Patent Number: 7,713,264

Title: Detachable aneurysm neck bridge

Abstract: In one embodiment, a neck bridge for bridging the neck of an aneurysm includes a junction region, a number of radially extending array elements attached to the junction region, and a cover attached to one or both of the junction region and an array element. The array elements are configured to be positioned within the aneurysm after the neck bridge is deployed from a delivery device. In a second embodiment, the neck bridge includes a junction region and a braided or mesh-like structure secured to the junction region. The braided or mesh-like structure is made from an elastic material.

Inventors: Murphy; Richard (Sunnyvale, CA), Wallace; Michael P. (Pleasanton, CA), Tran; Tri (Fremont, CA), Nguyen; Kim (Irvine, CA), Ho; Hanh (San Jose, CA), Doan; My (San Jose, CA), Abrams; Robert M. (Los Gatos, CA), Carrison; Harold F. (Pleasanton, CA)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018