Patent 7147618 Issued on December 12, 2006. Estimated Expiration Date: December 8, 2023. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
604/57, Means for placing solid treating material in body606/200, With emboli trap or filter623/1.12, Expandable stent with constraining means606/1, INSTRUMENTS600/585, Flexible catheter guide606/108, Means for inserting or removing conduit within body424/423Surgical implant or material
The endoluminal device delivery assembly and method for release and deployment of an endoluminal therapeutic device at a desired location for treatment within the vasculature of a patient utilizes an elongated flexible tubular catheter with a tubular distal tip formed of a yieldable material mounted to the distal end of the catheter for releasably holding the proximal end of the endoluminal device. The endoluminal device can be dislodged from the tubular distal tip by a pusher member or pressurized fluid to expel the endoluminal device through at the desired location for treatment within the vasculature of a patient. A flexible coil can be mounted to the distal end of the elongated pusher member to provide for improved tracking.
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Retrievable Gianturco-Coil Introducer, by Jeffrey Hawkins, Ronald G. Quisling, MD, J. Parker Mickle, MD and Irvin F. Hawkins, MD (Radiology 1986) from the Depts. of Radiology and Neurosurgery, University of Florida Medical Center and Hawk Prototype Equipment, Gainesville, FL.