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7993303 Stiffening support catheter and methods for using the same  
A support catheter that can puncture a heart septum with a guidewire without buckling and that can access difficult to reach arteries such as carotid or renal arteries from the aorta under...
7988621 Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device and method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device  
A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument and a distal end with a tip for...
7976495 Peg tube with wireless pull tip  
A feeding tube and method for introducing a feeding tube within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient, whereby the feeding tube is introduced by using a variation of the Ponsky “pull” method of...
7972323 Steerable device for introducing diagnostic and therapeutic apparatus into the body  
An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire associated with the distal portion of the elongate body.
7974681 Robotic catheter system  
A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device, and an instrument driver in communication with the controller, the instrument driver configured for independently...
7972298 Robotic catheter system  
A robotic catheter system includes a controller with a master input device. An instrument driver is in communication with the controller and has a guide instrument interface including a plurality...
7959601 Steerable catheter with in-plane deflection  
An improved steerable catheter with in-plane deflection comprises a catheter body having proximal and distal ends and a lumen extending therethrough and a tip section at the distal end of the...
7955298 Defined deflection structure  
Deflection mechanisms are disclosed that are positionable to deflecting portions of a flexible body, such as a catheter, in more than one direction in a single plane, as well as in more than one...
7947012 Aspiration catheter having selectively deformable tip  
An aspiration catheter includes an elastically deformable distal tip transformable between an orthogonal configuration and an oblique configuration to selectively and controllably appose the tip...
7931616 Insert molded catheter puller member connectors and method of making  
The present invention provides a deflectable catheter whose puller member connections are accomplished with minimal, if any, surface deformation which could otherwise accelerate breakage under...
7914445 Torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device and method for transmitting torque and variably flexing a corrugated insertion device  
A torque-transmitting, variably-flexible, corrugated insertion device includes a hollow body having a proximal end with an entrance for receiving an instrument and a distal end with a tip for...
7909038 Tongue stabilization device and methods of using the same  
An airway implant device for maintaining and/or creating an opening in air passageways is disclosed. Methods of using the device are also disclosed. The implant is an implant for stabilizing the...
7909821 Deflectable interstitial ablation device  
A deflectable interstitial ablation device includes an elongated housing, an electrode mounted within the elongated housing, a driver coupled to the electrode, an imaging device integrally mounted...
7905828 Flexible instrument  
A medical instrument assembly and robotic medical system are provided. The medical instrument assembly comprises an intravascular catheter having an elongated flexible shaft, and a drivable...
7892233 Magnetically navigable telescoping catheter and method of navigating telescoping catheter  
A magnetically navigable catheter includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, and an extension member having a proximal end and a distal end, slidably mounted in the sheath so that...
7892186 Handle and articulator system and method  
The invention includes an assembly having a handle for articulating an articulator in an ergonomically improved manner. The handle can be adapted to articulate a distal portion of the articulator...
7850642 Methods using a robotic catheter system  
A methods using a robotic catheter system to perform a procedure on a patient includes generating a control signal corresponding to movement of a master input device, and moving a plurality of...
7842041 Steerable vertebroplasty system  
Methods and devices for augmenting bone, such as in performing vertebroplasty are disclosed. A bone cement injection needle is provided, having a laterally deflectable distal end. Systems are also...
7842027 Multi-purpose surgical instrument with integral optical system  
A combination aspiration/irrigation and illumination device using optical fibers circumferentially disposed around the aspiration conduit for transmitting illuminating light to a cavity to be...
7824367 Drainage catheter with locking hub  
A drainage catheter hub for use in connection with a drainage catheter to receive and secure a suture therein, wherein the hub includes: (i) a housing having a channel to accommodate the suture...
7815637 Radio-frequency-based catheter system with improved deflection and steering mechanisms  
A RF catheter system includes a catheter with a proximal portion, a distal portion having a distal end and a lumen extending from the proximal portion to the distal portion. Inner and outer...
7806872 Injection catheter with needle stop  
An injection catheter is provided. The catheter comprises a catheter body comprising a flexible tubing having proximal and distal ends and at least one needle passage extending therethrough. The...
7803130 Deflectable tip access sheath  
A disposable access sheath having a deflectable tip is provided. The access sheath is very flexible and allows a physician or other medical professional to provide diagnostic or therapeutic...
7794424 Catheter with out-of-plane configurations  
A transformable catheter includes a sheath having a length which is a substantial fraction of the entire length of the transformable catheter and a bore therethrough. A preformed inner catheter...
7789877 Ablation catheter electrode arrangement  
An ablation catheter employing a continuous or nearly continuous flexible electrode arrangement. In one implementation, the flexible electrode include at least one electrode defining a saw tooth...
7785252 Articulating sheath for flexible instruments  
A sheath useful for remote steering, guidance and/or manipulation of a flexible instrument, including e.g. an endoscope, received through the sheath.
7780648 Controlling movement of distal portion of medical device  
A medical device allows movement control of a distal end portion of the medical device and is adapted for one-handed operation. The medical device is capable of omni-directional control of the...
7780723 Heart valve delivery system  
A delivery system for delivering a prosthetic heart valve to a native valve site within the human vasculature. The prosthetic valve is disposed on a balloon at the end of a balloon catheter. The...
7771388 Steerable catheter system  
This invention relates to devices for navigating passageways in a body, and in particular, to a steerable catheter that can be used to navigate the tortuous anatomy of a body's vasculature. In one...
7766868 Deflectable medical therapy delivery device having common lumen profile  
A medical therapy delivery device that includes a shaft formed by an outer layer and a deflectable tip that includes a tapered portion. A manipulator wire extends through the shaft to adjust...
7740608 Locking drainage catheter with rotatable lever handle and release tool  
A catheter kit including a drainage catheter hub having a rotatable lever handle adapted to secure a suture thread to maintain the anchor configuration of the distal end of the catheter to secure...
7736331 Drainage catheter hub with welded suture and sidewall stylet  
A drainage catheter having a weld to secure the distal end of the catheter in an anchor configuration. The suture is welded into a loop at the distal end of the suture to secure the anchor...
7731682 Steerable device for introducing diagnostic and therapeutic apparatus into the body  
An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire, having a distal portion defining a non-circular cross-section, associated with the distal portion...
7731681 Catheter positioning system  
The present invention relates to a system adapted to position a medical device, such as an ablation catheter, at a location where a pulmonary vein extends from an atrium. The system optimally...
7717875 Steerable catheter with hydraulic or pneumatic actuator  
A hydraulically assisted actuator in a handle connects with a catheter having a deflectable distal ablation tip. The hydraulic actuator translates small mechanical movement by a clinician into...
7717899 Inner and outer telescoping catheter delivery system  
A catheter assembly employs an outer catheter with a pre-formed distal end and an open lumen. An inner catheter having an open lumen and a pre-formed distal end is movably disposed within the...
7720517 Multifunctional catheter handle  
The invention is directed to a multifunctional catheter handle. The handle comprises a handle body and a core mounted within the handle body. A piston is provided having a distal end mounted in...
7695451 Steerable device for introducing diagnostic and therapeutic apparatus into the body  
An apparatus including an elongate body having a lumen extending therethrough and a steering wire, having a distal portion defining a non-circular cross-section, associated with the distal portion...
7686824 Apparatus and methods for treating hardened vascular lesions  
A plaque scoring catheter comprises a catheter body having a balloon or other radially expansible shell at its distal end. A non-axial scoring structure is carried over the shell and scores a...
7682358 Steerable catheter  
A deflection mechanism for selectively inducing a bend in a catheter body includes an elongated deflection wire extending within a deflection lumen of the catheter body and into a handle. A guide...
7678074 Deflectable catheter steering and locking system  
A deflectable catheter includes a catheter shaft having a deflectable distal tip. A support member is coupled around a proximal portion of the catheter shaft, and the support member includes a...
7658305 Adhesive applier with articulating tip  
An exemplary adhesive applier comprises a handle portion, a shaft portion, and a tip portion. The handle portion is configured to be gripped by a user. The shaft portion is in communication with...
7641630 Drainage catheter hub with locking cam  
The drainage catheter hub includes a locking cam for securing a suture to maintain an anchor configuration of the distal end of the drainage catheter. The locking cam is rotatable to a first...
7632265 Radio frequency ablation servo catheter and method  
A system that interfaces with a workstation endocardial mapping system allows for the rapid and successful ablation of cardiac tissue. The system allows a physician to see a representation of the...
7618413 Medical device control system  
A control system for allowing a physician to control the orientation of a medical device or a medical instrument in a variety of directions with one hand. An actuator selectively tensions one or...
7615044 Deflectable sheath handle assembly and method therefor  
A deflectable catheter assembly includes a deflectable body manipulatable by a rotating actuator of a housing assembly. The housing assembly includes a sliding member having a threaded portion...
7604611 Handle thumb wheel mechanism which maintains holding forces when sterilized and when engaged  
A thumb wheel mechanism includes a thumb wheel with upper and lower surfaces, the lower surface including a bore with a ball connected to it, and an handle half with upper and lower surfaces, the...
7594903 Controlling shaft bending moment and whipping in a tendon deflection or other tendon system  
A tendon deflection system including a shaft, a plurality of tendons movably disposed within the shaft, and a force-balancing element coupled to the tendons. In a first section, the plurality of...
7591799 Steering mechanism for bi-directional catheter  
A bi-directional catheter with nearly double the throw in its catheter tip deflection defines a puller wire travel path having a U-turn a pulley which minimizes the offset angle between the puller...
7591784 Bi-directional handle for a catheter  
A catheter actuation handle for deflecting a distal end of a tubular catheter body having first and second actuation wires extending from a proximal end of the body. The handle comprises a first...

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