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, FL834

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Inderbitzen, Mark N Miramar, FL 9 311
Johnson, Kirk L Boulder, CO 28 672

Cited Art Landscape

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
4,944,745 Perfusion balloon catheter 190 1988
5,395,332 Intravascualr catheter with distal tip guide wire lumen 167 1994
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 375 1990
5,315,747 Method of preparing a balloon dilatation catheter 17 1992
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
4,581,017 Catheter systems 422 1983
5,284,473 Perfusion catheter with flow amplifier 38 1991
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,771,777 Perfusion type balloon dilatation catheter, apparatus and method 360 1987
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
4,762,129 Dilatation catheter 605 1986
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
5,357,978 Rapid exchange guidewire loading attachment 76 1993
 
PLUNKETT, DIANE M.F. (1)
5,383,853 Rapid exchange catheter 107 1992
 
Schneider Europe (1)
5,098,381 Catheter for recanalizing constricted vessels 51 1991
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
4,752,286 Balloon tube for treating esophagus varix 14 1985
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
5,040,548 Angioplasty mehtod 392 1990
5,370,617 Blood perfusion balloon catheter 77 1993

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (7)
6,648,854 Single lumen balloon-tipped micro catheter with reinforced shaft 32 1999
6,364,867 Anti-clotting methods and apparatus for indwelling catheter tubes 27 1999
6,270,489 Anti-clotting methods and apparatus for indwelling catheter tubes 24 2000
7,194,297 Impedance-matching apparatus and construction for intravascular device 17 2001
7,763,043 Dilatation catheter with enhanced distal end for crossing occluded lesions 0 2003
7,496,397 Intravascular antenna 1 2004
8,116,846 Intravascular antenna 1 2008
 
CONCENTRIC MEDICAL, INC. (4)
6,636,758 Marker wire and process for using it 63 2001
6,702,782 Large lumen balloon catheter 48 2001
6,638,245 Balloon catheter 34 2002
7,766,049 Balloon catheter 5 2003
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
8,177,760 Valved connector 1 2004
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
5,895,405 Method and apparatus for dilatation catheterization 19 1997
 
INTERVENTIONAL THERAPIES, LLC (1)
6,491,662 Catheter with stand-off structure 7 2000
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (1)
5,807,330 Angioplasty catheter 60 1997