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Steerable Catheter

Steerable Catheter-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Intracardiac capsule and an implantation accessory for use with the femoral artery
Sorin Crm S.a.s.
June 14, 2018 - N°20180161571

An assembly including an autonomous capsule having an anchoring member adapted to penetrate tissue of the heart and an accessory for implantation of the capsule. The accessory includes a steerable catheter with an inner lumen, having at its distal end a tubular protection tip defining a volume for housing the capsule.
Cardiac implant delivery system
Evalve, Inc.
May 17, 2018 - N°20180133007

The present disclosure relates to delivery systems for delivering and deploying interventional devices to a targeted area within a body, such as delivering a replacement heart valve to a targeted heart valve. A delivery device includes a steerable catheter and a replacement valve delivery system positioned within the steerable catheter and configured to be translatable within the steerable catheter.
Non-buckling steerable catheter
March 29, 2018 - N°20180085557

A steerable member is disclosed generally having a steerable member for a medical apparatus, including a continuous, elongated body having a proximal section, a distal section, and a middle section between the proximal and distal sections, where the proximal section of the elongated body is less flexible than the distal section. At least one pull wire sheath extends through the ...
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Multi-direction steerable handles for steering catheters
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
March 15, 2018 - N°20180071489

Disclosed herein are steerable catheter assemblies and methods of steering catheters that utilize ball and socket mechanisms to accomplish independent control of catheter flex magnitude and catheter flex direction. Some embodiments include a catheter with two or more pull wires that flex the catheter, a first ball, a socket coupled to the first ball to form a ball and socket ...
Multi-direction steerable handles for steering catheters
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
March 15, 2018 - N°20180071488

Steerable catheters include cam and follower mechanisms that provide independent control of catheter flex magnitude and catheter flex direction to provide improved steerability of an attached catheter. In certain embodiments, the steerable catheter assemblies include two or more pull wires that flex the catheter, and a control handle coupled to the catheter having a direction control and a magnitude control, ...
Multi-direction steerable handles for steering catheters
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
March 15, 2018 - N°20180071487

Disclosed herein are steerable catheter assemblies that utilize various mechanisms to accomplish independent control of catheter flex magnitude and catheter flex direction to provide improved steerability of an attached catheter. Some embodiments include a catheter with two or more pull wires that flex the catheter and a control handle coupled to the catheter.
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Steerable catheter with shaft load distributions
Hansen Medical, Inc.
March 01, 2018 - N°20180055589

A steerable catheter system may include a flexible elongate catheter body, a drive mechanism at the proximal end of the catheter body, and at least one group of pullwires extending along a length of the catheter body. The catheter body may include a distal articulating section and a proximal non-articulating section.
Steering system with locking mechanism
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
February 22, 2018 - N°20180049623

A steerable device, such as a steerable catheter, may include a control handle and an insertion shaft extending outwardly therefrom. In use, the insertion shaft is navigated to an area of interest for examination and/or treatment thereof.
Combination steerable catheter and systems
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028787

A steerable catheter has a body with an outer surface and an inner surface defining a central lumen. The outer surface and inner surface define a wall of the body, which has a plurality of steering lumen and control lumen extending longitudinally therethrough.
Distal wire securement in steerable catheter
Cook Medical Technolgoies Llc
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028786

A secure attachment method and structure for a wire (including non-metallic fiber, yarn, cable, etc.) is provided within a steerable catheter that includes a proximal end, a distal end, and an intermediate catheter body length therebetween, with at least a first catheter lumen extending longitudinally through the catheter body, at least a first elongate wire disposed longitudinally through the first ...
Steerable catheter with wire-tensioning mechanism
Cook Medical Technologies Llc
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028785

A spool and gear mechanism for tensioning and manipulating the steering/deflection control wires of a steerable catheter device provides for a desired level of tension that will allow operation of the device without too little or too much tension in those wires. In a wire-tensioning mechanism for a steerable catheter, the mechanism includes at least a first and second ...
Control wire distal securement in steerable catheter
Cook Medical Technolgoies Llc
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028784

A secure attachment method and structure for a wire (including non-metallic fiber, yarn, cable, etc.) is provided within a steerable catheter that includes a proximal end, a distal end, and an intermediate catheter body length therebetween, with at least a first catheter lumen extending longitudinally through the catheter body, at least a first elongate wire disposed longitudinally through the first ...
Steerable catheter handle
Cook Medical Technologies Llc
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028783

A steerable-catheter handle includes an outer housing with a multilumen catheter body extending generally distally therefrom. An internal track, including at least one track-defining lateral edge element, is disposed between distal and proximal terminal ends of the outer housing, which also houses a manifold engaged with the catheter body, a working-channel port member in fluid and mechanical communication with at ...
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Brake mechanism of a steerable catheter
Cook Medical Technologies Llc
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028048

A steerable catheter includes a brake mechanism with a knob mounted to a catheter handle body. The knob is rotatable around a knob axis, and the catheter handle body includes at least one steering control spool rotatable around a spool axis that is orthogonal to the knob axis.
High load steerable shaft and method for cardiac catheter
Creganna Unlimited Company
January 25, 2018 - N°20180021546

A tube or skeleton for a steerable catheter includes a cylindrical body structured to permit bending in at least one bending direction and to resist bending in directions transverse to the bending direction. The cylindrical body may include a laser cut metal tube, wires bent and connected to one another, or one or more coiled wires with axial support wires ...
Pre-curved steerable catheter with pull-wires for dexterous deflection control
The Johns Hopkins University
December 28, 2017 - N°20170368304

A pre-curved steerable catheter includes a catheter body (102) having a distal end portion. The distal end portion includes a permanently curved flexible end portion (110).
Medical device
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
December 21, 2017 - N°20170361064

Apparatuses of the type broadly applicable to numerous medical applications in which it is desirable to insert one or more steerable or non-steerable catheters or similar devices into a working channel of an associated device, such as an endoscope, catheter, etc., or passageway of a patient, are disclosed. The apparatuses may include catheters having a dedicated guide wire channel and ...
Modular handle assembly for a steerable catheter
Freudenberg Medical, Llc
November 30, 2017 - N°20170340863

A modular handle assembly for supporting and controlling a steerable catheter having at least one deflection wire includes a handle portion which extends along an axis for being secured about a portion of the steerable catheter. The modular handle assembly includes at least one barrel that is rotatably connected to the handle portion for rotation about said axis and at ...
Apparatuses and methods for monitoring tendons of steerable catheters
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333679

Methods and apparatuses for detecting tension on a tendon and/or mechanical deformation (e.g., breakage) of one or more steering tendon of a steerable and flexible articulating device. Theses apparatuses may have one or more tendons that are each electrically conductive and configured to steer the apparatus when tension is applied to the proximal end of the tendon.
Cam controlled multi-direction steerable handles
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
September 21, 2017 - N°20170266413

Disclosed herein are catheter control handles that include various cam-based mechanisms for controlling the circumferential angle and radial magnitude of flexion of an attached catheter. Control handles can comprise a housing defining a longitudinal axis extending in distal and proximal directions, a cam member that is movable axially relative to the housing and also movable rotationally about the longitudinal axis ...
Steerable catheter with multiple bending radii via a steering mechanism with telescoping tubular components
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170258614

A steerable catheter includes a tubular sheath having a longitudinally-extending lumen formed within a wall thereof and a steering mechanism disposed within the longitudinally-extending lumen. The steering mechanism includes a pull tube and a pull wire.
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