US 9,808,364 B2
Systems and methods for maintaining perfusion of branch vessels
Blayne A. Roeder, Bloomington, IN (US)
Assigned to COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Bloomington, IN (US)
Filed by COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Bloomington, IN (US)
Filed on Mar. 11, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/793,695.
Prior Publication US 2014/0257453 A1, Sep. 11, 2014
Int. Cl. A61F 2/954 (2013.01); A61F 2/82 (2013.01); A61F 2/856 (2013.01); A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61F 2/24 (2006.01); A61F 2/844 (2013.01); A61F 2/06 (2013.01); A61F 2/95 (2013.01)
CPC A61F 2/954 (2013.01) [A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61F 2/82 (2013.01); A61F 2/856 (2013.01); A61F 2/2418 (2013.01); A61F 2/844 (2013.01); A61F 2002/061 (2013.01); A61F 2002/067 (2013.01); A61F 2002/9511 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An endoluminal prosthesis comprising:
a graft having a tubular body comprising inflow and outflow ends, inner and outer surfaces, and partially and fully deployed states;
a temporary channel disposed external to the outer surface of the graft in the partially deployed state, the temporary channel beginning at the outflow end of the graft, and extending along only a portion of a longitudinal length of the graft, and terminating before the inflow end of the graft,
wherein the temporary channel is removed when the graft is in the fully deployed state, and
at least one fenestration disposed in a sidewall of the graft between the inflow and outflow ends of the graft, wherein the temporary channel is aligned with the fenestration.