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Guidewire with tactile feel

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guidewire. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Apparatuses and methods for delivering powdered agents

In one aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for delivering a powdered agent into a subject's body may include a powder chamber housing the powdered agent. The apparatus also may include a chassis in fluid connection with the powder chamber. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Fluid management system and methods

A hysteroscopic fluid management system includes a saline source with an electrolyte concentration, at least one pressure mechanism for circulating saline to and from a targeted site and through a filter having filter characteristics back to the source, and a controller. The controller provides a saline inflow in a first flow path to the site and a saline outflow in a second flow path from the site through the filter and back to the source at a controlled flow rate. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Atherectomy medical device

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. A rotational atherectomy device may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region and a lumen extending therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical retrieval devices and methods

A device may include a distal assembly including a first plurality of legs, a second plurality of legs, and a distal tip, and further include a first driver and a second driver, a proximal end of at least one leg of the first plurality of legs may be coupled to the first driver, and a proximal end of at least one leg of the second plurality of legs may be coupled to the second driver. The medical device may include a first longitudinally extending hollow member movably positioned along the first driver and a second longitudinally extending hollow member movably positioned along the second driver. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Occlusion device

A catheter includes a detachable tip assembly that when detached from the catheter may be used to occlude a body lumen or vessel. The detachable distal tip assembly may include an inflatable balloon disposed over and secured to a tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Stone identification methods and systems

Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission

A medical instrument such as a guidewire that is designed to have controlled torque transmission along its length. Specially treated areas are placed in selected and equal areas along the entire length of the elongated shaft of the medical instrument, and are separated from one another by untreated areas. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Hydration delivery system for stents

A stent delivery device is provided that includes an inner member defining a distal tip and a stent holding region, and an outer tubular member slidingly disposed over the inner member and configured to engage the distal tip. Seal members may be disposed on one or more of an outer surface of the inner member, the distal tip, and the outer tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Method for loading a stent into a delivery device

A method of loading an expandable stent into a delivery device may include positioning a middle portion of the expandable stent in a collapsing fixture including a passage extending therethrough, radially compressing the middle portion of the expandable stent in the passage before any other portion of the expandable stent while a first end of the expandable stent is disposed outside of the passage, moving the collapsing fixture relative to the expandable stent, radially compressing the expandable stent from the middle portion toward the first end of the expandable stent, and inserting the first end of the expandable stent followed by the middle portion of the expandable stent into a distal end of an elongate outer sheath of the delivery device.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical devices formed from polymer filaments

Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

A retrieval device may include a sheath including a distal end and a proximal end, and an end effector at the distal end. At least a portion of the end effector may be movable relative to the sheath between extended and retracted states. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

System for a minimally-invasive treatment within a body lumen

A system for endoscopic surgery within a body lumen of a patient including a flexible catheter having an expandable region at a distal portion and an access opening. The expandable region is expandable from a collapsed insertion configuration to an expanded configuration to provide an expanded chamber on a first side of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Rapid exchange stent delivery system

Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include a guide member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172931

Fluid cooled optical fiber

Fluid cooled optical fibers are disclosed. An exemplary fiber comprises a fiber body including a distal end, an inner cap surrounding said distal end, an outer cap surrounding said inner cap, and a tube attached to said outer cap. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172865

Dominant axis navigation sensor

A sensor assembly includes a first magnetic field sensor and a second magnetic field sensor. The first magnetic field sensor includes a first substrate and a first elongated magnetic field sensor component extending a first length. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172420

Hybrid navigation sensor

A sensor assembly includes a first magnetic field sensor that is a first type of sensor and has a first magnetic field sensitivity in a first primary sensing direction. The first primary sensing direction is along a longitudinal axis of the sensor assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168835

Endoluminal stents and methods of delivery

An endoluminal stent and associated methods for placing the endoluminal stent in a lumen of a trachea of a patient. The stent includes an elongate framework having a first open end, a second open end opposite the first open end, and a lumen extending from the first open end to the second open end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168738

Distortion suppression in electromagnetic tracking systems

A method uses an electromagnetic tracking system, including a number of field transmitters and at least one receiver, to determine location information associated with a medical device. The method includes transmitting a set of electromagnetic signals, each signal having a frequency that is different than a frequency associated with each of the other signals, where each signal corresponds to a sum of sinusoidal functions, each of which includes an amplitude and a frequency. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168724

Open-irrigated ablation catheter with proximal insert cooling

An open-irrigated ablation catheter system includes a catheter body, and an electrode tip body mounted on a distal portion of the catheter body. The electrode tip body includes a proximal end configured for connection to the catheter body and a wall defining an open interior region and including one or more irrigation ports. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168710

Nested balloon cryotherapy

A cryotherapy system includes a cryotherapy catheter having an inflatable balloon portion and a pressure regulator. The inflatable balloon portion includes an outer balloon and an inner balloon within the outer balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168672

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical device includes a sheath, an shaft at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the shaft and movable between at least an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle includes a shaft advancement body, a channel body securely coupled to the sheath and selectively positionable with respect to the shaft advancement body, and a plunger securely coupled to the shaft and selectively positionable with respect to the channel body.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168667

Medical systems and methods

A fluid management system for use in a tissue resection procedure includes a controller. An inflow pump is operated by the controller and configured to provide fluid inflow through a flow path to a site in patient's body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168658

Catheter with radiofrequency cutting tip and heated balloon

Methods for draining pseudocysts and stent delivery systems for use therein are disclosed. An illustrative system may include a catheter shaft having an inflatable balloon affixed to a distal end region thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168511

Distally-facing electrode array with longitudinally mounted splines

A catheter comprises an elongate catheter body extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, an expandable electrode assembly disposed at the distal end of the catheter body, the electrode assembly comprising a housing encasing a position sensor and a plurality of flexible splines extending from the distal end of the catheter body to a distal end of the housing, and a distal cap positioned over a distal end of the housing, the distal cap being configured to receive the distal end of the housing and to further receive distal ends of flexible splines of the plurality of flexible splines in longitudinal or about longitudinal directions relative to the catheter body. Distal portions of the flexible splines provide reduced stiffness as compared to more proximal portions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168482

Current driven sensor for magnetic navigation

A tracking system that includes a sensor and a current driver. The sensor includes a substrate and magnetic sensor components configured to sense one or more magnetic fields and provide signals corresponding to the one or more magnetic fields. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168432

Endoscopic imaging system

An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162619

Medical device packaging with opening feature

Medical device packages may be configured to be easily openable in dark locations such as but not limited to cardiac catheter labs and surgical suites. Medical device packages may be configured to be more easily opened by including features that help to instruct a user where to grasp the medical device package, present a grip feature to quickly separate and grasp the two layers to be separated and provide texture on the grip to improve grip and control of the packaging and the sterile product within the packaging during transfer to a sterile surgical field or user, for example. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161557

Stent trimming devices and methods

Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161552

Thrombolysis catheter system

A catheter system is disclosed. An example catheter system includes an elongate tubular member having a distal region and a proximal end, a first balloon disposed along the distal region of the tubular member, a second balloon disposed along the distal region of the tubular member, wherein the second balloon is spaced from the first balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161186

Apparatus and method for loading and delivering a stent using a suture retaining mechanism

An assembly for delivering an intraluminary member into a body lumen including a delivery catheter including an elongated tubular member, an elongated rod disposed within and slidingly engaged with the tubular member, a handle fixed to a proximal end of the rod, and at least one securing mechanism located on the handle, and a thread-like member removably secured to one end of the intraluminary member, the thread-like member extending between the intraluminary member and the handle, the at least one securing mechanism adapted to secure the thread-like member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161064

Introducer with expandable capabilities

An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes an inner liner including a lumen, a proximal region, and at least one folded portion extending longitudinally along the proximal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161040

Medical balloon

Composite expandable medical balloons and methods for forming composite expandable medical balloons are disclosed. An example composite expandable medical balloon may include a base balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160917

A device and method for non-invasive left ventricular end diastolic pressure (lvedp) measurement

The present application relates to systems and methods for non-invasively determining at least one of left ventricular end diastolic pressure (lvedp) or pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (pcwp) in a subject's heart, comprising: receiving, by a computer, a plurality of signals from a plurality of non-invasive sensors that measure a plurality of physiological effects that are correlated with functioning of said subject's heart, said plurality of physiological effects including at least one signal correlated with left ventricular blood pressure and at least one signal correlated with timing of heartbeat cycles of said subject's heart; training a machine learning model on said computer using said plurality of signals for periods of time in which said plurality of signals were being generated during a heart failure event of said subject's heart; determining said lvedp or pcwp using said machine learning model at a time subsequent to said training and subsequent to said heart failure event.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154166

Medical systems and methods for modulating nerves

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for modulating nerves. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153688

Heart valve remodeling device

A heart valve remodeling device may include a delivery device including an inner shaft slidably disposed over a guidewire and an outer shaft slidably disposed over the inner shaft, and a braided stent fixedly attached to the inner shaft and the outer shaft. The braided stent may be translatable between an elongated configuration and a deployed configuration by movement of the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153605

Diagnosis and treatment devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a stimulation member configured to apply a stimulus to a nerve that is configured to control a contraction of an airway distal to the nerve, and a measurement member configured to measure an effect of the stimulus on the airway. The medical device also may include an energy delivery element configured to deliver energy to tissue defining the airway to reduce an effect of the stimulus on the airway. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153555

Medical device

A medical device comprising an elongated tubular member having a proximal portion, a distal portion, an outer surface and a lumen and the distal portion of the elongated tubular member comprising an expandable occlusion tip, the expandable occlusion tip having a central lumen and comprising a plurality of lobes, the expandable occlusion tip having an unexpanded state and an expanded state, in the unexpanded state the lobes extend distally from the elongated tubular member, in the expanded state, the lobes radially expand and are adapted to restrict flow in a patient's vessel.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153552

Compressive coupler for reloadable hemostasis clipping device

A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration, in which distal ends of the clip arms are separated from one another, and a tissue clipping configuration, in which the distal ends are moved toward one another. The system also includes an applicator including a catheter and a control member extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153531

Systems and methods for eccentric nodule tissue acquisition

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for real-time visualization and sampling of target tissue within body passages. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153530

Systems and methods for real-time biopsy needle and target tissue visualization

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for real-time visualization of a target tissue, and which allows the location/orientation of the biopsy needle to be determined prior to its first actuation.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153426

Representation and identification of activity patterns during electro-physiology mapping using vector fields

A method and system for mapping an anatomical structure includes sensing activation signals of intrinsic physiological activity with a plurality of mapping electrodes disposed in or near the anatomical structure, each of the plurality of mapping electrodes having an electrode location. A vector field map which represents a direction of propagation of the activation signals at each electrode location is generated to identify a signature pattern and a location in the vector field map according to at least one vector field template. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147409

Methods and devices for producing trabecular fibers

A device for producing a trabecular fiber within a ventricle of a heart. The device includes a substrate and a first tissue anchor connected to the substrate. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147058

Replacement heart valve

A replacement heart valve assembly has a stent frame and a replacement valve. The replacement valve has a plurality of leaflets and a valve frame. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147043

Stent with deflecting connector

This disclosure is directed primarily to a stent for use in the trachea. The stent has a nominally deployed state, an axially extended state and an axially compressed state. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146843

Medical tools and related methods of use

Medical systems are disclosed and may include an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, one or more channels extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a handle operably coupled to the proximal end. The handle may include one or more ports in communication with the one or more channels. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140756

Surgical fluid management systems and methods

A surgical fluid management system delivers fluid for distending a uterine cavity to allow cutting and extraction of uterine fibroid tissue, polyps and other abnormal uterine tissue. The system comprises a fluid source, fluid deliver lines, one or more pumps, and a filter for re-circulating the distension fluid between the source and the uterine cavity. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140356

Alternative placement of thermal sensors on bipolar electrode

A medical device for tissue ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140323

Medical device shaft resistant to compression and/or tension

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may be a medical device with increased compression resistance. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140297

Stapler for forming multiple tissue plications

A stapling device for forming multiple tissue plications without needing to reload the device between plications is described. The device includes staple and anvil housings that move toward and away from a tissue-capture position. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140289

Biopsy devices and related methods of use

A biopsy device may include a first jaw having a first distal tip configured to pierce tissue, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw between a closed configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are axially aligned, and an open configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are offset from one another, the second jaw having a second distal tip proximal to the first distal tip in the closed configuration.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139392

Guidance systems and associated methods

Guidance systems and associated methods are disclosed. One method comprises: receiving macroscan data prior to an operation; defining a body information model from the macroscan data; positioning a navigation component in the body during the operation; generating microscan data with the navigation component; correlating a location in the macroscan data with a location in the microscan data in the body information model; and/or modifying the body information model by combining an image in the microscan data with an image in the macroscan data.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133435

Medical device release system

A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end of the elongate shaft to a distal end of the elongate shaft, a medical device disposed proximate the distal end of the elongate shaft, a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft, wherein the release wire releasably secures the medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft, a securement member fixedly attached to the proximal end of the elongate shaft and to a proximal end of the release wire, and a microcatheter configured to deliver the medical device to a treatment site, the elongate shaft and the medical device being slidably disposed within a lumen of the microcatheter. A proximal portion of the securement member may be configured to disengage from a distal portion of the securement member.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133433

Catheter compatible stiffening stylet with packaging and device hold elements

The present disclosure provides an integrated medical device that includes a stiffening stylet for portions of a catheter along with attachment features for improved functionality and packaging of the catheter system.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133041

Stent delivery device

A stent delivery device has a handle and a sliding body, the sliding body is slidable with respect to the handle. The handle has a grip and a guide. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132930

Tissue extraction devices and methods

A tissue cutting device has an outer sleeve with a distal window and an inner cutting sleeve which moves past the window to cut tissue. The inner cutting sleeve has a lumen which may have a larger proximal diameter than distal diameter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132923

Rotatable snares and related methods

A medical device may include a handle, a sheath fixed relative to the handle, a longitudinal actuator movable relative to the handle, an end effector, a member extending proximally from the end effector through the sheath, with a portion of the member being fixed relative to the longitudinal actuator, and a rotation actuator. Movement of the rotation actuator may cause rotation of the member relative to the sheath, and movement of the longitudinal actuator may cause longitudinal movement of the member relative to the rotation actuator.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132703

Disposable medical systems, devices, and related methods

An insertion device may include a hollow handle and a shaft extending distally of the hollow handle. The insertion device may also include a cap coupled to a distal end of the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128989

Methods for fusing a fiber termination

Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125691

Deployable sleeves and related methods

A medical device may include a tubular sleeve configured for implantation in a body lumen, the sleeve having a first configuration with a first rigidity and a second configuration with a second rigidity greater than the first rigidity, the sleeve including: a flexible membrane defining an interior lumen; and a channel extending along the membrane.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125684

Controlled extension stent

The present disclosure relates generally to controlled extension medical stents, and more particularly to controlled extension devices positioned in the body to stent the ureter and facilitate drainage from the kidney to the bladder.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125682

Stent anchoring system

An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one barb attached thereto. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125652

Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof

The present invention relates to apparatus for methods for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes an expandable anchor with leaflet engagement elements on the proximal end of the anchor and a replacement valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125633

Stent including displacement capabilities

An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold positionable within a body lumen wherein the body lumen has an inner surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125630

Stent including anti-migration capabilities

An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold including first and second regions, each of the first and second regions include a plurality of interstices located therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125577

Ostial renal nerve ablation

A catheter including an elongated shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, where the catheter includes a thermal element at the distal end thereof. The thermal element may be used in an ablation procedure or other procedure to heat a tissue adjacent a vessel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125516

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical insertion device may include a handle including a proximal portion, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. A delivery shaft may be coupled to a distal most end of the distal portion of the handle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125511

Retrieval basket and related methods

A medical device may include a sheath, an elongate member at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the elongate member and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle may include an actuator member coupled to the sheath, an adjustment member, and a biasing member extending between the actuator member and the adjustment member.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125497

Single stage hemostasis clipping device

A tissue clipping apparatus comprises a clip including a proximal end received within a capsule. The clip includes a clip locking member biased to engage a first locking structure of the capsule to lock the clip in the capsule in a closed configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125496

Hemostatic clip with needle passer

A device for treating a tissue opening includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough; a pair of arms movably housed within the lumen of the capsule such that the pair of arms are movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration, the pair of arms being biased toward the open configuration such that when the pair of arms are moved distally with respect to the capsule, distal ends of the pair of arms are separated from one another to receive target tissue therebetween; a needle releasably connected to a first one of the pair of aims, the needle extending laterally inward toward a second one of the pair of arms and including a connecting structure extending along a portion thereof, the second one of the pair of arms including an opening located so that, when the pair of arms are moved to the closed configuration, the connecting structure of the needle engages the opening; and a suture extending from a portion of the needle proximally through the capsule.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122150

Comparative analysis of anatomical items

A computer-implemented medical visualization method includes identifying a three-dimensional model of an anatomical item of a particular mammal; displaying a moving animation of the three-dimensional model, the moving animation created from multiple frames from imaging of the anatomical item over a short time period to capture movement of the anatomical item; displaying one or more non-moving views of the three-dimensional model while the moving animation is being displayed; and in response to receiving inputs from a user, changing the displayed moving animation and the one or more non-moving views automatically in coordination with each other.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117294

Fiducial deployment mechanisms, and related methods of use

A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117287

Medical balloon with reinforcing member

Catheter assemblies and methods for making and using catheter assemblies are disclosed. An example a catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft and a balloon attached to the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117280

Medical systems, devices, and related methods

A medical device may include a handle having a first handle portion and a second handle portion. The first handle portion may be rotatable relative to the second handle portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116801

Automated implantable penile prosthesis pump system

A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116793

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116792

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116677

User actuated reloadable clip cartridge

A system for treating tissue includes an applicator and a clip assembly. The applicator includes a catheter extending longitudinally and a lumen extending therethrough, a control member extending through the lumen of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104445

Guide extension catheter

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104079

Gastro-esophageal implants

A satiation device is described which includes a sheath or liner extending from the proximal or middle stomach to the distal antrum. Food ingested by the patient passes through the sheath or liner, thereby minimizing contact between the ingested food and the stomach. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104057

Replacement heart valve with diaphragm

A replacement heart valve system may include a delivery sheath and a replacement heart valve. The replacement heart valve may include a mesh anchor member disposed within the delivery sheath in an elongated delivery configuration, the mesh anchor member being expandable to a deployed configuration when unconstrained by the delivery sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104056

Low profile heart valve and delivery system

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a delivery catheter having a diameter of 21 french or less; an expandable anchor disposed within the delivery catheter; and a replacement valve disposed within the delivery catheter. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104055

Everting heart valve

The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an expandable anchor configured for endovascular delivery to a vicinity of the patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104052

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104051

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104043

Stent

A stent for transluminal implantation comprises a first, second and third stent section for splinting and/or keeping open a hollow organ which are connected to each other via elastic tubular sections. The stent combines at least three different stent designs in one stent and can therefore be adjusted to the motion behavior of a hollow organ in an improved fashion.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104038

Implants and methods of implanting the same

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a support member and a suture. The support member is configured to provide support to a portion of a body of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103959

Hemostatic clip with needle passer

A device for treating a tissue opening includes a proximal portion including an elongated flexible member, a capsule releasably coupled to a distal end of the flexible member and including a lumen extending therethrough and a clip including a pair of arms movably housed within the capsule. A suture extending along a first one of the pair of arms and including a loop at a distal end thereof extending across an opening extending through the first one of the pair of arms. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103945

Adjustable implants and methods of implanting the same

In one embodiment, a medical device includes a tissue anchor has a first portion and a second portion. The tissue anchor is configured to be placed within bodily tissue of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103832

Attachment clamp

Various apparatuses to attach a first medical device to a second medical device are described that allow the physician to grasp only a single device while the other device remains securely attached to the one being grasped. The apparatuses, once they are attached to the first medical device, are designed to be easily and quickly attached and detached to a second medical device, normally only requiring the use of one hand. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098811

Medical laser device and related methods

A laser delivery device may include a connector portion at a proximal end of the laser delivery device and an optical fiber connecting the connector portion to a distal end of the laser delivery device. The connector portion may include a capillary at least partially surrounding a proximal portion of the optical fiber, and the capillary may include dimples on at least a portion of a circumferential surface thereof.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098782

Thrombectomy catheter

An example thrombectomy device is disclosed. The example thrombectomy catheter includes a catheter tube including a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098771

Partially oval capsule for reloadable hemostasis clipping device

A system for treating tissue includes an applicator having a bushing and a control member and a clip assembly having a capsule with a channel extending therethrough. The channel includes proximal and distal portions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093076

Access devices and associated methods

Aspects of access devices and methods are disclosed. One aspect of this disclosure is a device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092734

Pancreatic stent with drainage feature

A pancreatic stent includes a main body convertible between a compressed configuration for delivery and an expanded configuration once deployed, the main body including an inner surface defining a stent lumen and an outer surface. A plurality of drainage features are formed within the outer surface of the main body, the plurality of drainage features permitting placement of the pancreatic stent within a patient's pancreas without blocking side branches of the pancreas.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092732

Stent including anchoring members

A method for treating an intestine with an expandable scaffolding expanded within the intestine. After placing the expandable scaffolding at a target location, such as across a fistula, the first and second end portions of the expandable scaffolding are radially expanded such that the first and second end portions contact an inner surface of the intestine on opposing sides of the fistula, anchoring the first and second end portions to the intestine. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092693

Tailored laser pulses for surgical applications

A laser system may include a controller configured to direct a plurality of temporally spaced-apart electrical pulses to a device that optically pumps a lasing medium, and a lasing medium configured to output a quasi-continuous laser pulse in response to the optical pumping. The plurality of temporally spaced-apart electrical pulses may include (a) a first electrical pulse configured to excite the lasing medium to an energy level below a lasing threshold of the lasing medium, and (b) multiple second electrical pulses following the first electrical pulse. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092523

Tissue retraction device

The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices which lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstruction of dissection tools. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085555

Injection catheter

An example medical device and method of use is disclosed. An example medical device includes a catheter having a distal end region, a proximal end region and a lumen extending therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085499

Medical device balloons with improved strength properties and processes for producing same

A tubular parison for forming a medical device balloon. The parison is formed of a polymeric material, for instance a thermoplastic elastomer. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085407

Mitochondrial epigenetic reprogramming and transplant

Embodiments herein include methods for enhancing post-ischemic functional recovery through administration of mitochondria and related devices and methods. In an embodiment, a method for enhancing post-ischemic functional recovery is included. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085214

Buckle pad

A replacement heart valve implant may include an expandable anchor member actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration, a plurality of locking mechanisms configured to maintain the expandable anchor member in the deployed configuration, one or more valve leaflets attached to each of the plurality of locking mechanisms, and at least one polymeric laminate corresponding to each locking mechanism, each of the at least one polymeric laminate sized and configured for mounting between a first portion of the corresponding locking mechanism and the expandable anchor member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085101

Large bore vascular closure system

A vascular closure system for sealing an opening in a blood vessel may include an introducer sheath extending through the opening, the introducer sheath having a lumen extending through the introducer sheath, wherein partial withdrawal of the introducer sheath from the opening everts tissue of the blood vessel at the opening, and a shaping sheath slidably disposed over the introducer sheath, the shaping sheath having a split distal portion configured to engage the everted tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078745

Anastomotic drainage stent

The present disclosure relates to the field of body lumen drainage. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to implantable medical devices for facilitating the flow of fluids and materials between adjacent body lumens. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078407

System, device and method for treatment of endometriosis

A system for preventing retrograde flow in the fallopian tubes including a closure device comprising an elongated body, a channel extending therethrough, and a valve coupled to a proximal end of the body and open to the channel, the valve configured to only allow fluid to flow proximally therethrough from the channel. The system also includes a grasping element to secure the closure device within the fallopian tube comprising a plurality of tines, the tines including sharpened ends configured to penetrate the wall of the fallopian tube.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078372

Venous valve, system and method

A venous valve with a frame and a cover on the frame for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078353

Implants, tools, and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions

Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078310

Method and apparatus for dual-wavelength laser treatment

A laser system may include a first laser source configured to output a first laser energy at a first wavelength, a second laser source configured to output a second laser energy at a second wavelength, and a combiner configured to receive the first and second laser energies and output a dual-wavelength laser energy. The first and second wavelengths are different, and first and second laser energies are output simultaneously. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078283

Vacuum-assisted vaginal positioning device

A medical device for tissue manipulation within a body cavity includes a shaft having a lumen extending therethrough from a proximal end to a distal end and a first channel extending within the lumen, an expandable end-effector extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and an expansion mechanism. The end-effector includes a first portion and a second portion and is movable from a first configuration in which the first and second portions are adjacent to one another to a second configuration in which the first and second portions are separated along an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/22/18 / #20180078261

Applicator for reloadable hemostatic clip

A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of the clip arms slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration and a tissue clipping configuration, and an applicator releasably coupleable to the clip assembly to move the clip assembly between the tissue receiving configuration and the tissue clipping configuration, the applicator including a control member having a plurality of nodes extending therealong, each node having a cross-sectional are larger than a cross-sectional area of a remaining portion of the control member and configured to be coupled to the proximal end of the clip arms, a distal-most one of the nodes severable from a next immediately proximal one of the nodes, when a force exerted thereon exceeds a predetermined threshold value, to release the clip assembly from the applicator.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071485

Catheter hubs

A hub assembly for connection to a medical device having a built in strain relief. The hub assembly may comprise a hub body having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071484

Catheter hubs

A hub assembly for connection to a medical device. The hub assembly may comprises an outer component having a proximal end, a distal end, and a cavity extending from the proximal end to the distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071015

Tissue extraction devices and methods

The tissue cutting device comprises an elongated assembly including both an outer sleeve and an inner sleeve. The outer sleeve has a tissue-receiving window, and the inner sleeve has a distal end which cuts tissue as the inner sleeve is advanced past the window. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070951

Clip systems for treating body tissues

A device for compressing body tissue includes a clip having a connection portion with first and second clip arms extending therefrom, the clip includes a recess formed on an inner surface of the connection portion, the recess being shaped and sized to slidably receive a mounting bar coupled to an outer surface of an endoscope on which the mounting bar is mounted with inner surfaces of the first and second clip arms maintained in an open position by contact between an endoscope on which the mounting bar is mounted and the inner surfaces of the first and second clip arms. The clip is slidable over the outer surface of an endoscope on which the mounting bar is mounted until the clip moves distally beyond the distal end of the endoscope so that the first and second clip arms spring closed to grip tissue therebetween.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/15/18 / #20180070931

Filter for fine needle biopsy

A biopsy needle comprises a first lumen open to a tissue penetrating distal tip of the needle for receiving a tissue sample therein and a second lumen in combination with a filter separating the first and second lumens from one another, the filter being configured to permit fluids to pass therethrough while preventing the sampled tissue from passing therethrough.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064911

Catheter with formed guide wire ramp

A rapid exchange catheter comprises a guide wire lumen including a substantially sealed portion in which a lumen wall extends around an entire periphery thereof and a channel portion including a channel opening the lumen to an exterior of the catheter, wherein a width of the channel is less than a maximum width of the channel portion. A guide wire ramp extends into the channel portion, with the ramp extending further into the lumen of the channel portion as a distal end of the ramp is approached.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064568

Rapid exchange enteral stent delivery system

Devices for palliating gastrointestinal strictures using rapid exchange type enteral stent placement catheters. The catheter may include an inner member and an outer member, with the two members being slidable with respect to one another. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064536

Inflatable penile prosthesis with reversible flow pump

According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes an inflatable member, a reservoir configured to hold fluid, and a pump assembly configured to facilitate a transfer of the fluid from the reservoir to the inflatable member when the prosthesis is in an inflation mode and facilitate a transfer of the fluid from the inflatable member to the reservoir when the prosthesis is in a deflation mode. The pump assembly includes a pump, a valve body having a first valve and a second valve, and a selection member defining a lumen, the selection member being movable from a first position to place the prosthesis in the inflation mode and a second position to place the prosthesis in the deflation mode.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064524

Stent protector design

A catheter assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end and a longitudinal axis, a stent disposed about the distal end of the catheter, and a stent protector. The stent protector has a stent covering portion disposed about the stent and a catheter engagement portion that removably engages the stent protector to the catheter assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064520

Patterned sling implant and method

Embodiments of elongate pelvic implants and methods for treating pelvic conditions, such as incontinence, are provided. The implants can include a tissue support portion, one or more extension portions and one or more anchors. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064519

Artificial sphincter system and method

The present invention provides an artificial sphincter employing an easily controlled electro-mechanical pump system. The artificial sphincter includes an inflatable cuff, a control pump fluidly coupled to the inflatable cuff, and an electro-mechanical pump system. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056074

Systems and methods for reversible nerve block to relieve disease symptoms

The present disclosure relates to the field of neuromodulation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for reversibly blocking an electrical signal from travelling along a target nerve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055564

Systems and methods for nerve denervation to relieve pulmonary disease symptoms

The present disclosure relates to the field of denervation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for preventing an electrical signal from travelling along a target nerve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055563

Solutions for early diagnoses, prevention and treatment of endometriosis

A system for treating abnormal muscle activity via energy application includes a catheter, an electrode assembly including a plurality of electrodes, a processor configured to receive signals associated with intrinsic tissue activity sensed by the plurality of electrodes, the processor determining a location of a target tissue to be treated based on the sensed intrinsic activity, and a stimulator configured to transmit energy to at least one of the plurality of electrode located at the target tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053441

Demonstration and training model

A medical device may include an elastomeric block having internal structures. The internal structures may include a simulated kidney and at least one accessway extending from an external surface of the elastomeric block to the simulated kidney.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049900

Rapid exchange stent delivery system

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same. An example medical device may include an elongate tubular member, an endosurgery stent disposed on the outer surface of the tubular member, a push tube slidably disposed along the outer surface of the tubular member, and a push member slidably disposed in a lumen formed in the tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049869

Prosthetic heart valve formation

A prosthetic heart valve includes a base and a plurality of polymeric leaflets. Each leaflet has a root portion coupled to the base, and each leaflet has an edge portion substantially opposite the root portion and movable relative to the root portion to coapt with a respective edge portion of at least one of the other leaflets of the plurality of leaflets. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049766

Retaining polypectomy device

A medical device may include a snare loop and an elastic member that connects at least two sides of the snare loop. The elastic member is configured to transition from an unexpanded state where the elastic member is in a plane of the snare loop to an expanded state where the elastic member is outside the plane of the snare loop. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049623

Steering system with locking mechanism

A steerable device, such as a steerable catheter, may include a control handle and an insertion shaft extending outwardly therefrom. In use, the insertion shaft is navigated to an area of interest for examination and/or treatment thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046355

Distributed interactive medical visualization system with user interface features

Embodiments herein relate to distributed interactive medical visualization systems including user interface features and related methods. In an embodiment, a distributed interactive medical visualization system is included having a first video processing circuit, a first central processing circuit in communication with the first video processing circuit, a first communications circuit in communication with the first central processing circuit, and a first user interface generated by the first video processing circuit. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046354

Distributed interactive medical visualization system with primary/secondary interaction features

Embodiments herein relate to distributed interactive medical visualization systems with primary/secondary interaction features and related methods. In an embodiment, a distributed interactive medical visualization system is included. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180045897

Methods for fusing a fiber termination

Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043138

Introducer sheath

A medical device may include an introducer sheath, having a distal and a proximal end and a lumen extending from the distal end to the proximal end. The introducer sheath may also include a tab formed at the distal end and extending distal to the lumen, and a frangible portion extending between the distal end and the proximal end.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042724

Inflatable penile prosthesis with four-way valve pump

According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes an inflatable member, a reservoir configured to hold fluid, and a pump assembly configured to facilitate a transfer of the fluid from the reservoir to the inflatable member when in an inflation mode, and facilitate the transfer of the fluid from the inflatable member to the reservoir when in a deflation mode. The pump assembly may include a pump, and a valve body defining at least three ports operatively coupled to the pump such that three separate fluid channels extend to the pump. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042677

Systems, devices, and related methods for laser lithotripsy

In one aspect of the present disclosure, a laser fiber may include an optical fiber. The optical fiber may include a proximal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042673

Medical devices for renal nerve ablation

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for renal nerve ablation. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042625

Medical retrieval devices and related methods

A medical device may include a shaft and an end-effector extending distally of the shaft. The end-effector may be expandable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042469

Medical device visualization system

Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising an elongate member including a proximal region and a distal region. The elongate member can further include a handle at the proximal region and a tip at the distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036157

Stent delivery system

An example stent delivery system is disclosed. The example stent delivery system includes an inner shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion and at least one lumen extending therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036153

Anti-migration stent with quill filaments

A stent that includes a plurality of quill filaments. Each quill filament includes filament material, a surface, and a plurality of quills. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036073

Energy delivery devices and methods

This relates to methods and devices for achieving contact between the wall of a cavity or passageway and a medical device when used in tortuous anatomy.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036032

Expandable scaffold with cutting elements mounted thereto

A medical device assembly for incising a stenosis in a blood vessel which includes an incising device, a tubular sheath, and a catheter having an inflatable balloon mounted thereon. The incising device includes a self-expanding scaffold having a plurality of cutting elements projecting radially outward therefrom, and an elongate member extending proximally from the self-expanding scaffold to be manipulated by a user. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035997

Systems, devices, and related methods for retracting tissue

In one aspect of the present disclosure, a tissue retraction system may include a first anchor, a second anchor, and an elongate coupling member extending between the first anchor and the second anchor. The system also may include a holder for receiving the first anchor, the second anchor, and the elongate coupling element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035986

Positioning devices, methods, and systems

Aspects of positioning devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises: moving a distal end of a tube into a body, the tube including a lumen and a shaft in the lumen, the shaft having a transducer; sending a first signal to the transducer; passing, with the transducer, in response to the first signal, a wave energy into the body; receiving, with the transducer, a reflected portion of the wave energy; generating, with the transducer, a second signal in response to the reflected portion of the wave energy; determining, with a processor, an indicia of the body in response to the second signal; and identifying, with the indicia, a targeted issue in the body; positioning the distal end of the tube at the targeted tissue in response to the indicia; and removing a portion of the targeted tissue with the distal end of the tube.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028836

Radioactive medical device

This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device comprises a radioactive element positionable within a body lumen, the body lumen having an inner surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028315

Valve apparatus, system and method

A venous valve with a frame and a cover on the frame for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028262

Rf ablation needle

An ablation device includes a needle extending from a proximal end which, during use, remains outside a body accessible to a user to a tissue penetrating distal tip, the needle defining a lumen extending therethrough to a distal end of the needle. The ablation device also includes a first ablation electrode mounted on a distal portion of the needle in combination with an inner tube received within the lumen of the needle separating the lumen of the needle into an inner cooling fluid supply lumen and an annular fluid return lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028251

Regulating pressure to lower temperature in a cyrotherapy balloon catheter

A cryotherapy catheter can include an elongate member and an inflatable balloon at a distal end of the elongate member, the elongate member having lumens formed therein to supply cryogenic fluid to a chamber of the balloon and to channel exhaust from the balloon chamber; and a controller programmed to control a first rate at which the cryogenic fluid is supplied to the balloon chamber and a second rate at which exhaust is channeled from the balloon chamber, wherein the controller is programmed to a) develop, during a first phase of a cryotherapy procedure, a first pressure inside the balloon chamber at a value that is greater than an ambient pressure outside and adjacent to a proximal end of the elongate member, and b) develop, during a second phase of the cryotherapy procedure, the first pressure at a value that is less than the ambient pressure.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028220

Polypectomy snare devices

Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end region and a distal end region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028219

Polypectomy snare devices

Polypectomy devices and methods for making and using polypectomy devices are disclosed. An example polypectomy device may include an elongate sheath having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc








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