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Acclarent Inc patents (2016 archive)


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Guide system with suction

A guide catheter for use in treating sinuses, the catheter including a catheter shaft configured to provide suction about a balloon catheter and a distal portion shaped for navigating body anatomy. In one embodiment, the guide catheter includes a valve for sealing the balloon catheter and a vent for controlling suction.. ... Acclarent Inc

Balloon dilation system with malleable internal guide

An apparatus includes a handle assembly, a guide assembly, and a dilation catheter. The guide assembly extends distally from the handle assembly. ... Acclarent Inc

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

Nasal fluid management device

An apparatus comprises a body and a conduit. The body comprises an absorbent material. ... Acclarent Inc

System and method to map structures of nasal cavity

An apparatus includes a handle assembly, a guide tube, and a wire. The handle assembly includes a body and an actuator. ... Acclarent Inc

Guidewire with navigation sensor

An apparatus includes an outer coil, a navigation coil, and a distal tip member. The outer coil defines an interior region bounded by inner diameter. ... Acclarent Inc

Handle with features to couple catheter assembly with endoscope and actuate catheter

A dilation system includes a handle, a guide member, a balloon dilation member, an actuator, and an endoscope. The handle is configured to provide single-handed use to a user. ... Acclarent Inc

Method and apparatus for cleaning isthmus of eustachian tube

A method for cleaning an isthmus of a eustachian tube (et) of a patient includes using an instrument. The instrument includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a shaft extending therebetween, and a treatment feature disposed at the distal portion. ... Acclarent Inc

System and method for detecting characteristics of eustachian tube

A method for detecting characteristics of a eustachian tube of a patient includes communicating pressurized air into an oro-nasal cavity of the patient. The method further includes directing an energy signal into the oro-nasal cavity. ... Acclarent Inc

Illuminating guidewire with optical sensing

A guide member system includes a guide member, a light source, and a detector. The guide member comprises at least one illumination fiber. ... Acclarent Inc

Handle with features to secure a catheter assembly to an endoscope

A dilation system includes a handle, guide member, balloon dilation member, balloon, dilation member movement actuator, and endoscope. The handle is configured to provide single-handed use to a user. ... Acclarent Inc

Medical guidewire with integral light transmission

A guidewire comprises an elongate metal core, an inner layer, an optical core, and an outer layer. The metal core is configured to communicate torsional motion from a proximal end of the metal core to the distal end of the metal core. ... Acclarent Inc

Balloon catheter with image capture and light emission features

A dilation catheter system comprises a guide member, a dilation catheter, and an image sensor. The guide member includes a shaft comprising a distal end and a proximal end. ... Acclarent Inc

Guide catheter with image capture and light emission features

A dilation catheter system comprises a guide member, a dilation catheter, and an image sensor. The guide member includes a shaft comprising a distal end and a proximal end. ... Acclarent Inc

09/29/16 / #20160279398

Features to enhance grip of balloon within airway

A dilation assembly includes a shaft and a dilator coupled with the distal end of the shaft. The dilator includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a center portion positioned between the proximal end and the distal end. ... Acclarent Inc

09/22/16 / #20160270863

Systems and methods for performing image guided procedures within the ear, nose, throat and paranasal sinuses

Devices, systems and methods for performing image guided interventional and surgical procedures, including various procedures to treat sinusitis and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, ears, nose or throat.. . ... Acclarent Inc

09/08/16 / #20160256038

Swing prism endoscope

A variable direction of view endoscope is positionable at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium to accomplish visualization. A method of use includes introducing the variable direction of view endoscope into a nasal cavity with the endoscope adjusted to a first direction of view between about 0 degrees and about 15 degrees relative to a longitudinal axis of the endoscope. ... Acclarent Inc

07/07/16 / #20160192830

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

03/24/16 / #20160082233

Balloon catheter assembly

A dilation catheter comprises a handle, a guidewire, a dilation catheter, a guidewire movement mechanism, and dilation catheter movement actuator. The guidewire movement mechanism is configured to translate to thereby cause translation of the guidewire relative to the handle. ... Acclarent Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081857

Low profile eustachian tube dilation system

A system and method for dilating a eustachian tube of a patient is disclosed. The device includes a protective sheath, a flexible endoscope and a balloon dilation catheter. ... Acclarent Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058990

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

03/03/16 / #20160058988

Inflator with varying mechanical advantage

An inflator comprises a body, a first drive member, and a second drive member. The body defines a reservoir that is configured to hold fluid and includes an outlet. ... Acclarent Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058985

Automated inflator for balloon dilator

An inflator system comprises a dilation catheter and a fluid pressure regulator assembly. The dilation catheter comprises a shaft defining a lumen and being sized to fit within an anatomical passageway. ... Acclarent Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058469

Adapter for attaching electromagnetic image guidance components to a medical device

Devices and methods wherein an adapter is used to attach an electromagnetic image guidance component to a medical device such that an electromagnetic image guidance system may be used to track the location of the medical device within the body of a human or animal subject.. . ... Acclarent Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058462

Method and apparatus for forming opening in a sinus wall

An instrument comprises a shaft assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a first shaft member including a distal cutting feature, and a second shaft member. ... Acclarent Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045719

Shaft system for balloon dilation

A multi-lumen catheter assembly comprises an inner shaft, an outer shaft and one or more features. The inner shaft comprises an inner surface and an outer surface. ... Acclarent Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045371

Trigger assembly for tympanostomy tube delivery device

A tympanostomy tube delivery device comprises a shaft assembly, a pressure equalization tube, and a trigger assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a cannula and a pusher operable to translate relative to the cannula. ... Acclarent Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045370

Tympanostomy tube delivery device with replaceable shaft portion

A tympanostomy tube delivery device comprises a shaft assembly, a pressure equalization tube, and a handpiece. All or a portion of the shaft assembly is selectively coupleable and removable from the handpiece. ... Acclarent Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045369

Tympanostomy tube delivery device with cutter force clutch

A tympanostomy tube delivery device comprises a drive assembly and a force limiting shaft assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a cannula and a piercer operable to translate relative to the cannula so as to pierce the tympanic membrane of a patient. ... Acclarent Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038342

Tympanostomy tube delivery device with rotatable flexible shaft

An instrument comprises a shaft assembly, a handpiece body, and a drive assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a plurality of coaxially arranged shafts and a tympanostomy tube. ... Acclarent Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038341

Tympanostomy tube delivery device with elastomeric brake

An instrument comprises a handpiece, a boss member, a cylindraceous cam body, a linearly movable member, a cam follower, and a braking member. The cam body is rotatably supported in the handpiece and includes an exterior cam feature. ... Acclarent Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015944

Guide catheters with guidewire deflection features

A guide catheter system for use in treating the sinus cavity or eustachian tube is described. The system includes a guide catheter that has a proximal end and a distal end and an elongate shaft between the proximal end and the distal end and a guidewire. ... Acclarent Inc

01/14/16 / #20160008083

Guidewire navigation for sinuplasty

A method includes receiving image data, receiving surgical procedure data, and generating an operation plan. The image data is associated with anatomical structures in a nasal cavity of a patient. ... Acclarent Inc

01/14/16 / #20160008017

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

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. 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








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