US Patent No: 5,282,824

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Percutaneous stent assembly

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A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which includes an endless series of struts that are joined by an equal number of joints. The stent assembly is compressible into a reduced diameter size for insertion into, and possible removal from, a body passageway. After being properly positioned within a body passageway, the stent assembly is allowed to expand to its larger diameter shape, wherein the sleeve is pressed against the walls of the passageway by the stents. One application of the invention includes dilating a biliary duct which has been occluded by a tumorous growth. The advantage being that the sleeve prevents the tumor from growing between the gaps created by the stent which would otherwise restenose the passageway. Another intended application is to repair aneurysms. In this configuration, the stents are postioned on either side of an aneurysm, and the sleeve forms and artificial arterial wall which spans the aneurysm.

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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLCBLOOMINGTON, IN1503

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Gianturco, Cesare Champaign, IL 12 6603

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8,795,347 Methods and systems for treating a bifurcation with provisional side branch stenting 2 2011
8,769,796 Selective stent crimping 2 2011
9,364,356 System and methods for treating a bifurcation with a fully crimped stent 0 2013
9,254,210 Multi-stent and multi-balloon apparatus for treating bifurcations and methods of use 0 2013
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
* 6,056,187 Modular wire band stent 19 1998
 
PERCUSURGE, INC. (1)
6,312,407 Occlusion of a vessel 155 1998
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,556,414 Composite intraluminal graft 199 1995
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (2)
* 5,643,278 Stent delivery system 146 1995
* 5,690,643 Stent delivery system 166 1996
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (1)
7,435,253 Prosthesis and a method and means of deploying a prosthesis 43 1999
 
GAMBRO LUNDIA AB (1)
* 2004/0186,409 Apparatus and method for monitoring a vascular access of a patient subjected to an extracorporeal blood treatment 22 2004
 
Foarty, Thomas J. (1)
8,562,662 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 0 2006
 
ENDOLOGIX, INC. (41)
* 5,665,117 Endovascular prosthesis with improved sealing means for aneurysmal arterial disease and method of use 174 1996
* 6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 98 1997
* 6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 126 1998
* 6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 55 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 90 1998
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 92 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 95 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 35 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 44 2000
6,508,835 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 47 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 60 2000
6,733,523 Implantable vascular graft 91 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 31 2002
6,951,572 Bifurcated vascular graft and method and apparatus for deploying same 11 2003
6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 30 2003
8,034,100 Graft deployment system 2 2003
* 2004/0167,618 Graft deployment system 16 2003
8,147,535 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 0 2005
7,892,277 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 2 2006
* 2008/0071,343 Multi-segmented graft deployment system 39 2006
8,523,931 Dual concentric guidewire and methods of bifurcated graft deployment 0 2007
* 2008/0172,122 DUAL CONCENTRIC GUIDEWIRE AND METHODS OF BIFURCATED GRAFT DEPLOYMENT 37 2007
* 2007/0112,412 ENDOLUMINAL VASCULAR PROSTHESIS 7 2007
* 2007/0299,497 IMPLANTABLE VASCULAR GRAFT 11 2007
8,236,040 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 5 2008
* 2009/0105,806 STENT 9 2008
8,216,295 Catheter system and methods of using same 3 2009
* 2010/0179,636 GRAFT DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM 8 2010
8,167,925 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 0 2010
8,945,202 Fenestrated prosthesis 0 2010
* 2011/0054,586 APPARATUS AND METHOD OF PLACEMENT OF A GRAFT OR GRAFT SYSTEM 20 2010
* 2010/0280,588 PERCUTANEOUS METHOD AND DEVICE TO TREAT DISSECTIONS 4 2010
8,491,646 Stent graft 3 2010
8,118,856 Stent graft 2 2010
* 2011/0218,617 ENDOLUMINAL VASCULAR PROSTHESIS 0 2011
8,357,192 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 3 2011
* 2011/0224,772 BIFURCATED GRAFT DEPLOYMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS 2 2011
9,393,100 Devices and methods to treat vascular dissections 0 2011
8,821,564 Stent graft 1 2012
8,808,350 Catheter system and methods of using same 0 2012
8,764,812 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 0 2013
 
WYETH (18)
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
* 2002/0133,183 Coated medical devices 198 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 79 2002
* 2003/0060,877 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vascular disease 94 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 283 2002
* 2003/0065,346 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 34 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 42 2003
* 2004/0102,758 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 17 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
* 2005/0033,261 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 7 2004
* 2004/0243,097 Antiproliferative drug and delivery device 9 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
* 2006/0235,503 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 2 2006
 
AVELLANET, FRANCISCO J. (1)
6,191,365 Medical devices incorporating at least one element made from a plurality of twisted and drawn wires 23 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 6,010,530 Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis 369 1998
 
GYRUS ACMI, INC. (1)
* 5,795,319 Easily removable ureteral stent 52 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (68)
* 5,749,851 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 49 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 71 1995
* 5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 140 1996
* 5,824,046 Covered stent 173 1996
* 5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 61 1997
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 227 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 131 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 35 1998
6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 31 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 86 1999
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 50 1999
8,092,514 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 3 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 43 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 52 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 45 2000
6,890,350 Combination self-expandable, balloon-expandable endoluminal device 23 2000
6,352,551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 27 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 118 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 42 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 38 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 33 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
7,597,775 Green fluoropolymer tube and endovascular prosthesis formed using same 2 2001
6,929,709 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 41 2002
* 2002/0065,550 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 4 2002
8,070,792 Stent 4 2002
* 2002/0161,429 Intravascular stent 7 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 30 2002
* 2002/0161,430 Intravascular stent 3 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 52 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
* 2002/0193,870 Intravascular stent 27 2002
7,491,230 Endovascular apparatus 33 2002
8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
* 2003/0093,144 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 9 2002
* 2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 103 2003
* 2003/0208,263 Tissue supporting devices 29 2003
* 2004/0024,446 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 38 2003
* 2004/0054,397 Composite vascular graft 12 2003
* 2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 152 2003
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 4 2003
* 2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 9 2003
* 2004/0133,271 Intravascular stent and assembly 28 2003
8,118,858 Intraluminal stent 1 2003
* 8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
* 2004/0176,834 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 8 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 23 2004
* 2005/0049,682 Stents with attached looped ends 35 2004
* 2005/0049,671 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 6 2004
* 2005/0251,195 Balloon catheter with a molded stepped balloon 22 2005
7,799,068 Endovascular apparatus 8 2006
* 2007/0073,384 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 26 2006
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
7,785,365 Endovascular apparatus 7 2007
9,445,926 Intravascular stent 0 2008
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 3 2008
8,109,988 Stents with attached looped ends 1 2009
* 2011/0015,721 Intraluminal Stent 2 2010
9,078,778 Intravascular stent 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 2 2011
8,663,313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
8,790,388 Stent with reduced profile 0 2012
8,801,773 Flexible and expandable stent 0 2012
9,114,039 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 0 2012
8,764,815 Intraluminal stent 0 2013
 
Schneider (USA) (1)
6,524,334 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 64 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 66 2001
* 2003/0120,331 Advanced endovascular graft 14 2001
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 81 2002
 
MEDTRONIC ANEURX, INC. (1)
* 5,824,040 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 417 1996
 
GOLDBERG, MARK (1)
6,506,205 Blood clot filtering system 192 2001
 
Trans Vascular, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0098,030 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 42 2003
 
CABOT SAFETY INTERMEDIATE CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0124,851 Hearing protective device and method of making same 6 2001
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,758,860 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 17 2000
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (40)
* 5,609,627 Method for delivering a bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 537 1994
* 5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 417 1995
* 5,776,180 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 138 1995
* 5,718,724 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 237 1995
* 5,716,365 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 239 1995
* 5,693,086 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal stent or prosthesis 249 1995
* 5,683,450 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 222 1995
* 5,916,263 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 232 1996
* 6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 283 1997
* 5,938,696 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 229 1997
* 6,117,167 Endoluminal prosthesis and system for joining 177 1998
* 6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 95 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 395 1999
* 6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 112 1999
7,510,570 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 20 1999
6,699,276 Support structure/membrane composite medical device 32 2000
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 56 2000
7,670,367 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 16 2000
6,881,221 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 32 2001
8,192,482 Endoluminal stent 0 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 29 2001
6,733,524 Polymer coated stent 29 2002
* 2002/0169,500 Intravascular stent 2 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 45 2002
7,160,319 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 99 2003
7,780,720 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 16 2003
7,942,919 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 9 2004
7,905,914 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 0 2004
7,285,132 Polymer coated stent 6 2004
* 2004/0181,278 Polymer coated stent 9 2004
* 2004/0193,242 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 7 2004
7,255,711 Endovascular apparatus 9 2004
7,425,291 Apparatus and method for extrusion of thin-walled tubes 2 2004
8,337,543 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 2 2004
* 2006/0100,688 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 5 2004
* 2006/0161,247 Tubular prosthesis for external agent delivery 4 2006
* 2006/0264,138 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 52 2006
* 2006/0276,881 Endovascular apparatus 7 2006
7,901,449 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 11 2007
* 2007/0282,424 Endovascular apparatus 1 2007
 
MEDINOL LTD. (21)
* 5,980,552 Articulated stent 237 1996
* 5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 268 1997
* 5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 168 1998
* 6,059,811 Articulated stent 103 1998
6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 62 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 64 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 76 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 81 2000
6,503,270 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 33 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 72 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 29 2001
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 40 2002
6,589,276 Articulated stent 57 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 45 2003
* 2006/0122,691 Hybrid stent 18 2006
* 2006/0178,727 Hybrid amorphous metal alloy stent 58 2006
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 7 2009
* 2009/0234,433 HELICAL HYBRID STENT 3 2009
9,155,639 Helical hybrid stent 0 2010
* 2010/0274,350 HELICAL HYBRID STENT 4 2010
9,039,755 Helical hybrid stent 0 2013
 
XTENT, INC. (20)
* 2005/0080,475 Stent delivery devices and methods 50 2003
* 2004/0186,551 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 107 2003
* 2004/0243,217 Expandable stent 105 2004
* 2005/0288,766 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 114 2004
* 2006/0069,424 Self-constrained segmented stents and methods for their deployment 125 2004
* 2005/0288,764 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prosthesis during develoyment 143 2004
* 2005/0228,477 Topographic coatings and coating methods for medical devices 99 2005
* 2007/0179,587 Apparatus and methods for deployment of custom-length prostheses 41 2006
* 2008/0269,865 Custom Length Stent Apparatus 40 2006
* 2007/0088,420 Stent deployment systems and methods 48 2006
* 2007/0088,422 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS 40 2006
* 2008/0097,574 IMPLANTABLE STENT DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS 34 2007
* 2007/0156,226 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS 38 2007
* 2007/0281,117 USE OF PLASMA IN FORMATION OF BIODEGRADABLE STENT COATING 62 2007
* 2007/0270,936 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING COILED PROSTHESES 52 2007
* 2009/0076,584 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MULTIPLE CUSTOM-LENGTH PROSTHESES 32 2007
* 2008/0199,510 THERMO-MECHANICALLY CONTROLLED IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE 39 2008
* 2008/0208,318 MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT NESTED STENT STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND DEPLOYMENT 30 2008
* 2008/0208,311 MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT NESTED STENT STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND DEPLOYMENT 31 2008
* 2008/0234,799 CUSTOM-LENGTH STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH INDEPENDENTLY OPERABLE EXPANSION ELEMENTS 36 2008
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (33)
8,292,943 Stent graft with longitudinal support member 17 2004
* 2005/0049,674 Stent graft 56 2004
7,763,063 Self-aligning stent graft delivery system, kit, and method 31 2004
* 2005/0049,667 Self-aligning stent graft delivery system, kit, and method 54 2004
8,308,790 Two-part expanding stent graft delivery system 13 2006
8,070,790 Capture device for stent graft delivery 19 2006
* 2006/0188,408 Capture device for stent graft delivery 23 2006
8,740,963 Methods of implanting a prosthesis and treating an aneurysm 11 2006
8,007,605 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
7,901,525 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
* 2007/0203,566 Non-circular stent 33 2007
9,320,631 Aligning device for stent graft delivery system 1 2007
8,062,349 Method for aligning a stent graft delivery system 20 2007
* 2007/0142,894 Method for aligning a stent graft delivery system 31 2007
* 2007/0135,818 Aligning device for stent graft delivery system 27 2007
9,198,786 Lumen repair device with capture structure 6 2007
* 2007/0135,889 Lumen repair device with capture structure 47 2007
8,062,345 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 24 2007
8,500,792 Dual capture device for stent graft delivery system and method for capturing a stent graft 13 2009
* 2010/0030,318 Dual Capture Device for Stent Graft Delivery System and Method for Capturing a Stent Graft 22 2009
9,364,314 Abdominal aortic aneurysms: systems and methods of use 1 2009
9,101,506 System and method for deploying an endoluminal prosthesis at a surgical site 6 2010
* 2010/0234,932 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYING AN ENDOLUMINAL PROSTHESIS AT A SURGICAL SITE 18 2010
* 2011/0218,607 Methods of Self-Aligning Stent Grafts 30 2010
8,449,595 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 15 2011
9,173,755 Vascular repair devices 6 2011
8,636,788 Methods of implanting a prosthesis 11 2012
8,998,970 Vascular prosthetic delivery device and method of use 6 2013
9,439,751 Hemostasis valve and delivery systems 0 2013
9,333,104 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 1 2013
9,408,734 Methods of implanting a prosthesis 0 2013
9,408,735 Methods of implanting a prosthesis and treating an aneurysm 0 2014
9,220,617 Dual capture device for stent graft delivery system and method for capturing a stent graft 6 2014
 
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* 2003/0171,801 Partially covered intraluminal support device 20 2002
* 2005/0033,400 Device and method for staged implantation of a graft for vascular repair 6 2004
* 2005/0159,804 Multiple stitches for attaching stent to graft 80 2005
* 2006/0004,436 Stent having arcuate struts 54 2005
* 2006/0263,145 Internal cannulated joint for medical delivery systems 4 2006
* 2006/0259,118 Delivery system and devices for the rapid insertion of self-expanding devices 8 2006
* 2006/0276,883 Tapered and distally stented elephant trunk stent graft 33 2006
* 2007/0282,421 Stent Assembly for Protecting the Interior Surface of a Vessel 0 2007
* 2008/0109,058 Intraoperative Anastomosis Method 11 2007
* 2010/0131,053 METHODS OF REDUCING RETROGRADE FLOW 11 2010
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CUPERTINO CORP. (2)
7,731,745 Flexible, stretchable coiled-sheet stent 0 2004
7,641,683 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 0 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC/SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,991 Composite tubular prostheses 2 2000
 
COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG (1)
* 2003/0121,795 Process for the electrolysis of an aqueous solution of alkali metal chloride 0 2002
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,855,596 Modular wire band stent 3 1996
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (32)
* 5,405,377 Intraluminal stent 596 1992
* 5,628,783 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 270 1994
* 5,683,448 Intraluminal stent and graft 119 1994
* 5,693,083 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 220 1994
* 5,766,237 Method of reinforcing a body vessel using a intraluminal stent 44 1995
* 5,665,115 Intraluminal stent 260 1995
* 5,769,885 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 110 1996
* 5,824,044 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system 213 1996
* 5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 241 1996
6,346,118 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 129 1997
6,287,330 Aortoiliac grafting system and method 65 1997
* 6,165,211 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 62 1997
* 6,001,125 PTFE vascular prosthesis and method of manufacture 140 1998
6,322,587 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 62 1998
6,174,328 Intraluminal stent and graft 50 1999
6,355,061 Method for deploying bifurcated graft using a multicapsule system 46 1999
6,428,571 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 71 2000
6,673,103 Mesh and stent for increased flexibility 47 2000
6,663,666 Delivery catheter for intraluminally deploying a graft 75 2001
6,682,557 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 79 2001
6,849,086 Intraluminal stent and graft 35 2002
* 2004/0098,086 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 7 2003
7,186,263 Mesh graft and stent for increased flexibility 25 2003
* 2004/0162,603 Mesh graft and stent for increased flexibility 6 2003
* 2004/0167,599 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 14 2004
7,244,271 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 17 2004
7,118,594 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 28 2004
7,534,256 Intraluminal stent and graft 5 2005
* 2005/0131,529 Intraluminal stent and graft 12 2005
RE40122 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 22 2005
* 2007/0244,539 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 16 2007
* 2007/0265,697 Bifurcated endoluminal prothesis 14 2007
 
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* 2002/0042,565 Conduits for maintaining openings in tissue 66 2001
* 2005/0137,611 Methods and devices for maintaining surgically created channels in a body organ 118 2004
* 2005/0060,044 Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 92 2004
* 2005/0137,518 Devices for maintaining surgically created openings 89 2004
* 2005/0049,615 Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 94 2004
* 2005/0096,529 Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 98 2004
* 2005/0137,715 Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 104 2004
* 2006/0280,772 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MAINTAINING SURGICALLY CREATED CHANNELS IN A BODY ORGAN 86 2006
* 2006/0280,773 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MAINTAINING PATENCY OF SURGICALLY CREATED CHANNELS IN A BODY ORGAN 86 2006
* 2007/0123,922 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING COLLATERAL CHANNELS IN TISSUE 71 2007
* 2011/0146,674 DEVICES FOR DELIVERING SUBSTANCES THROUGH AN EXTRA-ANATOMIC OPENING CREATED IN AN AIRWAY 33 2010
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (61)
7,270,668 Apparatus and methods for delivering coiled prostheses 59 2002
* 2003/0130,683 Apparatus and methods for delivering coiled prostheses 6 2002
7,294,146 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 92 2003
7,309,350 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 38 2003
* 2004/0098,081 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 29 2003
7,553,324 Fixed stent delivery devices and methods 20 2003
* 2005/0080,474 Fixed stent delivery devices and methods 48 2003
* 7,192,440 Implantable stent delivery devices and methods 51 2003
* 2005/0085,888 Implantable stent delivery devices and methods 13 2003
7,326,236 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 163 2003
7,351,255 Stent delivery apparatus and method 48 2004
* 2004/0215,312 Stent delivery apparatus and method 43 2004
8,080,048 Stent delivery for bifurcated vessels 1 2004
7,300,456 Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers 70 2004
* 2005/0288,763 Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers 47 2004
7,357,812 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 14 2004
7,402,168 Custom-length stent delivery system with independently operable expansion elements 35 2005
* 2006/0229,700 Custom-length stent delivery system with independently operable expansion elements 36 2005
7,892,273 Custom length stent apparatus 9 2006
* 2007/0067,012 CUSTOM LENGTH STENT APPARATUS 40 2006
7,922,755 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 5 2006
7,918,881 Stent deployment systems and methods 18 2006
* 2007/0106,365 Stent deployment systems and methods 42 2006
7,892,274 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 5 2006
* 2007/0129,733 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF VASCULAR PROSTHESES 41 2006
8,083,788 Apparatus and methods for positioning prostheses for deployment from a catheter 0 2006
7,905,913 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 16 2006
* 2007/0100,423 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING PROSTHESES FOR DEPLOYMENT FROM A CATHETER 41 2006
* 2007/0156,225 AUTOMATED CONTROL MECHANISMS AND METHODS FOR CUSTOM LENGTH STENT APPARATUS 63 2006
8,652,198 Apparatus and methods for deployment of linked prosthetic segments 0 2007
8,486,132 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 5 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 12 2007
* 2008/0132,989 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING EXPANDABLE PROSTHESES DURING DEPLOYMENT 78 2007
8,016,870 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 30 2007
* 2008/0077,229 CUSTOM-LENGTH SELF-EXPANDING STENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS WITH STENT BUMPERS 39 2007
8,460,358 Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods 43 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 12 2007
* 2008/0091,257 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AND INDICATING THE LENGTH OF AN INTERVENTIONAL ELEMENT 54 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
* 2008/0125,850 STENT DELIVERY APPARATUS AND METHOD 16 2008
7,938,852 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 5 2008
* 2008/0147,162 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF BRAIDED PROSTHESES 41 2008
9,101,503 Apparatus having variable strut length and methods of use 0 2008
* 2009/0228,088 APPARATUS HAVING VARIABLE STRUT LENGTH AND METHODS OF USE 20 2008
8,070,789 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 13 2008
* 2009/0149,863 FIXED STENT DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS 22 2009
8,986,362 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 1 2009
8,257,427 Expandable stent 12 2009
8,016,871 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 1 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 9 2009
* 2009/0264,979 MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT NESTED STENT STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND DEPLOYMENT 31 2009
8,980,297 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 1 2010
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 1 2011
* 2011/0125,248 CUSTOM LENGTH STENT APPARATUS 7 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 4 2011
8,574,282 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 0 2011
* 2011/0178,589 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF BRAIDED PROSTHESES 2 2011
8,740,968 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 4 2012
9,339,404 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 0 2013
* 2014/0236,282 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF LINKED PROSTHETIC SEGMENTS 2 2014
9,326,876 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2014
 
SYNECTIC VENTURES I LLC (10)
5,934,284 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 147 1995
5,662,701 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 47 1995
5,622,188 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity in an artery 51 1995
5,865,844 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 54 1995
5,842,479 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity 15 1996
5,843,165 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 11 1996
5,873,905 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 6 1997
5,824,057 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 5 1997
5,904,146 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 8 1998
6,090,135 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 35 1998
 
AMRI RENESSELAER, INC. (2)
6,949,559 Nitrogen substituted biaryl purine derivatives as potent antiproliferative agents 2 2003
* 2004/0077,666 Nitrogen substituted biaryl purine derivatives as potent antiproliferative agents 1 2003
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (4)
7,867,275 Coated implantable medical device method 0 2006
* 2007/0050,010 Coated implantable medical device 29 2006
7,846,202 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
* 2008/0183,268 COATED IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE 3 2007
 
APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 2005/0187,613 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 26 2004
* 2010/0094,400 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 13 2009
 
EDRICH VASCULAR DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 5,591,228 Methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms 246 1995
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (51)
* 5,735,892 Intraluminal stent graft 312 1993
* 6,165,210 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 235 1994
* 5,700,285 Intraluminal stent graft 240 1995
* 5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 156 1995
* 6,015,429 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 103 1996
* 6,001,123 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent-graft 136 1996
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 159 1996
6,352,561 Implant deployment apparatus 190 1996
* 5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 194 1997
6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 112 1997
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 74 1997
* 5,925,075 Intraluminal stent graft 133 1997
5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 189 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 167 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 216 1997
6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 198 1997
* 6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 92 1997
* 5,873,906 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 200 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 95 1998
6,613,073 Intraluminal graft 75 1998
6,357,104 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 96 1999
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 139 1999
* 6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 75 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 70 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 78 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 131 2001
* 2002/0099,436 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 60 2001
6,547,815 Intraluminal stent graft 59 2002
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 14 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 1 2002
* 2003/0130,721 Kink resistant stent-graft 48 2002
8,623,065 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 1 2002
6,949,119 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 12 2003
* 2003/0191,522 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 2 2003
* 2003/0208,260 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 53 2003
* 2004/0122,508 Intraluminal graft 4 2003
* 2007/0219,618 Endoprosthesis having multiple helically wound flexible framework elements 16 2006
8,052,742 Intraluminal graft 0 2006
* 2007/0067,024 Intraluminal Graft 3 2006
* 2008/0147,172 Intraluminal Graft 2 2008
8,926,688 Stent having adjacent elements connected by flexible webs 5 2009
* 2009/0182,413 STENT HAVING ADJACENT ELEMENTS CONNECTED BY FLEXIBLE WEBS 14 2009
* 2009/0138,066 Implant Deployment Apparatus 7 2009
8,080,051 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
* 2010/0145,434 KINK RESISTANT BIFURCATED PROSTHESIS 0 2010
8,221,488 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
8,221,487 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
8,197,530 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
8,197,531 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
8,197,532 Intraluminal stent graft 0 2010
* 2010/0222,865 Intraluminal Stent Graft 0 2010
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (47)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 9 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 11 1996
6,432,127 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 100 1997
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 95 1999
6,994,689 Occlusion of a vessel 34 2000
6,613,081 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 94 2001
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 47 2001
6,843,803 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 71 2003
* 2003/0195,614 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 14 2003
6,863,684 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 67 2003
* 2004/0015,225 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 1 2003
7,303,571 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 53 2003
* 6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 6 2003
* 2004/0064,180 Endovascular support device and method 2 2003
7,147,657 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 27 2003
* 2005/0090,834 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 16 2003
8,231,639 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 15 2004
* 2006/0020,326 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 41 2004
7,699,885 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 5 2004
* 2004/0236,403 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 32 2004
* 2005/0119,726 Endovascular support device and method 0 2004
8,092,519 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 7 2005
* 2005/0240,260 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 25 2005
* 8,702,787 Endoluminal prosthesis 7 2005
* 8,663,307 Endoluminal prosthesis 1 2005
* 2007/0055,347 Endoluminal prosthesis 44 2005
* 2007/0055,345 Endoluminal prosthesis 38 2005
9,320,503 Devices, system, and methods for guiding an operative tool into an interior body region 0 2005
7,828,838 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including a prosthesis assembly 19 2005
7,637,932 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 25 2005
* 2006/0100,640 Devices, system, and methods for guiding an operative tool into an interior body region 14 2005
* 2006/0095,116 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including a prosthesis assembly 13 2005
* 2007/0073,389 Endovascular aneurysm devices, systems, and methods 29 2006
7,959,663 Endovascular aneurysm repair method 8 2006
* 2007/0021,829 Endovascular aneurysm repair method 10 2006
8,080,050 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 4 2006
* 2007/0083,255 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 6 2006
7,955,343 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessel 21 2007
8,083,752 Endovascular aneurysm repair systems and methods 7 2007
* 2008/0065,189 Endovascular aneurysm repair systems and methods 10 2007
8,133,267 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 2 2010
8,690,897 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 4 2010
9,023,065 Devices, systems, and methods for supporting tissue and/or structures within a hollow body organ 2 2011
9,320,589 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 0 2011
8,685,044 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis with a body lumen or hollow organ 4 2012
* 2014/0130,965 Method of Manufacturing a Stent-Graft Prosthesis With Two Layers of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene 1 2012
9,320,591 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 0 2014
 
KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 6,152,869 Radioactive stent and process for preparation thereof 36 1998
 
KENSEY NASH CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0074,049 Covered stents and systems for deploying covered stents 87 2002
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (46)
* 5,782,855 Stent delivery system 139 1996
* 6,077,295 Self-expanding stent delivery system 196 1996
* 5,843,164 Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft 410 1996
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 128 1997
6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 189 1998
6,066,167 Expandable stents 117 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 131 1998
* 6,136,011 Stent delivery system and method of use 43 1998
* 6,113,607 Method of delivering a stent 77 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 47 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 61 1998
6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 24 1998
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 155 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 190 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 59 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 65 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 79 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 62 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 103 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 521 2000
6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 94 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 62 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 86 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 75 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 41 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
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 13 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 52 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 186 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
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 25 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 38 2003
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
* 2007/0061,001 Packaging sheath for drug coated stent 0 2005
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
* 2008/0015,681 STENT AND CATHETER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR TREATING BIFURCATIONS 9 2007
* 2007/0270,769 STENT AND CATHETER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR TREATING BIFURCATIONS 1 2007
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (4)
6,475,235 Encapsulated stent preform 38 1999
6,746,478 Stent formed from encapsulated stent preforms 15 2002
* 2004/0137,066 Rationally designed therapeutic intravascular implant coating 39 2003
7,000,305 Method for manufacturing a wire stent coated with a biocompatible fluoropolymer 16 2003
 
TRAVELERS EXPRESS COMPANY, INC. (1)
6,641,609 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 27 2002
 
COVIDIEN LP (5)
7,622,135 Coated stent 5 2003
* 2006/0165,752 Coated stent 1 2003
8,449,905 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 1 2010
8,900,618 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 0 2013
9,333,279 Coated stent comprising an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor 0 2014
 
CORETRONIC CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0276,914 Method for manufacturing light guide plate mold cores 1 2004
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (3)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 49 2003
* 2004/0106,980 Stent-graft with rails 45 2003
* 2004/0106,975 Rail stent 55 2003
 
INVATEC S.R.L. (2)
* 2006/0100,690 Endoluminal prosthesis 1 2002
8,048,142 Endolumenal prosthesis 3 2007
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (9)
* 5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 453 1993
* 6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 196 1997
* 6,491,719 Tubular endoluminar prosthesis having oblique ends 61 1998
* 6,136,023 Welded sinusoidal wave stent 73 1998
6,730,116 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 115 1999
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 108 1999
6,331,189 Flexible medical stent 106 1999
6,428,570 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 80 2000
6,918,928 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 61 2003
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (6)
9,006,487 Amine-containing lipids and uses thereof 4 2006
* 2011/0009,641 Amine-containing lipids and uses thereof 14 2006
8,969,353 Aminoalcohol lipidoids and uses thereof 7 2009
9,193,827 Poly(beta-amino alcohols), their preparation, and uses thereof 1 2011
9,238,716 Conjugated lipomers and uses thereof 0 2012
9,315,472 1,3,5-triazinane-2,4,6-trione derivatives and uses thereof 0 2014
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (14)
* 5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 568 1995
* 5,810,868 Stent for improved transluminal deployment 54 1995
* 5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 551 1996
* 6,071,296 Stent for improved transluminal deployment 2 1997
6,533,811 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 88 1997
* 6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 173 1997
6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 118 1998
* 6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 336 1998
6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 192 1998
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 207 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 148 1999
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 282 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 75 2000
* 2003/0187,498 Chamfered stent strut and method of making same 7 2002
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (3)
6,533,805 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 81 1996
6,451,025 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 166 1999
7,396,362 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 19 2002
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (11)
7,238,197 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 81 2002
8,728,143 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2002
* 2003/0139,796 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 151 2002
* 2003/0139,803 Method of stenting a vessel with stent lumenal diameter increasing distally 109 2002
8,236,041 Noncylindrical stent deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2004
* 2005/0096,726 Noncylindrical stent deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 180 2004
8,603,157 Endoprosthesis deployment methods for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
* 2008/0046,064 ENDOPROSTHESIS DEPLOYMENT METHODS FOR TREATING VASCULAR BIFURCATIONS 24 2007
* 2008/0161,903 Noncylindrical Drug Eluting Stent for Treating Vascular Bifurcations 25 2008
9,101,501 Bifurcation stent and method of positioning in a body lumen 0 2010
* 2010/0256,744 BIFURCATION STENT AND METHOD OF POSITIONING IN A BODY LUMEN 7 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (54)
* 5,800,456 Spiral stent 310 1997
6,849,087 Device and method for staged implantation of a graft for vascular repair 21 2000
6,746,489 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 109 2001
6,939,369 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 7 2002
7,118,600 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 43 2002
7,172,623 Cannula stent 10 2002
* 2003/0088,310 Cannula stent 3 2002
* 8,043,357 Ring stent 11 2004
8,348,988 Endoluminal prosthetic device 4 2005
* 2005/0159,803 Endoluminal prosthetic device 79 2005
7,608,100 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 0 2005
* 2005/0149,167 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 3 2005
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 13 2005
* 2005/0228,486 Implantable frame with variable compliance 46 2005
8,337,545 Woven implantable device 1 2006
9,023,093 Tapered inner compression member and tapered inner guide channel member for medical device delivery systems 0 2006
7,968,032 Method of making a melt-bonded joint for joining sheaths used in medical devices 0 2006
7,892,215 Insert for coupling sheaths used in medical devices 2 2006
* 2006/0282,041 Insert for coupling sheaths used in medical devices 16 2006
* 2006/0264,906 Melt-bonded joint for joining sheaths used in medical devices, and methods of forming the melt-bonded joint 2 2006
* 2006/0276,882 Medical device including remodelable material attached to frame 81 2006
8,202,311 Stent/graft device and method for open surgical placement 1 2006
* 2007/0027,526 Stent/graft device and method for open surgical placement 25 2006
7,670,369 Endoluminal prosthesis 8 2006
* 2007/0088,425 Endoluminal prosthesis 27 2006
7,648,527 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 7 2007
* 2007/0208,417 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 6 2007
8,221,505 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 6 2007
* 2008/0208,314 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 5 2007
8,221,390 Medical device delivery system having a sheath with a flared strain relief member operatively coupled by a unidirectional handle 1 2007
9,259,336 Stent with a crush-resistant zone 0 2007
* 2007/0293,940 Stent with a crush-resistant zone 17 2007
8,057,528 Balloon-stent combination 3 2007
* 2007/0293,931 BALLOON-STENT COMBINATION 0 2007
7,651,523 Intraluminal device with flexible regions 0 2007
8,024,851 Method of producing a radially expandable prosthesis 1 2008
* 2008/0178,459 METHOD OF PRODUCING A RADIALLY EXPANDABLE PROSTHESIS 4 2008
* 2009/0112,237 VASCULAR CONDUIT AND DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR OPEN SURGICAL PLACEMENT 5 2008
8,043,363 Endoluminal prosthesis 0 2009
* 2010/0023,110 Endoluminal Prosthesis 5 2009
8,672,992 Stent and stent-graft having one or more conformance struts 14 2009
* 2010/0161,027 STENT AND STENT-GRAFT HAVING ONE OR MORE CONFORMANCE STRUTS 10 2009
8,323,332 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 5 2010
8,641,753 Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis 1 2010
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 4 2010
* 2010/0280,586 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH TENSIONABLY ATTACHED REMODELABLE MATERIAL 0 2010
* 2011/0040,369 Implantable Medical Device 0 2010
8,608,690 Melt-bonded joint for joining sheaths used in medical devices, and methods of forming the melt-bonded joint 0 2011
9,050,181 Ring stent 0 2011
8,821,565 Stent/graft device for open surgical placement 0 2012
8,506,583 Method for open surgical placement 0 2012
9,101,468 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 0 2012
9,066,798 Woven implantable device 0 2012
8,926,687 Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis 0 2013
 
Thomas J. Fogarty (1)
* 2007/0055,355 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF VASCULAR ANEURYSMS 26 2006
 
Angiomed GmbH & Co. Medizintechnik KG (3)
* 6,053,941 Stent with an end of greater diameter than its main body 142 1998
8,652,193 Implant delivery device 0 2006
8,062,344 Variable speed self-expanding stent delivery system and luer locking connector 9 2009
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
* 6,375,787 Methods for applying a covering layer to a stent 38 1996
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 35 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 20 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 19 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 22 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 5 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 22 2004
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 80 2000
 
World Medical Manufacturing Corporation (5)
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 126 1999
6,287,315 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis 149 1999
* 6,334,869 Endoluminal prosthesis 104 2000
6,767,358 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 31 2001
6,852,116 Method for engrafting a blood vessel 42 2002
 
GIDYNAMICS, INC. (2)
7,976,488 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 14 2005
* 2007/0005,147 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 73 2005
 
PHILIP S. JOHNSON;JOHNSON & JOHNSON (1)
* 2007/0255,384 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 0 2007
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (14)
* 5,733,325 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system 363 1996
* 5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 166 1996
* 5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 135 1997
* 5,891,193 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 104 1997
7,935,141 Variable speed stent delivery system 10 2006
8,808,346 Stent delivery system 0 2007
9,078,779 Hand-held actuator device 0 2007
8,087,923 Extremely thin-walled ePTFE 1 2008
8,500,789 Device for catheter sheath retraction 12 2008
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
* 2009/0211,076 STENT-GRAFT COVERING PROCESS 1 2009
* 2009/0311,132 METHODS FOR MAKING A SUPPORTED GRAFT 14 2009
* 2011/0126,966 PARTIAL ENCAPSULATION OF STENTS 3 2011
9,421,115 Device for catheter sheath retraction 0 2013
 
Unison Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
7,686,843 Flexible and conformable stent 13 2006
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (3)
* 5,860,951 Systems and methods for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 253 1996
7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 36 1999
7,505,812 Electrosurgical system for treating restenosis of body lumens 44 1999
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (1)
8,231,667 Endoprosthesis for vascular bifurcation 0 2005
 
STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC (4)
* 6,331,184 Detachable covering for an implantable medical device 146 1999
8,021,416 Methods for delivering a prosthesis to a site in a body 3 2005
* 2005/0121,043 Systems and methods for detaching a covering for an implantable medical device 6 2005
8,529,619 Methods for delivering a prosthesis to a site in a body 1 2011
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (30)
* 5,851,228 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 136 1996
* 5,800,521 Prosthetic graft and method for aneurysm repair 97 1996
* 5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 197 1997
* 5,843,166 Composite graft-stent having pockets for accomodating movement 113 1997
* 5,769,887 Delivery catheter and graft for aneurysm repair 118 1997
* 6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 158 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 133 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 155 1999
6,309,343 Method for making an ePTFE graft-stent composite device 25 1999
6,585,758 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 183 1999
6,312,458 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 133 2000
7,044,961 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 8 2001
7,192,441 Aortic artery aneurysm endovascular prosthesis 17 2001
7,033,389 Tubular prosthesis for external agent delivery 13 2001
* 2003/0074,058 Aortic artery aneurysm endovascular prosthesis 7 2001
* 2003/0074,048 Tubular prosthesis for external agent delivery 7 2001
6,814,561 Apparatus and method for extrusion of thin-walled tubes 6 2001
* 2003/0082,323 Apparatus and method for extrusion of thin-walled tubes 1 2001
* 2002/0111,668 Seamless braided or spun stent cover 12 2002
7,828,833 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 12 2002
7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 1 2002
7,235,083 Methods and devices for aiding in situ assembly of repair devices 4 2003
7,560,006 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 61 2003
* 2004/0182,511 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 40 2003
7,641,681 Low profile stent-graft attachment 5 2004
* 8,663,316 Endoluminal device having enhanced affixation characteristics 0 2005
* 2006/0100,684 Endoluminal device having enhanced affixation characteristics 26 2005
8,083,790 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 0 2006
* 2006/0178,723 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 7 2006
* 2007/0299,498 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AIDING IN SITU ASSEMBLY OF REPAIR DEVICES 4 2007
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