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9042962 Model based positioning system  
The present invention relates to a model based positioning system that includes a positioning device having at least one transmitter configured to be in a tracking environment, e.g. inserted into...
9034007 Distal embolic protection devices with a variable thickness microguidewire and methods for their use  
A distal embolic protection device for dedicated use in cerebral arterial blood vessels is described. The distal embolic protection device comprises a variable-thickness micro-guidewire and a...
9011511 Balloon catheter  
Balloon catheters and stent delivery systems including bifurcated stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example bifurcated stent delivery system may include an elongate shaft including a...
8975893 Dynamic adaptation of a dephasing gradient pair  
In a method for optimization of a flow coding with switching of an additional bipolar dephasing gradient pair, used in a magnetic resonance (MR) phase contrast angiography, the strength of the...
8948845 System, methods, and instrumentation for image guided prostate treatment  
The invention provides systems, methods, and instrumentation for aiding the performance of an image guided procedure of the anatomy of a patient such as, for example, the prostate. The invention...
8948848 Angiography catheter  
Embolic protection devices and methods for capturing embolic debris. An embolic protection device includes a pigtail catheter having a lumen for housing a guidewire. The distal portion of the...
8932561 Medical device rapid drug releasing coatings comprising a therapeutic agent and a contrast agent  
The invention relates to a coated medical device for rapid delivery of a therapeutic agent to a tissue in seconds to minutes. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the...
8886292 Apparatus for implanting a preloaded localization wire  
An apparatus for percutaneously implanting a localization wire into a tissue mass comprises a cannula with a preloaded localization wire having a distal end and at least one anchor. An actuator is...
8831707 Tip deflecting puncture needle  
A method of puncturing an interatrial septum between a right atrium and a left atrium may include introducing a distal end of a catheter endoluminally into the right atrium. The method also may...
8798721 System and method for visualizing catheter placement in a vasculature  
A system for advancing a needle through a vasculature to an injection site at the heart of a patient includes a guide catheter with a reflective distal tip. Also included is an imaging unit that...
8784602 Balloon catheter for delivering a therapeutic agent  
Catheter balloon assemblies (10) for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body vessel are provided, as well as related methods of manufacturing and methods of treatment. The catheter balloon...
8734366 Guide rod for introducer replacement  
The invention provides a method for replacing a first introducer, whose distal end is inside a vessel and whose proximal end is outside the skin of a patient, with a second introducer. The method...
8725234 Systems, devices, and methods employing fiber optic shape tracking  
The present invention provides systems, devices, and methods employing fiber optic shape and position tracking. The systems, devices, and methods permit measurement of and continuous tracking of...
8706198 Opacity technology  
A catheter device comprising a chamber containing an opacity enhancing substance is disclosed. The opacity enhancing substance is in a dried or semi-dried form within the chamber of the device....
8694077 Apparatus and method for targeting a body tissue  
An apparatus for targeting a desired target site on a body tissue that separates a first body cavity from a second body cavity of a patient includes a catheter having a longitudinally extending...
8694078 Method and device for inserting electrical leads  
Medical devices, systems and methods for providing visualization as well as support and/or stability for blood vessels during procedures for inserting electrical leads are disclosed. One aspect of...
8675293 SOI lens structure for medical probe  
An optical probe for emitting and/or receiving light within a body comprises an optical fiber that transmits and/or receives an optical signal, a silicon optical bench including a fiber groove...
8655798 Blood flow bypass catheters and methods for the delivery of medium to the vasculature and body ducts  
A catheterization device that may be designed by use of an adaptive genetic algorithm computational fluid dynamics approach, as well as other Global Optimization methods that may include simulated...
8649847 Steerable shape sensing biopsy needle and catheter  
A biopsy needle has a central axis and includes one or more sensing regions, each sensing region formed by a plurality of sensing optical fibers located over a particular extent of said central...
8617072 System for the noninvasive determination of tracer concentration in blood  
The invention relates to a general composite compartmental model and a compartmental analysis procedure to extract non-invasively the concentration (Cp) of the imaging agent in plasma (301), in...
8600479 Guidance and implantation of catheters  
A catheter system adapted for navigating, guiding and implanting a catheter or a plurality of catheters in a spatially-defined implantation within the tissue of a patient is provided. The system...
8551020 Crossing guidewire  
Medical devices and methods for manufacturing and using medical devices. An example medical device includes a core member, a tubular member coupled to the core member, and a tip member coupled to...
8532738 Visualization of catheter-tissue contact by map distortion  
A method, including constructing a simulated surface of a body cavity, and pressing a distal end of a probe against a wall of the body cavity. While pressing the distal end against the wall,...
8532743 Movable magnet for magnetically guided catheter  
A catheter is disclosed having a flexible tubing with a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter comprising at least one movable magnet provided within the distal end of the flexible tubing. A...
8521304 MRI compatible implantable lead with a distributed band stop filter  
An implantable lead includes a lead body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion with a connector located at the proximal end and an electrode located at the distal end. The...
8506492 Ultrasound catheter and imaging device for recording ultra-sound images  
The invention relates to an ultrasound catheter comprising a device arranged in the area of the catheter tip for ultra-sound image recording, with at least one lumen routed into the area of the...
8506493 Imaging transducer assembly  
The present invention is generally directed towards an imaging transducer assembly. Generally, the imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system. In one...
8403866 Guide catheters for accessing cardiac sites  
A method and apparatus for introducing a cardiac lead to an implantation site that includes a catheter body having an outer wall and a distal leader and having a proximal portion extending from...
8391953 Energy transfer amplification for intrabody devices  
Apparatus for driving current in a power circuit of a medical device inserted into a body of a subject includes a power transmitter, which is adapted to generate, in a vicinity of the body, an...
8390279 Degradation and integrity measuring device for absorbable metal implants  
The present invention relates to a measuring device including a sensor catheter, an evaluation unit, and means for receiving a magnetic field and converting the magnetic field to an electrical...
8371303 System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure  
Described herein is an apparatus that includes an endotracheal tube or airway device having a proximal end and a distal end and an occlusion cuff. The occlusion cuff includes a sensor for helping...
8372055 Method of using a deflectable subselecting catheter  
A medical device including, e.g., an implantable medical lead or drug pump catheter, a guide member, or a sheath is delivered to a target location within a patient via a catheter capable of...
8369935 Echogenic needle mechanism  
A medical device comprises a cannula for insertion to a target location in a body and at least one resonator situated on a surface of the cannula. The resonator resonates in response to an...
8326401 MRI detectable obturator  
An obturator with an elongated shaft, a proximal end, a substantially closed distal end and a MRI detectable distal shaft portion, which does not interfere with magnetic resonance imaging of...
8320711 Anatomical modeling from a 3-D image and a surface mapping  
A method of medical imaging includes creating an anatomical map of an inner wall of a cavity in a body of a subject by inserting a probe into the body and collecting data using the probe. A three...
8308726 Electromagnetically controlled tissue cavity distending system  
A system to minimize fluid turbulence inside a tissue cavity during endoscopic procedures. A body tissue cavity of a subject is distended by continuous flow irrigation using a solenoid operated...
8239003 System and method of integrating electromagnetic microsensors in guidewires  
A system and method of integrating electromagnetic microsensors into interventional endovascular devices such as guidewires for tracking guidewires within vessels of the body with the use of a...
8167821 Multiple diameter guidewire  
A guidewire can include a shaft or core wire that has a distal section configured for access to a vascular treatment site and a proximal section configured for intervention at a vascular treatment...
8140146 Catheter tip device and method for manufacturing same  
A catheter tip device and methods for manufacturing a catheter tip device are disclosed, the device comprising a transducer module attached to a capsule, wherein the transducer module comprises a...
8133184 Calibration of in vivo blood pressure sensors  
A method for performing an in-vivo calibration of a blood pressure sensor that is associated with a balloon of an in-vivo balloon system, the sensor and balloon being associated such that the...
8131346 Apparatus and method for implanting a preloaded localization wire  
An apparatus for percutaneously implanting a localization wire into a tissue mass comprises a cannula with a preloaded localization wire. An actuator is provided to effect the relative movement of...
8126534 Medical catheter and system for inserting a catheter into a vessel  
The invention relates to a medical system for introducing a catheter into a blood vessel of a patient, having a computer and control unit, a means for creating a transparent general view of the...
8082018 System and method for multiple injection procedures on heart vessels  
An angiographic injector system and a method of controllably delivering medical fluid to a patient from an angiographic injector system are disclosed. A multiple processor control system is used...
8027740 Drug delivery catheters that attach to tissue and methods for their use  
A drug delivery catheter suited for cardiac procedures. The catheter includes a distal helical coil or other fixation and penetrating element which can be operated from the proximal end of the...
8019404 Apparatus and method for targeting a body tissue  
An apparatus for targeting a desired target site on a body tissue that separates a first body cavity from a second body cavity of a patient includes a catheter having a longitudinally extending...
8005282 Method and device for preparing an implant from an implant material  
A method and device for preparing an implant from an implant material are provided. A defect image of the defect which has a defect contour is made available, in which a first calibration member...
7955305 Needle inserter and method for infusion device  
An infusion media delivery device includes a housing having a base adapted to be secured to a user's skin. An infusion media reservoir is supported by the housing. A moveable hollow needle is...
7937133 Method for determining size, pathology, and volume of embolic material  
Methods for determining the size, pathology, and volume of embolic debris captured in an embolic protection filtering device. The methods may include providing an embolic protection filtering...
7824345 Medical device with push force limiter  
A medical device with improved flexibility characteristics and methods of using the same. The medical device may include a proximal end, a distal end, and an intermediate region. In at least some...
7794742 Devices for promoting epithelial cell differentiation and keratinization  
In one aspect, the present invention provides a biomaterial having at least one biocompatible surface. The biocompatible surface comprises a plurality of immobilized Notch ligand molecules,...

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