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Bernard Andreas, Joseph Karratt, James R Flom, Bradley Blackwood: Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, February 5, 2008: US07326236 (239 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for controlling and indicating the deployed length of an interventional element on an interventional catheter. The interventional element may be a stent or series of stents, a balloon, or any other interventional element for which length control is necessary or desir ...


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Bernard Andreas, Jeffry J Grainger: Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, January 29, 2008: US07323006 (216 worldwide citation)

Wire-guided interventional devices and methods are provided which enable faster and easier catheter exchanges. The interventional devices include a catheter shaft and a guidewire tube wherein the catheter shaft and the guidewire tube each have a length sufficient to extend to the vascular penetratio ...


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Benny Gaber: Selectively expandable and releasable stent. Xtent Medical, Ladas and Parry, February 13, 2007: US07175653 (143 worldwide citation)

A stent including a plurality of loops, each of the loops includes an arcuately formed wire with a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to an inner elongate member and the second end being attached to an outer elongate member, the inner and the outer elongate members being arrang ...


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Sunmi Chew, Bernard Andreas, Hanson S Gifford III, Ron French, Mark E Deem, Allan Will: Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents. XTENT, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, November 13, 2007: US07294146 (124 worldwide citation)

Blood vessels and other body lumens are stented using multiple, discreet stent structures, or continuous coiled or mesh stent structures. Stent structures may be balloon expandable or self-expanding and are delivered by a delivery catheter which is repositioned to spaced-apart delivery sights. By co ...


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Dan Jeffrey Hammersmark, Stephen Kao, Craig Welk, Pablo Acosta, Joseph Karatt: Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (III). Xtent, Jeffry J Grainger Esq, Levine Bagade Han, January 22, 2008: US07320702 (108 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for delivering stents to body lumens include one or more tubular prostheses carried at the distal end of a catheter shaft, a sheath slidably disposed over the prostheses, and a guidewire tube extending from within the sheath to the exterior of the sheath through an exit port in a sidewall ...


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Bernard Andreas, Jeffry J Grainger: Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, November 27, 2007: US07300456 (108 worldwide citation)

Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems and methods enable precise control of prosthesis position during deployment. The stent delivery systems carry multiple stent segments and include a stent bumper for helping control the axial position of the stent segments during deployment. This en ...


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Pablo Acosta, Bernard Andreas, Steve Landreville, David W Snow: Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jeffry Grainger Esq, November 21, 2006: US07137993 (108 worldwide citation)

Delivery catheters and systems are adapted for delivering multiple discreet prostheses in body lumens. An exemplary delivery catheter comprises a sheath, a pusher for moving the prostheses relative to the sheath, and a valve member for selectively retaining the prostheses in the sheath. For balloon ...


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Israel Chermoni: Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment. Xtent, Levine Bagade Han, December 12, 2006: US07147655 (100 worldwide citation)

A catheter configured to carry one or more stents and having an inflatable balloon for expanding a stent surrounding the balloon. The catheter is characterized in having a positioner for moving the one or more stents relative to the balloon from a first position in which the stent does not surround ...


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Bernard Andreas, Ron French, Mark E Deem, Hanson S Gifford III: Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 12, 2006: US07147656 (93 worldwide citation)

Blood vessels and other body lumens are expanded using an evertible braided prosthesis. The braided prosthesis is delivered to the blood vessel in a radially collapsed configuration. A leading edge of the braided prosthesis is then everted so that it expands as it is advanced through the blood vesse ...


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Acosta Pablo, Andreas Bernard, Kao Stephen, Karratt Joe, Landreville Steve, Lang Eric, Sanderson David, Welk Craig, Snow W David: Apparatus and methods for positioning prostheses for deployment from a catheter. Xtent, Acosta Pablo, Andreas Bernard, Kao Stephen, Karratt Joe, Landreville Steve, Lang Eric, Sanderson David, Welk Craig, Snow W David, HESLIN James M, February 9, 2006: WO/2006/014233 (80 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for delivering stents to body lumens include a flexible catheter shaft, an expandable member, a tubular prosthesis selectively movable in an axial direction over the expandable member, and a stop member disposed on the catheter shaft near the distal end of the catheter shaft for stopping t ...