US Patent No: 7,985,252

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Bioerodible endoprosthesis

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20100030326

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An endoprosthesis includes a plurality of struts defining a flow passage. At least one strut includes (a) a body comprising a bioerodible material and having a thickness and (b) a coating overlying the body. The coating includes a plurality of regions that allow physiological fluids to contact a plurality of corresponding areas of the underlying body when the endoprosthesis is implanted in a physiological environment. The plurality of regions are sized and arranged so that the contacted areas of the body erode substantially through the body in the thickness direction while the coating remains on the body when the endoprosthesis is implanted in the physiological environment.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4586

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chandrasekaran, Chandru Mercer Island, WA 15 276
Merdan, Ken Greenfield, MN 10 151
Radhakrishnan, Rajesh Brampton, CA 66 273
Schewe, Scott R Eden Prairie, MN 35 176

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5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 462 1992
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5,449,382 Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair 388 1994
5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 286 1994
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5,578,075 Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair 265 1995
5,824,077 Clad composite stent 144 1995
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5,800,511 Clad composite stent 96 1995
6,524,274 Triggered release hydrogel drug delivery system 118 1995
5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 200 1996
5,891,191 Cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy stent and stent-graft 256 1996
5,824,045 Vascular and endoluminal stents 222 1996
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6,306,144 Selective coating of a balloon catheter with lubricious material for stent deployment 95 1996
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 368 1997
5,922,021 Intravascular stent 252 1997
5,879,697 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 204 1997
5,951,458 Local application of oxidizing agents to prevent restenosis 75 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 219 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 302 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 225 1997
5,899,935 Balloon expandable braided stent with restraint 134 1997
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6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 281 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 198 1997
6,099,562 Drug coating with topcoat 569 1997
5,980,566 Vascular and endoluminal stents with iridium oxide coating 117 1998
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 98 1998
2002/0032,477 DRUG RELEASE COATED STENT 100 1998
6,280,411 Localized delivery of drug agents 169 1998
6,652,581 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 82 1998
6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 310 1998
6,159,142 Stent with radioactive coating for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 91 1998
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 351 1999
6,245,104 Method of fabricating a biocompatible stent 108 1999
6,249,952 Method for manufacturing an expandable stent 106 1999
6,217,607 Premounted stent delivery system for small vessels 61 1999
6,652,582 Bioabsorbable endoprosthesis having porosity for by-product collection 80 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 196 1999
6,368,658 Coating medical devices using air suspension 269 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 141 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 211 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 100 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 38 2000
6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 50 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 93 2000
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 226 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 170 2000
6,545,097 Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer 247 2000
6,398,806 Monolayer modification to gold coated stents to reduce adsorption of protein 60 2000
2001/0044,650 Stent for in-stent restenosis 42 2001
6,752,829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 101 2001
6,767,360 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic reasonance imaging capabilities 75 2001
6,607,598 Device for protecting medical devices during a coating process 76 2001
6,913,765 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 34 2001
6,613,077 Stent with controlled expansion 102 2001
6,887,857 Microparticle protection of therapeutic agents 20 2001
6,783,543 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 130 2001
6,776,793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 122 2001
2001/0029,660 Stent drug delivery system 79 2001
6,939,320 Localized delivery of drug agents 93 2001
6,676,987 Coating a medical appliance with a bubble jet printing head 113 2001
6,921,390 Long-term indwelling medical devices containing slow-releasing antimicrobial agents and having a surfactant surface 44 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 185 2001
6,764,709 Method for making and measuring a coating on the surface of a medical device using an ultraviolet laser 58 2001
6,807,440 Ceramic reinforcement members for MRI devices 47 2001
2003/0100,830 Implantable or insertable medical devices visible under magnetic resonance imaging 69 2001
6,887,270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 146 2002
2002/0144,757 Stainless steel alloy with improved radiopaque characteristics 66 2002
2003/0018,380 Platinum enhanced alloy and intravascular or implantable medical devices manufactured therefrom 82 2002
2003/0077,200 Enhanced radiopaque alloy stent 76 2002
2003/0236,513 Implantable or insertable medical devices for controlled delivery of a therapeutic agent 62 2002
6,865,810 Methods of making medical devices 122 2002
7,462,366 Drug delivery particle 30 2002
7,101,391 Primarily niobium stent 52 2002
6,908,622 Optimized dosing for drug coated stents 72 2002
7,060,051 Multi-balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 81 2002
2004/0059,409 Method of applying coatings to a medical device 75 2002
6,971,813 Contact coating of prostheses 74 2002
6,945,993 Stent 34 2002
2004/0098,089 Medical devices 54 2002
6,918,869 System for administering a combination of therapies to a body lumen 65 2002
6,803,070 Apparatus and method for embedding nanoparticles in polymeric medical devices 51 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 163 2003
7,402,173 Metal stent with surface layer of noble metal oxide and method of fabrication 49 2003
2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 97 2003
2004/0093,071 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 58 2003
7,101,394 Energetically-controlled delivery of biologically active material from an implanted medical device 54 2003
6,923,996 Processes for producing polymer coatings for release of therapeutic agent 40 2003
2004/0230,290 Medical devices and methods of making the same 62 2003
7,011,680 Stent device and method 62 2003
7,011,670 Segmented balloon catheter blade 24 2003
2005/0033,407 Stent designs which enable the visibility of the inside of the stent during MRI 48 2003
7,052,488 Implantable drug delivery device 83 2003
2005/0037,047 Medical devices comprising spray dried microparticles 92 2003
7,713,297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 46 2003
2004/0039,438 Vascular and endoluminal stents with multi-layer coating including porous radiopaque layer 73 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 88 2003
2005/0060,021 Medical devices 63 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 139 2003
2005/0070,990 Medical devices and methods of making same 65 2003
2004/0067,301 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 50 2003
2005/0074,479 Using bucky paper as a therapeutic aid in medical applications 48 2003
2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 48 2003
2005/0131,522 Medical devices and methods of making the same 106 2003
2004/0138,738 Disintegrating stent and method of making same 24 2003
2005/0159,805 Functional coatings and designs for medical implants 51 2004
2005/0163,954 Medical devices 63 2004
2005/0165,470 Medical devices 34 2004
2005/0165,301 Medical devices visible by magnetic resonance imaging 52 2004
7,041,130 Stent for controlled release of drug 89 2004
2005/0129,727 Localized drug delivery using drug-loaded nanocapsules 69 2004
2005/0182,478 Laser shock peening of medical devices 47 2004
2005/0192,657 Medical devices 63 2004
2005/0015,142 Coated medical device and method for manufacturing the same 52 2004
2005/0208,100 Medical articles having regions with polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings for regulating drug release 86 2004
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 147 2004
2005/0220,853 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents from medical articles 55 2004
2004/0247,671 Solid drug formulation and device for storage and controlled delivery thereof 71 2004
7,070,576 Directional cutting balloon 34 2004
2005/0266,039 Coated medical device and method for making the same 48 2004
2005/0266,040 Medical devices composed of porous metallic materials for delivering biologically active materials 52 2004
2004/0220,659 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 20 2004
2006/0025,848 Medical device having a coating layer with structural elements therein and method of making the same 61 2004
7,507,433 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process 31 2004
2006/0052,744 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process, system for using the method, and device made by the method 58 2004
7,344,560 Medical devices and methods of making the same 30 2004
2006/0088,566 Method of controlling drug release from a coated medical device through the use of nucleating agents 52 2004
2006/0088,567 Method of manufacturing a medical device having a porous coating thereon 48 2004
2006/0100,696 Medical devices and methods of making the same 52 2004
2006/0122,694 Medical devices and methods of making the same 55 2004
2006/0129,215 Medical devices having nanostructured regions for controlled tissue biocompatibility and drug delivery 68 2004
2006/0153,729 Medical devices and methods of making the same 61 2005
2005/0131,528 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 25 2005
2005/0169,969 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 31 2005
2005/0177,226 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 32 2005
2006/0230,476 Polymeric/ceramic composite materials for use in medical devices 68 2005
2006/0222,844 Medical devices including composites 51 2005
2006/0233,941 Method of coating a medical device utilizing an ion-based thin film deposition technique, a system for coating a medical device, and a medical device produced by the method 51 2005
2005/0182,361 Localized delivery of drug agents 45 2005
2005/0187,611 Drug coating with topcoat 46 2005
2005/0261,760 Medical devices and methods of making the same 77 2005
7,335,375 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 21 2005
2007/0038,176 Medical devices with machined layers for controlled communications with underlying regions 50 2005
2007/0050,009 Bioabsorbable stent 25 2005
2006/0038,027 Apparatus and method for fine bore orifice spray coating of medical devices and pre-filming atomization 63 2005
2007/0104,753 Medical device with a coating comprising an active form and an inactive form of therapeutic agent(s) 19 2005
2007/0106,363 Medical devices having particle-containing regions with diamond-like coatings 24 2005
2007/0134,288 Anti-adhesion agents for drug coatings 51 2005
2007/0156,231 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 55 2006
2007/0160,641 Coated medical devices and methods of making the same 20 2006
2007/0178,129 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 25 2006
2007/0190,104 Coating comprising an adhesive polymeric material for a medical device and method of preparing the same 53 2006
2007/0191,923 Medical balloons and methods of making the same 52 2006
2007/0191,931 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 51 2006
2007/0032,862 Medical devices 31 2006
2007/0224,244 Corrosion resistant coatings for biodegradable metallic implants 57 2006
2007/0224,116 Medical devices comprising a porous metal oxide or metal material and a polymer coating for delivering therapeutic agents 48 2006
2007/0244,569 Endoprosthesis having a fiber meshwork disposed thereon 53 2006
2007/0264,303 Coating for medical devices comprising an inorganic or ceramic oxide and a therapeutic agent 49 2006
2007/0282,432 Implantable medical endoprostheses 24 2006
2007/0197,980 Biocompatible medical devices 19 2006
2008/0003,251 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 53 2006
2008/0058,921 IMPROVED ADHESION OF A POLYMERIC COATING OF A DRUG ELUTING STENT 47 2006
7,758,635 Medical device including cylindrical micelles 21 2007
2008/0249,615 STENTS WITH CERAMIC DRUG RESERVOIR LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME 45 2007
2008/0249,600 STENTS WITH DRUG RESERVOIR LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME 47 2007
2008/0051,881 Medical devices comprising porous layers for the release of therapeutic agents 57 2007
2008/0294,236 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic and Polymer Coatings 50 2007
2008/0294,246 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic Morphology 52 2007
2008/0004,691 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH SELECTIVE COATING 49 2007
2009/0012,599 Biodegradable Connectors 22 2007
2009/0018,639 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 45 2007
2009/0018,647 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2008/0160,259 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 52 2007
2009/0030,500 Iron Ion Releasing Endoprostheses 23 2007
2009/0030,504 Medical devices comprising porous inorganic fibers for the release of therapeutic agents 50 2007
2008/0131,479 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISINTEGRATION CONTROL 24 2007
2008/0069,858 Medical devices having biodegradable polymeric regions with overlying hard, thin layers 32 2007
2008/0071,357 Controlling biodegradation of a medical instrument 21 2007
2008/0057,105 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING NANOSTRUCTURED COATING FOR MACROMOLECULE DELIVERY 22 2007
2007/0299,509 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH POROUS SURFACE FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 45 2007
2008/0071,355 Medical Devices with Drug-Eluting Coating 60 2007
2008/0071,348 Medical Devices 46 2007
2008/0071,349 Medical Devices 51 2007
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2008/0071,358 ENDOPROSTHESES 52 2007
2008/0109,072 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 22 2007
2009/0076,588 Endoprosthesis 50 2007
2008/0071,351 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH ADJUSTABLE SURFACE FEATURES 49 2007
2008/0071,352 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH BIOSTABLE INORGANIC LAYERS 49 2007
2008/0071,353 ENDOPROSTHESIS CONTAINING MAGNETIC INDUCTION PARTICLES 47 2007
2008/0082,162 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 47 2007
2008/0086,201 MAGNETIZED BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS 47 2007
2008/0183,277 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 24 2007
2008/0097,577 MEDICAL DEVICE HYDROGEN SURFACE TREATMENT BY ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION 49 2007
2008/0147,177 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATINGS 55 2007
2008/0145,400 Ion Bombardment of Medical Devices 46 2007
2009/0118,809 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 46 2007
2009/0118,812 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 46 2007
2009/0118,813 NANO-PATTERNED IMPLANT SURFACES 45 2007
2009/0118,814 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 46 2007
2009/0118,815 STENT 46 2007
2009/0118,818 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATING 45 2007
2009/0118,820 DEFORMABLE UNDERLAYER FOR STENT 45 2007
2009/0118,821 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 47 2007
2009/0118,822 STENT WITH EMBEDDED MATERIAL 47 2007
2009/0118,823 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR 48 2007
2009/0123,521 Medical devices having coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 54 2007
2009/0143,855 Medical Device Including Drug-Loaded Fibers 23 2007
2008/0215,139 STENT WITH A COATING FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 20 2007
2008/0161,906 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 24 2007
2008/0183,278 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ENDOPROSTHESES 31 2008
7,749,264 Medical devices and methods of making the same 46 2008
2008/0241,218 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 46 2008
2008/0243,231 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 56 2008
2009/0123,517 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR RELEASING THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 47 2008
2009/0281,613 Endoprostheses 47 2008
2009/0287,301 Coating for medical implants 46 2008
2009/0306,765 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 46 2008
2009/0149,942 ENDOPROSTHESIS HAVING A NON-FOULING SURFACE 46 2008
2009/0028,785 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH COATINGS FOR DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 46 2008
2009/0157,172 STENTS WITH POLYMER-FREE COATINGS FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 53 2008
2010/0030,326 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 45 2008
2010/0057,188 ENDOPROSTHESES WITH POROUS REGIONS AND NON-POLYMERIC COATING 22 2008
2010/0087,910 MEDICAL IMPLANT 19 2008
2009/0157,165 Degradable Endoprosthesis 47 2008
2010/0008,970 Drug-Eluting Endoprosthesis 48 2008
2009/0202,610 Medical Implants With Polysaccharide Drug Eluting Coatings 46 2009
2010/0217,370 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 20 2009
2009/0259,300 Medical Devices With an Interlocking Coating and Methods of Making the Same 45 2009
2009/0214,373 Medical Devices 25 2009
2009/0324,684 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING SURFACE COATINGS 20 2009
2010/0015,206 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING METAL COATINGS FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE 19 2009
2010/0021,523 Medical Devices Having Inorganic Barrier Coatings 22 2009
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2010/0055,151 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING COATINGS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 19 2009
2010/0057,197 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING INORGANIC COATINGS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 53 2009
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2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 142 2001
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2009/0208,555 CONTROL OF THE DEGRADATION OF BIODEGRADABLE IMPLANTS USING A COATING 42 2004
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2008/0103,594 Absorbable Medical Implant Made of Fiber-Reinforced Magnesium or Fiber-Reinforced Magnesium Alloys 23 2006
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2007/0003,596 DRUG DEPOT FOR PARENTERAL, IN PARTICULAR INTRAVASCULAR, DRUG RELEASE 23 2006
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2008/0033,576 X-RAY MARKER FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS MADE OF A BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC MATERIAL 21 2007
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2009/0018,648 STENT WITH A COATING 22 2008
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2009/0076,596 STENT HAVING A COATING 21 2008
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2009/0192,596 IMPLANT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY 22 2009
2009/0198,320 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE IRON ALLOY 26 2009
2009/0270,979 BIODEGRADABLE METALLIC STENT 22 2009
2009/0274,737 IMPLANT COMPRISING A SURFACE OF REDUCED THROMBOGENICITY 26 2009
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5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 790 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 334 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 656 1999
6,918,927 Coated implantable medical device 172 2001
2007/0073,385 Eluting, implantable medical device 72 2006
2008/0033,522 Implantable Medical Device with Particulate Coating 32 2007
2010/0049,296 Implantable medical device coatings with biodegradable elastomer and releasable taxane agent 22 2009
 
TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
2006/0075,092 System and method for determining the status of users and devices from access log information 47 2004
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,649,951 Zirconium oxide and zirconium nitride coated stents 140 1995
 
SULZER INTRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. (2)
5,815,904 Method for making a stent 44 1997
6,107,004 Method for making a tubular stent for use in medical applications 137 1998
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
6,517,571 Vascular graft with improved flow surfaces 94 1999
2004/0024,448 Thermoplastic fluoropolymer-coated medical devices 38 2002
2006/0118,236 Implantable devices with reduced needle puncture site leakage 26 2004
7,498,385 Polyester compositions, methods of manufacturing said compositions, and articles made therefrom 22 2007
2009/0124,956 Polyester compositions, methods of manufacturing said compositions, and articles made therefrom 24 2009
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (12)
6,190,404 Intravascular stent and method for manufacturing an intravascular stent 121 1998
6,379,383 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 221 1999
6,537,310 Endoluminal implantable devices and method of making same 147 2000
6,820,676 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 81 2000
6,849,085 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 129 2001
6,695,865 Embolic protection device 151 2002
6,733,513 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 111 2002
6,936,066 Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same 131 2002
2003/0059,640 High strength vacuum deposited nitinol alloy films and method of making same 109 2002
2003/0074,053 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 54 2002
2004/0181,252 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 67 2003
7,235,098 Medical devices having MEMs functionality and methods of making same 49 2004
 
CINVENTION AG (5)
2008/0175,885 POROUS, DEGRADABLE IMPLANT MADE BY POWDER MOLDING 25 2008
2008/0177,378 PARTIALLY BIOABSORBABLE IMPLANT 22 2008
2008/0195,170 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH EXTENDED OR MULTIPLE RESERVOIRS 46 2008
2008/0195,189 DEGRADABLE RESERVOIR IMPLANTS 24 2008
2008/0195,198 DEGRADABLE POROUS IMPLANT STRUCTURE 23 2008
 
DREXEL UNIVERSITY (1)
2006/0041,182 Magnetically-controllable delivery system for therapeutic agents 40 2005
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (100)
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 352 1993
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 471 1994
5,629,077 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 257 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 641 1995
5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 236 1995
5,700,286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 633 1996
6,174,329 Protective coating for a stent with intermediate radiopaque coating 205 1996
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 362 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 394 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 450 1997
6,626,933 Expandable stents and method for making same stent delivery system 29 1999
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 350 1999
6,251,136 Method of layering a three-coated stent using pharmacological and polymeric agents 336 1999
6,602,287 Stent with anti-thrombogenic coating 35 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 120 1999
6,375,826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 134 2000
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 309 2000
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 471 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 265 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 478 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 276 2000
6,805,898 Surface features of an implantable medical device 183 2000
6,369,355 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 79 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 355 2000
6,979,347 Implantable drug delivery prosthesis 32 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 302 2000
6,663,664 Self-expanding stent with time variable radial force 106 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 254 2000
6,913,617 Method for creating a textured surface on an implantable medical device 67 2000
6,503,556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 253 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 279 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 228 2000
2002/0123,801 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 186 2000
6,635,082 Radiopaque stent 89 2000
6,641,607 Double tube stent 89 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 185 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 253 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 115 2001
6,673,105 Metal prosthesis coated with expandable ePTFE 76 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 301 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 280 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 234 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 263 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 207 2001
6,712,844 MRI compatible stent 75 2001
6,673,385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 202 2001
6,629,992 Sheath for self-expanding stent 75 2001
2003/0004,563 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 98 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 68 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 274 2001
6,866,805 Hybrid intravascular stent 94 2001
6,743,388 Process of making polymer articles 47 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 228 2002
7,022,334 Therapeutic composition and a method of coating implantable medical devices 33 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 212 2002
2004/0088,038 Porous metal for drug-loaded stents 84 2002
7,169,178 Stent with drug coating 75 2002
7,776,926 Biocompatible coating for implantable medical devices 33 2002
6,908,624 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 114 2002
6,725,901 Methods of manufacture of fully consolidated or porous medical devices 65 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 76 2002
7,105,018 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 72 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 94 2002
7,279,174 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 82 2003
2004/0224,001 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 113 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 172 2003
2004/0230,293 INTRAVASCULAR STENT 91 2003
2005/0021,127 Porous glass fused onto stent for drug retention 62 2003
6,986,899 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 36 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 65 2003
2005/0069,630 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 81 2003
6,953,560 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 69 2003
7,220,816 Biologically absorbable coatings for implantable devices based on poly(ester amides) and methods for fabricating the same 47 2003
2004/0234,737 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 52 2004
2005/0209,680 Polymer and metal composite implantable medical devices 45 2004
7,537,610 Method and system for creating a textured surface on an implantable medical device 33 2004
7,229,471 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 79 2004
2006/0058,868 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 48 2004
2006/0067,908 Methacrylate copolymers for medical devices 67 2004
2006/0136,048 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 69 2004
7,637,941 Endothelial cell binding coatings for rapid encapsulation of bioerodable stents 24 2005
7,691,401 Poly(butylmethacrylate) and rapamycin coated stent 28 2005
2005/0283,229 Coatings for controlling erosion of a substrate of an implantable medical device 42 2005
2007/0034,615 Fabricating medical devices with an ytterbium tungstate laser 43 2005
2007/0038,290 Fiber reinforced composite stents 38 2005
2007/0045,252 Laser induced plasma machining with a process gas 21 2005
2007/0055,364 Controlled disintegrating implantable medical devices 33 2005
2007/0142,897 Drug eluting stent for the treatment of dialysis graft stenoses 25 2005
2007/0148,251 Nanoparticle releasing medical devices 60 2005
2007/0003,589 Coatings for implantable medical devices containing attractants for endothelial cells 61 2006
2007/0250,155 Bioabsorbable medical device 22 2006
2007/0281,073 Enhanced adhesion of drug delivery coatings on stents 24 2006
7,416,558 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 47 2006
2007/0032,858 Stent with drug coating 49 2006
2007/0036,905 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 50 2006
2007/0055,349 Stent with drug coating 47 2006
2007/0055,354 Stent with drug coating 45 2006
2007/0059,435 Stent with drug coating 45 2006
2008/0051,335 METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND DEVICES FOR TREATING LESIONED SITES USING BIOABSORBABLE CARRIERS 24 2006
2008/0103,589 FLEXIBLE STENT 20 2008
 
BUCKBEE-MEARS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
6,086,773 Method and apparatus for etching-manufacture of cylindrical elements 73 1998
 
IMEDD, INC. (1)
2003/0064,095 Microfabricated nanopore device for sustained release of therapeutic agent 66 2002
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
4,767,418 Luminal surface fabrication for cardiovascular prostheses 81 1986
 
COVIDIEN LP (1)
2006/0036,281 Metallic coils enlaced with biological or biodegradable or synthetic polymers or fibers for embolization of a body cavity 54 2005
 
KELLER, MICHAEL J. (1)
2004/0106,975 Rail stent 39 2003
 
CV THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
7,160,592 Polymer coating for medical devices 63 2003
 
AMCOL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,251,980 Nanocomposites formed by onium ion-intercalated clay and rigid anhydride-cured epoxy resins 40 1999
 
Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surface, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Palmaz Scientific, Inc. (1)
7,195,641 Valvular prostheses having metal or pseudometallic construction and methods of manufacture 187 2002
 
CELONOVA STENT, INC. (2)
6,488,702 Bistable spring construction for a stent and other medical apparatus 149 1998
2006/0241,739 Device comprising biodegradable bistable or multistable cells and methods of use 42 2005
 
WORLD HEART CORPORATION (2)
4,665,896 Power supply for body implant and method of use 143 1985
6,270,831 Method and apparatus for providing a conductive, amorphous non-stick coating 169 1998
 
FLAME-SPRAY INDUSTRIES, INC. (2)
6,139,913 Kinetic spray coating method and apparatus 121 1999
6,283,386 Kinetic spray coating apparatus 89 2000
 
IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED (1)
2009/0208,428 Bioactive Glass 58 2007
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
5,632,771 Flexible stent having a pattern formed from a sheet of material 298 1995
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 174 1997
2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 276 2002
2005/0278,021 Coated medical device 82 2005
7,563,277 Removable covering for implantable frame projections 19 2006
 
TINI ALLOY COMPANY (1)
5,061,914 Shape-memory alloy micro-actuator 330 1989
 
Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (1)
6,120,535 Microporous tubular prosthesis 108 1997
 
ANELVA CORPORATION (1)
6,878,249 High frequency sputtering device 46 2001
 
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2004/0093,075 Stent with valve and method of use thereof 128 2003
 
XOFT, INC. (1)
6,390,967 Radiation for inhibiting hyperplasia after intravascular intervention 91 2000
 
EXOGENESIS CORPORATION (1)
6,676,989 Method and system for improving the effectiveness of medical stents by the application of gas cluster ion beam technology 60 2001
 
AZMED, LTD. (1)
2005/0251,245 Methods and apparatus with porous materials 52 2004
 
F.W. GARTNER THERMAL SPRAYING, LTD. (1)
2006/0275,554 High performance kinetic spray nozzle 47 2006
 
GENESIS MICROCHIP INC. (1)
6,973,718 Methods for conformal coating and sealing microchip reservoir devices 81 2002
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (2)
7,048,939 Methods for the inhibition of neointima formation 50 2002
7,056,339 Drug delivery platform 52 2002
 
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5,091,024 Corrosion resistant, magnetic alloy article 35 1990
5,462,575 Co-Cr-Mo powder metallurgy articles and process for their manufacture 56 1993
 
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MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
6,258,117 Multi-section stent 152 1999
 
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2001/0001,834 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 63 2000
2001/0032,013 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 178 2001
2002/0165,600 Guidewires and thin film catheter-sheaths and method of making same 66 2002
2007/0250,156 SELF-SUPPORTING METALLIC IMPLANTABLE GRAFTS, COMPLIANT IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME 30 2002
2003/0130,718 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 68 2002
2005/0072,544 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 46 2004
2005/0131,521 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 45 2005
2005/0165,468 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 52 2005
2005/0232,968 Implantable materials having engineered surfaces and method of making same 47 2005
2006/0015,175 Compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same 46 2005
 
GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP. (1)
6,764,579 Solar management coating system including protective DLC 67 2002
 
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2005/0131,527 Implantable medical devices with fluorinated polymer coatings, and methods of coating thereof 27 2004
2009/0306,766 STENT WITH A BIO-RESORBABLE CONNECTOR AND METHODS 26 2006
2009/0319,035 ANTIMICROBIAL COATING 20 2007
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (2)
6,626,936 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 127 2000
7,108,716 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 37 2003
 
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6,253,252 Method and apparatus for asynchronously calling and implementing objects 61 1996
 
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2009/0005,862 Stent and Method For Fabricating the Same 29 2007
 
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5,614,549 High molecular weight polymer-based prodrugs 147 1995
 
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7,279,175 Stent coated with a sustained-release drug delivery and method for use thereof 62 2002
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (1)
6,926,735 Multi-lumen vascular grafts having improved self-sealing properties 40 2002
 
EGAN VISUAL INC. (1)
2003/0170,605 Vapor deposited writing surfaces 46 2002
 
UNION CARBIDE CHEMICALS & PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
5,091,205 Hydrophilic lubricious coatings 332 1989
 
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7,267,960 Antagonists and agonists of LDCAM and methods of use 21 2004
 
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4,657,544 Cardiovascular graft and method of forming same 106 1984
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 512 1995
5,758,562 Process for manufacturing braided composite prosthesis 113 1996
5,741,331 Biostable elastomeric polymers having quaternary carbons 140 1996
5,854,382 Bioresorbable compositions for implantable prostheses 79 1997
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 171 1997
5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 249 1997
6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 148 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 147 1999
6,514,283 Intraluminal lining 133 2001
6,827,737 EPTFE covering for endovascular prostheses and method of manufacture 68 2001
2004/0182,511 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 37 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 10 2003
2005/0283,224 Implantable medical devices with antimicrobial and biodegradable matrices 39 2004
2006/0009,839 Composite vascular graft including bioactive agent coating and biodegradable sheath 30 2004
2007/0050,007 Surface modification of ePTFE and implants using the same 30 2005
2006/0259,133 Elastomerically impregnated ePTFE to enhance stretch and recovery properties for vascular grafts and coverings 32 2006
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BIOTRONIK AG (1)
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BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG (1)
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