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The present invention provides a lumen support stent with a clear through-lumen for use in a body lumen. The stent is formed from at least one series of sliding and locking radial elements and at least one ratcheting mechanism comprising an articulating element and a plurality of stops. The ratcheting mechanism permits one-way sliding of the radial elements from a collapsed diameter to an expanded diameter, but inhibits radial recoil from the expanded diameter.

Title
Expandable stent with sliding and locking radial elements
Application Number
9/739552
Publication Number
6623521 (B2)
Application Date
December 14, 2000
Publication Date
September 23, 2003
Inventor
Joan Zeltinger
Encintas
CA, US
Donald H Koenig
San Diego
CA, US
Thomas A Steinke
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
US
Assignee
MD3
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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