US Patent No: 6,764,505

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Variable surface area stent

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A stent of variable surface area as determined by stent struts. The stent can have a variable surface area per unit length which accommodates a therapeutic agent. A patterned distribution of therapeutic agent can be provided throughout the stent. The stent can have an increased level of therapeutic agent near an end of the stent. A decreased level of therapeutic agent can be provided near an end of one embodiment of a stent. Indentations can be provided at the surface of the stent with therapeutic agent disposed therein. The stent can be cut with struts of variable thickness to provide the variable stent surface area.

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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.SANTA CLARA, CA1399

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Cahill, Brian P San Francisco, CA 3 408
Hossainy, Syed Fremont, CA 81 1971
Tang, Fuh-Wei Temecula, CA 39 807

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
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7,569,655 Biologically absorbable coatings for implantable devices based on polyesters and methods for fabricating the same 5 2007
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8,535,372 Bioabsorbable stent with prohealing layer 7 2007
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8,871,236 Biocompatible polyacrylate compositions for medical applications 0 2013
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9,067,000 End-capped poly(ester amide) copolymers 0 2013
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9,101,697 Hyaluronic acid based copolymers 0 2014
9,038,260 Stent with radiopaque markers 1 2014
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6,994,867 Biocompatible carrier containing L-arginine 58 2002
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7,279,174 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 102 2003
7,285,304 Fluid treatment of a polymeric coating on an implantable medical device 45 2003
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7,758,880 Biocompatible polyacrylate compositions for medical applications 2 2004
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7,807,210 Hemocompatible polymers on hydrophobic porous polymers 6 2004
7,553,377 Apparatus and method for electrostatic coating of an abluminal stent surface 22 2004
8,293,890 Hyaluronic acid based copolymers 2 2004
7,820,732 Methods for modulating thermal and mechanical properties of coatings on implantable devices 9 2004
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7,807,211 Thermal treatment of an implantable medical device 14 2004
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7,494,665 Polymers containing siloxane monomers 8 2004
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7,648,727 Methods for manufacturing a coated stent-balloon assembly 8 2004
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8,052,912 Temperature controlled crimping 1 2004
7,166,680 Blends of poly(ester amide) polymers 35 2004
7,481,835 Encapsulated covered stent 13 2004
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7,604,818 Polymers of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers 4 2004
8,741,378 Methods of coating an implantable device 0 2004
7,419,504 Poly(ester amide) block copolymers 16 2004
8,007,775 Polymers containing poly(hydroxyalkanoates) and agents for use with medical articles and methods of fabricating the same 7 2004
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7,387,810 Method of forming rate limiting barriers for implantable devices 15 2005
7,063,884 Stent coating 35 2005
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7,381,048 Stents with profiles for gripping a balloon catheter and molds for fabricating stents 4 2005
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7,637,941 Endothelial cell binding coatings for rapid encapsulation of bioerodable stents 24 2005
7,691,401 Poly(butylmethacrylate) and rapamycin coated stent 33 2005
7,291,166 Polymeric stent patterns 28 2005
7,622,070 Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 57 2005
7,823,533 Stent fixture and method for reducing coating defects 4 2005
8,021,676 Functionalized chemically inert polymers for coatings 3 2005
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7,875,233 Method of fabricating a biaxially oriented implantable medical device 15 2005
7,785,647 Methods of providing antioxidants to a drug containing product 1 2005
7,735,449 Stent fixture having rounded support structures and method for use thereof 14 2005
7,658,880 Polymeric stent polishing method and apparatus 8 2005
7,297,758 Method for extending shelf-life of constructs of semi-crystallizable polymers 3 2005
7,476,245 Polymeric stent patterns 12 2005
9,248,034 Controlled disintegrating implantable medical devices 0 2005
7,875,286 Polycationic peptide coatings and methods of coating implantable medical devices 0 2005
7,803,406 Polycationic peptide coatings and methods of coating implantable medical devices 0 2005
7,794,743 Polycationic peptide coatings and methods of making the same 4 2005
7,985,440 Method of using a mandrel to coat a stent 6 2005
7,396,541 Heparin prodrugs and drug delivery stents formed therefrom 6 2005
7,976,891 Abluminal stent coating apparatus and method of using focused acoustic energy 5 2005
7,591,841 Implantable devices for accelerated healing 4 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
7,638,156 Apparatus and method for selectively coating a medical article 30 2005
7,951,185 Delivery of a stent at an elevated temperature 19 2006
7,601,383 Coating construct containing poly (vinyl alcohol) 3 2006
7,713,637 Coating containing PEGylated hyaluronic acid and a PEGylated non-hyaluronic acid polymer 2 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
8,304,012 Method for drying a stent 2 2006
8,069,814 Stent support devices 7 2006
8,003,156 Rotatable support elements for stents 15 2006
7,648,725 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 8 2006
7,572,336 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 4 2006
7,761,968 Method of crimping a polymeric stent 27 2006
7,775,178 Stent coating apparatus and method 1 2006
7,959,940 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 5 2006
8,747,879 Method of fabricating an implantable medical device to reduce chance of late inflammatory response 0 2006
8,568,764 Methods of forming coating layers for medical devices utilizing flash vaporization 1 2006
8,703,167 Coatings for implantable medical devices for controlled release of a hydrophilic drug and a hydrophobic drug 0 2006
8,778,376 Copolymer comprising elastin pentapeptide block and hydrophilic block, and medical device and method of treating 0 2006
8,114,150 RGD peptide attached to bioabsorbable stents 1 2006
7,731,890 Methods of fabricating stents with enhanced fracture toughness 7 2006
9,072,820 Polymer composite stent with polymer particles 0 2006
7,794,776 Modification of polymer stents with radiation 10 2006
7,740,791 Method of fabricating a stent with features by blow molding 3 2006
9,028,859 Phase-separated block copolymer coatings for implantable medical devices 0 2006
7,998,404 Reduced temperature sterilization of stents 13 2006
7,757,543 Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents 2 2006
7,794,495 Controlled degradation of stents 13 2006
7,886,419 Stent crimping apparatus and method 3 2006
7,357,793 Polymers of fluorinated and hydrophilic monomers 41 2006
7,923,022 Degradable polymeric implantable medical devices with continuous phase and discrete phase 8 2006
8,961,588 Method of coating a stent with a release polymer for 40-O-(2-hydroxy)ethyl-rapamycin 0 2006
8,173,199 40-O-(2-hydroxy)ethyl-rapamycin coated stent 3 2006
7,842,737 Polymer blend-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 6 2006
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* 7,824,441 Stent with drug coating 3 2006
7,820,229 Method of coating a stent 4 2006
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7,803,394 Polycationic peptide hydrogel coatings for cardiovascular therapy 1 2006
7,365,133 Blends of poly(ester amide) polymers 0 2006
8,597,673 Coating of fast absorption or dissolution 2 2006
8,197,879 Method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 1 2007
7,604,700 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 2 2007
7,361,726 Poly(hydroxyalkanoate-co-ester amides) and agents for use with medical articles 11 2007
8,067,025 Nitric oxide generating medical devices 3 2007
7,538,180 Biologically absorbable coatings for implantable devices based on poly(ester amides) and methods for fabricating the same 2 2007
7,901,703 Polycationic peptides for cardiovascular therapy 0 2007
7,662,326 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 1 2007
8,017,140 Drug-delivery stent formulations for restenosis and vulnerable plaque 0 2007
7,766,884 Polymers of fluorinated monomers and hydrophilic monomers 2 2007
7,955,381 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical device with different types of bioceramic particles 2 2007
8,470,014 Stent-catheter assembly with a releasable connection for stent retention 0 2007
9,175,162 Methods for forming stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 0 2007
7,967,998 Method of polishing implantable medical devices to lower thrombogenecity and increase mechanical stability 2 2008
7,520,891 Blends of poly(ester amide) polymers 1 2008
7,507,251 Blends of poly(ester amide) polymers 0 2008
7,708,548 Molds for fabricating stents with profiles for gripping a balloon catheter 1 2008
7,699,889 Poly(ester amide) block copolymers 0 2008
8,007,529 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 16 2008
7,786,249 Biobeneficial polyamide/polyethylene glycol polymers for use with drug eluting stents 0 2008
7,772,359 Biobeneficial polyamide/polyethylene glycol polymers for use with drug eluting stents 0 2008
7,632,914 Biobeneficial polyamide/polyethylene glycol polymers for use with drug eluting stents 0 2008
* 8,066,762 Assembly for manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 3 2009
* 2010/0100,171 Method Of Manufacturing An Implantable Polymeric Medical Device 4 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
* 8,367,149 Method of coating a stent having variable drug release rate 1 2010
8,293,367 Nanoshells on polymers 2 2011
8,741,379 Rotatable support elements for stents 2 2011
8,637,110 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,596,215 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 1 2011
8,728,149 Assembly for making a polymeric medical device 0 2011
9,084,671 Methods of forming a micronized peptide coated stent 0 2013
 
KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (1)
* 2012/0289,397 METHOD OF FABRICATION OF NANO PARTICLE COMPLEX CATALYST BY PLASMA ION IMPLANTATION AND DEVICE FOR THE SAME 0 2011
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CARDIAQ LLC (10)
9,433,514 Method of securing a prosthesis 0 2012
9,486,336 Prosthesis having a plurality of distal and proximal prongs 0 2013
9,456,896 Body cavity prosthesis 0 2013
9,480,560 Method of securing an intralumenal frame assembly 0 2013
9,339,378 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,339,379 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2013
9,339,380 Vascular implant 0 2014
D755384 Stent 1 2014
9,333,073 Vascular implant and delivery method 0 2014
9,333,074 Vascular implant and delivery system 0 2015
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
7,445,629 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 6 2004
* 2005/0113,903 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 32 2004
 
GREATBATCH LTD. (7)
8,057,543 Stent coating for eluting medication 1 2006
8,048,151 Stent coating for eluting medication 0 2009
* 2010/0042,204 Stent Coating For Eluting Medication 0 2009
8,066,764 Stent coating for eluting medication 0 2009
* 2010/0100,172 Stent Coating For Eluting Medication 0 2009
8,367,151 Stent coating for eluting medication 3 2010
* 2010/0198,335 Stent Coating For Eluting Medication 1 2010
 
REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
8,303,643 Method and device for electrochemical formation of therapeutic species in vivo 0 2010
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
* 2010/0049,309 COATED MEDICAL DEVICE 5 2009
* 8,974,522 Coated medical device 0 2011
 
SSW HOLDING COMPANY (1)
* 2008/0237,166 GLIDE RACK 7 2007
 
NEOVASC TIARA INC. (5)
9,308,087 Sequentially deployed transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis 0 2012
* 9,345,573 Methods and apparatus for loading a prosthesis onto a delivery system 0 2013
* 2014/0155,990 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LOADING A PROSTHESIS ONTO A DELIVERY SYSTEM 2 2013
9,241,790 Transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis 1 2015
9,248,014 Transcatheter mitral valve prosthesis 1 2015
 
EXOGENESIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 7,105,199 Methods of adhering drugs to the surface of medical devices through ion beam surface modification 64 2002
 
EXOGENESIS CORPORATION (13)
* 7,666,462 Method of controlling a drug release rate 6 2006
* 2006/0204,534 Drug delivery system and method of manufacturing thereof 4 2006
7,923,055 Method of manufacturing a drug delivery system 2 2006
* 2007/0087,034 DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF 13 2006
* 2010/0036,482 DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF 14 2009
8,187,662 Method of controlling a drug release rate 5 2009
* 2010/0098,833 METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DRUG RELEASE RATE 5 2009
8,889,169 Drug delivery system and method of manufacturing thereof 0 2010
* 2011/0029,068 DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF 0 2010
8,252,418 Drug delivery system and method of manufacturing thereof 0 2011
* 2011/0160,845 DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF 2 2011
9,226,998 Method of manufacturing a drug delivery system using gas cluster ion beam irradiation 0 2012
9,005,696 Medical device for bone implant and method for producing such a device 0 2013
 
BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG (1)
* 2011/0153,005 MEDICAL IMPLANT, COATING METHOD AND IMPLANTATION METHOD 1 2010
 
ICON International Systems, Inc. (1)
7,648,590 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2008
 
NEOVASC MEDICAL LTD (1)
9,364,354 Methods for treating abnormal growths in the body using a flow reducing implant 0 2014
 
CID S.P.A. (4)
7,607,208 Method of making a medicated stent 7 2003
* 2003/0195,613 Stent for angioplasty and associated production process 64 2003
7,739,781 Process for producing a stent for angioplasty 1 2007
7,946,019 Process for producing a stent for angioplasty 0 2010
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (15)
7,252,680 Removable essentially cylindrical implants 60 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 19 2002
7,527,644 Stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 6 2002
7,637,934 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 34 2003
7,604,660 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 2 2003
7,637,942 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 5 2003
7,875,068 Removable biliary stent 16 2003
7,959,671 Differential covering and coating methods 0 2003
7,731,654 Delivery device with viewing window and associated method 9 2005
7,608,099 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 18 2006
7,887,579 Active stent 21 2007
8,353,946 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 0 2009
8,267,987 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 0 2009
8,206,436 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 4 2009
8,298,277 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 0 2009
 
ICON MEDICAL CORP. (17)
7,452,501 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2005
7,452,502 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2005
* 2006/0200,225 Metal alloy for a stent 4 2005
* 2006/0200,224 Metal alloy for a stent 4 2005
7,488,444 Metal alloys for medical devices 11 2006
7,540,994 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 0 2006
* 2006/0200,048 Removable sheath for device protection 24 2006
7,540,995 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 9 2006
* 2007/0077,163 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 25 2006
8,100,963 Biodegradable device 5 2006
7,648,591 Metal alloys for medical devices 2 2008
7,648,592 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2008
8,808,618 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 1 2009
* 2009/0200,177 PROCESS FOR FORMING AN IMPROVED METAL ALLOY STENT 0 2009
8,398,916 Method for forming a tubular medical device 0 2010
9,107,899 Metal alloys for medical devices 0 2012
9,034,245 Method for forming a tubular medical device 0 2013
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
* 9,358,096 Methods of treatment with drug eluting stents with prolonged local elution profiles with high local concentrations and low systemic concentrations 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (60)
7,291,165 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 37 2002
* 2003/0144,727 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 13 2002
* 8,137,397 Medical devices 1 2004
7,326,245 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 33 2004
* 2004/0249,445 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 10 2004
* 2007/0112,421 Medical device with a grooved surface 46 2005
8,840,660 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 3 2006
8,089,029 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 2 2006
* 2007/0208,407 Medical device delivery systems 7 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 9 2006
8,815,275 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 1 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
8,211,162 Connector node for durable stent 4 2007
8,771,343 Medical devices with selective titanium oxide coatings 2 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 36 2007
8,052,743 Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control 9 2007
8,353,949 Medical devices with drug-eluting coating 3 2007
8,052,744 Medical devices and methods of making the same 4 2007
8,052,745 Endoprosthesis 0 2007
8,002,821 Bioerodible metallic ENDOPROSTHESES 5 2007
8,808,726 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2007
8,128,689 Bioerodible endoprosthesis with biostable inorganic layers 3 2007
8,057,534 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 10 2007
7,981,150 Endoprosthesis with coatings 8 2007
8,216,632 Endoprosthesis coating 0 2007
8,029,554 Stent with embedded material 10 2007
7,938,855 Deformable underlayer for stent 2 2007
7,833,266 Bifurcated stent with drug wells for specific ostial, carina, and side branch treatment 0 2007
8,080,055 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 6 2007
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 6 2008
9,284,409 Endoprosthesis having a non-fouling surface 0 2008
7,951,193 Drug-eluting stent 2 2008
8,221,822 Medical device coating by laser cladding 0 2008
7,985,252 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 6 2008
8,382,824 Medical implant having NANO-crystal grains with barrier layers of metal nitrides or fluorides 0 2008
* 2009/0192,593 Stent for Delivery a Therapeutic Agent from a Side Surface of a Stent StSrut 45 2009
* 2009/0198,321 Drug-Coated Medical Devices for Differential Drug Release 2 2009
8,071,156 Endoprostheses 2 2009
* 8,048,171 Ureteral stents for release of urologically beneficial agents 1 2009
* 2009/0248,169 URETERAL STENTS FOR RELEASE OF UROLOGICALLY BENEFICIAL AGENTS 6 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 6 2009
8,900,292 Coating for medical device having increased surface area 2 2009
8,231,980 Medical implants including iridium oxide 0 2009
8,267,992 Self-buffering medical implants 8 2010
* 8,066,763 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 9 2010
8,574,615 Medical devices having nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 1 2010
8,668,732 Surface treated bioerodible metal endoprostheses 2 2011
8,940,056 Ureteral stents for release of urologically beneficial agents 0 2011
8,715,339 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 2 2011
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
9,295,570 Cold-molding process for loading a stent onto a stent delivery system 0 2005
 
Ebara Technologies, Inc. (1)
7,971,333 Manufacturing process for polymetric stents 59 2006
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (2)
* 8,333,801 Method of Forming a Drug-Eluting Medical Device 4 2010
* 2012/0067,008 Method of Forming a Drug-Eluting Medical Device 6 2010
 
ICON INTERVENTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (5)
* 2004/0181,277 Irradiated stent coating 11 2004
8,016,881 Sutures and surgical staples for anastamoses, wound closures, and surgical closures 84 2004
8,070,796 Thrombosis inhibiting graft 7 2005
7,967,855 Coated medical device 10 2005
8,114,152 Stent coating 13 2008
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