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 new patent  Fixation devices, heart valve leaf repair

Devices, systems and methods for repairing a valve in a patient's heart includes a two or more fixations devices, each fixation device being attachable to the free end of a target tissue, such as a valve leaflet, the fixation devices being coupled together by a coupling device capable of repositioning... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

 new patent  Non-circular radiopaque markers and methods for attaching a marker to a scaffold

A scaffold includes a marker connected to a strut. The marker is retained within the strut by a tongue-and-groove connection. The marker is attached to the strut by a process that includes pressing a non-circular marker into a rectangular hole of the scaffold strut. The strut sidewalls are restrained to... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

 new patent  Rubber toughened bioresorbable polymer peripheral scaffolds

Bioabsorbable scaffolds are disclosed with a rigid polymer component and a rubbery polymer component. The rubbery polymer component is miscible, partially miscible, or immiscible with the rigid polymer component.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Methods for crimping a polymeric stent scaffold onto a delivery balloon

A medical device includes a polymer stent scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A process for forming the medical device includes placing the scaffold on a support supported by an alignment carriage, and deionizing the scaffold to remove any static charge buildup on the scaffold before placing... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Method for forming a coating on a stent

A method for forming a coating on a stent involves spraying or drying a coating on the stent while the stent is supported on a mandrel assembly, during which part of the stent is made to go out of contact with the mandrel assembly.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Absorbable coating for implantable device

The present invention provides an absorbable coating for an implantable device and the methods of making and using the same.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Methods for vascular restoration therapy

A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold has a structure that produces a low late lumen loss when implanted within a peripheral vessel and also exhibits a high axial fatigue life. In a preferred embodiment the scaffold forms ring structures... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

System for tricuspid valve repair

A system for repairing a tricuspid valve in a patient's heart; a first shaft; a first disc removably mounted on the first shaft; a second shaft coaxially aligned with, and slideable in relation to, the first shaft; a second disc removably mounted on the second shaft, wherein the second disc... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Independent system for tricuspid valve repair

A system for repairing a tricuspid valve and positioned at a distal end of a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end and a bore extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The system comprises an activation element extending along the bore, the activation element including... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Thermal processing of polymer scaffolds

Methods are disclosed including thermally processing a scaffold to increase the radial strength of the scaffold when the scaffold is deployed from a crimped state to a deployed state such as a nominal deployment diameter. The thermal processing may further maintain or increase the expansion capability of the scaffold when... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Intravascular stent

A stent design reduces the likelihood of contact among structural members when the stent diameter is reduced before insertion into the body. In one approach, an undulating link has a J-shaped profile or has an angled portion on one side at the peak of the link, in order to reduce... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Method of crimping stent on catheter delivery assembly

A method of crimping a stent is disclosed. The stent includes a minimum crimped diameter such that in the minimum crimped diameter, a pair of stent rings, between which marker support structures reside, do not make contact with the marker support structures. The crimped profile of the stent of the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents

A method and system of monitoring environmental exposure of stents using radiofrequency identification is disclosed.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Suture-based closure with hemostatic tract plug

Devices for closing a passage through tissue communicating with a body lumen. The device may include an elongate body, a sheath disposed at the distal end of the device for disposition within a body lumen, a hollow needle disposed within a needle lumen of the body, the needle being selectively... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Method of uniform crimping and expansion of medical devices

A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes one or more balloon pressurization steps. The balloon pressurization steps are selected to enhance scaffold retention to the balloon, maintain a relatively uniform arrangement of... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Scaffolds having a radiopaque marker and methods for attaching a marker to a scaffold

A scaffold includes a radiopaque marker connected to a strut. The marker is retained within the strut by a head at one or both ends. The marker is attached to the strut by a process that includes forming a rivet from a radiopaque bead and attaching the rivet to the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Delivery system for a self expanding stent

A system for delivering a stent from a catheter sheath in a longitudinal direction comprising: a thumbwheel mounted on an axle, the axle being supported by opposite walls of a housing; a first pinion mounted on the axle; a second pinion mounted on the axle, whereby rotation of the thumbwheel... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Medical device including a solderable linear elastic nickel-titanium distal end section and methods of preparation therefor

Shapeable guide wire devices and methods for their manufacture. Guide wire devices include an elongate shaft member having a shapeable distal end section that is formed from a linear pseudoelastic nickel-titanium (Ni—Ti) alloy that has linear pseudoelastic behavior without a phase transformation or onset of stress-induced martensite. Linear pseudoelastic Ni—Ti... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

High molecular weight polylactide and polycaprolactone copolymer and blends for bioresorbable vascular scaffolds

Bioresorbable polymer vascular scaffolds made of combinations of polylactide and polycaprolactone having a high molecular weight polymer, thin struts in a selected range and sufficient radial strength to support a vessel upon deployment. The scaffolds have degradation behavior of molecular weight, radial strength, and mass that are conducive to healing... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Intravascular stent

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen. The invention provides for an intravascular stent having a plurality of cylindrical rings connected by undulating links. The stent has a high degree of flexibility... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Protective sheath assembly for a polymer scaffold

A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold is... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Laser system and processing conditions for manufacturing bioabsorbable stents

The present invention involves laser machining polymer substrates to form a stent with laser parameters that minimize damage to the substrate in a surface region adjacent to the machined edge surface. The wavelength and pulse width are selected for this unique application and they can be controlled to minimize the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Radiopaque intraluminal stents comprising cobalt-based alloys containing one or more platinum group metals, refractory metals, or combinations thereof

Embodiments are directed to radiopaque implantable structures (e.g., stents) formed of cobalt-based alloys that comprise cobalt, chromium and one or more platinum group metals, refractory metals, precious metals, or combinations thereof. Platinum group metals include platinum, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, and iridium. Refractory metals include zirconium, niobium, rhodium, molybdenum, hafnium,... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Shape memory bioresorbable polymer peripheral scaffolds

Bioabsorbable scaffolds having high crush recoverability, high fracture resistance, and reduced or no recoil due to self expanding properties at physiological conditions are disclosed. The scaffolds are made from a random copolymer of PLLA and a rubbery polymer such as polycaprolactone.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

System and renal neuromodulation by adjustable oversized stent

A method for treating a patient diagnosed with a cardio-renal disease or disorder, the method comprising selecting a span of a renal artery having a first internal diameter, an artery wall; selecting a self-expanding stent having a cylindrical outer surface, the stent being configured to have a first external diameter... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

System and transcatheter heart valve platform

A method for delivering a platform for reinforcing an annulus of a mitral valve: Passing a catheter having a sheath covering a tube formed from a metal into the left atrium, the tube including: an annular portion defining at least one opening, a plurality of upper elements attached to an... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Composition for modifying myocardial infarction expansion

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Crimping method

A method for crimping a stent with a polymer coating in a humid environment is disclosed.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Method of making a poly(l-lactide) stent with tunable degradation rate

Methods of treating with a biodegradable polymeric stent made from poly(L-lactide) and a low concentration of L-lactide monomer is disclosed. The concentration of L-lactide is adjusted to provide a degradation behavior that is suitable for different treatment applications including coronary, peripheral, and nasal.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Hybrid stent and making

A stent is formed by encasing or encapsulating metallic rings in an inner polymeric layer and an outer polymeric layer. At least one polymer link connects adjacent metallic rings. The stent is drug loaded with one or more therapeutic agent or drug, for example, to reduce the likelihood of the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Bifurcated tubular graft for treating tricuspid regurgitation

A lubricated tubular graft is implanted in the inferior vena cava and the superior vena cava in order to control the inflow of blood to the right atrium. A bifurcated leg with a non-collapsing stent extends across the tricuspid valve. A bioprosthetic valve is positioned proximal of the stent in... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Bioresorbable scaffold delivery system with improved distal integrity

Delivery systems are disclosed for bioresorbable scaffolds that decrease in length when expanded to a deployment diameter that allow accurate positioning of the scaffold at a lesion. The scaffolds are mounted on a catheter that includes marker bands that are positioned interior to the proximal and distal edges of the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

Methods for increasing coating strength to improve scaffold crimping yield

Methods of reducing crimping damage to polymer and drug coating on a scaffold are disclosed. The methods include physically aging a coating including a coating polymer and drug mixture on a scaffold in a manner that takes into account the differing kinetics of aging, that is, the different temperature dependence... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

One-way actuator knob

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for safely delivering and deploying an intravascular device. An apparatus for controlling an intravascular device may include a body having rotating assembly disposed through the body. The rotating assembly may be configured to hold a proximal end of an... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

08/10/17 / #20170225260

Methods for counteracting rebounding effects during solid state resistance welding of dissimilar materials

The present disclosure is directed to a multi-segment device, such as an intravascular guide wire. The multi-segment device includes an elongate first portion comprising a first metallic material, an elongate second portion comprising a different metallic material, the first and second elongate portions being directly joined together end to end... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196638

System and denervation

A method for manufacturing a shaping structure having a generally helical profile and configured to support electrodes for delivering electric energy into a cylindrical lumen of a patient. The method comprises providing a mandrel with a circular cylindrical shape and forming a first hole in the mandrel along the elongate... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196718

Segmented scaffold designs

Segmented scaffolds composed of disconnected scaffold segments with overlapping end rings are disclosed. Scaffolds with at least one discontinuous link are also disclosed.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189586

Bioabsorbable coating for bioabsorbable stent

This invention is generally related to coating for implantable medical devices, such as drug delivery vascular stents, and methods of fabricating coated implantable medical devices.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172768

Thin-walled scaffolds having flexible distal end

A thin-walled scaffold includes a radiopaque marker connected to a link. In a first example, the marker is retained on the strut by a head at one or both ends by swaging. In a second example of a thin-walled scaffold the link is modified to avoid interference during crimping. In... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172769

Thin-walled scaffolds having reduced crimp profile and carrying radiopaque markers.

A thin-walled scaffold includes a radiopaque marker connected to a link. In a first example, the marker is retained on the strut by a head at one or both ends by swaging. In a second example of a thin-walled scaffold the link is modified to avoid interference during crimping. In... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172770

Thin-walled scaffolds having modified marker structure near distal end

A thin-walled scaffold includes a radiopaque marker connected to a link. In a first example, the marker is retained on the strut by a head at one or both ends by swaging. In a second example of a thin-walled scaffold the link is modified to avoid interference during crimping. In... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173193

Sterilization methods for medical devices

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06/22/17 / #20170173222

Method of fabricating an implantable medical device comprising a rapamycin derivative

This invention relates to an method of manufacture of an implantable medical device comprising an oxygen-sensitive rapamycin derivative that is protected by addition of an antioxidant during the manufacturing process where the amount of antioxidant added at the outset of the processing is such that when the device is fully... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173308

Catheter with stepped skived hypotube

Catheter having a hypotube with a skive defined by a first angled cut, an axial cut, and a second angled cut. A midshaft member includes a guidewire lumen and an inflation lumen in fluid communication with an inflation lumen of the hypotube, the inflation lumen of the midshaft member configured... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156906

Handle mechanism for actuating delivery catheter

A handle for delivering, from a distal end of a catheter, a stent positioned within a sheath. The handle comprises an upper rack fixed to the handle and an upper distal block moveable along the upper rack and defining a pawl configured to permit only proximal movement in relation to... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151078

Sheaths used with polymer scaffolds

A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A sheath pair is placed over the crimped scaffold after crimping to reduce recoil of the crimped polymer scaffold and maintain scaffold-balloon engagement relied on to hold the scaffold to the balloon when the scaffold... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143521

Intravascular stent

An expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, is disclosed. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical rings generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting links placed so that the stent is flexible in... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135686

Hinged tissue support device

A tissue support device is provided for managing access through tissue. The tissue support device engages the tissue proximate an opening in the tissue and biases the tissue support device to bring the engaged tissue together.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119564

Methods for improving stent retention on a balloon catheter

A method of crimping a stent on a balloon of a catheter assembly is provided. A polymeric stent is disposed over a balloon in an inflated configuration. The stent is crimped over the inflated balloon to a reduced crimped configuration so that the stent is secured onto the balloon. The... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112645

Short pulse laser machining of polymers enhanced with light absorbers for fabricating medical devices

A method of laser machining a polymer construct to form a stent that includes a bioresorbable polymer and an absorber that increases absorption of laser energy during laser machining. The laser cuts the tubing at least in part by a multiphoton absorption mechanism and the polymer and absorber have a... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112646

Bioabsorbable stent that modulates plaque geometric morphology and chemical composition

Methods of treating a diseased blood vessel exhibiting stenosis with a bioabsorable stent are disclosed. The implanted stent supports the section of the vessel at an increased diameter for a period of time to allow the vessel to heal. The stent loses radial strength sufficient to support the section of... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113424

Post electron beam conditioning of polymeric medical devices

Methods are disclosed for conditioning a polymeric stent after sterilization, and/or after crimping and before packaging, such that the properties of the polymeric stent fall within a narrower range of values. The stent is exposed to a controlled temperature at or above ambient for a period of time after radiation... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112484

Access device for accessing tissue

A clip is provided for managing access through tissue. The clip is placed around an opening in tissue, although the opening may alternatively be formed after the clip is deployed. The clip can expand when medical devices are introduced through the clip and through the opening. When the medical devices... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105856

Non-circular radiopaque markers and methods for attaching a marker to a scaffold

A scaffold includes a marker connected to a strut. The marker is retained within the strut by a tongue-and-groove connection. The marker is attached to the strut by a process that includes pressing a non-circular marker into a rectangular hole of the scaffold strut. The strut sidewalls are restrained to... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106177

System and renal neuromodulation by oversized stent

A method of stimulating a renal nerve in a human patient comprising, selecting a span of renal artery in the patient for implantation of a self-expanding stent, the artery having a first internal diameter, an artery wall, and being surrounded by peri-adventitial space through which at least one renal nerve... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095359

Manufacturing process for polymeric stents

Methods and systems of fabricating a polymeric stent are disclosed herein.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095360

Methods of fabricating stents with enhanced fracture toughness

Stents and methods of manufacturing a stents with enhanced fracture toughness are disclosed.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095361

Methods for uniform crimping and deployment of a polymer scaffold

A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes one or more balloon pressurization steps. The balloon pressurization steps are selected to enhance scaffold retention to the balloon while retaining, at least partially, the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095647

Reduced material tip for catheter and forming same

Method for fabricating a catheter including providing an inner tubular member formed from a first polymeric material, the inner tubular member having a distal section, a distal end, and a lumen defined therein by a first inner diameter; necking down at least a portion of the distal section of the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086737

High visibility endoprosthesis and method

An endoprosthesis, a method for imaging an endoprosthesis, a method of making an endoprosthesis involve a polymeric substrate that has been modified to have voids embedded within the substrate. The voids are sized to scatter optical radiation from within the substrate so that an optical coherence tomography (OCT) image can... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086805

Closure devices, systems, and methods

An anchor assembly configured to locate and anchor body tissue surrounding an opening in the body tissue. The anchor assembly can include a plurality of anchor elements. Each anchor element can include an elongate portion and an anchor portion extending from the elongate portion. The elongate portion can be configured... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071764

Stents with radiopaque markers

Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers disposed within depots in the stent, are described herein.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065443

Implantable prosthesis with radiopaque particles and making same

An implantable prosthesis can comprise a strut having a lumen, radiopaque particles within the lumen, and a polymer binder. The polymer binder retains the radiopaque particles within the lumen. The strut may have side holes through which a therapeutic agent may pass and through which the radiopaque particles are incapable... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056218

System and conditioning an endoprosthesis

An endoprosthesis is conditioned prior to use within a patient by placing a scaffold of the endoprosthesis in contact with a sterile liquid optionally at body temperature, following by causing the scaffold to bend. The scaffold may be bent by moving the scaffold through a conditioning tube.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

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02/23/17 / #20170049592

Scaffolds having variable wall thickness

A scaffold strut is shaped to improve hemocompatibility. The scaffold is made from a tube having variable wall thickness. Methods are disclosed for modifying the thickness of the tube in such a way as to achieve a reduced hemodynamic profile, but without significantly affecting strength properties in areas where stress... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049593

Method to increase radial strength of a bioresorbable scaffold

Methods of fabricating a polymer scaffold with increased radial strength including steps of elongation or strain of a biaxially oriented tube and annealing or thermal processing of the strained tube at a constant strain are disclosed. The steps of elongation and thermal processing increase axial direction chain orientation and lamellar... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042710

Intravascular stent

An expandable stent for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen. In one aspect, the stent includes a butterfly pattern to which connecting links are attached. In another aspect, the stent embodies a non-directional structure.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042816

Delivery of biologic therapeutics

Formulations and methods are disclosed which provide controlled, sustained release of a biologic therapeutic to a space within the body. More specifically, formulations comprising a plurality of hydrophilic polymer strands, and methods of forming and administering such formulations, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the formulations exhibit a burst release, an... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038144

Device for drying coated stents

Various embodiments of methods and devices for drying coated stents in an oven are described herein.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027724

Devices and methods for treatment of the eustachian tube and sinus cavity

A polymeric stent can be implanted for treatment of the Eustachian tube. The stent can be designed to have length-dependent radial strength to allow it to stay within the Eustachian tube and to allow normal closing and opening of the Eustachian tube. A balloon can be used to implant the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028616

Methods for crimping a polymeric stent onto a delivery balloon

A medical device-includes a polymer stent crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The stent is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes heating the stent to a temperature below the polymer's glass transition temperature to improve stent retention without adversely affecting the mechanical characteristics of the... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028506

Laser welder alignment system

A laser welder alignment system includes a laser welder, a camera associated with the laser welder configured to capture images of a loaded product within the laser welder, and a controller in communicative association with the laser welder and the camera. The controller receives visualization data from the camera and,... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020702

Deformation of a polymer tube in the fabrication of a medical article

Methods of manufacturing a medical article that include radial deformation of a polymer tube are disclosed. A medical article, such as an implantable medical device or an inflatable member, may be fabricated from a deformed tube.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020703
01/26/17 / #20170021064

Bioerodable metallic stent with biodegradable polymer coating

A device and a method of manufacturing an implantable medical device, such as a stent, are described herein. The device includes a metallic region composed of a bioerodable metal and a polymer region composed of a biodegradable polymer contacting the metallic region. The metallic region may erode at a different... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020495

Suture-based closure with hemostatic tract plug

Devices for closing a passage through tissue communicating with a body lumen. The device may include an elongate body, a sheath disposed at the distal end of the device for disposition within a body lumen, a hollow needle disposed within a needle lumen of the body, the needle being selectively... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020496

Tissue closure device

A tissue closure device including a hub and first and second flanges extending therefrom. The hub extends along a central longitudinal axis between a proximal surface and an opposing distal surface. The first flange is frameless and extends from the hub adjacent the proximal surface thereof. The second flange extends... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020511

Closure devices and methods

A closure device for closing an opening in tissue is provided. The closure device includes an elongate member through which needles may be deployed. The closure device also includes a closure element having a foot portion and a needle guide portion. The foot portion and the needle guide portion are... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020518

Needle removal devices, systems, and methods

A needle removal device is provided for removing needles from suturing systems. In an embodiment, the needle removal device may include a base member configured to be selectively positioned substantially adjacent a proximal portion of a suturing system. The proximal portion of the suturing system may include a plurality of... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

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01/26/17 / #20170020519

Needle harvesting devices, systems, and methods

A needle removal device is provided for removing needles from suturing devices and/or systems. In an embodiment, the needle removal device may be intended for use with a suturing device having one or more needle lumens. The needle removal device may include a first member having a first plurality of... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014250

Stent made from an ultra high molecular weight bioabsorbable polymer with high fatigue and fracture resistance

A stent made from an ultra high molecular weight bioabsorbable polymer is disclosed herein. The bioabsorbable polymer can have a Mw greater than 1 million g/mole or greater than 2 million g/mole. Methods of making the ultra high molecular weight polymer stent without degrading the molecular weight are further disclosed.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/19/17 / #20170015044

Systems and methods for uniform expansion and heat setting of medical devices

Systems and methods for uniformly expanding and heat setting medical devices. One method can include expanding a medical device by advancing the medical device over a preheated expander, the medical device being uniformly expanded as the medical device is advanced over the preheated expander; and heat setting the expanded medical... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000930

Plasticizers for a biodegradable scaffolding and methods of forming same

Methods of making polymeric devices, such as stents, with one or more modifications such as addition of plasticizers, to improve processing, and the devices made by these methods.... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000986

Catheter having transitioning shaft segments

Method of forming a balloon catheter includes providing an elongate tubular shaft having an outer tubular member having proximal and distal portions, and an inner tubular member having a distal length extending distally from the distal portion of the outer tubular member. The elongate tubular shaft has an inflation lumen... Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc








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