05603721 is referenced by 274 patents and cites 11 patents.

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or more interconnective elements. The individual radially expandable cylindrical elements consist of ribbon-like material disposed in an undulating pattern. Portions of the expanded stent project outwardly into engagement with the vessel wall to more securely attach the stent.

Title
Expandable stents and method for making same
Application Number
783558
Publication Number
5603721
Application Date
November 13, 1995
Publication Date
February 18, 1997
Inventor
John J Frantzen
Copperopolis
CA, US
William M Hartigan
Fremont
CA, US
Lilip Lau
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
View Original Source