Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7618398
APP PUB NO 20010001128A1
SERIAL NO

09737118

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A protective sleeve for a balloon dilatation catheter includes an elongate tubular member having a neck portion and a slit extending along the entire length of the tubular member from a proximal end to a distal end thereof, wherein a distal portion of the tubular member is flared from the neck portion to the distal end of the tubular member to define an enlarged funnel-like opening.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5228

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ellis, Louis G St. Anthony , US 39 2367
Hanson, Scott M Columbia Heights , US 34 1322
Holman, Thomas J Minneapolis , US 124 6915
Lorentzen, Cornelius Linda R Wayzata , US 18 1120
Olson, Gregory K Elk River , US 12 560
Traxler, Richard J Minneapolis , US 10 621

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CALMEDICA, LLC (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
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PLUNKETT, DIANNE M.F. (1)
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ALCON SURGICAL INC. (1)
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5893868 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 121 1997
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SHARKEY, HUGH (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
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Genus Catheter Technologies, Inc. (1)
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KARL STORZ ENDOVISION, INC. (1)
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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (7)
8414528 Polymer scaffold sheaths 8 2011
8852257 Sheaths used with polymer scaffold 0 2011
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MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
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