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


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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. Tension ...
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 ...
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Apparatuses and methods for endobronchial navigation to and confirmation of the location of a target ...
Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170251951

A method of confirming the location of a target tissue within a patient using a navigation system is provided. The navigation system displays images from a pre-acquired image dataset and provides location information of a medical device within a patient in relation to a patient tracking device affixed to the patient. The method includes determining an initial location of the ...
Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in a branched structure
Covidien Lp
August 24, 2017 - N°20170238790

Systems and methods employing a small gauge steerable catheter including a locatable guide with a sheath, particularly as an enhancement to a bronchoscope. A typical procedure is as follows. The location of a target in a reference coordinate system is detected or imported. The catheter is navigated to the target which tracking the distal tip of the guide in the ...
Steerable catheters
Covidien Lp
August 10, 2017 - N°20170224957

Embodiments of steerable catheters are disclosed. The catheters may include a plurality of generally arcuate-shaped struts connected at proximal and distal ends of a handle. The handle is connected to a tubular portion at a distal end of the handle. The tubular portion includes a resilient component positioned near a distal tip of the tubular portion. The catheter includes a ...
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Torque-based catheter articulation
Hansen Medical, Inc.
July 27, 2017 - N°20170209672

A robotic surgical system configured for the articulation of a catheter comprises an input device, a control computer, and an instrument driver having at least one motor for displacing the pull-wire of a steerable catheter wherein the control computer is configured to determine the desired motor torque or tension of the pull-wire of a catheter based on user manipulation of ...
Steerable catheter with brake assembly
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170203078

A catheter includes a handle and an elongate member extending from the handle. The catheter may also include steering system coupled to the handle. The steering system may be configured to deflect at least a portion of the elongate member in at least one direction. The catheter may also include a locking mechanism configured to lock the portion of the ...
Elongate steerable devices for insertion into a subjects body
Intellimedical Technologies Pty Ltd.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165456

Elongate, steerable devices for insertion into a subject's body, including very narrow (small diameter) devices that may be configured as steerable catheters and guidewires for use in interventional cardiology and neuroradiology. Also described are methods of making and using these devices, and controllers for controlling these steerable devices. These steerable devices may have a bendable distal region, a plurality of ...
Continuous single wire steerable catheter
Advanced Pain Center, Llc
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128698

A steerable catheter includes a body portion, a flexible catheter body with a proximal end and a distal tip and a continuous steering wire passing through the flexible body from the proximal end to the distal tip and turning back through the flexible body from the distal tip to the proximal end.
Multi-directional steerable catheter
Biocardia, Inc.
April 20, 2017 - N°20170106170

A bi-directional steerable catheter adapted for delivery into a patient's vasculature. The pull wires which are used to tension the deflectable segment of the steerable catheter are wound in parallel around the axis of the steerable catheter on opposite sides of the steerable catheter.
Steerable catheters and methods for making them
Clph, Llc
March 23, 2017 - N°20170080183

Catheters, sheaths, or other tubular devices are provided that include a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a patient's body, and a steerable distal portion. The tubular device includes a primary lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends; an auxiliary lumen adjacent the primary lumen; and one or more reinforcement members including windings extending helically along ...
Steerable catheter handle with slide lock
Clph, Llc
January 19, 2017 - N°20170014600

An improved handle for a steerable catheter apparatus steerably manipulated by steering wires or rods, and including an elongated housing having one end thereof adapted for attachment to the proximal end of the steerable catheter; a steering actuator carried by the housing and including an elongated lever pivotally affixed to the housing and rotatable about an axis transverse to both ...
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Steerable medical device handle
Baylis Medical Company Inc.
November 17, 2016 - N°20160331932

A steerable catheter control handle and method are provided for bi-directional control of a steerable catheter, the catheter including at least two control wires, a distal end of each of the control wires being coupled to the catheter at a distal region thereof. The control system comprises a housing. A wire actuation mechanism is disposed within the housing and is ...
Apparatuses and methods for registering a real-time image feed from an imaging device to a ...
Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
November 03, 2016 - N°20160317233

A method of registering a real-time image feed from an imaging device inserted into a steerable catheter using a navigation system is provided. The method includes inserting the imaging device into a working channel of the steerable catheter and generating a real-time image feed of one or more reference points, wherein the orientation of the reference points is known. The ...
Apparatuses and methods for monitoring tendons of steerable catheters
Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.
October 06, 2016 - N°20160287840

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. Tension ...
Steerable catheter having pull wires affixed within the distal portion of the catheter
Medtronic Cryocath Lp
September 29, 2016 - N°20160278851

A method and system with enhanced steerability and simplicity of construction for medical devices and a method of manufacturing the same. A steerable medical device may include an elongate body having a distal portion, proximal portion, and central lumen extending therethrough, a distal tip coupled to the distal portion of the elongate body, and at least one pull wire, each ...
In situ implantation accessory for an autonomous intracardiac capsule
Sorin Crm Sas
September 22, 2016 - N°20160271388

This accessory comprises a remotely steerable catheter (40) extended by a tip (50) comprising a base (52) to which the catheter (40) connects to and a cylindrical portion (54) defining a volume (56) suitable for housing the capsule (10). A sub-catheter (30) and the capsule are telescopically extendable with respect to the catheter between i) a retracted position and a deployed position wherein the capsule is removed from ...
Steerable catheter
Cook Medical Technologies Llc
September 22, 2016 - N°20160271366

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. The second elongated member has the other of the male or female element, wherein the male element ...
Steerable catheter with pull wire
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
June 09, 2016 - N°20160158497

In one representative embodiment, a steerable catheter device comprises a shaft comprising a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a pull-wire lumen that extends at least partially through the proximal and distal portions. A pull wire extends through the pull-wire lumen and has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, wherein the distal end portion of pull wire ...
Steerable catheter with flexing tip member
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
April 07, 2016 - N°20160096004

A steerable catheter device includes a catheter body, a flexing tip member coupled to a distal end of the catheter body and having a wall with a first plurality of arcuate slits and a second plurality of arcuate slits, the first and second plurality of slits being diametrically opposed and alternating with each other, and an actuator that bends the ...
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