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 1L716

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Penn, Ian M Vancouver, CA 32 1685
Ricci, Donald R Vancouver, CA 41 1756

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
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TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
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MEDINOL LTD. (23)
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6,059,811 Articulated stent 91 1998
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Cogent Limited (1)
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COOK INCORPORATED (5)
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DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
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Bard Connaught (1)
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Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
5,197,987 Knee joint prosthesis 192 1992
 
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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)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 513 1991
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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 298 1996
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Litana Ltd. (1)
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ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
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6,099,455 Radioisotope stent with non-radioactive end sections 77 1998
 
V.I.B. SYSTEMS GMBH (1)
5,623,771 Steam moistening apparatus 10 1996
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (2)
6,068,656 Coronary stent 120 1998
6,193,747 Stent 136 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
4,762,128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 560 1986
5,628,787 Clad composite stent 201 1995
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6,193,744 Stent configurations 83 1998
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6,123,721 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and ipsilaterally attached M-frame connectors 128 1999
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,139,480 Necking stents 212 1990
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (2)
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FLEXFIX, LLC (5)
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TRIVASCULAR, INC. (6)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 8,114,151 Stent with tabs and holes for drug delivery 1 2008
 
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C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
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ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
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