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3d printing process augmentation by applied energy

A method for three-dimensional printing includes printing a three-dimensional part formed form a first material, the first material including induction sensitive particles and applying magnetic induction to the three-dimensional part during or after printing to heat the induction sensitive particles and melt the first material, allowing reflow thereof. The method also includes printing a support structure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Stretch-resistant coil

The present disclosure relates to the field of delivery systems for precise navigation within and through body passages. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to delivery systems for accurate positioning and release of elements within tortuous, narrow and/or fragile passages. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical device

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

Retrieval device and related methods of use

A medical device and a method for manipulating a tissue are disclosed. The medical device includes two or more bars, a snare loop and a constricting element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Gas sampling catheters, systems and methods

Embodiments herein include gas sampling catheters, systems and related methods. In an embodiment, a gas sampling catheter is included. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical balloon

An expandable medical balloon, comprising a balloon, the balloon comprising a cone portion, a waist portion and a body portion and a fiber braid disposed along the cone portion, the waist portion and the body portion of the balloon, the fiber braid comprising a first fiber and a second fiber that is different than the first fiber, the first fiber comprising a polymer material having a first melting temperature and the second fiber is a non-melting fiber.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical device packaging with power source

A system for charging an onboard battery of a medical device prior to use of the medical device may include a package configured to accommodate the medical device therein. A power source may be disposed relative to the package and may be capable of charging the onboard battery of the medical device prior to use of the medical device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Inductive double flat coil displacement sensor

A catheter adapted to measure a contact force includes a proximal segment, a distal segment, a spring segment extending from the proximal segment to the distal segment, and at least one inductive sensor. The at least one inductive sensor includes a first plate of high magnetic permeability material disposed on the proximal segment, a second plate of high magnetic permeability material disposed on the distal segment opposite the first plate, at least one first coil disposed adjacent to the first plate between the first plate and the second plate, and at least one second coil disposed adjacent to the second plate opposite the first coil between the first plate and the second plate. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Systems and methods for twisting an expansion element of a cryoablation system

A cryoablation catheter assembly includes a catheter that defines at least one coolant outtake region and receives a rotatable guide tube and a coolant transfer tube. The coolant transfer tube receives and transfers coolant from a coolant source to a distal end of the coolant transfer tube. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Infusion catheter

An infusion catheter system may deliver a therapeutic agent to a desired location in the body. The system may include an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a distal opening, and a lumen extending between the proximal end region and distal opening. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Detachment mechanisms for implantable devices

Disclosed herein are detachment mechanisms for vaso-occlusive devices that allow for rapid operator-controlled release of the vaso-occlusive device into the selected site. Also disclosed are vaso-occlusive assemblies comprising these detachment mechanisms and methods of using these detachment mechanisms and vaso-occlusive assemblies.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical device may include a tool body and a handle. The handle may include a first body having a first coupling feature extending axially along the first body and a second body including a second coupling feature positioned within the first coupling feature. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Systems, methods, and devices for monitoring tissue ablation using tissue autofluorescence

A catheter system includes a catheter with an elongate catheter body, a catheter tip coupled to a distal end of the catheter body, and at least one light-emitting element configured to emit light to excite flavin adenine dinucleotide (fad) molecules. The catheter system further including at least one light sensor configured to sense a light emitted by the excited fad molecules.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Gastrointestinal bypass devices and related methods of use

A bypass device may include an elongate member extending from a proximal end toward a distal end, and a proximal opening and a distal opening coupled to one another by a lumen disposed through the elongate member. The bypass device also may include at least one port extending through a side surface of the elongate tubular member, wherein at least a portion of the bypass device may be bioabsorbable.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340899

Radioactive stent

This disclosure provides design, material, preparation methods, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example method of preparing a stent comprises applying a coating to a portion of the stent at a medical treatment facility, the coating including a plurality of radioactive elements and a substrate. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340862

Articulating devices and methods

Aspects of articulating devices and methods are disclosed. An exemplary articulating device may comprise an interior core with a reinforcing extending along a central axis, an exterior layer bonded to the interior core by an interface, and a lumen extending through the exterior layer, exterior of the reinforcing element, and parallel to the central axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340782

Superhydrophobic coating for airway mucus plugging prevention

A method for reducing mucus accumulation in an airway including disposing an implantable device within an airway, wherein the implantable device has a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a lumen extending from the first end to the second end; wherein at least a portion of the inner surface has a hydrophobic polymer coating thereon, wherein a polymer coating surface has dynamic water contact angles of 145 degrees or greater; and wherein the implantable device is constructed and arranged to maintain patency of the airway; wherein accumulation of mucus is reduced as compared to a similar implantable device without the hydrophobic portion of the inner surface. An implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface and a method of making an implantable medical device having a superhydrophobic surface are also provided. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340467

Devices and related methods for gastrectomies

According to one aspect, an apparatus for treating tissue may include an elongate tube. The elongate tube may include a slot extending longitudinally along a first side of the elongate tube, a first elongate jaw member on a first side of the slot, and a second elongate jaw member on a second side of the slot. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/30/17 / #20170340438

Replacement valve and anchor

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

11/30/17 / #20170340387

Laser probe tip

A probe tip for communicating and laterally directing electromagnetic radiation comprises a waveguide, a primary capsule, a compressible member and a malleable secondary capsule. The waveguide is configured to communicate electromagnetic radiation and includes a beveled surface at a distal tip for redirecting electromagnetic radiation in a lateral direction. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333614

Fluidic devices, methods, and systems

Fluidic devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. One system may comprises a sheath, a delivery module, and a removal module. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333230

Stent retrieval system

A braided stent having a plurality of retrieval and/or repositioning levers includes a stent body formed of a plurality of wires interbraided in a braided pattern. The repositioning and/or retrieval levers have a loop portion extending radially away from the stent body and first and second legs extending along the stent body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333185

Prosthetic valves, valve leaflets and related methods

Examples herein include prosthetic valves, valve leaflets and related methods. In an example, a prosthetic valve is included having a plurality of leaflets. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333183

Replacement heart valve implant with inflow stitching

A replacement heart valve implant may include a tubular anchor member actuatable between a delivery and a deployed configuration, the tubular anchor member including an inflow end, an outflow end, and a plurality of anchor member intersection points, and defining a longitudinal axis extending from the inflow end to the outflow end, a plurality of valve leaflets, and a seal member secured to the tubular anchor member at the inflow end. An end surface of each of the plurality of valve leaflets may abut an inner-facing surface of the seal member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333127

Tissue cutting systems and methods

A probe for resecting and coagulating tissue comprises an outer sleeve having a tissue cutting window and an inner sleeve having a tissue cutting distal end. And rf cutting region is formed at the distal end of the inner member and an rf coagulation region is formed on an exterior surface of the inner member immediately proximal to the cutting surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333121

Tissue extraction devices and methods

A tissue resection device comprises inner and outer coaxial sleeves. The outer sleeve has a cutting window formed therein, and the inner sleeve has a distal cutting end that can be reciprocated past the cutting window. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333040

Wide hemostasis clip

A device for treating tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, the capsule releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device and clip jaws, proximal ends of which are slidably received within the channel of the capsule so that the clip jaws are movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. Clip jaws are configured so that a distance between the distal ends of the clip jaws in an open configuration is between 15 and 18 millimeters. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325983

Protective apparatus for use in gastrointestinal tract

An apparatus may be used after a surgical procedure to protect against leaks and to separate healing tissue from foreign materials such as nutritional contents. In some cases the apparatus may be easily delivered to a surgical site before, during or after a surgical procedure such as gastric bypass surgery, but this is only an example. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325952

Implant release system

A medical device release system may include an elongated rod having an enlarged distal end, a ring element slidingly disposed over the elongated rod, and two or more pins. The ring element may have a center channel sized and shaped to receive the elongated rod, wherein the enlarged distal end of the rod is larger than an inner diameter of the center channel, preventing the ring element from disengaging from the distal end of the rod. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325951

Sheathing aid

A medical device apparatus may include a medical implant including a braided anchor member configured to actuate between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration operatively connected to a delivery system. The delivery system may include a handle, an outer sheath extending distally from the handle, and an inner catheter disposed within the outer sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325950

Medical device handle

A medical device handle may include a handle housing including a cavity disposed within the handle housing. The medical device handle may include a carriage assembly disposed within the cavity and operatively connected to the tubular member and the medical implant, the carriage assembly being longitudinally movable between a distal position and a proximal position by rotation of a control knob with respect to the handle housing, the control knob being disposed around a proximal end of the handle housing. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325938

Replacement heart valve implant with invertible leaflets

A locking mechanism for a medical implant may include a buckle member, a post member axially translatable with respect to the buckle member, the post member including a receiving portion proximate a proximal end of the post member, a distal end, a laterally-arched central body portion extending between the receiving portion and the distal end, and a cantilevered leg extending proximally from the distal end, and an actuator element including a proximal shaft portion and a distal engagement portion, the distal engagement portion being configured to releasably engage the receiving portion of the post member. The proximal shaft portion may be pivotable with respect to the distal engagement portion.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325928

Containment vessel with implant sheathing guide

A containment vessel for storing and rinsing a medical implant coupled to a delivery system having an outer sheath may include a hollow element having a wall, a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end, the lumen of the hollow element being configured and adapted to contain a medical implant in a partially-deployed configuration during storage and rinsing of the medical implant and a proximal end cap including a secondary proximal end cap removably secured to the proximal end cap and configured to reversibly seal the proximal end cap to the outer sheath, thereby establishing a closed fluid connection between the lumen of the hollow element and a lumen of the outer sheath. The proximal end cap may include a sheathing guide configured and adapted to direct the medical implant into the lumen of the outer sheath.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325890

Surgical laser systems and laser lithotripsy techniques

A system may include a stone analyzer, a controller, a laser generator, and a beam combiner. The stone analyzer may be configured to generate an output relating to a natural or resonance frequency of a kidney or bladder stone. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325881

Device and methods for renal nerve modulation monitoring

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

11/16/17 / #20170325870

Tissue treatment system and method for tissue perfusion using feedback control

A system, ablation probe, and method is provided for treating tissue, e.g., tissue having tumors. The treatment system is configured to automatically deliver infusaid to tissue when needed and comprises an ablation probe having an ablative element and at least one perfusion exit port. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325823

Release mechanism for hemostasis clip

Release mechanism for medical device includes a bushing having a proximal end, a distal end and a channel extending therethrough. Plurality of extend proximally from the distal end are biased toward a release configuration in which engagement surfaces at distal ends thereof retract radially into the channel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325822

Multiple clip deployment magazine

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

11/16/17 / #20170325821

Devices and methods for reducing a dimension of openings in tissue

A clip for reducing a dimension of an opening in tissue may include a continuous member having a plurality of legs and a plurality of preformed bends connecting adjacent legs, wherein the plurality of legs form: a first group having two protrusions; a second group having two protrusions; and a third group having two protrusions, wherein each protrusion of each group includes two legs of the continuous member and a corresponding preformed bend connecting the two legs, and each protrusion of each group extends from a region adjacent a first end of the clip to a region adjacent a second end of the clip.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325794

Endoscopic suture and cinch anastomotic leak repair device

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

11/16/17 / #20170325662

Endoluminal system for gastrointestinal treatment

Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319821

Medical devices having releasable coupling

This invention is directed to a medical device having a longitudinal axis, and including a handle and a catheter. The handle can include a body having a proximal end and a distal end, an actuator moveably coupled to the body, and a handle control member coupled to the actuator, wherein the actuator can be configured to move relative to the body to move the handle control member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319336

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

11/09/17 / #20170319335

Leaflet stitching backer

A replacement heart valve post and leaflet assembly may include at least a first post member including a body portion, a cantilevered leg portion, and a hinge portion configured to connect the body portion and the cantilevered leg portion and one or more leaflets. The cantilevered leg portion may comprise a longitudinally extending slot defined therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319222

Retrieval devices, methods, and systems

Aspects of retrieval devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. One aspect is a retrieval device comprising: a housing; a plunger with a distal end rotatably and slidably mounted in the housing; a sheath extending distally from the housing to define a sheath lumen with a sheath lumen opening; a drive wire extending distally from the plunger, through the housing, and into the sheath lumen; an end effector on a distal end of the drive wire; and a resilient element that biases the plunger proximally between a first position, wherein the end effector is proximal of the sheath lumen opening, and a second position, wherein at least a portion of the end effector is distal of the sheath lumen opening. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319221

Medical systems, devices, and related methods

A medical system may include an insertion device having a handle, a shaft coupled to the handle of the insertion device, and a port positioned on the handle of the insertion device. The port may be in fluid communication with a working channel of the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319208

Closure device with fixed jaw hook

A device includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough. The capsule is releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304049

Replacement heart valve with improved stitching

A replacement heart valve implant may include an expandable anchor member, a plurality of valve leaflets disposed within the anchor member, a seal member disposed about a distal portion of the anchor member, one or more whip sutures attaching a distal end of the seal member to a distal end of the plurality of valve leaflets at a joint, one or more distal lashing sutures attaching a distal portion of the seal member to a distal end of the anchor member, and a plurality of proximal lashing sutures attaching a proximal portion of the seal member to the distal portion of the anchor member, wherein the one or more distal lashing sutures does not extend through the seal member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304038

Implants and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions

Described are surgical implants that include releasable reinforcement, and related methods, particular example implants and methods being useful for treating pelvic tissue, cardiac tissue, and hernia, wherein the releasable reinforcement can be released (removed or disabled) during a surgical procedure to affect a mechanical property of the implant or a portion of the implant.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304037

Implants and methods for treatments of pelvic conditions

The present invention relates to surgical implants with adjustable size features, and methods for treating pelvic conditions by use of the implants.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303932

Retrieval wire centering device

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

10/26/17 / #20170303807

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

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

10/12/17 / #20170294143

Trainer for a medical procedure

A trainer for medical procedures may include outer walls arranged to define an interior space; and inner walls arranged within the interior space to separate the interior space into a plurality of chambers; wherein at least some of the inner walls include at least one opening connecting adjacent chambers of the plurality of chambers.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/12/17 / #20170291014

Medical balloon

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

10/12/17 / #20170291013

Guidewire

A guidewire includes an elongate core member having an intermediate segment, a distal segment and a proximal segment, a distal shoulder between the intermediate segment and the distal segment and a proximal shoulder between the intermediate segment and the proximal segment. A coil having a proximal end and a distal end is disposed about at least a portion of the distal segment of the elongate core member and disposed adjacent to the distal shoulder. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290692

Stent delivery system with collapsible loading frame

A stent delivery device including an elongate shaft having a proximal region, a distal region and at least one lumen extending therein. The stent delivery device also includes a collapsible frame attached to the distal region of the elongate shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290653

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 a stent that comprises a first covered region formed of one or more interwoven filaments and a covering. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290617

Force sensing catheter with a magnet and an inductive sensor

A catheter adapted to measure a contact force includes a proximal segment, a distal segment, a spring segment extending from the proximal segment to the distal segment, at least one magnet disposed on one of the proximal segment and the distal segment, and at least one inductive sensor disposed on the other one of the proximal segment and the distal segment opposite the at least one magnet. The spring segment is configured to permit displacement between the distal segment and the proximal segment in response to an application of the force on the distal segment. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290523

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

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

10/05/17 / #20170281862

Injectable compositions and methods of preparation and use thereof

Compositions useful for tissue resection procedures and related methods of preparing the compositions are discussed. The composition may comprise gellan gum, at least one salt, and water. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281381

Stent delivery device

A stent delivery device for deploying a low column strength stent may include an inner member having a distal region and a stent receiving area disposed therein. A low column strength stent convertible between a compressed configuration and an expanded configuration may be disposed on the stent receiving area. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281329

Dual sterilization containment vessel

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

10/05/17 / #20170281205

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

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

10/05/17 / #20170281148

Medical device for cutting

A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end and an end-effector disposed at the distal end of the elongate member is disclosed. The end-effector further includes a plurality of arms, which may pivot or move relative to one another. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278429

Anatomical ultrasound access model

The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical procedures performed using ultrasound imaging for guidance. In particular, the systems and methods of the present disclosure include anatomical models simulating body organs that may be used to train clinicians, students or other medical professionals to access such organs with medical tools in performing interventional procedures using ultrasound guidance.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274036

Systems, devices, and methods for subcutaneous therapeutic treatment

An implantable medical device includes a body that has a flexible outer layer encapsulating a composition. The composition includes one or more first microspheres, one or more second microspheres, and a carrier. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273911

Injectable microspheres

An injectable composition for intravascular delivery of a therapeutic agent includes one or more first microspheres containing a first therapeutic agent, one or more second microspheres containing a second therapeutic agent, and a liquid carrier. The first microspheres includes a wall comprising a biodegradable polymer that encapsulates the first therapeutic agent and the second microspheres includes a wall comprising the biodegradable polymer that encapsulates the second therapeutic agent.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273792

Inflatable penile prosthesis with reversible flow pump assembly

According to an aspect, an inflatable penile prosthesis includes an inflatable member, a reservoir configured to hold fluid, and a reversible flow pump assembly configured to facilitate a transfer of the fluid from the reservoir to the inflatable member when in an inflation mode, and facilitate the transfer of the fluid from the inflatable member to the reservoir when in a deflation mode. The reversible flow pump assembly includes a pump, an input check valve coupled to the pump, an output check valve coupled to the pump, and a reversing valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273741

Minimally invasive access for renal nerve ablation

An elongated flexible medical device is inserted into a patient's body via a natural orifice, and advanced through the natural orifice to a location proximate innervated tissue that influences renal sympathetic nerve activity. The medical device can be advanced into a body organ and to a location within the organ proximate the innervated tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273732

Regional flow sensor on cardiac catheter

Catheters and methods are provided for determining a fluid flow rate of fluid located near a tip assembly of the catheter and providing an indication of the fluid flow condition and/or controlling one or more functions of the catheter based on the determined fluid rate. A method includes receiving a signal from a sensor located on a tip assembly of a catheter, the signal being indicative of a fluid flow condition of fluid located near the tip assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268639

Deflection mechanism

A steering mechanism may comprise an actuation system for one-fingered operation by a user, the system configured to move at least a distal portion of the medical device such that 360 degree articulation is achievable, and a housing coupled to the system, the housing having proximal and distal ends. The system may comprise a first lever rotatable about a first axis, the first lever coupled to a first cam and configured to move the first cam from a first position to a second position when rotated about the first axis to deflect the distal portion; and a second lever rotatable about a second axis, the second lever coupled to a second cam and configured to move the second cam from a first position to a second position when rotated about the second axis to deflect the distal portion, wherein the first lever is coupled to the second lever.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266425

Systems and methods for the treatment of pelvic disorders including magnetic particulates

Systems and methods of localizing or delivery cells, biologics and/or drugs to a specific target area to treat pelvic health disorders are provided. A treatment composition including cells, biologics and/or drugs are associated with magnetic particulates, and the positioning of these materials is facilitated through use of a magnetic field-generating device that is configured to be placed on or into a pelvic anatomical structure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265996

Repositionable heart valve and method

A method for percutaneously replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of percutaneously delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration in which the anchor contacts tissue at a first anchor site; repositioning the anchor to a second anchor site; and deploying the anchor at the second anchor site.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265981

Partially coated stents

A medical product comprises a biodegradable filament and a non-biodegradeable coating. The biodegradable filament forms a stent body having a first end portion, a middle portion, and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258361

Use of low-power rf energy for tissue diagnosis

The embodiments described herein relate to devices, systems and methods for in-vivo diagnosis of disease-state tissue within a body.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252494

Methods, compositions and kits for surgical repair

In some aspects, the present invention provides surgical procedures that comprise applying compositions into and/or onto tissue, including supporting tissues (e.g., ligaments, connective tissue, muscles, etc.) for pelvic organs, among other tissues. In other aspects, the present disclosure pertains to compositions that are useful for performing such procedures. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252189

Medical devices for use along the biliary and/or pancreatic tract

Medical devices and method for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include implantable medical device for use along the biliary and/or pancreatic tract. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252144

Esophageal stent including a valve member

An example medical device is disclosed. The example medical device includes a tubular scaffold. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252142

Pelvic floor repair system

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

09/07/17 / #20170252062

Introducer with expandable capabilities

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

09/07/17 / #20170252057

Accessory devices for use with catheters

An accessory device may be used in combination with a thrombectomy catheter. The accessory device may be configured to deflect a distal portion of the thrombectomy catheter and/or disrupt a lesion in a vessel.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252043

Guide extension catheter with expandable balloon

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

09/07/17 / #20170251907

Endoluminal device with retractor system

Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246017

Stent delivery systems with a reduced profile

Medical devices, medical device systems, and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include an inner shaft having a stent receiving region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245977

Tapered helical coil bronchial valve

This disclosure concerns systems and methods for tissue volume reduction and control of the flow of substances through the body. Systems according to the various embodiments of the disclosure include check valves formed from wire coils which are deployable through a tubular lumen, such as the working channel of an endoscope, or a catheter.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245863

Devices for obstructing passage of air or other contaminants into a portion of a lung and methods of use

Provided are devices, systems and methods of selectively controlling air flow into one or more section of a patient's lungs. In particular, the devices may be valve devices having an inner lumen configured to transition between a first diameter and a second diameter smaller than the first diameter to control the airflow through the valve.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245841

Systems and methods for improved tissue sampling

This disclosure concerns systems and methods for tissue sampling using ultrasound guidance. Systems according to the various embodiments of the disclosure include a needle, for instance a biopsy needle, disposed coaxially about small gauge ultrasound probe. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239448

Anchoring guidewire

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for anchoring guidewires within body passageways to provide efficient and accurate positioning and/or exchange of medical instruments to a target location. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238952

Multi-functional medical device

An embodiment of a medical device includes a proximal handle, a distal end effector, an elongate member connecting the end effector to the handle, and a sheath enclosing at least a portion of the elongate member. The handle may include a first mechanism coupled to one of the sheath and the elongate member to move the sheath relative to the elongate member, a second mechanism coupled to the elongate member to rotate the elongate member relative to the handle, and a locking mechanism coupled to the first mechanism to hold the first mechanism in a default position. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238903

Systems with sonic visualization capability and related methods

According to aspects of the present disclosure, a system for visualizing a target area may include an elongate shaft. The elongate shaft may include a distal portion, a lumen that extends longitudinally through the distal portion, and an opening at the distal end of the distal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238822

Pressure sensing guidewire systems including an optical connector cable

Medical devices including optical connector cable assemblies are disclosed. An optical connector cable assembly may include an optical connector cable having a first optical fiber extending therefrom. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238786

Signal transmission components for use with medical devices

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a medical device. The medical device may include an elongate member, having a proximal end and a distal end and at least two lumens extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231746

Braided stent and method of manufacturing a braided stent

A stent may be actuatable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. A stent may include one or more interwoven filaments each including a cross-sectional profile having at least one flattened portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231738

Implantable electronic device

An implantable medical device includes an electronic control system and an actuator. The actuator changes shape in response to a command or action of the electronic control system to treat an ailment of a person.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231694

Apparatus and method for treatment of in-stent restenosis

A catheter and catheter system can use energy tailored for remodeling and/or removal of target material proximate to a body lumen, often of stenotic material or tissue in the luminal wall of a blood vessel of a patient. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expendable structure may have a plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces to radically engage the luminal wall when the structure expands. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231475

In-vivo visualization system

Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and resuable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231473

Articulating torqueable hollow device

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

08/10/17 / #20170224983

Delivery of cardiac stimulation devices

Some embodiments of an electrical stimulation system employ wireless electrode assemblies to provide pacing therapy, defibrillation therapy, or other stimulation therapy. In certain embodiments, the wireless electrode assemblies may include a guide wire channel so that each electrode assembly can be advanced over a guide wire instrument through the endocardium. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224512

Systems and methods to affect the flow of chylomicron lipids

The present disclosure relates to the field of weight loss. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for reducing daily caloric loads by limiting the delivery of long chain fatty acids into the bloodstream. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224510

Delivery system having stent retention structure

A drainage stent delivery system including an elongate shaft of a medial device, a drainage catheter or stent, and an interference fit member for selectively coupling the drainage stent to the elongate shaft. The drainage stent is selectively coupled to a distal portion of the elongate shaft by an interference fit between the interference fit member and the drainage stent such that axial movement of the elongate shaft relative to the drainage stent moves the interference fit member from a first position in which the interference fit member is engaged with the drainage stent and forms an interference fit with the drainage stent to a second position in which the interference fit member is disengaged from the drainage stent.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224485

Bond between components of a medical device

An elongated member and a method of manufacturing an elongated member may include first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels. The first, second, and third elongated rod mandrels may be fixed together at predetermined proximal and distal locations and at a ball tip. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224374

Thrombectomy apparatus and method

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

08/10/17 / #20170224354

Left atrial appendage closure implant

A left atrial appendage closure implant may include a support frame including a first bend extending from a proximal collar to a second bend, a first segment extending from the second bend to a third bend, a second segment extending from the third bend to a fourth bend, and a third segment extending from the fourth bend to a distal collar, wherein the support frame is actuatable from a first constrained position to a second flowering position to a third mid-deployment position to a fourth unconstrained position. An implant may include a self-expanding support frame having a circumference and a central longitudinal axis, a membrane disposed over at least a portion of the support frame, and a plurality of anchors arranged into a first row and a second row such that the first row and the second row form a staggered pattern about the circumference of the support frame.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224341

Braided hemostasis shaft for improved torsional response

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

08/10/17 / #20170224249

Medical devices and related methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a method of determining a position of a medical instrument. The method may include inserting a first material into a body and adjacent to the medical instrument, analyzing at least one characteristic of the inserted first material, and determining the position of the medical instrument based on the analysis of the at least one characteristic.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221262

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

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

08/03/17 / #20170220754

Medical user interfaces and related methods of use

A medical system for use in a lithotripsy procedure may include a processor configured to receive input from a first imaging device, wherein the first imaging device may be configured to send image data representative of an image captured in a lumen of a kidney, bladder, or ureter to the processor. The processor may be configured to display the image on a display device coupled to the processor, and analyze the image to sense the presence of an object within the image. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216560

Adjustable stiffness catheter

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

08/03/17 / #20170216029

Tensioned sheathing aids

A medical device apparatus may include a medical implant including an anchor member configured to actuate between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration operatively connected to a delivery system, the delivery system including an outer sheath and an inner catheter disposed within the outer sheath, and a sheathing aid connecting the delivery system to the medical implant, the sheathing aid being configured to guide the medical implant into the outer sheath upon relative closing movement therebetween. The sheathing aid may include a plurality of tethers extending from the inner catheter to a proximal end of the anchor member, and a release mechanism slidably disposed within a coupler ring coupled to a distal end of the inner catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215965

Medical device and methods of use

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

08/03/17 / #20170215964

Medical device and methods of use

Devices, systems, and methods are provided for breaking a kidney stone(s) into smaller particles, fragments, and/or stone dust; and removing the same from a patient. The medical device may include a tube having a distal end, a proximal end, a port located proximal of the distal end, and a length of the tube extending between the proximal end and the distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215963

Medical device and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. More particularly, aspects of the disclosure relate to a medical device including an energy source configured to emit energy into a first end of an optical fiber and a monitoring device configured to receive energy from a second end of the optical fiber.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215948

Endoscopic resection method

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a method of excising tissue including injecting fluid into the submucosa to raise targeted tissue. A first electrode is positioned below the targeted tissue within the injected fluid and a second electrode is positioned adjacent a surface of the raised targeted tissue opposite the first electrode. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215901

Devices for medical procedures and related methods of use

A medical device may include a handle having an actuator, and a shaft coupled to the handle. The shaft may include a working channel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215899

Medical device and methods of use

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

08/03/17 / #20170215802

Force sensing catheter with impedance-guided orientation

A catheter adapted to determine a contact force, the catheter including a proximal segment, a distal segment, and an elastic segment extending from the proximal segment to the distal segment. The distal segment includes a plurality of tip electrodes including at least three radial electrodes disposed about a circumference of the distal segment. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215721

Endoscopy systems and related methods

According to one aspect, an endoscope system may include a shaft having a proximal end and a distal portion configured for insertion into a subject. The distal portion may have a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215715

Medical retrieval devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a sheath extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The medical device may further include a light source coupled to the sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215707

Sheath for an imaging device

A sheath for an imaging device may include a shaft including a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end; a holder coupled to the proximal end of the shaft; a retainer positioned in the lumen of the shaft, wherein the retainer includes an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration; and a light positioned on the distal end of the shaft.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215706

Attachment for an imaging device

An attachment for an imaging device may include a first sheath including a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal end; a second sheath positioned around an exterior of the first sheath; and a connector coupled to the first sheath and configured to be coupled to the imaging device.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215696

Endoscopy systems and related methods

According to aspects of the present disclosure, an endoscope may include a handle including a control mechanism. The endoscope may also include an adapter spaced from and coupled to the handle by a flexible connector. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215695

Medical instrument system

Exemplary aspects of a medical instrument system are disclosed. The system may have a support frame movably coupled to a patient table, the support frame having a computer display support, and an endoscope holder, wherein the computer display support and the endoscope holder are coupled to move together as a single unit. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209670

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

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

07/27/17 / #20170209207

Medical device capable of injection, cutting and coagulation

A device for treating tissue includes a catheter including an elongated body extending from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough, a distal tip connected to the distal end of the elongated body and including a first electrode and a second electrode extending thereabout, the first electrode extending to a distal opening of the lumen and a first needle extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, the first needle slidably received within the lumen of the catheter to be moved between a retracted bipolar configuration, in which the distal end of the needle is proximal the distal opening of the catheter, and an extended monopolar configuration, in which the distal end of the first needle extends distally past the distal opening of the catheter so that the first needle contacts the first electrode and is configured to cut tissue.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209166

Mucosal resection device and related methods of use

A resection device for resecting tissue from a body. The device includes an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209162

Retrieval

This disclosure concerns systems and methods for removal of material from the body of a patient, and particularly for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Systems according to the various embodiments of the disclosure include one or more of nested first and second components, for instance a scope nested within a suction or irrigation catheter, guidewires with self-expanding distal tips, and wash-out elements to facilitate rapid removal of stones through an access sheath.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209133

Medical devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a radially expandable sheath extending between a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen therein. The sheath may be expandable between a first configuration and a second configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209024

Endoscopic device and method

An endoscopic device and method is disclosed. The device may comprise a shaft extending between a distal end and a proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203078

Steerable catheter with brake assembly

A catheter includes a handle and an elongate member extending from the handle. The catheter may also include steering system coupled to the handle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203076

Slotted tube with planar steering

An elongate medical device may have an elongate tubular body including a proximal portion configured for isotropic bending and a distal portion configured for anisotropic bending. A first steering wire may extend through a first plurality of steering wire guides formed along a first side of the distal region of the elongate tubular body and a second steering wire may extend through a second plurality of steering wire guides formed along a second side of the distal region of the elongate tubular body.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202688

Medical device with adjustable length

An adjustable length medical device, such as a drainage stent, and delivery device for placing within the body, having an elongate tube and retention members at each end portion for anchoring the device in the body. The proximal portion of the device including the proximal retention member may be segmented in incremental portions so that the length of the device can be adjusted for placement.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202430

Tissue resection bander and related methods of use

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

07/13/17 / #20170197088

Use of polymerizing materials to achieve en bloc resection

This disclosure concerns systems and methods for tissue resection. Systems according to the various embodiments of the invention include cutting instruments, particularly laser cutting heads, and/or polymer materials that form polymer bodies when flowed into tissue.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196689

Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for endovascularly delivering and releasing a prosthesis, e.g., an aortic prosthesis, within and/or across a patient's native heart valve, referred to hereinafter as replacing the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the delivery system comprises a plurality of first actuatable element adapted to engage a plurality of second elements in a first configuration to capture the implant within the delivery system, and wherein the plurality of first actuatable element are adapted to engage the plurality of second elements in a second configuration and to release the implant from the delivery system.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196590

Devices and methods for guiding a surgical instrument

Devices for guiding an instrument into a body of a patient, at a targeted point of entry and along an insertion path at a targeted insertion angle, are described herein, such as a guide for an access needle in a pcnl procedure for accessing the kidney to remove kidney stones, the devices comprising a base component, a guide assembly, and optionally an insertion mechanism. The base component is aligned in use with the point of entry and the guide assembly cooperates with the base component to allow for the instrument to be aligned and fixed at any circumferential angle around an axis perpendicular to the point of entry and at any vertical angle ranging from 0 to 45 degrees away from the axis in a direction toward the body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196577

Guidewires, systems and methods of use

A guidewire including an elongate inner member having a proximal portion and a distal portion, an elongate outer member disposed about the elongate inner member, wherein one of the elongate inner member and the elongate outer member is more flexible relative to the other of the elongate inner member or the elongate outer member, and the elongate inner member is movable relative to the elongate outer member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196576

Irrigation devices, methods, and systems

Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196549

Substantially rigid and stable endoluminal surgical suite for treating a gastrointestinal lesion

Exemplary embodiments of devices and method for affecting at least one anatomical tissue can be provided. A configuration can be provided that includes a structure which is expandable (i) having and/or (ii) forming at least one opening or a working space through which the anatomical tissue(s) is placed in the structure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193160

Systems and methods for planning medical procedures

Computer systems and computer-implemented analysis methods may be used for assistance in planning and/or performing a medical procedure, such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. The method may include receiving one or more radiographic images of an anatomical structure of a patient, generating a display of the radiographic image(s), generating at least one request for user input to identify features of the anatomical structure, receiving user input identifying the features of the anatomical structure, identifying at least one access plan based on the received user input, and generating a display of the identified access plan(s) associated with the radiographic image(s). ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189217

Multiple stent system for gi tract drainage

A gastrointestinal assembly may be deployed within a patient's gastrointestinal tract in order to facilitate drainage of an abscess. The gastrointestinal assembly may include an outer stent and an inner stent disposed within the outer stent. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189176

Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's 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 anchor having an expandable braid. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189111

Multifunction medical device and related methods of use

An embodiment of the invention may include a medical device. The medical device may include a flexible tube, an elongate member configured to cut tissue and extend from the flexible tube, and a cauterizing member configured to cauterize tissue and to move relative to the elongate member and the flexible tube. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189059

Percutaneous access device

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An access device for accessing a target site comprises a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189044

Rotatable medical device

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a tubular member having a lumen defined therein and a proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189025

System for controlling a tissue-stapling operation

An endoscopic stapler is disclosed. The stapler includes a staple member and an anvil member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189002

Adjustable resection device and related methods of use

A medical device and related method of use for resecting a tissue. The medical device may include an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therebetween, the elongate member may include a distal portion defining a cavity having an opening. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182295

Medical devices with antithrombogenic coatings

Pressure sensing guidewires are disclosed. The pressure sensing guidewires may include a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182291

Medical device

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

06/29/17 / #20170182228

Platelet-activated bioadhesive stent coating as an anti-migration mechanism

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

06/29/17 / #20170181824

Delivery tools for medical implants and methods of using the same

A medical device includes an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device has an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member and a second arm extending from the elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181807

Injectable magnetic microbeads for en bloc tissue resection

This disclosure concerns magnetic or electromagnetic systems and methods for tissue resection. Systems according to the various embodiments of the disclosure include a first component such as a thin plate or a plurality of beads which, in either case, include magnetic materials and are sized to be inserted between mucosal and submucosal tissue layers, and a second component that may be used to apply an attractive (e.g. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181791

Radio frequency ablation cooling shield

A medical assembly and method are provided to effectively treat abnormal tissue, such as, a tumor. The target tissue is thermally ablate using a suitable source, such as rf or laser energy. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181764

Expandable scaffolds for submucosal tissue separation

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for en bloc resection of malignant and pre-malignant lesions and/or tumors within the gastrointestinal (gi) tract. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181610

Medical device with oled illumination light source

A medical device such as a catheter or endoscope device includes an illumination light source having one or more organic light-emitting diodes (oleds). The oleds are energized to produce illumination light that is received by an image sensor or camera to produce images of tissue within a patient's body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172684

Resection tools and related methods of use

A device for treating tissue may include a tissue expander configured to be inserted into a body lumen and stretch tissue surrounding the body lumen, and a tool configured to be coupled to the tissue expander and move along a path defined by the tissue expander.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172619

Surgical guidance devices, methods, and systems

A device for improving the efficiency and safety of medical imaging in a medical procedure is disclosed. The device may have a shaft extending along a shaft axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172602

Medical device and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a tissue removal device. The tissue removal device may include a distal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172601

Tissue manipulation tool

A medical device for manipulating a portion of tissue. The device may have one or more opposing jaws. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172509

Micro induction position sensor

A catheter includes a proximal segment and a distal segment. The catheter is configured to permit relative movement between the distal segment and the proximal segment in response to an application of force on the distal segment. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172508

Automatic mapping using velocity information

Systems for facilitating display of cardiac mapping information include a mapping probe configured to sense cardiac electrical signals. The systems also include a processing unit configured to receive the cardiac electrical signals; determine signal features; and determine conduction characteristics. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165071

Implantable penile prostheses

A penile prosthesis system including at least one cylinder that has an elongated inner opening, a cylinder spring positioned within the opening and adjacent to a distal end of the inner opening, an activation plunger positioned within a proximal end of the opening of the cylinder, and a plurality of discrete members within the inner opening between the cylinder spring and the plunger. The system further includes a pump comprising a spring and a tube connected to and extending from the cylinder and the pump, wherein the tube is configured for transferring fluid to the at least one cylinder upon activation of the pump.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165069

Percutaneous valve, system and method

Apparatus, systems, and methods for percutaneous valve replacement and/or augmentation are provided. The apparatus includes a valve having a valve frame, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame, and a leaflet transition member coupled to the valve leaflet. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164971

Endoscopic tissue manipulation tool

A medical device configured to manipulate tissue within a body of a subject may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the shaft may be configured to be inserted into the body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164925

Intravascular ultrasound systems, catheters, and methods with a manual pullback arrangement

A catheter assembly for an ultrasound system can include an integrated pullback arrangement. For example, the catheter assembly can include a telescoping pullback section having a first telescope, a second telescope, a distal grip coupling one of the first or second telescope to the distal sheath of the distal section, and a proximal grip coupled to another of the first or second telescope so that the first telescope can be retracted into the second telescope and a sensor to determine a position of the first telescope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164846

Pressure sensing guidewire systems including an optical connector cable

An optical connector cable assembly including a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is magnetically couplable to the second portion. A first optical fiber is disposed within the optical connector cable assembly extending from the first portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164815

Inflatable balloon hood

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for navigating the tortious anatomy of the gastrointestinal (gi) tract and visualizing lesions and/or tumors obscured within folds of the lumen wall.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156843

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

06/08/17 / #20170156785

Electrocautery hemostasis clip

A device for treating a tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, the capsule releasably coupled to a proximal portion of the device and clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within the channel of the capsule so that the clip arms are movable between an open configuration, and a closed configuration. A core member is coupled to the clip arms, the core member including a proximal portion and a distal portion releasably connected to one another so that, when the core member is subjected to a predetermined load, the proximal and distal portions are separated from one another. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156729

Devices for approximating tissue and related methods of use

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

06/08/17 / #20170156712

Articulation joint with bending member

The present disclosure provides an articulation joint that can include a plurality of articulation links, wherein each articulation link can include an elongate body having a proximal end, a distal end, an outer surface, and a first lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. Each articulation link can further include a plurality of arms extending radially outward from the elongate body, wherein each arm includes an inner end attached to the outer surface of the elongate body and a second lumen extending from a proximal side of the arm to a distal side of the arm. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151080

Intestinal sleeves and associated deployment systems and methods

An intestinal implant includes a proximal anchor self-expandable from a radially compressed position to a radially expandable position for engagement with a wall of the intestinal lumen and a flexible sleeve coupled to the anchor. The sleeve is implanted with the anchor downstream from the pylorus and the sleeve extending further downstream through the intestinal lumen.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/18/17 / #20170137194

Package opening feature

A package may include a front panel and a back panel opposite the front panel, each including a top end and a bottom end, and a first side panel and a second side panel each extending between the front panel and the back panel. The front panel includes a front panel perforation extending from the first side panel to the second side panel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136233

Leadless cardiac stimulation systems

Various configurations of systems that employ leadless electrodes to provide pacing therapy are provided. In one example, a system that provides multiple sites for pacing of myocardium of a heart includes wireless pacing electrode assemblies that are implantable at sites proximate the myocardium using a percutaneous, transluminal, catheter delivery system. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135834

Stent delivery systems with a reinforced deployment sheath

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

05/18/17 / #20170135767

Methods and apparatus related to a distal end portion of an optical fiber having a substantially spherical shape

An apparatus includes an optical fiber extending from a proximal end to a distal end. The optical fiber may include a cladding layer circumferentially disposed about a core layer and a substantially spherically shaped portion at the distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135758

Energy delivery and illumination devices and methods

This relates to methods and devices for improving treatment to a wall, a cavity or passageway with a medical device when used in tortuous anatomy.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135719

Vibration and inertia enhanced atherectomy

An atherectomy device is disclosed herein. The atherectomy device includes a first drive shaft, a second drive shaft, a handle assembly, and a cutting member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135567

Multi-lumen-catheter system for a minimally-invasive treatment

A system for performing minimally invasive procedures in a body lumen of a patient including a flexible catheter having a first lumen configured and dimensioned to receive an endoscope therethrough and a second lumen configured and dimensioned to receive a first flexible tube therethrough. The first flexible tube is movable through the second lumen and has a distal portion including a first curve extending in a first direction with respect to the longitudinal axis and a second curve extending in a second different direction with respect to the longitudinal axis. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134622

Visualization device and related systems and methods

According to one aspect, a visualization device may include an image sensor, a lens for focusing light onto the image sensor, a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a lateral wall surface extending between the first end and the second end, and a coating on the lateral wall surface. The coating may include at least one of an electrically-insulating layer and a light-blocking layer, and may be deposited on the lateral wall surface using, for example, physical vapor deposition (pvd).. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128201

Kidney capsule leaflet material

A prosthetic heart valve provided herein can include a kidney capsule tissue leaflet. In some cases, a prosthetic heart valve can include a plurality of leaflets secured together and retained within the expandable tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128060

Devices for introducing multiple instruments and methods of use

Disclosed herein are devices and methods for introducing a plurality of instruments to a target site through a working channel. The working channel can include a surface adapted to guide one or more instruments into select positions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127919

Medical devices including distal chamber

Embodiments of the invention include an endoscope including a distal chamber and related methods of use, for example, with an endoscopic instrument.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120079

Percutaneous devices and methods to visualize, target and ablate nerves

Apparatuses for identifying nerve tissue and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example apparatus may include an elongate shaft having a distal region configured to be percutaneously deployed within a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120048

Medical device and related methods

In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a method for identifying a site with a patient for treatment. The method may include engaging a plurality electrodes with an interior wall of the patient at a plurality of locations. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119661

Injectable compositions

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

05/04/17 / #20170119558

Implantable medical devices for reduced tissue inflammation

Implantable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example implantable medical device may include a stent having a first configuration and a second expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119556

Implantable medical device with bonding region

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

05/04/17 / #20170119554

Porous ureteral stent

In some embodiments, a stent includes an elongate member and a distal retention member. The elongate member is configured to be disposed within a ureter of a patient and has a first portion, a second portion and a plurality of beads bonded together. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119524

Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for performing valvuloplasty. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an expandable braid valvuloplasty device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119520

Medical devices and methods to prevent bile reflux after bariatric procedures

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

05/04/17 / #20170119460

Retractable tissue cutting device

A tissue cutting device includes a flexible elongate body including a channel extending therethrough, a distal member connected to a distal end of the elongate body. The distal member includes a lumen extending therethrough in communication with the channel and a recess extending through an exterior surface of the distal member along a portion of a length thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119429

Tissue removing device

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

05/04/17 / #20170119398

Tissue grasping and wound closing/hemostasis/clipping device

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

04/27/17 / #20170113064

Radioactive stents

This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes a stent having a first strut. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112621

Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements

A method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve including the following steps: endovascularly delivering an anchor and a replacement valve supported within the anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in a collapsed delivery configuration, the anchor having grasping elements adapted to grasp tissue in a vicinity of the heart valve; expanding the anchor, thereby rotating the grasping elements; and grasping the tissue with the rotating grasping elements.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112610

Stent

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

04/27/17 / #20170112524

Ultrasonic treatment devices and systems

In one aspect, the present disclosure pertains to ultrasonic treatment devices that comprise: (a) a flexible elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end, the flexible elongate body being configured for insertion to a target site within a patient; (b) an effector assembly disposed at the distal end of the flexible elongate body, the effector assembly comprising a piezoelectric transducer and an end effector; and (c) flexible electrical conductors in electrical communication with the piezoelectric transducer, the flexible electrical conductors extending along a length of the flexible elongate body, wherein transference of electrical energy to mechanical motion takes place via the piezoelectric transducer at the target site. Other aspects of the present disclosure pertain to systems employing such ultrasonic treatment devices and methods of treatment using such ultrasonic treatment devices.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112523

Endoscopic submucosal dissection hood

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

04/27/17 / #20170112500

Delivery device for use with an embolic coil device and methods for making and using the same

An embolic coil delivery assembly is disclosed. The delivery system may include a tubular member having a distal portion, a proximal portion and a lumen extending therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112477

Tissue sample device and methods

Medical devices and methods are disclosed in the present application. In one illustrative example a cell sample collection device may comprise an elongated shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end and a tissue collection feature extending distal of the distal end of the elongated shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112450

Medical devices for mapping cardiac tissue

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

04/27/17 / #20170112364

Attachment clamp

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

04/27/17 / #20170112359

Expandable endoscopic hoods and related methods of use

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

04/20/17 / #20170106123

Bioerodible magnesium alloy containing endoprostheses

A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a bioerodible magnesium alloy. The bioerodible magnesium alloy includes magnesium, between 7 and 8 weight percent aluminum, between 0.4 and 0.8 weight percent zinc, and between 0.05 and 0.8 weight percent manganese.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105793

Energy delivery devices and related methods of use

An energy delivery system may include an expandable member having a plurality of electrodes, including pairs of adjacent electrodes, and a generator configured to supply an electric voltage to each of the plurality of electrodes. The energy delivery system also may include a controller coupled to the plurality of electrodes and the generator. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105726

Tissue retraction devices and related methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to a medical instrument. The medical instrument may include a delivery device and a retraction mechanism including a target tissue anchor and a first stabilizing anchor, wherein the target tissue anchor attaches to target tissue and connects to the delivery device.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100603

Mixture of lafesih magnetic nanoparticles with different curie temperatures for improved inductive heating efficiency for hyperthermia therapy

The disclosure pertains to mixtures of lafesih magnetic nanoparticles having different curie temperatures useful for improved inductive hyperthermia efficiency, injectable formulations containing the nanoparticles, and methods of raising the temperature of selected cells using the nanoparticles.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100565

Methods and systems for treatment of a bladder

A medical device is disclosed. The medical device may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end an expandable end effector assembly extending distally from the distal end of the elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100244

Medical guidewire

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

04/13/17 / #20170100238

Porcine small intestine submucosa leaflet material

A prosthetic heart valve provided herein can include a porcine small intestine submucosa (p-sis) tissue leaflet. The p-sis tissue can include multiple stacked layers that are tensioned and cross-linked to form a material having a thickness of between 50 microns and 0.33 mm. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100237

Cultured cell leaflet material

A prosthetic heart valve provided herein can include a cultured cell tissue leaflet. In some cases, a prosthetic heart valve can include a plurality of leaflets secured together and retained within the expandable tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100128

Method of applying hemostatic or tissue healing agent to wet surfaces

A device for applying a tissue healing agent includes an insertion member extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, a delivery element including a first surface and a second surface opposing one another, the delivery element movable between a closed configuration, in which the delivery element is compressed to be received within the channel, and an open configuration, in which the delivery element is substantially planar, and a first tissue healing agent formed in a sheet configuration and disposed on the first surface of the delivery element.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095643

Systems, devices, kits, and methods for delivering therapeutic agents

An injection catheter includes a drive mechanism, an elongate, flexible tubular body, and a first inner member. The tubular body has a distal end portion, a proximal end portion, and defines a first lumen extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095642

Detachable polymer bond

This disclosure concerns polymer catheter designs incorporating joints that break under tension. The joints are generally formed from two tubular elements comprising two different polymers with dissimilar thermal and/or mechanical characteristics, which are overlapped and exposed to heat and pressure. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095258

Pusher arm and ball release mechanism for embolic coils

This disclosure concerns release mechanisms for medical implants, particularly embolic coils and the like, which utilize bulbous elements and receiving elements to constrain the bulbous elements. In some cases, the receiving elements are sized and shaped to help constrain the bulbous element axially and/or radially, and may work in concert with constraining elements and/or release wires that are optionally moveable independently of the receiving elements.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095239

Control assemblies for medical devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a shaft, and a first tool extending from a distal end of the shaft. The medical device also may include a control assembly coupled to the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095238

Centered balloon for the left atrial appendage

A medical device for reducing the volume of a left atrial appendage (laa) may include an elongate shaft having a distal portion, and a volume-reducing means expandable from a collapsed to an expanded state, the volume-reducing means being releasably attached to the distal portion. The volume-reducing means may include an actuatable frame and an impermeable covering disposed over the frame. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092014

Systems and methods for anatomical shell editing

A system and method for voltage-guided anatomical shell editing includes outputting, to a display device, an anatomical shell of a cardiac structure. The anatomical shell is based on signals sensed by a mapping probe, each signal including a respective sensed voltage. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092013

Adjustable depth anatomical shell editing

Embodiments for adjustable depth anatomical shell editing are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for adjustable depth anatomical shell editing comprises: outputting, to a display device, a first anatomical shell of a cardiac structure, wherein the first anatomical shell is based on a plurality of signals sensed by a mapping probe; receiving, from a user input device, a selection of a portion of the first anatomical shell; generating a modified anatomical shell that has the selected portion removed to an approximate depth from the first anatomical shell, wherein the approximate depth is finite; and outputting, to the display device, the modified anatomical shell.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086999

Tissue-acquisition device and method

Described herein is an improved device and method for acquiring, and optionally, fastening a tissue fold. The device has an improved configuration for forming a single, two-layer tissue fold.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086883

Surgical tool control devices and methods of using the same

According to an aspect, a medical device includes a base member and an adjustment member. The adjustment member is movably coupled to the base member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086882

Implant fixation devices and methods of using the same

According to an aspect, a medical device includes an elongate member, a first arm extending from the elongate member, a second arm extending from the elongate member, the second arm being configured to move with respect to the first arm, and a needle coupled to the elongate member, the needle being configured to move with respect to the elongate member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086819

Twist needle passer closure device

A tissue closure device includes a needle and a suture extending therefrom, a proximal head including a proximal slot and a proximal locking mechanism for releasably engaging a first end of the needle in the proximal slot in a first configuration, and a distal head movably coupled to the proximal head so that the proximal and distal heads are movable relative to one another between an open configuration, in which a target tissue is received therebetween, and a closed configuration, in which the target tissue gripped therebetween. The distal head includes a distal slot and a distal locking mechanism for releasably engaging a second end of the needle in the distal slot in a second configuration, the needle movable between the first and second configurations by rotating the needle, the needle alternatingly passed between the proximal and distal heads to thread the suture through the target tissue.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086800

Methods and devices for tissue biopsy

Medical devices and methods are disclosed in the present application. In one illustrative example a tissue removal device may comprise an elongate shaft defining a lumen and having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein a proximal portion of the elongate shaft has a first diameter and a distal portion of the elongate shaft has a second diameter, and wherein the first diameter is less than the second diameter and an elongate member disposed at least partially within the elongate shaft, the elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end of the elongate member comprising a cap. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086701

Intracardiac egm signals for beat matching and acceptance

A system for providing information about a patient's heart, the system including one or more catheters that receive intracardiac signals from electrical activity of the heart over one or more heart beat cycles and an electronic processor coupled to the one or more catheters. The electronic processor to: receive the intracardiac signals from the one or more catheters; preprocess the intracardiac signals to provide preprocessed signals, wherein each of the intracardiac signals is preprocessed to provide a corresponding preprocessed signal; and compare the preprocessed signals to a set of signals to determine a degree of similarity between each of the preprocessed signals and the set of signals.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086700

Multiple rhythm template monitoring

A system for providing information about a patient's heart includes one or more electrodes that receive signals from electrical activity of the heart over one or more heart beat cycles. The system is characterized by an electronic processor coupled to the one or more electrodes to: receive the signals from the one or more electrodes; execute an automated set-up routine that processes the signals to automatically provide at least some set-up results for new mapping configurations; and/or process the signals with beat detection and beat acceptance criteria for new or existing mapping configurations to provide information about how well the signals match one or more of the new or existing mapping configurations.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086694

Method of exploring or mapping internal cardiac structures

Methods and systems for mapping and displaying cardiac structures are disclosed. The method includes sensing cardiac electrical signals at a plurality of points and generating a cardiac map of at least a portion of one or more cardiac structures based on at least a portion of the sensed cardiac electrical signals. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085870

Image sensor calibration

A method of calibrating an image sensor may include detecting a response from a pixel of the image sensor as a result of light having an intensity impinging on the pixel, and measuring the actual standard deviation of the response of the pixel at the intensity of light. The method may also include determining an averaging number for the pixel at the intensity. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080156

Hydraulic assembly of a generator of medium-pressure and high-pressure pulsed or non-pulsed jets

The present application relates to a hydraulic assembly (100) of a generator of medium-pressure and high-pressure pulsed or non-pulsed jets comprising a hydraulic pipe: (101) comprising a flexible deformable zone (103) that can have a state of rest and a shut-off state, and a unit (102) configured to hold the hydraulic pipe (101) and comprising a first clamp (110) and a second clamp (111) holding the hydraulic pipe (101) on each side of the flexible deformable zone (103), and an open space (112) defined between the first clamp (110) and the second clamp (111).. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079815

Medical devices for use along the biliary and/or pancreatic tract

Medical devices and method for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include implantable medical device for use along the biliary and/or pancreatic tract. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079638

Knotting device and methods of using the same

According to an aspect, a device includes an elongate member, a suture, and a needle. The elongate member has a first end portion and a second end portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079511

Endoscope anchoring device

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

03/16/17 / #20170072167

Drive systems and methods of use

Drive systems and methods of use are disclosed herein for performing medical procedures on a patient. The drive systems include various handle types and triggers for controlling catheters and end effectors. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072112

Bioerodible magnesium alloy microstructures for endoprostheses

A bioerodible endoprosthesis includes a bioerodible magnesium alloy. The bioerodible magnesium alloy has a microstructure including equiaxed mg-rich solid solution-phase grains having an average grain diameter of less than or equal to 5 microns and second-phase precipitates in grain boundaries between the equiaxed mg-rich solid solution-phase grains. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071767

Stent with coated struts

A medical stent may include a tubular support structure including a plurality of struts defining a plurality of cells disposed between the plurality of struts. A polymeric coating may be disposed over the tubular support structure such that a first portion of the plurality of cells are closed by the polymeric coating in a first region of the tubular support structure and a second portion of the plurality of cells in a second region of the tubular support structure remain open to fluid flow and/or tissue ingrowth therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071729

Prosthetic heart valves including pre-stressed fibers

A prosthetic heart valve includes a base and one or more heart valve leaflets. At least a portion of the leaflet including a composite material that contains a polymer substrate and a pre-stressed reinforcement element at least partially disposed in the polymer substrate.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071620

Endoluminal treatment method and associated surgical assembly

A surgical instrument includes a hollow member having a sidewall provided with a window and a closure member movably connected to the hollow member for alternately covering and uncovering the window. The hollow member has a first clamping surface along an edge of the window, while the closure member has a second clamping surface opposing the first clamping surface and disposable substantially adjacent thereto in a clamping or closure configuration of the instrument. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065795

High pressure balloon

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

03/09/17 / #20170065744

Tissue modification devices, systems, and methods

A tissue modification apparatus includes at least a first plurality of grippers aligned in a plane adapted to secure a first edge of a patch of tissue. The plurality of grippers are each secured to a first force actuator. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065414

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065406

Medical device handle

A medical device handle for percutaneous delivery of a medical device implant may include an elongated handle housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end; a rotatable collar disposed about the proximal end of the handle housing; and a rotatable control knob disposed about a proximal portion of the rotatable collar. The rotatable collar may include a first internally-facing longitudinal slot extending less than a full length of the rotatable collar and terminating proximally at a distally-facing wall of an internally-facing circumferentially-oriented slot. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065398

Anti-migration micropatterned stent coating

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

03/09/17 / #20170065225

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

03/02/17 / #20170056562

Bioerodible magnesium alloy microstructures for endoprostheses

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

03/02/17 / #20170056213

Anti-migration micropatterned stent coating

An endoprosthesis has an expanded state and an unexpanded state, the endoprosthesis includes a stent, wherein the stent has a first end, a second end, an inner surface defining a lumen, an outer surface, and a thickness defined between the inner surface and the outer surface; and a stent end covering disposed at one of the first and second ends, the stent end covering including a polymeric coating that includes a base and a plurality of protrusions, the base including a first major surface facing the outer surface of the stent, the base further including a second major surface from which each of the plurality of protrusions extends outwardly, the first major surface opposing the second major surface, wherein the protrusions are arranged in a micropattern. Methods of making and using an endoprosthesis are provided.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056177

Automated implantable penile prosthesis pump system

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

03/02/17 / #20170056172

Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve

The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; and applying an external non-hydraulically expanding or non-pneumatically expanding actuation force on the anchor to change the shape of the anchor, such as by applying proximally and/or distally directed force on the anchor using a releasable deployment tool to expand and contract the anchor or parts of the anchor. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056150

Medical stent with a valve and related methods of manufacturing

Medical stents having valves and their methods of manufacture are disclosed. The valve may be basket-shaped and formed integral to a medical stent to prevent undesirable backflow across the valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056102

Tissue resecting device and methods

Devices, systems, and methods for resecting tissue are disclosed. In some embodiments, a tissue resecting device may comprise an elongated structure having a longitudinal axis, the elongated structure comprising an outer sleeve with a distal window configured to receive uterine polyp tissue and an inner sleeve configured to move between a proximal position and a distal position relative to the window. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055967

Scope-mounted inod handle

A handle for a medical device includes a distal portion extending longitudinally and including a distal channel extending therethrough, the distal end of the distal portion including a connector configured to connect to a proximal end of an endoscope, a central portion slidably connected to the distal portion, the central portion extending longitudinally. The handle also includes a central channel extending therethrough, the distal end of the central portion connected to a sheath, the central portion including an introducer port extending laterally therefrom so that an auxiliary tool inserted through the introducer port is directed through a lumen of the sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055961

Echogenic enhancement for a needle

A needle includes a surface with a plurality of first ultrasound reflecting depressions formed therein. The first depressions are distributed along at least a portion of a length of the needle separated from one another by intervening sections. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055908

Pressure sensing guidewires

A medical device for measuring blood pressure includes a proximal shaft and a distal member including a slotted tube defining a distal lumen extending through the slotted tube, the distal lumen aligned with the proximal lumen and including a distal lumen inner surface. A distal cap is secured to the distal member, the distal cap including a distal cap inner surface defining a void space and an optical pressure sensor is disposed within the void space. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055811

Medical devices and methods

A sheath adapter may be used within a medical device to provide one or more additional lumens. One sheath for use with a medical device may comprise a c-shaped elongate shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the c-shaped elongate shaft configured to fit onto a shaft of the medical device and a lumen extending at least partially along a length of the elongate shaft, the lumen having a first port disposed proximate the distal end of the c-shaped elongate shaft and a second port disposed proximate the proximal end of the c-shaped elongate shaft.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055810

Fluid management systems and methods

Systems, devices, and methods for fluid management in an endoscopic procedure are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fluid management device may comprise a pair of electrodes and a controller connected to the pair of electrodes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050018

Methods for producing cardiomyocyte cells

A method for producing cardiomyocyte cells including implanting a substrate within a heart such that a first portion of the substrate is in physical contact with an endocardium and a second portion of the substrate is not in contact with the endocardium, maintaining the first portion of the substrate in contact with the endocardium for a time at least sufficient to form trabecular fibers extending between the endocardium and the second portion of the substrate, cutting away the trabecular fibers from the endocardium, cutting away the trabecular fibers from the substrate, and removing the trabecular fibers from the heart, wherein the trabecular fibers include cardiomyocyte cells.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049591

Radioactive stent

This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes a stent having a plurality of longitudinally extending filaments. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049590

Radioactive stent

This disclosure provides design, material, preparation methods, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example stent includes an expandable framework and a plurality of tubular members disposed along the expandable framework. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049471

Medical device and related methods

Exemplary medical devices may include a snare device. The snare device may include a first leg having a proximalmost end and a second leg having a proximalmost end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049349

Flexible electrode for cardiac sensing and method for making

A thrombectomy system comprising an aspiration catheter having an aspiration lumen and a high pressure irrigation lumen, the aspiration catheter having a proximal end and a distal, and a control box fluidly connected to the aspiration catheter and configured to synchronously provide irrigation and vacuum through the aspiration catheter.. . An electrode for cardiac signal sensing includes an intermediate layer, an iridium-containing layer, an iridium oxide layer, an insulating polymer layer, and a conductive layer formed on a flexible polymer substrate. The intermediate metal layer has a first portion and a second portion, and is formed on the conductive layer. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042708

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

02/16/17 / #20170042676

Everting leaflet delivery system with pivoting

A replacement heart valve may comprise a tubular anchor member actuatable between an elongated delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration, a buckle member fixedly attached to the anchor member, a post member axially translatable relative to the buckle member, an actuator member including a suture member forming a loop unreleasably attached to a distal end thereof, the actuator member being releasably connected to a proximal end of the post member by the loop, a release pin extending axially along the actuator member and through the loop in a first position, wherein axial translation of the release pin to a second position proximal the first position disconnects the actuator member from the post member, and a valve leaflet attached to the post member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042672

Replacement heart valve implant

A replacement heart valve implant may include a braided anchor member configured to actuate between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration formed from a plurality of filaments, a circumferential seal member disposed about a distal portion of the anchor member and including a reinforcing band disposed at a distal end thereof, and a plurality of valve leaflets connected to the anchor member. The reinforcing band is secured to the anchor member adjacent a distal end of the anchor member by a plurality of lashings each attached to two individual filaments. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042671

V-clip post with pivoting

A replacement heart valve may include a tubular anchor member actuatable between an elongated delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration, a buckle member fixedly attached to the anchor member, a post member axially translatable relative to the buckle member, the post member including a latch portion configured to engage the buckle member when the anchor member is in the deployed configuration, an actuator member including a pivot pin proximate a distal end thereof, the actuator member being releasably connected to a proximal end of the post member at the pivot pin, and a valve leaflet attached to the post member. The post member may be disposed distal of the anchor member when the anchor member is in the elongated delivery configuration.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042669

Pinless release mechanism

A locking mechanism for a medical implant may comprise a buckle member fixedly attached to a tubular anchor member, a post member axially translatable relative to the buckle member, wherein the post member includes a first proximal portion and a second proximal portion, the first proximal portion being disposed adjacent to the tubular anchor member and the second proximal portion being disposed radially inward of the first proximal portion, and an actuator element including a lateral protrusion proximate a distal end thereof, the actuator element being releasably coupled to the post member. The post member may include an engagement portion configured to engage the buckle member such that movement of the post member distally relative to the buckle member is prevented. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042668

Integrated adaptive seal for prosthetic heart valves

A support structure for a heart valve implant may include an expandable metallic scaffold configured to be actuated between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration, and a seal member formed from a polymeric material, the seal member being disposed about the expandable scaffold, wherein a first portion of the seal member immediately adjacent the expandable scaffold is directly attached to the expandable scaffold and a second portion of the seal member immediately adjacent the expandable scaffold is unattached to the expandable scaffold.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042610

Precision electrode movement control for renal nerve ablation

A catheter is configured to access a renal artery. A lumen of the catheter's shaft is dimensioned to receive a flexible actuation member which extends between the shaft's proximal and distal ends. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042601

Systems and methods for making and using medical ablation systems having mapping catheters with improved anchoring ability

A mapping catheter includes an elongated body for inserting into patient vasculature. A distal end of the elongated body includes a distal portion that includes a plurality of electrodes, a proximal portion disposed proximal to the distal portion, and a reduced-dimension portion disposed between the proximal and distal portions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042473

Catheter with annular lumen to provide distal flushing

A mapping catheter including an elongate catheter body extending from a proximal end to a distal end, a handle connected to the proximal end of the catheter body, an electrode array connected to the distal end, a deployment shaft, and an irrigation system. The catheter body includes at least one lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036020

Control of bladder function using high frequency pacing

Systems and methods for the treatment of bladder conditions using direct electrical pacing are provided. The systems and methods generally apply high-frequency pacing stimuli directly to the bladder wall, from one or more of the inner and outer bladder surfaces.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035993

Bidirectional steering control apparatus for a catheter

A steering control apparatus includes a first wire and a second wire extending from a distal end of a catheter to a steering assembly. The steering assembly includes a steering knob disposed at an exterior of the handle, a cylindrical steering shaft projecting from the steering knob and into the interior of the handle, a first cylindrical drum disposed within the handle and connected to the first wire, and a second cylindrical drum within the handle and connected to the second wire. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035991

Force sensing catheters having deflectable struts

Various embodiments concern a force sensing catheter having a proximal segment containing a proximal hub, a distal segment containing a distal hub, and a spring segment that extends from the proximal segment to the distal segment. The spring segment comprises a plurality of struts connected to both of the proximal and distal hubs. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035595

Systems and methods related to gastro-esophageal implants

The present application describes an implant system useable for positioning an implant device such as a device useful for restricting passage of ingested food into the stomach. In one embodiment, the disclosed system includes a plurality of anchors that may be coupled to tissue within the stomach, or to a tissue tunnel formed by plicating stomach wall tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035544

Implantable medical device and methods of delivering the implantable medical device

A medical device and method of delivery of the medical device within a patient's body are disclosed by the present invention. The medical device includes a first elongate member and a second elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035498

Systems and methods for mapping and ablation in the bladder

The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue mapping and ablation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to expandable medical devices for identifying and treating local anatomical abnormalities within a body lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035497

Steerable tissue mapping and ablation device

The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue mapping and ablation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to expandable medical devices for identifying and treating local anatomical abnormalities within a body lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035496

Expandable balloon mapping and ablation device

The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue mapping and ablation. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to expandable medical devices for identifying and treating local anatomical abnormalities within a body lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035452

Tissue resection snares

A tissue resection device for resecting tissue from a target site within a patient's body. The device includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035444

Apparatus and methods for removing vertebral bone and disc tissue

Tissue removal probes comprise an elongated member, a drive shaft rotatably disposed within the member, and a rotatably tissue removal element mounted to the distal end of the drive shaft. One tissue removal element comprises a plurality of tissue-cutting filaments affixed at proximal and distal ends of the tissue removal element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035358

Force sensing catheters having super-elastic structural strain sensors

Various embodiments concern a system for measuring a force on a catheter. The catheter can comprise a proximal segment, a distal segment, and an intermediary segment comprising at least one strut. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035357

Catheter with inductive force sensing elements

Various embodiments concerns a system for measuring a force within a body comprising a catheter, the catheter comprising at least one sensor and an element located within the catheter, the element displaceable within the catheter relative to the at least one sensor. The system further comprises control circuitry configured to measure, for each of the at least one sensor, a change in a resonance frequency of the sensor based on a change in distance between the sensor and the element, the change in distance responsive to the force. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035341

Smart device for bladder mapping

Systems, devices and methods for the treatment of bladder conditions using bladder visualization without the need for optical elements and for subsequent direct electrical pacing are provided. The systems, devices and methods generally apply pacing stimulus directly to the bladder wall, from one or more of the inner and outer bladder surfaces.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035311

Deployment control apparatus for a catheter with a deployable array

A deployment control apparatus to control deployment of an array at an end of a catheter includes a pair of walls, a slider assembly, and a deployment shaft. The walls project from a first surface of the interior of a handle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028180

Implantable medical devices and related methods of use

A medical system may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, the elongate member being movable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, and a first therapeutic agent configured to treat a condition of the lung.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027721

Medical drainage devices and methods of use

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for creating a drain within a duct of a patient's pancreatico-biliary system. The method may include positioning a first elongate member distally of a stricture within the duct, wherein a magnetic portion is disposed at or near a proximal end of the first elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027693

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027688

Valve delivery system with pinless release mechanism

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

02/02/17 / #20170027659

Reusable implant delivery devices

According to an aspect, a medical device includes a needle member and a handle member. The handle member is coupled to the needle member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027644

Medical laser user interface

The medical laser user interface of the present invention generally comprises a medical laser unit and a control system. The medical laser unit includes an optical probe for delivering laser light to a patient's tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027632

Medical probe with echogenic and insulative properties

Tissue ablation probes and methods of using tissue ablation probes are provided. Each tissue ablation probe comprises an electrically conductive probe shaft, at least one tissue ablation electrode carried by a distal end of the probe shaft, and one or both of an insulative element and an echogenic element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027583

Vaso-occlusive devices having expandable fibers

This is a device for occluding a space, for example an aneurysm, within the body. In particular, the device comprising a metallic vaso-occlusive device and expandable fibrous elements. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027582

Devices for manipulating tissue and related methods

A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. A snare device may be configured to transition between a retracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an extended state extending distally of the insertion device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027562

Tissue anchor with insertion device

In one embodiment, a medical device includes an elongate member and a tissue anchor. The elongate member defines a lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027519

Systems and methods for monitoring organ activity

A medical device for monitoring physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of an organ, such as the urinary bladder. The medical device may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020672

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

01/26/17 / #20170020671

Actuated extra-venous valve

An extravenous valve may include a constricting member configured to surround a body lumen or blood vessel and actuate between a lumen or vessel-occluding configuration and a non-lumen or non-vessel-occluding, configuration, the constricting member including a base material and a shape memory material coupled to the base material, a power source in communication with the constricting member, and a controller configured to receive bio-feedback from a patient. The controller may reversibly actuate the constricting member between the lumen or vessel-occluding configuration and the non-lumen or non-vessel-occluding configuration in response to the bio-feedback. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020563

Subintimal re-entry device

A subintimal recanalization catheter, including an elongate shaft including a first tubular member and a penetration member slidably disposed in a lumen of the first tubular member. The penetration member includes a distal tip positioned proximal of a distal nose of the first tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020550

Devices for manipulating tissue and related methods

A medical device may include an insertion device having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. The medical device may further include a snare device configured to transition between a contracted state within the lumen of the insertion device, and an expanded state extending distally of the insertion device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020548

Medical device and related methods

The present disclosure is directed to a medical device. Systems and methods are provided for accessing and visualizing the pancreatico-biliary system. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020531

Reloadable mechanical device for ligating living tissue and achieving hemostasis

A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, each of the clip arms extending from a proximal end to a distal end, the proximal end of the clip arms connected to one another via a central member slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration and a closed configuration, a cartridge for encasing the clip assembly including a groove formed therein to accommodate the clip assembly and an opening extending thereinto in communication with a portion of the groove such that the groove is open to an exterior of the cartridge via the opening, and an applicator releasably connectable to the clip assembly to move the clip assembly between the open and closed configurations, a distal portion of the applicator insertable through the opening of the cartridge to be connected to the clip assembly.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014624

Apparatus for treating pelvic floor disorders and related methods of use

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

01/19/17 / #20170014569

Gel delivery catheters, systems, and methods

An injection catheter system is disclosed. The system includes a catheter defining a first pressure transfer lumen adapted to retain a pressure transfer material, an actuator at a proximal end of the catheter adapted to deliver a pressure from a proximal end to a distal end of the first pressure transfer lumen via the pressure transfer material, a distal section defining at least a first internal chamber adapted to retain a therapeutic gel component, at least a first plunger retained in the first internal chamber, and an injection port for delivering a therapeutic gel component into a treatment location from the first internal chamber when the actuator is used to deliver a pressure via the pressure transfer material to move the first plunger to deliver a therapeutic gel component through the injection port.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014227

Prosthetic heart valve including self-reinforced composite leaflets

A prosthetic heart valve leaflet is composed of a self-reinforced composite (src) structure that includes a first layer. The first layer can include a first plurality of fused fibers composed of a first polymeric material in which each fiber is fused to at least one adjacent fiber by a reflowed fiber domain region.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014187

Cauterization devices, methods, and systems

Aspects of this disclosure pertain to a device with an elongated body having a distal end. The distal end may comprise a port that permits discharge of a laser energy towards a tissue from an optical fiber located in the distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014126

Endoscopic hemostasis closure device and delivery system

A device for inserting a medical apparatus into a living body includes a handle and an elongated sheath extending from the handle to a distal end configured for insertion to a target location in the living body in combination with a clasp positioned within a distal portion of the elongated sheath and configured to temporarily attach to an endoscopic device and a spring retention mechanism movable from a first resting configuration maintaining a first closed position of the clasp to a second compressed configuration moving the clasp to an open position. A withdrawal mechanism is movable from a first resting configuration in which the distal end of the elongated sheath extends distally over a distal end of the endoscopic device to a second retracted configuration in which the distal end of the elongated sheath is moved proximally of the distal end of the endoscopic device.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007810

Methods and devices for maintaining an open pathway in a vessel

Medical devices and methods 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 the catheter shaft may include a plurality of catheter shaft lumens extending through at least a portion of the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007803

Structure for use as part of a medical device

The present invention generally relates to an articulating structure for use as at least part of a medical device. In one aspect, the invention features an articulating structure comprising an inner member, a sleeve, a pull wire, and an outer member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007430

Method for improving stent retention and deployment characteristics

Medical devices and methods for making, preparing, and using medical devices are disclosed. An example method may include disposing an implantable medical device along an outer surface of a balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007400

Synthetic composite structures

A composite biomaterial having a continuous metal sheet with arcuate members that define a first fenestration pattern, and a polymer layer over at least one surface of the continuous metal sheet. The arcuate members elastically stretch to allow the continuous metal sheet to bend in more than one axis without buckling or wrinkling.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007345

Medical systems comprising tool members

Described herein are various method of using a direct drive system to perform procedures at a distance. One exemplary method include tying a knot or suturing at a distance with a first and second end effector. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007326

Laser tissue ablation system

Embodiments of the invention are directed to a laser ablation system. In one embodiment, the laser ablation system comprises a shaft, a balloon, a laser fiber and a viewing fiber. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007322

Medical device having extenable members

This disclosure provides design, material, manufacturing method, and use alternatives for medical devices. An example medical device includes a scaffold including a central member and a plurality of extension members extending away from the central member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007266

Detachable implantable devices

Described herein are delivery devices and systems for delivering a detachable medical device and various associated methods of using such devices and systems.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007260

Vascular occlusion devices

Described herein are various devices, assemblies and kits for creating vascular occlusions and various methods for creating vascular occlusions using such devices, assemblies and kits.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000980

Robust miniature magnetic sensor

A catheter assembly includes an elongated catheter shaft, a magnetic sensor, and one or more wires. The elongated catheter shaft has a shaft proximal end and a shaft distal end, and the magnetic sensor includes a coil having a coil proximal end and a coil distal end that is situated toward or at the shaft distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000977

Medical device having outer polymeric member including one or more cuts

A medical device includes an outer polymeric tubular member and an inner tubular member. The outer polymeric tubular member includes one or more cuts formed therein to increase flexibility of the outer polymeric tubular member and includes an inner surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000637

Endoscopic implant system and method

Disclosed is a system for endoscopically implanting a medical implant, including an anchor, within a body cavity such as adjacent the gastroesophageal junction in a human stomach. The system includes one or more anchors positionable within one or more openings formed in tissue within the body cavity, such as cutouts formed in plicated body tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000610

Prosthetic heart valve composed of composite fibers

A prosthetic heart leaflet includes a fiber-reinforced structure including a plurality of composite fibers. Each composite fiber includes a core fiber and a sheathing fiber disposed about the core fiber, wherein the core fiber or the sheathing fiber has a curvilinear shape.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000607

Adjustable nosecone

A percutaneous valve delivery system may include an outer sheath and an inner catheter disposed within the outer sheath. The inner catheter may include a plurality of lumens formed therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000606

Clip-on catheter

A medical device may include a device handle having a diverter block non-movably disposed within an interior cavity of the handle, the diverter block including at least one lumen extending longitudinally therethrough and a distal mounting portion. A delivery sheath may be coupled to the device handle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000560

Methods and apparatuses for remodeling tissue of or adjacent to a body passage

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example device may include an expandable balloon including an outer surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000510

Resection devices and related methods of deployment

A medical/surgical device for performing tissue resection can include an endoscope with proximal and distal ends, defining working channels, and a snare assembly located in one of the working channels. The working channel may include a bend near the distal end and towards the outward radial wall of the endoscope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000506

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

A retrieval device may have a contracted state and an expanded state. The retrieval device may include a sheath and at least three support members. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000494

Through the scope tension member release clip

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

01/05/17 / #20170000313

Control system for medical devices and related methods of use

A system for controlling a medical device includes a shaft rotatable about a longitudinal axis and a plurality of arms extending radially outwards from the shaft. Each arm includes an inward end positioned near the shaft and an outward end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc








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