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, TX208

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Buirge, Andrew W Minneapolis, MN 11 1526
Burmeister, Paul H White Bear Lake, MN 27 2106
Buscemi, Paul J Long Lake, MN 70 6259

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PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
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OLYMPUS TERUMO BIOMATERIALS CORP. (1)
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COLLAGENESIS, INC. (1)
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SANDERLING MANAGEMENT CO LLC (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
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THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY (1)
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Kureha Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
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UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
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DOTTER, PAMELA, B. (1)
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Organogenesis, Inc. (4)
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* 5,256,418 Collagen constructs 128 1990
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (4)
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BIOETICA (1)
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EMORY UNIVERSITY (1)
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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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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 122 1988
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MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
* 4,950,227 Stent delivery system 663 1988
* 5,234,457 Impregnated stent 447 1991
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* 5,197,977 Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft 380 1992
* 5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 534 1992
 
COLLA-TEC, INC., A CORP. OF DE. (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 61 1990
 
MEDINVENT S.A., A COMPANY OF SWITZERLAND (1)
* 4,848,343 Device for transluminal implantation 387 1987
 
ALEXANDER BALKO (1)
* 4,512,338 Process for restoring patency to body vessels 833 1983
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (1)
* 5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 760 1988
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6,613,082 Stent having cover with drug delivery capability 39 2000
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7,938,798 Medical device for delivering patches 0 2009
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9,023,094 Self-expanding prosthesis 0 2008
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VENITI, INC. (1)
8,864,811 Bi-directional stent delivery system 0 2010
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
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6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 121 2001
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MEDINOL LTD. (18)
7,141,062 Longitudinally flexible stent 27 2000
6,736,838 Method and apparatus for covering a stent 34 2000
6,709,453 Longitudinally flexible stent 24 2001
7,828,835 Longitudinally flexible stent 2 2001
6,723,119 Longitudinally flexible stent 45 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 0 2003
7,758,627 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2004
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8,317,851 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2006
8,202,312 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2008
8,382,821 Helical hybrid stent 2 2009
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8,496,699 Longitudinally flexible stent 0 2010
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9,039,755 Helical hybrid stent 0 2013
 
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (4)
6,592,623 Engineered muscle 67 1999
7,615,373 Electroprocessed collagen and tissue engineering 27 2003
7,374,774 Electroprocessed material made by simultaneously electroprocessing a natural protein polymer and two synthetic polymers 29 2003
7,759,082 Electroprocessed fibrin-based matrices and tissues 2 2004
 
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6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 107 2000
 
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SERVICES, INC. (1)
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BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (8)
6,398,803 Partial encapsulation of stents 122 1999
6,558,414 Partial encapsulation of stents using strips and bands 53 1999
6,770,087 Partial encapsulation of stents 36 2001
7,914,639 Partial encapsulation of stents 3 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
 
AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION (2)
8,900,287 Intravascular deliverable stent for reinforcement of abdominal aortic aneurysm 0 2006
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REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
8,303,643 Method and device for electrochemical formation of therapeutic species in vivo 0 2010
 
ETHICON, INC. (1)
* 7,615,065 Areal implant 3 2002
 
INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS LLC (9)
7,819,912 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 0 2003
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8,187,321 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 0 2005
7,850,727 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 4 2005
7,842,083 Expandable medical device with improved spatial distribution 1 2006
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8,052,734 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 1 2008
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THE FOUNDRY, LLC (1)
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CORMATRIX CARDIOVASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 9,034,367 Articles for tissue regeneration with biodegradable polymer 0 2007
 
Organogenesis, Inc. (5)
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7,214,242 Bioengineered tubular graft prostheses 11 2003
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7,041,131 Bioengineered vascular graft support prostheses 10 2003
 
BIOINSPIRE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
8,563,510 Free-standing biodegradable patch 0 2010
8,529,941 Free-standing biodegradable patch 0 2010
 
BRONCUS MEDICAL INC. (12)
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7,422,563 Multifunctional tip catheter for applying energy to tissue and detecting the presence of blood flow 27 2002
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7,708,712 Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ 18 2004
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8,308,682 Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue 3 2006
8,002,740 Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue 24 2006
8,409,167 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 4 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
8,784,400 Devices for delivering substances through an extra-anatomic opening created in an airway 1 2012
8,932,316 Methods and devices for diagnosing, monitoring, or treating medical conditions through an opening through an airway wall 0 2014
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (19)
* 5,944,735 Process for stent compression 23 1997
* 6,290,731 Aortic graft having a precursor gasket for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm 28 1998
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 18 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 32 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 34 2000
* 6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 70 2000
6,585,764 Stent with therapeutically active dosage of rapamycin coated thereon 184 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 33 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 36 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 30 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 17 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 27 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 37 2002
6,808,536 Stent containing rapamycin or its analogs using a modified stent 58 2003
* 7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 21 2003
7,223,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 33 2004
7,229,473 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 30 2006
7,217,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 21 2006
7,666,222 Methods and devices for delivering therapeutic agents to target vessels 8 2006
 
Inst. of Biomedical Engineering, Chinese Acdmy of Med. Science (1)
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INTERMEDICS, INC. (1)
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Diseno y Desarrollo Medico, S.A. de C.V. (2)
6,468,300 Stent covered heterologous tissue 19 1997
6,254,627 Non-thrombogenic stent jacket 42 1998
 
DESIGN & PERFORMANCE - CYPRUS LIMITED (2)
7,108,717 Stent covered with heterologous tissue 6 2002
8,882,822 Non-thrombogenic stent jacket 0 2005
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
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J.W. MEDICAL SYSTEMS LTD. (15)
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 2 2007
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8,460,358 Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods 10 2007
8,585,747 Devices and methods for controlling and indicating the length of an interventional element 1 2007
8,177,831 Stent delivery apparatus and method 0 2008
8,986,362 Devices and methods for controlling expandable prostheses during deployment 0 2009
8,257,427 Expandable stent 9 2009
8,282,680 Multiple independent nested stent structures and methods for their preparation and deployment 4 2009
8,980,297 Thermo-mechanically controlled implants and methods of use 0 2010
8,956,398 Custom length stent apparatus 0 2011
8,702,781 Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents 1 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 1 2012
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (5)
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7,137,947 Endovascular prosthesis having a layer of biological tissue 0 2003
7,547,322 Prosthetic valve and method for making same 49 2004
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7,559,953 Method for fixing tissue 2 2005
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, LLC (21)
6,159,165 Three dimensional spherical micro-coils manufactured from radiopaque nickel-titanium microstrand 82 1998
6,478,773 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 112 2000
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8,337,537 Device from naturally occurring biologically derived materials 3 2002
8,092,529 Meniscus regeneration device 7 2002
8,025,896 Porous extracellular matrix scaffold and method 2 2002
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7,914,808 Hybrid biologic/synthetic porous extracellular matrix scaffolds 10 2002
7,201,917 Porous delivery scaffold and method 34 2002
7,163,563 Unitary surgical device and method 61 2002
* 7,160,333 Reinforced small intestinal submucosa 61 2003
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7,513,866 Intestine processing device and associated method 0 2004
7,569,233 Hybrid biologic-synthetic bioabsorbable scaffolds 3 2005
7,595,062 Joint resurfacing orthopaedic implant and associated method 4 2005
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7,485,138 Tubular graft construct 12 2002
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8,882,850 Multi-formed collagenous biomaterial medical device 0 2007
8,007,542 Freeze-dried collagenous biomaterial medical sponge device 3 2007
8,652,191 Tubular graft construct 0 2008
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EMORY UNIVERSITY (1)
* 6,355,055 Endovascular support device and method of use 53 1997
 
SYNECOR LLC (1)
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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (10)
6,317,615 Method and system for reducing arterial restenosis in the presence of an intravascular stent 47 1999
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7,236,821 Chronically-implanted device for sensing and therapy 151 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 81 2003
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7,652,077 Graft prosthesis, materials and methods 13 2004
7,550,004 Endoluminal device with extracellular matrix material and methods 22 2005
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8,716,227 Graft prosthesis, materials and methods 0 2007
7,887,576 Endoluminal device with extracellular matrix material and methods 6 2009
8,920,516 Graft prosthesis, material and methods 0 2010
 
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6,755,856 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection, coupled with improved protection against restenosis and thrombus formation 76 2001
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7,887,577 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 4 2004
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7,842,079 Apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure and delivery system 4 2004
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7,887,578 Stent having an expandable web structure 3 2006
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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 4 2007
8,303,645 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 0 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
 
THORATEC CORPORATION (2)
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* 7,758,629 Flexible stent and method of making the same 4 2006
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
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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 1 2002
7,867,250 Septal occluder and associated methods 1 2002
7,220,265 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure method and device 39 2003
7,658,747 Medical device for manipulation of a medical implant 11 2003
7,431,729 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 53 2003
7,318,833 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 13 2003
7,766,820 Expandable sheath tubing 10 2003
9,017,373 Septal closure devices 0 2003
7,678,123 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 58 2004
7,963,952 Expandable sheath tubing 1 2004
8,262,694 Devices, systems, and methods for closure of cardiac openings 0 2005
7,871,419 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 14 2005
7,842,053 Double coil occluder 4 2005
8,308,760 Delivery systems and methods for PFO closure device with two anchors 0 2005
8,361,110 Heart-shaped PFO closure device 0 2005
7,704,268 Closure device with hinges 14 2005
8,257,389 Catching mechanisms for tubular septal occluder 6 2005
8,361,111 Devices, systems and methods for closure of cardiac openings 0 2005
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8,277,480 Catch member for PFO occluder 2 2006
8,480,706 Tubular patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with catch system 3 2006
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8,551,135 Screw catch mechanism for PFO occluder and method of use 1 2007
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7,967,840 PFO closure device with flexible thrombogenic joint and improved dislodgement resistance 4 2007
9,005,242 Septal closure device with centering mechanism 0 2008
8,784,448 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 1 2008
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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
8,753,362 Double spiral patent foramen ovale closure clamp 0 2013
8,945,158 Delivery/recovery system for septal occluder 0 2013
9,028,527 Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device with radial and circumferential support 0 2014
 
LIFECELL CORPORATION (2)
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6,979,348 Reflowed drug-polymer coated stent and method thereof 74 2003
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7,575,632 Reflowed drug-polymer coated stent and method thereof 15 2007
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MircoVention, Inc. (1)
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FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,803,180 Flexible stent 8 2006
8,500,794 Flexible stent 2 2011
 
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6,210,318 Stented balloon pump system and method for using same 46 1999
 
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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (35)
6,656,216 Composite stent with regioselective material 200 2001
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8,017,237 Nanoshells on polymers 3 2006
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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 1 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 12 2007
7,951,194 Bioabsorbable stent with radiopaque coating 3 2007
7,829,008 Fabricating a stent from a blow molded tube 5 2007
7,959,857 Radiation sterilization of medical devices 8 2007
8,293,260 Elastomeric copolymer coatings containing poly (tetramethyl carbonate) for implantable medical devices 1 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 0 2007
8,535,372 Bioabsorbable stent with prohealing layer 0 2007
8,128,688 Carbon coating on an implantable device 0 2007
8,048,441 Nanobead releasing medical devices 2 2007
8,016,879 Drug delivery after biodegradation of the stent scaffolding 5 2007
7,901,452 Method to fabricate a stent having selected morphology to reduce restenosis 19 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 0 2008
* 8,733,408 Cover sleeve and apparatus for loading material into a stent strut 1 2011
8,585,754 Stent formed of a Biodegradable material 0 2012
8,925,177 Methods for improving stent retention on a balloon catheter 0 2012
8,592,036 Nanoshells on polymers 0 2012
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 1 2013
9,038,260 Stent with radiopaque markers 0 2014
 
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (3)
* 7,686,842 Endovascular stent graft 1 2001
8,444,666 Retrievable filter 0 2003
8,613,763 Implantable vascular device 0 2008
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (84)
* 5,897,911 Polymer-coated stent structure 208 1997
6,287,285 Therapeutic, diagnostic, or hydrophilic coating for an intracorporeal medical device 141 1999
6,334,868 Stent cover 33 1999
6,800,089 Mechanical attachment method of cover materials on stents 20 2000
* 6,663,664 Self-expanding stent with time variable radial force 108 2000
6,641,607 Double tube stent 92 2000
6,635,082 Radiopaque stent 92 2000
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 309 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 75 2002
7,470,283 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 9 2003
7,390,333 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 15 2003
7,258,891 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 20 2003
7,186,789 Bioabsorbable, biobeneficial polyester polymers for use in drug eluting stent coatings 18 2003
7,285,304 Fluid treatment of a polymeric coating on an implantable medical device 29 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 65 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 45 2003
7,699,890 Medicated porous metal prosthesis and a method of making the same 2 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 16 2004
7,329,366 Method of polishing implantable medical devices to lower thrombogenecity and increase mechanical stability 12 2004
7,077,860 Method of reducing or eliminating thrombus formation 28 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 0 2004
7,297,159 Selective coating of medical devices 9 2004
7,229,471 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 81 2004
8,778,256 Deformation of a polymer tube in the fabrication of a medical article 0 2004
8,173,062 Controlled deformation of a polymer tube in fabricating a medical article 2 2004
8,043,553 Controlled deformation of a polymer tube with a restraining surface in fabricating a medical article 7 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 10 2004
7,758,881 Anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders with an implantable medical device 3 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 22 2005
7,875,283 Biodegradable polymers for use with implantable medical devices 8 2005
7,622,070 Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 48 2005
7,875,233 Method of fabricating a biaxially oriented implantable medical device 9 2005
7,658,880 Polymeric stent polishing method and apparatus 4 2005
7,297,758 Method for extending shelf-life of constructs of semi-crystallizable polymers 3 2005
7,476,245 Polymeric stent patterns 8 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
7,951,185 Delivery of a stent at an elevated temperature 10 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 8 2006
7,761,968 Method of crimping a polymeric stent 14 2006
7,959,940 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 3 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 1 2006
7,794,776 Modification of polymer stents with radiation 7 2006
7,740,791 Method of fabricating a stent with features by blow molding 0 2006
7,998,404 Reduced temperature sterilization of stents 8 2006
7,757,543 Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents 1 2006
7,794,495 Controlled degradation of stents 9 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 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 2 2006
7,301,001 Bioabsorbable, biobeneficial polyester polymers for stent coatings 4 2006
8,197,879 Method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 0 2007
7,604,700 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 1 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 1 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 3 2008
7,967,998 Method of polishing implantable medical devices to lower thrombogenecity and increase mechanical stability 0 2008
* 7,749,554 Method 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 6 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
* 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 0 2011
8,637,110 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,596,215 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,728,149 Assembly for making a polymeric medical device 0 2011
 
SURMODICS, INC. (1)
7,220,276 Endovascular graft coatings 8 2000
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (2)
* 6,187,039 Tubular submucosal graft constructs 121 1999
* 6,475,232 Stent with reduced thrombogenicity 101 1999
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
* 6,290,722 Tacky attachment method of covered materials on stents 59 2000
* 6,786,919 Self-expanding intravascular device with protector members 15 2001
 
SUROS SURGICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
8,280,486 Site marker visable under multiple modalities 3 2005
* 8,060,183 Site marker visible under multiple modalities 0 2006
8,442,623 Site marker visible under multiple modalities 7 2008
8,433,391 Site marker 0 2008
8,352,014 Site marker visible under multiple modalities 0 2011
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
6,805,706 Stent-graft with rails 44 2003
 
LEMAITRE VASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 6,974,473 Function-enhanced thrombolytic AV fistula and method 24 2002
 
Providence Health System, Inc. (1)
* 6,372,228 Method of producing elastin, elastin-based biomaterials and tropoelastin materials 31 1997
 
PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM - OREGON (3)
7,166,124 Method for manufacturing sutureless bioprosthetic stent 3 2002
7,163,556 Bioprosthesis and method for suturelessly making same 30 2002
7,322,932 Method for suturelessly attaching a biomaterial to an implantable bioprosthesis frame 50 2004
 
MICRUS ENDOVASCULAR CORPORATION (4)
7,326,225 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 15 2003
7,255,707 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 9 2004
7,198,613 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 32 2004
8,298,256 Apparatus and method for deployment of a therapeutic device using a catheter 0 2010
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (3)
* 6,656,214 Methods and apparatus for conformably sealing prostheses within body lumens 78 1998
* 6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 127 1998
* 6,143,022 Stent-graft assembly with dual configuration graft component and method of manufacture 87 1998
 
MICRUS CORPORATION (20)
6,165,194 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 50 1998
6,296,622 Endoluminal device delivery system using axially recovering shape memory material 171 1998
6,241,691 Coated superelastic stent 138 1999
6,168,570 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 120 1999
6,656,218 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 42 2000
6,416,541 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 22 2000
6,475,169 Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity 31 2001
6,616,617 Vasoocclusive device for treatment of aneurysms 61 2001
6,500,149 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 49 2001
6,497,671 Coated superelastic stent 57 2001
6,835,185 Intravascular device deployment mechanism incorporating mechanical detachment 41 2002
6,966,892 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 35 2002
6,855,155 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 26 2002
6,913,618 Intravascular flow modifier and reinforcement device 36 2003
7,575,582 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 22 2006
7,578,826 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 24 2007
7,776,054 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 9 2009
7,780,680 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 9 2009
8,100,918 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 17 2010
7,972,342 Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter 11 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (12)
* 6,200,336 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 342 1999
* 6,974,474 Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device 161 2002
7,056,337 Natural tissue stent 4 2003
* 8,216,299 Method to retract a body vessel wall with remodelable material 1 2005
* 7,918,882 Implantable vascular device comprising a bioabsorbable frame 2 2005
* 7,387,604 Methods for treating valve-associated regions of vascular vessels 13 2005
8,663,308 Graft with bioabsorbable support frame 0 2006
* 8,038,708 Implantable device with remodelable material and covering material 1 2006
* 8,211,168 Graft material, stent graft and method 0 2007
* 8,057,528 Balloon-stent combination 1 2007
7,846,199 Remodelable prosthetic valve 2 2008
* 2013/0138,202 BLOOD PERFUSION DEVICE 0 2013
 
GP MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 7,351,421 Drug-eluting stent having collagen drug carrier chemically treated with genipin 16 2004
 
DEPUY PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
* 7,354,627 Method for organizing the assembly of collagen fibers and compositions formed therefrom 10 2004
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 58 2000
 
MICROSURGICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 2013/0131,458 EXPANSION RING FOR EYEBALL TISSUE 1 2012
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (1)
* 2014/0277,417 CUFF CONFIGURATIONS FOR PROSTHETIC HEART VALVE 0 2013
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6,913,762 Stent having non-woven framework containing cells 16 2001
 
NOVOSTE CORPORATION (1)
* 7,108,684 Drug delivery balloon catheter 27 2003
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
* 6,193,749 Calcification-resistant biomaterials 20 1997
7,604,663 Medical devices with polymer/inorganic substrate composites 3 1999
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (4)
6,579,314 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 104 1999
6,740,115 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 45 2003
7,083,640 Covered stent with encapsulated ends 32 2004
8,196,279 Stent-graft covering process 4 2009
 
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC. (2)
8,900,620 Drug-impregnated encasement 0 2006
* 2008/0262,630 Drug-Impregnated Encasement 6 2006
 
WYETH (10)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 131 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
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 159 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 31 2003
7,300,662 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 16 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
 
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE (1)
* 7,790,010 Spatially selective deposition of polysaccharide layer onto patterned template 1 2005
 
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES (1)
* 6,248,128 Expandable intraluminal stents 10 1997
 
MEMORY MEDICAL SYSTEMS (2)
8,052,670 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2006
8,377,037 Medical device with slotted memory metal tube 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (66)
* 5,824,046 Covered stent 168 1996
* 6,652,581 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 83 1998
* 6,478,814 Stent securement sleeves and optional coatings and methods of use 50 1999
6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 52 2000
6,805,702 Hybrid sleeve material and structure 33 2000
* 6,893,431 Medical device for delivering patches 83 2001
7,291,165 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 29 2002
7,226,475 Stent with variable properties 29 2002
* 8,449,601 Medical devices 0 2002
7,318,836 Covered stent 3 2003
7,713,297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 46 2003
7,326,245 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 28 2004
* 8,435,285 Composite stent with inner and outer stent elements and method of using the same 1 2004
7,481,788 Medical device for delivering patches 3 2005
8,043,366 Overlapping stent 2 2005
8,840,660 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2006
8,089,029 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 1 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 5 2006
8,815,275 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 0 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 0 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 24 2007
8,052,743 Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control 3 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 3 2007
8,808,726 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2007
8,128,689 Bioerodible endoprosthesis with biostable inorganic layers 1 2007
8,057,534 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 7 2007
7,981,150 Endoprosthesis with coatings 8 2007
8,216,632 Endoprosthesis coating 0 2007
8,029,554 Stent with embedded material 5 2007
7,938,855 Deformable underlayer for stent 2 2007
* 8,157,751 Coil member for a medical device 1 2007
8,080,055 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 2 2007
8,147,538 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
7,998,192 Endoprostheses 3 2008
8,236,046 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 2 2008
8,221,822 Medical device coating by laser cladding 0 2008
7,985,252 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 4 2008
8,382,824 Medical implant having NANO-crystal grains with barrier layers of metal nitrides or fluorides 0 2008
8,071,156 Endoprostheses 1 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 4 2009
8,900,292 Coating for medical device having increased surface area 0 2009
8,231,980 Medical implants including iridium oxide 0 2009
8,267,992 Self-buffering medical implants 3 2010
8,066,763 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 2 2010
8,574,615 Medical devices having nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 1 2010
8,668,732 Surface treated bioerodible metal endoprostheses 0 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 1 2011
* 2013/0018,448 DRUG ELUTION MEDICAL DEVICE 2 2012
9,005,695 Composite stent with inner and outer stent elements and method of using the same 0 2013
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (11)
* 6,355,056 Implantable intraluminal prosthesis 105 1998
* 6,312,457 Intraluminal lining 102 1999
* 6,827,737 EPTFE covering for endovascular prostheses and method of manufacture 72 2001
* 7,399,312 Stent design with sheath attachment members 1 2001
7,550,003 Conformal laminate stent device 1 2002
7,510,571 Pleated composite ePTFE/textile hybrid covering 25 2003
7,560,006 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 50 2003
7,530,994 Non-porous graft with fastening elements 1 2003
7,682,382 Intraluminal lining 0 2006
8,209,843 Non-porous graft with fastening elements 1 2007
8,641,750 Stent design with sheath attachment members 0 2007
 
EBARA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,971,333 Manufacturing process for polymetric stents 47 2006
 
HORIZON TECHNOLOGY FUNDING COMPANY LLC (1)
6,406,488 Healing transmyocardial implant 28 1998
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