US 10,888,689 B2
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary access system
John O. McWeeney, Brighton, MA (US)
Assigned to Covidien LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed by COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, MA (US)
Filed on Sep. 19, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/708,882.
Application 15/708,882 is a continuation of application No. 14/494,685, filed on Sep. 24, 2014, granted, now 9,782,565.
Application 14/494,685 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/297,766, filed on Nov. 16, 2011, granted, now 9,332,973, issued on May 10, 2016.
Application 13/297,766 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/029,593, filed on Feb. 17, 2011, abandoned.
Application 13/029,593 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/607,636, filed on Oct. 28, 2009, granted, now 8,968,210, issued on Mar. 3, 2015.
Application 12/607,636 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/243,367, filed on Oct. 1, 2008, granted, now 9,186,128, issued on Nov. 17, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/305,304, filed on Feb. 17, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/305,396, filed on Feb. 17, 2010.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/117,966, filed on Nov. 26, 2008.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/152,741, filed on Feb. 16, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2018/0001057 A1, Jan. 4, 2018
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); A61B 10/02 (2006.01); A61B 10/04 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61M 25/0136 (2013.01) [A61B 10/0283 (2013.01); A61B 10/04 (2013.01); A61B 17/3403 (2013.01); A61B 17/3415 (2013.01); A61B 17/3423 (2013.01); A61B 17/3478 (2013.01); A61B 2010/045 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00469 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00991 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3413 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3425 (2013.01); A61B 2090/0801 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3925 (2016.02); A61M 2210/1021 (2013.01); A61M 2210/1075 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
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1. A system for providing access to a vessel, the system comprising:
an adjustable delivery handle system comprising:
a delivery handle assembly, at least a portion of which comprises an inner lumen configured to receive one of a plurality of exchangeable subassemblies; and
an inner hub housing coupled to a portion of the deliver handle assembly, the inner hub housing having a first plurality of radially-spaced barbs disposed on an inner diameter thereof;
a sheath coupled to a distal end of the handle assembly and having a lumen in fluid communication with the inner lumen of the delivery handle assembly; and
an access catheter subassembly removably disposed within the inner lumen of the delivery handle assembly and lumen of the sheath, the access catheter subassembly comprising:
a catheter hub configured for insertion into the inner hub housing, the catheter hub having a second plurality of radially-spaced barbs disposed on an outer diameter thereof, wherein each of the second plurality of radially-spaced barbs are configured for selective engagement with a corresponding one of the first plurality of radially-spaced barbs to permit incremental rotation of the catheter hub relative to the inner hub housing; and
an access catheter having an elongate tubular catheter body having a proximal section having a proximal end, a distal section having a distal end, an outer surface, and an inner surface defining a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end,
wherein the distal section of the access catheter is configured to incrementally rotate about a longitudinal axis defined by the lumen of the catheter body in conjunction with incremental rotation of the catheter hub.