US Patent No: 4,649,922

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Catheter arrangement having a variable diameter tip and spring prosthesis

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A catheter arrangement including an inflatable variable diameter element and a linearly expandable spring-like liner retained in a compressed state behind the inflatable element and means to change the diameter of the inflatable element. The expandable liner is transported to desired location in its compressed state and is released and allowed to expand after a successful P.T.A.P. operation when the balloon is deflated and evacuated creating a diameter of the balloon which is smaller than that of the expandable liner. The catheter is then allowed to be removed and withdrawn leaving the liner deployed and implanted within the blood vessel.

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Wiktor, Dominik M 4 Culin Dr., Cranford, NJ 07016 19 4335

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6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 70 1995
* 5,716,410 Temporary stent and method of use 126 1995
* 5,876,448 Esophageal stent 350 1996
* 5,906,639 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 41 1996
* 5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 60 1997
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 223 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 127 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 35 1998
* 6,113,608 Stent delivery device 72 1998
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 48 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,322,586 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 154 2000
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 41 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 50 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 44 2000
6,352,551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 27 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 42 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 36 2001
6,821,291 Retrievable stent and method of use thereof 153 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 29 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6,926,732 Stent delivery device and method 95 2001
* 6,991,639 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 13 2001
* 2002/0120,324 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 7 2001
6,790,221 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 50 2001
8,070,792 Stent 3 2002
* 2002/0095,208 Stent 69 2002
* 2002/0161,429 Intravascular stent 6 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 28 2002
* 2002/0161,430 Intravascular stent 3 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 52 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
* 2003/0093,144 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 8 2002
* 2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 101 2003
* 2003/0208,263 Tissue supporting devices 27 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
* 2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 9 2003
* 2004/0133,271 Intravascular stent and assembly 27 2003
8,092,512 Nested stent 0 2004
* 2004/0193,251 Nested stent 25 2004
8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
* 2004/0176,834 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 8 2004
* 2005/0049,671 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 6 2004
* 2005/0251,195 Balloon catheter with a molded stepped balloon 22 2005
* 2007/0073,384 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 24 2006
* 2007/0213,663 Balloon catheter with molded stepped balloon 7 2007
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 3 2008
8,444,686 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 0 2009
9,078,778 Intravascular stent 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 0 2011
8,663,313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
8,790,388 Stent with reduced profile 0 2012
8,801,773 Flexible and expandable stent 0 2012
 
AVE GALWAY LIMITED (1)
* 6,051,001 Device and method for mounting an endovascular stent onto a ballon catheter 19 1998
 
Target Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
* 5,304,195 Detachable pusher-vasoocclusive coil assembly with interlocking coupling 335 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (4)
* 5,902,333 Prosthesis delivery system with dilating tip 91 1995
* 5,603,698 Prosthesis delivery system 153 1995
* 5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 94 1996
* 6,136,006 Apparatus for deliver and deployment of a stent 193 1998
* Cited By Examiner