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US6648900: Anastomosis systems

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Inventor(s) Sidney D. Fleischman · Russell A. Houser · James G. Whayne · Thomas H. Campbell · Patrick M. Owens ·
Assignee(s) Converge Medical, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Carol M. LaSalle · Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP ·
Primary Examiner David O. Reip ·
Application Number US9997619
Filing date 11/28/2001
Issue date 11/18/2003
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 11/11/2019
Patent term adjustment 154
U.S. Classifications 606/153  · 606/155  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 606151-156 · 606213 ·
Related U.S. Application DataCROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/730,366 filed Dec. 5, 2000, which claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/169,104 filed Dec. 6, 1999, U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/151,863 filed Sep. 1, 1999 and divisional Patent application Ser. No. 09/329,503 filed Jun. 10, 1999 and is related to U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 60/111,948 filed Dec. 11, 1998, the entirety of each is incorporated herein by reference.
14 Claims, 55 Drawings


Abstract

An end-side anastomosis system including a fitting including a base for attachment to a graft, the base be configured to form a seal with an opening in a host vessel wall a leading petal having a cross-section with a radius of curvature approximating a radius of curvature of the host vessel, the leading petal being configured to dilate the host vessel wall opening while advancing the fitting through the opening and a rear petal, the rear petal being deflectable to be advanced through the host vessel opening.

Independent Claims | See all claims (14)

  1. 1. An end-side anastomosis connector for connecting a graft to a host vessel having a wall with an opening therein and having inner and outer surfaces, the inner surface having a radius of curvature comprising an elongated fitting having proximal and distal extremities and configured to form a seal with the opening in the host vessel wall, the proximal extremity of the elongate fitting having a first fixation mechanism adapted to be connected to the graft, the distal extremity of the elongate fitting having a second fixation mechanism adapted to be secured into the opening in the wall of the host vessel, the second fixation mechanism including a leading petal having a cross-section with a radius of curvature approximating the radius of curvature of the inner surface of the host vessel and adapted to engage the inner surface of the wall in the vicinity of the opening therein, said second fixation mechanism also including a first portion generally overlying the leading petal and being adapted to be engaged by the outer surface of the wall in the vicinity of the opening therein and a second portion extending away from the first portion and being adapted to be engaged by the outer surface of the wall in the vicinity of the opening, said second fixation mechanism also including a rear petal having a free position extending away from the leading petal and underlying the second portion and being adapted to be engaged by the inner surface of the wall in the vicinity of the opening therein, said rear petal being deflectable away from the free position to facilitate entrance of the rear petal through the opening in the wall.

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