US Patent No: 6,951,554

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Deflecting catheter

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Abstract

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A catheter includes a distal end, a proximal end, an outer tube extending from the distal end to the proximal end, and an inner tube extending through the outer tube. The distal end including a corrugated section attached to an end of the inner tube and an asymmetric balloon attached to the outer tube and configured to deflect the distal end of the catheter.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATIONCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO86

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Johansen, Jerald A Canyon Lake, CA 9 23
Neet, John M Lawrence, KS 36 1516
Yee, Carl E Austin, TX 12 160

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (6)
6,013,072 Systems and methods for steering a catheter through body tissue 46 1997
6,048,349 Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument through a body 37 1997
5,951,482 Assemblies and methods for advancing a guide wire through body tissue 132 1997
6,063,093 Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument through a body 36 1999
6,463,313 Systems for guiding a medical instrument through a body 83 1999
6,394,976 Catheter for controlling the advancement of a guide wire 27 2000
 
LUMEND, INC. (5)
6,231,546 Methods and apparatus for crossing total occlusions in blood vessels 126 1998
6,217,527 Methods and apparatus for crossing vascular occlusions 170 1998
6,221,049 Methods and apparatus for crossing vascular occlusions 119 1999
6,235,000 Apparatus for crossing total occlusion in blood vessels 97 1999
2001/0000,041 Methods and apparatus for crossing vascular occlusions 60 2000
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
5,807,249 Reduced stiffness, bidirectionally deflecting catheter assembly 106 1997
6,059,739 Method and apparatus for deflecting a catheter or lead 58 1998
6,027,462 Method and apparatus for deflecting a screw-in-lead 26 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
6,159,227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 43 1999
6,203,558 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 28 1999
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (1)
4,906,230 Steerable catheter tip 74 1988
 
CARDIAC PATHWAYS CORPORATION (1)
5,498,239 Catheter placement by pressurizable tubular guiding core 42 1995
 
Danforth Biomedical, Inc. (1)
4,909,787 Controllable flexibility catheter with eccentric stiffener 67 1988
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
5,814,016 Endovascular system for arresting the heart 194 1997
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
5,269,757 Catheter with integral steerable guidewire having linear to rotary movement 33 1991
 
Nippon Zeon Co., Ltd. (1)
5,711,754 Intra-aortic balloon catheter 34 1996
 
PINOTAGE L.L.C. (1)
6,165,123 Controllable multi-directional positioning system 11 1998
 
Prolifix Medical, Inc. (1)
6,406,442 Guidewire for precision catheter positioning 25 1999
 
ZACCA, NADIM M. (1)
RE36764 Expandable tip atherectomy method and apparatus 26 1995
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
5,061,273 Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchanges 466 1990
5,619,993 Method of controlling curvature of a medical device 14 1995
2002/0032,391 Guidewire for precision catheter positioning 12 2001

Patent Citation Ranking

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SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (4)
8,480,569 Flexible endoscope system and functionality 0 2007
8,529,440 Endoscopy systems 0 2007
7,963,911 Locomotive endoscope assembly for fluid supply 2 2007
8,109,903 Catheter including a bendable portion 0 2008
 
INTACT VASCULAR, INC. (1)
8,128,677 Device and method for tacking plaque to a blood vessel wall 0 2009
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. (1)
8,273,285 Steerable catheter and methods of making the same 0 2005
 
STEREOTAXIS, INC. (1)
8,092,450 Magnetically guidable energy delivery apparatus and method of using same 3 2007

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