06383171 is referenced by 167 patents and cites 7 patents.

A liner is advanced through a narrowed region in a vessel such as the internal carotid artery. The liner is advanced through the narrowed region in a collapsed position. A stent is then advanced through the liner and expanded to open the narrowed region. The liner may also have an anchor which expands an end of the liner before the stent is introduced.

Title
Methods and devices for protecting a passageway in a body when advancing devices through the passageway
Application Number
9/416309
Publication Number
6383171 (B1)
Application Date
October 12, 1999
Publication Date
May 7, 2002
Inventor
Sunmi Chew
San Jose
CA, US
Martin S Dieck
Cupertino
CA, US
Allan R Will
Atherton
CA, US
Mark E Deem
San Francisco
CA, US
Ivan Sepetka
Los Altos
CA, US
Hanson S Gifford
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Hoekendijk & Lynch
US
Assignee
Allan Will
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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