US 9,808,250 B2
Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ
Lee Bolduc, Sunnyvale, CA (US); and Philip Houle, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assigned to Medtronic Vascular, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed by Medtronic Vascular, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Filed on Mar. 14, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/210,683.
Application 14/210,683 is a continuation of application No. 13/495,836, filed on Jun. 13, 2012, granted, now 8,685,044, issued on Apr. 1, 2014.
Application 13/495,836 is a continuation of application No. 10/786,465, filed on Feb. 25, 2004, granted, now 8,231,639, issued on Jul. 31, 2012.
Application 10/786,465 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/693,255, filed on Oct. 24, 2003, granted, now 6,929,661, issued on Aug. 16, 2005.
Application 10/786,465 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/307,226, filed on Nov. 29, 2002, granted, now 8,075,570, issued on Dec. 13, 2011.
Application 10/307,226 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/271,334, filed on Oct. 15, 2002, granted, now 6,960,217, issued on Nov. 1, 2005.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/489,011, filed on Jul. 21, 2003.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/333,937, filed on Nov. 28, 2001.
Prior Publication US 2014/0194902 A1, Jul. 10, 2014
Int. Cl. A61B 17/10 (2006.01); A61B 17/064 (2006.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/08 (2006.01); A61B 17/115 (2006.01); A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61F 2/848 (2013.01); A61F 2/89 (2013.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 17/10 (2013.01) [A61B 17/064 (2013.01); A61B 17/068 (2013.01); A61B 17/08 (2013.01); A61B 17/115 (2013.01); A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61B 17/083 (2013.01); A61B 2017/0649 (2013.01); A61B 2090/037 (2016.02); A61F 2/848 (2013.01); A61F 2/89 (2013.01); A61F 2002/072 (2013.01); A61F 2002/075 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0016 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0017 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
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1. An assembly for applying an implantation force to a fastener sized and configured for implantation in tissue in response to the implantation force, the assembly comprising:
a tool body;
a driven member carried by the tool body and being operable to apply the implantation force, the driven member comprising a drive actuator to operate the driven member; and
a mechanism comprising hinged gripping jaws coupled to the driven member such that rotation of the driven member rotates the hinged gripping jaws, the mechanism operable in a first condition to couple the fastener to the driven member to transfer the implantation force from the driven member to the fastener, the mechanism being operable in a second condition to release the fastener from the driven member, the mechanism comprising a second actuator operable independent of the drive actuator to place the mechanism in the second condition.