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Devices and methods are provided for controlling and indicating the deployed length of an interventional element on an interventional catheter. The interventional element may be a stent or series of stents, a balloon, or any other interventional element for which length control is necessary or desirable. Devices for controlling the length of the interventional element include gear driven actuators, motors, and other mechanisms. Devices for indicating length of an interventional element to the user include sensors, detents, visual displays and other mechanisms providing visual, audible, and tangible indications of length to the user. The control and indication devices preferably work in tandem to enable highly precise adjustment of interventional element length.

Title
Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element
Application Number
10/746466
Publication Number
7326236 (B2)
Application Date
December 23, 2003
Publication Date
February 5, 2008
Inventor
Bradley Blackwood
San Jose
CA, US
James R Flom
San Francisco
CA, US
Joseph Karratt
Millbrae
CA, US
Bernard Andreas
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
J Grainger Esq
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Xtent
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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