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Meridian | Date: 2016-10-19

A cartridge assembly apparatus for an auto-injector includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant. A needle hub is connected to the flexible container. A needle is attached to the needle hub and extends proximally from the needle hub. A frame is connected to the needle hub and includes a frame proximal end extending proximally beyond a proximal end of the needle. The needle hub and the needle are displaceable relative to the frame in a proximal direction to insert the needle into a patient.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-09-14

A motorized lid assembly is provided on the roof opening of a grain bin. The assembly includes a ring attached to an upstanding collar of the roof opening, with a lid pivotally secured to the ring for movement between a closed position over the roof opening and an open position away from the roof opening. A motor is mounted to the ring and connected to the lid to pivot the lid between the open and closed positions. The motor is actuated remotely by a person on the ground. In the open position, the lid allows 360 access to the roof opening for discharging seed or grain into the bin.


Patent
Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics and Meridian | Date: 2016-03-18

According to some embodiments, an ablation system or other treatment system comprises an elongate body, a first energy delivery member positioned along the distal end of the elongate body, and at least a second energy delivery member positioned at a location proximal to the first energy delivery member, the first energy delivery member and the second energy delivery member being configured to deliver energy sufficient to at least partially ablate tissue. In some embodiments, each of the first and second energy delivery members comprises an antenna configured to receive a microwave signal corresponding to a temperature of the tissue at a location adjacent the antenna. The system further comprises at least one radiometer configured to process the microwave signals received from the antennas of the energy delivery members and configured to produce an output signal representative of tissue temperatures at depth adjacent the first and second energy delivery members.


According to some embodiments, systems for energy delivery to targeted tissue comprise a catheter with an ablation member, a radiometer configured to detect temperature data from the targeted tissue, a processor configured to determine a calculated temperature (e.g., an extreme temperature, such as a peak or trough temperature) within the tissue by applying at least one factor to the temperature data detected by the radiometer, the processor configured to compare the calculated temperature to a setpoint and an energy source configured to energize the ablation member and to regulate delivery of ablative energy to the targeted tissue of the subject based at least in part on the comparison. In some embodiments, the factor depends on at least one characteristic of the targeted tissue. Information regarding a tissue characteristic can be provided using information from an imaging set (e.g., intracardiac echo) or an electrical signal of the subject (e.g., electrocardiogram).


Patent
Advanced Gardiac Therapeutics Inc. and Meridian | Date: 2016-01-04

The present invention provides systems and methods for temperature-controlled ablation using radiometric feedback. An interface module may include (a) a processor; (b) a first input/output (I/O) port to receive digital radiometer and digital thermocouple signals from an integrated catheter tip (ICT); (c) a second I/O port to receive ablative energy from a generator; (d) a temperature display; (e) a patient relay; (f) a computer-readable medium storing instructions for causing the processor to: (i) calculate a temperature adjacent to the ICT based on the digital radiometer and thermocouple signals and operation parameters; (ii) cause the temperature display to display the calculated temperature; and (iii) close the patient relay to pass ablative energy received on the second I/O port to the first I/O port; and (g) a temperature control subsystem to regulate the ablative power based on the calculated temperature.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-09-08

In an embodiment, the present invention provides an autoinjector that has one or more slip-resistant features. In certain embodiments, the exterior surface of the autoinjector housing forms at least one of indentures and protrusions that impart a slip-resistant texture to the housing of the autoinjector. In other embodiments, the one or more slip-resistant features are included on a label, which comprises a label substrate and is attached to the exterior surface of the housing of the autoinjector. The features are designed to improve the handling properties of the autoinjector and reduce the likelihood that the autoinjector will slip out of a users or caregivers hand during use.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-05-05

An automatic injection device including a housing, a chamber with a first compartment and a second compartment, and a seal structure between the compartments. The seal structure is initially in a sealing condition that seals the first compartment from the second compartment, where the seal includes a plug and an outer sealing member. The plug is slidably movable within the outer sealing member to convert the seal structure from the sealing condition to a mixing condition by opening a path between the first compartment and the second compartment. The automatic injection device also includes a needle assembly and an activation assembly. Activation of the activation assembly causes (1) pressurization of the first compartment, (2) the seal structure to convert from the sealing condition to the mixing condition, and (3) the first and second medicament components to be mixed and forced through the needle assembly.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-02-16

An auto-injector automatically dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament upon activation. The auto-injector includes a needle cover operative to engage an injection site and activate the injector. The needle cover is configured to move from a locked retracted position prior to a medicament dispensing operation to a locked extended position after the medicament dispensing operation. The non-removable needle cover prevents contact with the needle both before and after the medicament dispensing operation.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-06-22

Topical medications to treat the physical effects of bruises and burns. For bruises, the topical medication preferably includes therapeutically effective amounts of vasoconstrictor, such as phenylephrine HCL USP, an anti-inflammatory, such as Arica, and compounding agents. In one embodiment, the compounding agents are a Versabase gel which includes water, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, allatoin, disodium EDTA, methylchloroisothiazolinone and rnethylisothiazolinone. For burns, the topical medication preferably combines therapeutically effective amounts of an active anti-bacterial compound, such as silver sulfadiazine, an anesthetic, such as lidocaine, and a histamine blocker, such as diphenhydramine, with suitable compounding agents, such as Versabase gel. Both the anti-bruise and anti-burn medications of the present invention can advantageously be formulated in solutions, lotions, creams, ointments, gels, foams or transdermal patches.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-03-07

A system and method for providing customized on-line content is disclosed. The system uses customers computer, location, URL, IP address, email domain, embedded promotion code, or other predetermined criteria to provide special content including product offerings and pricing for a particular class or subclass of customers. If an unauthorized user attempts to access the system, a series of screens containing non-customized content is presented to the intruder so as not to alert the intruder that he or she has reached the restricted content. Based on the authentication information, automated manufacturing processes and equipment may be utilized to produce the customized products.

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