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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 7, 1996: US05514154 (657 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 6, 1995: US05421955 (628 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...


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John J Frantzen, Peter S Brown, James M Cannon Jr: Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft. Advanced Carrdiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 1, 1998: US05843164 (395 worldwide citation)

A grant-and-stent combination is disclosed for deploying by an intravascular delivery system at the site of an aneurysm, the combination being expandable from a first diameter to a second, larger diameter to hold open and press the graft against regions of the body lumen just proximal and distal to ...


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Sharon S Lam, John J Frantzen, Farhad Khosravi: Radiopaque stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 10, 1998: US05725572 (321 worldwide citation)

A radiopaque marker associated with a stent which is adapted to be implanted into a patient's body lumen to maintain the patency thereof and a convenient and accurate method for affixing the radiopaque marker to the stent. The radiopaque marker defining an acceptable profile and capable of facilitat ...


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Charles S Taylor, William N Aldrich, Thomas L Baughman, Federico J Benetti, Brian J Bennett, Michael J Billig, Thomas J Fogarty, John J Frantzen, Richard S Ginn, Robert C Glines, Harry L Green, Dwight P Morejohn, Brent Regan, Eugene E Reis, Amr Salahieh, Ivan Sepetka, Benjamin Sherman, Christian Skieller, Valavanur A Subramanian, Gary B Weller, William F Witt: Surgical instrument for stabilizing the beating heart during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Cardiothoracic Systems, Alan W Cannon, Bozicevic Field & Francis, February 12, 2002: US06346077 (301 worldwide citation)

The invention is methods and devices which a surgeon may use to stabilize the beating heart during a surgical procedure on the heart. Pursuant to the invention, a stabilizing device is introduced through an opening in the chest and brought into contact with the beating heart. By contacting the heart ...


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John J Frantzen: Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers. Global Therapeutics, Bradley P Heisler, April 21, 1998: US05741327 (280 worldwide citation)

Radiopaque marker elements for attachment to ends of a radially expandable surgical stent are disclosed. Each radiopaque marker element is homogeneously formed from a radiopaque material and attached through an attachment means to ends of the stent. The radiopaque marker elements enhance the visibil ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 18, 1997: US05603721 (266 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...


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John J Frantzen: Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent. Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, March 28, 2000: US06042606 (242 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable and contractible surgical stent 10 is provided formed from a shape memory material such as a Nickel-Titanium alloy. The stent 10 includes a series of wave-like struts 20 spaced apart by gaps 60. Each gap 60 is spanned by tie bars 70 at a maximum 64 width portion of the gap 60 o ...


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John J Frantzen: Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers. Cook Incorporated, Anton P Ness, Richard J Godlewski, September 25, 2001: US06293966 (231 worldwide citation)

Radiopaque marker elements for attachment to ends of a radially expandable surgical stent are disclosed. Each radiopaque marker element is homogeneously formed from a radiopaque material and attached through an attachment means to ends of the stent. The radiopaque marker elements enhance the visibil ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 7, 1998: US05735893 (215 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...



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