US Patent No: 8,083,789

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Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device

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A securement assembly for releasably securing an expandable stent or stent-graft relative to a delivery tube. The securement assembly comprises a belt base configured for securement relative to the delivery tube. The belt base defines a release member passage and a receiving portion. A first end of a belt is fixed relative to the belt base. The opposite end of the belt includes a retainment portion configured to releasably engage the receiving portion of the belt base. A release member is removably positioned through the release member passage and aligned with the belt retainment portion such that the retainment portion is maintained engaged with the receiving portion until the release member is moved to a non-aligned position. A method of releasably securing a portion of an expandable stent or stent-graft relative to a delivery tube is also provided.

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TRIVASCULAR, INC.SANTA ROSA, CA21

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Watson, James R - 30 110

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2005/0171,593 Inflatable porous implants and methods for drug delivery 11 2004
7,147,455 Method and apparatus for shape forming endovascular graft material 6 2004
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (24)
6,436,135 Prosthetic vascular graft 61 1974
5,100,422 Blood vessel patch 226 1989
5,104,400 Blood vessel patch 74 1991
5,321,109 Uniformly expanded PTFE film 41 1992
5,466,509 Textured, porous, expanded PTFE 63 1993
5,609,624 Reinforced vascular graft and method of making same 108 1993
6,124,523 Encapsulated stent 184 1995
5,667,523 Dual supported intraluminal graft 332 1995
5,628,786 Radially expandable vascular graft with resistance to longitudinal compression and method of making same 226 1995
5,749,880 Endoluminal encapsulated stent and methods of manufacture and endoluminal delivery 277 1995
6,620,190 Radially expandable polytetrafluoroethylene 9 1996
6,203,735 Method of making expanded polytetrafluoroethylene products 69 1997
6,451,047 Encapsulated intraluminal stent-graft and methods of making same 72 1997
6,264,684 Helically supported graft 60 1997
6,053,943 Endoluminal graft with integral structural support and method for making same 87 1998
6,358,276 Fluid containing endoluminal stent 45 1999
6,398,803 Partial encapsulation of stents 103 1999
6,312,462 Prosthesis for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 117 1999
6,558,414 Partial encapsulation of stents using strips and bands 36 1999
6,355,063 Expanded PTFE drug delivery graft 84 2000
6,383,214 Encapsulated stent 126 2000
6,547,814 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings 42 2001
6,770,087 Partial encapsulation of stents 19 2001
6,758,858 Diametrically adaptable encapsulated stent and methods for deployment thereof 33 2001
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (24)
4,183,102 Inflatable prosthetic device for lining a body duct 202 1977
5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 449 1994
5,656,029 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 189 1995
5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 287 1995
6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 229 1997
6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 79 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 238 1999
6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 68 1999
6,533,806 Balloon yielded delivery system and endovascular graft design for easy deployment 25 1999
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 101 1999
2002/0055,768 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A THIN-LAYERED, ENDOVASCULAR, POLYMER-COVERED STENT DEVICE 21 1999
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 45 2000
6,416,536 Method for deployment of a low profile delivery system 39 2001
2003/0050,684 Internal restraint for delivery of self-expanding stents 46 2001
2002/0045,933 Intravascular stent apparatus 39 2001
2002/0045,934 Intravascular stent apparatus 23 2001
2002/0045,935 Intravascular stent apparatus 26 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 22 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 100 2001
6,645,240 Low profile delivery system for stent and graft deployment and method for deployment 35 2002
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 113 2002
6,773,453 Method and apparatus for intraluminally implanting an endovascular aortic graft 9 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 33 2002
7,056,412 Counter rotational layering of ePTFE to improve mechanical properties of a prosthesis 9 2004
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (22)
5,665,117 Endovascular prosthesis with improved sealing means for aneurysmal arterial disease and method of use 148 1996
6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 76 1997
6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 96 1998
6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 44 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 72 1998
6,022,359 Stent delivery system featuring a flexible balloon 79 1999
6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 89 1999
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 69 1999
6,261,316 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 145 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 70 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 24 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 31 2000
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 48 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 41 2000
6,663,665 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 45 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 16 2002
2004/0116,997 Stent-graft with positioning anchor 28 2003
7,530,988 Methods and systems for endovascular aneurysm treatment 18 2005
2006/0212,112 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 18 2006
2007/0162,106 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 7 2006
2007/0276,477 MATERIAL FOR CREATING MULTI-LAYERED FILMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 11 2007
2009/0198,267 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM TREATMENT 9 2009
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (22)
4,665,906 Medical devices incorporating sim alloy elements 1266 1986
5,133,732 Intravascular stent 692 1989
5,163,955 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue alignment 172 1991
5,104,404 Articulated stent 669 1991
5,282,823 Intravascular radially expandable stent 466 1992
5,282,847 Prosthetic vascular grafts with a pleated structure 168 1992
5,597,378 Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements 443 1992
5,653,745 Prosthetic vascular graft with a pleated structure 49 1995
6,004,346 Intralumenal drug eluting prosthesis 51 1995
5,612,885 Method for constructing a heart valve stent 34 1995
6,306,141 Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements 213 1995
6,036,640 Device and method for repositioning the heart during surgery 16 1996
5,799,384 Intravascular radially expandable stent 62 1996
5,833,651 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 196 1996
6,533,807 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 47 1998
6,491,719 Tubular endoluminar prosthesis having oblique ends 39 1998
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 80 1999
6,540,780 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 26 1999
6,428,570 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 69 2000
6,517,558 Methods and devices for forming vascular anastomoses 144 2001
6,790,230 Vascular implant 149 2002
7,022,135 Film with highly porous vascular graft prostheses 6 2002
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (18)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 471 1991
5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 637 1992
5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 439 1993
6,325,819 Endovascular prosthetic device, an endovascular graft prothesis with such a device, and a method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 70 1996
5,843,175 Enhanced flexibility surgical stent 182 1997
6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 182 1997
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 166 1998
6,537,202 Method for polishing surgical stents 17 1998
6,589,275 Stent device 36 2000
6,827,735 Endovascular device having a stent 50 2001
6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 267 2001
6,464,720 Radially expandable stent 200 2001
6,773,457 Aortic graft device 35 2002
7,160,318 Modular stent graft assembly and use thereof 45 2002
7,550,005 Coated implantable medical device 13 2002
7,081,132 Flexible barb for anchoring a prosthesis 59 2003
2005/0177,222 Interconnected leg extensions for an endoluminal prosthesis 12 2004
2007/0016,281 Introducer for self-expandable medical device 6 2006
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (17)
2005/0158,272 Methods, compositions and devices for embolizing body lumens 10 2005
2006/0224,232 Hybrid modular endovascular graft 8 2005
7,338,518 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 19 2005
2006/0009,833 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 11 2005
2006/0178,732 Advanced endovascular graft 10 2006
2006/0186,143 Constant force material delivery system and method 5 2006
2008/0058,920 Dual chamber cuff structure 3 2006
2007/0012,396 Method and apparatus for manufacturing an endovascular graft section 6 2006
2009/0082,841 APPARATUS FOR SECURING STENT BARBS 8 2007
2009/0082,842 STENT AND DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR DEPLOYMENT THEREOF 6 2007
2009/0082,845 ALIGNMENT STENT APPARATUS AND METHOD 5 2007
2009/0082,846 ASYMMETRIC STENT APPARATUS AND METHOD 7 2007
2009/0082,847 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SECURING STENT BARBS 5 2007
2009/0132,020 SECUREMENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR EXPANDABLE ENDOVASCULAR DEVICE 5 2007
2009/0132,026 DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BIFURCATED GRAFT 6 2007
2009/0099,649 MODULAR VASCULAR GRAFT FOR LOW PROFILE PERCUTANEOUS DELIVERY 11 2008
2009/0036,971 PTFE LAYERS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING 6 2008
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (14)
5,292,331 Endovascular support device 404 1989
6,159,229 Stent delivery and deployment method 61 1998
6,878,161 Stent graft loading and deployment device and method 30 2002
7,056,325 Transluminal methods and devices for closing, forming attachments to, and/or forming anastomotic junctions in, luminal anatomical structures 44 2002
6,945,992 Single-piece crown stent 37 2003
2006/0020,319 Device and method for delivering an endovascular stent-graft having a longitudinally unsupported portion 13 2004
2007/0055,347 Endoluminal prosthesis 21 2005
2007/0219,627 Prosthesis Fixation Apparatus and Methods 9 2006
2007/0239,273 Riveted Stent Valve For Percutaneous Use 81 2006
2008/0114,441 Endoluminal Prosthesis 19 2006
2008/0114,442 Delivery System for Stent-Graft With Anchoring Pins 20 2006
2008/0114,443 Stent-Graft With Anchoring Pins 9 2006
2008/0172,119 Prosthesis Deployment Apparatus and Methods 19 2007
2008/0228,255 Positionable Stent-Graft Delivery System and Method 7 2007
 
MEDINOL LTD. (12)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 659 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 313 1995
5,836,964 Stent fabrication method 185 1996
5,827,320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 164 1997
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 51 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 66 2000
6,406,489 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 34 2000
6,440,165 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 47 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 57 2000
6,436,134 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 92 2001
6,989,026 Method of making a bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture 7 2002
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 31 2002
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (11)
5,733,325 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system 264 1996
6,004,347 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 182 1996
5,843,167 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 201 1997
5,891,193 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 90 1997
5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 107 1997
5,800,524 Prosthesis with spiral stitching element 34 1997
6,306,164 Short body endoprosthesis 44 1997
6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 218 1998
6,579,314 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 82 1999
6,447,522 Implant delivery system 91 2001
6,740,115 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 33 2003
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (10)
5,192,310 Self-sealing implantable vascular graft 89 1991
5,197,976 Manually separable multi-lumen vascular graft 185 1991
5,320,100 Implantable prosthetic device having integral patency diagnostic indicia 87 1993
5,433,909 Method of making controlled porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene products 57 1993
5,411,550 Implantable prosthetic device for the delivery of a bioactive material 93 1993
5,474,824 Process for expanding polytetrafluoroethylene and products produced thereby 39 1994
5,782,789 Macrochannel phosthetic/delivery patch 12 1994
6,423,089 Vascular endoprosthesis and method 59 1999
6,395,208 Method of making an expandable fluoropolymer device 48 1999
6,416,537 Multi-stage prosthesis 54 2000
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (9)
5,641,373 Method of manufacturing a radially-enlargeable PTFE tape-reinforced vascular graft 95 1995
5,552,100 Method for manufacturing porous fluoropolymer films 57 1995
5,976,192 Method of forming an externally supported tape reinforced vascular graft 93 1996
5,843,173 Radially-enlargeable PTFE tape-reinforced vascular grafts and their methods of manufacture 59 1997
5,997,573 Stent devices and support/restrictor assemblies for use in conjunction with prosthetic vascular grafts 114 1997
6,267,834 Process of manufacturing a radially expandable PTFE tape-reinforced vascular graft 53 1998
6,344,044 Apparatus and methods for delivery of intraluminal prosthesis 54 2000
6,786,920 Radially expandable stented tubular PTFE grafts 32 2001
6,663,667 Towel graft means for enhancing tissue ingrowth in vascular grafts 54 2001
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (9)
6,524,335 Endoluminal aortic stents 103 2000
6,695,875 Endovascular stent graft 72 2001
7,108,715 Endoluminal graft 14 2002
6,974,471 Prostheses for curved lumens 26 2002
2004/0106,974 Thoracic introducer 13 2003
6,939,370 Thoracic aortic stent graft deployment device 32 2003
7,232,459 Thoracic aortic aneurysm stent graft 12 2003
7,175,652 Stent graft with improved proximal end 30 2003
7,294,147 Composite prosthesis 30 2003
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (8)
5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 629 1995
5,720,776 Barb and expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repair of aneurysm 253 1995
6,096,070 Coated implantable medical device 753 1996
6,358,284 Tubular grafts from purified submucosa 77 1999
6,565,597 Stent adapted for tangle-free deployment 123 2000
6,918,927 Coated implantable medical device 137 2001
2005/0222,669 Fenestrated intraluminal stent system 12 2005
7,550,004 Endoluminal device with extracellular matrix material and methods 13 2005
 
Teramed, Inc. (8)
5,827,310 Apparatus for forming custom length grafts after endoluminal insertion 38 1997
6,070,589 Methods for deploying bypass graft stents 99 1997
6,129,756 Biluminal endovascular graft system 129 1998
6,224,609 Bifurcated prosthetic graft 78 1998
6,273,909 Endovascular graft system 55 1998
6,280,466 Endovascular graft system 71 1999
6,168,610 Method for endoluminally excluding an aortic aneurysm 79 2000
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 38 2000
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (7)
5,108,424 Collagen-impregnated dacron graft 188 1991
5,370,682 Solid woven tubular prosthesis 39 1993
5,527,353 Implantable tubular prosthesis 93 1993
5,556,426 PTFE implantable tubular prostheses with external coil support 78 1994
5,607,478 Yarn wrapped PTFE tubular prosthesis 82 1996
7,452,374 AV grafts with rapid post-operative self-sealing capabilities 14 2003
6,814,753 Implantable tubular prosthesis 17 2003
 
COOK INCORPORATED (6)
4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1171 1984
5,041,126 Endovascular stent and delivery system 479 1988
5,387,235 Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repair of aneurysm 605 1992
5,456,713 Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repairs of aneurysm and method for implanting 322 1993
5,562,726 Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repair of aneurysm and method for implanting 298 1993
5,693,084 Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repair of aneurysm 222 1995
 
LEMAITRE ACQUISITION LLC (6)
5,123,917 Expandable intraluminal vascular graft 635 1990
6,098,630 Multiple diameter expandable graft for blood vessel and method for deploying the same 25 1997
6,187,054 Method of making large diameter vascular prosteheses and a vascular prosthesis made by said method 29 1999
6,402,779 Balloon-assisted intraluminal stent graft 58 1999
6,183,481 Delivery system for self-expanding stents and grafts 82 1999
6,443,981 Expandable vascular prosthesis 30 2000
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (6)
6,258,114 Hoop stent 92 1998
6,203,779 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 23 1999
6,303,100 Methods for inhibiting the formation of potential endoleaks associated with endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 19 1999
6,475,466 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 19 2000
6,569,190 Methods for treating aneurysms 21 2001
7,011,674 Expandable stent apparatus and method 5 2002
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (6)
4,562,596 Aortic graft, device and method for performing an intraluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair 356 1984
5,591,195 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 294 1995
5,713,917 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 277 1996
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 85 1999
6,287,315 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis 95 1999
6,334,869 Endoluminal prosthesis 65 2000
 
Aeroquip Corporation (5)
5,562,727 Intraluminal graft and method for insertion thereof 87 1994
5,534,024 Intraluminal stenting graft 105 1994
5,507,770 Intraluminal grafting stent and method for implanting same in a blood vessel 43 1994
5,554,180 Intraluminal stenting graft 74 1995
5,697,968 Check valve for intraluminal graft 86 1995
 
B. Braun Celsa (5)
6,059,821 Method for controlling circulation of blood in a body 26 1996
5,800,515 Prosthesis implantable in a human or animal duct such as a stent or a prosthesis for aneurism 63 1996
6,302,891 System for repairing an anatomical canal by means of an implant with a progressive opening 57 1998
6,036,723 Surgically anastomosable transcutaneous vascular prothesis and set comprising the same 58 1998
6,248,116 Medical treatment of a diseased anatomical duct 72 1999
 
IMPRA, INC. (5)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 204 1989
5,152,782 Non-porous coated PTFE graft 145 1989
5,935,667 Dual porosity PTFE tubes 26 1997
6,004,348 Endoluminal encapsulated stent and methods of manufacture and endoluminal delivery 180 1998
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 131 1999
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (5)
6,494,907 Braided stent 23 1998
6,019,779 Multi-filar coil medical stent 133 1998
6,533,808 Stent with dual support structure 15 2000
6,558,415 Stent 72 2001
2002/0120,321 Stent retention mechanism 20 2001
 
TRIVASCULAR2, INC. (5)
6,733,521 Delivery system and method for endovascular graft 60 2001
2004/0220,664 Layered endovascular graft 9 2004
2005/0228,484 Modular endovascular graft 12 2005
2006/0233,990 PTFE layers and methods of manufacturing 13 2005
2006/0233,991 PTFE layers and methods of manufacturing 13 2005
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 622 1994
6,423,090 Stent pattern with staged expansion 61 2000
2002/0052,627 Devices configured from heat shaped, strain hardened nickel-titanium 39 2001
2008/0051,705 BIFURCATION STENT DELIVERY CATHETER AND METHOD 6 2007
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (4)
6,143,021 Stent placement instrument and method of assembly 47 1998
6,368,346 Bioresorbable stent 58 1999
6,471,718 Method and device for loading a stent 39 2000
6,926,732 Stent delivery device and method 48 2001
 
ANSON MEDICAL LIMITED (4)
6,899,728 Reinforced graft 24 1999
6,706,064 Expandable device 20 2000
7,223,280 Surgical implants and delivery systems therefor 11 2002
7,520,890 Reinforced graft and method of deployment 5 2005
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (4)
5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 707 1988
5,226,913 Method of making a radially expandable prosthesis 345 1992
5,575,818 Endovascular stent with locking ring 339 1995
5,871,538 Luminal graft endoprotheses and manufacture thereof 69 1997
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
5,728,131 Coupling device and method of use 99 1995
5,800,526 Multi-anchor stent 241 1997
6,168,618 Electrolytic stent delivery system and methods of use 25 1999
6,945,989 Apparatus for delivering endoluminal prostheses and methods of making and using them 50 2000
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (4)
5,984,956 Transmyocardial implant 79 1997
6,196,230 Stent delivery system and method of use 99 1998
6,290,728 Designs for left ventricular conduit 83 1999
6,694,983 Delivery methods for left ventricular conduit 44 2002
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (4)
5,919,204 Apparatus for releasing a self-expanding endoprosthesis 44 1994
6,375,787 Methods for applying a covering layer to a stent 34 1996
5,709,703 Stent delivery device and method for manufacturing same 162 1996
2002/0096,252 Stent with a covering layer of elastic material and methods for applying the layer on the stent 16 2002
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (4)
4,208,745 Vascular prostheses composed of polytetrafluoroethylene and process for their production 100 1977
4,248,924 Asymmetric porous film materials and process for producing same 46 1977
4,229,838 Vascular prosthesis having a composite structure 84 1978
5,110,527 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous material and process for producing the same 39 1990
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (3)
5,776,183 Expandable stent 202 1996
6,042,589 Reversible-action endoprosthesis delivery device 133 1998
5,911,754 Flexible stent with effective strut and connector patterns 163 1998
 
COOK BIOTECH INCORPORATED (3)
7,485,138 Tubular graft construct 9 2002
2006/0136,047 Tissue graft prosthesis devices containing juvenile or small diameter submucosa 9 2003
7,597,710 Implantable vascular device 14 2003
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (3)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 342 1994
7,556,645 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 21 2005
2008/0015,687 METHOD OF IN SITU FORMATION OF TRANSLUMENALLY DEPLOYABLE HEART VALVE SUPPORT 25 2007
 
Endosystems LLC (3)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 225 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 194 1998
6,475,236 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 73 2000
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,652,580 Modular, staged graft and attachment system for endovascular repair 31 2000
2002/0049,490 Single-piece endoprosthesis with high expansion ratios 33 2001
6,517,574 System and method for endovascular aneurysm repair in conjunction with vascular stabilization 33 2002
 
FEMORALIS, LLC (3)
6,245,101 Intravascular hinge stent 92 1999
6,312,460 Intravascular hinge stent 44 2001
6,475,237 Intravascular hinge stent 57 2001
 
Industrial Research B.V. (3)
5,344,444 Expandable ring, cylinder or sleeve which can be made non-deformable 78 1992
5,464,419 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 59 1994
5,529,653 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 61 1995
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (3)
5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 164 1994
5,662,675 Delivery catheter assembly 136 1995
5,707,388 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 52 1997
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (3)
6,371,979 Stent delivery system 53 1997
5,782,838 Cytoscope delivery system 70 1997
5,776,142 Controllable stent delivery system and method 140 1997
 
PRODESCO, INC. (3)
6,494,909 Endovascular valve 190 2000
2002/0042,644 Bifurcated fabric sleeve stent graft with junction region strengthening elements 18 2001
2002/0052,649 Graft having region for biological seal formation 28 2001
 
SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (3)
4,550,447 Vascular graft prosthesis 129 1983
4,647,416 Method of preparing a vascular graft prosthesis 149 1985
4,957,669 Method for producing tubing useful as a tapered vascular graft prosthesis 56 1989
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (3)
5,749,894 Aneurysm closure method 197 1996
6,280,457 Polymer covered vaso-occlusive devices and methods of producing such devices 132 1999
6,602,269 Embolic devices capable of in-situ reinforcement 81 2001
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
5,447,152 Endotracheal tube and the method of manufacturing it 23 1992
6,174,326 Radiopaque, antithrombogenic stent and method for its production 69 1997
6,833,004 Stent 70 2002
 
William Cook Europe A/S (3)
5,562,724 Endovascular graft prosthesis and an implantation method for such a prosthesis 310 1995
5,562,697 Self-expanding stent assembly and methods for the manufacture thereof 129 1995
6,524,336 Endovascular graft 63 1999
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (2)
5,618,301 Reducing stent, device with reducing stent and use of a reducing stent 90 1996
5,716,393 Stent with an end of greater diameter than its main body 238 1996
 
AVANTEC VASCULAR CORPORATION (2)
5,766,203 Sheath with expandable distal extremity and balloon catheters and stents for use therewith and method 193 1996
7,083,642 Delivery of therapeutic capable agents 52 2002
 
BAYER ESSURE INC. (2)
7,073,504 Contraceptive system and method of use 48 1996
6,096,052 Occluding device and method of use 123 1998
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
6,409,750 Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same 219 2000
6,730,119 Percutaneous implantation of partially covered stents in aneurysmally dilated arterial segments with subsequent embolization and obliteration of the aneurysm cavity 40 2000
 
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. (2)
5,772,884 Porous polytetrafluoroethylene film and process for preparation thereof 26 1994
6,270,707 Manufacturing method of a highly conductive polytetrafluoroethylene sheet 27 1998
 
E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY (2)
5,840,775 Porous polytetraflouroethylene and preparation 12 1997
5,939,198 Porous polytetrafluoro-ethylene and preparation 6 1998
 
E.V.A. CORPORATION (2)
5,207,695 Aortic graft, implantation device, and method for repairing aortic aneurysm 302 1991
5,972,023 Implantation device for an aortic graft method of treating aortic aneurysm 106 1996
 
EMORY UNIVERSITY (2)
5,383,928 Stent sheath for local drug delivery 378 1993
6,355,055 Endovascular support device and method of use 44 1997
 
EVA CORPORATION (2)
5,944,750 Method and apparatus for the surgical repair of aneurysms 86 1997
6,409,757 Method and apparatus for supporting a graft assembly 96 1999
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (2)
6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 139 1999
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 13 2004
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (2)
5,464,449 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 267 1993
2006/0292,206 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 18 2002
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (2)
5,916,264 Stent graft 78 1998
6,652,573 Radial expansible stent for implanting in body vessels 29 1999
 
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP (2)
2002/0007,193 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE SURGICAL REPAIR OF ANEURYSMS 24 1998
2002/0193,872 Prosthetic graft assembly and method of use 77 2002
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (2)
6,488,700 Endoluminal prosthesis placing method 79 2001
2002/0082,682 Biologically active agent delivery apparatus and method 66 2001
 
M.I.TECH CO., LTD. (2)
6,663,663 Stent 88 2001
6,669,724 Medical stent 111 2001
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (2)
5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 572 1992
2002/0107,561 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 35 2001
 
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center (2)
6,102,918 Collapsible low-profile vascular graft implantation instrument and method for use thereof 24 1998
6,168,620 Reinforced vascular graft 27 2000
 
NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,853,419 Stent 174 1997
6,451,050 Stent graft and method 95 2000
 
NUMED, INC. (2)
5,217,483 Intravascular radially expandable stent 256 1992
5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 451 1993
 
OrbusNeich Medical, Inc. (2)
6,432,132 Expandable intraluminal endoprosthesis 61 2000
6,821,292 Crimpable intraluminal endoprosthesis having helical elements 85 2002
 
PARODI, JAUN C. (2)
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