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Jay A Lenker, Kirsten Freislinger, Michael A Evans, Gwendolyn A Watanabe, Timothy J Ryan, Christopher K Zarins, Richard O Murphy: Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses. Medtronic AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, February 26, 2002: US06350278 (354 worldwide citation)

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 cat ...


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Jay A Lenker, Brian J Cox, Michael A Evans, Steven Weinberg: Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis. Medtronic AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, July 15, 2003: US06592614 (322 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides controlled expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their deployment and expansion. The present stent-grafts generally comprise a radially expansible tubular frame and a plastically expansible liner on the frame. Either the frame or the liner includes a reinfor ...


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Dennis L Brooks, Robert D Lashinski: Distal protection device. Medtronic Ave, Catherine C Makesh, February 12, 2002: US06346116 (320 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a distal protection device for use with a delivery member. A filter assembly is located on the distal end of the delivery member. The filter is deployed distally of the region to be treated to capture emboli released during and immediately after the procedure. The filter is ...


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William Gregory Ladd: Filter for filtering fluid in a bodily passageway. Medtronic Ave, Richard L Klein, Catherine C Maresh, May 9, 2000: US06059814 (295 worldwide citation)

A filter for filtering micro-emboli from a patient's blood during an angioplasty procedure is disclosed which comprises a plurality of curved wires connected to a rod between a first connector fixed with respect to the rod and a second connector slidingly mounted on the rod. Two layers of filter mat ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi: Exchange method for emboli containment. Medtronic AVE, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 8, 2003: US06544276 (263 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for exchanging catheters while containing emboli within a blood vessel such as a saphenous vein graft, coronary artery, carotid artery, or other similar vessels. A guidewire is inserted through the vasculature of a patient until it reaches a desired treatment ...


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Bruce Adams, Ahmed Malek, Jerry R Brightbill, Nasser Rafiee, Nareak Douk, David S Brin, Dennis L Brooks, Robert D Lashinski: Collapsible blood filter with optimal braid geometry. Medtronic Ave, Medtronic Ave, August 5, 2003: US06602271 (253 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a collapsible blood filter for use during a vascular procedure, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A filter made of braided filaments is located on the distal end of a delivery member, and the filter is deployed downstream of the vascular treatment site to capture embo ...


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Mir A Imran, Ketan P Muni, Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi: Methods for reducing distal embolization. Medtronic Ave, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 25, 2003: US06652480 (233 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing distal embolization during insertion of devices to treat plaque, thrombi and other intravascular occlusions. Using a guide catheter, a guidewire is delivered to a site proximal to the lesion. An aspiration catheter is then introduced over the guidewire, and the two are moved to ...


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David W Clark, Souise S Clark, Victor I Chornenky, Michael R Forman, Jeffrey A Lee: Thrombolytic filtration and drug delivery catheter with a self-expanding portion. Medtronic Ave, August 28, 2001: US06280413 (195 worldwide citation)

A thrombolytic filtration and drug delivery catheter is disclosed comprising a shaft which longitudinal ribs. The ribs are compressed while being advanced to the site of interest and are released at the site, flaring to a diameter greater than the diameter of the shaft. The ribs can be compressed by ...


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Antonio Colombo, Robert D Lashinski, Matthew J Birdsall, Dennis L Brooks, Philip J Haarstad, James C Peacock III: Endolumenal prosthesis and method of use in bifurcation regions of body lumens. Medtronic AVE, Catherine C Maresh, February 18, 2003: US06520988 (184 worldwide citation)

An endolumenal medical device assembly is provided for use in a bifurcation region of a body lumen. An expandable prosthesis, such as a stent, is included in the assembly and is adjustable from a radially collapsed condition to a radially expanded condition. The expandable prosthesis includes a pros ...


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Jay A Lenker, Michael A Evans, Steven W Kim, Brian Glynn, Gwendolyn A Watanabe: Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses. Medtronic AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, March 12, 2002: US06355060 (168 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter for a radially compressible tubular prosthesis comprises an elongate shaft slidably received within a tubular cover. The prosthesis is carried within a plurality of elongate, relatively hard runners, and is restrained in a radially compressed configuration by the cover. After int ...