Apparatus for delivering endoluminal prostheses and methods of making and using them

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6945989
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09664970

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An apparatus for delivering a stent into a blood vessel includes a sheath having a rounded bullet-shaped distal portion including a plurality of flexible leaflets integrally molded thereto. The stent is disposed in its contracted condition within a lumen of the sheath proximate the distal portion. A bumper is slidably disposed within the lumen that includes a helical compression coil, a bumper element attached to the helical coil including a blunt distal edge for abutting the stent, and an extension element extending distally from the bumper element through the stent and between the leaflets to facilitate introducing the apparatus over a guidewire. The sheath is formed by inserting a bullet into a blunt-ended tube, and inserting the tube into a bullet-shaped bore in a heated die until the tube material is softened and deforms into a rounded bullet shape. Slits are then cut into the distal portion to create the leaflets.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc.CUPERTINO, CA30

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Betelia, Rainier San Jose, CA 7 198
Gillis, Edward M Cupertino, CA 62 1749
Rourke, Jonathan M Los Altos, CA 23 456
Yang, Yi San Francisco, CA 261 3361

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Nellix (1)
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ABBOTCARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
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