US 9,808,366 B2
Stent delivery device
Jurgen Dorn, Neulussheim (DE); Martina Hoffman, Stutensee (DE); and Daniel Dietrich, Karlsruhe (DE)
Assigned to C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray Hill, NJ (US)
Filed by C. R. Bard, Inc., Murray Hill, NJ (US)
Filed on Aug. 10, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/822,802.
Application 14/822,802 is a continuation of application No. 14/169,051, filed on Jan. 30, 2014, granted, now 9,114,040, issued on Aug. 25, 2015.
Application 14/169,051 is a continuation of application No. 13/142,823, granted, now 8,657,867, issued on Aug. 19, 2011, previously published as PCT/EP2009/064273, filed on Oct. 29, 2009.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/141,411, filed on Dec. 30, 2008.
Claims priority of application No. 0823658.0 (GB), filed on Dec. 30, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2015/0342768 A1, Dec. 3, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 2/06 (2013.01); A61F 2/97 (2013.01); A61F 2/95 (2013.01)
CPC A61F 2/97 (2013.01) [A61F 2/95 (2013.01); A61F 2002/9511 (2013.01); A61F 2002/9522 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0069 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A delivery device comprising:
a stent device that is operable from a radially reduced delivery configuration to a radially expanded deployment configuration;
a sheath device mounted coaxially over the stent device, having a longitudinally extending line of weakness;
and
a pull member operable to split the sheath device at the line of weakness and withdraw the sheath device from over the stent device,
wherein the pull member and the line of weakness lie on opposing sides of the sheath device.