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Lance A Monroe, Andrew D Bicek, Joel Phillips, Joel R Munsinger, David Sogard: Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 27, 2001: US06322586 (189 worldwide citation)

Methods for making a loaded catheter assembly for delivering a self-expanding stent where the self-expanding stent is carried in a compressed state and the compressed stent has an inside diameter smaller than the outside diameter of the catheter distal tip. The methods can utilize catheter sub-assem ...


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Anthony C Vrba, Lance A Monroe, Dave J Sogard, Scott R Smith: Rolling membrane stent delivery system. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, May 9, 2000: US06059813 (139 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivery system, having a rolling retractable sheath covering a medical device mounting region on the system is disclosed. The rolling retractable sheath comprises an inner wall and an outer wall and may be formed of one or more materials, optionally porous. Optionally, a lubricant ...


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Lance A Monroe, Andrew D Bicek, Anthony C Vrba: Stent delivery device. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 5, 2000: US06113608 (93 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system having a hydraulically actuated retractable sheath is disclosed. A pressurizing fluid is either supplied by an inflation lumen to a portion of a piston housing or is withdrawn from a portion of a piston housing, thereby actuating a piston. As the piston moves, a retractable s ...


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Andrew D Bicek, Lance A Monroe, Anthony C Vrba, Steven E Walak: Stent delivery system using shape memory retraction. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, March 27, 2001: US06206888 (82 worldwide citation)

The inventive stent delivery system includes a catheter having a retractable outer sheath near its distal end. A shape memory contraction member having a memorized contracted shape is connected to the retractable outer sheath. A heat generating device connected to the shape memory contraction member ...


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Lixiao Wang, Dachuan Yang, John Jianhua Chen, Yiqun Bruce Wang, Lance A Monroe, Joel R Munsinger: Hydrophilic lubricant coatings for medical devices. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, October 1, 2002: US06458867 (82 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a medical device comprising at least one tubular member having an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface of the tubular member is at least occasionally subjected to contact with at least one second surface. The tubular member therefore comprises a hydr ...


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Anthony C Vrba, Lance A Monroe, Scott R Smith, David J Sogard: Rolling membrane stent delivery system. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, April 8, 2003: US06544278 (81 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivery system, having a rolling retractable sheath covering a medical device mounting region on the system is disclosed. The rolling retractable sheath comprises an inner wall and an outer wall and may be formed of one or more materials, optionally porous. Optionally, a lubricant ...


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Anthony C Vrba, Lance A Monroe, Scott R Smith, David J Sogard: Rolling membrane stent delivery system. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 13, 2005: US06942682 (71 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivery system, having a rolling retractable sheath covering a medical device mounting region on the system is disclosed. The rolling retractable sheath comprises an inner wall and an outer wall and may be formed of one or more materials, optionally porous. Optionally, a lubricant ...


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Anthony C Vrba, Lance A Monroe, Dave J Sogard, Scott R Smith: Pulling membrane stent delivery system. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, May 29, 2001: US06238410 (70 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivery system, having a rolling retractable sheath covering a medical device mounting region on the system is disclosed. The rolling retractable sheath comprises an inner wall and an outer wall and may be formed of one or more materials, optionally porous. Optionally, a lubricant ...


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Lance A Monroe, Andrew D Bicek, Joel Phillips, Joel R Munsinger, David Sogard: Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, September 14, 2004: US06790221 (66 worldwide citation)

Methods for making a loaded catheter assembly for delivering a self-expanding stent where the self-expanding stent is carried in a compressed state and the compressed stent has an inside diameter smaller than the outside diameter of the catheter distal tip. The methods can utilize catheter sub-assem ...


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Andrew D Bicek, Lance A Monroe, Anthony C Vrba, Steven E Walak: Stent delivery system using shape memory retraction. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, June 17, 2003: US06579297 (65 worldwide citation)

The inventive stent delivery system includes a catheter having a retractable outer sheath near its distal end. A shape memory contraction member having a memorized contracted shape is connected to the retractable outer sheath. A heat generating device connected to the shape memory contraction member ...