US Patent No: 5,693,085

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Stent with collagen

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Collagen applied to a vascular stem for increasing the biocompatability of the stent on implantation find method of treatment.

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LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLCPLANO, TX169

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Buirge, Andrew W Minnepaolis, MN 9 1693
Burmeister, Paul H Maple Grove, MN 22 2425
Buscemi, Paul J Long Lake, MN 58 7222

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PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
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ORGANOGENESIS INC. (4)
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CORDIS CORPORATION (4)
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BIOETICA (1)
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ANGEION CORPORATION (2)
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AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (3)
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B. BRAUN-SSC AG (1)
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EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
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University Patents, Inc. (1)
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COLLAGEN AESTHETICS, INC. (3)
* 5,024,841 Collagen wound healing matrices and process for their production 132 1988
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MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
* 5,108,424 Collagen-impregnated dacron graft 209 1991
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
* 4,950,227 Stent delivery system 709 1988
* 5,234,457 Impregnated stent 469 1991
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* 5,197,977 Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft 396 1992
* 5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 563 1992
 
Colla-Tec, Incorporated (1)
* 5,026,381 Multi-layered, semi-permeable conduit for nerve regeneration comprised of type 1 collagen, its method of manufacture and a method of nerve regeneration using said conduit 65 1990
 
MEDINVENT S.A., A COMPANY OF SWITZERLAND (1)
* 4,848,343 Device for transluminal implantation 406 1987
 
ALEXANDER BALKO (1)
* 4,512,338 Process for restoring patency to body vessels 877 1983
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
* 5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 816 1988
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6,613,082 Stent having cover with drug delivery capability 40 2000
* 6,379,382 Stent having cover with drug delivery capability 128 2000
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* 2002/0103,529 Longitudinally flexible stent 33 2002
* 2003/0065,379 Reduction of stent thrombogenicity 52 2002
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* 2003/0125,798 Stent for arterialization of the coronary sinus and retrograde perfusion of the myocardium 46 2003
* 2004/0116,032 Electroprocessed collagen 0 2003
* 2004/0229,333 Electroprocessed fibrin-based matrices and tissues 28 2004
* 2004/0243,226 Means and method for the treatment of coronary artery obstructions 0 2004
* 2005/0021,125 Stent delivery catheter and method of use 21 2004
* 2005/0192,526 Devices for maintaining surgically created openings 77 2004
* 2007/0135,906 Stent with collagen 26 2006
* 2007/0225,795 Composite vascular prosthesis 2 2007
7,938,798 Medical device for delivering patches 2 2009
* 2010/0310,658 Electroprocessed Fibrin-Based Matrices and Tissues 1 2010
* 2011/0029,064 FLEXIBLE STENT 2 2010
* 2013/0158,649 BIOLOGICAL STENT-GRAFT 0 2012
 
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH (2)
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* 2011/0224,533 Element That Can Be Fixed In A Blood Vessel And Is Provided With Biomarkers 0 2011
 
MicroVention, Inc. (2)
9,023,094 Self-expanding prosthesis 0 2008
* 2010/0160,899 Microcatheter 1 2009
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
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* 2003/0114,922 Stent 31 2002
 
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
* 2003/0028,255 Bioabsorbable exoluminal stent 3 2002
 
NFOCUS NEUROMEDICAL, INC. (1)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 130 2000
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (9)
6,398,803 Partial encapsulation of stents 139 1999
6,558,414 Partial encapsulation of stents using strips and bands 64 1999
6,770,087 Partial encapsulation of stents 48 2001
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7,914,639 Partial encapsulation of stents 4 2009
8,617,337 Partial encapsulation of stents 0 2011
8,617,441 Methods for making an encapsulated stent 0 2012
8,337,650 Methods for making a supported graft 3 2012
8,647,458 Methods for making a supported graft 0 2012
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
* 7,615,065 Areal implant 4 2002
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (21)
* 5,944,735 Process for stent compression 24 1997
* 6,290,731 Aortic graft having a precursor gasket for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 37 1998
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 20 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 38 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 40 2000
* 6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 83 2000
6,585,764 Stent with therapeutically active dosage of rapamycin coated thereon 208 2001
* 2003/0065,382 Means and method for the treatment of coronary artery obstructions 14 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 66 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 72 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 47 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 21 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 59 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 46 2002
6,808,536 Stent containing rapamycin or its analogs using a modified stent 64 2003
* 7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 27 2003
7,223,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 41 2004
7,229,473 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 39 2006
7,217,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 27 2006
7,666,222 Methods and devices for delivering therapeutic agents to target vessels 9 2006
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BRONCUS MEDICAL INC. (14)
7,175,644 Devices and methods for maintaining collateral channels in tissue 110 2001
7,422,563 Multifunctional tip catheter for applying energy to tissue and detecting the presence of blood flow 39 2002
7,815,590 Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue 50 2004
7,708,712 Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 24 2004
7,462,162 Antiproliferative devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 37 2004
8,308,682 Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue 6 2006
8,002,740 Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue 37 2006
8,409,167 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 6 2006
8,608,724 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 0 2010
8,709,034 Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical conditions through an opening through an airway wall 0 2011
9,345,532 Methods and devices for ablation of tissue 0 2012
8,784,400 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 3 2012
8,932,316 Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical conditions through an opening through an airway wall 0 2014
9,421,070 Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical conditions through an opening through an airway wall 0 2014
 
Inst. of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Acdmy of Med. Science (1)
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BIOMET DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
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Intermedics Inc. (1)
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DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (22)
6,159,165 Three dimensional spherical micro-coils manufactured from radiopaque nickel-titanium microstrand 90 1998
6,478,773 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 135 2000
* 6,638,312 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa (SIS) 101 2001
* 8,366,787 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 11 2002
* 2003/0023,316 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorable scaffolds 198 2002
8,337,537 Device from naturally occurring biologically derived materials 3 2002
8,092,529 Meniscus regeneration device 10 2002
8,025,896 Porous extracellular matrix scaffold and method 12 2002
* 8,012,205 Cartilage repair and regeneration device 8 2002
7,914,808 Hybrid biologic/synthetic porous extracellular matrix scaffolds 14 2002
7,201,917 Porous delivery scaffold and method 45 2002
7,163,563 Unitary surgical device and method 101 2002
* 7,160,333 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 83 2003
* 7,819,918 Implantable tissue repair device 11 2003
7,513,866 Intestine processing device and associated method 0 2004
7,569,233 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 6 2005
7,595,062 Joint resurfacing orthopaedic implant and associated method 9 2005
* 7,799,089 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 9 2006
7,871,440 Unitary surgical device and method 6 2006
7,740,637 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 8 2007
8,728,142 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 1 2012
8,652,163 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 1 2012
 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (8)
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7,137,947 Endovascular prosthesis having a layer of biological tissue 2 2003
7,547,322 Prosthetic valve and method for making same 63 2004
7,377,938 Prosthetic cardiac value and method for making same 79 2004
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7,559,953 Method for fixing tissue 2 2005
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Abbott Laboratories Vascular (1)
* 2007/0179,593 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protecions against restenosis and thrombus formation 48 2007
 
DEVICOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. (5)
* 2005/0080,339 Biopsy cavity marking device 45 2004
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9,380,998 Subcutaneous cavity marking device and method 0 2014
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (26)
6,755,856 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection, coupled with improved protection against restenosis and thrombus formation 94 2001
7,789,904 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 5 2003
7,927,364 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 3 2004
7,887,577 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 5 2004
7,846,196 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 6 2004
7,842,078 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure and delivery system 6 2004
7,794,491 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure and delivery system 5 2004
7,789,905 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 7 2004
7,842,079 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure and delivery system 5 2004
7,815,672 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 6 2004
9,295,570 Cold-molding process for loading a stent onto a stent delivery system 0 2005
7,815,763 Porous membranes for medical implants and methods of manufacture 8 2005
7,887,578 Stent having an expandable web structure 4 2006
7,927,365 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 2 2007
8,088,157 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 1 2007
7,811,314 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 5 2007
8,016,874 Flexible stent with elevated scaffolding properties 1 2007
8,128,679 Flexible stent with torque-absorbing connectors 2 2007
8,920,488 Endoprosthesis having a stable architecture 0 2007
8,337,544 Endoprosthesis having flexible connectors 0 2007
7,850,726 Endoprosthesis having struts linked by foot extensions 5 2007
8,303,645 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 3 2010
8,343,208 Stent having an expandable web structure 0 2010
8,246,674 Endoprosthesis having struts linked by foot extensions 0 2010
8,814,926 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 0 2011
9,320,627 Flexible stent with torque-absorbing connectors 0 2012
 
LIFECELL CORPORATION (3)
* 8,333,803 Reinforced biologic material 3 2009
* 2010/0161,054 Reinforced Biologic Material 8 2009
9,421,306 Reinforced biologic material 0 2012
 
MircoVention, Inc. (1)
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* 2004/0034,418 Membrane-reinforced implants 13 2002
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (42)
6,656,216 Composite stent with regioselective material 213 2001
7,964,210 Degradable polymeric implantable medical devices with a continuous phase and discrete phase 4 2006
8,603,530 Nanoshell therapy 1 2006
8,048,448 Nanoshells for drug delivery 3 2006
8,333,000 Methods for improving stent retention on a balloon catheter 5 2006
8,017,237 Nanoshells on polymers 4 2006
9,173,733 Tracheobronchial implantable medical device and methods of use 0 2006
8,099,849 Optimizing fracture toughness of polymeric stent 3 2006
8,961,584 Composite stent with regioselective material 0 2006
8,025,916 Methods for forming a composite stent with regioselective material 1 2006
8,343,530 Polymer-and polymer blend-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 2 2006
8,486,135 Implantable medical devices fabricated from branched polymers 0 2007
8,262,723 Implantable medical devices fabricated from polymer blends with star-block copolymers 0 2007
8,034,287 Radiation sterilization of medical devices 13 2007
7,951,194 Bioabsorbable stent with radiopaque coating 8 2007
7,829,008 Fabricating a stent from a blow molded tube 8 2007
7,959,857 Radiation sterilization of medical devices 9 2007
8,293,260 Elastomeric copolymer coatings containing poly (tetramethyl carbonate) for implantable medical devices 3 2007
8,202,528 Implantable medical devices with elastomeric block copolymer coatings 4 2007
8,425,591 Methods of forming polymer-bioceramic composite medical devices with bioceramic particles 1 2007
8,535,372 Bioabsorbable stent with prohealing layer 3 2007
8,128,688 Carbon coating on an implantable device 6 2007
8,048,441 Nanobead releasing medical devices 4 2007
8,016,879 Drug delivery after biodegradation of the stent scaffolding 8 2007
7,901,452 Method to fabricate a stent having selected morphology to reduce restenosis 22 2007
7,823,263 Method of removing stent islands from a stent 1 2007
8,689,729 Apparatus for coating stents 0 2008
8,435,550 Anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders with an implantable medical device 1 2008
* 8,733,408 Cover sleeve and apparatus for loading material into a stent strut 4 2011
* 2012/0216,912 Cover Sleeve and Apparatus for Loading Material into a Stent Strut 2 2011
8,585,754 Stent formed of a Biodegradable material 0 2012
8,925,177 Methods for improving stent retention on a balloon catheter 2 2012
8,592,036 Nanoshells on polymers 0 2012
9,259,341 Methods for improving stent retention on a balloon catheter 0 2013
8,808,342 Nanoshell therapy 0 2013
8,752,267 Method of making stents with radiopaque markers 0 2013
8,752,268 Method of making stents with radiopaque markers 2 2013
9,198,785 Crush recoverable polymer scaffolds 1 2013
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9,038,260 Stent with radiopaque markers 1 2014
9,358,325 Stents with radiopaque markers 0 2015
 
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (1)
* 2010/0028,691 METHOD FOR COATING SYNTHETIC POLYMER SURFACE WITH BIOPOLYMER 1 2007
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (4)
* 7,686,842 Endovascular stent graft 2 2001
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8,444,666 Retrievable filter 0 2003
8,613,763 Implantable vascular device 1 2008
 
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7,220,276 Endovascular graft coatings 8 2000
 
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8,442,623 Site marker visible under multiple modalities 8 2008
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8,433,391 Site marker 0 2008
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8,352,014 Site marker visible under multiple modalities 0 2011
 
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7,166,124 Method for manufacturing sutureless bioprosthetic stent 5 2002
7,163,556 Bioprosthesis and method for suturelessly making same 38 2002
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7,326,225 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 26 2003
7,255,707 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 14 2004
7,198,613 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 45 2004
8,298,256 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 1 2010
 
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6,165,194 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 65 1998
6,296,622 Endoluminal device delivery system using axially recovering shape memory material 192 1998
6,241,691 Coated superelastic stent 159 1999
6,168,570 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 140 1999
6,656,218 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 65 2000
6,416,541 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 31 2000
6,475,169 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 36 2001
6,616,617 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 76 2001
6,500,149 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 61 2001
6,497,671 Coated superelastic stent 62 2001
6,835,185 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 53 2002
6,966,892 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 49 2002
6,855,155 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 35 2002
6,913,618 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 46 2003
7,575,582 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 30 2006
7,578,826 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 38 2007
7,776,054 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 11 2009
7,780,680 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 11 2009
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DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 7,354,627 Method for organizing the assembly of collagen fibers and compositions formed therefrom 18 2004
 
AMNIS THERAPEUTICS LTD. (3)
7,108,717 Stent covered with heterologous tissue 11 2002
8,882,822 Non-thrombogenic stent jacket 0 2005
* 2005/0251,244 Non-thrombogenic stent jacket 0 2005
 
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* 7,108,684 Drug delivery balloon catheter 44 2003
* 2004/0210,191 Drug delivery balloon catheter 5 2003
 
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* 2008/0038,352 Electroprocessed Collagen and Tissue Engineering 17 2007
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (3)
8,900,620 Drug-impregnated encasement 0 2006
* 2008/0262,630 Drug-Impregnated Encasement 10 2006
9,381,683 Films and methods of manufacture 0 2012
 
FETTECH, LLC (1)
9,238,090 Tissue-based compositions 0 2014
 
WYETH (11)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 140 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
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 79 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 274 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 42 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
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
* 2007/0087,028 INTRALUMINAL DEVICES FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF VASCULAR DISEASE 1 2006
 
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE (2)
* 7,790,010 Spatially selective deposition of polysaccharide layer onto patterned template 1 2005
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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES (1)
* 6,248,128 Expandable intraluminal stents 10 1997
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (81)
* 5,824,046 Covered stent 173 1996
* 6,652,581 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 88 1998
* 6,478,814 Stent securement sleeves and optional coatings and methods of use 51 1999
6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 53 2000
6,805,702 Hybrid sleeve material and structure 34 2000
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7,291,165 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 37 2002
7,226,475 Stent with variable properties 36 2002
* 2002/0138,133 Stent with variable properties 82 2002
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* 2004/0098,089 Medical devices 55 2002
7,318,836 Covered stent 3 2003
7,713,297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 47 2003
* 2004/0039,438 Vascular and endoluminal stents with multi-layer coating including porous radiopaque layer 78 2003
* 2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 152 2003
* 2004/0220,659 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 20 2004
7,326,245 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 31 2004
* 2004/0249,445 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 9 2004
* 8,435,285 Composite stent with inner and outer stent elements and method of using the same 2 2004
* 2005/0110,214 Composite stent with inner and outer stent elements and method of using the same 40 2004
7,481,788 Medical device for delivering patches 7 2005
8,043,366 Overlapping stent 2 2005
8,840,660 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 2 2006
8,089,029 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 2 2006
8,187,620 Medical devices comprising a porous metal oxide or metal material and a polymer coating for delivering therapeutic agents 1 2006
8,048,150 Endoprosthesis having a fiber meshwork disposed thereon 8 2006
8,815,275 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 1 2006
8,685,075 Catheter with stent and method for the production of a catheter with stent 0 2006
8,067,054 Stents with ceramic drug reservoir layer and methods of making and using the same 2 2007
7,976,915 Endoprosthesis with select ceramic morphology 1 2007
8,771,343 Medical devices with selective titanium oxide coatings 1 2007
8,002,823 Endoprosthesis coating 2 2007
7,942,926 Endoprosthesis coating 2 2007
8,815,273 Drug eluting medical devices having porous layers 0 2007
7,931,683 Articles having ceramic coated surfaces 34 2007
8,052,743 Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control 7 2007
7,758,909 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 1 2007
8,353,949 Medical devices with drug-eluting coating 2 2007
8,052,744 Medical devices and methods of making the same 3 2007
8,052,745 Endoprosthesis 0 2007
8,002,821 Bioerodible metallic ENDOPROSTHESES 5 2007
8,808,726 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2007
8,128,689 Bioerodible endoprosthesis with biostable inorganic layers 3 2007
8,057,534 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 8 2007
7,981,150 Endoprosthesis with coatings 8 2007
8,216,632 Endoprosthesis coating 0 2007
8,029,554 Stent with embedded material 9 2007
7,938,855 Deformable underlayer for stent 2 2007
* 8,157,751 Coil member for a medical device 1 2007
* 2009/0156,999 COIL MEMBER FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE 3 2007
8,080,055 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 5 2007
8,147,538 Covered stent 0 2008
* 2008/0114,447 COVERED STENT 0 2008
8,431,149 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 2 2008
8,070,797 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 6 2008
* 2009/0018,642 Methods to improve the stability of celluar adhesive proteins and peptides 27 2008
7,998,192 Endoprostheses 3 2008
8,236,046 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 5 2008
9,284,409 Endoprosthesis having a non-fouling surface 0 2008
* 2008/0288,049 Stent for In-Stent Restenosis 1 2008
8,221,822 Medical device coating by laser cladding 0 2008
7,985,252 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 6 2008
8,382,824 Medical implant having NANO-crystal grains with barrier layers of metal nitrides or fluorides 0 2008
* 2009/0131,882 MEDICAL DEVICE FOR DELIVERING PATCHES 1 2009
8,071,156 Endoprostheses 2 2009
8,920,491 Medical devices having a coating of inorganic material 0 2009
8,932,346 Medical devices having inorganic particle layers 0 2009
8,287,937 Endoprosthese 1 2009
8,449,603 Endoprosthesis coating 5 2009
8,900,292 Coating for medical device having increased surface area 1 2009
8,231,980 Medical implants including iridium oxide 0 2009
8,267,992 Self-buffering medical implants 7 2010
8,066,763 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 8 2010
8,574,615 Medical devices having nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 1 2010
8,668,732 Surface treated bioerodible metal endoprostheses 2 2011
* 8,808,364 Local delivery of therapeutic agent to heart valves 0 2011
8,715,339 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 2 2011
* 2013/0018,448 DRUG ELUTION MEDICAL DEVICE 4 2012
9,005,695 Composite stent with inner and outer stent elements and method of using the same 0 2013
 
Ebara Technologies, Inc. (1)
7,971,333 Manufacturing process for polymetric stents 58 2006
 
VASCULAR ARCHITECTS (1)
* 2006/0246,210 Method for making a covered drug-eluting stent 6 2005
 
Peytant Solutions, Inc. (2)
* 9,205,177 Stents modified with material comprising amnion tissue and corresponding processes 0 2010
* 2010/0228,335 STENTS MODIFIED WITH MATERIAL COMPRISING AMNION TISSUE AND CORRESPONDING PROCESSES 16 2010
 
VENITI, INC. (4)
8,864,811 Bi-directional stent delivery system 0 2010
9,233,014 Stent with support braces 0 2010
9,301,864 Bi-directional stent delivery system 0 2011
9,314,360 Bi-directional stent delivery system 0 2014
 
MEDINOL LTD. (24)
7,141,062 Longitudinally flexible stent 28 2000
6,736,838 Method and apparatus for covering a stent 38 2000
6,709,453 Longitudinally flexible stent 26 2001
7,828,835 Longitudinally flexible stent 2 2001
6,723,119 Longitudinally flexible stent 47 2001
7,621,947 Longitudinally flexible stent 2 2002
7,722,658 Longitudinally flexible stent 2 2003
7,384,428 Method and apparatus for covering a stent 1 2003
* 2004/0062,788 Method and apparatus for covering a stent 11 2003
7,758,627 Longitudinally flexible stent 1 2004
* 2004/0230,291 Longitudinally flexible stent 9 2004
7,763,064 Stent having struts with reverse direction curvature 4 2004
* 7,959,664 Flat process of drug coating for stents 2 2006
8,317,851 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2006
* 2006/0178,724 Longitudinally flexible stent 1 2006
8,202,312 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2008
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 6 2009
9,155,639 Helical hybrid stent 0 2010
8,920,487 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2010
8,496,699 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2010
* 2011/0022,156 LONGITUDINALLY FLEXIBLE STENT 2 2010
8,828,077 Flat process of preparing drug eluting stents 0 2011
9,161,849 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2013
9,039,755 Helical hybrid stent 0 2013
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
* 6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 175 1999
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 132 2001
* 2004/0098,119 Stent with smooth ends 53 2003
* 7,445,629 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 6 2004
* 2005/0113,903 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 30 2004
* 2006/0264,138 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 52 2006
 
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (8)
6,592,623 Engineered muscle 85 1999
* 2004/0018,226 Electroprocessing of materials useful in drug delivery and cell encapsulation 29 2003
7,615,373 Electroprocessed collagen and tissue engineering 32 2003
* 2004/0037,813 Electroprocessed collagen and tissue engineering 74 2003
7,374,774 Electroprocessed material made by simultaneously electroprocessing a natural protein polymer and two synthetic polymers 34 2003
* 2004/0058,887 Electroprocessing in drug delivery and cell encapsulation 10 2003
7,759,082 Electroprocessed fibrin-based matrices and tissues 4 2004
* 2008/0159,985 Electroprocessing in drug delivery and cell encapsulation 4 2007
 
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc. (1)
* 5,955,110 Multilayered submucosal graft constructs and method for making the same 213 1996
 
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES, INC. (2)
* 5,990,379 Prosthetic devices including elastin or elastin-based materials 35 1996
* 2007/0003,653 Automated manufacturing device and method for biomaterial fusion 1 2005
 
Remon Medical Technologies, Ltd. (1)
8,303,643 Method and device for electrochemical formation of therapeutic species in vivo 0 2010
 
INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS LLC (9)
7,819,912 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 1 2003
7,896,912 Expandable medical device with S-shaped bridging elements 2 2004
8,187,321 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 0 2005
7,850,727 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 5 2005
7,842,083 Expandable medical device with improved spatial distribution 1 2006
7,850,728 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 3 2006
8,052,734 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 1 2008
8,052,735 Expandable medical device with ductile hinges 0 2008
8,439,968 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 2 2011
 
CORMATRIX CARDIOVASCULAR, INC. (2)
* 9,034,367 Articles for tissue regeneration with biodegradable polymer 0 2007
* 2008/0279,824 ARTICLES FOR TISSUE REGENERATION WITH BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER 6 2007
 
THE FOUNDRY, LLC (1)
* 2007/0073,100 Pericardium reinforcing devices and methods for using them 0 2006
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2005/0136,764 Designed composite degradation for spinal implants 27 2003
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0123,793 Stent including human or animal tissue 3 2001
 
BIOINSPIRE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (7)
8,563,510 Free-standing biodegradable patch 0 2010
8,529,941 Free-standing biodegradable patch 0 2010
* 2011/0071,498 FREE-STANDING BIODEGRADABLE PATCH 6 2010
* 2011/0071,499 FREE-STANDING BIODEGRADABLE PATCH 8 2010
9,271,925 Multi-layer biodegradable device having adjustable drug release profile 0 2013
9,072,681 Free-standing biodegradable patch 0 2013
9,192,698 Free-standing biodegradable patch 0 2015
 
ORGANOGENESIS INC. (6)
* 7,060,103 Tissue repair fabric 25 2003
* 2003/0158,607 Tissue repair fabric 10 2003
7,214,242 Bioengineered tubular graft prostheses 15 2003
* 7,121,999 Method of preparing layered graft prostheses 16 2003
* 6,986,735 Method of making a bioremodelable vascular graft prosthesis 22 2003
7,041,131 Bioengineered vascular graft support prostheses 10 2003
 
Diseno y Desarrollo Medico, S.A. de C.V. (3)
6,468,300 Stent covered heterologous tissue 23 1997
6,254,627 Non-thrombogenic stent jacket 49 1998
* 2004/0215,324 Stent assembly 3 2003
 
J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (19)
8,083,788 Apparatus and methods for positioning prostheses for deployment from a catheter 0 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 5 2007
8,317,859 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 12 2007
8,460,358 Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods 42 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 10 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
9,101,503 Apparatus having variable strut length and methods of use 0 2008
8,986,362 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 1 2009
8,257,427 Expandable stent 12 2009
* 2009/0248,137 EXPANDABLE STENT 16 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 9 2009
8,980,297 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 1 2010
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 1 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 4 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 4 2012
9,339,404 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 0 2013
9,326,876 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 0 2014
 
BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG (1)
* 2009/0112,307 STENT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOINERT METALLIC IMPLANT MATERIAL 1 2008
 
COOK BIOTECH INCORPORATED (10)
7,485,138 Tubular graft construct 12 2002
* 2003/0026,787 Tubular graft construct 34 2002
* 7,699,895 Multi-formed collagenous biomaterial medical device 17 2003
* 9,138,444 Dried collagenous biomaterial medical device 0 2007
8,882,850 Multi-formed collagenous biomaterial medical device 1 2007
8,007,542 Freeze-dried collagenous biomaterial medical sponge device 4 2007
8,652,191 Tubular graft construct 1 2008
* 2009/0187,257 TUBULAR GRAFT CONSTRUCT 0 2008
* 8,128,708 Multi-formed collagenous biomaterial medical device for use in wound care 6 2010
* 2010/0129,463 MULTI-FORMED COLLAGENOUS BIOMATERIAL MEDICAL DEVICE FOR USE IN WOUND CARE 2 2010
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA S.P.A. (1)
* 6,491,720 Angioplasty stent adapted to counter restenosis respective kit and components 59 2000
 
EMORY UNIVERSITY (1)
* 6,355,055 Endovascular support device and method of use 56 1997
 
Ethicon, GmbH (1)
* 2005/0010,306 Areal implant 20 2004
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (12)
6,317,615 Method and system for reducing arterial restenosis in the presence of an intravascular stent 81 1999
6,648,881 Method for reducing arterial restenosis in the presence of an intravascular stent 87 2001
6,519,488 Method and system for reducing arterial restenosis in the presence of an intravascular stent 49 2001
7,236,821 Chronically-implanted device for sensing and therapy 174 2002
* 2003/0158,584 Chronically-implanted device for sensing and therapy 157 2002
7,493,162 Pulmonary vein stent for treating atrial fibrillation 6 2002
6,939,345 Method for reducing restenosis in the presence of an intravascular stent 111 2003
7,567,841 Method and apparatus for delivering combined electrical and drug therapies 9 2004
9,031,792 Method of using a lead to regulate protein expression 0 2006
* 2008/0076,836 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING LIGHT TO ENHANCE CELL GROWTH AND SURVIVAL 1 2007
8,805,492 Method and apparatus for delivering combined electrical and drug therapies 0 2009
8,660,648 Implantable and rechargeable neural stimulator 1 2012
 
SYNECOR, LLC (1)
* 6,932,930 Intraluminal prostheses having polymeric material with selectively modified crystallinity and methods of making same 90 2003
 
VENTURE LENDING & LEASING IV, INC. (1)
* 2002/0077,693 Covered, coiled drug delivery stent and method 257 2000
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (10)
7,652,077 Graft prosthesis, materials and methods 16 2004
7,550,004 Endoluminal device with extracellular matrix material and methods 26 2005
* 2005/0273,155 Endoluminal device with extracellular matrix material and methods 44 2005
8,920,515 Graft prosthesis, materials and methods 0 2007
8,808,392 Graft prosthesis, materials and methods 0 2007
8,716,227 Graft prosthesis, materials and methods 0 2007
* 2010/0104,617 GRAFT PROSTHESIS, MATERIALS AND METHODS 0 2007
* 2008/0213,335 GRAFT PROSTHESIS, MATERIALS AND METHODS 6 2007
7,887,576 Endoluminal device with extracellular matrix material and methods 8 2009
8,920,516 Graft prosthesis, material and methods 0 2010
 
THORATEC CORPORATION (3)
* 7,288,111 Flexible stent and method of making the same 34 2002
* 7,758,629 Flexible stent and method of making the same 4 2006
* 2006/0155,364 Flexible stent and method of making the same 6 2006
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
* 2006/0241,037 Compositions comprising trefoil factor family peptides and/or mucoadhesives and proton pump ihhibitor prodrugs 2 2004
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (48)
* 2002/0156,523 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 22 2002
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 13 2002
* 2002/0165,603 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 33 2002
8,323,328 Kink resistant stent-graft 1 2002
8,623,065 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 1 2002
* 2003/0055,484 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 33 2002
7,867,250 Septal occluder and associated methods 1 2002
7,220,265 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure method and device 47 2003
7,658,747 Medical device for manipulation of a medical implant 15 2003
9,241,695 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure clips 0 2003
7,431,729 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 73 2003
7,318,833 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 17 2003
7,766,820 Expandable sheath tubing 19 2003
9,017,373 Septal closure devices 0 2003
7,678,123 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 83 2004
7,963,952 Expandable sheath tubing 6 2004
8,262,694 Devices, systems, and methods for closure of cardiac openings 2 2005
7,871,419 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 26 2005
7,842,053 Double coil occluder 8 2005
8,308,760 Delivery systems and methods for PFO closure device with two anchors 2 2005
8,361,110 Heart-shaped PFO closure device 0 2005
7,704,268 Closure device with hinges 25 2005
8,257,389 Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder 10 2005
8,361,111 Devices, systems and methods for closure of cardiac openings 0 2005
8,764,848 Occluder device double securement system for delivery/recovery of such occluder device 4 2005
8,277,480 Catch member for PFO occluder 4 2006
8,480,706 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 6 2006
8,870,913 Catch system with locking cap for patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder 0 2007
8,551,135 Screw catch mechanism for PFO occluder and method of use 3 2007
8,814,947 Deformable flap catch mechanism for occluder device 0 2007
7,967,840 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 7 2007
9,005,242 Septal closure device with centering mechanism 1 2008
9,138,562 Flexible catheter system 0 2008
8,784,448 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 1 2008
8,828,049 Split ends closure device and methods of use 0 2010
9,149,263 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 0 2010
8,568,431 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 0 2011
8,758,403 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 0 2011
8,480,709 Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder 2 2012
8,430,907 Catch member for PFO occluder 0 2012
8,568,447 Delivery systems and methods for PFO closure device with two anchors 0 2012
8,636,765 Catch member for PFO occluder 0 2013
9,216,014 Device with biological tissue scaffold for percutaneous closure of an intracardiac defect and methods thereof 0 2013
9,326,759 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 0 2013
8,753,362 Double spiral patent foramen ovale closure clamp 3 2013
8,945,158 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 0 2013
9,084,603 Catch members for occluder devices 0 2013
9,028,527 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 0 2014
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
* 5,815,904 Method for making a stent 46 1997
* 6,022,343 Bridged coil catheter support structure 97 1998
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (9)
* 2002/0062,146 Methods and apparatus for transmyocardial direct coronary revascularization 85 2001
* 2004/0215,338 Method and system for drug delivery to abdominal aortic or thoracic aortic aneurysms 14 2003
6,979,348 Reflowed drug-polymer coated stent and method thereof 76 2003
* 2004/0249,437 Reflowed drug-polymer coated stent and method thereof 4 2003
* 7,524,331 Catheter delivered valve having a barrier to provide an enhanced seal 44 2006
7,575,632 Reflowed drug-polymer coated stent and method thereof 15 2007
* 2007/0110,889 Reflowed Drug-Polymer Coated Stent and Method Thereof 7 2007
* 7,575,590 Branch vessel graft design and deployment method 7 2007
* 2008/0058,918 Branch Vessel Graft Design and Deployment Method 16 2007
 
FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (5)
7,803,180 Flexible stent 13 2006
9,149,376 Reconstrainable stent delivery system 0 2009
* 2010/0094,394 RECONSTRAINABLE STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM 9 2009
* 2010/0286,760 FLEXIBLE DEVICES 3 2010
8,500,794 Flexible stent 3 2011
 
INNOVIA, INC. (1)
* 2013/0297,003 Endoluminal Drug Applicator and Method of Treating Diseased Vessels of the Body 1 2012
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 2005/0098,957 Inter-fluid seal assembly and method therefor 2 2003
 
ABIOMED, INC. (1)
6,210,318 Stented balloon pump system and method for using same 50 1999
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (1)
* 2006/0052,865 Stents with metallic covers and methods of making same 4 2004
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (90)
* 5,897,911 Polymer-coated stent structure 219 1997
6,287,285 Therapeutic, diagnostic, or hydrophilic coating for an intracorporeal medical device 171 1999
6,334,868 Stent cover 40 1999
6,800,089 Mechanical attachment method of cover materials on stents 22 2000
* 6,663,664 Self-expanding stent with time variable radial force 117 2000
6,641,607 Double tube stent 103 2000
6,635,082 Radiopaque stent 97 2000
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 340 2001
7,862,495 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 1 2001
7,169,178 Stent with drug coating 83 2002
7,470,283 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 14 2003
7,390,333 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 21 2003
7,258,891 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 24 2003
7,186,789 Bioabsorbable, biobeneficial polyester polymers for use in drug eluting stent coatings 21 2003
7,285,304 Fluid treatment of a polymeric coating on an implantable medical device 42 2003
7,169,173 Composite stent with regioselective material and a method of forming the same 26 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 72 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 54 2003
7,699,890 Medicated porous metal prosthesis and a method of making the same 3 2004
7,674,493 Method of making a variable surface area stent 1 2004
7,553,377 Apparatus and method for electrostatic coating of an abluminal stent surface 21 2004
7,329,366 Method of polishing implantable medical devices to lower thrombogenecity and increase mechanical stability 15 2004
7,077,860 Method of reducing or eliminating thrombus formation 36 2004
8,568,469 Stent locking element and a method of securing a stent on a delivery system 0 2004
8,172,897 Polymer and metal composite implantable medical devices 5 2004
7,297,159 Selective coating of medical devices 12 2004
9,283,099 Stent-catheter assembly with a releasable connection for stent retention 0 2004
7,229,471 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 89 2004
8,778,256 Deformation of a polymer tube in the fabrication of a medical article 1 2004
8,173,062 Controlled deformation of a polymer tube in fabricating a medical article 6 2004
8,043,553 Controlled deformation of a polymer tube with a restraining surface in fabricating a medical article 17 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 13 2004
7,758,881 Anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders with an implantable medical device 7 2005
7,381,048 Stents with profiles for gripping a balloon catheter and molds for fabricating stents 3 2005
7,291,166 Polymeric stent patterns 27 2005
7,875,283 Biodegradable polymers for use with implantable medical devices 13 2005
7,622,070 Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 55 2005
7,875,233 Method of fabricating a biaxially oriented implantable medical device 14 2005
7,658,880 Polymeric stent polishing method and apparatus 8 2005
7,297,758 Method for extending shelf-life of constructs of semi-crystallizable polymers 3 2005
7,476,245 Polymeric stent patterns 10 2005
9,248,034 Controlled disintegrating implantable medical devices 0 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
7,951,185 Delivery of a stent at an elevated temperature 18 2006
7,989,018 Fluid treatment of a polymeric coating on an implantable medical device 3 2006
8,747,878 Method of fabricating an implantable medical device by controlling crystalline structure 0 2006
8,003,156 Rotatable support elements for stents 15 2006
7,761,968 Method of crimping a polymeric stent 25 2006
7,959,940 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 5 2006
8,747,879 Method of fabricating an implantable medical device to reduce chance of late inflammatory response 0 2006
7,731,890 Methods of fabricating stents with enhanced fracture toughness 6 2006
9,072,820 Polymer composite stent with polymer particles 0 2006
7,794,776 Modification of polymer stents with radiation 10 2006
7,740,791 Method of fabricating a stent with features by blow molding 3 2006
7,998,404 Reduced temperature sterilization of stents 13 2006
7,757,543 Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents 2 2006
7,794,495 Controlled degradation of stents 13 2006
7,886,419 Stent crimping apparatus and method 2 2006
7,923,022 Degradable polymeric implantable medical devices with continuous phase and discrete phase 8 2006
* 2007/0282,434 Copolymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 5 2006
7,842,737 Polymer blend-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 6 2006
7,824,440 Stent with drug coating 3 2006
7,824,441 Stent with drug coating 3 2006
7,820,229 Method of coating a stent 4 2006
7,666,223 Stent with drug coating 6 2006
7,312,299 Bioabsorbabl, biobeneficial polyester polymers for stent coatings 3 2006
7,301,001 Bioabsorbable, biobeneficial polyester polymers for stent coatings 6 2006
8,197,879 Method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 1 2007
7,604,700 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 2 2007
7,662,326 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 1 2007
7,955,381 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical device with different types of bioceramic particles 2 2007
8,470,014 Stent-catheter assembly with a releasable connection for stent retention 0 2007
8,109,994 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 4 2008
7,967,998 Method of polishing implantable medical devices to lower thrombogenecity and increase mechanical stability 1 2008
* 7,749,554 Method for coating stents 0 2008
* 2008/0098,955 APPARATUS FOR COATING STENTS 0 2008
7,708,548 Molds for fabricating stents with profiles for gripping a balloon catheter 1 2008
8,846,070 Biologically degradable compositions for medical applications 0 2008
8,007,529 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 15 2008
8,414,642 Biodegradable stent of a polyorthoester polymer or a polyanhydride polymer 0 2008
* 8,066,762 Assembly for manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 3 2009
* 2010/0100,171 Method Of Manufacturing An Implantable Polymeric Medical Device 4 2009
* 8,062,353 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 0 2009
8,119,184 Method of making a variable surface area stent 2 2010
8,293,367 Nanoshells on polymers 1 2011
8,741,379 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,637,110 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,596,215 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,728,149 Assembly for making a polymeric medical device 0 2011
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (2)
* 6,187,039 Tubular submucosal graft constructs 134 1999
* 6,475,232 Stent with reduced thrombogenicity 112 1999
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
9,320,592 Coated medical devices and methods of making and using same 0 2013
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 48 2003
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (2)
* 6,974,473 Function-enhanced thrombolytic AV fistula and method 32 2002
* 2003/0028,245 Function-enhanced thrombolytic AV fistula and method 10 2002
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (3)
* 6,656,214 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 91 1998
* 6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 136 1998
* 6,143,022 Stent-graft assembly with dual configuration graft component and method of manufacture 94 1998
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (19)
* 6,200,336 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 409 1999
* 6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 202 2002
* 2003/0125,795 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 127 2002
7,056,337 Natural tissue stent 6 2003
* 2005/0085,898 Natural tissue stent 1 2003
* 8,216,299 Method to retract a body vessel wall with remodelable material 2 2005
* 7,918,882 Implantable vascular device comprising a bioabsorbable frame 4 2005
* 2006/0111,770 Implantable vascular device comprising a bioabsorbable frame 45 2005
* 7,387,604 Methods for treating valve-associated regions of vascular vessels 13 2005
* 2006/0116,548 Methods for treating valve-associated regions of vascular vessels 1 2005
8,663,308 Graft with bioabsorbable support frame 0 2006
* 8,038,708 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 3 2006
* 8,211,168 Graft material, stent graft and method 1 2007
* 2007/0237,973 Graft material, stent graft and method 16 2007
* 8,057,528 Balloon-stent combination 3 2007
* 2007/0293,931 BALLOON-STENT COMBINATION 0 2007
7,846,199 Remodelable prosthetic valve 2 2008
9,192,463 Blood perfusion device 0 2011
* 2013/0138,202 BLOOD PERFUSION DEVICE 0 2013
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 79 2000
 
MicroSurgical Technology, Inc. (1)
* 2013/0131,458 EXPANSION RING FOR EYEBALL TISSUE 1 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (4)
8,900,287 Intravascular deliverable stent for reinforcement of abdominal aortic aneurysm 0 2006
* 2007/0168,018 Intravascular deliverable stent for reinforcement of abdominal aortic aneurysm 43 2006
* 9,326,856 Cuff configurations for prosthetic heart valve 0 2013
* 2014/0277,417 CUFF CONFIGURATIONS FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 1 2013
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (2)
6,913,762 Stent having non-woven framework containing cells 20 2001
* 2002/0160,033 Implantable medical devices 9 2001
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 6,193,749 Calcification-resistant biomaterials 23 1997
7,604,663 Medical devices with polymer/inorganic substrate composites 6 1999
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO B.V. (1)
* 2005/0085,853 Collagen delivery assembly with blood perfusion holes 14 2003
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (5)
6,579,314 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 125 1999
6,740,115 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 53 2003
7,083,640 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 42 2004
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
* 2009/0294,035 PARTIAL ENCAPSULATION OF STENTS 3 2009
 
MEMORY MEDICAL SYSTEMS (3)
8,052,670 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2006
* 2006/0206,136 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH SLOTTED MEMORY METAL TUBE 17 2006
8,377,037 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2011
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (16)
* 6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 132 1998
* 6,312,457 Intraluminal lining 136 1999
* 6,827,737 EPTFE covering for endovascular prostheses and method of manufacture 75 2001
* 7,399,312 Stent design with sheath attachment members 2 2001
* 2003/0171,800 Stent design with sheath attachment members 6 2001
7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 1 2002
7,510,571 Pleated composite ePTFE/textile hybrid covering 29 2003
* 2004/0033,364 Pleated composite ePTFE/textile hybrid covering 31 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 40 2003
7,530,994 Non-porous graft with fastening elements 1 2003
* 2005/0149,165 Non-porous graft with fastening elements 1 2003
7,682,382 Intraluminal lining 3 2006
8,209,843 Non-porous graft with fastening elements 1 2007
* 2007/0213,581 Non-porous graft with fastening elements 0 2007
8,641,750 Stent design with sheath attachment members 0 2007
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (1)
6,406,488 Healing transmyocardial implant 28 1998
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