US Patent No: 5,222,971

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Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture

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A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable between a reduced size for placement in the vessel and removal therefrom and an expanded size for structurally supporting the vessel and perfusable end portions connected to and forming ends of the vessel supporting portion and adapted to allow fluid flow therethrough. The actuator portion includes a proximal end extending out of the body and a distal end connected to the stent portion and operable by manipulation at the proximal end thereof to configure the support portion into a reduced size and an expanded size.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4566

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Schmaltz, Dale F Fort Collins, CO 43 3381
Willard, Lloyd Miltona, MN 4 545

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* 4,795,458 Stent for use following balloon angioplasty 485 1987
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
* 4,326,532 Antithrombogenic articles 138 1980
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
* 5,002,560 Expandable cage catheter with a rotatable guide 306 1989
* 5,034,001 Method of repairing a damaged blood vessel with an expandable cage catheter 314 1989
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AB Tesi (1)
* 4,434,797 Catheter 93 1982
 
MedInnovations, Inc. (1)
* 4,768,507 Intravascular stent and percutaneous insertion catheter system for the dilation of an arterial stenosis and the prevention of arterial restenosis 659 1987
 
COOK INCORPORATED (2)
* 4,580,568 Percutaneous endovascular stent and method for insertion thereof 1299 1984
* 4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1301 1987
 
Washington Research Foundation (1)
* 4,656,083 Plasma gas discharge treatment for improving the biocompatibility of biomaterials 186 1985
 
DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
* 4,503,569 Transluminally placed expandable graft prosthesis 912 1983
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (6)
* 4,572,186 Vessel dilation 301 1983
* 4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1149 1986
* 4,885,003 Double mesh balloon catheter device 140 1988
* 4,921,484 Mesh balloon catheter device 593 1988
* 4,913,141 Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel 437 1988
* 4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 909 1989
 
Angiobrade Partners (1)
* 4,650,466 Angioplasty device 731 1985
 
DEVICE DEVELOPMENTS, INC. (1)
* 4,820,298 Internal vascular prosthesis 414 1987
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
* 4,895,566 Coating medical devices with cationic antibiotics 72 1988
* 5,059,169 High-friction prostatic stent 108 1990
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (1)
* 4,773,432 Bail-out catheter 36 1987
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
* 5,026,377 Stent placement instrument and method 753 1990
 
PORGES (1)
* 4,347,846 Surgical extractor 130 1980
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 4,776,337 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1223 1986
 
ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
* 4,986,831 Medical implant 148 1988
 
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 2347 1985
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (2)
* 4,553,545 Device for application in blood vessels or other difficultly accessible locations and its use 621 1983
* 4,655,771 Prosthesis comprising an expansible or contractile tubular body 1432 1983
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
* 4,871,357 Ionic heparin coating 53 1987
 
Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc. (1)
* 4,819,751 Valvuloplasty catheter and method 226 1987
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (1)
* 4,950,227 Stent delivery system 662 1988
 
KEWI AC (1)
* 2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 2003
 
Servetus Partnership (1)
* 4,878,906 Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel 791 1988
 
ALEXANDER BALKO (1)
* 4,512,338 Process for restoring patency to body vessels 833 1983
 
LACROSSE PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 4,848,342 Dilation catheter 40 1986
 
ANGIOGUARD, INC. (1)
* 4,723,549 Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels 800 1986
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
* 4,629,458 Reinforcing structure for cardiovascular graft 137 1985
 
DESERET MEDICAL, INC., A CORP. OF DE. (1)
* 4,713,402 Process for preparing antithrombogenic/antibiotic polymeric plastic materials 47 1985
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* 5,554,183 Vascular prosthesis for the substitution or internal lining of blood vessels of medium or large diameter and device for its application 43 1995
* 5,741,293 Locking stent 69 1995
* 5,725,547 Corrugated stent 60 1996
* 5,707,387 Flexible stent 62 1996
* 5,833,699 Extending ribbon stent 16 1996
* 5,720,764 Vena cava thrombus filter 356 1996
6,238,368 Therapeutic device for the selective cytoreduction treatment of an obstruction 23 1997
6,203,569 Flexible stent 198 1997
* 5,824,059 Flexible stent 114 1997
* 6,053,940 Vascular stent 145 1997
6,290,666 Prosthesis intended for the treatment of a natural lumen or tract, in particular an endo-urethral prosthesis 19 1998
6,340,366 Stent with nested or overlapping rings 109 1998
* 6,162,237 Temporary intravascular stent for use in retrohepatic IVC or hepatic vein injury 37 1999
6,949,083 Therapeutic device for the selective cytoreduction treatment of an obstruction in a natural lumen or passage of the human or animal body 0 2001
8,211,085 Therapeutic device for the selective cytoreduction treatment of an obstruction in a natural lumen or passage of the human or animal body 1 2004
* 7,731,676 Ureteral stent 2 2006
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (15)
6,709,454 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 50 2000
6,514,273 Device for removal of thrombus through physiological adhesion 178 2000
6,458,139 Filter/emboli extractor for use in variable sized blood vessels 163 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
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
 
ARTEMIS MEDICAL, INC. (1)
7,232,432 Particle-removing medical device and method 17 2005
 
TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP (3)
* 5,431,676 Trocar system having expandable port 390 1993
7,294,136 Trocar system having expandable port 5 2002
7,981,132 Self-conforming surgical seal 7 2007
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (72)
* 5,456,667 Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment 456 1993
* 5,607,444 Ostial stent for bifurcations 299 1996
* 6,077,295 Self-expanding stent delivery system 161 1996
6,174,329 Protective coating for a stent with intermediate radiopaque coating 214 1996
* 5,868,777 Method for repairing a bifurcated vessel 143 1997
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 119 1997
6,776,792 Coated endovascular stent 38 1997
* 5,891,154 Passive perfusion stent delivery system 61 1997
* 5,725,572 Radiopaque stent 333 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
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 41 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 57 1998
* 6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 20 1998
6,464,723 Radiopaque stents 9 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 147 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 55 1999
6,585,757 Endovascular stent with radiopaque spine 21 1999
6,605,114 Heparin delivery method 36 1999
6,602,287 Stent with anti-thrombogenic coating 36 1999
6,443,979 Expandable stent delivery sheath and method of use 141 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 123 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 79 1999
6,280,465 Apparatus and method for delivering a self-expanding stent on a guide wire 46 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 71 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 58 2000
6,302,893 Self-expanding stent delivery system 124 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 91 2000
6,494,875 Bifurcated catheter assembly 37 2000
6,582,394 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcated vessels 166 2000
6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 91 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 58 2001
7,201,940 Method and apparatus for thermal spray processing of medical devices 15 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 60 2001
6,576,006 Self-expanding stent delivery system 54 2001
6,780,174 Bifurcated catheter assembly 34 2002
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 64 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 31 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 95 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 14 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
6,893,458 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 71 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 71 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 45 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 22 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
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 10 2004
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
8,293,367 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
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
* 5,891,507 Process for coating a surface of a metallic stent 106 1997
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
* 6,582,472 Kinetic stent 33 1997
 
CHUTER, M.D., TIMOTHY A.M. (1)
* 5,993,482 Flat wire stent 25 1997
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,179,273 Filter/emboli extractor for use in variable sized blood vessels 33 2002
7,004,954 Device for removal of thrombus through physiological adhesion 105 2002
 
BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH (2)
8,439,868 Medical device for dispersing medicaments 1 2010
8,389,043 Preparation for restenosis prevention 1 2010
 
COVIDIEN LP (30)
* 6,080,174 Trocar system having expandable port 93 1995
6,325,812 Trocar system having expandable port 98 2000
6,494,893 Trocar system having expandable port 179 2001
7,449,011 Apparatus and method for providing percutaneous access and medicament to a target surgical site 21 2002
7,896,897 Sheath introduction apparatus and method 8 2003
7,479,150 Trocar insertion apparatus 0 2004
8,961,585 Controlled fracture connections for stents 0 2006
7,914,512 Methods, systems, and kits for implanting articles 1 2008
8,926,680 Aneurysm neck bridging processes with revascularization systems methods and products thereby 0 2008
8,795,326 Expanding seal anchor for single incision surgery 0 2008
8,591,466 Apparatus and method for providing percutaneous access and medicament to a target surgical site 0 2008
8,940,003 Methods and apparatus for flow restoration 0 2009
8,545,514 Monorail neuro-microcatheter for delivery of medical devices to treat stroke, processes and products thereby 0 2009
8,088,140 Blood flow restorative and embolus removal methods 55 2009
8,298,244 Intracorporeal grasping device 8 2010
9,039,749 Methods and apparatuses for flow restoration and implanting members in the human body 0 2010
8,066,757 Blood flow restoration and thrombus management methods 21 2010
8,197,493 Method for providing progressive therapy for thrombus management 11 2010
8,070,791 Multiple layer embolus removal 17 2010
8,926,681 Vascular remodeling device 0 2011
8,753,368 Sheath introduction apparatus and method 0 2011
8,747,597 Methods for making braid-ball occlusion devices 0 2011
8,574,262 Revascularization devices 1 2011
8,585,713 Expandable tip assembly for thrombus management 1 2011
8,945,172 Devices for restoring blood flow and clot removal during acute ischemic stroke 0 2011
8,636,760 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 0 2012
9,060,886 Vascular remodeling device 0 2012
8,696,701 Braid-ball embolic devices 0 2012
8,679,142 Methods and apparatus for flow restoration 0 2012
8,945,143 Expandable tip assembly for thrombus management 0 2013
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
6,569,195 Stent coating 49 2001
6,576,008 Methods and device for inserting and withdrawing a two piece stent across a constricting anatomic structure 7 2001
6,726,829 Method of manufacturing a stent 7 2001
8,337,543 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 0 2004
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
* 5,484,449 Temporary support for a body lumen and method 107 1993
* 5,782,903 Intravascular stent and method 44 1994
* 5,951,586 Intraluminal stent 73 1997
 
ULRICH SPECK (2)
7,750,041 Preparation for the prophylaxis of restenosis 8 2001
8,257,305 Medical device for dispensing medicaments 3 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (4)
* 6,450,989 Dilating and support apparatus with disease inhibitors and methods for use 187 1999
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 107 2000
7,011,654 Dilating and support apparatus with disease inhibitors and methods for use 69 2001
7,524,319 Particle-removing medical device and method 9 2004
 
SRS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
7,951,064 Endourethral device and method 0 2006
 
GREATBATCH LTD. (4)
8,057,543 Stent coating for eluting medication 1 2006
8,048,151 Stent coating for eluting medication 0 2009
8,066,764 Stent coating for eluting medication 0 2009
8,367,151 Stent coating for eluting medication 3 2010
 
HAMILTON CIVIC HOSPITALS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INC. (2)
6,562,781 Glycosaminoglycan-antithrombin III/heparin cofactor II conjugates 1 1995
6,491,965 Medical device comprising glycosaminoglycan-antithrombin III/heparin cofactor II conjugates 19 1996
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (18)
* 5,514,176 Pull apart coil stent 276 1995
7,611,532 Coated implantable medical device 9 2002
7,550,005 Coated implantable medical device 17 2002
8,556,962 Coated implantable medical device 0 2005
8,172,793 Coated medical device 3 2005
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 6 2007
7,896,914 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
7,811,622 Coated implantable medical device 13 2007
7,799,070 Coated implantable medical device 4 2007
8,673,387 Coated medical device 1 2009
8,945,206 Methods for making implantable medical devices 0 2009
8,029,555 Stent introducer system 0 2010
8,469,943 Coated implantable medical device 0 2010
8,974,522 Coated medical device 0 2011
* 9,039,750 Handle control system for a stent delivery system 0 2011
* 2012/0158,117 Handle Control System for a Stent Delivery System 1 2011
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (2)
8,034,072 Expandable percutaneous sheath 1 2005
7,914,555 Expandable percutaneous sheath 2 2006
 
SALVIAC LIMITED (1)
* 2011/0054,516 EMBOLIC PROTECTION METHOD 2 2010
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 58 2000
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (42)
* 5,810,874 Temporary filter catheter 388 1997
* 5,980,553 Axially flexible stent 71 1997
* 5,938,682 Axially flexible stent 162 1997
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 221 1998
* 6,162,243 Axially flexible stent 87 1999
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 175 1999
6,746,476 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 18 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 18 1999
7,060,088 Stent with improved flexible connecting links 16 2000
6,540,775 Ultraflexible open cell stent 86 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 32 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
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 82 2000
6,540,733 Proton generating catheters and methods for their use in enhancing fluid flow through a vascular site occupied by a calcified vascular occlusion 23 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 85 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 56 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 71 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 28 2001
6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 62 2001
6,669,722 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 78 2001
7,252,679 Stent with angulated struts 29 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 33 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 36 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 30 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 17 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 27 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 37 2002
7,029,493 Stent with enhanced crossability 57 2002
6,719,747 Proton generating catheters and methods for their use in enhancing fluid flow through a vascular site occupied by a calcified vascular occulation 21 2003
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 21 2003
7,338,519 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 1 2003
7,169,174 Hybrid stent 31 2004
7,357,813 Flexible stent 3 2004
7,842,077 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 2 2004
7,223,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 32 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 7 2005
7,229,473 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 28 2006
7,217,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 20 2006
8,454,677 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2008
 
WILLY RUSCH AG (1)
* 5,503,636 Self-expanding stent for hollow organs 29 1994
 
SHIFRIN, EDWARD G. (1)
* 2009/0132,021 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY, SPREADING AND DOUBLE-ENDED FIXATION OF VASCULAR GRAFTS 3 2006
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
7,931,669 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 12 2002
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 27 2003
7,828,817 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 2 2005
9,050,087 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 0 2008
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (1)
7,803,149 Coated medical device 7 2003
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (4)
8,317,748 Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel 0 2011
8,366,663 Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel 0 2011
8,702,652 Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel 0 2012
8,696,622 Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel 0 2012
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
8,052,640 Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel 15 2007
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (4)
* 5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 137 1996
* 5,935,161 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 150 1997
* 5,902,334 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 112 1997
* 6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 266 1998
 
NEXGEN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
8,480,697 Thrombus removal system and process 1 2011
8,449,566 Thrombus removal system and process 0 2011
 
HEART LEAFLET TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,163,008 Leaflet valve 0 2008
 
Cordia Corporation (1)
7,778,701 Proton generating catheters and methods for their use in enhancing fluid flow through a vascular site occupied by a calcified vascular occlusion 0 2005
 
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY (1)
7,045,585 Methods of coating a device using anti-thrombin heparin 9 2002
 
ANGIOSCORE, INC. (2)
* 7,931,663 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 0 2005
* 2011/0125,247 BALLOON CATHETER WITH NON-DEPLOYABLE STENT 1 2011
 
ONSET MEDICAL CORPORATION (8)
7,780,692 Expandable percutaneous sheath 17 2004
7,892,203 Expandable transluminal sheath 8 2005
8,282,664 Expandable percutaneous sheath 2 2006
7,713,193 Expandable percutaneous sheath 17 2006
8,092,481 Expandable percutaneous sheath 1 2006
8,348,892 Expandable transluminal sheath 1 2011
8,597,277 Expandable transluminal sheath 1 2011
8,764,704 Expandable transluminal sheath 0 2012
 
CVRX, INC. (26)
6,522,926 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 355 2000
7,158,832 Electrode designs and methods of use for cardiovascular reflex control devices 106 2001
6,985,774 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 191 2001
6,850,801 Mapping methods for cardiovascular reflex control devices 174 2001
8,086,314 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 11 2002
7,616,997 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control via coupled electrodes 30 2003
7,623,926 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 52 2004
7,840,271 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 47 2005
8,290,595 Method and apparatus for stimulation of baroreceptors in pulmonary artery 5 2006
8,060,206 Baroreflex modulation to gradually decrease blood pressure 13 2006
7,813,812 Baroreflex stimulator with integrated pressure sensor 22 2006
8,838,246 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex treatments 0 2006
7,801,614 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 16 2006
8,606,359 System and method for sustained baroreflex stimulation 1 2007
8,249,705 Devices, systems, and methods for improving left ventricular structure and function using baroreflex activation therapy 7 2008
8,478,414 Baroreflex activation for pain control, sedation and sleep 5 2008
8,594,794 Baroreflex activation therapy with incrementally changing intensity 0 2008
8,224,437 Baroreflex activation for sedation and sleep 3 2008
7,949,400 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control via coupled electrodes 12 2009
8,583,236 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 0 2010
8,718,789 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 1 2010
8,560,076 Devices and methods for electrode implantation 3 2010
9,044,609 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 0 2011
8,712,531 Automatic baroreflex modulation responsive to adverse event 1 2012
8,880,190 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 0 2012
8,755,907 Devices and methods for electrode implantation 1 2013
 
WYETH (10)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 130 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 61 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 76 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 159 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 31 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 15 2004
8,236,048 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 0 2004
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
8,109,879 Assessing autonomic activity using baroreflex analysis 3 2006
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (2)
6,454,795 High expansion ratio stent 32 1999
6,719,782 Flat wire stent 32 2002
 
INTERVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (2)
* 5,902,475 Method for manufacturing a stent 67 1997
6,475,233 Stent having tapered struts 32 1997
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (8)
* 5,380,299 Thrombolytic treated intravascular medical device 420 1993
7,611,533 Coated implantable medical device 13 2002
7,445,628 Method of treating a patient with a coated implantable medical device 22 2003
7,410,665 Coated implantable medical device 18 2004
7,731,685 Coated medical device 13 2005
7,867,275 Coated implantable medical device method 0 2006
7,862,605 Coated implantable medical device 4 2006
7,846,202 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
8,893,947 Clip applier and methods of use 0 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (61)
* 5,441,516 Temporary stent 219 1994
* 6,155,264 Percutaneous bypass by tunneling through vessel wall 48 1997
* 6,035,856 Percutaneous bypass with branching vessel 122 1997
* 6,026,814 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 96 1997
6,213,126 Percutaneous artery to artery bypass using heart tissue as a portion of a bypass conduit 41 1997
* 6,092,526 Percutaneous chamber-to-artery bypass 48 1997
* 5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 389 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 103 1998
6,325,813 Method and apparatus for stabilizing vascular wall 7 1998
* 6,120,847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 231 1999
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 367 1999
* 6,156,373 Medical device coating methods and devices 132 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 384 1999
6,258,121 Stent coating 442 1999
6,253,769 Method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 67 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 197 1999
6,390,098 Percutaneous bypass with branching vessel 36 1999
7,771,462 Catheter with side sheath and methods 10 2000
6,322,847 Medical device coating methods and devices 123 2000
6,575,168 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 31 2001
6,884,258 Bifurcation lesion stent delivery using multiple guidewires 79 2001
* 7,011,675 Endoscopic stent delivery system and method 47 2001
6,981,964 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 3 2001
8,067,022 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 0 2001
6,790,223 Delivering a uretheral stent 11 2001
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 81 2002
6,656,156 Dual surface protection coating for drug delivery balloon catheters and stents 36 2002
7,591,846 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 2 2002
6,709,706 Hydrophilic coating and substrates coated therewith having enhanced durablity and lubricity 12 2003
7,651,529 Stricture retractor 2 2003
7,004,175 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 10 2003
* 7,297,157 Medical device with radiopacity 1 2003
8,617,231 Dual guidewire exchange catheter system 0 2003
8,211,167 Method of using a catheter with attached flexible side sheath 1 2004
7,341,598 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 38 2004
7,112,226 Male urethral stent device 1 2004
7,655,030 Catheter balloon systems and methods 11 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 17 2004
* 7,519,418 Mechanical apparatus and method for dilating and delivering a therapeutic agent to a site of treatment 4 2004
7,678,142 Extendible stent apparatus 2 2004
7,344,557 Catheter balloon systems and methods 19 2004
8,298,280 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 4 2004
7,691,078 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 1 2005
8,506,614 Endoscopic stent delivery system and method 0 2005
7,625,410 Stent device and method 0 2006
7,527,651 Male urethral stent device 0 2006
8,158,670 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 0 2007
8,821,561 Marker arrangement for bifurcation catheter 0 2007
8,097,642 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 0 2007
7,682,649 Medical devices and methods of making the same 1 2007
8,702,779 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2008
8,377,108 Staggered two balloon bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
7,963,990 Stent drug delivery system 1 2008
8,747,456 Bifurcation stent delivery system and methods 0 2008
8,936,567 Balloon bifurcated lumen treatment 0 2009
8,827,954 Deflatable bifurcated device 0 2009
8,771,342 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 0 2009
8,771,334 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2009
8,109,988 Stents with attached looped ends 0 2009
7,967,854 Medical devices and methods of making the same 0 2010
7,918,815 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 0 2010
 
DENDRON GMBH (1)
8,632,584 Medical implant having a curlable matrix structure and method of use 0 2007
 
HOLOGIC, INC. (9)
8,840,625 Systems for performing gynecological procedures with closed visualization lumen 0 2007
8,840,626 Systems for performing gynecological procedures with simultaneous tissue cutting and removal 0 2007
8,647,349 Systems for performing gynecological procedures with mechanical distension 0 2007
7,763,033 System and methods for preventing intravasation during intrauterine procedures 13 2007
8,025,656 Methods, systems and devices for performing gynecological procedures 2 2007
8,574,253 Method, system and device for tissue removal 1 2008
8,528,563 Systems, methods and devices for performing gynecological procedures 3 2008
8,951,274 Methods of high rate, low profile tissue removal 0 2009
8,834,487 Systems and methods for preventing intravasation during intrauterine procedures 0 2010
 
ANSON MEDICAL LIMITED (3)
7,736,377 Devices and methods for the repair of arteries 5 1999
7,326,231 Device for the repair of arteries 39 2001
7,520,890 Reinforced graft and method of deployment 8 2005
 
DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 5,895,406 Axially flexible stent 138 1996
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