US 9,808,311 B2
Deflectable medical devices
Huisun Wang, Maple Grove, MN (US); Hong Cao, Maple Grove, MN (US); Kenneth R. Larson, Grand Rapids, MN (US); Jeffrey A. Nylund, Maple Grove, MN (US); Katherine S. Routh, Coon Rapids, MN (US); and James D. Vetsch, Coon Rapids, MN (US)
Assigned to Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed by BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC., Maple Grove, MN (US)
Filed on Mar. 4, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/196,692.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/780,876, filed on Mar. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0276787 A1, Sep. 18, 2014
Int. Cl. A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 18/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 18/1492 (2013.01) [A61M 25/0147 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00323 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00404 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00434 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00511 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00577 (2013.01); A61M 25/0138 (2013.01); A61M 2025/015 (2013.01)] 2 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A deflectable medical device, comprising:
a catheter shaft having a distal end;
an ablation electrode disposed at the distal end;
a deflection body including a longitudinally-extending spine and wherein a first group of slots are formed in the body and define a first group of ribs;
a flex member disposed distal to the deflection body;
an intermediate region disposed between the deflection body and the flex member, the intermediate region including a wall extending from the deflection body to the flex member, and an opening extending through the wall from an outer surface to an inner surface of the intermediate region; and
a deflection mechanism coupled to the intermediate region, the deflection mechanism including a retaining portion and a pull wire portion,
wherein the retaining portion comprises a collar configured to extend around at least a portion of the outer surface of the intermediate region.