Stent delivery system

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PATENT NO 4950227
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A stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expansible distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state; a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter, having a contracted condition and being expansible to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the stent having an end portion defining a margin lying over the expansible portion of the catheter; a sleeve in the region of the distal portion of the catheter positioned around the catheter having a first end fixed to the catheter and a second end defining a margin lying over the margin of the stent; the sleeve fixing the end of the stent on the catheter when the catheter is in the contracted state, the catheter and stent cooperatively constructed and arranged to cause expansion of the catheter from its contracted state to its expanded state to cause expansion of the stent, including the margin of the stent, from its contracted condition to its expanded condition, and therewith cause the margin of the sleeve to slide axially from over the margin of the stent thereby releasing the end of the stent from the catheter.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5513

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Noddin, Richard A Holliston, MA 17 2666
Savin, Michael A Norwood, MA 3 1163
Windheuser, James E Watertown, MA 23 1197

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6818014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 79 1995
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6168617 Stent delivery system 141 1999
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6964676 Stent securement system 28 2000
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6896842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 44 2000
6770088 Intravascular stent 44 2000
6962603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 56 2000
6342066 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 93 2000
6355070 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 27 2000
6607552 Rolling socks 56 2000
6565595 Two component sleeves 17 2000
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6554841 Striped sleeve for stent delivery 34 2000
6505654 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 15 2000
6443980 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 62 2000
6641557 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 55 2000
6805702 Hybrid sleeve material and structure 36 2000
6419685 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 23 2000
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6506201 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 39 2000
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7618398 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 65 2000
7037318 Catheter for controlled stent delivery 0 2000
* 2002/0077,690 Catheter for controlled stent delivery 4 2000
6656212 Prosthesis delivery 153 2000
6626934 Stent delivery system 57 2001
6764504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 54 2001
6533755 Balloon with reversed cones 9 2001
6663660 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 73 2001
6733520 Sandwich striped sleeve for stent delivery 7 2001
6620122 Gastric pseudocyst drainage and stent delivery system for use therein 14 2001
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6432080 Stent securement by balloon modification 25 2001
6746472 Endoluminal anchor 198 2001
6712804 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 195 2001
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7101392 Tubular medical endoprostheses 61 2001
7326241 Intravascular stent 49 2001
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8348992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6837897 Lumen support for welding 4 2001
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7001419 Stent delivery system with membrane 32 2001
6962597 Inner member support block 14 2001
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7785340 Bonding sleeve for medical device 20 2002
6790224 Medical devices 52 2002
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8070792 Stent 4 2002
* 2002/0095,208 Stent 79 2002
7081130 Intravascular Stent 35 2002
* 6712827 Stent delivery system 77 2002
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6913619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 59 2002
8021414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
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7591831 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 30 2002
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7226472 Catheter balloon with advantageous cone design 21 2002
6997946 Expandable stents 26 2002
* 2004/0102,833 Expandable stents 5 2002
8562665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
6841213 Fiber pattern printing 21 2002
* 2004/0126,526 Fiber pattern printing 5 2002
* 2004/0204,749 Stent delivery system with securement and deployment accuracy 41 2003
8034048 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 0 2003
* 2004/0225,373 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 23 2003
7001423 Stent delivery apparatus and method 38 2003
* 2003/0212,447 Stent delivery apparatus and method 29 2003
7235093 Mechanism to improve stent securement 93 2003
* 2004/0236,406 Mechanism to improve stent securement 21 2003
7776078 Catheter balloon with improved retention 1 2003
* 2004/0236,398 Catheter balloon with improved retention 3 2003
7470282 Stent grip and system for use therewith 34 2003
* 2004/0267,346 Stent grip and system for use therewith 24 2003
7476243 Bifurcation stent delivery system 13 2003
* 2005/0192,656 BIFURCATED STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM 35 2003
7749234 Catheter support for stent delivery 3 2003
7867268 Stent delivery system for self-expanding stent 11 2003
* 2005/0065,590 Stent delivery system for self-expanding stent 16 2003
7988717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 4 2003
7416546 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 7 2003
* 2004/0225,247 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 24 2003
7766956 Intravascular stent and assembly 10 2003
7670364 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 4 2003
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7413540 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 64 2004
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* 2004/0193,251 Nested stent 33 2004
* 8137397 Medical devices 1 2004
8114146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 2 2004
* 2004/0176,834 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 8 2004
7780683 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 76 2004
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7655039 Stents with attached looped ends 25 2004
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7781038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 12 2004
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