Patents by Inventor George Goicoechea

George Goicoechea 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).

  • Patent number: 8709067
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in a first aspect a bifurcated stent for use in juxtaposition with an angelogical bifurcation. The bifurcated stent comprises a proximal portion adapted to be disposed within a blood vessel in juxtaposition with a bifurcation, a first distal stent portion adapted to extend across the bifurcation into one of the branched blood vessels, and a second distal stent portion adapted to allow blood to flow from the proximal portion into the other branch blood vessel. The invention also embraces a bifurcated prosthesis including such a bifurcated stent and a tubular graft layer formed from a biocompatible fabric in juxtaposition with the stent. In a second aspect of the invention there is provided a stent connection for joining two stents one to the other to define a continuous lumen through the two stents. Said stent connection comprises a first stent including a male engaging portion which can be compressed radially inwardly and a second stent including a female cooperating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lifeshield Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, Claude Mialhe, George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Michael D. Dake
  • Publication number: 20130123904
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a bifurcated stent for use in juxtaposition with an angiological bifurcation. The disclosure provides a bifurcated stent that includes a proximal portion adapted to be disposed within a blood vessel in juxtaposition with a bifurcation, a first distal stent portion adapted to extend across the bifurcation into one of the branched blood vessels, and a second distal stent portion adapted to allow blood to flow from the proximal portion into the other branch blood vessel. The disclosure also provides a bifurcated prosthesis including such a bifurcated stent and a tubular graft layer formed from a biocompatible fabric in juxtaposition with the stent. The disclosure also provides a stent joining means for joining two stents one to the other to define a continuous lumen through the two stents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Cragg, Claude Mialhe, George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Michael D. Dake
  • Publication number: 20130066416
    Abstract: An endoluminal stent that can include, in various embodiments, perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member being formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also being formed with axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents. Certain embodiments of such stents also can include barbs, fabric covering, and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Claude Mialhe
  • Patent number: 8192482
    Abstract: A stent is provided comprising a plurality of hoops aligned along a common axis, wherein each of the hoops is oriented in a plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the stent. Each of the hoops includes a plurality of elongate elements joined to one another and forming apices that point in a direction along the axis of the stent. The stent also comprises means for securing an apex of one hoop to a juxtaposed apex of a neighboring hoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Claude Mialhe, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 7942919
    Abstract: The invention comprises: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 7905914
    Abstract: The invention comprises: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 7901449
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 7780720
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angiological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 7510570
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg
  • Publication number: 20070265697
    Abstract: The invention comprises: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew Cragg, Michael Dake
  • Publication number: 20040167599
    Abstract: The invention comprises:
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Publication number: 20040106979
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Publication number: 20040098115
    Abstract: The invention comprises:
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Michael D. Dake, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Claude Mialhe
  • Publication number: 20040098086
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Publication number: 20040073287
    Abstract: The invention comprises:
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Publication number: 20020019659
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Claude Mialhe, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 6302906
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 6165213
    Abstract: A system is provided for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis within a body lumen and for indicating the rotational orientation of a segment of the endoluminal prosthesis during insertion thereof into the body lumen. The system includes prosthesis segments configured for engagement to one another to form the endoluminal prosthesis in the body lumen. The system also includes radiographic indicia defined on at least one of the prosthesis segments and having different radiopacity from the prosthesis segment, wherein the composite radiographic image of the radiographic indicia varies with the rotational orientation of the prosthesis segment in the body lumen. The rotational orientation of the prosthesis segment in the body lumen is indicated by the radiographic image for optional adjustment of the rotational orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Claude Mialhe
  • Patent number: 6117167
    Abstract: A stent joining means is provided for joining a first endoluminal stent to a second endoluminal stent to define a continuous lumen through the first and second endoluminal stents. The stent joining means includes two transversely spaced female portions on the first endoluminal stent. The stent joining means also includes a male engaging portion of the second endoluminal stent. The male engaging portion is configured to be entered into one of the female portions in a radially compressed state and thereafter expanded in the female portion such that an outer surface of the male engaging portion and an inner surface of the female portion are interengaged to resist longitudinal movement to prevent separation of the first and second endoluminal stents in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2000
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Claude Mialhe, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake
  • Patent number: 6051020
    Abstract: An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular hoop members, each hoop member formed of wire in a sinuous configuration, at least some of juxtaposed apices in neighboring hoops being secured to one another, such stents also forming axially aligned segments in straight stents, and segments of bifurcated stents in particular embodiments. Certain embodiments of such stents also include barbs, fabric covering and radiopaque markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H. Cragg, Michael D. Dake