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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 23 309

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4,830,003 Compressive stent and delivery system 794 1988
5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 560 1995
5,769,882 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 253 1995
5,824,037 Modular intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 332 1995
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 404 1996
5,749,921 Apparatus and methods for compression of endoluminal prostheses 243 1996
5,824,042 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 278 1996
5,755,772 Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures 207 1996
5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 539 1996
6,533,811 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 87 1997
6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 167 1997
6,193,745 Modular intraluminal prosteheses construction and methods 120 1997
6,102,938 Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt 108 1997
5,906,619 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 282 1997
5,984,955 System and method for endoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 224 1997
6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 136 1998
6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 114 1998
6,203,568 Endoluminal prostheses having position indicating markers 262 1998
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 327 1998
6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 188 1998
6,143,022 Stent-graft assembly with dual configuration graft component and method of manufacture 92 1998
6,142,973 Balloon catheter for repairing bifurcated vessels 139 1998
6,110,198 Method for deploying cuff prostheses 162 1999
6,123,722 Stitched stent grafts and methods for their fabrication 121 1999
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 203 1999
6,428,565 System and method for edoluminal grafting of bifurcated or branched vessels 90 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 142 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 74 2000
6,485,508 Low profile stent 62 2000
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 241 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 40 2001
2003/0135,256 Stent delivery system 9 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 174 1998
6,224,609 Bifurcated prosthetic graft 123 1998
6,273,909 Endovascular graft system 74 1998
6,280,466 Endovascular graft system 142 1999
6,168,610 Method for endoluminally excluding an aortic aneurysm 116 2000
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 76 2000
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (2)
6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 167 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 199 1997
6,302,905 Medical grafting methods and apparatus 91 1999
 
ZOUCAS KIRURGKONSULT AB (1)
2003/0004,565 Medical device 11 2002
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL ORPORATION (1)
6,315,791 Self-expanding prothesis 116 1998
 
SECANT MEDICAL, LLC (1)
6,159,239 Woven stent/graft structure 249 1998
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (1)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 534 1996
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER (1)
6,030,415 Bell-bottom modular stent-graft 104 1998
 
Cardio Medical Solutions, Inc. (1)
6,143,015 Device and method for partially occluding blood vessels using flow-through balloon 51 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 421 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 29 2001
 
DIRECT FLOW MEDICAL, INC. (3)
5,554,185 Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same 501 1994
7,556,645 Translumenally implantable heart valve with formed in place support 35 2005
2008/0015,687 METHOD OF IN SITU FORMATION OF TRANSLUMENALLY DEPLOYABLE HEART VALVE SUPPORT 34 2007
 
IMPRA, INC. (5)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 228 1989
5,152,782 Non-porous coated PTFE graft 171 1989
5,935,667 Dual porosity PTFE tubes 30 1997
6,004,348 Endoluminal encapsulated stent and methods of manufacture and endoluminal delivery 231 1998
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 158 1999
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (1)
4,871,365 Partially absorbable prosthetic tubular article having an external support 54 1986
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (6)
6,258,114 Hoop stent 169 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 27 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 394 1995
 
JULIO, C, PALMAZ (1)
5,382,261 Method and apparatus for occluding vessels 340 1992
 
MicroVention, Inc. (1)
2003/0014,075 Methods, materials and apparatus for deterring or preventing endoleaks following endovascular graft implanation 68 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 360 2000
6,730,119 Percutaneous implantation of partially covered stents in aneurysmally dilated arterial segments with subsequent embolization and obliteration of the aneurysm cavity 67 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 89 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 77 1998
6,248,116 Medical treatment of a diseased anatomical duct 132 1999
 
NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,853,419 Stent 214 1997
6,451,050 Stent graft and method 135 2000
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 129 2000
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
5,810,872 Flexible stent 211 1997
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
5,476,506 Bi-directional crimped graft 214 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 105 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 1210 1986
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 986 1989
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 1014 1989
5,171,262 Non-woven endoprosthesis 363 1990
5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 520 1991
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 695 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 295 1991
5,316,023 Method for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 431 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 334 1993
5,354,310 Expandable temporary graft 285 1993
5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 240 1994
5,683,453 Apparatus for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 215 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 237 1998
6,162,243 Axially flexible stent 95 1999
6,425,898 Delivery apparatus for a self-expanding stent 184 1999
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 179 1999
6,436,104 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 126 1999
6,325,825 Stent with variable wall thickness 164 1999
6,287,329 Stent keeper for a self-expanding stent delivery system 74 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 91 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 243 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 39 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 38 2000
6,503,271 Intravascular device with improved radiopacity 83 2000
6,679,911 Flexible stent 72 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 57 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 92 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 44 2001
6,998,060 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 40 2001
6,425,855 Method for making a multi-laminate stent having superelastic articulated sections 43 2001
6,863,685 Radiopacity intraluminal medical device 93 2001
2002/0072,792 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 25 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 58 2002
2004/0093,064 Drug eluting stent graft combination 22 2002
6,884,260 Endovascular graft system 96 2003
7,351,256 Frame based unidirectional flow prosthetic implant 67 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 177 1993
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (3)
5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 192 1994
5,662,675 Delivery catheter assembly 177 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 45 1990
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,789,047 Flexible, multilayered tube 77 1995
 
Olympus Optical Corporation Limited (1)
5,529,820 Flexible, non-porous tube and a method of making 69 1994
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 561 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 197 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5,922,020 Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics 303 1996
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
6,497,722 Methods and apparatus for in-vivo tailored stents indicated for use in tortuous anatomy 30 2000
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
5,728,131 Coupling device and method of use 115 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 92 2000
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 745 1994
6,423,090 Stent pattern with staged expansion 81 2000
2002/0052,627 Devices configured from heat shaped, strain hardened nickel-titanium 48 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 311 1993
2006/0292,206 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 46 2002
 
Endosystems LLC (3)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 298 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 251 1998
6,475,236 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 105 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 390 1994
 
GENERAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
6,036,725 Expandable endovascular support device 113 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 56 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 41 1998
 
VASCUTEC, INC., 375 ENGLE ST., ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07630 (1)
4,816,028 Woven vascular graft 149 1987
 
EVA Corporation (2)
5,944,750 Method and apparatus for the surgical repair of aneurysms 108 1997
6,409,757 Method and apparatus for supporting a graft assembly 137 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 53 2001
6,475,237 Intravascular hinge stent 92 2001
 
YEU MING TAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,098,625 Process for forming an expanded porous tetrafluoroethylene polymer 47 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 133 2000
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (22)
5,665,117 Endovascular prosthesis with improved sealing means for aneurysmal arterial disease and method of use 172 1996
6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 97 1997
6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 125 1998
6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 54 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 90 1998
6,022,359 Stent delivery system featuring a flexible balloon 115 1999
6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 126 1999
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 92 1999
6,261,316 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 177 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 95 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 34 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 44 2000
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 75 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 58 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 49 2003
7,530,988 Methods and systems for endovascular aneurysm treatment 32 2005
2006/0212,112 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 30 2006
2007/0162,106 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 14 2006
2007/0276,477 MATERIAL FOR CREATING MULTI-LAYERED FILMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 28 2007
2009/0198,267 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENDOVASCULAR ANEURYSM TREATMENT 18 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 539 1991
 
Uromedica, Inc. (1)
6,419,701 Adjustable implantable genitourinary device 23 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (98)
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1142 1990
5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 474 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 561 1992
5,405,378 Device with a prosthesis implantable in the body of a patient 279 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 490 1992
5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 439 1993
5,478,330 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 210 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 356 1994
5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 57 1994
5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 142 1994
5,588,964 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 164 1995
5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 137 1996
5,690,644 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stent 320 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 172 1996
6,117,168 Multilayer liquid absorption and deformation devices 29 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 350 1997
5,836,966 Variable expansion force stent 220 1997
5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 118 1997
5,948,016 Intravascular stent with non-parallel slots 139 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 413 1997
6,152,944 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 120 1998
6,146,389 Stent deployment device and method for deploying a stent 48 1998
6,143,021 Stent placement instrument and method of assembly 64 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 223 1998
6,514,281 System for delivering bifurcation stents 82 1998
6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 234 1998
6,159,237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents 99 1998
6,350,277 Stents with temporary retaining bands 303 1999
6,520,983 Stent delivery system 111 1999
6,159,238 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 207 1999
6,416,538 Stent configurations 49 1999
6,500,203 Process for making stent graft with braided polymeric sleeve 58 1999
6,368,346 Bioresorbable stent 76 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 132 1999
6,364,904 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 85 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 85 1999
6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 30 1999
6,485,507 Multi-property nitinol by heat treatment 95 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 79 1999
6,432,129 Stent delivery system 42 2000
6,391,050 Self-expanding stent delivery system 98 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 169 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 50 2000
6,423,084 Variable expansion force stent 56 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 52 2000
6,471,720 Stent configurations 34 2000
6,506,211 Stent designs 100 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 112 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 109 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 126 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 96 2001
6,776,793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 130 2001
6,478,816 Stent 110 2001
2002/0049,493 Intravascular stent 22 2001
2003/0040,803 Maintaining an open passagewaythrough a body lumen 59 2001
6,488,705 Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device 61 2001
6,926,732 Stent delivery device and method 97 2001
7,001,419 Stent delivery system with membrane 23 2001
6,939,374 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 31 2001
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 88 2002
6,929,709 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 38 2002
6,695,877 Bifurcated stent 76 2002
7,022,132 Stents with temporary retaining bands 57 2002
2002/0193,873 Bifurcated stent and delivery system 157 2002
6,755,855 Apparatus for deploying body implantable stents 117 2002
6,997,945 Variable expansion force stent 16 2002
2002/0095,208 Stent 70 2002
6,712,827 Stent delivery system 68 2002
6,802,849 Stent delivery system 48 2002
7,229,470 Flexible stent 6 2002
6,696,666 Tubular cutting process and system 93 2002
2004/0034,407 Covered stents with degradable barbs 28 2002
6,793,672 Coiled sheet graft for single and bifurcated lumens and methods of making and use 24 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 36 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 187 1993
5,649,978 Temporary inflatable intravascular prosthesis 55 1994
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,139,480 Necking stents 216 1990
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (27)
5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 96 1996
6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 122 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 220 1998
6,395,019 Endovascular graft 110 1998
6,132,457 Endovascular graft having longitudinally displaceable sections 52 1998
6,331,191 Layered endovascular graft 81 1998
6,293,968 Inflatable intraluminal vascular stent 80 1999
6,379,392 Welding method 33 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 121 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 96 2001
6,776,604 Method and apparatus for shape forming endovascular graft material 23 2001
7,090,693 Endovascular graft joint and method for manufacture 15 2001
7,125,464 Method for manufacturing an endovascular graft section 27 2001
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 62 2001
2003/0004,560 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 53 2002
7,081,129 Endovascular graft 42 2002
2003/0225,453 Inflatable intraluminal graft 57 2002
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 75 2002
7,150,758 Kink resistant endovascular graft 19 2003
7,066,951 Delivery system and method for expandable intracorporeal device 48 2003
2004/0254,625 Inflatable implant 87 2003
* 2004/0138,734 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 51 2003
2005/0090,804 Endoluminal prosthesis endoleak management 24 2003
2005/0171,593 Inflatable porous implants and methods for drug delivery 20 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 146 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 75 2002
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (23)
5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 529 1994
5,656,029 Steerable catheter with adjustable bend location and/or radius and method 236 1995
5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 407 1995
6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 278 1997
6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 94 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 385 1999
6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 106 1999
6,533,806 Balloon yielded delivery system and endovascular graft design for easy deployment 33 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 29 1999
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 55 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 70 2001
2002/0045,933 Intravascular stent apparatus 45 2001
2002/0045,934 Intravascular stent apparatus 26 2001
2002/0045,935 Intravascular stent apparatus 33 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 29 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 130 2001
6,645,240 Low profile delivery system for stent and graft deployment and method for deployment 56 2002
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 145 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 44 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 740 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 384 1995
5,836,964 Stent fabrication method 221 1996
5,827,320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 185 1997
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 62 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 75 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 71 2000
6,436,134 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 105 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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