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, MN4563

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Noddin, Richard A Elk River, MN 21 2169
Savin, Michael A Norwood, MA 3 1023
Windheuser, James E Hopkinton, MA 34 916

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
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COOK INCORPORATED (1)
* 4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1288 1984
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1138 1986
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
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* 4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1411 1983
* 4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 695 1986
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 4,762,128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 539 1986
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 4,681,110 Catheter arrangement having a blood vessel liner, and method of using it 516 1985
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SOLAR, RITA & GATERUD, LTS., AN ARIZONA CORP. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (15)
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* 5,741,293 Locking stent 69 1995
* 5,707,387 Flexible stent 61 1996
* 5,766,192 Atherectomy, angioplasty and stent method and apparatus 113 1996
6,203,569 Flexible stent 194 1997
* 5,824,059 Flexible stent 112 1997
* 6,053,940 Vascular stent 141 1997
6,340,366 Stent with nested or overlapping rings 109 1998
* 7,485,139 Stent delivery and deployment system 1 2002
7,226,473 Treatment of stenotic regions 6 2003
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7,468,052 Treatment of stenotic regions 0 2007
8,622,739 Method for enlarging a jaw bone using a hollow dental implant having a side perforation 0 2010
 
KABUSHIKIAKISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (1)
* 5,762,625 Luminal stent and device for inserting luminal stent 38 1994
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 5,395,390 Metal wire stent 282 1993
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (7)
* 5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 298 1994
* 6,068,634 Stent delivery system 59 1997
6,419,694 Medical prosthesis 25 1998
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 117 1999
7,722,663 Anatomically correct endoluminal prostheses 18 2000
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 138 2002
8,337,543 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 0 2004
 
MEDINOL LTD. (13)
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* 5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 356 1995
* 5,980,552 Articulated stent 216 1996
* 5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 246 1997
* 5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 158 1998
* 6,059,811 Articulated stent 91 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 57 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 73 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 72 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 67 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 29 2001
6,589,276 Articulated stent 56 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 42 2003
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (3)
8,414,635 Plain woven stents 4 2008
8,876,880 Plain woven stents 0 2012
8,974,516 Plain woven stents 0 2013
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 5,167,614 Prostatic stent 219 1991
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (3)
* 6,159,228 Applicator for luminal endoprostheses 12 1998
6,231,573 Device for treating aneurysms 18 1998
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 107 2000
 
William Cook Europe A/S (2)
* 6,336,938 Implantable self expanding prosthetic device 39 1995
6,814,750 Implantable, self-expanding prosthetic device 11 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CUPERTINO CORP. (1)
7,731,745 Flexible, stretchable coiled-sheet stent 0 2004
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 5,522,882 Method and apparatus for balloon expandable stent-graft delivery 161 1994
 
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 2011/0288,626 Catheter system for introducing an expandable heart valve stent into the body of a patient, insertion system with a catheter system and medical device for treatment of a heart valve defect 2 2010
 
X TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 5,549,635 Non-deformable self-expanding parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore 144 1995
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
* 7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 14 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 18 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 10 2005
 
Fossa Medical, Inc. (4)
* 6,214,037 Radially expanding stent 151 1999
6,709,465 Radially expanding ureteral device 15 2001
7,214,229 Radially expanding stents 11 2002
7,674,283 Radially expandable stents 4 2004
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
8,021,374 Method and device for the controlled delivery and placement of securing elements in a body 0 2005
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (12)
* 5,693,083 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 185 1994
* 5,639,278 Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts 435 1995
* 5,632,772 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 372 1995
* 5,723,004 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 282 1996
* 5,855,598 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 230 1997
6,346,118 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 94 1997
* 5,948,018 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 145 1997
* 6,165,212 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 424 1999
6,858,034 Stent delivery system for prevention of kinking, and method of loading and using same 101 2000
6,309,413 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 48 2000
7,632,298 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 48 2005
7,959,661 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 1 2009
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
6,656,215 Stent graft having an improved means for attaching a stent to a graft 42 2000
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (23)
* 5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 330 1989
* 5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 65 1994
* 5,843,161 Endoprosthesis assembly for percutaneous deployment and method of deploying same 102 1996
* 5,968,070 Covered expanding mesh stent 120 1997
6,290,731 Aortic graft having a precursor gasket for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 28 1998
6,214,036 Stent which is easily recaptured and repositioned within the body 127 1998
6,464,718 Balloon catheter for stent delivery having microchannels and method 11 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 28 1999
6,270,525 Precursor stent gasket for receiving bilateral grafts having controlled contralateral guidewire access 38 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 17 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 27 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 34 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 70 2000
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 25 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 30 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 29 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 17 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 21 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 36 2002
6,942,681 Method of balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 9 2002
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 18 2003
* 7,794,487 Reduced deployment force delivery device 8 2005
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (20)
* 5,776,141 Method and apparatus for intraluminal prosthesis delivery 163 1996
7,147,655 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 56 2002
8,157,851 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses 5 2005
7,938,851 Devices and methods for operating and controlling interventional apparatus 16 2005
7,320,702 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (III) 52 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 2 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 3 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
8,986,362 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 0 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 4 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
8,980,297 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 0 2010
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 0 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 1 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 1 2012
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
8,818,501 Method and system for treating acute heart failure by neuromodulation 0 2008
 
AUGUSTINE FUND, L.P. (1)
* 5,772,668 Apparatus for placing an endoprosthesis 110 1995
 
PHOTOGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,652,544 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 32 2001
 
UNTED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,935,135 Balloon delivery system for deploying stents 143 1997
 
INCEPT LLC (3)
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 11 2006
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (2)
* 5,499,994 Dilation device for the urethra 80 1994
* 5,588,965 Device for slowly dilating the prostatic urethra 47 1995
 
MEDTRONIC CV LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L. (1)
* 8,721,714 Delivery system for deployment of medical devices 0 2008
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
* 5,843,027 Balloon sheath 58 1996
 
QUEISCENCE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,381,222 Stent for maintaining patency of a body region 7 2003
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (3)
6,579,308 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 30 2000
6,740,105 Expandable delivery appliance particularly for delivering intravascular devices 12 2002
7,063,719 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 13 2003
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
8,048,140 Fenestrated intraluminal stent system 7 2005
8,518,098 Split sheath deployment system 1 2007
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
6,656,213 Stent delivery system 108 2001
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (18)
* 5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 134 1995
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 123 1996
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 67 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 133 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 188 1997
6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 83 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 66 1998
6,613,073 Intraluminal graft 55 1998
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 122 1999
6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 55 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 54 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 60 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 100 2001
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 5 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
* 2012/0071,912 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 0 2010
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (6)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 1 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 2 1996
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 73 1999
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 28 2001
6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 4 2003
7,353,946 Protective packaging assembly for medical devices and method of using same 12 2004
 
KARMON, BEN-ZION (1)
8,864,841 Method for the displacement of the schneiderian membrane 0 2006
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
* 5,871,538 Luminal graft endoprotheses and manufacture thereof 79 1997
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
6,210,318 Stented balloon pump system and method for using same 43 1999
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (1)
7,179,284 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 16 2003
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (14)
6,709,454 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 49 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 2 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 2 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
 
MEDICORP, S.A. (1)
* 6,059,809 Protective angioplasty device 90 1998
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (4)
* 5,681,347 Vena cava filter delivery system 208 1995
* 5,951,585 Vena cava delivery system 144 1997
* 6,165,179 Vena cava delivery system 106 1999
6,383,193 Vena cava delivery system 48 2000
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (89)
* 5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 340 1992
* 5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 177 1993
* 5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 391 1993
* 5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 511 1993
* 5,456,667 Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment 444 1993
* 5,458,615 Stent delivery system 363 1993
* 5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 216 1993
* 5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 304 1994
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 662 1994
* 5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 399 1995
* 5,649,952 Expandable stents and method for making same 219 1996
* 6,077,295 Self-expanding stent delivery system 157 1996
* 5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 282 1996
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 119 1997
* 6,019,777 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 65 1997
* 5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 76 1997
* 6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 176 1998
* 6,066,167 Expandable stents 104 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 121 1998
* 6,136,011 Stent delivery system and method of use 25 1998
* 6,113,607 Method of delivering a stent 65 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 41 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 57 1998
* 6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 20 1998
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 142 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 145 1999
* 6,629,991 Expandable stents and method for making same 7 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 53 1999
6,443,979 Expandable stent delivery sheath and method of use 139 1999
6,537,311 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 9 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 121 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 77 1999
6,280,465 Apparatus and method for delivering a self-expanding stent on a guide wire 45 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 71 2000
6,585,747 Interdigitating polymeric endcap for enhanced stent retention 9 2000
* 6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 58 2000
6,302,893 Self-expanding stent delivery system 122 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 90 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 91 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 58 2001
6,620,191 System for releasably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 17 2001
6,773,455 Stent with reinforced struts and bimodal deployment 22 2001
7,201,940 Method and apparatus for thermal spray processing of medical devices 15 2001
6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 158 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 60 2001
6,860,898 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 58 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 70 2001
6,576,006 Self-expanding stent delivery system 52 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 61 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 30 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 94 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 78 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 23 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 13 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 11 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 47 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 174 2003
6,893,458 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 9 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 70 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 65 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 70 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 17 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 43 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 20 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 27 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 10 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 8 2006
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 14 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
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
6,808,533 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 37 2000
7,354,449 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 4 2004
 
MENLO CARE, INC. (1)
* 5,674,241 Covered expanding mesh stent 308 1996
 
ATRITECH, INC. (7)
6,641,557 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 43 2000
6,746,472 Endoluminal anchor 112 2001
6,712,804 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 157 2001
7,115,110 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 42 2003
7,780,683 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 51 2004
7,549,983 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 21 2004
7,427,279 Method of closing an opening in a wall of a heart 7 2006
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 44 2003
 
IDEV TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
8,876,881 Devices for stent advancement 0 2007
8,739,382 Secured strand end devices 1 2012
8,419,788 Secured strand end devices 4 2012
8,966,733 Secured strand end devices 0 2014
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY LIMITED (5)
8,303,653 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 1 2008
* 8,216,301 Implant implantation unit 3 2008
8,206,437 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 8 2009
8,585,756 Methods of treating valves 0 2011
8,579,965 Methods of implanting an implantation device 0 2011
 
ROX MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 8,641,724 Devices, systems and methods for creation of a peripherally located fistula 0 2007
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 51 1999
6,599,302 Aortic aneurysm treatment systems 25 1999
6,361,559 Thermal securing anastomosis systems 62 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (8)
* 5,653,727 Intravascular stent 188 1996
* 5,913,871 Balloon modification for improved stent fixation and deployment 57 1996
* 5,810,871 Stent delivery system 169 1997
* 6,056,906 Method of making an intervascular catheter system for implanting a radially expandable stent within a body vessel 54 1997
* 5,951,569 Stent delivery system 44 1998
6,183,505 Method of stent retention to a delivery catheter balloon-braided retainers 119 1999
6,174,316 Stent delivery system 48 1999
6,923,828 Intravascular stent 20 2000
 
E2INTERACTIVE, INC. D/B/A E2INTERACTIVE, INC. (1)
6,881,216 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 44 2002
 
EV3 INC. (1)
6,561,969 Method of reducing the volume of the heart 90 2001
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (10)
* 5,108,416 Stent introducer system 404 1990
* 5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 494 1995
* 5,984,963 Endovascular stents 96 1996
* 5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 432 1996
* 6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 136 1997
* 6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 272 1998
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 126 1999
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 206 1999
6,589,274 Stent delivery catheter and method of making same 38 2001
6,547,813 Stent delivery catheter with folded sleeve and method of making same 32 2001
 
ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
* 5,755,775 Percutaneous stent-graft and method for delivery thereof 95 1996
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (3)
6,849,063 Thermal treatment apparatus 7 1999
RE37704 Thermal treatment apparatus 7 2000
6,716,252 Prostatic stent with localized tissue engaging anchoring means and methods for inhibiting obstruction of the prostatic urethra 23 2001
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (10)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 0 2003
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 18 2004
7,651,521 Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension 8 2004
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 36 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 14 2005
8,974,509 Pass-through restraint electrolytic implant delivery systems 0 2006
8,900,285 Covering electrolytic restraint implant delivery systems 0 2006
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 5 2006
8,657,870 Implant delivery apparatus and methods with electrolytic release 0 2009
8,273,116 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 2 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (25)
* 5,314,472 Vascular stent 502 1991
D390957 Implantable intravascular stent 31 1992
D484979 Implantable intravascular stent 32 1992
* 5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 477 1993
* 5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 316 1994
7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 4 2004
7,651,519 Prosthesis deployment system 11 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 11 2005
7,699,867 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 15 2005
7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 16 2005
8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 4 2005
7,833,259 Fenestrated endoluminal stent system 11 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
 
Texas Petrodet, Inc. (1)
* 5,545,209 Controlled deployment of a medical device 298 1994
 
ev 3 Sunnyvale, Inc. (1)
7,025,756 Method of securing tissue 62 2004
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 350 1992
* 5,607,445 Stent for supporting a blood vessel 248 1994
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (4)
8,075,606 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 9 2002
8,025,692 Stent delivery system 5 2002
8,568,467 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2004
8,475,515 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2010
 
BARTS AND THE LONDON NHS TRUST (1)
8,784,471 Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus 0 2013
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (2)
* 5,643,278 Stent delivery system 135 1995
* 5,690,643 Stent delivery system 154 1996
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (3)
* 5,405,380 Catheter with a vascular support 101 1993
* 5,626,602 Catheter with a vascular support 41 1995
* 5,709,703 Stent delivery device and method for manufacturing same 188 1996
 
DEVICES FOR VASCULAR INTERVENTION, INC. (1)
* 5,782,907 Involuted spring stent and graft assembly and method of use 20 1995
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 56 2000
 
GMP/VASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,168,616 Manually expandable stent 84 1998
 
KABUSHIKIKAISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (6)
* 6,045,568 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 52 1997
* 6,080,177 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 133 1998
* RE38711 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 16 2002
RE38653 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 36 2002
* 8,784,466 Stent delivery system 0 2004
* 2006/0235,501 Stent supplying device 6 2004
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (33)
* 5,902,334 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 110 1997
6,251,418 Systems and methods for local delivery of an agent 105 1997
* 6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 258 1998
6,197,324 System and methods for local delivery of an agent 80 1998
6,689,121 Systems and methods for treating ischemia 3 1998
6,458,092 Vascular inducing implants 57 1998
6,432,126 Flexible vascular inducing implants 47 1998
6,331,185 Flexible vascular inducing implants 1998
6,248,112 Implant delivery system 88 1998
6,692,520 Systems and methods for imbedded intramuscular implants 23 1998
7,232,421 Agent delivery systems 4 2000
6,986,784 Implant anchor systems 35 2000
7,204,847 Implant anchor systems 11 2000
6,802,858 Vascular inducing implants 34 2001
6,709,425 Vascular inducing implants 68 2001
6,447,522 Implant delivery system 120 2001
6,786,929 Flexible vascular inducing implants and methods 30 2001
6,855,160 Implant and agent delivery device 7 2002
6,949,117 Vascular inducing implants 15 2004
* 8,790,385 Strain management in stent delivery system 0 2004
7,704,267 Non-entangling vena cava filter 14 2004
7,794,473 Filter delivery system 7 2004
8,267,954 Vascular filter with sensing capability 6 2005
8,679,172 Delivery device for delivering a stent device 0 2010
8,372,109 Non-entangling vena cava filter 4 2010
8,920,484 Transluminal delivery system 0 2010
8,613,754 Tubular filter 1 2010
8,992,562 Filter delivery system 0 2010
8,574,261 Removable embolus blood clot filter 2 2011
8,430,903 Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system 3 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
9,017,367 Tubular filter 0 2013
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (1)
* 5,782,838 Cytoscope delivery system 80 1997
 
ENGINEERS & DOCTORS A/S (1)
* 5,098,374 Device for the placing of a partial catheter in a body cavity 73 1990
 
ANGIOSCORE, INC. (2)
7,691,119 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 2 2002
* 7,931,663 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 0 2005
 
WYETH (1)
7,572,270 Balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 3 2002
 
WIT IP CORPORATION (1)
6,893,430 Urethral catheter and guide 4 2003
 
KOPIN CORPORATION (1)
* 5,800,519 Tubular medical prosthesis for use in a body lumen 154 1996
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
6,699,273 Sleeve welding collar 14 2002
 
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,591,226 Percutaneous stent-graft and method for delivery thereof 155 1995
 
KABUSHIKIKAISYA IGAKI IKYO SEKKEI (1)
* 5,817,100 Stent device and stent supplying system 68 1995
 
CONVERGE MEDICAL, INC. (10)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 77 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 49 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 36 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 9 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 19 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 68 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 25 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 47 2001
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 52 2002
7,083,631 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 24 2002
 
GYRUS ACMI, INC. (1)
* 5,795,319 Easily removable ureteral stent 50 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (187)
* 5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 375 1990
* 5,234,457 Impregnated stent 445 1991
* 5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 415 1992
* 5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 356 1993
* 5,443,495 Polymerization angioplasty balloon implant device 147 1993
* 5,571,135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 220 1993
* 5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 311 1994
* 5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 290 1994
* 5,575,816 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 118 1994
* 5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 53 1994
6,136,258 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 68 1995
* 5,693,014 Balloon catheter 90 1995
* 5,908,448 Controlled deployment of a medical device 48 1995
* 5,824,077 Clad composite stent 146 1995
* 5,800,511 Clad composite stent 98 1995
* 5,788,707 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 145 1995
* 5,630,840 Clad composite stent 200 1995
* 5,628,787 Clad composite stent 197 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 65 1995
* 5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 204 1996
5,797,877 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 196 1996
6,395,008 Stent delivery device using stent cups and mounting collars 34 1996
* 6,007,543 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 80 1996
* 5,980,530 Stent delivery system 86 1996
* 5,906,639 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 30 1996
* 5,843,090 Stent delivery device 53 1996
* 5,679,470 Process for manufacturing clad composite stent 55 1996
* 5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 330 1997
* 6,059,810 Endovascular stent and method 92 1997
* 6,077,273 Catheter support for stent delivery 45 1997
* 5,893,868 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 88 1997
* 6,497,709 Metal medical device 57 1997
6,277,084 Ultrasonic medical device 35 1997
* 5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 189 1997
* 5,989,280 Stent delivery apparatus and method 151 1997
* 5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 91 1997
6,132,824 Multilayer catheter balloon 60 1997
* 5,968,069 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 159 1997
* 5,944,726 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 107 1997
6,527,802 Clad composite stent 82 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 284 1997
* 6,602,279 Placement of endoprostheses and stents 2 1997
6,174,327 Stent deployment apparatus and method 71 1998
* 6,152,944 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 96 1998
* 6,113,579 Catheter tip designs and methods for improved stent crossing 72 1998
* 6,296,660 Controlled deployment of a medical device 13 1998
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 102 1998
* 6,036,697 Balloon catheter with balloon inflation at distal end of balloon 125 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 206 1998
* 6,096,045 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 42 1998
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 53 1998
* 6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 175 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 32 1998
* 6,113,608 Stent delivery device 55 1998
* 6,132,450 Catheter with removable balloon protector 35 1998
6,517,515 Catheter having variable size guide wire lumen 24 1999
6,305,436 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 47 1999
* 6,221,097 Lubricated sleeve material for stent delivery 53 1999
6,315,790 Radiopaque marker bands 38 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 122 1999
6,280,412 Stent securement by balloon modification 66 1999
* 6,270,504 Stent delivery system 42 1999
* 6,391,032 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 48 1999
6,221,042 Balloon with reversed cones 67 1999
* 6,478,814 Stent securement sleeves and optional coatings and methods of use 50 1999
* 6,371,962 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 29 1999
* 6,325,814 Catheter support for stent delivery 17 1999
8,092,514 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 2 1999
* 6,331,186 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 79 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 70 1999
6,562,061 Stent delivery balloon with securement structure 21 2000
6,432,129 Stent delivery system 39 2000
6,416,529 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 36 2000
6,482,348 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 39 2000
6,964,676 Stent securement system 19 2000
* 6,387,118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 98 2000
6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 22 2000
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 40 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 45 2000
6,342,066 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 63 2000
6,355,070 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 16 2000
6,607,552 Rolling socks 45 2000
6,565,595 Two component sleeves 11 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 40 2000
6,554,841 Striped sleeve for stent delivery 29 2000
6,505,654 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 10 2000
6,443,980 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 39 2000
6,805,702 Hybrid sleeve material and structure 33 2000
6,419,685 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 16 2000
* 7,153,322 Tubular stent with oval struts 14 2000
6,506,201 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 26 2000
7,618,398 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 39 2000
7,037,318 Catheter for controlled stent delivery 0 2000
6,656,212 Prosthesis delivery 103 2000
6,626,934 Stent delivery system 44 2001
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 32 2001
6,533,755 Balloon with reversed cones 5 2001
6,663,660 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 55 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 21 2001
* 6,517,548 Stent delivery system 25 2001
7,101,392 Tubular medical endoprostheses 31 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 18 2001
* 6,726,714 Stent delivery system 49 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 17 2001
6,962,597 Inner member support block 7 2001
* 6,790,221 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 42 2001
* 6,610,069 Catheter support for stent delivery 21 2001
* 7,070,613 Non-compliant balloon with compliant top-layer to protect coated stents during expansion 15 2002
7,785,340 Bonding sleeve for medical device 10 2002
6,790,224 Medical devices 35 2002
8,070,792 Stent 2 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 24 2002
* 6,712,827 Stent delivery system 59 2002
* 7,655,032 Stent cell configurations 1 2002
* 6,830,575 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 119 2002
* 6,802,849 Stent delivery system 40 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 44 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
7,399,311 Medical devices 12 2002
7,591,831 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 11 2002
7,226,472 Catheter balloon with advantageous cone design 13 2002
6,997,946 Expandable stents 11 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 18 2002
8,034,048 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 0 2003
7,001,423 Stent delivery apparatus and method 25 2003
7,235,093 Mechanism to improve stent securement 53 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 9 2003
7,749,234 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2003
7,867,268 Stent delivery system for self-expanding stent 4 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
7,416,546 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 3 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 7 2003
7,670,364 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 1 2003
7,691,050 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 32 2004
7,413,540 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 24 2004
* 8,092,512 Nested stent 0 2004
* 8,137,397 Medical devices 1 2004
8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 16 2004
7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 3 2004
7,691,052 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 16 2004
7,371,257 Stent lining 12 2004
* 7,691,138 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 4 2004
7,459,192 Fiber pattern printing 9 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 15 2006
7,614,999 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 14 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
* 2009/0069,878 BIFURCATION POST-DILATATION BALLOON AND METHODS 2 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 1 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 1 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
 
QUIESCENCE MEDICAL, INC. (7)
7,992,566 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 5 2003
8,104,478 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 1 2003
7,363,926 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 14 2005
8,146,600 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 0 2007
7,647,931 Stent for maintaining patency of a body region 3 2008
8,578,938 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 0 2009
8,939,145 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 0 2011
 
TRYTON MEDICAL, INC. (16)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 19 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 10 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 14 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 11 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 6 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 13 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 2 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 8 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2009
8,926,685 Prosthesis for placement at a luminal OS 0 2010
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 6 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 5 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 5 2010
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (12)
* 5,522,883 Endoprosthesis stent/graft deployment system 118 1995
* 5,693,085 Stent with collagen 518 1995
* 5,755,774 Bistable luminal graft endoprosthesis 75 1996
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 173 1997
6,607,551 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer 98 2000
7,887,573 Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device 2 2002
7,235,095 Method and system for deploying multi-part endoluminal devices 18 2002
7,004,964 Apparatus and method for deployment of an endoluminal device 82 2002
7,867,267 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer and method of loading and using same 6 2003
7,320,703 Method for inserting a prosthesis 15 2005
7,331,985 Apparatus and method for deployment of an endoluminal device 15 2005
7,892,272 Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device 0 2006
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
* 5,370,691 Intravascular inflatable stent 180 1993
 
LINVATEC BIOMATERIALS OY (1)
6,685,734 Urethral stent delivery system 6 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (9)
* 5,902,333 Prosthesis delivery system with dilating tip 69 1995
* 5,603,698 Prosthesis delivery system 142 1995
* 5,702,418 Stent delivery system 227 1995
* 5,662,713 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 219 1995
* 5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 84 1996
* 5,876,445 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 146 1996
* 6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 102 1997
6,344,028 Replenishable stent and delivery system 42 1999
* 7,090,655 Replenishable stent and delivery system 11 2001
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