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9039749 Methods and apparatuses for flow restoration and implanting members in the human body  
A medical device for blood flow restoration and/or for use as an implantable member in a human vessel includes a self-expanding member, a guidewire, and a connection mechanism. The self-expanding...
9039733 Shape memory polymer foams for endovascular therapies  
A system for occluding a physical anomaly. One embodiment comprises a shape memory material body wherein the shape memory material body fits within the physical anomaly occluding the physical...
9039725 Systems and methods for treating pulmonary hypertension  
A system for treating heart disease, such as pulmonary hypertension or right heart failure, including an implantable component and external components for monitoring the implantable component is...
9023174 Balloon catheter having a shaft with a variable stiffness inner tubular member  
A catheter having an elongated shaft and a balloon on a distal shaft section, the elongated shaft comprising an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member which has a bonded portion along...
9017359 System and method for reducing pulsatile pressure  
A device for reducing pressure within a lumen includes a reservoir structured for holding a fluid therein, an injection port in fluid communication with the reservoir, a compliant body structured...
9017394 Retrievable cardiac devices  
Removable cardiac implants, applicators for inserting, repositioning and/or removing them, and methods of using them are described. In particular, removable or repositionable ventricular...
9011374 Balloon catheter with three lumens  
A balloon catheter is provided with three lumens. The first lumen may be used as a guide wire lumen. The second lumen may be used as an inflation lumen. The third lumen may be used to provide...
9011462 Shockwave balloon catheter system  
A system for breaking obstructions in body lumens includes a catheter including an elongated carrier, a balloon about the carrier in sealed relation thereto, the balloon being arranged to receive...
9011476 Method and apparatus for occluding a physiological opening  
A method and apparatus for suture-less placement of an occluding patch in which release of the device can be accelerated. In one embodiment, an inactive form of an adhesive is applied on the area...
9005235 Embolization device and a method of using the same  
Non-expandable space-occupying devices for treating voids within the body are disclosed. The devices can have multiple non-expandable space-occupying elements connected to a flexible leaden....
9005266 Vascular delivery methods  
A vascular method is disclosed comprising introducing a first flexible wire into a blood vessel, wherein the blood vessel has a first vessel end and a second vessel end and wherein the first...
9005234 Occlusion device  
A vascular occlusion device for occluding a body cavity includes an elongate member for injecting embolization material into the body cavity and a deflecting device. The deflecting device is...
8998926 Heat detachable coil  
An embolic coil deployment system for placing a coil at a preselected site within a vessel of the human body is provided. The deployment system includes a heating element at the distal end of a...
8992553 Cutting balloon assembly and method of manufacturing thereof  
A cutting balloon assembly and a method for fabrication of the assembly is described. The cutting balloon assembly comprises a delivery catheter, an expandable balloon mounted on the catheter...
8986338 Vascular plugs  
Certain aspects of the present invention provide devices for occluding vascular vessels. In some preferred forms, these devices are able to move from a first condition to a less compact, second...
8986339 Method of reducing rigidity of angioplasty balloon sections  
A dilatation balloon is fabricated according to a process that forms cavities and indentations in the balloon and/or catheter sections. A length of tubing is axially elongated and radially...
8968349 Acupressure appliance  
An acupressure appliance to apply pressure to body parts. The acupressure appliance includes a pair of curved rod-like pressure units and a connector connecting the pair of curved rod-like...
8968348 Balloon delivery apparatus and method for using and manufacturing the same  
A balloon delivery catheter apparatus including a catheter tubing defining a lumen therethrough, a balloon disposed near a distal end of the catheter tubing and moving between deflated and...
8968390 Covering for an endoprosthetic device and methods of using for aneurysm treatment  
The present invention relates to covered endoprosthetic devices. Covered endoprosthetic devices comprise an endoprosthesis and a sheath. The sheath comprises a central portion and outer portions,...
8956371 Shockwave balloon catheter system  
A system for breaking obstructions in body lumens includes a catheter including an elongated carrier, a balloon about the carrier in sealed relation thereto, the balloon being arranged to receive...
8956384 Everted filter device  
Everting filter devices and methods for using the devices, including using the devices as intra-vascular filters to filter thrombus, emboli, and plaque fragments from blood vessels. The filter...
8956374 Shockwave balloon catheter system  
A system for breaking obstructions in body lumens includes a catheter including an elongated carrier, a balloon about the carrier in sealed relation thereto, the balloon being arranged to receive...
8951545 Insertable medical devices having microparticulate-associated elastic substrates and methods for drug delivery  
The present invention provides insertable medical devices having elastic surfaces associated with bioactive agent-containing microparticulates and a coating material. Upon expansion of the elastic...
8951279 Balloon catheter and method for manufacturing it  
A balloon catheter includes a catheter tube and an inflatable balloon. The ends of the balloon are attached to the catheter tube. The outside surface of the balloon in an uninflated state is...
8945047 Traction balloon  
Balloon catheters and methods of making and using the same. A balloon catheter may include a catheter shaft and a balloon coupled thereto. A traction member may be coupled to the balloon catheter...
8932342 Controlled release and recapture prosthetic deployment device  
A delivery device for deploying and resheathing an expandable prosthesis and method of use thereof are described. The delivery device includes a fixed outer sheath and a pusher member that is...
8926679 Bifurcated stent system balloon folds  
The present invention is directed to balloon folding configurations and methods for catheter devices having dual lumens in radial proximity to the balloon, such as, but not limited to,...
8926649 Apparatus and methods for treating obstructions within body lumens  
Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal...
8919348 System and method for multi-instrument surgical access  
A system for performing multi-tool minimally invasive medical procedures through a single instrument port into a body cavity includes a rigid tube carried by a mount. Cannulas having instrument...
8911491 Methods and apparatus for treatment of aneurysms adjacent branch arteries including branch artery flow lumen alignment  
A stent graft extends in a flow lumen to span a defective portion of the flow lumen and seal the defective portion from further blood contact. The stent graft includes a pair of apertures, from...
8911489 Vascular implant  
A medical implant (20) includes first and second ring members (22, 24), each including a resilient framework (26) having a generally cylindrical form. A tubular sleeve (28) is fixed to the first...
8911468 Devices, therapeutic compositions and corresponding percutaneous treatment methods for aortic dissection  
The methods and devices disclosed herein pertain to the percutaneous treatment of various forms of aortic dissection by at least partially filling the false lumen of the aortic dissection with a...
8906057 Aneurysm embolization by rotational accumulation of mass  
This invention is a device and method for reducing blood flow into an aneurysm, especially a cerebral aneurysm, in order to promote therapeutic embolization of the aneurysm. The device comprises:...
8900264 Valvuloplasty catheter and methods  
A valvuloplasty catheter has a dog-bone shaped balloon with semi-compliant smaller diameter waist and non-compliant larger diameter bulbous end regions. The balloon centers across the valve with...
8894680 Balloon catheter  
The present invention is primarily directed to a rapid exchange catheter that permits axial movement of an inner conduit within an outer conduit comprising: • an outer conduit; • an inner conduit,...
8895891 Methods of cutting tubular devices  
Vascular treatment and methods include a plurality of self-expanding bulbs and a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Joints between woven structures...
8876854 Implant release mechanism  
A delivery assembly (10) for an implant (30) includes a release mechanism with a locking element (52) and a blocking member (56). The locking element (52) includes a latching pin (14) that engages...
8876852 Occluding device for occlusion of a body vessel and method for making the same  
In at least one embodiment of the present invention, a method for making an occluding device for occlusion of fluid flow through a lumen of a body vessel is provided. The method comprises...
8876893 Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery device with passive trigger release  
A delivery device for percutaneously deploying a prosthetic valve includes a sheath, an inner shaft, and a release assembly. The release assembly is disposed between the sheath and the inner...
8876850 Systems and methods for treating pulmonary hypertension  
A system for treating heart disease, such as pulmonary hypertension or right heart failure, including an implantable component and external components for monitoring the implantable component is...
8873900 Balloon catheter with integrated optical sensor for determining balloon diameter  
An apparatus and method for determining an expanded diameter of a catheter balloon. An optical sensor includes an elongated optical fiber with at least one diffraction grating formed in a core of...
8864743 Methods and systems for delivering substances into luminal walls  
Angioplasty and other dilatation devices are provided with scoring elements which incorporate a drug to be delivered to a body lumen, typically a blood vessel. The non-cutting scoring elements...
8864786 Dual-layer medical balloon and process of making  
A dual-layer dilatation balloon, and a process of making such balloon, which includes an inner layer that includes a plasticizer and a polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyamide, a...
8863746 Device and method for placing within a patient an enteral tube after endotracheal intubation  
The present invention is directed to a novel device and method for providing a disposable endotracheal intubation device for use with an auxiliary passageway serving as a guide for the placement...
8858608 Lubrication apparatus for a delivery and deployment device  
A delivery and deployment device comprises a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen disposed therebetween; a dilator having a distal end slidingly disposed within the sheath...
8858584 Emergency transection device  
An emergency transection intervention device has an elongated catheter (4) with a movable nose cone dilator (8) temporarily closing off the first end of the elongate catheter, a haemostatic seal...
8858585 Device and method for reducing or removing stenoses  
A device for reducing or removing stenosis present in a blood vessel by means of a working catheter (7) is described. The working catheter comprises a lumen (8) forming a first working channel...
8852223 Fixed wire dilatation catheter with an elongateable distal end  
A fixed wire dilatation catheter for treating the vasculature of a patient. The dilatation catheter includes an elongated member that has a distal end portion which can be elongated to puncture...
8852207 Compliant guiding catheter sheath system  
A guiding catheter system employs a compliant shaft with an inflatable balloon affixed to a distal portion of the shaft. The inflatable balloon includes channels that allow some amount of blood to...
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...