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A stent or other intraluminal medical device may be constructed utilizing multiple, individual, independent, self-expanding stent segments which are designed to interlock when constrained within a delivery sheath and uncouple upon deployment. The individual segments are releasably connected by a series of bridging elements and receptacles.

Title
Stent design having stent segments which uncouple upon deployment
Application Number
10/687143
Publication Number
7175654 (B2)
Application Date
October 16, 2003
Publication Date
February 13, 2007
Inventor
Kirk Johnson
Weston
FL, US
Craig Bonsignore
San Jose
CA, US
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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