(19)
(11)EP 3 643 352 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
29.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/31

(43)Date of publication A2:
29.04.2020 Bulletin 2020/18

(21)Application number: 19200456.2

(22)Date of filing:  30.09.2019
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
A61M 25/10(2013.01)
A61M 29/02(2006.01)
A61M 25/00(2006.01)
A61B 1/273(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME
Designated Validation States:
KH MA MD TN

(30)Priority: 01.10.2018 US 201862739521 P

(71)Applicant: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
Bloomington, IN 47404 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • SIGMON, John Crowder
    Winston-Salem, NC 27104 (US)
  • GITTARD, Shaun D.
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (US)
  • HARDY, Gregory J.
    Colonie, NY 12205 (US)
  • SURTI, Vihar
    Winston-Salem, NC 27104 (US)

(74)Representative: Warren, Caroline Elisabeth et al
Mathys & Squire LLP The Shard 32 London Bridge Street
London SE1 9SG
London SE1 9SG (GB)

  


(54)EXPANDABLE DILATION DEVICE


(57) An expandable dilation member (308) may include a proximally-tapered portion (324(1)) to dilate a stricture. The dilation member (308) may be distally advanced in an unexpanded state over a wire guide through the stricture. The dilation member (308) may then be configured in an expanded state, where the dilation member (308) has a longitudinal profile that includes the proximally-tapered portion. A handle assembly (310) proximally pulls the dilation member (308) in the expanded state. In response, the proximally-tapered portion engages with and biases the stricture. When biasing the stricture, the proximally-tapered portion exerts a plurality of different types of forces, including a shearing force, a radial force, and in some procedures, a torsional force. The dilation member (308), when in an expanded state, comprises a plurality of constant-diameter portions (326(1), 326(2), 326(3)) comprising a maximum diameter portion (326(3) and a proximal portion (326(1), 326(2)) proximal to the maximum diameter portion, the proximal portion having a smaller diameter than the maximum diameter portion, wherein the dilation member does not have a diameter smaller than a diameter of the proximal diameter portion over a longitudinal length extending from the proximal portion to the maximum diameter portion.







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