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Paul F Chouinard, Dennis A Peiffer: Process for manufacturing a braided bifurcated stent. SciMed Life Systems, RatnerPrestia, September 23, 2003: US06622604 (217 worldwide citation)

A process for manufacturing a braided birfurcated stent involves the use of two or more braiding machines. In this process, a first discrete plurality of filaments are braided to form a first leg, and a second discrete plurality of filaments are braided to form a second leg. Either the same braiding ...


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Thomas F Gerker: Bowline knot in a braided line. Sparton Corporation, Reising Ethington Barnard Perry & Milton, November 5, 1991: US05062344 (176 worldwide citation)

An eye splice is disclosed for a hollow braid type of cord for use in a parachute shroud or the like. It comprises a bight 22 in the free end of the cord which is folded back to form an eye 16 with the bight extending through braided wall of the cord at an entry point 34 and then through the center ...


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Paul J Thompson: Process for manufacturing three-dimensional braided covered stent. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai P A, February 17, 1998: US05718159 (125 worldwide citation)

A process is disclosed for making a prosthesis for intraluminal implantation. The prosthesis has 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 ...


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Paul J Thompson: Process for manufacturing braided composite prosthesis. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai P A, June 2, 1998: US05758562 (115 worldwide citation)

A process is disclosed for manufacturing a prothesis for intraluminal implantation. The prosthesis is formed with a flexible tubular interbraided structure of metal or polymeric monofilaments, and polymeric multifilament yarns, and can be elastically deformed to reduce its diameter through axial elo ...


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Ralph G Burnett: Double hollow braided rope assembly and method. The Burnett Company, Seymour Rothstein, July 19, 1977: US04036101 (113 worldwide citation)

A double braided hollow rope assembly and method for making same wherein the rope consists of an inner hollow braided rope core and an outer braided rope jacket. The braid on the side of the outer jacket is opened and through that opening, a loop of the inner rope is pulled. A retaining ring with ba ...


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Jean Louis Saltel: Inflatable tubular sleeve for tubing or obturating a well or pipe. Drillflex, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 4, 2000: US06044906 (110 worldwide citation)

A radially deformable inflatable tubular sleeve for tubing or obturating a well (P) or a pipe. The sleeve includes a tube and a series of breakable restraining rings positioned along the tube. The rings are arranged so that each ring breaks one after the other in the longitudinal direction of the sl ...


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Corre Pierre Yves, Leighton James, Saltel Jean Louis: Flexible filter element for installing in an oil production shaft. Drillflex, May 21, 1999: FR2771133-A1 (104 worldwide citation)

A filter envelope is placed in a shaft using a flexible and inflatable tubular sleeve (2) which expands radially under internal pressure (P) and a series of radially expandable rings (3) which surround the sleeve at intervals. These elements are initially flexible but can be hardened by polymerisati ...


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Jerry L Aikins: Prosthetic ligament. Zimmer, Paul D Schoenle, April 17, 1990: US04917700 (102 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic ligament includes a braided jacket with an unbraided core which is formed with a portion of the fibers of the braided jacket. This portion is isolated from the remaining braided jacket over a predetermined length of the prosthetic ligament.


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Robert Lance Cook, David Paul Brisco, R Bruce Stewart, Lev Ring, Andrei Filippov, Alan B Duell: Forming a wellbore casing while simultaneously drilling a wellbore. Shell Oil Company, Haynes and Boone, Todd Mattingly, May 17, 2005: US06892819 (94 worldwide citation)

An apparatus including a support member, the support member including a first fluid passage, a mandrel coupled to the support member, the mandrel including: a second fluid passage, a tubular member coupled to the mandrel, and shoe coupled to the tubular liner, the shoe including a third fluid passag ...


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Avraham Rapaport, Boaz Nishri, Gilad Cibulski: Method and apparatus for making intraluminal implants and construction particularly useful in such method and apparatus. Surpass Medical, August 22, 2006: US07093527 (82 worldwide citation)

A method of and an apparatus for making a braided intraluminal implant, by providing a mandrel having at least one small-diameter section joined at least at one end to a large-diameter section; interweaving a plurality of filaments to form a tubular braid enclosing at least a part of the small-diame ...



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