force to the human body tissue and the right column of barrier bar applies to a rightwards acting force to the human body tissue, therefore, the clamped tissue is tightened, and the cutting knife carries out cutting more smoothly when advancing forwards.
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