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, IN1156

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gianturco, Cesare Champaign, IL 12 6047

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6,203,569 Flexible stent 191 1997
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6,740,114 Flexible stent 54 2001
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6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 56 2001
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7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 24 2002
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7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 26 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 16 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 20 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 36 2002
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6,716,240 Stent having a multiplicity of undulating longitudinals 56 2003
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7,357,813 Flexible stent 2 2004
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TRIVASCULAR, INC. (5)
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DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
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GI Dynamics, Inc. (30)
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7,122,058 Anti-obesity devices 71 2003
7,815,589 Methods and apparatus for anchoring within the gastrointestinal tract 15 2004
7,476,256 Intestinal sleeve 47 2004
7,347,875 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 71 2004
7,329,285 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 50 2004
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7,837,643 Methods and devices for placing a gastrointestinal sleeve 22 2005
7,815,591 Atraumatic gastrointestinal anchor 5 2005
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7,678,068 Atraumatic delivery devices 18 2005
7,608,114 Bariatric sleeve 31 2005
7,682,330 Intestinal sleeve 21 2006
7,766,861 Anti-obesity devices 21 2006
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7,935,073 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 8 2007
7,758,535 Bariatric sleeve delivery devices 11 2007
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8,870,806 Methods of treatment using a bariatric sleeve 0 2011
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8,882,698 Anti-obesity devices 0 2012
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8,936,633 Devices and methods for treatment of vascular aneurysms 0 2013
 
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8,444,666 Retrievable filter 0 2003
 
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6,331,190 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 84 2000
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6,508,835 Endoluminal vascular prosthesis 43 2000
6,660,030 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 50 2000
6,733,523 Implantable vascular graft 62 2001
7,520,895 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 25 2002
6,951,572 Bifurcated vascular graft and method and apparatus for deploying same 11 2003
6,953,475 Bifurcation graft deployment catheter 28 2003
8,034,100 Graft deployment system 2 2003
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7,892,277 Self expanding bifurcated endovascular prosthesis 2 2006
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8,167,925 Single puncture bifurcation graft deployment system 0 2010
8,945,202 Fenestrated prosthesis 0 2010
8,491,646 Stent graft 1 2010
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8,821,564 Stent graft 0 2012
8,808,350 Catheter system and methods of using same 0 2012
8,764,812 Bifurcated graft deployment systems and methods 0 2013
 
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6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 200 1998
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 107 1998
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6,652,570 Composite vascular graft 25 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 80 1999
6,290,485 Mold for forming a balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 46 1999
8,092,514 Stretchable anti-buckling coiled-sheet stent 2 1999
8,221,491 Tissue supporting devices 0 1999
6,770,088 Intravascular stent 39 2000
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 41 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 38 2000
6,890,350 Combination self-expandable, balloon-expandable endoluminal device 16 2000
6,352,551 Stent installation method using balloon catheter having stepped compliance curve 25 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 93 2000
6,764,504 Combined shaped balloon and stent protector 32 2001
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7,326,241 Intravascular stent 17 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 30 2002
8,070,792 Stent 2 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 21 2002
6,913,619 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 40 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
7,491,230 Endovascular apparatus 28 2002
8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
7,988,717 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 7 2003
8,118,858 Intraluminal stent 1 2003
* 8,114,146 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2004
7,655,039 Stents with attached looped ends 13 2004
7,799,068 Endovascular apparatus 5 2006
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
7,785,365 Endovascular apparatus 4 2007
8,142,489 Flexible and expandable stent 1 2008
8,109,988 Stents with attached looped ends 0 2009
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 0 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
8,764,815 Intraluminal stent 0 2013
 
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Schneider (USA) (1)
6,524,334 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 56 2000
 
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* 5,718,724 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 224 1995
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* 5,683,450 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 209 1995
* 5,916,263 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 198 1996
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6,302,906 System for delivering a prosthesis 290 1999
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7,510,570 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 9 1999
6,699,276 Support structure/membrane composite medical device 27 2000
6,319,276 Endovascular apparatus 50 2000
7,670,367 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 10 2000
6,881,221 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 22 2001
8,192,482 Endoluminal stent 0 2001
6,692,523 Endovascular apparatus 25 2001
6,733,524 Polymer coated stent 29 2002
6,719,783 PTFE vascular graft and method of manufacture 37 2002
7,160,319 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 71 2003
7,780,720 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 9 2003
7,942,919 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 3 2004
7,905,914 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 0 2004
7,285,132 Polymer coated stent 4 2004
7,255,711 Endovascular apparatus 7 2004
7,425,291 Apparatus and method for extrusion of thin-walled tubes 2 2004
8,337,543 Prosthesis anchoring and deploying device 0 2004
7,901,449 Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis 4 2007
 
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6,355,059 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 46 1998
6,461,381 Flexible expandable stent 54 1999
6,508,834 Articulated stent 70 2000
6,443,982 Flexible expandable stent 69 2000
6,503,270 Serpentine coiled ladder stent 21 2000
6,464,722 Flexible expandable stent 64 2000
6,635,084 Flexible expandable stent 27 2001
6,796,999 Self articulating stent 36 2002
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6,875,228 Articulated stent 39 2003
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 0 2009
 
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8,292,943 Stent graft with longitudinal support member 3 2004
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8,007,605 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
7,901,525 Method of forming a non-circular stent 0 2007
8,062,349 Method for aligning a stent graft delivery system 7 2007
8,062,345 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 8 2007
8,500,792 Dual capture device for stent graft delivery system and method for capturing a stent graft 1 2009
8,449,595 Delivery systems for delivering and deploying stent grafts 3 2011
8,636,788 Methods of implanting a prosthesis 0 2012
 
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
 
Séguin, Jacques (1)
8,231,667 Endoprosthesis for vascular bifurcation 0 2005
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC/SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,945,991 Composite tubular prostheses 1 2000
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (26)
* 5,405,377 Intraluminal stent 532 1992
* 5,628,783 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 231 1994
* 5,683,448 Intraluminal stent and graft 108 1994
* 5,693,083 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 176 1994
* 5,766,237 Method of reinforcing a body vessel using a intraluminal stent 33 1995
* 5,665,115 Intraluminal stent 189 1995
* 5,769,885 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 91 1996
* 5,824,044 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system 157 1996
* 5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 230 1996
6,346,118 Thoracic graft and delivery catheter 87 1997
6,287,330 Aortoiliac grafting system and method 59 1997
* 6,165,211 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 58 1997
* 6,001,125 PTFE vascular prosthesis and method of manufacture 133 1998
6,322,587 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 44 1998
6,174,328 Intraluminal stent and graft 34 1999
6,355,061 Method for deploying bifurcated graft using a multicapsule system 31 1999
6,428,571 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 64 2000
6,673,103 Mesh and stent for increased flexibility 40 2000
6,663,666 Delivery catheter for intraluminally deploying a graft 47 2001
6,682,557 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 50 2001
6,849,086 Intraluminal stent and graft 26 2002
7,186,263 Mesh graft and stent for increased flexibility 14 2003
7,244,271 Self-sealing PTFE vascular graft and manufacturing methods 11 2004
7,118,594 Bifurcated multicapsule intraluminal grafting system and method 13 2004
7,534,256 Intraluminal stent and graft 5 2005
RE40122 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 20 2005
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,855,596 Modular wire band stent 3 1996
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (33)
7,270,668 Apparatus and methods for delivering coiled prostheses 35 2002
7,294,146 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 55 2003
7,309,350 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 26 2003
7,553,324 Fixed stent delivery devices and methods 14 2003
* 7,192,440 Implantable stent delivery devices and methods 36 2003
7,326,236 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 94 2003
7,351,255 Stent delivery apparatus and method 27 2004
8,080,048 Stent delivery for bifurcated vessels 0 2004
7,300,456 Custom-length self-expanding stent delivery systems with stent bumpers 38 2004
7,357,812 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 7 2004
7,402,168 Custom-length stent delivery system with independently operable expansion elements 13 2005
7,892,273 Custom length stent apparatus 1 2006
7,922,755 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 2 2006
7,918,881 Stent deployment systems and methods 12 2006
7,892,274 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 0 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 3 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 1 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 2 2007
8,016,870 Apparatus and methods for delivery of variable length stents 8 2007
8,460,358 Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods 3 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 0 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
7,938,852 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 1 2008
8,070,789 Apparatus and methods for deployment of vascular prostheses 6 2008
8,257,427 Expandable stent 8 2009
8,016,871 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 2 2009
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 0 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2011
8,574,282 Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses 0 2011
8,740,968 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 0 2012
 
SYNECTIC VENTURES I LLC (10)
5,934,284 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 106 1995
5,662,701 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 42 1995
5,622,188 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity in an artery 47 1995
5,865,844 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 47 1995
5,842,479 Method of restoring reduced or absent blood flow capacity 14 1996
5,843,165 Method for increasing blood flow in vessels 9 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 7 1998
6,090,135 Anti-stenotic method and product for occluded and partially occluded arteries 31 1998
 
AMRI RENESSELAER, INC. (1)
6,949,559 Nitrogen substituted biaryl purine derivatives as potent antiproliferative agents 2 2003
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (3)
* 6,331,184 Detachable covering for an implantable medical device 108 1999
8,021,416 Methods for delivering a prosthesis to a site in a body 0 2005
8,529,619 Methods for delivering a prosthesis to a site in a body 0 2011
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
7,867,275 Coated implantable medical device method 0 2006
7,846,202 Coated implantable medical device 0 2007
 
APTUS ENDOSYSTEMS, INC. (10)
7,147,657 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 12 2003
8,231,639 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ 1 2004
8,092,519 Endovascular aneurysm repair system 3 2005
7,828,838 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including a prosthesis assembly 12 2005
7,637,932 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation 18 2005
7,959,663 Endovascular aneurysm repair method 4 2006
8,080,050 Prosthesis delivery systems and methods 1 2006
8,083,752 Endovascular aneurysm repair systems and methods 3 2007
8,690,897 Devices, systems, and methods for prosthesis delivery and implantation, including the use of a fastener tool 0 2010
8,685,044 Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis with a body lumen or hollow organ 0 2012
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (38)
* 5,735,892 Intraluminal stent graft 280 1993
* 6,165,210 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 191 1994
* 5,700,285 Intraluminal stent graft 223 1995
* 5,782,904 Intraluminal graft 131 1995
* 6,015,429 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 92 1996
* 6,001,123 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent-graft 125 1996
6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 114 1996
6,352,561 Implant deployment apparatus 152 1996
* 5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 169 1997
6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 104 1997
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 63 1997
* 5,925,075 Intraluminal stent graft 122 1997
5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 168 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 132 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 183 1997
6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 171 1997
* 6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 81 1997
* 5,873,906 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 168 1997
6,582,458 Intraluminal graft 62 1998
6,357,104 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 79 1999
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 116 1999
* 6,565,596 Intraluminal graft 53 1999
6,689,158 Intraluminal graft 51 2000
6,685,736 Intraluminal graft 57 2000
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 89 2001
6,547,815 Intraluminal stent graft 49 2002
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 4 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 0 2002
8,623,065 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 0 2002
6,949,119 Method of making an intraluminal stent graft 8 2003
8,052,742 Intraluminal graft 0 2006
8,926,688 Stent having adjacent elements connected by flexible webs 0 2009
8,080,051 Intraluminal stent graft 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
 
EDRICH VASCULAR DEVICES, INC. (1)
* 5,591,228 Methods for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms 236 1995
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (16)
8,206,427 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 1 1995
8,317,854 Apparatus and methods for endoluminal graft placement 2 1996
6,432,127 Devices for forming and/or maintaining connections between adjacent anatomical conduits 69 1997
6,344,053 Endovascular support device and method 71 1999
6,994,689 Occlusion of a vessel 23 2000
6,613,081 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 81 2001
6,663,661 Endovascular support device and method 28 2001
6,843,803 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 52 2003
6,863,684 Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent 52 2003
7,303,571 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessels 22 2003
* 6,827,733 Endovascular support device and method 4 2003
7,699,885 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 4 2004
* 8,702,787 Endoluminal prosthesis 0 2005
* 8,663,307 Endoluminal prosthesis 0 2005
7,955,343 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessel 3 2007
8,133,267 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 1 2010
 
KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 6,152,869 Radioactive stent and process for preparation thereof 34 1998
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (43)
* 5,782,855 Stent delivery system 125 1996
* 6,077,295 Self-expanding stent delivery system 153 1996
* 5,843,164 Intraluminal stent for attaching a graft 338 1996
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 117 1997
6,066,168 Expandable stents and method for making same 175 1998
6,066,167 Expandable stents 101 1998
6,171,334 Expandable stent and method of use 118 1998
* 6,136,011 Stent delivery system and method of use 24 1998
* 6,113,607 Method of delivering a stent 65 1998
6,325,824 Crush resistant stent 39 1998
6,461,380 Stent configuration 54 1998
6,117,104 Stent deployment system and method of use 20 1998
6,488,694 Stent delivery system 138 1999
6,375,676 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 141 1999
6,540,774 Stent design with end rings having enhanced strength and radiopacity 51 1999
6,537,311 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 8 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 120 1999
6,355,058 Stent with radiopaque coating consisting of particles in a binder 74 1999
6,280,465 Apparatus and method for delivering a self-expanding stent on a guide wire 44 1999
6,436,132 Composite intraluminal prostheses 67 2000
6,309,412 Expandable stents and method for making same 56 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 86 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 478 2000
6,432,133 Expandable stents and method for making same 89 2000
6,596,022 Expandable stents and method for making same 55 2001
6,485,511 Expandable stents and method for making same 56 2001
6,860,898 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 55 2001
6,899,729 Stent for treating vulnerable plaque 57 2002
7,316,710 Flexible stent 26 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 76 2002
6,814,749 Stent designs for use in peripheral vessels 21 2003
6,875,229 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 12 2003
6,908,479 Expandable stents and method for making same 8 2003
6,689,159 Expandable stents and method for making same 44 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 172 2003
6,893,458 Self-expanding stent with enhanced delivery precision and stent delivery system 8 2003
6,955,688 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 68 2003
6,896,699 Stent and catheter assembly and method for treating bifurcations 68 2003
7,258,697 Stent with anchors to prevent vulnerable plaque rupture during deployment 16 2003
7,491,224 Radiopaque catheter tip for enhanced delivery precision of a stent using a guidewire 18 2003
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 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
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
6,475,235 Encapsulated stent preform 32 1999
6,746,478 Stent formed from encapsulated stent preforms 11 2002
7,000,305 Method for manufacturing a wire stent coated with a biocompatible fluoropolymer 11 2003
 
TRAVELERS EXPRESS COMPANY, INC. (1)
6,641,609 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 23 2002
 
COVIDIEN LP (3)
7,622,135 Coated stent 3 2003
8,449,905 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 0 2010
8,900,618 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 0 2013
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 43 2003
 
INVATEC S.R.L. (1)
8,048,142 Endolumenal prosthesis 2 2007
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (9)
* 5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 419 1993
* 6,090,127 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 184 1997
* 6,491,719 Tubular endoluminar prosthesis having oblique ends 49 1998
* 6,136,023 Welded sinusoidal wave stent 52 1998
6,730,116 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 104 1999
6,287,336 Variable flexibility stent 86 1999
6,331,189 Flexible medical stent 97 1999
6,428,570 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 78 2000
6,918,928 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 46 2003
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (13)
* 5,683,451 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 481 1995
* 5,810,868 Stent for improved transluminal deployment 53 1995
* 5,824,041 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 412 1996
* 6,071,296 Stent for improved transluminal deployment 2 1997
6,533,811 Internal graft prosthesis and delivery system 66 1997
* 6,024,763 Apparatus and methods for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 132 1997
6,283,991 Endoluminal prostheses and therapies for highly variable body lumens 101 1998
* 6,126,685 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 265 1998
6,270,524 Flexible, radially expansible luminal prostheses 162 1998
6,203,550 Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses 158 1999
6,355,060 Apparatus and method for deployment release of intraluminal prostheses 122 1999
6,350,278 Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses 196 1999
6,576,009 Bifurcated intraluminal prostheses construction and methods 61 2000
 
GENERAL SURGICAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (3)
6,533,805 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 63 1996
6,451,025 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 131 1999
7,396,362 Prosthesis and method for deployment within a body lumen 6 2002
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (4)
7,238,197 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 57 2002
8,728,143 Endoprosthesis deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2002
8,236,041 Noncylindrical stent deployment system for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2004
8,603,157 Endoprosthesis deployment methods for treating vascular bifurcations 0 2007
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (29)
* 5,800,456 Spiral stent 245 1997
6,849,087 Device and method for staged implantation of a graft for vascular repair 11 2000
6,746,489 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 91 2001
6,939,369 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 5 2002
7,118,600 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 29 2002
7,172,623 Cannula stent 8 2002
8,348,988 Endoluminal prosthetic device 0 2005
7,608,100 Intraluminal graft assembly and vessel repair system 0 2005
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 6 2005
8,337,545 Woven implantable device 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 0 2006
8,202,311 Stent/graft device and method for open surgical placement 0 2006
7,670,369 Endoluminal prosthesis 7 2006
7,648,527 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 3 2007
8,221,505 Prosthesis having a sleeve valve 1 2007
8,221,390 Medical device delivery system having a sheath with a flared strain relief member operatively coupled by a unidirectional handle 0 2007
8,057,528 Balloon-stent combination 1 2007
7,651,523 Intraluminal device with flexible regions 0 2007
8,024,851 Method of producing a radially expandable prosthesis 0 2008
8,043,363 Endoluminal prosthesis 0 2009
8,672,992 Stent and stent-graft having one or more conformance struts 0 2009
8,323,332 Methods of reducing retrograde flow 0 2010
8,641,753 Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis 0 2010
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 1 2010
8,608,690 Melt-bonded joint for joining sheaths used in medical devices, and methods of forming the melt-bonded joint 0 2011
8,821,565 Stent/graft device for open surgical placement 0 2012
8,506,583 Method for open surgical placement 0 2012
8,926,687 Preform for and an endoluminal prosthesis 0 2013
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (3)
* 6,053,941 Stent with an end of greater diameter than its main body 129 1998
8,652,193 Implant delivery device 0 2006
8,062,344 Variable speed self-expanding stent delivery system and luer locking connector 5 2009
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 30 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 17 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 15 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 18 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 3 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 16 2004
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 52 2000
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (1)
* 6,375,787 Methods for applying a covering layer to a stent 36 1996
 
WORLD MEDICAL MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (5)
6,280,467 Delivery system for deployment and endovascular assembly of a multi-stage stented graft 99 1999
6,287,315 Apparatus for delivering an endoluminal prosthesis 112 1999
* 6,334,869 Endoluminal prosthesis 78 2000
6,767,358 Apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel 20 2001
6,852,116 Method for engrafting a blood vessel 34 2002
 
GIDYNAMICS, INC. (1)
7,976,488 Gastrointestinal anchor compliance 5 2005
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (9)
* 5,733,325 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system 296 1996
* 5,860,998 Deployment device for tubular expandable prosthesis 129 1996
* 5,961,546 Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis 119 1997
* 5,891,193 Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor 97 1997
7,935,141 Variable speed stent delivery system 3 2006
8,808,346 Stent delivery system 0 2007
8,087,923 Extremely thin-walled ePTFE 1 2008
8,500,789 Device for catheter sheath retraction 2 2008
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
 
Unison Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
7,686,843 Flexible and conformable stent 12 2006
 
ARTHROCARE CORPORATION (3)
* 5,860,951 Systems and methods for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 214 1996
7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 20 1999
7,505,812 Electrosurgical system for treating restenosis of body lumens 5 1999
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (22)
* 5,851,228 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 109 1996
* 5,800,521 Prosthetic graft and method for aneurysm repair 90 1996
* 5,961,545 EPTFE graft-stent composite device 184 1997
* 5,843,166 Composite graft-stent having pockets for accomodating movement 111 1997
* 5,769,887 Delivery catheter and graft for aneurysm repair 111 1997
* 6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 148 1998
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 101 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 147 1999
6,309,343 Method for making an ePTFE graft-stent composite device 19 1999
6,585,758 Multi-section filamentary endoluminal stent 134 1999
6,312,458 Tubular structure/stent/stent securement member 101 2000
7,044,961 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 7 2001
7,192,441 Aortic artery aneurysm endovascular prosthesis 12 2001
7,033,389 Tubular prosthesis for external agent delivery 9 2001
6,814,561 Apparatus and method for extrusion of thin-walled tubes 4 2001
7,828,833 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 2 2002
7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 1 2002
7,235,083 Methods and devices for aiding in situ assembly of repair devices 2 2003
7,560,006 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 42 2003
7,641,681 Low profile stent-graft attachment 3 2004
* 8,663,316 Endoluminal device having enhanced affixation characteristics 0 2005
8,083,790 ePTFE graft-stent composite device 0 2006
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