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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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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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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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Bernard Andreas, Jeffry J Grainger: Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods. J W Medical Systems, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, June 11, 2013: US08460358 (70 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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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, David W Snow, Jeffry J Grainger: Stent deployment systems and methods. Xtent, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Jeffry Grainger Esq, July 10, 2007: US07241308 (67 worldwide citation)

A stent deployment system includes a catheter shaft, an expandable member mounted to the catheter shaft, and one or more stents or stent segments slidably positioned on the expandable member. The stent deployment system is adapted for deployment of stents or stent segments in very long lesions and i ...