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Frantzen John J, Hartigan William M, Lau Lilip: Expandable stents and method for making same.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, May 5, 1993: EP0540290-A2 (410 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent (10) for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent (10) consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements (12) generally aligned on a common axis and interco ...


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Lau Lilip, Hartigan William M: Stent delivery system.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, September 30, 1992: EP0505686-A1 (134 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a stent delivery method and system which generally includes an elongated delivery sheath (10) and a catheter (12) disposed within an inner lumen (11) of the sheath (10) having an expandable member (14) on its distal extremity. An expandable stent (16) is mounted on the e ...


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Lau Lilip, Hyde Gregory M, Hartigan William M, Williams Michael S: Protective membrane for stent-carrying ballon catheter.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, August 4, 1993: EP0553960-A1 (122 worldwide citation)

A reinforcing membrane in the form of an elastic sheath used with a balloon catheter to enhance the delivery of an intravascular stent of the kind delivered by a balloon catheter. The sheath (20) is interspaced between the balloon and the stent in the preferred embodiment. The sheath (20) acts as a ...


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Martin Gerald Ray, Lau Lilip, Stonebrook Scott N, Lam Sharon, Thornton Troy: Process for making a kink-resistant stent-graft. Gore Enterprise Holdings, January 27, 1999: EP0893108-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

A stent-graft including a stent member having an inner surface and an outer surface, a generally tubular graft member and a coupling member in the form of a ribbon which covers only a portion of the inner or outer surface of the stent member and secures the stent member and graft member to one anoth ...


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Williams Michael S, Lau Lilip, Hernando Avegel, Khosravi Farhad, Hartigan William M: Mechanism for loading a stent on a catheter.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, December 28, 1994: EP0630623-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

A stent-loading mechanism for automatically loading a stent onto a balloon delivery catheter of the kind used in typical percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures. The device comprises a pair of plates (120,100) having substantially flat and parallel surfaces (125,130) that mo ...


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Lau Lilip, Frantzen John J, Hartigan William M: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular System, November 19, 1997: EP0807424-A2 (34 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent (10) for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent (10) consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements (12) generally aligned on a common axis and interco ...


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Lau Lilip, Frantzen John J, Hartigan William M: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular System, October 2, 1996: EP0734699-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent (10) for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent (10) consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements (12) generally aligned on a common axis and interco ...


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Lau Lilip, Maroney Charles T, Hartigan William M, Lam Sharon, Mccullough Kimberley A, Rhee Woonza: Self-expandable stent and stent-graft and method of using them. Prograft Medical, May 3, 2000: EP0997115-A2 (33 worldwide citation)

The device is a foldable stent (122) or stent-graft (370) which may be delivered with (or on) a catheter or via surgical or other suitable techniques. The device is then expanded or unfolded. The expandable stent structure preferably utilizes at least one torsional member (100) generally aligned wit ...


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Lau Lilip, Hartigan William M, Frantzen John J: Empreintes extensibles et leur methode de fabrication, Expandable stents and method of making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, SIM & MCBURNEY, January 7, 2003: CA2079417 (11 worldwide citation)

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


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Thornton Troy, Chan Randy S, Lau Lilip: Prothese resistant a la torsion et placee sur un site de bifurcation, Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Gore Enterprise Holdings, BLAKE CASSELS & GRAYDON, July 2, 1998: CA2287406 (8 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an endoluminal prosthesis adapted for placement at a bifurcation site within the body. The stem or stent-graft may be constructed to have segments of differing structural properties. A section of the stent-graft may be constructed to have a single-lumen tubular stent member ...