US Patent No: 7,094,255

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Expandable stent and method for delivery of same

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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..

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EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULCVANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA V5Z 1L714

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Penn, Ian M Vancouver, CA 34 1897
Ricci, Donald R Vancouver, CA 43 2011

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Medinol Ltd. (23)
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Cogent Limited (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
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Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
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Cardiovascular Dynamics, Inc. (1)
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AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
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Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (9)
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
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STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
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NOVELIS INC. (1)
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EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (7)
5,755,771 Expandable stent and method of delivery of same 313 1996
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V.I.B. SYSTEMS GMBH (1)
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Jomed Implantate GmbH (2)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
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BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,427,343 Locked segments pushable stent-graft 0 2008
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (1)
* 2006/0200,228 Expandable Stent And Method For Delivery Of Same 1 2006
 
LG RESEARCH LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (4)
* 2006/0253,193 Mechanical means for controlling blood pressure 5 2005
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (3)
* 2007/0239,251 FLEXIBLE STENT 3 2007
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OSTEOLIGN (2)
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Flexfix, LLC (7)
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TRIVASCULAR, INC. (7)
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (2)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (2)
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NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (1)
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C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
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9,066,825 Uniformly expandable stent 0 2013
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ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
8,118,856 Stent graft 2 2010
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