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Tom Steinke: Ultra-thin expandable stent. MD3, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 1, 2001: US06224626 (200 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a lumen support stent for use in an artery or any body lumen. The stent is formed from a plurality of ladder elements having elongated ribs and end rungs affixed to the elongated ribs. The elongated ribs of adjacent ladder elements are slidably engaged by the end rungs ...


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Thomas A Steinke, Donald H Koenig, Joan Zeltinger: Expandable stent with sliding and locking radial elements. MD3, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 23, 2003: US06623521 (185 worldwide citation)

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 ratcheti ...


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Thomas A Steinke, Stephen O Ross: Expandable stent. MD3, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 7, 2000: US06033436 (102 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a lumen support stent for use in an artery or any body lumen. The stent is formed from a plurality of ladder elements having elongated ribs bowed to define a circumferential arc of the tubular member and end rungs affixed to the elongated ribs. The elongated ribs of ad ...


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Cartledge Richard G, Lee Leonard Y: Apparatus for implanting surgical devices. Md3 Technologies, Cartledge Richard G, Lee Leonard Y, ROBERTS Larry A, March 11, 2004: WO/2004/019826 (58 worldwide citation)

An implant, system for implanting, and method for employing an implant to control the circumference of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implants are disclosed which employ various means for adjustin ...


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Cartledge Richard G, Lee Leonard Y: Implantable devices for controlling the internal circumference of an anatomic orifice or lumen. Md3 Technologies, Cartledge Richard G, Lee Leonard Y, ROBERTS Larry A, March 11, 2004: WO/2004/019816 (29 worldwide citation)

An implantable device (10, 100, 800) for controlling the circumference of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implants are disclosed which employ various means for adjusting and maintaining the size of ...


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Cartledge Richard G, Lee Leonard Y: Implantable devices for controlling the internal circumference of an anatomic orifice or lumen. Md3 Technologies, May 25, 2005: EP1531762-A2 (20 worldwide citation)

An implant, system for implanting, and method for employing an implant to control the circumference of internal anatomic passages corrects physiologic dysfunctions resulting from a structural lumen which is either too large or too small. Implants are disclosed which employ various means for adjustin ...


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Steinke Tom: Stent deployable de type en echelle, Ladder-type expandable stent. Md3, Reva Medical, FETHERSTONHAUGH & CO, September 1, 2009: CA2368659 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a lumen support stent for use in an artery or any body lumen. The stent is formed from a plurality of ladder elements having elongated ribs and end rungs affixed to the elongated ribs. The elongated ribs of adjacent ladder elements are slidably engaged by the end rungs ...


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Steinke Thomas A: Protective coating for stent. Md3, Steinke Thomas A, ALTMAN Daniel E, June 20, 2002: WO/2002/047739

The following invention discloses a coating for a stent which protects the stent during handling and insertion of the stent into a body lumen, prevents movement of the stent on the catheter delivery system during insertion, and dissolves or degrades to allow stent deployment.


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Steinke Tom: Ladder-type expandable stent. Md3, sNATAUPSKY Steven J, October 12, 2000: WO/2000/059405

The present invention provides a lumen support stent for use in an artery or any body lumen. The stent is formed from a plurality of ladder elements having elongated ribs and end rungs affixed to the elongated ribs. The elongated ribs of adjacent ladder elements are slidably engaged by the end rungs ...


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Steinke Tom: Ladder-type expandable stent. Md3, January 9, 2002: EP1168984-A1

The present invention provides a lumen support stent for use in an artery or any body lumen. The stent is formed from a plurality of ladder elements having elongated ribs and end rungs affixed to the elongated ribs. The elongated ribs of adjacent ladder elements are slidably engaged by the end rungs ...