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Hans I Wallsten, Christian Imbert: Self-expanding prosthesis. Medinvent, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, October 29, 1991: US05061275 (675 worldwide citation)

A resilient, elastic self-expanding prosthesis comprising a flexible tubular body, the diameter of which is variable under axial movement of the ends of the body relative to each other, said body being composed of several individual rigid but resiliently flexible thread elements with spring properti ...


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Hans I Wallsten, Christian Imbert: Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device. Medinvent, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 22, 1988: US04732152 (654 worldwide citation)

A device and method for implantation of a prosthesis provides for insertion of the prosthesis in a location which is difficult to access. The prosthesis is held in a radially contracted state by the device. An expandable chamber within the device permits relative movements between elements of the de ...


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Hans I Wallsten, Christian Imbert: Device for transluminal implantation. Medinvent, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, July 18, 1989: US04848343 (369 worldwide citation)

A device for transluminal implantation of a substantially tubular, radially expansible prosthesis (2), comprising in combination such prosthesis (2) and concentric therewith a flexible probe (1) with means (200) for maintaining said prosthesis (2) in a radially contracted state and for releasing sam ...


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Christian Imbert: Device for transluminal implantation. Medinvent, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, October 24, 1989: US04875480 (146 worldwide citation)

A device for implantation by insertion into a difficulty accessible location of a substantially tubular, radially expandable prosthesis including in combination such prosthesis and concentric therewith a flexible probe provided with an arrangement for maintaining said prosthesis in a radially contra ...


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Christian Imbert, Eugen Hofmann, Marc Gianotti: Catheter with a stent. Schneider, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Philip C Strassburger, March 4, 1997: US05607466 (112 worldwide citation)

A catheter with a self-expanding stent of a permeable mesh of stiff intersecting fibers is provided. A tubular outer catheter shaft holds the stent under tension at its distal end and from which the stent can be released for placement. A displaceable inner catheter inside the tubular outer catheter ...


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Christian Imbert, Eugen Hofmann, Marc Gianotti: Catheter with a stent. Schneider, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Philip C Strassburger, March 10, 1998: US05725571 (49 worldwide citation)

A catheter with a self-expanding stent of a permeable mesh of stiff intersecting fibers is provided. A tubular outer catheter shaft holds the stent under tension at its distal end and from which the stent can be released for placement. A displaceable inner catheter inside the tubular outer catheter ...


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Christian Imbert, Yves Levy, Jean Claude Loulergue: Method and device for converting thermal images into secondary images, e. g. visible images. Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche, June 23, 1981: US04275302 (37 worldwide citation)

A converter and method of converting thermal images into secondary images, e.g. visible images. The infrared radiation emitted by an object is focused by an optical system to form a thermal image on the free surface of a thermal radiation absorbing layer to one side of a liquid-liquid interface whic ...


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Michel Bachmann, Alain Jordan, Pierre Fridez, Jean Charles Montavon, Christian Imbert, Nikos Stergiopulos: Telemetrically controlled band for regulating functioning of a body organ or duct, and methods of making, implantation and use. Allergan, Stephen Donovan, Debra Condino, March 8, 2011: US07901419 (8 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided comprising an implantable non-hydraulic ring that encircles and provides a controllable degree of constriction to an organ or duct and an external control that powers and controls operation of the ring. The ring includes a rigid dorsal periphery that maintains a co ...


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Michel Bachmann, Alain Jordan, Pierre Fridez, Jean Charles Montavon, Christian Imbert, Nikos Stergiopulos: Telemetrically controlled band for regulating functioning of a body organ or duct, and methods of making, implantation and use. Allergan Medical, Stephen Donovan, Debra Condino, July 5, 2011: US07972346 (7 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided comprising an implantable non-hydraulic ring that encircles and provides a controllable degree of constriction to an organ or duct and an external control that powers and controls operation of the ring. The ring includes a rigid dorsal periphery that maintains a co ...


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Michel Bachmann, Christian Imbert, Alain Jordan: Closure system for tubular organs. Allergan, Stephen Donovan, Allergan, October 12, 2010: US07811299 (2 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a surgically implantable adjustable ring comprises a ring body, which includes a closure system having first and second end parts. The ring body is designed to be closed around a tubular organ by the closure system, constricting the tubular organ by forming a loop. The first end p ...