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Peter J Schmitt: Self-supporting woven vascular graft. Meadox Medicals, Blum Kaplan, February 1, 1994: US05282848 (375 worldwide citation)

A woven synthetic fabric tubular vascular graft including, a stiffening component in the filling yarn is self supporting without crimping the walls of the graft. The graft is woven from warp ends of multifilament polyester yarns and elastomeric yarns in the warp and a filling yarn which includes mul ...


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Harmon Hoffman Jr, Kemal Schankereli, Milos Chvapil: Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft. Meadox Medicals, Blum Kaplan, March 30, 1993: US05197977 (348 worldwide citation)

A collagen impregnated vascular graft including drug materials complexed with the collagen to be released slowly from the graft following implant. The graft is a porous synthetic vascular graft substrate having collagen fixed to the graft substrate and cross-linking the collagen in situ to render th ...


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James J Rudnick: Vascular plug delivery system. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, June 14, 1994: US05320639 (291 worldwide citation)

A vascular plug delivery system for in vivo delivery of a vascular plug to the site of a puncture in a blood vessel. The device utilizes flashback to ensure that the plug is properly positioned adjacent the puncture prior to delivery of such plug, thereby ensuring complete hemostasis of the puncture ...


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David J Lentz: Implantable tubular prosthesis having integral cuffs. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, June 4, 1996: US05522881 (262 worldwide citation)

An implantable tubular prosthesis having cuffs adapted to accommodate stents. The prosthesis includes a hollow tubular conduit with cuffs at each end. Each of the cuffs has a closed end and a open end to create a slot for housing the stents. The prosthesis may be an implantable tubular intraluminal ...


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Peter J Schmitt, David J Lentz: Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device. Meadox Medicals, Hoffman & Baron, October 8, 1996: US05562725 (233 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device formed from a hollow tubular braid. The intraluminal device may be used in a variety of medical procedures which require a passageway to be maintained in an open position or which require reinforcement, support or a bypass conduit such as in ...


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Peter J Schmitt: Radially expandable tubular prosthesis. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, August 22, 1995: US05443499 (223 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable tubular prosthesis which allows for controlled expansion in a circumferential direction following implantation while limiting expansion in a longitudinal direction. The prosthesis is particularly suited to intraluminal implantation via a catheter and is also particularly suited ...


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Peter J Schmitt: Three-dimensional braided soft tissue prosthesis. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, January 24, 1995: US05383925 (200 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a soft tissue prosthesis which is formed from a three-dimensional braided structure. The three-dimensional braided structure preferably may be made in the form of a solid three-dimensional braid, a three-dimensional braid having at least one interlocking yarn coupling ...


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David J Lentz, Edward Dormier: EPTFE graft-stent composite device. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, October 5, 1999: US05961545 (192 worldwide citation)

An implantable intraluminal device includes a multilayer composite tubular device supporting one or more stents between the layer thereof. A first porous elongate tube includes an exterior surface and an interior luminal surface. A radially expandable member is disposed about the exterior surface of ...


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Per M o slashed ller, J o slashed rgen Kamstrup Larsen: Method for manufacturing implantable medical devices. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, June 30, 1998: US05772864 (182 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device such as an intraluminal prosthetic device is formed by an improved manufacturing process. A generally cylindrical mandrel is provided. A reverse image of the prosthesis is engraved into a portion of the mandrel. The reverse image of the prosthesis defines voids and rais ...