US Patent No: 6,176,875

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Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use

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The present invention provides controlled expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their deployment and expansion. The present stent-grafts generally comprise a radially expansible tubular frame and a plastically expansible liner on the frame. Either the frame or the liner includes a reinforcing element which limits expansion of the stent-graft at a predetermined expanded size. In some embodiments, the reinforcing element restrains the frame, for example, by limiting the circumferential diagonals of perforations on a perforate frame structure. Generally, however, the reinforcing element is included in the liner as circumferentially oriented yarn. A particularly advantageous liner includes composite circumferential yarns having inexpansible fibers wrapped around an expansible fiber, such as a partially oriented yarn, PTFE, or the like.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA322

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cox, Brian J Laguna Niguel, CA 110 3776
Evans, Michael A Palo Alto, CA 114 7063
Lenker, Jay A Laguna Beach, CA 165 7086
Weinberg, Steven League City, TX 19 1228

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5,496,364 Self-supporting woven vascular graft 62 1994
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (3)
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Aeroquip Corporation (2)
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CALMEDICA, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (7)
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SANFORD HEALTH (2)
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InspireMD Ltd. (1)
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