US Patent Application No: 2005/0010,278

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Extendible stent apparatus

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The bifurcating double stent apparatus (10) of the present invention comprises a generally cylindrical main stent (12), a generally cylindrical branch stent (15), which are shown as fully dilated in a subject main vessel (8), and a subject branch vessel (7). The main stent (12) is deployed prior to the branch stent (15) which is then aligned with the side opening (16) of the main stent (12), and attached at that location.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4872

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davidson, Charles J Winnetka, IL 30 2364
Elam, Eric Evanston, IL 3 195
Lin, Stuart Sunnyvale, CA 17 995
Vardi, Gil M Town and Country, MI 48 3000

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NEC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
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* 2003/0004,535 Textured and/or marked balloon for stent delivery 9 2002
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8,454,636 Apparatus and methods for treating hardened vascular lesions 1 2011
9,173,977 Coating formulations for scoring or cutting balloon catheters 0 2012
8,721,667 Apparatus and methods for treating hardened vascular lesions 0 2013
9,364,254 Method and system for treating valve stenosis 0 2013
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NESSTENT LTD. (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (83)
7,766,955 Extendible stent apparatus 6 2003
* 2004/0015,227 Extendible stent apparatus 98 2003
7,220,275 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 83 2003
* 2004/0138,737 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 44 2003
7,341,598 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 47 2004
7,678,142 Extendible stent apparatus 3 2004
* 2005/0010,278 Extendible stent apparatus 82 2004
8,298,280 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 6 2004
* 2005/0102,023 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 50 2004
8,480,728 Stent side branch deployment initiation geometry 0 2005
8,317,855 Crimpable and expandable side branch cell 6 2005
* 2006/0271,160 Stent side branch deployment initiation geometry 1 2005
* 2006/0271,161 Selective treatment of stent side branch petals 10 2005
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7,578,841 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 24 2005
8,043,366 Overlapping stent 2 2005
8,038,706 Crown stent assembly 2 2005
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7,452,372 Bifurcated stent 2 2005
* 2007/0067,018 Bifurcated stent 2 2005
* 2006/0085,061 Extendible stent apparatus and method for deploying the same 6 2005
* 2007/0112,418 Stent with spiral side-branch support designs 7 2005
8,435,284 Telescoping bifurcated stent 0 2005
8,343,211 Connectors for bifurcated stent 1 2005
* 2007/0135,904 Telescoping bifurcated stent 13 2005
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7,540,881 Bifurcation stent pattern 23 2005
7,833,264 Bifurcated stent 0 2006
* 2007/0208,414 Tapered strength rings on a bifurcated stent petal 5 2006
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* 2007/0208,419 Bifurcation stent with uniform side branch projection 3 2006
* 2007/0208,411 Bifurcated stent with surface area gradient 9 2006
8,298,278 Bifurcated stent with improvement securement 0 2006
* 2007/0213,811 Bifurcated stent with improvement securement 1 2006
8,043,358 Stent with overlap and high extension 4 2006
* 2007/0239,257 Stent with overlap and high extension 9 2006
* 2007/0233,233 Tethered expansion columns for controlled stent expansion 2 2006
7,744,643 Displaceable stent side branch structure 6 2006
* 7,850,725 Extendible stent apparatus 11 2006
* 2006/0241,740 Extendible stent apparatus 15 2006
8,216,267 Multilayer balloon for bifurcated stent delivery and methods of making and using the same 0 2006
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8,323,325 Balloon with wings for rotational stent 0 2006
7,537,609 Extendible stent apparatus 27 2006
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8,206,429 Adjustable bifurcation catheter incorporating electroactive polymer and methods of making and using the same 9 2006
7,842,081 Stent with spiral side-branch 16 2006
8,257,425 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 0 2006
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7,959,668 Bifurcated stent 1 2007
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7,758,634 Bifurcated stent and delivery system 0 2007
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8,118,861 Bifurcation stent and balloon assemblies 1 2007
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8,647,376 Balloon fold design for deployment of bifurcated stent petal architecture 0 2007
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8,007,528 Bifurcated stent 4 2007
8,348,991 Stent with overlap and high expansion 4 2007
* 2007/0233,270 STENT WITH OVERLAP AND HIGH EXPANSION 13 2007
7,922,758 Nesting twisting hinge points in a bifurcated petal geometry 1 2007
7,842,082 Bifurcated stent 2 2007
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7,959,669 Bifurcated stent with open ended side branch support 1 2007
7,833,266 Bifurcated stent with drug wells for specific ostial, carina, and side branch treatment 0 2007
8,277,501 Bi-stable bifurcated stent petal geometry 7 2007
7,815,675 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 3 2008
8,932,340 Bifurcated stent and delivery system 0 2008
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7,892,279 Extendible stent apparatus 4 2009
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8,016,878 Bifurcation stent pattern 1 2009
7,951,192 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 6 2009
* 2010/0137,974 Stent with Graduated Stiffness 12 2009
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8,241,349 Extendible stent apparatus 1 2011
8,425,590 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 0 2011
8,556,955 Adjustable bifurcation catheter incorporating electroactive polymer and methods of makings and using the same 1 2012
 
Tryton Medical, Inc. (26)
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8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 14 2005
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