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 9 876

Cited Art Landscape

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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 388 1993
5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 495 1993
5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 488 1995
5,569,295 Expandable stents and method for making same 379 1995
5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 229 1995
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
5,354,309 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 360 1992
 
Cogent Limited (1)
5,496,365 Autoexpandable vascular endoprosthesis 215 1994
 
KEWI AC (1)
2004/0055,711 Manufacture of a strip by extrusion of a tube then flattening the tube 2003
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 594 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (1)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 688 1994

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CORDIS CORPORATION (39)
6,017,363 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 197 1998
6,190,403 Low profile radiopaque stent with increased longitudinal flexibility and radial rigidity 209 1998
6,258,116 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 167 1999
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7,060,088 Stent with improved flexible connecting links 15 2000
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6,482,227 Stent graft having improved attachment within a body vessel 64 2000
6,706,061 Enhanced hybrid cell stent 74 2000
6,955,686 Flexible stent 39 2001
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6,790,227 Flexible stent 77 2001
6,740,114 Flexible stent 52 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 66 2001
7,105,019 Bifurcated axially flexible stent 23 2001
6,699,278 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 53 2001
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7,252,679 Stent with angulated struts 14 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 17 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 21 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 23 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 9 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 16 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 29 2002
7,029,493 Stent with enhanced crossability 48 2002
8,197,535 Low profile improved radiopacity intraluminal medical device 0 2002
6,884,260 Endovascular graft system 44 2003
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 16 2003
7,338,519 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2003
7,169,174 Hybrid stent 24 2004
7,357,813 Flexible stent 2 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 27 2004
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8,454,677 Stent with optimal strength and radiopacity characteristics 0 2008
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (26)
6,602,285 Compact stent 39 2000
6,682,554 Methods and apparatus for a stent having an expandable web structure 38 2000
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7,887,578 Stent having an expandable web structure 3 2006
7,927,365 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 1 2007
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7,811,314 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection coupled with improved protections against restenosis and thrombus formation 4 2007
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8,337,544 Endoprosthesis having flexible connectors 0 2007
7,850,726 Endoprosthesis having struts linked by foot extensions 4 2007
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8,343,208 Stent having an expandable web structure 0 2010
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (23)
6,159,238 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 174 1999
6,485,509 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 57 2000
6,602,283 Stent design 9 2001
7,326,241 Intravascular stent 11 2001
7,081,130 Intravascular Stent 20 2002
7,335,225 Stent configurations 1 2002
8,021,414 Intravascular stent 0 2002
7,331,986 Intraluminal medical device having improved visibility 7 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 120 2002
8,562,665 Tubular stent consists of chevron-shape expansion struts and contralaterally attached diagonal-connectors 0 2002
7,637,936 Stent design 7 2003
7,060,091 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 56 2003
7,766,956 Intravascular stent and assembly 5 2003
7,402,169 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 14 2006
8,414,637 Stent 0 2007
8,512,392 Stent design with struts of various angles and stiffness 0 2007
7,810,223 Method of attaching radiopaque markers to intraluminal medical devices, and devices formed using the same 0 2007
8,038,705 Intraluminal medical device having improved visibility 0 2007
7,951,187 Stent configurations 0 2008
7,780,719 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 2 2008
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
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (13)
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
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 5 2007
8,500,793 Helical implant having different ends 1 2007
8,551,156 Stent 0 2007
8,475,520 Stenting ring with marker 0 2007
8,333,799 Highly flexible stent and method of manufacture 8 2008
8,328,865 Highly flexible stent and method of manufacture 1 2008
8,292,950 Stent with radiopaque marker 4 2008
8,518,101 Bendable stent 0 2008
8,721,709 Self-expansible stent with radiopaque markers and method of making such a stent 0 2008
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WYETH (10)
8,029,561 Drug combination useful for prevention of restenosis 0 2000
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 121 2001
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 56 2001
8,303,609 Coated medical devices 0 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 67 2002
7,108,701 Drug releasing anastomosis devices and methods for treating anastomotic sites 119 2002
7,056,550 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 25 2003
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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 0 2004
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (8)
6,273,911 Variable strength stent 146 1999
6,652,576 Variable stiffness stent 26 2000
6,468,302 Variable strength stent 56 2001
6,602,284 Variable strength stent 35 2002
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ICON INTERVENTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
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8,114,152 Stent coating 0 2008
 
ICON MEDICAL CORP. (5)
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7,488,444 Metal alloys for medical devices 5 2006
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TRIVASCULAR, INC. (5)
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ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (4)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 92 2000
8,239,007 Biocompatible nanoparticle compositions and methods 0 2007
8,239,008 Sentinel node identification using fluorescent nanoparticles 0 2007
8,062,215 Fluorescent nanoparticle scope 0 2007
 
MEDINOL LTD. (4)
6,770,091 Bifurcated stent and method of making same 24 2002
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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (3)
7,763,198 Method for retaining a vascular stent on a catheter 5 2006
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ADMEDES SCHUESSLER GMBH (3)
8,834,559 Stent 0 2006
8,425,589 Mechanical locking of an X-ray marker in the eyelet of a stent or in another bodily implant 0 2006
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ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (3)
7,462,190 Stent matrix 18 2001
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COVIDIEN LP (3)
7,622,135 Coated stent 2 2003
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8,449,905 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 0 2010
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
7,806,918 Removable stent 0 2004
8,262,721 Drainage stent and associated method 0 2006
8,652,196 Stent 0 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (2)
7,147,661 Radially expandable stent 35 2001
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
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MED INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
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QUALIMED INNOVATIVE MEDIZINPRODUKTE GMBH (2)
7,691,142 Stent 0 2004
7,645,297 Stent 1 2005
 
CODMAN & SHURTLEFF, INC. (1)
7,195,648 Intravascular stent device 26 2003
 
EV3 INC. (1)
7,632,300 Stent with dual support structure 2 2005
 
FURST, GARY H. (1)
6,436,133 Expandable graft 80 1999
 
Jomed Implantate GmbH (1)
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Latin American Devices LLC (1)
6,679,910 Intraluminal stent 33 2000
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
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NOVOSTENT CORPORATION (1)
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Teramed, Inc. (1)
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ZIMMER ORTHOBIOLOGICS, INC. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
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