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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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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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Bernard Andreas: Stent delivery apparatus and method. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, April 1, 2008: US07351255 (70 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for stent delivery provide for dilatation at a treatment site as well as stent delivery, using the same stent delivery apparatus. Apparatus generally include a catheter having at least one expandable member, at least one stent positionable thereon, and a sheath disposed over th ...


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Bernard Andreas, Ron French, Allan Will: Apparatus and methods for delivering coiled prostheses. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jeffry J Grainger Esq, September 18, 2007: US07270668 (68 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for delivering prostheses to body lumens, such as stents and grafts to blood vessels, utilize a delivery device which carries one or more linearized elements. The linearized elements assume non-linear configurations, particularly helical configurations, when advanced and releas ...


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Bernard Andreas, Jeffry J Grainger: Implantable stent delivery devices and methods. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jeffry J Grainger Esq, March 20, 2007: US07192440 (63 worldwide citation)

Stent delivery devices include at least one implantable stent carrier and/or membrane for carrying multiple stents or stent segments over an expandable member. At least a portion of the implantable carrier is expandable by the expandable member to deploy the portion of the carrier and one or more st ...


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David Sanderson, Pablo Acosta: Custom-length stent delivery system with independently operable expansion elements. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, July 22, 2008: US07402168 (62 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system for delivering a plurality of stent segments to at least one treatment site includes a catheter shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a plurality of expandable members arranged axially along the catheter shaft near the distal end, a plurality of stent segments, and a ...


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Bernard Andreas, Ron French, Mark E Deem, Hanson S Gifford III, Alan Will: Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, J Grainger Esq, April 15, 2008: US07357812 (29 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 ...