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, FL676
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1636

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Toyos, Ivan A Hialeah, FL 2 132
Villalobos, Joaquin Miami, FL 2 123

Cited Art Landscape

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5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 339 1993
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5,908,448 Controlled deployment of a medical device 43 1995
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5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 123 1996
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6,007,543 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 79 1996
5,662,703 Rolling membrane stent delivery device 192 1996
5,824,046 Covered stent 160 1996
5,681,345 Sleeve carrying stent 109 1996
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (23)
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BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (15)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (15)
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (13)
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5,507,771 Stent assembly 371 1995
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (13)
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NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS HOSPITAL CORPORATION (1)
5,211,658 Method and device for performing endovascular repair of aneurysms 369 1991
 
NISSHO CORPORATION (1)
5,236,447 Artificial tubular organ 308 1991
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,282,860 Stent tube for medical use 223 1992
 
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation (1)
5,760,006 Anticonvulsant derivatives useful in treating psoriasis 20 1997
 
PROBLEMNAYA NAUCHNO-ISSLEDOVATELSKAYA LABORATORIA VCPOMOGATELNOGO KROVOOBRASCHENIA, USSR, BLAGOVESCHENSK (1)
4,784,137 Surgical suturing instrument 339 1987
 
PROGRAFT MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,015,431 Endolumenal stent-graft with leak-resistant seal 157 1996
 
Querals & Fine, Inc. (1)
* 5,290,295 Insertion tool for an intraluminal graft procedure 248 1992
 
REED PRECISION MICROSTRUCTURES, INC., A CORP. OF CALIFORNIA (1)
6,282,730 Magnetic stopper 16 1999
 
Research Corporation (1)
4,728,328 Cuffed tubular organic prostheses 285 1985
 
Richard Wolf GmbH (1)
5,411,507 Instrument for implanting and extracting stents 140 1994
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
5,484,444 Device for the implantation of self-expanding endoprostheses 299 1993
 
SOFAMOR DANEK PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
5,380,328 Composite perforated implant structures 155 1993
 
SOLAR, RITA & GATERUD, LTS., AN ARIZONA CORP. (1)
5,403,341 Parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore 224 1994
 
SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (1)
4,441,216 Tissue heart valve and stent 124 1981
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5,507,767 Spiral stent 520 1992
 
STENT TECH, INC. (1)
5,858,556 Multilayer composite tubular structure and method of making 270 1997
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
RE31618 Tubular organic prosthesis 76 1982
 
SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
* 6,221,096 Intravascular stent 92 1999
 
SYBERNAV, LLC (1)
5,782,765 Medical positioning system 140 1996
 
TAHERI ENTERPRISES, LLC (1)
5,617,878 Stent and method for treatment of aortic occlusive disease 314 1996
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
5,370,691 Intravascular inflatable stent 178 1993
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,925,445 Guide wire for catheter 430 1989
 
TEXON UK LIMITED (1)
5,755,770 Endovascular aortic graft 236 1995
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,178,618 Method and device for recanalization of a body passageway 210 1991
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 99 1998
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
6,129,754 Stent for vessel with branch 129 1997
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 341 1992
 
VALENTINE J. RHODES REVOCABLE TRUST / BRENDA RHODES, TRUSTEE (1)
5,122,154 Endovascular bypass graft 511 1990
 
VARIOMED AG (1)
5,861,027 Stent for the transluminal implantation in hollow organs 182 1996
 
WILLY RUSCH AG (1)
5,258,027 Trachreal prosthesis 49 1992
 
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4,617,932 Device and method for performing an intraluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 417 1985
4,769,029 Prosthetic graft for arterial system repair 139 1987
* 4,832,055 Mechanically locking blood clot filter 478 1988
4,990,155 Surgical stent method and apparatus 351 1989
5,078,726 Graft stent and method of repairing blood vessels 454 1990
5,360,443 Aortic graft for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 492 1990
5,156,620 Intraluminal graft/stent and balloon catheter for insertion thereof 215 1991
5,219,355 Balloon device for implanting an aortic intraluminal prosthesis for repairing aneurysms 336 1991
5,151,105 Collapsible vessel sleeve implant 436 1991
5,258,021 Sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 148 1992
5,330,490 Endoscopic device, prosthesis and method for use in endovascular repair 64 1992
5,330,500 Self-expanding endovascular stent with silicone coating 540 1992
5,290,305 Appliance collapsible for insertion into human organs and capable of resilient restoration 245 1992
5,376,112 Valveless conduit with sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 150 1993
5,578,071 Aortic graft 160 1993
5,522,880 Method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 330 1994
5,571,171 Method for repairing an artery in a body 132 1994
5,578,072 Aortic graft and apparatus for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 213 1994
5,653,743 Hypogastric artery bifurcation graft and method of implantation 266 1994
5,571,173 Graft to repair a body passageway 247 1995
5,591,229 Aortic graft for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 181 1995
5,669,924 Y-shuttle stent assembly for bifurcating vessels and method of using the same 362 1995
5,843,160 Prostheses for aneurysmal and/or occlusive disease at a bifurcation in a vessel, duct, or lumen 169 1996
5,634,928 Integrated dual-function catheter system and method for balloon angioplasty and stent delivery 153 1996
5,752,966 Exovascular anastomotic device 114 1997
6,068,655 Endoprosthesis for vascular bifurcation 160 1998
6,059,824 Mated main and collateral stent and method for treatment of arterial disease 121 1998
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SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (29)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 0 2003
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 4 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 11 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
* 8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 0 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 1 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 1 2011
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (16)
7,252,680 Removable essentially cylindrical implants 44 2002
7,785,360 Instrument for implanting vascular prostheses 2 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 8 2002
7,527,644 Stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2002
7,637,934 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 16 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 8 2006
7,887,579 Active stent 14 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
 
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (15)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 18 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 9 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 13 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 10 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 5 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 11 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 1 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 7 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2009
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 5 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 4 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 4 2010
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (9)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 0 2003
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 17 2004
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 33 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 13 2005
8,900,285 Covering electrolytic restraint implant delivery systems 0 2006
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 4 2006
7,699,884 Method of stenting with minimal diameter guided delivery systems 0 2006
8,657,870 Implant delivery apparatus and methods with electrolytic release 0 2009
8,273,116 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 1 2010
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (5)
8,075,606 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 8 2002
8,025,692 Stent delivery system 5 2002
8,568,467 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2004
8,652,193 Implant delivery device 0 2006
8,475,515 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2010
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (5)
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 0 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
8,066,755 System and method of pivoted stent deployment 4 2007
8,328,861 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 0 2007
8,083,789 Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device 0 2007
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 13 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 17 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 9 2005
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (3)
8,663,305 Retraction mechanism and method for graft cover retraction 0 2010
8,747,448 Stent graft delivery system 0 2010
8,623,064 Stent graft delivery system and method of use 0 2010
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 0 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 0 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
8,579,958 Everting stent and stent delivery system 0 2012
8,591,566 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 0 2012
 
FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,803,180 Flexible stent 4 2006
8,500,794 Flexible stent 1 2011
 
ALTURA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,858,613 Stent graft delivery systems and associated methods 0 2011
 
AUST DEVELOPMENT, LLC (1)
* 2010/0206,453 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING COATED LINERS AND TUBULAR DEVICES INCLUDING SUCH LINERS 0 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 8,500,773 Spring detach joint for delivering a detachable implantable device 0 2008
 
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)
7,959,672 Replacement valve and anchor 25 2004
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 3 2007
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