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Nanoshells on polymers

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Nano-constructs comprising nanoshells and methods of using the nano-constructs for treating or ameliorating a medical condition are provided.

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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.SANTA CLARA, CA722

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Davalian, Dariush San Jose, US 59 270
Hossainy, Syed F A Fremont, US 204 8528
Ludwig, Florian Niklas Mountain View, US 25 97
Pacetti, Stephen D San Jose, US 304 5376

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6,495,156 Biocements having improved compressive strength 119 2001
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
6,090,330 Laser processing method 38 1998
 
YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (3)
5,711,958 Methods for reducing or eliminating post-surgical adhesion formation 180 1996
6,136,333 Methods and compositions for reducing or eliminating post-surgical adhesion formation 185 1997
6,211,249 Polyester polyether block copolymers 166 1998
 
ICET, INC. (1)
6,129,928 Biomimetic calcium phosphate implant coatings and methods for making the same 146 1998
 
PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE (1)
5,951,881 Fabrication of small-scale cylindrical articles 147 1996
 
IMPRA, INC. (2)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 217 1989
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 145 1999
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (2)
4,633,873 Surgical repair mesh 262 1984
5,342,395 Absorbable surgical repair devices 382 1992
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (5)
5,667,767 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 484 1995
5,830,178 Methods for embolizing vascular sites with an emboilizing composition comprising dimethylsulfoxide 479 1996
5,851,508 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 412 1997
6,015,541 Radioactive embolizing compositions 417 1997
6,454,738 Methods for delivering in vivo uniform dispersed embolic compositions of high viscosity 35 2000
 
Harbor Medical Devices, Inc. (2)
5,447,724 Medical device polymer 450 1993
5,569,463 Medical device polymer 353 1995
 
ZIMMER, INC. (1)
5,104,410 Surgical implant having multiple layers of sintered porous coating and method 132 1990
 
VIVOXID OY (1)
6,248,344 Composite and its use 96 1999
 
MEMTEC AMERICA CORPORATION (2)
5,171,445 Ultraporous and microporous membranes and method of making membranes 69 1991
5,188,734 Ultraporous and microporous integral membranes 81 1992
 
EPPENDORF AG (1)
5,538,493 Centrifugation system with a rotatable multi-element carrier 46 1993
 
Neodontics, Inc. (1)
4,599,085 Bone implant member for prostheses and bone connecting elements and process for the production thereof 183 1984
 
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
5,693,376 Method for plasma source ion implantation and deposition for cylindrical surfaces 63 1995
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5,462,990 Multifunctional organic polymers 244 1993
5,858,746 Gels for encapsulation of biological materials 454 1995
5,955,509 pH dependent polymer micelles 204 1997
6,596,296 Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant 167 2000
* 2007/0014,752 Surface functionalization of polymeric materials 13 2006
 
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH), U.S. DEPT. OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS), U.S. GOVERNMENT (3)
5,537,729 Method of making ultra thin walled wire reinforced endotracheal tubing 74 1993
5,756,476 Inhibition of cell proliferation using antisense oligonucleotides 177 1994
6,887,485 Nitric oxide-releasing metallic medical devices 87 2001
 
INION, LTD. (1)
2003/0105,530 Biodegradable implant and method for manufacturing one 92 2001
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (2)
4,931,287 Heterogeneous interpenetrating polymer networks for the controlled release of drugs 203 1988
5,108,755 Biodegradable composites for internal medical use 191 1989
 
ETHICON, INC. (8)
5,876,433 Stent and method of varying amounts of heparin coated thereon to control treatment 261 1996
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 462 1998
6,153,252 Process for coating stents 693 1999
6,494,908 Removable stent for body lumens 122 1999
6,224,894 Copolymers of absorbable polyoxaesters 71 2000
6,667,049 Relic process for producing bioresorbable ceramic tissue scaffolds 95 2001
2002/0002,399 Removable stent for body lumens 86 2001
6,423,092 Biodegradable stent 174 2001
 
SYNTHEON, LLC (1)
6,080,099 Radioactive therapeutic seeds 113 1998
 
SYNTHES (U.S.A.) (1)
6,461,632 Hardenable ceramic hydraulic cement 107 2001
 
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (1)
* 2003/0099,630 Bioactive materials, methods of making bioactive materials and method of use thereof 14 2002
 
COLORCON LIMITED (1)
5,656,080 Electrostatic coating of substrates of medicinal products 35 1995
 
Cordis Corporation (26)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1158 1986
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 289 1989
5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 331 1989
5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 392 1990
5,134,192 Process for activating a polymer surface for covalent bonding for subsequent coating with heparin or the like 66 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 283 1991
5,205,822 Replaceable dilatation catheter 144 1991
5,213,576 Therapeutic porous balloon catheter 291 1991
5,163,958 Carbon coated tubular endoprosthesis 412 1991
5,318,531 Infusion balloon catheter 130 1992
5,336,518 Treatment of metallic surfaces using radiofrequency plasma deposition and chemical attachment of bioactive agents 144 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 322 1993
5,405,472 Method of making infusion balloon catheter 50 1993
5,356,433 Biocompatible metal surfaces 342 1993
5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 65 1994
5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 336 1995
5,728,068 Multi-purpose balloon catheter 186 1995
5,823,996 Infusion balloon catheter 80 1996
5,733,326 Composite material endoprosthesis 137 1996
5,769,884 Controlled porosity endovascular implant 205 1996
5,833,659 Infusion balloon catheter 80 1996
5,800,516 Deployable and retrievable shape memory stent/tube and method 252 1996
6,140,127 Method of coating an intravascular stent with an endothelial cell adhesive five amino acid peptide 101 1998
6,273,913 Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut 621 1998
2002/0051,730 Coated medical devices and sterilization thereof 296 2001
2004/0167,610 Locking stent 87 2003
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (3)
4,596,574 Biodegradable porous ceramic delivery system for bone morphogenetic protein 279 1984
5,891,192 Ion-implanted protein-coated intralumenal implants 176 1997
6,303,901 Method to reduce damage to backing plate 89 2000
 
IMEC (1)
6,635,964 Metallization structure on a fluorine-containing dielectric and a method for fabrication thereof 23 2001
 
MEMRY CORPORATION (1)
6,375,458 Medical instruments and devices and parts thereof using shape memory alloys 56 1999
 
WEINSTEIN, JOSEPH S. (1)
5,213,561 Method and devices for preventing restenosis after angioplasty 226 1992
 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (5)
5,969,422 Plated copper interconnect structure 377 1997
6,444,567 Process for alloying damascene-type Cu interconnect lines 36 2000
6,420,189 Superconducting damascene interconnected for integrated circuit 111 2001
6,703,307 Method of implantation after copper seed deposition 34 2001
6,664,187 Laser thermal annealing for Cu seedlayer enhancement 31 2002
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (2)
2003/0171,053 Medical devices comprising small fiber biomaterials, and methods of use 94 2002
2005/0056,118 Methods of nanostructure formation and shape selection 58 2003
 
INTERVASCULAR, INC. (1)
5,383,927 Non-thromogenic vascular prosthesis 128 1993
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
5,584,877 Antibacterial vascular prosthesis and surgical suture 185 1994
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
5,156,623 Sustained release material and method of manufacturing the same 149 1991
5,282,860 Stent tube for medical use 228 1992
 
VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
5,711,812 Apparatus for obtaining dose uniformity in plasma doping (PLAD) ion implantation processes 103 1995
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (3)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 536 1987
5,306,286 Absorbable stent 427 1991
5,527,337 Bioabsorbable stent and method of making the same 433 1994
 
BIOCOAT INCORPORATED (1)
6,106,889 Method of selective coating of articles 65 1998
 
Talison Research, Inc. (2)
5,723,219 Plasma deposited film networks 207 1995
5,962,138 Plasma deposited substrate structure 202 1997
 
PDT Cardiovascular, Inc. (1)
5,456,661 Catheter with thermally stable balloon 55 1994
 
Ultrasonic Sensing and Monitoring Systems, Inc. (1)
5,306,294 Stent construction of rolled configuration 321 1992
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
6,890,546 Medical devices containing rapamycin analogs 102 2001
 
NISSHO CORPORATION (1)
5,236,447 Artificial tubular organ 314 1991
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
2003/0055,482 Cold-molding process for loading a stent onto a stent delivery system 30 2001
 
AAP BIOMATERIALS GMBH (1)
6,689,375 Resorbable bone implant material and method for producing the same 102 2002
 
BIOCOMPATIBLES UK LIMITED (1)
6,214,115 Coating 105 1999
 
Landec Corporation (3)
5,156,911 Skin-activated temperature-sensitive adhesive assemblies 133 1989
5,387,450 Temperature-activated adhesive assemblies 97 1992
5,412,035 Pressure-sensitive adhesives 72 1992
 
Ferring Service Center, N.V. (1)
4,871,542 Method and apparatus useful for delivering medicinal compositions into the bladder and urinary tract 63 1987
 
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 699 1994
6,093,199 Intra-luminal device for treatment of body cavities and lumens and method of use 293 1998
6,656,216 Composite stent with regioselective material 202 2001
* 2007/0292,518 Nanoshell therapy 39 2006
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (1)
5,830,217 Soluble fixation device and method for stent delivery catheters 129 1996
 
SRI INTERNATIONAL (1)
5,219,980 Polymers biodegradable or bioerodiable into amino acids 167 1992
 
MENLO CARE, INC. (1)
5,765,682 Restrictive package for expandable or shape memory medical devices and method of preventing premature change of same 157 1996
 
SURMODICS, INC. (7)
6,121,027 Polybifunctional reagent having a polymeric backbone and photoreactive moieties and bioactive groups 414 1997
6,214,901 Bioactive agent release coating 268 1999
6,562,136 Coating apparatus and method 71 2000
6,344,035 Bioactive agent release coating 243 2000
6,890,583 Bioactive agent release coating 86 2001
2002/0188,037 Method and system for providing bioactive agent release coating 199 2002
7,008,667 Bioactive agent release coating 85 2002
 
MAYA, LLC (1)
6,083,258 Locking stent 126 1998
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,254,091 Low profile balloon catheter and method for making same 143 1991
 
NESSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD. (1)
5,921,416 Double-wall bottle and method and apparatus for molding the same 33 1996
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,279,368 Nitinol frame heating and setting mandrel 52 2000
 
RADIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, L.L.C. (1)
6,059,752 Mechanical apparatus and method for dilating and irradiating a site of treatment 150 1997
 
PALL CORPORATION (1)
6,045,899 Highly assymetric, hydrophilic, microfiltration membranes having large pore diameters 126 1996
 
ANGIOTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (3)
5,997,517 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 334 1997
6,110,483 Adherent, flexible hydrogel and medicated coatings 327 1997
6,306,176 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 279 1999
 
ANGIOTECH BIOCOATINGS CORP. (1)
5,716,981 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 740 1995
 
SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED (1)
4,818,559 Method for producing endosseous implants 140 1986
 
Micrus Corporation (1)
6,113,629 Hydrogel for the therapeutic treatment of aneurysms 357 1998
 
Interag (1)
5,062,829 Relates to devices for administering a substance such as a drug or chemical or the like 220 1990
 
BOTISS MEDICAL AG (1)
5,667,796 Method for producing ceramic implant materials, preferably ceramic implant materials including hydroxyl apatite 89 1996
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,865,870 Method for rendering a substrate surface antithrombogenic 53 1988
 
ANGIODEVICE INTERNATIONAL GMBH (2)
6,051,648 Crosslinked polymer compositions and methods for their use 466 1999
6,166,130 Method of using crosslinked polymer compositions in tissue treatment applications 213 1999
 
ADERANS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
6,120,788 Bioabsorbable triglycolic acid poly(ester-amide)s 146 1998
6,511,748 Bioabsorbable fibers and reinforced composites produced therefrom 115 2000
 
GKSS-FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH (2)
6,388,043 Shape memory polymers 415 1999
6,720,402 Shape memory polymers 289 2002
 
BROWN UNIVERSITY (2)
5,759,205 Negatively charged polymeric electret implant 246 1995
6,620,617 Polymeric gene delivery system 77 2001
 
Sermetel (1)
4,489,670 Fixture for centrifugal apparatus 36 1983
 
Endoluminal Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
2002/0176,849 Endomural therapy 172 2002
 
ETEX CORPORATION (1)
6,033,582 Surface modification of medical implants 301 1998
 
THEROX, INC. (1)
6,555,059 Method of forming gas-enriched fluid 31 1999
 
NoeRx Corporation (1)
6,074,659 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 232 1998
 
WILMINGTON TRUST FSB (1)
5,783,657 Ester-terminated polyamides of polymerized fatty acids useful in formulating transparent gels in low polarity liquids 238 1996
 
WYETH (9)
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 131 2001
2001/0029,351 Drug combinations and delivery devices for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 276 2001
2002/0005,206 Antiproliferative drug and delivery device 230 2001
2002/0007,213 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 211 2001
2002/0007,214 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 206 2001
2002/0007,215 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 217 2001
6,746,773 Coatings for medical devices 215 2001
2002/0111,590 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 292 2001
2003/0065,377 Coated medical devices 246 2002
 
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (2)
6,217,721 Filling narrow apertures and forming interconnects with a metal utilizing a crystallographically oriented liner layer 103 1996
6,362,099 Method for enhancing the adhesion of copper deposited by chemical vapor deposition 40 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,010,530 Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis 345 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (90)
4,950,227 Stent delivery system 667 1988
4,994,033 Intravascular drug delivery dilatation catheter 419 1989
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1079 1990
5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 382 1990
5,234,457 Impregnated stent 448 1991
5,254,089 Medication dispensing balloon catheter 174 1992
5,197,977 Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft 381 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 535 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 471 1992
5,571,135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 223 1993
5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 365 1993
5,588,962 Drug treatment of diseased sites deep within the body 90 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 318 1994
5,593,403 Method for modifying a stent in an implanted site 103 1994
5,702,754 Method of providing a substrate with a hydrophilic coating and substrates, particularly medical devices, provided with such coatings 310 1995
5,811,447 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 204 1995
6,171,609 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 197 1995
5,772,864 Method for manufacturing implantable medical devices 169 1996
5,837,313 Drug release stent coating process 713 1996
5,876,426 System and method of providing a blood-free interface for intravascular light delivery 60 1996
6,120,536 Medical devices with long term non-thrombogenic coatings 610 1996
5,868,781 Locking stent 205 1996
5,733,925 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 420 1996
5,728,751 Bonding bio-active materials to substrate surfaces 125 1996
5,741,881 Process for preparing covalently bound-heparin containing polyurethane-peo-heparin coating compositions 109 1996
5,877,263 Process for preparing polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 117 1996
5,871,437 Radioactive stent for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 125 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 336 1997
6,059,810 Endovascular stent and method 93 1997
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 378 1997
5,981,568 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 298 1997
5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 199 1997
5,902,631 Lubricity gradient for medical devices 117 1997
5,869,127 Method of providing a substrate with a bio-active/biocompatible coating 276 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 227 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 323 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 240 1997
6,123,712 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 149 1997
5,980,972 Method of applying drug-release coatings 491 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 390 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 290 1997
6,096,525 Bonding bio-active materials to expanded polytetrafluoroethylene or polyethylene terephthalate via an isocyanate-terminated spacer 104 1997
6,027,510 Stent delivery system 86 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 215 1997
6,099,562 Drug coating with topcoat 580 1997
6,358,556 Drug release stent coating 413 1998
6,080,488 Process for preparation of slippery, tenaciously adhering, hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel coating, coated polymer and metal substrate materials, and coated medical devices 358 1998
6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 317 1998
6,120,847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 233 1999
6,107,416 Polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 112 1999
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 372 1999
6,284,333 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 123 1999
6,258,099 Stent security balloon/balloon catheter 128 1999
6,156,373 Medical device coating methods and devices 132 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 387 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 124 1999
6,258,121 Stent coating 445 1999
6,159,227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 52 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 197 1999
6,610,087 Endoluminal stent having a matched stiffness region and/or a stiffness gradient and methods for providing stent kink resistance 67 1999
6,554,854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 104 1999
6,447,835 Method of coating polymeric tubes used in medical devices 66 2000
6,387,118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 100 2000
6,284,305 Drug coating with topcoat 281 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 213 2000
6,322,847 Medical device coating methods and devices 123 2000
6,492,615 Laser polishing of medical devices 102 2000
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 231 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 178 2000
6,540,777 Locking stent 183 2001
6,409,761 Intravascular stent 119 2001
6,719,934 Process for making bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 140 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 188 2001
2002/0091,433 Drug release coated stent 235 2001
6,887,270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 152 2002
6,645,547 Stent coating device 153 2002
6,865,810 Methods of making medical devices 125 2002
2003/0093,107 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 156 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 128 2002
6,656,162 Implantable drug delivery stents 215 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 173 2003
2004/0213,893 Expandable mask stent coating method 41 2003
6,878,160 Stent with controlled expansion 72 2003
2005/0038,497 Deformation medical device without material deformation 92 2003
2005/0054,774 Lubricious coating 75 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 90 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 143 2003
2005/0065,501 Energy activated vaso-occlusive devices 63 2003
2005/0074,406 Ultrasound coating for enhancing visualization of medical device in ultrasound images 59 2003
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 151 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,335,029 Polymeric coatings for controlled delivery of active agents 459 1998
 
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,034,204 Condensation products of basic amino acids with copolymerizable compounds and a process for their production 146 1998
 
Target Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
5,423,849 Vasoocclusion device containing radiopaque fibers 234 1993
 
TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED (1)
5,127,362 Liquid coating device 93 1990
 
ANGIOGUARD, INC. (1)
4,723,549 Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels 801 1986
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (4)
5,877,224 Polymeric drug formulations 284 1995
5,658,995 Copolymers of tyrosine-based polycarbonate and poly(alkylene oxide) 248 1995
6,120,491 Biodegradable, anionic polymers derived from the amino acid L-tyrosine 203 1998
6,689,350 Therapeutic polyesters and polyamides 77 2001
 
Boston Scientific Corporation (4)
5,746,745 Balloon catheter 106 1996
5,843,033 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 89 1997
5,860,954 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 41 1997
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 161 1998
 
SAWYER, PHILIP N. (1)
5,108,417 Anti-turbulent, anti-thrombogenic intravascular stent 269 1990
 
SOLUTIA INC. (1)
4,346,028 Asbestiform crystalline calcium sodium or lithium phosphate, preparation and compositions 130 1980
 
Watanabe Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. (1)
5,028,597 Antithrombogenic materials 162 1990
 
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD. (2)
5,874,355 Method to prevent volcane effect in tungsten plug deposition 37 1997
6,436,816 Method of electroless plating copper on nitride barrier 90 1998
 
REPROGENESIS, INC. (1)
6,129,761 Injectable hydrogel compositions 477 1995
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
5,087,394 Method for forming an inflatable balloon for use in a catheter 123 1989
5,558,642 Drug delivery catheter 127 1994
5,464,450 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 292 1994
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 303 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 349 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 321 1995
6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 170 1999
6,395,325 Porous membranes 76 2000
6,899,731 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 166 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 146 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 140 2002
2003/0236,565 Implantable prosthesis 67 2002
 
MEDINOL LTD. (3)
5,906,759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 142 1996
6,676,697 Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent 111 1998
5,922,005 Stent fabrication method 143 1998
 
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (1)
6,010,573 Apparatus and method for endothelial cell seeding/transfection of intravascular stents 80 1998
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
5,081,394 Black matrix color picture tube 28 1988
 
F.B. Rice & Co. (1)
5,840,083 Implant device having biocompatiable membrane coating 98 1996
 
MedInnovations, Inc. (1)
4,768,507 Intravascular stent and percutaneous insertion catheter system for the dilation of an arterial stenosis and the prevention of arterial restenosis 666 1987
 
KT HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
5,932,299 Method for modifying the surface of an object 347 1997
6,242,041 Method and composition for modifying the surface of an object 83 1998
 
INNERDYNE, INC. (1)
6,613,432 Plasma-deposited coatings, devices and methods 126 2000
 
RAYTHEON TI SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,591,607 Oligonucleotide N3.fwdarw.P5' phosphoramidates: triplex DNA formation 108 1995
 
Quanam Medical Corporation (6)
5,674,242 Endoprosthetic device with therapeutic compound 421 1996
5,954,744 Intravascular stent 123 1997
6,019,789 Expandable unit cell and intraluminal stent 220 1998
6,168,619 Intravascular stent having a coaxial polymer member and end sleeves 131 1998
6,248,129 Expandable polymeric stent with memory and delivery apparatus and method 222 1998
6,530,950 Intraluminal stent having coaxial polymer member 250 2000
 
BIOTRONIK AG (1)
6,287,332 Implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular coronary stent 258 1999
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (2)
5,019,096 Infection-resistant compositions, medical devices and surfaces and methods for preparing and using same 611 1988
5,616,338 Infection-resistant compositions, medical devices and surfaces and methods for preparing and using same 225 1991
 
Mediplex Corporation, Korea (1)
6,245,753 Amphiphilic polysaccharide derivatives 208 1999
 
KUREHA KAGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (AKA KUREHA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, LTD.) (1)
2003/0032,767 High-strength polyester-amide fiber and process for producing the same 138 2002
 
ASAHI MEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,165,919 Medical material containing covalently bound heparin and process for its production 235 1990
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (5)
5,562,728 Endovascular grafting apparatus, system and method and devices for use therewith 460 1995
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 235 1996
5,855,598 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 233 1997
5,948,018 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 146 1997
6,165,212 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 431 1999
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4,943,346 Method for manufacturing printed circuit boards 85 1989
 
OSAKA, AKIYOSHI (1)
5,855,612 Biocompatible titanium implant 96 1996
 
SMITHS INDUSTRIES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
4,702,252 Catheters 207 1986
 
SUPRATEK PHARMA INC. (1)
6,060,518 Polymer compositions for chemotherapy and methods of treatment using the same 198 1996
 
USBIOMATERIALS CORPORATION (1)
5,874,101 Bioactive-gel compositions and methods 89 1997
 
Kataoka, Kazunori (1)
5,925,720 Heterotelechelic block copolymers and process for producing the same 196 1997
 
UNTED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5,935,135 Balloon delivery system for deploying stents 144 1997
 
DON MICHAEL INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
5,176,638 Regional perfusion catheter with improved drug delivery control 123 1991
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (1)
6,645,243 Stent for angioplasty and a production process therefor 95 1998
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.P.A. (1)
5,370,684 Prosthesis of polymeric material coated with biocompatible carbon 130 1992
 
AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (5)
6,180,632 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 198 1998
6,245,760 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 181 1998
6,524,347 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 166 2000
6,528,526 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 170 2000
6,482,834 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 186 2001
 
ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
5,192,311 Medical implant and method of making 199 1990
 
KYUNG WON MEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
6,537,589 Calcium phosphate artificial bone as osteoconductive and biodegradable bone substitute material 104 2000
 
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. (1)
5,826,586 Methods for producing medical implants with roughened, particulate-free surfaces 54 1997
 
VENTURE LENDING & LEASING IV, INC. (1)
2002/0077,693 Covered, coiled drug delivery stent and method 243 2000
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (2)
6,231,590 Bioactive coating for vaso-occlusive devices 101 1999
2005/0065,545 External activation of vaso-occlusive implants 73 2003
 
AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS PRODUCTS INC. (1)
6,159,978 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56.sup.lck tyrosine kinases 169 1998
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (9)
5,380,299 Thrombolytic treated intravascular medical device 423 1993
5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 712 1995
6,096,070 Coated implantable medical device 861 1996
5,824,049 Coated implantable medical device 817 1996
5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 811 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 345 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 690 1999
6,730,064 Coated implantable medical device 262 2001
2003/0036,794 Coated implantable medical device 291 2002
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
6,331,313 Controlled-release biocompatible ocular drug delivery implant devices and methods 459 1999
 
STEWARD RESEARCH AND SPECIALTY PROJECTS CORPORATION (2)
5,830,879 Treatment of vascular injury using vascular endothelial growth factor 138 1995
5,858,990 Fas ligand compositions for treatment of proliferative disorders 78 1997
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,649,951 Zirconium oxide and zirconium nitride coated stents 140 1995
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
6,120,477 Balloon catheter device 169 1997
5,874,165 Materials and method for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric subtrates 153 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 139 1997
5,897,955 Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates 173 1998
2003/0187,495 Endoluminal devices, embolic filters, methods of manufacture and use 263 2002
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (4)
4,743,252 Composite grafts 254 1986
5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 764 1988
5,226,913 Method of making a radially expandable prosthesis 379 1992
5,804,318 Lubricious hydrogel surface modification 114 1995
 
ADVANCED CATHETER SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,573,470 Low-profile steerable intraoperative balloon dilitation catheter 164 1984
 
CVC PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,294,836 Semiconductor chip interconnect barrier material and fabrication method 84 1998
 
MEDICORP, S.A. (1)
6,051,021 Self-expanding endoprosthesis 91 1998
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (153)
4,323,071 Vascular guiding catheter assembly and vascular dilating catheter assembly and a combination thereof and methods of making the same 514 1980
4,439,185 Inflating and deflating device for vascular dilating catheter assembly 163 1981
4,554,929 Catheter guide wire with short spring tip and method of using the same 315 1983
4,516,972 Guiding catheter and method of manufacture 319 1983
4,616,652 Dilatation catheter positioning apparatus 167 1983
4,538,622 Guide wire for catheters 336 1983
4,638,805 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 123 1985
4,748,982 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 671 1987
5,158,548 Method and system for stent delivery 551 1991
5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 342 1992
5,342,621 Antithrombogenic surface 269 1992
5,364,354 Exchangeable integrated-wire balloon catheter 89 1992
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 177 1993
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 394 1993
5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 514 1993
5,496,346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 347 1993
5,507,768 Stent delivery system 347 1993
5,423,885 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 443 1993
5,458,615 Stent delivery system 372 1993
5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 220 1993
5,599,301 Motor control system for an automatic catheter inflation system 150 1993
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 368 1993
5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 310 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 481 1994
5,611,775 Method of delivery therapeutic or diagnostic liquid into tissue surrounding a body lumen 148 1994
5,629,077 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 272 1994
5,554,120 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 179 1994
5,649,977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 510 1994
5,707,385 Drug loaded elastic membrane and method for delivery 285 1994
5,637,113 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 436 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 655 1995
5,853,408 In-vivo modification of the mechanical properties of surgical devices 93 1995
5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 241 1995
5,593,434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 298 1995
5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 288 1995
5,766,710 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 299 1996
5,871,436 Radiation therapy method and device 110 1996
5,700,286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 653 1996
5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 287 1996
5,733,330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 154 1997
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 379 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 401 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 461 1997
6,776,792 Coated endovascular stent 38 1997
5,810,873 Stent crimping tool and method of use 99 1997
5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 76 1997
5,897,911 Polymer-coated stent structure 208 1997
5,766,239 Balloon-expandable, crush resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 140 1997
6,027,526 Stent having varied amounts of structural strength along its length 265 1997
5,893,852 Stent crimping tool and method of use 100 1998
5,976,182 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 143 1998
5,947,993 Stent crimping tool and method of use 53 1998
6,125,523 Stent crimping tool and method of use 136 1998
6,193,727 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 34 1999
5,976,155 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 186 1999
6,066,156 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 110 1999
6,312,459 Stent design for use in small vessels 181 1999
6,283,947 Local drug delivery injection catheter 283 1999
6,569,193 Tapered self-expanding stent 125 1999
6,217,586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 44 1999
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 358 1999
6,379,381 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 422 1999
6,203,551 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implant device 293 1999
6,277,110 Method of crimping an intravascular stent onto a balloon catheter 36 1999
6,605,114 Heparin delivery method 36 1999
6,251,136 Method of layering a three-coated stent using pharmacological and polymeric agents 347 1999
6,713,119 Biocompatible coating for a prosthesis and a method of forming the same 201 1999
6,283,949 Refillable implantable drug delivery pump 248 1999
6,494,862 Substance delivery apparatus and a method of delivering a therapeutic substance to an anatomical passageway 241 1999
6,375,826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 139 2000
6,582,417 Methods and apparatuses for radiation treatment 52 2000
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 323 2000
6,510,722 Stent crimping tool for producing a grooved crimp 55 2000
6,245,076 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 110 2000
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 485 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 272 2000
6,503,954 Biocompatible carrier containing actinomycin D and a method of forming the same 233 2000
6,555,157 Method for coating an implantable device and system for performing the method 274 2000
6,574,851 Stent made by rotational molding or centrifugal casting and method for making the same 103 2000
6,451,373 Method of forming a therapeutic coating onto a surface of an implantable prosthesis 284 2000
6,585,926 Method of manufacturing a porous balloon 197 2000
6,485,512 Two-stage light curable stent and delivery system 134 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 496 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 288 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 365 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 308 2000
6,783,793 Selective coating of medical devices 77 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 264 2000
6,749,626 Actinomycin D for the treatment of vascular disease 155 2000
6,504,307 Application of variable bias voltage on a cylindrical grid enclosing a target 33 2000
2001/0007,083 Device and active component for inhibiting formation of thrombus-inflammatory cell matrix 209 2000
6,524,232 Method for radioactive stent delivery 30 2000
6,824,559 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 74 2000
2002/0120,326 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 131 2000
6,544,543 Periodic constriction of vessels to treat ischemic tissue 197 2000
6,503,556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 262 2000
6,540,776 Sheath for a prosthesis and methods of forming the same 232 2000
6,565,599 Hybrid stent 125 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 287 2000
6,759,054 Ethylene vinyl alcohol composition and coating 147 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 234 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 207 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 190 2001
6,346,110 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implantable device 205 2001
6,544,223 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 262 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 258 2001
6,645,195 Intraventricularly guided agent delivery system and method of use 145 2001
6,740,040 Ultrasound energy driven intraventricular catheter to treat ischemia 158 2001
6,689,099 Local drug delivery injection catheter 149 2001
6,623,448 Steerable drug delivery device 285 2001
6,645,135 Intravascular catheter device and method for simultaneous local delivery of radiation and a therapeutic substance 176 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 119 2001
2002/0142,039 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 134 2001
6,625,486 Method and apparatus for intracellular delivery of an agent 150 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 311 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 289 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 237 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 269 2001
6,656,506 Microparticle coated medical device 210 2001
2002/0188,277 Medicated stents for the treatment of vascular disease 144 2001
6,605,154 Stent mounting device 212 2001
6,743,462 Apparatus and method for coating implantable devices 196 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 213 2001
6,679,980 Apparatus for electropolishing a stent 128 2001
6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 162 2001
6,481,262 Stent crimping tool 67 2001
6,572,644 Stent mounting device and a method of using the same to coat a stent 219 2001
6,695,920 Mandrel for supporting a stent and a method of using the mandrel to coat a stent 235 2001
6,565,659 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 243 2001
6,673,154 Stent mounting device to coat a stent 185 2001
6,673,385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 208 2001
6,527,863 Support device for a stent and a method of using the same to coat a stent 245 2001
6,585,755 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 336 2001
6,706,013 Variable length drug delivery catheter 158 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 287 2001
2003/0073,961 MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINING LIGHT-PROTECTED THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING THEREOF 168 2001
6,676,700 Stent with radiopaque core 53 2001
2003/0097,088 Coatings for drug delivery devices 142 2001
6,663,880 Permeabilizing reagents to increase drug delivery and a method of local delivery 182 2001
6,709,514 Rotary coating apparatus for coating implantable medical devices 163 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 233 2002
6,733,768 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 145 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 218 2002
2004/0054,104 Coatings for drug delivery devices comprising modified poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) 153 2002
2004/0063,805 Coatings for implantable medical devices and methods for fabrication thereof 170 2002
6,818,063 Stent mandrel fixture and method for minimizing coating defects 151 2002
2004/0072,922 Rate limiting barriers for implantable medical devices 150 2002
2004/0086,542 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 169 2002
2004/0127,970 Polymer link hybrid stent 96 2002
6,860,946 System for the process of coating implantable medical devices 59 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 176 2003
2004/0052,858 Microparticle coated medical device 147 2003
2004/0142,015 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 31 2004
 
Vascular Concepts Holdings Limited (5)
5,713,949 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 261 1996
5,895,407 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 201 1998
5,922,393 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 128 1998
6,517,889 Process for coating a surface of a stent 92 2001
6,641,611 Therapeutic coating for an intravascular implant 118 2001
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (1)
6,126,686 Artificial vascular valves 230 1999
 
DOW B. HICKAM, INC., A TX CORP. (1)
4,828,561 Bio compatible and blood compatible materials and methods 50 1982
 
NEUROTECH S.A. (2)
6,262,034 Polymeric gene delivery system 196 1997
6,475,779 Polymeric gene delivery 115 1998
 
Tatsumo Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
5,656,082 Liquid applying apparatus utilizing centrifugal force 38 1995
 
LEMAITRE ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,123,917 Expandable intraluminal vascular graft 672 1990
 
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY (1)
4,994,560 Functionalized polyamine chelants and radioactive rhodium complexes thereof for conjugation to antibodies 68 1987
 
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO (1)
5,599,307 Catheter and method for the prevention and/or treatment of stenotic processes of vessels and cavities 154 1995
 
MEMCOR, INC., A CORP. OF DE (1)
4,774,039 Dispersing casting of integral skinned highly asymmetric polymer membranes 116 1986
 
Morphoplant GmbH (1)
6,635,269 Immobilizing mediator molecules via anchor molecules on metallic implant materials containing oxide layer 89 2000
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (8)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 509 1991
5,289,831 Surface-treated stent, catheter, cannula, and the like 251 1992
5,632,771 Flexible stent having a pattern formed from a sheet of material 309 1995
6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 217 1997
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 196 1998
6,464,720 Radially expandable stent 238 2001
2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 286 2002
2003/0028,244 Coated implantable medical device 222 2002
 
Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (2)
6,120,535 Microporous tubular prosthesis 110 1997
6,149,574 Dual catheter radiation delivery system 101 1998
 
Biomedical Polymers International, Ltd. (1)
5,100,992 Polyurethane-based polymeric materials and biomedical articles and pharmaceutical compositions utilizing the same 231 1990
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,011,125 Amide modified polyesters 140 1998
 
Asahi Chiyoda Kogyou Co. Ltd. (1)
5,516,560 Method for coating rings, coating equipment and coating jig 35 1994
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (2)
5,628,755 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system 88 1995
5,836,962 Endoprosthesis 104 1997
 
SEMATECH, Inc. (1)
5,695,810 Use of cobalt tungsten phosphide as a barrier material for copper metallization 366 1996
 
LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
6,054,553 Process for the preparation of polymers having recurring agents 141 1996
 
KABUSHIKIKAISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (2)
6,080,177 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 135 1998
6,413,272 Stent for vessel 79 2001
 
Implant Sciences Corporation (2)
5,898,178 Ion source for generation of radioactive ion beams 37 1997
6,010,445 Radioactive medical device and process 124 1997
 
C. R. BARD, INC. (3)
4,699,611 Biliary stent introducer 191 1985
5,059,169 High-friction prostatic stent 109 1990
5,087,244 Catheter and method for locally applying medication to the wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen 315 1990
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (5)
6,042,875 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 386 1999
6,251,135 Radiopaque marker system and method of use 179 1999
6,120,904 Medical device coated with interpenetrating network of hydrogel polymers 411 1999
2004/0111,149 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 85 2003
2005/0106,210 Medical device with drug 70 2004
 
DOW CORNING WRIGHT CORPORATION (1)
4,906,423 Methods for forming porous-surfaced polymeric bodies 89 1987
 
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
6,172,167 Copoly(ester-amides) and copoly(ester-urethanes) 151 1999
 
PSIVIDA INC. (1)
2003/0039,689 Polymer-based, sustained release drug delivery system 224 2002
 
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (2)
5,112,457 Process for producing hydroxylated plasma-polymerized films and the use of the films for enhancing the compatiblity of biomedical implants 372 1990
5,455,040 Anticoagulant plasma polymer-modified substrate 388 1992
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,084,065 Reinforced graft assembly 346 1989
5,163,951 Mesh composite graft 307 1992
5,385,580 Self-supporting woven vascular graft 158 1992
 
BIO-DOT, INC. (1)
5,741,554 Method of dispensing a liquid reagent 118 1996
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (9)
5,053,048 Thromboresistant coating 225 1990
5,133,742 Crack-resistant polycarbonate urethane polymer prostheses 222 1991
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 527 1995
5,855,618 Polyurethanes grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded heparin 123 1996
5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 256 1997
6,056,993 Porous protheses and methods for making the same wherein the protheses are formed by spraying water soluble and water insoluble fibers onto a rotating mandrel 390 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 150 1999
6,521,284 Process for impregnating a porous material with a cross-linkable composition 82 1999
6,592,617 Three-dimensional braided covered stent 118 2001
 
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. (1)
5,015,505 Method and apparatus for striping a tire sidewall 38 1989
 
PSIMEDICA LIMITED (1)
6,666,214 Biomaterial 113 2001
 
THERMOPLASTIC SPRAY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
6,488,773 Apparatus and method for spraying polymer 33 2000
 
Namyang Technological University of Singapore (1)
6,468,906 Passivation of copper interconnect surfaces with a passivating metal layer 43 2000
 
USF FILTRATION AND SEPARATIONS GROUP INC. (1)
4,629,563 Asymmetric membranes 262 1981
 
PEPTECH ANIMAL HEALTH PTY LIMITED (1)
5,545,408 Biocompatible implant for the timing of ovulation in mares 104 1994
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Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (2)
8,802,184 Medical devices containing biobeneficial particles 0 2007
* 8,592,036 Nanoshells on polymers 0 2012
 
ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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8,834,932 Anticoagulant-conjugated carbon nanocapsule, antithrombotic agent containing thereof 0 2012
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