Global Patent Index - EP 1018957 A1

EP 1018957 A1 2000-07-19 - DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING ACCESS TO A DUCT WITHIN THE HUMAN BODY

Title (en)

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING ACCESS TO A DUCT WITHIN THE HUMAN BODY

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG AND VERFAHREN ZUM OPERATIVEN EINSATZ IN KÖRPERGEFÄSSE

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE FACILITANT L'ACCES A UN CONDUIT DU CORPS HUMAIN

Publication

EP 1018957 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98950886 A

Priority

  • US 9820827 W
  • US 94333997 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9917669A1] An improved device and method for facilitating access to a duct within the human body. The device includes a multi-lumen catheter having a spincterotome cutting wire disposed through a first lumen and attached at its proximal end to a sphincterotome deployer, and a needle knife cutting wire disposed through a second lumen and attached at its proximal end to a needle knife deployer. By using this device, a physician can perform both standard endoscopic sphincterotome sphincterotomy and needle knife sphincterotomy without having to exchange instruments through the endoscope. In this manner, the physician can more effectively and efficiently gain access to a duct within the human body. A method for performing combined sphincterotome and needle knife sphincterotomy is also provided wherein it is no longer necessary to remove one of the two instruments from the endoscope before the other instrument can be used.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 17/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 18/12 (2006.01); A61B 18/14 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/22 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 18/14 (2013.01); A61B 2017/003 (2013.01); A61B 2017/22072 (2013.01); A61B 2017/22074 (2013.01); A61B 2018/00553 (2013.01); A61B 2018/1407 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9917669A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR

EPO simple patent family

WO 9917669 A1 19990415; AU 9681198 A 19990427; EP 1018957 A1 20000719; JP 2001522617 A 20011120

INPADOC legal status


2005-05-25 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041118

2004-06-23 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040507

2001-03-21 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED

2000-07-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000427

2000-07-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR