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, MN4872

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Schmaltz, Dale F St. Paul, MN 29 4276
Willard, Lloyd Miltona, MN 4 618

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9,101,507 Apparatus and method for proximal-to-distal endoluminal stent deployment 0 2012
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CHUTER, M.D., TIMOTHY A.M. (1)
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
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6,576,008 Methods and device for inserting and withdrawing a two piece stent across a constricting anatomic structure 9 2001
6,726,829 Method of manufacturing a stent 7 2001
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8,257,305 Medical device for dispensing medicaments 8 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (6)
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6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 130 2000
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7,524,319 Particle-removing medical device and method 16 2004
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GREATBATCH LTD. (7)
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Hamilton Civic Hospitals Research Development Inc. (4)
6,562,781 Glycosaminoglycan-antithrombin III/heparin cofactor II conjugates 3 1995
6,491,965 Medical device comprising glycosaminoglycan-antithrombin III/heparin cofactor II conjugates 19 1996
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WILLIAM COOK EUROPE APS (2)
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WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (3)
8,034,072 Expandable percutaneous sheath 3 2005
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Salviac Limited (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (48)
* 5,810,874 Temporary filter catheter 402 1997
* 5,980,553 Axially flexible stent 76 1997
* 5,938,682 Axially flexible stent 169 1997
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 251 1998
* 6,162,243 Axially flexible stent 95 1999
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 181 1999
6,746,476 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 18 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 20 1999
7,060,088 Stent with improved flexible connecting links 20 2000
6,540,775 Ultraflexible open cell stent 96 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 38 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 40 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 83 2000
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 91 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 29 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 50 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 44 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 93 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 57 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 72 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 29 2001
6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 76 2001
6,669,722 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 89 2001
7,252,679 Stent with angulated struts 69 2001
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7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 66 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 72 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 47 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 21 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 59 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 46 2002
7,029,493 Stent with enhanced crossability 65 2002
* 2003/0144,726 Stent with enhanced crossability 4 2002
* 2003/0100,941 Ultraflexible open cell stent 0 2003
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 27 2003
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 27 2003
7,338,519 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 1 2003
7,169,174 Hybrid stent 35 2004
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7,357,813 Flexible stent 11 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 41 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 10 2005
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7,229,473 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 39 2006
7,217,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 27 2006
8,454,677 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2008
 
JUST RIGHT SURGICAL, LLC (1)
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8,702,652 Method and apparatus for increasing blood flow through an obstructed blood vessel 3 2012
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6,709,454 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 64 2000
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6,458,139 Filter/emboli extractor for use in variable sized blood vessels 185 2000
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6,776,792 Coated endovascular stent 38 1997
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6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 130 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 47 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 59 1998
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6,464,723 Radiopaque stents 11 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 188 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 59 1999
6,585,757 Endovascular stent with radiopaque spine 29 1999
6,605,114 Heparin delivery method 37 1999
6,602,287 Stent with anti-thrombogenic coating 38 1999
6,443,979 Expandable stent delivery sheath and method of use 170 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 133 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 91 1999
6,280,465 Apparatus and method for delivering a self-expanding stent on a guide wire 64 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 77 2000
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6,302,893 Self-expanding stent delivery system 148 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 102 2000
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6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 93 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 62 2001
7,201,940 Method and apparatus for thermal spray processing of medical devices 17 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 84 2001
6,576,006 Self-expanding stent delivery system 78 2001
6,780,174 Bifurcated catheter assembly 36 2002
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 75 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 40 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 104 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 81 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 26 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
6,893,458 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 80 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 72 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 75 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 24 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 37 2003
7,553,377 Apparatus and method for electrostatic coating of an abluminal stent surface 21 2004
7,077,860 Method of reducing or eliminating thrombus formation 36 2004
7,297,159 Selective coating of medical devices 12 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 13 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 15 2006
7,514,122 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 20 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
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
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7,479,150 Trocar insertion apparatus 0 2004
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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 1 2009
8,088,140 Blood flow restorative and embolus removal methods 75 2009
9,179,918 Vascular remodeling device 0 2009
8,298,244 Intracorporeal grasping device 12 2010
9,039,749 Methods and apparatuses for flow restoration and implanting members in the human body 3 2010
9,095,342 Braid ball embolic device features 0 2010
8,066,757 Blood flow restoration and thrombus management methods 45 2010
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8,926,681 Vascular remodeling device 1 2011
8,753,368 Sheath introduction apparatus and method 0 2011
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9,198,666 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 0 2012
9,155,647 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 0 2012
9,204,983 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 0 2012
8,636,760 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 1 2012
9,060,886 Vascular remodeling device 0 2012
8,696,701 Braid-ball embolic devices 2 2012
9,314,248 Multi-pivot thrombectomy device 0 2012
8,679,142 Methods and apparatus for flow restoration 4 2012
9,295,571 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 0 2013
8,945,143 Expandable tip assembly for thrombus management 5 2013
9,393,022 Two-stage deployment aneurysm embolization devices 0 2013
9,387,098 Revascularization devices 0 2013
9,161,766 Methods and apparatus for flow restoration 2 2013
9,320,532 Expandable tip assembly for thrombus management 0 2015
 
Beoptima Inc. (1)
* 2011/0196,478 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR LUMEN TREATMENT 0 2011
 
PLS Technologies, LLC (1)
* 2009/0043,380 Coatings for promoting endothelization of medical devices 24 2008
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
* 5,782,903 Intravascular stent and method 56 1994
* 5,951,586 Intraluminal stent 87 1997
 
SRS MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC (2)
7,951,064 Endourethral device and method 0 2006
* 2006/0116,547 Endourethral device & method 1 2006
 
Quattro Vascular Pte Ltd. (3)
9,199,066 Device and method for compartmental vessel treatment 1 2011
9,179,936 Constraining structure with non-linear axial struts 0 2013
9,216,033 System and method for treating biological vessels 0 2013
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (34)
* 5,514,176 Pull apart coil stent 294 1995
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 235 2002
* 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 111 2005
* 2006/0020,331 Coated medical device 64 2005
* 2006/0195,176 Coated implantable medical device 15 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 22 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
* 2008/0145,396 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 17 2007
8,673,387 Coated medical device 5 2009
* 2009/0136,560 COATED MEDICAL DEVICE 45 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
8,029,555 Stent introducer system 0 2010
* 2010/0121,426 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
 
Onset Medical, Inc. (2)
9,241,735 Expandable percutaneous sheath 0 2003
* 2005/0124,937 Expandable percutaneous sheath 42 2003
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 79 2000
 
WILLY RUSCH AG (1)
* 5,503,636 Self-expanding stent for hollow organs 38 1994
 
INTEGRATED VASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
7,931,669 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 21 2002
7,867,249 Clip applier and methods of use 40 2003
7,828,817 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 2 2005
* 2005/0273,136 Apparatus and methods for delivering a closure device 91 2005
9,050,087 Integrated vascular device with puncture site closure component and sealant and methods of use 1 2008
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (1)
7,803,149 Coated medical device 17 2003
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (4)
* 5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 165 1996
* 5,935,161 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 164 1997
* 5,902,334 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 130 1997
* 6,077,297 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 330 1998
 
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
 
WYETH (11)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 140 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 62 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 79 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 274 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 42 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 20 2004
8,236,048 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 1 2004
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
* 2005/0004,663 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 108 2004
 
Onset Medical Corporation (15)
7,780,692 Expandable percutaneous sheath 22 2004
* 2005/0125,021 Expandable percutaneous sheath 26 2004
* 2006/0041,270 Medical access sheath 97 2005
7,892,203 Expandable transluminal sheath 12 2005
* 2006/0135,962 Expandable trans-septal sheath 127 2005
* 2006/0135,981 Expandable transluminal sheath 27 2005
* 2006/0253,102 Non-expandable transluminal access sheath 47 2005
* 2006/0259,061 Expandable sheath for percutaneous upper gastrointestinal tract access 2 2006
8,282,664 Expandable percutaneous sheath 2 2006
7,713,193 Expandable percutaneous sheath 23 2006
8,092,481 Expandable percutaneous sheath 2 2006
* 2007/0021,768 Expandable percutaneous sheath 8 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. (50)
6,522,926 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 494 2000
7,158,832 Electrode designs and methods of use for cardiovascular reflex control devices 149 2001
6,985,774 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 257 2001
6,850,801 Mapping methods for cardiovascular reflex control devices 237 2001
8,086,314 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 14 2002
7,616,997 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control via coupled electrodes 36 2003
* 2004/0019,364 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control via coupled electrodes 172 2003
7,623,926 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 62 2004
* 2004/0254,616 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 177 2004
* 2006/0004,417 Baroreflex activation for arrhythmia treatment 163 2005
7,840,271 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 62 2005
* 2006/0111,626 Electrode structures having anti-inflammatory properties and methods of use 32 2005
8,290,595 Method and apparatus for stimulation of baroreceptors in pulmonary artery 7 2006
8,060,206 Baroreflex modulation to gradually decrease blood pressure 19 2006
7,813,812 Baroreflex stimulator with integrated pressure sensor 30 2006
* 2007/0167,984 Method and apparatus for stimulation of baroreceptors 88 2006
* 2007/0021,799 Automatic baroreflex modulation based on cardiac activity 100 2006
* 2007/0021,797 Baroreflex stimulation synchronized to circadian rhythm 80 2006
* 2007/0021,796 Baroreflex modulation to gradually decrease blood pressure 86 2006
8,838,246 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex treatments 1 2006
* 2007/0106,340 ELECTRODE STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR USE IN CARDIOVASCULAR REFLEX CONTROL 25 2006
7,801,614 Stimulus regimens for cardiovascular reflex control 22 2006
* 2007/0156,198 COORDINATED THERAPY FOR DISORDERED BREATHING INCLUDING BAROREFLEX MODULATION 17 2006
8,606,359 System and method for sustained baroreflex stimulation 3 2007
* 2008/0177,366 CUFF ELECTRODE ARRANGEMENT FOR NERVE STIMULATION AND METHODS OF TREATING DISORDERS 23 2007
* 2008/0177,349 Apparatus and method for modulating the baroreflex system 10 2007
* 2008/0177,364 SELF-LOCKING ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY USABLE WITH AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 30 2007
* 2008/0177,365 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONICALLY SWITCHING ELECTRODE CONFIGURATION 35 2007
* 2008/0177,339 ELECTRODE CONTACT CONFIGURATIONS FOR CUFF LEADS 20 2007
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* 2008/0172,104 Methods and Apparatus for Pulsed Electrical Field Neuromodulation Via an Intra-to-Extravascular Approach 64 2007
* 2008/0167,699 Method and Apparatus for Providing Complex Tissue Stimulation Parameters 27 2007
* 2008/0167,694 AUTOMATIC NEURAL STIMULATION BASED ON ACTIVITY 61 2007
8,249,705 Devices, systems, and methods for improving left ventricular structure and function using baroreflex activation therapy 9 2008
8,478,414 Baroreflex activation for pain control, sedation and sleep 5 2008
* 2008/0208,286 BAROREFLEX ACTIVATION FOR PAIN CONTROL, SEDATION AND SLEEP 5 2008
* 2009/0132,002 BAROREFLEX ACTIVATION THERAPY WITH CONDITIONAL SHUT OFF 32 2008
* 2009/0069,738 Electrode Structures Having Anti-Inflammatory Properties And Methods Of Use 14 2008
8,594,794 Baroreflex activation therapy with incrementally changing intensity 0 2008
8,224,437 Baroreflex activation for sedation and sleep 3 2008
* 2009/0198,294 BAROREFLEX ACTIVATION FOR ARRHYTHMIA TREATMENT 29 2009
7,949,400 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control via coupled electrodes 14 2009
8,583,236 Devices and methods for cardiovascular reflex control 1 2010
8,718,789 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 2 2010
8,560,076 Devices and methods for electrode implantation 4 2010
* 2011/0137,374 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ELECTRODE IMPLANTATION 3 2010
9,044,609 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 1 2011
8,712,531 Automatic baroreflex modulation responsive to adverse event 2 2012
8,880,190 Electrode structures and methods for their use in cardiovascular reflex control 1 2012
8,755,907 Devices and methods for electrode implantation 1 2013
 
ANGIOSCORE, INC. (8)
* 7,931,663 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 9 2005
* 2006/0085,025 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 8 2005
9,375,328 Balloon catheter with non-deployable stent 0 2010
* 2010/0121,372 BALLOON CATHETER WITH NON-DEPLOYABLE STENT 5 2010
* 2011/0125,247 BALLOON CATHETER WITH NON-DEPLOYABLE STENT 5 2011
9,173,977 Coating formulations for scoring or cutting balloon catheters 0 2012
9,364,254 Method and system for treating valve stenosis 0 2013
9,351,756 Method and system for treating valve stenosis 0 2013
 
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY (2)
7,045,585 Methods of coating a device using anti-thrombin heparin 14 2002
* 2003/0124,705 Glycosaminoglycan-antithrombin III/heparin cofactor II conjugates 3 2002
 
TIMOTHY A.M. CHUTER, M.D. (2)
6,454,795 High expansion ratio stent 38 1999
6,719,782 Flat wire stent 34 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (73)
* 5,441,516 Temporary stent 223 1994
* 6,155,264 Percutaneous bypass by tunneling through vessel wall 51 1997
* 6,035,856 Percutaneous bypass with branching vessel 131 1997
* 6,026,814 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 97 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 51 1997
* 5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 413 1997
6,443,158 Percutaneous coronary artery bypass through a venous vessel 119 1998
6,325,813 Method and apparatus for stabilizing vascular wall 12 1998
* 6,120,847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 247 1999
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 400 1999
* 6,156,373 Medical device coating methods and devices 144 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 404 1999
6,258,121 Stent coating 463 1999
6,253,769 Method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 69 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 202 1999
6,390,098 Percutaneous bypass with branching vessel 36 1999
7,771,462 Catheter with side sheath and methods 14 2000
6,322,847 Medical device coating methods and devices 132 2000
6,575,168 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 31 2001
6,884,258 Bifurcation lesion stent delivery using multiple guidewires 85 2001
* 7,011,675 Endoscopic stent delivery system and method 67 2001
6,981,964 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 4 2001
* 2002/0177,902 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 13 2001
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 89 2002
6,656,156 Dual surface protection coating for drug delivery balloon catheters and stents 46 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
* 2004/0225,372 Stricture retractor 1 2003
7,004,175 System and method for percutaneous coronary artery bypass 10 2003
* 7,297,157 Medical device with radiopacity 1 2003
* 2004/0068,315 Medical devices and methods of making the same 5 2003
8,617,231 Dual guidewire exchange catheter system 0 2003
* 2004/0153,136 Dual guidewire exchange catheter system 3 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 49 2004
7,112,226 Male urethral stent device 2 2004
7,655,030 Catheter balloon systems and methods 11 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 23 2004
* 2005/0049,682 Stents with attached looped ends 34 2004
* 7,519,418 Mechanical apparatus and method for dilating and delivering a therapeutic agent to a site of treatment 12 2004
* 2004/0267,356 Mechanical apparatus and method for dilating and delivering a therapeutic agent to a site of treatment 2 2004
7,678,142 Extendible stent apparatus 4 2004
7,344,557 Catheter balloon systems and methods 21 2004
8,298,280 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 6 2004
* 2005/0187,611 Drug coating with topcoat 46 2005
7,691,078 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 2 2005
* 2006/0088,654 Drug release coated stent 26 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
* 2007/0190,231 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 2 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
* 2008/0288,059 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 1 2009
8,771,334 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2009
8,109,988 Stents with attached looped ends 1 2009
7,967,854 Medical devices and methods of making the same 1 2010
7,918,815 Draining bodily fluids with a stent 0 2010
* 2010/0152,862 Draining Bodily Fluids With A Stent 1 2010
9,114,039 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 0 2012
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