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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, April 8, 1986: US04580568 (1336 worldwide citation)

An endovascular stent formed of stainless steel wire of 0.018 inches diameter and arranged in a closed zig-zag pattern. The stent is compressed into a reduced size shape of an outer diameter which is many times smaller than its expanded shape. The stent is positioned in a passageway in the vascular ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 31, 1989: US04800882 (1236 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. MED Institute, Cook, Richard J Godlewski, August 1, 2000: US06096070 (958 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas A Osborne, Thomas G Kozma, Joseph W Roberts, William D Voorhees III: Silver implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, February 23, 1999: US05873904 (865 worldwide citation)

A silver implantable medical device 29 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Arne Molgaard Nielsen, Rolf Gunther: Collapsible filter basket. William Cook Europe, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, October 28, 1986: US04619246 (697 worldwide citation)

A plurality of resilient wires interconnected at their respective ends form a collapsible filter basket adapted to be introduced into a blood vessel of a patient. The basket in its expanded and relaxed state forms an apertured, elongate solid of revolution with pointed ends and has a base as measure ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous stent assembly. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 1, 1994: US05282824 (683 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which incl ...


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Timothy A Chuter: Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repair of aneurysm. Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, February 7, 1995: US05387235 (614 worldwide citation)

A transluminal arrangement for positioning a prosthesis assembly at an aneurysm in the bifurcated lumen of the aorta and the common iliac arteries extending therefrom. The prosthesis assembly includes a bifurcated endovascular graft having a main body and ipsilateral and contralateral limbs extendin ...


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Cesare Giantureo, Thomas A Osborne: Percutaneous stent and method for retrieval thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 30, 1991: US05035706 (590 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration includes an endless series of straight sections joined at their ends by bends. The stent is compressible into a reduced diameter size for insertion into and removal from a body passageway. The bends of a ...


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Munehiro Maeda, Hans A Timmermans, Barry T Uchida, Josef Rosch: Spiral stent. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 16, 1996: US05507767 (554 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding endovascular stent formed of stainless steel wire which is bent into an elongated zigzag pattern. The zigzag pattern has a plurality of substantially straight wire sections of various lengths separating a plurality of bends. The zigzag pattern is helically wound about a central axis ...