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Paul J Thompson, Nathan T Lee: Implant delivery system with interlock. ev3 Peripheral, Merchant & Gould P C, September 23, 2003: US06623518 (480 worldwide citation)

An implant delivery system includes outer and inner elongated, flexible tubular members each having a distal and proximal end. The outer tubular member is sized to be passed through the body lumen with the distal end advanced to the deployment site and with the proximal end remaining external of the ...


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Steven W Hachtman, Liann M Johnson, Scott T Johnson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson, Amjad Ahmad, John A Scholl, Richard J Thompson: Multiple layer stent. Schneider, Lawrence C Akers, Peter C Richardson, Philip C Strassburger, July 8, 1997: US05645559 (474 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent having multiple layers includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes at least the medial region of the stent. A deployment device ...


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Richard J Thompson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson: Esophageal stent. Schneider, Haugne and Nikolai P A, March 2, 1999: US05876448 (419 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent particularly suited for treating esophageal strictures, includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes the medial region, but the ...


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Paul J Thompson, Nathan T Lee: Implant delivery system with marker interlock. ev3 Peripheral, Merchant & Gould P C, November 9, 2004: US06814746 (300 worldwide citation)

An implant delivery system is disclosed. The delivery system includes an elongated member having an implant mounting location. A self-expandable implant is mounted at the implant mounting location. The implant is held in a compressed orientation by a retractable sheath. An interlock structure preven ...


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Daniel J Klima, Paul J Thompson, Robert M Vidlund: Catheter segments having circumferential supports with axial projection. IntraTherapeutics, Merchant & Gould P C, August 14, 2001: US06273876 (284 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to a segment of catheter having a longitudinal axis extending between distal and proximal ends of the catheter segment. The segment includes a plurality of circumferential supports surrounding the longitudinal axis. The segment also includes axially members connected t ...


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Paul J Thompson: Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene. Schneider, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Philip C Strassburger, August 4, 1998: US05788626 (211 worldwide citation)

The expandable stent-graft generally defines a cylindrical lumen made from a stent having a discontinuous wall that is at least substantially covered with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene material. The expanded polytetrafluoroethylene covering may be a biaxially oriented, expanded polytetrafluoro ...


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Paul J Thompson, George W Du: Stent graft with braided polymeric sleeve. Schneider, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, September 28, 1999: US05957974 (181 worldwide citation)

A stent graft for transluminal implantation includes a resilient tubular interbraided latticework of metal or polymeric monofilaments, a tubular interbraided sleeve of polymeric multifilament yarns, and an adhesive layer between the sleeve and latticework for bonding them together. The monofilaments ...


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Paul J Thompson, George W Du: Bifurcated stent graft. Schneider, Frederick W Niebuhr, May 25, 1999: US05906641 (157 worldwide citation)

A bifurcated stent graft implantable in branched internal passageways includes an open-frame stent latticework formed of helically wound structural strands, and a graft sleeve formed of interwoven textile strands. The sleeve is substantially impervious to fluids and is adjustable along with the graf ...


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Paul J Thompson: Three-dimensional braided covered stent. Boston Scientific Scimed, Frederick W Niebuhr Esq, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, July 15, 2003: US06592617 (152 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for transluminal implantation consists of a flexible tubular three-dimensionally braided structure of metal or polymeric monofilaments, and polymeric multifilament yarns. The prosthesis can be elastically deformed to reduce its diameter through axial elongation. The monofilaments and mu ...


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Paul J Thompson: Stent. Intratherapeutics, Merchant & Gould P C, October 17, 2000: US06132460 (143 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to an intraluminal stent including a reticulated tube having an un-deployed diameter and expandable to an enlarged diameter. When the tube is at the un-deployed diameter, the tube has cell-defining portions with opposing surfaces defining an open cell bounded by the ce ...