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 The catheter is then allowed to be removed and withdrawn leaving the liner deployed and implanted within the blood vessel.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 4717

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7204848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 38 1998
* 6113608 Stent delivery device 87 1998
6290485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 50 1999
8221491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6322586 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 183 2000
6770088 Intravascular stent 44 2000
6962603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 56 2000
6981986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 47 2000
6352551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 29 2000
6764504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 55 2001
6402778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 42 2001
6821291 Retrievable stent and method of use thereof 179 2001
7326241 Intravascular stent 49 2001
8348992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6926732 Stent delivery device and method 137 2001
* 6991639 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 17 2001
* 2002/0120,324 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 8 2001
6790221 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 60 2001
8070792 Stent 4 2002
* 2002/0095,208 Stent 79 2002
* 2002/0161,429 Intravascular stent 8 2002
7081130 Intravascular Stent 35 2002
* 2002/0161,430 Intravascular stent 8 2002
6913619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 59 2002
8021414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
8562665 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 9 2002
* 2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 107 2003
* 2011/0184,508 IMPROVED TISSUE SUPPORTING DEVICES 8 2003
* 2003/0208,263 Tissue supporting devices 34 2003
7988717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 4 2003
* 2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
7766956 Intravascular stent and assembly 10 2003
* 2004/0133,271 Intravascular stent and assembly 31 2003
8092512 Nested stent 0 2004
* 2004/0193,251 Nested stent 34 2004
8114146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 2 2004
* 2004/0176,834 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 8 2004
* 2005/0049,671 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 11 2004
* 2005/0251,195 Balloon catheter with a molded stepped balloon 24 2005
* 2007/0073,384 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 28 2006
* 2007/0213,663 Balloon catheter with molded stepped balloon 11 2007
7988720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
9445926 Intravascular stent 0 2008
8142489 Flexible and expandable stent 5 2008
8444686 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 1 2009
9078778 Intravascular stent 0 2011
8512395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 2 2011
8663313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
9827120 Stent 0 2011
8449597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
8790388 Stent with reduced profile 0 2012
8801773 Flexible and expandable stent 0 2012
 
AVE GALWAY LIMITED (1)
* 6051001 Device and method for mounting an endovascular stent onto a ballon catheter 21 1998
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
* 5304195 Detachable pusher-vasoocclusive coil assembly with interlocking coupling 364 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8728147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
* 5902333 Prosthesis delivery system with dilating tip 119 1995
* 5603698 Prosthesis delivery system 177 1995
* 5984964 Prothesis delivery system 108 1996
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