US Patent No: 7,431,732

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Stent with waved connecting members

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A stent includes a plurality of annular expanding members arranged a predetermined distance apart from each other in the axial direction of the stent and each formed of a waved element, and a plurality of waved connecting members connecting the ridges and/or bottoms of the waved elements of adjacent annular expanding members. The plural annular expanding members are arranged in the axial direction of the stent such that no substantial phase difference exists between the waves of the waved element. Each waved connecting member has a plurality of waves including a wave positioned in the clearance between the adjacent annular expanding members and having an amplitude larger than that of the other wave. Also disclosed is a stent in which the expanding member is formed of a waved element arranged to surround spirally the longitudinal axis of the stent.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO781

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kitaoka, Takashi Fujinomiya, JP 21 175
Moriuchi, Yousuke Fujinomiya, JP 32 1262

Cited Art Landscape

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,879,370 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 210 1997
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (2)
* 6,217,608 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 163 1999
6,183,506 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 116 1999
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
* 5,514,154 Expandable stents 724 1994
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (6)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1192 1986
5,102,417 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 913 1988
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 681 1991
5,902,332 Expandable intraluminal graft 193 1992
5,643,312 Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures 271 1994
* 6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 242 1998
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (13)
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 688 1994
5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 413 1995
5,603,721 Expandable stents and method for making same 308 1995
5,649,952 Expandable stents and method for making same 229 1996
5,728,158 Expandable stents 184 1997
5,735,893 Expandable stents and method for making same 253 1997
5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 122 1997
5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 76 1997
6,056,776 Expandable stents and method for making same 123 1998
* 6,616,689 Intravascular stent 65 2000
* 6,929,660 Intravascular stent 63 2000
* 6,629,994 Intravascular stent 123 2001
* 6,896,697 Intravascular stent 79 2002
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
5,964,798 Stent having high radial strength 139 1997
 
MEDINOL LTD. (6)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 728 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 374 1995
5,980,552 Articulated stent 226 1996
5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 257 1997
5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 164 1998
6,059,811 Articulated stent 95 1998
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1395 1987
 
IsoStent, Inc. (2)
5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 521 1996
* 5,913,895 Intravascular stent with enhanced rigidity strut members 245 1997
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
4,733,665 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 2453 1985
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (1)
5,911,754 Flexible stent with effective strut and connector patterns 198 1998
 
VARIOMED AG (1)
5,876,449 Stent for the transluminal implantation in hollow organs 176 1996
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (1)
6,068,656 Coronary stent 120 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (8)
4,762,128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 580 1986
5,954,743 Intravascular stent 128 1997
5,922,021 Intravascular stent 262 1997
* 6,261,319 Stent 107 1998
6,042,597 Helical stent design 239 1998
* 6,113,627 Tubular stent consists of horizontal expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 110 1999
* 6,478,816 Stent 108 2001
* 2004/0088,044 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 42 2003
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
5,843,175 Enhanced flexibility surgical stent 206 1997
 
Scion Cardiovascular, Inc. (1)
* 6,352,552 Stent 113 2000
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 183 1997
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
* 8,328,864 Stent having phased hoop sections 2 2005
* 2006/0095,113 Stent having phased hoop sections 0 2005
 
Svelte Medical Systems, Inc. (1)
* 8,114,149 Hybrid stent with helical connectors 4 2009
 
JENESIS SURGICAL, LLC (6)
8,685,080 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 6 2009
8,226,707 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 14 2010
9,039,756 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
9,005,272 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 0 2011
8,852,261 Repositionable endoluminal support structure and its applications 1 2011
* 2011/0224,781 REPOSITIONABLE ENDOLUMINAL SUPPORT STRUCTURE AND ITS APPLICATIONS 5 2011
 
FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 2010/0286,760 FLEXIBLE DEVICES 2 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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