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, CO100

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Johansen, Jerald A Canyon Lake, CA 6 79
Neet, John M Lawrence, KS 29 1917
Yee, Carl E San Diego, CA 8 297

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
5,061,273 Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchanges 535 1990
5,619,993 Method of controlling curvature of a medical device 17 1995
2002/0032,391 Guidewire for precision catheter positioning 25 2001
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (5)
6,231,546 Methods and apparatus for crossing total occlusions in blood vessels 171 1998
6,217,527 Methods and apparatus for crossing vascular occlusions 239 1998
6,221,049 Methods and apparatus for crossing vascular occlusions 168 1999
6,235,000 Apparatus for crossing total occlusion in blood vessels 132 1999
2001/0000,041 Methods and apparatus for crossing vascular occlusions 84 2000
 
Danforth Biomedical Incorporated (1)
4,909,787 Controllable flexibility catheter with eccentric stiffener 74 1988
 
NIPPON ZEON CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,711,754 Intra-aortic balloon catheter 38 1996
 
Pinotage, LLC (1)
6,165,123 Controllable multi-directional positioning system 16 1998
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
5,807,249 Reduced stiffness, bidirectionally deflecting catheter assembly 135 1997
6,059,739 Method and apparatus for deflecting a catheter or lead 69 1998
6,027,462 Method and apparatus for deflecting a screw-in-lead 28 1998
 
CARDIAC PATHWAYS CORPORATION (1)
5,498,239 Catheter placement by pressurizable tubular guiding core 47 1995
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,814,016 Endovascular system for arresting the heart 274 1997
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
* 5,269,757 Catheter with integral steerable guidewire having linear to rotary movement 37 1991
 
BAXTER TRAVENOL LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
4,906,230 Steerable catheter tip 76 1988
 
ZACCA, NADIM M. (1)
* RE36764 Expandable tip atherectomy method and apparatus 42 1995
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
* 6,159,227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 52 1999
* 6,203,558 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 37 1999
 
THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (6)
6,013,072 Systems and methods for steering a catheter through body tissue 62 1997
6,048,349 Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument through a body 51 1997
5,951,482 Assemblies and methods for advancing a guide wire through body tissue 170 1997
6,063,093 Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument through a body 53 1999
6,463,313 Systems for guiding a medical instrument through a body 110 1999
6,394,976 Catheter for controlling the advancement of a guide wire 44 2000
 
Prolifix Medical, Inc. (1)
6,406,442 Guidewire for precision catheter positioning 44 1999
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS (1)
* 2007/0276,181 Endoscope Assembly 1 2005
 
COLOPLAST A/S (1)
* 2011/0213,318 Intermittent catheter having a stiff distal section and method of manufacturing such 0 2009
 
SMART MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (13)
8,480,569 Flexible endoscope system and functionality 3 2007
8,529,440 Endoscopy systems 0 2007
* 2009/0287,058 ENDOSCOPY SYSTEMS 1 2007
7,963,911 Locomotive endoscope assembly for fluid supply 4 2007
* 2008/0091,068 Endoscope assembly 3 2007
* 2008/0091,062 Endoscope assembly 0 2007
* 2008/0091,063 Endoscope assembly 1 2007
* 2008/0064,930 Endoscope assembly 8 2007
* 8,109,903 Catheter including a bendable portion 5 2008
* 2010/0217,185 CATHETER INCLUDING A BENDABLE PORTION 9 2008
9,119,532 Assemblies for use with an endoscope 0 2009
* 2011/0105,840 ASSEMBLIES FOR USE WITH AN ENDOSCOPE 1 2009
* 8,727,970 Catheter including a bendable portion 0 2012
 
CURVO MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,233,225 Coaxial bi-directional catheter 0 2013
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC. (2)
* 8,273,285 Steerable catheter and methods of making the same 0 2005
* 2006/0151,923 Steerable catheter and methods of making the same 5 2005
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (1)
8,979,884 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
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (1)
9,233,015 Endovascular delivery system with an improved radiopaque marker scheme 0 2013
 
INTACT VASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 8,128,677 Device and method for tacking plaque to a blood vessel wall 1 2009
 
Smart Medical System, Ltd. (2)
* 2009/0187,069 FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM AND FUNCTIONALITY 5 2007
* 2012/0130,170 ANCHORING ASSEMBLIES FOR ENDOSCOPES 1 2010
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2008/0140,074 MULTI-ELECTRODE APPARATUS FOR TISSUE WELDING AND ABLATION 14 2007
 
Stereotaxis, Inc. (1)
8,092,450 Magnetically guidable energy delivery apparatus and method of using same 5 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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