07318837 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 27 patents.

A balloon-expandable stent formed from a customized alloy formulation. The stent alloy has a either a high, variable or no work hardening rate, very high modulus of elasticity (Young's modulus), and a low yield point. A stent constructed of a material with this combination of properties undergoes significant plastic deformation upon deployment in vivo to its implantation diameter and exhibits minimum recoil for better sizing. The plastic deformation also raises the subsequent yield point of the stent material resulting in a stronger stent upon implantation that is more resistant to vascular loading.

Title
Customized alloys for stents
Application Number
11/278052
Publication Number
7318837 (B2)
Application Date
March 30, 2006
Publication Date
January 15, 2008
Inventor
Jeffrey Allen
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Darrel Untereker
Oak Grove
MN, US
Matthew Birdsall
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Richard Francis
White Bear Lake
MN, US
Joseph Lessar
Coon Rapids
MN, US
Michael Krivoruchko
Forestville
CA, US
Assignee
Medtronic Vascular
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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