Global Patent Index - EP 0897285 A4

EP 0897285 A4 2000-03-08 - LESION DIAMETER MEASUREMENT CATHETER AND METHOD

Title (en)

LESION DIAMETER MEASUREMENT CATHETER AND METHOD

Title (de)

KATHETER UND VERFAHREN ZUM MESSEN DES DURCHMESSERS EINER VERLETZUNG

Title (fr)

CATHETER ET PROCEDE POUR MESURER LE DIAMETRE D'UNE LESION

Publication

EP 0897285 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96915691 A

Priority

US 9606693 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9742871A1] The invention provides methods and apparatus for determining cross-sectional dimensions of body lumens, such as the diameter of a blood vessel. According to one exemplary method, the diameter of a blood vessel is measured by first inflating a balloon catheter (10) within the lumen until the balloon (20) diameter matches the lumen diameter. The balloon (20) includes at least one measurement element (26) which indicates the expanded balloon cross-sectional area, circumference or diameter.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 5/107

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/107 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/1076 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR

EPO simple patent family

WO 9742871 A1 19971120; EP 0897285 A1 19990224; EP 0897285 A4 20000308

INPADOC legal status


2000-10-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 19981211

2000-03-08 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000124

2000-03-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): DE FR

2000-03-08 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7A 61B 5/107 A

1999-02-24 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19981023

1999-02-24 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR