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1. (WO2018107133) SYSTEMS OF CRAWLING CATHETERS WITH AUTOMATION ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/107133    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/065484
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sun Dec 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61M 25/01
A61M 25/00
A61B 34/30
A61L 29/12
Applicants: VASOMETRICS, LLC
Inventors: PATEL, Akshal
Title: SYSTEMS OF CRAWLING CATHETERS WITH AUTOMATION ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS
Abstract:
Novel catheter with longitudinal expandable arid contractile elements which promote wave propagation. The tension-band characteristics of these elements enhance the "crawling" dynamics of the catheter. Tauglit is an aspiration catheter with three key components: an inner spring coil system, a soft pleated jacket with annuli that buckles under load and an outer proleg or leaf-spring that fattens the. diameter of the catheter. Smart features, robotics and AI may be on-boarded. As shown, subject catheters shall piston in a fixed environment (muscular structure such as an artery) and propagate forward akin to earthworm locomotion (Lumbricm terrestris).