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Two-part package for medical implant

The invention provides a two-part package and method of use for a pre-attached medical implant and delivery tool system. The package includes a wet compartment and a dry compartment and allows a pre-attached implant and delivery tool system to be at least partially stored immersed in a fluid in the wet compartment and at least partially stored in the dry compartment. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

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

Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions

Implants, tools, devices, systems, and related methods for treating pelvic conditions are disclosed, some of which provide support to body tissue to alleviate incontinence. An exemplary implant may comprise a tissue support portion adapted to be positioned to support any one of the urethra or anus, first and second end portions extending form the tissue support portion through body tissue, and an adjustment mechanism acting on or within one or both of the end portions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Open-irrigated ablation catheter

An open-irrigated catheter system includes a catheter body and a tip assembly, coupled to a distal end of the catheter body. The tip assembly includes an exterior wall that is conductive for delivering radio frequency (rf) energy for an rf ablation procedure, and that defines an interior region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

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

Disposable sheath

A sheath for a medical instrument may include an elongate body extending from a proximal end to a distal face, and a first hollow lumen extending from a first end proximate the proximal end to a second end proximate the distal face. The sheath may also include a transparent window positioned at the second end of the first lumen to seal the first lumen at the second end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Side-firing fiber delivery device with active cooling cap

A medical laser system and related methods of utilizing cooling within and around an optical fiber tip to prevent premature failure of the optical fiber. The optical fiber is surrounded by protective jacket assembly including a body tube assembly and a tip cap assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Cooled conductive balloon rf catheter for renal nerve ablation

A catheter includes a flexible shaft having a lumen arrangement and a length sufficient to access a target vessel of a patient. A balloon at the distal end of the shaft is fluidly coupled to the lumen arrangement. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Endoscopic instrument having a deflectable distal tool

Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising a flexible elongate member including a longitudinal axis and a tool connected to the elongate member at a pivot axis, wherein the tool may be configured to conduct electricity and deliver a fluid, and wherein the tool may be configured to pivot towards either side of the longitudinal axis relative to the elongate member at the pivot axis.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Biopsy channel attachment adaptor

An adaptor for an endoscopic device includes (a) a cylindrical core extending from a first end to a second end along a central axis and (b) a collar slidably received over the core. The second end includes first and second slots defining first and second arms which radially expandable toward the axis and away from the axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Devices and methods for therapeutic heat treatment

An example implantable microparticle for delivering therapeutic heat treatment comprises a generally spherical body. The body may be formed from a first material comprising a biodegradable material and a second material comprising a curie temperature material. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Ureteral stent with drug-releasing structure

According to one aspect of the present disclosure, ureteral stents are provided that comprise an elongated stent body, at least one deployable retention structure, and at least one sleeve and/or sheet of drug-releasing material. In various embodiments, at least one sleeve and/or sheet of drug-releasing material is deployed concurrently with the deployment of at least one deployable retention structure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Bodily substance detection by evaluating photoluminescent response to excitation radiation

A medical device may include an ablation device configured to deliver ablation energy to a treatment site. The medical device may further include a probe device configured to deliver excitation radiation to the treatment site. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Saline between tip and tissue

An ablation catheter assembly including a source of ablation energy coupled to a lead wire disposed within an elongated catheter shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, the lead wire having an electrode disposed at the distal end. The ablation catheter assembly including a flexible tip connected to the distal end of the elongated catheter shaft, and a source of conductive fluid coupled to the flexible tip to direct flow of the conductive fluid into contact with the electrode, wherein the conductive fluid provides a conductive path from the electrode to tissue to be ablated.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/15/16 / #20160361076

Subintimal re-entry catheter with actuatable orientation mechanism

A recanalization catheter for facilitating re-entry into a lumen of a blood vessel from a subintimal space. The recanalization catheter includes first and second mechanically actuatable wings positioned at a distal region of the elongate shaft of the catheter that are actuatable between a retracted position and an expanded position. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/15/16 / #20160361065

Tissue closure

A device for fastening tissue includes (a) a shaft extending longitudinally from a distal end insertable into a body to a proximal end attached to a controller which remains outside of the body, the shaft including a lumen extending therethrough and an opening extending through a wall of a distal portion thereof to open the lumen to an exterior of the shaft; (b) a first roller housed within the lumen adjacent to a first longitudinal edge of the opening such that a rotation of the first roller grasps and draws tissue from the body into the lumen in combination; and (c) a fastening element housed within the lumen adjacent to the opening and movable from a tissue receiving configuration to a tissue gripping configuration.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/15/16 / #20160361059

Multi-fire stapling methods

A staple housing includes an array of staples each in a staple delivery position or “ready position” ready to be fired into target tissue. A staple driver is advanceable to drive the ready position staples from the staple head into the tissue using staple pushers. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/15/16 / #20160361051

System for the parallel delivery of an element into the esophageal mucosa

A system for inserting an element into a target tissue includes an endoscope comprising a working channel extending therethrough and an end cap comprising a cavity extending therein from an open proximal end sized to receive a distal end of the endoscope therein and a closed distal end. The cavity is open to an exterior of the end cap via a window extending laterally through a side wall thereof so that a target tissue may be received within the cavity via the window. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/15/16 / #20160361047

Flexible biopsy needle

A needle device for obtaining a tissue sample includes a distal member extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a distal channel extending longitudinally therethrough, the distal member formed of a first material selected to permit flexing of the distal member, a proximal member extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a proximal channel extending longitudinally therethrough, the proximal member formed of a second material selected to provide axial and torsional strength therealong in combination with a coupler for connecting the distal member and the proximal member, the coupler extending longitudinally from a proximal end configured to engage the distal end of the proximal member to a distal end configured to engage the proximal end of the distal member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/08/16 / #20160358513

Training device for medical procedures

A training device for medical procedures may include: a back, a front, a top, a bottom, a left side, and a right side; a track including a main track portion and a plurality of diverting track portions extending from the main track portion, wherein the main track portion extends from a back end proximate the back to a forward end proximate the front; and a stricture device configured to adjust a width of the main track portion along a portion of the main track portion.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354584

Tubular component design and method of manufacture

A method of manufacturing a medical device is disclosed. The method comprises laser cutting a tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354191

Adjustable medical assembly for implant tension adjustment

The present invention discloses a medical assembly and method to deliver and place a bodily implant inside a patient's body. The medical assembly includes an insertion tool such that a portion of the insertion tool defines a lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354147

Laser modulation for coagulation

An apparatus (100) has a pump module (104) providing pump energy, a resonator (106) and a controller (187). The resonator (106) includes a gain medium (102) receiving the pump energy from the pump module and producing light; reflective surfaces (110, 156, 158, 160, 162) reflecting light produced by the gain medium back toward the gain medium; and a variable light attenuator (152) receiving light produced by the gain medium. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354075

Devices and methods for joining tissue

A medical device may include a luminal body defining a working channel extending between a proximal end of the luminal body and a distal end of the luminal body. The device may also include a carrier defining a pusher thereon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/08/16 / #20160354067

Biopsy needle

A device for collecting a tissue sample includes a needle body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending longitudinally therethrough and a plurality of cut outs extending laterally into the needle body, each of the plurality of cut outs extending at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis from an outer surface of the needle body toward the distal end thereof so that the channel is open to an exterior of the needle body via the plurality of cut outs.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/08/16 / #20160353971

Medical device comprising segments

In one aspect, the present invention is an articulation joint for use in a low cost medical device such as an endoscope intended for a single use. In one embodiment, the articulation joint comprises a plurality of interconnected segments. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346509

Guide extension catheters and methods for manufacturing the same

Guide extension catheters and methods of manufacturing and using guide extension catheters are disclosed. An example guide extension catheter may include a distal sheath having a proximal opening, a distal opening, and a central lumen extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346502

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

12/01/16 / #20160346430

Compositions and methods for treatment of tissue

Methods of treating tissue of a patient, e.g., tissue of an organ such that the bladder, are described. The methods may comprise inserting a medical device within the bladder; and injecting a composition to separate a first layer of tissue from a second layer of tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345853

Artifact cancellation to suppress far-field activation during electrophysiology mapping

A method for mapping a cardiac chamber includes sensing activation signals of intrinsic physiological activity with a plurality of electrodes disposed in or near the cardiac chamber, the activation signals including a near-field activation signal component and a far-field activation signal component, isolating r-wave events in the activation signals, generating a far-field activation template representative of the far-field activation signal component based on the r-wave events, and filtering the far-field activation template from the activation signals to identify the near-field activation signal components in the activation signals.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345852

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

11/24/16 / #20160338817

Apparatus and method for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence

An apparatus and method for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. The apparatus includes a suburethral sling having an adjustment member for adjusting the tension of the sling both during the procedure and post-procedure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338723

Endoscopic mucosal resection single step hood

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for cutting mucosal tissue. In particular, the present disclosure provides an endoscopic hood with an integrated wire for single-step tissue cutting. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/24/16 / #20160338681

Tissue resection cap with mechanical tissue manipulator

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for dissecting large areas of submucosal tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160334585

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

11/17/16 / #20160331948

Shunting of dietary lipids including cholesterol

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 or redirected outside the body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331564

Drug coated medical devices

In embodiments, medical devices, such balloon catheters or stents, can deliver a therapeutic agent to body tissue of a patient. The medical device a therapeutic coating comprising a polydopamine coated therapeutic agent disposed on a surface of the expandable medical device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331503

System and method for treating prolapse and incontinence

A system and method of treating vaginal prolapse and incontinence comprises a kit. The kit includes a mesh graft configured for attachment to the anterior and posterior vaginal walls to thereby treat the vaginal prolapse. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331502

Fecal incontinence treatment device and method

Various embodiments of an implant system for treating fecal incontinence are provided. The devices and systems can include a mesh or like device that can include a variable porosity to control the degree of expansion of the anal canal. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331432

Device and methods for nerve modulation using a novel ablation catheter with polymeric ablative elements

The disclosure pertains to an intravascular catheter for nerve modulation, comprising an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, a balloon having a lumen and a balloon wall, the balloon wall comprising rf permeable sections and non-electrically conductive sections, an electrode disposed within the balloon and extending distally to the furthest distal rf permeable section. The rf permeable sections may comprise a plurality of rf permeable windows, each window having a greater circumferential dimension than an axial dimension. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331360

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a longitudinally extending body. The longitudinally extending body may define an exterior surface and be configured for into a body of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331325

Micro support catheter

A catheter system comprising a guidewire and a support catheter is disclosed. The support catheter may comprise an elongate shaft having a proximal region, a distal region, and a lumen extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331267

Real-time feedback for electrode contact during mapping

A catheter system includes a mapping catheter including a plurality of mapping electrodes, each mapping electrode configured to sense signals associated with an anatomical structure. The catheter system further includes a processor operatively coupled to the plurality of mapping electrodes and configured to receive the signals sensed by the plurality of mapping electrodes, characterize the signals sensed by the plurality of mapping electrodes based on a signal parameter of the sensed signals, and generate an output of a quality of contact of the plurality of mapping electrodes with the anatomical structure based on the signal characterization.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/10/16 / #20160324620

Implants and methods of implanting the same

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

11/10/16 / #20160324574

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

11/10/16 / #20160324565

Cervical seal

A thermal ablation device includes an elongated member sized and shaped for insertion into a uterus via a cervical opening. The elongated member defines a first lumen extending therethrough to a first distal opening which, when the apparatus is in an operative position, opens into the uterus and a seal positioned on the elongated member so that, when the elongated member is in the operative position, the seal engages cervical tissue around a circumference of the elongated member and prevent fluids introduced into the uterus via the first lumen from flowing therepast into the cervix. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/10/16 / #20160324502

Systems and methods with a swellable material disposed over a transducer of an ultrasound imaging system

A catheter assembly for an ultrasound system includes an elongated catheter for insertion into the cardiovascular system of a patient. The catheter includes a sheath that defines a lumen extending along the sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317334

Method for loading a stent into a delivery system

Methods for assembling a stent delivery system are provided, as well as the stent delivery assemblies and devices formed by such methods. Also provided is a method for loading a stent into a delivery system.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317332

Atraumatic stent and method and apparatus for making the same

A method of braiding a stent includes braiding a number of elongate filaments around a mandrel using tensioned braiding carriers without spooling the filaments to the tensioned braiding carriers to form a braided stent having atraumatic ends.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317330

Stent with anti-migration feature

An intraluminal prosthesis includes an outer three-dimensional (3d) anti-migration structure that is attached to the outer wall of a fully covered or partially covered stent to prevent migration and still allow stent removal at a later period of time. A method of manufacturing the intraluminal prosthesis includes attaching the anti-migration structure by usage of a polymer such as polyurethane.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317273

Adjustable implants and methods of implanting the same

In one embodiment, an implant includes a support member configured to be placed within a body of a patient and provide support to a portion of the body of the patient, a tether coupled to an end portion of the support member; and an anchor configured to be disposed within a tissue of the body of the patient to help retain the implant in place within the body of the patient. The tether is coupled to the anchor such that the tether may move with respect to the anchor in a first direction but is retrained from moving in a second direction. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/03/16 / #20160317222

Rf electrodes on multiple flexible wires for renal nerve ablation

A catheter includes a flexible shaft having a distal end dimensioned for deployment within a patient's renal artery. A number of elongated resilient members are mounted along a longitudinal length of the distal end of the shaft, and are extensible radially from the shaft at regions defined between longitudinally spaced-apart engagement locations. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/27/16 / #20160310250

Surgical articles and methods

Described are devices, implants, kits, and related methods for treating pelvic conditions such as urinary in incontinence, in a male or a female patient. The invention includes, in one embodiment, a multi-piece implant, including a tissue support piece, extension portion, and one or more self-fixating tips. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/27/16 / #20160310153

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

10/27/16 / #20160310147

Systems and methods for vascular occlusion

Expandable occlusive plugs and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include an expandable framework at least partially covered by a membrane. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/27/16 / #20160309995

Access devices and related methods of use

A system for accessing a patient's body may include an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and two lumens. The elongate member may include two lumens and a thickness of material extending between external and internal surfaces of the elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/27/16 / #20160309988

Endoscopic instrument having movable distal tool

Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising a flexible elongate member including a longitudinal axis and a tool connected to the elongate member near a pivot, wherein the tool may be configured for at least one of suction and infusion, and wherein the tool may be configured to pivot towards both sides of the longitudinal axis relative to the elongate member at the pivot.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302951

Medical systems and related methods

Medical systems and related methods are described. In some embodiments, the medical systems include an outer member defining a slot. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302868

Methods and devices for targeted ablation of tissue

In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a system and method for ablating tissue. The method may comprise, for example, aligning a needle of a medical device with the target tissue; piercing tissue adjacent to the target tissue with the needle; sliding into the target tissue a laser fiber moveably disposed within the needle, wherein the needle is hollow and the laser fiber includes a prism; and delivering laser energy through the laser fiber and prism.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302858

Tissue diagnosis and treatment using electrodes and mini-electrodes

This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and an expandable member disposed along the distal portion of the elongate shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302807

Subintimal re-entry catheter and retrograde recanalization

A catheter for recanalizing a blood vessel having an occlusion therein via a subintimal pathway. The catheter includes a catheter shaft having an inflatable balloon mounted to the distal end portion of the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/20/16 / #20160302788

Fusible biodegradable sutures utilizing tissue soldering technology

This disclosure concerns suburethral and pelvic support structures which utilize tissue soldering materials instead of, or in addition to, traditional tissue anchors and suture knots. It further concerns methods of treating patients that includes implanting these structures and activating the tissue soldering materials to attach the structures to a tissue in the body of the patient.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298901

Coated medical devices and methods for drying coated medical devices

Medical devices and methods for drying medical devices are disclosed. An example method for drying a medical device may include disposing a medical device within a drying apparatus. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296734

Catheter shaft designs

Disclosed is a balloon catheter that can comprise an elongate support member, an inflation tube, a guidewire tube and a balloon. The guidewire tube can define a guidewire port at its proximal end, and can extend from the port through an opening in a wall of the elongate support member and distally through a first lumen of the elongate support member, in some cases to the distal end of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296732

Trap balloon catheter with trap balloon retainer

Medical devices, medical device systems, and methods for using the same are disclosed. An example medical device system may include a guide catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296356

Rapid exchange enteral stent delivery system

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

10/13/16 / #20160296325

Fiber reinforced prosthetic heart valve having undulating fibers

A prosthetic heart valve includes a composite material that has a first plurality of fibers embedded in a polymer matrix. Each fiber can have a first extending direction and a plurality of undulations.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296323

Prosthetic heart valves having fiber reinforced leaflets

A prosthetic heart valve leaflet includes a plurality of electrospun fibers at least partially embedded in a polymer matrix. The plurality of fibers includes a first polyisobutylene urethane copolymer having a first predetermined weight average percentage of hard segment portions and the polymer matrix includes a second polyisobutylene urethane copolymer having a second predetermined weight average percentage of the hard segment portions, wherein the first predetermined weight average percentage of the hard segment portions is greater than the second predetermined weight average percentage of the hard segment portions.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296322

Synthetic heart valves composed of zwitterionic polymers

A prosthetic heart valve includes a plurality of synthetic polymeric leaflets. Each leaflet has a base polymer and a polymer coating at least partially disposed over the base polymer, wherein the polymer coating includes polymerized units of a monomer comprising a zwitterionic group when the polymer coating is exposed to an aqueous environment at a ph of about 7.4. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296284

Tissue and stone removal device and related methods of use

Embodiments of a medical device and related methods of use are provided for extracting tissue. The device may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296235

Medical devices

Medical devices, and related components and methods, are disclosed.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296217

Apparatus and method for sealing a vessel puncture opening

A device for sealing a puncture opening may include a base frame having a delivery configuration wherein the base frame is retracted to have a relatively smaller overall profile, and a deployed configuration wherein the base frame is extended to have a relatively larger overall profile. The base frame is sized to engage an interior surface of the blood vessel wall in the deployed configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287849

Vibrating self-dilation bougie

A dilation device, comprises an elongated member extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the elongated member sized and shaped to be received within a target area of an esophageal passage to dilate the target area, a projection extending along the elongated member from an outer surface thereof so that, when the elongated member is received within the target area, the projection extends into a wall of the esophageal passage, and a vibration mechanism which, when activated, vibrates one of the elongated member and the projection to break away a cell blockage within the target area.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287811

Injection devices and methods of use thereof

Medical devices for injecting tissue and methods of use thereof are described. The medical device may comprise a handle, a shaft, and a plurality of needles extending through the shaft, each needle defining a lumen therethrough and being independently moveable along a longitudinal axis of the device to transition from a retracted configuration to an extended configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287419

In-situ formed stent

A delivery system for forming a stent in-situ may comprise an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen extending from the proximal end towards the distal end of the elongate shaft. A plurality of apertures may be positioned adjacent to a distal end region of the elongate shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287417

Stent having added feature for strain relief and mitigation of crack propagation

A bioabsorbable stent comprises a plurality of struts interconnected by a plurality of curved intersections. Each of the plurality of curved intersections defines a crescent shaped opening therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287416

Method to create micropatterns on an inside surface of a stent

A method for manufacturing a tubular medical device having a micropatterned inner surface is disclosed. A glass tube having an optical mask on an outer surface thereof may be placed within a lumen of a tubular medical device, wherein the optical mask forms a pattern of shapes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287371

Devices and methods for dilating a lumen of a body

Methods and devices for dilating a stricture of a body lumen are disclosed. In some embodiments, a device for dilating a lumen of a body comprises an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end and an inflatable scaffold member disposed on the distal end of the elongate member, the inflatable scaffold member defining a lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287307

Airway diagnosis and treatment devices and related methods of use

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

10/06/16 / #20160287284

Atherectomy medical device

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

10/06/16 / #20160287259

Occlusion device

Medical devices and methods for forming the medical devices are disclosed in the present application. In one illustrative example an occlusion balloon comprises an outer balloon member, and an inner balloon member having an inner wall and an outer wall and extending through at least a portion of the outer balloon member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287258

Systems and methods for delivery of gel embolics

Delivery systems for liquid embolics and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a catheter and one or more retention elements to limit migration of the liquid embolic to non-target sites.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287223

Pulmonary biopsy devices

Methods, devices, and systems for obtaining a navigating to a targeted biopsy region are disclosed. An example device for navigating to a targeted biopsy region may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, an inflation lumen, and a vacuum lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287210

Devices and methods for ultrasound imaging

Methods and devices for generating ultrasound images during a medical procedure are disclosed. The device may comprise a shaft that includes a working channel for receiving an instrument, the working channel extending from a proximal end of the shaft to a distal end of the shaft, and an ultrasound sensor disposed radially outward of a distal portion of the working channel such that the ultrasound sensor at least partially surrounds the working channel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/06/16 / #20160287163

Devices and methods for locating and treating esophageal strictures

Methods and devices for locating and dilating a stricture are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a device for locating strictures comprises an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278797

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

According to one aspect, a retrieval device may include a sheath having a distal end. The retrieval device may also include an end effector movable relative to the distal end of the sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278785

Biologic-based expandable occlusion devices

The present disclosure provides occlusion devices which comprise (a) an elongated core portion having a longitudinal axis and (b) a biologic layer comprising a hydrophilic natural polymer that expands upon contact with bodily fluid disposed on the elongated core portion. Also provided are assemblies and kits that contain such occlusion devices, and methods of delivering such occlusion devices to a patient.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278782

Embolic coil delivery system with easy-release knot

The present disclosure relates to the field of embolic coil delivery. In particular, the present disclosure provides a delivery system that allows an embolic coil, retained on a delivery tube outside of the microcatheter, to be positioned within a target occlusion area of a patient prior to being controllably deployed, or retracted into the microcatheter for repositioning. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/29/16 / #20160278660

Methods and devices for identifying treatment sites

Methods and devices for identifying a treatment site are disclosed. The methods may include engaging a plurality electrodes with plurality of locations on or adjacent an interior wall of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/22/16 / #20160271376

Balloon catheters with increased column strength

An intravascular balloon catheter that may include, for example, a first elongate member having a proximal end, an opening at the distal end and a lumen therebetween, a balloon defining a cavity, the balloon having a proximal waist sealingly attached to the first elongate member proximal the distal end, a distal waist, and a tubular portion therebetween, a second elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen therebetween, the second elongate member disposed in the first elongate member and sealingly attached to the balloon distal waist, and a stopper attached to the second elongate member and disposed in the balloon cavity distal the distal end of the first elongate member, the stopper having an outer profile that prevents movement of the first elongate member thereover the first elongate member having an inner diameter at the distal end large enough to permit the passage of fluid therethrough over the second elongate member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/22/16 / #20160271374

Subintimal re-entry balloon catheter

A balloon catheter including a catheter shaft and an inflatable balloon secured to a distal end region of the catheter shaft. The inflatable balloon has a generally conical shape in a fully inflated configuration having a proximal conical portion that tapers away from the central longitudinal axis in a distal direction from a proximal waist of the balloon and a distal conical portion that tapers toward the central longitudinal axis in a distal direction toward a distal waist of the balloon, with a radially outermost extent of the balloon located between the proximal conical portion and the distal conical portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/22/16 / #20160270895

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

09/22/16 / #20160270785

Tissue-acquisition and fastening devices and methods

Devices and methods for acquiring and fastening tissues folds within an internal organ, such as the stomach, and for applying the methods and devices to producing reductions in organ volume or repair of bariatric procedures, are disclosed. An exemplary method for forming a continuous laterally extending tissue fold involves forming a succession of laterally extending folds having adjacent overlapping fold portions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160263357

New method to make tube-in-tube balloon

A tube-in-tube assembled parison for preparation of an elongated medical device. The parison if formed by assembling in tube-in-tube fashion a first tube of orientable polymer material and a second tube formed of orientable polymer material disposed around the first tube, with an adhesive tie layer disposed between the first and second tubes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160263288

Bioerodible magnesium alloy microstructures for endoprostheses

A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a bioerodible body including an alloy comprising at least 85 weight percent magnesium and at least one high-melting-temperature element having a melting temperature of greater than 700° c. The alloy has a microstructure including equiaxed magnesium-rich phase grains and optionally high-melting-temperature intermetallic phases. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262921

Devices and methods for stomach partitioning

A device and method for remodeling or partitioning a body cavity, hollow organ or tissue tract includes graspers operable to engage two or more sections of tissue within a body cavity and to draw the engaged tissue between a first and second members of a tissue remodeling tool. The two or more pinches of tissue are held in complete or partial alignment with one another as staples or other fasteners are driven through the pinches, thus forming a four-layer tissue plication. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262917

Bioerodible polymeric medical device having photo active groups

A medical device includes a tubular network of struts including a bioerodible polymer. The tubular network can include a plurality of bands and a plurality of connector struts. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262878

Prosthetic heart valve having an improved tubular seal

A tubular seal includes an outflow end region and an inflow end region. The inflow end region is a portion of a polymeric web retaining a woven fabric, wherein the woven fabric has a non-linear edge defining an interface between the inflow end region and the outflow end region.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262834

Surgical laser treatment temperature monitoring

A surgical laser system includes a laser source configured to generate laser energy, a laser fiber optically coupled to the laser source and configured to discharge the laser energy and collect electromagnetic energy feedback from a treatment site a photodetector configured to generate an output signal in response to the electromagnetic energy collected from the treatment site, a display, and a controller configured to produce an image or indication about the temperature at the treatment site on the display based on the output signal.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262768

Arterial-venous occlusion apparatus

Expandable occlusive plugs and methods of using them are disclosed. The devices generally include a tubular body bearing multiple slits defining leaves, which expand radially outward when the ends of the device are brought toward one another.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262748

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

09/15/16 / #20160262732

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

09/08/16 / #20160256296

Stent with anti-migration features

An implantable medical device for implantation within a passageway of a patient comprises a stent including a plurality of wires, at least one of the plurality of wires having a cross-section having a first tapered point, and a covering layer having an inner diameter and an outer diameter. In some embodiments, the plurality of wires may be disposed at least partially around the covering layer. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/08/16 / #20160256271

Low profile valve locking mechanism and commissure assembly

A replacement heart valve locking mechanism may include a buckle member fixedly attached to a tubular anchor member defining a central longitudinal axis, a post member axially translatable relative to the buckle member, and an actuator member releasably connected to the post member at an attachment point. The post member may include a latch portion configured to engage a catch formed in the buckle member such that movement of the post member distally relative to the buckle member is prevented. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/08/16 / #20160256270

Tavi anchoring assist device

An implant system may include a delivery sheath having an actuator mechanism, an anchoring assistance device including an expandable scaffold including a mid-body section, a cusp interface section, and a crown end arrangement, and a replacement heart valve implant. The cusp interface section includes a plurality of loop portions arranged at radial intervals about the expandable scaffold. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/08/16 / #20160256217

Method of and apparatus for positioning and maintaining the position of endoscopic instruments

The present invention provides an apparatus for, and a method of, accurate positioning of endoscopic instruments. Accurate positioning of the instruments is accomplished through the inclusion of a steering ability within the device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/01/16 / #20160254636

Methods of operating a laser system chiller

A laser system includes a laser element, a pump source configured to input light to the laser element, a first cooling circuit and a second cooling circuit. The first cooling circuit includes a first pump configured to drive a first flow of cooling liquid through a first fluid pathway, a first primary heat exchanger configured to cool the first flow of cooling liquid, and a laser element heat exchanger configured to remove heat from the laser element using the first flow of cooling liquid. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/01/16 / #20160250445

Multiple lumen assembly for use in endoscopes or other medical devices

An endoscope or other medical device includes a number of lumens positioned in an outer shaft. The lumens are formed as a multiple lumen assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/01/16 / #20160250055

Implatable devices having a radially expandable barrier and related 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

09/01/16 / #20160250024

Valve apparatus, system and method

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

09/01/16 / #20160249893

Adjustable throw percutaneous needle

A device for collecting a tissue sample includes an outer needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough. The device also includes an inner needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including an opening extending laterally in and along a length thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/01/16 / #20160249889

Variable stiffness aspiration needle

A needle for collecting a tissue samples includes a needle body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end including a sharp tip for penetrating a target tissue. The needle body includes a channel extending therethrough for collecting a tissue sample therein when the distal end is inserted into the target tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/01/16 / #20160249785

Steering mechanism

A hand-holdable steering mechanism is used as part of a medical device such as a catheter or an endoscope to allow movement of a steerable distal portion of the catheter or endoscope. The mechanism can include a housing, a first actuator, and a second actuator. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242940

Stent with retractable anchors

A stent includes a tubular support structure extending from a distal end to a proximal end, the tubular support structure including an inner surface and an outer surface. A retractable anchor system is disposed relative to the tubular support structure and includes a frame member and a plurality of retractable anchors secured to the frame member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242804

Snare design for improved traction

A snare may a loop at a distal end of the elongate member and defining an inner area. The loop may have an inner surface facing and exposed in the inner area, wherein a first section of the inner surface has an edge sharper than a second section of the inner surface.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242667

Tissue contact sensing using a medical device

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for sensing tissue contact is disclosed. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242662

Means for securing a catheter into a vessel

An electrophysiology catheter, e.g., a coronary sinus catheter, for insertion into a cardiac vessel, such as the coronary sinus, includes a handle and a catheter shaft coupled at one end to the handle. The catheter shaft has a distal end and an anchor is associated with the catheter shaft and is movable between a deployed position and a collapsed position. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/18/16 / #20160240106

Training devices and methods of using the same

An apparatus includes a model unit and a template member. The model unit defines a shape in the form of a portion of a body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235902

Gas exchange devices and related methods of use

A gas exchange system may include an elongate member including a liquid circuit and configured to be inserted into a body lumen, and a gas exchanger in fluid communication with the elongate member. A gas transfer fluid may be disposed within the liquid circuit of the elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235561

Stent with anti-migration feature

A tubular stent includes a stent body having a distal end and a proximal end, a covering surrounding at least a portion of the stent body and an adjustable annular ring secured to the stent body. The adjustable annular ring is configured to permit radial expansion of the adjustable annular ring while resisting radial compression of the adjustable annular ring.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235513

Medical device and method for conducting a surgery through a body opening

A medical device and method for facilitating a surgery through a body opening is disclosed. The medical device includes a flexible member configured to be placed within the body opening so as to cover a portion of the body opening. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235413

Vascular occlusion devices

The present disclosure provides occlusion devices which comprise (a) a self-expanding support frame having a longitudinal axis comprising a plurality of loops each having an orifice, the support frame being self-expandable from a constrained shape to an unconstrained shape, and (b) a covering material covering an orifice of at least one of the loops. Also provided are assemblies and kits that contain such occlusion devices, and methods of delivering such occlusion devices to a patient.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/18/16 / #20160235401

Multi-arm tool for delivering implants and methods thereof

In a general aspect, a medical device includes a receiving arm configured to be coupled to at least a portion of an implant, and a clamping arm having a proximal end coupled to the receiving arm and having a track at a distal end of the clamping arm. The medical device also includes a sliding component including a needle and configured to slidably move along the track of the clamping arm.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228682

Locking mechanism for a medical device

A locking mechanism for a medical device to selective lock a first elongate member from longitudinal movement relative to a second elongate member of the medical device. The locking mechanism includes a flexible tubular member disposed in a bore of a handle assembly of the medical device, and an actuator, such as a cam member having a cam or eccentric surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228268

Anti-migration stent

An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one flexible tie affixed to an end thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228174

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

08/11/16 / #20160228128

Vascular occlusion devices

Various aspects of the disclosure pertain to blood vessel occlusion devices having a central longitudinal axis and comprising: (a) a hub, (b) a self-expanding support frame comprising a plurality of wire segments forming a plurality of cells, and (c) a covering material covering cells within the transition portion. The support frame may be self-expandable from a constrained shape to an unconstrained shape that comprises (ii) a substantially cylindrical portion having a diameter and an axis that is coincident with the central longitudinal axis, the substantially cylindrical portion comprising a first ring of the cells extending in a 360° rotation around the central longitudinal axis and (ii) a transition portion disposed between the substantially cylindrical portion and the hub. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228127

Embolic coil with kick-in tail

The present disclosure relates to embolic coils that eliminate kick-back into a parent vessel by providing a proximal end that retracts following deployment within the vasculature. Also disclosed are methods of making such coils, delivery systems that comprise such coils, and methods of delivering such coils to a patient.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228126

Occlusion device

Medical devices and methods for forming the medical devices are disclosed in the present application. In one illustrative example, a medical device may comprise a catheter shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end and may include a plurality of lumens extending through at least a portion of the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228125

Active release of embolic coils

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for actively releasing embolic coils within a body lumen of a patient.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228123

Detachable implantable devices

In some aspects, the present disclosure provides a delivery device for delivering a detachable medical implant that comprises an elongated delivery member and a first engagement portion. The first engagement portion comprises a first proximal-facing surface, a first distal-facing surface, and a first lumen that is configured to accommodate an activation wire, wherein at least 50% of a surface area of the first proximal-facing surface is angled away from a proximal end of the first engagement portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228113

Medical systems comprising articulating devices

Disclosed herein are various systems and methods for facilitating control of a tool or tools. The systems can allow a user to control multiple degrees of freedom. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/11/16 / #20160228108

Triple pronged clip

A device for treating tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therein and a clip slidably received within the lumen of the capsule. The clip includes a middle prong, a first outer prong and a second outer prong. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220490

Biodegradable drug eluting microsphere for the treatment of solid tumors

Polymer microspheres for embolizing blood vessels and optionally delivering therapeutic agents are provided. The microspheres include plga 50:50 and/or ptx, and are generally formed by emulsion means.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220365

Prosthetic heart valve having tubular seal

A prosthetic heart valve includes a plurality of leaflets and an expandable member including one or more braided wires with a first set of wire segments extended helically in a first direction and a second set of wire segments extended helically in a second direction such that each wire segment of the first set intersects a plurality of wire segments from the second set at a plurality of intersection points. The one or more braided wires can have crowns where the wire segments of the first set connect to wire segments of the second set. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220362

Methods, devices, and systems for treating pericardial tissue

A method of treating pericardial tissue that includes contacting at least a portion of a pericardial sac with a chemical while the pericardial sac is tensioned by an application of fluid pressure to an inside face of the pericardial sac.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220360

Prosthetic heart valve having tubular seal

A tubular seal for a prosthetic heart valve includes an elastomeric polymer matrix and a plurality of non-elastic fibers retained within the matrix. The non-elastic fibers can be arranged in the elastomeric polymer matrix to allow the tubular seal to stretch in axial and radial directions.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220359

Prosthetic heart valve having notched leaflet

A prosthetic heart valve provided herein can include at least one leaflet having a body portion and two opposite sleeve portions. The body portion can be defined by at a least two side edges adjacent each sleeve portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220261

Hemostatic clipping devices and methods

A tissue clipping apparatus, comprises a flexible, elongate member, a proximal end of which remains external to the body accessible to a user while a distal end of the flexible member is inserted into the body to a location adjacent to target tissue to be clipped and a control wire extending through the flexible member in combination with a capsule releasably coupled to a distal end of the flexible member and a clip a proximal portion of which is received within the capsule. A joint releasably coupling the clip to the control wire, includes a yoke extending around a proximal end of the clip and a frangible link which fails when subject to a predetermined force to separate the clip from the control wire.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/04/16 / #20160220234

Multiple sample biopsy device

A device for acquiring a tissue sample includes an outer sheath extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough; an inner needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and sized and shaped to be slidably received within the lumen of the outer sheath to be moved between an insertion configuration and a tissue collecting configuration; and a handle assembly connected to a proximal end of the outer sheath. The handle assembly includes a first port configured to be connected to a fluid flushing source and a second port configured to be connected to a collection element so that, when the inner needle is drawn proximally relative to the outer sheath to a sample collection configuration, the sample is flushable into the collection element.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/28/16 / #20160216449

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

07/28/16 / #20160213882

Fully compliant large bore expandable sheath

An expandable sheath may include an inelastic compliant membrane having a lumen therethrough, and a discontinuous outer member bonded to the membrane. The membrane may include one or more folds formed therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213467

Prosthetic heart valve square leaflet-leaflet stitch

A prosthetic heart valve provided herein can include at least two leaflets being secured together along aligned edges thereof by a stitch of a single thread. The stitch includes at least one loop extending through a first aperture, around the aligned edges, and back through the first aperture.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213390

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

07/28/16 / #20160213387

Devices for medical retrieval procedures and methods of use thereof

Medical devices performing diagnostic and/or treatment procedures, such as retrieving autogenous materials and/or foreign materials from a patient are disclosed. The medical device may comprise a handle, a shaft coupled to the handle, and a retrieval device movably disposed within a working channel of the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213380

Occlusion device having spherical secondary shape and mandrel for forming same

Some aspects of the present disclosure pertain to spherical devices that comprise a wire having a memorized shape comprising a spherical outer wire layer and a spherical inner wire layer disposed within the spherical outer wire layer. Other aspects of the disclosure pertain to methods of forming such devices, mandrels for forming such devices, and methods of using such devices.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213379

Embolic coil delivery and retrieval

The present invention provides systems and methods for accurately delivering embolic coils within a body lumen of a patient, as well as recapturing deployed embolic coils for removal or repositioning.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213378

Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping

Medical device used to cause hemostasis of blood vessels using a clip arrangement delivered to a target region through an endoscope. Method for using the device to cause hemostasis of a blood vessel through an endoscope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/28/16 / #20160213280

Medical device for contact sensing

An example system for sensing catheter contact is disclosed. The system includes an elongate tubular member, a tip member and a flexible support structure including a support member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206851

Micro-infusion delivery system

An injection catheter system that includes (a) an actuator; (b) an outer needle comprising a sharp tip and a tubular body defining a lumen, and extending distally from the actuator; and (c) an inner needle at least partially disposed within the lumen and extending distally from the actuator, the inner needle having a distal tip configured such that at least a portion of the distal tip has a surface contour with an interstitial cavity adapted to receive a therapeutic gel. The system is configured such that (a) in a first position, the distal tip is fully disposed within the lumen to temporarily retain the therapeutic gel in the interstitial cavity and (b) in a second position, the outer needle is retracted proximally, exposing the interstitial cavity to deliver the therapeutic gel to a target area in a body.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206456

Medical device delivery system with force reduction member

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

07/21/16 / #20160206449

Implantable medical device with reduced migration capabilities

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

07/21/16 / #20160206423

Displacement based lock and release mechanism

A medical device system may include a valve replacement implant including an anchor member reversibly actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration, wherein the implant includes at least one locking element configured to lock the anchor member in the deployed configuration, and at least one actuator element configured to engage the at least one locking element and actuate the anchor member between the delivery configuration and the deployed configuration. The at least one actuator element may include a self-biased cam mechanism configured to extend into and engage a first locking portion of the at least one locking element.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206385

Catheter guidance of external energy for renal denervation

An in vivo apparatus includes a flexible shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a length sufficient to access a patient's renal artery relative to a percutaneous access location. An energy guide apparatus is provided at the distal end of the shaft and dimensioned for deployment within the renal artery. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/21/16 / #20160206308

Delivery tools for medical implants and methods of using the same

A medical device includes a filament having a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion of the filament is coupled to a needle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/14/16 / #20160199661

Cancer cell membrane depolarization

Systems, methods, and devices for treating cancer can produce field potentials of between 20 mv and 70 mv. In some cases, systems, methods, and devices provided herein can include a plurality of particles. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/14/16 / #20160199622

Biliary access catheter system and methods for accessing the biliary tree

Medical devices and methods are disclosed. An example method for accessing a body lumen may include providing a catheter system. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/14/16 / #20160199133

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

07/14/16 / #20160199079

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

A retrieval device having a contracted state and an expanded state may include a sheath, and at least three support members each having at least two lumens, a proximal end fixed to the sheath, and a distal end movable relative to the sheath. The retrieval device may also include at least three movable members movable relative to the support members. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/14/16 / #20160199067

Medical device with a removable liner

Medical devices, medical device systems, and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device system may include a catheter shaft having a proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/07/16 / #20160198132

Method and apparatus for wide-band imaging based on narrow-band image data

In one embodiment, an imaging method may include receiving an intensity value of a first spectral channel associated with a pixel location. The intensity value of the first spectral channel may be based on electromagnetic radiation reflected from an object after being emitted from a narrow-band electromagnetic radiation source. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/07/16 / #20160193457

Flexible member for resisting retrograde flow

The present disclosure is directed to a valve structure that comprises a flexible structure having a distal portion configured for attachment to a first member and a proximal portion configured for attachment to a second member. The flexible structure is configured such that when the first member is extended distally relative to the second member, the flexible structure adopts a reduced width profile and such that when the first member is retracted proximally relative to the second member to a point of maximal retraction, the flexible structure adopts an expanded width profile, which is more resistant to deformation due to fluid pressure in a proximal direction than it is to deformation due to fluid pressure in a distal direction. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/07/16 / #20160193025

Insertion device and method 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

07/07/16 / #20160193023

Devices and methods for delivery of attachment devices

In a generic aspect, an apparatus for delivering attachment devices includes a needle defining a lumen and a distal opening, and a plurality of attachment devices disposed within the lumen of the needle. Each attachment device includes a first attachment part, a second attachment part, and a connecting member coupled to the first attachment part and the second attachment part. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166739

Bioerodible polymer compositions

The present disclosure pertains to compositions that comprise (a) a bioerodible polyester network formed by reaction between reactive species that comprise a polyol and a polycarboxylate, wherein at least one of the polyol and polycarboxylate has a functionality of three or more, and (b) a bioerodible thermoplastic polymer. The present disclosure further pertains to methods of using such compositions and to medical devices that comprise such compositions.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166320

Medical device and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. The medical device may include a tube having a distal end, a proximal end, at least one side port located at the distal end, and a distal end face, a lumen in communication with the at least one side port and fluidly connecting the proximal end of the tube with the at least one side port, and a working channel extending from the proximal end to the distal end face of the tube.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166270

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

A retrieval device may have a contracted state and an expanded state and may include a sheath defining a longitudinal axis; a first arm, a second arm, and a third arm; a first member extending between a distal end of the first arm and a distal end of the third arm; and a second member extending between a distal end of the second arm and the distal end of the third arm. In the expanded state and from a distal-end view, the first and second members and the distal ends of the first arm, second arm, and third arm may form a v-shape with an open mouth.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166269

Tipless retrieval device

A medical retrieval device may include a longitudinally extending tubular member having a cut pattern. The pattern may include an x-shaped portion and a plurality of legs extending proximally of the x-shaped portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166136

Thermal management for medical devices and related methods of use

A medical device configured for insertion into a body may include an elongate member extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and the distal end may be configured to be positioned inside the body. The medical device also may include an optical fiber disposed in a lumen of the elongate member and also may include an illumination source configured to emit light through the optical fiber. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160161540

Medical devices and methods for treatment of hypertension that utilize impedance compensation

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a control unit for determining an electrical leakage between a first electrode pad and a second electrode pad of an in vivo medical device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160158040

Inflatable balloon stent

An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular balloon having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular balloon may have an inner wall and an outer wall, the inner wall and the outer wall connected at the first end and the second end to define an enclosed inflation chamber between the inner wall and the outer wall. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157991

Shape memory tubular stent with grooves

An implantable, radially distensible stent includes a tubular structure having opposed open ends. The wall of the stent is made from a shape memory polymeric material. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157933

Devices and methods for delivering energy to body lumens

A medical device is disclosed for delivering energy to a body lumen. The device includes an elongate member including a proximal portion and a distal portion adapted for insertion into a body lumen; and an energy delivery device disposed adjacent the distal portion of the elongate member, the energy delivery device including at least one elongate electrode arm, wherein the elongate electrode arm is configured to transition between a first configuration and a second configuration different than the first configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157886

Rotatable medical device

A rotational atherectomy device advanceable over a guidewire. The rotational atherectomy device includes a drive shaft rotatably extending through an outer tubular member to rotate a cutting member positioned at a distal end thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157858

Double barbed suture with needle delivery system

A tissue closure device includes a suture extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end; a distal barb element including at least one distal arm extending from a first end connected to the distal end of the suture to a second end extending toward the proximal end of the suture, the distal barb movable between an engaging configuration, in which the distal arm extends away from the suture; to a non-engaging configuration in which the distal arm is moved toward the suture; and a proximal barb element slidably mounted over the suture and including a proximal arm extending from a first end connected to a base portion mounted over the suture to a second extending toward the distal end of the suture, the proximal barb element movable between an engaging configuration and a non-engaging configuration.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157839

Accessory device for eus-fna needle for guidewire passage

A combined system for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures includes a needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough, the distal end including a sharp grind for cutting a tissue sample to be collected in the lumen of the needle and a protective sheath sized and shaped to be inserted through the lumen of the needle such that a distal end of the protective sheath extends distally past the distal end of the needle, the protective sheath extending longitudinally from a proximal end to the distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/09/16 / #20160157738

Pressure sensing guidewires

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

06/02/16 / #20160151147

Stent having timed-release indicator

A medical device includes an elongate body configured to be disposed within a urinary tract of a patient such that a first end portion of the elongate body is disposed at a first location of the urinary tract and a second end portion of the elongate body is disposed at a second, different location of the urinary tract. The elongate body defines a lumen that is configured to convey urine from the first location of the urinary tract to the second location of the urinary tract. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/02/16 / #20160151146

Stent having removable anchoring element

A stent comprising a radially expandable elongate tubular support structure, the elongate tubular support structure comprising an inner surface and an outer surface and an anchoring element disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the tubular support structure, the anchoring element is separate and removable from the elongate tubular support structure.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160148543

Closure seal

A closure seal or tamper evident pressure sensitive label of a sandwich construction for use at the opening seam of packaging to be sealed to indicate whether the package has been opened or otherwise tampered with. The label includes a facer material, a liner material and a pressure sensitive adhesive therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143761

Reconstrainment band with reduced removal interference

The reconstrainment band includes a hollow generally tubular shaped band having proximal and distal ends and having an exterior surface for engaging a stent and an interior surface for engaging a delivery tube. The exterior surface has at least one fin projecting therefrom along the longitudinal axis of the band. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143739

Prosthetic ventricular heart system

An implantable heart system for the treatment of a heart with impaired function. The implantable heart system includes a prosthetic heart chamber assembly and a cooperative mechanism. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143731

Valve locking mechanism

A valve replacement implant may include an expandable anchor member having a proximal end and a distal end, the anchor member being actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. A plurality of locking mechanisms may be configured to secure the anchor member in the deployed configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143724

Tracheal implant

An implant device may include a body of a first material and defining a lumen and at least two arcuate rings of a second material embedded within the body. In one embodiment, the second material does not connect a first ring of the at least two arcuate rings to an adjacent second ring of the at least two arcuate rings.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143646

Nitinol occlusion plug

Occlusive plugs are provided which comprise a single elongate member that is insertable into and through a microcatheter and assumes a space-occupying shape when deployed into a vascular structure. The elongate member optionally includes one or more polymer fibers, one or more polymer sleeves to secure the polymer fibers to the elongate member, and/or a radiopaque marker band.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143644

Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping

Medical device used to cause hemostasis of blood vessels using a clip arrangement delivered to a target region through an endoscope. Method for using the device to cause hemostasis of a blood vessel through an endoscope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/26/16 / #20160143643

Surgical closure devices including a stapling member

This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device may include a medical device for delivery of a surgical closure member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/19/16 / #20160136390

Apparatuses and methods for performing therapy on tissue

An apparatus for positioning a device relative to tissue may include an emitter and a detector coupled to the device. The emitter may emit energy onto the tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135973

Stent delivery systems with a reconstraining member

Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135951

Low profile heart valve and delivery system

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

05/19/16 / #20160135949

Valvuloplasty device

The disclosure pertains to valvuloplasty devices which include a first outer shaft, a second inner shaft, a plurality of elongate members disposed therebetween and adapted to be expanded radially by relative motion between the first outer shaft and second inner shaft and a circumferential member disposed about the central portions of the plurality of elongate members, wherein the circumferential member is urged by radial expansion of the plurality of elongate members to contact the valve to be treated thereby effecting a valvuloplasty and methods of use therefor.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135867

Medical device for treating airways and related methods of use

A medical device for treating an airway of a patient. The medical device may include an elongate tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135750

Methods and systems for detection and thermal treatment of lower urinary tract conditions

The invention relates generally to systems and methods for detecting and/or treating lower urinary tract conditions. One embodiment of the invention is directed to a medical device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135669

Fluid delivery system for use with an endoscope

A fluid delivery system for use with an endoscope. Certain embodiments of the invention include a single, large fluid source and pump installed upon an operator console, in combination with a small fluid reservoir and pump installed within a proximal connector of the imaging endoscope, multiple fluid sources that feed a common fluid channel that are pressurized by a common pump, multiple fluid sources that feed dedicated fluid channels that are pressurized by dedicated pumps, and a small fluid reservoir and pump installed within a handheld manual controller of the imaging endoscope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135665

Methods and systems for attaching medical device sections

Embodiments of the disclosure include methods and systems for attaching an articulation section. In an embodiment, a medical instrument includes a first tubular member including a first end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129227

Balloon catheter with improved pushability

Balloon catheter and methods for making and using balloon catheters are disclosed. An example balloon catheter may include a proximal shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129221

Medical device having an atraumatic distal tip

A delivery catheter includes a soft, atraumatic distal tip. The distal tip is configured to transition from a folded configuration to an unfolded configuration during delivery of a medical device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129165

Medical devices having bioerodable layers for the release of therapeutic agents

According to an aspect of the present invention, medical devices are provided which comprise: (a) a substrate and (b) bioerodable polymeric layer over the substrate that contains (i) one or more biodegradable polymers (ii) one or more therapeutic agents, and (iii) one or more plasticizers.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129159

Medical devices having enhanced performance

In some aspects, the present disclosure provides medical devices that comprise a composite region comprising a binding polymer portion and an oriented fibrous polymer reinforcement portion, wherein the composite region is formed by a process that comprises heating and compressing one or more oriented polymer fibers. Other aspects of the present disclosure relative to methods of forming such medical devices.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160129158

Multilayer medical balloon

An expandable medical balloon including an inner layer formed of a poly (ether-block-amide) copolymer and an outer layer formed of a polyamide, the expandable medical balloon having a burst strength of greater than 50,000 psi, and to methods of making and using the same.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128854

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

05/12/16 / #20160128853

Integrated stent repositioning and retrieval loop

A braided stent having an integral retrieval and/or repositioning loop includes a plurality of wires having first and second ends interbraided in a braided pattern to form a tubular stent having opposed atraumatic first and second open ends with each open end having a circumference; wherein said first and second wires ends are disposed at said second stent open end and said wires are looped at said second stent open end so that none of the first or second wires ends are exposed at the circumference of second stent open end; wherein at least of two of said wires are formed into a repositioning and/or retrieval loop having an elongated portion circumferentially disposed at said first opposed open end; and wherein said reposition and/or retrieval loop comprises two sections which run adjacent to each other prior to crossing to permit grabbing of both sections simultaneously by a practitioner.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128852

Tracheal stent

Tracheal stents may include a plurality of wave form structures each extending radially about the support structure, a plurality of axial loop members extending axially between adjacent wave form structures and a polymeric covering disposed thereover. Tracheal stents may include an expandable metal structure and a plurality of spacer fins extending above an outer surface of the expandable metal structure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128831

Low profile heart valve delivery system and method

A heart valve delivery system includes a low-profile catheter having an outer sheath, the outer sheath having therein a stent and a replacement heart valve. In an unemployed configuration, the stent is located distally to the replacement heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128763

Tissue ablation probes and methods for treating osteoid osteomas

A method of treating bone tissue (e.g., a tumor, such as an osteoid osteoma) is provided. The method comprises introducing an ablation probe into bone tissue, deploying at least one ablative element transversely from the probe into the bone tissue, and convoying ablation energy from the ablative element(s) to ablate the bone tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/12/16 / #20160128698

Device and method for through the scope endoscopic hemostatic clipping

Medical device used to cause hemostasis of blood vessels using a clip arrangement delivered to a target region through an endoscope. Method for using the device to cause hemostasis of a blood vessel through an endoscope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120675

Rapid exchange stent delivery system

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

05/05/16 / #20160120637

Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction valve

A valve to perform lung volume reduction procedures is described. The valve is formed of a braided structure that is adapted for endoscopic insertion in a bronchial passage of a patient's lung. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120629

Tension-adjustable surgical sling assembly

The invention provides, in one embodiment, a sling assembly including two separate slings or sling sections connected via a removable or biodegradable connection mechanism such that the tension in the sling assembly can be readily adjusted after the sling assembly is surgically implanted.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120557

Medical device for removing particles

The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. Systems and methods are provided for removing particles, stone fragments and/or stone dust from a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114130

Medical device including a marker element

During manufacture a marker element is formed over a selected region of a catheter body. A length of heat shrink tubing is disposed over the selected region of the catheter body including the marker element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/28/16 / #20160113799

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

04/28/16 / #20160113797

Stent delivery system and method of manufacturing same

Stent delivery system and method of manufacturing same. The stent delivery system comprises an inner catheter with an enlarged tip disposed at the distal end thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/28/16 / #20160113789

Stent with flexible hinge

An endoprosthesis may include an expandable tubular framework expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state and include a plurality of strut rows, wherein adjacent strut rows define interstices spacing the adjacent strut rows apart, and a plurality of connectors extending across the interstices and interconnecting adjacent strut rows, at least some of the plurality of connectors defining a flexible hinge portion. The lengths of the interstices between adjacent strut rows may vary along the length of the expandable tubular framework. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/28/16 / #20160113788

Controlled tissue ingrowth stent covering

A stent covering includes a polymeric tube having a first end, a second end and a length extending therebetween, the polymeric tube including an inner surface defining a lumen and an outer surface. A plurality of tissue ingrowth features are formed on the outer surface of the polymeric tube, at least some of the plurality of tissue ingrowth features including polymeric loops that extend above the outer surface such that, once implanted, tissue can grow between the outer surface and the polymeric loops. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/28/16 / #20160113712

Medical devices with a flexible electrode assembly coupled to an ablation tip

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

04/28/16 / #20160113674

Cutting balloon catheter and method for blade mounting

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

04/07/16 / #20160096024

Systems and methods for neurostimulation therapy

The present disclosure pertains to methods, devices and systems for neurological regulation. The methods, devices and systems described herein are useful, for example, in the treatment of conditions of the bladder such as overactive bladder.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095729

Stent delivery system

Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include an inner member having a proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095724

Controlled ingrowth feature for antimigration

A tubular prosthesis that includes a scaffolding formed by at least one scaffolding filament; a cover; and at least one controlled ingrowth feature constructed and arranged to abut an inner surface of a lumen wall when the prosthesis is implanted in the body lumen. The controlled ingrowth feature may extend inwards or outwards from the prosthesis outer surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095622

Expandable access shealth

Expandable access sheaths and methods for use thereof are disclosed. The access sheath may have an expandable element and flexible membrane. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095591

Magnetic and/or hook and loop t-tags

A device and system for treating tissue includes an anchoring element at a distal end thereof for anchoring the device in a target portion of tissue and a coupling element with a magnet. The anchoring element and the coupling element are coupled to one another by a tether so that, when the anchor element is anchored in a target portion of tissue, the tether passes through the portion of tissue and the coupling element remains outside the portion of tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095584

Endoscopic needle with rotary jaw for lateral acquisition

A device for collecting a tissue sample includes a needle extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough; an opening in a lateral surface of the needle; and a jaw rotatably coupled to the needle for rotation between a closed configuration in which the jaw covers the opening and an open configuration in which the jaw is received within the lumen to expose the opening. The jaw includes a tissue cutting edge which, as the jaw is rotated from the open configuration to the closed configuration, passes out of the opening along a cutting arc to sever any tissue received in the opening from surrounding tissue.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/07/16 / #20160095510

Attachment device for a ureteroscope

An attachment device for a ureteroscope may include a proximal guide configured to removably connect to a ureteroscope and a distally extending sheath. The sheath may have sufficient rigidity to maintain a generally straight configuration.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089517

Dual-layer balloon design and method of making the same

An expandable medical balloon, the expandable medical balloon comprising a first balloon wall, the first balloon wall comprising a first balloon layer of polyethylene terephthalate having a first intrinsic viscosity, the first layer is outer to a second layer of polyethylene terephthalate, the second balloon layer of polyethylene terephthalate having a second intrinsic viscosity, the second layer is an inner layer, wherein the intrinsic viscosity of the first balloon layer is higher than the intrinsic viscosity of the second balloon layer by about 0.05 dl/g or more.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089172

Devices and methods for applying suction

A medical retrieval device may include a member extending longitudinally between a proximal end and a distal end. The member may include at least one lumen configured to be fluidly coupled to a vacuum source and to receive a medical tool therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089170

Invertable medical retrieval devices and methods

A medical retrieval device may include an elongate sheath, a first and a second control wire extending through the sheath, and a basket coupled to a distal end of the first control wire. The retrieval device may additionally include an engaging member coupled to a distal end of the second control wire and the basket. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089128

Vessel protection membrane

A medical device assembly may include an elongated guidewire, an elongated flexible tubular membrane disposed about the guidewire, and a percutaneous medical device, wherein the membrane is configured to permit the percutaneous medical device to pass through the lumen. A method of advancing a medical device through a vessel may include advancing an elongated flexible tubular membrane through the vessel to a treatment site, inserting the medical device into the membrane, and advancing the medical device through the membrane while maintaining the membrane in an axially stationary position relative to the vessel.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089127

Medical retrieval systems and related methods

A medical device may include a stabilizer configured to be coupled to a port of an insertion device. The medical device may further include a shaft configured for telescopic translation within the stabilizer and a grip coupled to the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089050

Enhanced activation onset time optimization by similarity based pattern matching

An anatomical mapping system and method includes mapping electrodes configured to detect activation signals of cardiac activity. A processing system is configured to record the detected activation signals and generate a vector field for each sensed activation signal during each instance of the physiological activity. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089014

Medical devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include an insertion portion longitudinally extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The insertion portion may define a channel extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/31/16 / #20160089007

Medical systems comprising optical devices

Described herein are drive systems and methods. One exemplary system includes a tool having a proximal handle and a catheter body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081832

Methods allowing pyloric sphincter to normally function for bariatric stents

A prosthesis that when implanted in the gastrointestinal tract does not impede the normal function of the pyloric sphincter. In some instances, the prosthesis is implanted as part of, or after, a sleeve gastrectomy procedure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081826

Implantable medical device with shape memory polymer filter layer

Implantable medical devices and method for making and using implantable medical devices are disclosed. An example implantable medical device may include a tubular body having a plurality of openings formed therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081711

Cutting balloon catheter with flexible cutting blades

A cutting balloon catheter including a balloon mounted on a distal portion of a catheter shaft. The balloon includes a cutting member mounted on an exterior surface of the balloon which includes one or more features for providing the cutting member with enhanced flexibility for navigating tortuous anatomy and more closely conforms to the expansion characteristics of the balloon to which the cutting member is mounted.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081687

Methods for fastening tissue

Endoscopic devices and methods used for fastening multiple tissue layers, such as, for example, an endoscopic fundoplication procedure, are disclosed. The endoluminal device includes a tissue fastener, a flexible needle having means for grasping and releasing a portion of the tissue fastener, and a deflector for deflecting and guiding the needle toward the multiple tissue layers.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081678

Hinged needle

A device for collecting a tissue sample includes a needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, the distal end including a pair of jaws, at least a first one of the jaws being movable relative to the other between an open configuration, in which the jaws are open to receive tissue therebetween, and a closed configuration in which the jaws are drawn toward one another to collect a tissue sample therein.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081675

Helical driven rotating tissue collection

A device for collecting a tissue sample includes an outer sheath extending from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough. The device also includes a needle movably housed within the outer sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081533

Serialization of single-use endoscopes

A system, device and method for serializing and authorizing a single use imaging device are provided. In one embodiment, the invention provides a single use imaging device comprising a memory having a stored code that includes a unique serial identifier. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/24/16 / #20160081532

Endoscopic instrument having a deflectable distal tool

Embodiments of the disclosure may include a medical device comprising a flexible elongate member including a longitudinal axis and a tool connected to the elongate member at a pivot axis, wherein the tool may be configured to conduct electricity and deliver a fluid, and wherein the tool may be configured to pivot towards either side of the longitudinal axis relative to the elongate member at the pivot axis.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/17/16 / #20160074147

Reusable delivery devices

According to an aspect, a medical device includes a needle member having a curved portion, a handle coupled to the needle member, and a pusher member including a sheath and an extension member. The sheath may be bendable. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/17/16 / #20160074146

Insertion devices with visual indicators and methods of using the same

An insertion device, includes an elongate member having a needle portion and a handle portion. The handle portion includes a visual indicator. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/17/16 / #20160074145

Materials and methods for securing bodily implants

In one embodiment, a medical device includes a resorbable material that is configured to be disposed within the body of the patient proximate a bodily implant. The resorbable material is configured to frictionally retain the implant in place within the body of the patient for at least a period of time. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/17/16 / #20160073857

Fiber optic imaging catheter

A steerable imaging catheter is provided, including an elongated catheter tube, at least one steering cable extending along the catheter tube to control the movement of the distal end thereof, and a fiber optic cable extending along the catheter tube. The fiber optic cable transmits illumination light from its proximal end to its distal end and transmits an image from its distal end to its proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067070

Bioerodible polymeric stent scaffolding pattern

A stent includes a tubular network of struts cut from a bioerodible polymer tube. The tubular network includes a plurality of bands and a plurality of connectors. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067040

Valve locking mechanism

A medical device may include an elongate delivery sheath and a valve replacement implant disposed within a lumen of the delivery sheath, the implant including an anchor member reversibly actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. The implant may include at least one locking element configured to lock the anchor member in the deployed configuration, and at least one actuator element configured to engage the at least one locking element and actuate the anchor member between the delivery configuration and the deployed configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066993

Preshaped ablation catheter for ablating pulmonary vein ostia within the heart

Catheters and methods are provided for performing medical procedures. The catheter comprises an elongated flexible integrated catheter body having proximal and distal shaft portions, a central support positioned inside the distal shaft and at least one operative element carried by the distal shaft portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066975

Cryogenic balloon ablation instruments and systems

Cryogenic tissue ablation instruments for treating body tissue include an elongate flexible body with a proximal supply port for coupling with a pressurized coolant (e.g., liquid n2o), a supply lumen in fluid communication with the proximal supply port, and an expandable cryogenic balloon carried on a distal portion of the elongate body, the balloon having a wall defining an interior of the balloon. A dispersion member coupled to or otherwise formed out of a distal end portion of the elongate body has an interior lumen in fluid communication with or otherwise comprising a portion of the supply lumen, the dispersion member having one or more coolant dispersion apertures in fluid communication with the balloon interior and sized and located with respect to the balloon wall such that a pressurized flowable coolant in the supply lumen will enter the balloon interior through the one or more apertures in the form of a liquid spray that contacts and provides (through rapid evaporation) substantially uniform cooling of an interior wall surface of a treatment region of the balloon.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066936

Vessel occluding material extractor

Methods, devices, and systems for extracting vessel occluding material are provided. An embodiment of a vessel occluding material extractor includes a host structure, a plurality of expandable members, a slide mechanism, and a circumferential member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066935

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

According to aspects of the present disclosure, a retrieval device may include a sheath, a first drive member in the sheath, and a second drive member in the sheath. The second drive member may be movable relative to the first drive member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066924

Vaso-occlusive device

A vaso-occlusive device includes an inner coil made from inner coil wire having a first diameter and formed from a first material, and an outer coil disposed at least partially around the inner coil and made from outer coil wire having a second diameter and formed from a second material. The inner coil has a first pitch and the outer coil has a second pitch. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066908

Endoscopic staples including anchorage mechanisms

A device for closing a tissue opening includes a body extending from a first end to a second end and a first anchoring element connected to the first end of the body and a second anchoring element connected to the second end of the body. At least one of the first anchoring element and the second anchoring element is movable between an insertion configuration, in which the at least one of the first and second anchoring elements is insertable through a target tissue such that the body extends across a tissue opening to be treated, and an anchoring configuration, in which the first and second anchoring elements engage target tissue on a first side and a second side, respectively, of the tissue opening.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066902

Longitudinal needle passer

A device for passing a needle and suture longitudinally through a target tissue includes a proximal jaw including a proximal recess and a proximal retention mechanism for releasably engaging a first end of a needle received within the proximal recess and a distal jaw movably coupled to the proximal jaw such that the proximal and distal jaws are longitudinally movable relative to one another. The distal jaw includes a distal recess and a distal retention mechanism for releasably engaging a second end of the needle received within the distal recess. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/10/16 / #20160066896

Methods, systems and devices for cryogenic biopsy

Cryogenic biopsy assemblies are described herein that comprise a tissue acquisition device and cryogenic probe. Also disclosed are systems containing such cryogenic biopsy assemblies and methods cryogenic biopsy that employ such cryogenic biopsy assemblies.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058980

Balloon catheter

. . Balloon catheters, coil assemblies, and methods for making the same. An example balloon catheter may include a coil assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058918

Lubricious one-part hydrophilic coatings

A lubricious coating for use on an implantable medical device includes a heterochelic component, a homotelechelic polymer and biocompatible initiator. Methods of forming such lubricious coatings are also provided.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058585

Medical devices including covers and methods for making and using same

An implantable medical device may include a stent being structured and arranged to increase in length from a deployed length to an extended length; and a cover 120 disposed around an exterior surface of a covered section of the stent, wherein a second portion of the cover overlaps a first portion of the cover, wherein an adhesive is disposed between the first portion of the cover and the second portion of the cover. Methods of using an implantable medical device and methods of making an implantable medical device are disclosed.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058502

Devices for damaging nerves and related methods of use

A method of treating an airway of a lung may include inserting a medical device into the airway, and delivering an agent from the medical device to a nerve disposed within or adjacent the airway to damage the nerve sufficient to reduce an ability of the nerve to send nerve signals.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/25/16 / #20160054525

Methods and apparatus related to a side-fire member having a doped silica component

In one embodiment, an apparatus may include an optical fiber that may have a surface non-normal to a longitudinal axis of a distal end portion of the optical fiber. The surface may define a portion of an interface configured to redirect electromagnetic radiation propagated from within the optical fiber and incident on the interface to a direction offset from the longitudinal axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/25/16 / #20160051798

Medical device with support member

The invention provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes an elongate shaft having a distal region and a coil disposed along the distal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/25/16 / #20160051256

Methods and devices for folding and securing tissue

The present invention relates to devices, and methods for using the devices, to create and secure 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), all or esophageal tissue in the region of the lower esophageal sphincter (les) to reduce the diameter of the esophagus opening in that region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/25/16 / #20160051252

Anchors and cinching for tissue opposition

A system for treating tissue includes a first anchoring device including a first anchoring element at a distal end thereof for anchoring the first anchoring device in a first target portion of tissue extending about a periphery of a tissue defect to be treated and a first suture receiving feature at a proximal end thereof. The system also includes a second anchoring device including a second anchoring element at a distal end thereof for anchoring the second anchoring device in a second target portion of tissue about the periphery of the tissue defect and a second suture receiving feature at a proximal end thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045729

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

02/18/16 / #20160045306

Cut pattern transcatheter valve frame

A transcatheter valve frame comprising a valve frame comprising an elongate tubular member having a longitudinal axis and a circumference, the elongate tubular member comprising a plurality of struts interconnected by peaks and valleys that define a closed cell construction comprising a plurality of interconnected cells, the valve frame is formed from a single piece of material comprising a metal or metal alloy, the valve frame having a diameter that increases upon axial compression and the valve frame comprising a locking mechanism integral with the valve frame configured to fix the diameter of the valve frame.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045208

Kidney stone suction device

A method of using a suction device to remove an object from a subject's body includes extending a suction device into the body through a lumen of a medical device and expanding the suction head from a contracted configuration to an expanded configuration within the body. The suction head may be provided at a distal end of an elongate conduit. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045190

Endoscopic biopsy one-way trap

A device for obtaining a tissue sample includes a needle body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough and a plurality of flaps coupled to the needle body via hinges. Each of the flaps is movable between a closed configuration in which a cutting end of each of the flaps extends towards the longitudinal axis of the needle body so that the flaps extend radially inward to at least partially cover a distal opening of the lumen, and an open configuration, in which the flaps are rotated about the hinges so that cutting ends thereof are moved toward an interior surface of the lumen to uncover the distal opening of the lumen and permit a target tissue to be received therebetween and into the lumen.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045097

Articulation section with locking

This invention is directed to a flexible device having a longitudinal axis, a first elongate member configured to move the flexible device in a first direction relative to the longitudinal axis, and a second elongate member configured to move the flexible device in a second direction relative to the longitudinal axis that is different to the first direction. The flexible device can also have an articulation section including a plurality of articulation links, wherein at least one of the plurality of articulation links can include a body configured to receive the first elongate member and the second elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045096

Elongate medical device with articulating portion

An articulating portion for an elongate medical device is disclosed. The articulating portion may include a plurality of segments movable relative to one another, and a plurality of hinges disposed between adjacent segments. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038179

Reusable delivery devices

According to an aspect, a medical device may include a needle member, and a handle coupled to the needle member. The handle may define a track portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038173

Snare with loop made of heat shrinkable shape memory material and method of use thereof

A tissue snare comprises an elongated member having a distal end and a loop formed of a shape memory material, the loop including a tissue receiving interior opening and being connected to the distal end of the elongated member, properties of the shape memory material being selected so that, when a temperature of the loop exceeds a critical temperature thereof, the loop constricts from an expanded state to a constricted state. A method of treating tissue comprises placing a loop of a snare around a portion of tissue to be treated while the loop is in an expanded configuration, the loop being formed of a shape memory material having a critical temperature so that, when a temperature of the loop is above the critical temperature, the loop transitions from the expanded configuration to a constricted configuration in combination with transitioning, after the loop has been placed around the portion of tissue to be treated, the loop from the expanded configuration to the constricted configuration to tighten the loop around the portion of tissue to be treated.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038163

Thrombectomy catheter deployment system

A thrombectomy catheter deployment for operation of a thrombectomy catheter may include a stand alone drive unit and a disposable pump/catheter assembly which is manually placed into a carriage assembly in the drive unit. The pump/catheter assembly may have a plurality of preconnected components including a tubular structure and a thrombectomy catheter connected thereto. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038133

Medical devices and related methods of use

A tissue retractor for attachment to an elongate member of a medical device. The tissue retractor includes a cap having a central longitudinal axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/04/16 / #20160030220

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

02/04/16 / #20160030107

Bladder treatment by ablative denervation

In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to methods of treating various conditions including bladder conditions in a patient, comprising: positioning at least one ablative element of an ablative device on or over an adventitial surface of the bladder; and using the ablative device to denervate bladder nerve fibers. Other aspects of the present disclosure pertain, for example, to devices and kits for of treating bladder conditions.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/04/16 / #20160030019

Scooper core needle

A device for collecting a tissue sample includes needle and stylet. Needle is extending longitudinally from a proximal to a distal end and includes a lumen extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/04/16 / #20160029961

Pressure sensing guidewires

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

01/28/16 / #20160022880

Hemostatic compositions and methods of making and using same

The disclosure pertains to hemostatic compositions comprising a plurality of nonwoven fibers disposed in a rapidly soluble solid matrix and methods of making and using the same. The compositions may also comprise one or more therapeutic agents.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022464

Positioning tools and methods for implanting medical devices

Described herein is a positioning tool having an elongate portion for carrying a medical implant. Also described is a method of positioning a medical implant using an elongate positioning tool. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022421

Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket

A valve with a frame and valve leaflets that provide a sinus pocket. The valve provides for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022418

Everting heart valve

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

01/28/16 / #20160022401

Systems, methods and devices relating to delivery of medical implants

Implant delivery systems are disclosed. In general overview, an exemplary system includes any number of the following: a delivery device, a sling assembly, guide members, and connectors that interconnect the above. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022353

Multiple lead electrode probe for controlled tissue ablation

Tissue regions are treated using a multiple lead electrode probe. A plurality of electrodes may be disposed about an elongate shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022307

Rotatable medical device

A rotational atherectomy device including a drive shaft rotatably extending through an outer tubular member to rotate a cutting member positioned at a distal end thereof. The rotational atherectomy device further includes an elongate penetrator extendable distal of the cutting member a predetermined maximum distance and configured to stabilize the cutting member as the cutting member engages an occlusion to control the trajectory and advancement of the cutting member through the occlusion.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022270

Expandable vaso-occlusive devices having shape memory and methods of using the same

In some aspects, the present disclosure is directed to vaso-occlusive devices comprise a device portion and one or more expandable components which comprise a shape memory material and which expand laterally outward from the device portion upon being subjected to an activating stimulus. Other aspects of the disclosure pertain to systems containing such devices and methods of forming vascular occlusions using such devices.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022254

Devices and methods for fixation of animal tissue

This document relates to tissue modification and, more particularly, to modification of biological tissue for implantation in a mammal. For example, this document relates to tissue tensioning devices and methods used during fixation of tissues for bioprosthetic heart valves.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/28/16 / #20160022253

Endoscopic closure device using sealants

A system for treating a tissue defect includes a delivery catheter extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough and a tissue closure device movably received with the channel of the delivery catheter to be delivered to target tissue to be treated in combination with a lumen extending within the channel to pass a sealant to target tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015421

Eus guided access device

A system for endoscopic ultrasound guided drainage includes an access sheath extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including an access lumen extending therethrough from the proximal end to the distal end; a stylet slidably received within the access lumen, the stylet extending longitudinally from a proximal end to distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, the channel configured to receive a fluid therethrough; and a dilating sheath extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a dilating lumen extending therethrough. The dilating lumen is sized and shaped to slidably receive the access sheath.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015403

Medical retrieval devices and methods

A medical device may include a basket having a proximal end and a distal end. The medical device may further include a longitudinally extending member extending coupled to the proximal end of the basket. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015372

Expanding biopsy catheter

A device for collecting a tissue sample includes an outer sheath extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough. The device also includes a tissue collecting member movably housed within the lumen and biased toward an expanded configuration in which the tissue collecting member is curved about a longitudinal axis thereof and longitudinal edges thereof are separated from one another. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/14/16 / #20160008590

Rapid exchange catheters having a sealed guidewire lumen and methods of making the same

Methods and devices for preventing fluid flow through the relatively short guidewire lumen of a rapid exchange catheter. The guidewire lumen for a rapid exchange catheter is provided with a narrowed or sealed section allowing for passage of a guidewire therethrough while preventing fluid flow while a guidewire is disposed therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/14/16 / #20160008053

Ablation medical devices

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device includes an ablation system. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/14/16 / #20160008015

Medical retrieval devices and methods

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

01/14/16 / #20160007993

Revolving approximation device

A device for treating tissue includes a helical needle extending about a longitudinal axis thereof from a distal tip to a proximal end and a control member extending longitudinally between a distal end releasably coupled to the proximal end of the helical needle and a proximal end which, when the helical needle is inserted into a body, remains outside the body, the control member configured such that rotation of the control member about the longitudinal axis rotates the helical needle to screw the helical needle distally into a target tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/14/16 / #20160007932

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 mapping the electrical activity of a heart. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/07/16 / #20160001067

Electrical stimulation devices and related methods

Embodiments of the present disclosure include medical apparatus, and related methods thereof. The apparatus may include a longitudinally extending lead, at least one electrode, an anchor component, and a control module. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000451

Medical retrieval devices

A medical retrieval device of an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a proximal handle, a sheath, and a retrieval assembly. The sheath extends from the handle and includes a lumen and a distal end opposite the handle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000445

Hemostatic clip with needle passer

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

01/07/16 / #20160000443

Overlapped braid termination

A medical device includes a flexible shaft extending along a longitudinal axis from a distal end to a proximal end, the shaft including a first reduced cross-sectional area portion extending along a distal portion of a length thereof and a braid applied overlappingly over a portion of the reduced cross-sectional area portion of the shaft, a first layer of the braid applied proximally over the shaft from a braid distal end to a first braid end point distal of a proximal end of the first reduced cross-sectional area portion, a second layer of the braid applied distally over the first layer from the first braid end point to a second end point proximal of the braid distal end, and a third layer applied proximally over the second layer proximally beyond the proximal end of the reduced cross-sectional area to a third braid end point along the shaft.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/07/16 / #20160000433

Hemostatic clip with needle passer

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

01/07/16 / #20160000304

Steering system with locking mechanism

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








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