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 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.