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US6858035: Distal anastomosis system

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Inventor(s) James G. Whayne ·
Assignee(s) Converge Medical, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Carol M. LaSalle · Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP ·
Primary Examiner Julian W. Woo ·
Application Number US9991469
Filing date 11/21/2001
Issue date 02/22/2005
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 07/13/2022
Patent term adjustment 373
U.S. Classifications 606/153  · 606/151  ·
International Classifications --
Kind CodeB2
International Classifications 606151 · 606153 · 606155 · 606213 · 606215 · 606219-221 ·
Related U.S. Application DataCROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
This application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 09/899,346 entitled “Distal Anastomosis System” filed Jul. 5, 2001, which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
34 Claims, 21 Drawings


Abstract

Distal anastomosis devices and associated methodology are provided for producing an anastomosis at a graft/coronary artery junction.

Independent Claims | See all claims (34)

  1. 1. An anastomosis connector system comprising a fitting comprising: a base adapted for attachment to a graft, a leading segment extending from said base and adapted for introduction into a host vessel; a rear segment extending from said base, wherein said fitting has a length dimension extending from said leading segment to said rear segment and has a width dimension transverse to said length dimension, wherein said length dimension is greater than said width dimension; and a hinge zone associated with said base and comprising at least one torsion member, wherein by means of said at least one torsion member said rear segment is torsionally deflectable about said binge zone relative to said base such that said fitting can be advanced into a host vessel and wherein, upon returning to a substantially undeflected position, said rear segment prohibits retraction of said fitting from the host vessel; wherein said fitting comprises a plurality of interconnected links having spaces therebetween and adapted to engage the inner surface of the host vessel wherein the area of contact between the interconnected links and the inner surface area of the host vessel is no greater than about 35% of the total area of the fitting upon forming an anastomosis.
  2. 9. An anastomosis connector system comprising a fitting comprising: a base adapted for attachment to a graft, a leading segment extending from said base and adapted for introduction into a host vessel; a rear segment extending from said base, wherein said fitting has a length dimension extending from said leading segment to said rear segment and has a width dimension transverse to said length dimension, wherein said fitting has a tubular configuration along said length dimension; and a hinge zone associated with said base and comprising at least one torsion member, wherein by means of said at least one torsion member said rear segment is torsionally deflectable about said hinge zone relative to said base such that said fitting can be advanced into a host vessel and wherein, upon returning to a substantially undeflected position, said rear segment prohibits retraction of said fitting from the host vessel; wherein said fitting comprises a plurality of interconnected links having spaces therebetween and adapted to engage the inner surface of the host vessel wherein the area of contact between the interconnected links and the inner surface area of the host vessel is no greater than about 35% of the total area of the fitting upon forming an anastomosis.
  3. 17. An anastomosis connector system comprising a fitting comprising: a base adapted for attachment to a graft, a leading segment extending from said base and adapted for introduction into a host vessel; a rear segment extending from said base, wherein said fitting has a length dimension extending from said leading segment to said rear segment and has a width dimension transverse to said length dimension, wherein said fitting has an asymmetrical configuration about said width dimension; and a hinge zone associated with said base and comprising at least one torsion member, wherein by means of said at least one torsion member said rear segment is torsionally deflectable about said hinge zone relative to said base such that said fitting can be advanced into a host vessel and wherein, upon returning to a substantially undeflected position, said rear segment prohibits retraction of said fitting from the host vessel; wherein said fitting comprises a plurality of interconnected links having spaces therebetween and adapted to engage the inner surface of the host vessel wherein the area of contact between the interconnected links and the inner surface area of the host vessel is no greater than about 35% of the total area of the fitting upon forming an anastomosis.
  4. 25. An anastomosis connector system comprising a fitting comprising: a base adapted for attachment to a graft, wherein said base defines an ovalized opening; a leading segment extending from said base and adapted for introduction into a host vessel; a rear segment extending from said base; and a hinge zone associated with said base and comprising at least one torsion member, wherein by means of said at least one torsion member said rear segment is torsionally deflectable about said hinge zone relative to said base such that said fitting can be advanced into a host vessel and wherein, upon returning to a substantially undeflected position, said rear segment prohibits retraction of said fitting from the host vessel; wherein said fitting comprises a plurality of interconnected links having spaces therebetween and adapted to engage the inner surface of the host vessel wherein the area of contact between the interconnected links and the inner surface area of the host vessel is no greater than about 35% of the total area of the fitting upon forming an anastomosis.
  5. 33. An anastomosis connector system comprising: a fitting comprising: a base adapted for attachment to a graft; a leading segment extending from said base and adapted for introduction into a host vessel; a rear segment extending from said base; and a hinge zone associated with said base and comprising at least one torsion member, wherein by means of said at least one torsion member said rear segment is torsionally deflectable about said hinge zone relative to said base such that said fitting can be advanced into a host vessel and wherein, upon returning to a substantially undeflected position, said rear segment prohibits retraction of said fitting from the host vessel; wherein said fitting comprises a plurality of interconnected links having spaces therebetween and adapted to engage the inner surface of the host vessel wherein the area of contact between the interconnected links and the inner surface area of the host vessel is no greater than about 35% of the total area of the fitting upon forming an anastomosis; and a collar adapted for interfacing with said fitting external to said graft.

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