05545209 is referenced by 470 patents and cites 47 patents.

A prosthesis delivery system having a balloon catheter with an inflatable balloon on its exterior. The balloon is inflatable by injection of fluid through a lumen in the catheter and the balloon is initially partially constrained against inflation by a constraint. A tubular prosthesis is disposed on the catheter over at least a portion of the balloon and a portion of the constraint. The tubular prosthesis has a contracted condition and an expanded condition. The tubular prosthesis is initially disposed on the catheter in the contracted condition. Further, a balloon catheter includes a constraint so that the balloon may be sequentially inflated for dilatation purposes such as in a valvuloplasty operation.

Title
Controlled deployment of a medical device
Application Number
130020
Publication Number
5545209
Application Date
June 30, 1994
Publication Date
August 13, 1996
Inventor
Yem Chin
Burlington
MA, US
Michael S H Chu
Brookline
MA, US
Sepideh H Nott
Canton
MA, US
Kathleen L Hess
Lynn
MA, US
George T Roberts
Weston
MA, US
Agent
Bush Moseley Riddle & Jackson
Assignee
Texas Petrodet
TX, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61F 11/00
A61F 2/06
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