Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis
Biliary stent introducer
Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft
Compressive stent and delivery system
Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel
Stent-implanting balloon assembly
Artificial graft and implantation method
Endovascular bypass graft
Collapsible vessel sleeve implant
ApplicationNo. 432971 filed on 05/01/1995
US Classes:606/194, Inserted in vascular system606/191, Internal pressure applicator (e.g., dilator)623/66.1MISCELLANEOUS
ExaminersPrimary: Green, Randall L.
Assistant: Clarke, Robert A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61M 029/00
AbstractA system for percutaneous transluminal front-end delivery of a collapsible prosthetic occluder includes a front-end loading portion, a control assembly and an introducer. The front-end loading portion includes a tapering lumen portion and a smaller diameter distal lumen portion. An infusion port communicates with the distal lumen portion immediately adjacent the distal end of the tapering lumen portion. A valve assembly seals the front-end loading portion lumen proximally of the collapsed occluder. The distal end of the front-end loading portion lumen is inserted into the proximal end of an introducer. A control assembly advances the occluder through the front-end loading portion, the introducer and into the defect site.
Field of SearchInternal pressure applicator (e.g., dilator)
Inflatable or expandible by fluid
Inserted in female reproductive system
Inserted in vascular system
With means bonding or mechanically securing balloon sleeve or connector member (e.g., coupling funnel, etc.) to conduit
Body inserted tubular conduit structure (e.g., needles, cannulas, nozzles, trocars, catheters, etc.)