US Patent No: 5,861,027

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Stent for the transluminal implantation in hollow organs

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A stent for the transluminal implantation in hollow organs, in particular in blood vessels, ureters, oesophagi or gall tracts, is described, having a substantially tubular body which has a plurality of apertures which are each bounded by elongated boundary elements. In each case at least two boundary elements bounding the same aperture and arranged alongside one another in the circumferential direction are extended beyond the end of the aperture and form a unitary detection element. The detection element has a greater width in the circumferential direction of the stent than each of the boundary elements.

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VARIOMED AGBALZERS3

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Trapp, Rainer Graben-Neudorf, DE 9 1065

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Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (5)
* 5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 417 1993
* 5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 538 1993
* 5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 530 1995
* 5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 422 1995
* 5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 252 1995
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
* 5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 623 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (1)
* 5,449,373 Articulated stent 735 1994
 
KEWI AC (1)
* 2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 3 2003
 
Cogent Limited (1)
* 5,496,365 Autoexpandable vascular endoprosthesis 228 1994
 
Angiomed GmbH & Co. Medizintechnik KG (1)
* 5,354,309 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 367 1992
* Cited By Examiner

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
6,491,718 Intra vascular stent 44 2000
* 2004/0098,092 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 32 2003
* 2004/0172,125 Flexible stent 1 2004
* 2004/0172,126 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 3 2004
* 2005/0004,657 Flexible stent 20 2004
* 2005/0192,663 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
* 2008/0109,068 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 6 2008
 
OrbusNeich Medical, Inc. (2)
* 8,968,385 Stent having helical elements 0 2008
* 2008/0294,241 STENT HAVING HELICAL ELEMENTS 14 2008
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 8 2006
7,947,207 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
* 2007/0006,441 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 25 2006
8,221,112 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 2 2011
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (8)
* 6,273,911 Variable strength stent 160 1999
6,652,576 Variable stiffness stent 54 2000
6,468,302 Variable strength stent 64 2001
6,602,284 Variable strength stent 40 2002
6,511,505 Variable strength stent 98 2002
7,632,303 Variable stiffness medical devices 34 2002
6,852,124 Variable strength stent 65 2002
7,513,907 Expandable stents and method for making same 3 2005
 
Admedes Schuessler GmbH (6)
8,834,559 Stent 0 2006
* 2006/0217,799 Stent 20 2006
8,425,589 Mechanical locking of an X-ray marker in the eyelet of a stent or in another bodily implant 0 2006
* 2006/0259,129 Mechanical locking of an X-ray marker in the eyelet of a stent or in another bodily implant 4 2006
8,475,519 X-ray visibility and corrosion resistance of niti stents using markers made of sandwich material 0 2006
* 2007/0043,429 X-ray visibility and corrosion resistance of niti stents using markers made of sandwich material 2 2006
 
VENITI, INC. (2)
* 9,233,014 Stent with support braces 0 2010
* 2012/0078,341 STENT WITH SUPPORT BRACES 4 2010
 
TRIVASCULAR2, INC. (1)
* 2004/0220,664 Layered endovascular graft 19 2004
 
COVIDIEN LP (8)
7,622,135 Coated stent 5 2003
* 2006/0165,752 Coated stent 1 2003
* 9,034,029 Stents with tapered struts 0 2009
8,007,527 Stent with dual support structure 2 2009
8,449,905 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 1 2010
8,900,289 Stent with dual support structure 0 2011
8,900,618 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 0 2013
9,333,279 Coated stent comprising an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor 0 2014
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2002/0169,500 Intravascular stent 2 2002
 
MEDINOL LTD. (5)
6,770,091 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 27 2002
6,955,687 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 63 2002
* 2003/0036,793 Bifurcated stent with improved side branch aperture and method of making same 2 2002
7,641,685 System and method for delivering a bifurcated stent 9 2006
7,875,071 System and method for delivering a bifurcated stent 2 2009
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
* 6,533,807 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 59 1998
6,613,079 Radially-expandable stent with controllable force profile 62 1999
* 2004/0133,265 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 2 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (11)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 123 2000
8,239,007 Biocompatible nanoparticle compositions and methods 1 2007
8,239,008 Sentinel node identification using fluorescent nanoparticles 1 2007
8,062,215 Fluorescent nanoparticle scope 2 2007
* 2008/0255,414 FLUORESCENT NANOPARTICLE SCOPE 52 2007
* 2008/0255,460 NANOPARTICLE TISSUE BASED IDENTIFICATION AND ILLUMINATION 6 2007
* 2008/0255,537 BIOCOMPATIBLE NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS 53 2007
* 2008/0255,403 MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLE THERAPIES 52 2007
* 2008/0255,459 SENTINEL NODE IDENTIFICATION USING FLUORESCENT NANOPARTICLES 53 2007
* 2008/0255,425 NANOPARTICLE TREATED MEDICAL DEVICES 60 2007
* 2009/0217,932 INTRALUMINAL TISSUE MARKERS 3 2008
 
EV3 INC. (2)
7,632,300 Stent with dual support structure 7 2005
* 2010/0228,338 STENTS WITH TAPERED STRUTS 2 2009
 
QUALIMED INNOVATIVE MEDIZNPRODUKTE GMBH (1)
* 2007/0021,823 Stent 0 2004
 
OKI DATA CORPORATION (1)
* 2010/0328,087 Communication apparatus, connection control method for communication apparatus and method of determining state of communication plug relative to communication connector in communication apparatus 1 2010
 
CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC. (2)
* 7,195,648 Intravascular stent device 48 2003
* 2003/0216,807 Intravascular stent device 19 2003
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
* 7,763,066 Stent with an end member having a lateral extension 11 2004
* 2006/0025,847 Stent with an end member having a lateral extension 5 2004
8,470,021 Radially expandable stent 0 2008
 
QUALIMED INNOVATIVE MEDIZINPRODUKTE GMBH (3)
7,691,142 Stent 0 2004
7,645,297 Stent 2 2005
* 2008/0154,353 Stent 0 2005
 
ICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2003/0040,790 Stent coating 222 2002
 
Angiomed GmbH & Co. Medizintechnik KG (9)
* 7,462,190 Stent matrix 23 2001
RE44463 Implant with attached element and method of making such an implant 0 2001
* 8,043,364 Implant with attached element and method of making such an implant 22 2001
* 2003/0144,725 Stent matrix 30 2002
* 2004/0015,228 Implant with attached element and method of making such an implant 41 2003
* 2006/0074,480 Stent and method for manufacturing the stent 35 2005
* 2009/0204,200 Highly Flexible Stent and Method of Manufacture 3 2007
8,900,290 Implant with attached element and method of making such an implant 0 2011
* 2012/0041,542 IMPLANT WITH ATTACHED ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MAKING SUCH AN IMPLANT 12 2011
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 73 2000
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (48)
* 6,017,363 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 210 1998
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 246 1998
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 179 1999
6,746,476 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 18 1999
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 20 1999
7,060,088 Stent with improved flexible connecting links 18 2000
6,540,775 Ultraflexible open cell stent 96 2000
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 35 2000
6,626,938 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 38 2000
6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 82 2000
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 91 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 49 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 44 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 92 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 57 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 72 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 28 2001
6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 75 2001
6,669,722 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 88 2001
7,252,679 Stent with angulated struts 62 2001
* 2002/0051,730 Coated medical devices and sterilization thereof 313 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 60 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 63 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 38 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 20 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 52 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 43 2002
* 2002/0058,986 Stent graft with branch leg 5 2002
7,029,493 Stent with enhanced crossability 63 2002
* 2003/0144,726 Stent with enhanced crossability 4 2002
* 8,197,535 Low profile improved radiopacity intraluminal medical device 0 2002
* 2002/0193,867 Low profile improved radiopacity intraluminal medical device 79 2002
* 2003/0100,941 Ultraflexible open cell stent 0 2003
* 6,884,260 Endovascular graft system 93 2003
* 2003/0135,261 Endovascular graft system 2 2003
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 25 2003
7,338,519 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 1 2003
7,169,174 Hybrid stent 35 2004
* 2004/0204,751 Hybrid stent 11 2004
7,357,813 Flexible stent 8 2004
7,842,077 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 2 2004
7,223,286 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 39 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 10 2005
7,229,473 Local delivery of rapamycin for treatment of proliferative sequelae associated with PTCA procedures, including delivery using a modified stent 38 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
8,454,677 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2008
* 8,882,829 Low profile improved radiopacity intraluminal medical device 0 2012
* 2012/0253,455 LOW PROFILE IMPROVED RADIOPACITY INTRALUMINAL MEDICAL DEVICE 0 2012
 
FURST, GARY H. (1)
* 6,436,133 Expandable graft 87 1999
 
TRIVASCULAR, INC. (12)
8,663,309 Asymmetric stent apparatus and method 3 2007
8,226,701 Stent and delivery system for deployment thereof 0 2007
8,066,755 System and method of pivoted stent deployment 11 2007
* 2009/0082,846 ASYMMETRIC STENT APPARATUS AND METHOD 14 2007
* 2009/0082,844 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PIVOTED STENT DEPLOYMENT 23 2007
* 2009/0082,841 APPARATUS FOR SECURING STENT BARBS 23 2007
* 2009/0082,845 ALIGNMENT STENT APPARATUS AND METHOD 6 2007
8,328,861 Delivery system and method for bifurcated graft 0 2007
8,083,789 Securement assembly and method for expandable endovascular device 0 2007
* 2009/0132,020 SECUREMENT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR EXPANDABLE ENDOVASCULAR DEVICE 10 2007
* 2009/0099,649 MODULAR VASCULAR GRAFT FOR LOW PROFILE PERCUTANEOUS DELIVERY 35 2008
8,992,595 Durable stent graft with tapered struts and stable delivery methods and devices 0 2013
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
8,632,582 Removable and/or retrievable stents and kits 0 2011
 
SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD. (1)
* 2004/0251,827 Organic electro luminescent display and method for fabricating the same 8 2004
 
NovoStent Corporation (2)
8,425,586 Vascular prosthesis with stress relief slots 5 2010
* 2011/0054,590 VASCULAR PROSTHESIS WITH STRESS RELIEF SLOTS 8 2010
 
C. R. Bard, Inc. (25)
6,805,704 Intraluminal stents 14 2000
8,512,391 Helical stent having struts in a transition zone that progressively increase in length 0 2005
* 2005/0159,807 Helical stent having improved flexibility and expandability 11 2005
8,574,286 Bend-capable stent prosthesis 0 2007
8,322,593 Method of welding a component to a shape memory alloy workpiece with provision of an extra cut for compensating the variations of dimension of workpiece and component 11 2007
* 2009/0200,360 METHOD OF WELDING A COMPONENT TO A SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY WORKPIECE WITH PROVISION OF AN EXTRA CUT FOR COMPENSATING THE VARIATIONS OF DIMENSION OF WORKPIECE AND COMPONENT 14 2007
9,254,207 Annular mesh 0 2007
8,500,793 Helical implant having different ends 4 2007
8,551,156 Stent 3 2007
8,475,520 Stenting ring with marker 4 2007
* 2010/0070,021 Stenting Ring with Marker 15 2007
8,333,799 Highly flexible stent and method of manufacture 37 2008
8,328,865 Highly flexible stent and method of manufacture 4 2008
* 2011/0166,641 HIGHLY FLEXIBLE STENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE 1 2008
* 8,292,950 Stent with radiopaque marker 10 2008
* 2010/0114,298 STENT WITH RADIOPAQUE MARKER 12 2008
8,518,101 Bendable stent 4 2008
* 2010/0211,161 Bendable Stent 18 2008
8,721,709 Self-expansible stent with radiopaque markers and method of making such a stent 1 2008
* 2010/0191,321 SELF-EXPANSIBLE STENT WITH RADIOPAQUE MARKERS AND METHOD OF MAKING SUCH A STENT 15 2008
8,038,707 Helical stent having improved flexibility and expandability 3 2009
* 2009/0264,986 HELICAL STENT HAVING IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY AND EXPANDABILITY 9 2009
9,155,642 Bend-capable tubular prosthesis 0 2013
9,050,203 Bendable stent 0 2013
9,084,691 Stent 0 2013
 
Abbott Laboratories Vascular (2)
* 2006/0184,232 Methods and apparatus for curved stent 27 2006
* 2007/0179,593 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protecions against restenosis and thrombus formation 45 2007
 
WYETH (18)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 2 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 139 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 62 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
* 2002/0133,183 Coated medical devices 195 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 79 2002
* 2003/0060,877 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vascular disease 90 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 250 2002
* 2003/0065,346 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 32 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 40 2003
* 2004/0102,758 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 15 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 0 2004
* 2005/0033,261 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 6 2004
* 2004/0243,097 Antiproliferative drug and delivery device 8 2004
8,182,527 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 1 2004
* 2005/0004,663 Heparin barrier coating for controlled drug release 105 2004
* 2006/0235,503 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 2 2006
 
Latin American Devices LLC (1)
6,679,910 Intraluminal stent 42 2000
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
* 7,806,918 Removable stent 2 2004
* 2007/0276,463 Removable Stent 7 2004
8,262,721 Drainage stent and associated method 0 2006
* 2007/0100,437 Drainage stent and associated method 2 2006
8,652,196 Stent 0 2006
* 2007/0150,049 Stent 2 2006
 
JOMED GMBH (1)
* 2004/0193,250 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 19 2003
 
ICON MEDICAL CORP. (12)
8,740,973 Polymer biodegradable medical device 0 2006
* 2006/0193,892 Polymer biodegradable medical device 48 2006
7,488,444 Metal alloys for medical devices 11 2006
* 2006/0264,914 Metal alloys for medical devices 11 2006
8,323,333 Fragile structure protective coating 0 2006
* 2006/0224,237 Fragile structure protective coating 81 2006
8,100,963 Biodegradable device 3 2006
* 2007/0123,973 Biodegradable device 57 2006
* 2010/0131,044 STENT 2 2007
8,808,618 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 1 2009
9,107,899 Metal alloys for medical devices 0 2012
9,034,245 Method for forming a tubular medical device 0 2013
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (3)
8,574,285 Intraluminal device with improved tapered beams 0 2006
7,753,948 Intraluminal device with unsymmetric tapered beams 4 2006
* 2006/0287,707 Intraluminal device with unsymmetric tapered beams 1 2006
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (1)
* 6,193,747 Stent 140 1998
 
Zimmer Orthobiologics, Inc. (2)
7,323,189 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 39 2001
* 2003/0083,740 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 39 2001
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (37)
* 6,159,238 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 204 1999
6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 73 2000
* 6,602,283 Stent design 10 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 29 2001
* 2002/0161,429 Intravascular stent 6 2002
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 28 2002
* 2002/0161,430 Intravascular stent 3 2002
7,335,225 Stent configurations 1 2002
* 2002/0151,962 Stent configurations 0 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
* 2002/0193,870 Intravascular stent 24 2002
7,331,986 Intraluminal medical device having improved visibility 9 2002
* 2004/0073,291 Intraluminal medical device having improved visibility 30 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 139 2002
* 8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
* 2003/0093,144 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 8 2002
* 2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 101 2003
* 7,637,936 Stent design 7 2003
7,060,091 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 71 2003
* 2004/0102,838 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 20 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 9 2003
* 2004/0133,271 Intravascular stent and assembly 27 2003
7,402,169 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 26 2006
8,414,637 Stent 0 2007
8,512,392 Stent design with struts of various angles and stiffness 0 2007
* 2008/0221,661 Stent design with struts of various angles and stiffness 5 2007
7,810,223 Method of attaching radiopaque markers to intraluminal medical devices, and devices formed using the same 0 2007
* 2008/0288,046 Method of Attaching Radiopaque Markers to Intraluminal Medical Devices, and Devices Formed Using the Same 2 2007
8,038,705 Intraluminal medical device having improved visibility 1 2007
* 2007/0219,624 INTRALUMINAL MEDICAL DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED VISIBILITY 31 2007
7,951,187 Stent configurations 2 2008
7,780,719 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 5 2008
* 2008/0281,397 STENT HAVING VARIABLE PROPERTIES AND METHOD OF ITS USE 16 2008
9,078,778 Intravascular stent 0 2011
8,512,395 Stent with horseshoe shaped bridges 0 2011
8,663,313 Low strain high strength stent 0 2011
8,790,388 Stent with reduced profile 0 2012
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (44)
6,602,285 Compact stent 45 2000
6,682,554 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 48 2000
6,533,809 Stent 14 2001
* 2002/0019,660 Methods and apparatus for a curved stent 78 2001
6,755,856 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection, coupled with improved protection against restenosis and thrombus formation 90 2001
* 7,789,904 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 5 2003
* 2005/0004,655 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A STENT HAVING AN EXPANDABLE WEB STRUCTURE 13 2003
7,927,364 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 3 2004
* 2004/0236,407 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 48 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
* 2005/0004,659 Methods and apparatus for stent having an expandable web structure 24 2004
* 2005/0004,650 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure and delivery system 18 2004
* 2005/0004,662 Methods and apparatus for a drug-coated stent having an expandable web structure 21 2004
* 2005/0004,658 Methods and apparatus for a drug-coated stent having an expandable web structure 18 2004
* 2005/0004,651 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure and delivery system 17 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
* 2005/0043,778 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 19 2004
* 2005/0043,777 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure and delivery system 18 2004
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
* 2007/0135,891 Stent having an expandable web structure 26 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
* 2007/0213,800 Method and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 51 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
* 2009/0163,992 ENDOPROSTHESIS HAVING FLEXIBLE CONNECTORS 23 2007
* 2010/0114,297 STENT 23 2009
8,303,645 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 3 2010
* 2011/0004,289 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A STENT HAVING AN EXPANDABLE WEB STRUCTURE 9 2010
* 2011/0022,159 POROUS MEMBRANES FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE 9 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
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
* 6,558,415 Stent 99 2001
* 2003/0120,336 Stent with dual support structure 2 2003
 
ICON INTERVENTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
8,603,158 Irradiated stent coating 0 2004
* 2004/0181,277 Irradiated stent coating 11 2004
8,016,881 Sutures and surgical staples for anastamoses, wound closures, and surgical closures 56 2004
8,070,796 Thrombosis inhibiting graft 2 2005
7,967,855 Coated medical device 5 2005
* 2006/0136,051 Coated medical device 71 2005
* 2006/0201,601 Flexible markers 4 2006
8,114,152 Stent coating 13 2008
* 2009/0062,904 STENT COATING 12 2008
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (3)
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 60 2001
* 2003/0120,331 Advanced endovascular graft 13 2001
7,147,660 Advanced endovascular graft 72 2002
* Cited By Examiner