Global Patent Index - EP 0996386 A1

EP 0996386 A1 2000-05-03 - TUBULAR BODY STRUCTURE MARKING METHODS AND APPARATUS

Title (en)

TUBULAR BODY STRUCTURE MARKING METHODS AND APPARATUS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM MARKEIREN VON ROHRFÖRMIGEN KÖRPERSTRUKTUREN

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET DISPOSITIF DE MARQUAGE DE STRUCTURES CORPORELLES TUBULAIRES

Publication

EP 0996386 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97946464 A

Priority

  • US 9719948 W
  • US 74561896 A
  • US 95846197 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9819618A1] To facilitate subsequent location of a point along a patient's tubular body structure (e.g., a circulatory system vessel), a marker structure is inserted into and along the lumen of that tubular body structure. At the desired point along the lumen, a distal portion of the marker structure is made to pass out through a side wall of the tubular body structure so that it projects from that side wall and visibly and/or radiologically marks the desired point along the tubular body structure. The marker structure may also be used as an anchor for other instrumentation brought up to the outside of the tubular body structure (e.g., for use in further treatment of the tubular body structure).

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

A61B 19/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/32 (2006.01); A61B 19/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/06 (2013.01); A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61B 17/11 (2006.01); A61B 17/28 (2006.01); A61F 2/82 (2006.01); A61F 2/90 (2013.01); A61F 2/954 (2013.01); A61F 2/958 (2013.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61B 17/32056 (2013.01); A61B 90/39 (2016.02); A61F 2/064 (2013.01); A61B 17/11 (2013.01); A61B 2017/003 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1107 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1135 (2013.01); A61B 2017/2939 (2013.01); A61B 2090/306 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3614 (2016.02); A61F 2/90 (2013.01); A61F 2/954 (2013.01); A61F 2/958 (2013.01); A61F 2002/065 (2013.01); A61F 2002/826 (2013.01); A61M 25/0108 (2013.01); A61M 25/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9819618A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9819618 A1 19980514; AU 5162698 A 19980529; EP 0996386 A1 20000503; JP 2002501399 A 20020115

INPADOC legal status


2003-08-13 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030205

2002-11-06 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020924

2002-07-03 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC.

2000-05-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990607

2000-05-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE