Expandable stent and method for delivery of same

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7094255
APP PUB NO 20040236404A1
SERIAL NO

10849990

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

An expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end in communication with one another, and a tubular wall disposed between the proximal end and the distal end. The tubular wall has a longitudinal axis and a porous surface defined by a plurality of intersecting members comprising a series of longitudinal struts disposed substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the stent. Each longitudinal strut in the series comprises flexure members for substantially complementary extension and compression of a diametrically opposed pair of the longitudinal struts upon flexure of the stent. The flexure members may comprise first and second curved sections which are of a different size. At least one of the curved sections may comprise an arc of greater than about 180.degree..

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
evYsio Medical Devices ULCVANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA V5Z 1L78

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Penn, Ian M Vancouver, CA 34 2043
Ricci, Donald R Vancouver, CA 43 2176

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
OrbusNeich Medical, Inc. (1)
6117165 Expandable intraluminal endoprosthesis 167 1998
 
SAWYER, PHILIP N. (1)
5108417 Anti-turbulent, anti-thrombogenic intravascular stent 300 1990
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
4795458 Stent for use following balloon angioplasty 502 1987
5269802 Prostatic stent 144 1991
5290305 Appliance collapsible for insertion into human organs and capable of resilient restoration 259 1992
5522880 Method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 411 1994
5575817 Aorto femoral bifurcation graft and method of implantation 332 1994
5653743 Hypogastric artery bifurcation graft and method of implantation 343 1994
5575771 Balloon catheter with external guidewire 241 1995
5643340 Synthetic vascular prosthesis 215 1995
5879370 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 231 1997
6203569 Flexible stent 246 1997
6053940 Vascular stent 193 1997
6179868 Stent with reduced shortening 137 1998
2002/0052,646 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 12 2001
2004/0153,141 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 4 2004
 
MEDTRONIC ANEURX, INC. DBA ANEURX, INC. (1)
5824040 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 460 1996
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5395390 Metal wire stent 310 1993
5540712 Stent and method and apparatus for forming and delivering the same 472 1994
 
Instent, Inc. (1)
5776161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 426 1995
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5201901 Expansion unit and apparatus for expanding tubular organ lumen 201 1990
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
5906640 Bifurcated stent and method for the manufacture and delivery of same 265 1997
 
MEDINOL LTD. (23)
5449373 Articulated stent 774 1994
5733303 Flexible expandable stent 414 1995
5807404 Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent 322 1996
5836964 Stent fabrication method 236 1996
5980552 Articulated stent 255 1996
5906759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 157 1996
5755734 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 248 1997
5755735 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 256 1997
5843120 Flexible-expandable stent 300 1997
5827320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 195 1997
6059811 Articulated stent 110 1998
6090133 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 77 1998
6117156 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 125 1998
6251133 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 62 1998
5997703 Stent fabrication method 27 1998
6114049 Stent fabrication method 21 1998
6197048 Stent 40 1998
6299755 Stent fabrication method and apparatus 58 1998
6238401 Apparatus and method for selectively positioning a device and manipulating it 17 1998
5922005 Stent fabrication method 158 1998
6156052 Stent fabrication method 85 1998
6355059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 67 1998
6315794 Multilayered metal stent 200 1999
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5693086 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal stent or prosthesis 264 1995
 
Cogent Limited (1)
5496365 Autoexpandable vascular endoprosthesis 238 1994
 
MedInnovations, Inc. (1)
4768507 Intravascular stent and percutaneous insertion catheter system for the dilation of an arterial stenosis and the prevention of arterial restenosis 773 1987
 
COOK INCORPORATED (5)
4580568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1474 1984
4800882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1397 1987
4907336 Method of making an endovascular stent and delivery system 439 1988
5041126 Endovascular stent and delivery system 543 1988
5035706 Percutaneous stent and method for retrieval thereof 693 1989
 
LASAG AG (1)
5345057 Method of cutting an aperture in a device by means of a laser beam 55 1993
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5911754 Flexible stent with effective strut and connector patterns 215 1998
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
6129754 Stent for vessel with branch 147 1997
 
RUDOLPH-DIEDEL-STRASSE (1)
6017365 Coronary stent 199 1998
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
5073694 Method and apparatus for laser cutting a hollow metal workpiece 120 1991
 
DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
4503569 Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis 969 1983
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (3)
5405377 Intraluminal stent 638 1992
5639278 Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts 525 1995
5676696 Modular bifurcated intraluminal grafts and methods for delivering and assembling same 418 1996
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (12)
4739762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1269 1986
5102417 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1005 1988
4856516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 1074 1989
4994071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 1058 1989
5037392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 306 1989
5019085 Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel 315 1990
5135536 Endovascular stent and method 538 1991
5116365 Stent apparatus and method for making 313 1991
5643312 Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures 287 1994
5607442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 402 1995
6086604 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 110 1999
6547817 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 76 2000
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5922020 Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics 320 1996
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
5383892 Stent for transluminal implantation 647 1992
 
W. H. WALL FAMILY HOLDINGS, LLLP (2)
5192307 Angioplasty stent 322 1992
5266073 Angioplasty stent 306 1992
 
BARD CONNAUGHT (1)
6066169 Expandable stent having articulated connecting rods 124 1998
 
Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
5197987 Knee joint prosthesis 244 1992
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
4733665 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 2736 1985
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5676697 Two-piece, bifurcated intraluminal graft for repair of aneurysm 522 1996
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
4553545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 688 1983
4655771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1711 1983
5061275 Self-expanding prosthesis 766 1989
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems (1)
5634941 Vascular graft bypass apparatus 46 1993
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6231598 Radially expandable stent 367 1998
 
Servetus Partnership (1)
4878906 Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel 994 1988
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
5925061 Low profile vascular stent 226 1997
6017362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 117 1997
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (2)
5292331 Endovascular support device 540 1989
5674278 Endovascular support device 118 1996
 
SULZER INTERMEDICS INC. (1)
5709712 Implantable cardiac stimulation device with warning system 28 1996
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
5514154 Expandable stents 793 1994
 
Ewysio Medical Devices Inc. (1)
6375677 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 59 2000
 
NUMED, INC. (2)
5161547 Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent 375 1990
5868783 Intravascular stent with limited axial shrinkage 322 1997
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (9)
5458615 Stent delivery system 477 1993
5421955 Expandable stents and method for making same 749 1994
5443500 Intravascular stent 535 1994
5591197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 578 1995
5569295 Expandable stents and method for making same 452 1995
5603721 Expandable stents and method for making same 336 1995
6179867 Flexible stent and method of use 125 1998
6171334 Expandable stent and method of use 138 1998
6273911 Variable strength stent 176 1999
 
Endosystems LLC (2)
5827321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 331 1997
6106548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 267 1998
 
Shepherd Patents S.A. (1)
4954126 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 889 1989
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
5964798 Stent having high radial strength 150 1997
 
GFE Corporation for Research and Development Unlimited (1)
6190405 Flexible expandable vascular support 45 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (8)
4681110 Catheter arrangement having a blood vessel liner, and method of using it 555 1985
4969458 Intracoronary stent and method of simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant 556 1987
4886062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1490 1987
5133732 Intravascular stent 876 1989
5104404 Articulated stent 841 1991
5282823 Intravascular radially expandable stent 531 1992
6090127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 204 1997
6287336 Variable flexibility stent 125 1999
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
4830003 Compressive stent and delivery system 831 1988
6183507 Stents for supporting lumens in living tissue 24 1998
 
CARDINAL HEALTH SWITZERLAND 515 GMBH (5)
5195984 Expandable intraluminal graft 721 1991
5316023 Method for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 448 1992
5902332 Expandable intraluminal graft 221 1992
6190403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 263 1998
6190406 Intravascular stent having tapered struts 239 1999
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5507767 Spiral stent 641 1992
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
5314472 Vascular stent 557 1991
5282824 Percutaneous stent assembly 792 1992
5443498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 524 1993
5527354 Stent formed of half-round wire 344 1994
5507771 Stent assembly 437 1995
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5342387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 390 1992
 
NOVELIS INC. (1)
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 0 2001
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
5147385 Stent and catheter for the introduction of the stent 226 1990
 
evYsio Medical Devices ULC (7)
5755771 Expandable stent and method of delivery of same 329 1996
6217608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 185 1999
6796997 Expandable stent 37 2000
6858037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 22 2002
6881223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 20 2002
6887264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 23 2002
2004/0215,325 Expandable stent 34 2004
 
Litana Ltd. (1)
5964770 High strength medical devices of shape memory alloy 110 1997
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
5931866 Radially expandable stent featuring accordion stops 72 1998
6083259 Axially non-contracting flexible radially expandable stent 88 1998
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (3)
5697971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 558 1996
5913895 Intravascular stent with enhanced rigidity strut members 268 1997
6099455 Radioisotope stent with non-radioactive end sections 77 1998
 
V.I.B. SYSTEMS GMBH (1)
5623771 Steam moistening apparatus 10 1996
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (2)
6068656 Coronary stent 139 1998
6193747 Stent 144 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
4762128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 666 1986
5628787 Clad composite stent 211 1995
6033433 Stent configurations including spirals 194 1997
5836966 Variable expansion force stent 234 1997
6193744 Stent configurations 98 1998
6042597 Helical stent design 266 1998
6159237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents 118 1998
6200334 Tubular stent consists of non-parallel expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal connectors 102 1999
6123721 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and ipsilaterally attached M-frame connectors 137 1999
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5139480 Necking stents 224 1990
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9427343 Locked segments pushable stent-graft 0 2008
 
LG RESEARCH LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (4)
* 2006/0253,193 Mechanical means for controlling blood pressure 8 2005
* 2007/0173,924 Axially-elongating stent and method of deployment 2 2006
* 2007/0276,444 Self-powered leadless pacemaker 64 2006
* 2007/0287,879 Mechanical means for controlling blood pressure 7 2006
 
evYsio Medical Devices ULC (2)
* 2006/0200,228 Expandable Stent And Method For Delivery Of Same 1 2006
* 2008/0021,542 Expandable Stent And Method For Delivery Of Same 0 2007
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
* 2007/0239,251 FLEXIBLE STENT 3 2007
8328863 Optimal ratio of polar and bending moment of inertia for stent strut design 1 2010
8556511 Fluid bearing to support stent tubing during laser cutting 0 2010
9782280 Optimal ratio of polar and bending moment of inertia for stent strut design 0 2016
 
OSTEOLIGN (2)
* 2008/0269,748 Deformable Implant Systems and Methods 19 2008
* 2008/0269,750 Implantable Composite Apparatus and Method 52 2008
 
FLEXFIX, LLC (7)
8128626 System and method for delivery conformation and removal of intramedullary bone fixation devices 11 2007
* 2008/0269,745 THERMO-CHEMICALLY ACTIVATED INTRAMEDULLARY BONE STENT 31 2007
8167881 Implantable composite apparatus and method 1 2008
8162943 Deformable implant systems and methods 4 2008
8147492 System and method for guidance and implantation of implantable devices 2 2008
8834468 Bone stabilization device and method 2 2012
9421045 Bone stabilization device and method 0 2014
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (2)
8974514 Intravascular stent with integrated link and ring strut 0 2007
* 2008/0228,261 Intravascular stent with integrated link and ring strut 0 2007
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (7)
8663309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 5 2007
8226701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 1 2007
8066755 System and method of pivoted stent deployment 20 2007
8328861 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 3 2007
8083789 Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device 0 2007
8992595 Durable stent graft with tapered struts and stable delivery methods and devices 1 2013
9498363 Delivery catheter for endovascular device 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
* 8114151 Stent with tabs and holes for drug delivery 1 2008
* 2009/0281,615 STENT WITH TABS AND HOLES FOR DRUG DELIVERY 11 2008
 
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (1)
8999364 Implantable article, method of forming same and method for reducing thrombogenicity 0 2007
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (3)
* 2011/0009,951 HELICAL AND SEGMENTED STENT-GRAFT 3 2008
9066825 Uniformly expandable stent 0 2013
D723165 Stent 0 2013
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
8118856 Stent graft 3 2010
8821564 Stent graft 4 2012
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Feb 22, 2018
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00