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Acclarent Inc patents (2015 archive)


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12/31/15 / #20150374963

Vent cap for a eustachian tube dilation system

A device and method for dilating a eustachian tube of a patient is disclosed. The device includes a guide catheter and a balloon dilation catheter. ... Acclarent Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366716

System and method for treatment of non-ventilating middle ear by providing a gas pathway through the nasopharynx

Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. ... Acclarent Inc

11/19/15 / #20150328420

Device and method for dilating an airway stenosis

A medical device and a system and for dilating a stenotic airway of a patient are described. The medical device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft system having an inflation lumen and a ventilation lumen the proximal end. ... Acclarent Inc

11/19/15 / #20150328394

Devices and methods for transnasal dilation and irrigation of the sinuses

A medical device, and a system and packaged kit containing the medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening is described. The medical device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft system having an inflation lumen and an irrigation lumen the proximal and. ... Acclarent Inc

11/19/15 / #20150328051

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

11/19/15 / #20150327919

Apparatus and method for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat

Apparatus for use in surgeries to treat disorders of the ear, nose, and throat including a hand-held device and rotating blade assembly. The apparatus may be connected to a vacuum source. ... Acclarent Inc

11/19/15 / #20150327880

Apparatus and method for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat

Apparatus for use in surgeries to treat disorders of the ear, nose, and throat including a hand-held device and rotating blade assembly. The apparatus may be connected to a vacuum source. ... Acclarent Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320978

Corewire design and construction for medical devices

A guidewire for use in ear, nose and throat procedures may include an elongate core wire having a proximal region and a distal region. The distal region of the core wire may include a flattened portion adapted to provide preferential flexure along at least one axis of the wire. ... Acclarent Inc

10/29/15 / #20150305944

Mechanically registered videoscopic myringotomy/tympanostomy tube placement system

Devices, systems, methods, and kits for treating the tissue structures of the ear make use of a guide structure that can mechanically register a treatment probe with a target region of a target tissue, the guide structure being fittingly received in an auditory canal and often comprising a conformable body such as a compressible foam, or the like. The guide structure may include an articulating mechanism for selectively orienting the treatment probe toward the target region of, for example, a tympanic membrane. ... Acclarent Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250992

Mechanical dilation of the ostia of paranasal sinuses and other passageways of the ear, nose and throat

Devices and methods for dilating the ostia of paranasal sinuses and other passageways within the ear, nose and throat. A mechanical dilator is inserted through a nostril and used to dilate an ostium or a paranasal sinus or other passageway within the ear, nose or throat (e.g., a eustachian tube or nasolacrimal duct). ... Acclarent Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217097

Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to treat sinusitis and other disorders

Implantable devices and methods for delivering drugs and other substances to locations within the body of a human or animal subject to treat or diagnose sinusitis and a variety of other disorders. The invention includes implantable substance delivery devices that comprise reservoirs and barriers that control the rate at which substances pass out of the reservoirs. ... Acclarent Inc

07/30/15 / #20150209055

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

07/23/15 / #20150202089

Eustachian tube dilation balloon with ventilation path

An apparatus comprises a shaft, an expandable dilator, and at least one ventilation pathway. The shaft defines a longitudinal axis and comprises a distal and proximal ends with at least one shaft lumen. ... Acclarent Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196430

Tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube

The invention is a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube. The tube has a distal end and a proximal end and a tube lumen. ... Acclarent Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182735

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

06/18/15 / #20150165176

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

06/18/15 / #20150165175

Catheters with non-removable guide members useable for treatment of sinusitis

Balloon catheter, guide catheter and method for dilating openings in paranasal sinuses. A non-removable guide member (e.g., guidewire) extends from the distal end of the balloon catheter. ... Acclarent Inc

06/18/15 / #20150164695

Tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube delivery system

Systems and methods are provided for automatically forming an incision in a tympanic membrane of an ear and placing a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube into the incision. The systems include a housing with a shaft extending therefrom. ... Acclarent Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151038

Multi-conduit balloon catheter

A suctioning and irrigating sinus balloon catheter is provided for treating a patient's paranasal sinus system, including dilating prepared openings, and natural ostia and ducts and excising sinus cavities and choana. The catheter has a number of fluid carrying conduits to provide irrigation, suction and inflation/deflation to the distally mounted balloon. ... Acclarent Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148610

Endoscopic method for viewing a sinus opening

The invention is an endoscopic method for viewing a target portion of a patient's anatomy with access through the oral or nasal cavity. The method includes adjusting a variable direction of view endoscope to a direction of view of between about 0 degrees and 20 degrees relative to a longitudinal axis of the endoscope and a shaft orientation pointing toward the target portion of the patient's anatomy. ... Acclarent Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119923

Enhanced gripping features for nasal and paranasal sinus systems

A gripping system for use in treating the sinus cavity is described. The system includes a handle for single handed operation that includes access to the sinus cavity and treatment by dilation of an anatomical passageway within the ear, nose or throat. ... Acclarent Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094642

Sinus wall implant

An apparatus comprises an absorbent body, a non-permeable feature, and a port feature. The absorbent body comprises a wicking feature. ... Acclarent Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088188

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

03/12/15 / #20150068539

Systems and methods for anesthetizing ear tissue

A system and method for use in iontophoretic anesthesia of a tympanic membrane are disclosed. The system generally includes an earplug and an electrode device. ... Acclarent Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005805

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








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