US Patent No: 6,843,802

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Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent

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A delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent allows for ease of repositioning. The apparatus includes an outer sheath made from an elongated tubular member having distal and proximal ends, and an inner shaft located coaxially within the outer sheath. The shaft has a distal end and a proximal end. The shaft includes a removable member on an exterior surface thereof adjacent to its proximal end. The removable member being sized such that it prevents the sheath from sliding along the shaft proximal to the member until it is removed therefrom. Preferably, the distal end of the shaft further including at least two grooves disposed thereon. Preferably the apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical self-expanding stent located within the sheath. The self-expanding member having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis extending therebetween and an interior. The self-expanding stent further including at least two spaced apart longitudinal legs having distal and proximal ends, the distal ends of the legs attached to the proximal end of the member. The legs extending proximally away from the member and each the leg including a flange adjacent its proximal end, wherein the flanges are set within the grooves of the inner shaft so as to releasably attach the stent to the inner shaft.

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CORDIS CORPORATIONMIAMI LAKES, FL923
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1634

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Toyos, Ivan A Hialeah, FL 2 128
Villalobos, Joaquin Miami, FL 2 120

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8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 1 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 4 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 2 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 7 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 10 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 2 2005
8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 4 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 1 2005
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 11 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 2 2007
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 4 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 6 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 4 2008
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 0 2008
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 7 2009
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 3 2010
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 1 2011
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7,785,360 Instrument for implanting vascular prostheses 2 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 8 2002
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7,637,934 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 14 2003
7,604,660 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 1 2003
7,637,942 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2003
7,875,068 Removable biliary stent 13 2003
7,959,671 Differential covering and coating methods 0 2003
7,731,654 Delivery device with viewing window and associated method 5 2005
7,608,099 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 6 2006
7,887,579 Active stent 13 2007
8,353,946 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 0 2009
8,267,987 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 0 2009
8,206,436 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2009
8,298,277 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 0 2009
 
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8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 8 2005
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7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 12 2006
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 9 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 4 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 10 2007
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BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (8)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 0 2003
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 15 2004
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 31 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 12 2005
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 2 2006
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8,075,606 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 8 2002
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8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 0 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
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ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 12 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 16 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 8 2005
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (3)
8,663,305 Retraction mechanism and method for graft cover retraction 0 2010
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COVIDIEN LP (2)
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8,591,566 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 0 2012
 
FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
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ALTURA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
7,527,645 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 3 2005
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (1)
7,871,430 Medical device delivery system 5 2002
 
Sadra Medical (1)
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Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
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