US Patent No: 4,856,516

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Endovascular stent apparatus and method

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A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then further bent into a sequence of loops that are connected by half hitch junctions and interconnections which are either aligned or spiral around a circumference of the stent. The completed stent forms a cylindrical form which can be expanded from a initial diameter to a larger implanted diameter by application of a radially outward force from a balloon catheter or the like.

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CORDIS CORPORATIONMIAMI LAKES, FL717

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Hillstead, Richard A Hollywood, FL 61 8994

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EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
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BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (4)
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6,383,216 Implantable self expanding prosthetic device 34 2000
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6,368,339 Method of forming medical devices: intra-vascular occlusion devices 150 2000
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6,599,308 Intravascular occlusion devices 163 2002
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SSW HOLDING COMPANY (1)
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PERCUTANEOUS VALVE TECHNOLOGIES (11)
7,846,203 Implanting a stent valve prosthesis at the native aortic valve 82 2002
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7,585,321 Methods of implanting a prosthetic heart valve within a native heart valve 182 2005
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8,591,575 Method of dilating a stenotic aortic valve and implanting a prosthetic valve 11 2007
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7,846,204 Aortic valve prosthesis having natural tissue and an internal cover 88 2007
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8,002,825 Implantable prosthetic valve for treating aortic stenosis 18 2010
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (2)
7,500,986 Expandable body having deployable microstructures and related methods 13 2003
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CORDIS CORPORATION (65)
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* 5,407,432 Method of positioning a stent 28 1992
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* 5,733,326 Composite material endoprosthesis 148 1996
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RE38146 Method and apparatus for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 24 1998
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 254 1998
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6,746,476 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 18 1999
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6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 42 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 84 2000
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 93 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 51 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 45 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 95 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 60 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 73 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 31 2001
6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 77 2001
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7,252,679 Stent with angulated struts 73 2001
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7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 23 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 64 2002
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7,169,174 Hybrid stent 37 2004
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7,842,077 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 2 2004
7,223,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 42 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 10 2005
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8,454,677 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2008
 
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8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 4 2007
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8,083,789 Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device 0 2007
8,361,136 Endovascular graft 0 2009
8,801,769 Endovascular graft 0 2013
8,992,595 Durable stent graft with tapered struts and stable delivery methods and devices 1 2013
9,498,363 Delivery catheter for endovascular device 0 2013
 
Stent Tech, Inc (1)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (12)
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6,565,602 Angioplasty stents 88 2001
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9,241,792 Two-step heart valve implantation 3 2009
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8,454,685 Low profile transcatheter heart valve 28 2011
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9,393,110 Prosthetic heart valve 0 2011
8,568,475 Spiraled commissure attachment for prosthetic valve 5 2011
9,241,793 Method of implanting a prosthetic aortic valve having non-laminar flow 0 2011
9,452,046 Methods and apparatuses for deploying minimally-invasive heart valves 0 2012
9,155,619 Prosthetic heart valve delivery apparatus 0 2012
9,289,282 System and method for treating valve insufficiency or vessel dilatation 0 2012
9,241,788 Method for treating an aortic valve 0 2012
8,795,357 Perivalvular sealing for transcatheter heart valve 15 2012
9,339,384 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
9,119,716 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
9,320,598 Method of implanting a self-expandable prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
9,504,567 Minimally-invasive prosthetic heart valve method 0 2012
9,168,131 Prosthetic heart valve having improved commissure supports 0 2012
9,028,545 Method of delivering a prosthetic heart valve 10 2013
8,784,480 Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device 8 2013
9,414,918 Heart valve sealing devices 0 2013
8,986,373 Method for implanting a prosthetic mitral valve 3 2013
8,926,691 Apparatus for treating a mitral valve 4 2013
9,114,008 Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method for making the same 0 2014
9,439,763 Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve 0 2014
9,168,129 Artificial heart valve with scalloped frame design 0 2014
9,364,325 Prosthetic heart valve delivery system and method 0 2014
9,301,840 Expandable introducer sheath 0 2014
9,084,676 Apparatus for treating a mitral valve 14 2014
9,168,136 Methods for deploying self-expanding heart valves 0 2015
9,433,500 Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve 0 2015
 
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6,648,911 Method and device for the treatment of vulnerable tissue site 38 2000
 
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7,637,935 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 5 2003
7,128,756 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 70 2003
* 2004/0093,072 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 6 2003
* 2004/0093,073 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 69 2003
7,625,398 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 27 2004
* 2005/0107,865 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 28 2004
7,625,401 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 9 2005
7,985,249 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2006
8,048,146 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 4 2006
* 2007/0021,834 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 29 2006
7,559,947 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 4 2006
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8,500,787 Radiopaque markers and medical devices comprising binary alloys of titanium 1 2008
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8,109,991 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2009
* 2010/0049,304 Endoprosthesis Having Foot Extensions 3 2009
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6,626,937 Austenitic nitinol medical devices 73 2000
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7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 8 2006
7,947,207 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
* 2007/0239,259 Nitinol alloy design and composition for medical devices 13 2007
8,216,209 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2007
7,955,379 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 1 2007
7,918,011 Method for providing radiopaque nitinol alloys for medical devices 0 2007
8,057,529 Stent delivery system 3 2008
8,043,326 Self-expanding pseudo-braided intravascular device 52 2009
8,382,819 Thermoelastic and superelastic Ni-Ti-W alloy 1 2010
* 2010/0278,956 METHOD FOR RETAINING A VASCULAR STENT ON A CATHETER 0 2010
9,144,509 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2010
8,221,112 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 2 2011
9,364,586 Method and apparatus for improving delivery of an agent to a kidney 0 2011
9,149,610 Method and apparatus for improving delivery of an agent to a kidney 0 2011
9,108,028 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2012
8,496,615 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2012
8,702,790 Thermoelastic and superelastic Ni—Ti—W alloy 3 2013
8,974,517 Thermoelastic and superelastic NI-TI-W alloy 0 2014
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (8)
* 5,709,704 Blood clot filtering 341 1994
* 5,836,969 Vena cava filter 198 1997
* 6,013,093 Blood clot filtering 262 1997
6,273,900 Blood clot filtering 99 1998
* 6,126,673 Vena cava filter 136 1998
6,214,025 Self-centering, self-expanding and retrievable vena cava filter 178 1999
6,468,290 Two-planar vena cava filter with self-centering capabilities 125 2000
6,391,045 Vena cava filter 86 2000
 
Numed, Inc. (4)
* 5,161,547 Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent 355 1990
* 5,217,483 Intravascular radially expandable stent 344 1992
* 5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 569 1993
* 6,022,370 Expandable stent 190 1997
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
6,808,533 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 44 2000
7,354,449 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 5 2004
 
Engologix, Inc. (1)
9,415,195 Method and system for treating aneurysms 0 2012
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2008/0109,063 SELF-EXPANDING, PSEUDO-BRAIDED INTRAVASCULAR DEVICE 40 2008
 
STROBEL, GARY A. (1)
* 2003/0186,425 Novel endophytic fungi and methods of use 5 2002
 
MICRUS ENDOVASCULAR CORPORATION (7)
7,326,225 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 30 2003
7,316,701 Three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil, and method of manufacture 39 2003
7,147,618 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 34 2003
7,255,707 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 16 2004
7,198,613 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 49 2004
8,298,256 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 1 2010
* 2010/0249,823 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYMENT OF A THERAPEUTIC DEVICE USING A CATHETER 3 2010
 
KINNERET P.R.C. TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
6,663,765 Method and device for the manufacture of the medical expanding stents 17 2001
 
TENDYNE HOLDINGS, INC. (2)
9,480,559 Prosthetic valves and related inventions 0 2012
9,486,306 Inflatable annular sealing device for prosthetic mitral valve 0 2014
 
EV3 INC. (33)
6,605,102 Intravascular trap and method of trapping particles in bodily fluids 295 1996
6,949,103 Method and device for filtering body fluid 77 2002
* 2002/0072,765 Method and device for filtering body fluid 29 2002
7,048,752 Method and device for filtering body fluid 88 2002
7,033,375 Method and device for filtering body fluid 81 2002
6,989,019 Method and device for filtering body fluid 83 2002
6,712,835 Method and device for filtering body fluid 169 2002
* 2002/0095,172 Method and device for filtering body fluid 43 2002
* 2002/0095,173 Method and device for filtering body fluid 74 2002
* 2002/0138,095 Method of forming medical devices; intravascular occlusion devices 173 2002
7,566,338 Method and device for filtering body fluid 26 2003
* 2004/0006,368 Method and device for filtering body fluid 48 2003
7,556,635 Method and device for filtering body fluid 26 2004
7,678,130 Method and device for filtering body fluid 25 2004
* 2005/0119,689 Method and device for filtering body fluid 44 2004
7,404,820 Method and device for filtering body fluid 26 2005
7,828,815 Method and device for filtering body fluid 30 2005
7,686,815 Method and device for filtering body fluid 11 2005
7,572,273 Method and device for filtering body fluid 27 2005
7,556,636 Method and device for filtering body fluid 20 2005
7,442,200 Method of forming medical devices: intravascular occlusion devices 28 2005
7,410,492 Method and device for filtering body fluid 25 2005
7,371,250 Method and device for filtering body fluid 27 2005
7,367,985 Method and device for filtering body fluid 32 2005
7,367,986 Method and device for filtering body fluid 26 2005
* 2005/0203,571 Method and device for filtering body fluid 14 2005
* 2005/0203,572 Method of forming medical devices: intravascular occlusion devices 5 2005
* 2005/0203,574 Method of forming medical devices: intravascular occlusion devices 2 2005
* 2005/0203,570 Method and device for filtering body fluid 6 2005
7,828,816 Method and device for filtering body fluid 26 2007
7,670,355 Method and device for filtering body fluid 25 2007
7,670,356 Method and device for filtering body fluid 36 2007
* 2008/0071,309 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FILTERING BODY FLUID 10 2007
 
Micrus Corporation (48)
6,168,615 Method and apparatus for occlusion and reinforcement of aneurysms 99 1998
6,293,960 Catheter with shape memory polymer distal tip for deployment of therapeutic devices 106 1998
* 6,090,125 Anatomically shaped vasoocclusive device and method of making the same 68 1998
* 6,165,194 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 70 1998
* 6,136,015 Vasoocclusive coil 115 1998
* 6,149,664 Shape memory pusher introducer for vasoocclusive devices 86 1998
6,383,204 Variable stiffness coil for vasoocclusive devices 41 1998
* 6,102,932 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 124 1998
6,296,622 Endoluminal device delivery system using axially recovering shape memory material 196 1998
* 6,165,140 Composite guidewire 58 1998
6,241,691 Coated superelastic stent 164 1999
6,168,570 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 147 1999
6,221,066 Shape memory segmented detachable coil 57 1999
6,352,531 Variable stiffness optical fiber shaft 76 1999
6,306,153 Vasoocclusive coil 47 2000
6,656,218 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 71 2000
6,638,291 Three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil, and method of manufacture 125 2000
6,319,267 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 40 2000
6,432,066 Composite guidewire 20 2000
6,416,541 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 34 2000
6,475,169 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 39 2001
6,616,617 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 82 2001
6,500,149 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 62 2001
6,497,671 Coated superelastic stent 66 2001
6,887,235 Variable stiffness heating catheter 59 2001
* 6,551,305 Shape memory segmented detachable coil 32 2001
7,070,608 Vasoocclusive coil 17 2001
6,679,903 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 124 2001
6,656,201 Variable stiffness coil for vasoocclusive devices 67 2001
6,835,185 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 57 2002
* 2002/0173,839 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device with connected segments 31 2002
6,595,932 Composite guidewire 53 2002
6,966,892 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 52 2002
6,855,155 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 39 2002
6,913,618 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 50 2003
7,014,616 Composite guidewire 51 2003
6,872,218 Variable stiffness coil for vasoocclusive devices 27 2003
7,066,931 Variable stiffness heating catheter 17 2004
7,645,275 Variable stiffness heating catheter 2 2006
7,575,582 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 31 2006
RE42758 Expandable curvilinear strut arrangement for deployment with a catheter to repair an aneurysm 18 2006
7,578,826 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 39 2007
7,776,054 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 11 2009
7,780,680 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 11 2009
* 2010/0004,731 APPARATUS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MICRO-COIL USING A CATHETER 3 2009
8,282,677 Variable stiffness heating catheter 0 2010
8,100,918 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 22 2010
7,972,342 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 19 2010
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,507,767 Spiral stent 603 1992
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 373 1992
* 5,607,445 Stent for supporting a blood vessel 279 1994
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 11 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 18 2014
9,492,273 Replacement cardiac valves and methods of use and manufacture 0 2015
9,439,757 Replacement cardiac valves and methods of use and manufacture 0 2015
 
Barts and The Londhon NHS Trust (1)
* 2011/0166,644 BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 20 2009
 
BARTS AND THE LONDON NHS TRUST (3)
* 2010/0057,181 BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 1 2007
9,439,758 Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus 0 2009
8,784,471 Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus 0 2013
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
6,287,333 Flexible stent 39 1999
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (2)
* 7,972,371 Magnetic resonance compatible stent 4 2003
* 2006/0136,039 Magnetic resonance compatible stent 8 2003
 
FEMORALIS, LLC (3)
6,245,101 Intravascular hinge stent 130 1999
6,312,460 Intravascular hinge stent 55 2001
6,475,237 Intravascular hinge stent 99 2001
 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI (1)
* 2009/0082,619 METHOD OF TREATING CARDIOMYOPATHY 6 2008
 
Nellix (1)
8,870,941 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 1 2011
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 5,554,181 Stent 410 1994
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
6,478,773 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 140 2000
* 2010/0069,948 SELF-EXPANDABLE ANEURYSM FILLING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PLACEMENT 74 2009
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (37)
* 6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 99 1997
* 6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 127 1998
* 6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 56 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 91 1998
* 6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 130 1999
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 94 1999
6,261,316 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 181 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 97 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 36 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 46 2000
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 82 2000
6,508,835 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 48 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 62 2000
6,663,665 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 61 2001
6,733,523 Implantable vascular graft 94 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 32 2002
6,951,572 Bifurcated vascular graft and method and apparatus for deploying same 11 2003
6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 31 2003
8,034,100 Graft deployment system 2 2003
* 2004/0167,607 Vascular stent-graft apparatus 28 2004
8,147,535 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 0 2005
7,892,277 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 2 2006
8,523,931 Dual concentric guidewire and methods of bifurcated graft deployment 0 2007
* 2007/0112,412 ENDOLUMINAL VASCULAR PROSTHESIS 7 2007
8,236,040 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 6 2008
8,216,295 Catheter system and methods of using same 3 2009
8,167,925 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 0 2010
8,945,202 Fenestrated prosthesis 0 2010
8,491,646 Stent graft 3 2010
8,118,856 Stent graft 2 2010
8,357,192 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 3 2011
9,393,100 Devices and methods to treat vascular dissections 0 2011
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 1 2012
8,821,564 Stent graft 1 2012
8,808,350 Catheter system and methods of using same 1 2012
8,764,812 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 0 2013
9,289,536 Method for forming materials in situ within a medical device 0 2014
 
CALMEDICA, LLC (1)
* 5,545,210 Method of implanting a permanent shape memory alloy stent 368 1994
 
WYETH (10)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 143 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 62 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 79 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 292 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 42 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 20 2004
8,236,048 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 1 2004
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
7,252,680 Removable essentially cylindrical implants 60 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 19 2002
7,527,644 Stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 6 2002
7,637,942 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 5 2003
7,875,068 Removable biliary stent 16 2003
7,959,671 Differential covering and coating methods 0 2003
7,731,654 Delivery device with viewing window and associated method 9 2005
7,887,579 Active stent 21 2007
8,206,436 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 4 2009
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 6,010,530 Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis 373 1998
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (1)
* 6,048,361 Balloon catheter and multi-guidewire stent for implanting in the region of branched vessels 219 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (159)
* 5,071,407 Radially expandable fixation member 812 1990
* 5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1171 1990
* 5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 424 1990
* 5,221,261 Radially expandable fixation member 247 1992
* 5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 457 1993
* 5,378,239 Radially expandable fixation member constructed of recovery metal 186 1993
* 5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 436 1993
* 5,575,816 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 137 1994
* 5,496,277 Radially expandable body implantable device 320 1994
* 5,749,851 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 50 1995
6,136,258 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 84 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 71 1995
* 5,749,848 Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and method of use for guided stent deployment 245 1995
* 5,716,410 Temporary stent and method of use 132 1995
* 5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 251 1996
* 5,876,448 Esophageal stent 378 1996
5,797,877 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 218 1996
* 5,906,639 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 50 1996
* 5,824,046 Covered stent 176 1996
* 5,792,106 In situ stent forming catheter 70 1997
* 5,795,318 Method for delivering drugs to a vascular site 64 1997
6,497,709 Metal medical device 84 1997
6,277,084 Ultrasonic medical device 45 1997
* 6,074,362 Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and methods of use for guided stent deployment 29 1997
* 5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 123 1997
6,132,824 Multilayer catheter balloon 74 1997
* 5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 61 1997
6,527,802 Clad composite stent 98 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 335 1997
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 125 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 233 1998
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 64 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 132 1998
6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 247 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 35 1998
6,305,436 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 58 1999
* 6,334,870 Stent configurations including spirals 93 1999
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 50 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,482,348 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 46 2000
6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 35 2000
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 43 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 54 2000
6,355,070 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 23 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 45 2000
6,505,654 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 14 2000
6,352,551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 27 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 120 2000
6,656,212 Prosthesis delivery 137 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 43 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 38 2001
7,101,392 Tubular medical endoprostheses 52 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 36 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
* 6,746,479 Stent cell configurations including spirals 41 2001
8,506,647 System for maintaining body canal patency 0 2002
8,070,792 Stent 4 2002
* 2002/0095,208 Stent 74 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 31 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 54 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
7,044,964 Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and method of use for guided stent deployment 49 2002
* 2003/0105,509 Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and method of use for guided stent deployment 12 2002
8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
7,294,214 Medical devices 8 2003
* 2004/0129,347 Medical devices 2 2003
* 2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 155 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 4 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 9 2003
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 25 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 35 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 53 2003
7,381,219 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 148 2003
8,118,858 Intraluminal stent 1 2003
* 8,092,512 Nested stent 0 2004
* 2004/0193,251 Nested stent 28 2004
8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
* 2004/0176,834 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 8 2004
7,905,912 Stent configurations 3 2004
* 2004/0204,752 Stent configurations 6 2004
7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 8 2004
7,780,725 Everting heart valve 79 2004
7,445,631 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 110 2004
7,329,279 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 152 2004
* 2005/0049,671 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 6 2004
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 43 2004
7,748,389 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 115 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 42 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 47 2004
7,727,273 Medical devices and methods of making the same 8 2005
7,585,289 Co-extruded medical balloon 0 2005
* 2005/0251,195 Balloon catheter with a molded stepped balloon 22 2005
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 33 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 41 2005
8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 25 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 23 2005
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 48 2006
7,712,606 Two-part package for medical implant 61 2006
9,265,634 Integrated stent repositioning and retrieval loop 0 2006
* 2006/0276,887 Integrated stent repositioning and retrieval loop 58 2006
8,105,392 Pyloric obesity valve 2 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 32 2007
2007/0162,107 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 147 2007
* 2007/0213,663 Balloon catheter with molded stepped balloon 9 2007
9,005,273 Assessing the location and performance of replacement heart valves 20 2007
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
9,393,137 Method for loading a stent into a delivery system 0 2007
* 2009/0082,840 METHOD FOR LOADING A STENT INTO A DELIVERY SYSTEM 2 2007
7,601,230 Medical devices 3 2007
* 2008/0069,718 Medical Devices 2 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 33 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 55 2008
9,445,926 Intravascular stent 0 2008
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 3 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 40 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 32 2008
8,992,608 Everting heart valve 22 2009
8,002,909 Medical devices 2 2009
* 2010/0114,304 Medical Devices 2 2009
8,951,299 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 9 2009
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 35 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 10 2010
7,938,854 Medical devices and methods of making the same 0 2010
8,206,432 Stent 0 2010
* 2010/0241,217 Stent 1 2010
* 2011/0015,721 Intraluminal Stent 2 2010
8,430,924 Stent configurations 0 2011
* 2011/0166,642 Stent Configurations 0 2011
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 14 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 23 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 15 2011
9,078,778 Intravascular stent 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 2 2011
8,663,313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 12 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 14 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 24 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
9,011,521 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 14 2011
8,840,679 Pyloric obesity valve 0 2012
9,393,094 Two-part package for medical implant 0 2012
8,790,388 Stent with reduced profile 0 2012
8,801,773 Flexible and expandable stent 0 2012
8,668,731 Stent 0 2012
8,998,976 Coupling system for medical devices 5 2012
9,131,926 Direct connect flush system 1 2012
8,940,014 Bond between components of a medical device 2 2012
8,951,243 Medical device handle 0 2012
9,277,993 Medical device delivery systems 0 2012
8,764,815 Intraluminal stent 0 2013
9,358,106 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 0 2013
9,393,113 Retrievable heart valve anchor and method 0 2013
9,358,110 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2013
9,277,991 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 0 2013
8,986,367 Stent 0 2014
9,308,085 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2014
9,320,599 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2014
9,387,076 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2014
9,370,421 Medical device handle 0 2014
 
ENDOSONICS CORPORATION (3)
* 5,643,314 Self-expanding stent 83 1995
* 5,735,872 Stent 33 1996
* 5,876,419 Stent and method for making a stent 163 1997
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
* 5,226,911 Vasoocclusion coil with attached fibrous element(s) 420 1991
* 5,304,194 Vasoocclusion coil with attached fibrous element(s) 290 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (9)
* 5,662,713 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 250 1995
* 5,876,445 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 163 1996
* 6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 130 1997
* 5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 166 1998
* 6,136,006 Apparatus for deliver and deployment of a stent 204 1998
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 71 2001
7,081,129 Endovascular graft 44 2002
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 85 2002
6,818,015 Conical stent 40 2003
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
7,947,060 Method and device for filtering body fluid 9 2007
7,922,732 Method and device for filtering body fluid 84 2007
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,758,860 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 17 2000
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (23)
* 5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 542 1994
* 5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 321 1994
* 5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 428 1995
* 5,776,180 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 139 1995
* 5,718,724 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 238 1995
* 5,716,365 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 240 1995
* 5,693,086 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal stent or prosthesis 249 1995
* 5,683,450 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 223 1995
* 5,916,263 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 234 1996
* 6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 285 1997
* 5,938,696 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 229 1997
* 6,117,167 Endoluminal prosthesis and system for joining 178 1998
6,419,694 Medical prosthesis 35 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 408 1999
* 6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 113 1999
7,510,570 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 20 1999
6,699,276 Support structure/membrane composite medical device 32 2000
8,192,482 Endoluminal stent 0 2001
7,780,720 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 16 2003
7,942,919 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 9 2004
7,905,914 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 0 2004
7,901,449 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 11 2007
* 2013/0066,416 BIFURCATED ENDOLUMINAL PROSTHESIS 0 2012
 
Medinol Ltd. (19)
* 5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 397 1995
* 5,980,552 Articulated stent 240 1996
* 5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 274 1997
* 5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 169 1998
* 6,059,811 Articulated stent 104 1998
6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 63 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 65 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 77 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 81 2000
6,503,270 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 34 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 73 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 30 2001
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 41 2002
6,589,276 Articulated stent 57 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 45 2003
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 7 2009
9,155,639 Helical hybrid stent 0 2010
9,456,910 Helical hybrid stent 0 2012
9,039,755 Helical hybrid stent 0 2013
 
COOK INCORPORATED (2)
* 5,041,126 Endovascular stent and delivery system 529 1988
* 5,314,444 Endovascular stent and delivery system 341 1993
 
HEARTPORT, INC. (2)
6,582,462 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis 324 2000
8,915,959 Endovascular aortic valve replacement 0 2001
 
RUSH-PRESBYTERIAN-ST. LUKE'S MEDICAL CENTER (1)
* 5,108,407 Method and apparatus for placement of an embolic coil 405 1990
 
HIGHLIFE SAS (1)
9,375,312 Transcatheter atrio-ventricular valve prosthesis 0 2011
 
Sadra Medicl, Inc. (1)
8,246,678 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 30 2007
 
TENDYNE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 2010/0185,278 Apical Papillary Msucle Attachment for Left Ventricular Reduction 10 2010
9,095,433 Truncated cone heart valve stent 5 2011
 
COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG (1)
* 2003/0121,795 Process for the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of alkali metal chloride 0 2002
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2004/0034,405 Axially expanding polymer stent 14 2002
 
Phoenix Biomedical, Inc. (2)
8,585,594 Methods of assessing inner surfaces of body lumens or organs 1 2006
8,057,396 Device for assessing a cardiac valve 8 2010
 
NELLIX, INC. (4)
9,113,999 Methods for deploying a positioning anchor with a stent-graft 0 2007
8,945,199 Sealing apparatus and methods of use 0 2009
8,906,084 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 0 2010
8,926,682 Stent graft delivery system 0 2011
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (8)
* 5,405,377 Intraluminal stent 603 1992
* 5,683,448 Intraluminal stent and graft 121 1994
* 5,766,237 Method of reinforcing a body vessel using a intraluminal stent 46 1995
* 5,665,115 Intraluminal stent 274 1995
6,174,328 Intraluminal stent and graft 51 1999
6,849,086 Intraluminal stent and graft 37 2002
7,534,256 Intraluminal stent and graft 5 2005
* 2005/0131,529 Intraluminal stent and graft 13 2005
 
PFM MEDICAL AG (1)
* 2006/0224,183 Implantable device 55 2004
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (1)
6,416,539 Controlled length intraluminal implant 49 1999
 
Diseno y Desarrollo Medico, S.A. de C.V. (1)
* 2004/0215,324 Stent assembly 3 2003
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (16)
8,109,996 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 29 2005
8,539,662 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 12 2008
8,535,373 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 5 2008
8,512,397 Prosthetic vascular conduit 10 2009
* 2010/0274,351 PROSTHETIC VASCULAR CONDUIT 20 2009
8,840,661 Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis 8 2009
* 2009/0287,296 ATRAUMATIC PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS 76 2009
8,834,563 Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages 20 2009
9,248,017 Support device for valve prostheses and corresponding kit 1 2011
8,540,768 Cardiac valve prosthesis 6 2011
9,289,289 Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses 1 2012
9,161,836 Sutureless anchoring device for cardiac valve prostheses 1 2012
8,685,084 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 1 2012
8,920,492 Cardiac valve prosthesis 1 2013
9,138,314 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 0 2014
9,486,313 Cardiac valve prosthesis 0 2014
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (6)
6,645,243 Stent for angioplasty and a production process therefor 102 1998
6,585,632 Device for conveying radioactive agents on angioplasty stents, respective method and kit 15 2002
* 2007/0191,928 Angioplasty stents 47 2007
* 2008/0288,048 STENTS FOR ANGIOPLASTY 46 2007
* 2010/0004,736 ANGIOPLASTY STENTS 0 2009
* 2010/0241,216 STENTS FOR ANGIOPLASTY 1 2010
 
Sulzer Brothers Limited (1)
* 4,976,728 Reinforcement for a bone cement bed 2 1989
 
SYNECTIC VENTURES I LLC (13)
* 5,571,169 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 79 1993
* 5,934,284 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 151 1995
* 5,662,701 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 48 1995
* 5,622,188 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity in an artery 51 1995
* 5,865,844 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 59 1995
* 5,782,847 Anti-stenotic method for occluded and partially occluded arteries 8 1996
* 5,842,479 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity 15 1996
* 5,836,316 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity 18 1996
* 5,843,165 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 11 1996
* 5,873,905 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 7 1997
* 5,824,057 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 5 1997
* 5,904,146 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 8 1998
* 6,090,135 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 35 1998
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (2)
9,415,225 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
9,199,085 Method and apparatus for pacing during revascularization 0 2013
 
MEDTRONIC-COREVALVE INC. (3)
8,986,361 Delivery system for deployment of medical devices 0 2008
8,226,710 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 46 2011
D732666 Heart valve prosthesis 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (14)
8,876,894 Leaflet-sensitive valve fixation member 19 2007
8,876,895 Valve fixation member having engagement arms 25 2007
8,414,643 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 33 2007
8,348,995 Axial-force fixation member for valve 29 2007
8,348,996 Valve prosthesis implantation techniques 24 2007
8,052,750 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 55 2007
8,747,458 Stent loading tool and method for use thereof 10 2007
8,313,525 Valve suturing and implantation procedures 25 2008
8,137,398 Prosthetic valve having tapered tip when compressed for delivery 32 2008
8,771,346 Valve prosthetic fixation techniques using sandwiching 17 2011
8,771,345 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 18 2011
8,747,460 Methods for implanting a valve prothesis 19 2011
9,393,112 Stent loading tool and method for use thereof 0 2014
9,138,312 Valve prostheses 10 2014
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (3)
* 5,911,752 Method for collapsing a stent 105 1996
* 6,022,343 Bridged coil catheter support structure 97 1998
* 6,290,692 Catheter support structure 30 1998
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (30)
* 6,165,210 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 241 1994
* 5,876,432 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 253 1995
* 5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 157 1995
* 6,015,429 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 105 1996
* 6,001,123 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent-graft 137 1996
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 163 1996
* 5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 199 1997
* 6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 113 1997
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 76 1997
* 5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 191 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 167 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 221 1997
* 6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 206 1997
6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 94 1997
* 5,873,906 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 205 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 96 1998
6,613,073 Intraluminal graft 75 1998
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 141 1999
6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 75 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 71 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 79 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 135 2001
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 15 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 3 2002
8,623,065 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 1 2002
* 2004/0122,508 Intraluminal graft 4 2003
8,052,742 Intraluminal graft 0 2006
* 2007/0067,024 Intraluminal Graft 3 2006
* 2008/0147,172 Intraluminal Graft 2 2008
* 2009/0138,066 Implant Deployment Apparatus 8 2009
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (13)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 10 1995
* 5,800,509 Method of making endovascular support device 8 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 14 1996
6,432,127 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 102 1997
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 98 1999
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 51 2001
6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 7 2003
7,625,403 Valved conduit designed for subsequent catheter delivered valve therapy 19 2006
7,740,655 Reinforced surgical conduit for implantation of a stented valve therein 4 2006
7,591,848 Riveted stent valve for percutaneous use 35 2006
7,524,331 Catheter delivered valve having a barrier to provide an enhanced seal 47 2006
8,623,066 Cell seeded expandable body 0 2007
* 2008/0138,378 CELL SEEDED EXPANDABLE BODY 1 2007
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (2)
* 5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 825 1988
* 5,226,913 Method of making a radially expandable prosthesis 403 1992
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
6,210,318 Stented balloon pump system and method for using same 51 1999
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (68)
* 5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 371 1992
* 5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 187 1993
* 5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 428 1993
* 5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 549 1993
* 5,456,667 Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment 524 1993
* 5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 233 1993
* 5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 335 1994
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 720 1994
* 5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 433 1995
* 5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 312 1995
* 5,649,952 Expandable stents and method for making same 238 1996
* 5,843,164 Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft 414 1996
* 5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 336 1996
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 128 1997
* 6,019,777 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 91 1997
* 5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 76 1997
* 6,736,843 Cylindrically-shaped balloon-expandable stent 13 1998
* 6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 190 1998
* 6,066,167 Expandable stents 120 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 133 1998
* 6,136,011 Stent delivery system and method of use 43 1998
* 6,113,607 Method of delivering a stent 77 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 48 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 64 1998
* 6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 24 1998
6,464,723 Radiopaque stents 12 1999
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 157 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 191 1999
6,629,991 Expandable stents and method for making same 8 1999
6,626,933 Expandable stents and method for making same stent delivery system 32 1999
6,217,586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 44 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 60 1999
6,585,757 Endovascular stent with radiopaque spine 30 1999
6,537,311 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 9 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 135 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 91 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 80 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 62 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 103 2000
6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 94 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 62 2001
6,773,455 Stent with reinforced struts and bimodal deployment 29 2001
7,201,940 Method and apparatus for thermal spray processing of medical devices 21 2001
6,824,560 Double-butted superelastic nitinol tubing 24 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 67 2001
6,770,089 Hybrid stent fabrication using metal rings and polymeric links 45 2001
6,827,734 High strength member for intracorporeal use 27 2002
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 76 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 42 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 108 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 81 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 28 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 15 2003
6,805,705 Hybrid stent 27 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 13 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 53 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 187 2003
6,893,458 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 13 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 81 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 77 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 26 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 38 2003
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
* 2007/0061,001 Packaging sheath for drug coated stent 0 2005
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 20 2006
8,475,518 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 0 2007
7,753,950 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 1 2007
* 2010/0140,105 HIGH STRENGTH MEMBER FOR INTRACORPOREAL USE 0 2009
 
TRAVELERS EXPRESS COMPANY, INC. (1)
6,641,609 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 28 2002
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (13)
7,914,569 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 89 2005
9,504,564 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 0 2006
7,892,281 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 53 2009
8,016,877 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 48 2009
8,603,159 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 13 2009
9,066,799 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
8,801,779 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 7 2011
8,721,708 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 10 2011
8,876,896 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
9,060,857 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 0 2012
8,986,329 Methods for transluminal delivery of prosthetic valves 1 2013
9,060,856 Transcatheter heart valves 1 2014
8,998,979 Transcatheter heart valves 11 2014
 
COVIDIEN LP (16)
8,398,701 Flexible vascular occluding device 49 2005
* 2005/0267,568 Flexible vascular occluding device 60 2005
8,617,234 Flexible vascular occluding device 39 2006
8,628,564 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 39 2009
8,623,067 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 39 2009
8,394,119 Stents having radiopaque mesh 53 2012
9,095,343 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 0 2012
9,050,205 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 1 2012
9,452,070 Methods and systems for increasing a density of a region of a vascular device 0 2012
9,393,021 Flexible vascular occluding device 0 2013
9,320,590 Stents having radiopaque mesh 0 2013
9,301,831 Methods for attaining a predetermined porosity of a vascular device 0 2013
9,157,174 Vascular device for aneurysm treatment and providing blood flow into a perforator vessel 1 2013
9,114,001 Systems for attaining a predetermined porosity of a vascular device 1 2013
9,125,659 Flexible vascular occluding device 1 2013
9,295,568 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 0 2013
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 50 2003
 
LEMAITRE ACQUISITION LLC (1)
* 6,098,630 Multiple diameter expandable graft for blood vessel and method for deploying the same 29 1997
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (58)
* 5,133,732 Intravascular stent 833 1989
* 5,104,404 Articulated stent 801 1991
* 6,113,621 Intravascular stent 18 1992
* 5,653,727 Intravascular stent 210 1996
* 5,899,934 Dual stent 14 1997
* 5,843,168 Double wave stent with strut 86 1997
* 5,913,896 Interwoven dual sinusoidal helix stent 71 1997
* 6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 196 1997
* 6,136,023 Welded sinusoidal wave stent 75 1998
6,730,116 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 117 1999
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 110 1999
6,331,189 Flexible medical stent 106 1999
6,428,570 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 81 2000
6,923,828 Intravascular stent 32 2000
6,918,928 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 64 2003
7,758,606 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 9 2004
7,544,206 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 147 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 205 2004
8,562,672 Apparatus for treatment of cardiac valves and method of its manufacture 7 2005
9,078,781 Sterile cover for compressible stents used in percutaneous device delivery systems 0 2006
8,858,619 System and method for implanting a replacement valve 0 2006
7,611,535 Fixation band for affixing a prosthetic heart valve to tissue 22 2006
7,503,930 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 16 2007
8,075,615 Prosthetic cardiac valve formed from pericardium material and methods of making same 18 2007
7,780,726 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 75 2007
9,504,568 Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation 0 2008
7,871,436 Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation 16 2008
* 2008/0215,144 Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation 108 2008
8,591,570 Prosthetic heart valve for replacing previously implanted heart valve 13 2008
9,237,886 Implant for treatment of a heart valve, in particular a mitral valve, material including such an implant, and material for insertion thereof 0 2008
8,157,852 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 20 2009
8,157,853 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 22 2009
9,393,115 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
9,149,358 Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
9,089,422 Markers for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
8,628,566 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 17 2009
7,972,378 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 39 2009
8,430,927 Multiple orifice implantable heart valve and methods of implantation 8 2009
8,696,743 Tissue attachment devices and methods for prosthetic heart valves 9 2009
8,312,825 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 1 2009
8,998,981 Prosthetic heart valve having identifiers for aiding in radiographic positioning 7 2009
8,241,274 Method for guiding a medical device 23 2009
8,506,620 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 9 2009
9,226,826 Transcatheter valve structure and methods for valve delivery 3 2010
8,834,564 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 14 2010
8,092,487 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 1 2010
8,652,204 Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods 21 2010
8,673,000 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 11 2011
8,613,765 Prosthetic heart valve systems 11 2011
9,331,328 Prosthetic cardiac valve from pericardium material and methods of making same 0 2011
8,777,980 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 0 2011
8,685,077 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 2 2012
8,511,244 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 9 2012
9,498,329 Apparatus for treatment of cardiac valves and method of its manufacture 0 2013
9,333,100 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2013
8,961,593 Prosthetic heart valve systems 8 2013
9,339,382 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2014
9,387,071 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 2014
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (5)
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (29)
* 5,314,472 Vascular stent 539 1991
D390957 Implantable intravascular stent 44 1992
D484979 Implantable intravascular stent 50 1992
* 5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 506 1993
* 5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 336 1994
D380266 Implantable, actively expandable stent 63 1994
* 5,578,149 Radially expandable stent 30 1995
* 5,591,230 Radially expandable stent 109 1995
6,746,489 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 113 2001
7,118,600 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 44 2002
7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 6 2004
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 13 2005
* 2005/0228,486 Implantable frame with variable compliance 47 2005
8,105,349 Removable vena cava filter having primary struts for enhanced retrieval and delivery 9 2005
8,043,322 Removable vena cava filter having inwardly positioned anchoring hooks in collapsed configuration 9 2005
7,972,353 Removable vena cava filter with anchoring feature for reduced trauma 30 2005
7,699,867 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 24 2005
7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 27 2005
8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 7 2005
* 2006/0276,882 Medical device including remodelable material attached to frame 84 2006
8,221,505 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 6 2007
8,246,648 Removable vena cava filter with improved leg 6 2008
8,246,672 Endovascular graft with separately positionable and removable frame units 5 2008
8,246,650 Removable vena cava filter 5 2010
8,246,651 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 5 2010
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 4 2010
* 2010/0280,586 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH TENSIONABLY ATTACHED REMODELABLE MATERIAL 0 2010
* 9,050,181 Ring stent 0 2011
* 2012/0035,710 RING STENT 2 2011
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (3)
* 5,354,309 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 368 1992
* 5,540,713 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 211 1994
8,062,344 Variable speed self-expanding stent delivery system and luer locking connector 9 2009
 
DEVICES FOR VASCULAR INTERVENTION, INC. (1)
* 5,782,907 Involuted spring stent and graft assembly and method of use 26 1995
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 35 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 20 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 19 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 22 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 5 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 23 2004
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (3)
* 5,534,287 Methods for applying an elastic coating layer on stents 109 1994
6,375,787 Methods for applying a covering layer to a stent 40 1996
* 2003/0139,804 Conical stent 68 2003
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 82 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (2)
* 6,123,715 Method of forming medical devices; intravascular occlusion devices 270 1994
6,168,622 Method and apparatus for occluding aneurysms 217 1998
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (3)
6,913,762 Stent having non-woven framework containing cells 20 2001
* 2002/0160,033 Implantable medical devices 9 2001
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
PHILIP S. JOHNSON;JOHNSON & JOHNSON (1)
* 2007/0255,384 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 0 2007
 
MEDSTENT INC. (2)
* 5,776,181 Expandable stent 145 1996
6,261,318 Expandable stent 52 1998
 
CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION (1)
* 5,591,223 Re-expandable endoprosthesis 208 1994
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (6)
7,935,141 Variable speed stent delivery system 11 2006
* 2007/0060,999 Variable speed stent delivery system 24 2006
8,808,346 Stent delivery system 0 2007
9,078,779 Hand-held actuator device 0 2007
8,500,789 Device for catheter sheath retraction 13 2008
9,421,115 Device for catheter sheath retraction 0 2013
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (1)
* 5,817,102 Apparatus for delivering and deploying a stent 230 1997
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (1)
* 5,782,838 Cytoscope delivery system 87 1997
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (7)
6,585,753 Expandable coil stent 28 2001
* 7,033,385 Expandable coil stent 15 2003
* 2004/0098,111 Expandable coil stent 0 2003
* 7,309,352 Expandable coil stent 2 2006
* 2006/0129,233 Expandable coil stent 2 2006
7,491,229 Expandable coil stent 8 2007
* 2008/0097,573 Expandable Coil Stent 0 2007
 
KOPIN CORPORATION (1)
* 5,800,519 Tubular medical prosthesis for use in a body lumen 187 1996
 
COREVALVE S.A. (2)
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 138 2002
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 16 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (26)
* 5,211,683 Method of implanting a graft prosthesis in the body of a patient 209 1991
* 5,304,220 Method and apparatus for implanting a graft prosthesis in the body of a patient 367 1993
* 5,456,712 Graft and stent assembly 389 1993
* 5,571,167 Bypass grafting method 188 1995
* 5,851,228 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 137 1996
* 5,749,375 Method for implanting an end portion of a graft within the body of a patient during a bypass grafting procedure 38 1996
* 6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 161 1998
* 5,979,455 Method for directing blood flow in the body of a patient with a graft and stent assembly 45 1998
* 5,934,286 Bypass grafting method which uses a number of balloon catheters to inhibit blood flow to an anastomosis site 23 1998
6,231,581 Implantable device anchors 115 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 136 1998
6,401,721 Endoscopic bypass grafting method utilizing an inguinal approach 29 1999
6,599,313 Extravascular bypass grafting method utilizing an intravascular approach 5 1999
* 7,597,697 Bypass grafting method 0 2001
7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 2 2002
7,100,617 Bypass grafting method 8 2003
7,033,383 Endoscopic bypass grafting method utilizing an inguinal approach 1 2004
7,682,381 Composite medical textile material and implantable devices made therefrom 5 2004
* 2005/0240,261 Composite medical textile material and implantable devices made therefrom 30 2004
7,963,988 ePTFE lamination—resizing ePTFE tubing 2 2005
7,655,035 Variable lamination of vascular graft 1 2005
7,753,946 Bypass grafting system and apparatus 0 2007
7,785,363 Skewed nodal-fibril ePTFE structure 0 2007
8,343,207 Composite medical textile material and implantable devices made therefrom 0 2010
* 2010/0137,969 Composite Medical Textile Material and Implantable Devices Made Therefrom 5 2010
* 8,709,067 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 1 2012
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