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Title: Process for making electroformed stents

Abstract

This invention is directed to an expandable stent useful for implantation into an artery or the like. The stents are made using electroforming techniques in which an electrically-conductive mandrel is coated with a suitable resist material, after which the resist is exposed to an appropriate light pattern and frequency so as to form a stent pattern in the resist. The mandrel is then electroplated with a suitable stent material. The mandrel is etched away once a sufficient layer of stent material is deposited, leaving a completed stent.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Stilwell, KS)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872834
Patent Number(s):
6019784
Application Number:
08/819,757
Assignee:
Electroformed Stents, Inc. (Stillwell, KS) KCP
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00613
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
process; electroformed; stents; directed; expandable; stent; useful; implantation; artery; electroforming; techniques; electrically-conductive; mandrel; coated; suitable; resist; material; exposed; appropriate; light; pattern; frequency; form; electroplated; etched; sufficient; layer; deposited; leaving; completed; resist material; light pattern; /128/600/

Citation Formats

Hines, Richard A. Process for making electroformed stents. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Hines, Richard A. Process for making electroformed stents. United States.
Hines, Richard A. Tue . "Process for making electroformed stents". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872834.
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abstractNote = {This invention is directed to an expandable stent useful for implantation into an artery or the like. The stents are made using electroforming techniques in which an electrically-conductive mandrel is coated with a suitable resist material, after which the resist is exposed to an appropriate light pattern and frequency so as to form a stent pattern in the resist. The mandrel is then electroplated with a suitable stent material. The mandrel is etched away once a sufficient layer of stent material is deposited, leaving a completed stent.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {2}
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