Global Patent Index - EP 1077662 A1

EP 1077662 A1 2001-02-28 - CATHETER APPARATUS HAVING AN IMPROVED SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY CUFF AND INFLATABLE ON-DEMAND BALLOON FOR CREATING A BYPASS GRAFT IN VIVO

Title (en)

CATHETER APPARATUS HAVING AN IMPROVED SHAPE-MEMORY ALLOY CUFF AND INFLATABLE ON-DEMAND BALLOON FOR CREATING A BYPASS GRAFT IN VIVO

Title (de)

KATHETER MIT EINER HÜLSE AUS FORMGEDÄCHTNISLEGIERUNG UND EINEM BEI BEDARF AUFBLASBAREM BALLON ALS INVIVO BYPASS-IMPLANTAT

Title (fr)

CATHETER POSSEDANT UNE COIFFE EN ALLIAGE A MEMOIRE DE FORME ET UN BALLONNET GONFLABLE A LA DEMANDE, AUX FINS DE CREATION (IN VIVO) D'UN PONTAGE

Publication

EP 1077662 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99916657 A

Priority

  • US 9908040 W
  • US 6095898 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9952481A1] The present invention provides a catheter apparatus (1), an improved introducer system (80), a methodology for creating a bypass on-demand between an unobstructed blood vessel such as the aorta, an obstructed blood vessel, and an obstructed coronary artery in vivo using a prepared shape-memory alloy cuff (300), and a graft segment (460) in tandem as a shunt. The apparatus (1) allows the placement, and creation of single or multiple bypass grafts without use of a heart/lung machine, and without need for stopping the heart of the patient during the coronary artery bypass surgery.

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

A61F 11/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61F 2/06 (2013.01); A61F 2/958 (2013.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/11 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/82 (2006.01); A61F 2/848 (2013.01); A61F 2/90 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/064 (2013.01); A61F 2/958 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00243 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00867 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1107 (2013.01); A61B 2017/1135 (2013.01); A61F 2/90 (2013.01); A61F 2002/061 (2013.01); A61F 2002/821 (2013.01); A61F 2002/8483 (2013.01); A61F 2002/8486 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0014 (2013.01); A61M 2025/0233 (2013.01); A61M 2205/0266 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9952481A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE ES FR GB NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9952481 A1 19991021; AU 3492399 A 19991101; AU 766058 B2 20031009; CA 2328164 A1 19991021; EP 1077662 A1 20010228; JP 2002511309 A 20020416

INPADOC legal status


2008-05-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20071101

2001-02-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001116

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE ES FR GB NL SE