US Patent No: 7,985,252

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Bioerodible endoprosthesis

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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, MN4881

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chandrasekaran, Chandru Mercer Island, WA 15 241
Merdan, Ken Greenfield, MN 9 136
Radhakrishnan, Rajesh Brampton, CA 55 235
Schewe, Scott R Eden Prairie, MN 32 151

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2008/0058,923 BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC IMPLANT HAVING A COATING OR CAVITY FILLING MADE OF GELATIN 22 2007
2008/0243,242 METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CORROSION-INHIBITING COATING ON AN IMPLANT MADE OF A BIO-CORRODIBLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND IMPLANT PRODUCED ACCORDING TO THE METHOD 24 2007
2008/0215,140 STENTS COATED WITH BIOMOLECULES AND PROCESS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION 19 2008
2008/0243,230 STENT HAVING RADIALLY EXPANDABLE MAIN BODY 19 2008
2008/0269,872 STENT 19 2008
2009/0018,648 STENT WITH A COATING 20 2008
2009/0024,211 STENT WITH A COATING OR FILLING OF A CAVITY 20 2008
2009/0024,210 MEDICATION DEPOT FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS 26 2008
2009/0030,506 ENDOPROSTHESIS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME 21 2008
2009/0030,507 DEGRADABLE METAL STENT HAVING AGENT-CONTAINING COATING 27 2008
2009/0048,660 IMPLANT OF A BIOCORRODABLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND HAVING A COATING OF A BIOCORRODABLE POLYPHOSPHAZENE 20 2008
2009/0069,884 STENT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODABLE ALLOY 21 2008
2009/0076,596 STENT HAVING A COATING 19 2008
2009/0164,002 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY 20 2008
2009/0192,594 IMPLANT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY AND A CORROSION-INHIBITING COATING 19 2009
2009/0192,596 IMPLANT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY 20 2009
2009/0198,320 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE IRON ALLOY 23 2009
2009/0270,979 BIODEGRADABLE METALLIC STENT 20 2009
2009/0274,737 IMPLANT COMPRISING A SURFACE OF REDUCED THROMBOGENICITY 23 2009
2009/0311,300 Stent With a Coating or a Basic Body Containing a Lithium Salt and Use of Lithium Salts for Prevention of Restenosis 19 2009
2010/0010,640 IMPLANT SYSTEM HAVING A FUNCTIONAL IMPLANT COMPOSED OF DEGRADABLE METAL MATERIAL 19 2009
2010/0010,621 STENT HAVING BIODEGRADABLE STENT STRUTS AND DRUG DEPOTS 28 2009
2010/0023,112 BIOCORRODIBLE IMPLANT WITH A COATING COMPRISING A HYDROGEL 19 2009
2010/0023,116 BIOCORRODIBLE IMPLANT WITH A COATING CONTAINING A DRUG ELUTING POLYMER MATRIX 19 2009
2010/0049,300 Stent and Method and Device for Fabricating the Stent 20 2009
2010/0047,312 USE OF BIOACTIVE AND RADIOPAQUE MATERIAL FOR STENT COATING 19 2009
2010/0087,914 Implant and Method for Manufacturing Same 20 2009
2010/0087,915 Implant and Method for Manufacturing Same 19 2009
2010/0082,092 Implant Made of a Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy 19 2009
2010/0087,916 Implant and Method for Producing a Degradation-Inhibiting Layer on the Surface of an Implant Body 19 2009
2010/0087,911 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE MANGANESE ALLOY 19 2009
2010/0034,899 USE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE ELEMENTS FROM THE GROUP YTTRIUM, NEODYMIUM AND ZIRCONIUM, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS WHICH CONTAIN THOSE ELEMENTS 19 2009
2010/0119,576 USE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE ELEMENTS FROM THE GROUP YTTRIUM, NEODYMIUM AND ZIRCONIUM, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS WHICH CONTAIN THOSE ELEMENTS 19 2009
2010/0106,243 Implant Made of Biocorrodible Iron or Magnesium Alloy 19 2009
2010/0119,581 Medical Products That Release Pharmaceutically Active Substances 19 2009
2010/0121,432 Endoprosthesis 19 2009
2010/0131,052 METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CORROSION-INHIBITING COATING ON AN IMPLANT MADE OF A BIOCORRODIBLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND IMPLANT PRODUCED ACCORDING TO THE METHOD 21 2009
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (35)
7,001,421 Stent with phenoxy primer coating 52 2003
6,979,348 Reflowed drug-polymer coated stent and method thereof 69 2003
2005/0070,996 Drug-eluting stent for controlled drug delivery 70 2003
2004/0111,150 Medical device for delivering a therapeutic substance and method therefor 41 2003
2004/0236,415 Medical devices having drug releasing polymer reservoirs 51 2003
2005/0180,919 Stent with radiopaque and encapsulant coatings 52 2004
2005/0022,627 Oxidation resistant treatment for metallic medical devices 18 2004
2004/0230,176 System for treating a vascular condition that inhibits restenosis at stent ends 69 2004
2005/0021,128 Compliant, porous, rolled stent 45 2004
2005/0267,561 System and method for stent deployment and infusion of a therapeutic agent into tissue adjacent to the stent ends 41 2004
2005/0159,809 Implantable medical devices for treating or preventing restenosis 35 2004
2007/0184,083 Drug-Eluting Device for Treatment of Chronic Total Occlusions 33 2006
2009/0306,756 Hybrid Biodegradable/Non-Biodegradable Stent, Delivery System and Method of Treating a Vascular Condition 19 2006
2007/0225,799 STENT, INTRALUMINAL STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF TREATING A VASCULAR CONDITION 29 2006
2007/0244,541 Methods and Devices for Contributing to Improved Stent Graft Fixation 19 2006
2007/0250,158 Laminated Implantable Medical Device Having a Metallic Coating 23 2006
2007/0270,942 Galvanic Corrosion Methods and Devices for Fixation of Stent Grafts 25 2006
2008/0147,175 Bioresorbable Stent 19 2006
7,651,527 Bioresorbable stent 19 2006
2008/0208,313 Drug Coated Stent With Magnesium Topcoat 20 2007
2008/0208,308 High Temperature Oxidation-Reduction Process to Form Porous Structures on a Medical Implant 20 2007
2008/0208,352 Stent Having Controlled Porosity for Improved Ductility 20 2007
2008/0243,240 Biodegradable Metal Barrier Layer for a Drug-Eluting Stent 42 2007
2008/0243,234 Magnesium Alloy Stent 19 2007
2007/0270,940 Bioabsorbable Magnesium-Reinforced Polymer Stents 21 2007
2009/0024,199 Controlled Porosity Stent 19 2007
2009/0024,209 Hypotubes for Intravascular Drug Delivery 27 2007
2009/0093,871 Medical Implant With Internal Drug Delivery System 27 2007
2009/0196,899 Controlled Alloy Stent 21 2008
2009/0204,203 Bioabsorbable Stent Having a Radiopaque Marker 30 2008
2009/0228,037 Vascular Closure Implant 20 2008
2009/0240,323 Controlled Degradation of Magnesium Stents 20 2008
2009/0035,351 Bioabsorbable Hypotubes for Intravascular Drug Delivery 33 2008
2010/0092,535 Nanoporous Drug Delivery System 29 2008
2010/0125,325 Stent With Cathodic Protection and Stent Delivery System 19 2008
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (20)
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 930 1989
5,163,958 Carbon coated tubular endoprosthesis 402 1991
5,356,433 Biocompatible metal surfaces 328 1993
5,891,108 Drug delivery stent 204 1994
5,882,335 Retrievable drug delivery stent 148 1996
6,273,913 Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut 573 1998
5,902,266 Method for delivering a liquid solution to the interior wall surface of a vessel 129 1998
6,325,825 Stent with variable wall thickness 141 1999
6,315,708 Stent with self-expanding end sections 84 2000
6,585,764 Stent with therapeutically active dosage of rapamycin coated thereon 167 2001
2002/0051,730 Coated medical devices and sterilization thereof 270 2001
6,776,022 Stent with variable wall thickness 53 2001
6,852,122 Coated endovascular AAA device 75 2003
2005/0137,677 Endovascular graft with differentiable porosity along its length 73 2003
2004/0236,416 Increased biocompatibility of implantable medical devices 56 2004
2006/0200,229 Geometry and material for use in high strength, high flexibility, controlled recoil drug eluting stents 45 2005
2008/0051,866 Drug delivery devices and methods 42 2006
2008/0086,199 BIOABSORBABLE DEVICE HAVING COMPOSITE STRUCTURE FOR ACCELERATING DEGRADATION 57 2006
2008/0152,929 POLYMER COATING FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 41 2006
2010/0131,050 ABSORBABLE STENT HAVING A COATING FOR CONTROLLING DEGRADATION OF THE STENT AND MAINTAINING pH NEUTRALITY 40 2008
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (17)
4,657,544 Cardiovascular graft and method of forming same 100 1984
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 490 1995
5,758,562 Process for manufacturing braided composite prosthesis 104 1996
5,741,331 Biostable elastomeric polymers having quaternary carbons 130 1996
5,854,382 Bioresorbable compositions for implantable prostheses 76 1997
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 159 1997
5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 237 1997
6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 138 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 142 1999
6,514,283 Intraluminal lining 126 2001
6,827,737 EPTFE covering for endovascular prostheses and method of manufacture 63 2001
2004/0182,511 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 33 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 4 2003
2005/0283,224 Implantable medical devices with antimicrobial and biodegradable matrices 33 2004
2006/0009,839 Composite vascular graft including bioactive agent coating and biodegradable sheath 28 2004
2007/0050,007 Surface modification of ePTFE and implants using the same 29 2005
2006/0259,133 Elastomerically impregnated ePTFE to enhance stretch and recovery properties for vascular grafts and coverings 28 2006
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (17)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1289 1987
5,607,463 Intravascular medical device 302 1993
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 404 1993
5,545,208 Intralumenal drug eluting prosthesis 302 1993
5,599,352 Method of making a drug eluting stent 191 1994
5,697,967 Drug eluting stent 289 1995
5,624,411 Intravascular stent and method 524 1995
5,776,184 Intravasoular stent and method 377 1996
5,824,048 Method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen 433 1996
6,203,536 Medical device for delivering a therapeutic substance and method therefor 66 1997
6,080,190 Intraluminal stent 133 1998
6,206,914 Implantable system with drug-eluting cells for on-demand local drug delivery 207 1998
6,167,307 Auto PVARP adaptation adaptive search AV 43 1998
6,730,120 Medical device for delivering a therapeutic substance and method therefor 57 2001
2005/0055,080 Modulated stents and methods of making the stents 62 2003
2004/0220,510 Occlusion resistant hydrocephalic shunt 54 2004
2005/0079,199 Porous coatings for drug release from medical devices 58 2004
 
INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS LLC (15)
6,021,347 Electrochemical treatment of malignant tumors 47 1997
6,241,762 Expandable medical device with ductile hinges 236 1998
2003/0009,214 Medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 75 2002
7,056,338 Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates 76 2003
2004/0142,014 Method and apparatus for reducing tissue damage after ischemic injury 64 2003
2004/0143,321 Expandable medical device and method for treating chronic total occlusions with local delivery of an angiogenic factor 67 2003
2004/0202,692 Implantable medical device and method for in situ selective modulation of agent delivery 66 2004
2004/0220,660 Bioresorbable stent with beneficial agent reservoirs 53 2004
2005/0100,577 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent matrix formed by a multi solvent system 53 2004
2004/0254,635 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 57 2004
2004/0249,443 Expandable medical device for treating cardiac arrhythmias 60 2004
2006/0122,697 Expandable medical device with openings for delivery of multiple beneficial agents 53 2005
2005/0234,538 Bioresorbable stent delivery system 35 2005
2006/0222,679 System and method for loading a beneficial agent into a medical device 43 2006
2006/0229,713 Implantable medical device with openings for delivery of beneficial agents with combination release kinetics 45 2006
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (15)
5,464,450 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 279 1994
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 287 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 329 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 304 1995
6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 161 1999
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 108 1999
6,899,731 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 143 2001
2002/0138,136 Medical device having radio-opacification and barrier layers 73 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 135 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 110 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 130 2002
2004/0098,119 Stent with smooth ends 46 2003
2005/0278,016 Stent designed for the delivery of therapeutic substance or other agents 56 2005
2006/0200,233 Optimally expanded, collagen sealed ePTFE graft with improved tissue ingrowth 20 2006
2006/0264,138 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 46 2006
 
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (14)
7,294,409 Medical devices having porous layers and methods for making same 45 2003
2005/0070,989 Medical devices having porous layers and methods for making the same 58 2004
2006/0121,080 Medical devices having nanoporous layers and methods for making the same 76 2005
2006/0193,886 Medical devices with nanoporous layers and topcoats 52 2006
2006/0193,887 Medical devices having nanoporous bonding layers 49 2006
2006/0193,888 Methods for using medical devices having nanoporous layers 49 2006
2006/0193,889 Nanoporous layers using thermal dealloying 46 2006
2006/0193,890 Method for loading nanoporous layers with therapeutic agent 58 2006
2006/0276,877 Dealloyed nanoporous stents 52 2006
2006/0276,878 Dealloyed nanoporous stents 49 2006
2006/0276,884 Nanoporous stents with magnesium leaching 48 2006
2006/0276,885 Nanoporous stents with improved radiolucency 48 2006
2006/0271,169 Stent with nanoporous surface 46 2006
2006/0276,879 Medical devices having porous layers and methods for making the same 46 2006
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (13)
2001/0001,834 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 56 2000
2001/0032,013 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 155 2001
2002/0165,600 Guidewires and thin film catheter-sheaths and method of making same 61 2002
2007/0250,156 SELF-SUPPORTING METALLIC IMPLANTABLE GRAFTS, COMPLIANT IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME 25 2002
2003/0059,640 High strength vacuum deposited nitinol alloy films and method of making same 101 2002
2003/0074,053 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 48 2002
2003/0130,718 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 58 2002
2004/0181,252 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 59 2003
2005/0072,544 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 41 2004
2005/0131,521 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 41 2005
2005/0165,468 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 47 2005
2005/0232,968 Implantable materials having engineered surfaces and method of making same 43 2005
2006/0015,175 Compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same 41 2005
 
BIOPHAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (11)
6,506,972 Magnetically shielded conductor 95 2002
6,673,999 Magnetically shielded assembly 89 2002
6,713,671 Magnetically shielded assembly 93 2002
6,765,144 Magnetic resonance imaging coated assembly 101 2003
6,815,609 Nanomagnetic composition 63 2003
2004/0254,419 Therapeutic assembly 86 2004
2005/0079,132 Medical device with low magnetic susceptibility 85 2004
2005/0107,870 Medical device with multiple coating layers 141 2004
2005/0149,169 Implantable medical device 39 2004
2005/0216,075 Materials and devices of enhanced electromagnetic transparency 65 2005
2007/0027,532 Medical device 30 2006
 
MEDLOGICS DEVICE CORPORATION (11)
2003/0060,873 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 73 2002
7,208,172 Metallic composite coating for delivery of therapeutic agents from the surface of implantable devices 42 2003
2005/0119,723 Medical device with porous surface containing bioerodable bioactive composites and related methods 62 2003
2005/0106,212 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 50 2004
2005/0186,250 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 41 2005
2006/0062,820 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 47 2005
2006/0051,397 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 42 2005
2006/0085,062 Implantable stent with endothelialization factor 42 2005
2006/0115,512 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 45 2005
2007/0073,390 Methods and devices for enhanced adhesion between metallic substrates and bioactive material-containing coatings 41 2005
2007/0181,433 METALLIC COMPOSITE COATINGS FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FROM THE SURFACE OF IMPLANTABLE DEVICES 41 2007
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (9)
6,190,404 Intravascular stent and method for manufacturing an intravascular stent 112 1998
6,379,383 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 193 1999
6,537,310 Endoluminal implantable devices and method of making same 135 2000
6,820,676 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 74 2000
6,849,085 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 110 2001
6,695,865 Embolic protection device 135 2002
6,733,513 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 94 2002
6,936,066 Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same 114 2002
7,235,098 Medical devices having MEMs functionality and methods of making same 44 2004
 
CID S.P.A. (9)
6,309,414 Angioplasty stents 149 1997
6,638,302 Stent for angioplasty and associated production process 94 1997
6,565,602 Angioplasty stents 78 2001
6,699,281 Angioplasty stents 114 2002
2003/0195,613 Stent for angioplasty and associated production process 58 2003
7,344,563 Angioplasty stents 51 2004
2005/0209,681 Stent for endoluminal delivery of active principles or agents 47 2005
2007/0151,093 STENT FOR ANGIOPLASTY AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION PROCESS 42 2007
2008/0140,186 PROCESS FOR PRODUCING STENTS AND CORRESPONDING STENTS 49 2008
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (9)
5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 661 1995
6,096,070 Coated implantable medical device 790 1996
5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 756 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 315 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 617 1999
6,918,927 Coated implantable medical device 153 2001
2007/0073,385 Eluting, implantable medical device 65 2006
2008/0033,522 Implantable Medical Device with Particulate Coating 29 2007
2010/0049,296 Implantable medical device coatings with biodegradable elastomer and releasable taxane agent 20 2009
 
Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. (8)
5,935,506 Method for the manufacture of intraluminal stents of bioresorbable polymeric material 75 1996
6,805,709 Stent having discontinuous coating in the form of coating islands 72 2000
6,899,914 Method of applying a marker element to an implant and an implant provided with a marker element 42 2001
6,849,089 Implant with proliferation-inhibiting substance 70 2002
2005/0027,350 Endovascular implant for the injection of an active substance into the media of a blood vessel 44 2003
2004/0034,409 Stent with polymeric coating 44 2003
2004/0073,297 Endovascular implant with an active coating 35 2003
2008/0188,927 ENDOVASCULAR IMPLANT WITH ACTIVE COATING 19 2007
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (8)
5,536,573 Molecular self-assembly of electrically conductive polymers 75 1994
5,797,898 Microchip drug delivery devices 334 1996
6,139,574 Vascularized tissue regeneration matrices formed by solid free form fabrication techniques 82 1997
6,013,591 Nanocrystalline apatites and composites, prostheses incorporating them, and method for their production 156 1998
6,123,861 Fabrication of microchip drug delivery devices 187 1998
2003/0118,692 Biodegradable polymer 46 2002
2003/0228,523 Solid polymer electrolytes from ethylene oxide-containing, layer-by-layer assembled films 21 2003
2008/0213,377 Delivery of Nanoparticles and/or Agents to Cells 35 2007
 
WYETH (8)
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 55 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 66 2002
2004/0167,572 Coated medical devices 302 2003
2005/0136,090 Local vascular delivery of trichostatin a alone or in combination with sirolimus to prevent restenosis following vascular injury 69 2003
2005/0033,417 Coating for controlled release of a therapeutic agent 65 2004
2006/0129,225 Device for the delivery of a cardioprotective agent to ischemic reperfused myocardium 62 2004
2007/0048,350 Antithrombotic coating for drug eluting medical devices 29 2005
2007/0135,908 Absorbable stent comprising coating for controlling degradation and maintaining pH neutrality 46 2005
 
NUCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. (7)
5,958,440 Anti-microbial materials 69 1993
5,837,275 Anti-microbial materials 69 1995
6,017,553 Anti-microbial materials 75 1995
6,719,987 Antimicrobial bioabsorbable materials 28 2001
6,723,350 Lubricious coatings for substrates 40 2002
6,989,156 Therapeutic treatments using the direct application of antimicrobial metal compositions 37 2002
2004/0157,073 Lubricious coatings for substrates 27 2004
 
ETHICON, INC. (6)
4,532,929 Dry coating of surgical filaments 63 1984
6,153,252 Process for coating stents 651 1999
6,338,739 Biodegradable stent 88 1999
2003/0003,127 Porous ceramic/porous polymer layered scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of tissue 42 2001
6,423,092 Biodegradable stent 157 2001
6,537,312 Biodegradable stent 35 2001
 
ICON MEDICAL CORP. (6)
2006/0193,892 Polymer biodegradable medical device 33 2006
2006/0198,869 Bioabsorable medical devices 30 2006
2006/0224,237 Fragile structure protective coating 52 2006
2007/0077,163 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 21 2006
2007/0123,973 Biodegradable device 46 2006
2010/0042,206 BIOABSORBABLE COATINGS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 49 2009
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (5)
2003/0083,731 Manufacture of fine-grained material for use in medical devices 52 2001
2008/0306,584 Implantable medical devices for local and regional treatment 42 2007
2008/0058,919 Composite polymeric and metallic stent with radiopacity 22 2007
2009/0088,834 STENT FORMED FROM BIOERODIBLE METAL-BIOCERAMIC COMPOSITE 20 2007
2009/0081,293 SUSTAINED RELEASE OF APO A-I MIMETIC PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF TREATMENT 27 2007
 
AVANTEC VASCULAR CORPORATION (5)
6,471,980 Intravascular delivery of mycophenolic acid 145 2001
2002/0082,679 Delivery or therapeutic capable agents 271 2001
7,077,859 Apparatus and methods for variably controlled substance delivery from implanted prostheses 93 2001
2003/0033,007 Methods and devices for delivery of therapeutic capable agents with variable release profile 74 2002
2005/0107,869 Apparatus and methods for controlled substance delivery from implanted prostheses 35 2004
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5,292,558 Process for metal deposition for microelectronic interconnections 70 1991
5,980,554 Wire frame partial flow obstruction for aneurysm treatment 73 1997
2003/0050,687 Biocompatible stents and method of deployment 71 2001
6,530,949 Hoop stent 123 2001
7,238,199 Method and apparatus for stent deployment with enhanced delivery of bioactive agents 46 2002
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (5)
5,954,706 Drug delivery 136 1995
5,843,089 Stent lining 154 1996
5,928,247 Stent placement device with medication dispenser and method 50 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 151 1998
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 154 1998
 
CINVENTION AG (5)
2008/0175,885 POROUS, DEGRADABLE IMPLANT MADE BY POWDER MOLDING 22 2008
2008/0177,378 PARTIALLY BIOABSORBABLE IMPLANT 19 2008
2008/0195,170 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH EXTENDED OR MULTIPLE RESERVOIRS 40 2008
2008/0195,189 DEGRADABLE RESERVOIR IMPLANTS 22 2008
2008/0195,198 DEGRADABLE POROUS IMPLANT STRUCTURE 20 2008
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
5,632,771 Flexible stent having a pattern formed from a sheet of material 283 1995
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 159 1997
2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 260 2002
2005/0278,021 Coated medical device 74 2005
7,563,277 Removable covering for implantable frame projections 18 2006
 
ETEX CORPORATION (5)
6,027,742 Bioresorbable ceramic composites 189 1996
6,132,463 Cell seeding of ceramic compositions 108 1996
6,972,130 Bioceramic compositions 42 1997
6,331,312 Bioresorbable ceramic composites 115 1998
6,953,594 Method of preparing a poorly crystalline calcium phosphate and methods of its use 101 2001
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (5)
2004/0167,612 Process for producing stents and corresponding stents 45 2004
2007/0065,418 Method and device for cellular therapy 43 2006
2007/0219,626 Stents made of biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials 45 2007
2007/0191,928 Angioplasty stents 42 2007
2008/0288,048 STENTS FOR ANGIOPLASTY 41 2007
 
SURMODICS, INC. (5)
2005/0019,371 Controlled release bioactive agent delivery device 68 2004
2006/0088,653 Method and apparatus for coating of substrates 25 2004
2005/0244,459 Coating compositions for bioactive agents 66 2005
2005/0196,424 Medical devices and methods for producing the same 57 2005
7,547,445 Crosslinkable macromers 42 2006
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (5)
6,833,004 Stent 78 2002
2003/0181,975 Stent 52 2003
2008/0262,589 Intravascular Implant 23 2006
2009/0088,831 STENT AND STENT DELIVERY DEVICE 19 2008
2009/0192,595 MEDICAL IMPLANT 20 2009
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
6,517,571 Vascular graft with improved flow surfaces 87 1999
2004/0024,448 Thermoplastic fluoropolymer-coated medical devices 32 2002
2006/0118,236 Implantable devices with reduced needle puncture site leakage 25 2004
7,498,385 Polyester compositions, methods of manufacturing said compositions, and articles made therefrom 20 2007
2009/0124,956 Polyester compositions, methods of manufacturing said compositions, and articles made therefrom 21 2009
 
ABPS VENTURE ONE, LTD. (4)
6,458,153 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 363 1999
6,652,578 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 242 2001
2003/0023,300 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 166 2002
2006/0167,543 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 122 2006
 
ANGIOTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (4)
5,716,981 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 681 1995
6,106,473 Echogenic coatings 177 1997
2002/0165,265 ANTI-ANGIOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE 65 1997
6,846,841 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 59 2002
 
ISOTECHNIKA INC. (4)
6,342,507 Deuterated rapamycin compounds, method and uses thereof 45 1999
6,503,921 Deuterated rapamycin compounds, methods and uses thereof 51 2001
6,710,053 Deuterated rapamycin compounds, method and uses thereof 42 2002
6,884,429 Medical devices incorporating deuterated rapamycin for controlled delivery thereof 58 2002
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (4)
5,290,585 Lubricious hydrogel coatings 127 1992
5,907,893 Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents 296 1997
6,206,915 Drug storing and metering stent 153 1998
2003/0204,239 Endovascular stent with a preservative coating 45 2002
 
REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (4)
6,277,078 System and method for monitoring a parameter associated with the performance of a heart 282 1999
6,628,989 Acoustic switch and apparatus and methods for using acoustic switches within a body 163 2000
6,486,588 Acoustic biosensor for monitoring physiological conditions in a body implantation site 152 2001
2004/0230,225 Method and device for electrochemical formation of therapeutic species in vivo 25 2003
 
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (4)
7,067,606 Nonionic telechelic polymers incorporating polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane (POSS) and uses thereof 27 2003
2005/0010,275 Implantable medical devices 90 2003
2005/0216,074 Implantable medical devices 93 2004
2005/0251,249 Endoprostheses 55 2005
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (3)
2002/0035,394 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection, coupled with improved protection against restenosis and thrombus formation 75 2001
2004/0133,270 Drug eluting stent and methods of manufacture 67 2003
2006/0155,361 Stent with rough surface and its manufacture 44 2003
 
ALCOVE SURFACES GMBH (3)
6,709,379 Implant with cavities containing therapeutic agents 217 2001
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5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 503 1987
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5,833,715 Implantable stimulation lead having an advanceable therapeutic drug delivery system 96 1995
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6,613,083 Stent device and method 63 2001
 
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6,291,076 Cathodic protective coating on magnesium or its alloys 20 2000
 
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6,796,435 Solid-liquid separating apparatus 19 2001
 
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2002/0004,060 METALLIC IMPLANT WHICH IS DEGRADABLE IN VIVO 184 1999
 
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