Patent Number: 8,512,394

Title: Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device

Abstract: An intraluminal, balloon expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen is disclosed. The present invention provides a lumen support stent with an unobstructed through-lumen for use in a blood vessel. A constraining mechanism is provided for securely maintaining the stent in the collapsed condition during delivery. The stent is preferably formed with a series of interconnected slide and lock mechanisms for permitting movement from a collapsed condition to an expanded condition and inhibiting radial recoil from the expanded condition. The stent may be formed from a shape memory alloy for providing crush-recovery after deployment.

Inventors: Schmid; Eric V. (San Diego, CA), Morris; Andrew (San Diego, CA), Nguyen; John (San Diego, CA), Eisele; Robert F. (Carlsbad, CA), Howard; Steven C. (San Diego, CA), Padilla; Orlando M. (Laguna Niguel, CA), Simpson; Philip J. (Escondido, CA)

Assignee: Reva Medical Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/82 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-20 0:00:00