US Patent No: 6,945,989

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

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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 7 175
Gillis, Edward M Cupertino, CA 62 1584
Rourke, Jonathan M Los Altos, CA 23 407
Yang, Yi San Francisco, CA 260 2925

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CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
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OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (2)
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Engologix, Inc. (1)
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LEVINE, MARC-ALAN (5)
* 7,169,172 Method and apparatus for caged stent delivery 64 2002
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