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, MN5661

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Globerman, Oren Kfar-Shmaryahu, IL 101 4229

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 637 1994
5,636,641 High strength member for intracorporeal use 164 1994
5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 491 1995
5,681,346 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 154 1997
5,728,158 Expandable stents 168 1997
5,735,893 Expandable stents and method for making same 232 1997
5,759,192 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 210 1997
5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 111 1997
5,725,572 Radiopaque stent 308 1997
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (8)
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 875 1989
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 948 1989
5,019,085 Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel 287 1990
5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 497 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 274 1991
5,643,312 Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures 255 1994
5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 218 1994
5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 325 1995
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
4,969,458 Intracoronary stent and method of simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant 497 1987
5,104,404 Articulated stent 712 1991
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 409 1993
5,613,981 Bidirectional dual sinusoidal helix stent 115 1995
5,591,198 Multiple sinusoidal wave configuration stent 69 1995
5,653,727 Intravascular stent 185 1996
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (4)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 496 1991
5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 671 1992
5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 309 1994
5,741,327 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 279 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
4,893,623 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 287 1987
5,234,457 Impregnated stent 435 1991
5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 116 1994
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 665 1994
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
5,540,713 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 198 1994
 
BYK-SANGTEC DIAGNOSTICA GMBH & CO. KG (1)
5,773,303 Process and kit to initiate a luminiferous reaction 1 1997
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,776,337 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1180 1986
 
INSTENT INC. (1)
5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 367 1995
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (1)
5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 176 1994
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (1)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 484 1996
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 598 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (1)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 692 1994
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,540,712 Stent and method and apparatus for forming and delivering the same 382 1994
 
NUMED, INC. (1)
5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 492 1993
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
5,554,181 Stent 342 1994
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5,507,767 Spiral stent 519 1992
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,178,618 Method and device for recanalization of a body passageway 209 1991
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
5,366,473 Method and apparatus for applying vascular grafts 177 1992
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,607,445 Stent for supporting a blood vessel 233 1994
 
VASCUTEC, INC., 375 ENGLE ST., ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07630 (1)
4,816,028 Woven vascular graft 135 1987
 
VITATRON MEDICAL, B.V. (1)
5,293,879 System an method for detecting tremors such as those which result from parkinson's disease 82 1991
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,755,776 Permanent expandable intraluminal tubular stent 162 1996

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (56)
6,261,319 Stent 96 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 193 1998
6,302,907 Flexible endoluminal stent and process of manufacture 36 1999
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 40 2000
7,771,462 Catheter with side sheath and methods 9 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 37 2000
6,884,258 Bifurcation lesion stent delivery using multiple guidewires 76 2001
6,478,816 Stent 94 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6,706,062 Extendible stent apparatus 145 2001
6,835,203 Extendible stent apparatus 77 2002
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 74 2002
6,945,993 Stent 33 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 3 2003
8,784,472 Clutch driven stent delivery system 0 2003
7,220,275 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 62 2003
7,314,480 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 48 2003
8,617,231 Dual guidewire exchange catheter system 0 2003
7,118,593 Extendible stent apparatus 23 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 2 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 63 2004
7,744,619 Rotatable catheter assembly 3 2004
7,341,598 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 29 2004
7,655,030 Catheter balloon systems and methods 9 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 14 2004
8,298,280 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 2 2004
7,326,243 Stent 2 2006
7,850,725 Extendible stent apparatus 4 2006
7,537,609 Extendible stent apparatus 14 2006
7,842,081 Stent with spiral side-branch 8 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 1 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
8,827,954 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
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (27)
7,470,281 Coated stent with crimpable coating 1 2002
7,083,822 Overlapping coated stents 9 2002
7,198,637 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 21 2003
7,377,937 Stent-graft assembly with elution openings 0 2003
7,105,015 Method and system for treating an ostium of a side-branch vessel 11 2003
7,055,237 Method of forming a drug eluting stent 19 2003
8,435,286 Stent with intermittent coating 0 2003
6,958,073 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 13 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 3 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 6 2006
7,806,923 Side branch stent having a proximal split ring 1 2008
8,147,898 Low temperature drug deposition 1 2008
8,021,420 Prosthetic valve delivery system 4 2009
8,052,741 Branch vessel prosthesis with a roll-up sealing assembly 3 2009
7,967,138 Packaging systems for percutaneously deliverable bioprosthetic valves 3 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
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (19)
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 16 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 25 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 28 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 65 2000
6,998,060 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 37 2001
6,955,686 Flexible stent 39 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 38 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 77 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 52 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 67 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 19 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 23 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 24 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 10 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 17 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 31 2002
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 17 2003
7,357,813 Flexible stent 2 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 7 2005
 
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (15)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 18 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 9 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 13 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 10 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 5 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 11 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 1 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 7 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2009
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 5 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 4 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 4 2010
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (11)
6,461,380 Stent configuration 53 1998
6,616,689 Intravascular stent 56 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 81 2000
6,929,660 Intravascular stent 49 2000
6,629,994 Intravascular stent 104 2001
6,635,083 Stent with non-linear links and method of use 12 2001
6,749,629 Stent pattern with figure-eights 47 2001
6,656,220 Intravascular stent 24 2002
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 167 2003
6,929,657 Intravascular stent 5 2003
8,257,426 Intravascular stent with a plurality of first and second peaks 0 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (9)
7,637,935 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 1 2003
7,128,756 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 59 2003
7,625,398 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 24 2004
7,625,401 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 5 2005
7,985,249 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 0 2006
8,048,146 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 0 2006
7,559,947 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 3 2006
8,109,991 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2009
8,075,610 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 0 2009
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (8)
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 6 2005
7,919,108 Taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 5 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
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 1 2010
8,147,540 Taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 1 2011
8,337,462 Minimally invasive medical device and method for delivery of therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall 0 2011
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 28 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 16 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 14 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 18 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 1 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 15 2004
 
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 1 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 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (3)
7,951,188 Intravascular stent 0 2003
8,778,009 Intravascular stent 0 2006
8,449,598 Intravascular stent 0 2011
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 13 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 17 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 9 2005
 
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
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
6,533,807 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 49 1998
6,613,079 Radially-expandable stent with controllable force profile 43 1999
 
PROMED, INC. (2)
8,870,937 Method for vessel access closure 0 2010
8,512,393 Apparatus for vessel access closure 0 2010
 
BIOTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
7,004,968 Stent 36 2003
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
6,805,704 Intraluminal stents 14 2000
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,758,860 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 16 2000
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 95 2000
 
Ewysio Medical Devices Inc. (1)
6,375,677 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 52 2000
 
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
7,354,519 Method and apparatus for fabricating a stent 2 2004
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
6,485,508 Low profile stent 53 2000
 
PIOLAX MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (1)
8,052,740 Stent including a marker fitted to a frame portion 0 2007
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,962,604 Flexible endoluminal stent and process of repairing a body lumen 26 2001
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 49 2000