US Patent No: 6,090,127

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Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same

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A medical device comprising a catheter and a balloon-expandable stent having a small initial diameter, flexibility along its longitudinal axis prior to expansion, a large expanded diameter, and rigidity after expansion. Local strain on the stent material is minimized, as and after the balloon is inflated. More particularly, the sent has rotation joints having minimal strain during stent expansion. The stent is substantially the same length before and after expansion and, being flexible longitudinally when constrained, is easy to deliver.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN4997

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Globerman, Oren Holon, IL 81 4419

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
* 5,514,154 Expandable stents 699 1994
 
Cordis Corporation (8)
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* 4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 976 1989
* 5,019,085 Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel 296 1990
* 5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 510 1991
* 5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 283 1991
* 5,643,312 Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures 264 1994
* 5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 229 1994
* 5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 336 1995
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
* 5,178,618 Method and device for recanalization of a body passageway 214 1991
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (BY AND THROUGH JOSEPH F. FINN, JR., AS ASSIGNEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF CREDITORS OF NMT MEDICAL, INC.) (1)
* 5,540,712 Stent and method and apparatus for forming and delivering the same 408 1994
 
NUMED, INC. (1)
* 5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 519 1993
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
* 5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 672 1994
* 5,636,641 High strength member for intracorporeal use 174 1994
* 5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 511 1995
* 5,681,346 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 157 1997
* 5,728,158 Expandable stents 182 1997
* 5,735,893 Expandable stents and method for making same 248 1997
* 5,759,192 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 221 1997
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 120 1997
* 5,725,572 Radiopaque stent 335 1997
 
INSTENT INC. (1)
* 5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 382 1995
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 5,554,181 Stent 373 1994
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 185 1994
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
* 5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 609 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (1)
* 5,449,373 Articulated stent 718 1994
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
* 4,969,458 Intracoronary stent and method of simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant 513 1987
* 5,104,404 Articulated stent 749 1991
* 5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 425 1993
* 5,613,981 Bidirectional dual sinusoidal helix stent 120 1995
* 5,591,198 Multiple sinusoidal wave configuration stent 72 1995
* 5,653,727 Intravascular stent 192 1996
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (1)
* 5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 510 1996
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 4,776,337 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1231 1986
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
* 5,366,473 Method and apparatus for applying vascular grafts 177 1992
 
VASCUTEC, INC., 375 ENGLE ST., ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07630 (1)
* 4,816,028 Woven vascular graft 142 1987
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,507,767 Spiral stent 548 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
* 4,893,623 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 291 1987
* 5,234,457 Impregnated stent 448 1991
* 5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 126 1994
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (4)
* 5,314,472 Vascular stent 509 1991
* 5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 697 1992
* 5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 318 1994
* 5,741,327 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 299 1997
 
BYK-SANGTEC DIAGNOSTICA GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 5,773,303 Process and kit to initiate a luminiferous reaction 1 1997
 
VITATRON MEDICAL, B.V. (1)
* 5,293,879 System an method for detecting tremors such as those which result from parkinson's disease 86 1991
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,607,445 Stent for supporting a blood vessel 251 1994
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
* 5,540,713 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 203 1994
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (3)
7,951,188 Intravascular stent 2 2003
8,778,009 Intravascular stent 0 2006
8,449,598 Intravascular stent 0 2011
 
Ewysio Medical Devices Inc. (1)
6,375,677 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 53 2000
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (11)
6,461,380 Stent configuration 58 1998
6,616,689 Intravascular stent 59 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 91 2000
6,929,660 Intravascular stent 58 2000
6,629,994 Intravascular stent 115 2001
6,635,083 Stent with non-linear links and method of use 19 2001
6,749,629 Stent pattern with figure-eights 49 2001
6,656,220 Intravascular stent 31 2002
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 176 2003
6,929,657 Intravascular stent 6 2003
8,257,426 Intravascular stent with a plurality of first and second peaks 0 2009
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,758,860 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 17 2000
 
VENITI, INC. (1)
* 2012/0078,344 STENT WITH SUPPORT BRACES 2 2011
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,962,604 Flexible endoluminal stent and process of repairing a body lumen 29 2001
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
6,533,807 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 55 1998
6,613,079 Radially-expandable stent with controllable force profile 54 1999
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 109 2000
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
6,485,508 Low profile stent 59 2000
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (3)
* 8,617,337 Partial encapsulation of stents 0 2011
8,617,441 Methods for making an encapsulated stent 0 2012
8,647,458 Methods for making a supported graft 0 2012
 
BIOTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 7,004,968 Stent 42 2003
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (9)
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 9 2005
7,919,108 Taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 7 2007
* 8,007,470 Minimally invasive medical device and method for delivery of therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall 1 2007
8,092,864 Mandrel and method for coating open-cell implantable endovascular structures 0 2008
8,397,666 Mandrel coating assembly 0 2008
9,044,305 Self cleaning devices, systems and methods of use 0 2009
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 1 2010
8,147,540 Taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 2 2011
8,337,462 Minimally invasive medical device and method for delivery of therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall 0 2011
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 14 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 18 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 11 2005
 
evYsio Medical Devices ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 31 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 19 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 18 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 20 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 3 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 20 2004
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 58 2000
 
Cordis Corporation (19)
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 18 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 32 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 34 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 71 2000
6,998,060 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 39 2001
6,955,686 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 85 2001
* 6,740,114 Flexible stent 56 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 71 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 37 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 40 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 30 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 17 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 31 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 37 2002
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 22 2003
7,357,813 Flexible stent 3 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 7 2005
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (2)
6,805,704 Intraluminal stents 14 2000
* 2011/0126,966 PARTIAL ENCAPSULATION OF STENTS 3 2011
 
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
7,354,519 Method and apparatus for fabricating a stent 2 2004
 
PIOLAX MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 8,052,740 Stent including a marker fitted to a frame portion 0 2007
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (4)
8,092,819 Implantable medical device coated with a bioactive agent 0 2007
7,875,284 Methods of manufacturing and modifying taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 5 2007
7,828,840 Medical devices and methods for local delivery of angiotensin II type 2 receptor antagonists 2 2008
7,815,687 Method of promoting cell proliferation and ingrowth by injury to the native tissue 0 2008
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (10)
7,637,935 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 2 2003
7,128,756 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 62 2003
7,625,398 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 26 2004
7,625,401 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 6 2005
7,985,249 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2006
8,048,146 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 2 2006
7,559,947 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 4 2006
8,109,991 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2009
8,075,610 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 0 2009
8,915,954 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 0 2011
 
PROMED, INC. (4)
8,870,937 Method for vessel access closure 0 2010
8,512,393 Apparatus for vessel access closure 0 2010
8,906,080 System and method for vessel access closure 0 2010
9,078,632 System and method for vessel access closure 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (58)
6,261,319 Stent 101 1998
* 6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 210 1998
* 6,302,907 Flexible endoluminal stent and process of manufacture 39 1999
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 45 2000
7,771,462 Catheter with side sheath and methods 10 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 40 2000
6,884,258 Bifurcation lesion stent delivery using multiple guidewires 79 2001
* 6,478,816 Stent 105 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6,706,062 Extendible stent apparatus 155 2001
6,835,203 Extendible stent apparatus 82 2002
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 81 2002
6,945,993 Stent 36 2002
7,591,846 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 2 2002
7,367,989 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 11 2003
7,766,955 Extendible stent apparatus 4 2003
8,784,472 Clutch driven stent delivery system 0 2003
7,220,275 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 74 2003
7,314,480 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 57 2003
8,617,231 Dual guidewire exchange catheter system 0 2003
7,118,593 Extendible stent apparatus 27 2003
7,686,841 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery system 1 2003
7,922,753 Bifurcated stent delivery system 1 2004
7,585,317 Stent range transducers 3 2004
8,211,167 Method of using a catheter with attached flexible side sheath 1 2004
8,012,192 Multi-stent delivery system 0 2004
7,225,518 Apparatus for crimping a stent assembly 74 2004
7,744,619 Rotatable catheter assembly 3 2004
7,341,598 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 38 2004
7,655,030 Catheter balloon systems and methods 11 2004
7,678,142 Extendible stent apparatus 2 2004
7,922,740 Rotatable catheter assembly 1 2004
7,344,557 Catheter balloon systems and methods 19 2004
8,298,280 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 4 2004
7,326,243 Stent 3 2006
7,850,725 Extendible stent apparatus 7 2006
7,537,609 Extendible stent apparatus 22 2006
7,842,081 Stent with spiral side-branch 12 2006
8,821,561 Marker arrangement for bifurcation catheter 0 2007
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
8,486,134 Bifurcation treatment system and methods 0 2007
8,702,779 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2008
7,731,746 Stent 2 2008
8,333,003 Bifurcation stent crimping systems and methods 0 2008
8,377,108 Staggered two balloon bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
8,133,199 Electroactive polymer activation system for a medical device 1 2008
8,747,456 Bifurcation stent delivery system and methods 0 2008
7,892,279 Extendible stent apparatus 3 2009
8,936,567 Balloon bifurcated lumen treatment 0 2009
8,827,954 Deflatable bifurcated device 0 2009
8,771,342 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 0 2009
8,771,334 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2009
8,333,784 Rotatable catheter assembly 0 2010
8,206,432 Stent 0 2010
8,241,349 Extendible stent apparatus 1 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
8,668,731 Stent 0 2012
8,986,367 Stent 0 2014
 
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (16)
* 7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 19 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 11 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 14 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 11 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 6 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 13 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 2 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 8 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2009
8,926,685 Prosthesis for placement at a luminal OS 0 2010
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 7 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 5 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 6 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (31)
7,470,281 Coated stent with crimpable coating 2 2002
7,083,822 Overlapping coated stents 12 2002
7,198,637 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 31 2003
7,377,937 Stent-graft assembly with elution openings 1 2003
7,105,015 Method and system for treating an ostium of a side-branch vessel 14 2003
7,055,237 Method of forming a drug eluting stent 19 2003
* 2005/0074,545 Stent with improved drug loading capacity 34 2003
8,435,286 Stent with intermittent coating 0 2003
6,958,073 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 15 2004
8,801,692 Gradient coated stent and method of fabrication 0 2004
7,955,371 System and method for stent deployment and infusion of a therapeutic agent into tissue adjacent to the stent ends 0 2004
7,861,570 Stent with improved drug loading capacity 0 2006
7,318,837 Customized alloys for stents 5 2006
7,955,383 Laminated implantable medical device having a metallic coating 4 2006
7,691,400 Medical device having coating with zeolite drug reservoirs 1 2006
* 7,771,464 Overlapping coated stents method 0 2006
7,540,880 Differentially coated stent 8 2006
7,806,923 Side branch stent having a proximal split ring 3 2008
8,147,898 Low temperature drug deposition 1 2008
8,021,420 Prosthetic valve delivery system 6 2009
8,052,741 Branch vessel prosthesis with a roll-up sealing assembly 8 2009
9,066,785 Packaging systems for percutaneously deliverable bioprosthetic valves 0 2009
7,967,138 Packaging systems for percutaneously deliverable bioprosthetic valves 6 2009
8,052,737 Implantable temporary flow restrictor device 0 2009
8,298,279 Stent including a toggle lock strut 1 2009
8,377,365 System and method for stent manufacture 0 2010
8,268,382 Method of making a stent with hollow struts 0 2010
8,273,120 Prosthetic valve delivery system 0 2011
8,480,727 Endovascular implant having an integral graft component and method of manufacture 0 2012
9,072,619 Preferentially electropolished stent system and method of manufacture 0 2012
8,916,226 Method of forming hollow tubular drug eluting medical devices 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner