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, US55
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 67 11083

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6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 79 2000
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 90 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 48 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 88 2001
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8,333,786 Method and apparatus for implanting an occlusive structure 1 2010
8,968,353 Method and apparatus for impeding migration of an implanted occlusive structure 0 2011
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
8,795,321 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 0 2011
8,777,978 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 0 2011
8,777,979 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 0 2011
9,198,665 Micro-spiral implantation device 0 2011
9,011,480 Aneurysm treatment coils 0 2012
8,845,614 Enhanced ultrasound visualization of intravascular devices 2 2012
9,050,095 Medical implant 0 2013
9,084,835 Sterilization process design for a medical adhesive 0 2014
 
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
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* 5,902,308 Lesion diameter measurement catheter and method 74 1997
* 2003/0187,498 Chamfered stent strut and method of making same 5 2002
 
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7,670,373 Occlusion device 3 1998
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 187 1999
6,694,979 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 136 2001
* 2002/0095,209 Body fluid flow control device 182 2002
* 2002/0077,696 Body fluid flow control device 147 2002
6,941,950 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 121 2002
* 2003/0070,682 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 48 2002
6,904,909 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 110 2002
6,901,927 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 93 2002
7,412,977 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 81 2003
* 2003/0228,344 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 20 2003
7,033,387 Body fluid flow control device 64 2003
6,840,243 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 117 2003
* 2005/0066,974 Modification of lung region flow dynamics using flow control devices implanted in bronchial wall channels 14 2003
7,276,077 Body fluid flow control device 10 2003
* 2003/0212,452 Body fluid flow control device 52 2003
7,798,147 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 2 2003
7,011,094 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 179 2003
* 2004/0060,563 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 14 2003
* 2004/0055,606 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 158 2003
7,165,548 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 55 2003
* 2005/0051,163 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 34 2003
7,717,115 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 26 2003
* 2004/0148,035 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 94 2003
8,206,684 Methods and devices for blocking flow through collateral pathways in the lung 0 2005
* 2005/0196,344 Methods and devices for blocking flow through collateral pathways in the lung 21 2005
* 2005/0145,253 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 73 2005
* 2006/0020,347 Implanted bronchial isolation devices and methods 7 2005
7,854,228 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 20 2005
* 2005/0166,925 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 94 2005
7,814,912 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 2 2005
* 2006/0004,305 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 10 2005
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7,771,472 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 17 2005
* 2006/0107,956 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 6 2005
* 2006/0076,023 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 59 2005
7,662,181 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 16 2006
* 2006/0283,462 Methods and devices for inducing collapse in lung regions fed by collateral pathways 57 2006
* 2007/0005,083 Occlusion device 58 2006
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8,136,520 Occlusion device 0 2010
8,251,067 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 1 2010
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5,690,642 Rapid exchange stent delivery balloon catheter 181 1996
7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 5 2004
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8,105,349 Removable vena cava filter having primary struts for enhanced retrieval and delivery 5 2005
8,043,322 Removable vena cava filter having inwardly positioned anchoring hooks in collapsed configuration 5 2005
7,972,353 Removable vena cava filter with anchoring feature for reduced trauma 15 2005
7,699,867 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 19 2005
7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 20 2005
* 2007/0005,095 Removable vena cava filter having inwardly positioned anchoring hooks in collapsed configuration 52 2005
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8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 6 2005
7,744,621 Inflatable occlusion devices, methods, and systems 5 2005
* 2006/0161,197 Inflatable occlusion devices, methods, and systems 5 2005
8,066,732 Inverting occlusion devices, methods, and systems 0 2005
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8,246,648 Removable vena cava filter with improved leg 5 2008
8,066,733 Inverting occlusion devices, methods, and systems 1 2008
8,246,672 Endovascular graft with separately positionable and removable frame units 0 2008
* 2009/0171,441 ENDOVASCULAR GRAFT WITH SEPARATELY POSITIONABLE AND REMOVABLE FRAME UNITS 0 2008
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8,246,650 Removable vena cava filter 4 2010
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8,066,007 Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and their delivery 5 2006
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8,327,852 Occlusion devices and methods 0 2011
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6,183,409 Soft x-ray emitting radioactive stent 31 1999
 
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6,623,506 Vein filter 65 2001
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7,887,561 Multiple access vein filter 4 2004
 
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* 5,716,393 Stent with an end of greater diameter than its main body 288 1996
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6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 68 2000
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
6,463,317 Device and method for the endovascular treatment of aneurysms 93 1998
 
IMPLANT SCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 5,919,126 Coronary stent with a radioactive, radiopaque coating 70 1997
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7,468,071 Diametrically adaptable encapsulated stent and methods for deployment thereof 35 2004
7,578,899 Methods for making a supported graft 14 2006
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8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
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7,422,585 System for electrosurgical myocardial revascularization 30 1999
7,505,812 Electrosurgical system for treating restenosis of body lumens 30 1999
 
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8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 135 2001
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
* 2002/0133,183 Coated medical devices 185 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 77 2002
* 2003/0060,877 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vascular disease 85 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 210 2002
* 2003/0065,346 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 32 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 35 2003
* 2004/0102,758 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 14 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 18 2004
8,236,048 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 0 2004
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8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
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6,248,121 Blood vessel occlusion device 13 1998
 
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6,953,476 Device and method for treating ischemic heart disease 19 2000
* 2006/0106,450 Geometric flow regulator 21 2003
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8,556,954 Methods for treating abnormal growths in the body using a flow reducing implant 1 2009
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8,052,670 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2006
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7,004,962 Neuroaneurysm occlusion and delivery device and method of using same 11 2001
8,998,973 Medical devices including metallic films 1 2004
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 6 2004
* 2006/0142,851 Medical devices including metallic films and methods for making same 8 2004
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7,854,760 Medical devices including metallic films 12 2005
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8,152,841 Medical devices including metallic films 0 2010
* 2010/0204,784 MEDICAL DEVICES INCLUDING METALLIC FILMS 11 2010
8,864,815 Medical devices including metallic film and at least one filament 0 2011
* 2011/0144,740 Medical Devices Including Metallic Film and at Least One Filament 0 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
 
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* 5,851,228 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 124 1996
6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 119 1998
7,641,681 Low profile stent-graft attachment 5 2004
* 2006/0149,364 Low profile vascular graft 6 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
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6,293,968 Inflatable intraluminal vascular stent 79 1999
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