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12/31/15 / #20150374958

High pressure balloon

Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices are prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlayer balloon, encasing the web with a matrix material to form an assembly, and inserting the assembly into a preformed outer layer balloon to form the composite balloon.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374522

Endoscope with preloaded or preloadable stent

The present invention is directed to an endoscopic stent delivery device. The device includes an endoscope having an elongate shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall and a longitudinal working channel through the elongate shaft defining an inner wall of the elongate shaft; a stent juxtaposingly disposed to a distal portion of the inner wall; and an inner tubular member slidably disposed within the working channel and having a stent holding member engaging an interior portion of the stent for releasably securing the stent to the distal portion of the inner wall. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374516

Compositions, devices, kits and methods for attaching stent-containing medical devices to tissue

The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of stent-containing medical devices to tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374484

Medical devices and methods to prevent bile reflux after bariatric procedures

An endoscopic stent for implantation in a patient after sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch comprising a stent portion, the stent portion comprising a proximal end portion, the proximal end portion defined by a length of about 50 mm to about 200 mm, an enlarged middle portion, a middle portion having an enlarged diameter relative to the proximal end portion and the distal end portion and defined by a length of about 20 mm to about 80 mm, and a distal end portion and a polymeric sleeve portion engaged to and extending distally from the distal end portion of the stent.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374436

Ablation device with multiple ablation modes

Devices, systems, and methods for performing ablation therapy on body tissue are disclosed. An example ablation device for treating body tissue includes an ionically conductive balloon and a radio-frequency electrode that delivers rf energy into a distal section of the balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/31/15 / #20150374348

Use of vibration for eus-fna tissue acquisition

A needle includes an elongate body extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal tip and including a lumen extending therethrough and a piezoelectric element positioned along a distal portion of the body so that, when a potential difference is applied thereto, the piezoelectric element expands and contracts to vibrate the distal tip of the elongate body.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366647

Pelvic floor repair system

Systems, method, and devices related to surgically implantable supportive slings are presented herein. More specifically, in various embodiments, the systems, devices and methods relate to a surgically implantable supportive sling adapted to anchor in patient tissue.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366646

Delivery sleeve for pelvic floor implants

An apparatus includes an implant and a sleeve. The implant has a support portion and a strap extending from the support portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366609

Device and methods for renal nerve modulation monitoring

Systems and methods for monitoring and performing tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an elongate shaft having a distal end region and a proximal end and having at least one modulation element and one sensing electrode disposed adjacent to the distal end region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366608

Medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation with printed components

A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation may include an elongate shaft and an expandable member. A printed ablation electrode assembly may be disposed on an outer surface of the expandable member, the printed ablation electrode assembly including a positive electrical pathway and a ground electrical pathway printed directly on the outer surface of the expandable member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366577

Tissue resection bander and related methods of use

A tissue resection cap assembly configured to be secured to the distal end of an elongated medical device, such as an endoscope, and a method for resecting tissue. The cap assembly may include a cap structure comprising a working channel and a resection device channel, wherein the resection device channel extends inside the cap structure to a resection device track positioned substantially around the working channel adjacent the distal end of the cap structure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366555

Insertion devices, anchors, and methods for securing an implant

In one embodiment, a medical device includes a delivery tool having a carrier member, and a cartridge. The cartridge is coupled to the delivery tool. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/24/15 / #20150366476

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a system for mapping the electrical activity of the heart. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/17/15 / #20150359997

Direct connect flush system

A medical device may include a handle housing having a side wall defining an interior space and proximal and distal apertures extending through the side wall, an elongated outer sheath, an elongated inner member, a proximal flush port disposed within the interior space and in fluid communication with the elongated inner member, and a distal flush port disposed within the interior space and in fluid communication with the elongated outer sheath. A control knob may be rotated to move the distal flush port within the interior space.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/17/15 / #20150359445

Pressure-sensing guidewire and sheath

A pressure sensing device is provided that can monitor and measure pressure at two points in a vessel or artery without moving the outer sheath or catheter of the device. The outer sheath or catheter includes two spaced apart openings that may be positioned in a vessel or artery on opposing sides of an occlusion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/17/15 / #20150359417

Articulating torqueable hollow device

An articulating mechanism for use in a medical device, such as an endoscope or a catheter, includes a series of stacked links disposed adjacent to one another and movable with respect to each other. Each link includes a front face tapered to a pair of pivot points and a rear face defining a wedge shaped recess for receiving the pivot points of the adjacent link. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/10/15 / #20150352330

Deliver assist device for guide catheter

A deliver assist device for use in combination with a guide catheter includes an elongate proximal shaft and a flexible distal section that extends distally from the elongate proximal shaft. The flexible distal section includes at least a first portion having a first flexibility and a second portion having a second flexibility. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/10/15 / #20150352146

Multi-component particles for injection and processes for forming the same

In accordance with one aspect of the invention, novel compositions containing injectable particles are provided in which the injectable particles contain at least two polymeric components that differ in composition from one another (e.g., because at least one polymeric component contains a polymer that is not present in another polymeric component).. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351888

Devices and methods for delivery of implants

According to an aspect, a medical device may include an elongated shaft configured to rotate about its longitudinal axis. The elongated shaft may include a retaining area configured to retain an implant. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351782

Systems and methods for treating atherosclerotic plaque

A system and method for treating atherosclerotic plaque. The system includes a first catheter including an expandable balloon and a second catheter including a lumen in fluid communication with a distal hole. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351767

Methods, compositions, devices and kits for anastomoses

The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of one body conduit portion to another body conduit portion by application of an energy source to body conduit portions in the presence of a bonding material.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351652

Electrode assembly

An expandable electrode assembly for use in a cardiac mapping procedure includes multiple bipolar electrode pairs including a first electrode located on an outer surface and a second electrode located on an inner surface of the individual splines forming the expandable electrode assembly. Such an electrode arrangement may produce improved electrical activation signals which may be used to produce a more accurate map of the electrical activity of a patient's heart.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/10/15 / #20150351644

Pressure sensing guidewire systems with reduced pressure offsets

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

12/03/15 / #20150343169

Devices and methods for lung volume reduction

Methods and devices for treating a lung are disclosed. The method may include deploying a catheter into a blood vessel directing blood towards a portion of the lung, and discharging a media into the blood vessel through the catheter, the media may be configured to at least partially block the flow of blood within the portion of the lung.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343139

Implantable pumps and related methods of use

A medical device may include a pump configured to dispense an agent for treating a condition of a lung. The pump may be configured to be implanted subcutaneously into a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343118

Controlled drug delivery

A medical device for placement in a body of a mammal is provided. The medical device comprises (1) a polymeric matrix forming the device and defining a lumen through the device, the matrix comprising polymer macromolecules and defining spaces between the polymer macromolecules; (2) a drug contained within at least some of the spaces of the matrix; and (3) a material contained within at least some of the spaces of the matrix to affect diffusion of the drug out of the polymeric matrix when the medical device is placed in the boy of the mammal.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342834

Gastrostomy device with controlled shape silicone balloon

A gastrostomy device includes an elongate tube extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having a tube diameter. The elongate tube has a length that enables the elongate tube to extend from a position exterior a patient to a position interior the patient's stomach. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342772

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

12/03/15 / #20150342770

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

12/03/15 / #20150342765

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

12/03/15 / #20150342760

Anti-migration stent

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to devices, systems and methods of use and manufacture. One such device is a stent. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342718

Expanding distal sheath with combined embolic protection

A medical device may include an elongate shaft having a distal end portion and a balloon disposed at least partially within the distal end portion. The distal end portion may be configured to selectively expand from a collapsed delivery configuration to a distally-opening expanded filtering configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342673

Nerve modulation devices with cooling capabilities

Medical devices and methods and making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include an elongate shaft having a distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342672

Double micro-electrode catheter

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter for use in cardiac mapping and/or ablation. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342669

Devices and methods for controlled energy delivery to airways

In one embodiment, a device for delivering energy to tissue within a patient may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, an expandable energy delivery assembly extending from the distal end of the elongate member, wherein the expandable energy delivery assembly includes a plurality of legs, wherein at least one of the legs includes an electrode and defines a passageway adjacent to the electrode, and wherein the passageway is configured to receive a fluid.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342638

Tissue securing and sealing apparatus and related methods of use

Embodiments of the invention may be directed to apparatuses for securing and sealing tissue and related methods of use.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342637

Locking member for a medical assembly delivery device

A medical assembly and method for the delivery of an implant inside a patient's body. The medical assembly includes an implant, a tubular member, and a delivery device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342536

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. A method for removing an artifact of a biological reference signal present in a biological source signal may comprise sensing a biological reference signal with one or more electrodes and sensing a biological source signal, wherein the biological source signal comprises an artifact of the biological reference signal. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342491

Electrode assembly having an atraumatic distal tip

A catheter including expandable electrode assembly having a distal cap that mechanically engages a locking feature provided on the distal ends of each of two or more flexible splines forming a portion of the expandable electrode assembly is described. The distal cap defines an atraumatic distal tip of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/03/15 / #20150342488

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example method may include a method of identifying an activation time in a cardiac electrical signal. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/26/15 / #20150335452

Stent delivery system

A stent delivery device having a locking mechanism. The device includes a handle assembly, an elongate inner member, and an elongate outer tubular member surrounding the elongate inner member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/26/15 / #20150335423

Apparatus for replacing a native heart valve and method of making the same

An apparatus for replacement a native heart valve is herein provided. The apparatus includes a replacement heart valve, an expandable anchor, and a plurality of rivets. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/26/15 / #20150335393

Tissue extraction devices and related methods

A marking device may include a body. The body may be configured to transition between a closed configuration and an open configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/26/15 / #20150335321

Deployment system incorporating application of adhesive

The present disclosure is directed to a delivery catheter with a mechanism of discharging an adhesive during and/or immediately prior to deployment of the medical device by the delivery catheter.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/26/15 / #20150335319

Flexible biopsy collection device and related methods of use

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a medical device and methods for collecting a tissue sample from a patient's body. The device may include a first tube defining a lumen and an aperture at a distal end of the first tube. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/19/15 / #20150328441

High pressure low cost multilayer balloon catheter

A multilayer shaft with integral balloon and a total length of at least 70 cm.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/19/15 / #20150327922

Mechanical vibrations on rf ablation devices

An ablation catheter system includes a tip assembly configured to provide ablation energy to tissue. The tip assembly includes an outer surface and a piezoelectric element is acoustically coupled to the outer surface of the tip assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/19/15 / #20150327878

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

11/19/15 / #20150327863

Zip clip

A tissue closure device includes a first clip including a first longitudinal element extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and a first pair of arms extending laterally from the first longitudinal element, the first pair of arms movable between an open configuration in which free ends of the first pair of arms are separated from one another and a closed configuration in which the free ends of the first pair of arms extend toward one another, the first pair of arms being biased toward the closed configuration, and a sliding element extending from a proximal end to a distal end and longitudinally movable relative to the first clip so that when a portion of the sliding element is received between the first pair of arms, the first pair of arms is moved from the biased closed configuration to the open configuration.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320580

Satiation devices and methods

A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis self-expandable from a collapsed position in which the prosthesis has a first diameter to an expanded position in which the prosthesis has a second, larger, diameter. In a method for inducing weight loss, the prosthesis is placed in the collapsed position and inserted into a stomach of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320557

Reduced profile valve with locking elements

An apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve comprises an anchor having an outer surface and an inner surface. The anchor is expandable from a collapsed delivery configuration to a fully deployed configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320537

Devices and methods for securing an implant

In one embodiment, a medical device includes a needle and a catch. The catch has a body portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/12/15 / #20150320405

Closing eus-fna needle

A needle for fine-needle aspiration includes an elongated body extending from a proximal end to a distal end along a central longitudinal axis and having a channel extending therethrough, a distal portion of the body being movable between a first configuration in which the distal portion extends parallel to the central longitudinal axis and the channel is unobstructed and a second configuration in which the distal portion is axially offset relative to the central longitudinal axis to seal at least a portion of the channel and an actuation mechanism controlling movement of the distal portion between the first and second configurations.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/29/15 / #20150306360

Rotational localized drug delivery device

A drug delivery device that uses centrifugal force to deliver a drug to a body lumen wall. The drug delivery device comprises an impeller that includes an impeller shaft; an impeller head at the distal end of the impeller shaft; a drug lumen; an impeller housing; and a housing shaft attached to the impeller housing. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/29/15 / #20150305768

Tissue extraction devices and related methods

According to one aspect, a medical device may include a luminal element configured for insertion into a natural body lumen. The medical device may further include a tool configured to be received within the luminal element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/29/15 / #20150305596

Steerable medical device having an imaging system

Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising an elongate member and a handle assembly connected to the elongate member. The handle housing may house a steering mechanism movable relative to the handle assembly and configured to steer the elongate member along a first plane and a second plane different from the first plane, a camera system configured to capture images from a distal end of the elongate member, and an illumination system configured to provide illuminating light from the distal end of the elongate member.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301288

Self-cleaning optical connector

An example medical device system includes a reusable connector cable having a female adaptor and a first fiber optic cable disposed within the reusable connector cable. A single use device is capable of connecting to the reusable connector cable and includes a male adaptor capable of mating with the female adaptor. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301096

Electronic devices and methods for addressing external electromagnetic fields

An electronic device may include a shaft insertable into a target area, and an electronic component configured to generate a signal. The electronic component may be on or within the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297763

Devices and methods for therapeutic heat treatment

A microparticle includes a plurality of magnetic nanoparticles having a curie temperature between 40° and 100° c. The microparticle further includes a biocompatible polymer and/or biocompatible ceramic and a plurality of radiopaque nanoparticles.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297399

Apparatus and method for treating the inside of an eye

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first body having a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen, and a second body defining a second lumen. The first body is disposed within the lumen of the second body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297382

Apparatus for reducing deployment forces in a self-expanding stent delivery system

A stent delivery catheter comprising at least one catheter shaft, the catheter shaft having an inner surface and an outer surface and a distal end and a proximal end, the catheter shaft defining a guidewire lumen, the guidewire lumen comprising a diameter defined by the inner surface of the catheter shaft, a stent disposed within the distal end of the catheter shaft and in contact with the inner surface of the catheter shaft, and a stylet disposed within the distal end of the catheter shaft, the stylet comprising a wave geometry.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297292

Devices and methods for therapeutic heat treatment

Methods and devices (e.g., for nerve modulation) may include at least one thermistor and a balloon having a balloon wall. In one or more embodiments, the medical device is configured and arranged to transfer heat to the medical device surroundings. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297281

Medical devices for therapeutic heat treatments

An expandable balloon catheter having an elongate shaft having a distal end region and an expandable balloon coupled to the distal end region of the elongate shaft is disclosed. One or more cutting members are attached to the expandable balloon, wherein at least a portion of each of the one or more cutting members comprises a curie material having a curie temperature between 60° and 400° celsius.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/22/15 / #20150297213

Fixation assembly and related methods of use and manufacture

A fixation assembly and associated methods for making and using the assembly. The assembly includes a hub assembly having a needle hub secured to a needle and a stylet hub secured to a stylet extending through a lumen of the needle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150273156

Devices for systemic drug delivery and related methods of use

A method of treating a disease of the lung may include inserting an implant into the circulatory system. The implant may include an agent configured to be released into the circulatory system over time to deliver the agent to the lungs. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150273120

Medical devices for drainage

A medical device for drainage of fluids is disclosed. The medical device may be used for drainage of urine from the renal pelvis to the bladder. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272763

Restrictive and/or obstructive implant for inducing weight loss

Described herein is a system for inducing weight loss in a patient, which comprises an extragastric space occupier positionable in contact with an exterior surface of a stomach wall to form an inward protrusion of wall into the stomach, and a retention device positionable in contact with the wall to retain the inward protrusion and to thereby capture the extragastric space occupier within the protrusion.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272760

Apparatuses for manipulating medical devices and related methods for use

Apparatuses for manipulating a collapsible medical device include a sheath, a first shaft including a first grasping member and a second grasping member. The second grasping member is separated from the first grasping member by a distance. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272718

Devices for forming collateral channels and related methods of use

A method for treating a lung may include forming a channel between a first airway and a second airway through a tissue of the lung to allow air trapped within the first airway to flow through the channel and the second airway, and inserting a support member into the channel.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272717

Tissue modification

A tissue modification apparatus includes a first and a second guide, a first and a second set of mounts, and a first and a second actuator. The first guide defines a first axis, and the second guide defines a second axis intersecting the first axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272591

Devices and methods for modifying a volume of a cavity

Exemplary embodiments of a method for assisting breathing in a lung having damaged tissue are disclosed. The method may include inserting an implant containing a dilatant fluid into a pleural cavity of a patient to reduce an inhalation volume of the lung. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/01/15 / #20150272558

Devices, methods and kits for tissue approximation

The present disclosure pertain to methods of tissue approximation of a tissue opening in a tissue wall of a body lumen. The method comprises pushing a suitable device through the tissue wall near at least one edge of the opening and pulling opposing edges of the tissue opening nearer to one another or into contact with one another. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265814

Devices and methods for controlling dietary lipid uptake

Methods and devices for redirecting at least a portion of a fluid from the mesenteric lymphatic system for elimination from the body are disclosed. The fluid may be redirected for elimination through the urinary system, through the gastrointestinal system, or redirected outside the body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265799

Devices and methods for treating a lung

Methods and devices for treating a lung are disclosed. The method may include deploying a catheter into an airway of the lung, and discharging a media into the airway through the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265447

Magnetic device to control obesity and related method of use

A medical device includes an outer shell defining a cavity, wherein the shell is movable between a deformed and unstressed state, a magnet disposed within the cavity, and a filler material carried within the cavity conforming to the interior shape of the shell in the unstressed state and being capable of holding its shape in the deformed state. The filler material converts from the deformed state to the unstressed state at a temperature not greater than human body temperature.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265445

Self-expanding stent delivery system

Systems for the delivery of endoluminal devices are disclosed. An illustrative system may include a delivery sheath having an inner sheath and an outer sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265441

Stent with non-round cross-section in an unexpanded state

A stent has a circumference and a plurality of members that define a lumen. The stent has three stable states, which include an unexpanded state, a partially deployed state, and a deployed state. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265437

Reduced granulation and inflammation stent design

A stent of the present disclosure has a variable radial force along the longitudinal length of the stent. In particular, the radial force of the center is greater than the radial force of the ends of the stent. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265392

Devices for sizing a cavity to fit an organ and related methods of use

A method of sizing a cavity to fit an organ is disclosed. The method may include inserting the organ into the cavity. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265348

Electrophysiology system

A radio frequency (rf) ablation system and methods for using the radio frequency ablation system are disclosed. The rf ablation system may include an elongated member, an rf generator, and a processor. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265341

Electrophysiology system

Radio frequency (rf) ablation systems and methods for using the radio frequency ablation systems are disclosed. The rf ablation system may include an elongated member, an rf generator, and a processor. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265339

Nerve ablation devices and related methods of use and manufacture

A medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation includes a catheter shaft and an expandable member disposed on the catheter shaft. The balloon is configured to be able to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265334

Systems and methods for assessing and treating tissue

A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to an energy source, and a distal member disposed at a distal end of the elongate member. The distal member may include a plurality of contact elements configured to deliver stimulating energy to innervated tissue, detect a response from the innervated tissue to the stimulating energy, and deliver therapeutic energy to the innervated tissue based on the response from the innervated tissue.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265331

Devices for reducing lung volume and related methods of use

A method for isolating a portion of a lung may include inserting a treatment device into an airway of a patient, and applying energy from the treatment device to a treatment site in the airway to at least partially occlude the airway to inhibit air from entering the airway distal to the treatment site.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265283

Devices and methods for lumen occlusion

Methods and devices for at least partially occluding an airway of a lung is disclosed. The method includes deploying a catheter into the airway such that a balloon at a distal end of the catheter is positioned proximate a tissue wall that defines the airway, and inflating the balloon to cause pressure to be applied on a portion of the tissue wall. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265278

Closure devices, systems, and methods for treating body tissue

A tissue closure device includes a first mesh, a second mesh, and a locking element. The first mesh is sized and shaped to be adhered to a first portion of tissue along a first edge of a tissue opening. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265221

Methods and systems for diagnostic monitoring

A method of monitoring a lung condition of a patient may include automatically receiving a diagnostic signal from one or more sensors delivered adjacent to or within a lung of the patient. The one or more sensors may be active to conduct diagnostic monitoring of the lung. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/24/15 / #20150265167

Pressure sensing guidewires and methods of use

A pressure sensing guidewire includes a distal end and a proximal end. The guidewire includes a tubular member having a distal portion and a proximal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/17/15 / #20150258253

Platelet-activated bioadhesive stent coating as an antimigration mechanism

A stent having an inner surface and an outer surface, the stent comprising a coating composition comprising a platelet-activated adhesive on at least a portion of the outer surface thereof.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257912

Intragastric balloon delivery systems and methods

According to aspects of the present disclosure, a system may include a loading device including an exterior surface. The system may also include an expandable member mounted on the exterior surface of the loading device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257761

Methods, compositions and kits for performing anastomosis procedures in conjunction with a radical prostatectomy procedure

In some aspects, a surgical procedure for the removal of a prostate gland is provided. The procedure comprises: (a) positioning an implant material within the urethra, (b) removing the prostate, thereby cresting a urethral stump and a bladder neck, wherein the implant material occupies the urethral stump, the bladder neck, or both, and (c) securing the bladder neck to the urethral stump in an anastomosis procedure to establish a path of urine flow from the bladder to an external urethral opening (e.g., the meatus). ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257757

Methods and apparatus for clipping tissue

A system for clipping tissue includes a clip having first and second jaws. Each of the first and second jaws defines an opening through which a control wire passes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/17/15 / #20150257671

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. A method of mapping electrical activity of a heart may comprise sensing a plurality of signals with a plurality of electrodes positioned within the heart. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254893

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue and methods for displaying mapping data

Methods for displaying physiological mapping data are disclosed. An example method may include storing a set of three-dimensional positional data on a memory, storing a set of metric data on the memory, and storing a set of electrogram data on the memory. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254419

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue and methods for displaying mapping data

Methods for displaying summarized physiological mapping data are disclosed. An example method may include storing a set of three-dimensional positional data on a memory, storing a set of metric data on the memory, and storing a set of electrogram data on the memory. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253505

Methods and apparatus related to a side-fire optical fiber having a robust distal end portion

An aspect of the present disclosure may include an apparatus having an optical waveguide. The optical waveguide may have a distal end surface non-normal to a longitudinal centerline of a distal end portion of the optical waveguide, wherein the distal end surface may define a portion of an interface configured to redirect electromagnetic radiation propagated from within the optical waveguide and incident on the portion of the interface to a direction offset from the longitudinal centerline. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250772

Medical device with crystalline drug coating

A medical device having a polymer-free outer surface layer comprising a crystalline drug selected from the group consisting of everolimus, tacrolimus, sirolimus, zotarolimus, biolimus, and rapamycin. The device may be produced by a method comprising the steps of providing a medical device; applying a solution of the drug to said portion of the outer surface to form a coating of amorphous drug; and vapor annealing the drug with a solvent vapor to form crystalline drug; wherein a seed layer of a crystalline form of said drug having a maximum particle size of about 10 μm or less is applied to at least said portion of the outer surface of the device before or after applying the drug solution, but before vapor annealing the amorphous coating.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250581

Ureteral stent

In some embodiments, a ureteral stent includes an elongate member having a first portion and a second portion, which is coupled to the first portion. The first portion of the elongate member is configured to be disposed within a kidney of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250579

Polymer stent with tunable axial and radial flexibility

Stents are provided which include geometric segments comprising radial elements and axial elements. Both the radial and axial elements are optionally characterized by a width and a thickness, and the widths and thicknesses of the radial and axial elements are capable of being fixed independently of one another, permitting the axial and radial flexibility of the stent to be controlled independently of one another.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250525

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

09/10/15 / #20150250499

Expandable delivery devices and methods of use

A system including an overtube configured to radially expand facilitates insertion of instruments in a patient. The system is directed to an overtube comprising an elongated body having a distal end and a proximal end, the overtube configured to radially expand from an insertion configuration to an expanded configuration, and including at least one articulation section having at least one degree of freedom and including a main channel expandable in the radial direction, and at least one additional channel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/10/15 / #20150250399

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft with a plurality of electrodes coupled thereto and a processor coupled to the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/03/15 / #20150245842

Securement structure for joining medical device parts

A securement structure is positioned inside a channel of a first medical device to facilitate securement of the first medical device to a second medical device. The first medical device may be a ligation banding cap, and the second medical device may be an endoscope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/03/15 / #20150245838

Bushing arm deformation mechanism

A medical device includes (a) a capsule including a lumen extending therethrough, a proximal end of the capsule including at least one window extending therethrough; (b) a bushing including a channel extending therethrough, a distal end including at least one arm extending distally therefrom such that a corresponding one of the arms is releasably engagable with a corresponding one of the windows; and (c) a core member including a locking portion and at least one engaging element. The locking portion is sized and shaped to be received within the channel of the bushing to apply a pressure to the arm such that the arm engages the windows. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/03/15 / #20150245836

Delivering pelvic floor repair implants

A medical device for the delivery of pelvic floor repair implants within a pelvic region of a body includes a handle, an elongated shaft member, and a head. A method of delivering a pelvic floor repair implant in a transvaginal implant procedure includes inserting and deploying at least a portion of the medical device into a pelvic region of a body.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238736

Systems and methods for delivering drugs to a treatment site

A catheter system includes a catheter having a first balloon and a second balloon. The first balloon is longitudinally offset from the second balloon along the length of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238301

Hemostasis and closure methods utilizing mesh

A device for causing hemostasis includes a sheet of mesh stretchable between an expanded and a retracted configuration, a size of the sheet in the retracted configuration being selected to cover a target tissue site; a spring mechanism coupled to the mesh, the spring mechanism moving between an expanded configuration and a retracted configuration when the mesh is moved between the expanded and retracted configurations; and a plurality of hooks coupled to the mesh and oriented to extend into tissue to lock the mesh in position when the mesh is placed in a desired position over the target tissue site in the expanded configuration. The hooks are lockingly engaging the target tissue so that, after the hooks have lockingly engaged the tissue, the spring mechanism reverts to the retracted configuration drawing the engaged portions of tissue radially inward.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238298

Insertion device for delivery of a mesh carrier

An insertion device includes an elongate member and a stylet. The elongate member has a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, and defines a lumen therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238254

Electrosurgical device and system

Embodiments of the disclosure include devices and systems for using an end effector. In an embodiment, a medical device may include an articulation section. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238249

Self-expanding cooling electrode for renal nerve ablation

A metallic tube arrangement includes an electrode region configured to expand radially and contract radially in response to increasing and decreasing a temperature at the electrode region, respectively. The electrode region is configured for intravascular deployment and delivery of high frequency energy to target tissue of a target vessel of the body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238244

Cryotreatment devices and methods of forming conduction blocks

Cryotreatment devices and methods of ablating tissue within the body are disclosed. A cryotreatment device in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an elongated member having one or more needle-like ablation tips configured to induce necrosis at a target site within the heart. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238243

Apparatus and method for chilling cryo-ablation coolant and resulting cryo-ablation system

Apparatus and methods for cooling liquid coolant, such as nitrous oxide, to be delivered to a cryo-ablation device such as a balloon catheter. A hose or conduit in fluid communication with the ablation device includes an outer member and inner tubes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238194

Hemostasis devices and methods utilizing mechanical methods

A device for causing hemostasis includes an elongated body extending from a first end to a second end, a first clipping anchor coupled to the first end of the elongated body and being movable between a radially contracted insertion configuration and a radially expanded tissue engagement configuration and a second clipping anchor coupled to the second end of the elongated body and being movable between a radially contracted insertion configuration and a radially expanded tissue engagement configuration. The first clipping anchor is movable along a longitudinal axis of the elongated body one of toward and away from the second clipping anchor.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238193

Endoscopic plication devices and methods

Described herein are endoscopic plicators passed transorally into the stomach and used to plicate stomach tissue by engaging tissue from inside of the stomach and drawing it inwardly. In the disclosed embodiments, the tissue is drawn inwardly into a vacuum chamber, causing sections of serosal tissue on the exterior of the stomach to be positioned facing one another. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238180

Guide tube systems and methods

Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for guiding, supporting, and/or housing instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/27/15 / #20150238111

Medical device with temperature modulator for use in magnetic resonance imaging

This disclosure employs temperature, magnetism and curie point transition to construct and use catheters and other medical devices that can be visualized using magnetic resonance imaging (mri). Accordingly, this disclosure includes, but is not limited to, medical devices, means of constructing medical devices, and methods of imaging medical devices using magnetic resonance and other technologies.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/20/15 / #20150231369

Peelable sheath

Peelable sheath systems and methods for using peelable sheath systems are disclosed. The peelable sheath system may include an elongated tubular sleeve (e.g., a sheath) and a sleeve separation or removing device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/20/15 / #20150231075

Rapidly degrading embolic particles with therapeutic agent release

In accordance with one aspect, embolic particles are provided which comprise sub-particles that comprise a therapeutic agent of low solubility dispersed in a matrix that comprises a biodegradable polymer. Other aspects pertain to injectable compositions that comprise such particles and to methods of treatment that employ such injectable compositions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/20/15 / #20150230860

Cooled ablation catheter devices and methods of use

Discloses herein are ablative catheters and methods of use. The catheters can include a cooling chamber for circulating cooling fluid within the catheter tip to reduce hot spots within the catheter tip and/or to reduce the formation of coagulum. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/20/15 / #20150230800

Multiple clip deployment magazine

An apparatus for deployment of multiple hemostatic clips, comprises a shaft connected to a handle and a control linkage operatively connected to the handle in combination with a magazine disposed at a distal end of the shaft, the magazine containing a plurality of clips arranged in a chain rotatable within the magazine, wherein a proximal-most one of the clips is coupled to the control linkage, a distal portion of the magazine being contoured to permit opening of a distal-most one of the clips during a distal stroke of the control linkage, and to assist closing and locking of the distal-most clip during a proximal stroke of the control linkage, the magazine including an expanded chamber sized to allow opening in any rotational orientation of a next clip located immediately proximal to the distal-most clip to a degree sufficient to disengage the distal-most clip. A method for deploying multiple hemostatic clips, comprises positioning a distal end of a magazine containing a clip chain over selected target tissue and actuating a control link of the magazine in a distal stroke to open and distally translate a distal-most clip of the clip chain in combination with orienting the open distal-most clip in a desired orientation to grasp the target tissue and actuating the control link in a proximal stroke to close and lock the distal-most clip over the target tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/13/15 / #20150224249

Tissue enucleation devices and related methods

A method for treating bph may include marking a target tissue portion of a prostate of a patient with a contrasting agent. The method may further include emitting energy from an energy emitting device toward the target tissue portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223922

Lung elasticity restoring device and related methods of use and manufacture

A lung device for restoring lung elasticity includes fixation members and a connecting member. The fixation member includes a first radially expandable fixation member and a second radially expandable fixation member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223704

Endoluminal ostium sensor array device

A sensor device for sensing endoluminal geometry may include an expandable element disposed on the distal region of a shaft. The expandable element may be configured to move a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/13/15 / #20150223673

Endoluminal access devices and related methods of use

An endoluminal access system for accessing a body lumen includes a guide track which, when in an operative position, extends through a body lumen to a desired location therewithin and a modular device selectively coupleable to the guide track, the modular device including a drive mechanism for engaging the guide track to move the modular device along the guide track within the body lumen. A method of resecting tissue from a site within a body includes the steps of inserting a guide track to a desired location within the body lumen, coupling a modular device to a proximal end of the guide track and actuating a motor mounted within the modular device to drive the modular device distally along the guide track to the site, drawing tissue at the site into the modular device in combination with the steps of coupling together a portion of tissue adjacent to the site, resecting the tissue from the site and actuating the motor to drive the modular device proximally to withdraw the modular device from the body lumen.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217092

Balloon protection and rewrapping devices and related methods of use

A movable protection and/or rewrapping device for a balloon catheter may include a tubular member with a bore extending along a length thereof. The tubular member may have at least one rib disposed on an inner surface of the bore. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217086

Medical device

A medical device including a shaft having an elongated inner member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner member. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member is spaced from the inner surface of the reinforcing member, defining a space substantially free of any other structures of the device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217085

Crescent channel dye flow enabled guide catheters

An intravascular catheter is disclosed that includes an elongated shaft defined by a wall including at least one port extending through the wall into a lumen. At least one channel may be defined between layers of polymer making up the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150217084

Multi-lumen catheters and related methods of manufacture

A method of making a multi-lumen catheter may include disposing an outer surface of a mandrel against an outer surface of a first catheter; disposing a first heat shrink material around the first catheter and the mandrel; heating the first catheter and the mandrel to form a u-shaped channel along the outer surface of the first catheter; removing the first heat shrink material and the mandrel from the first catheter; placing a second catheter into the u-shaped channel; disposing a second heat shrink material around the first catheter and the second catheter such that the second catheter is retained within the u-shaped channel; and heating the first catheter and the second catheter to cause reflow between the first catheter and the second catheter to form the multi-lumen catheter.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216649

Systems, devices and methods for delivering an implant

The present disclosure provides systems, methods, devices, and kits for delivering an implant to an anatomical site in a patient. In some instances, a delivery device for delivering an implant includes a receiver with a through-lumen and a transfer pin for associating with the implant and the lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216647

Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant to an anatomical location in a patient

Medical implant delivery devices and systems are disclosed. In general, an exemplary delivery device comprises a shaft and a handle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216646

Methods, compositions, devices and kits for attaching surgical slings to tissue

The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of surgical slings to tissue by application of an energy source to the slings and tissue in the presence of a bonding material.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216591

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

08/06/15 / #20150216533

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

08/06/15 / #20150216397

Biliary catheter systems including stabilizing members

Medical devices including devices and systems for endoscopic interventions that may access the biliary tree. An example biliary catheter system may include an endoscope having a working channel formed therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/06/15 / #20150216396

Force feedback control system for video endoscope

A video endoscope system includes a reusable control cabinet and an endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope may be used with a single patient and then disposed. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/30/15 / #20150209168

Deflation needle with stabilization features and related methods

According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a medical device may include a deflation catheter assembly. The deflation catheter assembly may include a tubular member having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a central lumen defined by the inner surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/30/15 / #20150209146

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

07/23/15 / #20150202155

Cross-linked polymer particles

Biodegradable cross-linked particles, as well as related compositions and methods, are disclosed.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/23/15 / #20150202039

Gastrointestinal implants

A device for inducing weight loss in a patient includes a tubular prosthesis positionable at the gastro-esophageal junction region, preferably below the z-line. In a method for inducing weight loss, the prosthesis is placed such that an opening at its proximal end receives masticated food from the esophagus, and such that the masticated food passes through the pouch and into the stomach via an opening in its distal end.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/23/15 / #20150201946

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

07/16/15 / #20150196734

Variable stiffness shaft

Medical devices may include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust particular parameters such as flexibility, stiffness and compressive strength of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196733

Catheter having a multi-section tubular member and method of making the same

A multi-section tubular member including a sleeve surrounding and bridging a joint between a first section and a second section of the tubular member, and a method of forming a multi-section tubular member are disclosed. A polymeric sleeve may extend over a portion of the first section and an adjoining portion of the second section. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196732

Adjustable stiffness catheter

Medical devices such as catheters can include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust the stiffness of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196354

Medical devices with flexible circuit assemblies

Medical devices for sympathetic nerve modulation are disclosed. An example medical device for sympathetic nerve modulation may include a catheter shaft having a distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196319

Cutting balloon catheter having flexible atherotomes

A cutting balloon catheter and method of making and using the same. The cutting balloon catheter may include a catheter shaft having a balloon coupled thereto. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196311

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

According to an example of the present disclosure, a retrieval device having a contracted state and an expanded state may include at least three support members each having a lumen, a fixed proximal end, and a movable distal end, and at least two members movable relative to the support members. Each movable member may include a first end and a second end and extending distally through a lumen of a support member and proximally through a lumen of a different support member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196300

Retrieval wire centering device

An occlusive implant system may include a catheter having a lumen extending therethrough, a core wire slidably and rotatably disposed within the lumen, the core wire having a threaded member disposed at a distal end, and a medical implant having an expandable frame, an occlusive element disposed on the frame, and a threaded insert coupled to a proximal portion of the frame, wherein the threaded member is removably coupled to the threaded insert.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196216

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft with a plurality of electrodes coupled thereto and a processor coupled to the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196215

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft with a plurality of electrodes coupled thereto and a processor coupled to the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/16/15 / #20150196214

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft with a plurality of electrodes coupled thereto and a processor coupled to the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190617

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

07/09/15 / #20150190260

Gastric filler devices for obesity therapy

An obesity treatment device comprises a filament filler material movable between a substantially straight insertion/removal configuration and an operative configuration in which the filament extends along a predetermined curve to occupy a selected volume within the stomach and a retrieval device connected to a proximal end of the filler material facilitating grasping and withdrawal of the filler material. A method of treating obesity, comprises inserting to a desired position within the gi tract a filament filler in a substantially straight configuration and moving the filler into an operative configuration in which the filler curves along a predetermined path to define a desired volume in combination with, after a predetermined treatment period has elapsed, collapsing the filler into the substantially straight configuration for trans-oral removal.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190255

Medical devices including metallic films and methods for making same

An endoprosthesis for deployment within a body passage includes a framework and a metallic film, which can circumferentially surround the framework or be surrounded by the framework. The framework and metallic film can be attached without using a third material, e.g., without sewing. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190195

Tear resistant flex circuit assembly

A medical device for sympathetic nerve 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 having a plurality of layers. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190194

Sympathetic nerve ablation devices with an expansion-limiting member

Medical devices for sympathetic nerve modulation are disclosed. An example medical device for sympathetic nerve modulation may include a catheter shaft having a distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190190

Electrosurgery devices and methods for providing electric energy treatment

A medical device including an energy generator, a proximal end, and a distal end. The proximal end may include a handle and one or more connectors coupled to the energy generator. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190163

Medical devices for tissue extraction and related methods

Embodiments of the present disclosure include medical devices, and related methods of use, and manufacture thereof. A medical device is disclosed having an inner member and an outer member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190160

Multi-functional medical device and related methods of use

A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The medical device may further include an end-effector disposed at the distal end of the elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190157

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a retrieval device may include a distally located end effector movable between a contracted state and an expanded state. The end effector may include a plurality of support members each including a passage. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190136

Multifunctional core for two-piece hemostasis clip

A device includes a clip including first and second arms distal ends of which are biased apart and a core member including first and second portions connected to one another via a frangible link. The first portion includes a first protrusion for engaging a cut-out in the first arm. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190126

Transluminal endoscopic surgery kit

A transluminal surgery kit and method of using the same. In one embodiment, the kit may include an endoscope, a surgical instrument, and an overtube. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182732

Drug eluting balloon with preferred drug orientation to improve drug transfer efficiency

A catheter comprises a medical balloon having a drug coating. The drug coating comprises drug crystals on a surface of the balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182673

Functionalized lubricious medical device coatings

In some aspects of the present invention, coatings are provided which provide lubricity as well as additional functionality. Further aspects of the invention pertain to medical devices having such coatings and methods of forming such coatings.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182658

Embolization

A particle includes a ferromagnetic material, a radiopaque material, and/or an mri-visible material.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/02/15 / #20150182332

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

06/25/15 / #20150174363

Integrated catheter system

A guide catheter may include a tubular member having an inner layer defining a lumen extending therethrough, a reinforcing braid disposed about the inner layer, a plurality of steering wires interwoven through the reinforcing braid, and an outer layer disposed about the reinforcing braid. At least a portion of the reinforcing braid may be embedded within the outer layer. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173796

Dissection and retraction device for vaginal sacral colpopexy

In one embodiment the apparatus includes a first retractor, a second retractor, and a shaft. The shaft defines a central channel extending from a first end portion of the shaft to a second end portion of the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173784

Medical device handles and related methods of use

A device may include a sheath including a lumen, a distal end, and a proximal end. The device may further include an end-effector unit and an elongate member connected to the end-effector unit. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173783

Medical retrieval devices and methods

A retrieval device includes a sheath having a distal end, and a plurality of support members extending distal of the distal end, the support members each including a distal loop. The retrieval device further includes a hollow member extending distal of the distal end, and a movable member extending distally from the hollow member and slidably extending through the distal loops of the support members.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173769

Through the scope tension member release clip

A hemostatic clip assembly for mounting on a delivery device comprises a capsule and a clip slidably mounted within the capsule so that, when the clip is drawn proximally into the capsule, arms of the clip are drawn together to a closed position, an abutting surface of at least one of the arms contacting a corresponding surface of the capsule when the clip is drawn to a predetermined position within the capsule to provide a first user feedback indicating closure of the clip in combination with a tension member connected to the clip arms and biasing the clip arms toward an open, tissue receiving configuration and a yoke slidably received within the capsule and releasably coupled to the tension member, the yoke including a ball cavity for receiving a ball connector of a control element of the delivery device to maintain the clip assembly coupled to the delivery device, wherein the control element is frangible to detach the yoke from the delivery device and to provide a second user feedback and, wherein release of the yoke from the tension member provides a third user feedback.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173768

Through the scope tension member release clip

An apparatus for deployment of a hemostatic clip comprises a handle assembly, a shaft connected to a distal portion thereof and a clip assembly releasably coupled to a distal portion of the shaft. The clip assembly includes clip arms and a capsule cooperating with the clip arms to provide a first user feedback indicating a decision configuration of the clip assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/18/15 / #20150165162

Control mechanism for steerable medical device

A control mechanism for use with a steerable medical device allows for single-handed operation of at least a distal portion of the medical device. The device can be a catheter or an endoscope, for example.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/18/15 / #20150164670

Method for treating morbid obesity

A method for treating morbid obesity in a body of a mammal having a gastrointestinal tract extending through a stomach and a pyloric sphincter and a wall forming the stomach and pyloric sphincter. At least one implant is formed in the wall in the vicinity of the pyloric sphincter to inhibit emptying of the stomach.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/18/15 / #20150164553

Adjustable medical devices and methods for manipulating bodily tissues

A medical device includes an elongate member having a first end portion and a second end portion, an extension member movably coupled to the first end portion of the elongate member and an actuation member disposed on the second end portion of the elongate member and operatively coupled to the extension member to move the extension member from a first position with respect to the first end portion of the elongate member to a second position with respect to the elongate member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/18/15 / #20150164528

Tissue extraction devices and related methods

A medical device is disclosed which may include an elongate luminal element configured for insertion into a natural body lumen. An elongate working member may positioned within the elongate luminal element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/18/15 / #20150164522

Adjustable medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a distal end having an expandable grasping portion with a plurality of movable branch members, and at least one filament connected to and slidably movable within at least a portion of the plurality of movable branch members. The proximal end of the device may include a handle having an actuation guide and an actuation selector connected to and movable along the actuation guide. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157768

Embolization

Embolization, as well as related particles, compositions, and methods, are disclosed.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157767

Bioerodible magnesium alloy microstructures for endoprostheses

A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a bioerodible magnesium alloy including between 50 weight percent and 92 weight percent magnesium, at least 5.5 weight percent in sum of one or more elements selected from the group consisting of ho, er, lu, tb and tm, and at least 2.0 weight percent in sum of one or more elements selected from the group consisting of y, nd and gd. The bioerodible magnesium alloy has a microstructure including equiaxed mg-rich solid solution-phase grains having an average grain diameter of less than or equal to 15 microns and second-phase precipitates and/or ceramic nanoparticles in grain boundaries between the equiaxed mg-rich solid solution-phase grains. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157480

Stent delivery system having retention structure

A stent delivery system including an elongate shaft of a medical device, a stent selectively coupled to a distal portion of the elongate shaft, and a coupling mechanism for selectively coupling the stent to the elongate shaft by inserting a tab on one of the stent or the elongate shaft into an opening in the other of the stent or the elongate shaft. The tab may be deflected from a first position to a second position to disengage the tab from the opening.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157440

Sacrocolopopexy implants and methods of using and manufacturing thereof

Some embodiments are directed to medical devices, and methods for making and using the medical devices. An exemplary medical device includes a first elongate member, a second elongate member, and a coupler. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157439

Compositions, devices, kits and methods for attaching surgical meshes to tissue

The present disclosure is directed to methods, compositions, devices and kits which pertain to the attachment of surgical meshes to tissue by application of an energy source to the meshes and tissue in the presence of a bonding material.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157438

Sacrocolopopexy implants and related methods of use

Some embodiments are directed to implants and methods for making and using the implants. An exemplary implant includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member each having a first end portion and a second end portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157401

Electrophysiology loop catheter

A catheter including control, localization, and/or fluid delivery features, and methods of using the same. One embodiment is directed to an electrophysiology catheter including a superelastic wire and a cable, and a method of controlling the catheter using the cable. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157397

Devices and methods for prostate tissue ablation and/or resection

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a medical device may include a shaft assembly. The shaft assembly may include a sheath having a first lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/11/15 / #20150157344

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include an elongate member including a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween, wherein a distal end of the lumen includes a wall disposed substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the elongate sheath, wherein the wall includes at least one opening therethrough. The medical device may also include an actuation assembly operably coupled to the proximal end, an actuating member coupled to a portion of the actuation assembly and extending into the lumen of the elongate member, and at least one loop having a first portion coupled to a distal end of the actuating member and a second portion extending through the at least one opening.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/04/15 / #20150150632

Instrument holder

A support mechanism for a medical device may include an adjustable support that includes a plurality of elongate members movable relative to one another. The support mechanism may also include a bracket coupled to the adjustable support. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/04/15 / #20150150626

Bipolar off-wall electrode device for renal nerve ablation

A first spacing structure is provided at a distal end of a first catheter. The first spacing structure is configured to position at least one arterial electrode at a predefined distance away from a wall of the renal artery. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/04/15 / #20150150540

Systems and methods for reducing non-uniform rotation distortion in ultrasound images

A method for generating an ultrasound image includes receiving an image frame comprising consecutive ultrasound scan lines obtained using a rotating ultrasound imaging arrangement and determining at least a first cross-correlation value and a second cross-correlation value for each of a plurality of the scan lines. For each individual scan line of the plurality of scan lines, the first cross-correlation value comprises a cross-correlation coefficient between a first subframe comprising a plurality of consecutive scan lines including the individual scan line and a second subframe comprising a plurality of scan lines shifted from the first subframe by a first integer value. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148820

Apparatus for delivering and anchoring implantable medical devices

An apparatus includes an elongate member having a distal end portion and a proximal end portion. The elongate member defines a longitudinal axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148814

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device that may include a plurality of first branch members, and a plurality of second branch members is disclosed. The medical device may also include a first movable member, and a second movable member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148813

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include an elongate member, and a plurality of grasping members extending from the elongate member. Each of the grasping members may include a proximal end, and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148797

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

05/28/15 / #20150148796

Insulated ablation catheter devices and methods of use

Disclosed herein is a catheter device sized and shaped for vascular access that has an elongate body extending between a proximal end and a distal end. Further, the elongate body has at least one inner lumen configured to receive a fluid. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148795

Radio frequency ablation coil

A tumor ablation device may be combined with a diagnostic tool and/or a surgical instrument for offering cancer treatment therapy.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148794

Low profile medical devices for sympathetic nerve ablation

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device for sympathetic nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148706

Medical devices for accessing body lumens

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

05/28/15 / #20150148601

Catheters with indented markers

A catheter may include an elongate tubular member having an outer wall and an inner wall defining a wall thickness. The inner wall may define a lumen extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148597

Systems, devices, and methods for tissue extraction

Medical devices, systems, and related methods of use are disclosed. The systems may comprise a sheath for insertion into a body lumen and an extraction tool for passage through the sheath, wherein the extraction tool may include a handle, an end effector, and an optical device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148591

Incontinence implant, insertion device and related methods of use

The present invention discloses medical systems and related methods of use. One such medical system includes an implant assembly and an insertion device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/28/15 / #20150147736

Simulation module

Simulation systems for demonstrating and/or testing medical devices and methods for demonstrating and/or testing medical devices using simulation systems are disclosed. An example simulation system may include a simulation module. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142102

Filter system and method

A filter system, comprising an elongate filter body defining a lumen and having a proximal end and a distal end. A valve can be provided defining a lumen and having a reversibly sealable opening for unidirectional flow of a fluid through the lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142039

Devices and methods for soft tissue hydro dissection

In one embodiment, a medical device may include an insertion member configured to be inserted into a body opening, and a needle member, movably coupled to the insertion member, configured to be inserted into the body opening. The needle member may include a lumen configured to transfer dissection fluid, a blunt tip located on a distal end of the needle member, and an opening disposed proximate to the blunt tip that is configured to discharge the dissection fluid into a space between tissue layers.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141978

Ablation medical devices and methods for making and using ablation medical devices

Ablation devices and methods for determining a degree of contact between an electrode and a target tissue are disclosed. An example ablation device for treating body tissue may include a catheter having a proximal end region and a distal end region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141951

Targeted tissue heating methods and associated systems

In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a method for treating a bladder within a body of a subject, including inserting one or more heaters into the bladder wall of a subject, and selectively heating the one or more heaters by a remote device.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127115

Open lumen stent

A stent according to an embodiment of the invention includes an elongate body having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The elongate body defines a lumen and an opening in communication with the lumen between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion configured to enable the flow of fluid therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/07/15 / #20150126840

Cardiac mapping using latency interpolation

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An example mapping medical device may include a catheter shaft with a plurality of electrodes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119924

Mechanically datachable vaso-occlusive device

A device for delivering an occlusive element includes an elongate pusher member having a lumen extending between distal and proximal ends. An elongate releasing member is slideably disposed within the lumen of the elongate pusher member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119921

Intragastric balloon retrieval systems and related methods

According to aspects of the present disclosure, a retrieval catheter assembly for retrieving an intragastric balloon may include a tubular member configured to pass through a wall of the intragastric balloon. The retrieval catheter assembly may also include a retrieval member coupled to the tubular member and movable between an undeployed configuration and a deployed configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119895

Multifunction retrieval devices and related methods

A device may include a handle, and a sheath coupled to the handle. The sheath may include a lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119882

Embedded thermocouple in denervation flex circuit

A medical device for sympathetic nerve 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 having a plurality of layers. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119754

Steerable medical device

A steerable medical device is used to controllably introduce a guidewire or other medical instrument into a body of a patient and direct placement of the guidewire or other medical instrument in the body of the patient. The steerable medical device can include an elongated member, a steering mechanism, and an attachment member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119724

Catheter systems and methods for determining blood flow rates with optical sensing

Catheter systems and methods for determining blood flow rates based on light reflection measurements. The catheter may include a lumen extending between a proximal end of the catheter and a distal end of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119672

Medical device for high resolution mapping using localized matching

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An example mapping medical device may include a catheter shaft with a plurality of electrodes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112367

Multiple hemoclip system for an endoscope

Spring clips are arranged end to end in a cavity of an inner shaft. Such shaft slides within an outer shaft, and a pusher member slides in the cavity behind the clips. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112328

Balloon catheters with flexible conducting wires and related methods of use and manufacture

A medical device and related methods of use or manufacture are disclosed. The medical device may include an intravascular catheter for nerve modulation. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112318

Medical device handle

A medical device handle may include an elongated handle housing, a rotatable collar disposed about the handle housing, a rotatable control knob disposed about the collar, and a slidable door disposed about the collar. The door may be rotatably locked to the collar to prevent relative rotation between the door and the collar.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112215

Catheter systems and methods for determining blood flow rates with acoustic dilution

Catheter systems and methods for determining blood flow rates based on speed of sound measurements. The catheter may include a lumen extending between a proximal end of the catheter and a distal end of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112127

Devices and methods for delivering implants

A medical device assembly includes an implant having a support portion, and an arm portion and a dilator. The medical device assembly further includes a first suture having a first portion coupled to the arm portion of the implant, and a second portion coupled to the dilator. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105849

Methods and systems for loading and delivering a stent

Some embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a stent loading and delivery device, and methods for making and using the device. The device includes a handle assembly and an outer tubular member extending distally from the handle assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105815

High pressure tear resistant balloon

An expandable medical balloon comprising an inner layer formed of a polymer material having a first flexural modulus, an intermediate layer formed of a material having a second flexural and an outer layer formed of a material having a third flexural modulus, wherein the flexural modulus of the inner layer and outer layer is 50,000 psi to about 80,000 psi, the flexural modulus of the intermediate layer is about 130,000 to about 230,000 psi and the calculated burst strength of the balloon determined on a 90 degree bend in the balloon is about 35,000 psi or higher.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105808

Devices for approximating tissue and related methods of use

Devices for approximating multiple tissue edges internal to a body are disclosed.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105792

Medical devices and methods for manipulating bodily tissues

A medical device includes an elongate member. The elongate member has a first end portion and a second end portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105789

Tissue resection device and related methods of use

In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, the medical device includes a snare member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The medical device also includes an operating member extending proximally of the snare member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105774

Medical device balloon

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

04/16/15 / #20150105773

Flexible renal nerve ablation devices and related methods of use and manufacture

Medical devices for renal nerve ablation are disclosed. An example medical device for renal nerve ablation may include a catheter shaft having a distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105772

Devices and methods for nerve modulation

Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An illustrative system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including a catheter shaft, an expandable basket and one or more energy delivery regions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105764

Compliant cryoballoon apparatus for denervation ostia of the renal arteries

A cryotherapy balloon catheter includes a compliant cryotherapy balloon comprising a distal balloon section dimensioned for placement within a renal artery and a proximal balloon section dimensioned to abut against an ostium of the renal artery and extend into at least a portion of the abdominal aorta. The compliant balloon has a diameter that varies non-uniformly along a length of the compliant balloon, such that a diameter at the proximal balloon section is larger than a diameter of the distal balloon section. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105715

Ultrasound ablation catheter with cooling infusion and centering basket

Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An illustrative system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including a catheter shaft, a first flexible mount, and a cylindrical ablation transducer. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105673

Pressure sensing guidewire and methods for calculating fractional flow reserve

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example method may include a method for calculating fractional flow reserve including providing a pressure sensing guidewire, advancing the pressure sensing guidewire through a blood vessel to a first position distal of an intravascular occlusion, determining a distal pressure within the body lumen with the pressure sensing guidewire, proximally shifting the pressure sensing guidewire to a second position proximal of the occlusion, determining a proximal pressure within the body lumen with the pressure sensing guidewire, measuring an aortic pressure, and calculating a pressure drift. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105645

High resolution cardiac mapping electrode array catheter

Devices, systems, and methods for performing a mapping procedure on body tissue are disclosed. An example mapping device for mapping a tissue surface includes an elongate shaft and an electrode assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100084

Devices and methods for suturing

The present disclosure generally relates to medical devices including sutures and methods of use thereof. The medical device may include a suture having projections angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the suture and a needle coupled to the suture for inserting the suture into tissue, wherein the projections may allow movement of the suture in a first direction and prevent movement in a second direction. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100076

Tissue removing device

Tissue can be removed from a patient with a catheter or other medical device having a cutting member. A source of suction can be coupled to the device for suctioning removed tissue through a lumen in the device and out of the patient's body.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100073

Placing sutures

A suturing instrument is configured for to apply sutures to approximate, ligate, or fixate tissue in, for example, open, mini-incision, trans-vaginal, or endoscopic surgical procedures. The suturing instrument includes an elongate body member, a needle exit port, a needle receiving port, and a needle deployment mechanism. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100062

Resection device having support elements and related methods of use

Embodiments of the present disclosure include medical devices and related methods of use, and manufacture thereof. The medical device may include a snare including an elongate actuation member and a distal snare member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099967

Needle and related methods

An optical spectroscopic injection needle assembly. According to one embodiment, the assembly may include an injection needle, a light source, a spectrometer, a computer and an indicator. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099931

Endoscope anchoring device

A device for accessing tissue within a body lumen comprises an elongated body portion defining a lumen and an anchoring mechanism including an expanding structure on a distal portion of the elongated body portion. The anchoring mechanism moves the expanding structure from an insertion configuration in which the expanding structure is constricted against the device to an operative configuration in a body in which the expanding structure expands away from the device without altering a length of the anchoring mechanism in combination with a control mechanism for selectively engaging the anchoring mechanism.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099928

Injectable compositions

In one aspect, the invention provides injectable compositions that comprise a suitable hydrophilic polymer (e.g., a suitable polysaccharide) and water, as well as other optional components. In various embodiments, the composition may be provided in a suitable container, for example, in a pre-loaded syringe. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094527

Pelvic implants and methods of implanting the same

In one embodiment, an implant is configured to be placed within a body of a patient. The implant includes a support member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091221

Balloon catheter and method of manufacture

A method of manufacturing a balloon catheter in which an extruded tubular balloon parison is attached to a component of a catheter shaft prior to blow molding a balloon from the extruded tubular balloon parison. A distal end region of the tubular balloon parison is attached to the outer surface of the elongate catheter shaft component to form a distal bond region between the tubular balloon parison and the catheter shaft component, and then the assembly is positioned in a balloon mold. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/02/15 / #20150090272

Occlusion of fallopian tubes in vertebrate subject

According to one claim of the invention, a method for occluding a fallopian tube in a vertebrate subject is described, which comprises comprising transcervically delivering a solid blocking material into the fallopian tube. In various embodiments, a fluid sealing material is delivered along with the solid blocking material. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088252

Cardiac valve, system and method

A cardiac valve with a support frame having a first end member and a second end member opposing the first end member in a substantially fixed distance relationship, and a cover extending over the support frame to allow for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088019

High density atrial fibrillation cycle length (afcl) detection and mapping system

Systems and methods to assist in locating the focus of an atrial fibrillation include the association of atrial fibrillation cycle length values and statistics relating thereto with temporal locations on an electrogram of a given electrode, and/or the coordination of electrode locations with respective the spectral analyses of electrogram signals and further parameters and statistics relating thereto. Ablation therapy can proceed under guidance of such information.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/26/15 / #20150087901

Catheter for use with an endoscope

Endoscopes, medical devices for use with endoscopes, and methods for making and using endoscopes. An example medical device for use with an endoscope is a catheter having one or more ridges formed on an outer surface thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081005

Apparatus for loading and delivering a stent

A stent loading and deployment device includes an outer elongate tubular member having opposed proximal and distal ends and an inner elongate tubular member having opposed proximal and distal ends and slidably disposed within the outer tubular member. When the distal ends of the outer tubular member and the inner tubular member are axially aligned, a stent deployment region is defined there in between. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080913

Endoluminal fundoplication device and related method

A distal assembly of an endoscopic surgical device, and a related method, having a first arm and a second arm pivotal relative to the first arm. Each arm is configured to hold a part of a two-part fastener at a distal end of the arm. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080883

Ablation balloon with vapor deposited cover layer

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

03/19/15 / #20150080759

Biopsy device

Biopsy devices, as well as related methods and systems, are disclosed.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080758

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

03/19/15 / #20150080648

Medical device and method of making the same

In an embodiment, a medical device is a bodily implant and includes an elongate member. The elongate member has an inner edge that defines an opening. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/19/15 / #20150080645

Medical slings

A medical sling made from material that is suitably shaped for use in a medical application has sides, portions of which are smoothed to prevent abrasion of surrounding tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073529

Stent with anti-migration connectors

An endoprosthesis, such as a stent, having anti-migration features. The endoprosthesis includes an expandable tubular framework including a plurality of strut rows and a plurality of connectors extending across interstices between adjacent strut rows and interconnecting adjacent strut rows. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073528

Stent loading and delivery device having a loading basket lock mechanism

A stent loading and delivery system, the delivery system comprising an inner elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, an intermediate elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end in sliding relationship to said inner elongate tubular member and an external elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end in sliding relationship to said intermediate elongate tubular member, said intermediate elongate tubular member comprising a stop mechanism at its proximal end, wherein the stop mechanism prevents the external elongate tubular member from being slid past the stop mechanism when the external elongate tubular member is slid in a proximal direction.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073522

Endoprosthesis devices including biostable and bioabsorable regions

Some embodiments are directed to medical devices, and methods for making and using the medical devices. An exemplary endoprosthesis includes an expandable tubular framework having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073391

Medical device with a movable tip

Medical devices and methods are disclosed. An example medical guidewire for accessing a body lumen along a biliary and/or pancreatic tract may include an elongated member having a distal end and a proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073279

Systems and methods for selection and displaying of images using an intravascular ultrasound imaging system

A method for real-time displaying of cross-sectional images during an intravascular ultrasound (ivus) imaging procedure includes, during an intravascular ultrasound imaging procedure, receiving electrical signals from at least one transducer in a catheter as the at least one transducer rotates and moves longitudinally along a lumen of a patient blood vessel; during the intravascular ultrasound imaging procedure, processing the received electrical signals to form a series of cross-sectional images that are longitudinally-offset from one another along a length of the lumen; during the intravascular ultrasound imaging procedure, concurrently displaying i) a most recent image and ii) a previous image that is either a) selected by the operator or b) automatically selected as having a maximum or minimum of a selected image characteristic; and, during the intravascular ultrasound imaging procedure, updating the display of the most recent image as a new image from the series of cross-sectional images is processed.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/12/15 / #20150068676

Composite eptfe- silicone covering for stent

A medical device consists of a stent having a first surface and a second surface parallel to the first surface; a single expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (eptfe) layer contacting the first surface of the stent; and an elastomeric layer applied to at least one surface of the stent. In at least one embodiment, the elastomeric layer is silicone. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066135

Bioerodible composites for endoprostheses

A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a composite including a matrix comprising a bioerodible magnesium alloy and a plurality of ceramic nanoparticles within the matrix. The bioerodible magnesium alloy has a microstructure including equiaxed mg-rich solid solution-phase grains having an average grain diameter of less than or equal to 5 microns. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066049

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device that may include a plurality of branch members forming a basket movable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration is disclosed. Each branch member may include a proximal coil, and a distal coil. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066047

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a plurality of branch members having moveable distal portions. The medical device also may include a first moveable member movably connected to the distal portion of one of the branch members at a first location along the branch member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066046

Tissue resection devices and related methods

A medical device is disclosed which includes a delivery member having at least two lumens extending within. Each lumen may include a rotational element within. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066023

Radio frequency (rf) balloon catheter having flushing and cooling capability

An intravascular catheter and related methods of use or manufacture are disclosed. The catheter includes an outer tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, and an inner tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066004

Methods and apparatus related to a launch connector portion of a ureteroscope laser-energy-delivery device

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an optical fiber made of a silica-based material. A proximal end portion of the optical fiber has an outer-layer portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065836

Estimating the prevalence of activation patterns in data segments during electrophysiology mapping

A system and method for mapping an anatomical structure includes sensing activation signals of physiological activity with a plurality of mapping electrodes disposed in or near the anatomical structure. Patterns among the sensed activation signals are identified based on a similarity measure generated between each unique pair of identified patterns which are classified into groups based on a correlation between the corresponding pairs of similarity measures. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065790

Method for treating fecal incontinence

A method for treating fecal incontinence in a body of a mammal having a rectum formed by a rectal wall extending to an anus wherein the rectal wall includes a sphincter muscle surrounding the anus. At least one nonaqueous solution is introduced into the rectal wall in the vicinity of the anus. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057740

Composite balloon

A reinforced composite balloon may comprise a body layer and a reinforcing layer. The reinforcing layer may comprise a single-layer structural network having a plurality of apertures. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057703

Braided hemostasis shaft for improved torsional response

A medical insertion device includes an elongated shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having flexibility sufficient for insertion through a working channel of an endoscope along a tortuous path. The elongated shaft includes a coil extending from the proximal end to the distal end and having a channel extending longitudinally therethrough and a braided portion extending around a portion of the coil, the braided portion including a plurality of lines wound together such that first and second ones of the lines intersect to enclose a predetermined angle therebetween, the angle being between 25 and 55 degrees.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057681

Devices and methods for lumen occlusion

A system may include an introducer sheath including a retention member configured to anchor the introducer sheath in a natural body lumen having a wall. The system may also have an elongate member extending along a longitudinal axis through a working channel of the introducer sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057657

Medical balloon having patterned recessed wall profile

A medical balloon comprising a balloon wall formed from a polymeric material, the balloon wall having an inner surface and an outer surface, the balloon wall comprising patterned recesses in the outer surface thereof and flexible circuits disposed within the patterned recesses, the flexible circuits are defined by an outer perimeter, and devices and methods for making the same.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057656

Flexible circuit having improved adhesion to a renal nerve modulation balloon

A balloon for renal nerve modulation is disclosed. The balloon may include a polymer material forming a balloon wall having an outer surface and flexible circuits comprising a base selectively adhered to the exterior surface of the balloon wall. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057639

Catheters and catheter shafts

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft having an inner surface defining a lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057491

Medical device and method of delivering the medical device

The invention discloses an implant. The implant may include a first flap and a second flap. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051696

Medical guidewire

A guidewire system may include a guidewire having a relatively stiff proximal section and a relatively flexible distal section joined by a transition region, and a tavi device slidably disposed on the guidewire. The guidewire may include an expandable element disposed about the transition region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051693

Anti-migration micropatterned stent coating

An endoprosthesis has an expanded state and a contracted state, the endoprosthesis includes a stent having an inner surface defining a lumen, having an outer surface, and defining a plurality of apertures through the outer surface, wherein the apertures are arranged in a micropattern; and a coating (e.g., polymeric coating) attached to the outer surface of the stent. The coating includes a base and a tissue engagement portion including a second surface facing outwardly from the stent, the tissue engagement portion including a structure that defines a plurality of holes extending inwardly from the second surface toward the base. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051533

Satiation pouches and methods of use

A method for controlling appetite by means of a satiation device is disclosed. The device, which includes a flexible webbing defining proximal and distal openings and a biasing structure, is attached to the patient's stomach with the proximal opening positioned adjacent and below the patient's gastro-esophageal junction. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051499

Medical device systems including an optical fiber with a tapered core

A medical device system may include a guidewire including a distal pressure sensor and a proximal end. A connector cable may be coupled to the proximal end of the guidewire and may have a proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045908

Silicone reflux valve for polymeric stents

An anti-reflux valve having a mesh scaffolding and a valve extending from the mesh scaffolding, the valve supported by a loop. The loop can be formed by a filament extending from the mesh scaffolding or by a loop filament separate from the filament(s) forming the mesh scaffolding.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045876

Dissolvable or degradable adhesive polymer to prevent stent migration

A stent having an inner surface and an outer surface, at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent comprising a dissolvable adhesive polymer or a degradable adhesive polymer disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent, the adhesive is activated by exposure to an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer dissolves over time in an aqueous environment, the dissolvable adhesive polymer or the degradable adhesive polymer has a surface tack of about 2 psi to about 14 psi.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045875

Atraumatic stents including radiopaque connectors and methods

The invention is directed to a stent including at least one member having a first portion and a second portion and at least one radiopaque connector joining the first portion to the second portion. In one or more embodiments, at least one radiopaque connector may form a first radiopaque pattern distinguishable from a second radiopaque pattern formed by at least one radiopaque marker. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045874

Stent designs and methods of manufacture

Embodiments disclosed include a woven stent and a method of manufacturing a woven stent that includes a plurality of first members and a plurality of second members forming a braided configuration; wherein each of the first members includes a first body portion, a first end unjoined portion, and a first end bent portion; wherein each of the second members includes a first end overlap portion extending alongside the first end unjoined portion. The woven stent may further includes a coating that encapsulates the first end unjoined portions and the first end overlap portions and/or the first end unjoined portions may be laser joined or ultrasonic joined to the first end overlap portions.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045863

Expandable electrodes and methods for treating tissues

Provided are devices for treating tissue. In particular, the devices may include a first conductive elongate member having a first distal bend portion, a first leg portion extending proximally from the first distal bend portion, and a second leg portion extending proximally from the first distal bend portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045817

Suction fixation device and method

In one embodiment, a medical device includes a tissue suction housing and a moveable member disposed in the tissue suction housing. The tissue suction housing has a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045788

Expandable catheter and related methods of manufacture and use

A medical device may include an expandable energy delivery array reciprocally movable between a first configuration and a second configuration. The expandable energy delivery array may include a first assembly having a first proximal end piece, a first distal end piece, and one or more first energy transfer elements extending between the first proximal and first distal end pieces, and a second assembly having a second proximal end piece, a second distal end piece, and one or more second energy transfer elements extending between the second proximal and second distal end pieces. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045774

Devices and methods for treating a lung

Exemplary embodiments of devices and methods for treating a lung including, for example, treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are disclosed. A device may include a plurality of media and a deployment member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/12/15 / #20150045612

Wire coil tissue fixation device

In one embodiment, a medical device includes an elongate member, a fixation device and a driving member. The elongate member defines a lumen and includes a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039077

Medical devices including metallic film and at least one filament

Medical devices, such as endoprostheses, and methods of making the devices are disclosed. The medical device can include a composite cover formed of a deposited metallic film. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039059

Guide catheter having vasomodulating electrodes

A guide catheter system includes a guide catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall and a first, second and third electrode wherein the first, second and third electrodes are spaced longitudinally apart from each other on the outer wall of the catheter, and an electrical impulse generator connected to the guide catheter wherein the electrical impulse generator includes a circuit for selecting an adjacent pair of electrodes to use as a bipolar electrode system to send an electrical impulse and a method of use thereof to treat vasospasm.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039011

Gastric space occupier systems and methods of use

Systems for controlling obesity utilize a number of space occupiers positioned in the stomach to reduce the effective volume of the stomach. Such arrangements provides sufficient stomach volume consumption to induce weight loss, but enable use of space occupiers that are proportioned to minimize the threat of obstruction even if they should migrate into the intestine. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039001

Devices and related methods for securing a tissue fold

The present invention relates to devices and methods for creating and securing a tissue fold during an endoluminal medical procedure. The devices and methods may be used for folding and securing, for example, a fundus wall onto an esophagus wall. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038784

Endoscope working channel with multiple functionality

Endoscopic instrument assemblies and methods for making and using the same. An example endoscopic instrument assembly includes an endoscope having a working channel and an endoscopic instrument slidably disposed in the working channel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/05/15 / #20150034783

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 apparatues, 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

01/29/15 / #20150032138

Thrombectomy apparatus and method

A thrombectomy system may include an elongate shaft that defines a high pressure lumen and a low pressure lumen. The high pressure lumen may terminate near an end of the low pressure lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032011

Ffr sensor head design that minimizes stress induced pressure offsets

A pressure sensing medical device may include a guidewire including a tubular member having a lumen, the tubular member being translatable between a generally straightened position and a deflected position, and a pressure sensor attached at a distal end of a fiber optic extending within the lumen, the pressure sensor being disposed within a distal portion of the tubular member. The pressure sensor may include a pressure-sensitive membrane disposed on a distal end thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/29/15 / #20150031948

Medical device positioning system

Embodiments of the invention include a medical device for accessing a patient's body portion and used for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Embodiments of the invention may include a particular endoscopic positioning mechanism for placing an endoscope and an additional treatment device within desired body portions in order to assist in diagnosis and treatment of anatomical diseases and disorders. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025629

Medical device, system, and method for regulating fluid flow in bronchial passageways

A medical device for regulating fluid flow within one or more lungs of a patient is disclosed. The medical device includes an elongate tubular member, a first extension, a second extension, and a valve member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025594

Apparatus for treating pelvic floor disorders and related methods of use

A method of optimizing the electrical stimulation of a bladder of a patient including selecting a first subset of electrodes from a set of electrodes positioned adjacent to a set of nerves associated with the bladder. The set of electrodes may include one or more electrodes, each of which may be configured to deliver electrical stimulation pulses generated by a stimulator device to the nerves. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025566

Mechanically detachable vaso-occlusive device

A device for delivering an occlusive element includes an elongate pusher member having a lumen. A locking member is disposed within the lumen of the elongate pusher member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025533

Renal nerve ablation catheter having twist balloon

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

01/22/15 / #20150025532

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 tissue ablation. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025525

Spiral bipolar electrode renal denervation balloon

A renal nerve ablation device may include an elongate tubular member having a distal region. An expandable member may be coupled to the distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025507

Medical device

Apparatuses of the type broadly applicable to numerous medical applications in which it is desirable to insert one or more steerable or non-steerable catheters or similar devices into a working channel of an associated device, such as an endoscope, catheter, etc., or passageway of a patient, are disclosed. The apparatuses may include catheters having a dedicated guide wire channel and one or more of the following: viewing capabilities, a working channel, and auxiliary channels, such as insufflation/irrigation channels. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025379

Diagnostic catheter using a vacuum for tissue positioning

A diagnostic catheter and method of use for analyzing tissue is provided. A method for analyzing tissue in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes inserting a catheter having a sensor at its distal end into the body of a patient, applying suction through the catheter to secure the tissue to the catheter and then analyzing the tissue with the sensor. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/22/15 / #20150025308

Bodily implant

In one embodiment, an implant includes a body member, a first arm member and a second arm member. The body member is formed of a first material and has a first side portion and a second side portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018904

Cryotreatment device and method

Devices and methods for cooling vessel walls to inhibit restenosis in conjunction with medical procedures such as coronary artery angioplasty. One catheter device includes a distal tube region having coolant delivery holes radially and longitudinally distributed along the distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018848

Tissue grasping and wound closing/hemostasis/clipping device

A device for clipping tissue includes a clip including first and second arms, a pusher member received over a proximal end of the clip, an outer sleeve distal of the pusher member and received over the first and second arms and being pushed distally over the clip by the pusher member from a first position in which the first and second arms are unconstrained by the outer sleeve in a tissue receiving configuration to a second position in which the first and second arms move to a closed tissue gripping configuration. A clip holder has first and second fingers which are held by the pusher member against corresponding cuts on a proximal end of the clip to couple the clip to the device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018820

Apparatus and methods for renal denervation

Some embodiments are directed to medical devices and methods for making and using the medical devices. An exemplary medical device includes a catheter having an elongated shaft and an inflatable balloon mounted at or on a distal portion of the elongated shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018819

Medical device with stretchable electrode assemblies

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

01/15/15 / #20150018818

Devices and methods for nerve modulation

Systems for nerve and tissue modulation are disclosed. An illustrative system may include an intravascular nerve modulation system including a catheter shaft, an expandable basket and one or more electrode assemblies affixed to the expandable basket. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018817

Multiple electrode conductive balloon

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

01/15/15 / #20150018811

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

01/15/15 / #20150018431

Lubricious coating compositions

In one aspect, the present disclosure pertains to lubricous coating compositions that comprise (a) a higher molecular weight polyvinylpyrrolidone, (b) a lower molecular weight polyvinylpyrrolidone, and (c) a polyfunctional unsaturated crosslinking agent. In some embodiments, such lubricous coating compositions are present in crosslinked form on the surface of a medical article. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011995

Electrophysiology system and methods

An electrophysiology system comprises an ablation catheter, a radiofrequency generator, and a mapping processor. The ablation catheter has a tissue ablation electrode and a plurality of microelectrodes distributed about the circumference of the tissue ablation electrode and electrically isolated therefrom. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011986

Methods and apparatus related to a side-fire assembly that has an optical grating

An apparatus may include an optical fiber having an angled grating aligned along a plane non-normal to a longitudinal axis of a distal end portion of the optical fiber. The angled grating may be configured to redirect a first laser energy propagated within the optical fiber and incident on the angled grating to a direction offset from the longitudinal axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011967

Adjustable variable stiffness medical device and methods of use

A transluminal device may include an elongate section extending between a proximal end and a distal end of the device. The elongate section may be configured to be inserted into a body cavity. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011964

Guidewire

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a guidewire for performing medical procedures may include a central core. The central core may include a first region having a first width and a distal surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011950

Catheter shaft with improved manifold bond

A catheter shaft with an improved manifold bond and methods for making and using the same. The catheter shaft may include a sleeve disposed, for example, near its proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011932

High pressure balloon

Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices are prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlayer balloon, encasing the web with a matrix material to form an assembly, and inserting the assembly into a preformed outer layer balloon to form the composite balloon.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005893

Stents and methods of use thereof

Medical devices such as ureteral stents, and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The medical device may include an elongate member configured to be implanted within a patient's body, wherein the elongate member includes an outermost diameter and a plurality of support members disposed within a biodegradable matrix. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005873

Dual sterilization containment vessel

The disclosure pertains to a vessel for holding replacement heart valves and associated positioning and installation apparatus which is configured and adapted to contain a biocidal sterilization fluid during and following exposure of a delivery system for the replacement heart valve to sterilization by ionizing radiation and methods of use therefor. The vessel includes a shield which limits exposure of biologically derived material therein to radiation. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005799

Renal nerve modulation balloon having improved robustness

A balloon for renal nerve modulation, the balloon comprising a polymer material forming a balloon wall having an interior surface and an exterior surface and flexible circuits adhesively bonded to the exterior surface of the balloon wall, wherein the exterior surface comprises laser induced microstructures on at least a portion of said exterior surface.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005766

System and method for performing ablation using an expandable member

An apparatus comprises a catheter, a conductive element and a balloon. The catheter has a lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005764

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

01/01/15 / #20150005740

Injection devices and related methods of use

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a medical device for injecting one or more substances may include a proximal handle assembly. The proximal handle assembly may include a housing, a rotatable member rotatably coupled to the housing, and a port configured to receive one or more substances. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005705

Catheter including a unibody distal guidewire port and method of manufacture

Methods and devices incorporating a guidewire entry port subassembly for use in rapid exchange catheters. The use of a subassembly allows for stronger quality control and simpler fabrication of a rapid exchange device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005665

Cytology brush devices and methods of use

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a cytology brush may include an elongated shaft including a proximal end portion and a distal end portion. The cytology brush may also include a plurality of bristles mounted on the distal end portion of the elongated shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005394

Devices and methods and agent-assisted medical procedures

Various embodiments of bulking or cushioning agents or material and related medical devices and methods are disclosed. For example, a method of performing a medical procedure in a tract of a body may include injecting a material in a liquid phase proximate a target site between a first tissue layer and a second tissue layer, allowing the material to transition from the liquid phase to the gel phase in response to a raise in temperature of the material to approximately at or above the predetermined temperature, and performing a surgical procedure on the target site. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/01/15 / #20150001274

Endoscopic stapling devices

Described herein are endoscopic staplers and methods used to apply one or more fasteners to body tissue. In one embodiment, a fastener-applying device, which is preferably a stapler, is passed transorally into the stomach to plicate stomach tissue by engaging tissue from inside the stomach and drawing it inwardly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc








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