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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, CA38

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Watson, James R Santa Rosa, US 23 333

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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (34)
4,830,003 Compressive stent and delivery system 800 1988
5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 566 1995
5,769,882 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 258 1995
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 338 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 419 1996
5,749,921 Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses 249 1996
5,824,042 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 282 1996
5,755,772 Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures 210 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 549 1996
6,533,811 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 87 1997
6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 172 1997
6,193,745 Modular intraluminal prosteheses construction and methods 122 1997
6,102,938 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 108 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 290 1997
5,984,955 System and method for endoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 232 1997
6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 138 1998
6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 117 1998
6,203,568 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 269 1998
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 335 1998
6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 192 1998
6,143,022 Stent-graft assembly with dual configuration graft component and method of manufacture 94 1998
6,142,973 Balloon catheter for repairing bifurcated vessels 140 1998
6,110,198 Method for deploying cuff prostheses 173 1999
6,123,722 Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication 125 1999
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 207 1999
6,428,565 System and method for edoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 91 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 148 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 75 2000
6,485,508 Low profile stent 63 2000
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 247 2000
6,547,813 Stent delivery catheter with folded sleeve and method of making same 34 2001
6,589,274 Stent delivery catheter and method of making same 41 2001
2003/0135,256 Stent delivery system 11 2002
2003/0204,244 Aneurysm exclusion stent 18 2002
 
Teramed, Inc. (8)
5,827,310 Apparatus for forming custom length grafts after endoluminal insertion 41 1997
6,070,589 Methods for deploying bypass graft stents 131 1997
6,129,756 Biluminal endovascular graft system 176 1998
6,224,609 Bifurcated prosthetic graft 127 1998
6,273,909 Endovascular graft system 77 1998
6,280,466 Endovascular graft system 151 1999
6,168,610 Method for endoluminally excluding an aortic aneurysm 119 2000
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 80 2000
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (2)
6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 170 1999
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 22 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (2)
6,036,702 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 205 1997
6,302,905 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 93 1999
 
ZOUCAS KIRURGKONSULT AB (1)
2003/0004,565 Medical device 11 2002
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL ORPORATION (1)
6,315,791 Self-expanding prothesis 118 1998
 
SECANT MEDICAL, LLC (1)
6,159,239 Woven stent/graft structure 255 1998
 
IsoStent, Inc. (1)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 537 1996
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 105 1998
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,143,015 Device and method for partially occluding blood vessels using flow-through balloon 55 1998
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (1)
6,293,969 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 30 1999
 
COREVALVE S.A. (1)
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 432 2004
 
FUMEDICA Intertrade AG (1)
2001/0049,534 Device for inserting an aortic endoprosthesis 24 2001
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (1)
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 31 2001
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (3)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 510 1994
7,556,645 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 36 2005
2008/0015,687 METHOD OF IN SITU FORMATION OF TRANSLUMENALLY DEPLOYABLE HEART VALVE SUPPORT 36 2007
 
IMPRA, INC. (5)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 231 1989
5,152,782 Non-porous coated PTFE graft 173 1989
5,935,667 Dual porosity PTFE tubes 30 1997
6,004,348 Endoluminal encapsulated stent and methods of manufacture and endoluminal delivery 235 1998
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 159 1999
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
4,871,365 Partially absorbable prosthetic tubular article having an external support 55 1986
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (6)
6,258,114 Hoop stent 171 1998
6,203,779 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 35 1999
6,303,100 Methods for inhibiting the formation of potential endoleaks associated with endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 29 1999
6,475,466 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 28 2000
6,569,190 Methods for treating aneurysms 35 2001
7,011,674 Expandable stent apparatus and method 6 2002
 
Instent, Inc. (1)
5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 399 1995
 
JULIO, C, PALMAZ (1)
5,382,261 Method and apparatus for occluding vessels 341 1992
 
MICROVENTION, INC. (1)
2003/0014,075 Methods, materials and apparatus for deterring or preventing endoleaks following endovascular graft implanation 70 2001
 
Industrial Research B.V. (3)
5,344,444 Expandable ring, cylinder or sleeve which can be made non-deformable 85 1992
5,464,419 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 75 1994
5,529,653 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 70 1995
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
6,409,750 Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same 366 2000
6,730,119 Percutaneous implantation of partially covered stents in aneurysmally dilated arterial segments with subsequent embolization and obliteration of the aneurysm cavity 69 2000
 
B. Braun Celsa (5)
6,059,821 Method for controlling circulation of blood in a body 29 1996
5,800,515 Prosthesis implantable in a human or animal duct such as a stent or a prosthesis for aneurism 92 1996
6,302,891 System for repairing an anatomical canal by means of an implant with a progressive opening 84 1998
6,036,723 Surgically anastomosable transcutaneous vascular prothesis and set comprising the same 79 1998
6,248,116 Medical treatment of a diseased anatomical duct 135 1999
 
NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,853,419 Stent 214 1997
6,451,050 Stent graft and method 136 2000
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 131 2000
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
5,810,872 Flexible stent 214 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,476,506 Bi-directional crimped graft 219 1994
 
X TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
6,146,417 Tubular stent 31 1999
6,447,501 Enhanced stent delivery system 40 1999
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0079,952 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal os 19 2004
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
2005/0090,901 Intervertebral disk prosthesis or nucleus replacement prosthesis 108 2004
 
Micro Science Medical AG (1)
6,497,723 Stent for transluminal implantation 16 2000
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (44)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1224 1986
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 995 1989
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 1024 1989
5,171,262 Non-woven endoprosthesis 366 1990
5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 524 1991
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 699 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 298 1991
5,316,023 Method for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 434 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 337 1993
5,354,310 Expandable temporary graft 286 1993
5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 244 1994
5,683,453 Apparatus for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 217 1996
5,741,324 Method for manufacturing a stent and stent obtained with said method 21 1996
6,015,432 Wire reinforced vascular prosthesis 94 1998
6,019,778 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 244 1998
6,162,243 Axially flexible stent 96 1999
6,425,898 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 191 1999
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 181 1999
6,436,104 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 128 1999
6,325,825 Stent with variable wall thickness 166 1999
6,287,329 Stent keeper for a self-expanding stent delivery system 75 1999
6,270,525 Precursor stent gasket for receiving bilateral grafts having controlled contralateral guidewire access 39 1999
6,245,100 Method for making a self-expanding stent-graft 92 2000
6,547,817 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 68 2000
6,267,783 Stent which is easily recaptured and repositioned within the body 249 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 83 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 40 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 38 2000
6,503,271 Intravascular device with improved radiopacity 84 2000
6,679,911 Flexible stent 72 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 57 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 93 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 44 2001
6,998,060 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 41 2001
6,425,855 Method for making a multi-laminate stent having superelastic articulated sections 43 2001
6,863,685 Radiopacity intraluminal medical device 96 2001
2002/0072,792 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 26 2001
7,011,673 Stent delivery system with a fixed guide wire 56 2002
2002/0193,867 Low profile improved radiopacity intraluminal medical device 80 2002
6,818,013 Intravascular stent device 59 2002
2004/0093,064 Drug eluting stent graft combination 22 2002
6,884,260 Endovascular graft system 104 2003
7,351,256 Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 72 2003
2005/0075,715 Graft material attachment device and method 31 2003
 
FURST, GARY H. (1)
6,436,133 Expandable graft 87 1999
 
pfm Produkterfur Die Medizin (1)
5,536,274 Spiral implant for organ pathways 180 1993
 
Intervascular Inc. (3)
5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 192 1994
5,662,675 Delivery catheter assembly 181 1995
5,707,388 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 57 1997
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
5,110,527 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous material and process for producing the same 46 1990
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,789,047 Flexible, multilayered tube 79 1995
 
Olympus Optical Corporation Limited (1)
5,529,820 Flexible, non-porous tube and a method of making 70 1994
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 566 1987
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,474,630 Method for the production of synthetic blood vessel prostheses 35 1982
 
VARIOMED AG (1)
5,861,027 Stent for the transluminal implantation in hollow organs 199 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5,922,020 Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics 305 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
6,497,722 Methods and apparatus for in-vivo tailored stents indicated for use in tortuous anatomy 32 2000
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
5,728,131 Coupling device and method of use 116 1995
5,800,526 Multi-anchor stent 294 1997
6,168,618 Electrolytic stent delivery system and methods of use 53 1999
6,945,989 Apparatus for delivering endoluminal prostheses and methods of making and using them 96 2000
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 752 1994
6,423,090 Stent pattern with staged expansion 82 2000
2002/0052,627 Devices configured from heat shaped, strain hardened nickel-titanium 49 2001
2008/0051,705 BIFURCATION STENT DELIVERY CATHETER AND METHOD 17 2007
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (2)
5,464,449 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 314 1993
2006/0292,206 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 47 2002
 
Endosystems LLC (3)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 302 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 253 1998
6,475,236 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 106 2000
 
VASCULAR INNOVATION, INC. (1)
6,344,054 Endoluminal prosthesis comprising stent and overlying graft cover, and system and method for deployment thereof 39 1999
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,652,580 Modular, staged graft and attachment system for endovascular repair 41 2000
2002/0049,490 Single-piece endoprosthesis with high expansion ratios 39 2001
6,517,574 System and method for endovascular aneurysm repair in conjunction with vascular stabilization 44 2002
 
DUNING INCORPORATED (1)
7,128,755 Expandable biodegradable polymeric stents for combined mechanical support and pharmacological or radiation therapy 23 2002
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,507,769 Method and apparatus for forming an endoluminal bifurcated graft 397 1994
 
General Science and Technology Corp (1)
6,036,725 Expandable endovascular support device 116 1998
 
PALL CORPORATION (1)
6,103,172 Method of preparaing a porous polytetrafluoroethylene membranne 18 1998
 
Cummings, Charles (1)
6,736,839 Medical device delivery system 58 2001
 
WILK PATENT AND DEVELOPMENT (1)
6,387,119 Delivery methods for left ventricular conduit 75 2001
 
Corvita Europe (1)
6,554,858 Intraluminal endoprosthesis for ramifying the ducts of a human or animal body and method of manufacture thereof 42 1998
 
VASCUTEC, INC., 375 ENGLE ST., ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07630 (1)
4,816,028 Woven vascular graft 153 1987
 
EVA CORPORATION (2)
5,944,750 Method and apparatus for the surgical repair of aneurysms 112 1997
6,409,757 Method and apparatus for supporting a graft assembly 142 1999
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,705,517 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular occlusion prosthesis 263 1985
 
FEMORALIS, LLC (3)
6,245,101 Intravascular hinge stent 127 1999
6,312,460 Intravascular hinge stent 54 2001
6,475,237 Intravascular hinge stent 94 2001
 
Yeu Ming Tai Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. (1)
5,098,625 Process for forming an expanded porous tetrafluoroethylene polymer 48 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 134 2000
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (22)
5,665,117 Endovascular prosthesis with improved sealing means for aneurysmal arterial disease and method of use 174 1996
6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 98 1997
6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 126 1998
6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 55 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 90 1998
6,022,359 Stent delivery system featuring a flexible balloon 117 1999
6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 127 1999
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 92 1999
6,261,316 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 178 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 95 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 35 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 44 2000
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 79 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 60 2000
6,663,665 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 59 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 31 2002
2004/0116,997 Stent-graft with positioning anchor 53 2003
7,530,988 Methods and systems for endovascular aneurysm treatment 34 2005
2006/0212,112 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 32 2006
2007/0162,106 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 15 2006
2007/0276,477 MATERIAL FOR CREATING MULTI-LAYERED FILMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 30 2007
2009/0198,267 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM TREATMENT 19 2009
 
Urocath Corporation (1)
4,932,938 Urethral indwelling catheter with incontinence control 145 1989
 
Calmedica, LLC (1)
5,197,978 Removable heat-recoverable tissue supporting device 543 1991
 
Uromedica, Inc. (1)
6,419,701 Adjustable implantable genitourinary device 24 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (98)
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1156 1990
5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 484 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 563 1992
5,405,378 Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient 284 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 497 1992
5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 451 1993
5,478,330 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 212 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 361 1994
5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 58 1994
5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 145 1994
5,588,964 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 169 1995
5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 140 1996
5,690,644 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stent 322 1996
6,060,534 Medical devices comprising ionically and non-ionically crosslinked polymer hydrogels having improved mechanical properties 95 1996
5,980,530 Stent delivery system 103 1996
5,824,046 Covered stent 173 1996
6,117,168 Multilayer liquid absorption and deformation devices 29 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 352 1997
5,836,966 Variable expansion force stent 223 1997
5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 121 1997
5,948,016 Intravascular stent with non-parallel slots 140 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 414 1997
6,152,944 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 124 1998
6,146,389 Stent deployment device and method for deploying a stent 49 1998
6,143,021 Stent placement instrument and method of assembly 68 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 227 1998
6,514,281 System for delivering bifurcation stents 82 1998
6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 241 1998
6,159,237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents 101 1998
6,350,277 Stents with temporary retaining bands 309 1999
6,520,983 Stent delivery system 117 1999
6,159,238 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 209 1999
6,416,538 Stent configurations 50 1999
6,500,203 Process for making stent graft with braided polymeric sleeve 62 1999
6,368,346 Bioresorbable stent 77 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 133 1999
6,364,904 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 85 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 86 1999
6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 31 1999
6,485,507 Multi-property nitinol by heat treatment 97 1999
6,530,947 Stent delivery apparatus and method 74 1999
6,331,186 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 84 1999
6,428,569 Micro structure stent configurations 76 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 80 1999
6,432,129 Stent delivery system 43 2000
6,391,050 Self-expanding stent delivery system 101 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 177 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 52 2000
6,423,084 Variable expansion force stent 58 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 106 2000
6,471,718 Method and device for loading a stent 61 2000
6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 53 2000
6,471,720 Stent configurations 35 2000
6,506,211 Stent designs 102 2000
6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 75 2000
6,699,274 Stent delivery system and method of manufacturing same 114 2001
6,548,013 Processing of particulate Ni-Ti alloy to achieve desired shape and properties 8 2001
6,752,829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 111 2001
6,743,210 Stent delivery catheter positioning device 25 2001
6,602,283 Stent design 11 2001
6,569,150 Reinforced retention structures 63 2001
6,409,761 Intravascular stent 127 2001
2002/0161,376 Method and system for delivery of coated implants 22 2001
6,716,238 Stent with detachable tethers and method of using same 101 2001
6,776,793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 134 2001
6,478,816 Stent 112 2001
2002/0049,493 Intravascular stent 23 2001
2003/0040,803 Maintaining an open passagewaythrough a body lumen 59 2001
6,488,705 Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device 67 2001
6,926,732 Stent delivery device and method 102 2001
7,001,419 Stent delivery system with membrane 23 2001
6,939,374 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 33 2001
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 89 2002
6,929,709 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 40 2002
6,695,877 Bifurcated stent 77 2002
7,022,132 Stents with temporary retaining bands 57 2002
2002/0193,873 Bifurcated stent and delivery system 158 2002
6,755,855 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stents 118 2002
6,997,945 Variable expansion force stent 18 2002
2002/0095,208 Stent 73 2002
6,712,827 Stent delivery system 68 2002
6,802,849 Stent delivery system 49 2002
7,229,470 Flexible stent 6 2002
6,696,666 Tubular cutting process and system 94 2002
2004/0034,407 Covered stents with degradable barbs 29 2002
6,793,672 Coiled sheet graft for single and bifurcated lumens and methods of making and use 25 2002
6,949,120 Helical stent design 37 2002
7,491,230 Endovascular apparatus 33 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 142 2002
7,491,234 Medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents 29 2002
6,841,213 Fiber pattern printing 18 2002
7,115,140 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 8 2003
6,878,160 Stent with controlled expansion 79 2003
2004/0024,446 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 37 2003
7,465,270 Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them 7 2003
7,001,407 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 50 2004
7,244,242 Valve treatment catheter and methods 14 2005
2009/0182,406 BIFURCATED STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM 6 2009
 
ENDO VASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,591,843 Delivery system for modular endograft with superior attachment system 17 2003
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
5,370,691 Intravascular inflatable stent 189 1993
5,649,978 Temporary inflatable intravascular prosthesis 55 1994
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,139,480 Necking stents 219 1990
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (27)
5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 98 1996
6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 127 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 223 1998
6,395,019 Endovascular graft 113 1998
6,132,457 Endovascular graft having longitudinally displaceable sections 55 1998
6,331,191 Layered endovascular graft 84 1998
6,293,968 Inflatable intraluminal vascular stent 81 1999
6,379,392 Welding method 36 2000
6,824,558 Endoluminal device and method for treating branched lumen having a restricted section 27 2001
6,602,280 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 125 2001
6,485,515 Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient 70 2001
6,761,733 Delivery system and method for bifurcated endovascular graft 99 2001
6,776,604 Method and apparatus for shape forming endovascular graft material 25 2001
7,090,693 Endovascular graft joint and method for manufacture 16 2001
7,125,464 Method for manufacturing an endovascular graft section 29 2001
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 66 2001
2003/0004,560 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 55 2002
7,081,129 Endovascular graft 42 2002
2003/0225,453 Inflatable intraluminal graft 57 2002
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 81 2002
7,150,758 Kink resistant endovascular graft 21 2003
7,066,951 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 49 2003
2004/0254,625 Inflatable implant 89 2003
* 2004/0138,734 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 52 2003
2005/0090,804 Endoluminal prosthesis endoleak management 26 2003
2005/0171,593 Inflatable porous implants and methods for drug delivery 22 2004
7,147,455 Method and apparatus for shape forming endovascular graft material 8 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 148 1982
 
AHN, SAM S. (1)
5,707,378 Apparatus and method for performing aneurysm repair 30 1996
 
Harrison Medical Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,241,759 Method for deploying an endovascular graft having bifurication 49 1999
 
NSVASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,746,890 Three dimensional thin film devices and methods of fabrication 76 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (23)
5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 537 1994
5,656,029 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 238 1995
5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 416 1995
6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 283 1997
6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 95 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 394 1999
6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 111 1999
6,533,806 Balloon yielded delivery system and endovascular graft design for easy deployment 34 1999
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 133 1999
2002/0055,768 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A THIN-LAYERED, ENDOVASCULAR, POLYMER-COVERED STENT DEVICE 30 1999
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 56 2000
6,416,536 Method for deployment of a low profile delivery system 57 2001
2003/0050,684 Internal restraint for delivery of self-expanding stents 71 2001
2002/0045,933 Intravascular stent apparatus 46 2001
2002/0045,934 Intravascular stent apparatus 27 2001
2002/0045,935 Intravascular stent apparatus 34 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 29 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 132 2001
6,645,240 Low profile delivery system for stent and graft deployment and method for deployment 57 2002
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 146 2002
6,773,453 Method and apparatus for intraluminally implanting an endovascular aortic graft 21 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 45 2002
7,056,412 Counter rotational layering of ePTFE to improve mechanical properties of a prosthesis 10 2004
 
MEDINOL LTD. (12)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 745 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 391 1995
5,836,964 Stent fabrication method 223 1996
5,827,320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 187 1997
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 64 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 76 2000
6,406,489 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 37 2000
6,440,165 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 55 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 72 2000
6,436,134 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 106 2001
6,989,026 Method of making a bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture 18 2002
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 40 2002
 
INFLOW DYNAMICS (1)
6,613,083 Stent device and method 70 2001
 
Quanam Medical Corporation (2)
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5,512,360 PTFE reinforced compliant adhesive and method of fabricating same 26 1994
5,476,589 Porpous PTFE film and a manufacturing method therefor 113 1995
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5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 254 1995
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5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 135 1997
5,800,524 Prosthesis with spiral stitching element 37 1997
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5,769,887 Delivery catheter and graft for aneurysm repair 118 1997
5,843,166 Composite graft-stent having pockets for accomodating movement 113 1997
5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 197 1997
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6,391,052 Stent with collagen 188 1997
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6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 133 1998
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6,306,145 Reduced diameter stent/graft deployment catheter 23 2000
6,454,796 Vascular graft 72 2000
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6,475,166 Guidewire placement system for delivery of an aneurysm graft limb 44 2000
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6,716,239 ePTFE graft with axial elongation properties 28 2001
6,994,722 Implant having improved fixation to a body lumen and method for implanting the same 46 2001
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