Fozan El-Nounou has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: Rapid exchange catheters having improved pushability and trackability due to a support mandrel disposed within the inflation lumen. The mandrel is secured at the proximal end of the catheter shaft while the free distal end extends beyond the proximal guidewire port. In an alternative embodiment, the catheter shaft further comprises a sleeve in the inflation lumen that secures a distal section of the support mandrel. The distal end of the mandrel extends beyond the sleeve.
Abstract: An improved guide catheter provides a distal tip with one or more members that assist a surgeon with locating and inserting the guide catheter through the ostium in the wall of the right atrium that leads to the coronary sinus of the heart. The guide catheter is used to implant a cardiac lead so that its electrodes are positioned in the vasculature associated with the left side of the heart.