05824041 is referenced by 664 patents and cites 62 patents.

A delivery catheter for a radially compressible tubular prosthesis comprises an elongate shaft slidably received within an elongate sheath. The prosthesis is carried over the distal end of the shaft where it is contained in a radially compressed configuration by the sheath. After introducing the catheter to a desired target location within a body lumen, the prosthesis may be released by proximally retracting the sheath. The prosthesis will remain anchored to the shaft during at least part of the release procedure, permitting the user to recapture the prosthesis by distally advancing the sheath.

Title
Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses
Application Number
255681
Publication Number
5824041
Application Date
June 28, 1996
Publication Date
October 20, 1998
Inventor
Richard O Murphy
Mountain View
CA, US
Christopher K Zarins
Portola Valley
CA, US
Timothy J Ryan
Los Gatos
CA, US
Gwendolyn A Watanabe
Mountain View
CA, US
Michael A Evans
Palo Alto
CA, US
Kirsten Freislinger
Menlo Park
CA, US
Jay A Lenker
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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