Patent Number: 8,491,523

Title: Methods of conducting thrombectomy procedures and deploying a thrombectomy catheter

Abstract: Methods of conducting thrombectomy procedures and deploying a thrombectomy catheter are disclosed. A thrombectomy procedure is conducted with a thrombectomy catheter deployment system. A drive unit configured to operate an infusion pump is provided. The drive unit is operable according to one or more operating modes. A preconnected and consolidated pump and catheter assembly configured for loading in the drive unit is also provided. The assembly is separate from the drive unit prior to loading. The infusion pump and a catheter of the assembly are in communication prior to loading. The assembly provides one or more digital instructions to the drive unit. The drive unit is operable according to the one or more operating modes referenced by the one or more digital instructions. The assembly is loaded into the drive unit, and the drive unit is engaged to the infusion pump for operation of the infusion pump.

Inventors: Thor; Eric Joel (Arden Hills, MN), Bonnette; Michael John (Minneapolis, MN), Aasen; Nicole Jaye (Minneapolis, MN), Abbott; Martyn Stuart (Dallas, TX), Ball; Douglas James (Coon Rapids, MN), Croll; Walter Charles (Maplewood, MN), Cummings; David Charles (Richardson, TX), Karpinski; James Fredrick (Blaine, MN), Kneip; Daniel Joseph (Anna, TX), Rogers; Jeffrey William (Plano, TX), Scherger, III; Ernest Ralph (Center City, MN), Teschendorf; John Lloyd (Lino Lakes, MN), Weisel; Stephen Earl (Montrose, MN), West; David Woodruff (Richardson, TX)

Assignee: Medrad, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 31/00 (20060101); A61N 1/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-07-23 0:00:00