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9039676 Apparatus and methods for catheter steerability  
A catheter assembly having first and second shaft members that provide stearability for the catheter assembly. The first shaft member has a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart first ring...
9033917 Needle catheter for delivery of agents directly into vessel wall  
A system and method for treating a patient including advancing a catheter into the vasculature of the patient, forcing the catheter to adopt a position in contact with a vessel wall, and causing a...
9017283 Magnetically guided catheter with concentric needle port  
A catheter adapted for ablation, mapping, injection, and directional control by an external magnetic system has a catheter body, an intermediate section, and a tip section having a tip electrode...
9017309 Thrombus-aspiration catheter  
It is intended to provide a thrombus-aspiration catheter capable of exerting flexibility and aspiration force even in the case where the tube in the front end side is a triple lumen tube or a...
9011413 Assembly for inserting foley catheter  
A Foley catheter assembly is disclosed. The Foley catheter assembly includes a Foley catheter, which includes an insertion tip inserted into the bladder and a drainage tube extending from the...
9011412 Apparatus, system and method for manipulating a surgical catheter and working device with a single hand  
Systems and methods are disclosed that include a guide catheter apparatus insertable through a external body passage of a subject. The guide catheter apparatus includes a substantially rigid shaft...
8998844 Handle extension for an elongate medical device  
A medical device handle assembly can include a modular extension that allows for the addition of any number of connector ports to an existing handle. In an embodiment, such an extension can...
8998845 Deflection mechanism for an elongate medical device  
A deflection mechanism for use in an elongate medical device is presented. The deflection mechanism comprises an actuator. The actuator comprises a rotatable body comprising a channel. The...
8996095 Guide extension catheter  
Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. The guide extension catheter may include a push...
8979822 Catheter assembly  
A catheter assembly comprises a first catheter including a wall with an inner surface at least partially defining a lumen. A second catheter is connected to the wall of the first catheter and is...
8977333 Shape-imparting mechanisms for catheter assemblies  
A shape-imparting mechanism for a catheter that includes an elongate element dimensioned to fit within a lumen of an electrode sheath of a catheter. An insertion facilitating arrangement is...
8968214 Protector  
A protector which is used to cover a distal portion of a guide wire protruding from a distal opening of a tube body includes a first half body and a second half body which are movable between an...
8956322 Steering mechanism for bi-directional catheter  
The present invention provides a bi-directional catheter with nearly double the throw in its catheter tip deflection. In particular, the travel path of each the puller wire includes a U-turn or...
8945060 Access sheath and needle assembly for delivering therapeutic material  
Medical device (10) for delivering therapeutic material to a patient. The device comprises an access sheath (12) having a proximal section (18) extending to a distal section (20). A working lumen...
8945146 Delivery system assemblies and associated methods for implantable medical devices  
A delivery system assembly includes an outer tube, an inner member, extending within a lumen of the outer tube, and a deflectable shaft, extending within the outer tube lumen and around the inner...
8939960 Steerable guide catheters and methods for their use  
Methods for easy, atraumatic access to areas of the vasculature that are otherwise difficult to access, using steerable guide catheters constructed with components that are selected to provide...
8932276 Shapeable guide catheters and related methods  
Shapeable guide catheters and methods for manufacturing and using such shapeable guide catheters. In one embodiment, the shapeable guide catheter comprises a tubular member having a shapeable...
8926588 Steerable delivery catheter  
A steerable delivery catheter includes an outer sheath with a housing disposed at a distal end thereof to define a chamber for a medical device, the chamber having an open distal end and a...
8920369 Steerable delivery sheaths  
Steerable medical delivery devices and their methods of use.
8911382 Catheter with pull wire measurement feature  
An apparatus for determining a length of a portion of a steering wire disposed within a bendable medical device includes an electrical contact slidably coupled with a steering wire, an electrical...
8911362 Endoscope  
An endoscope including a bending operation apparatus including a bending operation mechanism section and a bending portion braking mechanism section in an operation section, the bending operation...
8906013 Control handle for a contact force ablation catheter  
A control handle for a steerable catheter body for navigation of the catheter body through a biological lumen and manipulation at a treatment site. The control handle includes a housing assembly...
8900216 Facilitation of antegrade insertion of a guidewire into the superficial femoral artery  
A guidewire for antegrade guidance of vascular interventions of a lower limb artery via a common femoral artery into a superficial femoral artery of a human patient. When in unloaded condition,...
8882673 Continuous transversus abdominis plane block  
A procedure and kit are provided for performing an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) procedure. The patient's abdomen is scanned with an ultrasound probe to identify and mark the...
8876796 Method of accessing the left common carotid artery  
Single filter and multi-filter endolumenal methods and systems for filtering fluids within the body. In some embodiments a blood filtering system captures and removes particulates dislodged or...
8870854 Release device for detaching a medical implant from an insertion device and an insertion device comprising a release device  
A release device (100) and an insertion device (110) having such a release device (100) for detaching a medical implant from an insertion device (110), in which the implant can be released by way...
8870824 Aspiration catheter  
An aspiration catheter includes an aspiration tube and an aspiration lumen extending between and opening to the distal and proximal ends of the aspiration tube, and a guidewire tube bonded to the...
8870849 Catheter hub  
A catheter hub includes a distal assembly including a distal hub member adapted to be fixedly attached to an outer catheter and a proximal assembly including a proximal hub member adapted to be...
8858495 Five degree of freedom ultrasound catheter and catheter control handle  
Catheter ultrasound systems including a sheath, a handle, a sheath lumen, and an ultrasound catheter disposed within the lumen of the sheath with ultrasound elements capable of visualizing...
8852266 Delivery mechanism for implantable stent  
A delivery system including an inner catheter with a reinforcing element and an outer catheter having a proximal end attached to a movable member. An abutment element may be attached to a distal...
8845618 Anti-clog suction tip apparatus and method  
An anti-clog suction tip apparatus includes a suction tip having a suction opening and an interior defining a suction channel. An ejection wire channel extends to a wire exit opening into the...
8845520 Selective compliance wire actuated mobile platform, particularly for endoscopic surgical devices  
A wire-operated selective compliance mobile platform (100), in particular for endoscopic surgery devices, obtains a perfect and precise mobility and thus it allows to handle, in the most effective...
8827926 Guide wire  
A guide wire includes an elongated wire body and a radiopaque part capable of forming an X-ray image and located at the distal end portion of the wire body. The radiopaque part has a radiopaque...
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...
8827949 Steerable device and system  
A system includes a steerable device, such as a sheath or shaft, having proximal and distal ends. The steerable device includes an elongated body having a proximal section, a steering section, and...
8821477 Alternative micromachined structures  
Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate core member and a tubular member disposed about a portion of the core member. The...
8808166 Endoscope  
An endoscope includes an endoscope insertion portion having a bendable bending portion and a bending mechanism configured to bend the bending portion. The bending mechanism includes a pulley, at...
8808345 Handle assemblies for intravascular treatment devices and associated systems and methods  
The present disclosure comprises handle assemblies for intravascular treatment devices. In one embodiment, a handle assembly comprises an actuator for deflecting a distal region of an...
8808186 Flexible debulking catheters with imaging and methods of use and manufacture  
Catheters and methods for removing material from (or “debulking”) a body lumen while imaging the region comprised of the material are provided. The catheters can be used in body lumens, including...
8808273 Electrophysiology catheter with mechanical use limiter  
A catheter for the treatment of tissue, particularly for the treatment of cardiac tissue to alleviate cardiac arrhythmias includes a connector having mechanical use limiter that may be placed in...
8795288 Access device  
A device for providing access to a treatment site within the body of a patient includes a tubular member having a first, generally elongated configuration for introduction into the body of the...
8784401 Steerable catheter device and method for the chemoembolization and/or embolization of vascular structures, tumours and/or organs  
The steerable catheter comprises a flexible tube, inside of which different conducts are arranged: one or more conducts for drug administration, vacuum conducts associated with different...
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...
8777888 Method of applying a liquid or powder in a body cavity in a living body  
A method of applying a liquid or powder in a body cavity of a living body involves positioning the distal portion of an applicator in the living body, using an applicator that includes an outer...
8777929 Auto lock for catheter handle  
The present invention is a catheter actuation handle for deflecting a distal end of a tubular catheter body, the handle including an auto-locking mechanism. The handle comprises upper and lower...
8771171 Endoscope, and treatment instrument for endoscope  
A medical instrument system includes an elongated member having an inner space in a direction of a longitudinal axis, an insertion section installed at the inner space and having a bending section...
8758327 Manipulator and manipulation device equipped with it  
The invention provides a manipulator which can carry out a treatment having a large moving amount in a manipulator leading end while being compact. The manipulator is provided with a manipulator...
8753329 Coronary sinus lead delivery catheter  
A guide catheter assembly includes an outer guide catheter and an inner catheter slidably and rotatably disposed in the outer guide catheter. The outer guide catheter has a proximal portion and a...
8747386 Anastomosis device and related methods  
An anastomosis device that includes a catheter body is provided. A distal end portion of the catheter can include a spring device to prevent the formation of blood clots and to improve the flow of...
8734699 Steerable catheter using flat pull wires and having torque transfer layer made of braided flat wires  
A catheter assembly includes an inner liner made of flexible material and an outer layer having a steering mechanism. The steering mechanism includes at least one flat wire and a corresponding...