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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 7, 1996: US05514154 (677 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 6, 1995: US05421955 (656 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...


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Stefan Schreck: Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Debra D Condino, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, September 24, 2002: US06454799 (653 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...


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Stefan Schreck: Minimally-invasive heart valves and methods of use. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, July 27, 2004: US06767362 (420 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...


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Frantzen John J, Hartigan William M, Lau Lilip: Expandable stents and method for making same.. Advanced Cardiovascular System, May 5, 1993: EP0540290-A2 (410 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent (10) for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent (10) consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements (12) generally aligned on a common axis and interco ...


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Jeffry W Kreamer: Graft stent and method of repairing blood vessels. Kent A Herink, January 7, 1992: US05078726 (395 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for repairing a weakened section of a vessel. A pair of expandable stents are placed at either end inside a prosthetic graft of a length sufficient to span the weakened section. The graft and stents are inserted into the vessel. The stents are positioned on either side of the ...


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Sharon S Lam: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 29, 1996: US05569295 (372 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery. 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 interconnecting members placed s ...


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Michael L Marin, Ralph Marin: Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage. Stentco, Darby & Darby, August 22, 1995: US05443477 (336 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method and apparatus for intraluminal delivery and deployment of an expandable prosthesis at a site within a body lumen. The apparatus for intraluminal delivery and deployment includes a support for supporting the expandable prosthesis while being delivered to the site withi ...


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Stefan Schreck: System and method for implanting a two-part prosthetic heart valve. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy Cumberbatch, David Hauser, June 3, 2008: US07381218 (330 worldwide citation)

Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. In a first embodiment, an expandable pre-assembled heart valve includes a plastically-expandable annular base having plurality of upstanding commissure posts. A tubular flexible member including a prosthetic se ...


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Matthew T Yurek, Richard S Kusleika: Rolling membrane stent delivery device. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai P A, September 2, 1997: US05662703 (275 worldwide citation)

A device for deploying radially self-expanded stents and other radially expandable stents includes an inner catheter, an outer catheter surrounding the inner catheter, and a tubular stent retaining sheath formed of a rolling membrane. The sheath is doubled over upon itself to provide an inner sheath ...