Patents by Inventor John Ricota

John Ricota 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: 20050149081
    Abstract: An endovascular graft includes a flexible graft body dimensioned for positioning within a body vessel and having an outer wall defining an opening therethrough, and an elastic polymer strip mounted to the outer wall of the graft body. The elastic strip is dimensioned to increase an effective strength of the outer wall to thereby facilitate support of the body vessel upon implantation of the graft body therewithin. The graft body is preferably bifurcated including a tubular body defining a longitudinal opening and first and second legs connected to the tubular body. The first and second graft legs each define a longitudinal opening in communication with the longitudinal opening of the tubular body. The tubular body and the first and second legs preferably include the elastic polymer strip. The polymer strip is dimensioned to extend substantially along the lengths of the respective tubular body and the first and second legs. The graft elastic polymer strip may be helically disposed relative to the graft body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: John Ricota, Benjamin Hsiao, Rajesh Somani