US 11,051,681 B2
Methods and devices for controlling a shapeable medical device
Matthew J. Roelle, Sunnyvale, CA (US); Neal A. Tanner, Burnet, TX (US); Robert G. Younge, Portola Valley, CA (US); Christopher R. Carlson, Menlo Park, CA (US); Federico Barbagli, San Francisco, CA (US); and David Camarillo, Aptos, CA (US)
Assigned to Auris Health, Inc., Redwood City, CA (US)
Filed by Auris Health, Inc., Redwood City, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 21, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/198,602.
Application 16/198,602 is a division of application No. 14/164,961, filed on Jan. 27, 2014, granted, now 10,143,360.
Application 14/164,961 is a division of application No. 12/823,032, filed on Jun. 24, 2010, granted, now 8,672,837, issued on Mar. 18, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2019/0125164 A1, May 2, 2019
Int. Cl. A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 1/005 (2006.01); A61B 1/008 (2006.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01); A61B 34/30 (2016.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 34/10 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 1/0051 (2013.01) [A61B 1/00006 (2013.01); A61B 1/008 (2013.01); A61B 1/0016 (2013.01); A61B 1/00039 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61B 34/30 (2016.02); A61B 1/0011 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); A61B 2034/105 (2016.02); A61B 2034/301 (2016.02); A61B 2090/061 (2016.02); A61M 25/0147 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of altering a data model of an anatomical region, the method comprising:
advancing a shapeable instrument relative to the anatomical region, the shapeable instrument comprising a tip portion and one or more intermediate portions, the shapeable instrument comprising one or more positioning elements that alter a shape of the one or more intermediate portions of the shapeable instrument;
obtaining a plurality of localization data to determine a real shape along a length of the one or more intermediate portions of the shapeable instrument;
correlating the real shape along the length of the one or more intermediate portions of the shapeable instrument against a desired shape along the length of the one or more intermediate portions to determine a data model of an anatomic feature affecting the real shape along the length of at least the one or more intermediate portions of the shapeable instrument; and
updating the data model with the data model of the anatomic feature.