US 9,808,363 B2
Frame structures, stent grafts incorporating the same, and methods for extended aortic repair
Eric E. Roselli, Rocky River, OH (US)
Assigned to The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (US)
Filed by THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION, Cleveland, OH (US)
Filed on Sep. 10, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/849,785.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/048,327, filed on Sep. 10, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0067067 A1, Mar. 10, 2016
Int. Cl. A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61F 2/89 (2013.01); A61F 2/848 (2013.01); A61F 2/856 (2013.01); A61F 2/91 (2013.01); A61F 2/06 (2013.01)
CPC A61F 2/89 (2013.01) [A61F 2/07 (2013.01); A61F 2/848 (2013.01); A61F 2/856 (2013.01); A61F 2/91 (2013.01); A61F 2002/061 (2013.01); A61F 2002/075 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0008 (2013.01); A61F 2230/008 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0045 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A frame structure adapted for use with a stent graft, the frame structure comprising:
a scallop region having a first end portion, a second end portion, and a perimeter that defines an aperture; and
a Z-form region extending from the scallop region and comprising a plurality of Z-shaped struts, each of which has a first end and a second end that is connected to the scallop region at different points so as to form a central frame structure lumen, wherein the scallop region includes a plurality of attachment members spaced apart from one another by one or more peak-shaped structures;
wherein the second end portion of the scallop region includes a backstop that is deployable from a first flattened configuration to a second erect configuration;
wherein the backstop, in the second erect configuration, is sized and dimensioned to extend into a lumen of an aortic branch vessel.