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, CA32

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Betelia, Rainier San Jose, CA 6 116
Gillis, Edward M Cupertino, CA 60 1144
Rourke, Jonathan M Los Altos, CA 20 303
Yang, Yi San Francisco, CA 208 2033

Cited Art Landscape

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Navarre Biomedical, Ltd. (1)
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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
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5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 342 1992
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 177 1993
5,391,172 Stent delivery system with coaxial catheter handle 126 1993
5,458,605 Coiled reinforced retractable sleeve for stent delivery catheter 168 1994
* 5,782,855 Stent delivery system 127 1996
* 5,891,090 Perfusion dilatation catheter with expanded support coil 24 1997
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* 6,241,758 Self-expanding stent delivery system and method of use 74 1999
* 6,193,686 Catheter with enhanced flexibility 113 1999
 
BERG TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
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5,554,139 Catheter 145 1994
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
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CATHCO, INC. (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
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5,192,297 Apparatus and method for placement and implantation of a stent 390 1991
 
B. Braun Celsa (2)
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5,630,801 Device for implanting a medical prosthesis in a duct of a human or animal body 30 1994
 
COOK INCORPORATED (1)
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William Cook Europe A/S (1)
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (4)
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* 6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 141 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 236 1997
 
Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. (1)
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ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
5,669,936 Endovascular grafting system and method for use therewith 90 1995
5,700,269 Endoluminal prosthesis deployment device for use with prostheses of variable length and having retraction ability 114 1995
 
Cordis Corporation (5)
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5,254,107 Catheter having extended braid reinforced transitional tip 263 1992
5,453,090 Method of stent delivery through an elongate softenable sheath 195 1994
5,593,412 Stent delivery method and apparatus 188 1995
6,019,778 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 201 1998
 
SCHNEIDER (EUROPE) A.G., A CORP. OF SWITZERLAND (1)
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UNTED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
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VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (1)
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KCDP Corporation (1)
4,424,054 Fluid-expansible contraceptive tampon and applicator 37 1981
 
Querals & Fine, Inc. (1)
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AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (1)
5,759,186 Transluminal Implantation device 89 1996
 
GTE Products Corporation (1)
5,037,329 Angular connector for a shielded coaxial cable 13 1990
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (1)
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KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC. (1)
5,395,308 Thermoplastic applicator exhibiting accelerated breakup when immersed in water 90 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (8)
5,290,310 Hemostatic implant introducer 354 1992
* 5,460,608 Kink free catheter 56 1994
5,443,457 Tracking tip for a short lumen rapid exchange catheter 72 1994
5,788,707 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 152 1995
5,674,208 Thin-walled catheter 88 1995
* 5,662,703 Rolling membrane stent delivery device 209 1996
5,772,669 Stent deployment catheter with retractable sheath 211 1996
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ATRION MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,868,755 Sheath retractor mechanism and method 141 1997
 
CORDIS WEBSTER, INC. (1)
5,057,092 Braided catheter with low modulus warp 258 1990
 
MEDINVENT S.A., A COMPANY OF SWITZERLAND (1)
4,848,343 Device for transluminal implantation 388 1987
 
Target Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
5,312,415 Assembly for placement of embolic coils using frictional placement 416 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
5,702,418 Stent delivery system 237 1995
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
NELLIX, INC. (4)
8,945,199 Sealing apparatus and methods of use 0 2009
8,906,084 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 0 2010
* 8,926,682 Stent graft delivery system 0 2011
* 2012/0016,456 Stent Graft Delivery System 5 2011
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
8,449,594 Method and apparatus for caged stent delivery 0 2011
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,871,430 Medical device delivery system 6 2002
 
Nellix (1)
8,870,941 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 0 2011
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (6)
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 2 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
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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
8,992,595 Durable stent graft with tapered struts and stable delivery methods and devices 0 2013
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (23)
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7,892,273 Custom length stent apparatus 3 2006
7,918,881 Stent deployment systems and methods 14 2006
7,892,274 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 1 2006
8,083,788 Apparatus and methods for positioning prostheses for deployment from a catheter 0 2006
8,652,198 Apparatus and methods for deployment of linked prosthetic segments 0 2007
8,486,132 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 2 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 4 2007
8,016,870 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 13 2007
8,460,358 Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods 14 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 1 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
7,938,852 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 2 2008
8,070,789 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 8 2008
8,986,362 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 0 2009
8,257,427 Expandable stent 9 2009
8,016,871 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 4 2009
8,980,297 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 0 2010
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 0 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 1 2011
8,574,282 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 0 2011
8,740,968 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 1 2012
 
BACK BAY MEDICAL INC. (2)
8,641,748 Guidewire loaded stent for delivery through a catheter 0 2006
8,696,728 Guidewire loaded stent for delivery through a catheter 0 2007
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (6)
* 8,287,582 Loading and delivery of self-expanding stents 5 2004
7,717,949 Lining for bodily lumen 13 2004
* 2009/0312,831 CATHETER DELIVERY DEVICE 1 2009
8,679,172 Delivery device for delivering a stent device 0 2010
8,920,484 Transluminal delivery system 0 2010
9,072,623 Loading and delivery of self-expanding stents 0 2012
 
Counter Clockwise, Inc. (2)
* 7,169,172 Method and apparatus for caged stent delivery 43 2002
* 7,993,385 Method and apparatus for caged stent delivery 4 2006
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
8,048,145 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 0 2006
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 0 2012
 
COOK INCORPORATED (1)
* 2009/0319,019 Expandable Tip Delivery System For Endoluminal Prosthesis 0 2009
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (13)
8,292,943 Stent graft with longitudinal support member 4 2004
7,763,063 Self-aligning stent graft delivery system, kit, and method 11 2004
8,308,790 Two-part expanding stent graft delivery system 4 2006
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8,740,963 Methods of implanting a prosthesis and treating an aneurysm 1 2006
8,007,605 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
7,901,525 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
8,062,349 Method for aligning a stent graft delivery system 8 2007
8,062,345 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 9 2007
8,500,792 Dual capture device for stent graft delivery system and method for capturing a stent graft 2 2009
8,449,595 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 4 2011
8,636,788 Methods of implanting a prosthesis 1 2012
8,998,970 Vascular prosthetic delivery device and method of use 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 8,109,983 Medical device delivery systems 0 2004
 
ADVANCED BIFURCATION SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
8,979,917 System and methods for treating a bifurcation 0 2011
8,828,071 Methods and systems for ostial stenting of a bifurcation 0 2011
8,821,562 Partially crimped stent 0 2011
8,808,347 Stent alignment during treatment of a bifurcation 0 2011
8,795,347 Methods and systems for treating a bifurcation with provisional side branch stenting 0 2011
8,769,796 Selective stent crimping 0 2011
 
THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (1)
7,951,094 Shapeable intraluminal device and method therefor 1 2007
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (4)
8,075,606 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 10 2002
8,025,692 Stent delivery system 7 2002
* 8,568,467 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2004
8,475,515 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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