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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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA137

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cox, Brian J Los Altos, CA 108 5562
Evans, Michael A Palo Alto, CA 97 9497
Lenker, Jay A Los Altos Hills, CA 130 9548
Weinberg, Steven League City, TX 16 1603

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The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2)
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COOK INCORPORATED (3)
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9,132,003 Optimized drug-eluting stent assembly 0 2014
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
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ETHICON, INC. (1)
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8,252,065 Ureteral stent with conforming retention structure 1 2010
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* 9,254,214 Satiation devices and methods 0 2013
* 2013/0310,727 SATIATION DEVICES AND METHODS 3 2013
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (17)
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9,358,141 Stent deployment device 0 2005
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* 2005/0222,661 Method to retract a body vessel wall with remodelable material 11 2005
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* 2005/0228,472 Implantable medical device with optimized shape 61 2005
* 2007/0043,425 Assembly of stent grafts 57 2006
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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (5)
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* 2003/0196,717 Shaped woven tubular soft-tissue prostheses and method of manufacturing the same 8 2003
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* 7,963,988 ePTFE lamination—resizing ePTFE tubing 2 2005
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
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ANSON MEDICAL LIMITED (3)
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DAVOL, INC. (3)
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