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Navigation guidewire with shielded sensor coil

An apparatus includes a proximal coil, a distal potion, a navigation sensor, and a communication wire. The proximal coil is formed by a wire wrapped in a helical configuration. ... Acclarent Inc

System and method for dilating an airway stenosis

A method for dilating a stenotic region in an airway of a patient may include advancing a balloon catheter through the airway of the patient to position an inflatable balloon of the catheter within at least a portion of the stenotic region, maintaining a position of the catheter relative to the patient, and inflating the balloon of the catheter to dilate the stenotic region of the airway. A system for dilating a stenotic region in an airway of a patient may include a catheter shaft having an overall length of less than 70 cm, an inflatable balloon disposed along a distal portion of the catheter shaft, and a stylet.. ... Acclarent Inc

Navigation guidewire with interlocked coils

An apparatus includes a proximal coil, a distal coil, a navigation sensor, and a wire. The proximal coil is formed by a wire wrapped in a helical configuration. ... Acclarent Inc

Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear nose and throat

A device for dilating an ostium of a paranasal sinus of a human or animal subject may include: a handle; an elongate shaft having a proximal end coupled with the handle and extending to a distal end; a guidewire disposed through at least a portion of the shaft lumen; a dilator having a non-expanded configuration and an expanded configuration; and a slide member coupled with at least one of the guidewire or the dilator through the longitudinal opening of the shaft for advancing the guidewire and/or the dilator relative to the shaft.. . ... Acclarent Inc

Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear nose and throat

Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, including methods and apparatus for dilating ostia, passageways and other anatomical structures, endoscopic methods and apparatus for endoscopic visualization of structures within the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, navigation devices for use in conjunction with image guidance or navigation system and hand held devices having pistol type grips and other handpieces.. . ... Acclarent Inc

Endoscopic methods and devices for transnasal procedures

Medical devices, systems and methods that are useable to facilitate transnasal insertion and positioning of guidewires and various other devices and instruments at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium.. . ... Acclarent Inc

Dilation apparatus with malleable feature and apparatus to bend malleable feature

An apparatus includes a guide member configured with stress limiting features which function to prevent the stress from bending the guide member causing ovalization of the guide member. An apparatus for bending a guide member includes a ram die and a pressure die which are configured to fully encircle the portion of the guide member during the bending operation. ... Acclarent Inc

Dilation system

A catheter includes an articulation assembly that enables the distal end of the catheter to bend away from the longitudinal axis of a proximal portion of the catheter. The catheter may include a dilation catheter or a guide catheter. ... Acclarent Inc

Apparatus and method for irrigating sinus cavity

An apparatus includes a flexible catheter which may have a plurality of lumens extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a suction opening in fluid communication with a first lumen, a plurality of irrigating openings in fluid communication with a second lumen, a dilator in fluid communication with a third lumen and an occluding balloon in fluid communication with the fourth lumen. The catheter may be used to dilate an ostium, occlude the ostium, irrigate a sinus, and suction a sinus.. ... Acclarent Inc

Dilation balloon with rf energy delivery feature

An apparatus includes a shaft, an expandable dilator, and a wire assembly. The expandable dilator is located at the distal end of the shaft. ... Acclarent Inc

Suction device for use in image-guided sinus medical procedure

An apparatus includes a navigational guidewire and a suction device. The navigational guidewire includes a sensing element, an outer member and a conductor. ... Acclarent Inc

Devices and method for maxillary sinus lavage

A lavage catheter for the treatment of a maxillary sinus is described. The catheter comprises a proximal portion and a distal portion. ... Acclarent Inc

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 for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. ... Acclarent Inc

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 for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. ... Acclarent Inc

12/07/17 / #20170347869

Paranasal ostium finder devices and methods

Devices and methods for locating sinus ostia and positioning a guide wire within the sinus ostia. The subject devices comprise a shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, a curved region located between the distal and proximal ends, and an interior channel, an extensible and retractable guide wire movably mounted within the interior channel and a probe tip joined to the guide wire. ... Acclarent Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340340

Shapeable guide catheters and related methods

Shapeable guide catheters and methods for manufacturing and using such shapeable guide catheters. In one embodiment, the shapeable guide catheter comprises a tubular member having a shapeable region, a malleable shaping member attached to the shapeable region such that, when the shape of the shapeable region is changed from a first shape to a second shape, the shaping member will plastically deform to thereafter substantially hold the shapeable region in the second shape, a tubular outer jacket disposed about the outer surface of the tubular member and a tubular inner jacket disposed within the lumen of the tubular member. ... Acclarent Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319389

Silent effusion removal

A method is disclosed for clearing effusion from an ear. The method may include applying liquid to an ear canal, which is proximal to a perforated tympanic membrane, which is proximal to a middle ear containing effusion, applying an ear device to seal and pressurize the liquid inside the ear canal, the ear device regulating the amount of pressure inside the ear canal, and inducing a eustachian tube, which is distal to the middle ear, to open, which causes the fluid to displace the effusion into the eustachian tube.. ... Acclarent Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274192

Uncinate process support for ethmoid infundibulum illumination

A dilation apparatus comprises an elongate member and a dilation assembly that is slidable along the elongate member. The dilation assembly comprises a platform and an inflatable dilator. ... Acclarent Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273747

Apparatus and method for treatment of ethmoid sinusitis

An apparatus may be used to form an opening in a sinus wall. The apparatus comprises a first cutting member and a second cutting member. ... Acclarent Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259048

Dilation catheter assembly with rapid change components

A dilation catheter system includes a body and a shaft assembly. The shaft assembly extends passed a distal end of the body. ... Acclarent Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259043

Dilation catheter assembly with adjustment features

A dilation catheter system includes a body, a guidewire, and a dilation catheter having an elongate shaft. The dilation catheter system may include a locking mechanism to prevent the guidewire from moving relative to the elongate shaft or to lock the guidewire to the dilation catheter to form a fixed wire unit. ... Acclarent Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238954

Devices, systems and methods useable for treating frontal sinusitis

Devices, systems and methods wherein a dilator, such as a balloon or other expandable member, is positionable within the frontal sinus ostium and adjacent frontal recess and useable to dilate the frontal sinus ostium and substantially all of the frontal sinus recess without requiring repositioning and repeated re-expansion of the dilator. One balloon catheter device of the invention comprises a catheter body that is less than about 50 cm in length (and in some embodiments less than 25 cm in length and a semi-compliant or non-compliant balloon on the catheter body. ... Acclarent Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231698

Methods and devices for facilitating visualization in a surgical environment

Devices and methods for visually confirming the positioning of a distal end portion of an illuminating device placed within a patient include inserting a distal end portion of an illuminating device internally into a patient, emitting light from the distal end portion of the illuminating device, observing transillumination resulting from the light emitted from the distal end portion of the illuminating device that occurs on an external surface of the patient, and correlating the location of the observed transillumination on the external surface of the patient with an internal location of the patient that underlies the location of observed transillumination, to confirm positioning of the distal end portion of the illuminating device.. . ... Acclarent Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224907

Devices and methods for transnasal irrigation or suctioning of the sinuses

An irrigation catheter for the treatment of the sinus anatomy is described. The catheter comprises a proximal portion, a rigid middle portion, and a flexible distal portion. ... Acclarent Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202480

Guidewires for performing image guided procedures

Guidewires and methods useable in conjunction with image guidance systems to facilitate performance of diagnostic or therapeutic tasks at locations within the bodies of human or animal subjects.. . ... Acclarent Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197067

Systems and methods for transnasal dilation of passageways in the ear, nose or throat

Devices, systems and methods useable for dilating the ostia of paranasal sinuses and/or other passageways within the ear, nose or throat. A dilation catheter device and system is constructed in a manner that facilitates ease of use by the operator and, in at least some cases, allows the dilation procedure to be performed by a single operator. ... Acclarent Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196651

Narrowband illumination of paranasal cavities for visual localization of target tissue

An apparatus comprises a guidewire body and a light source. The guidewire body includes an optically transmissive element. ... Acclarent Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164965

Devices, systems and methods for diagnosing and treating sinusitis and other disorders of the ears, nose and/or throat

Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies, endoscopic studies and transillumination studies. ... Acclarent Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128661

Balloon dilation catheter system for treatment and irrigation of the sinuses

A medical device for the treatment and irrigation of a sinus opening is described. The device allows for single-handed operation to access, dilate and irrigate a sinus opening. ... Acclarent Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120020

Apparatus for bending malleable guide of surgical instrument

An apparatus includes a grounding member and an actuator. The grounding member includes a first grounding feature and a bending channel. ... Acclarent Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120019

Medical device and method for treatment of a sinus opening

A medical device and method for the treatment of a sinus opening includes a handle, a guide catheter, a guide wire, a balloon catheter, a guide wire movement mechanism and a balloon catheter movement mechanism. The handle has proximal and distal ends and a longitudinal axis along the length of the handle. ... Acclarent Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119993

System and method for anesthetizing eustachian tube

A system for delivering a fluid to a eustachian tube (et) of a patient includes a guide member and a tubular member. The guide member includes a shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a bend at the distal portion. ... Acclarent Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119583

System and method for treatment of eustachian tube from middle ear approach

A dilation catheter includes a shaft and an expandable element. The shaft includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. ... Acclarent Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119582

System and method for treatment of eustachian tube from oral approach

A method of dilating a first eustachian tube (et) and a second et of a patient using a dilation catheter includes directing the dilation catheter into the mouth of the patient and advancing the dilation catheter into a first et on one side of the patient's head while a proximal portion of the dilation catheter is disposed in the mouth of the patient. The method further includes expanding the expandable member to thereby dilate the first et. ... Acclarent Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119473

System and method for navigation of surgical instruments

An apparatus includes a navigational guidewire and a connector assembly. The navigational guidewire includes a sensing element, an outer member, and a conductor. ... Acclarent Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119414

Fluid communication features for eustachian tube dilation instrument

A system for dilating a eustachian tube (et) of a patient includes a guide member and a dilation catheter. The guide member includes a bent distal portion that is configured to provide access to an opening in the et. ... Acclarent Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086868

Apparatus for puncturing balloon in airway dilation shaft

A dilation system includes a balloon catheter and a puncturing assembly. The balloon catheter includes a shaft, a dilator coupled to a distal end of the shaft, and a lumen extending through the shaft and the dilator. ... Acclarent Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080194

Balloon catheters and methods for treating paranasal sinuses

A set of sinus balloon catheters are provided for treating a patient's paranasal sinus system, including dilating prepared openings, and natural ostia and ducts and excising sinus cavities. These include a balloon catheter with a bend placing a distal segment at 90° to a proximal segment and a balloon catheter which is substantially straight. ... Acclarent Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071625

Devices, systems and methods for diagnosing and treating sinusitis and other disorders of the ears, nose and/or throat

Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies, endoscopic studies and transillumination studies. ... Acclarent Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056632

Dilation catheter with expandable stop element

A catheter system includes a balloon dilation catheter. The balloon dilation catheter includes an elongate shaft, an expandable dilation balloon, and an expandable stop element. ... Acclarent Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056043

Apparatus to form opening in ethmoid bulla and irrigate ethmoid sinus cavity

An instrument for treating a sinus cavity includes a cutter member, a rotatable member, and a fluid passage. The cutter member has a lumen extending therealong, and the rotatable member is received within the lumen. ... Acclarent Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056036

Apparatus and method to secure turbinate to nasal septum

A method of securing a turbinate to a nasal septum includes positioning an instrument in a nostril. The turbinate and nasal septum are pierced. ... Acclarent Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055818

Apparatus and method to illuminate and orient guidewire

An apparatus includes a power source, a pulse generator, a light source, a guidewire, an optical fiber, and a connector. The pulse generator is in electrical communication with the power source. ... Acclarent Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007281

Systems and methods for transnasal dilation of passageways in the ear, nose or throat

A dilation catheter device and system for dilating an opening in a paranasal sinus and/or other passageways within the ear, nose or throat is disclosed. A dilation catheter device and system is constructed in a manner that facilitates ease of use by the operator and, in at least some cases, allows the dilation procedure to be performed by a single operator. ... Acclarent Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000992

Luer members for coaxial lumen catheter

A dilation catheter for dilation of an anatomical passageway includes a luer member, an elongate shaft, and an inflatable dilator. The luer member comprises at least one fluid port. ... Acclarent Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000991

Balloon catheter with tactile feedback features and reinforced lumen

A dilation apparatus includes a shaft, a dilation balloon, and a standoff member. The shaft includes a first lumen and a second lumen. ... Acclarent Inc








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