US Patent No: 4,950,227

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Stent delivery system

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A stent delivery system to facilitate introduction and placement of a stent, including a catheter having an expansible distal portion constructed and arranged for expanding the outer diameter of the catheter from a contracted state to an expanded state; a stent positioned around the distal portion of the catheter, having a contracted condition and being expansible to an expanded condition, and being sized in the contracted condition to closely surround the catheter in the contracted state, the stent having an end portion defining a margin lying over the expansible portion of the catheter; a sleeve in the region of the distal portion of the catheter positioned around the catheter having a first end fixed to the catheter and a second end defining a margin lying over the margin of the stent; the sleeve fixing the end of the stent on the catheter when the catheter is in the contracted state, the catheter and stent cooperatively constructed and arranged to cause expansion of the catheter from its contracted state to its expanded state to cause expansion of the stent, including the margin of the stent, from its contracted condition to its expanded condition, and therewith cause the margin of the sleeve to slide axially from over the margin of the stent thereby releasing the end of the stent from the catheter.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4908

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Noddin, Richard A Elk River, MN 19 2040
Savin, Michael A Norwood, MA 3 995
Windheuser, James E Hopkinton, MA 32 855

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
4,553,545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 609 1983
4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1342 1983
4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 678 1986
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
4,762,128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 515 1986
 
COOK INCORPORATED (1)
4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1225 1984
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1099 1986
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (1)
4,665,918 Prosthesis system and method 410 1986
 
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 2221 1985
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
4,681,110 Catheter arrangement having a blood vessel liner, and method of using it 504 1985
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,649,922 Catheter arrangement having a variable diameter tip and spring prosthesis 325 1986

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (186)
5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 361 1990
5,234,457 Impregnated stent 427 1991
5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 389 1992
5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 327 1993
5,443,495 Polymerization angioplasty balloon implant device 132 1993
5,571,135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 209 1993
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 288 1994
5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 267 1994
5,575,816 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 115 1994
5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 50 1994
6,136,258 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 65 1995
5,693,014 Balloon catheter 76 1995
5,908,448 Controlled deployment of a medical device 42 1995
5,824,077 Clad composite stent 136 1995
5,800,511 Clad composite stent 89 1995
5,788,707 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 132 1995
5,630,840 Clad composite stent 181 1995
5,628,787 Clad composite stent 188 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 59 1995
5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 174 1996
5,797,877 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 185 1996
6,395,008 Stent delivery device using stent cups and mounting collars 32 1996
6,007,543 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 79 1996
5,980,530 Stent delivery system 82 1996
5,906,639 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 29 1996
5,843,090 Stent delivery device 47 1996
5,679,470 Process for manufacturing clad composite stent 51 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 323 1997
6,059,810 Endovascular stent and method 87 1997
6,077,273 Catheter support for stent delivery 43 1997
5,893,868 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 80 1997
6,497,709 Metal medical device 49 1997
6,277,084 Ultrasonic medical device 32 1997
5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 166 1997
5,989,280 Stent delivery apparatus and method 140 1997
5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 80 1997
6,132,824 Multilayer catheter balloon 60 1997
5,968,069 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 148 1997
5,944,726 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 103 1997
6,527,802 Clad composite stent 68 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 249 1997
6,602,279 Placement of endoprostheses and stents 1 1997
6,174,327 Stent deployment apparatus and method 64 1998
6,152,944 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 85 1998
6,113,579 Catheter tip designs and methods for improved stent crossing 66 1998
6,296,660 Controlled deployment of a medical device 12 1998
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 89 1998
6,036,697 Balloon catheter with balloon inflation at distal end of balloon 123 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 192 1998
6,096,045 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 40 1998
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 52 1998
6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 156 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 25 1998
6,113,608 Stent delivery device 46 1998
6,132,450 Catheter with removable balloon protector 34 1998
6,517,515 Catheter having variable size guide wire lumen 22 1999
6,305,436 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 37 1999
6,221,097 Lubricated sleeve material for stent delivery 49 1999
6,315,790 Radiopaque marker bands 34 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 110 1999
6,280,412 Stent securement by balloon modification 59 1999
6,270,504 Stent delivery system 40 1999
6,391,032 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 45 1999
6,221,042 Balloon with reversed cones 51 1999
6,478,814 Stent securement sleeves and optional coatings and methods of use 47 1999
6,371,962 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 26 1999
6,325,814 Catheter support for stent delivery 17 1999
8,092,514 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 1 1999
6,331,186 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 70 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 62 1999
6,562,061 Stent delivery balloon with securement structure 18 2000
6,432,129 Stent delivery system 31 2000
6,416,529 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 35 2000
6,482,348 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 37 2000
6,964,676 Stent securement system 16 2000
6,387,118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 93 2000
6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 18 2000
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 37 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 39 2000
6,342,066 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 58 2000
6,355,070 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 12 2000
6,607,552 Rolling socks 41 2000
6,565,595 Two component sleeves 11 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 36 2000
6,554,841 Striped sleeve for stent delivery 28 2000
6,505,654 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 7 2000
6,443,980 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 36 2000
6,805,702 Hybrid sleeve material and structure 31 2000
6,419,685 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 14 2000
7,153,322 Tubular stent with oval struts 12 2000
6,506,201 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 23 2000
7,618,398 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 31 2000
7,037,318 Catheter for controlled stent delivery 0 2000
6,656,212 Prosthesis delivery 89 2000
6,626,934 Stent delivery system 40 2001
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 28 2001
6,533,755 Balloon with reversed cones 3 2001
6,663,660 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 49 2001
6,733,520 Sandwich striped sleeve for stent delivery 5 2001
6,620,122 Gastric pseudocyst drainage and stent delivery system for use therein 9 2001
6,432,080 Stent securement by balloon modification 18 2001
6,517,548 Stent delivery system 23 2001
7,101,392 Tubular medical endoprostheses 26 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 11 2001
6,726,714 Stent delivery system 44 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6,837,897 Lumen support for welding 4 2001
7,001,419 Stent delivery system with membrane 12 2001
6,962,597 Inner member support block 3 2001
6,790,221 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 41 2001
6,610,069 Catheter support for stent delivery 20 2001
7,070,613 Non-compliant balloon with compliant top-layer to protect coated stents during expansion 13 2002
7,785,340 Bonding sleeve for medical device 5 2002
6,790,224 Medical devices 29 2002
8,070,792 Stent 0 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 20 2002
6,712,827 Stent delivery system 54 2002
7,655,032 Stent cell configurations 1 2002
6,830,575 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 99 2002
6,802,849 Stent delivery system 38 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 38 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
7,399,311 Medical devices 9 2002
7,591,831 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 9 2002
7,226,472 Catheter balloon with advantageous cone design 10 2002
6,997,946 Expandable stents 9 2002
8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
6,841,213 Fiber pattern printing 16 2002
8,034,048 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 0 2003
7,001,423 Stent delivery apparatus and method 20 2003
7,235,093 Mechanism to improve stent securement 40 2003
7,776,078 Catheter balloon with improved retention 0 2003
7,470,282 Stent grip and system for use therewith 15 2003
7,476,243 Bifurcation stent delivery system 7 2003
7,749,234 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2003
7,867,268 Stent delivery system for self-expanding stent 2 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
7,416,546 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 1 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 5 2003
7,670,364 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 1 2003
7,691,050 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 17 2004
7,413,540 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 16 2004
8,092,512 Nested stent 0 2004
8,137,397 Medical devices 0 2004
8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 9 2004
7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 3 2004
7,691,052 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 10 2004
7,371,257 Stent lining 8 2004
7,691,138 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 3 2004
7,459,192 Fiber pattern printing 8 2004
7,806,925 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 1 2005
7,597,709 Inner member support block 1 2005
7,585,289 Co-extruded medical balloon 0 2005
8,206,431 Stent body sock 1 2005
7,998,185 Replenishable stent and delivery system 0 2005
7,815,670 Method of loading a medical endoprosthesis through the side wall of an elongate member 0 2006
7,621,865 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 10 2006
7,614,999 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 11 2006
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
8,727,962 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 0 2007
8,814,777 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 0 2007
8,636,641 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 1 2007
8,377,108 Staggered two balloon bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
8,137,338 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 0 2008
8,715,331 Stent edge protection and methods 0 2008
8,333,795 Bulging balloon for bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 0 2008
8,172,891 Stent grip and systems for use therewith 1 2008
8,747,456 Bifurcation stent delivery system and methods 0 2008
8,398,698 Bifurcated stent delivery system 0 2009
8,133,250 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 0 2009
8,444,686 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 0 2009
8,109,988 Stents with attached looped ends 0 2009
8,172,744 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 0 2010
8,152,819 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2010
8,157,854 Method and system for delivery of coated implants 0 2010
8,690,905 Bonding sleeve for a medical device 0 2010
8,790,238 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 0 2011
8,663,313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
8,545,482 Tissues patches and related delivery systems and methods 0 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
8,790,388 Stent with reduced profile 0 2012
8,801,773 Flexible and expandable stent 0 2012
8,709,062 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 0 2012
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (89)
5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 332 1992
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 172 1993
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 387 1993
5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 491 1993
5,456,667 Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment 411 1993
5,458,615 Stent delivery system 351 1993
5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 214 1993
5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 291 1994
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 631 1994
5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 377 1995
5,649,952 Expandable stents and method for making same 212 1996
6,077,295 Self-expanding stent delivery system 148 1996
5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 259 1996
5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 108 1997
6,019,777 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 52 1997
5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 75 1997
6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 164 1998
6,066,167 Expandable stents 86 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 63 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 38 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 52 1998
6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 19 1998
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 134 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 137 1999
6,629,991 Expandable stents and method for making same 5 1999
6,217,586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 43 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 49 1999
6,443,979 Expandable stent delivery sheath and method of use 132 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 112 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 69 1999
6,280,465 Apparatus and method for delivering a self-expanding stent on a guide wire 40 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 60 2000
6,585,747 Interdigitating polymeric endcap for enhanced stent retention 6 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 53 2000
6,302,893 Self-expanding stent delivery system 107 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 76 2000
6,569,192 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 16 2000
6,447,521 Foamed inner member cover stent retention and method of use 5 2000
6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 83 2000
6,544,219 Catheter for placement of therapeutic devices at the ostium of a bifurcation of a body lumen 23 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 52 2001
6,620,191 System for releasably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 14 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 12 2001
6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 151 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 53 2001
6,860,898 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 50 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 61 2001
6,576,006 Self-expanding stent delivery system 45 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 54 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 18 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 84 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 71 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 17 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 12 2003
7,258,891 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 20 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 7 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 42 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 165 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 64 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 60 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 64 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 14 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 34 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 15 2003
7,553,377 Apparatus and method for electrostatic coating of an abluminal stent surface 15 2004
7,077,860 Method of reducing or eliminating thrombus formation 25 2004
7,297,159 Selective coating of medical devices 9 2004
7,648,727 Methods for manufacturing a coated stent-balloon assembly 5 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 9 2004
7,563,400 Method of stent mounting to form a balloon catheter having improved retention of a drug delivery stent 3 2005
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
8,003,156 Rotatable support elements for stents 6 2006
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 12 2006
8,197,879 Method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 0 2007
7,604,700 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 1 2007
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
8,117,984 Coating abluminal surfaces of stents and other implantable medical devices 2 2010
8,293,367 Nanoshells on polymers 1 2011
8,741,379 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,637,110 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,596,215 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (30)
5,902,334 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 103 1997
6,251,418 Systems and methods for local delivery of an agent 98 1997
6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 239 1998
6,197,324 System and methods for local delivery of an agent 78 1998
6,689,121 Systems and methods for treating ischemia 2 1998
6,458,092 Vascular inducing implants 52 1998
6,432,126 Flexible vascular inducing implants 46 1998
6,331,185 Flexible vascular inducing implants 1998
6,248,112 Implant delivery system 83 1998
6,692,520 Systems and methods for imbedded intramuscular implants 17 1998
7,232,421 Agent delivery systems 2 2000
6,986,784 Implant anchor systems 27 2000
7,204,847 Implant anchor systems 9 2000
6,802,858 Vascular inducing implants 30 2001
6,709,425 Vascular inducing implants 63 2001
6,447,522 Implant delivery system 98 2001
6,786,929 Flexible vascular inducing implants and methods 28 2001
6,855,160 Implant and agent delivery device 7 2002
6,949,117 Vascular inducing implants 9 2004
8,790,385 Strain management in stent delivery system 0 2004
7,704,267 Non-entangling vena cava filter 13 2004
7,794,473 Filter delivery system 5 2004
8,267,954 Vascular filter with sensing capability 5 2005
8,679,172 Delivery device for delivering a stent device 0 2010
8,372,109 Non-entangling vena cava filter 3 2010
8,613,754 Tubular filter 0 2010
8,574,261 Removable embolus blood clot filter 1 2011
8,430,903 Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system 2 2011
8,690,906 Removeable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit 0 2012
8,628,556 Non-entangling vena cava filter 0 2012
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (25)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 491 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 463 1993
5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 307 1994
7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 4 2004
7,651,519 Prosthesis deployment system 10 2004
7,666,219 Prosthesis deployment system retention device 2 2004
8,287,586 Flareable branch vessel prosthesis and method 1 2004
7,449,027 Modifying fluid flow in a body vessel lumen to promote intraluminal flow-sensitive processes 0 2005
8,465,536 Prosthesis deployment system 0 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
7,833,259 Fenestrated endoluminal stent system 9 2006
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
8,029,555 Stent introducer system 0 2010
8,361,135 Prosthesis deployment system 0 2010
8,246,650 Removable vena cava filter 3 2010
8,246,651 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 3 2010
8,523,934 Fenestrated intraluminal stent system 0 2011
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (23)
5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 324 1989
5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 64 1994
5,843,161 Endoprosthesis assembly for percutaneous deployment and method of deploying same 94 1996
5,968,070 Covered expanding mesh stent 102 1997
6,290,731 Aortic graft having a precursor gasket for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 20 1998
6,214,036 Stent which is easily recaptured and repositioned within the body 105 1998
6,464,718 Balloon catheter for stent delivery having microchannels and method 10 1998
6,289,568 Method for making a balloon catheter stent deployment system 10 1998
6,293,959 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system having enhanced stent retention and method 27 1999
6,270,525 Precursor stent gasket for receiving bilateral grafts having controlled contralateral guidewire access 33 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 15 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 23 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 28 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 63 2000
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 16 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 20 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 22 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 8 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 14 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 28 2002
6,942,681 Method of balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 7 2002
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 15 2003
7,794,487 Reduced deployment force delivery device 7 2005
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (17)
5,776,141 Method and apparatus for intraluminal prosthesis delivery 146 1996
7,147,655 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 42 2002
8,157,851 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses 2 2005
7,938,851 Devices and methods for operating and controlling interventional apparatus 7 2005
7,320,702 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (III) 42 2005
8,083,788 Apparatus and methods for positioning prostheses for deployment from a catheter 0 2006
8,652,198 Apparatus and methods for deployment of linked prosthetic segments 0 2007
8,486,132 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 1 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 1 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 0 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 1 2009
8,147,536 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2009
8,142,487 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2009
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2011
8,574,282 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 0 2011
8,740,968 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 0 2012
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (17)
5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 128 1995
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 108 1996
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 59 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 126 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 169 1997
6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 76 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 60 1998
6,613,073 Intraluminal graft 51 1998
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 110 1999
6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 51 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 51 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 54 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 81 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. (14)
6,709,454 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 43 2000
8,603,530 Nanoshell therapy 0 2006
8,048,448 Nanoshells for drug delivery 1 2006
7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
8,017,237 Nanoshells on polymers 3 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
8,048,441 Nanobead releasing medical devices 1 2007
7,955,379 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 1 2007
8,057,529 Stent delivery system 0 2008
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
8,592,036 Nanoshells on polymers 0 2012
8,808,342 Nanoshell therapy 0 2013
 
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (14)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 17 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 8 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 12 2006
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 9 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 4 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 10 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 0 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 6 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2009
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MEDINOL LTD. (13)
5,620,457 Catheter balloon 38 1994
5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 333 1995
5,980,552 Articulated stent 203 1996
5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 231 1997
5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 150 1998
6,059,811 Articulated stent 86 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 53 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 68 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 65 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 60 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 27 2001
6,589,276 Articulated stent 52 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 37 2003
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (12)
5,693,083 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 165 1994
5,639,278 Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts 413 1995
5,632,772 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 349 1995
5,723,004 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 269 1996
5,855,598 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 220 1997
6,346,118 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 78 1997
5,948,018 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 137 1997
6,165,212 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 408 1999
6,858,034 Stent delivery system for prevention of kinking, and method of loading and using same 87 2000
6,309,413 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 44 2000
7,632,298 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 35 2005
7,959,661 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 1 2009
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (12)
5,522,883 Endoprosthesis stent/graft deployment system 112 1995
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 492 1995
5,755,774 Bistable luminal graft endoprosthesis 70 1996
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 162 1997
6,607,551 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer 86 2000
7,887,573 Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device 1 2002
7,235,095 Method and system for deploying multi-part endoluminal devices 17 2002
7,004,964 Apparatus and method for deployment of an endoluminal device 74 2002
7,867,267 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer and method of loading and using same 5 2003
7,320,703 Method for inserting a prosthesis 13 2005
7,331,985 Apparatus and method for deployment of an endoluminal device 15 2005
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CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (10)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 68 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 46 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 27 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 9 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 16 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 60 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 21 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 45 2001
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 41 2002
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (10)
5,108,416 Stent introducer system 396 1990
5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 454 1995
5,984,963 Endovascular stents 89 1996
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6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 126 1997
6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 252 1998
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6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 182 1999
6,589,274 Stent delivery catheter and method of making same 32 2001
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (9)
5,902,333 Prosthesis delivery system with dilating tip 54 1995
5,603,698 Prosthesis delivery system 127 1995
5,702,418 Stent delivery system 211 1995
5,662,713 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 197 1995
5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 77 1996
5,876,445 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 127 1996
6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 93 1997
6,344,028 Replenishable stent and delivery system 29 1999
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BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (8)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 0 2003
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 14 2004
7,651,521 Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension 6 2004
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 30 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 12 2005
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 1 2006
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8,273,116 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 0 2010
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (8)
5,653,727 Intravascular stent 183 1996
5,913,871 Balloon modification for improved stent fixation and deployment 52 1996
5,810,871 Stent delivery system 166 1997
6,056,906 Method of making an intervascular catheter system for implanting a radially expandable stent within a body vessel 52 1997
5,951,569 Stent delivery system 44 1998
6,183,505 Method of stent retention to a delivery catheter balloon-braided retainers 115 1999
6,174,316 Stent delivery system 48 1999
6,923,828 Intravascular stent 14 2000
 
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6,641,557 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 38 2000
6,746,472 Endoluminal anchor 88 2001
6,712,804 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 147 2001
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7,780,683 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 40 2004
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (7)
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 287 1994
6,068,634 Stent delivery system 57 1997
6,419,694 Medical prosthesis 18 1998
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 108 1999
7,722,663 Anatomically correct endoluminal prostheses 16 2000
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 130 2002
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8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 1 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 1 1996
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 67 1999
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 24 2001
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7,992,566 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 2 2003
8,104,478 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 1 2003
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7,647,931 Stent for maintaining patency of a body region 1 2008
8,578,938 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 0 2009
 
KABUSHIKIKAISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (5)
6,045,568 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 43 1997
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RE38711 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 10 2002
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MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY LIMITED (5)
8,303,653 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 0 2008
8,216,301 Implant implantation unit 2 2008
8,206,437 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 5 2009
8,585,756 Methods of treating valves 0 2011
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8,075,606 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 7 2002
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8,568,467 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2004
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6,214,037 Radially expanding stent 139 1999
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LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (4)
5,681,347 Vena cava filter delivery system 199 1995
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ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 41 1999
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7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 12 2004
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6,231,573 Device for treating aneurysms 14 1998
6,042,589 Reversible-action endoprosthesis delivery device 154 1998
 
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7,862,601 Apparatus and methods for delivering a stent into an ostium 1 2005
8,702,777 Steep-taper flared stents and apparatus and methods for delivering them 0 2006
7,582,111 Steep-taper flared stents and apparatus and methods for delivering them 2 2006
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (3)
6,849,063 Thermal treatment apparatus 5 1999
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STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (3)
6,579,308 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 20 2000
6,740,105 Expandable delivery appliance particularly for delivering intravascular devices 12 2002
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5,499,994 Dilation device for the urethra 75 1994
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5,643,278 Stent delivery system 132 1995
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8,048,140 Fenestrated intraluminal stent system 2 2005
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William Cook Europe A/S (2)
6,336,938 Implantable self expanding prosthetic device 34 1995
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6,656,213 Stent delivery system 92 2001
 
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6,210,318 Stented balloon pump system and method for using same 40 1999
 
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5,755,775 Percutaneous stent-graft and method for delivery thereof 94 1996
 
AHN, SAMUEL S. (1)
5,772,668 Apparatus for placing an endoprosthesis 92 1995
 
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5,522,882 Method and apparatus for balloon expandable stent-graft delivery 150 1994
 
BARTS AND THE LONDON NHS TRUST (1)
8,784,471 Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus 0 2013
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (1)
8,414,635 Plain woven stents 1 2008
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CUPERTINO CORP. (1)
7,731,745 Flexible, stretchable coiled-sheet stent 0 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
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5,167,614 Prostatic stent 210 1991
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
5,843,027 Balloon sheath 56 1996
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
5,871,538 Luminal graft endoprotheses and manufacture thereof 74 1997
 
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6,881,216 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 36 2002
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
6,699,273 Sleeve welding collar 9 2002
 
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7,179,284 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 12 2003
 
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6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 88 2000
 
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GYRUS ACMI, INC. (1)
5,795,319 Easily removable ureteral stent 47 1997
 
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KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 39 2003
 
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5,800,519 Tubular medical prosthesis for use in a body lumen 135 1996
 
LINVATEC BIOMATERIALS OY (1)
6,685,734 Urethral stent delivery system 6 1999
 
MEDICORP, S.A. (1)
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6,652,544 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 28 2001
 
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8,641,724 Devices, systems and methods for creation of a peripherally located fistula 0 2007
 
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5,403,341 Parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore 223 1994
 
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6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 45 2000
 
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8,818,501 Method and system for treating acute heart failure by neuromodulation 0 2008
 
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5,935,135 Balloon delivery system for deploying stents 141 1997
 
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