US Patent No: 7,942,924

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Staged endovascular graft delivery system

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Abstract

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The present invention embodies delivery systems and methods of packing an initial endovascular graft components for delivery that achieve a smaller delivery profile and reduce redundancy. Delivery systems and methods for packing the initial endovascular graft components for delivery facilitate a reduced delivery profile while allowing reliable positioning of the components before deployment.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLCPLANO, TX278

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chuter, Timothy A M Burlingame, CA 39 1130
Eckert, Robin W San Jose, CA 17 136
Fitz, Matthew J Encinitas, CA 30 764
Iancea, Octavian Fremont, CA 33 197
Newhauser, Richard San Francisco, CA 40 178
Perez, Juan I Sunnyvale, CA 27 236
Pollock, David T San Carlos, CA 34 361

Cited Art Landscape

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
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6,120,522 Self-expanding stent delivery catheter 156 1998
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
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FEMORALIS, LLC (1)
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FOX HOLLOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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LAVANT INTERNATIONAL S.A. (1)
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LEGONA ANSTALT (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
5,639,278 Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts 408 1995
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
5,833,694 Stent assembly and method of use 154 1997
 
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. (1)
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Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (1)
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 240 1997
 
William Cook Europe A/S (1)
5,562,724 Endovascular graft prosthesis and an implantation method for such a prosthesis 317 1995
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
5,713,917 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 286 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,575,817 Aorto femoral bifurcation graft and method of implantation 255 1994

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CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
8,771,333 Stent-graft securement device 0 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (1)
8,734,500 Distal detachment mechanisms for vascular devices 0 2011

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3.5 Year Payment $1600.00 $800.00 $400.00 Nov 17, 2014
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Nov 17, 2018
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Nov 17, 2022
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Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00