US Patent No: 6,090,127

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Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same

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A medical device comprising a catheter and a balloon-expandable stent having a small initial diameter, flexibility along its longitudinal axis prior to expansion, a large expanded diameter, and rigidity after expansion. Local strain on the stent material is minimized, as and after the balloon is inflated. More particularly, the sent has rotation joints having minimal strain during stent expansion. The stent is substantially the same length before and after expansion and, being flexible longitudinally when constrained, is easy to deliver.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5134

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Globerman, Oren Holon, IL 83 5342

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 5,755,776 Permanent expandable intraluminal tubular stent 178 1996
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (1)
* 5,514,154 Expandable stents 725 1994
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (8)
* 4,856,516 Endovascular stent apparatus and method 951 1989
* 4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 1001 1989
* 5,019,085 Apparatus and method for placement of a stent within a subject vessel 301 1990
* 5,135,536 Endovascular stent and method 517 1991
* 5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 292 1991
* 5,643,312 Stent having a multiplicity of closed circular structures 271 1994
* 5,549,663 Endoprosthesis having graft member and exposed welded end junctions, method and procedure 234 1994
* 5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 355 1995
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
* 5,178,618 Method and device for recanalization of a body passageway 221 1991
 
NMT MEDICAL, INC. (1)
* 5,540,712 Stent and method and apparatus for forming and delivering the same 423 1994
 
Numed, Inc. (1)
* 5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 534 1993
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
* 5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 689 1994
* 5,636,641 High strength member for intracorporeal use 187 1994
* 5,591,197 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 522 1995
* 5,681,346 Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying 159 1997
* 5,728,158 Expandable stents 184 1997
* 5,735,893 Expandable stents and method for making same 253 1997
* 5,759,192 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 233 1997
* 5,766,238 Expandable stents and method for making same 122 1997
* 5,725,572 Radiopaque stent 345 1997
 
INSTENT INC. (1)
* 5,776,161 Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same 385 1995
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
* 5,554,181 Stent 388 1994
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (1)
* 5,630,829 High hoop strength intraluminal stent 188 1994
 
MEADOX MEDICALS, INC. (1)
* 5,383,892 Stent for transluminal implantation 620 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (1)
* 5,449,373 Articulated stent 729 1994
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (6)
* 4,969,458 Intracoronary stent and method of simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant 528 1987
* 5,104,404 Articulated stent 767 1991
* 5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 439 1993
* 5,613,981 Bidirectional dual sinusoidal helix stent 120 1995
* 5,591,198 Multiple sinusoidal wave configuration stent 74 1995
* 5,653,727 Intravascular stent 200 1996
 
IsoStent, Inc. (1)
* 5,697,971 Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics 522 1996
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
* 4,776,337 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1271 1986
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
* 5,366,473 Method and apparatus for applying vascular grafts 180 1992
 
VASCUTEC, INC., 375 ENGLE ST., ENGLEWOOD, NJ 07630 (1)
* 4,816,028 Woven vascular graft 145 1987
 
STATE OF OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY (1)
* 5,507,767 Spiral stent 567 1992
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (3)
* 4,893,623 Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland 296 1987
* 5,234,457 Impregnated stent 460 1991
* 5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 136 1994
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (4)
* 5,314,472 Vascular stent 523 1991
* 5,282,824 Percutaneous stent assembly 719 1992
* 5,527,354 Stent formed of half-round wire 326 1994
* 5,741,327 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 309 1997
 
BYK-SANGTEC DIAGNOSTICA GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 5,773,303 Process and kit to initiate a luminiferous reaction 1 1997
 
VITATRON MEDICAL, B.V. (1)
* 5,293,879 System an method for detecting tremors such as those which result from parkinson's disease 88 1991
 
UNITD STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,607,445 Stent for supporting a blood vessel 263 1994
 
ANGIOMED GMBH & CO. MEDIZINTECHNIK KG (1)
* 5,540,713 Apparatus for widening a stenosis in a body cavity 206 1994
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (9)
* 2001/0010,015 Flexible endoluminal stent and process of repairing a body lumen 5 2001
* 2003/0199,968 Intravascular stent 4 2003
* 2004/0153,141 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 4 2004
* 2004/0172,125 Flexible stent 1 2004
* 2004/0215,313 Stent with sandwich type coating 44 2004
* 2005/0004,657 Flexible stent 18 2004
* 2006/0036,312 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 4 2005
* 2006/0142,844 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 29 2006
* 2007/0021,827 Endoprosthesis Having Foot Extensions 32 2006
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
7,951,188 Intravascular stent 2 2003
8,778,009 Intravascular stent 0 2006
* 2008/0086,194 Intravascular stent 3 2006
8,449,598 Intravascular stent 0 2011
 
VANCE PRODUCTS INCORPORATED (1)
* 2008/0082,038 Medical Device including a Bioactive in a Non-ionic and an Ionic Form and Methods of Preparation Thereof 0 2007
 
Ewysio Medical Devices Inc. (1)
6,375,677 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 54 2000
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
6,461,380 Stent configuration 58 1998
6,616,689 Intravascular stent 65 2000
6,652,579 Radiopaque stent 97 2000
6,929,660 Intravascular stent 64 2000
6,629,994 Intravascular stent 124 2001
6,635,083 Stent with non-linear links and method of use 24 2001
6,749,629 Stent pattern with figure-eights 53 2001
6,656,220 Intravascular stent 34 2002
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 179 2003
6,929,657 Intravascular stent 6 2003
8,257,426 Intravascular stent with a plurality of first and second peaks 0 2009
* 2009/0192,589 INTRAVASCULAR STENT 0 2009
 
DIVYSIO SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,758,860 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 17 2000
 
VENITI, INC. (2)
9,233,014 Stent with support braces 0 2010
* 2012/0078,344 STENT WITH SUPPORT BRACES 3 2011
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,962,604 Flexible endoluminal stent and process of repairing a body lumen 35 2001
* 2008/0119,923 Bifurcated stent delivery system 4 2008
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (3)
6,533,807 Radially-expandable stent and delivery system 59 1998
6,613,079 Radially-expandable stent with controllable force profile 58 1999
* 2004/0133,265 Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting 2 2003
 
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. (1)
6,843,802 Delivery apparatus for a self expanding retractable stent 117 2000
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (4)
6,485,508 Low profile stent 60 2000
* 2004/0147,998 Differentially coated stent 8 2003
* 2004/0180,131 Stent coating method 9 2003
* 2004/0215,311 Method and system for improving stent retention using stent openings 0 2003
 
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. (3)
* 8,617,337 Partial encapsulation of stents 0 2011
8,617,441 Methods for making an encapsulated stent 0 2012
8,647,458 Methods for making a supported graft 0 2012
 
Biotronik GmbH & Co. KG (2)
* 7,004,968 Stent 46 2003
* 2004/0172,123 Stent 13 2003
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (15)
7,582,110 Implantable frame with variable compliance 9 2005
* 2005/0228,486 Implantable frame with variable compliance 42 2005
* 2006/0276,882 Medical device including remodelable material attached to frame 69 2006
7,919,108 Taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 9 2007
* 2007/0212,394 Taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 36 2007
* 8,007,470 Minimally invasive medical device and method for delivery of therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall 1 2007
* 2009/0018,638 Minimally invasive medical device and method for delivery of therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall 6 2007
8,092,864 Mandrel and method for coating open-cell implantable endovascular structures 1 2008
* 2009/0061,072 MANDREL AND METHOD FOR COATING OPEN-CELL IMPLANTABLE ENDOVASCULAR STRUCTURES 3 2008
8,397,666 Mandrel coating assembly 1 2008
* 2009/0148,590 MANDREL COATING ASSEMBLY 1 2008
9,044,305 Self cleaning devices, systems and methods of use 0 2009
8,128,682 Medical device with tensionably attached remodelable material 3 2010
8,147,540 Taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 4 2011
8,337,462 Minimally invasive medical device and method for delivery of therapeutic or diagnostic agents into a vessel wall 0 2011
 
ANVIL MEDICAL, INC. (3)
7,717,953 Delivery system for placement of prosthesis at luminal OS 16 2004
7,731,747 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple thin fronds 19 2005
8,083,791 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 13 2005
 
Teramed, Inc. (1)
6,575,994 Method and apparatus concerning bypass grafts 68 2000
 
EVYSIO MEDICAL DEVICES ULC (6)
6,796,997 Expandable stent 32 2000
6,858,037 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 19 2002
6,881,223 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 19 2002
6,887,264 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 21 2002
8,075,609 Expandable stent 3 2004
7,094,255 Expandable stent and method for delivery of same 20 2004
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (19)
6,478,813 Method for joining grafts in a common body passageway 20 1999
7,500,988 Stent for use in a stent graft 33 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 79 2000
6,998,060 Flexible stent and method of manufacture 39 2001
6,955,686 Flexible stent 48 2001
6,942,689 Flexible stent 43 2001
6,790,227 Flexible stent 88 2001
* 6,740,114 Flexible stent 56 2001
6,679,911 Flexible stent 71 2001
7,326,237 Supra-renal anchoring prosthesis 51 2002
7,314,483 Stent graft with branch leg 55 2002
7,267,685 Bilateral extension prosthesis and method of delivery 32 2002
7,229,472 Thoracic aneurysm repair prosthesis and system 19 2002
6,942,692 Supra-renal prosthesis and renal artery bypass 44 2002
6,887,268 Extension prosthesis for an arterial repair 41 2002
7,862,609 Stent graft having a pleated graft member 25 2003
7,357,813 Flexible stent 8 2004
7,594,927 Flexible stent 8 2005
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (2)
6,805,704 Intraluminal stents 14 2000
* 2011/0126,966 PARTIAL ENCAPSULATION OF STENTS 3 2011
 
HUTCHINSON TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (1)
7,354,519 Method and apparatus for fabricating a stent 2 2004
 
PIOLAX MEDICAL DEVICES, INC. (2)
* 8,052,740 Stent including a marker fitted to a frame portion 1 2007
* 2010/0324,663 STENT 0 2007
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (10)
8,092,819 Implantable medical device coated with a bioactive agent 0 2007
* 2007/0207,184 Implantable medical device coated with a bioactive agent 4 2007
7,875,284 Methods of manufacturing and modifying taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 9 2007
* 2008/0020,013 Methods of manufacturing and modifying taxane coatings for implantable medical devices 17 2007
* 2008/0108,824 Medical Devices Incorporating a Bioactive and Methods of Preparing Such Devices 3 2007
* 2008/0081,829 Medical Device Including an Anesthetic and Method of Preparation Thereof 1 2007
7,828,840 Medical devices and methods for local delivery of angiotensin II type 2 receptor antagonists 3 2008
7,815,687 Method of promoting cell proliferation and ingrowth by injury to the native tissue 1 2008
* 2009/0157,167 METHOD OF PROMOTING CELL PROLIFERATION AND INGROWTH BY INJURY TO THE NATIVE TISSUE 0 2008
* 2011/0153,007 Taxane Coatings for Implantable Medical Devices 0 2011
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (14)
7,637,935 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 3 2003
7,128,756 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 65 2003
* 2004/0093,072 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 5 2003
* 2004/0093,073 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 64 2003
7,625,398 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 26 2004
* 2005/0107,865 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 22 2004
7,625,401 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 8 2005
7,985,249 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2006
8,048,146 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 4 2006
* 2007/0021,834 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 27 2006
7,559,947 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 4 2006
8,109,991 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 1 2009
8,075,610 Endoprosthesis for controlled contraction and expansion 0 2009
8,915,954 Endoprosthesis having foot extensions 0 2011
 
PROMED, INC. (5)
8,870,937 Method for vessel access closure 0 2010
8,512,393 Apparatus for vessel access closure 0 2010
* 2011/0213,412 APPARATUS FOR VESSEL ACCESS CLOSURE 1 2010
8,906,080 System and method for vessel access closure 0 2010
9,078,632 System and method for vessel access closure 0 2011
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (67)
6,261,319 Stent 107 1998
* 6,348,065 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 219 1998
* 6,302,907 Flexible endoluminal stent and process of manufacture 45 1999
6,962,603 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 47 2000
7,771,462 Catheter with side sheath and methods 13 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 43 2000
6,884,258 Bifurcation lesion stent delivery using multiple guidewires 82 2001
* 6,478,816 Stent 109 2001
8,348,992 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2001
* 2001/0056,298 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 55 2001
6,706,062 Extendible stent apparatus 165 2001
6,835,203 Extendible stent apparatus 88 2002
6,962,602 Method for employing an extendible stent apparatus 84 2002
* 2002/0177,893 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 11 2002
6,945,993 Stent 37 2002
7,591,846 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 2 2002
7,367,989 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 11 2003
* 2004/0172,119 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 7 2003
7,766,955 Extendible stent apparatus 4 2003
8,784,472 Clutch driven stent delivery system 0 2003
* 2005/0038,494 Clutch driven stent delivery system 36 2003
7,220,275 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 78 2003
7,314,480 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 60 2003
* 2004/0172,121 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery 35 2003
8,617,231 Dual guidewire exchange catheter system 0 2003
7,118,593 Extendible stent apparatus 28 2003
7,686,841 Rotating balloon expandable sheath bifurcation delivery system 1 2003
* 2005/0149,161 Edge protection and bifurcated stent delivery system 66 2003
7,922,753 Bifurcated stent delivery system 1 2004
* 2005/0154,442 Bifurcated stent delivery system 73 2004
7,585,317 Stent range transducers 3 2004
8,211,167 Method of using a catheter with attached flexible side sheath 1 2004
8,012,192 Multi-stent delivery system 1 2004
7,225,518 Apparatus for crimping a stent assembly 84 2004
7,744,619 Rotatable catheter assembly 3 2004
7,341,598 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 45 2004
7,655,030 Catheter balloon systems and methods 11 2004
* 2005/0273,149 Bifurcated stent delivery system 28 2004
7,678,142 Extendible stent apparatus 3 2004
7,922,740 Rotatable catheter assembly 2 2004
7,344,557 Catheter balloon systems and methods 19 2004
8,298,280 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 5 2004
7,326,243 Stent 3 2006
* 2006/0149,356 Stent 1 2006
7,850,725 Extendible stent apparatus 8 2006
7,537,609 Extendible stent apparatus 25 2006
7,842,081 Stent with spiral side-branch 14 2006
8,821,561 Marker arrangement for bifurcation catheter 0 2007
7,988,720 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 3 2007
8,486,134 Bifurcation treatment system and methods 0 2007
8,702,779 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2008
7,731,746 Stent 3 2008
8,333,003 Bifurcation stent crimping systems and methods 0 2008
8,377,108 Staggered two balloon bifurcation catheter assembly and methods 0 2008
8,133,199 Electroactive polymer activation system for a medical device 1 2008
8,747,456 Bifurcation stent delivery system and methods 0 2008
7,892,279 Extendible stent apparatus 3 2009
8,936,567 Balloon bifurcated lumen treatment 0 2009
8,827,954 Deflatable bifurcated device 0 2009
8,771,342 Methods for deploying stents in bifurcations 0 2009
8,771,334 Catheter balloon systems and methods 0 2009
8,333,784 Rotatable catheter assembly 0 2010
8,206,432 Stent 0 2010
8,241,349 Extendible stent apparatus 1 2011
8,449,597 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 1 2011
8,668,731 Stent 0 2012
8,986,367 Stent 0 2014
 
Tryton Medical, Inc. (18)
* 7,481,834 Stent for placement at luminal os 20 2004
8,109,987 Method of treating a lumenal bifurcation 13 2005
* 2006/0116,748 Stepped balloon catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 31 2005
8,672,994 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 2 2005
7,758,630 Helical ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 15 2006
8,876,884 Prosthesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 1 2007
8,641,755 Prosthesis for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2007
7,972,372 Kit for treating vascular bifurcations 12 2007
8,252,038 System for delivering a prosthesis to a luminal OS 7 2007
7,972,369 Method for delivering a luminal prosthesis 14 2007
8,641,751 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with multiple linked thin fronds 3 2009
8,187,314 Prothesis and deployment catheter for treating vascular bifurcations 10 2009
8,529,618 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 3 2009
8,926,685 Prosthesis for placement at a luminal OS 1 2010
8,257,432 Vascular bifurcation prosthesis with at least one frond 9 2010
8,382,818 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 7 2010
8,366,763 Ostium support for treating vascular bifurcations 8 2010
9,149,373 Method of treating vascular bifurcations 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
8,728,147 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (67)
* 2003/0139,800 Stent assembly with therapeutic agent exterior banding 20 2002
7,470,281 Coated stent with crimpable coating 2 2002
7,083,822 Overlapping coated stents 14 2002
* 2003/0204,245 Overlapping coated stents 2 2002
7,198,637 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 34 2003
* 2004/0210,235 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 5 2003
7,377,937 Stent-graft assembly with elution openings 1 2003
* 2004/0215,213 Stent-graft assembly with elution openings 2 2003
* 2004/0215,328 Bifurcated stent with concentric body portions 1 2003
7,105,015 Method and system for treating an ostium of a side-branch vessel 17 2003
7,055,237 Method of forming a drug eluting stent 19 2003
* 2005/0074,545 Stent with improved drug loading capacity 38 2003
8,435,286 Stent with intermittent coating 1 2003
* 2006/0155,370 Stent with intermittent coating 4 2003
* 2005/0085,889 Stent with detachable ends 7 2003
* 2006/0149,365 Stent with eccentric coating 42 2003
6,958,073 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 16 2004
* 2004/0210,299 Method and system for stent retention using an adhesive 5 2004
* 2004/0236,399 Stent with improved surface adhesion 38 2004
* 2005/0055,078 Stent with outer slough coating 108 2004
* 2006/0036,308 Stent with extruded covering 9 2004
8,801,692 Gradient coated stent and method of fabrication 0 2004
7,955,371 System and method for stent deployment and infusion of a therapeutic agent into tissue adjacent to the stent ends 0 2004
* 2005/0267,561 System and method for stent deployment and infusion of a therapeutic agent into tissue adjacent to the stent ends 46 2004
* 2005/0075,714 Gradient coated stent and method of fabrication 93 2004
* 2006/0074,396 Stent delivery system 3 2004
7,861,570 Stent with improved drug loading capacity 0 2006
* 2006/0123,613 Stent with improved drug loading capacity 0 2006
7,318,837 Customized alloys for stents 5 2006
7,955,383 Laminated implantable medical device having a metallic coating 4 2006
* 2007/0250,158 Laminated Implantable Medical Device Having a Metallic Coating 25 2006
7,691,400 Medical device having coating with zeolite drug reservoirs 3 2006
* 2007/0259,017 Medical Device Having Coating With Zeolite Drug Reservoirs 21 2006
* 7,771,464 Overlapping coated stents method 1 2006
* 2006/0235,507 Overlapping Coated Stents 1 2006
7,540,880 Differentially coated stent 9 2006
* 2007/0061,007 DIFFERENTIALLY COATED STENT 10 2006
* 2008/0119,927 Stent Coating Including Therapeutic Biodegradable Glass, and Method of Making 1 2006
* 2008/0133,000 Bifurcated Stent With Variable Length Branches 4 2006
* 2008/0234,800 Stent Including a Toggle Lock 3 2007
* 2008/0249,458 Intraventricular Shunt and Methods of Use Therefor 6 2008
7,806,923 Side branch stent having a proximal split ring 3 2008
* 2009/0259,293 Side Branch Stent Having a Proximal Split Ring 0 2008
* 2009/0259,299 Side Branch Stent Having a Proximal Flexible Material Section 2 2008
8,147,898 Low temperature drug deposition 2 2008
* 2010/0125,323 Coil Stent Delivery System and Method of Use 0 2008
* 2010/0125,326 Braided Stent With a Shortenable Tether 2 2008
* 2010/0125,325 Stent With Cathodic Protection and Stent Delivery System 20 2008
* 2010/0204,770 Stent Delivery System Permitting in Vivo Stent Repositioning 5 2009
8,021,420 Prosthetic valve delivery system 8 2009
8,052,741 Branch vessel prosthesis with a roll-up sealing assembly 11 2009
* 2010/0256,723 Prosthetic Valve With Device for Restricting Expansion 49 2009
9,066,785 Packaging systems for percutaneously deliverable bioprosthetic valves 0 2009
7,967,138 Packaging systems for percutaneously deliverable bioprosthetic valves 6 2009
* 2010/0268,320 Endovascular Implant Having an Integral Graft Component and Method of Manufacture 0 2009
8,052,737 Implantable temporary flow restrictor device 0 2009
8,298,279 Stent including a toggle lock strut 1 2009
* 2011/0071,616 Stent Including a Toggle Lock Strut 3 2009
* 2011/0098,799 Stent Combined with a Biological Scaffold Seeded With Endothelial Cells 1 2009
8,377,365 System and method for stent manufacture 0 2010
8,268,382 Method of making a stent with hollow struts 0 2010
* 2011/0238,160 Bifurcated Stent with Variable Length Branches 1 2011
8,273,120 Prosthetic valve delivery system 0 2011
9,144,667 Prosthetic valve delivery system 0 2012
8,480,727 Endovascular implant having an integral graft component and method of manufacture 0 2012
9,072,619 Preferentially electropolished stent system and method of manufacture 0 2012
8,916,226 Method of forming hollow tubular drug eluting medical devices 0 2013
* Cited By Examiner