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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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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. The body includes a body material. The steering lumen and control lumen have a control lumen lining ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Mechanical interlock for catheters
February 01, 2018 - N°20180028779

An intravascular device delivery system has an elongated member with a flexible hypotube. The hypotube can be rotationally keyed to a steerable catheter. The flexible hypotube includes one or more cuts to allow bending of the flexible hypotube within a first plane. The steerable catheter is steerable to bend the flexible hypotube within the first plane, and longitudinally movable relative ...
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. The knob contacts and rotates in a limited arc along a recessed ...
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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). A pull wire (108) is disposed in a pull wire lumen within the catheter body. The pull wire extends from the distal end portion to a proximal end portion of the catheter body wherein the pull wire, ...
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. 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 ...
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. At least a segment of the pull wire is coaxially disposed within the pull tube. The pull tube has a distal end attached at ...
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 ...
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Steerable catheters
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 ...
Steerable catheter
Cook Medical Technologies Llc
August 10, 2017 - N°20170224956

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. The distal end portion includes a plurality of rigid segments that are disposed in series and in a consistent orientation therealong and within the sheath, the plurality of rigid segments each ...
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 ...
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