Patent Number: 6,251,133

Title: Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same

Abstract: A bifurcated stent for insertion into a bifurcated vessel such as a blood vessel. In one embodiment, a first sheet is formed into a first leg, a second sheet is formed into a second leg, a third sheet is formed into a stem, and the two legs are attached to the stem. In a second embodiment, a first sheet is formed into a member having a first leg and half of a stem, a second sheet is formed into a second member having a second leg and half of a stem, and the two stem halves are combined to form the bifurcated stent. In a third embodiment, the stent comprises two sections that are serially inserted and assembled within the vessel at the site of the bifurcation to be treated.

Inventors: Richter; Jacob (Ramat Hasharon, IL), Pinchasik; Gregory (Herzeliya, IL)

Assignee: Medinol Ltd.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); A61F 002/06 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018