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Jonathan S Stinson, Claude O Clerc, David W Mayer: Titanium alloy self-expanding stent. Schneider, Faegre & Benson, March 30, 1999: US05888201 (371 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent formed from helically wound and braided filaments of titanium or titanium alloys such as Ti-13Zr-13Nb.


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Jonathan S Stinson, Claude O Clerc: Radiopaque marker system and method of use. Schneider, Frederick W Niebuhr, Andrew D Ryan, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, June 26, 2001: US06251135 (267 worldwide citation)

A temporary and retrievable radiopaque marker and discrete radiopaque marker for use on an implantable endoprosthesis. The elongate marker has a proximal end, a distal end, and a thickness. At least a portion of the marker is radiopaque and the marker is removably-attached to the implantable endopro ...


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Jonathan S Stinson, Claude O Clerc: Radiopaque markers and methods of using the same. Boston Scientific Scimed, Frederick W Niebuhr Esq, Andrew D Ryan Esq, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, January 22, 2002: US06340367 (152 worldwide citation)

A temporary and retrievable radiopaque marker and discrete radiopaque marker for use on an implantable endoprosthesis. The elongate marker has a proximal end, a distal end, and a thickness. At least a portion of the marker is radiopaque and the marker is removably-attached to the implantable endopro ...


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Michael A Mikulich, Claude O Clerc, Michael R Jedwab, Adrian Furrer, Alain Mariller, John H Burton, Claude Tihon: Prostatic stent. AMS Medinvent, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, John L LaPierre, September 16, 1997: US05667486 (134 worldwide citation)

A prostatic stent and method of manufacture. The stent has an elongate body defining a passage therethrough and includes a distal section, a mid-section and a proximal section. The elongate body has a length sufficient to extend distally from a bladder neck to a position somewhat short of the extern ...


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Claude O Clerc, Jon S Stinson: Self-expanding medical device for centering radioactive treatment sources in body vessels. Schneider, Crompton Seager & Tufte, July 31, 2001: US06267775 (119 worldwide citation)

A medical device for treating a body vessel with a radioactive source includes an elongated tubular catheter and an axially flexible support structure on a distal end of the catheter. The catheter has proximal and distal ends, and a lumen for receiving a radioactive source. The support structure is ...


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Paul K Norton, Michael Zupkofska, Peter Brady, Gary J Leanna, Claude O Clerc, William Bertolino, Grainne Hanley: Atraumatic stent with reduced deployment force, method for making the same and method and apparatus for deploying and positioning the stent. Boston Scientific Scimed, Hoffmann & Baron, December 9, 2008: US07462192 (96 worldwide citation)

An implantable stent includes a plurality of elongate wires braided to form a hollow tubular structure having a tubular wall to define an interior surface and an exterior surface and having opposed open first and second ends, wherein the opposed open first and second ends are atraumatic ends The atr ...


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Claude O Clerc, Paul F Chouinard, Leonard Pinchuk, Paul J Thompson: Stent and stent-graft for treating branched vessels. Schneider, Ratner Prestia, March 1, 2005: US06860900 (81 worldwide citation)

An implantable stent and stent-graft for treating a patient having a relatively healthy first aorta portion upstream from a renal artery branch, and a diseased aorta portion downstream from the renal artery branch. One embodiment of the device includes a fixation section, a renal artery branch secti ...


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Claude O Clerc, Jon S Stinson: Self-expanding medical device for centering radioactive treatment sources in body vessels. Schneider, Crompton Seager & Tufte, May 9, 2000: US06059812 (69 worldwide citation)

A medical device for treating a body vessel with a radioactive source includes an elongated tubular catheter and an axially flexible support structure on a distal end of the catheter. The catheter has proximal and distal ends, and a lumen for receiving a radioactive source. The support structure is ...


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Paul K Norton, Michael Zupkofska, Peter Brady, Gary L Leanna, Claude O Clerc, William Bertolino, Grainne Hanley: Atraumatic stent with reduced deployment force, method for making the same and method and apparatus for deploying and positioning the stent. Boston Scientific Scimed, Hoffman & Baron, December 28, 2010: US07857844 (63 worldwide citation)

An implantable stent includes a plurality of elongate wires braided to form a hollow tubular structure having a tubular wall to define an interior surface and an exterior surface and having opposed open first and second ends, wherein the opposed open first and second ends are atraumatic ends The atr ...


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Claude O Clerc, James T Hogan, Carol A Kaufmann, E Skott Greenhalgh: Method for attaching axial filaments to a self expanding stent. Bionx Implants, Synnestvedt & Lechner, April 22, 2003: US06551352 (52 worldwide citation)

Methods for attaching an axial filament to the body of a self expanding stent, the filament serving to enhance the radial self expanding force of the stent body. Also stents having enhanced radial self expansion characteristics.