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 new patent  Surgical instrument for removing an implanted object

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the tissue separating device includes a handle, an elongate sheath and a circular cutting blade that may extend from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Medical device for removing an implanted object

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the surgical device includes a handle, an elongate sheath and a circular cutting blade that extends from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Expanding coil coupling for lead extension and extraction

A device for extending a lead according to some embodiments includes a body, a tubular member coupled to the body, the tubular member comprising an outer surface, wherein the outer surface is sized to insert into an inner lumen of a lead, the tubular member is movable between a first configuration in which the tubular member slides into the lead, and a second configuration in which at least a portion of the tubular member expands to engage an inner surface of the lead; and, an actuation mechanism operatively coupled to the tubular member, the actuation mechanism configured to move the tubular member between the first configuration and second configuration.. . ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Liquid light-guide catheter with optically diverging tip

A light-diverting catheter tip is provided according to embodiments disclosed herein. The light-diverting catheter tip may be coupled with the distal tip of a laser catheter and divert at least a portion of the light exiting the distal tip of the laser catheter such that the spot size of the laser beam on an object after exiting the catheter tip is larger than the spot size of the light entering the catheter without the catheter tip. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Tunable nanoparticle tags to enhance tissue recognition

A method of locating and ablating a target tissue is described. The method includes providing a catheter that has at least one light guide, where the light guide is adaptable to receive light from a light source. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Reentry catheter and method thereof

The invention generally relates to method and apparatus for crossing an obstruction in a tubular member, and more particularly to a medical device method for crossing of a chronic occlusion in a subintimal or interstitial space of an artery.. . ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Reentry catheter and method thereof

Embodiments of the invention are directed towards a rapid exchange catheter configured for insertion into a subintimal space and crossing an occlusion in a subintimal space. The catheter includes a proximal end, a distal end, a first lumen configured to receive a first wire, the first lumen extending longitudinally through a least a lateral port of the catheter, and a second lumen having at least a portion distal of the lateral port and extending through at least the distal end of the catheter. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Electrodeposition coating for medical devices

The present disclosure relates generally to coating medical devices. In particular, the present disclosure provides materials and methods for coating a portion of a balloon catheter with a pharmaceutical agent using electrodeposition techniques. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Catheter movement control

An endovascular device monitoring system is provided that determines, based on movement of the endovascular device past a selected reference location, at least one of a movement rate of a endovascular device and position of a distal end of a endovascular device in a body of a patient.. . ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Liquid laser-induced pressure wave emitting catheter sheath

The present disclosure relates generally to the use of medical devices for the treatment of vascular conditions. In particular, the present disclosure provides devices and methods for using laser-induced pressure waves created within a sheath to disrupt intimal and medial calcium within the vasculature.. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Tissue separating systems and methods

Systems and methods for separating an object such as a pacing lead from a patient tissue involve a flexible and torqueable shaft having an internal lumen sized to receive the object, and a hard separating mechanism for separating the object from the tissue. Typically the shaft and separating mechanism are advanced along or toward the object, and the separating mechanism is contacted with the tissue. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Thrombectomy and soft debris removal device

A device suitable for removing material from a living being is provided, featuring at least an aspiration pump, powered by a motor. The aspiration pump and any optional infusate pump preferably feature a helical pumping mechanism, and operate at a high rate of rotation, thereby ensuring adequate pumping performance and flexibility. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Retractable separating systems and methods

A method for detaching an object from a patient includes providing a tool having a sheath, and a separating assembly operably coupled to a distal end of the sheath. The separating assembly includes a separator moveably coupled to a tip via a threadable connection. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

Intelligent catheter

A system includes a microprocessor executable verification module in a base unit and a microprocessor readable identifier of an endovasoular device in a memory of the endovascular device. The microprocessor executable verification module, based on the identifier, at least one of configures the endovascular device for use and determines whether the endovascular device can be enabled for use.. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170340346

Expandable lead jacket

Methods, devices and systems for separating an implanted object, such as a lead attached to a cardiac conduction device, from formed tissue within a blood vessel are provided. The methods, devices and systems for separating a lead from the tissue relate to dilating the tissue surrounding the lead from underneath the tissue and/or between the lead and the tissue.. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170333132

Laser-induced pressure wave emitting catheter sheath

The present disclosure relates generally to the use of medical devices for the treatment of vascular conditions. In particular, the present disclosure provides devices and methods for using laser-induced pressure waves created within a sheath to disrupt intimal and medial calcium within the vasculature.. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325835

Tissue slitting methods and systems

Methods and systems for separating an object, such as a lead, from formed tissue are provided. Specifically, a tissue slitting device is configured to engage patient formed tissue at a slitting engagement point. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304609

Collapsing coil coupling for lead extension and extraction

A device for extending a lead according to some embodiments includes a body, a coil element coupled to the body, the body configured to cover the coil element during use, the coil element comprising an inner lumen sized to receive an outer surface of a lead, the coil element is movable between a first configuration in which the coil element slides over the lead, and a second configuration in which at least some coils grip the outer surface of the lead; an actuation mechanism operatively coupled to the coil element, the actuation mechanism configured to move the coil element between the first and second configurations; and a tether coupled to the lead via the body, the coil element, and/or actuation mechanism, the tether configured to extend further proximally than a proximal-most end of the lead and configured to transfer tension force applied to the tether to the lead.. . ... The Spectranetics Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170304592

Wire centering sheath and method

The present disclosure is directed, in one embodiment, to a wire centering sheath system in which wires outwardly extend from a sheath to brace against a vessel wall. The wire centering sheath system may be used to center endovascular devices.. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265942

Laser-induced fluid filled balloon catheter

The present disclosure relates generally to the use of medical devices for the treatment of vascular conditions. In particular, the present disclosure provides devices and methods for using laser-induced pressure waves to disrupt vascular occlusions. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170245934

Eccentric balloon laser catheter

Various embodiments of an eccentric balloon catheter are disclosed. In some embodiments, an eccentric balloon catheter includes an eccentrically positioned guidewire tube, with an interior lumen, that extends at least a portion of the length of the catheter body. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224963

Dilator sheath set

This disclosure discusses various methods and devices for providing multiple types of indicators to be used with a sheath set. One type of indicator indicates the linear position and alignment of each of the sheaths within the sheath set, and another type of indicator indicates the rotational position and alignment of the sheaths. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224960

Needle and guidewire holder

Device and method for puncturing blood vessels while using fluoroscopy. The disclosed device enables improved needle orientation control and avoids direct exposure of the clinician's hand to x-ray during the puncturing procedure.. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224875

Local delivery of water-soluble or water-insoluble therapeutic agents to the surface of body lumens

A method and device for local delivery of a water-insoluble therapeutic agent to the tissue of a normal or diseased body lumen is disclosed. An expandable structure of a medical disposable device, such as a balloon of a balloon catheter, is coated with a non-durable coating which comprises poly(hema) complexed with iodine and has a substantially water-insoluble therapeutic agent dispersed therein. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170224373

Retractable blade for lead removal device

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically the tissue separating device includes a handle, an elongate sheath and a circular cutting blade that may extend from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215972

Catheter movement control

An endovascular device monitoring system is provided that determines, based on movement of the endovascular device past a selected reference location, at least one of a movement rate of a endovascular device and position of a distal end of a endovascular device in a body of a patient.. . ... The Spectranetics Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170203082

Temporary occlusion balloon devices and methods for preventing blood flow through a vascular perforation

A device for occluding a perforation in a blood vessel includes an expandable member. The expandable member includes a central expandable balloon disposed between a proximal and a distal balloon, wherein the proximal and distal balloons each contain first and second compositions, respectively. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170189064

Medical device for removing an implanted object

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the surgical device includes a handle, an elongate sheath and a circular cutting blade that extends from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170172622

Medical device for removing an implanted object

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the surgical device includes a handle, an elongate inner sheath and a circular cutting blade that extends from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157392

Medical device for removing an implanted object

Methods and devices for separating an implanted object, such as a pacemaker lead, from tissue surrounding such object in a patient's vasculature system. Specifically, the surgical device includes a handle, an elongate sheath and a circular cutting blade that extends from the distal end of the sheath upon actuating the handle. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

06/01/17 / #20170151017

Expandable laser catheter

Expandable laser catheters for utilizing laser energy to remove obstructions from body passages are described. In one embodiment, the laser catheter includes a shaftway having a distal end including a flexible portion configured in a series of radial folds. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170105801

Laser energy delivery devices including laser transmission detection systems and methods

Laser energy delivery devices and methods are provided. A laser energy delivery device may include a housing, and a coupling is carried by the housing and adapted to couple to a laser energy generator. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170100569

Triggered release mechanism to improve efficacy of drug coated balloons

A method for treating a target vascular portion of a subject including: providing an angioplasty balloon system including a balloon, the balloon carrying a first polymer, a second polymer, and at least one active agent on a surface of the balloon, the at least one active agent being at least partially contained within at least one of the first polymer and the second polymer, wherein the first polymer and the second polymer having different stereoisoisomeric forms that can co-crystalize to form a stereocomplex between the first and second polymers; positioning the balloon proximate the target vascular portion; expanding the balloon to engage the target vascular portion; thereby delivering at least a portion of the active agent to the target vascular portion; and withdrawing the balloon from the subject.. . ... The Spectranetics Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170086924

Liquid light guide catheter having biocompatible liquid light guide medium

A method of delivering light energy to target matter in a mammalian body is described. The method may include inserting at least a portion of a catheter into a patient's vasculature, wherein the catheter comprises an open distal tip, a lumen extending proximally from the open distal tip, and at least one optical fiber within the lumen, wherein the at least one optical fiber has a distal end. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170086860

Support catheter and guidewire kit for crossing a vascular occlusion

The present disclosure relates generally to the use of medical devices for the treatment of vascular conditions. In particular, the present disclosure provides devices and methods of using a kit, which includes a guidewire and a support catheter, both of which are capable of penetrating a calcified and/or fibrous total occlusion. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

02/16/17 / #20170042519

Temporary occlusion balloon devices and methods for preventing blood flow through a vascular perforation

A device for occluding a perforation in a blood vessel includes a catheter shaft that has a first lumen and a second lumen. The first lumen is adapted to receive at least one of a guidewire and an implanted cardiac lead, and the second lumen is adapted to receive an inflation fluid. ... The Spectranetics Corporation

01/19/17 / #20170014188

Laser ablation catheter

A system and devices for ablation and removal of occlusions from blood vessels is provided. Laser culling systems and mechanical cutting systems are provided in catheter devices, the cutting systems operable to ablate, cut, dislodge, and otherwise remove occlusions within a blood vessel that may limit or prevent proper circulation. ... The Spectranetics Corporation








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