Conical stent

  • US 6,533,810 B2
  • Filed: 09/04/2001
  • Issued: 03/18/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/27/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A body insertable stent, including:

  • a flexible self-expandable tubular wall incorporating at least one truncated conical segment disposed about a longitudinal axis;

    wherein the truncated conical segment has a distal end with a distal end diameter, and a proximal end with a proximal end diameter larger than the distal end diameter; and

    wherein a radial force of the tubular wall increases in the proximal direction along the at least one truncated conical segment.

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