US Patent No: 5,242,399

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Method and system for stent delivery

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A stent delivery system having an expandable stent in a contracted condition positioned on an expandable member, such as an inflatable balloon, disposed on the distal portion of an elongated catheter body. A guidewire extends through an inner lumen within the elongated catheter body and out its distal end. A tubular protective sheath is secured by its distal end to the portion of the guidewire which extends out of the distal end of the catheter body and fits over the rolled up stent mounted on the expandable member on the distal end of the catheter body. The catheter assembly is advanced to a desired location within a patient's body lumen, such as the patient's arterial system, with the sheath in place over the stent. Once in proper position, the guidewire is advanced distally in order to remove the attached sheath and completely expose the stent. The expandable member on the catheter is expanded to expand the stent. The stent is preferably self-locking in the expanded condition so that the expanded expandable member can be contracted and the catheter can be removed therefrom.

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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.SANTA CLARA, CA1399

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Hartigan, William M Fremont, CA 40 7354
Lau, Lilip Cupertino, CA 136 10656

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
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* 5,037,427 Method of implanting a stent within a tubular organ of a living body and of removing same 422 1990
 
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LEMAITRE ACQUISITION LLC (1)
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COOK INCORPORATED (5)
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DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (11)
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NIPPON ZEON CO., LTD. (1)
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Angiobrade Partners (1)
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C. R. Bard, Inc. (2)
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EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
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ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
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INTERVENTIONAL THERMODYNAMICS, INC. (1)
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MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (2)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
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DERBYSHIRE, GARRET (1)
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MEDINVENT S.A., A COMPANY OF SWITZERLAND (1)
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Servetus Partnership (1)
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ALEXANDER BALKO (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 4,922,905 Dilatation catheter 650 1988
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (2)
* 5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 816 1988
* 5,092,877 Radially expandable endoprosthesis 415 1990
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7,226,473 Treatment of stenotic regions 6 2003
* 2004/0236,412 Treatment of stenotic regions 29 2003
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* 2005/0021,125 Stent delivery catheter and method of use 21 2004
7,468,052 Treatment of stenotic regions 0 2007
* 2007/0233,173 TREATMENT OF STENOTIC REGIONS 0 2007
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8,622,739 Method for enlarging a jaw bone using a hollow dental implant having a side perforation 1 2010
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9,415,195 Method and system for treating aneurysms 0 2012
9,101,507 Apparatus and method for proximal-to-distal endoluminal stent deployment 0 2012
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 5,800,517 Stent delivery system with storage sleeve 107 1996
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MEDINOL LTD. (2)
* 8,486,130 Two balloon staged stent expansion 0 2006
* 2006/0173,526 Two balloon staged stent expansion 2 2006
 
COOK INCORPORATED (1)
* 2005/0222,671 Partially biodegradable stent 104 2004
 
CONOR MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
7,208,010 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 36 2001
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Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (9)
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7,914,639 Partial encapsulation of stents 4 2009
8,617,337 Partial encapsulation of stents 0 2011
8,617,441 Methods for making an encapsulated stent 0 2012
8,337,650 Methods for making a supported graft 3 2012
8,647,458 Methods for making a supported graft 0 2012
 
INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS LLC (25)
6,562,065 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 114 2000
6,855,125 Expandable medical device delivery system and method 63 2001
* 2001/0027,291 Expandable medical device delivery system and method 18 2001
6,527,799 Expandable medical device with ductile hinges 123 2001
6,764,507 Expandable medical device with improved spatial distribution 88 2001
6,964,680 Expandable medical device with tapered hinge 34 2002
7,819,912 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 1 2003
7,056,338 Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates 89 2003
7,179,288 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 19 2003
7,169,179 Drug delivery device and method for bi-directional drug delivery 15 2003
7,896,912 Expandable medical device with S-shaped bridging elements 2 2004
7,517,362 Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates 4 2004
8,187,321 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 0 2005
7,850,727 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 5 2005
7,850,728 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 3 2006
8,449,901 Implantable medical device with beneficial agent concentration gradient 0 2006
8,361,537 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent concentration gradient 8 2007
8,052,734 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 1 2008
8,052,735 Expandable medical device with ductile hinges 0 2008
8,206,435 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 2 2009
8,349,390 Method and apparatus for loading a beneficial agent into an expandable medical device 1 2010
8,197,881 Method and apparatus for loading a beneficial agent into an expandable medical device 0 2010
8,439,968 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 2 2011
8,623,068 Expandable medical device with ductile hinges 0 2011
9,254,202 Method and apparatus for loading a beneficial agent into an expandable medical device 0 2013
 
CONOR MEDSYSTEMS, LLC (1)
7,909,865 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 3 2009
 
NELLIX, INC. (4)
9,113,999 Methods for deploying a positioning anchor with a stent-graft 0 2007
8,945,199 Sealing apparatus and methods of use 0 2009
8,906,084 System and methods for endovascular aneurysm treatment 0 2010
8,926,682 Stent graft delivery system 0 2011
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (3)
* 5,628,788 Self-expanding endoluminal stent-graft 403 1995
* 5,700,269 Endoluminal prosthesis deployment device for use with prostheses of variable length and having retraction ability 148 1995
* 2003/0149,472 Modular endluminal stent-grafts and methods for their use 11 2003
 
REVA Medical, Inc. (21)
7,763,065 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 37 2004
8,292,944 Slide-and-lock stent 10 2004
7,914,574 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 17 2005
8,277,500 Slide-and-lock stent 23 2006
7,722,662 Expandable stent with sliding and locking radial elements 38 2006
7,704,275 Circumferentially nested expandable device 25 2007
8,034,365 N-substituted monomers and polymers 0 2007
7,988,721 Axially-radially nested expandable device 15 2007
9,149,378 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 2 2008
7,947,071 Expandable slide and lock stent 37 2009
8,172,894 Circumferentially nested expandable device 31 2010
8,512,394 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 15 2010
8,617,235 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 14 2011
8,523,936 Expandable slide and lock stent 17 2011
8,545,547 Expandable slide and lock stent 14 2011
8,460,363 Axially-radially nested expandable device 5 2011
8,540,762 Circumferentially nested expandable device 16 2012
9,173,751 Slide-and-lock stent 2 2012
9,314,354 Axially-radially nested expandable device 0 2013
9,066,827 Expandable slide and lock stent 3 2013
9,408,732 Reduced-profile slide and lock stent 0 2014
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (6)
* 5,453,090 Method of stent delivery through an elongate softenable sheath 218 1994
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 14 1998
6,293,959 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system having enhanced stent retention and method 31 1999
* 6,190,393 Direct stent delivery catheter system 63 1999
6,942,681 Method of balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 12 2002
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (1)
6,416,539 Controlled length intraluminal implant 48 1999
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (6)
5,674,287 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric product for use therein 93 1994
* 5,947,977 Apparatus and polymeric endoluminal sealing 151 1995
* 5,800,538 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process 40 1995
5,749,915 Polymeric endoluminal paving process 91 1995
5,749,922 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric products for use therein 57 1995
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J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (9)
* 5,776,141 Method and apparatus for intraluminal prosthesis delivery 204 1996
7,147,655 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 75 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 28 2005
7,320,702 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (III) 81 2005
9,198,784 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses 0 2006
8,147,536 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2009
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9,119,739 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2013
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (1)
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BARD CONNAUGHT (1)
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CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (2)
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
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6,689,152 Introducer/dilator with balloon protection and methods of use 40 2003
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6,231,598 Radially expandable stent 339 1998
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
* 2011/0230,946 EASY MARKER PLACEMENT BALLOON MOLD 0 2010
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (5)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 8 1995
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Karmon, Ben-Zion (3)
8,864,841 Method for the displacement of the schneiderian membrane 0 2006
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CORVITA CORPORATION (4)
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Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (18)
7,985,441 Purification of polymers for coating applications 8 2006
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
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
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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
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (63)
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6,019,777 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 87 1997
* 5,891,154 Passive perfusion stent delivery system 69 1997
6,210,312 Catheter and guide wire assembly for delivery of a radiation source 40 1997
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6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 130 1998
6,224,536 Method for delivering radiation therapy to an intravascular site in a body 29 1999
6,629,991 Expandable stents and method for making same 8 1999
6,626,933 Expandable stents and method for making same stent delivery system 32 1999
6,620,193 Method of deploying a stent in a body lumen 67 1999
* 7,850,643 Drug diffusion barriers for a catheter assembly 3 1999
6,264,671 Stent delivery catheter and method of use 81 1999
6,585,747 Interdigitating polymeric endcap for enhanced stent retention 13 2000
6,245,076 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 117 2000
6,478,807 Pre-formed expandable member having grooves 44 2000
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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
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6,682,553 System and method for stent retention 29 2000
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6,620,191 System for releasably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 19 2001
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6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 173 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 81 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 74 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 40 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 81 2002
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 15 2003
* 7,354,480 Stent mandrel fixture and system for reducing coating defects 18 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
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 79 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 74 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
7,553,377 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
7,648,727 Methods for manufacturing a coated stent-balloon assembly 7 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 13 2004
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
7,622,070 Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 55 2005
7,823,533 Stent fixture and method for reducing coating defects 4 2005
7,735,449 Stent fixture having rounded support structures and method for use thereof 13 2005
7,985,440 Method of using a mandrel to coat a stent 6 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
8,069,814 Stent support devices 6 2006
8,003,156 Rotatable support elements for stents 15 2006
7,648,725 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 8 2006
7,572,336 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 4 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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8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
 
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8,398,701 Flexible vascular occluding device 48 2005
8,147,534 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 56 2005
8,617,234 Flexible vascular occluding device 38 2006
8,267,985 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 47 2006
8,257,421 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 45 2009
8,236,042 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 45 2009
8,628,564 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 38 2009
8,623,067 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 38 2009
8,273,101 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 48 2009
8,382,825 Flexible vascular occluding device 10 2011
8,394,119 Stents having radiopaque mesh 52 2012
9,095,343 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 0 2012
9,381,104 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 0 2012
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
9,050,205 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
9,393,021 Flexible vascular occluding device 0 2013
9,320,590 Stents having radiopaque mesh 0 2013
9,301,831 Methods for attaining a predetermined porosity of a vascular device 0 2013
9,157,174 Vascular device for aneurysm treatment and providing blood flow into a perforator vessel 0 2013
9,114,001 Systems for attaining a predetermined porosity of a vascular device 0 2013
9,125,659 Flexible vascular occluding device 0 2013
9,295,568 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 0 2013
 
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* 2011/0125,105 CONDUIT PROTECTOR 0 2008
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (2)
* 6,248,122 Catheter with controlled release endoluminal prosthesis 87 1999
6,488,700 Endoluminal prosthesis placing method 122 2001
 
E2INTERACTIVE, INC. D/B/A E2INTERACTIVE, INC. (2)
6,881,216 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 56 2002
* 2002/0156,519 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 1 2002
 
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* 5,693,066 Stent mounting and transfer device and method 78 1995
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* 5,630,830 Device and method for mounting stents on delivery systems 103 1996
6,533,807 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 59 1998
6,613,079 Radially-expandable stent with controllable force profile 64 1999
* 2003/0144,731 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 16 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 6,091,980 Stent slip sensing system and method 31 1999
 
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* 5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 564 1995
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BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (15)
8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 9 2003
* 2005/0209,671 Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension 26 2004
* 2005/0209,670 Stent delivery system with diameter adaptive restraint 37 2004
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 32 2004
7,651,521 Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension 20 2004
* 2007/0055,339 Staged stent delivery systems 22 2005
* 2006/0136,037 Small vessel stent designs 25 2005
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 76 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 25 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
7,699,884 Method of stenting with minimal diameter guided delivery systems 0 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 (14)
* 5,868,782 Radially expandable axially non-contracting surgical stent 100 1996
* 5,718,713 Surgical stent having a streamlined contour 105 1997
* 5,741,327 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 319 1997
* 5,746,691 Method for polishing surgical stents 56 1997
* 5,843,175 Enhanced flexibility surgical stent 215 1997
* 6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 243 1997
* 6,086,455 Apparatus for polishing surgical stents 18 1998
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 216 1998
6,537,202 Method for polishing surgical stents 22 1998
6,638,300 Radially expandable non-contracting surgical stent 29 1998
6,299,635 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 150 2000
6,183,353 Apparatus for polishing surgical stents 31 2000
7,578,840 Stent with reduced profile 1 2004
* 2005/0222,670 Stent with reduced profile 5 2004
 
Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (3)
* 6,090,136 Self expandable tubular support 85 1997
* 6,120,535 Microporous tubular prosthesis 114 1997
6,261,320 Radioactive vascular liner 108 1999
 
Angiomed GmbH & Co. Medizintechnik KG (1)
* 8,652,193 Implant delivery device 0 2006
 
ADVANCED LASER APPLICATIONS HOLDING S.A. (2)
7,135,039 Intraluminar perforated radially expandable drug delivery prosthesis and a method for the production thereof 88 2001
* 2002/0007,209 Intraluminar perforated radially expandable drug delivery prosthesis and a method for the production thereof 59 2001
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (4)
* 5,628,755 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system 99 1995
* 5,735,869 Balloon catheter and stent delivery device 66 1995
* 5,843,092 Balloon catheter and stent delivery device 99 1997
* 6,066,155 Captured sleeve and stent delivery device 96 1997
 
World Medical Manufacturing Corporation (1)
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 124 1999
 
Nellix (1)
8,870,941 Graft systems having filling structures supported by scaffolds and methods for their use 0 2011
 
GMP/VASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,168,616 Manually expandable stent 122 1998
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (6)
6,579,314 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 125 1999
6,740,115 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 53 2003
7,083,640 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 42 2004
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
* 2009/0294,035 PARTIAL ENCAPSULATION OF STENTS 3 2009
* 2011/0126,966 PARTIAL ENCAPSULATION OF STENTS 3 2011
 
Endoluminal Therapeutics, Inc. (2)
6,443,941 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric products for use therein 134 2000
6,699,272 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric products for use therein 46 2001
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (3)
* 5,860,951 Systems and methods for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 250 1996
7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 36 1999
7,505,812 Electrosurgical system for treating restenosis of body lumens 43 1999
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (1)
* 5,782,838 Cytoscope delivery system 85 1997
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (9)
* 5,931,866 Radially expandable stent featuring accordion stops 68 1998
* 6,083,259 Axially non-contracting flexible radially expandable stent 81 1998
6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 127 1999
* 6,022,359 Stent delivery system featuring a flexible balloon 116 1999
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 76 2000
* 8,568,466 Graft deployment system 0 2011
* 2012/0029,610 GRAFT DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM 1 2011
8,801,768 Graft systems having semi-permeable filling structures and methods for their use 1 2012
9,289,536 Method for forming materials in situ within a medical device 0 2014
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (3)
6,579,308 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 77 2000
7,063,719 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 52 2003
* 2003/0199,965 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 3 2003
 
WYETH (1)
7,572,270 Balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 6 2002
 
DATA SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (6)
* 6,659,959 Catheter with physiological sensor 60 2001
7,025,727 Pressure measurement device 66 2001
7,481,774 Catheter with physiological sensor 30 2003
* 2003/0195,428 Catheter with physiological sensor 5 2003
7,347,822 Pressure measurement device 5 2005
* 2006/0094,966 Pressure measurement device 3 2005
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (4)
* 5,769,870 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 161 1996
* 5,925,054 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 29 1997
* 6,071,297 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 13 1997
6,214,022 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 52 1999
 
FLOW INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 8,187,056 Process and apparatus for surface-finishing 2 2006
 
ICON Medical Corp. (1)
* 2007/0043,381 Medical device deployment instrument 8 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (69)
* 5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 359 1994
* 5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 324 1994
* 5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 58 1994
* 5,788,707 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 176 1995
* 5,766,201 Expandable catheter 51 1995
6,395,008 Stent delivery device using stent cups and mounting collars 42 1996
* 6,007,543 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 89 1996
* 5,980,530 Stent delivery system 103 1996
* 5,772,669 Stent deployment catheter with retractable sheath 230 1996
* 6,077,273 Catheter support for stent delivery 48 1997
* 5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 216 1997
* 5,989,280 Stent delivery apparatus and method 181 1997
* 5,968,069 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 188 1997
* 5,944,726 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 128 1997
* 5,957,930 Stent deployment catheter with midshaft seal 92 1998
* 6,048,356 Expandable catheter 36 1998
* 5,980,533 Stent delivery system 149 1998
* 6,123,720 Stent delivery system with storage sleeve 27 1998
* 6,096,045 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 47 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 130 1998
* 6,113,608 Stent delivery device 76 1998
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 133 1999
6,254,611 Stent deployment catheter with midshaft seal 43 1999
6,270,504 Stent delivery system 46 1999
6,391,032 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 55 1999
6,371,962 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 36 1999
6,325,814 Catheter support for stent delivery 21 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 79 1999
6,514,228 Balloon catheter having high flow tip 19 2000
6,342,066 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 81 2000
6,419,685 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 19 2000
6,506,201 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 35 2000
6,626,934 Stent delivery system 53 2001
6,425,908 Expandable catheter 15 2001
6,663,660 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 65 2001
6,517,548 Stent delivery system 29 2001
6,726,714 Stent delivery system 55 2001
* 2003/0033,000 Stent delivery system 9 2001
6,805,703 Protective membrane for reconfiguring a workpiece 28 2001
* 2003/0055,481 Protective membrane for reconfiguring a workpiece 0 2001
6,610,069 Catheter support for stent delivery 23 2001
* 2002/0111,633 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 30 2001
6,712,827 Stent delivery system 68 2002
6,802,849 Stent delivery system 49 2002
7,115,140 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 8 2003
* 2003/0163,140 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 4 2003
7,001,423 Stent delivery apparatus and method 32 2003
* 2003/0212,447 Stent delivery apparatus and method 23 2003
7,749,234 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2003
7,670,364 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 2 2003
* 2004/0133,263 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 39 2003
* 7,691,136 System for protecting a coated medical implant 0 2004
7,371,257 Stent lining 19 2004
* 2006/0142,834 Fugitive plasticizer balloon surface treatment for enhanced stent securement 1 2004
7,998,185 Replenishable stent and delivery system 0 2005
* 8,926,679 Bifurcated stent system balloon folds 0 2006
* 2007/0208,406 Bifurcated stent system balloon folds 4 2006
8,685,075 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 0 2006
7,722,661 Stent 14 2007
* 2009/0163,991 Stent 1 2007
8,267,991 Intraluminar perforated radially expandable drug delivery prosthesis and a method for the production thereof 1 2010
* 2010/0274,344 Stent Delivery System Having Stent Securement Apparatus 2 2010
7,922,756 Stent 20 2010
* 2010/0222,868 Stent 2 2010
8,152,819 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2010
* 2011/0190,873 Stent 1 2011
8,709,062 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 1 2012
8,663,317 Intraluminar perforated radially expandable drug delivery prosthesis and a method for the production thereof 0 2012
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (7)
* 5,522,883 Endoprosthesis stent/graft deployment system 122 1995
* 5,647,857 Protective intraluminal sheath 154 1995
* 5,935,122 Dual valve, flexible expandable sheath and method 213 1997
* 5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 272 1997
6,197,016 Dual valve, flexible expandable sheath and method 89 1999
6,808,520 Dual valve, flexible expandable sheath and method 76 2001
6,652,492 Dual valve, flexible sheath and method 37 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
* 2004/0188,304 Packaging system with oxygen sensor 1 2003
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
* 2006/0034,769 Radiopaque polymeric stents 54 2004
8,288,590 N-substituted monomers and polymers 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
6,344,028 Replenishable stent and delivery system 63 1999
7,090,655 Replenishable stent and delivery system 15 2001
* 2005/0256,565 Replenishable stent and delivery system 4 2005
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