US 11,052,225 B2
Apparatus for use in a medical procedure in the vasculature comprising a guidewire and a catheter and a method of using the same
Eoin Ryan, Dublin (IE); and Allan Ronan, Wexford (IE)
Assigned to C.R. BARD, INC., Tempe, AZ (US)
Appl. No. 15/779,199
Filed by C.R. Bard, Inc., Tempe, AZ (US); Eoin Ryan, Dublin (IE); and Allan Ronan, Wexford (IE)
PCT Filed Nov. 30, 2015, PCT No. PCT/EP2015/078036
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 25, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/092782, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 8, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0009059 A1, Jan. 10, 2019
Int. Cl. A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61M 25/09 (2006.01); A61M 25/10 (2013.01)
CPC A61M 25/0127 (2013.01) [A61M 25/0108 (2013.01); A61M 25/09 (2013.01); A61M 25/09041 (2013.01); A61M 25/10 (2013.01); A61M 2025/09125 (2013.01); A61M 2025/09175 (2013.01); A61M 2025/105 (2013.01); A61M 2205/0288 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
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1. An apparatus for use in a body lumen, comprising:
a guidewire having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion; and
a catheter having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the catheter including a lumen for receiving the guidewire, the catheter being configured to be translated along the guidewire,
wherein the catheter is configured to be biased towards a translated position along the guidewire by a magnetic attraction between the guidewire and the catheter, and wherein the catheter and the guidewire are configured to snap fit into alignment with each other without the guidewire and the catheter making contact at the translated position as a result of the magnetic attraction.