Bifurcated Patents (Class 623/1.35)
  • Patent number: 10433853
    Abstract: An occlusive device for occluding a target area can include an elongate member having opposing first and second side edges extending longitudinally along the member and a member width. The member can have a collapsed configuration in which the first and second side edges are curled toward each other about a longitudinal axis of the member. Further the member can have an expanded configuration in which the member form a series of loops and the first and second side edges uncurl to be spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Vincent Divino, Richard Rhee, Earl Bardsley, Julie Kulak, Madhur Kadam, Ramon Carrillo, Kokou A. Amefia, Khoa Vu
  • Patent number: 10406010
    Abstract: A system for treating a bifurcated vessel that includes a first delivery catheter and a second delivery catheter. The first delivery catheter carries a proximal first stent and a distal second stent. The first delivery catheter also has a first elongate shaft, a proximal first expandable member with the proximal first stent disposed thereover, and a distal second expandable member with the distal second stent disposed thereover. The proximal first expandable member and distal second expandable member are independently expandable of one another. The second delivery catheter carries a third stent. The second delivery catheter also has a second elongate shaft, and a third expandable member with the third stent disposed thereover. The third expandable member is independently expandable of the proximal first expandable member and the distal second expandable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Bifurcation Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Bourang
  • Patent number: 10390932
    Abstract: A thoraco-abdominal branch graft prosthesis includes a lumen main graft component that defines a lumen and at least one main graft wall fenestration. At least one tunnel graft component of the branch graft prosthesis defines at least one tunnel graft fenestration. The tunnel graft component is within the main graft lumen defined by the luminal main graft component. A luminal wall of the tunnel graft component is fixed to the luminal wall of the main graft component. The fenestration of the tunnel graft wall is aligned with the fenestration of the main graft wall. The thoraco-abdominal branch graft prosthesis can be implanted in a patient at a site of a thoraco-abdominal aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Bolton Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Lostetter
  • Patent number: 10383635
    Abstract: Vaso-occlusive apparatuses, including implants, and methods of using them to treat aneurysms. For example, described herein are expandable vaso-occlusive implants that include one or more soft and expandable braided member coupled to a pushable member such as a coil that maybe inserted and retrieved from within an aneurism using a delivery catheter. In particular, the expandable implants described herein are configured to allow relatively soft and elongate implants to be pushed out of a cannula without binding up within the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Michael P. Wallace, E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 10335296
    Abstract: A segmented endograft includes at least one positioning segment and at least one main body segment which are separately deployable. The at least one positioning segment and at least one main body segment may be connected one to another. For example, the at least one positioning segment and at least one main body segment may be connected along a portion of a circumference thereof, but unconnected along a remainder of the circumference thereof. The at least one positioning segment overlaps a portion of the at least one main body segment. Deployment systems may include the segmented endograft and the segmented endograft may be deployed according to various methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: David J. Minion
  • Patent number: 10322021
    Abstract: Several gastrointestinal surgery procedures are effective as treatments for metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes. Minimally invasive procedures including intra-luminal gastrointestinal implants have been proposed to mimic the anatomical, physiological and metabolic changes achieved by these procedures. Many of these designs include long sleeve like elements that prevent contact of food with the walls of the small intestine. It is desirable to have simple delivery systems that can place these implants under endoscopic guidance. However, in order to anchor these sleeve elements safely and reliably, the inventors have previously disclosed anchoring means that anchor the sleeves at the junctions of the stomach and the intestine or the stomach and esophagus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: METAMODIX, INC.
    Inventors: Kedar R. Belhe, Paul J. Thompson, Alexander D. Grafov, Werner Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10265089
    Abstract: A medical device can include an elongate manipulation member, and a thrombectomy device connected to the elongate manipulation member. The thrombectomy device can have a first configuration and a second configuration, the thrombectomy device being expandable from the first configuration to the second configuration. The thrombectomy device can include an arcuate marker-mounting projection attached to a portion of the thrombectomy device configured to contact a thrombus. A marker can be coupled to, and extending around, the arcuate marker-mounting projection with the marker and the arcuate marker-mounting projection contacting each other at three discrete locations. A method for engaging a thrombus can include advancing a thrombectomy device to a location radially adjacent to a thrombus in a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Evan Epstein, Kenneth Brown
  • Patent number: 10179057
    Abstract: Y-stents and delivery apparatus for delivering the Y-stents include a delivery catheter with an open distal end having two, circumferentially opposed extensions separated by two receiving portions which receive an anatomical junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: George Kramer
  • Patent number: 10080674
    Abstract: A branched stent graft, a convey system comprising thereof and manufacturing method thereof, the branched stent graft includes a main body (100) and a side branch (200), at least a portion of a lowermost stent section of the side branch (200) closest to the main body (100) is not stitched to the cover of the side branch from a lower end to an upper end, the at least a portion of the lowermost stent section is located on a side of the side branch corresponding to a folding direction of the side branch. After deployed, the branched stent graft has an effective supporting force at the base portion of the side branch. In addition, during the deployment of the stent, the side branch can expand to a maximal extent even when the positioning is slightly inaccurate. Further, vascular stenosis or occlusion will not be caused even when subsequent endothelialization occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Zhenyu Yuan, Qing Zhu, Yanbin Gao, Zhonghua Li, Qiyi Luo
  • Patent number: 10070950
    Abstract: A prosthetic assembly for repairing a target tissue defect within a target vessel region configured includes an exclusion structure sized to substantially bypass target tissue defect, and includes a branch assembly. The branch assembly can include a self-expanding outer branch prosthesis having an inflow region configured to deform to a non-circular cross-sectional-shape when deployed, and a support structure at least partially disposed within the inflow region. The support structure preserves blood flow to the branch vessel while the deformed inflow region inhibits blood leakage between and/or around the prosthetic assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Francesco Piccagli, Jeffery Argentine, Kieran Coghlan, Carlo Guala, Massimo Morero, Darren Galligan
  • Patent number: 10004508
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical device for shaping a vessel accommodated therein in a predetermined form, wherein said vessel includes a vein and an artery which are connected at a artifactual vascular junction thereof. The device includes an external vascular support (100) having at least one vascular support wall for accommodating an exterior vessel wall of a vessel therein when implanted. The support includes an arterial portion (1304) for apposition with said artery when accommodated therein, and/or a venous portion (1302) for apposition with said vein when accommodated therein. The venous portion (1302) and/or said arterial portion (1304) are shaped at a junction thereof to provide a vessel rounding to at least a portion of said vessel junction when in apposition with the latter upon implantation of said device for said vessel shaping. Corresponding methods are also disclosed. Thus dysfunction or failure of a vessel of the artifactual vascular junction may be reduced, minimized, or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Eyal Orion, Tamar Gilon
  • Patent number: 9993330
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthesis system may include a main graft and an extension graft. The main graft may include a tubular main body having a sidewall, open proximal and distal ends, a lumen, and a fenestration in the sidewall. The extension graft may include a tubular extension body, and tubular first and second extension legs. Each of the first and second extension legs may extend from the extension body and include a lumen in fluid communication with the extension body lumen. The extension graft may be deployable within the main graft such that the extension body extends through the fenestration in the sidewall of the main body. Each of the first and second extension legs may extend outward away from the main graft. An auxiliary guide such as an auxiliary cannula and/or auxiliary guide wire may be preloaded in the extension graft and extend through the lumen of each of the second extension leg and the extension body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Blayne A. Roeder
  • Patent number: 9987122
    Abstract: An iliac branch device includes an iliac septum limb configured to be deployed in the common iliac artery. The iliac septum limb includes a graft material, a proximal end, and a septum. The graft material defines a common iliac lumen extending between the proximal end and the septum, the graft material and the septum defining an internal iliac lumen and an external iliac lumen. The iliac branch device including the iliac septum limb has several modes of adjustability. In addition, the iliac branch device has a relatively small cross-sectional area allowing the iliac branch device to treat relatively small iliac aneurysms in short common iliac arteries. This allows the iliac aneurysms to be treated at very early stages of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffery Argentine
  • Patent number: 9980832
    Abstract: Example stent grafts and methods for placement thereof are provided. An example stent graft may include (a) a main body stent graft defining a lumen that has a first end and a second end, (b) a diaphragm coupled to the main body stent graft, where the diaphragm defines at least three openings and (c) at least three stent graft extensions each defining a lumen, where a first end of each of the three stent graft extensions is coupled to one of the three openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sanford Health
    Inventor: Patrick W. Kelly
  • Patent number: 9907680
    Abstract: A prosthesis comprising a graft having a tubular body with a wall defining an external surface of the graft and a pouch. The graft further comprises a strip with at least one fenestration, wherein the strip is at least partially contained within the pouch. A window may be formed within the wall, wherein the fenestration is at least partially aligned with the window, thereby forming a channel through the fenestration and the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Davorin Kevin Skender
  • Patent number: 9833345
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide a stent for use in a medical procedure that comprises a series of proximal apices disposed at a proximal end of the stent and a series of distal apices disposed at a distal end of the stent. In a first embodiment, a first proximal apex comprises a bore for receiving a trigger wire, and a second proximal apex, disposed adjacent to the first proximal apex, comprises at least one barb. In an alternative embodiment, a first proximal apex comprises a first bore and a second, adjacent proximal apex comprises a second bore, such that a single trigger wire may be disposed through the first and second bores to restrain the first and second proximal apices during delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William K. Dierking, David E. Hartley, Blayne A. Roeder
  • Patent number: 9801744
    Abstract: Described herein are flexible implantable occluding devices that can, for example, navigate the tortuous vessels of the neurovasculature. The occluding devices can also conform to the shape of the tortuous vessels of the vasculature. In some embodiments, the occluding devices can direct blood flow within a vessel away from an aneurysm or limit blood flow to the aneurysm. Some embodiments describe methods and apparatus for adjusting, along a length of the device, the porosity of the occluding device. In some embodiments, the occluding devices allows adequate blood flow to be provided to adjacent structures such that those structures, whether they are branch vessels or oxygen-demanding tissues, are not deprived of the necessary blood flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Aaron Berez, Quang Tran
  • Patent number: 9770304
    Abstract: A multimodal fiducial marker for registration of multimodal data, including a first portion comprising magnetic material visible in magnetic particle imaging (MPI) data obtained by a magnetic particle imaging method and a second portion comprising a second material visible in image data obtained by another imaging method, which image data is registrable with the MPI data and a corresponding marker arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jürgen Erwin Rahmer, Bernhard Gleich, Jörn Borgert, Michael Harald Kuhn
  • Patent number: 9724186
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating diseased bodily lumens involving branched lumen deployment sites include a main graft or stent-graft deployable in a main artery and a vent device or stent-graft deployable in a branch artery to maintain blood flow through the main artery and from the main artery to the branch artery. Systems and methods for treating diseased bodily lumens involving branched lumen deployment sites may also include a main graft or stent-graft deployable in the main artery, a chimney graft or stent-graft deployable in both branch artery and the main artery to the branch artery and a gutter-sealing device associated with the chimney graft to prevent flow of blood among the chimney graft, the main graft and a wall of the main artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael V. Chobotov
  • Patent number: 9707113
    Abstract: A stent graft has a tubular body with a first bifurcation with first and second legs extending from the bifurcation. One of the legs has a further bifurcation to define a side arm. The stent graft can be deployed into the vasculature of a patient with the tubular body being in an aorta of the patient, a first leg extending down an iliac artery, a second leg being directed towards a contralateral iliac artery and the side arm directed to an internal artery of one of the iliac arteries. One of the legs can include a valved aperture to enable the placement of an indwelling catheter therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Inventors: Roy K. Greenberg, David Ernest Hartley, Michael Lawrence-Brown
  • Patent number: 9707108
    Abstract: A prosthesis is disclosed for placement across an ostium opening from a main body lumen to a branch body lumen. The prosthesis comprises a radially expansible support, at least two axially elongate longitudinal members, at least one of which can be fronds, extending from an end of the support, and a circumferential member connected to at least one axially elongate longitudinal member and unconnected to at least one other axially elongate longitudinal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Tryton Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Richard Davis, Aaron Kaplan
  • Patent number: 9687239
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for forming an arteriovenous (AV) fistula include a stent having an arterial tubular portion and vein supporting tongue connected by a pre-shaped connector and a venous frustoconical stent having a distal end for maintaining a take-off angle for the venous portion of the AV fistula. Also disclosed is an angled balloon for assisting with the formation of the AV fistula. The medical devices disclosed herein support an AV fistula formation having a desired take off angle of about 30 degrees, or between about 15 and 45 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Consigny, Erik Eli, Stephen D. Pacetti, Mikael Trollsas, John Stankus, Julia Fox
  • Patent number: 9636208
    Abstract: A vascular prosthesis is disclosed, comprising a forked tube, having: an inflow tube with an inflow end; a primary distal outflow branch with a primary distal outflow end; and a secondary proximal outflow branch with a secondary proximal outflow end. The two outflow ends are directed in different directions and the two outflow branches in the vicinity of the bifurcation have different cross-sectional areas. Further, the secondary proximal outflow branch is more curved than the primary distal outflow branch, and the secondary proximal outflow branch in the vicinity of the bifurcation has a smaller cross-sectional area than the primary distal outflow branch. Hereby, energy losses at flow bifurcations is adapted to the bypass situation to even out the level of shear stress, thereby avoiding areas with low shear stress and decreasing the tendency for turbulent flow, thus reducing the risk of graftstenosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Y-GRAFT AB
    Inventors: Torbjörn Lundh, Erney Mattsson
  • Patent number: 9603696
    Abstract: A stent assembly (42) adapted for endoluminal placement by endovascular deployment for the treatment of a false lumen (10) associated with a vascular dissection. The stent assembly has a number of self expanding stents (35) connected together to define an elongate substantially cylindrical lumen wall engaging surface. The stents are adapted to provided pressure on the wall of the lumen adjacent to and extending away from a rupture. A deployment device (40) for the stent assembly includes a sheath (48) and a retention and release arrangement (50) to retain the proximal end (37) of the stent graft to the deployment device. Release of the stent assembly is by withdrawal of the sheath before release of its proximal end by the use of a trigger wire (54) of the retention and release arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Ernest Hartley, Erik E. Rasmussen, Thomas C. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 9579187
    Abstract: A radially compliant pressure indicating stent graft is radially compliant from a free stent graft diameter to an expanded stent graft diameter. A radially compliant slant is attached to a graft having stored circumferential length between attachment points. A slant may be expanded and affixed to the graft or the graft may be constricted radially and the stent attached to the constricted graft. The radially compliant stent graft may expand radially to a free graft diameter and the graft may be non-elastic and/or no compliant. As the stent graft approaches the free graft diameter, the force to expand further may increase rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Stanislaw L Zukowski
  • Patent number: 9539123
    Abstract: A stent graft (1) including a tubular wall (3) with at least one fenestration (40) including a peripheral (37) reinforcement around at least part of the fenestration. There can also be a tubular extension (15). The side arm includes a stent (19) and a cover (17) and extends from and is in fluid communication with the fenestration and the stent graft. The stent may be a self expanding stent. The ring and/or tubular extension provides better support and sealing for an extension arm. The fenestration (40) can be circular or if towards the ends of the stent graft may be in the form of a U-shape (50) with an open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Ernest Hartley, John Lennon Anderson, Michael Lawrence-Brown
  • Patent number: 9498323
    Abstract: A stent graft comprising an elongate main tubular body of a biocompatible graft material is disclosed. The main tubular body comprises a main lumen, a distal end and a proximal end; and an elongate tubular bridge of a biocompatible graft material. The elongate tubular bridge extends around a portion of the main tubular body so as to form a bridging lumen bridging between two circumferentially spaced-apart openings within the main tubular body. The tubular bridge has at least two fenestrations. The tubular bridge comprises concertinaed graft material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Chantelle King
  • Patent number: 9468545
    Abstract: A bifurcated graft including a first branch having a first leg graft; a second branch having a second leg graft spaced apart from and not overlapping the first leg graft; and a trunk including a first layer having a first portion, a second portion, and a saddle extending therebetween the first portion and the second portion. Each of the first portion and second portion have opposite side edges that are spaced apart to define a first width. The saddle has opposite sides that are spaced apart to define a second width. The second width of the saddle is less than the first width of each of the first portion and second portion. The saddle extends along a bifurcation between the first leg graft and second leg graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Annette Dunn
  • Patent number: 9439793
    Abstract: Methods for accessing the common and internal iliac arteries and delivering and deploying an endovascular graft therein are disclosed. A system including a pre-loaded delivery and deployment device with an extension sheath is described which enables such a method to be practiced is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Blayne A. Roeder
  • Patent number: 9408689
    Abstract: An iliac artery stent graft has a substantially inverted Y shape comprising a second arm terminating in a second end, and first and third arms terminating respectively in a first end and a third end. Each of the arms comprising a tubular graft of biocompatible graft material and the three arms joined being at a junction to allow fluid flow from the second arm into the first and third arms. In use the first end is deployed within the common iliac artery extending towards the external iliac artery, the second end is deployed within the common iliac artery extending towards the iliac bifurcation and the third end is within the common iliac artery and extends towards the internal iliac artery. Each of the three arms are mutually at an angle of approximately 120 degrees to each other. In use the first and second legs form a U shape to allow a deployment device to be smoothly deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alex Buddery, Kelly Coverdale, Werner Dieter Ducke, Jacqui Faber, Johnny LeBlanc, Nhi Dong Thi Nguyen-Smith, Janelle Thomas
  • Patent number: 9398967
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical block implant sized and shaped for securement at the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium of the left atrium. By utilizing various expandable ring designs and optional anchoring mechanisms, the present invention causes even, circular scarring around the perimeter of the pulmonary ostium, achieving reliable blocking of aberrant electrical signals responsible for atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Syntach AG
    Inventor: Richard Cornelius
  • Patent number: 9393102
    Abstract: A debranching Great vessel stent graft and methods for its use, where the stent graft comprises, a main body stent graft with a first bifurcation defining a first leg and a second leg, the main body stent graft has distal and proximal ends, the main body stent graft has a diameter at the proximal end in the range from about 18 mm to about 28 mm, the first leg and the second leg each have a diameter in the range from about 12 mm to about 18 mm, the distance from the proximal end of the main body to the distal end of the first leg is in the range from about 30 mm to about 50 mm, and the distance from the proximal end of the main body to the distal end of the second leg is in a range from about 50 mm to about 70 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sanford Health
    Inventor: Patrick W. Kelly
  • Patent number: 9364307
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the present invention provides a substantially two-dimensional surgical mesh comprising a base material, a first area having a first characteristic and a second area having a second characteristic that differs from the first characteristic. The surgical mesh may further comprise a third area having a third characteristic that may be the same as or different from the first and second characteristics, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Intoccia, Jianmin Li
  • Patent number: 9358097
    Abstract: A stent graft leg extension (10) to extend from a bifurcated aortic stent graft into an iliac artery. The stent graft has a tubular body. (12) of a biocompatible graft material and a plurality of self-expanding stents (14) joined to and supporting the tubular body. An uncovered tubular self-expanding stent assembly (26) extends from a first end of the tubular body and is fastened thereto. The uncovered tubular self-expanding stent assembly (26) provides a smooth transition from the leg extension into the iliac artery to reduce the chance of kinks causing problems in the leg extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. M. Chuter, Roy K. Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9351860
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for loading a stent or stent graft onto an introducer for intraluminal deployment. In one example, a system includes an endoluminal prosthesis introducer comprising a stent retaining member engageable with a stent end. The system may also include a loading tool for engaging the stent end on the stent retaining member. The loading tool may include a loading body having a passage extending from a first end to a second end and a slot that extends through the tubular loading body from the passage to an outer surface of the tubular loading body, and the slot may further extend from the second end toward the first end. The stent retaining member may be disposed at least partially within the passage of the loading body, and the slot of the loading body may be rotatable around the stent retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Siddharth Vad, Rick Hadley
  • Patent number: 9351822
    Abstract: An endoluminal prosthesis system includes a tubular graft having a pocket on the exterior of the graft. The graft further includes a wire extending within a lumen of the graft, with the wire extending through the passageway and into the pocket. An extension prosthesis can be inserted over the wire and into engagement with the pocket and the passageway, where the extension prosthesis can be sealed with the pocket and the passageway to seal the otherwise unused passageway in the graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Blayne A. Roeder
  • Patent number: 9314352
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention comprise a stent graft having a first section and a second section, wherein the first section comprises a first longitudinal profile and a first flow lumen and the second section comprises a second longitudinal profile and a second flow lumen. In exemplary embodiments, a hinged connection between the first and second sections is structurally and/or materially configured to isolate or otherwise not transfer bending forces between the first and second sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle R. Buckley, Benjamin I. Espen
  • Patent number: 9301861
    Abstract: Stents and method of inserting a stent into a delivery catheter are disclosed. In a disclosed embodiment, a stent for redirecting blood flow away from an aneurysmal sac is provided. The stent comprises an elongate frame (2) that is radially contractable from a fully radially expanded state to a radially contracted state in a process involving elongation of the frame, wherein: the fully radially expanded state represents the state of the frame at body temperature when no external force is applied to the frame; in the radially contracted state the frame has a maximum lateral dimension that is at least 30% smaller than the maximum lateral dimension of the frame in the fully radially expanded state; and the frame comprises a low porosity region (4) for positioning at the opening to the aneurysmal sac, the low porosity region having a porosity of less than 50% when the frame is in the fully radially expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Isis Innovation Limited
    Inventors: Xiang Zhou, Zhong You, James Byrne
  • Patent number: 9296011
    Abstract: An interventional device for delivery of beneficial agent to a lumen and methods of loading and manufacture of the same, which include a prosthesis loaded with beneficial agent to provide a controlled dosage concentration of beneficial agent to the lumen. The beneficial agent is loaded onto the prosthesis by a fluid-dispenser having a dispensing element capable of dispensing the beneficial agent in discrete droplets, each droplet having a controlled trajectory. The interventional device has a controlled local areal density of beneficial agent for systemic delivery or delivery to the luminal wall. The local areal density of beneficial agent may be varied along the prosthesis. The interventional device includes overlapping or bifurcated stents having a controlled areal density of beneficial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Donald Verlee, Peter Tarcha, Keith Cromack, Sandra Burke, Anton G. Clifford, John Toner, Charles Fisher
  • Patent number: 9277984
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an endoluminal prosthesis, such as a stent graft that includes one or more fenestrations to accommodate endovascular disease, such as an aneurysm in cases where one or more side branches is involved. In one aspect, the prosthesis includes fenestrations that are pivotable to accommodate the dynamic geometry of the aortic branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Matthew S. Huser, Blayne A. Roeder, David E. Hartley
  • Patent number: 9265599
    Abstract: A delivery system for an endoluminal device including an introducer, the introducer having a distal end intended to remain outside a patient in use and a proximal end. A stent graft having a first and second end is retained upon the introducer, the stent graft defining a fenestration disposed through a wall of the stent graft between the first and second end. A valve arrangement is disposed within an interior lumen of the stent graft about the fenestration. A retention system including a trigger wire engages and retains the valve arrangement away from the fenestration. The fenestration is in fluid communication with the interior lumen of the stent graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Roy K. Greenberg, Karl J. West
  • Patent number: 9241793
    Abstract: A valve prosthesis device and methods for deployment is disclose. The device comprises an expandable support stent and a valve assembly comprising a flexible conduit having an inlet end and an outlet, made of pliant material attached to the support beams providing collapsible slack portions of the conduit at the outlet. Flow is allowed to pass through the valve prosthesis device from the inlet to the outlet, but reverse flow is prevented as the collapsible slack portions of the valve assembly collapse inwardly. The device is configured so that retrograde flow will be altered from laminar flow and directed towards the leaflets to effect closing. The device can be deployed in a native heart valve position using a deployment catheter advanced through a body lumen such as a blood vessel, including an aorta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Stanton J. Rowe
  • Patent number: 9173752
    Abstract: A bioabsorbable, expandable coil bifurcation stent having a first, second, and third segment, in which the second and third segments are extensions of a coiled fiber in the first segment. Also disclosed is a three-segment expandable coil bifurcation stent in which the second and third segments extend from supporting fibers in the first segment. Further disclosed is an expandable bifurcation stent in which supporting fibers in the first segment also support the second and third segments. The three segments are independently adjustable to fit varied geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Manli International Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Horng Su
  • Patent number: 9168160
    Abstract: A fenestrated implantable medical device, such as a stent graft (10) is provided with a plurality of zigzag stents (12) of which two or more form fenestrations (34, 36) using part of the stents (12) as a support frame (30, 32) for the fenestrations (34, 36). The frames (30, 32) are preferably covered by radiopaque wire (44) coiled around the stent structures. The radiopaque coil (44) provides easy reference to the fenestrations (30, 32) for imaging purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kim Moegelvang Jensen, Erik E. Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9161831
    Abstract: A modular stent graft system and methods of assembly are disclosed. The stent graft assembly comprises a first stent graft having an interface region at its distal end and a first locking stent secured to an internal surface of the interface region. A second stent graft having an interface region at its proximal end is configured to at least partially overlap with the interface region at the distal end of the first stent graft. The second stent graft comprises a second locking stent secured to an external surface of the interface region. The first and second locking stents are configured to be engaged such that the second locking stent is nested between the first locking stent and an internal surface of the interface region of the first stent graft thereby interlocking the first and second stent grafts to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jacqueline Farag
  • Patent number: 9155612
    Abstract: Composite stent grafts can include separate components that are capable of being repositioned relative to each other in situ. In some examples, a stent and a graft that are attached to each other in an insertion package do not overlap each other. The graft and stent are moved relative to each other in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Intermountain Invention Management, LLC
    Inventors: Harrison M. Lazarus, Troy J. Orr
  • Patent number: 9107743
    Abstract: The present invention embodies an endovascular graft having an attachment frame connection mechanism that allows placement of the main body component in vasculature in combination with limb components. Various limb component-to-main body component attachment mechanisms are provided which ensure a reliable bond while facilitating a smaller delivery profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: LifePort Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Octavian Iancea, Timothy A. M. Chuter, Arnold M. Escano, Reid K. Hayashi, Robin W. Eckert, Matthew J. Fitz, Shahrokh R. Farahani, Juan I. Perez, Richard Newhauser, David T. Pollock, Aleta Tesar
  • Patent number: 9095461
    Abstract: An endoluminal vascular repair system includes an aorta stent graft having a fenestration with a first reinforcement around the fenestration. The fenestration aligns with a branch vessel when deployed. A branch vessel stent graft has a flaring portion at a proximal end of the branch vessel prosthesis that has a second reinforcement around its circumference to engage the reinforcement around the fenestration, and a tubular portion. When deployed, the flaring portion retains the proximal end within the aorta stent graft, and the tubular portion extends through the fenestration and into the branch vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Darin G. Schaeffer
  • Patent number: 9066824
    Abstract: Assemblies, devices, and methods for positioning the same proximate a target site within a body lumen are provided. The assembly includes first and second components that can function independently of one another to address a patient's vascular abnormalities or can cooperate to form an assembly. The assembly is designed to address aortic pathologies near clusters of arterial branches in a way that allows blood to continue flowing to the arterial branches during the procedure while providing an adequate landing zone for the adjoining component. One of the components may include a tapered portion near one end that can be received by a corresponding end of the other component. Alternatively, one of the components may include an invaginated end that is able to receive a corresponding end of the other component such that the position of each component is substantially fixed with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority
    Inventor: Jeko Metodiev Madjarov
  • Patent number: 9050182
    Abstract: A stent/graft assembly includes a tubular graft connected in substantially end-to-end relationship with a generally tubular stent. Free ends of the stent and graft extend in opposite directions from the end-to-end connection during a pre-deployment orientation of the assembly. However, the graft is inverted during deployment so that free ends of the graft and the stent extend in substantially the same direction from the end-to-end connection in a post-deployment orientation. Thus, at least a portion of the stent is disposed within at least a portion of the graft in a post-deployment orientation of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Kerr