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Methods of fabricating an implantable medical device from a tube or a sheet in an expanded or stretched state, respectively, are disclosed herein. The implantable medical device may be an endoprosthesis such as a stent. In one embodiment, the method may include radially expanding a tube about a cylindrical axis of the tube from a first diameter to a second diameter. The method may further include forming a pattern on at least a portion of the expanded tube. Additional embodiments may include forming a stent pattern on a stretched sheet from which a stent may be formed. In addition, a stent pattern may be formed on a tube that is formed from a stretched sheet.

Title
Method of forming a stent pattern on a tube
Application Number
10/881554
Publication Number
8241554 (B1)
Application Date
June 29, 2004
Publication Date
August 14, 2012
Inventor
Svava Maria Atladottir
San Francisco
CA, US
Klaus Kleine
Los Gatos
CA, US
David C Gale
San Jose
CA, US
Anthony J Abbate
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Squire Sanders
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
B29D 22/00
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