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Methods and articles for fabricating expansive stents having generally cylindrical configurations with a pattern therein include interconnecting portions from a generally planar sheet of material with a central portion. A pattern is formed in the sheet of material around said central portion corresponding to said pattern having interconnecting portions. The pattern has a generally circular outer margin. The pattern is separated from the sheet of material and causes relative movement between the central portion of the pattern and the outer circular margin in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the central portion. The pattern is transformed from one sheet form into one in cylindrical form to provide an expansible stent having a generally cylindrical configuration.

Title
Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents
Application Number
593515
Publication Number
5907893
Application Date
January 31, 1997
Publication Date
June 1, 1999
Inventor
Craig J Coombs
Palo Alto
CA, US
Michael B Hayes
Pinole
CA, US
Brian Shiu
Palo Alto
CA, US
Brian J Cox
Cupertino
CA, US
Roman Turovskiy
San Francisco
CA, US
Darin C Gittings
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Kirsten F Luehrs
Menlo Park
CA, US
Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi
Newark
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Medtronic
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61F 2/06
B23P 17/00
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