Patent Number: 8,577,693

Title: Specialty stents with flow control features or the like

Abstract: Methods and systems are described for obtaining a parameter relating to a stent inventory shortage and for specializing one or more stents in response to obtaining the parameter relating to the stent inventory shortage.

Inventors: Jung; Edward K. Y. (Bellevue, WA), Langer; Robert (Newton, MA), Leuthardt; Eric C. (St. Louis, MO), Levien; Royce A. (Lexington, MA), Lord; Robert W. (Seattle, WA), Malamud; Mark A. (Seattle, WA), Rinaldo, Jr.; John D. (Bellevue, WA), Tegreene; Clarence T. (Bellevue, WA), Wood, Jr.; Lowell L. (Livermore, CA)

Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20120101); A61B 5/00 (20060101); G06F 19/00 (20110101); G06F 7/60 (20060101); G06F 9/45 (20060101); G06G 7/58 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017