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 The catheter is then allowed to be removed and withdrawn leaving the liner deployed and implanted within the blood vessel.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 4486

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* 5,071,407 Radially expandable fixation member 814 1990
* 5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1179 1990
* 5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 425 1990
* 5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 490 1992
* 5,221,261 Radially expandable fixation member 250 1992
* 5,378,239 Radially expandable fixation member constructed of recovery metal 188 1993
* 5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 441 1993
* 5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 368 1994
* 5,575,816 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 137 1994
* 5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 60 1994
* 5,496,277 Radially expandable body implantable device 322 1994
* 5,749,851 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 51 1995
* 5,752,971 Method of treating a flow obstruction 47 1995
* 5,836,951 Balloon dilation catheter 37 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 72 1995
* 5,716,410 Temporary stent and method of use 134 1995
* 5,876,448 Esophageal stent 383 1996
* 5,906,639 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 50 1996
* 5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 61 1997
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 236 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 134 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 36 1998
* 6,113,608 Stent delivery device 77 1998
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 50 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,322,586 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 165 2000
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 44 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 54 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 46 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 43 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 38 2001
6,821,291 Retrievable stent and method of use thereof 166 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 39 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6,926,732 Stent delivery device and method 111 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 54 2001
8,070,792 Stent 4 2002
* 2002/0095,208 Stent 74 2002
* 2002/0161,429 Intravascular stent 7 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 31 2002
* 2002/0161,430 Intravascular stent 4 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 55 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 9 2002
* 2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 105 2003
* 2003/0208,263 Tissue supporting devices 30 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 4 2003
* 2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 10 2003
* 2004/0133,271 Intravascular stent and assembly 29 2003
8,092,512 Nested stent 0 2004
* 2004/0193,251 Nested stent 29 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 27 2006
* 2007/0213,663 Balloon catheter with molded stepped balloon 9 2007
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
9,445,926 Intravascular stent 0 2008
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 1 2009
9,078,778 Intravascular stent 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 2 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 341 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 100 1995
* 5,603,698 Prosthesis delivery system 165 1995
* 5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 101 1996
* 6,136,006 Apparatus for deliver and deployment of a stent 204 1998
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