US 11,051,961 B2
Deployment handle with stabilizing rail for a pre-loaded prosthesis delivery device
Kristoffer Vandborg Bro, Aarhus N. (DK)
Assigned to Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Bloomington, IN (US)
Filed by COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Bloomington, IN (US)
Filed on Aug. 7, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/534,003.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/764,870, filed on Aug. 15, 2018.
Prior Publication US 2020/0054468 A1, Feb. 20, 2020
Int. Cl. A61F 2/966 (2013.01); A61M 29/02 (2006.01); A61F 2/95 (2013.01)
CPC A61F 2/966 (2013.01) [A61M 29/02 (2013.01); A61F 2/9517 (2020.05); A61F 2002/9505 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A handle assembly for a prosthesis delivery device, the handle assembly comprising:
a proximal gripping portion,
a stationary gripping portion,
at least one rail extending distally from the proximal gripping portion,
wherein the at least one rail extends through at least a portion of the stationary gripping portion,
wherein the proximal gripping portion is distally moveable along a longitudinal axis towards the stationary gripping portion from a first pre-deployment position to a second position,
wherein the at least one rail extends proximally from the stationary gripping portion when the proximal gripping portion is in a first pre-deployment position, and
wherein the at least one rail extends distally from the stationary gripping portion when the proximal gripping portion is in a second position;
wherein the at least one rail comprises a first rail, a second rail, and a third rail, and
wherein the at least one of the first, second, third rails further comprises at least one predetermined breaking point and wherein the predetermined breaking point comprises at least one of a weakened portion of the at least one of the first, second, third rails and a separable joint.