US Patent No: 6,878,159

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Stent

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A stent for dilating an internal lumen includes tubular segments that are arranged side by side in its axial direction. Each of segments expands and contracts in the diametrical direction of the stent, and its axial length is shorter than its expanded-state radius.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
OLYMPUS CORPORATIONTOKYO5369
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO800

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ishikawa, Hitoshi Hachoji, JP 112 883
Iwami, Jun Fujinomiya, JP 24 245
Iwasaka, Masayuki Tama, JP 45 606
Takahashi, Makoto Fujinomiya, JP 295 2186
Yunoki, Seiko Fussa, JP 4 74

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
* 6,673,103 Mesh and stent for increased flexibility 44 2000
 
KABUSHIKIAKISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (1)
5,762,625 Luminal stent and device for inserting luminal stent 45 1994
 
Hemodynamics, Inc. (1)
5,474,563 Cardiovascular stent and retrieval apparatus 198 1994
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (2)
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 380 1993
* 6,369,355 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 88 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 73 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
5,176,626 Indwelling stent 162 1992
5,514,176 Pull apart coil stent 290 1995
 
VOLCANO CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0114,761 System for locating inflamed plaque in a vessel 5 2002
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
* 6,357,104 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 92 1999
* 6,673,102 Covered endoprosthesis and delivery system 67 2000
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2006/0026,815 Slide and lock stent and method of manufacture from a single piece shape 21 2005
 
REVA Medical, Inc. (25)
7,763,065 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 31 2004
* 2006/0020,324 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 37 2004
8,292,944 Slide-and-lock stent 8 2004
* 2006/0136,041 Slide-and-lock stent 31 2004
7,914,574 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 11 2005
* 2007/0032,857 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 26 2005
8,277,500 Slide-and-lock stent 16 2006
* 2007/0032,854 Slide-and-lock stent 19 2006
7,722,662 Expandable stent with sliding and locking radial elements 31 2006
7,704,275 Circumferentially nested expandable device 24 2007
* 2008/0183,275 CIRCUMFERENTIALLY NESTED EXPANDABLE DEVICE 20 2007
7,988,721 Axially-radially nested expandable device 13 2007
9,149,378 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 1 2008
7,947,071 Expandable slide and lock stent 32 2009
8,172,894 Circumferentially nested expandable device 29 2010
* 2010/0211,159 CIRCUMFERENTIALLY NESTED EXPANDABLE DEVICE 7 2010
8,512,394 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 11 2010
8,617,235 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 10 2011
8,523,936 Expandable slide and lock stent 13 2011
8,545,547 Expandable slide and lock stent 11 2011
8,460,363 Axially-radially nested expandable device 4 2011
8,540,762 Circumferentially nested expandable device 12 2012
9,173,751 Slide-and-lock stent 1 2012
9,314,354 Axially-radially nested expandable device 0 2013
9,066,827 Expandable slide and lock stent 2 2013
 
Anson Medical Limited (2)
* 8,979,919 System and method for positioning a stent graft 0 2007
* 2011/0125,252 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A STENT GRAFT 2 2007
* Cited By Examiner

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