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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, US58

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Andreas, Bernard Redwood City, US 60 3259
Chew, Sunmi San Jose, US 35 1500
Will, Allan Atherton, US 16 1235

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5,104,404 Articulated stent 786 1991
5,192,297 Apparatus and method for placement and implantation of a stent 439 1991
5,607,463 Intravascular medical device 359 1993
6,334,871 Radiopaque stent markers 160 1996
5,833,694 Stent assembly and method of use 203 1997
5,997,563 Implantable stent having variable diameter 70 1998
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6,918,928 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 61 2003
 
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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 64 1995
5,749,921 Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses 248 1996
5,755,772 Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures 208 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 545 1996
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 331 1998
6,196,995 Reinforced edge exchange catheter 80 1998
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GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (1)
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6,852,252 Use of metalnanoshells to impede the photo-oxidation of conjugated polymer 46 2001
6,660,381 Partial coverage metal nanoshells and method of making same 110 2001
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Schneider (Europe) A.G. (3)
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MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (3)
6,258,117 Multi-section stent 182 1999
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KOPIN CORPORATION (1)
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