05944726 is referenced by 117 patents and cites 114 patents.

A stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expandable distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state: a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter having a contracted condition and being expandable to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the expandable distal portion of the catheter including a balloon within which there is included on the catheter shaft at least one body of a diameter larger than the catheter shaft to which the stent and balloon are fitted, as by crimping, for holding the stent in place until it is released therefrom by expansion of the balloon and further including axially slidable sleeves over the stent in the unexpanded condition.

Title
Stent delivery system having stent securement means
Application Number
697453
Publication Number
5944726
Application Date
August 22, 1997
Publication Date
August 31, 1999
Inventor
Martin R Willard
Maple Grove
MN, US
Linda R Lorentzen Cornelius
Wayzata
MN, US
David J Blaeser
Champlin
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61F 11/00
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