08052743 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 1410 patents.

The present invention comprises a medical device having a support structure made from alternating layers. One or more layers may be made by direct metal laser sintering. One or more layers may be made by introducing nitrogen into a previously formed layer via excimer laser nitriding.

Title
Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control
Application Number
11/833211
Publication Number
8052743 (B2)
Application Date
August 2, 2007
Publication Date
November 8, 2011
Inventor
Liliana Atanasoska
Edina
MN, US
Jan Weber
Maastricht
NL
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Boston Scientific SciMed
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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