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Pub. No.:    WO/2004/096095    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/012973
Publication Date: 11.11.2004 International Filing Date: 28.04.2004
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    17.11.2004    
A61F 2/06 (2013.01), A61F 2/24 (2006.01), A61L 27/14 (2006.01), A61L 27/36 (2006.01), A61F 2/90 (2013.01)
Applicants: MEDTRONIC, INC. [US/US]; 710 Medtronic Parkway N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55432 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
ZILLA, Peter [AT/AT]; (ZA) (For US Only).
RAFIEE, Nasser [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BEZUIDENHOUT, Deon [ZA/ZA]; (ZA) (For US Only).
FRANZ, Thomas [DE/DE]; (ZA) (For US Only).
YEOMAN, Mark [GB/GB]; (ZA) (For US Only).
BOWLES, Helmut [ZA/ZA]; (ZA) (For US Only).
DOUK, Nareak; (US) (For US Only).
WOLF, Michael [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: ZILLA, Peter; (ZA).
RAFIEE, Nasser; (US).
FRANZ, Thomas; (ZA).
YEOMAN, Mark; (ZA).
BOWLES, Helmut; (ZA).
DOUK, Nareak; (US).
WOLF, Michael; (US)
Agent: RUSCHKE, David, P.; MEDTRONIC, INC., 710 Medtronic Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55432 (US)
Priority Data:
60/466,226 28.04.2003 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A venous graft for replacement of a section of an artery and methods of making the graft. The graft comprises a flexible, resilient, generally tubular external support and a vein segment carried within and having an ablumenal surface in contact with and supported by the tubular support, the venous graft being capable of resilient radial expansion in a manner mimicking the radial compliance properties of an artery.
(FR)L'invention concerne une greffe veineuse destinée à remplacer une partie d'artère et des procédés de réalisation de la greffe. Cette greffe comprend un support externe généralement tubulaire, élastique, souple, renfermant un segment veineux et dont la surface extérieure est en contact avec le support tubulaire et supportée par celui-ci, la greffe veineuse permettant une expansion radiale élastique selon les propriétés de compliance radiale d'une artère.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)