US Patent No: 5,718,973

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Tubular intraluminal graft

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A tubular intraluminal graft for repairing body conduits, made from at least one layer of porous expanded PTFE film that has a microstructure having fibrils oriented in at least two directions which are substantially perpendicular to each other. The tubular intraluminal graft has a wall thickness of less than about 0.25 mm and may have a longitudinally or helically oriented seamline. Additional reinforcing components such as reinforcing ribs or braids may also be provided.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.NEWARK, DE937

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lewis, James D Flagstaff, AZ 32 2376
Myers, David J Camp Verde, AZ 57 3375

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6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 40 2000
6,508,835 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 43 2000
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6,951,572 Bifurcated vascular graft and method and apparatus for deploying same 11 2003
6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 28 2003
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6,352,561 Implant deployment apparatus 163 1996
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 68 1997
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6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 196 1997
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