US Patent No: 8,083,789 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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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, CA31

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Watson, James R - 35 206

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NOVATECH SA (1)
6,475,238 Bifurcated aortic prosthesis 31 2000
 
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP (2)
2002/0007,193 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE SURGICAL REPAIR OF ANEURYSMS 28 1998
2002/0193,872 Prosthetic graft assembly and method of use 92 2002
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (34)
4,830,003 Compressive stent and delivery system 750 1988
5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 499 1995
5,769,882 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 230 1995
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 303 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 360 1996
5,749,921 Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses 211 1996
5,824,042 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 248 1996
5,755,772 Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures 196 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 442 1996
6,533,811 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 69 1997
6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 141 1997
6,193,745 Modular intraluminal prosteheses construction and methods 104 1997
6,102,938 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 98 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 232 1997
5,984,955 System and method for endoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 194 1997
6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 127 1998
6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 104 1998
6,203,568 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 241 1998
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 278 1998
6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 172 1998
6,143,022 Stent-graft assembly with dual configuration graft component and method of manufacture 87 1998
6,142,973 Balloon catheter for repairing bifurcated vessels 131 1998
6,110,198 Method for deploying cuff prostheses 134 1999
6,123,722 Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication 108 1999
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 171 1999
6,428,565 System and method for edoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 75 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 127 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 65 2000
6,485,508 Low profile stent 58 2000
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 207 2000
6,547,813 Stent delivery catheter with folded sleeve and method of making same 32 2001
6,589,274 Stent delivery catheter and method of making same 38 2001
2003/0135,256 Stent delivery system 8 2002
2003/0204,244 Aneurysm exclusion stent 16 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 120 1997
6,129,756 Biluminal endovascular graft system 156 1998
6,224,609 Bifurcated prosthetic graft 91 1998
6,273,909 Endovascular graft system 65 1998
6,280,466 Endovascular graft system 98 1999
6,168,610 Method for endoluminally excluding an aortic aneurysm 104 2000
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 58 2000
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (2)
6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 158 1999
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 20 2004
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (2)
6,036,702 Medical grafting connectors and fasteners 187 1997
6,302,905 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 84 1999
 
ZOUCAS KIRURGKONSULT AB (1)
2003/0004,565 Medical device 11 2002
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL ORPORATION (1)
6,315,791 Self-expanding prothesis 100 1998
 
SECANT MEDICAL, LLC (1)
6,159,239 Woven stent/graft structure 217 1998
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (1)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 508 1996
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 101 1998
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,143,015 Device and method for partially occluding blood vessels using flow-through balloon 42 1998
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (1)
6,293,969 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 28 1999
 
COREVALVE S.A. (1)
2004/0210,304 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 335 2004
 
FUMEDICA Intertrade AG (1)
2001/0049,534 Device for inserting an aortic endoprosthesis 21 2001
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 27 2001
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (3)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 425 1994
7,556,645 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 29 2005
2008/0015,687 METHOD OF IN SITU FORMATION OF TRANSLUMENALLY DEPLOYABLE HEART VALVE SUPPORT 28 2007
 
IMPRA, INC. (5)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 217 1989
5,152,782 Non-porous coated PTFE graft 159 1989
5,935,667 Dual porosity PTFE tubes 29 1997
6,004,348 Endoluminal encapsulated stent and methods of manufacture and endoluminal delivery 215 1998
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 144 1999
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
4,871,365 Partially absorbable prosthetic tubular article having an external support 53 1986
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (6)
6,258,114 Hoop stent 137 1998
6,203,779 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 27 1999
6,303,100 Methods for inhibiting the formation of potential endoleaks associated with endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 24 1999
6,475,466 Methods for treating endoleaks during endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms 22 2000
6,569,190 Methods for treating aneurysms 29 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 380 1995
 
JULIO, C, PALMAZ (1)
5,382,261 Method and apparatus for occluding vessels 326 1992
 
MICROVENTION, INC. (1)
2003/0014,075 Methods, materials and apparatus for deterring or preventing endoleaks following endovascular graft implanation 60 2001
 
Industrial Research B.V. (3)
5,344,444 Expandable ring, cylinder or sleeve which can be made non-deformable 84 1992
5,464,419 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 69 1994
5,529,653 Expandable hollow sleeve for the local support and/or reinforcement of a body vessel, and method for the fabrication thereof 66 1995
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (2)
6,409,750 Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same 298 2000
6,730,119 Percutaneous implantation of partially covered stents in aneurysmally dilated arterial segments with subsequent embolization and obliteration of the aneurysm cavity 56 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 75 1996
6,302,891 System for repairing an anatomical canal by means of an implant with a progressive opening 71 1998
6,036,723 Surgically anastomosable transcutaneous vascular prothesis and set comprising the same 67 1998
6,248,116 Medical treatment of a diseased anatomical duct 106 1999
 
NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,853,419 Stent 197 1997
6,451,050 Stent graft and method 121 2000
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 107 2000
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
5,810,872 Flexible stent 195 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,476,506 Bi-directional crimped graft 189 1994
 
X TECHNOLOGIES INC. (2)
6,146,417 Tubular stent 28 1999
6,447,501 Enhanced stent delivery system 35 1999
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (1)
2006/0079,952 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal os 18 2004
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
2005/0090,901 Intervertebral disk prosthesis or nucleus replacement prosthesis 83 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 1151 1986
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 910 1989
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 974 1989
5,171,262 Non-woven endoprosthesis 352 1990
5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 508 1991
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 664 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 282 1991
5,316,023 Method for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 423 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 321 1993
5,354,310 Expandable temporary graft 280 1993
5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 228 1994
5,683,453 Apparatus for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 205 1996
5,741,324 Method for manufacturing a stent and stent obtained with said method 21 1996
6,015,432 Wire reinforced vascular prosthesis 79 1998
6,019,778 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 199 1998
6,162,243 Axially flexible stent 88 1999
6,425,898 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 148 1999
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 175 1999
6,436,104 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 125 1999
6,325,825 Stent with variable wall thickness 156 1999
6,287,329 Stent keeper for a self-expanding stent delivery system 66 1999
6,270,525 Precursor stent gasket for receiving bilateral grafts having controlled contralateral guidewire access 38 1999
6,245,100 Method for making a self-expanding stent-graft 84 2000
6,547,817 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 61 2000
6,267,783 Stent which is easily recaptured and repositioned within the body 201 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 70 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 34 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 32 2000
6,503,271 Intravascular device with improved radiopacity 81 2000
6,679,911 Flexible stent 71 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 56 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 85 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,998,060 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 39 2001
6,425,855 Method for making a multi-laminate stent having superelastic articulated sections 42 2001
6,863,685 Radiopacity intraluminal medical device 84 2001
2002/0072,792 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 25 2001
7,011,673 Stent delivery system with a fixed guide wire 48 2002
2002/0193,867 Low profile improved radiopacity intraluminal medical device 73 2002
6,818,013 Intravascular stent device 51 2002
2004/0093,064 Drug eluting stent graft combination 16 2002
6,884,260 Endovascular graft system 61 2003
7,351,256 Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 51 2003
2005/0075,715 Graft material attachment device and method 26 2003
 
FURST, GARY H. (1)
6,436,133 Expandable graft 85 1999
 
pfm Produkterfur Die Medizin (1)
5,536,274 Spiral implant for organ pathways 163 1993
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (3)
5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 185 1994
5,662,675 Delivery catheter assembly 156 1995
5,707,388 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 56 1997
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
5,110,527 Polytetrafluoroethylene porous material and process for producing the same 44 1990
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,789,047 Flexible, multilayered tube 72 1995
 
Olympus Optical Corporation Limited (1)
5,529,820 Flexible, non-porous tube and a method of making 62 1994
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 534 1987
 
B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
4,474,630 Method for the production of synthetic blood vessel prostheses 34 1982
 
VARIOMED AG (1)
5,861,027 Stent for the transluminal implantation in hollow organs 188 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5,922,020 Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics 281 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
6,497,722 Methods and apparatus for in-vivo tailored stents indicated for use in tortuous anatomy 26 2000
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
5,728,131 Coupling device and method of use 111 1995
5,800,526 Multi-anchor stent 274 1997
6,168,618 Electrolytic stent delivery system and methods of use 34 1999
6,945,989 Apparatus for delivering endoluminal prostheses and methods of making and using them 70 2000
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 697 1994
6,423,090 Stent pattern with staged expansion 75 2000
2002/0052,627 Devices configured from heat shaped, strain hardened nickel-titanium 47 2001
2008/0051,705 BIFURCATION STENT DELIVERY CATHETER AND METHOD 10 2007
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (2)
5,464,449 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 287 1993
2006/0292,206 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 33 2002
 
Endosystems LLC (3)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 264 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 229 1998
6,475,236 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 90 2000
 
VASCULAR INNOVATION, INC. (1)
6,344,054 Endoluminal prosthesis comprising stent and overlying graft cover, and system and method for deployment thereof 35 1999
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,652,580 Modular, staged graft and attachment system for endovascular repair 40 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 38 2002
 
DUNING INCORPORATED (1)
7,128,755 Expandable biodegradable polymeric stents for combined mechanical support and pharmacological or radiation therapy 20 2002
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,507,769 Method and apparatus for forming an endoluminal bifurcated graft 377 1994
 
GENERAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
6,036,725 Expandable endovascular support device 97 1998
 
PALL CORPORATION (1)
6,103,172 Method of preparaing a porous polytetrafluoroethylene membranne 16 1998
 
Cummings, Charles (1)
6,736,839 Medical device delivery system 51 2001
 
WILK PATENT AND DEVELOPMENT (1)
6,387,119 Delivery methods for left ventricular conduit 69 2001
 
CORVITA EUROPE (1)
6,554,858 Intraluminal endoprosthesis for ramifying the ducts of a human or animal body and method of manufacture thereof 38 1998
 
VASCUTEC, INC., 375 ENGLE ST., ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07630 (1)
4,816,028 Woven vascular graft 140 1987
 
EVA CORPORATION (2)
5,944,750 Method and apparatus for the surgical repair of aneurysms 97 1997
6,409,757 Method and apparatus for supporting a graft assembly 119 1999
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,705,517 Percutaneously deliverable intravascular occlusion prosthesis 253 1985
 
FEMORALIS, LLC (3)
6,245,101 Intravascular hinge stent 113 1999
6,312,460 Intravascular hinge stent 47 2001
6,475,237 Intravascular hinge stent 71 2001
 
YEU MING TAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,098,625 Process for forming an expanded porous tetrafluoroethylene polymer 46 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 120 2000
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (22)
5,665,117 Endovascular prosthesis with improved sealing means for aneurysmal arterial disease and method of use 166 1996
6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 94 1997
6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 113 1998
6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 50 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 87 1998
6,022,359 Stent delivery system featuring a flexible balloon 102 1999
6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 112 1999
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 82 1999
6,261,316 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 164 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 88 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 31 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 39 2000
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 69 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 54 2000
6,663,665 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 55 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 27 2002
2004/0116,997 Stent-graft with positioning anchor 40 2003
7,530,988 Methods and systems for endovascular aneurysm treatment 28 2005
2006/0212,112 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 27 2006
2007/0162,106 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 13 2006
2007/0276,477 MATERIAL FOR CREATING MULTI-LAYERED FILMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 22 2007
2009/0198,267 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM TREATMENT 16 2009
 
UROCATH CORPORATION (1)
4,932,938 Urethral indwelling catheter with incontinence control 140 1989
 
CALMEDICA, LLC (1)
5,197,978 Removable heat-recoverable tissue supporting device 508 1991
 
Uromedica, Inc. (1)
6,419,701 Adjustable implantable genitourinary device 22 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (94)
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1074 1990
5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 422 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 534 1992
5,405,378 Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient 258 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 470 1992
5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 366 1993
5,478,330 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 198 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 314 1994
5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 54 1994
5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 126 1994
5,588,964 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 128 1995
5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 129 1996
5,690,644 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stent 284 1996
6,060,534 Medical devices comprising ionically and non-ionically crosslinked polymer hydrogels having improved mechanical properties 82 1996
5,980,530 Stent delivery system 89 1996
5,824,046 Covered stent 168 1996
6,117,168 Multilayer liquid absorption and deformation devices 28 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 335 1997
5,836,966 Variable expansion force stent 211 1997
5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 93 1997
5,948,016 Intravascular stent with non-parallel slots 135 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 389 1997
6,152,944 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 96 1998
6,146,389 Stent deployment device and method for deploying a stent 47 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 208 1998
6,514,281 System for delivering bifurcation stents 74 1998
6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 178 1998
6,159,237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents 90 1998
6,350,277 Stents with temporary retaining bands 239 1999
6,520,983 Stent delivery system 89 1999
6,159,238 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 188 1999
6,416,538 Stent configurations 46 1999
6,500,203 Process for making stent graft with braided polymeric sleeve 53 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 123 1999
6,364,904 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 73 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 83 1999
6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 27 1999
6,485,507 Multi-property nitinol by heat treatment 89 1999
6,530,947 Stent delivery apparatus and method 70 1999
6,331,186 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 79 1999
6,428,569 Micro structure stent configurations 66 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 70 1999
6,432,129 Stent delivery system 39 2000
6,391,050 Self-expanding stent delivery system 77 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 151 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 45 2000
6,423,084 Variable expansion force stent 54 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 103 2000
6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 52 2000
6,471,720 Stent configurations 33 2000
6,506,211 Stent designs 95 2000
6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 68 2000
6,699,274 Stent delivery system and method of manufacturing same 85 2001
6,548,013 Processing of particulate Ni-Ti alloy to achieve desired shape and properties 7 2001
6,752,829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 103 2001
6,743,210 Stent delivery catheter positioning device 19 2001
6,602,283 Stent design 10 2001
6,569,150 Reinforced retention structures 53 2001
6,409,761 Intravascular stent 117 2001
2002/0161,376 Method and system for delivery of coated implants 18 2001
6,716,238 Stent with detachable tethers and method of using same 70 2001
6,776,793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 125 2001
6,478,816 Stent 102 2001
2002/0049,493 Intravascular stent 21 2001
2003/0040,803 Maintaining an open passagewaythrough a body lumen 50 2001
6,488,705 Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device 49 2001
7,001,419 Stent delivery system with membrane 18 2001
6,939,374 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 21 2001
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 81 2002
6,929,709 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 32 2002
6,695,877 Bifurcated stent 71 2002
7,022,132 Stents with temporary retaining bands 46 2002
2002/0193,873 Bifurcated stent and delivery system 146 2002
6,755,855 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stents 97 2002
6,997,945 Variable expansion force stent 14 2002
2002/0095,208 Stent 66 2002
6,712,827 Stent delivery system 59 2002
6,802,849 Stent delivery system 41 2002
7,229,470 Flexible stent 6 2002
6,696,666 Tubular cutting process and system 87 2002
2004/0034,407 Covered stents with degradable barbs 24 2002
6,793,672 Coiled sheet graft for single and bifurcated lumens and methods of making and use 21 2002
6,949,120 Helical stent design 28 2002
7,491,230 Endovascular apparatus 29 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 127 2002
7,491,234 Medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents 23 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 72 2003
2004/0024,446 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 29 2003
7,465,270 Expandable surgical implants and methods of using them 7 2003
7,001,407 Distal protection mechanically attached filter cartridge 47 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 14 2003
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
5,370,691 Intravascular inflatable stent 182 1993
5,649,978 Temporary inflatable intravascular prosthesis 54 1994
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,139,480 Necking stents 210 1990
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (27)
5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 84 1996
6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 105 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 186 1998
6,395,019 Endovascular graft 101 1998
6,132,457 Endovascular graft having longitudinally displaceable sections 47 1998
6,331,191 Layered endovascular graft 74 1998
6,293,968 Inflatable intraluminal vascular stent 79 1999
6,379,392 Welding method 32 2000
6,824,558 Endoluminal device and method for treating branched lumen having a restricted section 20 2001
6,602,280 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 103 2001
6,485,515 Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient 64 2001
6,761,733 Delivery system and method for bifurcated endovascular graft 82 2001
6,776,604 Method and apparatus for shape forming endovascular graft material 22 2001
7,090,693 Endovascular graft joint and method for manufacture 14 2001
7,125,464 Method for manufacturing an endovascular graft section 25 2001
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 45 2001
2003/0004,560 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 44 2002
7,081,129 Endovascular graft 32 2002
2003/0225,453 Inflatable intraluminal graft 49 2002
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 49 2002
7,150,758 Kink resistant endovascular graft 16 2003
7,066,951 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 29 2003
2004/0254,625 Inflatable implant 69 2003
* 2004/0138,734 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 42 2003
2005/0090,804 Endoluminal prosthesis endoleak management 19 2003
2005/0171,593 Inflatable porous implants and methods for drug delivery 16 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 141 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 34 1999
 
NSVASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,746,890 Three dimensional thin film devices and methods of fabrication 51 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (23)
5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 501 1994
5,656,029 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 223 1995
5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 361 1995
6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 259 1997
6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 91 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 313 1999
6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 86 1999
6,533,806 Balloon yielded delivery system and endovascular graft design for easy deployment 29 1999
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 118 1999
2002/0055,768 METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A THIN-LAYERED, ENDOVASCULAR, POLYMER-COVERED STENT DEVICE 25 1999
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 51 2000
6,416,536 Method for deployment of a low profile delivery system 45 2001
2003/0050,684 Internal restraint for delivery of self-expanding stents 58 2001
2002/0045,933 Intravascular stent apparatus 44 2001
2002/0045,934 Intravascular stent apparatus 25 2001
2002/0045,935 Intravascular stent apparatus 30 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 26 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 121 2001
6,645,240 Low profile delivery system for stent and graft deployment and method for deployment 41 2002
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 140 2002
6,773,453 Method and apparatus for intraluminally implanting an endovascular aortic graft 17 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 38 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 716 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 359 1995
5,836,964 Stent fabrication method 205 1996
5,827,320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 182 1997
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 57 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 73 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 53 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 68 2000
6,436,134 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 104 2001
6,989,026 Method of making a bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture 15 2002
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 39 2002
 
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6,168,619 Intravascular stent having a coaxial polymer member and end sleeves 131 1998
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5,665,115 Intraluminal stent 205 1995
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5,785,679 Methods and apparatus for treating aneurysms and arterio-venous fistulas 100 1995
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5,800,518 Method for deploying an endovascular graft having a bifurcation 52 1996
6,132,459 Method for deploying an endovascular graft having bifurcation 58 1996
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4,877,661 Rapidly recoverable PTFE and process therefore 75 1987
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5,437,900 Surface modified porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene and process for making 80 1993
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6,165,210 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 202 1994
6,027,779 Thin-wall polytetrafluoroethylene tube 140 1994
5,560,986 Porous polytetrafluoroethylene sheet composition 23 1994
5,512,360 PTFE reinforced compliant adhesive and method of fabricating same 25 1994
5,476,589 Porpous PTFE film and a manufacturing method therefor 91 1995
5,876,432 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 226 1995
5,620,763 Thin-wall, seamless, porous polytetrafluoroethylene tube 86 1995
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5,976,650 Method of securing a thin-wall intraluminal graft 74 1995
6,027,811 Thin-wall intraluminal graft 76 1995
5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 135 1995
5,718,973 Tubular intraluminal graft 160 1995
5,712,315 Polytetrafluoroethylene molding resin and processes 9 1995
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6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 123 1996
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6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 109 1997
5,800,522 Interior liner for tubes, pipes and blood conduits 80 1997
5,972,441 Thin-wall polytetrafluoroethylene tube 102 1997
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6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 180 1997
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6,075,180 Carvable PTFE implant material 32 1997
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6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 101 2001
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6,547,815 Intraluminal stent graft 53 2002
6,981,982 Method of producing low profile stent and graft combination 36 2002
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2002/0165,603 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 31 2002
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5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 367 1993
5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 509 1995
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5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 240 1995
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5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 285 1996
5,681,346 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 157 1997
5,735,893 Expandable stents and method for making same 245 1997
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 375 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 459 1997
6,143,016 Sheath and method of use for a stent delivery system 112 1997
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 41 1998
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6,569,193 Tapered self-expanding stent 124 1999
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6,702,849 Method of processing open-celled microcellular polymeric foams with controlled porosity for use as vascular grafts and stent covers 49 1999
6,443,979 Expandable stent delivery sheath and method of use 142 1999
6,428,506 Medical device formed of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene 43 1999
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6,656,506 Microparticle coated medical device 208 2001
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6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 214 1997
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 194 1998
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6,589,275 Stent device 43 2000
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6,464,720 Radially expandable stent 236 2001
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5,713,917 Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel 304 1996
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 106 1999
6,287,315 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis 120 1999
6,334,869 Endoluminal prosthesis 81 2000
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (1)
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5,891,193 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 99 1997
5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 122 1997
5,800,524 Prosthesis with spiral stitching element 37 1997
6,306,164 Short body endoprosthesis 49 1997
6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 267 1998
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6,447,522 Implant delivery system 125 2001
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TECHNETICS GROUP LLC (1)
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5,954,729 Transluminal implantation device 81 1997
 
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5,370,682 Solid woven tubular prosthesis 46 1993
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5,556,426 PTFE implantable tubular prostheses with external coil support 87 1994
5,571,172 Method and apparatus for endoscopic grafting 78 1994
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7,452,374 AV grafts with rapid post-operative self-sealing capabilities 19 2003
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5,522,881 Implantable tubular prosthesis having integral cuffs 228 1994
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5,653,746 Radially expandable tubular prosthesis 103 1995
5,718,159 Process for manufacturing three-dimensional braided covered stent 129 1996
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5,769,887 Delivery catheter and graft for aneurysm repair 113 1997
5,843,166 Composite graft-stent having pockets for accomodating movement 112 1997
5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 188 1997
5,904,713 Invertible bifurcated stent/graft and method of deployment 63 1997
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 176 1997
5,906,641 Bifurcated stent graft 139 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 105 1998
6,432,131 Method and apparatus for intraluminally implanting an endovascular aortic graft 59 1999
6,312,458 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 109 2000
6,306,145 Reduced diameter stent/graft deployment catheter 21 2000
6,454,796 Vascular graft 50 2000
6,607,551 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer 103 2000
6,530,765 Apparatus for manufacturing expanded polytetrafluoroethylene products 15 2000
6,475,166 Guidewire placement system for delivery of an aneurysm graft limb 42 2000
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6,716,239 ePTFE graft with axial elongation properties 24 2001
6,994,722 Implant having improved fixation to a body lumen and method for implanting the same 33 2001
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7,033,389 Tubular prosthesis for external agent delivery 10 2001
7,192,441 Aortic artery aneurysm endovascular prosthesis 13 2001
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7,510,571 Pleated composite ePTFE/textile hybrid covering 25 2003
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