US Patent No: 7,448,122

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Method of compressing a polymeric layer of an expandable medical device

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A method of making a polymeric tubular layer of an expandable medical device or component, in which the polymeric tubular layer is longitudinally compressed by longitudinally stretching a tube over the polymeric tubular layer and releasing the tube from the stretched configuration so that the length of the tube decreases and thereby decreases the length of the polymeric tubular layer. The resulting compressed polymeric tubular layer can be used in a variety of expandable medical devices and in one presently preferred embodiment it forms a catheter balloon having at least one layer.

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

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.SANTA CLARA, CA1398

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kokish, Arkady Los Gatos, CA 43 954
Nelson, Steven Scotts Valley, CA 6 19

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 236 1996
 
IMPRA, INC. (1)
* 4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 217 1989
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
4,655,769 Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene products including vascular prosthesis devices and methods relating thereto and employing pseudo-gel states 111 1985
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 5,376,110 Method of manufacturing pliable biological grafts materials 73 1993
* 6,267,834 Process of manufacturing a radially expandable PTFE tape-reinforced vascular graft 57 1998
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
6,428,506 Medical device formed of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene 43 1999
6,602,224 Medical device formed of ultrahigh molecular weight polyolefin 20 2000
* 2004/0061,261 Method of making a catheter balloon using a heated mandrel 6 2002
6,863,757 Method of making an expandable medical device formed of a compacted porous polymeric material 17 2002
* 7,147,817 Method of making a low profile balloon 22 2002
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,433,909 Method of making controlled porosity expanded polytetrafluoroethylene products 62 1993
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (3)
5,628,786 Radially expandable vascular graft with resistance to longitudinal compression and method of making same 253 1995
* 6,039,755 Radially expandable tubular polytetrafluoroethylene grafts and method of making same 115 1997
* 6,451,047 Encapsulated intraluminal stent-graft and methods of making same 101 1997
 
CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC. (2)
* 5,662,622 Intravascular catheter 109 1995
* 5,711,909 Intravascular catheter and method of manufacturing 54 1996
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
5,752,934 Balloon catheter device 89 1995
5,868,704 Balloon catheter device 91 1996
6,016,848 Fluoropolymer tubes and methods of making same 111 1997
6,120,477 Balloon catheter device 170 1997
6,375,637 Catheter balloon having a controlled failure mechanism 52 1999
 
GORE HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
5,374,473 Dense polytetrafluoroethylene articles 47 1992
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 7,526,849 Stent loader 1 2005
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (1)
* 2013/0071,550 Self-Sealing PTFE Graft with Kink Resistance 2 2012
* Cited By Examiner

Maintenance Fees

Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee due date
7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 May 11, 2016
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 May 11, 2020
Fee Large entity fee small entity fee micro entity fee
Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
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