US Patent No: 6,613,077

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Stent with controlled expansion

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An intraluminal prosthesis composed of a self-expandable stent and a biodegradable constraining element being capable of biodegrading in vivo over a predetermined period of time to permit radial expansion of the stent. The constraining elements are applied to the stent to produce a compressed configuration. Dissolution of the constraining elements in vivo allows for expansion of the stent to an expanded configuration.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4918

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Gilligan, Sean Galway, IE 14 309
O'Brien, Barry Galway, IE 29 540

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (6)
5,201,757 Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents 389 1992
5,575,816 High strength and high density intraluminal wire stent 115 1994
5,549,662 Expandable stent using sliding members 114 1994
5,899,935 Balloon expandable braided stent with restraint 129 1997
6,451,052 Tissue supporting devices 99 1998
6,350,277 Stents with temporary retaining bands 201 1999
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (3)
5,876,432 Self-expandable helical intravascular stent and stent-graft 207 1995
6,331,188 Exterior supported self-expanding stent-graft 59 1997
6,336,937 Multi-stage expandable stent-graft 89 1998
 
ETHICON, INC. (2)
5,476,506 Bi-directional crimped graft 165 1994
6,423,092 Biodegradable stent 158 2001
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (2)
5,607,463 Intravascular medical device 305 1993
6,340,368 Implantable device with radiopaque ends 29 1998
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,334,868 Stent cover 28 1999
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (1)
6,530,949 Hoop stent 126 2001
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (1)
6,245,100 Method for making a self-expanding stent-graft 78 2000
 
EMORY UNIVERSITY (1)
5,383,928 Stent sheath for local drug delivery 384 1993
 
ENDOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,618,300 Apparatus and method for deployment of radially expandable stents by a mechanical linkage 81 1995
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (1)
6,001,125 PTFE vascular prosthesis and method of manufacture 127 1998
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 162 1997
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (1)
5,843,158 Limited expansion endoluminal prostheses and methods for their use 317 1996
 
Texas Petrodet, Inc. (1)
5,545,209 Controlled deployment of a medical device 270 1994
 
TRANSFORM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,591,199 Curable fiber composite stent and delivery system 175 1995
 
UNIVERSITE PARIS 13 (1)
5,957,975 Stent having a programmed pattern of in vivo degradation 174 1997
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
5,342,348 Method and device for treating and enlarging body lumens 475 1992

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (25)
6,878,160 Stent with controlled expansion 66 2003
7,488,343 Medical devices 3 2003
8,157,855 Detachable segment stent 1 2003
8,137,397 Medical devices 0 2004
7,658,757 Endoprosthesis delivery system 0 2004
7,918,880 Self-expanding stent and delivery system 7 2005
8,089,029 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 1 2006
8,048,150 Endoprosthesis having a fiber meshwork disposed thereon 1 2006
8,052,743 Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control 0 2007
8,052,744 Medical devices and methods of making the same 2 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 6 2007
7,955,382 Endoprosthesis with adjustable surface features 9 2007
8,080,055 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2007
7,998,192 Endoprostheses 2 2008
8,236,046 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 0 2008
7,985,252 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 3 2008
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8,377,111 Medical devices 0 2009
8,267,992 Self-buffering medical implants 0 2010
8,668,732 Surface treated bioerodible metal endoprostheses 0 2011
8,715,339 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (22)
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8,771,302 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 0 2007
7,871,436 Replacement prosthetic heart valves and methods of implantation 2 2008
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8,157,853 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 1 2009
8,628,566 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
7,972,378 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 4 2009
8,430,927 Multiple orifice implantable heart valve and methods of implantation 0 2009
8,070,801 Method and apparatus for resecting and replacing an aortic valve 2 2009
8,696,743 Tissue attachment devices and methods for prosthetic heart valves 0 2009
8,312,825 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 0 2009
8,241,274 Method for guiding a medical device 2 2009
8,506,620 Prosthetic cardiac and venous valves 0 2009
8,834,564 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 0 2010
8,092,487 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 1 2010
8,652,204 Transcatheter valve with torsion spring fixation and related systems and methods 0 2010
8,673,000 Stents for prosthetic heart valves 0 2011
8,613,765 Prosthetic heart valve systems 0 2011
8,623,077 Apparatus for replacing a cardiac valve 0 2011
8,777,980 Intravascular filter with debris entrapment mechanism 0 2011
8,685,077 Delivery systems and methods of implantation for prosthetic heart valves 0 2012
8,511,244 Methods and apparatuses for assembly of a pericardial prosthetic heart valve 0 2012
 
MEDTRONIC COREVALVE LLC (11)
7,914,569 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 23 2005
7,329,278 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 94 2006
8,747,459 System and method for transapical delivery of an annulus anchored self-expanding valve 0 2007
8,721,714 Delivery system for deployment of medical devices 0 2008
7,892,281 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 6 2009
8,016,877 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 9 2009
8,002,826 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 6 2009
8,603,159 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 1 2009
8,801,779 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
8,628,570 Assembly for placing a prosthetic valve in a duct in the body 0 2011
8,721,708 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 0 2011
 
MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (8)
8,414,643 Sinus-engaging valve fixation member 4 2007
8,348,995 Axial-force fixation member for valve 4 2007
8,348,996 Valve prosthesis implantation techniques 7 2007
8,052,750 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 11 2007
8,137,398 Prosthetic valve having tapered tip when compressed for delivery 4 2008
8,771,346 Valve prosthetic fixation techniques using sandwiching 0 2011
8,771,345 Valve prosthesis fixation techniques using sandwiching 0 2011
8,747,460 Methods for implanting a valve prothesis 0 2011
 
SORIN GROUP ITALIA S.R.L. (7)
8,109,996 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 3 2005
8,539,662 Cardiac-valve prosthesis 0 2008
8,535,373 Minimally-invasive cardiac-valve prosthesis 1 2008
8,512,397 Prosthetic vascular conduit 1 2009
8,834,563 Expandable prosthetic valve having anchoring appendages 0 2009
8,540,768 Cardiac valve prosthesis 0 2011
8,685,084 Prosthetic vascular conduit and assembly method 0 2012
 
COREVALVE, S.A. (2)
7,682,390 Assembly for setting a valve prosthesis in a corporeal duct 56 2002
8,579,966 Prosthetic valve for transluminal delivery 1 2004
 
FLEXIBLE STENTING SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
7,803,180 Flexible stent 3 2006
8,500,794 Flexible stent 1 2011
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (2)
6,699,280 Multi-section stent 52 2002
8,808,369 Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 0 2010
 
Medtronic Corevalve, Inc. (2)
8,784,478 Transapical delivery system with ventruculo-arterial overlfow bypass 0 2007
8,226,710 Heart valve prosthesis and methods of manufacture and use 8 2011
 
ORBUSNEICH MEDICAL, INC. (2)
8,460,367 Progenitor endothelial cell capturing with a drug eluting implantable medical device 0 2006
8,088,060 Progenitor endothelial cell capturing with a drug eluting implantable medical device 0 2006
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
6,991,647 Bioresorbable stent 60 2001
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
8,764,813 Gradually self-expanding stent 0 2008
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (1)
8,709,074 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 0 2012
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (1)
7,329,275 Low profile delivery system for stent and graft deployment 2 2003
 
REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
8,303,643 Method and device for electrochemical formation of therapeutic species in vivo 0 2010
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC. (1)
8,652,192 Stent and system and method for deploying a stent 0 2006
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
7,682,380 Kink-resistant bifurcated prosthesis 3 2002

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