US 9,811,613 B2
Fenestration template for endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms
Daniel F. Leotta, Bothell, WA (US); and Benjamin Starnes, Mercer Island, WA (US)
Assigned to UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON THROUGH ITS CENTER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON THROUGH ITS CENTER FOR COMMERCIALIZATION, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on May 1, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/875,209.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/641,183, filed on May 1, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2013/0296998 A1, Nov. 7, 2013
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61F 2/06 (2013.01); G06F 17/50 (2006.01); A61F 2/95 (2013.01); A61F 2/07 (2013.01); G09B 23/30 (2006.01); G05B 15/02 (2006.01); B33Y 80/00 (2015.01); A61F 2/89 (2013.01); B29C 67/00 (2017.01); B33Y 50/02 (2015.01)
CPC G06F 17/5009 (2013.01) [A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61F 2/95 (2013.01); B29C 67/0088 (2013.01); G05B 15/02 (2013.01); G09B 23/30 (2013.01); A61F 2/89 (2013.01); A61F 2002/061 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0054 (2013.01); A61F 2240/002 (2013.01); A61F 2240/005 (2013.01); B29C 67/0051 (2013.01); B33Y 50/02 (2014.12); B33Y 80/00 (2014.12)] 28 Claims
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1. A method for treating an aortic aneurysm, the method comprising:
receiving a fenestration template, the fenestration template based on imaging data taken of a portion of a patient's blood vessel, the portion of the patient's blood vessel having a branch blood vessel extending from the portion of the patient's blood vessel;
coupling the fenestration template to an aortic graft, the aortic graft including a plurality of stents and a graft material disposed on the plurality of stents;
after coupling the fenestration template to the aortic graft, creating a fenestration in the graft material; and
deploying the aortic graft in the portion of a patient's blood vessel having the branch blood vessel such that the fenestration is aligned with the branch blood vessel.