Patent Number: 8,816,244

Title: Inverted stent cutting process

Abstract: A stent manufacturing device and methods for making intravascular stents and other medical devices. The stent manufacturing device may include a base, a laser or other cutting device coupled to the base, a horizontal motor coupled to the base, and a rotary motor coupled to the horizontal motor. A workpiece can be attached to the cutting device, for example adjacent the rotary motor, and the workpiece can be cut with the cutting device.

Inventors: Merdan; Kenneth (Greenfield, MN), Shedlov; Matt (Rockford, MN)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: B23K 26/14 (20140101); B23K 26/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018