US Patent No: 6,878,159

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Stent

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Abstract

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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 CORPORATIONTOKYO3094
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO1196

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ishikawa, Hitoshi Tokyo, JP 150 656
Iwami, Jun Fujinomiya, JP 40 129
Iwasaka, Masayuki Tama, JP 48 299
Takahashi, Makoto Kanagawa-ken, JP 390 1718
Yunoki, Seiko Fussa, JP 7 27

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 324 1993
6,369,355 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 55 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
5,176,626 Indwelling stent 120 1992
5,514,176 Pull apart coil stent 244 1995
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
6,357,104 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 67 1999
6,673,102 Covered endoprosthesis and delivery system 48 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 55 2000
 
HEMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,474,563 Cardiovascular stent and retrieval apparatus 150 1994
 
KABUSHIKIAKISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (1)
5,762,625 Luminal stent and device for inserting luminal stent 34 1994
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
6,673,103 Mesh and stent for increased flexibility 35 2000
 
VOLCANO CORPORATION (1)
2003/0114,761 System for locating inflamed plaque in a vessel 3 2002

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
REVA MEDICAL, INC. (15)
7,763,065 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 14 2004
8,292,944 Slide-and-lock stent 4 2004
7,914,574 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 0 2005
8,277,500 Slide-and-lock stent 4 2006
7,722,662 Expandable stent with sliding and locking radial elements 12 2006
7,704,275 Circumferentially nested expandable device 16 2007
7,988,721 Axially-radially nested expandable device 9 2007
7,947,071 Expandable slide and lock stent 13 2009
8,172,894 Circumferentially nested expandable device 19 2010
8,512,394 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 0 2010
8,617,235 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 0 2011
8,523,936 Expandable slide and lock stent 0 2011
8,545,547 Expandable slide and lock stent 0 2011
8,460,363 Axially-radially nested expandable device 0 2011
8,540,762 Circumferentially nested expandable device 0 2012

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