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Primary Examiner—Debra S. Brittingham
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Hoffman & Baron
A radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device formed from a hollow tubular braid. The intraluminal device may be used in a variety of medical procedures which require a passageway to be maintained in an open position or which require reinforcement, support or a bypass conduit such as in blood vessels weakened by disease. The intraluminal device is longitudinally expanded or radially collapsed for ease of insertion into a lumen and upon alignment within the lumen, the intraluminal device radially selfexpands to come into intimate contact with the inner surface of the lumen.