US Patent No: 5,713,854

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Method and apparatus for dilatation catheterization

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Apparatus and method is disclosed for facilitating balloon catheter exchange in angioplasty procedures. A guide catheter allows the balloon catheter to be inserted into the subject to a region near a treatment region within the vascular system. A fluid source is provided for selectively inflating the balloon. A passageway in the catheter body that extends through the catheter balloon opens into the blood vessel via a sideport. A guidewire passageway extends through a distal most part of the catheter body to allow a guidewire to be inserted into the sideport and routed out the catheter body through a distal opening.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CORDIS CORPORATIONMIAMI LAKES, FL712

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Inderbitzen, Mark N Miramar, FL 8 373
Johnson, Kirk L Miami Lakes, FL 25 873

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Schneider Europe (1)
* 5,098,381 Catheter for recanalizing constricted vessels 61 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 5,040,548 Angioplasty mehtod 456 1990
* 5,370,617 Blood perfusion balloon catheter 86 1993
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
* 5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 403 1990
* 5,315,747 Method of preparing a balloon dilatation catheter 17 1992
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
* 4,752,286 Balloon tube for treating esophagus varix 22 1985
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (1)
* 4,771,777 Perfusion type balloon dilatation catheter, apparatus and method 384 1987
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
* 4,581,017 Catheter systems 484 1983
* 5,284,473 Perfusion catheter with flow amplifier 43 1991
 
PLUNKETT, DIANE M.F. (1)
* 5,383,853 Rapid exchange catheter 121 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
* 4,944,745 Perfusion balloon catheter 197 1988
* 5,395,332 Intravascualr catheter with distal tip guide wire lumen 202 1994
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 5,357,978 Rapid exchange guidewire loading attachment 81 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 4,762,129 Dilatation catheter 654 1986
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Concentric Medical, Inc. (6)
6,636,758 Marker wire and process for using it 100 2001
6,702,782 Large lumen balloon catheter 81 2001
6,638,245 Balloon catheter 67 2002
7,766,049 Balloon catheter 17 2003
* 2004/0079,429 Balloon catherer 35 2003
* 2011/0172,699 Balloon Catheter 12 2010
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
* 5,895,405 Method and apparatus for dilatation catheterization 20 1997
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERAPIES (1)
* 6,491,662 Catheter with stand-off structure 8 2000
 
CARDIO EXODUS, LLC (1)
* 2008/0045,893 Imageable balloon and method of making 1 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (12)
* 6,648,854 Single lumen balloon-tipped micro catheter with reinforced shaft 80 1999
* 6,364,867 Anti-clotting methods and apparatus for indwelling catheter tubes 34 1999
* 2002/0016,584 ANTI-CLOTTING METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR INDWELLING CATHETER TUBES 11 1999
* 6,270,489 Anti-clotting methods and apparatus for indwelling catheter tubes 31 2000
7,194,297 Impedance-matching apparatus and construction for intravascular device 24 2001
7,763,043 Dilatation catheter with enhanced distal end for crossing occluded lesions 1 2003
* 2004/0138,691 Dilatation catheter with enhanced distal end for crossing occluded lesions 2 2003
7,496,397 Intravascular antenna 1 2004
* 2005/0251,032 Intravascular antenna 9 2004
* 2008/0208,043 APPARATUS AND CONSTRUCTION FOR INTRAVASCULAR DEVICE 12 2007
8,116,846 Intravascular antenna 1 2008
* 2010/0286,721 Dilatation Catheter with Enhanced Distal End for Crossing Occluded Lesions 1 2010
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (1)
8,177,760 Valved connector 12 2004
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (1)
* 5,807,330 Angioplasty catheter 68 1997
* Cited By Examiner