(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0007206 Al
Bui et al. (43) Pub. Date: Jan. 17,2002
(54) STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM
(76) Inventors: Dennis M. Bui, Orange, CA (US);
Sanford D. Damasco, Irvine, CA (US)
KNOBBE MARTENS OLSON & BEAR LLP
620 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE
NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 09/816,508
(22) Filed: Mar. 23, 2001
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 09/612,405, filed on Jul. 6, 2000.
(51) Int. CI.7 A611- 2/06
(52) U.S. C I 623/1.11
A stent delivery catheter is disclosed. The catheter includes an inner catheter tube and an outer catheter tube which are rotatable relative to each other. The inner catheter and outer catheter include releasable attachment structures to releasably engage the ends of the stent. A proximal hand piece includes controls for enlarging and deploying the stent in a body lumen.