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9039753 System and method to electrically charge implantable devices  
An implantable device having a power source is provided. The power source uses reverse electrowetting technology to generate a charge to power the implantable device. The power source includes a...
9034028 Braid expansion ring with markers  
An expansion ring for a braided stent includes a plurality of elongated forked frame elements forming the expansion ring. Each of the frame elements includes first and second legs extending in one...
9028541 Stent with actively varying ring density  
A stent and method comprising inserting within a vessel an unexpanded stent that includes a first zone comprising a plurality of adjacent ring elements, not less than three in number, that are...
9028540 Vascular stent with improved vessel wall apposition  
A medical device is provided. The medical device includes a vessel-engaging member attached to a distal end of a delivery wire via a connection mechanism. The vessel-engaging member includes a...
9022024 System and method for airway manipulation  
Methods and devices are disclosed for manipulating the airway, such as to treat obstructive sleep apnea. An implant is positioned within the body with respect to the airway. The spatial...
9017394 Retrievable cardiac devices  
Removable cardiac implants, applicators for inserting, repositioning and/or removing them, and methods of using them are described. In particular, removable or repositionable ventricular...
9017489 Method for surface inclusions detection, enhancement of endothelial and osteoblast cells adhesion and proliferation, sterilization of electropolished and magnetoelectropolished nitinol surfaces  
The method for surface inclusions detection, enhancement of endothelial and osteoblast cells adhesion and proliferation and sterilization of electropolished and magnetoelectropolished Nitinol...
9005272 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications  
An endoluminal support structure includes strut members interconnected by pivot joints to form a series of linked scissor mechanisms. The structure can be remotely actuated to compress or expand...
9005274 Method for treating a body lumen  
A method for treating a body conduit/lumen having an undesired reduced diameter includes determining a target diameter of the conduit/lumen in a target location of the conduit/lumen, and...
9005269 Bioabsorbable self-expanding endolumenal devices  
Bioabsorbable self-expanding medical devices formed of an integral framework with a multiplicity of fenestrations are provided. The framework is continuous, non-filamentous, non-braided, and...
9005268 Thoracic stent graft  
A thoracic arch stent graft (1) has a tubular body of a biocompatible graft material (3) and at least one fenestration (13, 15) in the wall on one side thereof. A combination guide and tubular...
9006604 Multiple beam laser system for forming stents  
A system and method for precision cutting using multiple laser beams is described. The system and method includes a combination of optical components that split the output of a single laser into...
9005270 High metal to vessel ratio stent and method  
A method includes covering ostai of branch vessels emanating from a main vessel and an aneurysm with a high metal to vessel ratio stent. A metal to vessel ratio of the high metal to vessel ratio...
8998977 Hollow drug-filled stent and method of forming hollow drug-filled stent  
A stent is formed from a wire having an outer member, a radiopaque member lining at least a portion of the outer member inner surface, and a lumen defined by the outer member inner surface or the...
8998973 Medical devices including metallic films  
An endoprosthesis for deployment within a body passage includes a framework and a metallic film, which can circumferentially surround the framework or be surrounded by the framework. The framework...
8998974 Woven fabric with carbon nanotube strands  
A woven fabric for an implantable medical device includes a plurality of carbon nanotube strands interwoven with a plurality of textile strands, where each carbon nanotube strand comprises a...
8999456 Method for manufacturing of drug-releasing stent coated with titanium—oxide thin film  
A method for manufacturing a drug-releasing stent is provided. The method includes providing a titanium precursor, a carrier gas and a reactant gas in a plasma vacuum chamber, and generating a...
8992595 Durable stent graft with tapered struts and stable delivery methods and devices  
Some embodiments relate in part to endovascular prostheses and methods of deploying same. Embodiments may be directed more specifically to stent grafts and methods of making and deploying same...
8992596 Device and method for producing an endoprosthesis  
A device for use as an endoprosthesis, having a base body (1, 1′), comprising a metallic material, and a function element (3, 3′) that is attached to the base body and has a different metallic...
8986775 System and method for loading a beneficial agent into a medical device  
A system for delivery of a beneficial agent in the form of a viscous liquid or paste allows holes in a medical device to be loaded in a single step process. The loading of a beneficial agent in a...
8986367 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...
8986368 Esophageal stent with valve  
A stent comprised of a valve and a scaffolding structure having components configured to allow at least a portion of the stent to decrease in diameter in response to an axial force applied to the...
8986366 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...
8980300 Plasticizers for coating compositions  
A biocompatible plasticizer useful for forming a coating composition with a biocompatible polymer is provided. The coating composition may also include a biobeneficial polymer and/or a bioactive...
8974515 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...
8974516 Plain woven stents  
Self-expandable, woven intravascular devices for use as stents (both straight and tapered), filters (both temporary and permanent) and occluders for insertion and implantation into a variety of...
8974514 Intravascular stent with integrated link and ring strut  
An expandable stent is implanted in a body lumen, such as a coronary artery, peripheral artery, or other body lumen. The stent includes a plurality of rings connected by links. The stent has a...
8968385 Stent having helical elements  
An expandable stent comprised of a plurality of helical segments is disclosed. In one embodiment, the stent is generally cylindrical in shape having a cylindrical axis, and comprises a first and...
8968390 Covering for an endoprosthetic device and methods of using for aneurysm treatment  
The present invention relates to covered endoprosthetic devices. Covered endoprosthetic devices comprise an endoprosthesis and a sheath. The sheath comprises a central portion and outer portions,...
8961584 Composite stent with regioselective material  
A composite stent and a method for making the same are provided.
8961585 Controlled fracture connections for stents  
The invention provides for intra-luminal stents, especially stent having controlled fracture connection, as well as, methods of making and using the same. In one embodiment, a stent for...
8961583 Optimized flex link for expandable stent  
This invention relates generally to an expandable intraluminal medical device for use within a body passageway or duct, and more particularly to an optimized stent having flexible links that...
8956399 Vascular remodeling device  
Described herein are flexible implantable devices or stents that can conform to the shape of vessels of the neurovasculature. In some embodiments, the devices can direct blood flow within a vessel...
8956400 Helical stent  
The present invention relates to a stent providing a high percentage of vessel coverage, preferably at least about 50% of the portion of the vessel covered by the helical elements of the stent....
8956401 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...
8945207 Removable stent and method of production  
A method and apparatus for a removable porous stent to be placed in tubular structures that is unsuitable for permanent stents. The walls of the stent are freely permeable to allow the blood flow....
8940039 Reinforced vascular prosthesis with long-term antimicrobial action  
A vascular prosthesis includes a prosthesis wall whose outer surface has at least one reinforcing means, the surface of the prosthesis wall and the surface of the at least one reinforcer being...
8940038 Low profile stent with flexible link  
The invention provides an improved stent design for repairing vasculature, the stent having rings including struts defining first peaks and second peaks, selected second peaks of adjacent rings...
8940037 Stent having circumferentially deformable struts  
Disclosed is a method of treating a bodily lumen with a stent, the method comprising: disposing a stent within a bodily lumen, the stent comprising a plurality of deformable struts that are...
8936632 Stent delivery and deployment system  
A stent delivery and deployment system for placement of vascular stents having apertures therein for deployment at intersecting blood vessels. The device employs a guide wire having an angled...
8936827 Methods of loading a hollow stent with a drug or drug formulation  
A method of loading a composition into a structural element of a stent, where the structural element is defined by a lumen and at least one opening to access the lumen. The composition may...
8936634 Self constraining radially expandable medical devices  
The current invention discloses tubes that can be constrained and expanded by either axial or torsional strain. By torsionally displacing the tube in a direction counter to the biased helices and...
8932343 Blunt ended stent for prosthetic heart valve  
A collapsible prosthetic heart valve includes a stent and a valve assembly. The stent has a proximal end and a distal end and includes a plurality of struts. The struts have free ends configured...
8932347 Implantable materials having engineered surfaces and method of making same  
Implantable materials having engineered surfaces and method of making same comprising geometric features on at least one surface of the material having at least one of chemical, physiochemical and...
8926687 Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis  
An endoluminal prosthesis may include a tubular graft extending in a longitudinal direction, where the graft has an inner surface forming a lumen extending a length of the graft. An elongate...
8926689 Flexible stent with hinged connectors  
A composite implantable prosthesis including a scaffold with a plurality of axially spaced apart sections connected by one or more bridges, each bridge including one or more hinges. The material...
8923972 Elliptical element for blood pressure reduction  
Apparatus is provided for treating hypertension of a subject. The apparatus includes an implantable element which has a non-circular shape and which is configured to reduce the hypertension by...
8920489 Flexible stent having protruding hinges  
The present invention relates to tissue-supporting medical devices and drug delivery systems, and more particularly to tubular flexible stents that are implanted within a body lumen of a living...
8920486 Medical device  
Novel devices and methods for implanting medical stents are provided. A novel apparatus, which may be in a first compressed position, may be inserted into the artery, such as by being positioned...
8920487 Longitudinally flexible stent  
An intravascular stent especially suited for implanting in curved arterial portion. The stent retains longitudinal flexibility after expansion. The stent is formed of intertwined meander patterns...