Deflecting catheter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6951554
APP PUB NO 20040116851A1
SERIAL NO

10248071

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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, CO124

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Johansen, Jerald A Canyon Lake, CA 6 118
Neet, John M Lawrence, KS 30 2216
Yee, Carl E San Diego, CA 8 375

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (5)
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DANFORTH BIOMEDICAL, INC. (1)
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Nippon Zeon Co., Ltd. (1)
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Pinotage, LLC (1)
6165123 Controllable multi-directional positioning system 18 1998
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
5807249 Reduced stiffness, bidirectionally deflecting catheter assembly 140 1997
6059739 Method and apparatus for deflecting a catheter or lead 75 1998
6027462 Method and apparatus for deflecting a screw-in-lead 34 1998
 
CARDIAC PATHWAYS CORPORATION (1)
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
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Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (1)
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Zacca; Nadim M. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
* 6159227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 54 1999
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THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (6)
6013072 Systems and methods for steering a catheter through body tissue 75 1997
6048349 Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument through a body 64 1997
5951482 Assemblies and methods for advancing a guide wire through body tissue 203 1997
6063093 Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument through a body 58 1999
6463313 Systems for guiding a medical instrument through a body 132 1999
6394976 Catheter for controlling the advancement of a guide wire 55 2000
 
Prolifix Medical, Inc. (1)
6406442 Guidewire for precision catheter positioning 62 1999
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2015/0133,774 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STABILIZING, STRAIGHTENING, EXPANDING AND/OR FLATTENING THE SIDE WALL OF A BODY LUMEN AND/OR BODY CAVITY SO AS TO PROVIDE INCREASED VISUALIZATION OF THE SAME AND/OR INCREASED ACCESS TO THE SAME, AND/OR FOR STABILIZING INSTRUMENTS RELATIVE TO THE SAME 0 2014
 
CURVO MEDICAL, INC. (2)
9549666 Coaxial micro-endoscope 0 2013
9233225 Coaxial bi-directional catheter 0 2013
 
CardioFirst (1)
* 2008/0058,789 GUIDANCE SYSTEM USED IN TREATING CHRONIC OCCLUSION 0 2007
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. (2)
* 8273285 Steerable catheter and methods of making the same 0 2005
* 2006/0151,923 Steerable catheter and methods of making the same 7 2005
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (1)
9233015 Endovascular delivery system with an improved radiopaque marker scheme 0 2013
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (1)
8979884 Method and apparatus for stabilizing, straightening, expanding and/or flattening the side wall of a body lumen and/or body cavity so as to provide increased visualization of the same and/or increased access to the same, and/or for stabilizing instruments relative to the same 0 2010
 
INTACT VASCULAR, INC. (3)
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TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS (1)
* 2007/0276,181 Endoscope Assembly 1 2005
 
SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (14)
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8480569 Flexible endoscope system and functionality 3 2007
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* 2009/0287,058 ENDOSCOPY SYSTEMS 1 2007
7963911 Locomotive endoscope assembly for fluid supply 4 2007
* 2008/0091,068 Endoscope assembly 4 2007
* 2008/0091,062 Endoscope assembly 0 2007
* 2008/0091,063 Endoscope assembly 1 2007
* 2008/0064,930 Endoscope assembly 8 2007
* 8109903 Catheter including a bendable portion 6 2008
* 2010/0217,185 CATHETER INCLUDING A BENDABLE PORTION 9 2008
9119532 Assemblies for use with an endoscope 1 2009
* 2011/0105,840 ASSEMBLIES FOR USE WITH AN ENDOSCOPE 1 2009
* 8727970 Catheter including a bendable portion 0 2012
 
COLOPLAST A/S (1)
* 2011/0213,318 Intermittent catheter having a stiff distal section and method of manufacturing such 0 2009
 
Smart Medical System, Ltd. (2)
* 2009/0187,069 FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND FUNCTIONALITY 6 2007
* 2012/0130,170 ANCHORING ASSEMBLIES FOR ENDOSCOPES 1 2010
 
STEREOTAXIS, INC. (1)
8092450 Magnetically guidable energy delivery apparatus and method of using same 7 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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