Endovascular bypass graft

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PATENT NO 5122154
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07567849

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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 1204

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CARDINAL HEALTH SWITZERLAND 515 GMBH (44)
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6482227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 91 2000
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6790227 Flexible stent 100 2001
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7029493 Stent with enhanced crossability 71 2002
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6770088 Intravascular stent 44 2000
6962603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 56 2000
6981986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 46 2000
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6764504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 46 2001
6402778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 39 2001
6981964 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 4 2001
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7326241 Intravascular stent 46 2001
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6790223 Delivering a uretheral stent 13 2001
8070792 Stent 4 2002
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7081130 Intravascular Stent 33 2002
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8784472 Clutch driven stent delivery system 3 2003
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7314480 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 76 2003
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7988717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 4 2003
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8114146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 2 2004
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7922740 Rotatable catheter assembly 2 2004
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7691078 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 2 2005
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7988720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
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8333784 Rotatable catheter assembly 0 2010
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8663313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
8449597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (10)
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6355056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 145 1998
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