06626933 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 7 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 stent delivery system
Application Number
9/323642
Publication Number
6626933 (B1)
Application Date
June 1, 1999
Publication Date
September 30, 2003
Inventor
John J Frantzen
Copperopolis
CA, US
William M Hartigan
Fremont
CA, US
Lilip Lau
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
US
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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