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US20140275982 CATHETER MOVEMENT CONTROL  
An endovascular device monitoring system is provided that determines, based on movement of the endovascular device past a selected reference location, at least one of a movement rate of a...
US20130296693 RIGHT ATRIUM INDICATOR  
A method for determining the location of a medical device within a body is provided. The method includes transmitting from the medical device an acoustic signal; receiving with the medical device...
US20120108954 ERROR CORRECTION TECHNIQUES IN SURGICAL NAVIGATION  
A medical system includes a sensor location module, a first module, and a second module. The sensor location module determines a location of a magnetic field sensor within a magnetic field. The...
US20110160571 TOOL SHAPE ESTIMATION  
A medical tool includes a location sensor at a distal end. While the tool is being maneuvered to a desired region of interest, a control unit records a first location reading obtained according to...
US20140142419 PATIENT MOVEMENT COMPENSATION IN INTRA-BODY PROBE  
A method includes receiving a position of an intra-body probe inserted into an organ of a living body in a first coordinate system. Fluoroscopic images of the body are received. A movement of the...
US20150045656 SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM  
An surgical navigation system to provide more precise navigation function during endoscopic surgery in otolaryngology such as paranasal sinuses including large curved areas. The surgical...
US20120215094 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR 3D STEREOSCOPIC ANGIOVISION, ANGIONAVIGATION AND ANGIOTHERAPEUTICS  
Devices, systems, and methods for catheterization through angionavigation, cardionavigation, or brain navigation to diagnose or treat diseased areas through direct imaging using tracking, such as...
US20120179027 FIDUCIARY MARKERS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF  
The invention provides devices and methods used to locate target areas within a patient for repeat therapeutic treatments. In the invention, fiduciary markers made of metal or metal alloys are...
US20130211244 Methods, Devices, Systems, Circuits and Associated Computer Executable Code for Detecting and Predicting the Position, Orientation and Trajectory of Surgical Tools  
The present invention includes methods, devices, systems, circuits and associated computer executable code for detecting and predicting the position and trajectory of surgical tools. According to...
US20100312101 FRONTAL SINUS DILATION CATHETER  
A balloon dilation catheter includes a substantially rigid inner guide member and a movable shaft coupled to a balloon that is slidably mounted on the substantially rigid inner guide member. To...
US20150141807 REAL-TIME IN VIVO MEASUREMENT OF THE 3D ANGULAR ORIENTATION OF CARDIOVASCULAR STRUCTURES  
This document provides materials and methods for determining three-dimensional spatial orientations of blood vessels, cardiac valves, and other anatomical structures within a mammal during a...
US20130296694 SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR OCT ASSISTED PROCEDURES  
Assemblies are provided for use as surgical instruments in optical coherence tomography (OCT) assisted surgical procedures. Each assembly includes a working assembly, formed from a material...
US20150202020 METHOD FOR EPICARDIAL PACING OR CARDIAC TISSUE ABLATION  
A method is provided for placing an epicardial pacing lead onto the epicardium of a heart in a subject. A method is also provided for placing an ablation catheter onto the epicardium of a heart in...
US20110071380 Manual Instrumented Medical Tool System  
A medical device is for use in association with a medical image of the gland or organ having a known reference point. The medical device comprises a structural frame, a horizontal joint, a...
US20100249491 TWO-PIECE TRANSSEPTAL CANNULA, DELIVERY SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF DELIVERY  
A cannula assembly for directing blood from the heart of a patient and a minimally invasive method of implanting the same. The cannula assembly includes a flexible cannula body having a proximal...
US20110092809 CARDIAC COORDINATE SYSTEM FOR MOTION ANALYSIS  
An exemplary method includes accessing cardiac information acquired via a catheter located at various positions in a venous network of a heart of a patient wherein the cardiac information...
US20130345553 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENHANCING ULTRASONIC VISIBILITY OF ENERGY-DELIVERY DEVICES WITHIN TISSUE  
In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, electrosurgical systems are provided generally including at least one energy-delivery device for delivering energy to tissue when inserted or...
US20130345552 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENHANCING ULTRASONIC VISIBILITY OF ENERGY-DELIVERY DEVICES WITHIN TISSUE  
In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, electrosurgical systems are provided generally including at least one energy-delivery device for delivering energy to tissue when inserted or...
US20130345551 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENHANCING ULTRASONIC VISIBILITY OF ENERGY-DELIVERY DEVICES WITHIN TISSUE  
In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, electrosurgical systems are provided generally including at least one energy-delivery device for delivering energy to tissue when inserted or...
US20120330139 MEDICAL DEVICE AND TECHNIQUE FOR USING THE SAME  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure, such as a carina. The...
US20140303492 System for Placement of a Catheter Including a Signal-Generating Stylet  
An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip...
US20150141809 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR NAVIGATING A BIOPSY TOOL TO A TARGET LOCATION AND OBTAINING A TISSUE SAMPLE USING THE SAME  
A biopsy tool includes an elongated flexible body defining a distal end and a distal biopsy member disposed at the distal end of the elongated flexible body. The biopsy member incorporates a...
US20150038834 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EMMISSION IN AN X-RAY IMAGING DEVICE  
A method for controlling the emission of an X-ray imaging device configured to take images of a patient's body, into which a medical instrument has been inserted, is provided. The method...
US20130018253 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EMMISSION IN AN X-RAY IMAGING DEVICE  
A method for controlling the emission of an X-ray imaging device configured to take images of a patient's body, into which a medical instrument has been inserted, is provided. The method...
US20140163358 High Pressure Therapeutic and Imaging Catheter  
Disclosed herein is an integrated therapeutic and imaging catheter. The catheter comprises an inner member defining a guidewire lumen, a balloon assembly, a treatment device mounted about the...
US20120116214 Multimodal Catheter System and Method for Intravascular Analysis  
Methods, apparatus, and systems for intravascular analysis combine at least three analytical modalities. In one implementation, intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, and near...
US20110112397 IN VIVO SENSOR FOR DETECTING BONE SURFACE  
A device and a method are described for finding the location of a bone surface in patients or living animals by using a thin probe equipped with bone contacting detection functionality for a...
US20110106052 ULTRASONIC POSITIONING DEVICE FOR EPIDURAL SPACE AND METHOD USING THE SAME  
An ultrasonic positioning device for real time measuring the distance between the epidural needle and the epidural space is provided. The ultrasonic positioning device at least includes an...
US20130066195 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SAFE LOCATION AND MARKING OF A CAVITY AND SENTINEL LYMPH NODES  
A subcutaneous cavity marking device percutaneously implantable in breast tissue during a biopsy procedure. The marking device including at least two implantable bodies, one made from a first...
US20140200442 Intracardiac Tracking System  
In general, in one aspect, a method is disclosed for determining information about a position of an object. The method includes: (i) causing current to flow between each of three or more sets of...
US20130184562 BIOPSY MARKER WITH IN SITU-GENERATED IMAGING PROPERTIES  
An intracorporeal marker, for marking a site within living tissue of a host, includes an outer body portion of biodegradable material. An inner body portion is located in the outer body portion....
US20140275993 Devices, Systems, and Methods for Specialization of Neuromodulation Treatment  
The present disclosure relates to devices, systems and methods providing evaluation and feedback to an operator of a device providing neuromodulation treatment, such as modulation of renal nerves...
US20130225983 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MARKING AN ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL COORDINATE SYSTEM  
The present invention is a device localization system that uses one or more ultrasound reference catheters to establish a fixed three-dimensional coordinate system within a patient's heart using...
US20150148629 Biopsy Device with Integrated Optical Spectroscopy Guidance  
An optical spectroscopy probe for providing optical spectroscopy guidance of a mechanical biopsy procedure, and a tissue biopsy device including an optical spectroscopy probe. The optical...
US20150038836 STERILE OPTICAL SENSOR SYSTEM HAVING AN ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM  
Systems, methods and a sensor alignment mechanism are disclosed for medical navigational guidance systems. In one example, a system to make sterile a non-sterile optical sensor for use in...
US20120059247 ECHOGENIC NEEDLE FOR BIOPSY DEVICE  
A biopsy device comprises an elongate needle having a piercing tip, a lateral aperture, and one or more echogenic features. In some versions, a dimpled surface provides the one or more echogenic...
US20120116213 ORIENTATION DETERMINATION OF A MEDICAL DEVICE WITHIN A PATIENT  
Devices and methods for assessing the orientation and shape of vessel lumens and hollow portions of organs are described. The devices and methods are particularly adapted for determining the...
US20130253310 MEDICAL DEVICE AND TECHNIQUE FOR USING THE SAME  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure such as a carina. The...
US20110137150 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DETERMINING LUMEN OCCLUSION  
Embodiments of the present invention describe methods of determining the occlusion of body lumens and apparatuses for doing so. In one particular embodiment, the occlusion of the fallopian tubes...
US20110295104 DETECTION AND GUIDE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING BLOOD VESSELS  
A detection and guide system provides access to desired blood vessel locations. An implant formed of a biocompatible material is implanted within a mammalian body proximate an outer surface of a...
US20110054304 Combination Localization System  
A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more navigation modalities to navigate a single instrument in a volume. For example, both an Electromagnetic...
US20110166442 SYSTEM FOR OPTICALLY DETECTING POSITION OF AN INDWELLING CATHETER  
The present invention relates generally a device for locating an indwelling catheter relative to its initial location. The system of the invention is based on emitting light from an optical probe...
US20140249403 SELF-ASSEMBLED, MICROPATTERNED, AND RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) SHIELDED BIOCONTAINERS AND THEIR USES FOR REMOTE SPATIALLY CONTROLLED CHEMICAL DELIVERY  
The present invention relates to a nanoscale or microscale particle for encapsulation and delivery of materials or substances, including, but not limited to, cells, drugs, tissue, gels and...
US20130116541 Self-Assembled, Micropatterned, and Radio Frequency (RF) Shielded Biocontainers and Their Uses for Remote Spatially Controlled Chemical Delivery  
The present invention relates to a nanoscale or microscale particle for encapsulation and delivery of materials or substances, including, but not limited to, cells, drugs, tissue, gels and...
US20120316433 GUIDE WIRE AND CATHETER ASSEMBLY  
A guide wire includes an elongated main body possessing flexibility. The main boy is comprised of a first wire having a core member constituted by a metal material, a second wire having a core...
US20110313282 Ultrasound for Surgical Cranial Applications  
The present disclosure relates generally to equipment and procedures in the field of surgery and/or diagnostics and, more particularly, to instruments, systems, and methods for undertaking...
US20140249406 COMPENSATOR-BASED BRACHYTHERAPY  
Compensator-based brachytherapy (CBT) for treatment of cancerous tumors or other pathologic tissues. CBT permits, in one aspect, increased dosage conformity for non-radially symmetric tumors by...
US20130245430 CATHETER SYSTEMS FOR CROSSING TOTAL OCCLUSIONS IN VASCULATURE  
Medical devices and methods are described that include catheter systems for use in vasculature. The catheter systems include a re-entry catheter for use with numerous guide wires to direct the...
US20130261437 Sonic Endovenous Catheter  
A device and method to improve the ultrasound visibility of a catheter placed inside the body is described. The catheter is sonically vibrated by an external driver device that transmits the...
US20130261436 Sonic Endovenous Catheter  
A device and method to improve the ultrasound visibility of a catheter placed inside the body is described. The catheter is sonically vibrated by an external driver device that transmits the...