Patents by Inventor Christopher E. Banas

Christopher E. Banas has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200181753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable endoluminal graft. The implantable endoluminal graft is comprised of a microporous thin-film metal covering having a plurality of openings and a structural support element underlying and physically attached to the microporous thin-film metal covering, the microporous thin-film metal covering having shape memory properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas, Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 10660528
    Abstract: Implantable in vivo sensors used to monitor physical, chemical or electrical parameters within a body. The in vivo sensors are integral with an implantable medical device and are responsive to externally or internally applied energy. Upon application of energy, the sensors undergo a phase change in at least part of the material of the device which is then detected external to the body by conventional techniques such as radiography, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, radio frequency imaging or the like. The in vivo sensors of the present invention may be employed to provide volumetric measurements, flow rate measurements, pressure measurements, electrical measurements, biochemical measurements, temperature, measurements, or measure the degree and type of deposits within the lumen of an endoluminal implant, such as a stent or other type of endoluminal conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Bailey, Christopher T. Boyle, Denes Marton, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20200107946
    Abstract: Guidewires and thin-film catheter-sheaths, fabricated using vacuum deposition techniques, which are monolayer or plural-layer members having ultra-thin wall thicknesses to provide very-low profile delivery assemblies for introduction and delivery of endoluminal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher E. Banas, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 10465274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable endoluminal graft. The implantable endoluminal graft is comprised of a microporous thin-film metal covering having a plurality of openings and a structural support element underlying and physically attached to the microporous thin-film metal covering, the microporous thin-film metal covering having shape memory properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas, Denes Marton
  • Publication number: 20190328563
    Abstract: A metal balloon catheter having a main tubular body, a metal balloon proximate a distal end of the main tubular body, a central annulus extending along an entire longitudinal aspect of the catheter for accommodating a guidewire therethrough and an inflation annulus adjacent the central annulus which extends along the longitudinal axis of the main tubular body and terminates in fluid flow communication with an inflation chamber of the metal balloon. The metal balloon catheter may be either unitary integral metal catheter in which the main tubular body and the balloon are fabricated of metal, or it may consist of a polymeric main tubular body and a metal balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Patent number: 10363125
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20190150758
    Abstract: Implantable in vivo sensors used to monitor physical, chemical or electrical parameters within a body. The in vivo sensors are integral with an implantable medical device and are responsive to externally or internally applied energy. Upon application of energy, the sensors undergo a phase change in at least part of the material of the device which is then detected external to the body by conventional techniques such as radiography, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, radio frequency imaging or the like. The in vivo sensors of the present invention may be employed to provide volumetric measurements, flow rate measurements, pressure measurements, electrical measurements, biochemical measurements, temperature, measurements, or measure the degree and type of deposits within the lumen of an endoluminal implant, such as a stent or other type of endoluminal conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steven R. Bailey, Christopher T. Boyle, Denes Marton, Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 10292849
    Abstract: A metal balloon catheter having a main tubular body, a metal balloon proximate a distal end of the main tubular body, a central annulus extending along an entire longitudinal aspect of the catheter for accommodating a guidewire therethrough and an inflation annulus adjacent the central annulus which extends along the longitudinal axis of the main tubular body and terminates in fluid flow communication with an inflation chamber of the metal balloon. The metal balloon catheter may be either unitary integral metal catheter in which the main tubular body and the balloon are fabricated of metal, or it may consist of a polymeric main tubular body and a metal balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz
  • Publication number: 20190125559
    Abstract: All metal stent grafts and covered stents having either a single structural supporting stent member with concentrically positioned graft members on the luminal and abluminal surfaces of the stent member or a single graft member with concentrically positioned structural supporting stent members on the luminal and abluminal surfaces of the graft member are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20190038441
    Abstract: Guidewires and thin-film catheter-sheaths, fabricated using vacuum deposition techniques, which are monolayer or plural-layer members having ultra-thin wall thicknesses to provide very-low profile delivery assemblies for introduction and delivery of endoluminal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher E. Banas, Steven R. Bailey, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Publication number: 20190021844
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague, Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 10172730
    Abstract: All metal stent grafts and covered stents having either a single structural supporting stent member with concentrically positioned graft members on the luminal and abluminal surfaces of the stent member or a single graft member with concentrically positioned structural supporting stent members on the luminal and abluminal surfaces of the graft member are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 10092390
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20180153678
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthesis including a radially expandable support member having interior and exterior surfaces and a wall with openings, a first covering member including a biocompatible polymer material at least partially positioned against the interior surface, and a second covering member including a biocompatible polymer material at least partially positioned against the exterior surface. The first covering member attaches to the second covering member at predetermined bonding locations within less than all of the openings thereby leaving unbonded regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun J. Edwin, Scott L. Randall, Brendan McCrea, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20180133035
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing intravascular stents wherein the intravascular stent has its inner surface treated to promote the migration of endothelial cells onto the inner surface of the intravascular stent. In particular, the inner surface of the intravascular stent has at least one groove formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher E Banas, Julio C Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Publication number: 20180133036
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing intravascular stents wherein the intravascular stent has its inner surface treated to promote the migration of endothelial cells onto the inner surface of the intravascular stent. In particular, the inner surface of the intravascular stent has at least one groove formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Patent number: 9913708
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthesis including a radially expandable support member having interior and exterior surfaces and a wall with openings, a first covering member including a biocompatible polymer material at least partially positioned against the interior surface, and a second covering member including a biocompatible polymer material at least partially positioned against the exterior surface. The first covering member attaches to the second covering member at predetermined bonding locations within less than all of the openings thereby leaving unbonded regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun J. Edwin, Scott L. Randall, Brendan McCrea, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20180010230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable endoluminal graft comprised of a microporous thin-film metal covering having a plurality of openings and a structural support element underlying and physically attached to the microporous thin-film metal covering, the microporous thin-film metal covering having shape memory properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher T. BOYLE, Christopher E. BANAS, Denes MARTON
  • Patent number: 9788980
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for manufacturing intravascular stents wherein the intravascular stent has its inner surface treated to promote the migration of endothelial cells onto the inner surface of the intravascular stent. In particular, the inner surface of the intravascular stent has at least one groove formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Banas, Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Publication number: 20170181875
    Abstract: 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 superelastic behavior in vivo and will recover their pre-programmed configuration upon deformation or release of an applied strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. BANAS, Denes MARTON