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)

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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC.NEWARK, DE962

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lewis, James D Flagstaff, AZ 32 2440
Myers, David J Camp Verde, AZ 57 3526

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SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (1)
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NISSHO CORPORATION (1)
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6,945,991 Composite tubular prostheses 1 2000
 
THE FOUNDRY, LLC (1)
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SSW HOLDING COMPANY (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (8)
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6,428,571 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 68 2000
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7,244,271 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 15 2004
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SENTIENT HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
* 7,335,184 Balloon catheter and treatment apparatus 13 2003
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FUJI PHOTO OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,565,507 Flexible tube, and method for manufacturing same 35 2001
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (2)
* 2005/0021,126 Stent grafts with bioactive coatings 10 2004
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TRIVASCULAR, INC. (23)
7,766,954 Advanced endovascular graft 7 2006
7,615,071 Endovascular graft 8 2006
8,348,989 Endovascular graft joint and method for manufacture 1 2006
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7,678,217 Method for manufacturing an endovascular graft section 3 2006
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 3 2007
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8,328,861 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 0 2007
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8,840,824 PTFE layers and methods of manufacturing 0 2010
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6,740,115 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 50 2003
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8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
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6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 29 2003
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6,352,561 Implant deployment apparatus 168 1996
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