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, FL687
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1662

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Toyos, Ivan A Hialeah, FL 2 138
Villalobos, Joaquin Miami, FL 2 132

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5,282,847 Prosthetic vascular grafts with a pleated structure 185 1992
5,607,464 Prosthetic vascular graft with a pleated structure 100 1993
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 420 1993
5,653,745 Prosthetic vascular graft with a pleated structure 52 1995
5,746,709 Intravascular pump and bypass assembly and method for using the same 143 1996
5,833,651 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 219 1996
6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 184 1997
 
ARTERIA MEDICAL SCIENCE, LLC (1)
5,720,735 Bifurcated endovascular catheter 311 1997
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (23)
5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 482 1995
5,769,882 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 216 1995
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 295 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 341 1996
5,749,921 Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses 200 1996
5,824,042 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 235 1996
5,755,772 Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures 190 1996
5,755,773 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 164 1996
5,728,065 Self-venting elastomeric balloon catheter 57 1996
5,899,890 Flow-directed catheter system and method of use 36 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 413 1996
5,843,031 Large-diameter introducer sheath having hemostasis valve and removable steering mechanism 150 1996
5,800,520 Tubular endoluminar prosthesis having oblique ends 165 1996
6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 133 1997
6,102,938 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 97 1997
6,097,978 Measurement confirmation devices and methods for fluoroscopically directed surgery 31 1997
5,902,308 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 60 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 213 1997
6,086,611 Bifurcated stent 160 1997
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 266 1998
6,078,832 Lesion measurement catheter and method 27 1998
6,110,198 Method for deploying cuff prostheses 126 1999
6,123,722 Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication 104 1999
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (13)
D359802 Vascular stent 83 1991
5,314,472 Vascular stent 499 1991
5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 680 1992
5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 473 1993
5,370,683 Vascular stent 335 1994
5,417,708 Intravascular treatment system and percutaneous release mechanism therefor 177 1994
5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 313 1994
5,562,698 Intravascular treatment system 193 1994
5,507,771 Stent assembly 377 1995
5,797,953 Helical embolization coil 100 1996
6,325,819 Endovascular prosthetic device, an endovascular graft prothesis with such a device, and a method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 84 1996
5,800,456 Spiral stent 245 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 91 1998
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
5,484,444 Device for the implantation of self-expanding endoprostheses 306 1993
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (3)
5,755,771 Expandable stent and method of delivery of same 292 1996
6,033,435 Bifurcated stent and method for the manufacture and delivery of same 218 1997
6,099,560 Expandable bifurcated stent and method for delivery of same 75 1998
 
Teramed, Inc. (2)
5,827,310 Apparatus for forming custom length grafts after endoluminal insertion 39 1997
6,070,589 Methods for deploying bypass graft stents 115 1997
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (2)
4,562,596 Aortic graft, device and method for performing an intraluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 378 1984
5,713,917 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 298 1996
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 130 1996
6,306,164 Short body endoprosthesis 47 1997
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (1)
5,246,445 Device for the treatment of constricted ducts in human bodies 299 1992
 
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation (1)
5,760,006 Anticonvulsant derivatives useful in treating psoriasis 20 1997
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (1)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 498 1996
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 100 1998
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (2)
5,084,065 Reinforced graft assembly 342 1989
5,163,951 Mesh composite graft 305 1992
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (10)
5,419,324 Radiological marker board with movable indicators 59 1993
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 512 1995
5,824,036 Stent for intraluminal grafts and device and methods for delivering and assembling same 147 1995
5,718,159 Process for manufacturing three-dimensional braided covered stent 121 1996
5,758,562 Process for manufacturing braided composite prosthesis 114 1996
5,904,713 Invertible bifurcated stent/graft and method of deployment 59 1997
6,019,786 Braided composite prosthesis 94 1997
5,906,641 Bifurcated stent graft 133 1998
6,102,942 Stent/graft deployment catheter with a stent/graft attachment mechanism 84 1998
6,016,810 Endovasular aortic graft 86 1998
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (1)
* 6,290,728 Designs for left ventricular conduit 90 1999
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
* 7,527,645 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 3 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2012/0330,342 SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR INTRALUMENAL IMPLANTATION 0 2012
* 2013/0317,594 SPRING DETACH JOINT FOR DELIVERING A DETACHABLE IMPLANTABLE DEVICE 0 2013
 
ALTURA MEDICAL, INC. (1)
8,858,613 Stent graft delivery systems and associated methods 0 2011
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,871,430 Medical device delivery system 5 2002
 
Sadra Medical (1)
7,959,672 Replacement valve and anchor 29 2004
 
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 6 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
 
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
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (16)
7,252,680 Removable essentially cylindrical implants 47 2002
7,785,360 Instrument for implanting vascular prostheses 2 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 10 2002
7,527,644 Stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 2 2002
7,637,934 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 20 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 6 2005
7,608,099 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 9 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
 
AUST DEVELOPMENT, LLC (2)
* 8,927,048 Apparatus and methods for making coated liners and tubular devices including such liners 0 2010
* 2010/0206,453 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING COATED LINERS AND TUBULAR DEVICES INCLUDING SUCH LINERS 0 2010
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 4 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (4)
* 8,500,773 Spring detach joint for delivering a detachable implantable device 0 2008
* 2009/0036,877 SPRING DETACH JOINT FOR DELIVERING A DETACHABLE IMPLANTABLE DEVICE 0 2008
8,940,014 Bond between components of a medical device 0 2012
8,951,243 Medical device handle 0 2012
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (31)
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 5 2003
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 6 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 10 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 14 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 3 2005
8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 6 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 1 2005
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 15 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 3 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 5 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 7 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 5 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
8,951,299 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 10 2009
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 4 2010
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 1 2011
* 8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2011
* 2012/0016,469 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 6 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
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (9)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 0 2003
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 18 2004
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 34 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
 
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (16)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 19 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 10 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 14 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 11 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 6 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 12 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 2 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 8 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2009
8,926,685 Prosthesis for placement at a luminal OS 0 2010
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 6 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 5 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 5 2010
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 14 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 18 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 10 2005
 
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
 
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
 
FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,803,180 Flexible stent 5 2006
8,500,794 Flexible stent 1 2011
 
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
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