(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 11 November 2009 (11.11.2009)

Information valid as of: 08 April 2011 (08.04.2011)

Report generated on: 16 September 2019 (16.09.2019)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2010/04284515 April 2010 (15.04.2010) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/US2009/06020209 October 2009 (09.10.2009) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
61/104,681 (US)10 October 2008 (10.10.2008) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
A61B 17/04 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
GUIDED DELIVERY SYSTEMS INC. [US/US]; 2355 Calle De Luna Santa Clara, CA 95054 (US) (for all designated states except US)
MEIER, Stephen, C. [US/US]; 111 Saratoga Avenue, Apt. 2205 Santa Clara, CA 95051 (US) (for US only)
SERINA, Eugene [US/US]; 4251 Cambridge Way Union City, CA 94587 (US) (for US only)
ADAM, Charles, J. [US/US]; 5733 Lilac Blossom Lane San Jose, CA 95124 (US) (for US only)
FABRO, Mariel [US/US]; 1843 Camino Leonor San Jose, California 95131 (US) (for US only)
CALHOUN, Tenny, C. [US/US]; 1050 Hollenbeck Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (US) (for US only)
TAM, Tammy, Y. [US/US]; 3745 24th Street, #4 San Francisco, CA 94114 (US) (for US only)
LUNSFORD, John, P. [US/US]; 123 Leslie Drive San Carlos, CA 94070-3460 (US) (for US only)
TANG, Brian [US/US]; 47441 Hoyt Street Fremont, CA 94539 (US) (for US only)
OLSON, Stephen [US/US]; 1291 Portland Avenue Los Altos, CA 94024 (US) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
MEIER, Stephen, C.; 111 Saratoga Avenue, Apt. 2205 Santa Clara, CA 95051 (US)
SERINA, Eugene; 4251 Cambridge Way Union City, CA 94587 (US)
ADAM, Charles, J.; 5733 Lilac Blossom Lane San Jose, CA 95124 (US)
FABRO, Mariel; 1843 Camino Leonor San Jose, California 95131 (US)
CALHOUN, Tenny, C.; 1050 Hollenbeck Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (US)
TAM, Tammy, Y.; 3745 24th Street, #4 San Francisco, CA 94114 (US)
LUNSFORD, John, P.; 123 Leslie Drive San Carlos, CA 94070-3460 (US)
TANG, Brian; 47441 Hoyt Street Fremont, CA 94539 (US)
OLSON, Stephen; 1291 Portland Avenue Los Altos, CA 94024 (US)

(74) Agent(s):
KOPCZYNSKI, Jeffie; Morrison & Foerster LLP 755 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304-1018 (US)

(54) Title (EN): TERMINATION DEVICES AND RELATED METHODS
(54) Title (FR): DISPOSITIFS D'ARRÊT ET PROCÉDÉS ASSOCIÉS

(57) Abstract:
(EN): Devices and methods for locking and/or cutting tethers during a tissue modification procedure are described. In some variations, a tether may be used to tighten tissue by bringing two pieces or sections of the tissue together. The tether, which may be under tension, may be locked to maintain the tension, and excess tether may be severed, using one or more of the devices and/or methods. The devices and/or methods may be used, for example, in minimally invasive procedures.
(FR): L'invention concerne des dispositifs et des procédés de verouillage et/ou de découpe d'ancrages pendant une opération de modification de tissus. Dans certaines variantes, un ancrage peut être utilisé pour serrer un tissu en rapprochant deux morceaux ou parties du tissu. L'ancrage, qui peut être sous tension, peut être verrouillé de manière à maintenir la tension et l'excédent d'ancrage peut être découpé en utilisant un ou plusieurs des dispositifs et/ou procédés. Les dispositifs et/ou procédés peuvent être utilisés par exemple dans des opérations minimalement invasives.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 18 December 2009 (18.12.2009) [US]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM