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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, April 8, 1986: US04580568 (1336 worldwide citation)

An endovascular stent formed of stainless steel wire of 0.018 inches diameter and arranged in a closed zig-zag pattern. The stent is compressed into a reduced size shape of an outer diameter which is many times smaller than its expanded shape. The stent is positioned in a passageway in the vascular ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 31, 1989: US04800882 (1236 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous stent assembly. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 1, 1994: US05282824 (683 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which incl ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Expandable blood clot filter. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, January 22, 1985: US04494531 (497 worldwide citation)

A blood clot filter which is particularly suited for filtering emboli from blood circulating through the inferior vena cava. The filter is comprised of a number of strands of shape memory wire which are interconnected and wadded together to form a curly wire mesh. The wire strands may be substantial ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, August 20, 1991: US05041126 (462 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Tissue aperture repair device. Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, November 2, 1993: US05258000 (399 worldwide citation)

A tissue aperture repair device which is inserted using either an openly or minimally invasive surgical procedure for at least partially covering a tissue aperture or hernial ring. The repair device includes a foldable sheet of material that is maintained with support means in an unfolded shape. The ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Stent assembly. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 16, 1996: US05507771 (371 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which incl ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Method of making an endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 13, 1990: US04907336 (347 worldwide citation)

In a method of the present invention, a wire stent, having a cylindrical shape defined by a series of alternating longitudinally overlapping opposing loops, is fabricated from a wire formed into a planar serpentine configuration. The wire is centered over a semi-cylindrical trough in a flat plate an ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Vascular occlusion assembly. Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, August 2, 1994: US05334210 (297 worldwide citation)

A vascular occlusion assembly for therapeutically occluding a vascular site in a patient. The assembly comprises a foldable material occlusion bag having an expanded diamond shape and an elongated flexible filler member which is inserted in the internal cavity of the occlusion bag. When positioned i ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, May 24, 1994: US05314444 (284 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...