Conceptus Patent Applications

HYDRATION PREVENTION COATING

Granted: September 18, 2014
Application Number: 20140276915
Occlusion devices and delivery systems are described in which a polymerizing oil is used to protect a hydrogel from premature swelling. In an embodiment, a delivery system includes an occlusion device releasably coupled within a catheter sheath. The occlusion device includes an expandable implant and a hydrogel. An at least partially oxidized polymerizing oil is inside a lumen of the catheter sheath between the distal end of the catheter sheath and the hydrogel.

STABILIZED HANDLE DESIGN

Granted: September 11, 2014
Application Number: 20140257034
The various embodiments of the present invention provide delivery systems and methods of using the delivery systems. The delivery systems facilitate stabilization of a handle assembly against an endoscope during deployment of an occlusion device.

DELIVERY CATHETER WITH CONTROLLED FLEXIBILITY

Granted: August 14, 2014
Application Number: 20140228821
A catheter in one embodiment includes an expandable implant and a delivery sheath having a lumen in which the expandable implant is disposed when the implant is being delivered. The delivery sheath includes a region having a plurality of openings designed to give a flexibility profile to the delivery sheath while allowing the implant to slide within the lumen, the outer surface of the implant being at least partially in contact with the openings during delivery of the implant.

Devices And Methods For Occluding A Fallopian Tube

Granted: November 21, 2013
Application Number: 20130310683
Devices and method for occluding a fallopian tube. The devices, in one embodiment, may include a plurality of expandable occluding members coupled by respective dissolvable connecting members.

CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES AND METHODS

Granted: August 29, 2013
Application Number: 20130220336
Contraceptive devices that provide substantially immediate and permanent sterilization are described herein. Systems and methods for transcervically delivering the contraceptive devices are also described herein. The contraceptive device may include an expandable implant. The implant includes hydrogel to provide substantially immediate sterilization, and tissue in-growth fibers to provide permanent sterilization. As an alternative or in combination to hydrogel, the implant may include…

OCCLUSION IMPLANT

Granted: July 25, 2013
Application Number: 20130186409
Contraceptive and/or sterilization methods and devices are disclosed which may improve the speed of tubal occlusion and mechanisms for anchoring for a contraceptive device. In accordance with some embodiments, improvements may be made to the delivery catheter to induce trauma and create faster tubal occlusion, improvements may be made to the occlusion device to prevent migration and induce trauma, and improvements may be made to the occlusion device to reduce the total volume of…

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL STABILIZATION DEVICES AND METHODS

Granted: June 6, 2013
Application Number: 20130139826
The various embodiments of the present inventions provide stabilization devices and methods for use of the stabilization devices with minimally invasive gynecological procedures such as methods of preventing pregnancy by inserting intrafallopian contraceptive devices into the fallopian tubes.

OCCLUSION DEVICES AND METHODS

Granted: June 6, 2013
Application Number: 20130139827
The invention provides intrafallopian devices and non-surgical methods for their placement to prevent conception. The efficacy of the device is enhanced by forming the structure at least in part from copper or copper alloy. The device is anchored within the fallopian tube by a lumen-traversing region of the resilient structure which has helical outer surface, together with a portion of the resilient structure which is biased to form a bent secondary shape, the secondary shape having a…

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL STABILIZATION DEVICES AND METHODS

Granted: May 30, 2013
Application Number: 20130133666
The various embodiments of the present inventions provide stabilization devices and methods for use of the stabilization devices with minimally invasive gynecological procedures such as methods of preventing pregnancy by inserting intrafallopian contraceptive devices into the fallopian tubes.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS

Granted: May 23, 2013
Application Number: 20130125899
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for delivering a contraceptive device to an ovarian pathway. The contraceptive device is within an enclosure in a first position. In a second position, the contraceptive device is positioned at the ovarian pathway, by actuating a first actuator. The contraceptive device is then expanded and released from the delivery system by actuating a second actuator.

TABLET ALL-IN-ONE APPLICATION

Granted: May 16, 2013
Application Number: 20130125021
A method and apparatus for an all-in-one tablet application is described herein. In one embodiment, an application presents marketing data on a visual display of the computing system viewable to a user. The application retrieves stored information from a remote Customer Relationship Management (CRM) server for processing by the computing system. The application presents a visual representation on the visual display of the computing system to allow a user to update or edit CRM content.…

DEPLOYMENT ACTUATION SYSTEM

Granted: September 6, 2012
Application Number: 20120222683
Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a large profile configuration engaging the surrounding tissues, by manipulating one or more actuators of a proximal handle with a single hand. This leaves…

DEPLOYMENT ACTUATION SYSTEM

Granted: June 14, 2012
Application Number: 20120145163
Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a large profile configuration engaging the surrounding tissues, by manipulating one or more actuators of a proximal handle with a single hand. This leaves…

DEPLOYMENT ACTUATION SYSTEM

Granted: March 29, 2012
Application Number: 20120078230
Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a large profile configuration engaging the surrounding tissues, by manipulating one or more actuators of a proximal handle with a single hand. This leaves…

DEPLOYMENT ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR INTRAFALLOPIAN CONTRACEPTION

Granted: September 22, 2011
Application Number: 20110226257
Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a large profile configuration engaging the surrounding tissues, by manipulating one or more actuators of a proximal handle with a single hand. This leaves…

Deployment Actuation System for Intrafallopian Contraception

Granted: November 12, 2009
Application Number: 20090277463
Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a large profile configuration engaging the surrounding tissues, by manipulating one or more actuators of a proximal handle with a single hand. This leaves…

Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and their delivery

Granted: March 1, 2007
Application Number: 20070044808
The invention provides intrafallopian devices and non-surgical methods for their placement to prevent conception. The efficacy of the device is enhanced by forming the structure at least in part from copper or a copper alloy. The device is anchored within the fallopian tube by imposing a secondary shape on a resilient structure, the secondary shape having a larger cross-section than the fallopian tube. The resilient structure is restrained in a straight configuration and transcervically…

Deployment actuation system for intrafallopian contraception

Granted: October 20, 2005
Application Number: 20050232961
Contraceptive methods, systems, and devices generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. The contraceptive device may remain in a small profile configuration while a sheath is withdrawn proximally, and is thereafter expanded to a large profile configuration engaging the surrounding tissues, by manipulating one or more actuators of a proximal handle with a single hand. This leaves…

Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods

Granted: August 11, 2005
Application Number: 20050172972
The invention provides intrafallopian devices and non-surgical methods for their placement to prevent conception. The efficacy of the device is enhanced by forming the structure at least in part from copper or a copper alloy. The device is anchored within the fallopian tube by a lumen-traversing region of the resilient structure which has a helical outer surface, together with a portion of the resilient structure which is biased to form a bent secondary shape, the secondary shape having…

Catheter for intrafallopian contraceptive delivery

Granted: March 24, 2005
Application Number: 20050061329
Catheters for intrafallopian contraceptive delivery generally improve the ease, speed, and reliability with which a contraceptive device can be deployed transcervically into an ostium of a fallopian tube. One or more coils disposed along the catheter near its distal end enhance the ability of the catheter through a tortuous lumen, such as a fallopian tube, without significant kinking or narrowing of the inner diameter of the catheter. A coil also helps maintain the inner diameter of the…