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Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses

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Apparatus for delivering stents to body lumens include one or more tubular prostheses carried at the distal end of a catheter shaft, a sheath slidably disposed over the prostheses, and a guidewire tube extending from within the sheath to the exterior of the sheath through an exit port in a sidewall thereof. A guidewire extends slidably through the guidewire tube. The sheath can be moved relative to the catheter shaft and the guidewire tube to expose the prostheses for deployment. Methods of delivering stents are also provided.

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J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD.MENLO PARK, CA, US53

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Andreas, Bernard Redwood City, US 59 1528
Chew, Sunmi San Jose, US 35 903
Will, Allan Atherton, US 16 827

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6,022,374 Expandable stent having radiopaque marker and method 138 1997
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Cathco, Inc. (1)
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5,192,297 Apparatus and method for placement and implantation of a stent 401 1991
5,607,463 Intravascular medical device 333 1993
6,334,871 Radiopaque stent markers 141 1996
5,833,694 Stent assembly and method of use 178 1997
5,997,563 Implantable stent having variable diameter 65 1998
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CELONOVA STENT, INC. (1)
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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
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Universal Manufacturing Corporation (1)
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6,579,305 Method and apparatus for delivery deployment and retrieval of a stent comprising shape-memory material 56 1995
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J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (2)
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ADVANCED BIFURCATION SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
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8,769,796 Selective stent crimping 0 2011
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
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