BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
|BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150254893||MEDICAL DEVICES FOR MAPPING CARDIAC TISSUE AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING MAPPING DATA - Methods for displaying physiological mapping data are disclosed. An example method may include storing a set of three-dimensional positional data on a memory, storing a set of metric data on the memory, and storing a set of electrogram data on the memory. The method may also include outputting the set of three-dimensional positional data, the set of two-dimensional metric data, and the set of electrogram data from the memory to a display unit and displaying the set of three-dimensional positional data, the set of two-dimensional metric data, and the set of electrogram data on the display unit as a dynamic display.||09-10-2015|
|20150254419||MEDICAL DEVICES FOR MAPPING CARDIAC TISSUE AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING MAPPING DATA - Methods for displaying summarized physiological mapping data are disclosed. An example method may include storing a set of three-dimensional positional data on a memory, storing a set of metric data on the memory, and storing a set of electrogram data on the memory. The method may also include outputting the set of three-dimensional positional data, the set of two-dimensional metric data, and the set of electrogram data from the memory to a display unit and displaying the set of three-dimensional positional data, the set of two-dimensional metric data, and the set of electrogram data on the display unit as a summarized static display.||09-10-2015|
|20150253505||METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATED TO A SIDE-FIRE OPTICAL FIBER HAVING A ROBUST DISTAL END PORTION - An aspect of the present disclosure may include an apparatus having an optical waveguide. The optical waveguide may have a distal end surface non-normal to a longitudinal centerline of a distal end portion of the optical waveguide, wherein the distal end surface may define a portion of an interface configured to redirect electromagnetic radiation propagated from within the optical waveguide and incident on the portion of the interface to a direction offset from the longitudinal centerline. The apparatus may further include a capillary component which may have a first portion of an inner surface heat-fused to a portion of an outer surface of the optical waveguide. The apparatus may also include a reinforcement component which may have a proximal end surface disposed distal to the distal end surface of the optical waveguide such that the distal end surface of the optical waveguide and the proximal end surface of the reinforcement component may be separated by a non-zero distance, and wherein a portion of an outer surface of the reinforcement component may be heat-fused to a second portion of the inner surface of the capillary component.||09-10-2015|
|20150250772||Medical Device with Crystalline Drug Coating - A medical device having a polymer-free outer surface layer comprising a crystalline drug selected from the group consisting of everolimus, tacrolimus, sirolimus, zotarolimus, biolimus, and rapamycin. The device may be produced by a method comprising the steps of providing a medical device; applying a solution of the drug to said portion of the outer surface to form a coating of amorphous drug; and vapor annealing the drug with a solvent vapor to form crystalline drug; wherein a seed layer of a crystalline form of said drug having a maximum particle size of about 10 μm or less is applied to at least said portion of the outer surface of the device before or after applying the drug solution, but before vapor annealing the amorphous coating.||09-10-2015|
|20150250579||POLYMER STENT WITH TUNABLE AXIAL AND RADIAL FLEXIBILITY - Stents are provided which include geometric segments comprising radial elements and axial elements. Both the radial and axial elements are optionally characterized by a width and a thickness, and the widths and thicknesses of the radial and axial elements are capable of being fixed independently of one another, permitting the axial and radial flexibility of the stent to be controlled independently of one another.||09-10-2015|
|20150250525||NESTED BALLOON CRYOTHERAPY - A cryotherapy system includes a cryotherapy catheter having an inflatable balloon portion and a pressure regulator. The inflatable balloon portion includes an outer balloon and an inner balloon within the outer balloon. The inner balloon is configured to receive during a cryotherapy procedure a cryogenic agent for extracting heat from body tissue at a desired location. The inflatable balloon portion is at a distal end of the cryotherapy catheter. The pressure regulator is adapted to maintain a positive pressure between the inner balloon and the outer balloon during a cryotherapy procedure.||09-10-2015|
|20150250499||EXPANDABLE DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE - A system including an overtube configured to radially expand facilitates insertion of instruments in a patient. The system is directed to an overtube comprising an elongated body having a distal end and a proximal end, the overtube configured to radially expand from an insertion configuration to an expanded configuration, and including at least one articulation section having at least one degree of freedom and including a main channel expandable in the radial direction, and at least one additional channel. The at least one articulation section can radially expand. The system may include a radially expandable overtube having an optical channel configured to receive an optical device. The main channel and/or the at least one additional channel may be sized to receive one or more medical instruments.||09-10-2015|
|20150250399||MEDICAL DEVICES FOR MAPPING CARDIAC TISSUE - Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft with a plurality of electrodes coupled thereto and a processor coupled to the catheter shaft. The processor may be capable of collecting a set of signals from the plurality of electrodes and generating a data set from at least one of the set of signals. The data set may include at least one known data point and one or more unknown data points. The processor may also be capable of interpolating at least one of the unknown data points by conditioning the data set, assigning an interpolated value to at least one of the unknown data points, and assigning a confidence level to the interpolated value.||09-10-2015|
|20150238736||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING DRUGS TO A TREATMENT SITE - A catheter system includes a catheter having a first balloon and a second balloon. The first balloon is longitudinally offset from the second balloon along the length of the catheter. The first and second balloons both have expanded and unexpanded states. The second balloon has a drug coating. The catheter system has a first configuration, a second configuration, and a third configuration. In the first configuration, the first balloon is in the unexpanded state and the second balloon is in the unexpanded state. In the second configuration, the first balloon is in the expanded state and the second balloon is in the unexpanded state. In the third configuration, the first balloon is in the expanded state and the second balloon is in the expanded state.||08-27-2015|
|20150238249||SELF-EXPANDING COOLING ELECTRODE FOR RENAL NERVE ABLATION - A metallic tube arrangement includes an electrode region configured to expand radially and contract radially in response to increasing and decreasing a temperature at the electrode region, respectively. The electrode region is configured for intravascular deployment and delivery of high frequency energy to target tissue of a target vessel of the body. The electrode region is configured to expand radially to a diameter sufficient to contact an inner wall of the target vessel in response to a decrease in electrode region temperature and to contract radially to a diameter smaller than a diameter of the target vessel in response to an increase in electrode region temperature.||08-27-2015|
|20150238244||CRYOTREATMENT DEVICES AND METHODS OF FORMING CONDUCTION BLOCKS - Cryotreatment devices and methods of ablating tissue within the body are disclosed. A cryotreatment device in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an elongated member having one or more needle-like ablation tips configured to induce necrosis at a target site within the heart. A cooling fluid such as a cryogen may be injected through a lumen extending into the distal portion of the device. The ablation tips can be configured to pierce and ablate surrounding tissue, blocking electrical stimuli that can cause fibrillations or other arrhythmias of the heart. The device may also include means for controlling the transmural depth at which the ablation tips are inserted into the cardiac tissue. Methods of forming a contiguous line of conduction block in accordance with the present invention are also disclosed.||08-27-2015|
|20150238243||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHILLING CRYO-ABLATION COOLANT AND RESULTING CRYO-ABLATION SYSTEM - Apparatus and methods for cooling liquid coolant, such as nitrous oxide, to be delivered to a cryo-ablation device such as a balloon catheter. A hose or conduit in fluid communication with the ablation device includes an outer member and inner tubes. A first inner tube disposed within a lumen of the outer member carries liquid coolant to the ablation device. Another inner tube also disposed within the lumen carries liquid coolant and terminates within the lumen such that gaseous coolant derived from liquid coolant flowing through the second inner tube flows within the lumen to cool or chill the first inner tube and liquid coolant carried by the first inner tube to the ablation device.||08-27-2015|
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