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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.

07/24/14 - 20140207227 - Stent with positioning arms
A stent is provided with arms for positioning the stent between two passageways. The stent may also be a stent-graft with a transition between a covered portion and an uncovered portion that is positioned relative to the junction between the two passageways. The arms are self-expanding and are biased outward...

07/17/14 - 20140200653 - Material structures for intravascular device
An intravascular device for keeping open a previously constricted site within a vessel and for minimizing tissue debris at such a site from closing off the vessel is provided. The device includes an expandable substantially tubular body having a distal end and a proximal end. The device also includes a...

07/17/14 - 20140200654 - Drug-delivery endovascular stent and method of forming the same
An intravascular stent and method for inhibiting restenosis, following vascular injury, is disclosed. The stent has an expandable, linked-filament body and a drug-release coating formed on the stent-body filaments, for contacting the vessel injury site when the stent is placed in-situ in an expanded condition. The coating releases, for a...

07/10/14 - 20140194974 - Implantable medical device having enhanced endothelial migration features and methods of making the same
An implantable medical device having enhanced endothelial migration features, generally comprises: a structural member including a leading edge and a trailing edge interconnected by a third surface region, the leading edge including a second surface region in a generally curvilinear cross-section, and the trailing edge including a fourth surface region...

06/26/14 - 20140180396 - Hinge for medical device
A device is provided that provides flexibility to an assembly. The device includes a loop hinge that hinges by twisting a body of the loop hinge....

06/26/14 - 20140180397 - Multilayer stent
A multilayer stent configured for implantation in a body lumen, including a tubular outer layer comprising a first plurality of struts defining an outer layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the outer layer, and a tubular inner layer comprising a second plurality of struts defining an...

06/19/14 - 20140172072 - Stent fixation with reduced plastic deformation
An endovascular stent system (10) includes first and second generally tubular stents members (20, 22), which are shaped so as to define first and second interface sections (40, 42), respectively, which are securely coupleable to each other. The first interface section (40) is shaped so as to define an opening...

06/19/14 - 20140172073 - Helical high fatigue stent-graft
An implantable prosthesis, including a generally tubular substrate and a continuous shape memory member disposed over the outer surface of the substrate. The shape memory member may include a series of zig-zag struts alternating between a first strut with a first length and a second strut with a second length...

06/12/14 - 20140163666 - Intravascular stent
An expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, is disclosed. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical rings generally aligned on a common longitudinal stent axis and interconnected by one or more interconnecting links placed so that the stent is flexible in...

05/29/14 - 20140148896 - Stent with a bio-resorbable connector
A stent including a plurality of curved sections and a connector. The curved sections surround a longitudinal axis to define a tube portion and are distributed along the longitudinal axis to form a helix. The connector includes a bioresorbable material and is positioned between two adjacent curved sections. The stent...

05/22/14 - 20140142684 - Flexible endoluminal device
The present disclosure describes endoluminal devices, such as stents and stent grafts capable of being bent smoothly, with various benefits resulting therefrom....

05/15/14 - 20140135902 - Devices and methods for control of blood pressure
Apparatus and methods are described, including identifying a subject as suffering from hypertension. In response to the identifying (a) a radius of curvature of a first set of at least three regions of an arterial wall of the subject is increased at a given longitudinal location, while (b) allowing the...

05/15/14 - 20140135903 - Stent
A radially expandable stent comprising a plurality of spaced band-like elements and intersecting links is disclosed. The band-like elements have a generally serpentine configuration to provide continuous waves of generally sinusoidal character to each band-like element. The waves are characterized by a plurality of peaks and troughs taking a generally...

05/08/14 - 20140128961 - Endovascular prosthesis and delivery device
In one of its aspects, the present invention relates to an endovascular prosthesis. The endovascular prosthesis comprises a first expandable portion expandable from a first, unexpanded state to a second, expanded state to urge the first expandable portion against a vascular lumen and a retractable leaf portion attached to the...

05/08/14 - 20140128962 - Endovascular prosthesis and delivery device
In one of its aspects, the present invention relates to an endovascular prosthesis. The endovascular prosthesis comprises a first expandable portion expandable from a first, unexpanded state to a second, expanded state to urge the first expandable portion against a vascular lumen and a retractable leaf portion attached to the...

05/01/14 - 20140121761 - Stent and stent graft prosthesis
There is provided a stent member a plurality of spaced stent elements for location on a tubular graft, wherein a first stent element is located in a first location on said graft, and wherein a second stent element is located in a second location or said graft, and wherein the...

04/24/14 - 20140114398 - Time-dependent polymer scaffolds
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...

04/24/14 - 20140114399 - Methods for vascular restoration therapy
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...

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...