US Patent No: 5,122,154

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Endovascular bypass graft

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An intraluminal graft for placement in a blood vessel, duct, or lumen, to hold it open. The graft comprises a sleeve having plural stents thereon. The sleeve is an elongated tubular member formed of a conventional graft material which is flexible and impervious to the ingrowth of tissue therein. Each stent is a generally ring-like member formed a plurality of interconnected movable links and is mounted about the periphery of a surface, e.g., inner or outer, of the sleeve at selected points along the sleeve to form respective spaced first sleeve sections. Each of the first sections extends for only a portion of the length of the graft, thereby leaving a plurality of second sleeve sections interposed between the first sleeve sections. The stents and the sleeve are arranged to be expanded, e.g., by a balloon catheter, from a compact state to an expanded state to increase the inner cross sectional area diameter of the sleeve. In the expanded state the stents are resistant to contraction back to the compact state. The graft is able to bend with respect to its longitudinal axis to enable it to be readily accommodated within a curved blood vessel, duct, or lumen.

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MARITAL DEDUCTION TRUSTSANTA ROSA BEACH, FL1
VALENTINE J. RHODES REVOCABLE TRUST / BRENDA RHODES, TRUSTEESANTA ROSA BEACH, FL1

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Rhodes, Valentine J 608 Winding River Rd., Brick Town, NJ 08723 9 1027

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8,906,084 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 0 2010
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Cordis Corporation (49)
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6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 175 1999
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6,955,686 Flexible stent 43 2001
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7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 40 2002
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5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 672 1994
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6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 122 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 58 1998
* 6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 20 1998
6,217,586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 44 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 56 1999
6,537,311 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 9 1999
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6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 80 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 71 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 59 2000
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6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 93 2000
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6,773,455 Stent with reinforced struts and bimodal deployment 24 2001
7,201,940 Method and apparatus for thermal spray processing of medical devices 15 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 61 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 64 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 32 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 95 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 78 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 23 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 14 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 12 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 49 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 176 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 71 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 71 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 17 2003
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 14 2006
8,475,518 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 0 2007
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6,565,594 Tunneling device 41 1997
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7,354,449 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 5 2004
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (1)
* 6,475,232 Stent with reduced thrombogenicity 102 1999
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,535,370 Radiopaque markers for endovascular graft alignment 1 2003
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 44 2003
 
JENESIS SURGICAL, LLC (5)
8,685,080 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 4 2009
8,226,707 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 11 2010
9,039,756 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
9,005,272 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
8,852,261 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
 
LEMAITRE ACQUISITION LLC (3)
* 6,098,630 Multiple diameter expandable graft for blood vessel and method for deploying the same 28 1997
6,402,779 Balloon-assisted intraluminal stent graft 70 1999
6,183,481 Delivery system for self-expanding stents and grafts 102 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
* 5,653,745 Prosthetic vascular graft with a pleated structure 54 1995
* 5,653,727 Intravascular stent 192 1996
6,923,828 Intravascular stent 22 2000
 
SRS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
7,951,064 Endourethral device and method 0 2006
 
VASCUTEK LIMITED (1)
* 6,635,080 Prosthesis for repair of body passages 8 2000
 
KRT INVESTORS, INC. (23)
7,052,516 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 65 2002
7,004,970 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 100 2002
6,984,247 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 46 2003
7,189,235 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 72 2003
7,033,395 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 33 2003
6,997,956 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and spinal disc annulus stent 36 2003
7,935,147 Method and apparatus for enhanced delivery of treatment device to the intervertebral disc annulus 5 2005
8,048,160 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 1 2005
7,828,850 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 50 2006
8,088,165 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 1 2006
8,632,590 Apparatus and methods for the treatment of the intervertebral disc 3 2006
7,985,257 Methods and devices for spinal disc annulus reconstruction and repair 5 2006
7,909,879 Intervertebral disc annulus stent 6 2006
7,922,768 Spinal disc annulus reconstruction method and deformable spinal disc annulus stent 8 2006
7,993,405 Spinal disc annulus repair system and methods 4 2006
7,951,201 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 6 2007
7,749,273 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 58 2007
8,128,698 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 4 2008
8,163,022 Method and apparatus for the treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus 2 2009
8,652,153 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and bone anchor delivery tool 0 2010
8,460,319 Intervertebral disc annulus repair system and method 0 2010
8,556,977 Tissue anchoring system and method 1 2010
8,454,697 Method and apparatus for the treatment of tissue 1 2012
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (6)
* 5,486,193 System for the percutaneous transluminal front-end loading delivery of a prosthetic occluder 193 1995
* 5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 304 1995
6,193,745 Modular intraluminal prosteheses construction and methods 104 1997
* 6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 104 1998
* 6,123,722 Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication 108 1999
* 6,110,198 Method for deploying cuff prostheses 135 1999
 
ADVANCED BIFURCATION SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
8,979,917 System and methods for treating a bifurcation 0 2011
8,828,071 Methods and systems for ostial stenting of a bifurcation 0 2011
8,821,562 Partially crimped stent 0 2011
8,808,347 Stent alignment during treatment of a bifurcation 0 2011
8,795,347 Methods and systems for treating a bifurcation with provisional side branch stenting 0 2011
8,769,796 Selective stent crimping 0 2011
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
6,939,369 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 5 2002
7,608,100 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 0 2005
 
DEVICES FOR VASCULAR INTERVENTION, INC. (1)
* 5,782,907 Involuted spring stent and graft assembly and method of use 20 1995
 
Teramed, Inc. (6)
6,224,609 Bifurcated prosthetic graft 91 1998
* 6,129,756 Biluminal endovascular graft system 156 1998
6,273,909 Endovascular graft system 65 1998
6,280,466 Endovascular graft system 102 1999
* 6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 58 2000
6,517,572 Endovascular graft system 56 2001
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (4)
6,287,315 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis 121 1999
* 6,334,869 Endoluminal prosthesis 82 2000
6,767,358 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 24 2001
6,852,116 Method for engrafting a blood vessel 36 2002
 
St. Jude Medical ATG, Inc. (20)
* 5,976,178 Medical grafting methods 254 1996
* 6,120,432 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 124 1997
* 5,941,908 Artificial medical graft with a releasable retainer 111 1997
6,371,982 Graft structures with compliance gradients 13 1997
* 6,048,362 Fluoroscopically-visible flexible graft structures 43 1998
6,235,054 Grafts with suture connectors 59 1998
6,475,222 Minimally invasive revascularization apparatus and methods 70 1998
6,186,942 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 121 1999
6,302,905 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 84 1999
6,206,912 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 97 1999
6,508,252 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 23 1999
6,699,256 Medical grafting apparatus and methods 161 2000
6,514,196 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 31 2000
6,511,491 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 66 2001
6,920,882 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 13 2002
6,960,219 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 15 2002
7,578,829 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 12 2003
7,422,602 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 0 2005
8,109,947 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 0 2005
7,850,705 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 9 2007
 
WILLY RUSCH AG (1)
* 5,503,636 Self-expanding stent for hollow organs 29 1994
 
Nellix (1)
8,870,941 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 0 2011
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (1)
7,435,253 Prosthesis and a method and means of deploying a prosthesis 24 1999
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 5,554,181 Stent 373 1994
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (3)
6,258,117 Multi-section stent 160 1999
6,485,510 Multi-section stent 100 2000
6,699,280 Multi-section stent 61 2002
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,591,223 Re-expandable endoprosthesis 178 1994
 
ZULI HOLDINGS, LTD. (1)
8,496,703 Amorphous metal alloy medical devices 1 2011
 
URO-RESEARCH, LLC (1)
* 5,861,035 Modular prosthetic conduit 10 1997
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (9)
6,579,314 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 104 1999
6,805,704 Intraluminal stents 14 2000
7,789,906 Metal structure compatible with MRI imaging, and method of manufacturing such a structure 6 2003
6,740,115 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 45 2003
7,465,483 Radially expandable polytetrafluoroethylene 2 2004
7,083,640 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 32 2004
7,468,071 Diametrically adaptable encapsulated stent and methods for deployment thereof 30 2004
7,578,899 Methods for making a supported graft 13 2006
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (5)
* 5,665,117 Endovascular prosthesis with improved sealing means for aneurysmal arterial disease and method of use 166 1996
8,814,928 Apparatus and methods for repairing aneurysms 0 2009
* 8,568,466 Graft deployment system 0 2011
* 2012/0029,610 GRAFT DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM 0 2011
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 0 2012
 
WYETH (10)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 131 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 61 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 76 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 164 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 32 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 16 2004
8,236,048 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 0 2004
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
 
TFX MEDICAL INCORPORATED (1)
* 5,476,508 Stent with mutually interlocking filaments 136 1994
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (59)
* 5,478,349 Placement of endoprostheses and stents 105 1994
* 5,749,851 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 47 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 66 1995
* 6,035,856 Percutaneous bypass with branching vessel 125 1997
* 6,026,814 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 97 1997
* 5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 59 1997
6,602,279 Placement of endoprostheses and stents 2 1997
6,299,597 Percutaneous repair of cardiovascular anomalies and repair compositions 89 1997
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 210 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 33 1998
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 46 1999
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 40 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 45 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 40 2000
6,352,551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 25 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 34 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 31 2001
6,981,964 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 3 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 21 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6,790,223 Delivering a uretheral stent 11 2001
8,070,792 Stent 3 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 27 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 44 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
7,367,989 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 11 2003
7,651,529 Stricture retractor 2 2003
7,004,175 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 10 2003
8,784,472 Clutch driven stent delivery system 0 2003
7,314,480 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 57 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 8 2003
7,686,841 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery system 1 2003
7,922,753 Bifurcated stent delivery system 1 2004
8,012,192 Multi-stent delivery system 0 2004
7,225,518 Apparatus for crimping a stent assembly 74 2004
7,744,619 Rotatable catheter assembly 3 2004
8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
7,112,226 Male urethral stent device 1 2004
7,338,501 Treatment and removal of objects in anatomical lumens 12 2004
7,922,740 Rotatable catheter assembly 1 2004
* 7,842,098 Longitudinally expanding medical device 10 2005
7,691,078 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 1 2005
7,527,651 Male urethral stent device 0 2006
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
8,540,729 Treatment and removal of objects in anatomical lumens 0 2008
8,333,003 Bifurcation stent crimping systems and methods 0 2008
8,133,199 Electroactive polymer activation system for a medical device 1 2008
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 2 2008
8,382,771 Radial coil expandable medical wire 3 2009
7,918,815 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 0 2010
8,333,784 Rotatable catheter assembly 0 2010
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
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (8)
* 5,522,881 Implantable tubular prosthesis having integral cuffs 228 1994
* 5,851,228 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 116 1996
* 5,755,774 Bistable luminal graft endoprosthesis 75 1996
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 106 1998
6,432,131 Method and apparatus for intraluminally implanting an endovascular aortic graft 59 1999
* 7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 1 2002
7,556,643 Graft inside stent 1 2002
7,235,083 Methods and devices for aiding in situ assembly of repair devices 2 2003
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (2)
* 6,302,892 Blood flow conduit delivery system and method of use 33 1999
6,582,444 Blood flow conduit delivery system and method of use 18 2001
 
UNITED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 5,843,119 Apparatus and method for dilatation of a body lumen and delivery of a prothesis therein 33 1996
* 5,993,484 Apparatus and method for dilatation of a body lumen and delivery of a prosthesis therein 41 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (6)
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 45 2001
7,125,464 Method for manufacturing an endovascular graft section 25 2001
7,090,693 Endovascular graft joint and method for manufacture 14 2001
7,081,129 Endovascular graft 32 2002
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 49 2002
7,803,178 Inflatable porous implants and methods for drug delivery 9 2004
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