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Steven Z Wu, Sameer Harish, Deborra Sanders Millare, Judy A Guruwaiya: Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, James E Parsons, Signe M Holmbeck, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, July 3, 2001: US06254632 (518 worldwide citation)

A method for forming an implantable medical device, such as a stent, covered stent, or synthetic stent graft, is provided. Protruding structures are formed on a surface of the device. The protruding structures have a central depression region surrounded by a lip. The protruding structures can have a ...


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Kenneth S Solovay: Controlled porosity endovascular implant. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, June 23, 1998: US05769884 (295 worldwide citation)

A covered stent for treating a stenotic region in a blood vessel. The stent covering has different porosities in different regions. In those regions, typically the ends, where tissue ingrowth and re-endothelialization are desired, the stent covering is more porous, and in those regions were it is de ...


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Marian I Ionescu, Bruce E Fettel: Prosthetic tissue heart valve. Shiley Laboratories Incorporated, Knobbe Martens Olson Hubbard & Bear, April 18, 1978: US04084268 (194 worldwide citation)

A tissue heart valve has a cloth-covered stent which provides several layers of padding over the stent edges and an integral sewing ring while maximizing the internal valve diameter for a given size heart annulus. No edges of the cloth are exposed. A continuation of the pledget covers all knots of t ...


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Ernst P Strecker: Implantable lumen prosthesis. Crompton Seager & Tufte, July 1, 2003: US06585756 (182 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an implantable prosthesis having a membrane and a fluid channel that are inserted into a body lumen to maintain fluid flow and support the lumen wall. A preferred embodiment of the invention includes a mesh membrane or filter attached to a covered stent. The membrane ...


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Scott R Smith, David Sogard, Susan Shoemaker: Covered stent. Scimed Life Systems, Hoffmann & Baron, October 20, 1998: US05824046 (155 worldwide citation)

A composite intraluminal device is deployable within a body vessel. The composite device includes an elongate radially expandable tubular stent having an interior luminal surface and an opposed exterior surface extending along a longitudinal stent axis. A stent cover is formed of unsintered ePTFE wh ...


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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: Process for manufacturing three-dimensional braided covered stent. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai P A, February 17, 1998: US05718159 (143 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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Sylvie Lombardi, Guido Koch, Richard Layne, Tarun Edwin, Wolfgang Supper, Walter Gamer, Thomas Kirchhoff: Covered stent with encapsulated ends. C R Bard, Morrison & Foerster, June 17, 2003: US06579314 (142 worldwide citation)

A portion of a covered stent is encapsulated with ePTFE, so that the unencapsulated portion, which is covered by a single ePTFE covering, imparts an unimpaired flexibility to the stent. One surface of the stent, either the luminal or abluminal surface, is covered by a single continuous layer of ePTF ...


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James Hong, Rahul Bhagat, Syed Hossainy, Santosh Prabhu, K T Venkateswara Rao, Ashok Shah, Srinivasan Sridharan: Hybrid intravascular stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 15, 2005: US06866805 (135 worldwide citation)

A hybrid stent is formed which exhibits both high flexibility and high radial strength. The expandable hybrid stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, consists of radially expandable cylindrical rings generally aligned on a common longitudinal axis and interconnected by one ...


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Christopher E Banas, Rajagopal R Kowligi, Roy H Tang: Covered endoluminal stent and method of assembly. IMPRA a subsidiary of C R Bard, Todd W Wight, Morrison & Foerster, April 10, 2001: US06214039 (97 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable endoluminal covered stent assembly and a method and apparatus for making the same. A longitudinally and radially expanded polytetrafluoroethylene tubular graft is circumferentially engaged about one or more radially expandable stents and is retained thereon by a radial recoil f ...