US Patent No: 5,382,261

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Method and apparatus for occluding vessels

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A vessel occluder for providing permanent occlusion of a vessel in a person utilizes a flexible closure member attached to at least one metallic radially expandable, generally tubular shaped stent, the flexible closure member having a generally tubular shaped cross-sectional configuration.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD.DALLAS, TX, US53
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIPSAN ANTONIO, TX1
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A CORP. OF TXSAN ANTONIO, TX1
JULIO, C, PALMAZSAN ANTONIO, TX1

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Palmaz, Julio C San Antonio, TX 92 10334

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EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (3)
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BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
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6,273,908 Stents 234 1997
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VANCE PRODUCTS INCORPORATED (1)
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6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 219 1998
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6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 174 1999
6,746,476 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 18 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 17 1999
7,060,088 Stent with improved flexible connecting links 16 2000
6,540,775 Ultraflexible open cell stent 84 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 27 2000
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6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 81 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 85 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 56 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 71 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 28 2001
6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 60 2001
6,669,722 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 75 2001
7,252,679 Stent with angulated struts 23 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 25 2002
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7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 17 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 21 2002
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7,029,493 Stent with enhanced crossability 57 2002
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 18 2003
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7,357,813 Flexible stent 3 2004
7,842,077 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 2 2004
7,223,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 32 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 7 2005
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7,217,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 20 2006
8,454,677 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2008
 
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8,083,789 Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device 0 2007
8,992,595 Durable stent graft with tapered struts and stable delivery methods and devices 0 2013
 
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7,147,655 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 56 2002
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7,938,851 Devices and methods for operating and controlling interventional apparatus 16 2005
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8,147,536 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2009
8,142,487 Balloon catheter for multiple adjustable stent deployment 0 2009
 
BARD PERIPHCRAL VASCULAR, INC. (1)
6,214,039 Covered endoluminal stent and method of assembly 80 1998
 
SPIRATION, INC. (29)
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7,100,616 Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction method 75 2003
7,533,671 Bronchoscopic repair of air leaks in a lung 26 2003
7,434,578 Methods of achieving lung volume reduction with removable anchored devices 22 2003
7,842,061 Methods of achieving lung volume reduction with removable anchored devices 17 2003
7,875,048 One-way valve devices for anchored implantation in a lung 17 2004
7,942,931 Device and method for intra-bronchial provision of a therapeutic agent 11 2005
7,476,203 Device and method for measuring the diameter of an air passageway 19 2005
7,691,151 Articulable Anchor 12 2006
7,896,887 Apparatus and method for deployment of a bronchial obstruction device 50 2007
8,021,385 Removable anchored lung volume reduction devices and methods 5 2007
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7,887,585 Bronchoscopic repair of air leaks in a lung 13 2009
8,043,301 Valve loader method, system, and apparatus 3 2009
7,757,692 Removable lung reduction devices, systems, and methods 13 2009
8,079,368 Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction method 5 2010
8,454,708 Articulable anchor 3 2010
8,414,655 Removable lung reduction devices, systems, and methods 5 2010
8,257,381 One-way valve devices for anchored implantation in a lung 6 2010
8,444,690 Bronchoscopic repair of air leaks in a lung 4 2011
8,986,336 Apparatus and method for deployment of a bronchial obstruction device 0 2011
8,795,241 Deployment catheter 0 2011
8,177,805 Removable anchored lung volume reduction devices and methods 6 2011
8,667,973 Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction method 2 2011
8,647,392 Articulable anchor 0 2012
8,956,319 One-way valve devices for anchored implantation in a lung 0 2012
8,974,484 Removable lung reduction devices, systems, and methods 0 2013
8,974,527 Bronchoscopic repair of air leaks in a lung 0 2013
8,926,647 Removable anchored lung volume reduction devices and methods 0 2013
 
Symbiotech Medical, INC (1)
6,520,987 Expandable intravascular stent 73 1999
 
Pulmonx Corporation (4)
8,136,520 Occlusion device 0 2010
8,388,682 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 0 2010
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8,474,460 Implanted bronchial isolation devices and methods 0 2010
 
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6,551,350 Kink resistant bifurcated prosthesis 123 1996
6,352,561 Implant deployment apparatus 157 1996
5,925,061 Low profile vascular stent 172 1997
6,017,362 Folding self-expandable intravascular stent 108 1997
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 67 1997
5,919,225 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 171 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 133 1997
6,352,553 Stent-graft deployment apparatus and method 187 1997
6,042,605 Kink resistant stent-graft 177 1997
6,517,570 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 83 1997
5,873,906 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 172 1997
6,361,637 Method of making a kink resistant stent-graft 122 1999
6,520,986 Kink resistant stent-graft 100 2001
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 5 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 0 2002
8,623,065 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 0 2002
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7,955,343 Methods and apparatus for blocking flow through blood vessel 4 2007
 
ARVIK ENTERPRISES, LLC (1)
* 7,278,430 Blood vessel occlusion device 15 2002
 
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CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
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Endotex Interventional Systems, Inc. (3)
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LIFESCREEN SCIENCES LLC (8)
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6,468,290 Two-planar vena cava filter with self-centering capabilities 97 2000
6,391,045 Vena cava filter 69 2000
 
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8,317,823 Bodily lumen closure apparatus and method 0 2008
 
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6,808,533 Covered stent and method of covering a stent 37 2000
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8,262,695 Structures for permanent occlusion of a hollow anatomical structure 0 2006
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8,328,860 Implant including a coil and a stretch-resistant member 0 2008
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8,333,201 Method for permanent occlusion of fallopian tube 0 2011
8,795,320 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 0 2011
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8,777,978 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 0 2011
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7,670,373 Occlusion device 3 1998
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 174 1999
6,694,979 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 128 2001
6,941,950 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 114 2002
6,904,909 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 102 2002
6,901,927 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 85 2002
7,412,977 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 69 2003
7,033,387 Body fluid flow control device 61 2003
6,840,243 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 109 2003
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7,854,228 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 17 2005
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7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 15 2005
8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 4 2005
7,744,621 Inflatable occlusion devices, methods, and systems 2 2005
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8,246,648 Removable vena cava filter with improved leg 4 2008
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6,432,116 Occluding device and method of use 110 1999
7,921,848 Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods 7 2003
7,398,780 Contraceptive system and method of use 16 2004
8,235,047 Methods and devices for deployment into a lumen 1 2006
8,066,007 Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and their delivery 5 2006
7,686,020 Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods 5 2006
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8,707,957 Contraceptive system and method of use 1 2008
8,171,936 Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods 5 2010
8,356,599 Occlusion devices and methods 0 2011
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8,613,282 Occlusion devices and methods 0 2012
8,707,958 Methods and devices for deployment into a lumen 0 2012
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8,282,668 Vein filter 3 2003
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7,338,512 Vein filter 34 2004
7,704,266 Vein filter 18 2004
8,821,528 Removable vein filter 0 2004
7,887,561 Multiple access vein filter 3 2004
7,909,847 Vein filter 4 2005
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8,211,140 Vein filter 3 2007
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8,500,774 Vein filter 2 2009
8,162,972 Vein filter 3 2010
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7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 22 1999
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7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 61 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 76 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 146 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 29 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 15 2004
8,236,048 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 0 2004
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
 
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8,992,592 Medical devices including metallic films 0 2004
8,632,580 Flexible medical devices including metallic films 0 2004
8,591,568 Medical devices including metallic films and methods for making same 0 2004
7,901,447 Medical devices including a metallic film and at least one filament 2 2004
7,854,760 Medical devices including metallic films 7 2005
8,152,841 Medical devices including metallic films 0 2010
8,864,815 Medical devices including metallic film and at least one filament 0 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (3)
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