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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Expandable stent. Kanesaka & Takeuchi, July 7, 1998: US05776183 (232 worldwide citation)

An expandable tubular reinforcing member of the invention is used for a body lumen. The reinforcing member is basically formed of a plurality of rows of expandable joint members and a plurality of rows of flexible elongated members. The joint members in one row are arranged in a circular form and ar ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Flexible stent. Kanesaka & Takeuchi, September 22, 1998: US05810872 (199 worldwide citation)

An expandable tubular reinforcing member of the invention is used for a body lumen, such as a blood vessel for reinforcement. The reinforcing member is formed of a tortuous section having a plurality of laterally extending elongated members, and a plurality of vertically extending end members situat ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Flexible stent with effective strut and connector patterns. Uni Cath, Kanesaka & Takeuchi, June 15, 1999: US05911754 (175 worldwide citation)

A stent for the reinforcement of a blood vessel which comprises a plurality of circularly arranged elongated struts inclined in the same direction relative to an imaginary line on the outer surface of the circularly dimensioned stent. The struts include joint members for joining adjacent elongated s ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Stent for vessel with branch. Uni Cath, Kanesaka & Takeuchi, October 10, 2000: US06129754 (122 worldwide citation)

An expandable reinforcing member or stent of the invention is used inside a body lumen, especially, in patient's artery for opening and holding a lesion or stenosis with a branch. The expandable reinforcing member is formed of at least two hollow mesh portions situated away from each other along an ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Shaft for a catheter system. Kanesaka & Takeuchi, January 14, 1997: US05593394 (90 worldwide citation)

A shaft of a catheter system of the invention is used for PTCA, angiography, perfusion, drug delivery or the like in a body of a patient. The shaft is formed of a tube and a plurality of ribs projecting from an inner wall of the tube towards a center thereof. The respective ribs have a certain thick ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Stent with different mesh patterns. Uni Cath, Kanesaka & Takeuchi, May 9, 2000: US06059822 (55 worldwide citation)

An expandable reinforcing member with different mesh patterns of the invention is used inside a body lumen, especially, in patient's artery for opening and holding a lesion or stenosis. The stent of the invention includes at least one large mesh portion, and a small mesh portion connected to the lar ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Dilator for a ballon catheter. Kanesaka & Takeuchi, March 5, 1996: US05496344 (21 worldwide citation)

A dilator of the invention is used for enlarging a constricted portion of a blood vessel. The dilator is formed of a flexible guide wire to be entered into the blood vessel, a head having a tapered front portion and a through hole extending through the head, and a shaft fixed to the rear portion of ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Self-exchange stent with effective supporting ability. Uni Cath, Kanesaka & Takeuchi, August 1, 2000: US06096072 (8 worldwide citation)

An expandable stent is formed of a plurality of rows of circularly arranged annular members situated side by side in one direction, and connecting rods for connecting the annular members together. The annular members in one row is formed substantially independently, preferably spaced apart from each ...


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Nozomu Kanesaka, George A Tashji: Catheter with locking device. Uni Cath, Kanesaka & Takeuchi, September 21, 1999: US05954707 (6 worldwide citation)

A catheter with a locking device is formed of a catheter and a locking device attached to a proximal end of the catheter. The locking device is formed of a cylindrical portion fixed to the proximal end of the catheter and having a dent at one side thereof, and a movable ring rotatably attached to th ...