Resources Contact Us Home
Stent valve and stent graft

Image Number 10 for United States Patent #6162245.

A star-shaped stent and replacement valve or replacement graft for use in repairing damaged vascular organs: Two to eight star-shaped members are interconnected into a "chain". Once this "chain" has been created through interconnection of the star-shaped members, a central opening through all of the interconnected star-shaped members receives a graft made of any suitable flexible and bio-compatible material. A catheter delivery system is used to deliver the stent with the graft to the desired site. The star-shaped stents are made by using a laser to cut out a plurality of flat star-shaped members with a plurality of outwardly and inwardly directed points. The outwardly directed points are bent so that they face away from a plane defined by the inwardly directed points and then a series of such stents are fastened together in a chain.

  Recently Added Patents
Near-field optical disk having surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation
Storage basket with lid
Information retrieval system, information retrieval method, and information retrieval program
Interest point detection
Shoe outsole with a surface ornamentation contrast
Produce container and lid assembly
  Randomly Featured Patents
Apparatus for providing I/O support to a computer system and method of use thereof
Uses of .alpha.-conotoxin peptides
Peer networking host framework and hosting API
Multi-exposure system for hologram
Plug for use in wellbore operations and apparatus for launching said plug
Resinous blends of epoxy and acrylic resins and the use thereof in electrodeposition
Bioactive peptides
2,N.sup.6 -disubstituted adenosines, derivatives and methods of use
Data cache block zero implementation
Wireless telephone for cellular telephone system