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, CA1403

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hartigan, William M Fremont, CA 40 7047
Lau, Lilip Cupertino, CA 136 10082

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SAWYER, PHILIP N. (1)
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* 4,998,539 Method of using removable endo-arterial devices to repair detachments in the arterial walls 556 1988
* 4,990,155 Surgical stent method and apparatus 362 1989
* 5,089,006 Biological duct liner and installation catheter 187 1989
* 5,078,726 Graft stent and method of repairing blood vessels 464 1990
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 5,002,560 Expandable cage catheter with a rotatable guide 313 1989
* 5,034,001 Method of repairing a damaged blood vessel with an expandable cage catheter 325 1989
 
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 418 1990
 
VALENTINE J. RHODES REVOCABLE TRUST / BRENDA RHODES, TRUSTEE (1)
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LEMAITRE ACQUISITION LLC (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
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COOK INCORPORATED (5)
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Interag (1)
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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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AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (2)
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EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
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DUKE UNIVERSITY (1)
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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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AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (4)
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DENSO 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)
* 4,848,343 Device for transluminal implantation 398 1987
 
Servetus Partnership (1)
* 4,878,906 Endoprosthesis for repairing a damaged vessel 832 1988
 
ALEXANDER BALKO (1)
* 4,512,338 Process for restoring patency to body vessels 860 1983
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
* 4,922,905 Dilatation catheter 592 1988
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (2)
* 5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 791 1988
* 5,092,877 Radially expandable endoprosthesis 404 1990
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* RE35988 Stent construction of rolled configuration 42 1996
* 6,379,365 Stent delivery catheter system having grooved shaft 79 1999
* 6,110,180 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 44 1999
7,226,473 Treatment of stenotic regions 6 2003
* 2004/0236,412 Treatment of stenotic regions 28 2003
* 2004/0236,414 Devices and methods for treatment of stenotic regions 3 2003
* 2005/0021,125 Stent delivery catheter and method of use 17 2004
7,468,052 Treatment of stenotic regions 0 2007
* 2007/0233,173 TREATMENT OF STENOTIC REGIONS 0 2007
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* 2010/0255,444 BIORESORBABLE INFLATABLE DEVICES, INCISION TOOL AND METHODS FOR TISSUE EXPANSION AND TISSUE REGENERATION 4 2010
8,622,739 Method for enlarging a jaw bone using a hollow dental implant having a side perforation 0 2010
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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 97 1996
* 6,068,634 Stent delivery system 66 1997
 
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 96 2004
 
CONOR MEDSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
7,208,010 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 36 2001
7,208,011 Implantable medical device with drug filled holes 79 2002
 
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (9)
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6,558,414 Partial encapsulation of stents using strips and bands 58 1999
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* 2004/0236,402 Partial encapsulation of stents 22 2004
7,914,639 Partial encapsulation of stents 3 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
 
INNOVATIONS HOLDINGS, L.L.C. (24)
6,562,065 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 110 2000
6,855,125 Expandable medical device delivery system and method 58 2001
* 2001/0027,291 Expandable medical device delivery system and method 16 2001
6,527,799 Expandable medical device with ductile hinges 116 2001
6,764,507 Expandable medical device with improved spatial distribution 84 2001
6,964,680 Expandable medical device with tapered hinge 31 2002
7,819,912 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 0 2003
7,056,338 Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates 85 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 1 2004
7,517,362 Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates 3 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 2 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 3 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 0 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
 
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)
* 2006/0154,428 INCREASING DOPING OF WELL COMPENSATING DOPANT REGION ACCORDING TO INCREASING GATE LENGTH 68 2005
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (3)
* 5,628,788 Self-expanding endoluminal stent-graft 389 1995
* 5,700,269 Endoluminal prosthesis deployment device for use with prostheses of variable length and having retraction ability 130 1995
* 2003/0149,472 Modular endluminal stent-grafts and methods for their use 10 2003
 
REVA MEDICAL, INC. (19)
7,763,065 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 27 2004
8,292,944 Slide-and-lock stent 7 2004
7,914,574 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 8 2005
8,277,500 Slide-and-lock stent 13 2006
7,722,662 Expandable stent with sliding and locking radial elements 27 2006
7,704,275 Circumferentially nested expandable device 23 2007
8,034,365 N-substituted monomers and polymers 0 2007
7,988,721 Axially-radially nested expandable device 12 2007
9,149,378 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 0 2008
7,947,071 Expandable slide and lock stent 28 2009
8,172,894 Circumferentially nested expandable device 27 2010
8,512,394 Balloon expandable crush-recoverable stent device 7 2010
8,617,235 Axially nested slide and lock expandable device 7 2011
8,523,936 Expandable slide and lock stent 9 2011
8,545,547 Expandable slide and lock stent 7 2011
8,460,363 Axially-radially nested expandable device 3 2011
8,540,762 Circumferentially nested expandable device 8 2012
9,173,751 Slide-and-lock stent 0 2012
9,066,827 Expandable slide and lock stent 1 2013
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (6)
* 5,453,090 Method of stent delivery through an elongate softenable sheath 208 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 11 1998
6,293,959 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system having enhanced stent retention and method 30 1999
* 6,190,393 Direct stent delivery catheter system 55 1999
6,942,681 Method of balloon catheter stent delivery system with ridges 10 2002
 
SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC. (1)
6,416,539 Controlled length intraluminal implant 42 1999
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (6)
5,674,287 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric product for use therein 85 1994
* 5,947,977 Apparatus and polymeric endoluminal sealing 131 1995
* 5,800,538 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process 38 1995
5,749,915 Polymeric endoluminal paving process 89 1995
5,749,922 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric products for use therein 55 1995
* 5,634,946 Polymeric endoluminal paving process 57 1995
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (9)
* 5,776,141 Method and apparatus for intraluminal prosthesis delivery 184 1996
7,147,655 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 63 2002
8,157,851 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses 6 2005
7,938,851 Devices and methods for operating and controlling interventional apparatus 19 2005
7,320,702 Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (III) 66 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
8,142,487 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2009
9,119,739 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2013
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 5,662,675 Delivery catheter assembly 166 1995
 
Bard Connaught (1)
* 5,976,181 Balloon mounted stent and method therefor 95 1997
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (2)
* 5,728,150 Expandable microporous prosthesis 189 1996
* 5,843,027 Balloon sheath 59 1996
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 6,569,182 Introducer/dilator with balloon protection and methods of use 21 2000
6,689,152 Introducer/dilator with balloon protection and methods of use 33 2003
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
6,231,598 Radially expandable stent 324 1998
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (5)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 5 1995
* 5,836,965 Stent delivery and deployment method 225 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 2 1996
6,309,402 Stent delivery and deployment method 39 1998
* 6,159,229 Stent delivery and deployment method 65 1998
 
KARMON, BEN-ZION (2)
8,864,841 Method for the displacement of the schneiderian membrane 0 2006
* 2007/0156,251 Bioresorbable Inflatable Devices, Incision Tool And Method For Tissue Expansion And Tissue Regeneration 21 2006
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (4)
* 5,415,664 Method and apparatus for introducing a stent or a stent-graft 285 1994
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Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (4)
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (17)
7,985,441 Purification of polymers for coating applications 5 2006
8,603,530 Nanoshell therapy 0 2006
8,048,448 Nanoshells for drug delivery 2 2006
7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
8,017,237 Nanoshells on polymers 3 2006
7,947,207 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 2 2006
8,216,209 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2007
8,048,441 Nanobead releasing medical devices 3 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
9,149,610 Method and apparatus for improving delivery of an agent to a kidney 0 2011
* 2013/0005,218 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMATION OF FOIL-SHAPED STENT STRUTS 1 2011
9,108,028 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2012
8,496,615 Method and apparatus for delivering an agent to a kidney 0 2012
8,592,036 Nanoshells on polymers 0 2012
8,808,342 Nanoshell therapy 0 2013
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (63)
* 5,843,164 Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft 380 1996
* 5,733,330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 159 1997
6,019,777 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 82 1997
* 5,891,154 Passive perfusion stent delivery system 66 1997
6,210,312 Catheter and guide wire assembly for delivery of a radiation source 39 1997
* 5,766,239 Balloon-expandable, crush resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 144 1997
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 125 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 62 1999
* 7,850,643 Drug diffusion barriers for a catheter assembly 3 1999
6,264,671 Stent delivery catheter and method of use 74 1999
6,585,747 Interdigitating polymeric endcap for enhanced stent retention 12 2000
6,245,076 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 113 2000
6,478,807 Pre-formed expandable member having grooves 40 2000
* 6,394,978 Interventional procedure expandable balloon expansion enabling system and method 82 2000
6,569,192 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 17 2000
6,447,521 Foamed inner member cover stent retention and method of use 5 2000
6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 93 2000
6,682,553 System and method for stent retention 28 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 60 2001
6,620,191 System for releasably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 19 2001
6,833,002 Stent delivery catheter assembly and method of use 37 2001
6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 168 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 77 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 70 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 35 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 79 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 22 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 13 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 51 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 73 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 74 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 20 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 48 2003
7,553,377 Apparatus and method for electrostatic coating of an abluminal stent surface 18 2004
7,077,860 Method of reducing or eliminating thrombus formation 31 2004
7,297,159 Selective coating of medical devices 10 2004
7,648,727 Methods for manufacturing a coated stent-balloon assembly 6 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 12 2004
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
7,622,070 Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 51 2005
7,823,533 Stent fixture and method for reducing coating defects 3 2005
7,735,449 Stent fixture having rounded support structures and method for use thereof 12 2005
7,985,440 Method of using a mandrel to coat a stent 5 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
8,069,814 Stent support devices 5 2006
8,003,156 Rotatable support elements for stents 10 2006
7,648,725 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 5 2006
7,572,336 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 3 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 1 2011
8,637,110 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,596,215 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
 
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8,398,701 Flexible vascular occluding device 44 2005
8,147,534 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 51 2005
8,617,234 Flexible vascular occluding device 37 2006
8,267,985 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 44 2006
8,257,421 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 42 2009
8,236,042 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 42 2009
8,628,564 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 37 2009
8,623,067 Methods and apparatus for luminal stenting 37 2009
8,273,101 System and method for delivering and deploying an occluding device within a vessel 43 2009
8,382,825 Flexible vascular occluding device 7 2011
8,394,119 Stents having radiopaque mesh 49 2012
9,095,343 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 0 2012
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
 
CARDIOUS, INC. (1)
* 2011/0125,105 CONDUIT PROTECTOR 0 2008
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (2)
* 6,248,122 Catheter with controlled release endoluminal prosthesis 80 1999
6,488,700 Endoluminal prosthesis placing method 111 2001
 
E2INTERACTIVE, INC. D/B/A E2INTERACTIVE, INC. (2)
6,881,216 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 50 2002
* 2002/0156,519 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 1 2002
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (5)
* 5,693,066 Stent mounting and transfer device and method 75 1995
* 5,672,169 Stent mounting device 85 1996
* 5,630,830 Device and method for mounting stents on delivery systems 102 1996
6,533,807 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 58 1998
6,613,079 Radially-expandable stent with controllable force profile 58 1999
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 6,091,980 Stent slip sensing system and method 29 1999
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (9)
* 5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 534 1995
* 5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 495 1996
* 6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 156 1997
* 6,183,420 Variable stiffness angioplasty guide wire 88 1997
* 6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 302 1998
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 187 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 138 1999
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 246 1999
* 2004/0148,000 Self expanding stent delivery system with balloon 11 2003
 
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8,016,869 Guidewire-less stent delivery methods 5 2003
* 2005/0209,671 Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension 23 2004
* 2005/0209,670 Stent delivery system with diameter adaptive restraint 32 2004
7,785,361 Implant delivery technologies 29 2004
7,651,521 Corewire actuated delivery system with fixed distal stent-carrying extension 17 2004
* 2007/0055,339 Staged stent delivery systems 20 2005
* 2006/0136,037 Small vessel stent designs 24 2005
7,771,463 Twist-down implant delivery technologies 57 2005
7,862,602 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 21 2005
8,974,509 Pass-through restraint electrolytic implant delivery systems 0 2006
8,900,285 Covering electrolytic restraint implant delivery systems 0 2006
8,579,954 Untwisting restraint implant delivery system 8 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 0 2009
8,273,116 Indirect-release electrolytic implant delivery systems 2 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (14)
* 5,868,782 Radially expandable axially non-contracting surgical stent 86 1996
* 5,718,713 Surgical stent having a streamlined contour 100 1997
* 5,741,327 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 308 1997
* 5,746,691 Method for polishing surgical stents 54 1997
* 5,843,175 Enhanced flexibility surgical stent 206 1997
* 6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 227 1997
* 6,086,455 Apparatus for polishing surgical stents 17 1998
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 207 1998
6,537,202 Method for polishing surgical stents 22 1998
6,638,300 Radially expandable non-contracting surgical stent 28 1998
6,299,635 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 138 2000
6,183,353 Apparatus for polishing surgical stents 30 2000
7,578,840 Stent with reduced profile 1 2004
* 2005/0222,670 Stent with reduced profile 3 2004
 
Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (3)
* 6,090,136 Self expandable tubular support 79 1997
* 6,120,535 Microporous tubular prosthesis 111 1997
6,261,320 Radioactive vascular liner 107 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 84 2001
* 2002/0007,209 Intraluminar perforated radially expandable drug delivery prosthesis and a method for the production thereof 51 2001
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (4)
* 5,628,755 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system 93 1995
* 5,735,869 Balloon catheter and stent delivery device 62 1995
* 5,843,092 Balloon catheter and stent delivery device 94 1997
* 6,066,155 Captured sleeve and stent delivery device 92 1997
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (1)
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 111 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 101 1998
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (4)
6,579,314 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 115 1999
6,740,115 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 50 2003
7,083,640 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 38 2004
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
 
Endoluminal Therapeutics, Inc. (2)
6,443,941 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric products for use therein 126 2000
6,699,272 Biodegradable polymeric endoluminal sealing process, apparatus and polymeric products for use therein 40 2001
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (3)
* 5,860,951 Systems and methods for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 234 1996
7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 30 1999
7,505,812 Electrosurgical system for treating restenosis of body lumens 30 1999
 
INTRATHERAPEUTICS WEST, INC. (1)
* 5,782,838 Cytoscope delivery system 82 1997
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (8)
* 5,931,866 Radially expandable stent featuring accordion stops 65 1998
* 6,083,259 Axially non-contracting flexible radially expandable stent 77 1998
6,187,034 Segmented stent for flexible stent delivery system 118 1999
* 6,022,359 Stent delivery system featuring a flexible balloon 106 1999
6,695,833 Vascular stent-graft apparatus and forming method 72 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
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (3)
6,579,308 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 60 2000
7,063,719 Stent devices with detachable distal or proximal wires 39 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 5 2002
 
DATA SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (6)
* 6,659,959 Catheter with physiological sensor 55 2001
7,025,727 Pressure measurement device 63 2001
7,481,774 Catheter with physiological sensor 25 2003
* 2003/0195,428 Catheter with physiological sensor 4 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 145 1996
* 5,925,054 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 28 1997
* 6,071,297 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 10 1997
6,214,022 Perfusion device for maintaining blood flow in a vessel while isolating an anastomosis 43 1999
 
FLOW INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
* 8,187,056 Process and apparatus for surface-finishing 2 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (65)
* 5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 345 1994
* 5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 310 1994
* 5,545,135 Perfusion balloon stent 56 1994
* 5,788,707 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 164 1995
* 5,766,201 Expandable catheter 48 1995
6,395,008 Stent delivery device using stent cups and mounting collars 40 1996
* 6,007,543 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 83 1996
* 5,980,530 Stent delivery system 96 1996
* 5,772,669 Stent deployment catheter with retractable sheath 223 1996
* 6,077,273 Catheter support for stent delivery 48 1997
* 5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 209 1997
* 5,989,280 Stent delivery apparatus and method 168 1997
* 5,968,069 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 173 1997
* 5,944,726 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 120 1997
* 5,957,930 Stent deployment catheter with midshaft seal 92 1998
* 6,048,356 Expandable catheter 33 1998
* 5,980,533 Stent delivery system 140 1998
* 6,123,720 Stent delivery system with storage sleeve 27 1998
* 6,096,045 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 45 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 121 1998
* 6,113,608 Stent delivery device 65 1998
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 130 1999
6,254,611 Stent deployment catheter with midshaft seal 43 1999
6,270,504 Stent delivery system 45 1999
6,391,032 Stent delivery system having stent securement means 53 1999
6,371,962 Stent delivery system with stent securement means 33 1999
6,325,814 Catheter support for stent delivery 19 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,562,063 Stent delivery apparatus and method 76 1999
6,514,228 Balloon catheter having high flow tip 16 2000
6,342,066 Pull back sleeve system with compression resistant inner shaft 74 2000
6,419,685 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 17 2000
6,506,201 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 31 2000
6,626,934 Stent delivery system 52 2001
6,425,908 Expandable catheter 12 2001
6,663,660 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 58 2001
6,517,548 Stent delivery system 28 2001
6,726,714 Stent delivery system 53 2001
* 2003/0033,000 Stent delivery system 8 2001
6,805,703 Protective membrane for reconfiguring a workpiece 26 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 23 2001
6,712,827 Stent delivery system 63 2002
6,802,849 Stent delivery system 46 2002
7,115,140 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 8 2003
7,001,423 Stent delivery apparatus and method 30 2003
7,749,234 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2003
7,670,364 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 1 2003
* 2004/0133,263 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 29 2003
* 7,691,136 System for protecting a coated medical implant 0 2004
7,371,257 Stent lining 16 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 12 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
7,922,756 Stent 19 2010
* 2010/0222,868 Stent 2 2010
8,152,819 Catheter support for stent delivery 1 2010
8,709,062 Stent delivery system having stent securement apparatus 0 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 120 1995
* 5,647,857 Protective intraluminal sheath 145 1995
* 5,935,122 Dual valve, flexible expandable sheath and method 201 1997
* 5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 260 1997
6,197,016 Dual valve, flexible expandable sheath and method 83 1999
6,808,520 Dual valve, flexible expandable sheath and method 71 2001
6,652,492 Dual valve, flexible sheath and method 35 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 49 2004
8,288,590 N-substituted monomers and polymers 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
6,344,028 Replenishable stent and delivery system 58 1999
7,090,655 Replenishable stent and delivery system 14 2001
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