VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC.
|VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140276628||DRAINAGE OR FEEDING CATHETER ASSEMBLY - Catheter assemblies, kits and methods allowing for the drainage or administration of fluid or small particles are disclosed. A catheter assembly can include a shaft with a lumen, an expandable retention member, an elongate actuation member and a locking mechanism. The expandable retention member can be positioned at a shaft distal end portion and can include one or more filaments forming a plurality of drainage or administration interstices of variable or uniform size. The elongate actuation member can include an actuation member distal end, directly or indirectly engaged with the expandable retention member, and an actuation member proximal end. Movement of the actuation member proximal end relative to a proximal end of the shaft can cause the expandable retention member to change from a lower-profile configuration to a higher-profile configuration. A moved position of the elongate actuation member can be secured by rotating, sliding or otherwise manipulating the locking mechanism.||09-18-2014|
|20140249562||VASCULAR DILATOR SYSTEMS, KITS, AND METHODS - Vascular dilator systems, kits, and methods allowing for sheathless introduction of a treatment device into a body vessel or body cavity are disclosed. A vascular dilator system can include a dilator assembly, including a tubular shaft and a deformable member, and optionally, the treatment device. The deformable member can include a non-biodegradable material and can have a diameter at a proximal end portion that is greater than a diameter at a distal end portion. The distal end portion of the deformable member can be coupled to an outer surface of the tubular shaft, at or near a shaft distal end portion. The proximal end portion of the deformable member can include a diameter configured to receive or stretch around a distal end portion of the treatment device. In use, the deformable member can provide a tapered bridge between the outer surface of the tubular shaft and an outer surface of the treatment device.||09-04-2014|
|20130144323||ELONGATED EXPANDABLE MEMBER FOR OCCLUDING VARICOSE VEINS - Assemblies, kits, and methods for occluding a vascular vessel, such as a varicose vein, are disclosed. An assembly can include a removable inner member, a removable outer member, and an elongated expandable member positioned in a compressed form between portions of the inner and outer members. To facilitate their removal, one or both of the inner and outer members can include a handle coupled to a proximal end. The elongated expandable member can include a gelatin material or a collagen material that is configured, when wetted, to expand from a compressed first diametrical size to a second larger diametrical size within a time period of 5 minutes or less. At the second larger diametrical size, the gelatin or collagen material can occlude a vascular vessel for a period of at least 20 days without degrading.||06-06-2013|
|20130109960||AORTIC VALVE POSITIONING SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS||05-02-2013|
|20130030369||VASCULAR INTRODUCER INCLUDING EXPANDABLE PASSAGE MEMBER - Vascular introducer systems, kits, and methods providing or creating access to vessels, such as radial or femoral arteries, are disclosed. A vascular introducer system includes a removable inner tubular member, a removable outer tubular, tear-away member, and an expandable passage member positioned between the inner and outer tubular members. The removable inner tubular member and the removable outer tubular, tear-away member help protect and maintain a contracted configuration of the expandable passage member when the introducer system is advanced into a vessel. The expandable passage member includes an inner surface configured to receive an elongate treatment device, for example, following removal of the inner and outer tubular members. In some examples, the expandable passage member includes one or more kink-resistant members extending along a portion of the passage member. In various examples, the expandable passage member includes a wall thickness sufficient to protect vessel surfaces, while preserving vessel access size.||01-31-2013|
|20120165756||COAXIAL GUIDE CATHETER FOR INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY PROCEDURES - A coaxial guide catheter to be passed through guide catheter having a first lumen, for use with interventional cardiology devices that are insertable into a branch artery that branches off from a main artery. The coaxial guide catheter is extended through the lumen of the guide catheter and beyond the distal end of the guide catheter and inserted into the branch artery. The device assists in resisting axial and shear forces exerted by an interventional cardiology device passed through the second lumen and beyond the flexible distal tip portion that would otherwise tend to dislodge the guide catheter from the branch artery.||06-28-2012|
|20090318881||HEMOSTATIC CLIP - A device for inhibiting blood leakage from the proximal end of a catheter. The device includes a resilient body having a proximal portion and a distal extension portion extending away from the proximal portion and terminating at a first end. The proximal portion and the distal extension portion share a common axis and together define a generally cylindrical passage at least partially therethrough. The distal extension portion is shaped to interface with the catheter and in a substantially sealing relationship. The cylindrical passage is sized to receive a surgical guidewire therein in close apposition.||12-24-2009|
Patent applications by VASCULAR SOLUTIONS, INC.