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Number: 604/96.01
Name: Surgery > Means for introducing or removing material from body for therapeutic purposes (e.g., medicating, irrigating, aspirating, etc.) > Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin > Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body > Having means inflated in body (e.g., inflatable nozzle, dilator, balloon catheter, occluder, etc.)
Description: Subject matter including an inflatable means carried by the conduit or holder which is expanded by a fluid such as air while disposed within the body for the purpose of retaining the conduit, dilating the body opening, or sealing the body opening.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
604/103.02 Delivering fluid or material from external surface of inflated means 122
604/103.01 Delivering fluid or material through wall of inflated means 208
604/102.01 Having aperture in conduit proximal of inflated means 103
604/100.01 Having indicator means 72
604/99.01 Having inflation or deflation control means 131
604/103.03 Having means to retain conduit or inflated means in position (e.g., depth control, external seal, etc.) 92
604/101.01 Having plural balloons on conduit 247
604/103.1 Having radiopaque characteristics (e.g., ring, marker, tip, etc.) 216
604/103.09 Having reinforcing means (e.g., reinforcing coil, etc.) 147
604/103.05 Having sheath enclosing balloon 126
604/99.04 Having valve means (e.g., ball valve, etc.) in fluid or material delivery lumen 84
604/97.01 Including means forcing inflation fluid into inflatable means 124
604/103.11 Of elastic inflated material 78
604/103.13 Of inelastic inflated material 45
604/103.06 Particular wall structure of inflated means (e.g., varying wall thickness, multilayer, etc.) 171
604/103.04 Rapid exchange type (e.g., monorail, etc.) 162
604/103 With means bonding or mechanically securing balloon sleeve or connector member (e.g., coupling funnel, etc.) to conduit 221

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8703260 Catheter balloon and method for forming same Apr. 22, 2014
8702744 Apparatus and methods for renal stenting Apr. 22, 2014
8702743 Instrument with an inflatable balloon Apr. 22, 2014
8702678 Assemblies, systems, and methods for infusing therapeutic agents into the body Apr. 22, 2014
8702652 Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel Apr. 22, 2014
8702651 Drug delivery device with instable sheath and/or push element Apr. 22, 2014
8702649 Multiple lumen diffusion catheter Apr. 22, 2014
8702648 Controlled release mechanism for balloon catheters Apr. 22, 2014
8690906 Removeable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit Apr. 8, 2014
8690752 Oocyte separation and collection system Apr. 8, 2014
8685054 Valvuloplasty balloon catheter Apr. 1, 2014
8684963 Catheter with a dual lumen monolithic shaft Apr. 1, 2014
8679057 Recovery catheter assembly Mar. 25, 2014
8673387 Coated medical device Mar. 18, 2014
8668978 Multi-biomarker biosensor Mar. 11, 2014
8657782 Catheter having transitioning shaft segments Feb. 25, 2014
8647298 Surgical apparatus with expandable structure and electrode for treating body tissue Feb. 11, 2014
8641663 Robotic catheter system input device Feb. 4, 2014
8636724 Balloon encapsulated catheter tip Jan. 28, 2014
8636714 Microcatheter with sleeved guidewire port Jan. 28, 2014
8636690 Catheter balloons with integrated non-distensible seals Jan. 28, 2014
8626316 Device for the intermittent occlusion of the coronary sinus Jan. 7, 2014
8622992 Devices and methods for perfusion therapy Jan. 7, 2014
8617140 System for percutaneously administering reduced pressure treatment using balloon dissection Dec. 31, 2013
8617136 Balloon catheter devices with drug delivery extensions Dec. 31, 2013
8617114 Drug coated balloon catheter Dec. 31, 2013
8617103 Angled tip catheter Dec. 31, 2013
8613721 Delivery and administration of compositions using interventional catheters Dec. 24, 2013
8608688 Catheter apparatus Dec. 17, 2013
8603029 Apparatuses and methods for medication administration Dec. 10, 2013
8597240 Coaxial catheter shaft having balloon attachment feature with axial fluid path Dec. 3, 2013
8597239 Abrading balloon catheter for extravasated drug delivery Dec. 3, 2013
8591494 Electrochemical therapeutic agent delivery device Nov. 26, 2013
8591461 Weeping balloon catheter Nov. 26, 2013
8585645 Treatment with high temperature vapor Nov. 19, 2013
8585641 Neurotoxic agents and medical devices therefor Nov. 19, 2013
8585640 Non-shortening high angle wrapped balloons Nov. 19, 2013
8579956 Methods and devices for treating lesions Nov. 12, 2013
8574289 Inflatable minimally invasive system for delivering and securing an annular implant Nov. 5, 2013
8574222 Anti-clog suction tip apparatus and method Nov. 5, 2013
8574191 Localized delivery of drug agents Nov. 5, 2013
8568385 Device and method for restricting blood flow to fibroids Oct. 29, 2013
8562573 Guiding catheter for accessing the renal arteries Oct. 22, 2013
8556880 Methods and devices for local therapeutic agent delivery to heart valves Oct. 15, 2013
8556851 Balloon catheter Oct. 15, 2013
8556842 Perfusion circuit and use therein in targeted delivery of macromolecules Oct. 15, 2013
8551096 Directional delivery of energy and bioactives Oct. 8, 2013
8545552 Systems and methods for transcatheter aortic valve treatment Oct. 1, 2013
8540750 Dual lumen bond for vascular closure device and methods Sep. 24, 2013
8540668 Catheter including a compliant balloon Sep. 24, 2013

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