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, FL917
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1572

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Toyos, Ivan A Hialeah, FL 2 120
Villalobos, Joaquin Miami, FL 2 112

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NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
5,211,658 Method and device for performing endovascular repair of aneurysms 357 1991
 
NISSHO CORPORATION (1)
5,236,447 Artificial tubular organ 302 1991
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,282,860 Stent tube for medical use 219 1992
 
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation (1)
5,760,006 Anticonvulsant derivatives useful in treating psoriasis 19 1997
 
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Research Corporation (1)
4,728,328 Cuffed tubular organic prostheses 277 1985
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
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Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
5,484,444 Device for the implantation of self-expanding endoprostheses 287 1993
 
SOFAMOR DANEK PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
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SOLAR, RITA & GATERUD, LTS., AN ARIZONA CORP. (1)
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SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (1)
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STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
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STENT TECH, INC. (1)
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SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
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SYBERNAV, LLC (1)
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TAHERI ENTERPRISES, LLC (1)
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TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
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TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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TEXON UK LIMITED (1)
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THRALL CAR MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
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TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 95 1998
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
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UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 331 1992
 
VALENTINE J. RHODES REVOCABLE TRUST / BRENDA RHODES, TRUSTEE (1)
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VARIOMED AG (1)
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4,769,029 Prosthetic graft for arterial system repair 136 1987
4,832,055 Mechanically locking blood clot filter 458 1988
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5,078,726 Graft stent and method of repairing blood vessels 449 1990
5,360,443 Aortic graft for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 479 1990
5,156,620 Intraluminal graft/stent and balloon catheter for insertion thereof 206 1991
5,219,355 Balloon device for implanting an aortic intraluminal prosthesis for repairing aneurysms 327 1991
5,151,105 Collapsible vessel sleeve implant 427 1991
5,258,021 Sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 147 1992
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5,330,500 Self-expanding endovascular stent with silicone coating 526 1992
5,290,305 Appliance collapsible for insertion into human organs and capable of resilient restoration 242 1992
5,376,112 Valveless conduit with sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 147 1993
5,578,071 Aortic graft 152 1993
5,522,880 Method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 317 1994
5,571,171 Method for repairing an artery in a body 130 1994
5,578,072 Aortic graft and apparatus for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 201 1994
5,653,743 Hypogastric artery bifurcation graft and method of implantation 252 1994
5,571,173 Graft to repair a body passageway 236 1995
5,591,229 Aortic graft for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 174 1995
5,669,924 Y-shuttle stent assembly for bifurcating vessels and method of using the same 345 1995
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8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 0 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 0 2004
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7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 8 2004
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7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 0 2007
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8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2008
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8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
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8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 2 2010
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7,785,360 Instrument for implanting vascular prostheses 2 2002
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7,637,934 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 12 2003
7,604,660 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 1 2003
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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
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8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 0 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 6 2009
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7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 12 2004
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 27 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 11 2005
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 0 2006
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8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
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7,871,430 Medical device delivery system 4 2002
 
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Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
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