08308794 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 279 patents.

Several different smart stent structures are described for placement in vessel of a mammal. The stents can be advantageously used to perform measurements of the conditions in the vessel and transmit the measurements wireless out from the patient. In some embodiments, the stent performs therapy within the vessel and may be controlled with a microprocessor, which may or may not communicate wirelessly. Some implantable devices comprise a drug delivery system based, for example, on either a microelectromechanical structure or a cover that opens upon application of an electrical current. Smart devices can be used, for example, the detect deposits in a vessel, aneurysms in the vessel or other modifications of flow in the vessel.

Title
Instrumented implantable stents, vascular grafts and other medical devices
Application Number
11/267386
Publication Number
8308794 (B2)
Application Date
November 4, 2005
Publication Date
November 13, 2012
Inventor
Steven J Backes
Minneapolis
MN, US
Timothy J B Hanson
Plymouth
MN, US
John G Stark
Minnetonka
MN, US
James B Martinson
Minnetonka
MN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A
Assignee
IZEK Technologies
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/02
A61K 9/22
A61M 31/00
A61F 2/06
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