06830575 is referenced by 204 patents and cites 2 patents.

A catheter comprises a catheter shaft, at least a portion of which defines a medical device receiving region, and at least one sleeve. The at least one sleeve comprises a tubular member constructed and arranged to transition between an extended state and a retracted state. The tubular member has a first portion being engaged to a portion of the catheter shaft adjacent to the medical device receiving region. In the extended state a second portion is constructed and arranged to at least partially overlay the medical device receiving region. In the retraced state the second portion is removed from about the medical device receiving region. At least one of the first portion and the second portion of the tubular member are at least partially constructed from a shape memory material.

Title
Method and device for providing full protection to a stent
Application Number
10/142008
Publication Number
6830575 (B2)
Application Date
May 8, 2002
Publication Date
December 14, 2004
Inventor
Thomas Yung hui Chien
San Jose
CA, US
Stephen Griffin
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Daniel J Kalashian
Marlborough
MA, US
Peter L Dayton
Brooklin
MA, US
Kinh Luan D Dao
Randolph
MA, US
Sheng ping Zhong
Northborough
MA, US
Ronald A Sahatjian
Lexington
MA, US
Eric B Stenzel
Galway
US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus
US
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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