1
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 ...


2
Brad Jendersee, Robert Lashinski: Stent delivery and deployment method. Richard L Klein, November 17, 1998: US05836965 (210 worldwide citation)

A encapsulated stent device for implantation within the vascular system includes a balloon of a balloon catheter formed around and adhered to a wire-like stent so that the outer surface of the device is more regular for delivery through the vascular system without an exterior sheath. The encapsulati ...


3
Jay A Lenker, Michael A Evans, Steven W Kim, Brian Glynn, Gwendolyn A Watanabe: Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses. Medtronic, Richard L Klein, Susan M Schmitt, February 15, 2000: US06024763 (188 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 ...


4
Christine D Enger: Rapidly exchangeable coronary catheter. Arterial Vascular Engineering, Richard L Klein Esq, November 9, 1999: US05980486 (175 worldwide citation)

A rapidly exchangeable catheter for use in the coronary arteries includes an elongate relatively stiff proximal segment that defines an inflation lumen, an intermediate, shorter segment formed from a more flexible plastic material and having two lumens, and a third, single lumen distal segment. A ba ...


5
Robert D Lashinski, Dennis L Brooks, Philip J Haarstad, Geoffrey A Orth: Rapid exchange folded balloon catheter and stent delivery system. Richard L Klein, June 6, 2000: US06071285 (130 worldwide citation)

The balloon portion of a balloon catheter for implanting a stent structure is at least initially retained laterally to a guide wire by passing the guide wire axially along the balloon inside the stent structure but not through the interior of the balloon or any permanent guide wire lumen at the loca ...


6
Matthew Birdsall, Bradley Jendersee, Robert Lashinski, Michael D Boneau: Connected stent apparatus. Richard L Klein, October 6, 1998: US05817152 (123 worldwide citation)

An endoprosthetic device comprises at least two short stent segments welded together to form a connected stent. Each stent segment defines a single wire having straight sections integrally formed between axial turns. The welds are placed between stent segments at one or more aligned adjacent axial t ...


7
Michael D Boneau: Endovascular support device. Arterial Vascular Engineering, Richard L Klein, October 7, 1997: US05674278 (104 worldwide citation)

An endovascular support device for treatment of chronic restenosis or other vascular narrowing is disclosed together with a method of manufacture and a method for delivering a plurality of such devices to an affected area of a vessel. In a preferred embodiment, the endovascular support device compri ...


8
Michael A Evans, Edward V Kinney, Craig J Coombs, Dino De Cicco, Deborah Tolomeo: Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt. Medtronic, Richard L Klein, Susan M Schmitt, August 15, 2000: US06102938 (100 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and devices seal off the branch port of a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis to transform the bifurcated prosthesis to a single-lumen prosthesis. These methods and devices are available for fallback procedures when the deployment of a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis is found to be ...


9
John E Nolting: Endoluminal support assembly with capped ends. Medtronic Ave, Richard L Klein, Catherine C Maresh, Deanna J Shirley, August 8, 2000: US06099559 (99 worldwide citation)

An endovascular support assembly, or stent assembly, and a covered endovascular support assembly, or stent-graft assembly, with caps on either or both ends for improved and uniform deployment of the assembly. Additionally, the caps serve to capture the graft material between the caps and the endovas ...


10
Michael D Boneau: Endovascular support device and method. Richard L Klein, March 9, 1999: US05879382 (86 worldwide citation)

An endovascular support device for treatment of chronic restenosis or other vascular narrowing is disclosed together with a method of manufacture and a method for delivering a plurality of such devices to an affected area of a vessel. In a preferred embodiment, the endovascular support device compri ...