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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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Cesare Gianturco: Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, April 8, 1986: US04580568 (1336 worldwide citation)

An endovascular stent formed of stainless steel wire of 0.018 inches diameter and arranged in a closed zig-zag pattern. The stent is compressed into a reduced size shape of an outer diameter which is many times smaller than its expanded shape. The stent is positioned in a passageway in the vascular ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 31, 1989: US04800882 (1236 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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Henning R Andersen, John M Hasenkam, Lars L Knudsen: Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis. Watson Cole Grindle & Watson, May 2, 1995: US05411552 (1088 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis (9) for implantation in the body by use of catheter (11) comprises a stent made from an expandable cylinder-shaped thread structure (2,3) comprising several spaced apices (4). The elastically collapsible valve (4) is mounted on the stent as the commissural points (5) of the valve ...


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Christopher H Porter: Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai, November 12, 1991: US05064435 (1084 worldwide citation)

A body implantable stent consists of two or more generally tubular, coaxial and slidably connected stent segments. Each of the stent segments is of open weave construction, formed of multiple braided, helically wound strands of resilient material. The stent is elastically deformed to a reduced radiu ...


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Marc Bessler, Timothy A M Chuter: Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, William H Dippert, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P C, January 5, 1999: US05855601 (1074 worldwide citation)

An artificial heart valve comprises a relatively rigid stent member having a first cylindrical shape and a flexible valve disposed in the stent member, the stent member being self-expandable to a second cylindrical shape and collapsible to its first cylindrical shape. The valve comprises a circular ...


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Richard A Hillstead: Endovascular stent apparatus and method. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffman Fisher & Heinke Co, August 15, 1989: US04856516 (980 worldwide citation)

A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then further bent into a sequence of loops that are connected by half hitch junctions and interconnections which are either aligned or spiral around a c ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. MED Institute, Cook, Richard J Godlewski, August 1, 2000: US06096070 (958 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Howard J Leonhardt, Trevor Greenan: Percutaneous placement valve stent. World Medical Manufacturing, Paul F Bawel, September 28, 1999: US05957949 (933 worldwide citation)

An artificial valve stent for maintaining patent one way flow within a biological passage is disclosed. The artificial valve includes a tubular graft having radially compressible annular spring portions for biasing proximal and distal ends of the graft into conforming fixed engagement with the inter ...


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David C MacGregor: Bifurcating stent apparatus and method. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co, February 19, 1991: US04994071 (908 worldwide citation)

A bifurcating stent for insertion into a bifurcating vessel such as a blood vessel. The stent can be expanded from an insertion configuration to an implanted configuration by the application of radially outward forces against a series of interconnected wire loops that make up the stent. The preferre ...