US Patent No: 6,843,802

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Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent

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A delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent allows for ease of repositioning. The apparatus includes an outer sheath made from an elongated tubular member having distal and proximal ends, and an inner shaft located coaxially within the outer sheath. The shaft has a distal end and a proximal end. The shaft includes a removable member on an exterior surface thereof adjacent to its proximal end. The removable member being sized such that it prevents the sheath from sliding along the shaft proximal to the member until it is removed therefrom. Preferably, the distal end of the shaft further including at least two grooves disposed thereon. Preferably the apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical self-expanding stent located within the sheath. The self-expanding member having a proximal end, a distal end, a longitudinal axis extending therebetween and an interior. The self-expanding stent further including at least two spaced apart longitudinal legs having distal and proximal ends, the distal ends of the legs attached to the proximal end of the member. The legs extending proximally away from the member and each the leg including a flange adjacent its proximal end, wherein the flanges are set within the grooves of the inner shaft so as to releasably attach the stent to the inner shaft.

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CORDIS CORPORATIONMIAMI LAKES, FL714
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC.CINCINNATI, OH1242

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Toyos, Ivan A Hialeah, FL 2 168
Villalobos, Joaquin Miami, FL 2 166

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5,746,709 Intravascular pump and bypass assembly and method for using the same 186 1996
5,833,651 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 242 1996
6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 193 1997
 
ARTERIA MEDICAL SCIENCE, LLC (1)
5,720,735 Bifurcated endovascular catheter 335 1997
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (23)
5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 560 1995
5,769,882 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 253 1995
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 332 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 404 1996
5,749,921 Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses 243 1996
5,824,042 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 278 1996
5,755,772 Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures 207 1996
5,755,773 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 169 1996
5,728,065 Self-venting elastomeric balloon catheter 57 1996
5,899,890 Flow-directed catheter system and method of use 38 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 539 1996
5,843,031 Large-diameter introducer sheath having hemostasis valve and removable steering mechanism 161 1996
5,800,520 Tubular endoluminar prosthesis having oblique ends 189 1996
6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 167 1997
6,102,938 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 108 1997
6,097,978 Measurement confirmation devices and methods for fluoroscopically directed surgery 31 1997
5,902,308 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 79 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 282 1997
6,086,611 Bifurcated stent 171 1997
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 327 1998
6,078,832 Lesion measurement catheter and method 29 1998
6,110,198 Method for deploying cuff prostheses 162 1999
6,123,722 Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication 121 1999
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (13)
D359802 Vascular stent 87 1991
5,314,472 Vascular stent 531 1991
5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 739 1992
5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 501 1993
5,370,683 Vascular stent 350 1994
5,417,708 Intravascular treatment system and percutaneous release mechanism therefor 201 1994
5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 333 1994
5,562,698 Intravascular treatment system 219 1994
5,507,771 Stent assembly 409 1995
5,797,953 Helical embolization coil 129 1996
6,325,819 Endovascular prosthetic device, an endovascular graft prothesis with such a device, and a method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 94 1996
5,800,456 Spiral stent 306 1997
6,117,157 Helical embolization coil 123 1998
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
5,484,444 Device for the implantation of self-expanding endoprostheses 358 1993
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (3)
5,755,771 Expandable stent and method of delivery of same 306 1996
6,033,435 Bifurcated stent and method for the manufacture and delivery of same 224 1997
6,099,560 Expandable bifurcated stent and method for delivery of same 76 1998
 
Teramed, Inc. (2)
5,827,310 Apparatus for forming custom length grafts after endoluminal insertion 41 1997
6,070,589 Methods for deploying bypass graft stents 131 1997
 
World Medical Manufacturing Corporation (2)
4,562,596 Aortic graft, device and method for performing an intraluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 406 1984
5,713,917 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 325 1996
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (2)
5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 156 1996
6,306,164 Short body endoprosthesis 54 1997
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (1)
5,246,445 Device for the treatment of constricted ducts in human bodies 323 1992
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (3)
5,405,322 Method for treating aneurysms with a thermal source 189 1993
5,928,260 Removable occlusion system for aneurysm neck 368 1997
6,086,577 Detachable aneurysm neck bridge (III) 150 1998
 
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation (1)
5,760,006 Anticonvulsant derivatives useful in treating psoriasis 21 1997
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (1)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 534 1996
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 104 1998
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (2)
5,084,065 Reinforced graft assembly 358 1989
5,163,951 Mesh composite graft 322 1992
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (10)
5,419,324 Radiological marker board with movable indicators 60 1993
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 562 1995
5,824,036 Stent for intraluminal grafts and device and methods for delivering and assembling same 162 1995
5,718,159 Process for manufacturing three-dimensional braided covered stent 141 1996
5,758,562 Process for manufacturing braided composite prosthesis 123 1996
5,904,713 Invertible bifurcated stent/graft and method of deployment 78 1997
6,019,786 Braided composite prosthesis 120 1997
5,906,641 Bifurcated stent graft 151 1998
6,102,942 Stent/graft deployment catheter with a stent/graft attachment mechanism 107 1998
6,016,810 Endovasular aortic graft 102 1998
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (1)
* 6,290,728 Designs for left ventricular conduit 105 1999
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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (2)
* 7,527,645 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 4 2005
* 2006/0036,314 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 3 2005
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
* 2003/0187,497 Curved nitinol stent for extremely tortuous anatomy 7 2003
* 2006/0064,064 Two-step/dual-diameter balloon angioplasty catheter for bifurcation and side-branch vascular anatomy 10 2004
* 2008/0039,919 Prosthesis And Deployment Catheter For Treating Vascular Bifurcations 11 2005
* 2008/0188,803 Triple-profile balloon catheter 34 2006
* 2009/0048,655 Two-step/dual-diameter balloon angioplasty catheter for bifurcation and side-branch vascular anatomy 2 2008
* 2012/0330,342 SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR INTRALUMENAL IMPLANTATION 1 2012
 
ALTURA MEDICAL, INC. (5)
* 2009/0287,145 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS 28 2009
* 2011/0130,824 MODULAR ENDOGRAFT DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS 3 2010
* 2011/0130,819 MODULAR ENDOGRAFT DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS 3 2010
* 2011/0130,820 MODULAR ENDOGRAFT DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS 4 2010
8,858,613 Stent graft delivery systems and associated methods 0 2011
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,871,430 Medical device delivery system 8 2002
 
Sadra Medical (3)
* 2005/0137,701 Locking heart valve anchor 276 2003
7,959,672 Replacement valve and anchor 67 2004
* 2005/0137,695 Replacement valve and anchor 342 2004
 
Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation (4)
* 2005/0137,688 Repositionable heart valve and method 375 2003
* 2005/0137,689 Retrievable heart valve anchor and method 244 2003
* 2005/0143,809 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 248 2004
* 2005/0137,699 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 155 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (1)
* 2015/0265,400 AORTIC INSUFFICIENCY VALVE PERCUTANEOUS VALVE ANCHORING 0 2015
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (10)
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 4 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
8,066,755 System and method of pivoted stent deployment 12 2007
* 2009/0082,846 ASYMMETRIC STENT APPARATUS AND METHOD 15 2007
* 2009/0082,844 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PIVOTED STENT DEPLOYMENT 25 2007
* 2009/0082,841 APPARATUS FOR SECURING STENT BARBS 23 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
* 2009/0132,020 SECUREMENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR EXPANDABLE ENDOVASCULAR DEVICE 10 2007
8,992,595 Durable stent graft with tapered struts and stable delivery methods and devices 1 2013
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
* 2007/0055,365 Stent with integrated filter 49 2006
 
COVIDIEN LP (6)
9,078,659 Delivery system with hooks for resheathability 0 2012
8,579,958 Everting stent and stent delivery system 3 2012
8,591,566 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 3 2012
9,072,624 Luminal stenting 1 2013
9,192,498 Luminal stenting 0 2013
9,308,110 Luminal stenting 0 2015
 
Pulsar Vascular, Inc. (3)
9,277,924 Systems and methods for enclosing an anatomical opening 0 2010
* 9,119,625 Devices, systems and methods for enclosing an anatomical opening 0 2012
* 2013/0090,682 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCLOSING AN ANATOMICAL OPENING 7 2012
 
COOK INCORPORATED (1)
* 2005/0228,479 Medical device delivery system 72 2005
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
9,199,085 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (26)
7,252,680 Removable essentially cylindrical implants 60 2002
7,785,360 Instrument for implanting vascular prostheses 11 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 17 2002
7,527,644 Stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 5 2002
7,637,934 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 32 2003
* 2004/0193,243 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 24 2003
7,604,660 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 1 2003
* 2004/0220,653 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 19 2003
7,637,942 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 2 2003
* 2004/0122,511 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 7 2003
7,875,068 Removable biliary stent 15 2003
7,959,671 Differential covering and coating methods 0 2003
* 2004/0249,433 Instrument for implanting vascular prostheses 42 2004
7,731,654 Delivery device with viewing window and associated method 8 2005
* 2006/0258,972 Delivery device with viewing window and associated method 1 2005
7,608,099 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 14 2006
* 2006/0200,222 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 3 2006
7,887,579 Active stent 20 2007
* 2008/0132,998 ACTIVE STENT 1 2007
8,353,946 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 0 2009
8,267,987 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 0 2009
* 2010/0004,732 MEDICAL APPLIANCE DELIVERY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE 9 2009
8,206,436 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 4 2009
* 2010/0173,066 COATED STENT WITH GEOMETRY DETERMINATED FUNCTIONALITY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 2 2009
8,298,277 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 0 2009
* 2010/0057,183 MEDICAL APPLIANCE OPTICAL DELIVERY AND DEPLOYMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD 0 2009
 
RUBICON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
9,254,213 Stent delivery device 0 2004
 
ACHIEVA MEDICAL (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. (1)
* 2010/0185,271 DELIVERY APPARATUS FOR A RETRACTABLE SELF EXPANDING NEUROVASCULAR STENT 10 2010
 
AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 2006/0253,184 System for the controlled delivery of stents and grafts 21 2005
* 2007/0118,207 System for controlled delivery of stents and grafts 62 2007
 
AUST DEVELOPMENT, LLC (2)
* 8,927,048 Apparatus and methods for making coated liners and tubular devices including such liners 0 2010
* 2010/0206,453 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAKING COATED LINERS AND TUBULAR DEVICES INCLUDING SUCH LINERS 0 2010
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (5)
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 23 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (64)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 19 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 31 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 41 2003
* 2005/0137,692 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 262 2004
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 36 2004
* 2005/0137,697 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 212 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 35 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 39 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 26 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 31 2005
* 2006/0253,191 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 130 2005
* 2006/0058,872 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 175 2005
8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 19 2005
* 2007/0112,355 Medical implant deployment tool 61 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 20 2005
* 2007/0118,214 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 55 2005
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 38 2006
* 2006/0173,524 Medical Implant Delivery And Deployment Tool 66 2006
* 2007/0010,877 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 109 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 26 2007
* 2007/0203,503 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 133 2007
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 14 2007
* 2007/0244,552 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 110 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 27 2008
* 2008/0125,859 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Patient's Heart Valve 97 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 41 2008
* 2008/0234,814 Low Profile Heart Valve and Delivery System 57 2008
* 8,500,773 Spring detach joint for delivering a detachable implantable device 2 2008
* 2009/0036,877 SPRING DETACH JOINT FOR DELIVERING A DETACHABLE IMPLANTABLE DEVICE 2 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 33 2008
* 2009/0054,969 Repositionable Heart Valve and Method 96 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 25 2008
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 17 2009
* 2009/0264,997 Everting Heart Valve 66 2009
8,951,299 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 7 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 32 2009
* 2010/0280,495 Medical Devices and Delivery Systems for Delivering Medical Devices 43 2009
* 2010/0121,434 Medical Devices and Delivery Systems for Delivering Medical Devices 66 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 8 2010
* 2010/0219,092 Two-Part Package for Medical Implant 47 2010
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 13 2011
* 8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 17 2011
* 2012/0016,469 Methods and Apparatus for Endovascularly Replacing a Heart Valve 8 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 13 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 11 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 10 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 19 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 10 2011
9,393,094 Two-part package for medical implant 0 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 4 2012
9,131,926 Direct connect flush system 0 2012
8,940,014 Bond between components of a medical device 2 2012
8,951,243 Medical device handle 0 2012
9,277,993 Medical device delivery systems 0 2012
* 9,155,649 Spring detach joint for delivering a detachable implantable device 0 2013
* 2013/0317,594 SPRING DETACH JOINT FOR DELIVERING A DETACHABLE IMPLANTABLE DEVICE 0 2013
9,358,106 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 0 2013
9,393,113 Retrievable heart valve anchor and method 0 2013
9,358,110 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2013
9,277,991 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 0 2013
9,308,085 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2014
9,320,599 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2014
9,387,076 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2014
9,370,421 Medical device handle 0 2014
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (22)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 9 2003
* 2004/0220,585 Implant delivery technologies 73 2003
* 2004/0193,178 Multiple joint implant delivery systems for sequentially-controlled implant deployment 59 2003
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 32 2004
* 2006/0085,057 Delivery guide member based stent anti-jumping technologies 35 2004
* 2006/0136,037 Small vessel stent designs 25 2005
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 76 2005
* 2006/0111,771 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 60 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 25 2005
8,974,509 Pass-through restraint electrolytic implant delivery systems 1 2006
8,900,285 Covering electrolytic restraint implant delivery systems 1 2006
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 9 2006
* 2007/0100,416 Covering electrolytic restraint implant delivery systems 10 2006
* 2007/0100,419 Tubular restraint release approaches for electrolytic implant delivery system 18 2006
7,699,884 Method of stenting with minimal diameter guided delivery systems 0 2006
* 2007/0225,789 Method of stenting with minimal diameter guided delivery systems 1 2006
* 2008/0221,666 STENT SYSTEMS 46 2007
* 2009/0281,611 SLIDING RESTRAINT STENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS 1 2009
8,657,870 Implant delivery apparatus and methods with electrolytic release 1 2009
* 2010/0331,948 IMPLANT DELIVERY APPARATUS AND METHODS WITH ELECTROLYTIC RELEASE 15 2009
8,273,116 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 4 2010
* 2011/0160,835 INDIRECT-RELEASE ELECTROLYTIC IMPLANT DELIVERY SYSTEMS 4 2010
 
Tryton Medical, Inc. (25)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 20 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 14 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 15 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 12 2007
* 2007/0213,803 PROSTHESIS AND DEPLOYMENT CATHETER FOR TREATING VASCULAR BIFURCATIONS 20 2007
* 2007/0213,804 KIT FOR TREATING VASCULAR BIFURCATIONS 23 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 7 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 14 2007
* 2008/0015,610 SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING A PROSTHESIS TO A LUMINAL OS 18 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 3 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 11 2009
* 2009/0163,988 STEPPED BALLOON CATHETER FOR TREATING VASCULAR BIFURCATIONS 16 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2009
* 2009/0326,641 HELICAL OSTIUM SUPPORT FOR TREATING VASCULAR BIFURCATIONS 29 2009
8,926,685 Prosthesis for placement at a luminal OS 1 2010
* 2010/0211,160 PROSTHESIS FOR PLACEMENT AT A LUMINAL OS 12 2010
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 10 2010
* 2010/0222,870 VASCULAR BIFURCATION PROSTHESIS WITH AT LEAST ONE FROND 12 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 11 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 9 2010
* 2011/0004,291 OSTIUM SUPPORT FOR TREATING VASCULAR BIFURCATIONS 20 2010
9,149,373 Method of treating vascular bifurcations 0 2013
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (7)
* 2004/0204,754 Stent for placement at luminal os 17 2004
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 17 2004
* 2006/0079,952 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal os 19 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 20 2005
* 2005/0228,483 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 75 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 14 2005
* 2006/0025,849 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 25 2005
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (3)
8,663,305 Retraction mechanism and method for graft cover retraction 0 2010
8,747,448 Stent graft delivery system 0 2010
8,623,064 Stent graft delivery system and method of use 0 2010
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 3 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 9 2014
 
Angiomed GmbH & Co. Medizintechnik KG (5)
8,075,606 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 18 2002
8,025,692 Stent delivery system 9 2002
8,568,467 Trans-luminal surgical device 2 2004
8,652,193 Implant delivery device 0 2006
8,475,515 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2010
 
FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
7,803,180 Flexible stent 13 2006
* 2006/0247,759 Flexible stent 37 2006
9,149,376 Reconstrainable stent delivery system 0 2009
8,500,794 Flexible stent 3 2011
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