Patent Number: 7,786,406

Title: Laser stent cutting

Abstract: A stent may be manufactured by providing a tube having a longitudinal axis therethrough, providing a stationary source of laser radiation, generating a beam of laser radiation using the source of laser radiation, and cutting a desired pattern into the tube by scanning the beam over a desired region of the tube.

Inventors: Flanagan; Aiden (Kilcolgan, IE)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: B23K 26/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018