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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, CA41

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Watson, James R Santa Rosa, US 23 361

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5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 574 1995
5,769,882 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 263 1995
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 341 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 426 1996
5,749,921 Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses 251 1996
5,824,042 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 287 1996
5,755,772 Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures 212 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 562 1996
6,533,811 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 89 1997
6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 174 1997
6,193,745 Modular intraluminal prosteheses construction and methods 125 1997
6,102,938 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 111 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 298 1997
5,984,955 System and method for endoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 234 1997
6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 141 1998
6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 121 1998
6,203,568 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 275 1998
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 343 1998
6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 198 1998
6,143,022 Stent-graft assembly with dual configuration graft component and method of manufacture 96 1998
6,142,973 Balloon catheter for repairing bifurcated vessels 143 1998
6,110,198 Method for deploying cuff prostheses 176 1999
6,123,722 Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication 128 1999
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 211 1999
6,428,565 System and method for edoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 94 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 150 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 76 2000
6,485,508 Low profile stent 65 2000
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 252 2000
6,547,813 Stent delivery catheter with folded sleeve and method of making same 35 2001
6,589,274 Stent delivery catheter and method of making same 43 2001
2003/0135,256 Stent delivery system 12 2002
2003/0204,244 Aneurysm exclusion stent 19 2002
 
Teramed, Inc. (8)
5,827,310 Apparatus for forming custom length grafts after endoluminal insertion 42 1997
6,070,589 Methods for deploying bypass graft stents 133 1997
6,129,756 Biluminal endovascular graft system 179 1998
6,224,609 Bifurcated prosthetic graft 129 1998
6,273,909 Endovascular graft system 78 1998
6,280,466 Endovascular graft system 157 1999
6,168,610 Method for endoluminally excluding an aortic aneurysm 121 2000
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 82 2000
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (2)
6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 174 1999
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 23 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (2)
6,036,702 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 207 1997
6,302,905 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 94 1999
 
ZOUCAS KIRURGKONSULT AB (1)
2003/0004,565 Medical device 12 2002
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL ORPORATION (1)
6,315,791 Self-expanding prothesis 120 1998
 
SECANT MEDICAL, LLC (1)
6,159,239 Woven stent/graft structure 264 1998
 
IsoStent, Inc. (1)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 540 1996
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 107 1998
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,143,015 Device and method for partially occluding blood vessels using flow-through balloon 57 1998
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (1)
6,293,969 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 31 1999
 
COREVALVE S.A. (1)
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 448 2004
 
FUMEDICA Intertrade AG (1)
2001/0049,534 Device for inserting an aortic endoprosthesis 25 2001
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 33 2001
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (3)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 526 1994
7,556,645 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 38 2005
2008/0015,687 METHOD OF IN SITU FORMATION OF TRANSLUMENALLY DEPLOYABLE HEART VALVE SUPPORT 38 2007
 
IMPRA, INC. (5)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 232 1989
5,152,782 Non-porous coated PTFE graft 176 1989
5,935,667 Dual porosity PTFE tubes 31 1997
6,004,348 Endoluminal encapsulated stent and methods of manufacture and endoluminal delivery 239 1998
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 162 1999
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
4,871,365 Partially absorbable prosthetic tubular article having an external support 56 1986
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (6)
6,258,114 Hoop stent 177 1998
6,203,779 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 40 1999
6,303,100 Methods for inhibiting the formation of potential endoleaks associated with endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 34 1999
6,475,466 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 30 2000
6,569,190 Methods for treating aneurysms 39 2001
7,011,674 Expandable stent apparatus and method 7 2002
 
Instent, Inc. (1)
5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 403 1995
 
JULIO, C, PALMAZ (1)
5,382,261 Method and apparatus for occluding vessels 342 1992
 
MICROVENTION, INC. (1)
2003/0014,075 Methods, materials and apparatus for deterring or preventing endoleaks following endovascular graft implanation 72 2001
 
Industrial Research B.V. (3)
5,344,444 Expandable ring, cylinder or sleeve which can be made non-deformable 87 1992
5,464,419 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 77 1994
5,529,653 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 72 1995
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
6,409,750 Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same 377 2000
6,730,119 Percutaneous implantation of partially covered stents in aneurysmally dilated arterial segments with subsequent embolization and obliteration of the aneurysm cavity 72 2000
 
B. Braun Celsa (5)
6,059,821 Method for controlling circulation of blood in a body 30 1996
5,800,515 Prosthesis implantable in a human or animal duct such as a stent or a prosthesis for aneurism 94 1996
6,302,891 System for repairing an anatomical canal by means of an implant with a progressive opening 86 1998
6,036,723 Surgically anastomosable transcutaneous vascular prothesis and set comprising the same 81 1998
6,248,116 Medical treatment of a diseased anatomical duct 140 1999
 
NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,853,419 Stent 217 1997
6,451,050 Stent graft and method 139 2000
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 134 2000
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
5,810,872 Flexible stent 218 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,476,506 Bi-directional crimped graft 222 1994
 
X TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
6,146,417 Tubular stent 32 1999
6,447,501 Enhanced stent delivery system 41 1999
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0079,952 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal os 20 2004
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
2005/0090,901 Intervertebral disk prosthesis or nucleus replacement prosthesis 110 2004
 
Micro Science Medical AG (1)
6,497,723 Stent for transluminal implantation 17 2000
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (44)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1232 1986
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 1008 1989
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 1030 1989
5,171,262 Non-woven endoprosthesis 367 1990
5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 526 1991
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 703 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 300 1991
5,316,023 Method for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 435 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 339 1993
5,354,310 Expandable temporary graft 287 1993
5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 246 1994
5,683,453 Apparatus for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 221 1996
5,741,324 Method for manufacturing a stent and stent obtained with said method 22 1996
6,015,432 Wire reinforced vascular prosthesis 97 1998
6,019,778 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 249 1998
6,162,243 Axially flexible stent 97 1999
6,425,898 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 195 1999
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 184 1999
6,436,104 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 130 1999
6,325,825 Stent with variable wall thickness 168 1999
6,287,329 Stent keeper for a self-expanding stent delivery system 79 1999
6,270,525 Precursor stent gasket for receiving bilateral grafts having controlled contralateral guidewire access 41 1999
6,245,100 Method for making a self-expanding stent-graft 96 2000
6,547,817 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 69 2000
6,267,783 Stent which is easily recaptured and repositioned within the body 253 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 84 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 42 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 39 2000
6,503,271 Intravascular device with improved radiopacity 88 2000
6,679,911 Flexible stent 73 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 60 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 95 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 45 2001
6,998,060 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 42 2001
6,425,855 Method for making a multi-laminate stent having superelastic articulated sections 44 2001
6,863,685 Radiopacity intraluminal medical device 100 2001
2002/0072,792 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 27 2001
7,011,673 Stent delivery system with a fixed guide wire 57 2002
2002/0193,867 Low profile improved radiopacity intraluminal medical device 82 2002
6,818,013 Intravascular stent device 60 2002
2004/0093,064 Drug eluting stent graft combination 24 2002
6,884,260 Endovascular graft system 107 2003
7,351,256 Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 75 2003
2005/0075,715 Graft material attachment device and method 32 2003
 
FURST, GARY H. (1)
6,436,133 Expandable graft 88 1999
 
pfm Produkterfur Die Medizin (1)
5,536,274 Spiral implant for organ pathways 186 1993
 
InterVascular, Inc. (3)
5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 196 1994
5,662,675 Delivery catheter assembly 183 1995
5,707,388 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 58 1997
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
5,110,527 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous material and process for producing the same 47 1990
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,789,047 Flexible, multilayered tube 80 1995
 
Olympus Optical Corporation Limited (1)
5,529,820 Flexible, non-porous tube and a method of making 74 1994
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 570 1987
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,474,630 Method for the production of synthetic blood vessel prostheses 36 1982
 
VARIOMED AG (1)
5,861,027 Stent for the transluminal implantation in hollow organs 203 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5,922,020 Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics 310 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
6,497,722 Methods and apparatus for in-vivo tailored stents indicated for use in tortuous anatomy 33 2000
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
5,728,131 Coupling device and method of use 117 1995
5,800,526 Multi-anchor stent 297 1997
6,168,618 Electrolytic stent delivery system and methods of use 57 1999
6,945,989 Apparatus for delivering endoluminal prostheses and methods of making and using them 98 2000
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 761 1994
6,423,090 Stent pattern with staged expansion 83 2000
2002/0052,627 Devices configured from heat shaped, strain hardened nickel-titanium 50 2001
2008/0051,705 BIFURCATION STENT DELIVERY CATHETER AND METHOD 21 2007
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (2)
5,464,449 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 316 1993
2006/0292,206 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 51 2002
 
Endosystems LLC (3)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 308 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 256 1998
6,475,236 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 109 2000
 
VASCULAR INNOVATION, INC. (1)
6,344,054 Endoluminal prosthesis comprising stent and overlying graft cover, and system and method for deployment thereof 41 1999
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,652,580 Modular, staged graft and attachment system for endovascular repair 42 2000
2002/0049,490 Single-piece endoprosthesis with high expansion ratios 40 2001
6,517,574 System and method for endovascular aneurysm repair in conjunction with vascular stabilization 45 2002
 
DUNING INCORPORATED (1)
7,128,755 Expandable biodegradable polymeric stents for combined mechanical support and pharmacological or radiation therapy 25 2002
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,507,769 Method and apparatus for forming an endoluminal bifurcated graft 402 1994
 
General Science and Technology Corp (1)
6,036,725 Expandable endovascular support device 122 1998
 
PALL CORPORATION (1)
6,103,172 Method of preparaing a porous polytetrafluoroethylene membranne 19 1998
 
Cummings, Charles (1)
6,736,839 Medical device delivery system 60 2001
 
WILK PATENT AND DEVELOPMENT (1)
6,387,119 Delivery methods for left ventricular conduit 76 2001
 
Corvita Europe (1)
6,554,858 Intraluminal endoprosthesis for ramifying the ducts of a human or animal body and method of manufacture thereof 43 1998
 
VASCUTEC, INC., 375 ENGLE ST., ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07630 (1)
4,816,028 Woven vascular graft 154 1987
 
EVA CORPORATION (2)
5,944,750 Method and apparatus for the surgical repair of aneurysms 114 1997
6,409,757 Method and apparatus for supporting a graft assembly 143 1999
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,705,517 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular occlusion prosthesis 265 1985
 
FEMORALIS, LLC (3)
6,245,101 Intravascular hinge stent 130 1999
6,312,460 Intravascular hinge stent 55 2001
6,475,237 Intravascular hinge stent 99 2001
 
Yeu Ming Tai Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. (1)
5,098,625 Process for forming an expanded porous tetrafluoroethylene polymer 50 1990
 
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (1)
6,100,054 Production for recombinant lactoferrin and lactoferrin polypeptides using DNA sequences in various organisms 20 1995
 
Endoluminal Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
6,443,941 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric products for use therein 136 2000
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (22)
5,665,117 Endovascular prosthesis with improved sealing means for aneurysmal arterial disease and method of use 175 1996
6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 99 1997
6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 127 1998
6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 56 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 91 1998
6,022,359 Stent delivery system featuring a flexible balloon 119 1999
6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 130 1999
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 94 1999
6,261,316 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 181 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 97 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 36 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 46 2000
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 82 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 62 2000
6,663,665 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 61 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 32 2002
2004/0116,997 Stent-graft with positioning anchor 54 2003
7,530,988 Methods and systems for endovascular aneurysm treatment 35 2005
2006/0212,112 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 33 2006
2007/0162,106 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 16 2006
2007/0276,477 MATERIAL FOR CREATING MULTI-LAYERED FILMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 31 2007
2009/0198,267 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM TREATMENT 20 2009
 
UROCATH CORPORATION (1)
4,932,938 Urethral indwelling catheter with incontinence control 149 1989
 
CALMEDICA, LLC (1)
5,197,978 Removable heat-recoverable tissue supporting device 550 1991
 
Uromedica, Inc. (1)
6,419,701 Adjustable implantable genitourinary device 25 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (98)
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1170 1990
5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 489 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 569 1992
5,405,378 Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient 287 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 501 1992
5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 456 1993
5,478,330 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 214 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 366 1994
5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 60 1994
5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 151 1994
5,588,964 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 178 1995
5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 141 1996
5,690,644 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stent 328 1996
6,060,534 Medical devices comprising ionically and non-ionically crosslinked polymer hydrogels having improved mechanical properties 96 1996
5,980,530 Stent delivery system 105 1996
5,824,046 Covered stent 176 1996
6,117,168 Multilayer liquid absorption and deformation devices 30 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 354 1997
5,836,966 Variable expansion force stent 225 1997
5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 123 1997
5,948,016 Intravascular stent with non-parallel slots 141 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 418 1997
6,152,944 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 127 1998
6,146,389 Stent deployment device and method for deploying a stent 50 1998
6,143,021 Stent placement instrument and method of assembly 70 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 233 1998
6,514,281 System for delivering bifurcation stents 85 1998
6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 247 1998
6,159,237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents 106 1998
6,350,277 Stents with temporary retaining bands 322 1999
6,520,983 Stent delivery system 120 1999
6,159,238 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 215 1999
6,416,538 Stent configurations 52 1999
6,500,203 Process for making stent graft with braided polymeric sleeve 63 1999
6,368,346 Bioresorbable stent 78 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 134 1999
6,364,904 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 88 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 87 1999
6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 32 1999
6,485,507 Multi-property nitinol by heat treatment 98 1999
6,530,947 Stent delivery apparatus and method 75 1999
6,331,186 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 85 1999
6,428,569 Micro structure stent configurations 78 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 82 1999
6,432,129 Stent delivery system 44 2000
6,391,050 Self-expanding stent delivery system 103 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 182 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 54 2000
6,423,084 Variable expansion force stent 59 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 108 2000
6,471,718 Method and device for loading a stent 63 2000
6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 54 2000
6,471,720 Stent configurations 36 2000
6,506,211 Stent designs 106 2000
6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 78 2000
6,699,274 Stent delivery system and method of manufacturing same 121 2001
6,548,013 Processing of particulate Ni-Ti alloy to achieve desired shape and properties 9 2001
6,752,829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 114 2001
6,743,210 Stent delivery catheter positioning device 27 2001
6,602,283 Stent design 12 2001
6,569,150 Reinforced retention structures 64 2001
6,409,761 Intravascular stent 128 2001
2002/0161,376 Method and system for delivery of coated implants 23 2001
6,716,238 Stent with detachable tethers and method of using same 102 2001
6,776,793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 136 2001
6,478,816 Stent 114 2001
2002/0049,493 Intravascular stent 24 2001
2003/0040,803 Maintaining an open passagewaythrough a body lumen 61 2001
6,488,705 Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device 69 2001
6,926,732 Stent delivery device and method 109 2001
7,001,419 Stent delivery system with membrane 25 2001
6,939,374 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 38 2001
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 92 2002
6,929,709 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 42 2002
6,695,877 Bifurcated stent 79 2002
7,022,132 Stents with temporary retaining bands 60 2002
2002/0193,873 Bifurcated stent and delivery system 161 2002
6,755,855 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stents 121 2002
6,997,945 Variable expansion force stent 19 2002
2002/0095,208 Stent 74 2002
6,712,827 Stent delivery system 70 2002
6,802,849 Stent delivery system 51 2002
7,229,470 Flexible stent 7 2002
6,696,666 Tubular cutting process and system 96 2002
2004/0034,407 Covered stents with degradable barbs 32 2002
6,793,672 Coiled sheet graft for single and bifurcated lumens and methods of making and use 26 2002
6,949,120 Helical stent design 38 2002
7,491,230 Endovascular apparatus 34 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 143 2002
7,491,234 Medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents 30 2002
6,841,213 Fiber pattern printing 19 2002
7,115,140 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 9 2003
6,878,160 Stent with controlled expansion 80 2003
2004/0024,446 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 39 2003
7,465,270 Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them 8 2003
7,001,407 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 51 2004
7,244,242 Valve treatment catheter and methods 16 2005
2009/0182,406 BIFURCATED STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM 7 2009
 
ENDO VASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,591,843 Delivery system for modular endograft with superior attachment system 18 2003
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
5,370,691 Intravascular inflatable stent 191 1993
5,649,978 Temporary inflatable intravascular prosthesis 57 1994
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,139,480 Necking stents 220 1990
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (27)
5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 101 1996
6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 130 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 226 1998
6,395,019 Endovascular graft 114 1998
6,132,457 Endovascular graft having longitudinally displaceable sections 57 1998
6,331,191 Layered endovascular graft 87 1998
6,293,968 Inflatable intraluminal vascular stent 83 1999
6,379,392 Welding method 37 2000
6,824,558 Endoluminal device and method for treating branched lumen having a restricted section 28 2001
6,602,280 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 127 2001
6,485,515 Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient 71 2001
6,761,733 Delivery system and method for bifurcated endovascular graft 100 2001
6,776,604 Method and apparatus for shape forming endovascular graft material 27 2001
7,090,693 Endovascular graft joint and method for manufacture 18 2001
7,125,464 Method for manufacturing an endovascular graft section 31 2001
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 71 2001
2003/0004,560 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 56 2002
7,081,129 Endovascular graft 43 2002
2003/0225,453 Inflatable intraluminal graft 59 2002
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 85 2002
7,150,758 Kink resistant endovascular graft 22 2003
7,066,951 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 51 2003
2004/0254,625 Inflatable implant 90 2003
* 2004/0138,734 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 54 2003
2005/0090,804 Endoluminal prosthesis endoleak management 27 2003
2005/0171,593 Inflatable porous implants and methods for drug delivery 23 2004
7,147,455 Method and apparatus for shape forming endovascular graft material 9 2004
 
BODYCOTE ORTECH INC. (1)
4,459,252 Method of forming a small bore flexible vascular graft involving eluting solvent-elutable particles from a polymeric tubular article 150 1982
 
Ahn; Sam S. (1)
5,707,378 Apparatus and method for performing aneurysm repair 31 1996
 
Harrison Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,241,759 Method for deploying an endovascular graft having bifurication 51 1999
 
NSVASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,746,890 Three dimensional thin film devices and methods of fabrication 81 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (23)
5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 542 1994
5,656,029 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 241 1995
5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 426 1995
6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 285 1997
6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 96 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 406 1999
6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 113 1999
6,533,806 Balloon yielded delivery system and endovascular graft design for easy deployment 35 1999
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 138 1999
2002/0055,768 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A THIN-LAYERED, ENDOVASCULAR, POLYMER-COVERED STENT DEVICE 32 1999
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 57 2000
6,416,536 Method for deployment of a low profile delivery system 59 2001
2003/0050,684 Internal restraint for delivery of self-expanding stents 73 2001
2002/0045,933 Intravascular stent apparatus 47 2001
2002/0045,934 Intravascular stent apparatus 28 2001
2002/0045,935 Intravascular stent apparatus 35 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 30 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 133 2001
6,645,240 Low profile delivery system for stent and graft deployment and method for deployment 60 2002
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 148 2002
6,773,453 Method and apparatus for intraluminally implanting an endovascular aortic graft 22 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 46 2002
7,056,412 Counter rotational layering of ePTFE to improve mechanical properties of a prosthesis 11 2004
 
Medinol Ltd. (12)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 749 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 396 1995
5,836,964 Stent fabrication method 226 1996
5,827,320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 189 1997
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 65 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 77 2000
6,406,489 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 38 2000
6,440,165 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 56 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 73 2000
6,436,134 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 108 2001
6,989,026 Method of making a bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture 19 2002
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 41 2002
 
INFLOW DYNAMICS (1)
6,613,083 Stent device and method 71 2001
 
Quanam Medical Corporation (2)
6,168,619 Intravascular stent having a coaxial polymer member and end sleeves 140 1998
6,530,950 Intraluminal stent having coaxial polymer member 274 2000
 
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5,785,679 Methods and apparatus for treating aneurysms and arterio-venous fistulas 117 1995
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5,800,512 PTFE vascular graft 144 1996
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5,976,650 Method of securing a thin-wall intraluminal graft 81 1995
6,027,811 Thin-wall intraluminal graft 85 1995
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5,645,915 High strength porous PTFE sheet material 41 1996
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5,972,441 Thin-wall polytetrafluoroethylene tube 120 1997
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5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 255 1995
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6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 224 1998
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6,508,833 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 409 2001
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5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 137 1997
5,800,524 Prosthesis with spiral stitching element 38 1997
6,306,164 Short body endoprosthesis 57 1997
6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 341 1998
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6,447,522 Implant delivery system 162 2001
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5,769,887 Delivery catheter and graft for aneurysm repair 119 1997
5,843,166 Composite graft-stent having pockets for accomodating movement 115 1997
5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 200 1997
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6,391,052 Stent with collagen 189 1997
5,906,641 Bifurcated stent graft 158 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 136 1998
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6,306,145 Reduced diameter stent/graft deployment catheter 24 2000
6,454,796 Vascular graft 74 2000
6,607,551 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer 136 2000
6,530,765 Apparatus for manufacturing expanded polytetrafluoroethylene products 18 2000
6,475,166 Guidewire placement system for delivery of an aneurysm graft limb 45 2000
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6,716,239 ePTFE graft with axial elongation properties 29 2001
6,994,722 Implant having improved fixation to a body lumen and method for implanting the same 47 2001
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7,192,441 Aortic artery aneurysm endovascular prosthesis 18 2001
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