Patents by Inventor Rik Verplancke

Rik Verplancke has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220015930
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for integrating an electronic circuit in or on a medical stent. The method comprises obtaining (101) a deformable medical stent (21) in a substantially planar shape, in which the deformable medical stent is adapted for being deployed in a substantially cylindrical shape in the body. The method also comprises attaching (104) a deformable electronic circuit (22) onto the deformable medical stent in the planar shape thereby forming a deformable hybrid structure. The method also comprises shaping (107) said hybrid structure into the cylindrical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicants: Universiteit Gent, IMEC VZW
    Inventors: Rik Verplancke, Jan Vanfleteren