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Hans I Wallsten: Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body. Shepherd Patents, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, April 7, 1987: US04655771 (1602 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for transluminal implantation comprising a flexible tubular body which has a diameter that is variable by axial movement of the ends of the body relative to each other and which is composed of several individual rigid but flexible thread elements each of which extends in helix configura ...


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Richard A Hillstead: Endovascular stent apparatus and method. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffman Fisher & Heinke Co, August 15, 1989: US04856516 (980 worldwide citation)

A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then further bent into a sequence of loops that are connected by half hitch junctions and interconnections which are either aligned or spiral around a c ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. MED Institute, Cook, Richard J Godlewski, August 1, 2000: US06096070 (958 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Peer Lindemann, Victor M Haughton: Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel. Servetus Partnership, Andrus Sceales Starke & Sawall, November 7, 1989: US04878906 (952 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis consisting of a flexible thin-walled sleeve for reinforcing and repairing a damaged vessel and a process of placing the flexible sleeve in the vessel by collapsing the sleeve radially onto an expandable and contractable member and encasing the member and sleeve in a sheath; and then sli ...


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David C MacGregor: Bifurcating stent apparatus and method. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co, February 19, 1991: US04994071 (908 worldwide citation)

A bifurcating stent for insertion into a bifurcating vessel such as a blood vessel. The stent can be expanded from an insertion configuration to an implanted configuration by the application of radially outward forces against a series of interconnected wire loops that make up the stent. The preferre ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, October 20, 1998: US05824049 (871 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas A Osborne, Thomas G Kozma, Joseph W Roberts, William D Voorhees III: Silver implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, February 23, 1999: US05873904 (865 worldwide citation)

A silver implantable medical device 29 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Hans I Wallsten: Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body. Shepherd Patents, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, September 4, 1990: US04954126 (820 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for transluminal implantation comprising a flexible tubular body which has a diameter that is variable by axial movement of the ends of the body relative to each other and which is composed of several individual rigid but flexible thread elements each of which extends in helix configura ...


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Steven R Bailey, Christopher T Boyle: Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof. ABPS Venture One, David G Rosenbaum, Rosenbaum & Associates P C, October 1, 2002: US06458153 (793 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to prosthetic cardiac and venous valves and a single catheter device and minimally invasive techniques for percutaneous and transluminal valvuloplasty and prosthetic valve implantation.