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, NJ11

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Parker, Theodore L Danville, CA 116 1784
Shanley, John F Redwood City, CA 155 2572

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (39)
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5,578,075 Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair 259 1995
5,628,787 Clad composite stent 194 1995
6,171,609 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 187 1995
5,843,117 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents and process of fabricating the same 198 1996
5,837,313 Drug release stent coating process 669 1996
6,120,536 Medical devices with long term non-thrombogenic coatings 571 1996
5,824,045 Vascular and endoluminal stents 215 1996
5,868,781 Locking stent 198 1996
5,733,925 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 394 1996
5,981,568 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 281 1997
6,306,421 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 87 1997
5,922,021 Intravascular stent 243 1997
5,980,972 Method of applying drug-release coatings 471 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 372 1997
6,358,556 Drug release stent coating 392 1998
5,984,957 Radially expanded prostheses with axial diameter control 205 1998
6,280,411 Localized delivery of drug agents 160 1998
6,022,371 Locking stent 129 1998
6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 301 1998
6,120,847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 213 1999
6,249,952 Method for manufacturing an expandable stent 102 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 370 1999
6,358,989 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 49 1999
6,268,390 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 78 1999
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 220 2000
6,491,938 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 92 2001
6,599,928 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 50 2001
6,569,441 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 79 2001
6,663,881 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 68 2001
2002/0071,902 Drug release stent coating 48 2002
6,645,547 Stent coating device 146 2002
6,537,256 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 110 2002
6,656,162 Implantable drug delivery stents 203 2002
6,720,350 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 44 2002
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (35)
5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 334 1992
5,342,621 Antithrombogenic surface 262 1992
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 388 1993
5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 498 1993
5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 295 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 466 1994
5,707,385 Drug loaded elastic membrane and method for delivery 274 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 624 1995
5,593,434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 281 1995
5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 276 1995
5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 265 1996
5,827,322 Shape memory locking mechanism for intravascular stents 87 1996
5,733,330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 149 1997
5,759,192 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 210 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 379 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 440 1997
5,766,239 Balloon-expandable, crush resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 135 1997
5,976,182 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 140 1998
6,273,910 Stent with varying strut geometry 143 1999
6,379,381 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 395 1999
6,713,119 Biocompatible coating for a prosthesis and a method of forming the same 192 1999
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 463 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 261 2000
6,503,954 Biocompatible carrier containing actinomycin D and a method of forming the same 225 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 466 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 269 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 349 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 297 2000
6,759,054 Ethylene vinyl alcohol composition and coating 140 2000
2002/0123,801 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 181 2000
2002/0142,039 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 130 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 272 2001
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CORDIS CORPORATION (13)
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5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 385 1990
5,171,262 Non-woven endoprosthesis 344 1990
5,195,984 Expandable intraluminal graft 641 1991
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (13)
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MED INSTITUTE, INC. (8)
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6,730,064 Coated implantable medical device 234 2001
2003/0036,794 Coated implantable medical device 276 2002
 
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INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS LLC (5)
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (5)
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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH), U.S. DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS), U.S. GOVERNMENT (5)
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WYETH (5)
2001/0029,351 Drug combinations and delivery devices for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 263 2001
2002/0005,206 Antiproliferative drug and delivery device 219 2001
2002/0007,213 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 201 2001
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ANGIOTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (4)
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6,506,411 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 76 1999
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COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (4)
5,843,175 Enhanced flexibility surgical stent 189 1997
6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 201 1997
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2003/0028,244 Coated implantable medical device 209 2002
 
FEMORALIS, LLC (4)
6,245,101 Intravascular hinge stent 102 1999
6,312,460 Intravascular hinge stent 46 2001
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MEDINOL LTD. (4)
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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (3)
5,843,741 Method for altering the differentiation of anchorage dependent cells on an electrically conducting polymer 53 1994
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SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
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5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 290 1994
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VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (3)
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5,713,949 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 252 1996
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BIOCOMPATIBLES UK LIMITED (2)
6,497,916 Coating 36 2000
6,746,686 Coated implants 23 2001
 
CALMEDICA, LLC (2)
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CID S.P.A. (2)
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COOK INCORPORATED (2)
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Eli Lilly and Company (2)
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EMORY UNIVERSITY (2)
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ENDOSONICS CORPORATION (2)
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ETHICON, INC. (2)
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Medical Innovative Technologies R&D Limited Partnership (2)
5,059,166 Intra-arterial stent with the capability to inhibit intimal hyperplasia 436 1989
5,176,617 Use of a stent with the capability to inhibit malignant growth in a vessel such as a biliary duct 236 1991
 
SUMMERS, DAVID (2)
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
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ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
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AVANTEC VASCULAR CORPORATION (1)
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BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (51)
8,137,397 Medical devices 0 2004
8,840,660 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2006
8,089,029 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 1 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 2 2006
8,815,275 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 0 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
8,771,343 Medical devices with selective titanium oxide coatings 0 2007
8,002,823 Endoprosthesis coating 1 2007
7,942,926 Endoprosthesis coating 1 2007
8,815,273 Drug eluting medical devices having porous layers 0 2007
7,931,683 Articles having ceramic coated surfaces 15 2007
8,052,743 Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control 1 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 1 2007
7,959,669 Bifurcated stent with open ended side branch support 1 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
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8,216,632 Endoprosthesis coating 0 2007
8,029,554 Stent with embedded material 3 2007
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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 2 2007
8,080,055 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2007
8,431,149 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 1 2008
8,070,797 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 3 2008
7,815,675 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 1 2008
7,998,192 Endoprostheses 3 2008
8,236,046 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 0 2008
8,221,822 Medical device coating by laser cladding 0 2008
7,985,252 Bioerodible endoprosthesis 4 2008
8,382,824 Medical implant having NANO-crystal grains with barrier layers of metal nitrides or fluorides 0 2008
8,071,156 Endoprostheses 1 2009
8,287,937 Endoprosthese 1 2009
8,016,878 Bifurcation stent pattern 0 2009
8,449,603 Endoprosthesis coating 2 2009
7,951,192 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 3 2009
8,231,980 Medical implants including iridium oxide 0 2009
8,267,992 Self-buffering medical implants 0 2010
8,066,763 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 1 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
8,425,590 Stent with protruding branch portion for bifurcated vessels 0 2011
8,715,339 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 0 2011
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
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GREATBATCH LTD. (4)
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8,048,151 Stent coating for eluting medication 0 2009
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CORDIS CORPORATION (2)
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