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Pub. No.:    WO/2004/101054    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/014272
Publication Date: 25.11.2004 International Filing Date: 06.05.2004
A61M 25/01 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION [US/US]; Technology Transfer and IP, 200 Gardner Steel Conf. Center, Thackeray & O'Hara Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (US) (For All Designated States Except US)
Inventors: FRANKOWSKI, Brian, J.; (US).
FEDERSPIEL, William, J.; (US).
GOLOB, Joseph, F., Jr.; (US).
HATTLER, Brack, G.; (US)
Agent: PEREZ, Ronald, E.; Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, LLP, Howard Hughes Center, 6060 Center Drive, Tenth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (US)
Priority Data:
10/434,555 09.05.2003 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A system for placement of a medical device in a body passage including a first and second guidewire, each configured with magnets on their distal ends. The guidewires are inserted through different access sites of a body passage and blindly connected using the magnets. The first guidewire is inserted into a first insertion site and the second guidewire is inserted into a second insertion site. Once the distal ends of the guidewires are attached, the second guidewire can then be removed from the first insertion site, detached from the first guidewire and attached to a medical device. The distal end of the second guidewire can then be pulled through the second insertion site to guide the medical device into a desired location in the body passage.
(FR)L'invention concerne un système qui permet de placer un dispositif médical dans un passage corporel qui comprend un premier et un second fil-guide comportant tous deux des aimants sur leurs extrémités distales. Ces fils-guides sont insérés à travers différents sites d'accès d'un passage corporel et connecté à l'aveugle à l'aide des aimants. Le premier fil-guide est inséré dans un premier site d'insertion et le second fil-guide est inséré dans un second site d'insertion. Une fois que les extrémités distales des fils-guides sont fixées, le second fil-guide peut ensuite être retiré du premier site d'insertion, détaché du premier fil-guide et fixé à un dispositif médical. L'extrémité distale du second fil-guide peut ensuite être tirée par le second site d'insertion afin de guider le dispositif médical vers un emplacement voulu du passage corporel.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)