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 CORPORATIONTOKYO6485
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO859

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ishikawa, Hitoshi Hachoji, JP 116 937
Iwami, Jun Fujinomiya, JP 24 280
Iwasaka, Masayuki Tama, JP 49 718
Takahashi, Makoto Fujinomiya, JP 309 2326
Yunoki, Seiko Fussa, JP 4 83

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
* 6,673,103 Mesh and stent for increased flexibility 50 2000
 
KABUSHIKIAKISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (1)
5,762,625 Luminal stent and device for inserting luminal stent 49 1994
 
Hemodynamics, Inc. (1)
5,474,563 Cardiovascular stent and retrieval apparatus 221 1994
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (2)
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 390 1993
* 6,369,355 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 89 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 80 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
5,176,626 Indwelling stent 169 1992
5,514,176 Pull apart coil stent 304 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 99 1999
* 6,673,102 Covered endoprosthesis and delivery system 74 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 24 2005
 
REVA MEDICAL, INC. (27)
7,763,065 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 40 2004
* 2006/0020,324 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 41 2004
8,292,944 Slide-and-lock stent 11 2004
* 2006/0136,041 Slide-and-lock stent 38 2004
7,914,574 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 20 2005
* 2007/0032,857 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 26 2005
8,277,500 Slide-and-lock stent 26 2006
* 2007/0032,854 Slide-and-lock stent 20 2006
7,722,662 Expandable stent with sliding and locking radial elements 41 2006
7,704,275 Circumferentially nested expandable device 26 2007
* 2008/0183,275 CIRCUMFERENTIALLY NESTED EXPANDABLE DEVICE 22 2007
7,988,721 Axially-radially nested expandable device 16 2007
9,149,378 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 3 2008
7,947,071 Expandable slide and lock stent 40 2009
8,172,894 Circumferentially nested expandable device 33 2010
* 2010/0211,159 CIRCUMFERENTIALLY NESTED EXPANDABLE DEVICE 12 2010
8,512,394 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 18 2010
8,617,235 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 17 2011
8,523,936 Expandable slide and lock stent 21 2011
8,545,547 Expandable slide and lock stent 17 2011
8,460,363 Axially-radially nested expandable device 6 2011
8,540,762 Circumferentially nested expandable device 19 2012
9,173,751 Slide-and-lock stent 3 2012
9,314,354 Axially-radially nested expandable device 1 2013
9,452,068 Expandable slide and lock stent 0 2013
9,066,827 Expandable slide and lock stent 4 2013
9,408,732 Reduced-profile slide and lock stent 0 2014
 
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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