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, FL676

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hillstead, Richard A Duluth, GA 79 7028

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CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1110 1986
 
DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
* 4,503,569 Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis 894 1983
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
* 4,733,665 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 2264 1985
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (88)
* 5,071,407 Radially expandable fixation member 757 1990
* 5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1034 1990
* 5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 365 1990
* 5,221,261 Radially expandable fixation member 225 1992
* 5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 339 1993
* 5,378,239 Radially expandable fixation member constructed of recovery metal 140 1993
* 5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 328 1993
* 5,575,816 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 115 1994
* 5,496,277 Radially expandable body implantable device 274 1994
* 5,749,851 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 46 1995
6,136,258 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 67 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 60 1995
* 5,749,848 Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and method of use for guided stent deployment 225 1995
* 5,716,410 Temporary stent and method of use 101 1995
* 5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 197 1996
* 5,876,448 Esophageal stent 282 1996
5,797,877 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 193 1996
* 5,906,639 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 29 1996
* 5,824,046 Covered stent 160 1996
* 5,792,106 In situ stent forming catheter 61 1997
* 5,795,318 Method for delivering drugs to a vascular site 55 1997
6,497,709 Metal medical device 51 1997
6,277,084 Ultrasonic medical device 33 1997
* 6,074,362 Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and methods of use for guided stent deployment 14 1997
* 5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 87 1997
6,132,824 Multilayer catheter balloon 60 1997
* 5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 55 1997
6,527,802 Clad composite stent 73 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 271 1997
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 96 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 193 1998
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 53 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 104 1998
6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 164 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 26 1998
6,305,436 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 40 1999
* 6,334,870 Stent configurations including spirals 85 1999
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 46 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,482,348 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 38 2000
6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 21 2000
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 37 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 40 2000
6,355,070 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 13 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 37 2000
6,505,654 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 8 2000
6,352,551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 24 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 91 2000
6,656,212 Prosthesis delivery 96 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 29 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 28 2001
7,101,392 Tubular medical endoprostheses 27 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 14 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
* 6,746,479 Stent cell configurations including spirals 36 2001
8,506,647 System for maintaining body canal patency 0 2002
8,070,792 Stent 1 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 20 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 38 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 18 2002
8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
7,294,214 Medical devices 5 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 5 2003
8,118,858 Intraluminal stent 1 2003
* 8,092,512 Nested stent 0 2004
8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
7,905,912 Stent configurations 2 2004
7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 3 2004
7,727,273 Medical devices and methods of making the same 8 2005
7,585,289 Co-extruded medical balloon 0 2005
8,105,392 Pyloric obesity valve 1 2006
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
7,601,230 Medical devices 3 2007
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 0 2008
8,002,909 Medical devices 2 2009
7,938,854 Medical devices and methods of making the same 0 2010
8,206,432 Stent 0 2010
8,430,924 Stent configurations 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 0 2011
8,663,313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
8,840,679 Pyloric obesity valve 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
8,764,815 Intraluminal stent 0 2013
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (66)
* 5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 336 1992
* 5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 175 1993
* 5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 388 1993
* 5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 499 1993
* 5,456,667 Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment 420 1993
* 5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 215 1993
* 5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 297 1994
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 642 1994
* 5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 385 1995
* 5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 278 1995
* 5,649,952 Expandable stents and method for making same 216 1996
* 5,843,164 Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft 331 1996
* 5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 268 1996
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 112 1997
* 6,019,777 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 58 1997
* 5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 75 1997
* 6,736,843 Cylindrically-shaped balloon-expandable stent 12 1998
* 6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 170 1998
* 6,066,167 Expandable stents 94 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 116 1998
* 6,136,011 Stent delivery system and method of use 24 1998
* 6,113,607 Method of delivering a stent 64 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 38 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 53 1998
* 6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 20 1998
6,464,723 Radiopaque stents 8 1999
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 136 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 139 1999
6,629,991 Expandable stents and method for making same 5 1999
6,626,933 Expandable stents and method for making same stent delivery system 28 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 50 1999
6,585,757 Endovascular stent with radiopaque spine 18 1999
6,537,311 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 7 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 117 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 73 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 61 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 54 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 82 2000
6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 84 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 52 2001
6,773,455 Stent with reinforced struts and bimodal deployment 20 2001
7,201,940 Method and apparatus for thermal spray processing of medical devices 15 2001
6,824,560 Double-butted superelastic nitinol tubing 11 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 53 2001
6,770,089 Hybrid stent fabrication using metal rings and polymeric links 35 2001
6,827,734 High strength member for intracorporeal use 18 2002
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 55 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 20 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 90 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 73 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 18 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 12 2003
6,805,705 Hybrid stent 21 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 7 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 43 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 168 2003
6,893,458 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 7 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 66 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 66 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 14 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 18 2003
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 13 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
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (60)
* 4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 951 1989
* 5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 325 1989
* 5,015,253 Non-woven endoprosthesis 368 1989
* 5,171,262 Non-woven endoprosthesis 344 1990
* 5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 497 1991
* 5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 643 1991
* 5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 274 1991
* 5,407,432 Method of positioning a stent 26 1992
* 5,902,332 Expandable intraluminal graft 169 1992
* 5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 315 1993
* 5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 221 1994
* 5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 64 1994
* 5,716,396 Endoprosthesis having multiple laser welded junctions method and procedure 109 1995
* 5,824,043 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 201 1996
* 5,733,326 Composite material endoprosthesis 132 1996
* 5,980,553 Axially flexible stent 68 1997
* 5,938,682 Axially flexible stent 156 1997
* 5,913,897 Endoprosthesis having multiple bridging junctions and procedure 114 1997
* 6,027,528 Composite material endoprosthesis 28 1998
RE38146 Method and apparatus for bilateral intra-aortic bypass 21 1998
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 212 1998
* 6,162,243 Axially flexible stent 83 1999
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 169 1999
* 6,086,604 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 89 1999
6,746,476 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 17 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 16 1999
6,547,817 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 57 2000
7,060,088 Stent with improved flexible connecting links 15 2000
6,540,775 Ultraflexible open cell stent 80 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 25 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 31 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 67 2000
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 76 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 39 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 38 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 77 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 52 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 67 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 23 2001
6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 55 2001
6,669,722 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 71 2001
7,252,679 Stent with angulated struts 16 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 20 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 24 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 25 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 11 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 17 2002
7,029,493 Stent with enhanced crossability 48 2002
6,716,240 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 55 2003
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 18 2003
7,338,519 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2003
7,169,174 Hybrid stent 24 2004
7,357,813 Flexible stent 2 2004
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 28 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 7 2005
7,229,473 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 25 2006
7,217,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 17 2006
* 8,157,856 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 0 2007
8,454,677 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2008
 
MICRUS CORPORATION (46)
6,168,615 Method and apparatus for occlusion and reinforcement of aneurysms 47 1998
6,293,960 Catheter with shape memory polymer distal tip for deployment of therapeutic devices 73 1998
* 6,090,125 Anatomically shaped vasoocclusive device and method of making the same 37 1998
* 6,165,194 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 42 1998
* 6,136,015 Vasoocclusive coil 90 1998
* 6,149,664 Shape memory pusher introducer for vasoocclusive devices 63 1998
6,383,204 Variable stiffness coil for vasoocclusive devices 25 1998
* 6,102,932 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 85 1998
6,296,622 Endoluminal device delivery system using axially recovering shape memory material 159 1998
* 6,165,140 Composite guidewire 50 1998
6,241,691 Coated superelastic stent 126 1999
6,168,570 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 106 1999
6,221,066 Shape memory segmented detachable coil 43 1999
6,352,531 Variable stiffness optical fiber shaft 59 1999
6,306,153 Vasoocclusive coil 33 2000
6,656,218 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 34 2000
6,638,291 Three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil, and method of manufacture 76 2000
6,319,267 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 26 2000
6,432,066 Composite guidewire 14 2000
6,416,541 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 18 2000
6,475,169 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 28 2001
6,616,617 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 54 2001
6,500,149 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 47 2001
6,497,671 Coated superelastic stent 56 2001
6,887,235 Variable stiffness heating catheter 43 2001
* 6,551,305 Shape memory segmented detachable coil 23 2001
7,070,608 Vasoocclusive coil 11 2001
6,679,903 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 91 2001
6,656,201 Variable stiffness coil for vasoocclusive devices 58 2001
6,835,185 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 38 2002
6,595,932 Composite guidewire 41 2002
6,966,892 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 31 2002
6,855,155 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 19 2002
6,913,618 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 28 2003
7,014,616 Composite guidewire 39 2003
6,872,218 Variable stiffness coil for vasoocclusive devices 16 2003
7,066,931 Variable stiffness heating catheter 11 2004
7,645,275 Variable stiffness heating catheter 1 2006
7,575,582 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 21 2006
RE42758 Expandable curvilinear strut arrangement for deployment with a catheter to repair an aneurysm 6 2006
7,578,826 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 21 2007
7,776,054 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 7 2009
7,780,680 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 7 2009
8,282,677 Variable stiffness heating catheter 0 2010
8,100,918 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 12 2010
7,972,342 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 4 2010
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (43)
* 5,133,732 Intravascular stent 737 1989
* 5,104,404 Articulated stent 713 1991
* 6,113,621 Intravascular stent 17 1992
* 5,653,727 Intravascular stent 185 1996
* 5,899,934 Dual stent 10 1997
* 5,843,168 Double wave stent with strut 68 1997
* 5,913,896 Interwoven dual sinusoidal helix stent 57 1997
* 6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 180 1997
* 6,136,023 Welded sinusoidal wave stent 49 1998
6,730,116 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 102 1999
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 83 1999
6,331,189 Flexible medical stent 94 1999
6,428,570 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 76 2000
6,923,828 Intravascular stent 15 2000
6,918,928 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 45 2003
7,758,606 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 7 2004
7,544,206 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 92 2004
7,186,265 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 118 2004
8,562,672 Apparatus for treatment of cardiac valves and method of its manufacture 0 2005
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 12 2006
7,503,930 Prosthetic cardiac valves and systems and methods for implanting thereof 4 2007
8,075,615 Prosthetic cardiac valve formed from pericardium material and methods of making same 1 2007
7,780,726 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 42 2007
7,871,436 Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation 4 2008
8,591,570 Prosthetic heart valve for replacing previously implanted heart valve 0 2008
8,157,852 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 3 2009
8,157,853 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 3 2009
8,628,566 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
7,972,378 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 5 2009
8,430,927 Multiple orifice implantable heart valve and methods of implantation 0 2009
8,696,743 Tissue attachment devices and methods for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
8,312,825 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 0 2009
8,241,274 Method for guiding a medical device 2 2009
8,506,620 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 0 2009
8,834,564 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 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 0 2010
8,673,000 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2011
8,613,765 Prosthetic heart valve systems 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 1 2012
8,511,244 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
 
SADRA MEDICAL, INC. (35)
8,840,663 Repositionable heart valve method 0 2003
8,603,160 Method of using a retrievable heart valve anchor with a sheath 1 2003
8,182,528 Locking heart valve anchor 4 2003
7,381,219 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 67 2003
7,780,725 Everting heart valve 27 2004
7,445,631 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 54 2004
7,329,279 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 73 2004
8,343,213 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 4 2004
7,748,389 Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof 43 2004
7,959,666 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 7 2004
7,824,442 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 11 2004
8,828,078 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,062,357 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 0 2005
8,052,749 Methods and apparatus for endovascular heart valve replacement comprising tissue grasping elements 2 2005
8,287,584 Medical implant deployment tool 4 2005
8,579,962 Methods and apparatus for performing valvuloplasty 1 2005
7,824,443 Medical implant delivery and deployment tool 11 2006
7,712,606 Two-part package for medical implant 29 2006
7,988,724 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 2 2007
8,075,614 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 0 2007
8,252,052 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve 4 2008
8,048,153 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 6 2008
8,231,670 Repositionable heart valve and method 4 2008
8,133,271 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,062,356 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2008
8,668,733 Everting heart valve 0 2008
8,328,868 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 7 2009
8,211,170 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 0 2009
8,136,659 Two-part package for medical implant 3 2010
8,623,078 Replacement valve and anchor 1 2011
8,858,620 Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve 0 2011
8,894,703 Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant 0 2011
8,623,076 Low profile heart valve and delivery system 1 2011
8,840,662 Repositionable heart valve and method 0 2011
8,617,236 Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices 1 2011
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (32)
* 6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 90 1997
* 6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 105 1998
* 6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 48 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 81 1998
* 6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 103 1999
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 77 1999
6,261,316 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 156 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 80 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 29 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 35 2000
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 58 2000
6,508,835 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 41 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 49 2000
6,663,665 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 50 2001
6,733,523 Implantable vascular graft 60 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 24 2002
6,951,572 Bifurcated vascular graft and method and apparatus for deploying same 9 2003
6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 26 2003
8,034,100 Graft deployment system 1 2003
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
8,236,040 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 2 2008
8,216,295 Catheter system and methods of using same 1 2009
8,167,925 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 0 2010
8,491,646 Stent graft 1 2010
8,118,856 Stent graft 1 2010
8,357,192 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 1 2011
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 0 2012
8,821,564 Stent graft 0 2012
8,808,350 Catheter system and methods of using same 0 2012
8,764,812 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 0 2013
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (29)
5,792,094 Method of delivering cardioplegic fluid to a patient's heart 122 1995
5,810,757 Catheter system and method for total isolation of the heart 108 1995
5,765,568 Catheter system and method for venting the left ventricle 96 1995
5,800,375 Catheter system and method for providing cardiopulmonary bypass pump support during heart surgery 109 1995
* 6,029,671 System and methods for performing endovascular procedures 204 1996
6,482,171 Multi-lumen catheter 46 1997
5,755,687 Methods and devices for occluding a patient's ascending aorta 74 1997
6,056,723 Methods and devices for occluding a patient's ascending aorta 34 1998
6,398,752 Method of occluding a patient's ascending aorta and delivery cardioplegic fluid 100 1998
6,423,031 Methods and devices for occluding a patient's ascending aorta 30 1999
7,399,315 Minimally-invasive heart valve with cusp positioners 78 2003
8,236,045 Implantable prosthetic valve assembly and method of making the same 5 2006
8,092,518 Methods of implanting two-part heart valves 5 2008
8,778,018 Method of implanting a minimally-invasive heart valve with cusp positioners 0 2008
8,080,054 Implantable prosthetic valve with non-laminar flow 5 2008
8,323,335 Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves and methods for using 10 2009
8,460,368 Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device 0 2009
8,652,202 Prosthetic heart valve and delivery apparatus 0 2009
7,993,394 Low profile transcatheter heart valve 5 2009
8,349,000 Minimally-invasive heart valves 1 2010
8,236,049 Multipiece prosthetic mitral valve and method 14 2010
8,449,599 Prosthetic valve for replacing mitral valve 6 2010
8,252,051 Method of implanting a prosthetic valve in a mitral valve with pulmonary vein anchoring 14 2011
8,206,438 Prosthetic heart valve having flared outflow section 1 2011
8,795,354 Low-profile heart valve and delivery system 0 2011
8,454,685 Low profile transcatheter heart valve 3 2011
8,568,475 Spiraled commissure attachment for prosthetic valve 2 2011
8,795,357 Perivalvular sealing for transcatheter heart valve 0 2012
8,784,480 Expandable member for deploying a prosthetic device 0 2013
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (25)
* 6,165,210 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 187 1994
* 5,876,432 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 214 1995
* 5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 128 1995
* 6,015,429 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 92 1996
* 6,001,123 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent-graft 123 1996
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 109 1996
* 5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 165 1997
* 6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 104 1997
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 61 1997
* 5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 163 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 129 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 179 1997
* 6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 167 1997
6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 79 1997
* 5,873,906 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 166 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 61 1998
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 113 1999
6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 51 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 51 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 55 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 85 2001
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 3 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 0 2002
8,623,065 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 0 2002
8,052,742 Intraluminal graft 0 2006
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (24)
6,706,053 Nitinol alloy design for sheath deployable and re-sheathable vascular devices 27 2000
6,572,646 Curved nitinol stent for extremely tortuous anatomy 72 2000
7,976,648 Heat treatment for cold worked nitinol to impart a shape setting capability without eventually developing stress-induced martensite 0 2000
6,626,937 Austenitic nitinol medical devices 54 2000
6,855,161 Radiopaque nitinol alloys for medical devices 20 2000
6,569,194 Thermoelastic and superelastic Ni-Ti-W alloy 31 2000
6,554,848 Marker device for rotationally orienting a stent delivery system prior to deploying a curved self-expanding stent 68 2001
7,244,319 Superelastic guiding member 9 2002
6,776,795 Thermoelastic and superelastic Ni-Ti-W alloy 25 2003
7,942,892 Radiopaque nitinol embolic protection frame 0 2003
7,938,843 Devices configured from heat shaped, strain hardened nickel-titanium 2 2003
7,128,758 Austenitic nitinol medical devices 5 2003
7,658,760 Thermoelastic and superelastic Ni-Ti-W alloy 2 2004
7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
7,947,207 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 2 2006
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 0 2008
8,043,326 Self-expanding pseudo-braided intravascular device 37 2009
8,382,819 Thermoelastic and superelastic Ni-Ti-W alloy 0 2010
8,221,112 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 1 2011
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 1 2013
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (24)
* 5,314,472 Vascular stent 496 1991
D390957 Implantable intravascular stent 27 1992
D484979 Implantable intravascular stent 27 1992
* 5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 468 1993
* 5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 309 1994
D380266 Implantable, actively expandable stent 51 1994
* 5,578,149 Radially expandable stent 24 1995
* 5,591,230 Radially expandable stent 85 1995
6,746,489 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 89 2001
7,118,600 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 24 2002
7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 4 2004
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 6 2005
8,105,349 Removable vena cava filter having primary struts for enhanced retrieval and delivery 4 2005
8,043,322 Removable vena cava filter having inwardly positioned anchoring hooks in collapsed configuration 4 2005
7,972,353 Removable vena cava filter with anchoring feature for reduced trauma 10 2005
7,699,867 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 14 2005
7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 15 2005
8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 4 2005
8,221,505 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 1 2007
8,246,648 Removable vena cava filter with improved leg 4 2008
8,246,672 Endovascular graft with separately positionable and removable frame units 0 2008
8,246,650 Removable vena cava filter 3 2010
8,246,651 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 3 2010
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 1 2010
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (24)
* 5,211,683 Method of implanting a graft prosthesis in the body of a patient 201 1991
* 5,304,220 Method and apparatus for implanting a graft prosthesis in the body of a patient 347 1993
* 5,456,712 Graft and stent assembly 371 1993
* 5,571,167 Bypass grafting method 177 1995
* 5,851,228 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 107 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 144 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 21 1998
6,231,581 Implantable device anchors 73 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 99 1998
6,401,721 Endoscopic bypass grafting method utilizing an inguinal approach 28 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 1 2002
7,100,617 Bypass grafting method 7 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 4 2004
7,963,988 ePTFE lamination—resizing ePTFE tubing 1 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
* 8,709,067 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 0 2012
 
EV3 INC. (22)
6,605,102 Intravascular trap and method of trapping particles in bodily fluids 223 1996
6,949,103 Method and device for filtering body fluid 56 2002
7,048,752 Method and device for filtering body fluid 61 2002
7,033,375 Method and device for filtering body fluid 59 2002
6,989,019 Method and device for filtering body fluid 49 2002
6,712,835 Method and device for filtering body fluid 124 2002
7,566,338 Method and device for filtering body fluid 6 2003
7,556,635 Method and device for filtering body fluid 7 2004
7,678,130 Method and device for filtering body fluid 6 2004
7,404,820 Method and device for filtering body fluid 6 2005
7,828,815 Method and device for filtering body fluid 5 2005
7,686,815 Method and device for filtering body fluid 5 2005
7,572,273 Method and device for filtering body fluid 7 2005
7,556,636 Method and device for filtering body fluid 8 2005
7,442,200 Method of forming medical devices: intravascular occlusion devices 9 2005
7,410,492 Method and device for filtering body fluid 6 2005
7,371,250 Method and device for filtering body fluid 7 2005
7,367,985 Method and device for filtering body fluid 9 2005
7,367,986 Method and device for filtering body fluid 6 2005
7,828,816 Method and device for filtering body fluid 4 2007
7,670,355 Method and device for filtering body fluid 6 2007
7,670,356 Method and device for filtering body fluid 9 2007
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (22)
* 5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 482 1994
* 5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 292 1994
* 5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 331 1995
* 5,776,180 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 127 1995
* 5,718,724 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 217 1995
* 5,716,365 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 214 1995
* 5,693,086 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal stent or prosthesis 220 1995
* 5,683,450 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 207 1995
* 5,916,263 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 195 1996
* 6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 246 1997
* 5,938,696 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 207 1997
* 6,117,167 Endoluminal prosthesis and system for joining 143 1998
6,419,694 Medical prosthesis 22 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 279 1999
* 6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 76 1999
7,510,570 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 9 1999
6,699,276 Support structure/membrane composite medical device 25 2000
8,192,482 Endoluminal stent 0 2001
7,780,720 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 9 2003
7,942,919 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 3 2004
7,905,914 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 0 2004
7,901,449 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 4 2007
 
MEDINOL LTD. (16)
* 5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 341 1995
* 5,980,552 Articulated stent 205 1996
* 5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 233 1997
* 5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 154 1998
* 6,059,811 Articulated stent 86 1998
6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 46 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 53 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 69 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 66 2000
6,503,270 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 19 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 61 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 27 2001
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 32 2002
6,589,276 Articulated stent 52 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 37 2003
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 0 2009
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (14)
7,175,655 Avoiding stress-induced martensitic transformation in nickel titanium alloys used in medical devices 12 2001
7,637,935 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 1 2003
7,128,756 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 59 2003
7,625,398 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 24 2004
7,625,401 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 5 2005
7,985,249 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 0 2006
8,048,146 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 0 2006
7,559,947 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 3 2006
7,875,070 Avoiding stress-induced martensitic transformation in nickel titanium alloys used in medical devices 1 2007
8,500,786 Radiopaque markers comprising binary alloys of titanium 0 2007
8,500,787 Radiopaque markers and medical devices comprising binary alloys of titanium 1 2008
8,109,991 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2009
8,075,610 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 0 2009
8,425,588 Avoiding stress-induced martensitic transformation in nickel titanium alloys used in medical devices 0 2011
 
CID S.P.A. (14)
6,309,414 Angioplasty stents 153 1997
6,638,302 Stent for angioplasty and associated production process 98 1997
6,325,821 Stent for angioplasty 80 1998
6,451,049 Stents for angioplasty 72 1999
6,447,439 Device for conveying radioactive agents on angioplasty stents, respective method and kit 11 2000
6,616,690 Angioplasty stents 47 2001
6,565,602 Angioplasty stents 80 2001
7,273,494 Stents for angioplasty 9 2002
7,607,208 Method of making a medicated stent 7 2003
6,896,698 Angioplasty stents 29 2003
7,267,684 Angioplasty stents 1 2005
7,739,781 Process for producing a stent for angioplasty 1 2007
7,946,019 Process for producing a stent for angioplasty 0 2010
8,439,965 Angioplasty stents 0 2011
 
SYNECTIC VENTURES I LLC (13)
* 5,571,169 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 70 1993
* 5,934,284 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 103 1995
* 5,662,701 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 42 1995
* 5,622,188 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity in an artery 47 1995
* 5,865,844 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 47 1995
* 5,782,847 Anti-stenotic method for occluded and partially occluded arteries 7 1996
* 5,842,479 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity 14 1996
* 5,836,316 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity 17 1996
* 5,843,165 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 9 1996
* 5,873,905 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 6 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 7 1998
* 6,090,135 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 29 1998
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (12)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 1 1995
* 5,800,509 Method of making endovascular support device 5 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 1 1996
6,432,127 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 67 1997
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 67 1999
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 27 2001
6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 4 2003
7,625,403 Valved conduit designed for subsequent catheter delivered valve therapy 4 2006
7,740,655 Reinforced surgical conduit for implantation of a stented valve therein 0 2006
7,591,848 Riveted stent valve for percutaneous use 15 2006
7,524,331 Catheter delivered valve having a barrier to provide an enhanced seal 14 2006
8,623,066 Cell seeded expandable body 0 2007
 
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (12)
8,876,894 Leaflet-sensitive valve fixation member 0 2007
8,876,895 Valve fixation member having engagement arms 0 2007
8,414,643 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 4 2007
8,348,995 Axial-force fixation member for valve 4 2007
8,348,996 Valve prosthesis implantation techniques 7 2007
8,052,750 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 11 2007
8,747,458 Stent loading tool and method for use thereof 0 2007
8,313,525 Valve suturing and implantation procedures 2 2008
8,137,398 Prosthetic valve having tapered tip when compressed for delivery 6 2008
8,771,346 Valve prosthetic fixation techniques using sandwiching 0 2011
8,771,345 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 0 2011
8,747,460 Methods for implanting a valve prothesis 0 2011
 
CARDIACMD, INC. (10)
8,430,925 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 1 2005
8,128,692 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 1 2005
7,785,341 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 3 2005
8,147,541 Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics 0 2006
7,749,266 Methods and devices for delivery of prosthetic heart valves and other prosthetics 1 2006
8,376,865 Torque shaft and torque shaft drive 12 2007
8,500,799 Prosthetic heart valves, support structures and systems and methods for implanting same 0 2007
8,142,492 Prosthetic valve implantation systems 1 2007
8,608,770 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 0 2010
8,728,156 Prosthetic heart valves, scaffolding structures, and systems and methods for implantation of same 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (10)
7,914,569 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 27 2005
8,721,714 Delivery system for deployment of medical devices 0 2008
7,892,281 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 10 2009
8,016,877 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 13 2009
8,002,826 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 6 2009
8,603,159 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 1 2009
8,801,779 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
8,628,570 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 0 2011
8,721,708 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
8,876,896 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
 
WYETH (10)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 0 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 122 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 59 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 70 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 126 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 25 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 13 2004
8,236,048 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 0 2004
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 0 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (9)
* 5,662,713 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 208 1995
* 5,876,445 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 134 1996
* 6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 96 1997
* 5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 156 1998
* 6,136,006 Apparatus for deliver and deployment of a stent 149 1998
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 40 2001
7,081,129 Endovascular graft 30 2002
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 42 2002
6,818,015 Conical stent 24 2003
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
7,252,680 Removable essentially cylindrical implants 44 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 8 2002
7,527,644 Stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2002
7,637,942 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2003
7,875,068 Removable biliary stent 13 2003
7,959,671 Differential covering and coating methods 0 2003
7,731,654 Delivery device with viewing window and associated method 5 2005
7,887,579 Active stent 14 2007
8,206,436 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (8)
* 6,159,165 Three dimensional spherical micro-coils manufactured from radiopaque nickel-titanium microstrand 77 1998
6,171,326 Three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil, and method of manufacture 42 1998
6,478,773 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 107 2000
8,790,363 Three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil, and method of manufacture 0 2006
7,740,637 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 7 2007
8,728,142 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 0 2012
8,652,163 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 0 2012
8,888,806 Vasoocclusive coil with biplex windings to improve mechanical properties 0 2013
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (8)
* 5,709,704 Blood clot filtering 297 1994
* 5,836,969 Vena cava filter 177 1997
* 6,013,093 Blood clot filtering 228 1997
6,273,900 Blood clot filtering 78 1998
* 6,126,673 Vena cava filter 115 1998
6,214,025 Self-centering, self-expanding and retrievable vena cava filter 130 1999
6,468,290 Two-planar vena cava filter with self-centering capabilities 92 2000
6,391,045 Vena cava filter 65 2000
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (8)
8,109,996 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 4 2005
8,539,662 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 1 2008
8,535,373 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 1 2008
8,512,397 Prosthetic vascular conduit 1 2009
8,840,661 Atraumatic prosthetic heart valve prosthesis 0 2009
8,834,563 Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages 0 2009
8,540,768 Cardiac valve prosthesis 1 2011
8,685,084 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 0 2012
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (8)
7,615,071 Endovascular graft 8 2006
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 0 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
8,066,755 System and method of pivoted stent deployment 4 2007
8,328,861 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 0 2007
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
 
AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION (7)
* 6,123,715 Method of forming medical devices; intravascular occlusion devices 198 1994
* 5,846,261 Percutaneous catheter directed occlusion devices 222 1997
6,168,622 Method and apparatus for occluding aneurysms 136 1998
6,368,339 Method of forming medical devices: intra-vascular occlusion devices 96 2000
6,447,531 Method of forming medical devices; intravascular occlusion devices 176 2000
6,599,308 Intravascular occlusion devices 106 2002
6,682,546 Intravascular occlusion devices 150 2002
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (7)
* 5,405,377 Intraluminal stent 524 1992
* 5,683,448 Intraluminal stent and graft 106 1994
* 5,766,237 Method of reinforcing a body vessel using a intraluminal stent 33 1995
* 5,665,115 Intraluminal stent 183 1995
6,174,328 Intraluminal stent and graft 30 1999
6,849,086 Intraluminal stent and graft 25 2002
7,534,256 Intraluminal stent and graft 5 2005
 
MCNEIL-PPC, INC. (7)
8,613,698 Resilient device 0 2006
8,177,706 Method of treating urinary incontinence 0 2006
8,047,980 Method of treating urinary incontinence 0 2006
7,717,892 Method of treating urinary incontinence 17 2006
7,892,163 Method of treating urinary incontinence 10 2007
8,608,639 Resilient device 1 2010
8,753,258 Resilient device 0 2013
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 28 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 16 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 14 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 18 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 1 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 15 2004
 
MICRUS ENDOVASCULAR CORPORATION (6)
7,326,225 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 10 2003
7,316,701 Three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil, and method of manufacture 22 2003
7,147,618 Intravascular device push wire delivery system 21 2003
7,255,707 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 8 2004
7,198,613 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 30 2004
8,298,256 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 0 2010
 
PERCUTANEOUS VALVE TECHNOLOGIES (6)
7,846,203 Implanting a stent valve prosthesis at the native aortic valve 33 2002
7,585,321 Methods of implanting a prosthetic heart valve within a native heart valve 73 2005
8,591,575 Method of dilating a stenotic aortic valve and implanting a prosthetic valve 0 2007
7,846,204 Aortic valve prosthesis having natural tissue and an internal cover 46 2007
8,002,825 Implantable prosthetic valve for treating aortic stenosis 7 2010
8,057,540 Method of treating aortic stenosis using an implantable prosthetic valve 8 2010
 
COVIDIEN LP (5)
8,398,701 Flexible vascular occluding device 35 2005
8,617,234 Flexible vascular occluding device 32 2006
8,628,564 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 32 2009
8,623,067 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 32 2009
8,394,119 Stents having radiopaque mesh 40 2012
 
William Cook Europe A/S (5)
* 6,336,938 Implantable self expanding prosthetic device 36 1995
* 5,928,280 Expandable endovascular stent 67 1996
* 5,968,088 Expandable stent 45 1997
6,383,216 Implantable self expanding prosthetic device 26 2000
6,814,750 Implantable, self-expanding prosthetic device 9 2002
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (4)
* 5,830,229 Hoop stent 89 1997
* 5,980,554 Wire frame partial flow obstruction for aneurysm treatment 79 1997
6,592,605 Wire frame partial flow obstruction device for aneurysm treatment 31 2001
6,530,949 Hoop stent 136 2001
 
NUMED, INC. (4)
* 5,161,547 Method of forming an intravascular radially expandable stent 289 1990
* 5,217,483 Intravascular radially expandable stent 284 1992
* 5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 492 1993
* 6,022,370 Expandable stent 130 1997
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (4)
6,585,753 Expandable coil stent 19 2001
* 7,033,385 Expandable coil stent 9 2003
* 7,309,352 Expandable coil stent 1 2006
7,491,229 Expandable coil stent 3 2007
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (3)
* 5,354,309 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 362 1992
* 5,540,713 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 198 1994
8,062,344 Variable speed self-expanding stent delivery system and luer locking connector 5 2009
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
7,935,141 Variable speed stent delivery system 3 2006
8,808,346 Stent delivery system 0 2007
8,500,789 Device for catheter sheath retraction 2 2008
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (3)
* 5,411,552 Valve prothesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prothesis 656 1994
7,618,446 Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis 34 2002
7,789,909 System for implanting a valve prosthesis 10 2009
 
ENDOSONICS CORPORATION (3)
* 5,643,314 Self-expanding stent 72 1995
* 5,735,872 Stent 26 1996
* 5,876,419 Stent and method for making a stent 124 1997
 
FEMORALIS, LLC (3)
6,245,101 Intravascular hinge stent 102 1999
6,312,460 Intravascular hinge stent 46 2001
6,475,237 Intravascular hinge stent 62 2001
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (3)
* 5,911,752 Method for collapsing a stent 94 1996
* 6,022,343 Bridged coil catheter support structure 75 1998
* 6,290,692 Catheter support structure 29 1998
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
6,808,533 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 34 2000
7,354,449 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 3 2004
 
CEPHEA VALVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,728,155 Disk-based valve apparatus and method for the treatment of valve dysfunction 0 2013
8,870,948 System and method for cardiac valve repair and replacement 0 2014
 
COOK INCORPORATED (2)
* 5,041,126 Endovascular stent and delivery system 491 1988
* 5,314,444 Endovascular stent and delivery system 317 1993
 
COREVALVE, S.A. (2)
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 61 2002
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 1 2004
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (2)
* 5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 741 1988
* 5,226,913 Method of making a radially expandable prosthesis 369 1992
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES PVT, INC. (2)
7,510,575 Implantable prosthetic valve 29 2003
7,393,360 Implantable prosthetic valve 84 2005
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (2)
* 5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 176 1994
* 5,707,388 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 54 1997
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (2)
6,913,762 Stent having non-woven framework containing cells 15 2001
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
MEDSTENT INC. (2)
* 5,776,181 Expandable stent 113 1996
6,261,318 Expandable stent 42 1998
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
* 6,258,114 Hoop stent 118 1998
6,183,495 Wire frame partial flow obstruction device for aneurysm treatment 28 1999
 
MICRUS ENDOVASCULAR LLC (2)
8,535,345 Vasoocclusive coil with biplex windings to improve mechanical properties 0 2004
8,870,908 Twisted primary coil for vascular therapy 0 2008
 
PHOENIX BIOMEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,585,594 Methods of assessing inner surfaces of body lumens or organs 0 2006
8,057,396 Device for assessing a cardiac valve 2 2010
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (2)
* 5,534,287 Methods for applying an elastic coating layer on stents 88 1994
6,375,787 Methods for applying a covering layer to a stent 36 1996
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (2)
6,645,243 Stent for angioplasty and a production process therefor 91 1998
6,585,632 Device for conveying radioactive agents on angioplasty stents, respective method and kit 13 2002
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
* 5,226,911 Vasoocclusion coil with attached fibrous element(s) 378 1991
* 5,304,194 Vasoocclusion coil with attached fibrous element(s) 256 1992
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (2)
7,947,060 Method and device for filtering body fluid 3 2007
7,922,732 Method and device for filtering body fluid 46 2007
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 341 1992
* 5,607,445 Stent for supporting a blood vessel 235 1994
 
VALENTINE J. RHODES REVOCABLE TRUST / BRENDA RHODES, TRUSTEE (2)
* 5,122,154 Endovascular bypass graft 511 1990
* 5,593,417 Intravascular stent with secure mounting means 118 1995
 
ABBOTT VASCULAR SOLUTIONS INC. (1)
6,632,241 Self-expanding, pseudo-braided intravascular device 112 2000
 
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6,648,911 Method and device for the treatment of vulnerable tissue site 23 2000
 
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BARD CONNAUGHT (1)
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BARTS AND THE LONDON NHS TRUST (1)
8,784,471 Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus 0 2013
 
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8,016,873 Intravascular hinge stent 2 2002
6,951,571 Valve implanting device 195 2004
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