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, MN4832

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Noddin, Richard A Holliston, MA 17 2420
Savin, Michael A Norwood, MA 3 1095
Windheuser, James E Watertown, MA 22 1052

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (1)
* 4,665,918 Prosthesis system and method 449 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 4,649,922 Catheter arrangement having a variable diameter tip and spring prosthesis 348 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 2524 1985
 
COOK INCORPORATED (1)
* 4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1384 1984
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
* 4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1208 1986
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
* 4,553,545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 652 1983
* 4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1540 1983
* 4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 722 1986
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 4,762,128 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 595 1986
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
* 4,681,110 Catheter arrangement having a blood vessel liner, and method of using it 541 1985
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SOLAR, RITA & GATERUD, LTS., AN ARIZONA CORP. (1)
* 5,403,341 Parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore 244 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (35)
* 5,269,802 Prostatic stent 142 1991
* 5,807,398 Shuttle stent delivery catheter 215 1995
* 5,669,924 Y-shuttle stent assembly for bifurcating vessels and method of using the same 395 1995
* 5,741,293 Locking stent 75 1995
* 5,707,387 Flexible stent 66 1996
* 5,766,192 Atherectomy, angioplasty and stent method and apparatus 128 1996
6,203,569 Flexible stent 219 1997
* 5,824,059 Flexible stent 121 1997
* 6,053,940 Vascular stent 159 1997
6,340,366 Stent with nested or overlapping rings 113 1998
* 2001/0033,867 Systems and methods for local delivery of an agent 20 2001
* 2002/0133,153 Transosseous core approach and instrumentation for joint replacement and repair 25 2002
* 7,485,139 Stent delivery and deployment system 5 2002
* 2004/0073,250 Catheter balloon with advantageous cone design 24 2002
* 2003/0195,616 Articulated stent 4 2003
7,226,473 Treatment of stenotic regions 6 2003
* 2004/0236,412 Treatment of stenotic regions 29 2003
* 2004/0236,414 Devices and methods for treatment of stenotic regions 3 2003
* 2004/0098,105 Gastric pseudocyst drainage and stent delivery system for use therein 5 2003
* 2005/0004,558 Flexible vascular inducing implants 17 2004
* 8,177,790 Medical retriever 0 2004
* 2005/0149,061 Medical retriever 1 2004
* 2005/0165,383 Urethral catheter and guide 7 2005
* 2005/0273,121 Anastomosis member for anastomosis of blood vessels and anastomosis method using the anastomosis member 0 2005
* 2007/0173,918 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR LOCATING AN OSTIUM OF A VESSEL 36 2006
* 2007/0135,906 Stent with collagen 26 2006
* 2007/0043,430 Stent delivery system and method of manufacturing same 17 2006
7,468,052 Treatment of stenotic regions 0 2007
* 2007/0233,173 TREATMENT OF STENOTIC REGIONS 0 2007
* 2009/0281,612 BALLOON CATHETER STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH RIDGES 0 2009
* 2010/0255,444 BIORESORBABLE INFLATABLE DEVICES, INCISION TOOL AND METHODS FOR TISSUE EXPANSION AND TISSUE REGENERATION 4 2010
8,622,739 Method for enlarging a jaw bone using a hollow dental implant having a side perforation 1 2010
9,101,507 Apparatus and method for proximal-to-distal endoluminal stent deployment 0 2012
* 2013/0197,658 NASAL PASSAGE STENT 0 2013
9,351,821 Removable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit 0 2013
 
KABUSHIKIAKISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (1)
* 5,762,625 Luminal stent and device for inserting luminal stent 45 1994
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 5,395,390 Metal wire stent 294 1993
 
WILSON-COOK MEDICAL INC. (2)
* 2005/0125,050 Biliary stent introducer system 22 2003
* 2005/0273,150 Stent introducer system 7 2005
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (3)
8,414,635 Plain woven stents 11 2008
8,876,880 Plain woven stents 0 2012
8,974,516 Plain woven stents 0 2013
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 126 2000
 
William Cook Europe A/S (2)
* 6,336,938 Implantable self expanding prosthetic device 57 1995
6,814,750 Implantable, self-expanding prosthetic device 15 2002
 
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (1)
* 5,522,882 Method and apparatus for balloon expandable stent-graft delivery 177 1994
 
X TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 5,549,635 Non-deformable self-expanding parallel flow endovascular stent and deployment apparatus therefore 166 1995
 
Fossa Medical, Inc. (4)
* 6,214,037 Radially expanding stent 162 1999
6,709,465 Radially expanding ureteral device 20 2001
7,214,229 Radially expanding stents 13 2002
7,674,283 Radially expandable stents 4 2004
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
* 7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 17 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 20 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 14 2005
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (24)
* 5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 345 1989
* 5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 69 1994
* 5,843,161 Endoprosthesis assembly for percutaneous deployment and method of deploying same 114 1996
* 5,968,070 Covered expanding mesh stent 133 1997
6,290,731 Aortic graft having a precursor gasket for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 36 1998
6,214,036 Stent which is easily recaptured and repositioned within the body 168 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 13 1998
6,293,959 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system having enhanced stent retention and method 31 1999
6,270,525 Precursor stent gasket for receiving bilateral grafts having controlled contralateral guidewire access 39 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 20 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 37 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 38 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 83 2000
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 62 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 65 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 39 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 20 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 54 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 43 2002
6,942,681 Method of balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 11 2002
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 25 2003
* 7,794,487 Reduced deployment force delivery device 14 2005
* 2006/0025,844 Reduced deployment force delivery device 27 2005
 
MEDLOGICS DEVICE CORPORATION (1)
* 2007/0043,418 Hybrid lumen-supporting stents having self-expanding end segments 2 2005
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (2)
8,818,501 Method and system for treating acute heart failure by neuromodulation 0 2008
* 2009/0171,411 Method and System for Treating Acute Heart Failure by Neuromodulation 4 2008
 
AUGUSTINE FUND, L.P. (1)
* 5,772,668 Apparatus for placing an endoprosthesis 127 1995
 
PHOTOGEN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,652,544 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 40 2001
 
Incept, LLC (10)
* 2005/0101,968 Ostial locator device and methods for transluminal interventions 8 2003
7,862,601 Apparatus and methods for delivering a stent into an ostium 3 2005
* 2006/0265,041 Apparatus and methods for delivering a stent into an ostium 7 2005
* 2007/0021,819 Apparatus and Methods for Locating an Ostium of a Vessel 4 2006
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 50 2006
* 2007/0073,376 STEEP-TAPER FLARED STENTS AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 69 2006
* 2007/0073,388 FLARED STENTS AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 18 2006
* 2007/0067,011 STEEP-TAPER FLARED STENTS AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 31 2006
* 2007/0055,358 AXIALLY COMPRESSIBLE FLARED STENTS AND APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING THEM 79 2006
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
* 5,499,994 Dilation device for the urethra 89 1994
 
MEDTRONIC CV LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L. (1)
* 8,721,714 Delivery system for deployment of medical devices 7 2008
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
* 5,843,027 Balloon sheath 63 1996
 
GMP CARDIAC CARE, INC. (1)
* 2005/0033,405 Rail stent-graft for repairing abdominal aortic aneurysm 7 2003
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
* 2011/0230,946 EASY MARKER PLACEMENT BALLOON MOLD 0 2010
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (2)
6,656,213 Stent delivery system 132 2001
* 2003/0088,304 Stent holder 0 2002
 
CORDIS NEUROVASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 2005/0049,669 Self-expanding stent and stent delivery system with distal protection 15 2003
 
Capella, Inc. (2)
* 2007/0016,280 Delivery System And Method Of Use For Deployment Of Self-Expandable Vascular Device 4 2006
* 2008/0319,388 DEVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH BALLOON-RELATIVE SHEATH POSITIONING 2 2007
 
Karmon, Ben-Zion (3)
8,864,841 Method for the displacement of the schneiderian membrane 0 2006
* 2007/0156,251 Bioresorbable Inflatable Devices, Incision Tool And Method For Tissue Expansion And Tissue Regeneration 23 2006
* 2009/0101,157 Bioresorbable Inflatable Devices, Incision Tool And Methods For Tissue Expansion And Tissue Regeneration 3 2007
 
Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (1)
7,179,284 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 20 2003
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (19)
6,709,454 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 61 2000
8,603,530 Nanoshell therapy 1 2006
8,048,448 Nanoshells for drug delivery 3 2006
7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 8 2006
8,017,237 Nanoshells on polymers 4 2006
7,947,207 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
8,216,209 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2007
8,048,441 Nanobead releasing medical devices 4 2007
7,955,379 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 1 2007
8,057,529 Stent delivery system 2 2008
* 2010/0278,956 METHOD FOR RETAINING A VASCULAR STENT ON A CATHETER 0 2010
9,144,509 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2010
8,221,112 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 2 2011
9,364,586 Method and apparatus for improving delivery of an agent to a kidney 0 2011
9,149,610 Method and apparatus for improving delivery of an agent to a kidney 0 2011
9,108,028 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2012
8,496,615 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2012
8,592,036 Nanoshells on polymers 0 2012
8,808,342 Nanoshell therapy 0 2013
 
LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (4)
* 5,681,347 Vena cava filter delivery system 221 1995
* 5,951,585 Vena cava delivery system 157 1997
* 6,165,179 Vena cava delivery system 119 1999
6,383,193 Vena cava delivery system 55 2000
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
6,808,533 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 43 2000
7,354,449 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 5 2004
 
MENLO CARE, INC. (1)
* 5,674,241 Covered expanding mesh stent 339 1996
 
ATRITECH, INC. (11)
6,641,557 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 49 2000
6,746,472 Endoluminal anchor 160 2001
6,712,804 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 175 2001
7,115,110 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 53 2003
* 2004/0098,047 Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen 7 2003
7,780,683 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 63 2004
* 2004/0186,486 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 57 2004
* 2004/0220,595 Method of securing tissue 9 2004
7,549,983 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 29 2004
7,427,279 Method of closing an opening in a wall of a heart 9 2006
9,089,313 Method of closing an opening in a wall of the heart 0 2013
 
SURMODICS, INC. (1)
* 2008/0057,298 Low friction particulate coatings 20 2006
 
IDev Technologies, Inc. (6)
8,876,881 Devices for stent advancement 0 2007
9,023,095 Stent delivery system with pusher assembly 0 2011
8,739,382 Secured strand end devices 2 2012
8,419,788 Secured strand end devices 5 2012
9,149,374 Methods for manufacturing secured strand end devices 0 2014
8,966,733 Secured strand end devices 0 2014
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY LIMITED (6)
8,303,653 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 12 2008
* 8,216,301 Implant implantation unit 12 2008
* 2009/0062,908 IMPLANT IMPLANTATION UNIT AND PROCEDURE FOR IMPLANTING THE UNIT 26 2008
8,206,437 Implant implantation unit and procedure for implanting the unit 11 2009
8,585,756 Methods of treating valves 6 2011
8,579,965 Methods of implanting an implantation device 6 2011
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CARDIAQ LLC (6)
9,339,378 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,339,379 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,339,377 Body cavity prosthesis 0 2013
9,339,380 Vascular implant 0 2014
9,333,073 Vascular implant and delivery method 0 2014
9,333,074 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2015
 
SURPASS MEDICAL LTD. (1)
* 2004/0049,204 System and corresponding method for deploying an implantable intraluminal device 14 2003
 
E2INTERACTIVE, INC. D/B/A E2INTERACTIVE, INC. (2)
6,881,216 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 54 2002
* 2002/0156,519 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 1 2002
 
EV3 INC. (1)
6,561,969 Method of reducing the volume of the heart 104 2001
 
Texas Petrodet, Inc. (1)
* 5,545,209 Controlled deployment of a medical device 371 1994
 
ev 3 Sunnyvale, Inc. (1)
7,025,756 Method of securing tissue 72 2004
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (2)
* 5,342,387 Artificial support for a blood vessel 363 1992
* 5,607,445 Stent for supporting a blood vessel 266 1994
 
Barts and The Londhon NHS Trust (1)
* 2011/0166,644 BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 17 2009
 
BARTS AND THE LONDON NHS TRUST (2)
* 2010/0057,181 BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY APPARATUS 0 2007
8,784,471 Blood vessel prosthesis and delivery apparatus 0 2013
 
AngioDynamics, Inc. (2)
* 5,643,278 Stent delivery system 143 1995
* 5,690,643 Stent delivery system 164 1996
 
WYETH (1)
7,572,270 Balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 5 2002
 
ANGIOSCORE, INC. (5)
7,691,119 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 8 2002
* 7,931,663 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 7 2005
* 2006/0085,025 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 7 2005
* 2010/0121,372 BALLOON CATHETER WITH NON-DEPLOYABLE STENT 4 2010
* 2011/0125,247 BALLOON CATHETER WITH NON-DEPLOYABLE STENT 4 2011
 
WIT IP CORPORATION (1)
6,893,430 Urethral catheter and guide 6 2003
 
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,591,226 Percutaneous stent-graft and method for delivery thereof 172 1995
 
KABUSHIKIKAISYA IGAKI IKYO SEKKEI (1)
* 5,817,100 Stent device and stent supplying system 76 1995
 
Ostial Corporation (1)
9,034,025 Balloon catheters and methods for use 0 2012
 
GYRUS ACMI, INC. (1)
* 5,795,319 Easily removable ureteral stent 52 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (239)
* 5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 415 1990
* 5,234,457 Impregnated stent 466 1991
* 5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 467 1992
* 5,480,423 Prosthesis delivery 433 1993
* 5,443,495 Polymerization angioplasty balloon implant device 162 1993
* 5,571,135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 252 1993
* 5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 355 1994
* 5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 323 1994
* 5,575,816 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 129 1994
* 5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 57 1994
* 5,588,965 Device for slowly dilating the prostatic urethra 48 1995
6,136,258 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 79 1995
* 5,693,014 Balloon catheter 104 1995
* 5,908,448 Controlled deployment of a medical device 53 1995
* 5,824,077 Clad composite stent 159 1995
* 5,800,511 Clad composite stent 108 1995
* 5,788,707 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 168 1995
* 5,630,840 Clad composite stent 220 1995
* 5,628,787 Clad composite stent 205 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 70 1995
* 5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 233 1996
5,797,877 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 211 1996
6,395,008 Stent delivery device using stent cups and mounting collars 41 1996
* 6,007,543 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 85 1996
* 5,980,530 Stent delivery system 101 1996
* 5,906,639 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 43 1996
* 5,843,090 Stent delivery device 62 1996
* 5,679,470 Process for manufacturing clad composite stent 57 1996
* 5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 347 1997
* 6,059,810 Endovascular stent and method 96 1997
* 6,077,273 Catheter support for stent delivery 48 1997
* 5,893,868 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 106 1997
* 6,497,709 Metal medical device 73 1997
6,277,084 Ultrasonic medical device 40 1997
* 5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 214 1997
* 5,989,280 Stent delivery apparatus and method 177 1997
* 5,824,058 Prosthesis delivery 115 1997
6,132,824 Multilayer catheter balloon 71 1997
* 5,968,069 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 183 1997
* 5,944,726 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 124 1997
6,527,802 Clad composite stent 95 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 322 1997
* 6,602,279 Placement of endoprostheses and stents 2 1997
6,174,327 Stent deployment apparatus and method 104 1998
* 6,152,944 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 119 1998
* 6,113,579 Catheter tip designs and methods for improved stent crossing 73 1998
* 6,296,660 Controlled deployment of a medical device 16 1998
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 118 1998
* 6,036,697 Balloon catheter with balloon inflation at distal end of balloon 132 1998
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 223 1998
* 6,096,045 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 46 1998
6,086,556 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 62 1998
* 6,251,132 Prosthesis delivery 230 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 35 1998
* 6,113,608 Stent delivery device 73 1998
* 6,132,450 Catheter with removable balloon protector 39 1998
6,517,515 Catheter having variable size guide wire lumen 32 1999
6,305,436 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 57 1999
* 6,221,097 Lubricated sleeve material for stent delivery 53 1999
6,315,790 Radiopaque marker bands 41 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 132 1999
6,280,412 Stent securement by balloon modification 79 1999
* 6,270,504 Stent delivery system 45 1999
* 6,391,032 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 54 1999
6,221,042 Balloon with reversed cones 87 1999
* 6,478,814 Stent securement sleeves and optional coatings and methods of use 51 1999
* 6,371,962 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 34 1999
* 6,325,814 Catheter support for stent delivery 21 1999
8,092,514 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 3 1999
* 6,331,186 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 82 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 78 1999
6,562,061 Stent delivery balloon with securement structure 26 2000
6,432,129 Stent delivery system 41 2000
6,416,529 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 40 2000
6,482,348 Method of forming a co-extruded balloon for medical purposes 44 2000
6,964,676 Stent securement system 24 2000
* 6,387,118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 107 2000
6,896,842 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 32 2000
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 41 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 50 2000
6,342,066 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 79 2000
6,355,070 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 19 2000
6,607,552 Rolling socks 48 2000
6,565,595 Two component sleeves 13 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 44 2000
6,554,841 Striped sleeve for stent delivery 30 2000
6,505,654 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 13 2000
6,443,980 End sleeve coating for stent delivery 48 2000
6,805,702 Hybrid sleeve material and structure 34 2000
6,419,685 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 18 2000
* 7,153,322 Tubular stent with oval struts 20 2000
6,506,201 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 34 2000
* 2002/0010,504 Tubular stent with oval struts 13 2000
7,618,398 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 52 2000
7,037,318 Catheter for controlled stent delivery 0 2000
* 2002/0077,690 Catheter for controlled stent delivery 3 2000
6,656,212 Prosthesis delivery 131 2000
6,626,934 Stent delivery system 52 2001
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 42 2001
6,533,755 Balloon with reversed cones 5 2001
6,663,660 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 64 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 10 2001
6,432,080 Stent securement by balloon modification 21 2001
* 6,517,548 Stent delivery system 29 2001
7,101,392 Tubular medical endoprostheses 46 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 30 2001
* 6,726,714 Stent delivery system 54 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
6,837,897 Lumen support for welding 4 2001
* 2002/0068,966 Lumen support for welding 9 2001
7,001,419 Stent delivery system with membrane 22 2001
6,962,597 Inner member support block 10 2001
* 2003/0078,612 Inner member support block 1 2001
* 2002/0120,324 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 7 2001
* 6,790,221 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 50 2001
* 2002/0052,641 Catheter tip designs and method of manufacture 17 2001
* 6,610,069 Catheter support for stent delivery 23 2001
* 7,070,613 Non-compliant balloon with compliant top-layer to protect coated stents during expansion 15 2002
* 2003/0130,716 Non-compliant balloon with compliant top-layer to protect coated stents during expansion 10 2002
7,785,340 Bonding sleeve for medical device 12 2002
6,790,224 Medical devices 42 2002
8,070,792 Stent 4 2002
* 2002/0095,208 Stent 70 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 28 2002
* 6,712,827 Stent delivery system 68 2002
* 7,655,032 Stent cell configurations 1 2002
* 2002/0143,391 Stent cell configurations 1 2002
* 6,830,575 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 153 2002
* 2003/0212,410 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 76 2002
* 6,802,849 Stent delivery system 48 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 52 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
7,399,311 Medical devices 14 2002
7,591,831 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 21 2002
* 2003/0093,107 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 173 2002
7,226,472 Catheter balloon with advantageous cone design 15 2002
6,997,946 Expandable stents 19 2002
* 2004/0102,833 Expandable stents 3 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
* 2004/0126,526 Fiber pattern printing 5 2002
* 2004/0204,749 Stent delivery system with securement and deployment accuracy 30 2003
8,034,048 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 0 2003
* 2004/0225,373 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 17 2003
7,001,423 Stent delivery apparatus and method 30 2003
7,235,093 Mechanism to improve stent securement 64 2003
* 2004/0236,406 Mechanism to improve stent securement 13 2003
7,776,078 Catheter balloon with improved retention 0 2003
* 2004/0236,398 Catheter balloon with improved retention 3 2003
7,470,282 Stent grip and system for use therewith 27 2003
* 2004/0267,346 Stent grip and system for use therewith 12 2003
7,476,243 Bifurcation stent delivery system 11 2003
* 2005/0192,656 BIFURCATED STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM 33 2003
7,749,234 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2003
7,867,268 Stent delivery system for self-expanding stent 7 2003
* 2005/0065,590 Stent delivery system for self-expanding stent 13 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
7,416,546 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 4 2003
* 2004/0225,247 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 18 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 9 2003
7,670,364 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 1 2003
* 2004/0133,263 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 37 2003
7,691,050 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 58 2004
7,413,540 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 48 2004
* 2004/0230,207 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 5 2004
* 2004/0230,206 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 37 2004
* 8,092,512 Nested stent 0 2004
* 2004/0193,251 Nested stent 25 2004
* 8,137,397 Medical devices 1 2004
8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
* 2004/0176,834 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 8 2004
* 2004/0267,348 Medical device delivery systems 12 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 21 2004
* 2005/0049,682 Stents with attached looped ends 32 2004
7,781,038 Medical device balloons containing thermoplastic elastomers 7 2004
* 2005/0049,671 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 6 2004
7,691,052 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 23 2004
7,371,257 Stent lining 18 2004
* 7,691,138 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 9 2004
* 2005/0096,724 Method and device for providing full protection to a stent 104 2004
* 2006/0142,834 Fugitive plasticizer balloon surface treatment for enhanced stent securement 1 2004
7,459,192 Fiber pattern printing 10 2004
* 2005/0113,749 Fiber pattern printing 1 2004
7,806,925 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 2 2005
* 2005/0131,528 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 28 2005
* 2006/0165,926 Medical devices including nanocomposites 34 2005
7,597,709 Inner member support block 3 2005
9,066,826 Medical device delivery systems 0 2005
* 2005/0228,478 Medical device delivery systems 3 2005
7,585,289 Co-extruded medical balloon 0 2005
8,206,431 Stent body sock 5 2005
* 2005/0251,243 Stent body sock 2 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 1 2006
* 2008/0015,674 Medical devices and related systems and methods 0 2006
7,621,865 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 22 2006
7,614,999 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 20 2006
* 2007/0021,686 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 7 2006
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
8,727,962 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 1 2007
8,814,777 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 1 2007
8,636,641 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 2 2007
* 2008/0125,791 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 2 2007
8,377,108 Staggered two balloon bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
* 2009/0312,830 Balloon arc profile control 0 2008
8,137,338 Tissue patches and related delivery systems and methods 0 2008
* 2009/0069,878 BIFURCATION POST-DILATATION BALLOON AND METHODS 3 2008
8,715,331 Stent edge protection and methods 0 2008
* 2010/0036,477 STENT EDGE PROTECTION AND METHODS 8 2008
8,333,795 Bulging balloon for bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 3 2008
8,172,891 Stent grip and systems for use therewith 1 2008
* 2009/0105,803 STENT GRIP AND SYSTEMS FOR USE THEREWITH 23 2008
8,747,456 Bifurcation stent delivery system and methods 0 2008
8,398,698 Bifurcated stent delivery system 0 2009
* 2009/0182,406 BIFURCATED STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM 6 2009
* 2009/0312,645 Methods and Devices for Accessing Anatomic Structures 4 2009
8,133,250 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 1 2009
8,444,686 Catheter with removable balloon protector and stent delivery system with removable stent protector 1 2009
8,109,988 Stents with attached looped ends 1 2009
* 2010/0274,344 Stent Delivery System Having Stent Securement Apparatus 2 2010
8,172,744 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 1 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
* 2011/0054,394 BONDING SLEEVE FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE 0 2010
8,790,238 Systems, devices, and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 1 2011
9,078,778 Intravascular stent 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 1 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
* 2012/0203,323 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY OF COATED IMPLANTS 0 2012
9,114,039 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 0 2012
8,709,062 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 1 2012
9,314,323 Systems, devices and methods for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 0 2014
 
Tryton Medical, Inc. (17)
7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 20 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 14 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 15 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 12 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 7 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 14 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 3 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 11 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2009
8,926,685 Prosthesis for placement at a luminal OS 1 2010
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 10 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 10 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 9 2010
9,149,373 Method of treating vascular bifurcations 0 2013
 
TARGET THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
* 5,370,691 Intravascular inflatable stent 186 1993
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (2)
* 2004/0188,304 Packaging system with oxygen sensor 1 2003
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
LINVATEC BIOMATERIALS OY (1)
6,685,734 Urethral stent delivery system 6 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (10)
* 5,902,333 Prosthesis delivery system with dilating tip 93 1995
* 5,603,698 Prosthesis delivery system 155 1995
* 5,702,418 Stent delivery system 268 1995
* 5,662,713 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 241 1995
* 5,984,964 Prothesis delivery system 96 1996
* 5,876,445 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 156 1996
* 6,146,416 Medical stents for body lumens exhibiting peristaltic motion 121 1997
6,344,028 Replenishable stent and delivery system 62 1999
* 7,090,655 Replenishable stent and delivery system 15 2001
* 2002/0077,592 Replenishable stent and delivery system 31 2001
 
Peytant Solutions, Inc. (2)
9,205,177 Stents modified with material comprising amnion tissue and corresponding processes 0 2010
* 2010/0228,335 STENTS MODIFIED WITH MATERIAL COMPRISING AMNION TISSUE AND CORRESPONDING PROCESSES 15 2010
 
SQUAREONE ACQUISITION, LLC (1)
* 2007/0038,283 Ostial stent and balloon 9 2006
 
SQUAREONE, INC. (1)
* 2005/0177,221 Ostial stent 13 2004
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (11)
* 5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 315 1994
* 6,068,634 Stent delivery system 67 1997
6,419,694 Medical prosthesis 32 1998
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 132 1999
7,722,663 Anatomically correct endoluminal prostheses 28 2000
* 2003/0065,376 Stent body sock 2 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 145 2002
8,337,543 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 2 2004
* 2006/0100,688 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 4 2004
* 2008/0146,867 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 45 2007
* 2008/0125,621 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 47 2007
 
MEDINOL LTD. (13)
* 5,620,457 Catheter balloon 52 1994
* 5,733,303 Flexible expandable stent 383 1995
* 5,980,552 Articulated stent 235 1996
* 5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 264 1997
* 5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 166 1998
* 6,059,811 Articulated stent 101 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 62 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 75 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 78 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 71 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 29 2001
6,589,276 Articulated stent 57 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 45 2003
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
* 5,167,614 Prostatic stent 234 1991
 
COOK INCORPORATED (3)
* 2007/0179,592 Branch vessel prosthesis with positional indicator system and method 87 2004
* 2005/0171,597 Helical stent for branched vessel prosthesis 77 2004
* 2005/0149,166 Branch vessel prosthesis with anchoring device and method 97 2004
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (3)
* 6,159,228 Applicator for luminal endoprostheses 22 1998
6,231,573 Device for treating aneurysms 22 1998
* 6,042,589 Reversible-action endoprosthesis delivery device 219 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CUPERTINO CORP. (1)
7,731,745 Flexible, stretchable coiled-sheet stent 0 2004
 
JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
* 9,138,315 Medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency or stenosis 1 2007
9,295,551 Methods of implanting an endoprosthesis 0 2008
* 2010/0174,362 Medical Device for Treating A Heart Valve Insufficiency or Stenosis 20 2009
* 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 8 2010
 
CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC. (1)
* 2005/0049,668 Self-expanding stent and stent delivery system for treatment of vascular stenosis 35 2003
 
THE TRUSTEES OF THE STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (2)
8,021,374 Method and device for the controlled delivery and placement of securing elements in a body 0 2005
* 2010/0137,884 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE CONTROLLED DELIVERY AND PLACEMENT OF SECURING ELEMENTS IN A BODY 0 2005
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (14)
* 5,693,083 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 212 1994
* 5,639,278 Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts 476 1995
* 5,632,772 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 406 1995
* 5,723,004 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 292 1996
* 5,855,598 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 244 1997
6,346,118 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 122 1997
* 5,948,018 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 153 1997
* 6,165,212 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 455 1999
6,858,034 Stent delivery system for prevention of kinking, and method of loading and using same 144 2000
6,309,413 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 52 2000
7,632,298 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 68 2005
* 2005/0131,514 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 29 2005
* 2009/0138,067 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 18 2007
7,959,661 Delivery system for endoluminal implant 3 2009
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
6,656,215 Stent graft having an improved means for attaching a stent to a graft 44 2000
 
STRAHM TEXTILE SYSTEMS AG (1)
* 2005/0262,673 Device for removing needles from a fabric web 0 2004
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (25)
* 5,776,141 Method and apparatus for intraluminal prosthesis delivery 198 1996
7,147,655 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 71 2002
8,157,851 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses 8 2005
7,938,851 Devices and methods for operating and controlling interventional apparatus 26 2005
7,320,702 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (III) 75 2005
9,198,784 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses 0 2006
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 5 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 12 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 7 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
9,101,503 Apparatus having variable strut length and methods of use 0 2008
8,986,362 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 1 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 7 2009
8,147,536 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2009
8,142,487 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 1 2009
8,980,297 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 1 2010
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 1 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 4 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 4 2012
9,119,739 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2013
9,339,404 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 0 2013
9,326,876 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2014
 
BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG (1)
* 2009/0270,977 STENT FIXATION SYSTEM 0 2009
 
UNTED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,935,135 Balloon delivery system for deploying stents 149 1997
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (1)
* 2004/0098,076 Variable structure element for implant devices, corresponding implant device and method of manufacturing 5 2002
 
QUEISCENCE MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,381,222 Stent for maintaining patency of a body region 10 2003
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (4)
8,048,140 Fenestrated intraluminal stent system 10 2005
* 2005/0222,669 Fenestrated intraluminal stent system 33 2005
* 2005/0222,674 Endoluminal graft with a prosthetic valve 156 2005
8,518,098 Split sheath deployment system 1 2007
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (21)
* 5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 148 1995
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 146 1996
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 73 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 160 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 208 1997
6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 88 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 89 1998
6,613,073 Intraluminal graft 69 1998
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 131 1999
6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 68 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 65 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 72 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 120 2001
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 7 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 0 2002
8,623,065 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 1 2002
* 2004/0122,508 Intraluminal graft 4 2003
8,052,742 Intraluminal graft 0 2006
* 2007/0067,024 Intraluminal Graft 3 2006
* 2009/0138,066 Implant Deployment Apparatus 7 2009
* 2012/0071,912 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 0 2010
 
Medtronic Vascular, Inc. (8)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 7 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 9 1996
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 91 1999
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 43 2001
* 2003/0139,800 Stent assembly with therapeutic agent exterior banding 20 2002
6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 6 2003
7,353,946 Protective packaging assembly for medical devices and method of using same 14 2004
* 2005/0252,805 Protective packaging assembly for medical devices and method of using same 1 2004
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
6,210,318 Stented balloon pump system and method for using same 50 1999
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
* 5,871,538 Luminal graft endoprotheses and manufacture thereof 85 1997
 
MEDICORP, S.A. (1)
* 6,059,809 Protective angioplasty device 110 1998
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (93)
* 5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 365 1992
* 5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 185 1993
* 5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 418 1993
* 5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 539 1993
* 5,456,667 Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment 506 1993
* 5,458,615 Stent delivery system 420 1993
* 5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 228 1993
* 5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 328 1994
5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 701 1994
* 5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 423 1995
* 5,649,952 Expandable stents and method for making same 232 1996
* 6,077,295 Self-expanding stent delivery system 186 1996
* 5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 317 1996
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 125 1997
* 6,019,777 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 86 1997
* 5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 76 1997
* 6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 187 1998
* 6,066,167 Expandable stents 114 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 129 1998
* 6,136,011 Stent delivery system and method of use 40 1998
* 6,113,607 Method of delivering a stent 74 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 46 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 58 1998
* 6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 23 1998
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 154 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 183 1999
* 6,629,991 Expandable stents and method for making same 8 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 58 1999
6,443,979 Expandable stent delivery sheath and method of use 164 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 132 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 88 1999
6,280,465 Apparatus and method for delivering a self-expanding stent on a guide wire 62 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 76 2000
6,585,747 Interdigitating polymeric endcap for enhanced stent retention 12 2000
* 6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 61 2000
6,302,893 Self-expanding stent delivery system 144 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 101 2000
6,569,192 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 18 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 93 2000
6,544,219 Catheter for placement of therapeutic devices at the ostium of a bifurcation of a body lumen 26 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 62 2001
6,620,191 System for releasably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 19 2001
6,773,455 Stent with reinforced struts and bimodal deployment 26 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 171 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 64 2001
6,860,898 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 80 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 81 2001
6,576,006 Self-expanding stent delivery system 73 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 74 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 39 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 101 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 81 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 25 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 15 2003
7,258,891 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 24 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 13 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 52 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 185 2003
6,893,458 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 13 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 77 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 71 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 74 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 23 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 54 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 33 2003
7,553,377 Apparatus and method for electrostatic coating of an abluminal stent surface 20 2004
7,077,860 Method of reducing or eliminating thrombus formation 34 2004
7,297,159 Selective coating of medical devices 11 2004
7,648,727 Methods for manufacturing a coated stent-balloon assembly 7 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 13 2004
* 2006/0178,721 Stent delivery balloon catheter having improved stent retention 2 2005
7,563,400 Method of stent mounting to form a balloon catheter having improved retention of a drug delivery stent 6 2005
* 2006/0229,712 Method of stent mounting to form a balloon catheter having improved retention of a drug delivery stent 5 2005
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
* 2007/0061,001 Packaging sheath for drug coated stent 0 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
8,003,156 Rotatable support elements for stents 15 2006
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 19 2006
8,197,879 Method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 1 2007
7,604,700 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 2 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
* 2009/0259,289 METHOD OF STENT MOUNTING TO FORM A BALLOON CATHETER HAVING IMPROVED RETENTION OF A DRUG DELIVERY STENT 1 2009
* 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 1 2011
8,637,110 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,596,215 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 46 2003
 
ROX MEDICAL, INC. (3)
* 8,641,724 Devices, systems and methods for creation of a peripherally located fistula 1 2007
* 2008/0119,879 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATION OF A PERIPHERALLY LOCATED FISTULA 42 2007
9,179,916 Devices, systems and methods for creation of a peripherally located fistula 0 2014
 
JAFCO GC 1 INVESTMENT ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (3)
* 2002/0099,394 Sutureless anastomosis systems 63 2002
* 2003/0014,063 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 24 2002
* 2003/0014,061 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 1 2002
 
ADVANCED BYPASS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (3)
6,740,101 Sutureless anastomosis systems 69 1999
6,599,302 Aortic aneurysm treatment systems 35 1999
6,361,559 Thermal securing anastomosis systems 71 1999
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (8)
* 5,653,727 Intravascular stent 203 1996
* 5,913,871 Balloon modification for improved stent fixation and deployment 66 1996
* 5,810,871 Stent delivery system 178 1997
* 6,056,906 Method of making an intervascular catheter system for implanting a radially expandable stent within a body vessel 57 1997
* 5,951,569 Stent delivery system 45 1998
6,183,505 Method of stent retention to a delivery catheter balloon-braided retainers 135 1999
6,174,316 Stent delivery system 51 1999
6,923,828 Intravascular stent 28 2000
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (4)
9,291,565 Three dimensional scanning using membrane with optical features 0 2012
9,170,199 Enhanced sensors in three dimensional scanning system 0 2012
* 9,170,200 Inflatable membrane with hazard mitigation 0 2012
9,140,649 Inflatable membrane having non-uniform inflation characteristic 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (11)
* 5,108,416 Stent introducer system 437 1990
* 5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 555 1995
* 5,984,963 Endovascular stents 103 1996
* 5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 531 1996
* 6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 165 1997
* 6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 319 1998
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 141 1999
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 266 1999
6,589,274 Stent delivery catheter and method of making same 40 2001
6,547,813 Stent delivery catheter with folded sleeve and method of making same 34 2001
* 2003/0187,493 Coated stent with protective assembly and method of using same 3 2002
 
ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
* 5,755,775 Percutaneous stent-graft and method for delivery thereof 100 1996
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (3)
6,849,063 Thermal treatment apparatus 10 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 25 2001
 
Biosensors International Group Ltd. (11)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 8 2003
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 31 2004
7,651,521 Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension 18 2004
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 74 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 24 2005
8,974,509 Pass-through restraint electrolytic implant delivery systems 1 2006
8,900,285 Covering electrolytic restraint implant delivery systems 1 2006
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 9 2006
* 2007/0027,522 Stent delivery and guidewire systems 69 2006
8,657,870 Implant delivery apparatus and methods with electrolytic release 1 2009
8,273,116 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 4 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (37)
* 5,314,472 Vascular stent 530 1991
D390957 Implantable intravascular stent 39 1992
D484979 Implantable intravascular stent 40 1992
* 5,443,498 Vascular stent and method of making and implanting a vacsular stent 500 1993
* 5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 333 1994
7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 5 2004
7,651,519 Prosthesis deployment system 15 2004
7,666,219 Prosthesis deployment system retention device 6 2004
* 2005/0085,890 Prosthesis deployment system retention device 167 2004
9,095,461 Aorta and branch vessel stent grafts and method 0 2004
9,078,780 Balloon flareable branch vessel prosthesis and method 0 2004
8,287,586 Flareable branch vessel prosthesis and method 3 2004
* 2006/0058,864 Balloon flareable branch vessel prosthesis and method 88 2004
* 2005/0222,668 Flareable branch vessel prosthesis and method 110 2004
* 2005/0171,598 Aorta and branch vessel stent grafts and method 113 2004
9,358,141 Stent deployment device 0 2005
7,449,027 Modifying fluid flow in a body vessel lumen to promote intraluminal flow-sensitive processes 0 2005
* 2005/0234,541 Modifying fluid flow in a body vessel lumen to promote intraluminal flow-sensitive processes 11 2005
8,465,536 Prosthesis deployment system 1 2005
* 2005/0222,664 Prosthesis deployment system 6 2005
8,105,349 Removable vena cava filter having primary struts for enhanced retrieval and delivery 7 2005
8,043,322 Removable vena cava filter having inwardly positioned anchoring hooks in collapsed configuration 7 2005
7,972,353 Removable vena cava filter with anchoring feature for reduced trauma 24 2005
7,699,867 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 21 2005
7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 24 2005
8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 6 2005
7,833,259 Fenestrated endoluminal stent system 14 2006
* 2007/0021,822 Fenestrated endoluminal stent system 16 2006
* 2008/0082,157 Multi-portion endoluminal prosthesis 4 2006
8,246,648 Removable vena cava filter with improved leg 5 2008
8,246,672 Endovascular graft with separately positionable and removable frame units 1 2008
8,029,555 Stent introducer system 0 2010
8,361,135 Prosthesis deployment system 0 2010
* 2010/0179,635 PROSTHESIS DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM 1 2010
8,246,650 Removable vena cava filter 4 2010
8,246,651 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 4 2010
8,523,934 Fenestrated intraluminal stent system 1 2011
 
Angiomed GmbH & Co. Medizintechnik KG (8)
8,075,606 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 16 2002
8,025,692 Stent delivery system 9 2002
8,568,467 Trans-luminal surgical device 1 2004
* 2006/0212,105 Trans-luminal surgical device 39 2004
* 2004/0199,240 Delivery system having a rapid pusher assembly for self-expanding stent, and stent exchange configuration 62 2004
* 2005/0038,493 Stent delivery system 11 2004
* 2007/0191,925 Catheter device 16 2004
8,475,515 Trans-luminal surgical device 0 2010
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (3)
* 5,405,380 Catheter with a vascular support 113 1993
* 5,626,602 Catheter with a vascular support 52 1995
* 5,709,703 Stent delivery device and method for manufacturing same 225 1996
 
Devices for Vascular Intervention, Inc. (1)
* 5,782,907 Involuted spring stent and graft assembly and method of use 23 1995
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 74 2000
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL ATG, INC. (1)
* 2003/0195,535 Medical grafting methods & apparatus 4 2003
 
Kabushikikaisha Igaki Iryo Sekkei (6)
* 6,045,568 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 54 1997
* 6,080,177 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 146 1998
* RE38711 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 27 2002
RE38653 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 46 2002
* 8,784,466 Stent delivery system 0 2004
* 2006/0235,501 Stent supplying device 17 2004
 
GMP/VASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,168,616 Manually expandable stent 118 1998
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (46)
* 5,902,334 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 127 1997
6,251,418 Systems and methods for local delivery of an agent 114 1997
* 6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 319 1998
6,197,324 System and methods for local delivery of an agent 84 1998
6,689,121 Systems and methods for treating ischemia 5 1998
6,458,092 Vascular inducing implants 63 1998
6,432,126 Flexible vascular inducing implants 51 1998
6,331,185 Flexible vascular inducing implants 0 1998
6,248,112 Implant delivery system 104 1998
6,692,520 Systems and methods for imbedded intramuscular implants 27 1998
7,232,421 Agent delivery systems 9 2000
6,986,784 Implant anchor systems 47 2000
7,204,847 Implant anchor systems 18 2000
6,802,858 Vascular inducing implants 37 2001
6,709,425 Vascular inducing implants 72 2001
6,447,522 Implant delivery system 154 2001
6,786,929 Flexible vascular inducing implants and methods 32 2001
6,855,160 Implant and agent delivery device 8 2002
6,949,117 Vascular inducing implants 34 2004
* 8,790,385 Strain management in stent delivery system 0 2004
* 2007/0055,338 Strain management in stent delivery system 30 2004
* 2006/0265,047 Stent delivery system with radially stabilized catheter 21 2004
7,704,267 Non-entangling vena cava filter 22 2004
7,794,473 Filter delivery system 12 2004
8,267,954 Vascular filter with sensing capability 11 2005
9,131,999 Vena cava filter with filament 0 2006
* 2010/0030,253 VENA CAVA FILTER WITH FILAMENT 11 2006
* 2009/0299,404 VENA CAVA FILTER FORMED FROM A SHEET 17 2007
9,326,842 Embolus blood clot filter utilizable with a single delivery system or a single retrieval system in one of a femoral or jugular access 0 2007
* 2010/0030,254 Embolus Blood Clot Filter Utilizable With A Single Delivery System Or A Single Retrieval System In One of A Femoral or Jugular Access 12 2007
* 2010/0070,016 STENT DEVICE ADHESIVELY BONDED TO A STENT DEVICE PUSHER 3 2009
8,679,172 Delivery device for delivering a stent device 0 2010
8,372,109 Non-entangling vena cava filter 8 2010
* 2010/0174,310 NON-ENTANGLING VENA CAVA FILTER 16 2010
* 2010/0179,637 TRANS-LUMINAL SURGICAL DEVICE 3 2010
8,920,484 Transluminal delivery system 0 2010
8,613,754 Tubular filter 3 2010
8,992,562 Filter delivery system 0 2010
8,574,261 Removable embolus blood clot filter 5 2011
8,430,903 Embolus blood clot filter and delivery system 8 2011
8,690,906 Removeable embolus blood clot filter and filter delivery unit 0 2012
9,204,956 IVC filter with translating hooks 0 2012
9,072,623 Loading and delivery of self-expanding stents 0 2012
8,628,556 Non-entangling vena cava filter 3 2012
9,017,367 Tubular filter 0 2013
9,144,484 Non-entangling vena cava filter 0 2014
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (1)
* 5,782,838 Cytoscope delivery system 84 1997
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (5)
6,579,308 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 72 2000
6,740,105 Expandable delivery appliance particularly for delivering intravascular devices 27 2002
7,063,719 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 49 2003
* 2003/0199,965 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 3 2003
* 2005/0154,417 Implant delivery assembly with expandable coupling/decoupling mechanism 10 2005
 
ENGINEERS & DOCTORS A/S (1)
* 5,098,374 Device for the placing of a partial catheter in a body cavity 78 1990
 
Onset Medical Corporation (1)
* 2007/0021,648 TRANSLUMINAL SHEATH HUB 3 2006
 
KOPIN CORPORATION (1)
* 5,800,519 Tubular medical prosthesis for use in a body lumen 175 1996
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
6,699,273 Sleeve welding collar 16 2002
 
Converge Medical, Inc. (15)
6,293,955 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 88 1999
6,494,889 Additional sutureless anastomosis embodiments 53 2000
6,887,249 Positioning systems for sutureless anastomosis systems 40 2000
6,843,795 Anastomotic connector for sutureless anastomosis systems 11 2000
6,648,901 Anastomosis systems 23 2000
6,626,920 Distal anastomosis system 87 2001
6,858,035 Distal anastomosis system 29 2001
6,648,900 Anastomosis systems 49 2001
* 2002/0173,809 Sutureless anastomosis system deployment concepts 25 2002
6,972,023 Distal anastomosis system 66 2002
* 2003/0229,365 Angled vascular anastomosis system 9 2002
7,083,631 Percutaneous bypass graft and securing system 30 2002
* 2004/0068,278 Anastomosis systems 9 2003
* 2006/0064,119 Vascular anastomosis systems 5 2004
* 2005/0251,163 Vascular anastomosis systems 5 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (18)
* 5,522,883 Endoprosthesis stent/graft deployment system 120 1995
* 5,693,085 Stent with collagen 560 1995
* 5,755,774 Bistable luminal graft endoprosthesis 80 1996
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 185 1997
6,607,551 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer 124 2000
7,887,573 Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device 3 2002
7,235,095 Method and system for deploying multi-part endoluminal devices 23 2002
7,004,964 Apparatus and method for deployment of an endoluminal device 101 2002
* 2003/0163,188 Method and system for deploying multi-part endoluminal devices 7 2002
* 2003/0163,155 Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device 40 2002
7,867,267 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer and method of loading and using same 13 2003
* 2004/0106,977 Stent delivery system with nested stabilizer and method of loading and using same 44 2003
7,320,703 Method for inserting a prosthesis 15 2005
* 2005/0228,476 Method for inserting a prosthesis 3 2005
7,331,985 Apparatus and method for deployment of an endoluminal device 30 2005
7,892,272 Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device 0 2006
* 2006/0142,837 Method and apparatus for deployment of an endoluminal device 15 2006
* 2011/0106,235 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF AN ENDOLUMINAL DEVICE 6 2011
 
Quiescence Medical, Inc. (10)
7,992,566 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 8 2003
8,104,478 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 1 2003
7,363,926 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 15 2005
* 2005/0199,248 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 18 2005
8,146,600 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 1 2007
7,647,931 Stent for maintaining patency of a body region 6 2008
* 2008/0167,725 STENT FOR MAINTAINING PATENCY OF A BODY REGION 0 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
9,265,649 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 0 2011
 
MX ORTHOPEDICS, CORP. (1)
9,283,006 Osteosynthetic shape memory material intramedullary bone stent and method for treating a bone fracture using the same 0 2012
 
Quiescence Medical (1)
* 2004/0134,491 Apparatus and methods for treating sleep apnea 54 2003
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