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Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, Or Aids And Accessories Therefor > Arterial Prosthesis (i.e., Blood Vessel) > Stent Structure > Having Multiple Connected Bodies

Having Multiple Connected Bodies

Having Multiple Connected Bodies patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

04/17/14 - 20140107763 - Partial encapsulation of stents
A method of making an implantable medical device includes extruding a first ePTFE tube and a second ePTFE tube, cutting a plurality of slits in the first ePTFE tube, positioning a radially expandable support layer between the first and second ePTFE tubes so that the slits span portions of the...

04/17/14 - 20140107764 - Stent
A tubular stent (1) has first and second ends (2,3) and a longitudinal axis (4) therebetween. The tubular stent (1) is formed from a network of struts which defines a cylindrical surface about the longitudinal axis (4), the struts delineating a plurality of cells {23, 30, 31, 32, 33) within...

04/10/14 - 20140100649 - Method of fabricating a low crystallinity poly(l-lactide) tube
Methods of fabricating a low crystallinity polymer tube for polymers subject to strain-induced crystallization. The low crystallinity tube may be further processed to make an implantable medical device....

04/03/14 - 20140094900 - Compliant biocompatible device and method of manufacture
As detailed herein, a biocompatible apparatus comprises a porous material comprising ceramic nanotubes bound together with a filler material. The proportion of the filler material may be selected to provide porosity for the porous material that is biocompatible, and the porous material may be shaped to provide a compliant biomedical...

03/27/14 - 20140088689 - Tapered helical stent and method for manufacturing the stent
A tapered helical implantation device for peripheral arteries and other body lumina of locally varying diameter, including struts connected by loops and shaped in a helical winding. The helical winding defines turns and, when expanded, has a first end with a first expanded circumference and a second end with a...

03/20/14 - 20140081381 - Polymeric stent
The present invention relates to a polymeric stent, and to an endoprosthesis that is implanted within blood vessels and is formed of a polymer....

03/13/14 - 20140074221 - Stent structure for implantable medical device
A stent (30) is formed of a plurality of stent rings (24), each of which rings (24) is formed of a series of sprung sections (10) coupled to one another by flexible couplings (22). The flexible couplings (22) may be made of a biodegradable material. The flexible couplings (22) enable...

03/13/14 - 20140074222 - Flexible stent with improved axial strength
A stent comprises a generally cylindrical band having a pattern of alternating first and second struts, the first struts being wider than the second struts, the first and second struts being of substantially the same length....

03/06/14 - 20140067042 - Expandable slide and lock stent
An expandable slide and lock stent comprises a tubular member that can be expanded from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The tubular member can comprise a reversing helical backbone and at least one rail member extending from the helical backbone in a circumferential direction. The backbone can have...

03/06/14 - 20140067043 - Implantable expandable medical devices having regions of differential mechanical properties and methods of making same
An implantable expandable medical device in which selected regions of the device are in a martensite phase and selected regions are in an austenite phase. The martensitic regions exhibit pseudoplastic behavior in vivo and may be deformed without recovery under in vivo body conditions. In contrast the austenitic regions exhibit...

03/06/14 - 20140067044 - Crush recoverable polymer scaffolds
A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold, after being deployed by the balloon, provides a crush recovery of about 90% after the diameter of the scaffold has been pinched or crushed by 50%. The scaffold has a pattern including an...

03/06/14 - 20140067045 - Bend-capable stent prosthesis
A stent is described, which includes a plurality of stenting rings, each stenting ring including a plurality of struts and points of inflection, each point of inflection connecting adjacent struts, the points of inflection of adjacent stenting rings facing each other along an axis parallel to a longitudinal axis of...

02/13/14 - 20140046431 - Segmented scaffold designs
Segmented scaffolds composed of disconnected scaffold segments with overlapping end rings are disclosed. Scaffolds with at least one discontinuous link are also disclosed....

02/06/14 - 20140039605 - Stent
A stent for insertion in a fluid conduit of a human or animal body includes a hollow structure having generally circumferentially extending parts which have opposite end portions in the longitudinal direction. The circumferential parts are joined to a longitudinally adjacent circumferential parts along the length of the hollow structure...

01/30/14 - 20140031920 - Endovascular stent
An intravascular stent is provided for treatment of an aneurysm in a vessel wall of a cranial blood vessel. The stent includes at least one a flow-shaping member including a flow-facing surface that protrudes from an inner surface of the stent and is configured to control at least one of...

01/30/14 - 20140031921 - Crush recoverable polymer scaffolds
A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold, after being deployed by the balloon, provides a crush recovery of about 90% after the diameter of the scaffold has been pinched or crushed by 50%. The scaffold has a pattern including an...

01/23/14 - 20140025159 - Axially-radially nested expandable device
Expandable medical implants for maintaining support of a body lumen are disclosed. These implants comprise an axially-radially nested, diametrically expandable, moveable vascular device for enlarging an occluded portion of a vessel. The device can be configured to allow for motion such as translating and/or slide and lock. One advantage of...

01/23/14 - 20140025160 - Implantable prosthesis having through-holes
A prosthesis for intraluminal drug delivery can comprise a plurality of interconnected struts and links that form a tubular structure. The struts and links can have luminal surfaces facing radially inward, abluminal surfaces facing radially outward, and side surfaces connecting the luminal surfaces to the abluminal surfaces. At least some...

01/16/14 - 20140018903 - Polymer scaffolds for peripheral vessels
A medical device includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold has a structure that produces a low late lumen loss when implanted within a peripheral vessel and also exhibits a high axial fatigue life. In a preferred embodiment the scaffold forms ring structures...

01/16/14 - 20140018904 - Stent and method for maintaining the area of a body lumen
A stent comprises (a) a first segment that is radially compressible and expandable and (b) a second segment that is substantially rigid in a radial direction. The second segment is bendable to assume a curved configuration while remaining substantially rigid in the radial direction and thereby resisting radial compression and...

01/16/14 - 20140018905 - Stent, stent delivery device and stent delivery method
A stent to be implanted in a living body is formed substantially as a tube having a form in which plural wavy annular members are arranged adjacent to each other in the axial direction of the stent, with the axially adjacent wavy annular members connected to each other. The stent...

12/26/13 - 20130345790 - Medical device for implantation into luminal structures
The present invention relates to expandable stents with a geometric design that exhibits a high degree of flexibility and significant radial strength. The stents of the present invention comprise a generally cylindrically shaped main body having a plurality of expandable first and second circumferential elements. When the stent is expanded,...

12/12/13 - 20130331926 - Stents with radiopaque markers
Various embodiments of stents with radiopaque markers arranged in patterns are described herein....

12/05/13 - 20130325102 - Absorbable blood vessel stent
An absorbable blood vessel stent (100) has a near end and a far end. A tubular patterned structure is formed between the near end and the far end. The patterned structure comprises a plurality of support bars and connection bars (2, 3). The support bar or the connection bar (2,...

11/28/13 - 20130317596 - Bioresorbable polymer scaffold and treatment of coronary artery lesions
Methods of treating coronary heart disease with bioresorbable polymer stents are described....

11/28/13 - 20130317597 - Stent designs with angled connectors
Stent including a plurality of radially-expandable rings disposed adjacent one another along a longitudinal axis to define a tubular member having a proximal end portion, a distal end portion and an intermediate portion, each of the radially-expandable rings including a plurality of strut members defining a series of crowns proximate...

11/21/13 - 20130310921 - Polymeric stents and method of manufacturing same
A pattern is used to form a stent scaffold from a polymeric precursor tube having a particular outer diameter. A new pattern can be derived from a base pattern, wherein the new pattern can be used to form a stent scaffold from a precursor tube having an outer diameter ODPR...

11/21/13 - 20130310922 - Vessel implant for the treatment of an aneurysm
A vessel implant for the treatment of an aneurysm, i.e. a dilatation of the cross-sectional area of a blood vessel, may include an elongate body having an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and a passage connecting the inlet opening to the outlet opening for the blood flowing through the blood...

11/14/13 - 20130304192 - Uniformly expandable stent
An intraluminal prosthesis includes a stent architecture having a series of stent elements repeating along a circumferential axis. One series of stent elements includes v-shaped stent elements having at least four different orientations, and V-shaped stent elements connecting adjacent v-shaped stent elements. One series of stent elements includes R-shaped stent...

11/14/13 - 20130304193 - Transition matching stent
The bending flexibility profile of a stent closely matches the flexibilities of the stent delivery system on either side of the stent. In one embodiment, a stent has a longitudinal axis and at least one link attaching each ring to an adjacent ring. The links closest to the stent end...

11/14/13 - 20130304194 - Stent graft
A stent-graft including an inner stent having a wall structure including juxtaposed strut-patterns with interconnected struts and connectors connecting the strut-patterns is described. The wall structure of the inner stent has a predetermined length. An outer stent is coaxially arranged around the inner stent and has a wall structure including...

11/14/13 - 20130304195 - Endoprosthesis having improved strain distribution
An endoprosthesis for delivery in a body lumen can be configured to inhibit structural fatigue, crack formation, and elastic recoil while providing improved crimping and expansion uniformity and radial strength. As such, the endoprosthesis can include at least one multi-stage crest element connecting adjacent bar arms. The multi-stage crest element...

10/31/13 - 20130289706 - Intralumenally-implantable frames
Implantable frames for use in body passages are provided herein. The implantable frames can include a plurality of hoop members joined by a plurality of longitudinal connecting members to form a tubular frame defining a cylindrical lumen. The plurality of longitudinal connecting members may include first and second longitudinal connecting...

10/31/13 - 20130289707 - Stent with flexible hinges
A helical stent includes at least one helical winding. Each helical winding includes a plurality of alternating long struts and short struts, ends of at least some of the long struts being joined to an end of an adjacent short strut by a flexible hinge arrangement, the struts being substantially...

10/31/13 - 20130289708 - Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment
A stent for implantation in a body lumen for protecting from rupture a fibrous cap in order to treat vulnerable plaque. One embodiment of the stent achieves staged expansion through stronger and weaker circumferential regions, and includes optional anchors positioned at the circumferential transition between the stronger and weaker regions....

10/31/13 - 20130289709 - Low profile support frame and related intraluminal medical devices
A low profile support frame for use as an or in an expandable intraluminal medical device includes first and second wire members that define arcuate paths having opposing curves. Connectors join the wire members, and barbs can be disposed on the connectors. The support frame has radially compressed and radially...

10/17/13 - 20130274864 - Hollow drug-filled stent and method of forming hollow drug-filled stent
A stent is formed from a wire having an outer member, a radiopaque core member disposed within a portion of the outer member, and an annular lumen between the radiopaque core member and the outer member. A substance is disposed in the annular lumen to be eluted through at least...

10/17/13 - 20130274865 - Venous valve, system, and method with sinus pocket
A valve with a frame and valve leaflets that provide a sinus pocket. The valve provides for unidirectional flow of a liquid through the valve....

10/10/13 - 20130268055 - Medical device for implantation into luminal structures
Stents may comprise a bioabsorbable polymer and a plurality of circumferential elements. Circumferential elements that are adjacent to one another may form an adjacent pair that is connected by one or more first connection elements and one or more second connection elements. In some embodiments, the circumferential elements may be...

10/10/13 - 20130268056 - Low profile stent graft and delivery system
A tubular prosthetic device for implantation into a body lumen includes a first part including a tubular lumen and a second part including an attachment member. The second part is secured to the first part via various configurations, where the device is capable of being reduced to a diameter less...

10/10/13 - 20130268057 - Low profile stent graft and delivery system
A tubular prosthetic device for implantation into a body lumen includes a first part including a tubular lumen and a second part including an attachment member. The second part is secured to the first part via various configurations, where the device is capable of being reduced to a diameter less...

10/10/13 - 20130268058 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent
Segmented articulatabte stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments....

10/10/13 - 20130268059 - Bifurcated highly conformable medical device branch access
The present invention comprises a highly conformable stent graft with an optional portal for a side branch device. Said stent graft comprises a graft being supported by a stent, wherein said stent comprises undulations each which comprise apices in opposing first and second directions and a tape member attached to...

09/26/13 - 20130253633 - Intravascular stent and method of use
An expandable stent is implanted in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen for treating an area of vulnerable plaque. The invention provides for a an intravascular stent having a plurality of cylindrical rings connected by undulating links. The stent has a high...

09/19/13 - 20130245746 - Bioabsorbable stent with time dependent structure and properties and regio-selective degradation
A bioabsorbable polymeric stent with time dependent structure and properties and methods of treating a diseased blood vessel with the bioabsorable polymeric stent are disclosed. The structure and properties of the stent change with time and allow the vessel to be restored to a natural unstented state. The bioabsorbable stent...

09/12/13 - 20130238084 - Stent and method for manufacturing the stent
A stent includes a series of helical windings defining an outer circumference of a cylinder. The helical windings include a plurality of struts having straight portions connected by curved portions. The straight portions may be substantially aligned with a longitudinal axis of the stent when the stent is in a...

08/29/13 - 20130226283 - Offset peak-to-peak stent pattern
The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implanting in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen. The invention provides for an intravascular stent having a plurality of cylindrical rings connected by links. The links between adjacent rings provide axial strength when...

08/29/13 - 20130226284 - Longitudinally flexible expandable stent
Segmented articulatable stent of open structure comprised of end-connected struts of first and second lengths making up first and second segments with angular interconnects between adjacent first and second segments....

08/22/13 - 20130218259 - Bifurcated side-access intravascular stent graft
A bifurcated intravascular stent graft comprises primary stent segments and a primary graft sleeve, forming a main fluid channel and having a side opening therethrough. An external graft channel formed on the primary graft sleeve has a first end communicating with the side opening and an open second end outside...

08/22/13 - 20130218260 - Bend-capable tubular prosthesis
A tubular prosthesis having a succession of turns around a longitudinal axis includes connectors between adjacent turns distributed around the circumference of the prosthesis. Each turn includes struts interspersed by inflection zones located at the axial ends of each turn such that, when the prosthesis expands radially, gaps open up...

08/15/13 - 20130211498 - Endoprosthesis with varying compressibility and methods of use
The present disclosure is directed to an endoprosthesis comprising a graft component and at least one support component with varying compressibility along the length of the endoprosthesis. In various embodiments, the endoprosthesis comprises at least a first segment and a second segment, wherein the first segment is more compressible than...

08/15/13 - 20130211499 - Intraluminal medical device with strain concentrating bridge
An intraluminal medical device having axially adjacent segments connected by at least one strain concentrating bridge. The axially adjacent segments remain connected during delivery to an intended treatment site. After delivery, at least one of the at least one strain concentrating bridge may yield to separate at least two of...