Patent Number: 6,168,616

Title: Manually expandable stent

Abstract: A stent delivery system having a stent the girth of which expands upon longitudinal compression, a pair of telescoping tubes where the inner tube has a greater length than the outer tube, and the stent surrounds the inner tube, a distal deployment strut fixedly connected at one end to the inner tube, and at the other end non-fixedly connected to the stent, a proximal deployment strut fixedly connected at one end to the outer tube, and at the other end non-fixedly connected to the stent, and an anchoring barb at the distal end of the stent.

Inventors: Brown, III; Charles L. (Atlanta, GA)

Assignee: Global Vascular Concepts

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61F 002/06 (); A61F 011/00 (); A61M 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018