05817152 is referenced by 123 patents and cites 8 patents.

An endoprosthetic device comprises at least two short stent segments welded together to form a connected stent. Each stent segment defines a single wire having straight sections integrally formed between axial turns. The welds are placed between stent segments at one or more aligned adjacent axial turns. The welded connected stent is flexible enough to allow it to pass through sharp turns and to be implanted to conform to the contour of the lesion to be treated. In one aspect of the invention all adjacent axial turns are welded together. In another aspect of the invention, selected adjacent axial turns are welded together to create a generally balanced spiral pattern of welds surrounding the cylindrical connected stent.

Title
Connected stent apparatus
Application Number
326024
Publication Number
5817152
Application Date
May 30, 1995
Publication Date
October 6, 1998
Inventor
Michael D Boneau
993-6 Asilomar Ter., Sunnyvale, 94086
CA, US
Robert Lashinski
409 Princess Way, Windsor, 95492
CA, US
Bradley Jendersee
1848 Castle Dr., Petaluma, 94954
CA, US
Matthew Birdsall
2561 Barona Pl., Santa Rosa, 95405
CA, US
Agent
Richard L Klein
IPC
A61F 2/06
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