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Cook Medical Technologies Llc patents (2016 archive)


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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Peritoneal dialysis systems and methods

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peritoneal dialysis systems and methods that involve the use of first and second stage filtration of a used dialysate withdrawn from the peritoneal space of a patient.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

Prosthesis delivery device

A prosthesis delivery device comprises a proximal end and a distal end, a prosthesis retention section at the proximal end, and a prosthesis retained on the prosthesis retention section. The prosthesis has a proximal end releasably attached at the prosthesis retention section and a distal end releasably attached at the prosthesis retention section. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Implant introducer with helical trigger wire

A delivery device for deploying an expandable, endoluminal prosthesis within a body vessel is disclosed. The delivery device may include one or more stent graft retention scaffolds having a plurality of arches, each arch encompassing an aperture forming a helical path and a trigger wire passing through at least two of the apertures following the helical path, wherein at least a portion of the stent graft is retained in a compressed configuration on the delivery device by the retention scaffold and trigger wire.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Cervical cerclage assistance device

A medical device configured for assistance with the cervical cerclage procedure is provided. The medical device includes a barrier structure with a finger and a therebetween. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Bioactive material coated medical device

An implantable medical device includes a bioactive material coated on a contact surface. The contact surface and bioactive material each has a defined surface energy density comprising a polar component and a non-polar component. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Spiral blood flow device with diameter independent helix angle

A spiral blood flow device includes a stent made up of a plurality of expansion members joined to a plurality of axial members that permit the stent to change diameter among a continuum of expanded configurations. The axial members have fixed orientation, whereas the expansion members have a variable orientation relative to the longitudinal axis throughout the continuum of expanded configurations. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Anti-aspiration valve

A prosthesis and a method for making a prosthesis for controlling flow through a bodily lumen are provided. The prosthesis includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough and further includes a valve operably connected to the body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Laparoscopic medical device assembly with detachable end effector, and method of using same

A laparoscopic medical device assembly includes a laparoscopic tool with a handle actuator coupled to slide a deployment/capture device within, and relative to, a sheath. An end effector has a knob attached to a proximal end of an actuator rod that extends through a base, and includes a pair of arms pivotally attached to the base. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical device snare

According to one example a medical device snare is described that may comprise a first strip and a second strip, each having an interlock feature. The first interlock feature configured as a groove and the second interlock feature configured as a rail may be interlocked such that the first strip and the second strip are slidable parallel to one another so a snare portion may form a loop.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Snare auto micro-lock

A surgical snare is provided having an operating wire and an outer sheath having a lumen extending therethrough, wherein the operating wire is disposed within the lumen and is longitudinally movable within the lumen. The surgical snare also has a first locking member attached to the operating wire and a second locking member attached to the outer sheath. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Stent delivery system

A stent delivery system is provided that includes an inner elongate shaft with a lumen and an outer elongate shaft with a lumen, where the inner elongate shaft coaxially extends at least partially within the lumen of the outer elongate shaft. The stent delivery system also a pull member movably disposed along the the inner elongate shaft and first and second restraining members removably secured to the pull member. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Deployment handle for a pre-loaded iliac prosthesis delivery device

A delivery system for delivering an endovascular prosthesis is disclosed. A prosthesis is releasably coupled to a proximal end of the system. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Low profile stepped delivery system

A low profile stepped delivery system for retracting trigger wires from a prosthesis to release the prosthesis from a delivery device. A rod is disposed within an axial bore of a handle. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Medical siphon

Medical siphons and methods of pumping fluids are provided. A medical siphon may include a valve configured to be implanted in a body vessel, a sphincter disposed below the valve and wrapping around a wall of the body vessel, and a pacemaker disposed on the sphincter. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331449

Expandable ablation catheter

An expandable ablation catheter includes an expandable section having a plurality of channels defining struts. The expandable section has at least one conductor on one of the struts configured to couple to an energy source. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331405

Endoscopic needle stylet with enhanced-flexibility lengths

A single-wire stylet may be constructed as an elongate single-wire, memory-metal alloy body with a generally cylindrical body profile, extending distally from a proximal end terminus, where embodiments include a polymeric distal tip member fixedly attached directly at a distal end of the single-wire body. At least one lengthwise portion of the single-wire body is at least partially in martensitic phase at operating temperatures at and below about 37° c. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/17/16 / #20160331379

Device to aid the delivery of a coil of filament

A medical filler delivery assembly includes a micro catheter for delivering filler material such as filamentary material into an aneurysm in a vessel. The assembly also includes a positioning mechanism which includes a support element made of knitted wires, as well as an expansion mechanism for expanding the support element within the vessel. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/10/16 / #20160324624

Anti-aspiration prosthesis

A prosthesis and a method of manufacturing the prosthesis for controlling flow through a bodily lumen are provided. The prosthesis includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/03/16 / #20160317788

Transradial celiac artery catheter

The present disclosure provides unique products and methods for accessing the vasculature of a patient. The catheter arrangements disclosed herein include a distal segment having a first substantially straight portion, a laterally extending portion, a tip-opposing portion, a tip-deflecting portion and a distal tip. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/03/16 / #20160317335

Medical cannulae, delivery systems and methods

The disclosure relates to cannulae, delivery systems, methods of making cannulae, and methods of making delivery systems. A delivery system comprises an elongate outer tubular member defining an outer tubular member lumen, a cannula having a circumferential wall extending between a proximal end and a distal end and defining an interior lumen, and an intraluminal medical device disposed within the outer tubular member lumen distal to the cannula and not about the cannula. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/03/16 / #20160317218

Handle and cable assemblies for electrosurgical devices and cyst ablation techniques

An electrosurgical medical device may include an elongate needle that is delivered to a gastrointestinal tract of a patient and inserted through the gastrointestinal wall and into a cyst. Fluid within the cyst may be aspirated through a lumen of the needle. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

11/03/16 / #20160317185

Variable stiffness cannulae and associated delivery systems and methods

The disclosure relates to cannulae, delivery systems, methods of making cannulae, and methods of making delivery systems. A cannula comprises an elongate tubular member having a circumferential wall extending between a proximal end and a distal end and defining an interior lumen. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/27/16 / #20160310113

Biopsy tissue handling apparatus

A biopsy tissue handling device having a system of interconnected wells and channels allows processing of biopsy samples, such as from a biopsy needle, while avoiding damage to delicate tissue specimens. Tissue cores may be obtained from biopsy samples and transferred to a pathology lab with minimal physical manipulation.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/20/16 / #20160302907

Carotid artery blood filter plugging alarm

An intravascular filter device having a flexible arm which comprises a portion of an alarm system for detecting filling or plugging of the filter by captured emboli is described. The flexible arm may be made of ferromagnetic material, a magnet, or have at its tip a magnet which, as it moves under systolic and diastolic pressures, generates a signal detectable by an electrical sensor or a magnetometer. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/20/16 / #20160302794

Detachment mechanism for vascular devices

The disclosure provides for a delivery apparatus or mechanism and method of use for delivering a medical device to the body of a patient. The apparatus may have an outer catheter independently mobile from an inner sheath and an elongate member. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/20/16 / #20160302650

Steerable guide member and catheter

Medical devices are described and illustrated herein. In particular, steerable guide members and catheters useful in the identification and treatment of bodily passages are provided. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296731

Introducer sheath having profiled reinforcing member

An introducer sheath includes an inner liner having a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough, a coil positioned over the inner liner, and an outer jacket positioned over the liner and the coil. The outer jacket is bonded to the inner liner between the coil turns. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296466

Injectable albumin based vascular occluder

A composition for occluding a body vessel is disclosed. This composition is a tripartite composition comprising a polymer, a protein or polypeptide, and a sclerosant. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296353

Sliding fenestration

A prosthesis comprising a graft having a tubular body with a wall defining an external surface of the graft and a pouch. The graft further comprises a strip with at least one fenestration, wherein the strip is at least partially contained within the pouch. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296352

Axial lock and release stent deployment system

The present disclosure relates to stents and methods of delivering and deploying the same. The stents include fasteners about their periphery and when the stent is radially compressed, the fasteners come into alignment such that a device may be placed through openings in the fasteners to hold the stent in the radially compressed configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/13/16 / #20160296238

Medical device with connected legs

A vascular filter includes a hub and a basket portion. The filter is formed from a plurality of strands of a biocompatible material such as a polymer or a super-elastic metal alloy. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

10/06/16 / #20160287845

Catheter and treatment methods for lower leg ischemia

A method of treating lower leg ischemia in a patient includes advancing a wire guide upstream through a vascular access sheath extending into an artery of the patient at a percutaneous entry point in the lower leg, and increasing a downstream flow of blood through the artery at least in part by dilating a constriction in the artery with a treatment mechanism guided into the constriction via the wire guide. The method further includes withdrawing a catheter which is coupled with the treatment mechanism from the patient at the percutaneous entry point via sliding the catheter downstream through the vascular access sheath. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/29/16 / #20160281866

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

Valve devices for selectively controlling fluid flow through multiple converging paths are described. An example valve device comprises a housing defining first and second inlet paths, an outlet path, a junction in fluid communication with the first and second inlet paths and the outlet path, and first and second plunger cavities. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/29/16 / #20160278843

Medical ablation system and method with reduced stray heating

A medical ablation system includes an elongate element to be inserted endoluminally into a patient's vessel and includes at its distal end a pre-heating element and an ablation element. The system provides pre-heating of, for example, blood to a first threshold temperature above body temperature but below ablation temperature; and then a second heating stage provided by the ablation element. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/29/16 / #20160278839

Vessel ablation system with adjustable ablation terminal

Rf ablation system includes a catheter having a lumen therein and a first electrode. Second electrode is disposed around the catheter proximate the distal end of the catheter and spaced from the first electrode by an insulating spacer which may be a part of the catheter or a sleeve on the first electrode. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/22/16 / #20160271377

Malecot enhancement with biasing spring member

A tubular medical device, such as an elongate catheter is provided. The catheter includes an anchor mechanism with two or more arms biased toward an expanded position and can be urged toward a narrower insertion position. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/22/16 / #20160271373

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

09/22/16 / #20160271366

Steerable catheter

A steerable catheter that includes a first elongated member, a second elongated member, and a distal tip coupled to distal portions of the first and second elongated members. The first elongated member has at least one lumen and a male or female element. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/22/16 / #20160270937

Endograft introducer assembly having a transfer sheath

An endograft introducer assembly having a transfer sheath is disclosed. The assembly includes a pusher assembly comprising a guide wire catheter, a tip mounted to a proximal end of the guide wire catheter, a stent graft receiving portion distal of the tip and a pusher distal of the receiving portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/22/16 / #20160270935

System and method for the sequential expansion of a medical device

A system for deploying a stent graft includes a stent graft. The stent graft has a tubular structure and includes first and second end stents and at least one stent between the first and second end stents. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/22/16 / #20160270899

Devices, systems, and methods for repair of vascular defects

A balloon-expandable shunt is disclosed for shunting a vessel which has a graft with two ends and at least one expandable support element supporting the graft from within along a length at or near at least one of its ends. The shunt is bifurcated at an aperture that leads to a side-channel and which has a closed configuration and an open configuration such that when the aperture is in the closed configuration it defines a clot-resistant inner graft surface and when the aperture is in the open configuration it is configured to provide access to the shunt for a balloon that actuates the expandable support element. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/22/16 / #20160270770

Coaxial incisional full-core biopsy needle

Among other things, there are disclosed embodiments of full-core biopsy needles having an outer needle component and a middle cannula through a lumen in the outer component, through which a mandrel may be placed. The outer component includes an internal boss that reduces its internal diameter, and the cannula includes fingers that extend distally. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/15/16 / #20160263354

Flexible hybrid wire guide

A hybrid wire guide is comprised of a distal segment of nitinol wire welded to a proximal segment of stainless steel wire. The stainless steel wire includes a flex transition segment that terminates at the weld, and defines a plurality of flexibility enhancing voids distributed in a pattern along a centerline so that a flexibility of the flex transition segment changes toward a match of a flexibility of the nitinol wire over a tracking segment that extends distally from the weld. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/15/16 / #20160263347

Multi-lumen biologic-delivering device

Arrangements and methods for delivering bioactive agents and/or cells into an extended volume of tissue are disclosed. In one embodiment, a cell-delivering needle arrangement has a tube positioned within a tube and fixedly attached to a wall thereof. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/15/16 / #20160262919

Prosthesis delivery device with a pusher extension and an extension dilator

A delivery device and methods for deploying an endovascular prosthesis within the common and internal iliac arteries are described. The device comprises a pusher catheter having a proximal end and a pusher extension extending proximally therefrom. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/15/16 / #20160262869

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

09/08/16 / #20160256304

Stent graft delivery device pre-loaded with a single wire for device tracking and cannulation

A stent graft delivery device that is pre-loaded with a single guide wire for both tracking the device within a main vessel as well as for cannulating one or more branch vessels is described. The delivery device comprises a delivery catheter having a prosthesis releasably secured thereto and a nose cone extending from the proximal end of the catheter. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/08/16 / #20160256301

Pre-loaded delivery device with tri-fold proximal prosthesis attachment

A pre-loaded prosthesis delivery device is described. In one example, the prosthesis delivery device is pre-loaded with a single wire that allows the device to be tracked into place within a vessel and also facilitates cannulation of a branch vessel. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/08/16 / #20160256297

Bow stent

A stent having a main linear strut and at least two secondary struts. The main linear strut includes an outer member and an inner member. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/08/16 / #20160256257

Implantable medical device

A stent graft includes a tubular graft element to which there are attached a plurality of stent rings. The stent rings are formed of a plurality of stent struts arranged in a zig-zag arrangement with alternating peaks and valleys. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/01/16 / #20160250449

Soft lock wire guide and neuro-surgery assembly using same

A neuro-surgery assembly includes a neuro-catheter slidably received over a wire guide. The wire guide includes an inner tube positioned within an elongate hollow tube that includes a pattern of openings at its distal segment to provide an atraumatic tip for reaching sensitive locations in a brain. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/01/16 / #20160250053

Delivery catheter including collapsible sleeve and method of operating same

A catheter system includes an introducer sheath and a delivery catheter having an external surface. A sleeve connector is supported on and axially movable relative to the external surface of the delivery catheter. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/25/16 / #20160242943

Duet stent deployment system and method of performing a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting procedure using same

A duet stent deployment system is used in a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure. The device has a versatility of adjusting to a patient's anatomy in vivo. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/25/16 / #20160242942

Stent deployment system with overmolded tip

A deployment system for a self expanding stent includes a catheter assembly with a tip attached to a distal end segment of an elongate tube. The tip includes a proximal portion molecularly joined to a distal portion, which has a lower durometer hardness than the proximal portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/25/16 / #20160242800

Articulating surgical hand instrument

A surgical hand instrument may be inserted through a trocar to facilitate laparoscopic surgery. An end effector, such as a clamp, a spreader or scissors, is actuated by moving a pair of handles between a spread configuration and a contracted configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/18/16 / #20160235895

Coated stent

An implantable medical device is provided having a plurality of interstices including concave or convex shaped coatings. The concave or convex shaped coatings are configured to straighten and then stretch as the implantable medical device is compressed or elongated, thereby delaying the onset of wrinkling in the coating material. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/18/16 / #20160235567

Delivery device and system for open surgical repair

A device for delivering a prosthesis to a damaged body vessel includes first and second generally elongated members joined to each other along a length thereof. A distal end of each of the elongated members is insertable through an outer layer of skin to access the vessel. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/11/16 / #20160228662

Low maintenance endotracheal tube device and method for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia and tracheal ischemia

A method of sealing a trachea is provided that includes inserting a tracheal tube having an inflatable cuff made of a compliant material into a trachea. The method includes inflating the inflatable cuff with a fluid to a first pressure that exceeds a second pressure necessary to create a seal between the inflatable cuff and the tracheal wall. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/11/16 / #20160228136

Medical devices for the identification and treatment of bodily passages

Medical devices are described. More particularly, medical devices and methods for the identification and treatment of bodily passages, such as sinus cavities, are described herein. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/11/16 / #20160228110

Systems and methods for facilitating closure of bodily openings

The present embodiments provide a system for facilitating closure of a bodily opening. In one embodiment, the system comprises an anchor having a deployed state dimensioned for engaging tissue surrounding the opening, a first tether coupled to the anchor and extending proximally therefrom, and a graft member comprising a first bore disposed therein. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/11/16 / #20160227995

Port access visualization platform

A medical system generally comprises a camera head, a beam, and a guide sheath. The camera head is connected to the beam which is bendable in a first direction and resists bending in a second direction opposite the first direction. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/04/16 / #20160220787

Variable stiffness catheter

A variable stiffness catheter having two concentric coils. A first coil is fixed with relation to the body of the catheter and a second coil is able to rotate in the space between adjacent turns of the first coil. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/04/16 / #20160220344

Double ended vascular filter

An implantable vascular filter includes an elongate support element, a first flexible filtering element, a first coupling element at or proximate a first end of the support element for coupling to a retrieval device, and a second coupling element at or proximate a second end of the support element for coupling to a retrieval device. The first flexible filtering element has a first end attached to the support element and a second end movable with respect to the support element and is able to be configured into any of a radially expanded filtering configuration, a first collapsed configuration, and a second collapsed configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/04/16 / #20160220269

Clot buster aspiration catheter

A medical device for breaking up and aspirating material, especially intravenous clots, having a catheter, a barrel, and a sheath is disclosed. The catheter has a lumen through which material is aspirated. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/04/16 / #20160220260

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

08/04/16 / #20160220253

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

08/04/16 / #20160220103

Space-optimized visualization catheter having a camera train holder in a catheter with off-centred lumens

Methods and apparatuses for space-optimized visualization catheters are provided. Some embodiments utilize complimentary metal-oxide-semi-conductor (“cmos”) technology integrated into a cmos camera train holder system that may be a stand-alone component for use with a visualization catheter, such as a baby endoscope, or may be fabricated/extruded as a part of the catheter itself. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213897

Incremental inflation tool for extraction balloons

Inflation systems and methods for inflating a balloon member are provided. The inflation system includes an inflation tool. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213502

Control system for a stent delivery system

A control system for controlling movement of a medical device delivery system, a stent delivery system and a method for controlling movement of a medical device delivery system are provided. The control system includes a first extendable arm comprising a plurality of first struts interconnected at intermediate points and end points of the first struts. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/28/16 / #20160213396

Catheter with an auger and method of use thereof

The present invention generally relates to catheters including an auger insert and to methods of using such devices. In certain embodiments, the auger includes an auger blade that is movable between a first position totally within the catheter lumen and a second position extending out of the distal end of the catheter.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/21/16 / #20160207047

Cryocane with racking capability

A kit for performing long term storage of biological matter is provided. The kit includes an elongate rod, extending between opposed first and second ends, and at least one holding point disposed upon the rod between the first and second ends, the holding point comprising a recess defined within a wall. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/21/16 / #20160206862

Textile-reinforced high-pressure ballloon

A method of preparing a textile-reinforced medical dilation balloon is provided, including a woven tubular textile sleeve with substantially longitudinal thermoplastic warp threads and at least one weft thread woven substantially perpendicular relative to the warp threads, where the sleeve defines a sleeve lumen. A medical dilation balloon is disposed within the sleeve lumen, and a coating substantially covers the inner and outer surfaces of the sleeve, attaching it to the balloon.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/21/16 / #20160206453

Reduced wire profile stent

Methods and apparatuses of stents with likely reduced rates of tissue perforation are provided. Some embodiments include reducing the profile of a portion of the stent using a wire profile reduction electropolishing bath and/or other wire profile reduction means.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/21/16 / #20160206418

Spiral bird's nest filter

The disclosure provides for a spiral filter and delivery apparatus where the filter comprises a support supporting a body and defining a frame. The frame comprises a proximal end extending to a distal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/21/16 / #20160206371

Ablation apparatus with thrombus detachment mechanism

Rf ablation apparatus includes an anode electrode assembly including an anode terminal housed within a catheter. The catheter includes a distal end wall which is disposed in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal dimension of the catheter. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/21/16 / #20160206319

Cone expanding collapsible medical device

A vascular occluder includes first and second conical members disposed in opposing relation and which have tooth-shaped wide ends. The conical members are coupled to one another by a coupling element, which may be a cannula or rod. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/14/16 / #20160199625

Locking loop catheter

A drainage catheter system includes an elongate tube with proximal and distal ends and a filament extending the tube that is adjustable to create a closed loop at the distal end of the tube when the filament is retracted relative to the tube. The filament is coupled to the tube such that the filament and tube are prevented from being separated in the event that the tube and filament are cut at the proximal end at the conclusion of a drainage procedure. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/14/16 / #20160199623

Medical balloon

A medical balloon for a balloon catheter is described. The balloon has at least a first layer made from a first material and a second layer made from a second material, said first and second layers being in overlying relationship with one another and being integral with one another; wherein the first layer has a softening or melting temperature which is higher than a softening or melting temperature of the second layer. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/14/16 / #20160199207

Suture and wire stent deployment system

A stent delivery system is provided that includes a self-expanding stent with a longitudinal length and a plurality of individual suture loops spaced along the longitudinal length of the stent, wherein the stent is compressed by the plurality of individual suture loops. The stent delivery system also includes a longitudinal pull member that secures the plurality of individual suture loops about the stent, wherein the plurality of individual suture loops are configured to separate from about the stent when the longitudinal pull wire is removed.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/14/16 / #20160199170

Ureteral stent with sideports

A stent includes a first coiled wire, which forms a first lumen defined by an inner surface. The stent further includes a second coiled wire with an outer surface. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/14/16 / #20160199080

Delivery of thrombolytic agent through actuation member of thrombus retrieval device

A method of treating a thrombus is provided wherein a device is advanced to the vicinity of the thrombus, a thrombolytic agent is applied to the thrombus, and an expandable basket of the device is expanded to capture at least a portion of the thrombus within the expandable basket. The device includes a catheter having a distal portion, a lumen and a plurality of openings on the outer surface of the catheter, through which the thrombolytic agent is supplied. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/07/16 / #20160192952

Reentry device

The disclosure provides apparatus and methods for reentering a true lumen. The reentry catheter includes a shaft that includes a proximal opening in a proximal end of the shaft, a j-shaped filler in a distal end of the shaft, and a distal side opening in a sidewall of the shaft. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/16/16 / #20160166805

Cinching peritoneal dialysis catheter

Described are peritoneal catheter devices and methods for positioning these devices in a medical patient. The peritoneal catheter includes a catheter tube having a proximal end portion opposite a distal end portion, a stationary flange attached to the catheter tube near the distal end portion, and a mobile flange positioned on the catheter tube between the stationary flange and the proximal end portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/16/16 / #20160166330

Eus fiducial needle stylet handle assembly

A safety-catch mechanism for a fiducial-deployment system, having a main handle, a stylet, a guide sleeve, and a grasping handle for moving adjacent to the guide sleeve. One of the guide sleeve or grasping handle has a threaded surface, and the other has one or more protruding tabs to rotatably engage between the threads. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/16/16 / #20160166259

Vascular plug

A vascular plug for implantation into a patient's vessel includes an inflatable balloon and a flow accelerator. The flow accelerator includes a conical portion and a tubular coupling element which couples the conical portion to an aperture to the interior of the inflatable balloon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158508

Integral dilation element for a balloon catheter

A balloon catheter is provided for dilating hardened stenoses. The balloon catheter has dilation elements integrally formed on the outer surface of the balloon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158050

Delivery device handle assembly for the sequential deployment of a prosthesis

A prosthesis delivery device and method of using the same is described. The delivery device comprises a rotatable inner cannula extending from a proximal end to a distal end with a prosthesis releasably coupled to the proximal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158047

Two pronged handle

Medical device delivery systems and methods of using the same are disclosed. Some of the delivery systems may include a catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sheath. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160158045

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

06/09/16 / #20160158041

Magnetic handle assembly for prosthesis delivery device

A prosthesis delivery comprising a rotatable inner cannula and a prosthesis releasably coupled to a proximal end of the inner cannula is disclosed. The inner cannula has a first position in which the prosthesis is retained on the cannula and a second position in which the prosthesis is released. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160157879

Cutting guide wire and method of use thereof

The present invention generally relates to a wire guide for use in procedures within a body vessel and to methods of using such devices. One embodiment of the wire guide includes a helically wound coil having its distal end closed with a cap and having a deflection wire housed within. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160157873

Catheter with a collection chamber

A catheter is provided with a collection chamber located between a seal and a cap. The seal is located distal from the collection chamber, and the cap is located proximal from the collection chamber. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160157872

Lumen re-entry system and method

A lumen re-entry system includes a catheter having an elongate tubular body defining a wire lumen extending from an open proximal end of the elongate tubular body to a distal opening through the elongate tubular body. An abrasion resistant tubular liner is positioned within the wire lumen and has a fixed position relative to the elongate tubular body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/09/16 / #20160157869

Medical implant detachment mechanism and introducer assembly

A detachment mechanism for an introducer assembly is designed to hold a coupling element of an implantable medical device until its desired release within a patient's vessel. The detachment mechanism includes a body portion having first and second gripper arm elements which grip onto the coupling element of the medical device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/26/16 / #20160143645

Catheter tip to aid filament delivery

An improved catheter and method of using the same is described. The catheter has at least one anchoring element at its distal tip region which is used to secure the catheter to a pre-implanted medical device, such as a stent, during the filling of an aneurysm. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135974

Reduced friction introducer assembly

A medical implant delivery device includes an elongate carrier which includes a device holding member at its distal end, attached to a catheter element. The device holding member includes at least one channel extending along its length. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135972

Deployment handle for a prosthesis delivery device

The present invention relates to a deployment handle for a prosthesis delivery device and to a delivery device including such a handle. The handle assembly facilitates the controlled release of a prosthesis from the delivery device, while ensuring that various deployment steps are performed in a particular sequential order. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135970

Stent with a crush-resistant zone

An endoluminal prosthesis system for a branched body lumen comprises a branch vessel prosthesis. The branch vessel prosthesis is deployable within a branch vessel body lumen and comprises a stent having a generally tubular body portion, a flareable proximal end portion, and a coupling portion disposed intermediate the body portion and the flareable portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/19/16 / #20160135827

Subintimal crossing wire guide

A wire guide which may be used to cross a lesion through the subintimal layer of an intraluminal passage. The wire guide comprises an inner elongated member with a larger diameter proximal portion, a smaller diameter distal portion, and a tapered portion transitioning between the larger and smaller diameters. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/12/16 / #20160129161

Compositions and devices incorporating water-insoluble therapeutic agents and methods of the use thereof

Various aspects of the present invention provide compositions and implantable devices including a water-insoluble therapeutic agent solubilized in a matrix of a gallate-containing compound. Other aspects provide methods of manufacturing and using such compositions and devices. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/12/16 / #20160128820

Double conical ivc filter

The disclosure provides an ivc filter device and method to filter. The device has a first bar and a first slider. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/12/16 / #20160128718

Medical balloon

A medical balloon assembly includes a balloon fitted to a balloon catheter. The balloon includes a balloon wall (which is a co-extrusion) with ribs or strengthening elements including amorphous polymer material.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/12/16 / #20160128699

Hex capture for self expanding and driven occluder

A device for deploying, adjusting, and retrieving a medical implant is described. The device has at least one wing with a receiving element formed thereon for engaging the medical implant. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/05/16 / #20160121075

Swaged braided catheter and method of fabrication

A swaged braided catheter for use in various medical procedures is provided. The swaged braided catheter includes a tubular braid formed from a plurality of braided wire members. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120635

Loop vascular device and method to retrieve

The present disclosure relates to a loop vascular device and a method to retrieve said device from the body vessel of a patient. The loop vascular device comprises a loop having a first portion extending distally to a first bar, and a second portion extending distally to a second bar. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120634

Loop vascular device and method to retrieve

The present disclosure relates to a loop vascular device and a method to retrieve said device from the body vessel of a patient. The loop vascular device comprises a loop having a first portion extending distally to a splitting portion, and a second portion also extending distally to the splitting portion, defining a close state of the loop. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120633

Hair pin ivc filter

The disclosure provides a hair pin ivc filter device and a method to retrieve said device from the vena cava. The device comprises a tubular backbone slidably disposed relative to a hub with a bore formed therethrough. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/05/16 / #20160120548

Dissolvable sleeve configurations to aid graft deployment

A prosthesis including a self-expanding stent, a graft body, and one or more sleeves is disclosed, in addition to methods of treatment using the prosthesis. The proximal and distal ends of the prosthesis may include one or more sleeves and one or more barbs. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/28/16 / #20160114075

Photoactivated crosslinking of a protein or peptide

A method of crosslinking a protein or peptide for use as a biomaterial, the method comprising the step of irradiating a photoactivatable metal-ligand complex and an electron acceptor in the presence of the protein or peptide, thereby initiating a cross-linking reaction to form a 3-dimensional matrix of the biomaterial.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/28/16 / #20160113787

Elongate medical device

An elongate medical device is provided. The device includes an elongate member defining a lumen through proximal, central, and distal portions. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/28/16 / #20160113753

Implantable medical device exhibiting diminishing radial force

A filter assembly includes a plurality of leg elements in two sets which have a generally conical form and are held together at a coupling element or hub. Disposed by the hub is a biodegradable fastener element into which proximal ends of the leg elements are embedded. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/07/16 / #20160095725

Stents having barbs protected during delivery

The present embodiments provide a method for delivering a stent comprising providing a stent in a delivery state, where the stent comprises a plurality of interconnected strut segments that enable expansion of the stent from a delivery state to a deployed state. Stacking a frontal surface of a first strut segment at least partially behind a rear surface of a second strut segment in the delivery state. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/07/16 / #20160095688

Implantable medical device with improved orientation

An implantable medical device such as a filter has a generally conical shape formed by a set of filter legs extending from a free distal end to an apex of the assembly and specifically to a coupling device. A retrieval element such as a hook extends from the hub of. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089515

Wire guide for traversing body passages

A wire guide for feeding a medical catheter through the body passage of a patient to a distant target site within the body has a variably flexible distal portion. The distal portion facilitates threading the guidewire in a tortuous path through acute bends at branch junctions in the body passages of the patient. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089230

Side branch stent graft

A joining arrangement between a main tube (3) and a side arm (5) in a side arm stent graft (1). The side arm (5) is stitched into an aperture (11) in the main tube and is in fluid communication with it. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/31/16 / #20160089008

Endoscope mountable visualization device quick-connect/release handle attachment mechanism

An endoscope can include an elongate, manipulable shaft with a distal-end visualization element and a handle body comprising at least one control surface for manipulating a distal region of the shaft, where the handle body includes a passage through which a length of the shaft is passable, and where the handle body includes a novel connection structure configured for firmly, securely, and removably mounting the handle to a channel of another endoscope in a manner axially aligning the passage with the channel to provide a path of communication for the shaft. A dual medical endoscope system can be constructed including a first and a second medical endoscope, where the first endoscope comprises an accessory channel with a proximal mounting port providing access thereto, and where the second endoscope comprises a handle body that is securely and removably attached to the proximal mounting port.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/24/16 / #20160082230

Compliant sleeve for vascular balloon

The present disclosure relates to vascular balloon catheters having one or more sleeves disposed around at least a portion of the balloon. The balloon may be non-compliant or semi-compliant and its behavior may be modified by using the sleeve. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/24/16 / #20160082202

Apparatus for accurately controlling needle extension

Devices are illustrated which provide for accurately controlling the extension of a needle from a protective sheath to increase accuracy and improve the outcome of the treatment procedure.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/24/16 / #20160081785

Spring lock implantable vascular device

An implantable medical device includes a plurality of legs and, preferably, a circumferential array of support elements. The legs have anchoring elements at their distal ends. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/24/16 / #20160081691

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

03/17/16 / #20160074628

Catheter clip

A catheter clip for managing a medical device having an elongate catheter shaft is provided. The catheter clip comprises a first body section having a c-shape and forming a first opening configured to accommodate a first portion of medical device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074195

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

03/17/16 / #20160074194

Pull wire and spool for vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system, such as for implanting a self expanding stent, includes a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in a handle. The thumbwheel includes a radially outward thumb surface and a spool. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074193

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

03/17/16 / #20160074192

Thumbwheel actuated vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system, such as for implanting a stent, includes a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in a handle. A catheter has a proximal end attached to the handle, and a distal carrier segment for mounting a vascular intervention device thereon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074191

Thumbwheel actuated vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system, such as for implanting a self expanding stent, includes a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in a handle. A catheter has a proximal end attached to the handle and a distal carrier segment for mounting a stent thereon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074190

Wedge holding mechanism for vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system, such as for implanting a self expanding stent, includes a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in a handle. The thumbwheel includes a radially outward thumb surface. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074189

Pivot operated vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system, such as for implanting a self expanding stent, includes a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in a handle. The thumbwheel includes a radially outward thumb surface and a radially outward toothed surface that may be moved into and out of contact with a catch by mounting the thumbwheel on a pivot plate within the handle. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074188

Pull wire for vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system includes a catheter with a proximal end attached to a handle, and a distal carrier segment for mounting a vascular intervention device thereon. A retractable sheath is movable from a first position covering the distal carrier segment to a second position retracted proximally uncovering the distal carrier segment. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074185

Loading apparatus and system for expandable intraluminal medical devices

Medical device loading apparatuses, systems, methods and kits are described. A loading apparatus comprises a main body having a proximal end defining a proximal opening, a distal end defining a distal opening, and a passageway extending between the proximal and distal openings. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074184

Ratchet operated vascular intervention device delivery system

A vascular intervention device delivery system, such as for implanting a self expanding stent, includes a thumbwheel rotatably mounted in a handle. The thumbwheel includes a radially outward thumb surface and a radially inward ratchet surface of a ratchet. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074183

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

03/17/16 / #20160074130

Shaped echogenic needle groove

Disclosed are embodiments of devices and methods for providing enhanced echogenicity to medical devices. At least two adjacent echogenic features with an intervening section positioned between the echogenic features are formed as a helical groove in a medical device surface. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/17/16 / #20160074025

Intraluminal occlusion devices and methods of blocking the entry of fluid into bodily passages

An intraluminal occlusion device includes a frame and an attached covering. The frame includes longitudinal struts having concave and convex portions. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/10/16 / #20160072989

Low profile circuit board connectors for imaging systems

An imaging system may include an image sensor, and a connector that electrically connects the image sensor with electrical cabling. The image sensor may have electrical contacts integrated with an outer surface of an outer package. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/10/16 / #20160067033

Stent graft having movable fenestrated tubular bridge

A stent graft comprising an elongate main tubular body of a biocompatible graft material is disclosed. The main tubular body comprises a main lumen, a distal end and a proximal end; and an elongate tubular bridge of a biocompatible graft material. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/10/16 / #20160067030

Visual stabilizer on anchor legs of vena cava filter

A removable vena cava filter configured for reduced trauma and enhanced visualization of anchoring hook placement relative to the vessel wall is disclosed. The filter includes a plurality of struts, each having an anchoring hook and a stop member proximate the anchoring hook. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/10/16 / #20160066917

A surgical clamp apparatus and a surgical clamp for use in keyhole surgery

A surgical clamp assembly 100 for use in keyhole surgery is disclosed. The assembly includes: a surgical clamp 10 for forming a clamping loop around a bodily lumen 8. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058982

Shaped or textured medical balloon

A medical balloon (30) includes a balloon wall (60) in a plurality of strips (50) of amorphous polymer material. The strips (50) may be textured, for example roughened, or shaped. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058972

Treatment fluid delivery method, and turbulator for promoting uptake of a treatment agent

A turbulator for promoting mixing of fluids passing through a body lumen includes an elongate flow perturbing component and an elongate shape controlling component freely slidable within the flow perturbing component. The turbulator is adjustable from a low profile, lumen access configuration to a deployed configuration via sliding the shape controlling component within the flow perturbing component. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058545

Anti-leakage prosthesis

A prosthesis and a method for directing flow through a passageway formed between a first bodily lumen and a second bodily lumen are provided. The prosthesis includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/03/16 / #20160058458

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

02/25/16 / #20160053784

System for containment and organization of medical wire

A system for containment and organization of a medical wire features a clamp. A first ridged and grooved clamping block is located on a clamp first side posterior end and a second ridged and grooved clamping block is located on a clamp second side posterior end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/25/16 / #20160052689

System and method for containment and organization of medical wire

A system for containment and organization of medical wire features a u-shaped clamp. A first ridged and grooved clamping block is located on a clamp first side posterior end and a second ridged and grooved clamping block is located on a clamp second side posterior end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045716

Double-ended wire guide and method of use thereof

The present invention generally relates to double-ended wire guides for use in a percutaneous procedure within a body cavity and to methods of using such devices. In certain embodiments, the wire guide includes a break-away discontinuity near at least one end of the wire guide.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/18/16 / #20160045341

Endoluminal drug delivery device

A drug delivery device (10) includes expandable element (12) formed of a braided structure having a body portion (16) and first and second end cones (18, 20). The end cones are attached at their necks (22, 24) to a catheter assembly (14). ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038722

Cutting edge cutting catheter

The present disclosure provides a cutting edge cutting catheter and a method for treatment of peripheral chronic total occlusion (“cto”) in a body vessel. The cutting edge cutting catheter has an arcuate cutting edge slidably disposed within an elongate member or catheter. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038648

Encapsulated drug compositions and methods of use thereof

Various aspects of the present disclosure provide compositions, coatings and implantable devices including a drug and an excipient. In certain embodiments the excipient and the drug are present at a weight ratio of between 10 to 1 and 1 to 10 drug to excipient. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038647

Thin-film coated fluoropolymer catheter

A fluoropolymer medical device (e.g., a sphincterotome) has a thin-film coating deposited using a technique such as atomic layer deposition. The thin-film coating may be a ceramic coating or a metal coating and a ceramic coating may further have an overlying ink coating such as a conducting ink or a radiopaque marker. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038379

Elongated dilator for pull peg tube without a loop

A feeding tube and method for introducing a feeding tube within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient, whereby the feeding tube is introduced by using a variation of the ponsky “pull” method of feeding tube placement. The feeding tube comprises an elongate shaft having a distal end and proximal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038319

Endovascular graft having a cannulation pocket

A stent graft for placement in a lumen of a patient is disclosed. The stent graft comprises: a main tubular body of a biocompatible graft material having a main lumen, the main tubular body having a proximal end and a distal end; a side arm extending from the main tubular body, the side arm having a side arm lumen, the side arm lumen being in fluid communication with the main lumen through a side arm opening in the main tubular body; and a cannulation pocket. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038271

Low radial force filter

The disclosure provides a filter apparatus and method of filtering in a body vessel. The filter apparatus comprises a filter unit and an expandable introducer designed to deliver the filter unit to the target filtering site. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/11/16 / #20160038148

Occluding device and method of manufacturing occluding devices

An occluding device for occlusion of fluid flow through a lumen of a body vessel 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 is inserted applicator into the primary coil lumen and subsequently proximally withdrawn while simultaneously depositing along the primary coil windings. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/04/16 / #20160030707

Elongate tubular member having a crossover port

A system may include an elongate tubular member having a first lumen, a second lumen, and a crossover port extending in between the first and second lumens such that the two lumens are in fluid communication with each other via the crossover port. The first lumen may have a distal opening that is more restrictive than a distal opening of the second lumen. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/04/16 / #20160030694

Airway exchange catheter

Soft-tipped airway exchange apparatus for use when replacing an endotracheal tube in a patient with a new endotracheal tube. The apparatus comprises a polymeric catheter body sized for insertion into a passageway of the endotracheal tube, for ventilating the patient during replacement of the endotracheal tube. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/04/16 / #20160030218

Stent graft adaptor

A stent graft adaptor has an outer graft tube and an inner graft tube with the inner graft tube substantially concentric with and within the outer graft tube. A joining member extends between the inner tube and the outer tube. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/28/16 / #20160023402

Plastic welding system and method of making medical device

Making a medical device includes narrowing an aperture of an iris formed by movable contactors in a welding system so as to contact heated surfaces of the movable contactors with the assembly. Heat conducted from the heated surfaces into the assembly softens materials forming at least one of a first and a second components so as to form a plastic weld bonding the first and second components together.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/28/16 / #20160022967

Methods for making a balloon catheter and for producing an inventory of balloon catheters

Making a balloon catheter includes increasing a temperature of material forming an elongate body positioned within a cavity in an adjustable molding iris, and increasing a fluid pressure within a lumen extending through the elongate body. A segment of the elongate body is plastically deformed in response to the increased fluid pressure, and limited in outward expansion via contacting movable blade members forming the adjustable molding iris.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/28/16 / #20160022965

Supportive balloon catheter

A supportive balloon catheter which may be used to assist a wire guide in advancing across a lesion which partially or totally occludes an intraluminal passage. The supportive balloon catheter is advanced over the wire guide, close to the location of the lesion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/28/16 / #20160022456

Method of loading and delivering a self-expanding stent

A method is provided for loading and delivering a self-expanding stent. The stent is compressed from its expanded diameter to a smaller delivery diameter. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/28/16 / #20160022413

Locking mechanism for securing the interface between stent grafts

A modular stent graft system and methods of assembly are disclosed. The stent graft assembly comprises a first stent graft having an interface region at its distal end and a first locking stent secured to an internal surface of the interface region. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/28/16 / #20160022412

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

01/28/16 / #20160022411

Endoluminal prosthesis having multiple branches or fenestrations and methods of deployment

A system for facilitating deployment of an endoluminal prosthesis may include a main tubular graft body including a proximal end opening, a distal end opening, a lumen, and a sidewall. A branch may extend from the sidewall and may include a first end opening, a second end opening, and a lumen. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/28/16 / #20160022250

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

01/21/16 / #20160015542

Systems and methods for deploying a portion of a stent using at least one coiled member

The present embodiments provide systems and methods for deploying at least a portion of a stent. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cannula having an outer surface, and at least one coiled member having proximal and distal ends and a plurality of turns disposed therebetween. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/21/16 / #20160015535

Surface structure of a component of a medical device and a method of forming the surface structure

A method of forming a surface structure of a component of a medical devices includes forming a fatigue-resistant portion, which entails forming a first layer comprising a transition metal selected from the group consisting of ta, nb, mo, v, mn, fe, cr, co, ni, cu, and si on at least a portion of a surface of the component, where the surface comprises a nickel-titanium alloy, and alloying the transition metal of the first layer with the nickel-titanium alloy of the surface. The method further includes forming a rough outer surface of the fatigue-resistant portion, where the rough outer surface is adapted for adhesion of a material thereto.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/14/16 / #20160008513

Tonsillectomy sponge

Described are methods of performing a surgical tonsillectomy, medical devices for treating a void created by removing tonsil tissue from a patient, surgical kits, and use of an extracellular matrix material in the manufacture of a medicament for treating a surgical wound resulting from removal of tonsil tissue from a patient. Also described is a device for wound closure, and methods of making and using thereof.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/14/16 / #20160007984

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

Medical devices that have a releasable intermediate member and tubular member are described. Methods of using medical devices that have a releasable intermediate member and tubular member are also described. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/07/16 / #20160000976

Method for electrospinning a graft layer

A method for making a graft layer is provided. The graft layer has at least two layers with different porosities. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/07/16 / #20160000549

Migration-resistant gastrointestinal barrier

A prosthesis and a method for securing a prosthesis at a treatment site are provided. The prosthesis includes a material portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc








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