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US20140135654 WIRE GUIDES AND ANCHORS FOR ENDOSCOPY  
A wire guide system is provided for use during a endoscopic surgical procedures. The wire guide system includes a cylindrical shaft having a hollow chamber along a longitudinal axis of the...
US20150032028 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF AN AIRWAY DISORDER  
Methods and systems for treating an airway disorder and delivering an implant to airway tissue are provided. A method includes partially inserting at least a first and second wire into airway...
US20120220897 Helical Clip and Method of Using the Same  
The invention relates to a retaining clip for retaining at least one medical line in a shortened lateral position and/or to a supportive surface. In one embodiment, the device includes an...
US20120041342 HIGH DURABILITY CORONARY GUIDE WIRE  
A guide wire for intra-luminal advancement of a medical device within a patient has an elongate core member with a flexible body member disposed on a distal section. The distal tip of the guide...
US20150202413 DUAL TIP GUIDE WIRE  
Embodiments of a guide wire having a dual tip design and methods for using the guide wire.
US20150174377 STEERABLE INTRAVASCULAR ANCHOR AND METHOD OF OPERATION  
A steerable intravascular anchor comprises an anchor portion that is steerable to a position and then pinned thereto by an external device protruding through the superficial temporal artery. The...
US20140257138 EXCHANGE GUIDEWIRE  
A guidewire (10) includes a flexible elongated core (20) having a proximal end (22) and a distal end (24). An anchor wire (10) has a distal end (34) connected to the distal end (24) of the core...
US20140370285 HIGH-MODULUS SUPERELASTIC ALLOY WIRE FOR MEDICAL AND DENTAL PURPOSES  
A wire used in the medical field for guiding purposes, as well as in other fields, such as in the field of orthodontics for teeth aligning purposes. The wire, when prepared for use in such...
US20110054351 HIGH-MODULUS SUPERELASTIC ALLOY WIRE FOR MEDICAL AND DENTAL PURPOSES  
A wire used in the medical field for guiding purposes, as well as in other fields, such as in the field of orthodontics for teeth aligning purposes. The wire, when prepared for use in such...
US20150209055 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS USEABLE FOR TREATING SINUSITIS  
Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used...
US20140163421 Reinforced Catheter Transition With Flexible Tip Portion  
The present disclosure provides various embodiments of a sheath for a rotational intravascular probe for insertion into a vasculature. An exemplary sheath includes a flexible portion having a...
US20150025368 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTUBATION  
An intubation device is provided. An intubation device comprises a movable guide configured to guide an insertion of an endotracheal tube into a trachea of a patient, the guide having a guide...
US20150080762 Devices and Systems for Navigation and Positioning a Central Venous Catheter Within a Patient  
Devices and systems for navigation and positioning a central venous catheter within a patient. In an exemplary embodiment of a system of the present disclosure, the system comprises a first pole...
US20130102868 Catheter and Catheter System  
A catheter comprising an elongated and axially rigid catheter body which has a distal end and a proximal end in respect of an operating position, wherein a movable and/or deformable protection...
US20140187983 Intravascular Guidewire with Hyper Flexible Distal End Portion  
In one embodiment, a sensing guidewire for performing atraumatic intravascular physiologic measurements includes an elongated core wire and a sensor disposed at a distal end portion thereof. A...
US20130123664 MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING A LUBRICIOUS COATING WITH A HYDROPHILIC COMPOUND IN AN INTERLOCKING NETWORK  
A medical device having a lubricious coating on at least a section of the medical device, and a method of coating a medical device, the lubricious coating being a network of short chain and long...
US20120283571 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VASCULAR RE-ENTRY  
In a method for re-entry from extraluminal space into the central lumen of a vessel, a guidewire is advanced into the extraluminal space of the vessel, and then a directional catheter is advanced...
US20140296706 Devices to Support, Measure and Characterize Luminal Structures  
A device for characterizing a luminal dimension, such as the aortic annulus, has also been developed. These include a balloon or basket with sensing and transmitting elements for assessing two or...
US20100249655 Tip-Shapeable Guidewire  
A guidewire for partial placement within a body of a patient is disclosed. The guidewire is employed to assist in the insertion of a medical device into the body, such as the placement of a...
US20070106165 Sensor wire assembly  
Sensor wire assembly for measuring a physiological variable in a body, said assembly comprises a sensor element for measuring the physiological variable and to generate a sensor signal in response...
US20110105954 REMOTELY CONTROLLED CATHETER INSERTION SYSTEM  
A system for remotely controlling the positioning within the body of a patient of an elongated medical device optionally having a control handle, comprises a robotic system and a remote controller...
US20150182735 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DILATING AND MODIFYING OSTIA OF PARANASAL SINUSES AND OTHER INTRANASAL OR PARANASAL STRUCTURES  
Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used...
US20140100447 POLYMERIC MARKER WITH HIGH RADIOPACITY FOR USE IN MEDICAL DEVICES  
High radiopacity is achieved in a polymeric marker by combining a polymeric resin, a powdered radiopaque agent having uniformly shaped particles of a specific particle size distribution and a...
US20120209143 CATHETER WITH MULTIPLE DEFLECTIONS  
A catheter has a control handle with at least an outer thumb control and an inner second thumb control. A longer puller wire has a distal end anchored at or near a distal end of distal deflectable...
US20120040381 PREDICTING MORTALITY AND DETECTING SEVERE DISEASE  
Measurement of circulating ST2 and/or IL-33 concentrations is useful for the prognostic evaluation of subjects, in particular for the prediction of adverse clinical outcomes, e.g., mortality, and...
US20120191012 Controllable Stiffness Guidewire  
Controllable stiffness guidewires and methods of using such guidewires are disclosed. According to aspects illustrated herein, there is provided a controllable stiffness guidewire that includes a...
US20140276226 MEDICAL DEVICE GUIDEWIRE WITH A POSITION SENSOR  
A guidewire for a medical device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the guidewire includes a corewire having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an elongate shroud disposed about the...
US20120172761 MEDICAL DEVICE GUIDEWIRE WITH A POSITION SENSOR  
A guidewire for a medical device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the guidewire includes a corewire having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an elongate shroud disposed about the...
US20130110002 GUIDEWIRE  
A guidewire includes a core shaft and a coil body that covers the core shaft. The guidewire also includes a tip portion, an intermediate fixing portion, and a proximal-end fixing portion that fix...
US20120022405 METHOD OF SENSING FORCES ON A WORKING INSTRUMENT  
A method for estimating the force on a distal end of a working catheter includes positioning a portion of a robotically controlled guide catheter and working catheter into a body lumen wherein a...
US20110046455 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EXAMINING A PARTICULAR TISSUE VOLUME IN A BODY, AND A METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR SEGMENTING THE PARTICULAR TISSUE VOLUME  
A tip of an elongate device is navigated into a particular tissue volume in order to examine the particular tissue volume in a body and part of the tissue volume is analyzed in real-time by way of...
US20130102926 FLUOROSCOPY-INDEPENDENT, ENDOVASCULAR AORTIC OCCLUSION SYSTEM  
A system for deploying and selectively inflating a thoracic aortic balloon at a desired location within the thoracic aorta for resuscitative aortic occlusion, inferior to the left subclavian...
US20110178436 MEDICAL GUIDEWIRE  
There is provided a medical guidewire which reduces the resistance with a curved guiding catheter, and has improved durability that can keep the resistance reduced for a long time. A core shaft of...
US20140163420 GUIDEWIRE  
In a guidewire, a second curved portion has a higher flexibility than a first curved portion and a third curved portion. Thus, a portion around the second curved portion can bend to a large...
US20150045695 GUIDE WIRE WITH CORE MADE FROM LOW-MODULUS COBALT-CHROMIUM ALLOY  
Intraluminal guide wires including at least a portion thereof fabricated from a non-super-elastic cobalt-chromium alloy that exhibits improved elasticity, while maintaining a relatively high yield...
US20070004991 Wire guide torque device  
A wire guide torque device includes a handle member having a proximal end and a distal end wherein a groove extends between the proximal end and the distal end of the handle member for inserting a...
US20150190617 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...
US20150238342 GASTRIC SPACE FILLER DELIVERY SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS  
According to features of the present disclosure, a gastric space filler device and methods effective for reducing stomach volume are disclosed. A gastric space filler comprising at least one...
US20150173682 PHYSIOLOGICAL SENSOR DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD  
An intravascular sensor delivery device for measuring a physiological parameter of a patient, such as blood pressure, within a vascular structure or passage. In some embodiments, the device can be...
US20150230951 BIFURCATED DUAL-BALLOON CATHETER SYSTEM FOR BIFURCATED VESSELS  
A bifurcated dual-balloon catheter apparatus for deploying one or more stents to a bifurcated vessel or for use in angioplasty procedures involving bifurcated vessels. The apparatus is...
US20140364768 LOADING GUIDE LUMEN  
An apparatus is disclosed including: an intracardiac pump device having a path for a guidewire extending through the pump device from a first opening to a second opening; and a lumen which extends...
US20100318001 MEDICAL GUIDEWIRE  
Provided is a guidewire including a core shaft, an outer flexible tube, and an inner flexible tube that surrounds a distal end portion of the core shaft. The inner flexible tube is disposed in the...
US20140155783 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VARIABLE STIFFNESS TETHERS  
Described herein are devices and methods for guide elements configured with variable stiffness, with one or more flexible portions and one or more stiff portions. The flexible portion is be used...
US20110098601 MEDICAL DEVICE ASSEMBLY HAVING FREEDOM OF ROTATION  
A method of performing a surgical procedure using an electrical surgical device, which utilizes an electrical surgical assembly including the surgical device connected to a base station by a cable...
US20100056955 CONVERTIBLE GUIDEWIRE SYSTEM AND METHODS  
A guidewire converter for use in intravascular procedures along with a guidewire. The guidewire converter includes an elongate tubular structure defining a lumen having an inner diameter and a...
US20130331735 INTERVENTIONAL GUIDEWIRE  
The present invention is an interventional guidewire particularly adapted for use in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) procedures. A guidewire of this invention enhances peripheral...
US20120143089 CATHETER HAVING AN AUXILIARY LUMEN FOR USE WITH A FUNCTIONAL MEASUREMENT WIRE  
The present invention relates to a surgical catheter, and more particularly, a balloon catheter having an auxiliary lumen configured to permit the advancement of a functional measurement wire to a...
US20140276223 SENSOR GUIDE WIRE DEVICE AND SYSTEM INCLUDING A SENSOR GUIDE WIRE DEVICE  
A sensor guide wire for an intravascular measurement of a physiological variable in a living body may include a sensor element configured to measure the physiological variable based on exposure to...
US20070135733 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...
US20110098561 DEFLECTABLE SUBSELECTING CATHETER  
A medical device including, e.g., an implantable medical lead or drug pump catheter, a guide member, or a sheath is delivered to a target location within a patient via a catheter capable of...