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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, US49

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Andreas, Bernard Redwood City, CA 98 1750
Chew, Sunmi San Jose, CA 48 980
Will, Allan Atherton, CA 24 875

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7,241,308 Stent deployment systems and methods 38 2003
7,294,146 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 52 2003
7,309,350 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 24 2003
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2005/0080,474 Fixed stent delivery devices and methods 35 2003
7,192,440 Implantable stent delivery devices and methods 35 2003
7,326,236 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 89 2003
7,351,255 Stent delivery apparatus and method 22 2004
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7,182,779 Apparatus and methods for positioning prostheses for deployment from a catheter 41 2004
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2006/0271,150 In situ stent formation 29 2005
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2006/0282,147 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (1) 43 2005
2006/0282,150 Devices and methods for operating and controlling interventional apparatus 63 2005
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2007/0067,012 CUSTOM LENGTH STENT APPARATUS 28 2006
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6,488,694 Stent delivery system 136 1999
6,527,789 Stent delivery system 93 1999
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6,605,062 Catheter for guidewire support or exchange 59 1999
6,555,157 Method for coating an implantable device and system for performing the method 261 2000
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XTENT, INC. (30)
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2004/0186,551 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 69 2003
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2005/0288,766 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 50 2004
2006/0069,424 Self-constrained segmented stents and methods for their deployment 86 2004
2005/0288,764 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prosthesis during develoyment 81 2004
2005/0228,477 Topographic coatings and coating methods for medical devices 81 2005
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2007/0179,587 Apparatus and methods for deployment of custom-length prostheses 25 2006
2006/0200,223 Stent deployment systems and methods 30 2006
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2008/0269,865 Custom Length Stent Apparatus 26 2006
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2007/0088,422 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS 29 2006
2007/0118,202 BALLOON CATHETER FOR MULTIPLE ADJUSTABLE STENT DEPLOYMENT 29 2007
2007/0118,204 BALLOON CATHETER FOR MULTIPLE ADJUSTABLE STENT DEPLOYMENT 29 2007
2008/0097,574 IMPLANTABLE STENT DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS 24 2007
2007/0156,226 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS 27 2007
2007/0219,613 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR INTERLOCKING STENT SEGMENTS 27 2007
2007/0265,637 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AND COUNTING INTERVENTIONAL ELEMENTS 28 2007
2007/0281,117 USE OF PLASMA IN FORMATION OF BIODEGRADABLE STENT COATING 49 2007
2007/0270,936 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING COILED PROSTHESES 36 2007
2009/0076,584 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MULTIPLE CUSTOM-LENGTH PROSTHESES 22 2007
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