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 1L715

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Penn, Ian M Vancouver, CA 34 1586
Ricci, Donald R Vancouver, CA 46 1646

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MEDINOL LTD. (23)
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5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 346 1995
5,807,404 Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent 282 1996
5,836,964 Stent fabrication method 199 1996
5,980,552 Articulated stent 206 1996
5,906,759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 137 1996
5,755,734 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 236 1997
5,755,735 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 224 1997
5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 238 1997
5,827,320 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 180 1997
6,059,811 Articulated stent 88 1998
6,090,133 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 71 1998
6,117,156 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 120 1998
6,251,133 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 58 1998
5,997,703 Stent fabrication method 26 1998
6,114,049 Stent fabrication method 20 1998
6,197,048 Stent 34 1998
6,299,755 Stent fabrication method and apparatus 53 1998
6,238,401 Apparatus and method for selectively positioning a device and manipulating it 10 1998
5,922,005 Stent fabrication method 140 1998
6,156,052 Stent fabrication method 79 1998
6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 46 1998
6,315,794 Multilayered metal stent 168 1999
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (17)
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4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 882 1989
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 958 1989
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 287 1989
5,019,085 Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel 289 1990
5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 498 1991
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 647 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 275 1991
5,316,023 Method for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 415 1992
5,902,332 Expandable intraluminal graft 170 1992
5,643,312 Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures 256 1994
5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 330 1995
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 217 1998
6,190,406 Intravascular stent having tapered struts 179 1999
6,086,604 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 90 1999
6,547,817 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 58 2000
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
5,458,615 Stent delivery system 355 1993
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 649 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 469 1994
5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 495 1995
5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 391 1995
5,603,721 Expandable stents and method for making same 288 1995
6,179,867 Flexible stent and method of use 120 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 117 1998
6,273,911 Variable strength stent 148 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (9)
4,762,128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 533 1986
5,628,787 Clad composite stent 194 1995
6,033,433 Stent configurations including spirals 170 1997
5,836,966 Variable expansion force stent 204 1997
6,193,744 Stent configurations 81 1998
6,042,597 Helical stent design 219 1998
6,159,237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents 87 1998
6,200,334 Tubular stent consists of non-parallel expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal connectors 97 1999
6,123,721 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and ipsilaterally attached M-frame connectors 124 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (8)
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4,969,458 Intracoronary stent and method of simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant 499 1987
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5,133,732 Intravascular stent 742 1989
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5,282,823 Intravascular radially expandable stent 482 1992
6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 184 1997
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 85 1999
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (7)
5,755,771 Expandable stent and method of delivery of same 286 1996
6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 152 1999
6,796,997 Expandable stent 30 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
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2004/0215,325 Expandable stent 5 2004
 
COOK INCORPORATED (5)
4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1258 1984
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1285 1987
4,907,336 Method of making an endovascular stent and delivery system 416 1988
5,041,126 Endovascular stent and delivery system 492 1988
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 498 1991
5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 676 1992
5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 470 1993
5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 311 1994
5,507,771 Stent assembly 374 1995
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
4,553,545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 615 1983
4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1382 1983
5,061,275 Self-expanding prosthesis 657 1989
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (3)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 493 1996
5,913,895 Intravascular stent with enhanced rigidity strut members 231 1997
6,099,455 Radioisotope stent with non-radioactive end sections 75 1998
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (3)
5,405,377 Intraluminal stent 529 1992
5,639,278 Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts 427 1995
5,676,696 Modular bifurcated intraluminal grafts and methods for delivering and assembling same 329 1996
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
5,931,866 Radially expandable stent featuring accordion stops 61 1998
6,083,259 Axially non-contracting flexible radially expandable stent 72 1998
 
Endosystems LLC (2)
5,827,321 Non-Foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 249 1997
6,106,548 Non-foreshortening intraluminal prosthesis 218 1998
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (2)
6,068,656 Coronary stent 119 1998
6,193,747 Stent 131 1998
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (2)
4,830,003 Compressive stent and delivery system 733 1988
6,183,507 Stents for supporting lumens in living tissue 24 1998
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (2)
5,292,331 Endovascular support device 436 1989
5,674,278 Endovascular support device 87 1996
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5,395,390 Metal wire stent 279 1993
5,540,712 Stent and method and apparatus for forming and delivering the same 388 1994
 
NUMED, INC. (2)
5,161,547 Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent 291 1990
5,868,783 Intravascular stent with limited axial shrinkage 229 1997
 
W. H. WALL FAMILY HOLDINGS, LLLP (2)
5,192,307 Angioplasty stent 303 1992
5,266,073 Angioplasty stent 231 1992
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 167 1997
6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 104 1997
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 676 1994
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
5,922,020 Tubular prosthesis having improved expansion and imaging characteristics 268 1996
 
BARD CONNAUGHT (1)
6,066,169 Expandable stent having articulated connecting rods 98 1998
 
BioTech Laboratories, Inc. (1)
5,139,480 Necking stents 206 1990
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,911,754 Flexible stent with effective strut and connector patterns 183 1998
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,676,697 Two-piece, bifurcated intraluminal graft for repair of aneurysm 430 1996
 
Cogent Limited (1)
5,496,365 Autoexpandable vascular endoprosthesis 218 1994
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
5,964,798 Stent having high radial strength 129 1997
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
5,906,640 Bifurcated stent and method for the manufacture and delivery of same 225 1997
 
DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
4,503,569 Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis 900 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)
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INSTENT INC. (1)
5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 373 1995
 
LASAG AG (1)
5,345,057 Method of cutting an aperture in a device by means of a laser beam 47 1993
 
Litana Ltd. (1)
5,964,770 High strength medical devices of shape memory alloy 81 1997
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 602 1992
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6,231,598 Radially expandable stent 299 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 646 1987
 
MEDTRONIC ANEURX, INC. DBA ANEURX, INC. (1)
5,824,040 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 356 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 136 1998
 
RUDOLPH-DIEDEL-STRASSE (1)
6,017,365 Coronary stent 186 1998
 
SAWYER, PHILIP N. (1)
5,108,417 Anti-turbulent, anti-thrombogenic intravascular stent 263 1990
 
SCHNEIDER (EUROPE) A.G., A CORP. OF SWITZERLAND (1)
5,147,385 Stent and catheter for the introduction of the stent 212 1990
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,693,086 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal stent or prosthesis 222 1995
 
Servetus Partnership (1)
4,878,906 Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel 767 1988
 
Shepherd Patents S.A. (1)
4,954,126 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 731 1989
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
5,507,767 Spiral stent 525 1992
 
Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
5,197,987 Knee joint prosthesis 176 1992
 
SULZER INTERMEDICS INC. (1)
5,709,712 Implantable cardiac stimulation device with warning system 26 1996
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.), PAOLI, PA A PA PARTNERSHIP (1)
5,073,694 Method and apparatus for laser cutting a hollow metal workpiece 104 1991
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,201,901 Expansion unit and apparatus for expanding tubular organ lumen 186 1990
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
5,634,941 Vascular graft bypass apparatus 36 1993
 
UNI-CATH INC. (1)
6,129,754 Stent for vessel with branch 133 1997
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 344 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 481 1987
5,269,802 Prostatic stent 138 1991
5,290,305 Appliance collapsible for insertion into human organs and capable of resilient restoration 245 1992
5,522,880 Method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 331 1994
5,575,817 Aorto femoral bifurcation graft and method of implantation 266 1994
5,653,743 Hypogastric artery bifurcation graft and method of implantation 269 1994
5,575,771 Balloon catheter with external guidewire 196 1995
5,643,340 Synthetic vascular prosthesis 190 1995
5,879,370 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 190 1997
6,203,569 Flexible stent 191 1997
6,053,940 Vascular stent 137 1997
6,179,868 Stent with reduced shortening 119 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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FLEXFIX, LLC (5)
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
8,834,468 Bone stabilization device and method 0 2012
 
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 4 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
 
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
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (2)
8,118,856 Stent graft 1 2010
8,821,564 Stent graft 0 2012
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 8,114,151 Stent with tabs and holes for drug delivery 1 2008
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