Global Patent Index - EP 1006938 A4

EP 1006938 A4 2000-07-05 - MULTIPLE INTERCONNECTED STENTS AND METHOD OF COATING STENTS

Title (en)

MULTIPLE INTERCONNECTED STENTS AND METHOD OF COATING STENTS

Title (de)

MEHRFACH VERBUNDENE STENTS UND VERFAHREN ZUR BESCHICHTUNG VON STENTS

Title (fr)

EXTENSEURS INTERCONNECTES MULTIPLES ET LEUR PROCEDE DE REVETEMENT

Publication

EP 1006938 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97921162 A

Priority

  • US 9706098 W
  • US 62931896 A
  • US 69257096 A
  • US 68929096 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9737617A1] Interconnected stents, coated microporous stents and method of coating are disclosed. The inventive stent (10) consists of a tubular member (11) interconnected to another tubular member (11) with a flexible member (25), each stent made from a flat sheet assembled together through a technique such as surface fusing. Preferably, the stent is made up of a plurality of spaced rows of slots with spaces between adjacent slots within a row staggered with respect to corresponding spaces on adjacent rows. In a first embodiment of a coated stent, a coating is attached to the stent only at a single area of line contact (130) on the outer surface of the stent with the remainder of the coating being larger than the unexpanded stent, but being made of dimensions designed to snugly receive the outer surfaces of the stent when it is expanded within a blood vessel.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61F 2/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 2/91 (2013.01); A61F 2/915 (2013.01); B29C 31/00 (2006.01); B29C 41/14 (2006.01); B29C 41/20 (2006.01); A61F 2/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61F 2/82 (2006.01); A61F 2/95 (2013.01); A61F 2/958 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B29C 31/002 (2013.01); A61F 2/91 (2013.01); A61F 2/915 (2013.01); B29C 41/14 (2013.01); B29C 41/20 (2013.01); A61F 2/0077 (2013.01); A61F 2/95 (2013.01); A61F 2/958 (2013.01); A61F 2002/072 (2013.01); A61F 2002/828 (2013.01); A61F 2002/91558 (2013.01); A61F 2220/005 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0058 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0075 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00982 (2013.01); A61F 2310/00994 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9737617 A1 19971016; AU 2728097 A 19971029; AU 729119 B2 20010125; CA 2250954 A1 19971016; CA 2250954 C 20061121; EP 1006938 A1 20000614; EP 1006938 A4 20000705

INPADOC legal status


2001-01-31 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20000815

2000-07-05 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20000516

2000-07-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI NL PT SE

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990408

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): CH DE DK ES FI FR GB IT LI NL PT SE