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Timothy A Limon, Todd H Turnlund: Stent having varied amounts of structural strength along its length. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht L, February 22, 2000: US06027526 (260 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery. The stent has an open lattice structure and is constructed so that at least one end section has a thicker cross-section and corresponding greater radial strength than the remaining sections of ...


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Timothy A Limon: Coiled stent and delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 19, 1995: US05476505 (221 worldwide citation)

An intravascular stent and delivery system comprising a helically-shaped spring and means for expanding the stent from a first diameter to a second larger diameter, and releasing the stent for implantation within a vessel lumen; a method for intraluminal implantation of an intravascular stent using ...


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Timothy A Limon, Richard J Saunders: Self-expanding stent delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 20, 2000: US06077295 (220 worldwide citation)

A stent-delivery catheter system delivers and implants a self-expanding stent intraluminally into a human patient's body lumen. A self-expanding stent is removabaly attached to the distal end of an inner member so that attachment projections prevent axial movement of the stent on the inner member wh ...


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Howard H Huang, Timothy A Limon: Stent design for use in small vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee Utecht, November 6, 2001: US06312459 (213 worldwide citation)

An expandable stent design for use in small vessels, such as the distal regions of the coronary arteries, is disclosed. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnectin ...


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Philip S Yip, P H Wilson Tsang, Henjen Ho, Timothy A Limon, Svava Maria Atladottir: Intravascular stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 25, 2005: US06846323 (205 worldwide citation)

An intravascular stent assembly for implantation in a body vessel, such as a coronary artery, includes undulating circumferential rings having peaks on the proximal end and valleys on the distal end. Adjacent rings are coupled together by links. The rings and links are arranged so that the stent has ...


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Philip C Foreman, Timothy A Limon, Richard J Saunders, Bjorn G Svensson, Gregory W Teaby II: System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 2, 1999: US05976155 (180 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a system for removably securing a stent which generally includes an expandable member of a catheter assembly, the expandable member having outwardly extending protrusions. An expandable stent is crimped onto the expandable member such that the protrusions extend into the ...


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Timothy A Limon, Richard J Saunders: Self-expanding stent delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 16, 2001: US06302893 (160 worldwide citation)

A stent-delivery catheter system delivers and implants a self-expanding stent intraluminally into a human patient's body lumen. A self-expanding stent is removabaly attached to the distal end of an inner member so that attachment projections prevent axial movement of the stent on the inner memb ...


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James Hong, Timothy A Limon: Hybrid stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 20, 2003: US06565599 (156 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery. The stent consists of radially expandable cylindrical rings generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or more links. At least some of the links are formed of a polymer mat ...


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Daniel L Cox, Timothy A Limon: Variable strength stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 14, 2001: US06273911 (154 worldwide citation)

An expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, is disclosed. The stent includes a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting members placed so that the stent i ...


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Timothy A Limon: Stent with varying strut geometry. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 14, 2001: US06273910 (153 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery. The stent consists of an elongated stent body formed with a central section positioned between a proximal end section and a distal end section, each having different radial expansion characteristics ...