08382816 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 37 patents.

A new endoluminal prosthesis for use in sealing a vascular graft to corporeal lumen provides for a flattened bulbous tail at the end of each cell of the prosthesis. The flattened bulbous tails reduce the amount of wear between the prosthesis and the softer material of the vascular grafts or corporeal lumen walls. A method of manufacturing a stent from a flat sheet of material is also included.

Title
Single-piece endoprosthesis with high expansion ratios and atraumatic ends
Application Number
12/818950
Publication Number
8382816 (B2)
Application Date
June 18, 2010
Publication Date
February 26, 2013
Inventor
Octavian Iancea
Fremont
CA, US
Richard Newhauser
San Francisco
CA, US
David T Pollock
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Abbott Vascular Solutions
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61F 2/06
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