Boston Scientific Inc. | Date: 2015-10-23
A method of optimizing the electrical stimulation of a bladder of a patient including selecting a first subset of electrodes from a set of electrodes positioned adjacent to a set of nerves associated with the bladder. The set of electrodes may include one or more electrodes, each of which may be configured to deliver electrical stimulation pulses generated by a stimulator device to the nerves. The method may further include delivering an electrical stimulation pulse through the selected first subset of electrodes and recording at least one parameter of the electrical stimulation pulse after receiving patient feedback.
Boston Scientific Inc. | Date: 2015-07-28
A device for obtaining a tissue sample includes a needle body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough and a plurality of flaps coupled to the needle body via hinges. Each of the flaps is movable between a closed configuration in which a cutting end of each of the flaps extends towards the longitudinal axis of the needle body so that the flaps extend radially inward to at least partially cover a distal opening of the lumen, and an open configuration, in which the flaps are rotated about the hinges so that cutting ends thereof are moved toward an interior surface of the lumen to uncover the distal opening of the lumen and permit a target tissue to be received therebetween and into the lumen.
Boston Scientific Inc. | Date: 2015-06-26
Embodiments of the invention include an endoscope including multiple lumens for tissue acquisition and removal and related methods of use.
Boston Scientific Inc. | Date: 2015-08-11
A transcatheter valve frame comprising a valve frame comprising an elongate tubular member having a longitudinal axis and a circumference, the elongate tubular member comprising a plurality of struts interconnected by peaks and valleys that define a closed cell construction comprising a plurality of interconnected cells, the valve frame is formed from a single piece of material comprising a metal or metal alloy, the valve frame having a diameter that increases upon axial compression and the valve frame comprising a locking mechanism integral with the valve frame configured to fix the diameter of the valve frame.
Boston Scientific Inc. | Date: 2015-10-28
An articulating portion for an elongate medical device is disclosed. The articulating portion may include a plurality of segments movable relative to one another, and a plurality of hinges disposed between adjacent segments. The segments can be configured to bend at the hinges upon manipulation of a control member of the device. The segments and the hinges can also be a single continuous piece of material.