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, US56
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 11273

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6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 179 1999
6,746,476 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 18 1999
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7,060,088 Stent with improved flexible connecting links 18 2000
6,540,775 Ultraflexible open cell stent 95 2000
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6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 82 2000
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 91 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 49 2001
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7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 20 2002
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8,864,790 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 3 2007
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8,801,747 Implant, a mandrel, and a method of forming an implant 1 2008
8,328,860 Implant including a coil and a stretch-resistant member 2 2008
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8,011,370 Method for permanent occlusion of fallopian tube 5 2008
* 2009/0287,291 Embolic Device Delivery Systems 41 2009
9,011,486 Systems for venous occlusion for the treatment of venous insufficiency 0 2010
8,475,492 Methods for venous occlusion for the treatment of venous insufficiency 4 2010
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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 1 2011
8,795,321 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 1 2011
8,777,978 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 2 2011
8,777,979 System and method for mechanically positioning intravascular implants 1 2011
9,198,665 Micro-spiral implantation device 0 2011
9,011,480 Aneurysm treatment coils 0 2012
9,289,215 Implant including a coil and a stretch-resistant member 0 2012
8,845,614 Enhanced ultrasound visualization of intravascular devices 2 2012
9,050,095 Medical implant 1 2013
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7,670,373 Occlusion device 3 1998
6,632,243 Body fluid flow control device 194 1999
6,694,979 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 140 2001
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6,941,950 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 123 2002
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6,904,909 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 111 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 87 2003
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7,033,387 Body fluid flow control device 66 2003
6,840,243 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 119 2003
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7,276,077 Body fluid flow control device 10 2003
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7,798,147 Bronchial flow control devices with membrane seal 2 2003
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7,165,548 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 55 2003
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7,717,115 Delivery methods and devices for implantable bronchial isolation devices 27 2003
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8,206,684 Methods and devices for blocking flow through collateral pathways in the lung 0 2005
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7,854,228 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 21 2005
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7,771,472 Bronchial flow control devices and methods of use 18 2005
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7,662,181 Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures 16 2006
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7,763,045 Removable vena cava filter 5 2004
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8,043,322 Removable vena cava filter having inwardly positioned anchoring hooks in collapsed configuration 6 2005
7,972,353 Removable vena cava filter with anchoring feature for reduced trauma 21 2005
7,699,867 Removable vena cava filter for reduced trauma in collapsed configuration 20 2005
7,625,390 Removable vena cava filter 23 2005
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8,167,901 Removable vena cava filter comprising struts having axial bends 6 2005
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8,246,648 Removable vena cava filter with improved leg 5 2008
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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 69 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 293 1996
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6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 72 2000
 
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6,463,317 Device and method for the endovascular treatment of aneurysms 98 1998
 
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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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6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 139 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
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7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 78 2002
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7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 244 2002
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7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 40 2003
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7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 20 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 14 1998
 
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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
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7,854,760 Medical devices including metallic films 15 2005
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8,152,841 Medical devices including metallic films 0 2010
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6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 123 1998
7,641,681 Low profile stent-graft attachment 5 2004
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8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
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