US Patent No: 7,578,841

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Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels

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The present invention is directed to a stent for use in a bifurcated body lumen having a main branch and a side branch. The stent comprises a radially expandable generally tubular stent body having proximal and distal opposing ends with a body wall having a surface extending therebetween. The surface has a geometrical configuration defining a first pattern, and the first pattern has first pattern struts and connectors arranged in a predetermined configuration. The stent also comprises a branch portion comprised of a second pattern, wherein the branch portion is at least partially detachable from the stent body.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4581

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Valencia, Hans Berkeley, CA 17 151
Yadin, Amnon Pleasanton, CA 42 443

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (18)
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TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (15)
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