Implant assembly with tactile indicator

Patent Number: 9387097

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

The present disclosure describes an assembly comprising an expandable device, a restraining member wrapped circumferentially around the device, a coupling member releasably securing the restraining member, and at least one tactile indicator located on the assembly at a desired point of partial deployment, along with a method for partially deploying the expandable device in a patient. During partial deployment of the expandable device, the coupling member is tensioned and displaced from outside the patient by a clinician, and upon reaching the tactile indicator, a change in tension on the coupling member is felt my the clinician performing the procedure.


First Name Last Name City State Country
William P. Witort - - -
Julio E. Eblacas - - -
Linda N. Elkins - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 F 2 06
A 61 F 2 82
A 61 F 2 95
A 61 F 2 954
A 61 F 2 97
A 61 F 2 07
A 61 F 2 856


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. - - - - -