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Dominik M Wiktor: Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, Joseph F Breimayer, December 12, 1989: US04886062 (1344 worldwide citation)

A device to be used as a vascular stent comprising a cylindrical open-ended wire component made of a low memory metal such as copper alloy, titanium, or gold, providing a radial support from within a blood vessel after implantation therein. The coronary stent is characterized by its ability to be ex ...


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Allen J Tower: Impermeable expandable intravascular stent. Numed, Harris Beach & Wilcox, February 14, 1995: US05389106 (558 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a radially expandable stent for intravascular implantation comprising a distensible frame and an impermeable deformable membrane interconnecting portions of the frame to form an impermeable exterior wall. The membrane is formed of a synthetic non-latex, non-vinyl polymer, and the ...


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Ho Y Song: Self-expanding endovascular stent with silicone coating. Christie Parker & Hale, July 19, 1994: US05330500 (519 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable stent is useful for holding a passageway open by placing the stent into a lumen. The stent includes a cylindrical frame formed by a plurality of unit structures. Each unit structure is of a closed zig-zag configuration including an endless series of straight sections joined by ...


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Robert S Schwartz, John Bresnahan, Rebecca M Bergman, Arthur J Coury, Elaine Lindell, Vincent W Hull: Intravascular radially expandable stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, February 1, 1994: US05282823 (440 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable stent for implantation within a body lumen having a generally cylindrical body with open proximal and distal ends, the cylindrical body comprising a plurality of metal elements joined to allow flexing of the cylindrical body along the longitudinal axis of the body whereby the s ...


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Robert S Schwartz, John Bresnahan, Rebecca M Bergman, Arthur J Coury, Elaine Lindell, Vincent W Hull, Michael Dror: Intravascular radially expandable stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, August 22, 1995: US05443496 (378 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable stent for implantation within a body lumen having a generally cylindrical body with open proximal and distal ends, the cylindrical body comprising a plurality of metal elements joined to allow flexing of the cylindrical body along the longitudinal axis of the body whereby the s ...


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Allen J Tower: Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent. Numed, Wall and Roehrig, November 10, 1992: US05161547 (361 worldwide citation)

An improved radially expandable stent formed from a fine wire bent into a serpentine flat ribbon which is wound around a mandrel into a cylindrical sleeve for mounting on a balloon catheter for transluminal insertion in a vessel such as a blood vessel is provided. A very small diameter fine platinum ...


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Allen J Tower: Intravascular radially expandable stent. Numed, Wall and Roehrig, June 8, 1993: US05217483 (346 worldwide citation)

An improved radially expandable stent formed from a fine wire bent into a serpentine flat ribbon which is wound around a mandrel into a cylindrical sleeve for mounting on a balloon catheter for transluminal insertion in a vessel such as a blood vessel is provided. A very small diameter fine platinum ...


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Allen J Tower: Intravascular stent with limited axial shrinkage. Numed, Wall Marjama Bilinski & Burr, February 9, 1999: US05868783 (322 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable stent for implantation in a body blood vessel includes a pair of cylindrically shaped end portions made from a malleable metal and formed in a radially expandable fashion. According to the invention, the end portions are joined by a plurality of individual longitudinal wire mem ...


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Tower Allen J, Bonhoeffer Philippe: Replacement valve assembly and method of implanting same. Numed, December 6, 2000: EP1057460-A1 (322 worldwide citation)

A replacement heart valve assembly (10) includes an intravascular radially expandable stent (14) and a biological valve (18) which is secured to the stent. The stent/valve assembly is positioned onto the inflatable portion (16) of a balloon catheter (20) and percutaneously implanted into a body lume ...