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Peter L Dayton, Michael P Boutillette: Flexible device shaft with angled spiral wrap. Boston Scientific Scimed, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, August 25, 2009: US07579550 (67 worldwide citation)

Spiral-wound materials, spirals, and shafts made therefrom that have wraps with edges that may nest within one another are described. Such edges allow the spiral to achieve a smaller bending radius, meaning tighter turns and more flexibility due to the ability of adjacent wraps to nest within each o ...


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Michael P Boutillette, Peter L Dayton, Dennis R Boulais: Selectively rotatable shaft coupler. Boston Scientific Scimed, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, June 12, 2012: US08197400 (22 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system for dissipating loops in an elongated medical device having one end secured to an anchor point, such as a housing. The system includes a selectively rotatable shaft coupler that connects a shaft to the anchor point that allows a limited amount of shaft rotation duri ...


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Michael P Boutillette, David Micky Graves, M Kevin Richardson, David I Freed, Paul M Scopton: Fiber optic imaging catheter. Boston Scientific Scimed, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, April 12, 2011: US07922654 (19 worldwide citation)

A steerable imaging catheter is provided, including an elongated catheter tube, at least one steering cable extending along the catheter tube to control the movement of the distal end thereof, and a fiber optic cable extending along the catheter tube. The fiber optic cable transmits illumination lig ...


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Michael P Boutillette, Dmitri Menn, Eric Welch: Side loading wire torquing device. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, May 18, 2010: US07717865 (13 worldwide citation)

A side loading, wire torquing device includes a body portion having a channel in which a wire is fitted. In one embodiment, a slider is movable along the channel to secure the wire between the slider and the fixed surface in the channel such that rotation of the torquing device rotates the wire ther ...


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Michael P Boutillette, M Kevin Richardson: Guidewire exit tool. SCIMED Life Systems, Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, September 4, 2007: US07264001 (8 worldwide citation)

A guidewire exit tool includes a pin that is insertable into a guidewire channel of a rapid exchange-type catheter. The pin has at least one tapered end that urges a guidewire out of a slit in guidewire channel. In one embodiment the exit tool has an oval handle that is angled with respect to the lo ...


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Michael P Boutillette: Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp. Boston Scientific Scimed, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 16, 2010: US07833197 (7 worldwide citation)

Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp member can be placed to force a guidewire loaded through the lumen in a first direction to be forced out ...


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Peter L Dayton, Michael P Boutillette: Flexible device shaft with angled spiral wrap. Boston Scientific Scimed, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 28, 2012: US08124876 (7 worldwide citation)

Spiral-wound materials, spirals, and shafts made therefrom that have wraps with edges that may nest within one another are described. Such edges allow the spiral to achieve a smaller bending radius, meaning tighter turns and more flexibility due to the ability of adjacent wraps to nest within each o ...


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Michael P Boutillette: Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, October 15, 2013: US08556857 (6 worldwide citation)

Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp member can be placed to force a guidewire loaded through the lumen in a first direction to be forced out ...


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Michael P Boutillette: Catheter incorporating a guidewire exit ramp. Boston Scientific Scimed, Seager Tufte & Wickhem, July 17, 2012: US08221357 (6 worldwide citation)

Guidewire exit ramp members that may be placed over a tubular member having a guidewire lumen, which longitudinally extending and laterally accessible, and methods of use. The guidewire exit ramp member can be placed to force a guidewire loaded through the lumen in a first direction to be forced out ...


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James R Kermode, Miles D Alexander, Michael P Boutillette, Matthew T Davila, Irene Bing Bie Tan: Ventricular volume reduction. CardioKinetix, Shay Glenn, July 29, 2014: US08790242 (4 worldwide citation)

Devices and systems including implants (which may be removable) and methods of using them for reducing ventricular volume. The implants described herein are cardiac implants that may be inserted into a patient's heart, particularly the left ventricle. The implant may support the heart wall, or may b ...



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