04550447 is referenced by 151 patents and cites 17 patents.

A porous tube suitable for use as a vascular graft prosthesis is disclosed. It is reinforced by external ribs, integral with the tube wall. These ribs are generally transverse to the tube axis and less porous than the wall. Suitable tubing can be made from polymers exhibiting a significant degree of crystallinity, preferably polytetrafluoroethylene. Methods for making these ribbed, porous tubes are also disclosed.

Title
Vascular graft prosthesis
Application Number
6/520027
Publication Number
4550447
Application Date
August 3, 1983
Publication Date
November 5, 1985
Inventor
Robert F Rosenbluth
Laguna Niguel
CA, US
Louis Seiler Jr
Huntington Beach
CA, US
Agent
Allen Bloom
Peter C Richardson
Charles J Knuth
Assignee
Shiley Incorporated
CA, US
IPC
B29G 7/02
A61F 1/00
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