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Cook Medical Technologies Llc patents (2017 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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09/07/17 / #20170252044

Vascular closure device

A vascular closure device includes a frame to which there is fitted a plurality of anchor elements, spaced radially around the frame. The closure device includes a radial compression feature, which may be a memorised shape of the frame or non-sprung condition of the frame, having a small radius. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170251910

Flexible endoscopic support system

A scope system is provided including an elongate tube with a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough. The scope system also includes at least one accessory channel including a tubular structure with an accessory lumen extending therethrough, the at least one accessory channel movably disposed at least partially within the lumen of the elongate tube. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170251908

Deflecting endoscope accessory channels

A scope system is provided including an elongate tube with a distal portion and a lumen extending therethrough. The scope system also includes at least one accessory channel extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having with an accessory lumen extending therethrough, the at least one accessory channel movably disposed at least partially within the lumen of the elongate tube. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246430

Shape memory guide wire

A guide wire is described for navigating body channels such as vessels. The guide wire can include an elongated member having a proximal portion and a distal portion, and a fluid passage to transport a fluid from the proximal portion to the distal portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/31/17 / #20170246015

Barbed anchors for attachment to endoluminal prosthesis

An endoluminal prosthesis that includes a support structure having a plurality of struts and an anchor that is attachable to the support structure. The anchor includes an anchor body and one or more barbs extending outwardly from the anchor body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/31/17 / #20170245978

Thoracic aorta stent graft

A stent graft for placement in the thoracic arch of a patient has a tubular body defining a main lumen therethrough, a plurality of zig zag stents along the tubular body, each of the stents comprising a plurality of struts and bends, the bends being between adjacent struts. At least a first stent and an adjacent second stent having at least a pair of adjacent bends on the first stent aligned with an adjacent pair of bends on the second stent, whereby a first pair of adjacent struts of the first stent and a second pair of adjacent struts of the second adjacent stent together define a diamond shape region. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/24/17 / #20170239034

Spiral flow inducing stent and canula cut method of making same

A cannula cut spiral flow inducing stent includes a plurality of spiral inducing flow diverters that each include a piece of sheet metal with a helically shaped flow surface. A proximal stent region, which includes a plurality of first struts, is joined to a proximal end of each of the spiral inducing flow diverters. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170232231

Drainage catheter hub with a semi-compressed suture seal

Described are drainage catheter hub devices which seal the hub from leakage when connected to a catheter. The catheter hub includes a hub body having an aperture with a sealing element mounted therein and a fluid passageway that communicates with the aperture. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170232230

Catheter hub with sealed access port

A catheter hub for use with a medical device and a catheter, the hub includes a hub body defining a fluid passageway in communication with a first aperture. Optionally, the hub body defines a second aperture that intersects the first aperture. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170232141

Bimodal treatment methods and compositions for gastrointestinal lesions with active bleeding

The present invention relates to a long-lasting medical product for protecting or treating a lesion in the gastrointestinal tract. The medical product includes a protective covering, wherein the medical product upon application at and about the site of the lesion adheres to the gastrointestinal tissue and is capable of remaining at and about the site of the lesion for a time sufficient to allow the lesion to heal or be treated.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170232139

Joining and/or sealing tissues through photo-activated cross-linking of matrix proteins

A method of joining and/or sealing tissues in a surgical procedure or medical treatment, comprising the steps of: (1) applying a matrix protein, a photoactivatable metal-ligand complex and an electron acceptor to a tissue portion; (2) irradiating said tissue portion to photoactivate the photoactivatable metal-ligand complex; thereby initiating a cross-linking reaction of the matrix protein to seal said tissue portion or join said tissue portion to an adjacent tissue portion.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170231708

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

08/17/17 / #20170231640

Flow diverter with reinforced portion

A medical device configured to be positioned within an intraluminal passage. The medical device includes a tubular body which is radially expandable. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/10/17 / #20170224964

Locking medical guide wire

A guide wire includes a plurality of segments which can interlock rotatably relative to one another. A locking element extends through a lumen of the segments. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/10/17 / #20170224956

Steerable catheter

An elongate catheter is provided. The catheter includes an elongate shaft with a lumen and a distal end portion repositionable between a relatively straight configuration and an arcuate configuration. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/10/17 / #20170224878

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

08/03/17 / #20170216574

Tip for lead extraction device

A tip engageable with an elongated sheath member for extracting a cardiac lead from an obstruction in a body vessel of a patient. The tip includes a tip body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway extending therethrough. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/03/17 / #20170216346

Injectable compositions and methods of use thereof

One aspect of the present invention relates generally to injectable compositions. In one embodiment, the compositions include 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and a dimethacrylate crosslinker. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/03/17 / #20170216067

Systems and methods for deploying a portion of a stent using an auger-style device

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 an auger having a plurality of turns coupled to the outer surface of the cannula. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/03/17 / #20170215900

Partially covered braided funnel aspiration catheter

The disclosure generally relates to methods and devices for removing a blockage from an anatomical passageway, for example thrombus or clot from a blood vessel. Devices and methods are provided for removing a blockage from an anatomical passageway. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

08/03/17 / #20170215853

Vascular closure device suture tension mechanism

Systems and methods for sealing an opening in a wall within the body of a patient are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system has an elongated body coupled to a vascular closure device and a resisting member, the elongated body having a high resistance portion and a low resistance portion and being constructed and arranged to interface with a resisting member to apply a conforming force to a vascular closure device. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170203090

Infusion system having filtration device and method

An infusion system includes an infusion catheter defining a fluid passage extending between a proximal catheter end and a distal catheter end, and having a plurality of infusion ports in communication with the fluid passage and defining an infusion zone. A filtration device is provided which may be retrofitted upon the infusion catheter and includes a filter sleeve coupled to a slidable control sleeve. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170203011

Coated medical device and method of coating such a device

A medical device such as a stent (10) or medical balloon (40) is functionalised prior to coating with a bioactive material (54), specifically by acidification or basification of the contact surface or surfaces (50) of the medical device. Functionalisation with subsequent coating of bioactive agent directly onto the functionalised surface provides a significantly more consistent and reliable coating of bioactive agent on a medical device without requiring containment or time release devices.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170202656

Conical vena cava filter with jugular or femoral retrieval

A removable intravascular filter having a filtering configuration for capturing thrombi in a blood vessel and a retrieval configuration for removal from the blood vessel. The filter may be implanted in a patient's vena cava and may be removed from the vena cava through the patient's jugular or femoral vein. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170202602

Medical device

The present disclosure provides for a device and methods of use to endoluminally ablate and/or occlude a body vessel using a radiofrequency (“rf”) signal and a current to perform resistive heating. The device may have a rf mode and a resistive mode, and may perform each mode in sequential order until the vessel is fully occluded. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170202601

Medical device

The present disclosure provides for a device and methods of use to endoluminally ablate and/or occlude a body vessel using a radiofrequency (“rf”) signal and a current to perform resistive heating. The device may have a rf mode and a resistive mode, and may perform each mode in sequential order until the vessel is fully occluded. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170202600

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 having thermistor properties where the resistance of the coil changes as a function of temperature. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170202557

Medical device

The present disclosure provides for a device and methods of use to endoluminally ablate and/or occlude a body vessel using a radiofrequency (“rf”) signal and a current to perform resistive heating. The device may have a rf mode and a resistive mode, and may perform each mode in sequential order until the vessel is fully occluded. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170202556

Medical device

The present disclosure provides for a device and methods of use to endoluminally ablate and/or occlude a body vessel using a radiofrequency (“rf”) signal and a current to perform resistive heating. The device may have a rf mode and a resistive mode, and may perform each mode in sequential order until the vessel is fully occluded. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189214

Longitudinally reinforced sheath

A sheath for deploying a medical device to a target site in the body of a patient. A tubular inner liner has a proximal portion, a distal portion, and an outer surface. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189212

Hybrid trigger wire for endografts

An endovascular prosthesis delivery system is disclosed. The system comprises: an inner cannula; a prosthesis releasably secured to the inner cannula, the prosthesis having a radially-inwardly contracted delivery configuration and a radially-expanded deployed configuration, wherein the prosthesis comprises at least two suture loops secured to an outer surface of the prosthesis and circumferentially spaced from each other; a releasable trigger wire extending along at least a portion of the length of the prosthesis, wherein the releasable trigger wire is wound around at least a portion of the inner cannula and wherein the releasable trigger wire engages at least one of the at least two suture loops to retain the prosthesis in the radially-inwardly contracted delivery configuration.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189043

Control handles for medical devices

Various medical devices and methods are described herein. For example, various detachable control handle configurations for inclusion with a medical device are described. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170189001

Vascular closure device suture tension limiting and indication mechanism

Disclosed is an apparatus and system that includes an elongated body, a vascular closure device that can occlude a hole in a vessel wall coupled to a distal end of the elongated body, a sleeve assembly and a biasing member arranged to elastically deform coupled between the elongated body and the sleeve assembly, wherein the vascular closure device is pliant and is deformable to fit with the sleeve assembly but is too large to fit within the sleeve assembly without deforming it and where application of tension to the elongated body by retracting the sleeve assembly away from the deployed vascular closure device elastically deforms the biasing member and exerts a force on the vascular closure device.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170182297

Medical balloon and balloon catheter assembly

A medical balloon of a balloon catheter assembly includes a balloon wall formed of at least two layers. The first layer is made of an impervious polymeric material. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170182289

Medical devices, methods, and kits for delivering medication to a bodily passage

Medical devices, methods and kits are described. An exemplary medical device comprises a catheter that has a catheter wall and defines a catheter lumen, a bend, and a coil disposed distal to the bend. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170181838

Endograft with at least two branch portions

The present embodiments describe an endograft having at least two branches extending from two fenestrations on the endograft body, and methods for deploying the same. In one example, the system comprises one internal branch that is relatively straight, and one external branch that is helically curved. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/22/17 / #20170172767

Stents for placement in an anatomical passageway and methods

Stents for placement in an anatomical passageway are described. Methods of stenting in an anatomical passageway are also described, for example in a liver between a portal vein and a hepatic vein as in a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedure. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/22/17 / #20170172734

Vocal cord medialization

Medical devices, medical device kits, and related methods of treatment are described. An exemplary medical device comprises a proximal portion having an outer surface defining a thread and an inner surface defining a passageway having a keyed portion, a distal portion providing an atraumatic tip, and a flexible main body extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/22/17 / #20170172721

Intravascular filter cut from sheet metal

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 unitary construction, having been cut from a substantially planar sheet of a metal, in some instances a shape memory metal. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/22/17 / #20170172644

Electrochemical protection of conducting circuit in the body of a patient

The preferred embodiment provides apparatus for ablating a vessel by generating heat within a vessel to cause blood clotting to occlude the vessel. The apparatus includes an electrically resistive element at the distal end of the apparatus, the resistive element being uncoated and therefore in bare form. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/08/17 / #20170157359

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy medical devices, kits, and methods

Medical devices useful in the delivery of chemotherapeutic agents, kits and methods are described. An example catheter comprises an elongate member having an elongate member proximal end, an elongate member distal end, and an elongate member main body extending between the elongate member proximal end and the elongate member distal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/08/17 / #20170156856

Endoluminal prosthesis comprising a valve and an axially extendable segment

The present embodiments provide a prosthesis comprising first and second segments, and an axially extendable segment coupled to the first and second segments. A valve is coupled to at least one of the axially extendable segment or the second segment. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/08/17 / #20170156844

Implantable flow diverter

A flow diverter for implantation into a patient's vessel includes a distal annular support element and a proximal annular support element, the proximal and distal support elements supporting a longitudinally twisted diverter element. The flow diverter is designed to be disposed within a vessel and to impart a rotational or twisting motion to the flow of blood passing therethrough, thereby to reduce the pressure of blood at the center of the vessel. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/08/17 / #20170156842

Helical hollow strand ureteral stent

A stent is provided that includes a body extending between a distal and a proximal end. The body is defined by a plurality of elongated members, with each elongated member extending between a distal end that is coterminous with the distal end of the body and a proximal end that is coterminous with the proximal end of the body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/08/17 / #20170156709

Endoscopic biopsy needle with coil sheath

A notched tissue-collection needle configured similarly to a fine-needle-aspiration needle is provided with a cutting edge disposed in the notch and configured to excise tissue into the notch for collection. A stylet may be provided through a lumen of the needle during introduction into a patient body. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151404

Fluid delivery system to airway

A fluid delivery system is provided including an elongated member with a lumen, a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, wherein the second portion is disposed between the first portion and the third portion. The elongated member is insertable into a patient's mouth such that the second portion is disposed entirely within the patient's mouth while the first portion and third portion extend from a point inside the patient's mouth to a point external the patient's mouth. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151366

Joining and/or sealing tissues through photo-activated cross-linking of matrix proteins

A method of joining and/or sealing tissues in a surgical procedure or medical treatment, comprising the steps of: (1) applying a matrix protein, a photoactivatable metal-ligand complex and an electron acceptor to a tissue portion; (2) irradiating said tissue portion to photoactivate the photoactivatable metal-ligand complex; thereby initiating a cross-linking reaction of the matrix protein to seal said tissue portion or join said tissue portion to an adjacent tissue portion.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/01/17 / #20170151077

Split sheath deployment system

A device for delivering and deploying a radially expandable prosthesis is disclosed and comprises a proximal prosthesis release mechanism having a first resistance and a distal prosthesis release mechanism having a second resistance. The device further comprises an actuation mechanism for actuating the distal and proximal release mechanisms in a single coordinated movement and a biasing compensator for regulating the relationship between the first resistance and the second resistance. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

06/01/17 / #20170150984

Cutting device with precise cutting depth

An apparatus for at least partially cutting a tissue layer, the apparatus including an elongated body with a distal portion, a tissue-engaging surface at the distal portion, and a knife located proximate to the tissue-engaging surface. The knife may have an active state, where in the active state, the knife has a cutting portion extending a first distance away from the tissue-engaging surface, and where the first distance corresponds to a depth of a desired cut within the tissue layer.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/18/17 / #20170136230

Enhanced outer sheath for extraction device

A device for extracting an elongated implanted structure from an obstruction within a vessel of a patient includes an inner sheath assembly and an outer sheath assembly. The inner sheath assembly includes an inner sheath and a tip, each having a passageway therethrough for receiving the implanted structure. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/18/17 / #20170136226

Vascular access device and method of use thereof

The present invention generally relates to device and system for facilitating vascular access into a vessel of a patient and to a method of using such a device or system. In one embodiment, the vessel is a vein and the device is used to facilitate obtaining a blood sample.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/18/17 / #20170135756

Apparatus and method for occluding a vessel

An ablation system includes an electrical ablation element of elongate form with an electrically conductive element including a resistive part. A control unit includes a processing unit, a power unit and, optionally, a temperature sensor. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/18/17 / #20170135562

Endoscope stabilization system

The exemplary embodiments illustrated provide the discovery of systems, methods, and apparatuses of endoscope stabilization devices for use with, for example, slim scopes, so as to provide, for example, a flexible outer structure capable of bending and holding a fixed position so as to provide, for example, support to make cannulation with a slim scope and target anatomy easier and more efficient.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/11/17 / #20170128703

Weeping balloon with flow channels for reduced infusion pressure

Method of forming a multiple balloon catheter includes extruding a tube and a plurality of ribs through a die to form a monolithic element that spans between first and second ends with the plurality of ribs extending along the length of the tube to define a corresponding number of a plurality of channels that extend along the length of the tube. Positioning a portion of the tube into a mold and constricting a proximal end portion and a distal end portion of the tube that is positioned in the mold. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/11/17 / #20170128185

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

05/11/17 / #20170128092

Methods of locating and treating tissue in a wall defining a bodily passage

Devices, kits, and methods of treatment are described. More particularly, methods of treating tissue of a passage wall defining a bodily passage, such as a sinus cavity, airway, or sinus passage are described. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

05/04/17 / #20170119234

Endoscope cap with separable arms

The present embodiments provide a cap for attachment to a distal end of an endoscope. The cap may comprise a proximal portion comprising a tubular body with a lumen extending therethrough, wherein the proximal end is configured for securement to the distal end of the endoscope, and a distal portion having a first arm extending to a first distal end, the first arm being movable such that a first end of the first arm is moveable laterally with respect to a longitudinal axis defined by the tubular body.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/27/17 / #20170113022

Removable clip for catheter

A removable clip for connection with a catheter for a remote surgical procedure is provided. The clip includes a body and an arcuate concave surface configured to rest upon a central portion of the body and opposed first and second legs that each extend therefrom. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/27/17 / #20170112648

Medical instrument deployer

The present disclosure provides for a medical instrument deployer having a barrier element such that the barrier element may move between a closed state, where the medical instrument is contained, and an open state, where the medical instrument is deployed within a body. Moving the barrier element between the closed state and the open state may involve rotating the barrier element around the circumference of the deployer.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/27/17 / #20170112642

Fenestrated stent grafts

A stent graft including a tubular wall with at least one fenestration including a peripheral reinforcement around at least part of the fenestration. There can also be a tubular extension. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/27/17 / #20170112526

Cutting balloon with connector and dilation element

A balloon catheter is provided that may be used to dilate hardened regions of a stenosis. The balloon catheter is provided with one or more dilation elements that extend along a surface of a balloon. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/27/17 / #20170112361

Endoscope cap with deflecting channels for endoscopic therapy

A medical device configured to facilitate a minimally invasive surgical procedure is provided. The medical device includes a housing having an attachment portion configured to removably engage with a scope. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/20/17 / #20170105858

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

04/20/17 / #20170105855

Devce with tensioners

This disclosure provides for a medical device to be implanted in the vasculature and a method for treatment in the vasculature. The device has an outer layer of a first material and an inner layer of a second material attached to the outer layer. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/20/17 / #20170105854

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

04/20/17 / #20170105831

Double cone biodegradable filter

The present disclosure provides for a double cone filter and a delivery apparatus for deploying the filter within the body. The filter may have superior and inferior rings connected to each other by a plurality of connectors. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/20/17 / #20170105830

Biodegradable vascular filter

A vascular filter includes filtration struts formed between a hub and a supporting stent structure including stent struts. The hub and the filtration basket are formed from a material that is more biodegradable that the material from which the supporting stent structure is formed. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/20/17 / #20170105717

Suture retention mechanism

The present invention provides suture retention devices for retaining a suture on a bodily wall, e.g. For affixing the suture to the skin such as during the creation of an external percutaneous fluidic connection. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/13/17 / #20170100568

Multi chamber medical balloon

A medical balloon includes at least one internal wall dividing the balloon into a plurality of separate chambers which may be separately inflatable and deflatable. The at least one internal wall is impregnated with heat conductive particles. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/13/17 / #20170100524

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

04/13/17 / #20170100230

Tiltable implantable medical device

The implantable medical device includes at least one frame having a rounded shape and formed of a plurality of rounded legs. In one embodiment, the device includes two frames having similar rounded shapes and coupled to one another by means of a flexible coupling. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/13/17 / #20170100129

Apparatus for delivering filamentary material into a patient

There are disclosed various dispensing mechanisms for dispensing filamentary material through a catheter into a treatment site of a patient, for example into an aneurysm sack in a patient's vessel. In one embodiment, the dispensing assembly includes a chamber having a spherical carrier onto which filamentary material is wound. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/06/17 / #20170095628

Device to reduce discomfort in the upper airway

A device for delivering a substance to an airway of a patient may include a laryngeal mask airway device, at least one substance delivery reservoir coupled with the laryngeal mask airway device for delivering the substance to the airway of the patient, and at least one conduit coupled with the laryngeal mask airway. The at least one conduit may have a proximal end configured to couple with a source of the substance residing outside the patient and a distal end in fluid communication with the at least one substance delivery reservoir.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

04/06/17 / #20170095246

Suture retention device

A suture retention device is described. The suture retention device has various uses, one being for a gastropexy. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/30/17 / #20170087335

System for a wire-lumen free balloon catheter

The invention relates to a low profile lumen free balloon catheter and a system for advancing the lumen free balloon from a build wire to a wire guide. The low profile balloon lacks an internal wire guide cannula between the catheter shaft and the soft tip. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/30/17 / #20170086993

Modular system with at least one branch graft

A modular system for placement in a patient is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a first tubular body portion and a second tubular body portion are provided. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/23/17 / #20170079818

Ureteral endoluminal device

An endoluminal medical device includes a cannula, the cannula having a proximal end and a distal end; an abrasion member having a series of struts interconnected by a series of bent segments forming a plurality of prongs attached to the cannula, the abrasion member having a first section and a second section; where the prongs of the first section of the abrasion member extend radially outward from the cannula.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/23/17 / #20170079663

Medical assembly and device

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 including 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. The wires form an array of polygonal, preferably rhomboidal cells, the wires being intertwined at their junctions by at least one turn around one another, the intertwined regions extending in the longitudinal direction of the support element. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/16/17 / #20170072172

High strength balloon with asymmetric strengthening

A medical balloon has a strengthening sleeve formed of circumferential fibres and longitudinal fibres. The circumferential fibres have a greater thickness than the longitudinal fibres and preferably have a greater cross-sectional area or volume. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/16/17 / #20170071768

Variable radial stiffness and variable diameter intraluminal device

The present disclosure describes intraluminal support devices having high radial stiffness regions with smaller diameter and low radial stiffness regions with larger diameter. When deployed to the vasculature of a patient in need of treatment, the high radial stiffness region is sized such that it has approximately the diameter of the vessel in need of treatment, so that it produces substantially zero chronic radial force when the vessel is not being subjected to external compression. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/16/17 / #20170071689

Surgical drape kit

A surgical drape kit for performing a surgical procedure includes a surgical drape having a fenestration site; a plurality of containers attached to the surgical drape; and a plurality of components used to perform a surgical procedure. The containers are attached to the surgical drape around a perimeter of the fenestration site. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/16/17 / #20170071615

Method and device for improving passage of electrohydraulic lithotripsy probe

A medical device is provided with a probe including an elongated shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, and an external wall. The probe also includes at least two conductors extending substantially along a longitudinal length of the probe. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/16/17 / #20170071585

Forceps with locking mechanism

A forceps is provided that includes a housing defining an internal passageway and a longitudinal axis, first and second jaws slidably and pivotably connected to the housing, a first connection member having a first end pivotably attached to the first jaw, a second connection member having a first end pivotably attached to the second jaw; and a driver pivotably connected to the other ends of the first connection member and the second connection member, wherein the jaws have an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein longitudinal movement of the driver in a first direction rotates the first and second jaws relative to the housing from the open configuration towards the closed configuration, wherein longitudinal movement of the driver in the first direction also moves the first and second jaws longitudinally along the longitudinal axis of the housing from the open configuration towards the closed configuration.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/09/17 / #20170065799

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

03/09/17 / #20170065797

Adjustable length dilatation balloon

The present invention relates to an adjustable length dilatation balloon catheter that includes a balloon catheter, a sheath that is slidably disposed around the balloon catheter, and an inverting tethering system that permits the selective adjustment of the exposed balloon length.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056652

Electrotherapeutic systems, devices, and methods

Electrotherapeutic systems, devices, and methods are described. In one embodiment, a portion of a hepatic branch of a vagus nerve in a liver is stimulated with a lead implanted in the liver. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056627

Introducer assembly extension and method of use

An introducer set includes an introducer and dilator along with an extension in a sealed sterile peal open package. The extension is available for use during procedures where the puncture access site to the patient is close enough to the site to be treated in the patient that the physician's hands and/or head may be positioned in the fluroscopic area while the physician is attempting to maneuver a wire guide to a desired location. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056575

Dialysis catheter and methods of use thereof

The present invention relates generally to medical devices for use in peritoneal dialysis and to methods of using such devices. One aspect of the invention provides a device including an elongated tubular member having a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end and a first expandable member positioned around the elongated tubular member at a first position. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056570

Tubular drainage device

A medical device for draining a fluid from the body of a patient includes a tubular member having an open distal end that resides interiorly of the body of a patient and a proximal end that extends exteriorly of the body of the patient. The tubular member has an inner surface extending between the distal end and the proximal end, wherein the inner surface defines a lumen. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056225

Split sheath prosthesis deployment system with divided tip

A prosthesis delivery device includes an inner cannula, a positioner disposed coaxially over a first portion of the inner cannula, a concentric cannula disposed coaxially over a second portion of the inner cannula, and a tip assembly disposed over a third portion of the inner cannula. A distal end of the concentric cannula is attached to a proximal end of the positioner. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056224

Prosthesis fixation system and method

A prosthesis fixation system includes a delivery device having a distal end and a proximal end. The delivery device includes an inner cannula extending between the distal end and the proximal end of the delivery device, a positioner disposed coaxially over a first portion of the inner cannula, and a tip assembly attached to a proximal end of the inner cannula. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056222

Threaded modular handle for a prosthesis delivery device

A handle assembly for a prosthesis delivery device is described. The handle assembly comprises a stationary main handle having a proximal end and a distal end and an outer surface extending there between. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056221

Stent delivery system

A stent delivery system is provided with an inner elongate shaft having a proximal portion and a distal portion and an outer elongate shaft having a lumen extending at least partially therethrough, wherein the proximal portion of the inner elongate shaft is at least partially movably disposed within the lumen. The system also includes a stent positionable about the inner elongate shaft having collapsed and expanded configurations. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056220

Modular handle comprising a trigger wire actuation mechanism for a prosthesis delivery device

A handle assembly for a prosthesis delivery device is disclosed. The handle assembly comprises a stationary main handle having a proximal end and a distal end and an outer surface extending therebetween. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056219

Modular handle for a prosthesis delivery device

A modular handle assembly for a prosthesis delivery device is disclosed. The modular handle assembly comprises a stationary main handle having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056151

Endograft with one or more apertures

The present embodiments describe an endograft having one or more apertures, and methods for constructing the same. In one example, an endograft comprises a proximal region having a proximal opening, and a distal region having first and second apertures separated by a partition. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056124

Ratchet-slide handle and system for fiducial deployment

Embodiments include a fiducial deployment system with a handle configured for actuation of same. A fiducial may include one or more protuberances configured to engage one or more slots in a needle of the system. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

03/02/17 / #20170056121

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

03/02/17 / #20170055968

Needle and stylet management device with rotary handle

A stylet retraction system, the stylet retraction system comprising a stylet extending from a reel, where the reel is configured to move in a manner effecting longitudinal position change of the stylet along a longitudinal axis of the stylet, a needle at least partially surrounding the stylet, and a handle configured to effect longitudinal movement of the needle along a longitudinal axis of the needle, wherein the handle is rotatable with respect to the reel, and wherein an axis of rotation of the handle and an axis of rotation of the reel each is not coaxial with respect to the longitudinal axis of the stylet nor with respect to the longitudinal axis of the needle.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/23/17 / #20170049595

Endograft delivery device assembly

An endograft delivery device assembly is disclosed. The assembly comprises: a tip; a guide wire cannula, the guide wire cannula; a pusher disposed around the guide wire cannula, the pusher having a sheath assembly receiving portion at a proximal end thereof and a main portion extending distally from the sheath assembly receiving portion to a distal end, the sheath assembly receiving portion having at least one longitudinally extending groove; and a sheath assembly slidably mounted to the sheath assembly receiving portion of the pusher. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/23/17 / #20170049588

Stent graft with fenestration

An endovascular prosthesis and method of constructing said prosthesis device for implantation into the lumen of a body vessel. The endovascular prosthesis comprises a fenestration in the device surrounded by an inner edge, and the inner edge further surrounded by an outer edge of larger diameter. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/16/17 / #20170042609

Application of polymer-based materials to hydrophobic and adhesion-resistant surfaces

A conductive coating may be adhered to a structure comprising a hydrophobic and/or adhesion-resistant surface. The conductive coating may have a polymer backbone with conductive particles suspended in the backbone. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/09/17 / #20170035988

Medical device with selective rigidity

A device for obtaining selective rigidity with respect to a patient is provided. The device includes a scaffold that is arranged to be flexible when in a first relaxed configuration, wherein the scaffold is configured to become substantially more rigid when a suction force is applied thereto. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/09/17 / #20170035594

Support device for gastrointestinal implant

The present disclosure provides a support device for a gastrointestinal implant. The support device may include a lumen configured to extend through a submucosal tunnel and a mouth located at a proximal end of the lumen and in fluid communication with the lumen. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/09/17 / #20170035423

Medical device and corresponding method of use for arteriovenous fistula creation

A multi-part medical implant device assembly for use in the surgical creation of an arteriovenous fistula is described herein, the implant device having an arterial section with an arterial lumen provided therein, a venous section with a venous lumen provided therein, and a connector section with a connecting lumen provided, the connector section serving to provide a fluid pathway from the arterial section to the venous section. The device may be formed of a top and a bottom portion, where the two-part assembly may facilitate surgical implantation.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027682

Methods of making a prosthesis with a smooth covering

The present invention relates to methods of making a prosthesis or a stent with a smooth covering. The method includes providing an elastomeric tube including an inner diameter and an outer diameter, positioning the elastomeric tube in a tube expander including a vacuum, expanding the inner diameter and the outer diameters of the elastomeric tube by applying the vacuum, providing a mandrel, positioning an inner covering over the mandrel, positioning a stent over the inner covering, positioning an outer covering over the stent to form a covered stent, positioning the mandrel and the covered stent in the tube expander, releasing the vacuum, removing the elastomeric tube, the covered stent, and the mandrel form the tube expander, applying pressure and heat to the elastomeric tube, the covered stent, and the mandrel, removing the elastomeric tube, the covered stent, and the mandrel from the pressure and the heat, removing the elastomeric tube from the covered stent, and removing the mandrel from the covered stent.. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

02/02/17 / #20170027551

Liquid stylet apparatus

A liquid stylet apparatus including a tube with a transparent portion and at least partially filled with a liquid, a powering device in fluid communication with the tube, a catheter located distally of the tube and in fluid communication with the tube, where the catheter is at least partially filled with the liquid, a collection device located distally of the catheter and in fluid communication with the catheter, where the collection device is configured to engage a target area of a patient, and an indicator contacting the liquid and located at least partially within the tube, where the position of the indicator within the tube is visible through the transparent portion.. . ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/26/17 / #20170021141

Variable diameter woven medical tube textiles and method of making same

A textile greige includes a plurality of woven medical tube textiles in a series that share a set of warp yarns and a first weft yarn. The medical tube textiles have different diameter segments such that less than all of the warp yarns are included in a small diameter segment of the medical tube textile. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/26/17 / #20170020501

Introducer sheath with braided filament securement mechanism

A tubular body for a medical device for insertion within a body passageway of a patient. The tubular body includes a tubular inner liner. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/19/17 / #20170014247

Stent anti-migration mechanism

A prosthesis and a method for implantation of the prosthesis into a bodily lumen are provided. The prosthesis includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion, an outer surface and a lumen extending therethrough defining an inner surface. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/19/17 / #20170014222

Prothesis 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

01/12/17 / #20170007754

Endovascular compliance assembly

An endovascular assembly for improving vessel compliance by reducing the blood pressure needed to eject a given volume of blood. The assembly comprises a first expandable container, a balloon for example, positioned in the vascular system. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/12/17 / #20170007428

Antegrade flow maintenance sheath

The present embodiments relate to an endovascular treatment system comprising a sheath having a sheath lumen and a sheath aperture located on a circumferential surface of the sheath, and an internal liner disposed at least partially within the sheath lumen. The internal liner comprises a liner aperture, a protrusion, and a liner lumen, and has a delivery state and an expanded state. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc

01/12/17 / #20170007261

Deployment mechanism for implantable medical devices

A system for controlling deployment of an implantable medical includes an implantable medical device and a gripper mechanism. One or both of the medical device and the gripper mechanism are made from a shape-memory alloy material having a temperature at which the material will transition from a martensite state to an austenite state. ... Cook Medical Technologies Llc








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