US Patent No: 7,208,011

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Implantable medical device with drug filled holes

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The present invention relates to implantable medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents, such as drugs, to a patient. More particularly, the invention relates to a device having therapeutic agents protected by a protective layer that prevents or retards processes that deactivate or degrade the active agents.

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CONOR MEDSYSTEMS, INC.NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ10

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Parker, Theodore L Danville, CA 101 2259
Shanley, John F Redwood City, CA 137 3269

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* 2008/0249,615 STENTS WITH CERAMIC DRUG RESERVOIR LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME 46 2007
7,976,915 Endoprosthesis with select ceramic morphology 1 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
7,842,082 Bifurcated stent 2 2007
7,951,191 Bifurcated stent with entire circumferential petal 0 2007
8,353,949 Medical devices with drug-eluting coating 3 2007
7,959,669 Bifurcated stent with open ended side branch support 3 2007
8,052,744 Medical devices and methods of making the same 5 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 1 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 1 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
8,277,501 Bi-stable bifurcated stent petal geometry 7 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 7 2008
7,815,675 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 3 2008
* 7,998,192 Endoprostheses 3 2008
8,932,340 Bifurcated stent and delivery system 0 2008
8,236,046 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 6 2008
* 2009/0319,026 Composite Stent with Reservoirs for Drug Delivery and Methods of Manufacturing 20 2008
9,284,409 Endoprosthesis having a non-fouling surface 0 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
8,071,156 Endoprostheses 2 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
* 2010/0292,777 Stent 5 2009
8,016,878 Bifurcation stent pattern 1 2009
8,449,603 Endoprosthesis coating 7 2009
7,951,192 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 6 2009
* 2010/0082,096 Tailored Luminal & Abluminal Drug Elution 13 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 9 2010
8,066,763 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 10 2010
8,574,615 Medical devices having nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 5 2010
8,668,732 Surface treated bioerodible metal endoprostheses 2 2011
8,425,590 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 0 2011
8,715,339 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 2 2011
* 2013/0018,448 DRUG ELUTION MEDICAL DEVICE 5 2012
 
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8,637,455 Compositions and methods for delivery of glycopeptide antibiotics to medical device surfaces 0 2008
* 2011/0038,912 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF GLYCOPEPTIDE ANTIBIOTICS TO MEDICAL DEVICE SURFACES 0 2008
 
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7,608,581 Biofunctional, antimicrobial coatings for medical devices 2 2006
7,807,624 Methods and compositions for promoting attachment of cells of endothelial cell lineage to medical devices 0 2007
8,067,021 Methods and compositions for delivery of growth factor to fibrous connective tissue 0 2008
* 2009/0098,175 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DELIVERY OF GROWTH FACTOR TO FIBROUS CONNECTIVE TISSUE 4 2008
 
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7,977,313 Methods and compositions for promoting localization of pharmaceutically active agents to bone 0 2008
* 2008/0268,015 Methods and compositions for promoting localization of pharmaceutically active agents to bone 1 2008
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