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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Patent Owner(s)

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EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULCVANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA V5Z 1L716

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Penn, Ian M Vancouver, CA 34 1478
Ricci, Donald R Vancouver, CA 46 1528

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MEDINOL LTD. (22)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 673 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 325 1995
5,807,404 Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent 267 1996
5,836,964 Stent fabrication method 190 1996
5,980,552 Articulated stent 194 1996
5,906,759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 131 1996
5,755,734 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 228 1997
5,755,735 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 212 1997
5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 228 1997
5,827,320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 169 1997
6,059,811 Articulated stent 81 1998
6,090,133 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 65 1998
6,117,156 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 115 1998
6,251,133 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 56 1998
5,997,703 Stent fabrication method 25 1998
6,114,049 Stent fabrication method 19 1998
6,197,048 Stent 32 1998
6,299,755 Stent fabrication method and apparatus 50 1998
5,922,005 Stent fabrication method 135 1998
6,156,052 Stent fabrication method 76 1998
6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 45 1998
6,315,794 Multilayered metal stent 152 1999
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1083 1986
5,102,417 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 804 1988
4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 848 1989
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 923 1989
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 279 1989
5,019,085 Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel 285 1990
5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 487 1991
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 624 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 268 1991
5,316,023 Method for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 401 1992
5,902,332 Expandable intraluminal graft 160 1992
5,643,312 Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures 247 1994
5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 315 1995
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 204 1998
6,190,406 Intravascular stent having tapered struts 169 1999
6,086,604 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 81 1999
6,547,817 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 53 2000
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
5,458,615 Stent delivery system 340 1993
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 621 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 455 1994
5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 479 1995
5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 372 1995
5,603,721 Expandable stents and method for making same 275 1995
6,179,867 Flexible stent and method of use 113 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 116 1998
6,273,911 Variable strength stent 138 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
4,762,128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 506 1986
5,628,787 Clad composite stent 185 1995
6,033,433 Stent configurations including spirals 163 1997
5,836,966 Variable expansion force stent 189 1997
6,193,744 Stent configurations 76 1998
6,042,597 Helical stent design 205 1998
6,159,237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents 82 1998
6,200,334 Tubular stent consists of non-parallel expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal connectors 93 1999
6,123,721 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and ipsilaterally attached M-frame connectors 121 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (8)
4,681,110 Catheter arrangement having a blood vessel liner, and method of using it 498 1985
4,969,458 Intracoronary stent and method of simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant 489 1987
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1275 1987
5,133,732 Intravascular stent 709 1989
5,104,404 Articulated stent 689 1991
5,282,823 Intravascular radially expandable stent 473 1992
6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 174 1997
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 81 1999
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (7)
5,755,771 Expandable stent and method of delivery of same 268 1996
6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 145 1999
6,796,997 Expandable stent 28 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 15 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
2004/0215,325 Expandable stent 5 2004
 
COOK INCORPORATED (5)
4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1203 1984
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1244 1987
4,907,336 Method of making an endovascular stent and delivery system 407 1988
5,041,126 Endovascular stent and delivery system 482 1988
5,035,706 Percutaneous stent and method for retrieval thereof 582 1989
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 481 1991
5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 653 1992
5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 454 1993
5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 300 1994
5,507,771 Stent assembly 355 1995
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
4,553,545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 607 1983
4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1325 1983
5,061,275 Self-expanding prosthesis 633 1989
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (3)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 470 1996
5,913,895 Intravascular stent with enhanced rigidity strut members 216 1997
6,099,455 Radioisotope stent with non-radioactive end sections 73 1998
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (3)
5,405,377 Intraluminal stent 508 1992
5,639,278 Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts 403 1995
5,676,696 Modular bifurcated intraluminal grafts and methods for delivering and assembling same 316 1996
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
5,931,866 Radially expandable stent featuring accordion stops 56 1998
6,083,259 Axially non-contracting flexible radially expandable stent 65 1998
 
Endosystems LLC (2)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 232 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 202 1998
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (2)
6,068,656 Coronary stent 115 1998
6,193,747 Stent 126 1998
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
4,830,003 Compressive stent and delivery system 717 1988
6,183,507 Stents for supporting lumens in living tissue 23 1998
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (2)
5,292,331 Endovascular support device 415 1989
5,674,278 Endovascular support device 84 1996
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,395,390 Metal wire stent 274 1993
5,540,712 Stent and method and apparatus for forming and delivering the same 366 1994
 
NUMED, INC. (2)
5,161,547 Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent 273 1990
5,868,783 Intravascular stent with limited axial shrinkage 207 1997
 
W. H. WALL FAMILY HOLDINGS, LLLP (2)
5,192,307 Angioplasty stent 299 1992
5,266,073 Angioplasty stent 226 1992
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 155 1997
6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 100 1997
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 642 1994
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5,922,020 Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics 253 1996
 
BARD CONNAUGHT (1)
6,066,169 Expandable stent having articulated connecting rods 94 1998
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,139,480 Necking stents 199 1990
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,911,754 Flexible stent with effective strut and connector patterns 170 1998
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,676,697 Two-piece, bifurcated intraluminal graft for repair of aneurysm 394 1996
 
Cogent Limited (1)
5,496,365 Autoexpandable vascular endoprosthesis 210 1994
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
5,964,798 Stent having high radial strength 125 1997
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
5,906,640 Bifurcated stent and method for the manufacture and delivery of same 214 1997
 
DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
4,503,569 Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis 884 1983
 
Ewysio Medical Devices Inc. (1)
6,375,677 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 52 2000
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
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GFE Corporation for Research and Development Unlimited (1)
6,190,405 Flexible expandable vascular support 32 1999
 
INSTENT INC. (1)
5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 354 1995
 
LASAG AG (1)
5,345,057 Method of cutting an aperture in a device by means of a laser beam 44 1993
 
Litana Ltd. (1)
5,964,770 High strength medical devices of shape memory alloy 78 1997
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 583 1992
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6,231,598 Radially expandable stent 279 1998
 
MedInnovations, Inc. (1)
4,768,507 Intravascular stent and percutaneous insertion catheter system for the dilation of an arterial stenosis and the prevention of arterial restenosis 619 1987
 
MEDTRONIC ANEURX, INC. DBA ANEURX, INC. (1)
5,824,040 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 332 1996
 
NOVELIS INC. (1)
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 2001
 
OrbusNeich Medical, Inc. (1)
6,117,165 Expandable intraluminal endoprosthesis 132 1998
 
OSCILLON LTD. (1)
6,238,401 Apparatus and method for selectively positioning a device and manipulating it 10 1998
 
RUDOLPH-DIEDEL-STRASSE (1)
6,017,365 Coronary stent 179 1998
 
SAWYER, PHILIP N. (1)
5,108,417 Anti-turbulent, anti-thrombogenic intravascular stent 256 1990
 
SCHNEIDER (EUROPE) A.G., A CORP. OF SWITZERLAND (1)
5,147,385 Stent and catheter for the introduction of the stent 207 1990
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,693,086 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal stent or prosthesis 213 1995
 
Servetus Partnership (1)
4,878,906 Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel 738 1988
 
Shepherd Patents S.A. (1)
4,954,126 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 693 1989
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5,507,767 Spiral stent 492 1992
 
Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
5,197,987 Knee joint prosthesis 156 1992
 
SULZER INTERMEDICS INC. (1)
5,709,712 Implantable cardiac stimulation device with warning system 25 1996
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.), PAOLI, PA A PA PARTNERSHIP (1)
5,073,694 Method and apparatus for laser cutting a hollow metal workpiece 84 1991
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,201,901 Expansion unit and apparatus for expanding tubular organ lumen 182 1990
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
5,634,941 Vascular graft bypass apparatus 31 1993
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
6,129,754 Stent for vessel with branch 125 1997
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 331 1992
 
V.I.B. SYSTEMS GMBH (1)
5,623,771 Steam moistening apparatus 10 1996
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
4,795,458 Stent for use following balloon angioplasty 475 1987
5,269,802 Prostatic stent 133 1991
5,290,305 Appliance collapsible for insertion into human organs and capable of resilient restoration 242 1992
5,522,880 Method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 317 1994
5,575,817 Aorto femoral bifurcation graft and method of implantation 253 1994
5,653,743 Hypogastric artery bifurcation graft and method of implantation 252 1994
5,575,771 Balloon catheter with external guidewire 178 1995
5,643,340 Synthetic vascular prosthesis 185 1995
5,879,370 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 175 1997
6,203,569 Flexible stent 180 1997
6,053,940 Vascular stent 125 1997
6,179,868 Stent with reduced shortening 111 1998
2002/0052,646 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 8 2001
2004/0153,141 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 4 2004

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (5)
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 0 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
8,066,755 System and method of pivoted stent deployment 3 2007
8,328,861 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 0 2007
8,083,789 Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device 0 2007
 
FLEXFIX, LLC (4)
8,128,626 System and method for delivery conformation and removal of intramedullary bone fixation devices 0 2007
8,167,881 Implantable composite apparatus and method 0 2008
8,162,943 Deformable implant systems and methods 1 2008
8,147,492 System and method for guidance and implantation of implantable devices 0 2008
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (2)
8,328,863 Optimal ratio of polar and bending moment of inertia for stent strut design 0 2010
8,556,511 Fluid bearing to support stent tubing during laser cutting 0 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
8,114,151 Stent with tabs and holes for drug delivery 1 2008
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (1)
8,118,856 Stent graft 0 2010

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