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, IN1539

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gianturco, Cesare Champaign, IL 12 6641

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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 20 1998
 
PERCUSURGE, INC. (1)
6,312,407 Occlusion of a vessel 158 1998
 
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,556,414 Composite intraluminal graft 201 1995
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (2)
* 5,643,278 Stent delivery system 147 1995
* 5,690,643 Stent delivery system 168 1996
 
WILLIAM A. COOK AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. (1)
7,435,253 Prosthesis and a method and means of deploying a prosthesis 45 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 175 1996
* 6,090,128 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 99 1997
* 6,077,296 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 127 1998
* 6,156,063 Method of deploying bifurcated vascular graft 56 1998
6,187,036 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 91 1998
6,197,049 Articulating bifurcation graft 94 1999
6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 97 2000
6,210,422 Bifurcated vascular graft deployment device 36 2000
6,500,202 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 46 2000
6,508,835 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 48 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 62 2000
6,733,523 Implantable vascular graft 94 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 32 2002
6,951,572 Bifurcated vascular graft and method and apparatus for deploying same 11 2003
6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 31 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 6 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 22 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 1 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 143 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 201 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 292 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 20 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 373 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 50 1995
6,818,014 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 71 1995
* 5,871,537 Endovascular apparatus 142 1996
* 5,824,046 Covered stent 176 1996
* 5,980,532 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 61 1997
6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 233 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 132 1998
7,204,848 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 35 1998
6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 32 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 87 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 54 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 120 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 43 2001
6,402,778 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 38 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 36 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
7,597,775 Green fluoropolymer tube and endovascular prosthesis formed using same 3 2001
6,929,709 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 42 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 31 2002
* 2002/0161,430 Intravascular stent 4 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 54 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
* 2002/0193,870 Intravascular stent 27 2002
7,491,230 Endovascular apparatus 35 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 30 2003
* 2004/0024,446 Helically formed stent/graft assembly 39 2003
* 2004/0054,397 Composite vascular graft 12 2003
* 2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 155 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 36 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 27 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 66 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 71 2001
* 2003/0120,331 Advanced endovascular graft 16 2001
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 85 2002
 
MEDTRONIC ANEURX, INC. (1)
* 5,824,040 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 425 1996
 
GOLDBERG, MARK (1)
6,506,205 Blood clot filtering system 194 2001
 
Trans Vascular, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0098,030 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 45 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 542 1994
* 5,800,508 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 428 1995
* 5,776,180 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 139 1995
* 5,718,724 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 238 1995
* 5,716,365 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 240 1995
* 5,693,086 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal stent or prosthesis 249 1995
* 5,683,450 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 223 1995
* 5,916,263 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 234 1996
* 6,051,020 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 285 1997
* 5,938,696 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 229 1997
* 6,117,167 Endoluminal prosthesis and system for joining 178 1998
* 6,059,823 Endovascular apparatus 96 1998
6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 408 1999
* 6,165,213 System and method for assembling an endoluminal prosthesis 113 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 58 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 31 2001
6,733,524 Polymer coated stent 31 2002
* 2002/0169,500 Intravascular stent 2 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 46 2002
7,160,319 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 104 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 7 2004
* 2004/0181,278 Polymer coated stent 11 2004
* 2004/0193,242 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 7 2004
7,255,711 Endovascular apparatus 11 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 6 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 8 2006
7,901,449 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 11 2007
* 2007/0282,424 Endovascular apparatus 1 2007
 
Medinol Ltd. (22)
* 5,980,552 Articulated stent 240 1996
* 5,843,120 Flexible-expandable stent 274 1997
* 5,972,018 Flexible expandable stent 169 1998
* 6,059,811 Articulated stent 104 1998
6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 63 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 65 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 77 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 81 2000
6,503,270 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 34 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 73 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 30 2001
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 41 2002
6,589,276 Articulated stent 57 2002
6,875,228 Articulated stent 45 2003
* 2006/0122,691 Hybrid stent 19 2006
* 2006/0178,727 Hybrid amorphous metal alloy stent 59 2006
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 7 2009
* 2009/0234,433 HELICAL HYBRID STENT 4 2009
9,155,639 Helical hybrid stent 0 2010
* 2010/0274,350 HELICAL HYBRID STENT 4 2010
9,456,910 Helical hybrid stent 0 2012
9,039,755 Helical hybrid stent 0 2013
 
XTENT, INC. (20)
* 2005/0080,475 Stent delivery devices and methods 51 2003
* 2004/0186,551 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 110 2003
* 2004/0243,217 Expandable stent 106 2004
* 2005/0288,766 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 121 2004
* 2006/0069,424 Self-constrained segmented stents and methods for their deployment 126 2004
* 2005/0288,764 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prosthesis during develoyment 147 2004
* 2005/0228,477 Topographic coatings and coating methods for medical devices 100 2005
* 2007/0179,587 Apparatus and methods for deployment of custom-length prostheses 43 2006
* 2008/0269,865 Custom Length Stent Apparatus 41 2006
* 2007/0088,420 Stent deployment systems and methods 50 2006
* 2007/0088,422 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS 41 2006
* 2008/0097,574 IMPLANTABLE STENT DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS 35 2007
* 2007/0156,226 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS 39 2007
* 2007/0281,117 USE OF PLASMA IN FORMATION OF BIODEGRADABLE STENT COATING 65 2007
* 2007/0270,936 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING COILED PROSTHESES 53 2007
* 2009/0076,584 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF MULTIPLE CUSTOM-LENGTH PROSTHESES 33 2007
* 2008/0199,510 THERMO-MECHANICALLY CONTROLLED IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF USE 41 2008
* 2008/0208,318 MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT NESTED STENT STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND DEPLOYMENT 31 2008
* 2008/0208,311 MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT NESTED STENT STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND DEPLOYMENT 32 2008
* 2008/0234,799 CUSTOM-LENGTH STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH INDEPENDENTLY OPERABLE EXPANSION ELEMENTS 37 2008
 
BOLTON MEDICAL, INC. (34)
8,292,943 Stent graft with longitudinal support member 17 2004
* 2005/0049,674 Stent graft 58 2004
7,763,063 Self-aligning stent graft delivery system, kit, and method 33 2004
* 2005/0049,667 Self-aligning stent graft delivery system, kit, and method 56 2004
8,308,790 Two-part expanding stent graft delivery system 14 2006
8,070,790 Capture device for stent graft delivery 20 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
* 2006/0276,872 Method for implanting a prosthesis with a two-part expanding delivery system 41 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 21 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 25 2007
8,500,792 Dual capture device for stent graft delivery system and method for capturing a stent graft 14 2009
* 2010/0030,318 Dual Capture Device for Stent Graft Delivery System and Method for Capturing a Stent Graft 23 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 20 2010
* 2011/0218,607 Methods of Self-Aligning Stent Grafts 32 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
 
COOK INCORPORATED (10)
* 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 55 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 34 2006
* 2007/0282,421 Stent Assembly for Protecting the Interior Surface of a Vessel 0 2007
* 2008/0109,058 Intraoperative Anastomosis Method 13 2007
* 2010/0131,053 METHODS OF REDUCING RETROGRADE FLOW 12 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 603 1992
* 5,628,783 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 271 1994
* 5,683,448 Intraluminal stent and graft 121 1994
* 5,693,083 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 225 1994
* 5,766,237 Method of reinforcing a body vessel using a intraluminal stent 46 1995
* 5,665,115 Intraluminal stent 274 1995
* 5,769,885 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 111 1996
* 5,824,044 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system 217 1996
* 5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 243 1996
6,346,118 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 130 1997
6,287,330 Aortoiliac grafting system and method 66 1997
* 6,165,211 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 63 1997
* 6,001,125 PTFE vascular prosthesis and method of manufacture 141 1998
6,322,587 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 63 1998
6,174,328 Intraluminal stent and graft 51 1999
6,355,061 Method for deploying bifurcated graft using a multicapsule system 47 1999
6,428,571 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 72 2000
6,673,103 Mesh and stent for increased flexibility 50 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 37 2002
* 2004/0098,086 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 8 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 15 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 13 2005
RE40122 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 22 2005
* 2007/0244,539 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 17 2007
* 2007/0265,697 Bifurcated endoluminal prothesis 15 2007
 
BRONCUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (11)
* 2002/0042,565 Conduits for maintaining openings in tissue 69 2001
* 2005/0137,611 Methods and devices for maintaining surgically created channels in a body organ 120 2004
* 2005/0060,044 Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 94 2004
* 2005/0137,518 Devices for maintaining surgically created openings 91 2004
* 2005/0049,615 Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 96 2004
* 2005/0096,529 Methods for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 102 2004
* 2005/0137,715 Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 106 2004
* 2006/0280,772 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MAINTAINING SURGICALLY CREATED CHANNELS IN A BODY ORGAN 88 2006
* 2006/0280,773 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MAINTAINING PATENCY OF SURGICALLY CREATED CHANNELS IN A BODY ORGAN 88 2006
* 2007/0123,922 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING COLLATERAL CHANNELS IN TISSUE 72 2007
* 2011/0146,674 DEVICES FOR DELIVERING SUBSTANCES THROUGH AN EXTRA-ANATOMIC OPENING CREATED IN AN AIRWAY 34 2010
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (64)
7,270,668 Apparatus and methods for delivering coiled prostheses 60 2002
* 2003/0130,683 Apparatus and methods for delivering coiled prostheses 7 2002
7,294,146 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 93 2003
7,309,350 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 40 2003
* 2004/0098,081 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 31 2003
7,553,324 Fixed stent delivery devices and methods 20 2003
* 2005/0080,474 Fixed stent delivery devices and methods 50 2003
* 7,192,440 Implantable stent delivery devices and methods 52 2003
* 2005/0085,888 Implantable stent delivery devices and methods 14 2003
7,326,236 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 169 2003
7,351,255 Stent delivery apparatus and method 50 2004
* 2004/0215,312 Stent delivery apparatus and method 44 2004
8,080,048 Stent delivery for bifurcated vessels 1 2004
7,300,456 Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers 72 2004
* 2005/0288,763 Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers 50 2004
7,357,812 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 15 2004
7,402,168 Custom-length stent delivery system with independently operable expansion elements 37 2005
* 2006/0229,700 Custom-length stent delivery system with independently operable expansion elements 41 2005
7,892,273 Custom length stent apparatus 10 2006
* 2007/0067,012 CUSTOM LENGTH STENT APPARATUS 42 2006
7,922,755 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 6 2006
7,918,881 Stent deployment systems and methods 19 2006
* 2007/0106,365 Stent deployment systems and methods 43 2006
7,892,274 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 6 2006
* 2007/0129,733 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF VASCULAR PROSTHESES 43 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 18 2006
* 2007/0100,423 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING PROSTHESES FOR DEPLOYMENT FROM A CATHETER 42 2006
* 2007/0156,225 AUTOMATED CONTROL MECHANISMS AND METHODS FOR CUSTOM LENGTH STENT APPARATUS 66 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 6 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 13 2007
* 2008/0132,989 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING EXPANDABLE PROSTHESES DURING DEPLOYMENT 83 2007
8,016,870 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 34 2007
* 2008/0077,229 CUSTOM-LENGTH SELF-EXPANDING STENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS WITH STENT BUMPERS 41 2007
8,460,358 Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods 47 2007
* 2008/0097,299 RAPID EXCHANGE INTERVENTIONAL DEVICES AND METHODS 36 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 14 2007
* 2008/0091,257 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING AND INDICATING THE LENGTH OF AN INTERVENTIONAL ELEMENT 57 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
* 2008/0125,850 STENT DELIVERY APPARATUS AND METHOD 17 2008
7,938,852 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 6 2008
* 2008/0147,162 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF BRAIDED PROSTHESES 43 2008
9,101,503 Apparatus having variable strut length and methods of use 1 2008
* 2009/0228,088 APPARATUS HAVING VARIABLE STRUT LENGTH AND METHODS OF USE 23 2008
8,070,789 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 14 2008
* 2009/0149,863 FIXED STENT DELIVERY DEVICES AND METHODS 23 2009
8,986,362 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 2 2009
8,257,427 Expandable stent 13 2009
8,016,871 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 1 2009
* 2010/0004,729 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF MULTIPLE DISTRIBUTED STENTS 34 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 10 2009
* 2009/0264,979 MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT NESTED STENT STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND DEPLOYMENT 32 2009
8,980,297 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 2 2010
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 2 2011
* 2011/0125,248 CUSTOM LENGTH STENT APPARATUS 8 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 5 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 5 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 3 2014
9,326,876 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2014
9,457,133 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 0 2015
 
SYNECTIC VENTURES I LLC (10)
5,934,284 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 151 1995
5,662,701 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 48 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 59 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 7 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 28 2004
* 2010/0094,400 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 14 2009
 
EDRICH VASCULAR DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 5,591,228 Methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms 247 1995
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (51)
* 5,735,892 Intraluminal stent graft 313 1993
* 6,165,210 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 241 1994
* 5,700,285 Intraluminal stent graft 241 1995
* 5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 157 1995
* 6,015,429 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 105 1996
* 6,001,123 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent-graft 137 1996
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 163 1996
6,352,561 Implant deployment apparatus 198 1996
* 5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 199 1997
6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 113 1997
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 76 1997
* 5,925,075 Intraluminal stent graft 134 1997
5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 191 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 167 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 221 1997
6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 206 1997
* 6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 94 1997
* 5,873,906 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 205 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 96 1998
6,613,073 Intraluminal graft 75 1998
6,357,104 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 98 1999
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 141 1999
* 6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 75 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 71 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 79 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 135 2001
* 2002/0099,436 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 61 2001
6,547,815 Intraluminal stent graft 60 2002
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 15 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 3 2002
* 2003/0130,721 Kink resistant stent-graft 50 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 55 2003
* 2004/0122,508 Intraluminal graft 4 2003
* 2007/0219,618 Endoprosthesis having multiple helically wound flexible framework elements 17 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 6 2009
* 2009/0182,413 STENT HAVING ADJACENT ELEMENTS CONNECTED BY FLEXIBLE WEBS 17 2009
* 2009/0138,066 Implant Deployment Apparatus 8 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 10 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 14 1996
6,432,127 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 102 1997
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 98 1999
6,994,689 Occlusion of a vessel 34 2000
6,613,081 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 98 2001
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 51 2001
6,843,803 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 72 2003
* 2003/0195,614 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 15 2003
6,863,684 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 69 2003
* 2004/0015,225 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 1 2003
7,303,571 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 57 2003
* 6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 7 2003
* 2004/0064,180 Endovascular support device and method 3 2003
7,147,657 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 27 2003
* 2005/0090,834 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 17 2003
8,231,639 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 17 2004
* 2006/0020,326 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 42 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 45 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 23 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 3 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 200 1996
* 5,843,164 Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft 414 1996
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 128 1997
6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 190 1998
6,066,167 Expandable stents 120 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 133 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 48 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 64 1998
6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 24 1998
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 157 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 191 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 60 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 135 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 80 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 523 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 67 2001
6,860,898 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 87 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 76 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 42 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 81 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 28 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 53 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 187 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 81 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 77 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 26 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 39 1999
6,746,478 Stent formed from encapsulated stent preforms 16 2002
* 2004/0137,066 Rationally designed therapeutic intravascular implant coating 40 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 28 2002
 
VENUS MEDTECH (HANGZHOU), INC. (1)
* 2013/0091,688 EXPANDABLE MEDICAL IMPLANT 5 2011
 
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 50 2003
* 2004/0106,980 Stent-graft with rails 48 2003
* 2004/0106,975 Rail stent 56 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 454 1993
* 6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 196 1997
* 6,491,719 Tubular endoluminar prosthesis having oblique ends 63 1998
* 6,136,023 Welded sinusoidal wave stent 75 1998
6,730,116 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 117 1999
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 110 1999
6,331,189 Flexible medical stent 106 1999
6,428,570 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 81 2000
6,918,928 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 64 2003
 
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9,006,487 Amine-containing lipids and uses thereof 5 2006
* 2011/0009,641 Amine-containing lipids and uses thereof 15 2006
8,969,353 Aminoalcohol lipidoids and uses thereof 8 2009
9,193,827 Poly(beta-amino alcohols), their preparation, and uses thereof 2 2011
9,238,716 Conjugated lipomers and uses thereof 1 2012
9,315,472 1,3,5-triazinane-2,4,6-trione derivatives and uses thereof 1 2014
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (14)
* 5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 575 1995
* 5,810,868 Stent for improved transluminal deployment 54 1995
* 5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 564 1996
* 6,071,296 Stent for improved transluminal deployment 2 1997
6,533,811 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 89 1997
* 6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 175 1997
6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 121 1998
* 6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 344 1998
6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 198 1998
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 211 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 150 1999
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 287 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 76 2000
* 2003/0187,498 Chamfered stent strut and method of making same 8 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 167 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 82 2002
8,728,143 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2002
* 2003/0139,796 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 153 2002
* 2003/0139,803 Method of stenting a vessel with stent lumenal diameter increasing distally 110 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 183 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 8 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (54)
* 5,800,456 Spiral stent 319 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 113 2001
6,939,369 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 7 2002
7,118,600 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 44 2002
7,172,623 Cannula stent 12 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 80 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 47 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 17 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 84 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 30 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 21 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 15 2009
* 2010/0161,027 STENT AND STENT-GRAFT HAVING ONE OR MORE CONFORMANCE STRUTS 12 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 144 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 40 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 23 2004
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 82 2000
 
World Medical Manufacturing Corporation (5)
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 128 1999
6,287,315 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis 151 1999
* 6,334,869 Endoluminal prosthesis 106 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 15 2005
* 2007/0005,147 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 75 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 371 1996
* 5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 167 1996
* 5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 137 1997
* 5,891,193 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 107 1997
7,935,141 Variable speed stent delivery system 11 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 13 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 255 1996
7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 37 1999
7,505,812 Electrosurgical system for treating restenosis of body lumens 47 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 149 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 137 1996
* 5,800,521 Prosthetic graft and method for aneurysm repair 97 1996
* 5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 200 1997
* 5,843,166 Composite graft-stent having pockets for accomodating movement 115 1997
* 5,769,887 Delivery catheter and graft for aneurysm repair 119 1997
* 6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 161 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 136 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 158 1999
6,309,343 Method for making an ePTFE graft-stent composite device 25 1999
6,585,758 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 188 1999
6,312,458 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 138 2000
7,044,961 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 8 2001
7,192,441 Aortic artery aneurysm endovascular prosthesis 19 2001
7,033,389 Tubular prosthesis for external agent delivery 14 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 13 2002
7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 2 2002
7,235,083 Methods and devices for aiding in situ assembly of repair devices 5 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 41 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 28 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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