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9042962 Model based positioning system  
The present invention relates to a model based positioning system that includes a positioning device having at least one transmitter configured to be in a tracking environment, e.g. inserted into...
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...
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...
8992480 Vascular access systems having a guidewire anti-migration feature  
Disclosed herein is a removable cap for connection to an input port of a catheter, comprising a proximal end having a lumen configured to house a guidewire therethrough; a distal end configured to...
8986195 Medical operation device  
A medical operation device is attachable to an insertion portion of a medical instrument for observation. The medical operation device includes: rotary cylinder rotatably disposed in device main...
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...
8942442 Method and device for aligning a needle  
A method and a device for use in conjunction with an imaging modality (202), for controlling the angular orientation of a needle-shaped object (212) while moving it along a path (214) from a given...
8900714 Medical appliance having polyimide film and method for manufacture thereof  
Provided is a medical appliance excellent in slidability and durability. A medical appliance comprising a base material, a polyimide film (A) and a polymer film (B) having a higher nitrogen...
8858468 Guidewire interconnecting apparatus  
A male coupler for a guidewire, the guidewire having a hollow walled tube, the male coupler comprising a connector section, coupled with the guidewire, a portion of the connector section having a...
8840568 Device for the medical treatment  
A device for the medical treatment is provided which includes not only a function for applying turning force to a guide wire but also a function for inserting an end portion of the guide wire into...
8798721 System and method for visualizing catheter placement in a vasculature  
A system for advancing a needle through a vasculature to an injection site at the heart of a patient includes a guide catheter with a reflective distal tip. Also included is an imaging unit that...
8784336 Stylet apparatuses and methods of manufacture  
A stylet capable of being at least partially disposed within a lumen of a device is disclosed. This stylet may include an elongated body comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one...
8784362 Catheter with formed guide wire ramp  
A rapid exchange catheter comprises a guide wire lumen including a substantially sealed portion in which a lumen wall extends around an entire periphery thereof and a channel portion including a...
8784800 Method of delivering cell therapy to a target site  
A method of delivering therapy to a target site. The method includes (a) obtaining a base image of the target site, (b) injecting a dose of a mix of a therapeutic agent and a contrast agent into a...
8734366 Guide rod for introducer replacement  
The invention provides a method for replacing a first introducer, whose distal end is inside a vessel and whose proximal end is outside the skin of a patient, with a second introducer. The method...
8721625 Endovascular medical device with plurality of wires  
An endovascular device (1, 100, 200, 300) having a distal end (2), a proximal end (4) and a body portion (3) therebetween. The body portion is made of a multiple filament helically wound row (A)...
8708952 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...
8700130 Stepwise advancement of a medical tool  
Apparatus is provided, including a sensor for sensing a phase of cyclic activity of a subject's body system. A tool modulator includes a gate configured: in a first cycle of the cyclic activity,...
8694077 Apparatus and method for targeting a body tissue  
An apparatus for targeting a desired target site on a body tissue that separates a first body cavity from a second body cavity of a patient includes a catheter having a longitudinally extending...
8693758 Imaging method for enhanced visualization of vessels in an examination region of a patient and medical system for performing the method  
An imaging method for enhanced visualization of vessels in an examination region of a patient, in particular during an intervention, is proposed. A 3D reconstruction image of the examination...
8676301 Guide wire incorporating a handle  
A guide wire incorporating a handle that incorporates a handle at the proximal end of said guide wire, the handle incorporating a guide wire actuator slidably disposed upon an actuator rail, the...
8676300 Method and system for navigating through an occluded tubular organ  
A method generates a three dimensional (3D) model of a tubular organ having an occluded segment. The occluded segment adjoins a proximal segment at a proximal end thereof, and a distal segment at...
8655798 Blood flow bypass catheters and methods for the delivery of medium to the vasculature and body ducts  
A catheterization device that may be designed by use of an adaptive genetic algorithm computational fluid dynamics approach, as well as other Global Optimization methods that may include simulated...
8649847 Steerable shape sensing biopsy needle and catheter  
A biopsy needle has a central axis and includes one or more sensing regions, each sensing region formed by a plurality of sensing optical fibers located over a particular extent of said central...
8622934 Guidewire with two flexible end portions and method of accessing a branch vessel therewith  
A guidewire having flexible or floppy proximal and distal end portions is used for percutaneously accessing a branch vessel through a deployed prosthesis having at least one fenestration near an...
8608726 Vascular guidewire control apparatus  
A controller for use with a guidewire, such as a vascular guidewire, provides a mechanism for gripping and applying a torque to the guidewire without the need to thread the guidewire axially...
8605165 Apparatus and method for assisting monitoring of medication adherence  
A system and method for positioning a pill to be ingested by a user in a field of view of an image acquisition camera. The method includes the steps of determining a desired location of the mouth...
8600479 Guidance and implantation of catheters  
A catheter system adapted for navigating, guiding and implanting a catheter or a plurality of catheters in a spatially-defined implantation within the tissue of a patient is provided. The system...
8579832 Joining of sensor guide wire  
There is a sensor guide wire (1) for intravascular measurements of physiological variables in a living body. The sensor guide wire (1) comprises at least two elongate sections, a first tubular...
8562568 Control handle with device advancing mechanism  
A catheter having an internal advancing mechanism that can advance stiffening wires or other devices, has a catheter with a catheter body, a tip section distal the catheter body, a device...
8551020 Crossing guidewire  
Medical devices and methods for manufacturing and using medical devices. An example medical device includes a core member, a tubular member coupled to the core member, and a tip member coupled to...
8532749 Angioplasty device  
A combination catheter enables performing an angiogram and an angioplasty (and repetitions of one or both) with the same catheter instrument, without removal from and re-insertion into an artery...
8532738 Visualization of catheter-tissue contact by map distortion  
A method, including constructing a simulated surface of a body cavity, and pressing a distal end of a probe against a wall of the body cavity. While pressing the distal end against the wall,...
8517959 Guide wire for medical treatment  
A guide wire for medical treatment includes a straight-line shaped proximal section and a distal section which is continuous with the distal side of the proximal section and whose most distal...
8496603 Wire torque apparatus, wire insertion devices, improved aneurysm clips and improved aneurysm clip applicators  
Wire torque apparatus and methods for engaging a wire torque apparatus are disclosed. Wire insertion devices and methods for inserting a wire into a catheter are disclosed. An improved aneurysm...
8480598 Guide wire with soldered multilayer coil member  
A guide wire includes an elongate core section and a flexible member disposed on the distal end, the flexible member including a first wire wound into an inner helical coil in a first direction...
8480597 Color coded guide wire and methods of making same  
A color coding is applied to medical guide wires by coloring portions of the guide wire to distinguish similar guide wires and guide wire portions from a particular manufacturer. The metallic...
8460214 Vascular guidewire system and method  
A vascular guidewire system includes a tubular member which at least partially encloses a core wire. A first or distal gripper is connected with a handle to grip a proximal end portion of the...
8452377 Coil assembly for guiding a magnetic object in a workspace  
A coil assembly for guiding a magnetic object, such as an endoscopy capsule, in a workspace, wherein the magnetic object exhibits a magnetic dipole, includes different versions of coil assemblies...
8412311 Fluoroscopy-free guidewire systems and methods  
A system (10) includes electromagnetic indicator coils (30) included in surgical devices, examples of surgical devices (20) including guidewires; surgical instruments including dilators, stents,...
8403866 Guide catheters for accessing cardiac sites  
A method and apparatus for introducing a cardiac lead to an implantation site that includes a catheter body having an outer wall and a distal leader and having a proximal portion extending from...
8376961 Micromachined composite guidewire structure with anisotropic bending properties  
Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate core member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion may...
8371303 System and method for imaging endotracheal tube placement and measuring airway occlusion cuff pressure  
Described herein is an apparatus that includes an endotracheal tube or airway device having a proximal end and a distal end and an occlusion cuff. The occlusion cuff includes a sensor for helping...
8363259 Method for producing printed patches for optical and high-contrast guidance  
A method is described for producing printed patches to provide a plurality of color markings and high-contrast markings as aligned arrangements of fiducial points. The printed color markings...
8337424 Device for guiding or exchanging medical implements and medical exchange wire system  
A medical guidewire system for guiding thereon a medical implement includes an end effector, an actuation guidewire having a distal end permanently connected to the end effector, and a control...
8332013 System and method for delivering a stent to a selected position within a lumen  
Method for delivering a stent coupled with a catheter, to a selected position within a lumen of the body of a patient, the method includes the procedures of: selecting a single image of the lumen,...
8326401 MRI detectable obturator  
An obturator with an elongated shaft, a proximal end, a substantially closed distal end and a MRI detectable distal shaft portion, which does not interfere with magnetic resonance imaging of...
8318088 Radiation sterilization of medical devices  
A method of radiation sterilizing a plurality of stent-catheter assemblies includes positioning a plurality of stent-catheter assemblies on a fixture, each of the stent catheter assemblies being...
8320711 Anatomical modeling from a 3-D image and a surface mapping  
A method of medical imaging includes creating an anatomical map of an inner wall of a cavity in a body of a subject by inserting a probe into the body and collecting data using the probe. A three...
8308726 Electromagnetically controlled tissue cavity distending system  
A system to minimize fluid turbulence inside a tissue cavity during endoscopic procedures. A body tissue cavity of a subject is distended by continuous flow irrigation using a solenoid operated...
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