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Endovascular grafting system having a capsule catheter comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and a capsule mounted on the distal extremity of the tubular member. The capsule is generally cylindrical in shape and is formed of a helical wrap of a metal ribbon. The wraps are bonded into a unitary capsule permitting bending of said unitary capsule. A graft is disposed within the capsule. The graft is comprised of a tubular member having proximal and distal ends. Hooks are secured to the proximal and distal ends of the tubular member and face in a direction outwardly towards the inner wall of the capsule. A push rod is disposed within the capsule catheter and engages the graft whereby upon relative movement between the push rod and the capsule catheter, the graft can be forced out of the capsule.

Title
Endovascular grafting apparatus, system and method and devices for use therewith
Application Number
559935
Publication Number
5562728
Application Date
April 12, 1995
Publication Date
October 8, 1996
Inventor
Alec A Piplani
141 Delmedio Ave., #219, Mountain View, 94040
CA, US
Wesley D Sterman
2121 Sacramento St., #604, San Francisco, 94109
CA, US
Ronald G Williams
1313 Sherman Ave., Menlo Park, 94025
CA, US
Harrison M Lazarus
324 Tenth Ave., #260, Salt Lake City, 84103
UT, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
IPC
A61F 2/06
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