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Recent patent applications related to Cook Medical Technologies Llc. Cook Medical Technologies Llc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Cook Medical Technologies Llc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Cook Medical Technologies Llc, we're just tracking patents.

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Bi-directional valve device for selective control of fluid flow through multiple converging paths

Hand-operated suction and irrigation medical devices are provided. An example medical device comprises a housing having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Methods and systems for generating a tissue pocket in a patient

Certain aspects of this disclosure relate to uniquely constructed medical implants that incorporate an electronic or other medical device. Some illustrative pocket-like implants provide an interior space for receipt of an electronic medical device, and are implantable in a patient with the electronic medical device positioned in the interior space. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Woven stent device and manufacturing method

A stent and method for treating an end of a pre-woven stent is provided. The method includes providing a pre-woven stent including a plurality of sharp ends. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical devices for controlled drug release

A medical device for controlling a release of bioactive agents to a body of patient. The medical device includes a support structure and a coating disposed at least partially covering the support structure. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Low profile non-symmetrical stent

Various stents and stent-graft systems for treatment of medical conditions are disclosed. In one embodiment, an exemplary stent-graft system may be used for endovascular treatment of a thoracic aortic aneurysm. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical devices having a releasable member and methods of using the same

Medical devices having a releasable member are described. Methods of using medical devices having a releasable member are also described. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Method of forming a bend of a predetermined bend angle in a shape memory alloy wire and method of making a self-expanding stent

A method of making a self-expanding stent entails applying a bend stress sufficient to over-bend a portion of a wire by an amount in a range from about 85% to about 105%, where the wire comprises a ni—ti alloy and includes from about 40% to about 46% cold work. The bend stress is then released, thereby forming a bend having a predetermined bend angle in the wire. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Rapid exchange multiple catheter system

A multiple catheter system including an imaging scope having an elongated body having a first length and a first outer diameter. The elongated body including a first passage extending along the first length. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Prosthesis delivery system with axially collapsible sheath

A prosthesis delivery system and method of use thereof are described. The system includes a handle, an inner cannula extending proximally from the handle, an outer sheath extending proximally from the handle, and a pull member. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Filamentary occlusion assembly

A filamentary occlusion assembly includes a longitudinal filamentary element of biocompatible material, such as small intestine submucosa. To provide the filamentary element with both longitudinal rigidity and radiopacity, a pliable radiopaque wire is wound around the filamentary element. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Regulation/modification of stent contact surface for polymer free drug coating

There is disclosed a method of improving the reliability of coating an implantable medical device, such as a stent, with bioactive material in the absence of a carrier material such as a matrix or polymer layer. The method involves cleaning volatile components from the exposed surfaces of the medical device, removing carbon deposits and then applying a uniform carbon layer in a controlled environment. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Hydrophobically encased tungsten

Disclosed herein are compositions of matter for inclusion in a medical device for visualization purposes. Such compositions may include a radiopaque metal, such as tungsten, within a functionalized hydrophobic polymer. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Delivery device with an expandable positioner for positioning a prosthesis

A prosthesis delivery device comprises a cannula having an expandable positioning device disposed at the proximal end thereof. A prosthesis is retained on the cannula distal of the expandable device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Conical vein filter with improved balance

Disclosed herein is a removable vena cava filter for capturing thrombi in a blood vessel. The filter includes a plurality of primary struts having first ends attached together at their first ends. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/23/18 / #20180235638

Medical device for temporary deployment into a bodily lumen

A medical device for temporary deployment into a bodily lumen is provided. The medical device comprises: a guide wire cannula having a proximal end and a distal end; a tip attached to the proximal end of the guide wire cannula; a pusher having a proximal and a distal end, the pusher having a through-bore disposed around the guide wire cannula; and a temporary stent assembly having a proximal end attached to the tip and a distal end adjacent to the proximal end of the pusher. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228944

Implantable medical device with differentiated luminal and abluminal characteristics

There are disclosed implantable medical devices and apparatus for treating implantable medical devices during production, so as to cause the implantable medical devices to have abluminal surfaces and luminal surfaces with different functional characteristics and in particular surface energies. The luminal surfaces of the medical device are preferably coated with carbon, so as to have a low surface energy, which reduces the risk of thrombi forming when implanted into a patient's vessels. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228594

Support structure for scalloped grafts

A support structure for a three-sided scallop in the edge of a stent graft including two substantially longitudinal perimeter support sections and an undulating lateral side base extending between the two support sections. The undulations extend below the edge of the lateral side of the scallop and overlap the graft material away from the edge of the lateral side.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228593

Bifurcated prosthesis with an internal limb

A bifurcated endovascular prosthesis that includes a tubular main body having a diameter, a proximal end, a distal end, an internal lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end, an anterior side, and a posterior side. The anterior and posterior sides are opposite each other circumferentially around the internal lumen. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228592

Method of making a contoured internal limb for a prosthesis and prosthesis with a contoured internal limb

A method of making a contoured internal limb including providing a flattened tubular segment of graft material, and a prosthesis including the contoured internal limb. The tubular segment includes a left lateral edge, a right lateral edge, a first length extending from the left lateral edge to the right lateral edge, and a second length extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the tubular segment. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228538

Cutting system and method of tissue cutting for medical treatment

Tissue cutting systems and methods of tissue cutting are provided. In one example, the tissue cutting system includes a first device and a second device adapted for coupling to a power supply. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228480

Vascular closure with shape memory characteristic

Among other things, there is disclosed devices for closing an internal opening, e.g. A hole in a blood vessel, that includes a shape memory function. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/16/18 / #20180228476

Endoscopic tri-point biopsy needle

A tri-point tissue-collection needle configured similarly to a fine-needle-aspiration needle is configured to excise intact tissue cores for collection. The distal tip is configured with three beveled points separated by cutting edges, where a single longer/more distal point is trailed by and circumferentially separated from a symmetrical pair of points, providing a bilaterally symmetrical needle cannula distal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/09/18 / #20180221625

Deflectable catheters, systems, and methods for the visualization and treatment of bodily passages

Deflectable catheters, systems, and methods of using deflectable catheters are described herein. An embodiment of a deflectable catheter comprises an elongate member, a handle, and a wire member. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214664

Packaged intravascular medical device with variable viscosity intravenous liquid solution

An intravascular medical device is prepared for shipping by being sealed within a sterile volume of a package. Prior to closing the package, an intravenous liquid solution is pumped into and through the medical device to displace all air bubbles. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214259

Bifurcated stent graft with hemodynamic blood flow dividing wall

A bifurcated stent graft includes a stent graft body that defines exactly one main body opening and at least two exit openings. The stent graft body includes at least one stent attached to a graft fabric material, and includes a dividing wall that divides a combined flow path, into a first flow path and a second flow path that each terminate at one of the respective exit openings. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/02/18 / #20180214155

Occluding device and method of manufacturing occluding devices

An occluding device for occlusion of fluid flow through a lumen of a body vessel is manufactured by wedging fibers between adjacent coil windings of a primary coil so that the fibers extend generally radially across the primary coil body between the primary coil windings and outward therefrom. An elongated adhesive applicator is inserted into the primary coil lumen and subsequently proximally withdrawn while simultaneously depositing along the primary coil windings. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/26/18 / #20180207012

Precannulated fenestration

Devices for delivering and deploying an endoluminal prosthesis are disclosed and comprise a delivery catheter, an endoluminal prosthesis disposed at a distal end portion of the delivery catheter, and a wire. The prosthesis comprises a tubular graft having at least one fenestration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/26/18 / #20180206852

Aneurysm treatment apparatus

Aneurysm treatment apparatus includes a steerable catheter assembly having a catheter with a steerable distal end. A pouch is disposed over the distal end of the catheter so as to be in co-axial overlying relationship therewith. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200496

Prosthesis delivery device with detachable connector assembly

A prosthesis delivery device and method are described herein. An elongate sheath extends about a longitudinal axis, and a hub is coupled to the sheath. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200482

Handheld magnetic gun for guide wire manipulation

A magnetic field device for directing a magnetic coupling source includes an electrical power source, a control module, a muzzle, and an electromagnet adjacent the muzzle and connected to the electrical power source. A magnetic sensor within the muzzle is adjacent to the electromagnet. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200093

Controlled expansion stent graft delivery system

A controlled expansion stent graft delivery system has an adjustment configuration in which a retractable sheath is at a retracted position out of contact with a stent graft, but expansion of the stent graft is controlled by a control tether, which has a middle segment wrapped around a fabric tube of the stent graft. The stent graft changes diameter responsive to a tension level in the control tether. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200089

Branch stent retention cuff

The present embodiments describe an endograft having at least one fenestration, at least one cuff support structure, and at least one branch stent, and methods for deploying the same. In one example, the system comprises a branch stent within the cuff support structure, where upon expansion of the branch stent, the cuff support structure expands from a first state to a second state and has a radially inward bias towards the smaller first state. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/19/18 / #20180200041

Diameter adjustable aneurysm graft assembly

The present embodiments describe a graft material suitable for use in a medical procedure. In one example, the graft material comprises a plurality of circumferential threads and achieves at least two unique physical states. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193608

Modular medical guide wire assembly

A guide wire assembly for medical use includes at least a portion which is formed of a plurality of inter-cooperating elements forming a flexible section of the guide wire assembly, and specifically a section that can have varying flexibility. A control device passes through a lumen extending for the whole length of the guide wire and is typically fixed at a distal end of the assembly. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193174

Telescoping ureteral stent

An indwelling stent is provided. The stent includes a distal member that extends between a distal end portion and a proximal end portion and defines a lumen therethrough, and a proximal member that extends between a distal end portion and a proximal end portion and defines a lumen therethrough, wherein the distal member and the proximal member collectively define the stent, and wherein the distal and proximal members are discrete components and are telescopingly arranged with the distal end portion of the proximal member extending over an outer surface of the distal member.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193061

Implanted magnets retrieval system and method

A method of retrieving a pair of previously implanted magnets from a patient's body includes maneuvering a guide catheter, which includes a guide magnet affixed to its distal end, toward the implantation site of the implanted magnets. The guide magnet is magnetically coupled to one of the implanted magnets in an orientation in which a through hole of the guide magnet is in register with through holes of the first and second implant magnets. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/12/18 / #20180193021

Medical devices with detachable pivotable jaws

Medical systems, devices and methods are provided for engaging tissue, e.g. For clipping tissue, closing a perforation or performing hemostasis. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185621

Medical balloon with incorporated fibers

A balloon catheter assembly comprises a balloon having attached to or in its wall one or more filar elements, extending from one end of the balloon to the other. The filar elements are made of a material which is at least as flexible as the material forming the walls of the balloon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185619

Wire guide with multiple tips

A medical wire guide may include a mandril having a distal tip, a first coil coupled with the distal tip of the mandril, and a second coil configured to releasably engage with the mandril or the first coil. The second coil comprises a distal tip and defines an inner cavity dimensioned to contain a distal tip of the first coil when the second coil is engaged with the mandril or the first coil.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185178

Articular vascular implants using polymagnets

An implantable medical device includes a first section and a second section, and an interface region between the first and second sections. A magnet array overlies each of opposing surfaces of each of the first and second sections at least at the interface region. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/05/18 / #20180185132

Low profile stent graft having a check valve

An endoluminal prosthesis is provided including an tubular graft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a main lumen disposed therein, the tubular graft comprising a first biocompatible material; a plurality of stents disposed about a surface of the tubular graft and arranged in longitudinally spaced rows; at least one aperture disposed through a sidewall of the tubular graft, the at least one aperture positioned between two longitudinally spaced rows of stents; a valve arrangement associated with the at least one aperture, the valve arrangement being secured to the graft about the at least one aperture; and, an outer liner connected to the tubular graft between the proximal end and the distal end and surrounding the valve arrangement. In some embodiments, the valve arrangement comprises a third biocompatible material having four sides, wherein three of the four sides are secured to the graft.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/21/18 / #20180169379

Multi-lumen medical device with powdered metal

A medical device may be provided for insertion into a body of a patient. The medical device includes an elongate member made of a first material. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168838

Method of air reduction in stent graft delivery device

Methods of reducing air within a stent graft delivery device are disclosed, utilizing various flushing techniques. A port in a manifold that includes a pusher catheter coaxially disposed about a guide wire catheter is flushed. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/21/18 / #20180168837

Stent delivery assembly

A stent delivery assembly includes a delivery balloon defining a balloon axis, and a stent disposed around the delivery balloon. The stent has interconnected struts, and the delivery balloon has a balloon surface with a number of strips that are disposed on the balloon surface and extend along the balloon axis, the strips having an unhydrated state and a hydrated state, the strips having a smaller volume in the unhydrated state than in the hydrated state. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/14/18 / #20180161121

Radiopaque composite wire for medical applications and method of making a radiopaque composite wire

A radiopaque composite wire for medical applications has a core comprising a rare earth metal, an outer layer comprising a nickel-titanium alloy disposed over the core, and a controlled diffusion zone between the core and the outer layer. The controlled diffusion zone includes at least one compound phase comprising (a) the rare earth metal and (b) nickel and/or titanium.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/14/18 / #20180160888

Imaging mini-scope for endoscope system

An imaging mini-scope for use with an endoscope system includes an elongated body having a first length. The elongated body includes at least one passage extending along the first length. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153721

Suture esophageal stent introducer parallel handle

A stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. A stent is positioned on the stent receiving portion of the elongate shaft, the stent having a first configuration and a second configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/07/18 / #20180153720

Stent delivery assembly

A stent delivery assembly includes a delivery balloon having a balloon surface with microbristles extending therefrom, wherein at least a portion of the microbristles has a length within a range of 0.8 through 1.2 mm. Another stent delivery assembly includes a delivery balloon having a balloon surface with microbristles extending therefrom and a stent disposed around the delivery balloon, wherein the stent has interconnected struts with a strut thickness and the delivery balloon has a balloon surface with microbristles extending therefrom, wherein at least a portion of the microbristles has a length that is greater than the strut thickness. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/31/18 / #20180147394

Curved passageway conforming balloon catheter with nested balloons

A balloon catheter includes a first balloon positioned inside of a second balloon, both of which are mounted about a catheter and fluidly connected to respective inflation lumens. In a first inflated configuration, the second balloon is inflated and has a shape that includes a plurality of bulb segments, with each two consecutive bulb segments being separated by a waist hoop. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/31/18 / #20180147078

Rubber cap catheter for uniform deployment of segmented stent

The present disclosure provides for an assembly and methods of use to deploy a segmented medical device to a body vessel. The assembly includes a multiportion medical device which has a plurality of detachable components, a balloon catheter, and a retention member at the distal end of the balloon of the balloon catheter so as to alter the inflation profile of said balloon, such that microsliding of the device over the exterior of the balloon is prevented or minimized.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/31/18 / #20180147076

Termination assembly for vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system includes a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in a handle. A termination assembly is mechanically connected to the handle. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/31/18 / #20180147047

Stent graft with top mesh stent

Stent grafts and methods of deployment thereof are provided. The stent graft includes a tubular graft body having a graft wall defining a lumen extending between first and second end openings. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140803

High strength balloon

A balloon catheter includes a balloon which is both of high strength and radiopaque. The balloon includes an outer strengthened layer which includes a strengthening element at least partially embedded within the layer. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/24/18 / #20180140447

Implantable medical device with atraumatic tip

An implantable medical device includes an expandable support structure, which may be a stent. In the example shown, the device is a vascular plug and includes a twisted occluding sleeve held within the stent, which closes the lumen through the stent. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/17/18 / #20180133424

Endotracheal tube and method of use thereof

The present disclosure relates generally to an endotracheal tube and to a method of using such a device. One embodiment of the device includes an inflatable balloon having at least a portion of its surface covered with a super-hydrophobic coating. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/17/18 / #20180132993

Preloaded wire for endoluminal device

A system may include an endoluminal prosthesis and a guide wire. The prosthesis may include a tubular body including a graft material wall, a proximal end opening, a distal end opening, and a lumen extending longitudinally therein. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125634

Temporary diameter reduction constraint arrangement for a stent graft in combination with a stent graft

A temporary diameter reduction constraint arrangement for a stent graft in combination with a stent graft is disclosed. The stent graft has a proximal end and a distal end and comprises a biocompatible graft material tube and a plurality of longitudinally spaced apart self-expanding stents fastened thereto, including at least an end stent and a plurality of intermediate stents. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/10/18 / #20180125573

Bipolar sphincterotome

A bipolar sphincterotome may include an elongate tubular member, a cutting wire, and a return path. The return path may include a conductive ink portion disposed on an outer surface at a distal portion of the tubular member. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116848

Suture esophageal stent introducer

A stent delivery system includes an inner elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. An outer elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, and first, second, and third lumens. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116847

Suture esophageal stent introducer

A stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. A stent is positioned on the stent receiving portion of the elongate shaft. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116846

Suture esophageal stent introducer

A stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. A stent is positioned on the stent receiving portion of the elongate shaft, the stent having a first configuration and a second configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116845

Suture esophageal stent introducer

A stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. A stent is positioned on the stent receiving portion of the elongate shaft, the stent having a first configuration and a second configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116841

Suture esophageal stent introducer

A stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. A stent is positioned on the stent receiving portion of the elongate shaft, the stent having a first configuration and a second configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116840

Suture esophageal stent introducer

A stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. A stent is positioned on the stent receiving portion of the elongate shaft, the stent having a first configuration and a second configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116839

Tube and suture introducer system

A stent delivery system and method are provided. The stent delivery system includes an elongate shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion, at least one lumen extending at least partially therethrough, and a stent receiving portion on the distal portion of the elongate shaft. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116838

Preloaded branch wire loop constraint

An endoluminal prosthesis assembly includes a delivery system having an introduction end, an operator end, and a stent graft retention region. An endoluminal prosthesis is disposed at the stent graft retention region. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116835

Stent with segments capable of uncoupling during expansion

Examples of a stent is provided with interlocking joints removably coupling adjacent axial stent segments. Mating elements forming the interlocking joints maintain circumferential and axial engagement when the stent is in the radially compressed configuration, for example, during tracking of the stent to a treatment site of a body vessel, and become disengaged during radial expansion of the stent. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116783

Prosthesis with branched portion

Examples of prostheses are provided having an internal branch. A tubular graft body of the prosthesis defines a main lumen extending between an inflow end and an outflow end of the graft body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116714

Medical device with a shape-memory alloy coated inner surface

A medical device may include an elongate tubular member having a distal portion that is configured to curl in a desired direction. A shape-memory alloy structure may be disposed in a lumen of the elongate tubular member at the distal portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180116495

High-pressure endoscope cleaning device

In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a device for cleaning an endoscope. The device may include an elongate housing with a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of a medical device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104458

Shape controlled balloon catheter

A shape controlled balloon catheter includes the balloon mounted about a catheter. A wire is spirally wound about the balloon and includes a manipulation segment extending along a centerline of the catheter away from the balloon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104399

Dialysate regenerating device

Devices and methods for regenerating dialysate are disclosed. In certain aspects, the present disclosure provides a multi-stage dialysate regenerating device comprising a first stage having a filter membrane for filtering a dialysate solution into a first fluid flow and a second fluid flow and a second stage having an osmotic membrane for allowing transfer of solvent from one of the first or second fluid flow into the other. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104078

Deploying a balloon expandable stent to induce spiral flow

A balloon expanded stent delivery system includes an inflation constraint, such as a wire, spirally wound about the longitudinal axis in contact with a balloon and attached to an underlying catheter. A balloon expanded stent is mounted about the balloon and the inflation constraint. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104076

Implantable flow adjuster

An implantable flow adjuster (20) includes proximal and distal support rings (22, 24) which support a flow adjuster panel (26). The flow adjuster panel (26) divides the lumen through the device (20) into two sections, one of reducing cross sectional area and the other of increasing of increasing cross sectional area. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180104054

Stent structures for use with valve replacements

The present embodiments provide a medical device for implantation in a patient-comprising a stent and a valve. The stent comprises a proximal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a first outer diameter in an expanded state, and a distal region comprising a cylindrical shape having a second outer diameter in the expanded state. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180103974

Thrombectomy catheter

A medical device for use in extraction of emboli from a body vessel is described. The medical device includes a tubular member comprising a proximal end and extending to a distal end, and a collection member having a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration and being movable therebetween, the collection member having an apical end disposed to the distal end of the tubular member and extending to a basal end defining a body portion therebetween, the apical and basal ends having a second lumen formed therethrough and in fluid communication with the tubular member, the collection member comprising at least one port formed through the body portion.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180103960

Self-centering spiral filter

The present disclosure describes filter devices for deployment to body vessels where clots or emboli may need to be captured, particularly the vena cava. The filter device is of a spiral construction, having a first loop and a second loop, with a helical portion extending helically therebetween. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/12/18 / #20180099088

Therapeutic agents for delivery using a catheter and pressure source

The present embodiments provide systems and methods suitable for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target site. A container holds the therapeutic agent and a pressure source has pressurized fluid in selective fluid communication with at least a portion of the container. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/12/18 / #20180098868

Ribbed handle for vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system includes a handle comprised of a first shell connected to a second shell. A thumbwheel, which includes a radially outward thumb surface and a spool, is rotatably mounted in the handle. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/05/18 / #20180092691

Rotation mechanism for bipolar and monopolar devices

An electrosurgical device and a method of orienting the electrosurgical device are provided. The device includes a rotation mechanism including a first and a second connector where the first connector is rotatable relative to the second connector. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/05/18 / #20180092513

Low profile endoscope

An endoscope and a vision system including the endoscope and an electrical-light connector are provided. A distal tip of the endoscope includes a lens and image device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/29/18 / #20180085099

Sample retrieval device and method of use thereof

One aspect of the present invention generally relates to a sample retrieval device and to system including such a device in combination with biopsy needle. Another aspect of the invention provides a method of using the sample retrieval device in combination with the biopsy needle to retrieve a biopsy sample from a patient and to prepare the sample for examination.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/29/18 / #20180084978

Irrigation devices adapted to be used with a light source for the identification and treatment of bodily passages

Devices and methods of identifying and treating bodily passages, such as sinus cavities, are provided. More particularly, irrigation devices and methods useful in the identification and treatment of bodily passages, such as sinus cavities, are provided. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078742

Radiopaque composite wire for medical applications and method of making a radiopaque composite wire

A radiopaque composite wire for medical applications comprises a core comprising a rare earth metal, an outer layer comprising a nickel-titanium alloy disposed over the core, and a diffusion barrier comprising a barrier material between the core and the outer layer. A method of making a radiopaque composite wire includes cold drawing a composite billet through a die, where the composite billet includes a tube comprising a nickel-titanium alloy disposed about a rod comprising a rare earth metal, and a barrier layer comprising a barrier material disposed between the tube and the rod. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078359

Endoluminal prosthesis

An endoluminal prosthesis with a main tubular body and an auxiliary body surrounding the main tubular body to create a cavity between the main tubular body and the auxiliary body. At least one dividing wall attached to the main tubular body and the auxiliary body divides the cavity into at least two chambers, one of which has an outlet opening to the exterior of the prosthesis. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/22/18 / #20180078358

Multi-level suture attachments for coupling a stent to graft material

The present embodiments provide stent-grafts. In one embodiment, a stent has proximal and distal ends, a plurality of strut segments disposed between the proximal and distal ends that enable expansion of the stent from a compressed state to a deployed state, and a series of distal apices disposed at the distal end of the stent. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/15/18 / #20180071498

Textile balloon catheters

Textile balloon catheters, textile sleeves useful in balloon catheters, and methods of making balloon catheters are described. An example catheter includes an elongate shaft and a balloon movable between uninflated and inflated configurations, and a textile sleeve secured to the balloon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/15/18 / #20180071125

Prosthesis deployment system and method

The present embodiments provide a prosthesis deployment system, and method of deployment of a prosthesis using the same, having a positioning member at least partially disposed within a tubular segment of a tip assembly. The positioning member is movable between nondeployed and deployed configurations. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/15/18 / #20180071124

Fenestrated endoluminal prosthesis and system and method of deployment thereof

The present embodiments provide an endoluminal prosthesis deployment system and method for deploying the prosthesis for cannulation of branch vessels. The prosthesis includes an anterior fenestration and a posterior opening. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/15/18 / #20180071122

Stent designs for use with one or more trigger wires

The present embodiments provide a stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises a series of proximal apices disposed at a proximal end of the stent and a series of distal apices disposed at a distal end of the stent. A trigger wire is adapted to be coupled to at least one of the proximal apices to restrain a proximal end of the stent during delivery. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064916

Coated medical device

A coated medical device (10) including a structure (12) adapted for introduction into a passage or vessel of a patient. The structure is formed of preferably a non-porous base material (14) having a bioactive material layer (18) disposed thereon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/08/18 / #20180064455

Clot retrieval catheter

A clot retrieval device, for example to be used in a thrombectomy, is provided including a catheter, an elongated member, and a knitted basket with a proximal end coupled to the catheter and a distal end coupled to the elongated member. The elongated member is movable between an expanded position and a compressed position relative to the catheter and is configured so that the knitted basket expands radially and compresses as the elongated member is moved to the compressed position. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180056052

Apparatus and methods for delivering therapeutic agents

The present embodiments provide apparatus and methods suitable for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target site. The apparatus generally comprises at least one container for holding a therapeutic agent, and a pressure source for facilitating delivery of the therapeutic agent. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055667

Composite stent graft

A composite stent graft has a balloon expandable stent portion, a tubular graft material portion inside or outside of the balloon expandable stent portion and self expanding stents associated with the tubular graft material portion. Part of the balloon expandable stent portion can extend beyond the proximal end of the tubular graft material portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055635

Expandable support frame and medical device

Support frames and medical devices are described. An example medical device comprises an expandable support frame with first and second leaflets attached to the support frame. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180055618

Vena cava filter with dual retrieval

An intravascular filter assembly has an expanded state for capturing thrombi in a patient's blood vessel, a first a collapsed state for removal from the patient's blood vessel in a first direction and a second collapsed state for removal from the patient's blood vessel in a second direction. A plurality of first struts extends from a first axial side of a fixed hub, and a plurality of second struts extends from the opposite axial side of the fixed hub. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/22/18 / #20180049801

Methods for facilitation of heat transfer to a vessel wall in heat induced embolization

The present disclosure provides for a device and methods of use to endoluminally heat and/or occlude a body vessel. The method includes a step of contracting the vessel to be treated by a contraction method, such as by delivering an electrical stimulus to induce spasms and decrease the diameter of the vessel. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/15/18 / #20180043143

System for reducing local discomfort

A device for targeted delivery of a substance to an airway may include a conduit and at least two applicators. The conduit may include a proximal end and a bifurcated distal portion having two distal ends. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/15/18 / #20180043067

Medical devices for delivering a bioactive to a point of treatment and methods of making medical devices

Methods of making medical devices are described. A method of making a medical device for delivering a bioactive includes preparing a suitable solution comprising the bioactive; placing a vessel containing the solution over a substrate comprising a biocompatible foam and defining open cells; initiating flow of the solution from the vessel and toward the substrate such that the solution exits the vessel and contacts the substrate; and maintaining flow of the solution for an amount of time sufficient to achieve a desired volume of the solution within the substrate. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/15/18 / #20180042713

Prosthesis having pivoting fenestration

The present disclosure relates to an endoluminal prosthesis, such as a stent graft that includes one or more fenestrations to accommodate endovascular disease, such as an aneurysm in cases where one or more side branches is involved. In one aspect, the prosthesis includes fenestrations that are pivotable to accommodate the dynamic geometry of the aortic branches. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/15/18 / #20180042635

Ultra-sonic medical dissector and method of disembedding a medical device from soft tissue

An ultra-sonic medical dissector includes a vibration generator and a wire that defines a cutting loop remote from a first end and a second end. The wire is coupled to the vibration generator in a cutting configuration, and a cutting surface is located on an inner curvature of the cutting loop. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036110

Endograft for treating branched vessels

An endograft comprising a proximal end and a distal end is disclosed. The endograft comprises a tube of biocompatible material. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180036022

Device for improving electrohydraulic lithotripsy probe stiffness

A lithotripsy probe is provided including an elongate body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending therethrough. The lithotripsy probe further includes a stiffening element with a proximal end, a distal end, and a length extending from the proximal end to the distal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028793

Balloon catheter and method for making same

In at least one embodiment of the present invention a balloon catheter is provided. The balloon catheter comprises a shaft having a lumen formed therethrough. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028785

Steerable catheter with wire-tensioning mechanism

A spool and gear mechanism for tensioning and manipulating the steering/deflection control wires of a steerable catheter device provides for a desired level of tension that will allow operation of the device without too little or too much tension in those wires. In a wire-tensioning mechanism for a steerable catheter, the mechanism includes at least a first and second steering/deflection control wire each attached to the spool by winding around its own detent-engaged rotatable gear in the spool and extending out through a radial wall of the spool to engage into a steerable catheter body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028783

Steerable catheter handle

A steerable-catheter handle includes an outer housing with a multilumen catheter body extending generally distally therefrom. An internal track, including at least one track-defining lateral edge element, is disposed between distal and proximal terminal ends of the outer housing, which also houses a manifold engaged with the catheter body, a working-channel port member in fluid and mechanical communication with at least a first catheter lumen, a vacuum channel port member in fluid communication with at least one catheter lumen via one or both of the working channel port member and the manifold, and a generally proximal catheter port open to the internal track, where a distal endmost portion of the catheter mechanically communicates with one or more control surfaces so that the distal endmost portion of the catheter is deflectable along at least two intersecting axes, and where a portion of the catheter body extends removably through the internal track.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028778

Steerable multilumen catheter shaft

A multilumen catheter shaft body includes a proximal end segment with a first durometer and a first longitudinal length dimension. A proximal intermediate segment is fixedly joined to a distal end of the proximal end segment and includes a second durometer and a second longitudinal length dimension. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028263

Electrosurgical devices with a single conductive tubular element for accessing anatomical structures

An electrosurgical medical device may include a conductive tubular element disposed about an outer surface of an elongate tubular member at a distal portion of the tubular member. The conductive tubular member may be delivered to a treatment site of a gastrointestinal (gi) tract of a patient and electrically activated. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028216

Cutting devices and methods

Cutting devices useful for cutting objects or materials are described. Examples of cutting devices useful for creating avulsions in animals, such as human beings, are described. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028191

Occlusion device and methods of using the same

An occlusion device for occluding a body vessel and methods of using the device are disclosed.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180028048

Brake mechanism of a steerable catheter

A steerable catheter includes a brake mechanism with a knob mounted to a catheter handle body. The knob is rotatable around a knob axis, and the catheter handle body includes at least one steering control spool rotatable around a spool axis that is orthogonal to the knob axis. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180024048

Optical technique for coating characterization

The present invention generally relates to methods for determining the presence and distribution of a polarization active material present in a coating. In one embodiment, the coating is present on an implantable device, for example an implantable stent.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021548

Low profile introducer apparatus

An introducer apparatus includes an outer sleeve and an inner cannula received within the lumen of the outer sleeve. The outer sleeve has a profile such that at least a portion of the distal end of the outer sleeve tapers in the distal direction at an angle not exceeding about 2° relative to a longitudinal axis of the apparatus. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021158

Stent graft with internal constraining mechanism

A stent graft assembly having a tubular body and a constraining patch attached to the interior surface of the tubular body. The constraining patch delineates a small passageway close to the inner surface of the tubular body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021155

Tapered body aaa graft

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for deployment of a modular stent-graft system. In one embodiment, a modular system comprises a first stent graft having a tapered zone, a second stent graft configured for insertion within the first stent graft, the second stent graft comprising a tapered zone, wherein each tapered zone has an angle of taper and the angle of taper of the tapered zone of the second stent graft is substantially the same as the angle of taper of the tapered zone of the first stent graft, and wherein when the second stent graft is disposed within the first stent graft, the tapered zone of the second stent graft conforms precisely to the tapered zone of the first stent graft.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021122

Implantable medical device and method

An implantable medical device such as a filter includes a plurality of struts arranged in a generally conical form with each strut having a first end, a second end, and an operative length between the first and second ends. Each strut is able to flex along its operative length and includes a strut skeleton having a first flexural modulus and a reinforcement element extending along the operative length and attached to the strut skeleton. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180021091

Suction lithotripsy apparatus, method and kit

Medical devices, methods and kits useful in the disruption and removal of unwanted materials, such as calculi and other formations, from within body lumens are described. The disclosure describes particular embodiments and methods useful in the lithotriptic removal of stones from the salivary glands.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/18/18 / #20180014955

Controlled expansion stent graft delivery system

A controlled expansion stent graft delivery system has an adjustment configuration in which a retractable sheath is at a retracted position out of contact with a stent graft, but expansion of the stent graft is controlled by a control tether, which has a middle segment wrapped around a fabric tube of the stent graft. The stent graft changes diameter responsive to a tension level in the control tether. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/18/18 / #20180014954

Pistol stent delivery device and method of operating same

The stent delivery device includes a pistol shaped handle with a barrel portion extending atop a grip portion. A trigger actuator is pivotably mounted to the pistol shaped handle and defines an angle with respect to the grip portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/18/18 / #20180014953

Stent having reduced foreshortening

A stent includes a plurality of stent rings and a plurality of connecting members for connecting adjacent stent rings. The stent rings are expandable from an unexpanded state to an expanded state, each stent ring including a plurality of struts. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/18/18 / #20180014717

Adaptor for multiple types of endoscope

An adaptor and method for connecting a medical device to an endoscope are provided where the adaptor and the endoscope have non-compatible connectors. The adaptor includes a first portion including a proximal end portion having a mating connector for connecting to the elongate medical device and a distal end adapted to operably connect to an accessory channel of the endoscope. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008444

Multi-stage balloon catheter, and method of operating same in a curved passageway

A multi-stage balloon catheter has a deflated state, a first inflation state at a first pressure and a second inflation state at a higher fluid pressure. In the first inflation state, the multi-stage balloon has a plurality of bulb segments separated by waist hoops that allow the multi-stage balloon to conform to match the curvature of a passageway. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008397

Prosthesis having pivoting fenestration

The present disclosure relates to an endoluminal prosthesis, such as a stent graft that includes one or more fenestrations to accommodate endovascular disease, such as an aneurysm in cases where one or more side branches is involved. In one aspect, the prosthesis includes fenestrations that are pivotable to accommodate the dynamic geometry of the aortic branches.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008396

Introducer for a side branch device

An introduction arrangement for a fenestrated or branched stent graft (13) intended for deployment into the lumen of a vessel having a blind vessel extending from it. The introducer (1) has a distal end intended to remain outside a patient in use and a proximal end with a nose cone dilator (11) and an arrangement to retain the branched stent graft distally of the nose cone dilator. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/11/18 / #20180008395

Introducer for a side branch device

An introduction arrangement for a fenestrated or branched stent graft (13) intended for deployment into the lumen of a vessel having a blind vessel extending from it. The introducer (1) has a distal end intended to remain outside a patient in use and a proximal end with a nose cone dilator (11) and an arrangement to retain the branched stent graft distally of the nose cone dilator. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/04/18 / #20180001063

Balloon catheter and method of use thereof

One aspect of the invention provides a balloon catheter having a distal tip that does not extend distally beyond the distal end of the catheter balloon when the catheter balloon is inflated. In one embodiment, the distal end of the catheter balloon has a substantially flat profile when inflated. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

12/28/17 / #20170367811

Aortic graft device

An aortic arch device that is a unitary tube of graft material having a crimped unstented portion and a stented portion, a collar at the junction of the crimped unstented portion and the stented portion, at least one fenestration or lateral opening in the graft material to accommodate arteries in the aortic arch. Branches may extend from the fenestrations.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

12/28/17 / #20170367711

Implantable medical device with lumen constriction

An implantable medical device includes a support structure which is twistable in a longitudinal direction of the device. A sleeve of filter or occluding material is attached to the ends of the structure. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

12/28/17 / #20170367710

Double sided occlusive device

This application discloses an occlusive device that includes a frame movable between a deliver condition and a blocking condition, the frame including a center region, a plurality of distal arms, a plurality of proximal arms, where both the distal and proximal arms curve away from the center region, with flexible sheet material couple to both the distal and proximal arms that block a lumen when the frame is in the blocking condition. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the occlusive device and a medical device incorporating the occlusive device.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

12/21/17 / #20170360423

Removable medical retractor tip

The exemplary embodiments illustrated provide the discovery of systems, methods, and apparatuses of removable tips for use with medical retractors in laparoscopic surgery that provide many benefits, including but not limited to, improving the efficiency and navigation to the target anatomy while maintaining adequate exposure to the target anatomy.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

12/14/17 / #20170354500

Mitral prolapse valve restrictor

The present disclosure provides unique medical devices for treating prolapsing valves, as well as associated methods of forming and using those devices. The present disclosure provides cardiac valve implants configured to attach to or brace against patient tissue within the atrium.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

12/07/17 / #20170348126

Medical device introducer assembly particularly for branched medical devices

An introducer assembly includes a distal sheath and a proximal sheath. A splitting element is located at a proximal end of the distal sheath and is arranged to split the distal sheath in a distal direction, so as to deploy first a branch element of a medical device and thereafter the distal end of the medical device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340794

Filtration system and process for peritoneal dialysis

Described are peritoneal dialysis systems and methods that involve the use of crossflow filtration of a used dialysate withdrawn from the peritoneal space of a patient. The filtration forms a retentate containing amounts of an osmotic agent and a permeate containing amounts of water and nitrogen-containing waste products of the patient. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/30/17 / #20170340434

Device useful for localized therapeutic delivery without flow obstruction

Medical devices and methods are provided. In some aspects, devices useful for applying therapy locally within a body vessel are disclosed, the devices having a stent graft with flared end regions with a catheter providing fluid communication to the outer side of the narrower, intermediate region of the stent graft. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/23/17 / #20170333235

Branch stent graft deployment and method

A deployment device for deploying a self-expanding branched stent graft. The device includes a branched stent graft retained on an introducer. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/23/17 / #20170333048

Temporary occlusion of blood vessel using extra-luminal balloon

A method of treating a vessel, such as sclerotherapy, includes moving a short balloon catheter to a position at which a compliant extra-luminal balloon is outside of the vessel at an occlusion site, and between the vessel and a non-compliant bearing surface. The vessel is occluded at the occlusion site by inflating the compliant extra-luminal balloon of the balloon catheter, and bearing an outer surface of the balloon against the vessel and the non-compliant bearing surface. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/23/17 / #20170333016

Vibrating medical device assembly and method of retrieving embedded implantable device

An implanted device, such as an inferior vena cava filter, that is partially embedded in soft tissue is retrieved by coupling a vibration device to the implanted device. The implanted device is disembedded from the soft tissue at least in part by generating a vibration with a vibration generator, transmitting the vibration along the vibration transmission apparatus to the implanted device, and vibrating the implanted device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/16/17 / #20170325792

Rotating full-core biopsy needle

There is disclosed, among other things, embodiments of a biopsy needle for taking a full core sample through soft tissue. In the illustrated embodiments, the needle includes a single monolithic tubular member having a notch cut part-way through a distal portion of the tubular member to form an arch-shaped finger. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/09/17 / #20170319828

Wire lock assembly

A wire lock assembly for an access port of an elongate medical tube includes a body having an exterior surface, an interior surface, and a central opening disposed therethrough, an attachment mechanism disposed through the exterior surface of the body, the attachment mechanism having an open end and a closed end, at least one notch arranged on the body and positioned proximate to the central opening and at least one seal supported within the interior surface of the body in communication with the central opening, the seal comprising a passageway therethrough, where the interior surface of the body defines a non-linear pathway for securing one or more medical devices.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/09/17 / #20170319818

Drug delivery device

The present disclosure provides for a fluid delivery device for a body vessel and a method of use. The fluid delivery device may have an elongate member having a proximal end extending along the longitudinal axis to a closed distal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/09/17 / #20170319220

Articulating basket with simultaneous basket extension or basket retraction

A retrieval device is provided for retrieving stones, calculi, and other objects from a body. The device allows for a retrieval basket to be articulated and extended simultaneously. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/12/17 / #20170290622

Medical device

The present disclosure provides for a device and methods of use to endoluminally ablate and/or occlude a body vessel using a current to perform resistive heating. The device includes a resistive coil, which in some embodiments has a portion with a first, higher average pitch which can be electrified, and a second, lower average pitch, which is not electrified but aids in relieving mechanical stress. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/05/17 / #20170281835

Needle surface for reduced coagulation and method for same

A medical needle may include a lumen coating configured to reduce surface energy of the lumen-facing/lumen defining surface, in a manner effective to slow and/or reduce coagulation of biomaterial (particularly blood) that contacts the needle lumen surface. Such a coating may include a hydrophobic coating such as a silane and/or siloxane material on at least the needle lumen surface. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/28/17 / #20170273812

Wire retention and release mechanisms

Devices for delivering and deploying a prosthesis are disclosed and comprise a sheath, a prosthesis disposed within a distal end portion of the sheath, and a wire having a first end coupled to the prosthesis and a second end coupled to the sheath. A body portion of the wire comprises a slack in the wire, and the sheath, prosthesis, and wire are configured so that a proximal movement of the sheath relative to the prosthesis reduces the slack in the wire, and a subsequent proximal movement of the sheath relative to the prosthesis decouples the wire from the prosthesis. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/28/17 / #20170273736

Medical device

A medical device includes a heating element and at least one multifunctional wire coupled to the heating element. The multifunctional wire provides current for both heating the heating element and for determining the temperature of the medical device as a thermocouple. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/14/17 / #20170259044

Balloon catheter and method of making same

A balloon catheter includes a one-piece extrusion having inner and outer tubular walls, where the inner tubular wall defines a wire guide lumen, and a clearance extending between the inner and outer tubular walls forms an inflation lumen. A balloon is attached to the outer tubular wall and to the inner tubular wall, such that the inflation lumen is in fluid communication with the balloon and the wire guide lumen extends through the balloon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170252539

Magnetic guidance system particularly for neurological device

A magnetic guidance system (20) for guiding a guidewire (70) or other elongate medical device includes a magnet unit (20) disposed in one implementation adjacent a head end of a patient table (30). The magnet unit is disposed on a magnet support which enables the magnet unit (20) to move in a periodic motion substantially around a single plane. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170252193

Systems and methods for securing and releasing a portion of a stent

The present embodiments provide systems and methods for deploying at least a portion of a stent, comprising a retaining member having a main body. At least one slot is formed into the main body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170252146

Low profile non-symmetrical stent

A stent for use in a medical procedure having opposing sets of curved apices, where the curved section of one set of apices has a radius of curvature that is greater than the curved section of the other set of apices. One or more such stents may be attached to a graft material for use in endovascular treatment of, for example, aneurysm, thoracic dissection, or other body vessel condition.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170252046

Medical filament delivery apparatus

Medical filament delivery apparatus includes a feed chamber to which can be fed filamentary material from a store of filamentary material. The apparatus is designed to feed filamentary material through a catheter into a patient, for example into an aneurysm. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc








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