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, CA1574

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Cahill, Brian P San Francisco, CA 5 340
Hossainy, Syed Fremont, CA 75 1236
Tang, Fuh-Wei Temecula, CA 46 573

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ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (153)
7,862,495 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 1 2001
7,682,669 Methods for covalently immobilizing anti-thrombogenic material into a coating on a medical device 1 2001
8,303,651 Polymeric coating for reducing the rate of release of a therapeutic substance from a stent 1 2001
8,506,617 Micronized peptide coated stent 0 2002
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8,192,752 Coatings for implantable devices including biologically erodable polyesters and methods for fabricating the same 0 2003
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7,435,788 Biobeneficial polyamide/polyethylene glycol polymers for use with drug eluting stents 9 2003
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8,293,890 Hyaluronic acid based copolymers 0 2004
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7,494,665 Polymers containing siloxane monomers 5 2004
7,648,727 Methods for manufacturing a coated stent-balloon assembly 5 2004
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8,110,211 Medicated coatings for implantable medical devices including polyacrylates 1 2004
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8,052,912 Temperature controlled crimping 1 2004
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7,481,835 Encapsulated covered stent 6 2004
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7,892,592 Coating abluminal surfaces of stents and other implantable medical devices 2 2004
7,632,307 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 9 2004
7,604,818 Polymers of fluorinated monomers and hydrocarbon monomers 0 2004
8,741,378 Methods of coating an implantable device 0 2004
7,419,504 Poly(ester amide) block copolymers 7 2004
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8,778,375 Amorphous poly(D,L-lactide) coating 0 2005
7,637,941 Endothelial cell binding coatings for rapid encapsulation of bioerodable stents 22 2005
7,691,401 Poly(butylmethacrylate) and rapamycin coated stent 24 2005
7,291,166 Polymeric stent patterns 14 2005
7,622,070 Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device 24 2005
7,823,533 Stent fixture and method for reducing coating defects 3 2005
8,021,676 Functionalized chemically inert polymers for coatings 3 2005
8,067,023 Implantable medical devices incorporating plasma polymerized film layers and charged amino acids 0 2005
7,875,233 Method of fabricating a biaxially oriented implantable medical device 6 2005
7,785,647 Methods of providing antioxidants to a drug containing product 0 2005
7,735,449 Stent fixture having rounded support structures and method for use thereof 11 2005
7,658,880 Polymeric stent polishing method and apparatus 2 2005
7,297,758 Method for extending shelf-life of constructs of semi-crystallizable polymers 3 2005
7,476,245 Polymeric stent patterns 6 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 1 2005
7,985,440 Method of using a mandrel to coat a stent 5 2005
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7,976,891 Abluminal stent coating apparatus and method of using focused acoustic energy 3 2005
7,591,841 Implantable devices for accelerated healing 1 2005
7,867,547 Selectively coating luminal surfaces of stents 0 2005
7,638,156 Apparatus and method for selectively coating a medical article 23 2005
7,951,185 Delivery of a stent at an elevated temperature 5 2006
7,601,383 Coating construct containing poly (vinyl alcohol) 2 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 2 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 0 2006
8,069,814 Stent support devices 4 2006
8,003,156 Rotatable support elements for stents 6 2006
7,648,725 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 2 2006
7,572,336 Clamp mandrel fixture and a method of using the same to minimize coating defects 2 2006
7,761,968 Method of crimping a polymeric stent 8 2006
7,775,178 Stent coating apparatus and method 1 2006
7,959,940 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 3 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 0 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 1 2006
7,794,776 Modification of polymer stents with radiation 4 2006
7,740,791 Method of fabricating a stent with features by blow molding 0 2006
7,998,404 Reduced temperature sterilization of stents 5 2006
7,757,543 Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents 1 2006
7,794,495 Controlled degradation of stents 6 2006
7,886,419 Stent crimping apparatus and method 2 2006
7,357,793 Polymers of fluorinated and hydrophilic monomers 26 2006
7,923,022 Degradable polymeric implantable medical devices with continuous phase and discrete phase 3 2006
8,173,199 40-O-(2-hydroxy)ethyl-rapamycin coated stent 1 2006
7,842,737 Polymer blend-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 4 2006
7,824,440 Stent with drug coating 3 2006
7,824,441 Stent with drug coating 3 2006
7,820,229 Method of coating a stent 3 2006
7,666,223 Stent with drug coating 4 2006
7,803,394 Polycationic peptide hydrogel coatings for cardiovascular therapy 0 2006
7,365,133 Blends of poly(ester amide) polymers 0 2006
8,597,673 Coating of fast absorption or dissolution 0 2006
8,197,879 Method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 0 2007
7,604,700 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 1 2007
7,361,726 Poly(hydroxyalkanoate-co-ester amides) and agents for use with medical articles 4 2007
8,067,025 Nitric oxide generating medical devices 1 2007
7,538,180 Biologically absorbable coatings for implantable devices based on poly(ester amides) and methods for fabricating the same 1 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 0 2007
7,955,381 Polymer-bioceramic composite implantable medical device with different types of bioceramic particles 1 2007
8,470,014 Stent-catheter assembly with a releasable connection for stent retention 0 2007
7,967,998 Method of polishing implantable medical devices to lower thrombogenecity and increase mechanical stability 0 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 5 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 2 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 1 2010
8,367,149 Method of coating a stent having variable drug release rate 1 2010
8,293,367 Nanoshells on polymers 1 2011
8,741,379 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,637,110 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,596,215 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,465,789 Rotatable support elements for stents 0 2011
8,728,149 Assembly for making a polymeric medical device 0 2011
 
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8,137,397 Medical devices 0 2004
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8,067,054 Stents with ceramic drug reservoir layer and methods of making and using the same 2 2007
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8,211,162 Connector node for durable stent 0 2007
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8,002,823 Endoprosthesis coating 1 2007
7,942,926 Endoprosthesis coating 1 2007
7,931,683 Articles having ceramic coated surfaces 13 2007
8,052,743 Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control 0 2007
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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
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8,080,055 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2007
8,431,149 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 0 2008
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7,998,192 Endoprostheses 1 2008
8,236,046 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 0 2008
7,951,193 Drug-eluting stent 2 2008
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7,985,252 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 2 2008
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8,071,156 Endoprostheses 1 2009
8,048,171 Ureteral stents for release of urologically beneficial agents 0 2009
8,287,937 Endoprosthese 1 2009
8,449,603 Endoprosthesis coating 1 2009
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8,267,992 Self-buffering medical implants 0 2010
8,066,763 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 0 2010
8,574,615 Medical devices having nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 0 2010
8,668,732 Surface treated bioerodible metal endoprostheses 0 2011
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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (43)
8,778,014 Coatings for preventing balloon damage to polymer coated stents 0 2004
8,586,069 Anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders 0 2005
7,964,210 Degradable polymeric implantable medical devices with a continuous phase and discrete phase 0 2006
7,985,441 Purification of polymers for coating applications 2 2006
8,603,530 Nanoshell therapy 0 2006
8,048,448 Nanoshells for drug delivery 0 2006
8,333,000 Methods for improving stent retention on a balloon catheter 0 2006
8,017,237 Nanoshells on polymers 1 2006
8,099,849 Optimizing fracture toughness of polymeric stent 0 2006
8,025,916 Methods for forming a composite stent with regioselective material 0 2006
8,343,530 Polymer-and polymer blend-bioceramic composite implantable medical devices 0 2006
7,569,655 Biologically absorbable coatings for implantable devices based on polyesters and methods for fabricating the same 3 2007
8,486,135 Implantable medical devices fabricated from branched polymers 0 2007
8,029,816 Medical device coated with a coating containing elastin pentapeptide VGVPG 11 2007
8,034,287 Radiation sterilization of medical devices 11 2007
8,147,769 Stent and delivery system with reduced chemical degradation 1 2007
7,951,194 Bioabsorbable stent with radiopaque coating 1 2007
7,829,008 Fabricating a stent from a blow molded tube 4 2007
7,959,857 Radiation sterilization of medical devices 5 2007
8,293,260 Elastomeric copolymer coatings containing poly (tetramethyl carbonate) for implantable medical devices 0 2007
8,202,528 Implantable medical devices with elastomeric block copolymer coatings 4 2007
8,425,591 Methods of forming polymer-bioceramic composite medical devices with bioceramic particles 0 2007
8,535,372 Bioabsorbable stent with prohealing layer 0 2007
8,128,688 Carbon coating on an implantable device 0 2007
8,109,904 Drug delivery medical devices 0 2007
8,048,441 Nanobead releasing medical devices 0 2007
8,016,879 Drug delivery after biodegradation of the stent scaffolding 3 2007
7,901,452 Method to fabricate a stent having selected morphology to reduce restenosis 12 2007
7,823,263 Method of removing stent islands from a stent 1 2007
8,703,169 Implantable device having a coating comprising carrageenan and a biostable polymer 0 2007
8,673,334 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 0 2007
7,749,263 Poly(ester amide) filler blends for modulation of coating properties 0 2008
8,118,863 RGD peptide attached to bioabsorbable stents 0 2008
8,062,350 RGD peptide attached to bioabsorbable stents 0 2008
8,435,550 Anti-proliferative and anti-inflammatory agent combination for treatment of vascular disorders with an implantable medical device 0 2008
8,603,634 End-capped poly(ester amide) copolymers 0 2009
8,628,568 Stent with drug coating with variable release rate 0 2010
8,647,655 Biocompatible polyacrylate compositions for medical applications 0 2010
8,592,036 Nanoshells on polymers 0 2012
8,758,801 Coatings for implantable devices comprising poly(hydroxy-alkanoates) and diacid linkages 0 2012
8,586,075 Coatings for implantable devices comprising poly(hydroxy-alkanoates) and diacid linkages 0 2012
8,752,267 Method of making stents with radiopaque markers 0 2013
8,752,268 Method of making stents with radiopaque markers 0 2013
 
MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (15)
7,252,680 Removable essentially cylindrical implants 25 2002
7,547,321 Removable stent and method of using the same 8 2002
7,527,644 Stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2002
7,637,934 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 12 2003
7,604,660 Bifurcated medical appliance delivery apparatus and method 1 2003
7,637,942 Coated stent with geometry determinated functionality and method of making the same 1 2003
7,875,068 Removable biliary stent 13 2003
7,959,671 Differential covering and coating methods 0 2003
7,731,654 Delivery device with viewing window and associated method 5 2005
7,608,099 Medical appliance delivery apparatus and method of use 6 2006
7,887,579 Active stent 13 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 1 2009
8,298,277 Medical appliance optical delivery and deployment apparatus and method 0 2009
 
ICON MEDICAL CORP. (9)
7,452,501 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2005
7,452,502 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2005
7,488,444 Metal alloys for medical devices 5 2006
7,540,994 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 0 2006
7,540,995 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 3 2006
8,100,963 Biodegradable device 1 2006
7,648,591 Metal alloys for medical devices 0 2008
7,648,592 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2008
8,398,916 Method for forming a tubular medical device 0 2010
 
EXOGENESIS CORPORATION (4)
7,666,462 Method of controlling a drug release rate 3 2006
7,923,055 Method of manufacturing a drug delivery system 2 2006
8,187,662 Method of controlling a drug release rate 0 2009
8,252,418 Drug delivery system and method of manufacturing thereof 0 2011
 
GREATBATCH LTD. (4)
8,057,543 Stent coating for eluting medication 1 2006
8,048,151 Stent coating for eluting medication 0 2009
8,066,764 Stent coating for eluting medication 0 2009
8,367,151 Stent coating for eluting medication 3 2010
 
ICON INTERVENTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
8,016,881 Sutures and surgical staples for anastamoses, wound closures, and surgical closures 2 2004
8,070,796 Thrombosis inhibiting graft 1 2005
7,967,855 Coated medical device 2 2005
8,114,152 Stent coating 0 2008
 
CID S.P.A. (3)
7,607,208 Method of making a medicated stent 7 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
 
EBARA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,971,333 Manufacturing process for polymetric stents 21 2006
 
EXOGENESIS BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
7,105,199 Methods of adhering drugs to the surface of medical devices through ion beam surface modification 48 2002
 
ICON International Systems, Inc. (1)
7,648,590 Metal alloy for a stent 1 2008
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (1)
8,333,801 Method of Forming a Drug-Eluting Medical Device 1 2010
 
REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
8,303,643 Method and device for electrochemical formation of therapeutic species in vivo 0 2010
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,445,629 Medical device for delivering biologically active material 6 2004

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