Resources Contact Us Home
Endoprosthesis having foot extensions

Image Number 14 for United States Patent #8048146.

Endoprosthesis, such as a stent, includes at least one annular element defined by a first set of strut members interconnected to define apices proximate opposite sides of the annular element. The annular element further includes a foot extension extending between at least one pair of circumferentially-adjacent strut members. The foot extension has first and second foot portions extending circumferentially from corresponding ends of the circumferentially-adjacent strut members, and are contoured to provide at least two areas of flexure. The first and second foot portions are joined at a toe portion of the foot extension, and define a circumferentially-directed apex between the pair of circumferentially-adjacent strut members. Preferably, at least one or more additional annular elements, each defined by interconnected strut members, are provided. The annular elements are generally expandable between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration. The annular elements are longitudinally aligned and connected at connection locations with connectors, wherein at least one of the connectors is constructed of a bio-absorbable material.

  Recently Added Patents
Wall flow type exhaust gas purification filter
Gaze tracking password input method and device utilizing the same
Coating composition, and a process for producing the same
Optoelectronic devices and a method for producing the same
Di and tri- substituted oxathiazine derivatives, method for the production, method for the production thereof, use thereof as medicine and drug containing said derivatives and use thereof
Tri-material dual-species neutron spectrometer
Restore software with aggregated view of content databases
  Randomly Featured Patents
System to support testing of electronic devices, temperature control unit for the system, and method for controlling internal temperature of chamber of the system
Length adjustment device for a folding arm type bracelet clasp
ROM-Based complex multiplier useful for FFT butterfly arithmetic unit
Polymeric composite scintillators and method for making same
Apparatus and method for fabricating, sorting, and integrating materials with holographic optical traps
Electrical connectors and contact assemblies therefor
Hair dryer
Gaseous discharge display panel including an apertured, electrically insulating, display sheet with electrodes
Ion energy analyzer and methods of manufacturing and operating
Method of molding monolithic building structure