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9033929 Fluid removal in a surgical access device  
The present invention generally provides methods and devices for removing fluid from a surgical instrument. Surgical access devices and seal systems are generally provided having one or more...
9022984 Apparatus for delivery of device and antimicrobial agent into trans-dermal catheter  
An apparatus for delivery of an elongate member into the lumen of a trans-dermal catheter. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises a protective sheath configured to at least...
8974419 Stretchable-diameter inserter for hemodynamic studies and related operations  
A stretchable-diameter inserter, for hemodynamic studies and related operations, is characterized in that it comprises an inserter tube, a hemostatic valve designed for preventing blood from...
8852136 Methods for placing a shunt into the intra-scleral space  
The present invention generally relates to intraocular shunts, and in particular, to intraocular shunts configured to form a drainage pathway between the anterior chamber and the intra-scleral space.
8801669 System for access into bodily cavity  
An assembly and method for percutaneous placement of a catheter comprising an elongated hollow catheter having a distal end and a reduced cross-section portion at a proximal end thereof. An...
8790309 Modular hemostatic valve  
A modular hemostatic valve includes a splittable valve body. The splittable body defines a passageway. A sealing element is positioned in the passageway. The sealing element is configured to...
8603035 Catheter  
A catheter (100, 200) for insertion into a human and/or animal hollow organ, comprising a catheter shaft (110, 210) with a lumen (120, 220), which opens into a front opening at a distal end (112,...
8556857 Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp  
Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp...
8382714 Rail-guided epidural-spinal needle  
A rail-guided epidural-spinal needle, which includes an epidural needle including a base and a needle shaft connected to the base, the needle shaft having a groove that is formed on an outer...
8273060 Fluid removal in a surgical access device  
The present invention generally provides methods and devices for removing fluid from a surgical instrument. Surgical access devices and seal systems are generally provided having one or more...
8251975 Catheter and tunneling device therefor  
A catheter for introduction and removal of fluids from a body and tunneling device therefor, the catheter has a body having a first conduit for removing fluid from the body and a second conduit...
8221357 Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp  
Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp...
8105284 System for access into bodily cavity  
An assembly and method for percutaneous placement of a catheter comprising an elongated hollow catheter having a distal end and a reduced cross-section portion at a proximal end thereof. An...
8043263 Slittable delivery device assembly for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device  
An assembly for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a slittable delivery device and a bypass assembly. The slittable delivery...
8012127 Systems and methods for gaining access around an implanted medical device  
Systems for gaining access into a body of a patient around an implanted body of an elongate medical device include a sheath having a deformable wall that allows insertion of the device body into a...
7985232 Detachable hemostasis valve and splittable sheath assembly  
A system for connecting a hemostasis valve to a splittable sheath includes an interface formed between a ledge on the proximal end of a cannula portion of the hemostasis valve and an engagement...
7833197 Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp  
Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp...
7824375 Slittable delivery device for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device  
Disclosed herein is a slittable delivery device for the delivery of a cardiac surgical device. The delivery device includes a hub and a shaft integrated into the hub. The shaft forms at least a...
7819889 Detachable introducer for a medical device deployment system  
A detachable introducer and method of using such introducer is disclosed for inserting an embolic coil deployment system into the tortuous vasculature of the human brain for placing an embolic...
7798999 Adjustable length catheter  
An adjustable length catheter device, a kit and a method of providing the adjustable length catheter device to a patient are provided. The catheter device includes an elongate shaft having a...
7717115 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices  
Disclosed is an apparatus for deploying a bronchial isolation device in a bronchial passageway in a lung of a patient. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an outer shaft having a distal end....
7708744 Device for introduction of long item  
A device (such as guidewire inserter) for easily and certainly inserting a medical long item having a curved tip into a tube such as catheter and sheath includes a tubular member having a bore for...
7618398 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector  
A protective sleeve for a balloon dilatation catheter includes an elongate tubular member having a neck portion and a slit extending along the entire length of the tubular member from a proximal...
7582070 Modular hemostatic valve  
A modular hemostatic valve includes a splittable valve body. The splittable body defines a passageway. A sealing element positions in the passageway. The sealing element is configured to...
7465291 Method of fluid delivery and catheters for use with same  
A pain management system for the infusion of drug to a wound site includes a guide needle placed within an introducer tubing. The needle and tubing are pierced through the patient's skin, after...
7462167 Catheter sheath slitter and method of use  
A device and method for slitting a first elongated flexible catheter/sheath used with an elongated flexible component. The device includes a handle, an elongated groove and a cutter member. The...
7329248 Catheter sheath pinch clamp  
A catheter insertion sheath assembly (100) including a tubular sheath body (106) having a proximal end (102), a distal end (104), and a hollow passage (107) extending between the proximal end and...
7229460 Catheter system with catheter and guidewire exchange  
An intravascular catheter system, such as a dilatation catheter system for angioplasty procedures, which provides for the replacement of the catheter or the guidewire during the procedure. The...
7144386 Catheter introducer having an expandable tip  
A catheter includes a body having an outer surface defining a lumen and an expandable tip on a distal end thereof. The tip includes an opening axially extending therethrough. Upon insertion of a...
7074231 Convertible mode vascular catheter system  
An angioplasty catheter comprising a catheter shaft having a proximal portion and a distal end, an angioplasty balloon attached to the shaft at the distal end, a balloon inflation lumen extending...
6966896 Introducer and hemostatic valve combination and method of using the same  
An introducer and hemostatic valve for improved torsional guidance and kink resistance includes an entirely circumferentially reinforced introducer connected directly to a valve body formed of a...
6939327 Peel-away sheath  
A peel-away sheath for a catheter includes at least one weakened area in a non-longitudinal pattern, such as a helical pattern, along the length of the sheath. One embodiment of a catheter sheath...
6852290 Multi-well apparatus  
A multi-well assembly according to one embodiment comprises a multi-well block and a guide plate. The multi-well block defines a plurality of wells, with each well having a fluid-impermeable...
6837873 Method and an apparatus for forming a one-piece introducer  
A method and an apparatus for forming a one-piece introducer in which at least one finger tab is formed at one end of a tube. The apparatus is formed from a molton polymer fed into the cavity of a...
6821287 Multi-mode vascular catheter system  
An intravascular catheter, comprising a catheter shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a guidewire lumen extending through the shaft for receiving a steerable guidewire, wherein the...
6712789 Introducer having a movable valve assembly with removable side port  
An introducing apparatus includes an elongate tubular sheath having an external diameter, and the sheath has a bore including an internal diameter sized to receive a dilator therethrough. The...
6692464 T-fitting for splittable sheath  
A splittable sheath assembly including a sheath, a T-shaped fitting and an attachment mechanism. The sheath is adapted for use in the trans-cutaneous insertion of medical instrumentation through a...
6641564 Safety introducer apparatus and method therefor  
An introducing apparatus is provided which includes an elongate tubular sheath extending from a sheath proximal end to a sheath distal end. The sheath has a bore sized to receive a dilator...
6626869 Guide wire introducer  
The present invention comprises a device for advancing a guide wire into a blood vessel of a patient, which comprises a housing from a distal end of which extends a needle hub support having a...
6613039 Safety guide for surgical placement of sharp instruments  
A method and apparatus for the safe surgical placement of sharp instruments, such as trocars, is provided. The apparatus includes a safety guide that allows placement of a surgical trocar through...
6497681 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HOLDING AND MAINTAINING THE POSITION OF A MEDICAL DEVICE SUCH AS A CARDIAC PACING LEAD OR OTHER INTRAVASCULAR INSTRUMENT AND FOR FACILITATING REMOVAL OF A PEELABLE OR SPLITTABLE INTRODUCER SHEATH  
A holding device and method of use with a peelable or otherwise splittable introducer sheath or catheter through which a cardiac pacing lead or other elongated flexible instrument extends into the...
6251119 Direct stick tear-away introducer and methods of use  
A direct stick tear-away introducer having an elongate intraluminal medical device, comprising a proximal and a distal end. A sheath is disposed about the medical device and extends from the...
6224586 Positioning device  
A catheter position guide (100) includes a first open channel (104) along the length of the position guide (100) designed to receive a catheter (202). An optional second channel (112)...
6196995 Reinforced edge exchange catheter  
The invention relates to a catheter and guidewire exchange system in which the guidewire is contained within an indwelling portion of the catheter and with the guidewire and the catheter being...
6149680 Stent loading tool  
The present invention describes a device for delivering a stent to a bodily stricture. The delivery device advantageously includes a funnel shaped distal end configured to facilitate compressing...
RE36857 Interlocking peel-away dilation catheter  
A dilatation balloon catheter which is capable of being removed from a patient while leaving a guide wire in place has a longitudinal slit extending from its proximal end to a position near its...
6110146 Protector for catheter balloon with guidewire backloading system  
A balloon protector for the balloon of a dilatation catheter includes a distally extending flared section that defines a funnel receptive to a guidewire in order to facilitate backloading of the...
6004293 Slotted regional anesthesia needle  
A hypodermic needle device for administration of anesthesia to a patient's epidural space comprising a hypodermic needle having a barrel portion with opposed distal and proximal ends, a hub...
5971957 Through-the-needle cannula and split needle placement apparatus and method of use  
A novel enhanced needle splitting through-the-needle cannula placement apparatus includes a hinged housing, a scored splittable needle, a needle splitting means and sliding means for facile...
5755693 Bloodless splittable introducer  
An apparatus is provided for facilitating substantially bloodless insertion into and withdrawal from a patient's body of a longitudinal member having a proximal end portion and having a distal end...

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