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9039712 Shape modification system for a cooling chamber of a medical device  
The present invention provides a medical device having an catheter body defining proximal and distal portions, and a guidewire lumen at least partially disposed within and movable within the...
9039727 Temporary vascular filter  
The present invention provides a method of deploying a medical filter within a channel in a patient's body and filter systems which can be used in such a method. Such a filter may include a...
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...
9028523 Systems, devices and methods for accessing a bodily opening  
Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for accessing a bodily opening that, among other things, are safe and reliable, and facilitate manipulation of a medical instrument. The medical...
9017367 Tubular filter  
A method of preparing a filter for delivery into a body vessel. The filter includes a hub disposed along a longitudinal axis and a plurality of anchor members extending from the hub. Each anchor...
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...
9011468 Independent gripper  
The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of...
9014776 Surgical access and nerve surveillance  
An expandable tip cannula system, comprising: a hollow cannula shaft having a proximal end and a distal end; and an expandable tip mounted at the distal end of the hollow cannula shaft, the...
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...
8998947 Devices and methods for the treatment of vascular defects  
Devices and methods for treating vascular defects, such as, for example, balloon-type aneurysms, are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an insertion portion and an...
8986361 Delivery system for deployment of medical devices  
A sheathed catheter system is described where the sheath comprises a distal portion and a proximal portion that are moveable axially relative to each other, and relative to a tube carrying a...
8986320 System and method for crimping a prosthetic valve  
A device for crimping a radially expandable and collapsible prosthetic valve comprises a coiled wire frame having a longitudinal opening extending from a proximal end to a distal end thereof. The...
8979889 K-wire and method for surgical procedures  
A surgical guide wire or K-wire and method of use are provided. The K-wire or guide wire has opposite end portions and a shank portion in between. One end portion has a deformable end portion...
8974487 Aneurysm occlusion device  
A device to treat an aneurysm can include a plurality of soft and compressible fill members. A flow conduit can carry the fill members in a liquid flow. A flexible, expandable, and...
8974484 Removable lung reduction devices, systems, and methods  
An air passageway obstruction device includes a frame structure and a flexible membrane overlying the frame structure. The frame structure is collapsible upon advancement of the device into the...
8974513 Medical implant detachment systems and methods  
An implant assembly comprises an elongated pusher member, and an implantable device (e.g., a vaso-occlusive device) mounted to the distal end of the pusher member. The implant assembly further...
8974485 Guidewire and method for surgical procedures  
A surgical guide wire or K-wire and method of use are provided. The K-wire, or guide wire, has opposite end portions and a shank portion in between. One end portion has a deformable end portion...
8968350 Total occlusion guidewire device  
A guidewire including a spreader or at least one centering device which may be used to open occluded vessels or other biological passages, especially chronic total occlusions. The guidewire may be...
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,...
8968351 Cannula for receiving surgical instruments  
A cannula (10) receives surgical instruments (120) for performing a surgical procedure on a body (130). The cannula (10) comprises a tube structure (12) defining a passage (16) through which the...
8961554 Self-expanding dilation plug  
The present invention is a self-expanding dilation plug for use in body modification activities. The plug has a central body and a plurality of arms extending therefrom under constant spring...
8961555 Total occlusion guidewire device  
A guidewire may include a spreader or at least one centering device which may be used to open occluded vessels or other biological passages, especially chronic total occlusions. The guidewire may...
8940012 Intravascular filter with biodegradable force-reducing element  
An intravascular filter for a vessel includes a non-biodegradable apical hub and non-biodegradable struts extending generally distally from the hub. The struts extend radially outward from a...
8936632 Stent delivery and deployment system  
A stent delivery and deployment system for placement of vascular stents having apertures therein for deployment at intersecting blood vessels. The device employs a guide wire having an angled...
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...
8920487 Longitudinally flexible stent  
An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portion. The stent retains longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The stent is formed of intertwined meander patterns...
8915950 Vascular remodeling device  
Described herein are vascular remodeling devices that include a proximal section, an intermediate section, and a distal section. During deployment, the proximal section can expand from a...
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...
8894681 Devices, systems and methods for controlling local blood pressure  
Devices, systems, and methods for controlling local blood pressure. In an exemplary embodiment of a device for exposing a blood vessel to increased pressure of the present disclosure, the device...
8882795 Frontal sinus dilation catheter  
A balloon dilation catheter includes a substantially rigid inner guide member and a movable shaft coupled to a balloon that is slidably mounted on the substantially rigid inner guide member. To...
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...
8876851 Systems and methods for performing spinal fusion surgery  
A system and method for performing spine surgery, including a tissue distraction assembly. The tissue distraction assembly includes an initial dilator, a secondary dilator, a first expander, and a...
8876880 Plain woven stents  
Methods for treating femoro-popliteal artery of a patient include delivering a self-expanding, woven stent from a delivery system. The methods may include delivering a guidewire to a lesion in the...
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...
8858569 Stone retrieval device  
A kit for surgically removing stones comprising: a double barreled sheath including a first barrel and a second barrel joined side-by-side; a first connector which is engaged at the proximal end...
8852220 Thrombus penetrating devices, systems, and methods  
A device for penetrating occlusive material in a body lumen is provided that may include an outer tube, an intermediate tube, and an inner tube. At least a portion of the intermediate tube may be...
8852264 Radiopaque intraluminal stent  
The present invention includes a radiopaque stent comprising a cylindrical main body. The tubular main body comprises a cobalt chromium alloy that comprises cobalt, chromium and one or more...
8834513 Method and articles for treating the sinus system  
A method of treating a sinus cavity of a subject includes advancing a distal portion of a light source through a drainage pathway of a sinus cavity and into the sinus cavity and visually observing...
8828090 Liner for tubular body portion and apparatus and methods for application thereof  
A tubular body portion lining assembly adapted for insertion into a tubular body portion of a patient including a flexible tubular liner, liner placing functionality adapted to place at least a...
8815362 Method for making a reinforced balloon with composite materials  
The method for making a reinforced balloon for a balloon catheter involves blending a polymer with a nano composite to form a composite matrix, extruding a parison from the composite matrix, blow...
8808360 Apparatus and methods for conduits and materials  
The present invention provides apparatus and methods for a conduit, such as an implantable conduit for a vessel. The conduit may comprise a main member and a side-branch member. The conduit may be...
8812116 System and methods for determining nerve proximity, direction, and pathology during surgery  
The present invention involves systems and methods for determining nerve proximity, nerve direction, and pathology relative to a surgical instrument based on an identified relationship between...
8801769 Endovascular graft  
An endovascular graft, which is configured to conform to the morphology of a vessel to be treated, includes a tubular ePTFE structure; an inflatable ePTFE structure disposed over at least a...
8801767 Drug eluting stent and a guide catheter device assembly for implanting the same  
The present invention relates to a drug eluting stent for delivering therapeutic agents to a body lumen. The stent includes an expandable substrate configured for implantation in a vessel of a...
8801744 Expandable introducer sheath to preserve guidewire access  
An introducer sheath. The introducer sheath includes a tubular body. The tubular body extends from a distal end toward a proximal end. The tubular body includes a lumen. The lumen is defined at...
8801773 Flexible and expandable stent  
In one embodiment of the invention, a stent may be provided comprising a first undulating band having alternating peaks and troughs, a second undulating band having alternating peaks and troughs,...
8795348 Medical devices and related methods  
A medical system including an elongate member and an elongate element associated with the elongate member so that a shape of the elongate member can be altered upon applying energy to the element.
8784467 Non-occlusive dilation devices  
Non-occlusive modeling catheters including a dilation device for expanding an endoprosthesis implanted in a vessel are disclosed. In an embodiment, a modeling catheter includes a device comprising...