US Patent No: 5,282,824

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Percutaneous stent assembly

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A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which includes an endless series of struts that are joined by an equal number of joints. The stent assembly is compressible into a reduced diameter size for insertion into, and possible removal from, a body passageway. After being properly positioned within a body passageway, the stent assembly is allowed to expand to its larger diameter shape, wherein the sleeve is pressed against the walls of the passageway by the stents. One application of the invention includes dilating a biliary duct which has been occluded by a tumorous growth. The advantage being that the sleeve prevents the tumor from growing between the gaps created by the stent which would otherwise restenose the passageway. Another intended application is to repair aneurysms. In this configuration, the stents are postioned on either side of an aneurysm, and the sleeve forms and artificial arterial wall which spans the aneurysm.

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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLCBLOOMINGTON, IN1131

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Gianturco, Cesare Champaign, IL 12 5969

Cited Art Landscape

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COOK INCORPORATED (2)
4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1248 1984
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ALEXANDER BALKO (1)
4,512,338 Process for restoring patency to body vessels 811 1983
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,776,337 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1180 1986
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
4,830,003 Compressive stent and delivery system 728 1988
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
5,104,404 Articulated stent 712 1991

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (47)
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6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 59 1995
5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 120 1996
5,824,046 Covered stent 160 1996
5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 55 1997
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 193 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 103 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 26 1998
6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 24 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 74 1999
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 46 1999
8,092,514 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 2 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 37 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 40 2000
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6,352,551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 24 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 91 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 29 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 28 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 14 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
7,597,775 Green fluoropolymer tube and endovascular prosthesis formed using same 2 2001
6,929,709 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 28 2002
8,070,792 Stent 1 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 20 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 38 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
7,491,230 Endovascular apparatus 27 2002
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7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 5 2003
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8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 12 2004
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7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
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8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 0 2011
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8,764,815 Intraluminal stent 0 2013
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (47)
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6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 169 1999
6,086,604 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 89 1999
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6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 76 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 39 2001
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6,790,227 Flexible stent 77 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 52 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 67 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 23 2001
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6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 17 2002
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7,357,813 Flexible stent 2 2004
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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (43)
5,782,855 Stent delivery system 125 1996
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6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 168 1998
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6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 116 1998
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6,113,607 Method of delivering a stent 64 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 38 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 53 1998
6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 20 1998
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 136 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 139 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 50 1999
6,537,311 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 7 1999
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6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 72 1999
6,280,465 Apparatus and method for delivering a self-expanding stent on a guide wire 42 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 60 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 54 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 81 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 466 2000
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6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 52 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 53 2001
6,860,898 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 54 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 55 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 20 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 72 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 18 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 12 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 7 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 43 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 167 2003
6,893,458 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 7 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 65 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 65 2003
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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (38)
5,735,892 Intraluminal stent graft 272 1993
6,165,210 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 186 1994
5,700,285 Intraluminal stent graft 220 1995
5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 128 1995
6,015,429 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 89 1996
6,001,123 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent-graft 122 1996
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 109 1996
6,352,561 Implant deployment apparatus 149 1996
5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 165 1997
6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 103 1997
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 60 1997
5,925,075 Intraluminal stent graft 118 1997
5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 160 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 128 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 178 1997
6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 164 1997
6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 78 1997
5,873,906 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 165 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 60 1998
6,613,073 Intraluminal graft 51 1998
6,357,104 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 76 1999
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 112 1999
6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 51 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 51 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 55 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 84 2001
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7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 3 2002
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8,052,742 Intraluminal graft 0 2006
8,080,051 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
8,221,488 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
8,221,487 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
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J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (32)
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7,294,146 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 51 2003
7,309,350 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 23 2003
7,553,324 Fixed stent delivery devices and methods 12 2003
7,192,440 Implantable stent delivery devices and methods 35 2003
7,326,236 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 86 2003
7,351,255 Stent delivery apparatus and method 21 2004
8,080,048 Stent delivery for bifurcated vessels 0 2004
7,300,456 Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers 36 2004
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7,402,168 Custom-length stent delivery system with independently operable expansion elements 11 2005
7,892,273 Custom length stent apparatus 0 2006
7,922,755 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 2 2006
7,918,881 Stent deployment systems and methods 11 2006
7,892,274 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 0 2006
8,083,788 Apparatus and methods for positioning prostheses for deployment from a catheter 0 2006
7,905,913 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 3 2006
8,652,198 Apparatus and methods for deployment of linked prosthetic segments 0 2007
8,486,132 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 1 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 2 2007
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8,460,358 Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods 1 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 0 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
7,938,852 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 1 2008
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8,257,427 Expandable stent 7 2009
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8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 1 2009
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8,574,282 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 0 2011
8,740,968 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 0 2012
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (32)
5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 482 1994
5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 329 1995
5,776,180 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 127 1995
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5,683,450 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 206 1995
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6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 88 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 279 1999
6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 76 1999
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6,699,276 Support structure/membrane composite medical device 25 2000
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 49 2000
7,670,367 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 8 2000
6,881,221 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 20 2001
8,192,482 Endoluminal stent 0 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 24 2001
6,733,524 Polymer coated stent 29 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 36 2002
7,160,319 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 67 2003
7,780,720 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 9 2003
7,942,919 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 3 2004
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7,285,132 Polymer coated stent 4 2004
7,255,711 Endovascular apparatus 7 2004
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8,337,543 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 0 2004
7,901,449 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 4 2007
 
GI Dynamics, Inc. (30)
7,025,791 Bariatric sleeve 185 2003
7,122,058 Anti-obesity devices 68 2003
7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 12 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 43 2004
7,347,875 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 64 2004
7,329,285 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 47 2004
7,267,694 Bariatric sleeve 59 2004
7,837,643 Methods and devices for placing a gastrointestinal sleeve 20 2005
7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor 5 2005
7,695,446 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 25 2005
7,678,068 Atraumatic delivery devices 16 2005
7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 28 2005
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 18 2006
7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices 20 2006
8,486,153 Anti-obesity devices 4 2006
7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 7 2007
7,758,535 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 10 2007
8,057,420 Gastrointestinal implant with drawstring 3 2007
8,801,647 Use of a gastrointestinal sleeve to treat bariatric surgery fistulas and leaks 0 2008
8,162,871 Bariatric sleeve 4 2009
8,137,301 Bariatric sleeve 4 2009
7,981,163 Intestinal sleeve 10 2010
8,303,669 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 5 2010
8,870,806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 0 2011
8,425,451 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 0 2011
8,834,405 Intestinal sleeve 0 2011
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8,882,698 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
8,668,662 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
8,628,583 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 2 2012
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (28)
5,800,456 Spiral stent 232 1997
6,849,087 Device and method for staged implantation of a graft for vascular repair 10 2000
6,746,489 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 88 2001
6,939,369 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 5 2002
7,118,600 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 24 2002
7,172,623 Cannula stent 7 2002
8,348,988 Endoluminal prosthetic device 0 2005
7,608,100 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 0 2005
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 6 2005
8,337,545 Woven implantable device 0 2006
7,968,032 Method of making a melt-bonded joint for joining sheaths used in medical devices 0 2006
7,892,215 Insert for coupling sheaths used in medical devices 0 2006
8,202,311 Stent/graft device and method for open surgical placement 0 2006
7,670,369 Endoluminal prosthesis 5 2006
7,648,527 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 3 2007
8,221,505 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 1 2007
8,221,390 Medical device delivery system having a sheath with a flared strain relief member operatively coupled by a unidirectional handle 0 2007
8,057,528 Balloon-stent combination 1 2007
7,651,523 Intraluminal device with flexible regions 0 2007
8,024,851 Method of producing a radially expandable prosthesis 0 2008
8,043,363 Endoluminal prosthesis 0 2009
8,672,992 Stent and stent-graft having one or more conformance struts 0 2009
8,323,332 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 0 2010
8,641,753 Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis 0 2010
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 1 2010
8,608,690 Melt-bonded joint for joining sheaths used in medical devices, and methods of forming the melt-bonded joint 0 2011
8,821,565 Stent/graft device for open surgical placement 0 2012
8,506,583 Method for open surgical placement 0 2012
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (28)
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6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 89 1997
6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 105 1998
6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 48 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 81 1998
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 77 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 80 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 29 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 35 2000
6,508,835 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 41 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 49 2000
6,733,523 Implantable vascular graft 59 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 24 2002
6,951,572 Bifurcated vascular graft and method and apparatus for deploying same 9 2003
6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 26 2003
8,034,100 Graft deployment system 1 2003
8,147,535 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 0 2005
7,892,277 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 2 2006
8,523,931 Dual concentric guidewire and methods of bifurcated graft deployment 0 2007
8,236,040 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 2 2008
8,216,295 Catheter system and methods of using same 1 2009
8,167,925 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 0 2010
8,491,646 Stent graft 1 2010
8,118,856 Stent graft 1 2010
8,357,192 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 1 2011
8,821,564 Stent graft 0 2012
8,808,350 Catheter system and methods of using same 0 2012
8,764,812 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 0 2013
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (26)
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5,683,448 Intraluminal stent and graft 105 1994
5,693,083 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 171 1994
5,766,237 Method of reinforcing a body vessel using a intraluminal stent 33 1995
5,665,115 Intraluminal stent 183 1995
5,769,885 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 91 1996
5,824,044 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system 150 1996
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 224 1996
6,346,118 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 83 1997
6,287,330 Aortoiliac grafting system and method 58 1997
6,165,211 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 56 1997
6,001,125 PTFE vascular prosthesis and method of manufacture 130 1998
6,322,587 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 44 1998
6,174,328 Intraluminal stent and graft 30 1999
6,355,061 Method for deploying bifurcated graft using a multicapsule system 31 1999
6,428,571 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 63 2000
6,673,103 Mesh and stent for increased flexibility 37 2000
6,663,666 Delivery catheter for intraluminally deploying a graft 45 2001
6,682,557 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 49 2001
6,849,086 Intraluminal stent and graft 25 2002
7,186,263 Mesh graft and stent for increased flexibility 12 2003
7,244,271 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 10 2004
7,118,594 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 13 2004
7,534,256 Intraluminal stent and graft 5 2005
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (22)
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5,800,521 Prosthetic graft and method for aneurysm repair 89 1996
5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 183 1997
5,843,166 Composite graft-stent having pockets for accomodating movement 111 1997
5,769,887 Delivery catheter and graft for aneurysm repair 109 1997
6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 142 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 99 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 145 1999
6,309,343 Method for making an ePTFE graft-stent composite device 18 1999
6,585,758 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 127 1999
6,312,458 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 96 2000
7,044,961 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 7 2001
7,192,441 Aortic artery aneurysm endovascular prosthesis 12 2001
7,033,389 Tubular prosthesis for external agent delivery 9 2001
6,814,561 Apparatus and method for extrusion of thin-walled tubes 4 2001
7,828,833 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 2 2002
7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 1 2002
7,235,083 Methods and devices for aiding in situ assembly of repair devices 2 2003
7,560,006 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 39 2003
7,641,681 Low profile stent-graft attachment 2 2004
8,663,316 Endoluminal device having enhanced affixation characteristics 0 2005
8,083,790 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 0 2006
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (16)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 1 1995
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6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 67 1999
6,994,689 Occlusion of a vessel 22 2000
6,613,081 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 78 2001
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 27 2001
6,843,803 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 47 2003
6,863,684 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 49 2003
7,303,571 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 19 2003
6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 4 2003
7,699,885 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 3 2004
8,702,787 Endoluminal prosthesis 0 2005
8,663,307 Endoluminal prosthesis 0 2005
7,955,343 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessel 2 2007
8,133,267 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 1 2010
 
MEDINOL LTD. (15)
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5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 232 1997
5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 153 1998
6,059,811 Articulated stent 86 1998
6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 46 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 53 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 69 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 66 2000
6,503,270 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 19 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 61 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 27 2001
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 32 2002
6,589,276 Articulated stent 52 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 37 2003
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 0 2009
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (13)
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6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 152 1998
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 152 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 120 1999
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 188 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 60 2000
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (12)
8,292,943 Stent graft with longitudinal support member 3 2004
7,763,063 Self-aligning stent graft delivery system, kit, and method 9 2004
8,308,790 Two-part expanding stent graft delivery system 3 2006
8,070,790 Capture device for stent graft delivery 6 2006
8,740,963 Methods of implanting a prosthesis and treating an aneurysm 0 2006
8,007,605 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
7,901,525 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
8,062,349 Method for aligning a stent graft delivery system 7 2007
8,062,345 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 8 2007
8,500,792 Dual capture device for stent graft delivery system and method for capturing a stent graft 1 2009
8,449,595 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 3 2011
8,636,788 Methods of implanting a prosthesis 0 2012
 
APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. (10)
7,147,657 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 12 2003
8,231,639 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 1 2004
8,092,519 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 3 2005
7,828,838 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including a prosthesis assembly 9 2005
7,637,932 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 17 2005
7,959,663 Endovascular aneurysm repair method 4 2006
8,080,050 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 1 2006
8,083,752 Endovascular aneurysm repair systems and methods 3 2007
8,690,897 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 0 2010
8,685,044 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis with a body lumen or hollow organ 0 2012
 
SYNECTIC VENTURES I LLC (10)
5,934,284 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 103 1995
5,662,701 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 41 1995
5,622,188 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity in an artery 46 1995
5,865,844 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 47 1995
5,842,479 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity 14 1996
5,843,165 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 9 1996
5,873,905 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 6 1997
5,824,057 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 5 1997
5,904,146 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 6 1998
6,090,135 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 28 1998
 
WYETH (10)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 0 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 122 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 57 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 69 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 121 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 25 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 13 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 0 2004
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (9)
6,093,199 Intra-luminal device for treatment of body cavities and lumens and method of use 259 1998
6,709,454 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 45 2000
7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
7,947,207 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 2 2006
8,216,209 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2007
7,955,379 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 1 2007
8,057,529 Stent delivery system 0 2008
8,221,112 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 1 2011
8,496,615 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2012
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (9)
5,733,325 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system 289 1996
5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 124 1996
5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 117 1997
5,891,193 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 96 1997
7,935,141 Variable speed stent delivery system 3 2006
8,808,346 Stent delivery system 0 2007
8,087,923 Extremely thin-walled ePTFE 1 2008
8,500,789 Device for catheter sheath retraction 1 2008
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (9)
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 409 1993
6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 179 1997
6,491,719 Tubular endoluminar prosthesis having oblique ends 46 1998
6,136,023 Welded sinusoidal wave stent 49 1998
6,730,116 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 102 1999
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 82 1999
6,331,189 Flexible medical stent 94 1999
6,428,570 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 76 2000
6,918,928 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 45 2003
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (8)
6,053,943 Endoluminal graft with integral structural support and method for making same 95 1998
8,012,194 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings 1 2006
8,157,940 Methods for making a supported graft 4 2009
8,617,337 Partial encapsulation of stents 0 2011
8,790,241 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings 0 2011
8,617,441 Methods for making an encapsulated stent 0 2012
8,337,650 Methods for making a supported graft 3 2012
8,647,458 Methods for making a supported graft 0 2012
 
BRONCUS MEDICAL INC. (8)
7,175,644 Devices and methods for maintaining collateral channels in tissue 87 2001
7,422,563 Multifunctional tip catheter for applying energy to tissue and detecting the presence of blood flow 18 2002
7,708,712 Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 11 2004
7,462,162 Antiproliferative devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 18 2004
8,409,167 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 3 2006
8,608,724 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 0 2010
8,709,034 Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical conditions through an opening through an airway wall 0 2011
8,784,400 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 0 2012
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (7)
5,464,449 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 278 1993
8,231,665 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 4 2006
8,231,666 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 5 2006
8,262,686 Embolization device and a method of using the same 3 2008
8,535,367 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 0 2012
8,562,636 Embolization device and a method of using the same 0 2012
8,647,377 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 0 2012
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 28 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 16 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 14 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 18 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 1 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 15 2004
 
GEL-DEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
7,662,409 Protein matrix materials, devices and methods of making and using thereof 20 2001
8,623,393 Biomatrix structural containment and fixation systems and methods of use thereof 0 2003
8,465,537 Encapsulated or coated stent systems 0 2004
8,153,591 Protein biomaterials and biocoacervates and methods of making and using thereof 10 2004
8,529,939 Mucoadhesive drug delivery devices and methods of making and using thereof 2 2004
8,871,267 Protein matrix materials, devices and methods of making and using thereof 0 2010
 
Advanced Bifurcation Systems, Inc. (5)
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
 
Endosystems LLC (5)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 244 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 214 1998
6,475,236 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 80 2000
6,764,506 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 35 2002
8,882,823 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 0 2007
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (5)
5,728,131 Coupling device and method of use 101 1995
5,800,526 Multi-anchor stent 262 1997
6,290,720 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 53 1999
7,491,227 Coiled-sheet stent with flexible mesh design 3 2003
7,179,284 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 12 2003
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (5)
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 0 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
8,066,755 System and method of pivoted stent deployment 4 2007
8,328,861 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 0 2007
8,083,789 Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device 0 2007
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (5)
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 96 1999
6,287,315 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis 109 1999
6,334,869 Endoluminal prosthesis 72 2000
6,767,358 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 20 2001
6,852,116 Method for engrafting a blood vessel 33 2002
 
ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH, INC. (4)
6,627,633 6-substituted biaryl purine derivatives as potent cyclin/CDK inhibitors and antiproliferative agents 10 2000
6,969,720 Biaryl substituted purine derivatives as potent antiproliferative agents 1 2001
6,667,311 Nitrogen substituted biaryl purine derivatives as potent antiproliferative agents 3 2001
6,812,232 Heterocycle substituted purine derivatives as potent antiproliferative agents 3 2002
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (4)
7,238,197 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 51 2002
8,728,143 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2002
8,236,041 Noncylindrical stent deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2004
8,603,157 Endoprosthesis deployment methods for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (3)
6,053,941 Stent with an end of greater diameter than its main body 125 1998
8,652,193 Implant delivery device 0 2006
8,062,344 Variable speed self-expanding stent delivery system and luer locking connector 5 2009
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (3)
5,860,951 Systems and methods for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 212 1996
7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 20 1999
7,505,812 Electrosurgical system for treating restenosis of body lumens 3 1999
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (3)
6,123,723 Delivery system and method for depolyment and endovascular assembly of multi-stage stent graft 176 1999
8,414,635 Plain woven stents 2 2008
8,876,880 Plain woven stents 0 2012
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (3)
6,533,805 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 62 1996
6,451,025 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 129 1999
7,396,362 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 6 2002
 
LEAP MEDICAL CORPORATION (3)
6,602,281 Radially expansible vessel scaffold having beams and expansion joints 33 1997
6,926,734 Radially expansible vessel scaffold having modified radiopacity 3 2000
6,605,107 Radially expansible vessel scaffolds mounted over balloons 23 2000
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (3)
6,331,184 Detachable covering for an implantable medical device 99 1999
8,021,416 Methods for delivering a prosthesis to a site in a body 0 2005
8,529,619 Methods for delivering a prosthesis to a site in a body 0 2011
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
6,475,235 Encapsulated stent preform 31 1999
6,746,478 Stent formed from encapsulated stent preforms 11 2002
7,000,305 Method for manufacturing a wire stent coated with a biocompatible fluoropolymer 11 2003
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (2)
5,643,278 Stent delivery system 134 1995
5,690,643 Stent delivery system 144 1996
 
ANSON MEDICAL LIMITED (2)
6,899,728 Reinforced graft 29 1999
7,520,890 Reinforced graft and method of deployment 6 2005
 
B. Braun Celsa (2)
6,059,821 Method for controlling circulation of blood in a body 28 1996
6,036,723 Surgically anastomosable transcutaneous vascular prothesis and set comprising the same 62 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 37 2001
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 41 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CUPERTINO CORP. (2)
7,731,745 Flexible, stretchable coiled-sheet stent 0 2004
7,641,683 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 0 2007
 
COVIDIEN LP (2)
7,622,135 Coated stent 2 2003
8,449,905 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 0 2010
 
EV3 INC. (2)
6,231,589 Body vessel filter 155 1999
6,706,054 Body vessel filter 31 2000
 
IDEV TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,739,382 Secured strand end devices 0 2012
8,419,788 Secured strand end devices 2 2012
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (2)
5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 176 1994
5,707,388 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 54 1997
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
7,867,275 Coated implantable medical device method 0 2006
7,846,202 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (2)
7,686,842 Endovascular stent graft 1 2001
8,444,666 Retrievable filter 0 2003
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (2)
7,435,253 Prosthesis and a method and means of deploying a prosthesis 19 1999
8,043,357 Ring stent 2 2004
 
ADVANCED STENT DESIGN (1)
7,815,674 Self-expanding stent system 0 2005
 
AMRI RENESSELAER, INC. (1)
6,949,559 Nitrogen substituted biaryl purine derivatives as potent antiproliferative agents 2 2003
 
AVELLANET, FRANCISCO J. (1)
6,191,365 Medical devices incorporating at least one element made from a plurality of twisted and drawn wires 11 1998
 
BARD CONNAUGHT (1)
6,066,169 Expandable stent having articulated connecting rods 95 1998
 
BINERIX MEDICAL LTD., C/O GAD TERLIUC (1)
8,828,090 Liner for tubular body portion and apparatus and methods for application thereof 0 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,010,530 Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis 327 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC/SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,991 Composite tubular prostheses 0 2000
 
CHUTER, TIMOTHY A.M., M.D. (1)
7,857,842 Flat wire stent 0 2004
 
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
5,895,406 Axially flexible stent 130 1996
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,758,860 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 16 2000
 
EDRICH VASCULAR DEVICES, INC. (1)
5,591,228 Methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms 229 1995
 
Endotek Interventional Systems, Inc. (1)
6,632,240 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 9 2001
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,607,539 Electric endovascular implant depolyment system 25 2001
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 95 2000
 
Foarty, Thomas J. (1)
8,562,662 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 0 2006
 
GENERAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
6,036,725 Expandable endovascular support device 85 1998
 
GIDYNAMICS, INC. (1)
7,976,488 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 5 2005
 
GOLDBERG, MARK (1)
6,506,205 Blood clot filtering system 170 2001
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
6,056,187 Modular wire band stent 12 1998
 
GORE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
7,691,141 Intraluminal stent graft 2 2005
 
GYRUS ACMI, INC. (1)
5,795,319 Easily removable ureteral stent 48 1997
 
INSTENT INC. (1)
5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 367 1995
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
5,855,596 Modular wire band stent 3 1996
 
INVATEC S.R.L. (1)
8,048,142 Endolumenal prosthesis 1 2007
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 40 2003
 
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6,152,869 Radioactive stent and process for preparation thereof 34 1998
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (1)
5,370,657 Recoverable thrombosis filter 410 1993
 
LOCALMED, INC. (1)
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7,749,585 Reduced profile medical balloon element 1 2003
 
MEDTRONIC ANEURX, INC. DBA ANEURX, INC. (1)
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NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,451,050 Stent graft and method 106 2000
 
PERCUSURGE, INC. (1)
6,312,407 Occlusion of a vessel 135 1998
 
Séguin, Jacques (1)
8,231,667 Endoprosthesis for vascular bifurcation 0 2005
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
6,375,787 Methods for applying a covering layer to a stent 36 1996
 
Schneider (USA) (1)
6,524,334 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 55 2000
 
SOLAR, RITA & GATERUD, LTS., AN ARIZONA CORP. (1)
5,403,341 Parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore 224 1994
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5,507,767 Spiral stent 519 1992
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 49 2000
 
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6,638,293 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 153 1999
 
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6,641,609 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 22 2002
 
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6,846,316 Systems and methods for detaching a covering from an implantable medical device 56 2001
 
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Unison Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
7,686,843 Flexible and conformable stent 10 2006
 
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6,344,054 Endoluminal prosthesis comprising stent and overlying graft cover, and system and method for deployment thereof 32 1999
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,556,414 Composite intraluminal graft 179 1995
 
X TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,549,635 Non-deformable self-expanding parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore 137 1995
 
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7,323,189 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 32 2001
 
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5,807,398 Shuttle stent delivery catheter 184 1995
5,693,088 Intraluminal vascular graft 291 1995
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5,741,293 Locking stent 68 1995
5,707,387 Flexible stent 58 1996
5,843,160 Prostheses for aneurysmal and/or occlusive disease at a bifurcation in a vessel, duct, or lumen 168 1996
5,662,702 Intravascular graft and catheter 39 1996
5,879,370 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 188 1997
6,203,569 Flexible stent 187 1997
5,824,059 Flexible stent 108 1997
6,053,940 Vascular stent 132 1997
6,340,366 Stent with nested or overlapping rings 102 1998
6,162,237 Temporary intravascular stent for use in retrohepatic IVC or hepatic vein injury 35 1999
6,319,278 Low profile device for the treatment of vascular abnormalities 57 2000
6,666,883 Endoprosthesis for vascular bifurcation 58 2000
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7,220,274 Intravascular stent grafts and methods for deploying the same 5 2003
8,231,668 Stent for introducing into human body cavities, in particular into blood vessels 0 2006
7,766,962 Intravascular stent grafts and methods for deploying the same 1 2007
7,979,108 Automated vessel repair system, devices and methods 1 2007
8,747,452 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 0 2008
8,663,209 Vessel clearing apparatus, devices and methods 0 2012
8,864,817 Endoprosthesis for vascular bifurcation 0 2012