US Patent No: 5,197,977

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Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft

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A collagen impregnated vascular graft including drug materials complexed with the collagen to be released slowly from the graft following implant. The graft is a porous synthetic vascular graft substrate having collagen fixed to the graft substrate and cross-linking the collagen in situ to render the porous substrate blood-tight. The drug materials complexed with the collagen fibrils may include antithrombic agents, antibacterial, antimicrobial agents, antifungal agents and the like.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4832

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Chvapil, Milos Tucson, AZ 15 1181
Hoffman, Jr Harmon Wyckoff, NJ 3 734
Schankereli, Kemal Stillwater, MN 37 3475

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7,998,404 Reduced temperature sterilization of stents 13 2006
7,757,543 Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents 1 2006
* 2008/0021,307 Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents 5 2006
* 2008/0014,244 Implantable medical devices and coatings therefor comprising physically crosslinked block copolymers 6 2006
7,794,495 Controlled degradation of stents 13 2006
* 2008/0015,686 Controlled degradation of stents 12 2006
7,886,419 Stent crimping apparatus and method 2 2006
* 2008/0016,668 Stent crimping apparatus and method 17 2006
7,416,558 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 50 2006
7,413,574 Drug-eluting stent cover method of use 12 2006
8,128,687 Drug-eluting stent with filament strands 0 2006
* 2006/0287,709 Drug-eluting stent and methods of making the same 28 2006
7,923,022 Degradable polymeric implantable medical devices with continuous phase and discrete phase 8 2006
* 2008/0063,685 Degradable polymeric implantable medical devices with continuous phase and discrete phase 12 2006
* 2007/0282,434 Copolymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 4 2006
7,842,737 Polymer blend-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 6 2006
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 19 2006
* 2008/0091,262 Drug delivery after biodegradation of the stent scaffolding 12 2006
* 2007/0036,905 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 54 2006
7,312,299 Bioabsorbabl, biobeneficial polyester polymers for stent coatings 3 2006
7,301,001 Bioabsorbable, biobeneficial polyester polymers for stent coatings 6 2006
* 2007/0123,689 Bioabsorbable, biobeneficial polyester polymers for stent coatings 3 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
* 2007/0166,496 Method and apparatus for thermal spray processing of medical devices 5 2007
7,662,326 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 1 2007
* 2007/0203,568 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 23 2007
7,955,381 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical device with different types of bioceramic particles 2 2007
7,753,950 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 1 2007
* 2007/0270,769 STENT AND CATHETER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR TREATING BIFURCATIONS 1 2007
8,470,014 Stent-catheter assembly with a releasable connection for stent retention 0 2007
* 2008/0033,526 Stent-catheter assembly with a releasable connection for stent retention 10 2007
8,109,994 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 4 2008
7,967,998 Method of polishing implantable medical devices to lower thrombogenecity and increase mechanical stability 1 2008
* 2008/0099,442 METHOD OF POLISHING IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES TO LOWER THROMBOGENECITY AND INCREASE MECHANICAL STABILITY 1 2008
7,708,548 Molds for fabricating stents with profiles for gripping a balloon catheter 1 2008
8,846,070 Biologically degradable compositions for medical applications 0 2008
* 2008/0279,898 Biologically Degradable Compositions For Medical Applications 0 2008
8,007,529 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 14 2008
* 2008/0288,058 MEDICATED POROUS METAL PROSTHESIS AND A METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 1 2008
8,414,642 Biodegradable stent of a polyorthoester polymer or a polyanhydride polymer 0 2008
* 2009/0082,853 BIODEGRADABLE DRUG DELIVERY MATERIAL FOR STENT 2 2008
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
 
Artemis Medical, Inc. (4)
7,232,432 Particle-removing medical device and method 24 2005
* 2005/0124,931 Particle-removing medical device and method 5 2005
* 2005/0251,246 Dilating and support apparatus with disease inhibitors and methods for use 7 2005
* 2010/0036,481 Cardiovascular Devices and Methods 1 2009
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (4)
6,475,235 Encapsulated stent preform 36 1999
6,746,478 Stent formed from encapsulated stent preforms 15 2002
* 2004/0137,066 Rationally designed therapeutic intravascular implant coating 38 2003
7,000,305 Method for manufacturing a wire stent coated with a biocompatible fluoropolymer 14 2003
 
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK, INC. (1)
6,858,431 Bone mineralization proteins, DNA, vectors expression systems 4 2001
 
ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 6,379,323 Bio erodable myringotomy tube 11 1999
 
COVIDIEN LP (3)
7,285,125 Compression anastomosis device and method 20 2005
8,109,948 Compression anastomosis device and method 0 2007
9,023,068 Compression anastomosis device and method 1 2012
 
FERRING B.V. (7)
7,700,563 Synthetic heparin-binding factor analogs 6 2003
* 2004/0087,505 Synthetic heparin-binding factor analogs 9 2003
7,981,862 Composition comprising BMP-2 amplifier/co-activator for enhancement of osteogenesis 2 2007
* 2008/0063,622 Composition and Method for Delivery of BMP-2 Amplifier/Co-Activator for Enhancement of Osteogenesis 6 2007
* 2008/0166,392 Positive Modulator of Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 7 2008
8,163,717 Dual chain synthetic heparin-binding growth factor analogs 0 2009
8,796,212 Composition and method for delivery of BMP-2 amplifier/co-activator for enhancement of osteogenesis 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (15)
6,702,848 Foam-type vascular prosthesis with well-defined anclio-permissive open porosity 8 1999
6,540,780 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 32 1999
6,673,108 Transmural concentric multilayer ingrowth matrix within well-defined porosity 14 2002
7,033,388 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 7 2002
* 2002/0169,499 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 11 2002
7,632,306 Foam-type vascular prosthesis with well-defined angio-permissive open porosity 2 2003
* 2004/0006,383 Foam-type vascular prosthesis with well-defined angio-permissive open porosity 5 2003
7,419,696 Medical devices for delivering a therapeutic agent and method of preparation 9 2005
* 2006/0085,064 Medical devices for delivering a therapeutic agent and method of preparation 4 2005
7,727,274 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 2 2006
* 2006/0149,358 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 36 2006
7,811,317 Medical devices for delivering a therapeutic agent and method of preparation 0 2007
* 2008/0275,544 Medical devices for delivering a therapeutic agent and method of preparation 1 2007
8,187,319 Porous synthetic vascular grafts with oriented ingrowth channels 3 2010
* 2011/0213,454 Porous Synthetic Vascular Grafts with Oriented Ingrowth Channels 0 2010
 
BIOSURACE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,820,172 Laminin-derived multi-domain peptides 2 2007
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (6)
9,006,487 Amine-containing lipids and uses thereof 3 2006
* 2011/0009,641 Amine-containing lipids and uses thereof 12 2006
8,969,353 Aminoalcohol lipidoids and uses thereof 6 2009
9,193,827 Poly(beta-amino alcohols), their preparation, and uses thereof 0 2011
9,238,716 Conjugated lipomers and uses thereof 0 2012
9,315,472 1,3,5-triazinane-2,4,6-trione derivatives and uses thereof 0 2014
 
MICRUS ENDOVASCULAR CORPORATION (5)
7,326,225 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 25 2003
7,255,707 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 14 2004
7,198,613 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 45 2004
8,298,256 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 1 2010
* 2010/0249,823 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYMENT OF A THERAPEUTIC DEVICE USING A CATHETER 3 2010
 
KELLEY DRYE & WARREN LLP (1)
* 2002/0193,872 Prosthetic graft assembly and method of use 99 2002
 
PERIDYNE MEDICAL, LLC (2)
9,211,361 Thin collagen tissue for medical device applications 0 2010
* 2011/0224,779 THIN COLLAGEN TISSUE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE APPLICATIONS 4 2010
 
Vascutek Limited (1)
6,976,952 Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene vascular graft with coating 9 2000
 
Micrus Corporation (22)
* 6,165,194 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 61 1998
6,296,622 Endoluminal device delivery system using axially recovering shape memory material 190 1998
6,241,691 Coated superelastic stent 158 1999
6,168,570 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 136 1999
6,656,218 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 60 2000
6,416,541 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 28 2000
6,475,169 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 35 2001
6,616,617 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 71 2001
6,500,149 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 60 2001
6,497,671 Coated superelastic stent 61 2001
6,835,185 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 53 2002
* 2002/0173,839 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device with connected segments 26 2002
6,966,892 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 48 2002
6,855,155 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 32 2002
6,913,618 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 43 2003
7,575,582 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 30 2006
7,578,826 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 37 2007
7,776,054 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 11 2009
7,780,680 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 11 2009
8,100,918 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 21 2010
7,972,342 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 17 2010
* 2010/0305,606 APPARATUS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MICRO-COIL USING A CATHETER 3 2010
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
* 5,972,366 Drug releasing surgical implant or dressing material 111 1996
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (39)
7,611,532 Coated implantable medical device 14 2002
7,550,005 Coated implantable medical device 18 2002
* 2003/0028,244 Coated implantable medical device 233 2002
* 2004/0047,909 Coated implantable medical device 16 2003
7,056,337 Natural tissue stent 6 2003
* 2005/0085,898 Natural tissue stent 1 2003
* 2004/0243,225 Coated implantable medical device 17 2004
8,556,962 Coated implantable medical device 0 2005
* 2005/0222,677 Coated implantable medical device 20 2005
8,172,793 Coated medical device 3 2005
* 2005/0278,021 Coated medical device 110 2005
* 2006/0020,331 Coated medical device 63 2005
* 2006/0195,176 Coated implantable medical device 13 2006
8,758,428 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
8,257,433 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
7,901,453 Coated implantable medical device 7 2007
7,896,914 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
7,811,622 Coated implantable medical device 21 2007
7,799,070 Coated implantable medical device 5 2007
* 2008/0215,138 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 5 2007
* 2008/0145,394 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 2 2007
* 2008/0145,398 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 7 2007
* 2008/0147,166 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 2 2007
* 2008/0145,399 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 2 2007
8,177,834 Woven fabric with shape memory element strands 7 2008
* 2008/0228,028 WOVEN FABRIC WITH SHAPE MEMORY ELEMENT STRANDS 23 2008
8,834,552 Stent graft having floating yarns 0 2008
8,187,316 Implantable graft device having treated yarn and method for making same 0 2008
* 2009/0171,443 STENT GRAFT HAVING FLOATING YARNS 2 2008
* 2009/0171,435 IMPLANTABLE GRAFT DEVICE HAVING TREATED YARN AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME 7 2008
8,673,387 Coated medical device 5 2009
* 2009/0136,560 COATED MEDICAL DEVICE 44 2009
8,945,206 Methods for making implantable medical devices 0 2009
* 2009/0285,975 METHODS FOR MAKING IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES 4 2009
* 2010/0049,309 COATED MEDICAL DEVICE 5 2009
8,469,943 Coated implantable medical device 0 2010
8,974,522 Coated medical device 0 2011
8,940,041 Woven fabric with shape memory element strands 1 2012
8,881,365 Implantable graft device having treated yarn and method for making same 0 2012
 
ICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2003/0040,790 Stent coating 223 2002
 
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (1)
6,774,278 Coated implantable medical device 269 1998
 
ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS OPERATIONS LLC (1)
* 6,162,537 Implantable fibers and medical articles 82 1997
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (5)
5,763,416 Gene transfer into bone cells and tissues 112 1994
5,942,496 Methods and compositions for multiple gene transfer into bone cells 100 1994
6,074,840 Recombinant production of latent TGF-beta binding protein-3 (LTBP-3) 4 1995
5,962,427 In vivo gene transfer methods for wound healing 62 1996
6,774,105 Methods of using latent TGF-.beta. binding proteins 0 2000
 
KING'S COLLEGE (2)
6,551,618 Compositions and methods for delivery of agents for neuronal regeneration and survival 15 1998
* 2004/0138,155 Devices containing DNA encoding neurotrophic agents and related compositions and methods 40 2003
 
FLOW FOCUSING, INC. (6)
* 2004/0142,013 Implantable orthopedic surgical devices with controlled release antimicrobial component 13 2003
* 2005/0129,732 Biodegradable, antibiotic, controlled release tape 14 2004
* 2006/0263,401 Formulation and Method for Preventing Infection 1 2006
* 2007/0254,009 ANTIBIOTIC/BONE MORPHOGENIC PROTEIN FORMULATION AND METHOD OF TREATMENT 5 2007
* 2007/0254,008 ANTIBIOTIC FORMULATION AND METHOD OF TREATMENT 2 2007
* 2010/0285,137 ANTIBIOTIC/BONE MORPHOGENIC PROTEIN FORMULATION AND METHOD OF TREATMENT 2 2010
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (1)
7,803,149 Coated medical device 17 2003
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (2)
* 5,584,875 Method for making vascular grafts 67 1994
* 2004/0186,587 Devices and methods for treating tissue 11 2004
 
BioSurface Engineering Technologies, Incle (1)
8,227,411 FGF growth factor analogs 0 2006
 
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (5)
* 5,853,745 Medical implant having a durable, resilient and effective antimicrobial coating 90 1997
6,589,591 Method for treating medical devices using glycerol and an antimicrobial agent 19 2001
8,062,691 Method for treating medical devices using glycerol and an antimicrobial agent 0 2002
7,238,363 Modification of medical prostheses 38 2005
* 2005/0271,694 Novel modification of medical prostheses 12 2005
 
FETTECH, LLC (1)
9,238,090 Tissue-based compositions 0 2014
 
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8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 263 2002
* 2003/0065,346 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 34 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 40 2003
* 2004/0102,758 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 15 2003
* 2006/0235,503 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 2 2006
 
CESCO BIOENGINEERING CO., LTD. (1)
* 2006/0292,690 Method of making cell growth surface 27 2006
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (10)
* 5,851,230 Vascular graft with a heparin-containing collagen sealant 36 1996
6,177,609 Self-aggregating protein compositions and use as sealants 3 1997
* 6,162,247 Vascular graft impregnated with a heparin-containing collagen sealant 23 1998
6,299,639 Self-aggregating protein compositions and use as sealants 5 1999
RE40404 Thinly woven flexible graft 17 1999
7,241,309 Self-aggregating protein compositions and use as sealants 0 2001
7,585,319 Self-aggregating protein compositions and use as sealants 0 2004
* 2005/0085,901 Self-aggregating protein compostions and use as sealants 2 2004
8,388,679 Single continuous piece prosthetic tubular aortic conduit and method for manufacturing the same 0 2010
8,696,741 Woven prosthesis and method for manufacturing the same 0 2010
 
ICON Medical Corp. (13)
7,211,108 Vascular grafts with amphiphilic block copolymer coatings 12 2004
8,740,973 Polymer biodegradable medical device 0 2006
* 2006/0193,892 Polymer biodegradable medical device 48 2006
7,488,444 Metal alloys for medical devices 11 2006
* 2006/0264,914 Metal alloys for medical devices 11 2006
8,323,333 Fragile structure protective coating 0 2006
* 2006/0224,237 Fragile structure protective coating 81 2006
8,100,963 Biodegradable device 4 2006
* 2007/0123,973 Biodegradable device 57 2006
* 2010/0131,044 STENT 2 2007
8,808,618 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 1 2009
9,107,899 Metal alloys for medical devices 0 2012
9,034,245 Method for forming a tubular medical device 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (8)
* 6,129,757 Implantable members for receiving therapeutically useful compositions 30 1998
6,210,436 Implantable members for receiving therapeutically useful compositions 27 1999
6,447,542 Implantable members for receiving therapeutically useful compositions 208 2000
8,067,022 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 0 2001
* 6,656,162 Implantable drug delivery stents 229 2002
8,158,670 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 0 2007
8,097,642 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 0 2007
* 2007/0148,207 THERAPEUTIC INHIBITOR OF VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS 0 2007
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (7)
* 5,665,114 Tubular expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implantable prostheses 133 1994
* 5,693,085 Stent with collagen 560 1995
* 5,716,660 Tubular polytetrafluoroethylene implantable prostheses 29 1995
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 185 1997
6,521,284 Process for impregnating a porous material with a cross-linkable composition 83 1999
* 6,827,737 EPTFE covering for endovascular prostheses and method of manufacture 75 2001
8,118,864 Drug delivery endovascular graft 1 2004
 
Ebara Technologies, Inc. (2)
7,971,333 Manufacturing process for polymetric stents 58 2006
* 2007/0283,552 Manufacturing process for polymeric stents 43 2006
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
* 2006/0085,063 Nano- and micro-scale engineering of polymeric scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering 32 2005
 
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* 2005/0165,476 Vascular grafts with amphiphilic block copolymer coatings 19 2004
8,603,158 Irradiated stent coating 0 2004
8,016,881 Sutures and surgical staples for anastamoses, wound closures, and surgical closures 65 2004
* 2005/0038,472 Sutures and surgical staples for anastamoses, wound closures, and surgical closures 84 2004
8,070,796 Thrombosis inhibiting graft 2 2005
7,967,855 Coated medical device 5 2005
* 2007/0032,864 Thrombosis inhibiting graft 55 2005
* 2006/0136,051 Coated medical device 71 2005
* 2006/0201,601 Flexible markers 4 2006
8,114,152 Stent coating 13 2008
* 2009/0062,904 STENT COATING 12 2008
 
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8,138,157 Antibiotic formulation and method of treatment 0 2010
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