US Patent No: 8,017,237 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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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, CA573

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Davalian, Dariush San Jose, CA 63 276
Hossainy, Syed F A Fremont, CA 203 8092
Ludwig, Florian Niklas Mountain View, CA 30 84
Pacetti, Stephen D San Jose, CA 394 6025

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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 510 1980
4,439,185 Inflating and deflating device for vascular dilating catheter assembly 159 1981
4,554,929 Catheter guide wire with short spring tip and method of using the same 290 1983
4,516,972 Guiding catheter and method of manufacture 309 1983
4,616,652 Dilatation catheter positioning apparatus 165 1983
4,538,622 Guide wire for catheters 324 1983
4,638,805 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 122 1985
4,748,982 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 644 1987
5,158,548 Method and system for stent delivery 524 1991
5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 330 1992
5,342,621 Antithrombogenic surface 256 1992
5,364,354 Exchangeable integrated-wire balloon catheter 85 1992
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 171 1993
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 384 1993
5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 488 1993
5,496,346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 301 1993
5,507,768 Stent delivery system 325 1993
5,423,885 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 427 1993
5,458,615 Stent delivery system 340 1993
5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 213 1993
5,599,301 Motor control system for an automatic catheter inflation system 143 1993
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 339 1993
5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 289 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 455 1994
5,611,775 Method of delivery therapeutic or diagnostic liquid into tissue surrounding a body lumen 137 1994
5,629,077 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 243 1994
5,554,120 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 172 1994
5,649,977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 469 1994
5,707,385 Drug loaded elastic membrane and method for delivery 266 1994
5,637,113 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 409 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 611 1995
5,853,408 In-vivo modification of the mechanical properties of surgical devices 89 1995
5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 223 1995
5,593,434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 277 1995
5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 269 1995
5,766,710 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 264 1996
5,871,436 Radiation therapy method and device 108 1996
5,700,286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 599 1996
5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 255 1996
5,733,330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 146 1997
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 321 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 370 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 429 1997
6,776,792 Coated endovascular stent 36 1997
5,810,873 Stent crimping tool and method of use 91 1997
5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 74 1997
5,897,911 Polymer-coated stent structure 195 1997
5,766,239 Balloon-expandable, crush resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 134 1997
6,027,526 Stent having varied amounts of structural strength along its length 242 1997
5,893,852 Stent crimping tool and method of use 96 1998
5,976,182 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 139 1998
5,947,993 Stent crimping tool and method of use 50 1998
6,125,523 Stent crimping tool and method of use 130 1998
6,193,727 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 33 1999
5,976,155 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 166 1999
6,066,156 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 104 1999
6,312,459 Stent design for use in small vessels 168 1999
6,283,947 Local drug delivery injection catheter 256 1999
6,569,193 Tapered self-expanding stent 112 1999
6,217,586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 42 1999
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 330 1999
6,379,381 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 388 1999
6,203,551 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implant device 266 1999
6,277,110 Method of crimping an intravascular stent onto a balloon catheter 34 1999
6,605,114 Heparin delivery method 34 1999
6,251,136 Method of layering a three-coated stent using pharmacological and polymeric agents 321 1999
6,713,119 Biocompatible coating for a prosthesis and a method of forming the same 188 1999
6,283,949 Refillable implantable drug delivery pump 221 1999
6,494,862 Substance delivery apparatus and a method of delivering a therapeutic substance to an anatomical passageway 220 1999
6,375,826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 129 2000
6,582,417 Methods and apparatuses for radiation treatment 49 2000
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 293 2000
6,510,722 Stent crimping tool for producing a grooved crimp 51 2000
6,245,076 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 103 2000
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 451 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 252 2000
6,503,954 Biocompatible carrier containing actinomycin D and a method of forming the same 220 2000
6,555,157 Method for coating an implantable device and system for performing the method 250 2000
6,574,851 Stent made by rotational molding or centrifugal casting and method for making the same 95 2000
6,451,373 Method of forming a therapeutic coating onto a surface of an implantable prosthesis 263 2000
6,585,926 Method of manufacturing a porous balloon 184 2000
6,485,512 Two-stage light curable stent and delivery system 122 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 452 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 255 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 339 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 290 2000
6,783,793 Selective coating of medical devices 71 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 235 2000
6,749,626 Actinomycin D for the treatment of vascular disease 142 2000
6,504,307 Application of variable bias voltage on a cylindrical grid enclosing a target 30 2000
2001/0007,083 Device and active component for inhibiting formation of thrombus-inflammatory cell matrix 190 2000
2002/0120,326 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 121 2000
6,524,232 Method for radioactive stent delivery 28 2000
6,824,559 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 65 2000
6,544,543 Periodic constriction of vessels to treat ischemic tissue 182 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 182 2000
6,503,556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 240 2000
6,540,776 Sheath for a prosthesis and methods of forming the same 218 2000
6,565,599 Hybrid stent 116 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 258 2000
6,759,054 Ethylene vinyl alcohol composition and coating 136 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 208 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 172 2001
6,346,110 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implantable device 190 2001
6,544,223 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 228 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 240 2001
6,645,195 Intraventricularly guided agent delivery system and method of use 134 2001
6,740,040 Ultrasound energy driven intraventricular catheter to treat ischemia 146 2001
6,689,099 Local drug delivery injection catheter 140 2001
2002/0142,039 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 127 2001
6,623,448 Steerable drug delivery device 243 2001
6,645,135 Intravascular catheter device and method for simultaneous local delivery of radiation and a therapeutic substance 159 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 105 2001
6,625,486 Method and apparatus for intracellular delivery of an agent 139 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 285 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 223 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 259 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 246 2001
6,656,506 Microparticle coated medical device 185 2001
2002/0188,277 Medicated stents for the treatment of vascular disease 134 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 192 2001
6,605,154 Stent mounting device 201 2001
6,743,462 Apparatus and method for coating implantable devices 175 2001
6,679,980 Apparatus for electropolishing a stent 119 2001
6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 149 2001
6,481,262 Stent crimping tool 65 2001
6,572,644 Stent mounting device and a method of using the same to coat a stent 209 2001
6,695,920 Mandrel for supporting a stent and a method of using the mandrel to coat a stent 221 2001
6,565,659 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 226 2001
6,673,154 Stent mounting device to coat a stent 172 2001
6,673,385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 194 2001
6,527,863 Support device for a stent and a method of using the same to coat a stent 234 2001
6,585,755 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 287 2001
6,706,013 Variable length drug delivery catheter 142 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 253 2001
2003/0073,961 MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINING LIGHT-PROTECTED THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING THEREOF 151 2001
6,676,700 Stent with radiopaque core 49 2001
2003/0097,088 Coatings for drug delivery devices 132 2001
6,663,880 Permeabilizing reagents to increase drug delivery and a method of local delivery 162 2001
6,709,514 Rotary coating apparatus for coating implantable medical devices 148 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 216 2002
6,733,768 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 136 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 200 2002
2004/0054,104 Coatings for drug delivery devices comprising modified poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) 140 2002
2004/0063,805 Coatings for implantable medical devices and methods for fabrication thereof 151 2002
6,818,063 Stent mandrel fixture and method for minimizing coating defects 136 2002
2004/0072,922 Rate limiting barriers for implantable medical devices 136 2002
2004/0086,542 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 148 2002
2004/0127,970 Polymer link hybrid stent 85 2002
6,860,946 System for the process of coating implantable medical devices 57 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 160 2003
2004/0052,858 Microparticle coated medical device 133 2003
2004/0142,015 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 28 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (90)
4,950,227 Stent delivery system 640 1988
4,994,033 Intravascular drug delivery dilatation catheter 381 1989
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 998 1990
5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 355 1990
5,234,457 Impregnated stent 422 1991
5,254,089 Medication dispensing balloon catheter 161 1992
5,197,977 Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft 364 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 501 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 435 1992
5,571,135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 206 1993
5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 303 1993
5,588,962 Drug treatment of diseased sites deep within the body 71 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 283 1994
5,593,403 Method for modifying a stent in an implanted site 98 1994
5,702,754 Method of providing a substrate with a hydrophilic coating and substrates, particularly medical devices, provided with such coatings 276 1995
5,811,447 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 193 1995
6,171,609 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 179 1995
5,772,864 Method for manufacturing implantable medical devices 155 1996
5,837,313 Drug release stent coating process 643 1996
5,876,426 System and method of providing a blood-free interface for intravascular light delivery 48 1996
6,120,536 Medical devices with long term non-thrombogenic coatings 549 1996
5,868,781 Locking stent 193 1996
5,733,925 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 379 1996
5,728,751 Bonding bio-active materials to substrate surfaces 118 1996
5,741,881 Process for preparing covalently bound-heparin containing polyurethane-peo-heparin coating compositions 104 1996
5,877,263 Process for preparing polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 110 1996
5,871,437 Radioactive stent for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 119 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 320 1997
6,059,810 Endovascular stent and method 84 1997
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 353 1997
5,981,568 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 269 1997
5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 164 1997
5,902,631 Lubricity gradient for medical devices 110 1997
5,869,127 Method of providing a substrate with a bio-active/biocompatible coating 251 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 197 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 254 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 209 1997
6,123,712 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 132 1997
5,980,972 Method of applying drug-release coatings 464 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 360 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 236 1997
6,096,525 Bonding bio-active materials to expanded polytetrafluoroethylene or polyethylene terephthalate via an isocyanate-terminated spacer 97 1997
6,027,510 Stent delivery system 83 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 180 1997
6,099,562 Drug coating with topcoat 535 1997
6,358,556 Drug release stent coating 376 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 339 1998
6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 290 1998
6,120,847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 209 1999
6,107,416 Polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 107 1999
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 334 1999
6,284,333 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 117 1999
6,258,099 Stent security balloon/balloon catheter 112 1999
6,156,373 Medical device coating methods and devices 126 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 355 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 107 1999
6,258,121 Stent coating 413 1999
6,159,227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 46 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 179 1999
6,610,087 Endoluminal stent having a matched stiffness region and/or a stiffness gradient and methods for providing stent kink resistance 64 1999
6,554,854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 97 1999
6,447,835 Method of coating polymeric tubes used in medical devices 60 2000
6,387,118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 91 2000
6,284,305 Drug coating with topcoat 260 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 196 2000
6,322,847 Medical device coating methods and devices 111 2000
6,492,615 Laser polishing of medical devices 95 2000
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 207 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 153 2000
6,540,777 Locking stent 163 2001
6,409,761 Intravascular stent 113 2001
6,719,934 Process for making bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 114 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 165 2001
2002/0091,433 Drug release coated stent 218 2001
6,887,270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 131 2002
6,645,547 Stent coating device 137 2002
6,865,810 Methods of making medical devices 113 2002
2003/0093,107 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 140 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 119 2002
6,656,162 Implantable drug delivery stents 198 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 144 2003
2004/0213,893 Expandable mask stent coating method 37 2003
6,878,160 Stent with controlled expansion 65 2003
2005/0038,497 Deformation medical device without material deformation 82 2003
2005/0054,774 Lubricious coating 66 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 81 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 126 2003
2005/0065,501 Energy activated vaso-occlusive devices 57 2003
2005/0074,406 Ultrasound coating for enhancing visualization of medical device in ultrasound images 54 2003
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 137 2004
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (53)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1275 1987
5,102,402 Releasable coatings on balloon catheters 276 1991
5,282,823 Intravascular radially expandable stent 473 1992
5,278,200 Thromboresistant material and articles 60 1992
5,344,455 Graft polymer articles having bioactive surfaces 74 1992
5,229,172 Modification of polymeric surface by graft polymerization 164 1993
5,308,641 Biocompatibility of solid surfaces 105 1993
5,350,800 Method for improving the biocompatibility of solid surfaces 89 1993
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 398 1993
5,415,938 Biocompatability of solid surfaces 75 1994
5,429,618 Thromboresistant articles 68 1994
5,476,509 Articles having graft polymer bioactive surfaces 57 1994
5,571,166 Method of making an intraluminal stent 178 1994
5,591,224 Bioelastomeric stent 253 1994
5,599,352 Method of making a drug eluting stent 187 1994
5,554,182 Method for preventing restenosis 170 1995
5,591,227 Drug eluting stent 259 1995
5,628,785 Bioelastomeric stent 119 1995
5,697,967 Drug eluting stent 283 1995
5,702,818 Biocompatability of solid surfaces 45 1995
5,837,008 Intravascular stent and method 347 1995
5,624,411 Intravascular stent and method 517 1995
5,679,400 Intravascular stent and method 459 1995
5,820,917 Blood-contacting medical device and method 248 1995
5,893,840 Releasable microcapsules on balloon catheters 140 1996
5,653,691 Thickened inner lumen for uniform stent expansion and method of making 175 1996
5,811,151 Method of modifying the surface of a medical device 111 1996
5,720,726 Balloon catheter having retention enhancements on the balloon 122 1996
5,776,184 Intravasoular stent and method 372 1996
5,824,048 Method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen 427 1996
5,833,651 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 207 1996
5,866,113 Medical device with biomolecule-coated surface graft matrix 168 1997
5,759,474 Method of making thickened inner lumen for uniform stent expansion 48 1997
5,824,056 Implantable medical device formed from a refractory metal having a thin coating disposed thereon 194 1997
5,810,871 Stent delivery system 165 1997
6,106,454 Medical device for delivering localized radiation 83 1997
5,997,468 Intraluminal drug eluting prosthesis method 178 1997
5,865,814 Blood contacting medical device and method 405 1997
6,117,979 Process for making a bioprosthetic device and implants produced therefrom 158 1997
6,056,906 Method of making an intervascular catheter system for implanting a radially expandable stent within a body vessel 51 1997
5,928,916 Ionic attachment of biomolecules with a guanidino moiety to medical device surfaces 71 1998
6,033,719 Method for covalent attachment of biomolecules to surfaces of medical devices 74 1998
6,024,918 Method for attachment of biomolecules to surfaces of medical devices 72 1998
6,258,371 Method for making biocompatible medical article 163 1998
6,063,092 Heat set and crimping process to optimize stent retention 92 1998
5,925,552 Method for attachment of biomolecules to medical devices surfaces 98 1998
6,013,099 Medical device for delivering a water-insoluble therapeutic salt or substance 103 1998
6,080,190 Intraluminal stent 131 1998
6,228,845 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 108 1998
6,143,354 One-step method for attachment of biomolecules to substrate surfaces 176 1999
6,183,505 Method of stent retention to a delivery catheter balloon-braided retainers 114 1999
6,174,316 Stent delivery system 47 1999
6,270,788 Implantable medical device 172 1999
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (26)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1083 1986
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 279 1989
5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 321 1989
5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 381 1990
5,134,192 Process for activating a polymer surface for covalent bonding for subsequent coating with heparin or the like 65 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 268 1991
5,205,822 Replaceable dilatation catheter 140 1991
5,213,576 Therapeutic porous balloon catheter 266 1991
5,163,958 Carbon coated tubular endoprosthesis 398 1991
5,318,531 Infusion balloon catheter 117 1992
5,336,518 Treatment of metallic surfaces using radiofrequency plasma deposition and chemical attachment of bioactive agents 136 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 310 1993
5,405,472 Method of making infusion balloon catheter 45 1993
5,356,433 Biocompatible metal surfaces 325 1993
5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 63 1994
5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 315 1995
5,728,068 Multi-purpose balloon catheter 156 1995
5,823,996 Infusion balloon catheter 77 1996
5,733,326 Composite material endoprosthesis 130 1996
5,769,884 Controlled porosity endovascular implant 178 1996
5,833,659 Infusion balloon catheter 77 1996
5,800,516 Deployable and retrievable shape memory stent/tube and method 235 1996
6,140,127 Method of coating an intravascular stent with an endothelial cell adhesive five amino acid peptide 94 1998
6,273,913 Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut 563 1998
2002/0051,730 Coated medical devices and sterilization thereof 264 2001
2004/0167,610 Locking stent 82 2003
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
5,087,394 Method for forming an inflatable balloon for use in a catheter 117 1989
5,558,642 Drug delivery catheter 114 1994
5,464,450 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 274 1994
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 282 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 324 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 300 1995
6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 156 1999
6,395,325 Porous membranes 65 2000
6,899,731 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 141 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 131 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 125 2002
2003/0236,565 Implantable prosthesis 61 2002
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (11)
4,988,356 Catheter and guidewire exchange system 338 1988
5,100,429 Endovascular stent and delivery system 472 1989
5,108,416 Stent introducer system 394 1990
5,272,012 Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating 337 1992
6,273,850 Device for positioning a radiation source at a stenosis treatment site 37 1997
6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 113 1998
6,099,559 Endoluminal support assembly with capped ends 86 1998
6,327,772 Method for fabricating a planar eversible lattice which forms a stent when everted 239 1999
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 170 2000
2003/0083,739 Rational drug therapy device and methods 152 2002
2005/0043,786 Methods and apparatus for treatment of aneurysmal tissue 59 2003
 
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4,226,243 Surgical devices of polyesteramides derived from bis-oxamidodiols and dicarboxylic acids 153 1979
5,876,433 Stent and method of varying amounts of heparin coated thereon to control treatment 247 1996
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 433 1998
6,153,252 Process for coating stents 646 1999
6,494,908 Removable stent for body lumens 117 1999
6,224,894 Copolymers of absorbable polyoxaesters 66 2000
6,667,049 Relic process for producing bioresorbable ceramic tissue scaffolds 90 2001
2002/0002,399 Removable stent for body lumens 80 2001
6,423,092 Biodegradable stent 155 2001
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (9)
5,053,048 Thromboresistant coating 217 1990
5,133,742 Crack-resistant polycarbonate urethane polymer prostheses 211 1991
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 481 1995
5,855,618 Polyurethanes grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded heparin 117 1996
5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 231 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 373 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 139 1999
6,521,284 Process for impregnating a porous material with a cross-linkable composition 78 1999
6,592,617 Three-dimensional braided covered stent 103 2001
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (9)
5,380,299 Thrombolytic treated intravascular medical device 397 1993
5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 654 1995
6,096,070 Coated implantable medical device 781 1996
5,824,049 Coated implantable medical device 749 1996
5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 750 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 308 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 606 1999
6,730,064 Coated implantable medical device 225 2001
2003/0036,794 Coated implantable medical device 268 2002
 
WYETH (9)
2001/0029,351 Drug combinations and delivery devices for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 257 2001
2002/0005,206 Antiproliferative drug and delivery device 214 2001
2002/0007,213 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 196 2001
2002/0007,214 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 191 2001
2002/0007,215 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 200 2001
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 116 2001
2002/0111,590 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 270 2001
6,746,773 Coatings for medical devices 193 2001
2003/0065,377 Coated medical devices 230 2002
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (8)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 481 1991
5,289,831 Surface-treated stent, catheter, cannula, and the like 233 1992
5,632,771 Flexible stent having a pattern formed from a sheet of material 280 1995
6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 191 1997
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 178 1998
6,464,720 Radially expandable stent 213 2001
2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 254 2002
2003/0028,244 Coated implantable medical device 203 2002
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (7)
5,836,965 Stent delivery and deployment method 205 1995
6,159,229 Stent delivery and deployment method 62 1998
2005/0055,078 Stent with outer slough coating 82 2004
2005/0037,052 Stent coating with gradient porosity 66 2004
2005/0075,714 Gradient coated stent and method of fabrication 78 2004
2005/0049,693 Medical devices and compositions for delivering biophosphonates to anatomical sites at risk for vascular disease 53 2004
2005/0084,515 Biocompatible controlled release coatings for medical devices and related methods 67 2004
 
SURMODICS, INC. (7)
6,121,027 Polybifunctional reagent having a polymeric backbone and photoreactive moieties and bioactive groups 397 1997
6,214,901 Bioactive agent release coating 247 1999
6,562,136 Coating apparatus and method 68 2000
6,344,035 Bioactive agent release coating 225 2000
6,890,583 Bioactive agent release coating 76 2001
2002/0188,037 Method and system for providing bioactive agent release coating 184 2002
7,008,667 Bioactive agent release coating 75 2002
 
GERON CORPORATION (6)
5,599,922 Oligonucleotide N3'-P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 94 1994
5,726,297 Oligodeoxyribonucleotide N3' P5' phosphoramidates 99 1995
5,631,135 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 96 1995
5,837,835 Oligonucleotide N3'-P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 97 1995
5,965,720 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.P5' phosphoramidates 105 1997
6,169,170 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.N5'Phosphoramidate Duplexes 90 1997
 
Quanam Medical Corporation (6)
5,674,242 Endoprosthetic device with therapeutic compound 376 1996
5,954,744 Intravascular stent 115 1997
6,019,789 Expandable unit cell and intraluminal stent 201 1998
6,168,619 Intravascular stent having a coaxial polymer member and end sleeves 120 1998
6,248,129 Expandable polymeric stent with memory and delivery apparatus and method 196 1998
6,530,950 Intraluminal stent having coaxial polymer member 228 2000
 
AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (5)
6,180,632 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 183 1998
6,245,760 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 166 1998
6,524,347 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 153 2000
6,528,526 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 156 2000
6,482,834 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 170 2001
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5,462,990 Multifunctional organic polymers 229 1993
5,858,746 Gels for encapsulation of biological materials 425 1995
5,955,509 pH dependent polymer micelles 191 1997
6,596,296 Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant 130 2000
2007/0014,752 Surface functionalization of polymeric materials 9 2006
 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (5)
5,969,422 Plated copper interconnect structure 348 1997
6,444,567 Process for alloying damascene-type Cu interconnect lines 35 2000
6,420,189 Superconducting damascene interconnected for integrated circuit 107 2001
6,703,307 Method of implantation after copper seed deposition 33 2001
6,664,187 Laser thermal annealing for Cu seedlayer enhancement 30 2002
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (5)
5,840,009 Radioisotope stent with increased radiation field strength at the ends of the stent 129 1995
5,722,984 Antithrombogenic radioactive coating for an intravascular stent 162 1996
6,296,603 Radioactive intraluminal endovascular prosthesis and method for the treatment of aneurysms 70 1998
6,099,455 Radioisotope stent with non-radioactive end sections 73 1998
6,554,758 Radioactive intraluminal endovascular prothesis and method for the treatment of aneurysms 28 2001
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (5)
5,562,728 Endovascular grafting apparatus, system and method and devices for use therewith 416 1995
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 218 1996
5,855,598 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 217 1997
5,948,018 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 133 1997
6,165,212 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 405 1999
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (5)
5,667,767 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 451 1995
5,830,178 Methods for embolizing vascular sites with an emboilizing composition comprising dimethylsulfoxide 448 1996
5,851,508 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 379 1997
6,015,541 Radioactive embolizing compositions 392 1997
6,454,738 Methods for delivering in vivo uniform dispersed embolic compositions of high viscosity 31 2000
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (5)
4,343,931 Synthetic absorbable surgical devices of poly(esteramides) 191 1979
4,529,792 Process for preparing synthetic absorbable poly(esteramides) 170 1982
4,880,683 Hot-tackifying adhesive tape 66 1988
4,977,901 Article having non-crosslinked crystallized polymer coatings 362 1990
5,258,419 Methods of preparing radiation resistant heat sealable polymer blends 63 1992
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (5)
6,042,875 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 362 1999
6,251,135 Radiopaque marker system and method of use 144 1999
6,120,904 Medical device coated with interpenetrating network of hydrogel polymers 376 1999
2004/0111,149 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 80 2003
2005/0106,210 Medical device with drug 64 2004
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,578,046 Composite bioabsorbable materials and surgical articles made thereform 107 1995
5,843,119 Apparatus and method for dilatation of a body lumen and delivery of a prothesis therein 31 1996
5,902,875 Polyesteramide, its preparation and surgical devices fabricated therefrom 154 1998
5,914,387 Polyesteramides with amino acid-derived groups alternating with alpha-hydroxyacid-derived groups and surgical articles made therefrom 158 1998
5,919,893 Polyesteramide, its preparation and surgical devices fabricated therefrom 144 1998
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (5)
5,713,949 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 249 1996
5,895,407 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 173 1998
5,922,393 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 124 1998
6,517,889 Process for coating a surface of a stent 85 2001
6,641,611 Therapeutic coating for an intravascular implant 106 2001
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
6,120,477 Balloon catheter device 161 1997
5,874,165 Materials and method for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric subtrates 137 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 122 1997
5,897,955 Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates 158 1998
2003/0187,495 Endoluminal devices, embolic filters, methods of manufacture and use 226 2002
 
WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY (5)
6,699,724 Metal nanoshells for biosensing applications 67 2000
6,685,986 Metal nanoshells 56 2001
2002/0061,363 Method of making nanoshells 27 2001
2002/0132,045 Method of making nanoshells 33 2001
6,660,381 Partial coverage metal nanoshells and method of making same 76 2001
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 642 1994
6,093,199 Intra-luminal device for treatment of body cavities and lumens and method of use 245 1998
6,656,216 Composite stent with regioselective material 185 2001
2007/0292,518 Nanoshell therapy 27 2006
 
ANGIOTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (4)
5,716,981 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 677 1995
5,997,517 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 304 1997
6,110,483 Adherent, flexible hydrogel and medicated coatings 301 1997
6,306,176 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 255 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (4)
5,746,745 Balloon catheter 100 1996
5,843,033 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 73 1997
5,860,954 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 39 1997
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 150 1998
 
CORNELL RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (4)
5,516,881 Aminoxyl-containing radical spin labeling in polymers and copolymers 146 1994
5,485,496 Gamma irradiation sterilizing of biomaterial medical devices or products, with improved degradation and mechanical properties 162 1994
5,610,241 Reactive graft polymer with biodegradable polymer backbone and method for preparing reactive biodegradable polymers 169 1996
6,503,538 Elastomeric functional biodegradable copolyester amides and copolyester urethanes 164 2000
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (4)
4,743,252 Composite grafts 239 1986
5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 724 1988
5,226,913 Method of making a radially expandable prosthesis 357 1992
5,804,318 Lubricious hydrogel surface modification 96 1995
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (4)
4,902,289 Multilayer bioreplaceable blood vessel prosthesis 158 1988
5,330,768 Controlled drug delivery using polymer/pluronic blends 299 1991
6,160,084 Biodegradable shape memory polymers 267 1999
2007/0053,845 Nanocell drug delivery system 25 2006
 
MDV TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
5,300,295 Ophthalmic drug delivery with thermoreversible polyoxyalkylene gels adjustable for pH 214 1991
5,292,516 Body cavity drug delivery with thermoreversible gels containing polyoxyalkylene copolymers 226 1991
5,306,501 Drug delivery by injection with thermoreversible gels containing polyoxyalkylene copolymers 222 1991
5,298,260 Topical drug delivery with polyoxyalkylene polymer thermoreversible gels adjustable for pH and osmolality 204 1992
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (4)
5,877,224 Polymeric drug formulations 262 1995
5,658,995 Copolymers of tyrosine-based polycarbonate and poly(alkylene oxide) 232 1995
6,120,491 Biodegradable, anionic polymers derived from the amino acid L-tyrosine 182 1998
6,689,350 Therapeutic polyesters and polyamides 70 2001
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (4)
6,048,964 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 114 1995
5,948,428 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 187 1996
5,854,207 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 145 1998
5,916,870 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 159 1998
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (4)
5,037,427 Method of implanting a stent within a tubular organ of a living body and of removing same 390 1990
5,417,981 Thermoplastic polymer composition and medical devices made of the same 190 1993
5,670,558 Medical instruments that exhibit surface lubricity when wetted 377 1995
6,106,530 Stent delivery device 110 1998
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (4)
5,286,254 Drug delivery apparatus and method 382 1992
5,411,477 High-strength, thin-walled single piece catheters 158 1993
5,628,730 Phoretic balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 339 1994
5,800,392 Microporous catheter 262 1996
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
4,699,611 Biliary stent introducer 183 1985
5,059,169 High-friction prostatic stent 103 1990
5,087,244 Catheter and method for locally applying medication to the wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen 283 1990
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (3)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 499 1987
5,306,286 Absorbable stent 392 1991
5,527,337 Bioabsorbable stent and method of making the same 390 1994
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (3)
5,328,471 Method and apparatus for treatment of focal disease in hollow tubular organs and other tissue lumens 514 1993
5,879,713 Targeted delivery via biodegradable polymers 365 1997
5,942,209 Method of local radiotherapy by polymerizing a material in vivo to form a hydrogel 178 1997
 
LANDEC CORPORATION (3)
5,156,911 Skin-activated temperature-sensitive adhesive assemblies 118 1989
5,387,450 Temperature-activated adhesive assemblies 89 1992
5,412,035 Pressure-sensitive adhesives 67 1992
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,084,065 Reinforced graft assembly 336 1989
5,163,951 Mesh composite graft 299 1992
5,385,580 Self-supporting woven vascular graft 151 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (3)
5,906,759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 131 1996
6,676,697 Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent 106 1998
5,922,005 Stent fabrication method 135 1998
 
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 73 1993
5,756,476 Inhibition of cell proliferation using antisense oligonucleotides 154 1994
6,887,485 Nitric oxide-releasing metallic medical devices 75 2001
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (3)
4,596,574 Biodegradable porous ceramic delivery system for bone morphogenetic protein 268 1984
5,891,192 Ion-implanted protein-coated intralumenal implants 156 1997
6,303,901 Method to reduce damage to backing plate 85 2000
 
YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (3)
5,711,958 Methods for reducing or eliminating post-surgical adhesion formation 164 1996
6,136,333 Methods and compositions for reducing or eliminating post-surgical adhesion formation 175 1997
6,211,249 Polyester polyether block copolymers 153 1998
 
ADERANS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
6,120,788 Bioabsorbable triglycolic acid poly(ester-amide)s 136 1998
6,511,748 Bioabsorbable fibers and reinforced composites produced therefrom 104 2000
 
ANGIODEVICE INTERNATIONAL GMBH (2)
6,051,648 Crosslinked polymer compositions and methods for their use 435 1999
6,166,130 Method of using crosslinked polymer compositions in tissue treatment applications 192 1999
 
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (2)
6,217,721 Filling narrow apertures and forming interconnects with a metal utilizing a crystallographically oriented liner layer 98 1996
6,362,099 Method for enhancing the adhesion of copper deposited by chemical vapor deposition 39 1999
 
AVANTEC VASCULAR CORPORATION (2)
6,093,463 Medical devices made from improved polymer blends 107 1998
2002/0082,679 Delivery or therapeutic capable agents 268 2001
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (2)
5,667,523 Dual supported intraluminal graft 350 1995
5,628,786 Radially expandable vascular graft with resistance to longitudinal compression and method of making same 235 1995
 
BROWN UNIVERSITY (2)
5,759,205 Negatively charged polymeric electret implant 222 1995
6,620,617 Polymeric gene delivery system 71 2001
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
5,085,629 Biodegradable stent 282 1989
5,167,614 Prostatic stent 208 1991
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (2)
5,470,313 Variable diameter balloon dilatation catheter 139 1994
5,782,742 Radiation delivery balloon 112 1997
 
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 353 1990
5,455,040 Anticoagulant plasma polymer-modified substrate 369 1992
 
CID S.P.A. (2)
6,251,142 Implantation device and a kit including the device 100 1997
6,699,281 Angioplasty stents 110 2002
 
COOK INCORPORATED (2)
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1244 1987
5,456,713 Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repairs of aneurysm and method for implanting 335 1993
 
GKSS-FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH (2)
6,388,043 Shape memory polymers 356 1999
6,720,402 Shape memory polymers 241 2002
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (2)
6,117,479 Electrostatic coating 59 1997
6,406,738 Powder coating composition for electrostatic coating of pharmaceutical substrates 33 1997
 
Harbor Medical Devices, Inc. (2)
5,447,724 Medical device polymer 421 1993
5,569,463 Medical device polymer 328 1995
 
HITACHI, LTD. (2)
5,081,394 Black matrix color picture tube 27 1988
2005/0186,696 Gas flowmeter and manufacturing method thereof 2005
 
IMPLANT SCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
5,898,178 Ion source for generation of radioactive ion beams 35 1997
6,010,445 Radioactive medical device and process 121 1997
 
IMPRA, INC. (2)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 209 1989
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 135 1999
 
KABUSHIKIKAISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (2)
6,080,177 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 123 1998
6,413,272 Stent for vessel 71 2001
 
KT HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
5,932,299 Method for modifying the surface of an object 314 1997
6,242,041 Method and composition for modifying the surface of an object 78 1998
 
MEMTEC AMERICA CORPORATION (2)
5,171,445 Ultraporous and microporous membranes and method of making membranes 68 1991
5,188,734 Ultraporous and microporous integral membranes 77 1992
 
NEUROTECH S.A. (2)
6,262,034 Polymeric gene delivery system 180 1997
6,475,779 Polymeric gene delivery 106 1998
 
NUMED, INC. (2)
5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 471 1993
5,695,498 Stent implantation system 150 1996
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
5,156,623 Sustained release material and method of manufacturing the same 141 1991
5,282,860 Stent tube for medical use 219 1992
 
PONIARD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
5,595,722 Method for identifying an agent which increases TGF-beta levels 83 1995
5,770,609 Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular pathologies 94 1995
 
Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (2)
6,120,535 Microporous tubular prosthesis 101 1997
6,149,574 Dual catheter radiation delivery system 96 1998
 
RIBOZYME PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
6,159,951 2'-O-amino-containing nucleoside analogs and polynucleotides 94 1997
6,127,173 Nucleic acid catalysts with endonuclease activity 118 1998
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (2)
5,628,755 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system 81 1995
5,836,962 Endoprosthesis 100 1997
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (2)
4,633,873 Surgical repair mesh 235 1984
5,342,395 Absorbable surgical repair devices 304 1992
 
STEWARD RESEARCH AND SPECIALTY PROJECTS CORPORATION (2)
5,830,879 Treatment of vascular injury using vascular endothelial growth factor 131 1995
5,858,990 Fas ligand compositions for treatment of proliferative disorders 74 1997
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (2)
6,231,590 Bioactive coating for vaso-occlusive devices 86 1999
2005/0065,545 External activation of vaso-occlusive implants 62 2003
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (2)
4,321,711 Vascular prosthesis 214 1979
5,584,877 Antibacterial vascular prosthesis and surgical suture 174 1994
 
Talison Research, Inc. (2)
5,723,219 Plasma deposited film networks 189 1995
5,962,138 Plasma deposited substrate structure 186 1997
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
5,514,379 Hydrogel compositions and methods of use 306 1992
5,746,998 Targeted co-polymers for radiographic imaging 180 1996
 
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 564 1988
5,616,338 Infection-resistant compositions, medical devices and surfaces and methods for preparing and using same 206 1991
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (2)
6,187,045 Enhanced biocompatible implants and alloys 98 1999
6,539,607 Enhanced biocompatible implants and alloys 93 2000
 
TRANSFORM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
5,591,199 Curable fiber composite stent and delivery system 172 1995
5,766,204 Curable fiber composite stent and delivery system 106 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
4,879,135 Drug bonded prosthesis and process for producing same 222 1988
5,578,073 Thromboresistant surface treatment for biomaterials 356 1994
 
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (2)
5,830,461 Methods for promoting wound healing and treating transplant-associated vasculopathy 94 1996
6,103,230 Methods for promoting wound healing and treating transplant-associated vasculopathy 92 1998
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (2)
4,931,287 Heterogeneous interpenetrating polymer networks for the controlled release of drugs 186 1988
5,108,755 Biodegradable composites for internal medical use 178 1989
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (2)
2003/0171,053 Medical devices comprising small fiber biomaterials, and methods of use 88 2002
2005/0056,118 Methods of nanostructure formation and shape selection 47 2003
 
AAP BIOMATERIALS GMBH (1)
6,689,375 Resorbable bone implant material and method for producing the same 96 2002
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
6,890,546 Medical devices containing rapamycin analogs 89 2001
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
2003/0055,482 Cold-molding process for loading a stent onto a stent delivery system 28 2001
 
ADVANCED CATHETER SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,573,470 Low-profile steerable intraoperative balloon dilitation catheter 159 1984
 
ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
5,306,250 Method and apparatus for intravascular drug delivery 174 1992
 
ALCOVE SURFACES GMBH (1)
6,709,379 Implant with cavities containing therapeutic agents 210 2001
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
6,331,313 Controlled-release biocompatible ocular drug delivery implant devices and methods 398 1999
 
ALZA CORPORATION (1)
6,071,305 Directional drug delivery stent and method of use 393 1997
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,882,168 Polyesters containing alkylene oxide blocks as drug delivery systems 220 1986
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (1)
4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 673 1986
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
5,078,720 Stent placement instrument and method 260 1990
 
ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
5,192,311 Medical implant and method of making 192 1990
 
ANGIOGUARD, INC. (1)
4,723,549 Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels 763 1986
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,254,091 Low profile balloon catheter and method for making same 131 1991
 
Asahi Chiyoda Kogyou Co. Ltd. (1)
5,516,560 Method for coating rings, coating equipment and coating jig 34 1994
 
ASAHI MEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,165,919 Medical material containing covalently bound heparin and process for its production 221 1990
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
4,718,907 Vascular prosthesis having fluorinated coating with varying F/C ratio 359 1985
 
ATRIX LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
5,888,533 Non-polymeric sustained release delivery system 125 1997
 
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 155 1998
 
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,034,204 Condensation products of basic amino acids with copolymerizable compounds and a process for their production 137 1998
 
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (1)
5,511,726 Nebulizer device 175 1993
 
Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (1)
5,644,020 Thermoplastically processible and biodegradable aliphatic polyesteramides 144 1996
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,865,870 Method for rendering a substrate surface antithrombogenic 52 1988
 
BIO-DOT, INC. (1)
5,741,554 Method of dispensing a liquid reagent 111 1996
 
BIOCOAT INCORPORATED (1)
6,106,889 Method of selective coating of articles 59 1998
 
BIOCOMPATIBLES UK LIMITED (1)
6,214,115 Coating 99 1999
 
Biogold Inc. (1)
4,994,298 Method of making a biocompatible prosthesis 140 1990
 
Biomedical Polymers International, Ltd. (1)
5,100,992 Polyurethane-based polymeric materials and biomedical articles and pharmaceutical compositions utilizing the same 216 1990
 
BIONX IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
6,569,191 Self-expanding stent with enhanced radial expansion and shape memory 124 2000
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL USA (1)
2003/0088,307 Potent coatings for stents 136 2002
 
BIOTRONIK AG (1)
6,287,332 Implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular coronary stent 221 1999
 
Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. (1)
5,718,726 Method of attaching heparin to, and immobilizing it on, inorganic substrate surfaces of cardiovascular implants 41 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,335,029 Polymeric coatings for controlled delivery of active agents 408 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,010,530 Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis 319 1998
 
BOTISS MEDICAL AG (1)
5,667,796 Method for producing ceramic implant materials, preferably ceramic implant materials including hydroxyl apatite 85 1996
 
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC. (1)
5,015,505 Method and apparatus for striping a tire sidewall 37 1989
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,984,449 Ink jet recording by superimposing inks of different densities 53 1994
 
CaP Biotechnology, Inc. (1)
6,210,715 Calcium phosphate microcarriers and microspheres 124 2000
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
6,664,335 Polyurethane elastomer article with "shape memory" and medical devices therefrom 102 2000
 
CARDIOTECH INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,177,523 Functionalized polyurethanes 237 1999
 
Ceskoslovenska akademie ved (1)
4,612,009 Biodegradable implant and a method for preparation thereof 102 1985
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (1)
6,126,686 Artificial vascular valves 205 1999
 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (1)
5,972,505 Fibers capable of spontaneously transporting fluids 72 1991
 
CO.DON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,214,407 Method of surface coating medical implants 39 1999
 
COLORCON LIMITED (1)
5,656,080 Electrostatic coating of substrates of medicinal products 33 1995
 
CVC PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,294,836 Semiconductor chip interconnect barrier material and fabrication method 80 1998
 
DEN-MAT HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
5,876,743 Biocompatible adhesion in tissue repair 100 1997
 
DON MICHAEL INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
5,176,638 Regional perfusion catheter with improved drug delivery control 119 1991
 
DOW B. HICKAM, INC., A TX CORP. (1)
4,828,561 Bio compatible and blood compatible materials and methods 49 1982
 
DOW CORNING WRIGHT CORPORATION (1)
4,906,423 Methods for forming porous-surfaced polymeric bodies 81 1987
 
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
6,172,167 Copoly(ester-amides) and copoly(ester-urethanes) 142 1999
 
ECOLOGICAL CHEMICAL PRODUCTS (1)
5,399,666 Easily degradable star-block copolymers 89 1994
 
ECOPOL, LLC (1)
5,502,158 Degradable polymer composition 193 1992
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
4,816,339 Multi-layered poly(tetrafluoroethylene)/elastomer materials useful for in vivo implantation 341 1987
 
ENDOCARE, INC. (1)
5,830,179 Urological stent therapy system and method 144 1996
 
Endoluminal Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
2002/0176,849 Endomural therapy 156 2002
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,279,368 Nitinol frame heating and setting mandrel 51 2000
 
EPPENDORF AG (1)
5,538,493 Centrifugation system with a rotatable multi-element carrier 45 1993
 
ETEX CORPORATION (1)
6,033,582 Surface modification of medical implants 269 1998
 
EVONIK ROHMAX ADDITIVES GMBH (1)
6,140,431 Process for preparing continuously variable-composition copolymers 53 1998
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, 8000 I.H. 10 WEST, STE. 1265, SAN ANTONIO, TX A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP OF TX. (1)
4,733,665 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 2185 1985
 
EXPANDABLE GRAFTS PARTNERSHIP, A TX. GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,776,337 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1154 1986
 
F.B. Rice & Co. (1)
5,840,083 Implant device having biocompatiable membrane coating 92 1996
 
Ferring Service Center, N.V. (1)
4,871,542 Method and apparatus useful for delivering medicinal compositions into the bladder and urinary tract 60 1987
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (1)
5,830,217 Soluble fixation device and method for stent delivery catheters 119 1996
 
FUISZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
5,972,029 Remotely operable stent 62 1998
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,011,125 Amide modified polyesters 131 1998
 
GOLDSCHMIDT GMBH (1)
5,910,564 Polyamino acid ester copolymers 133 1996
 
GORE HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,914,182 Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates 150 1996
 
HENKEL CORPORATION (1)
4,656,242 Poly(ester-amide) compositions 141 1985
 
Hoechst UK Limited (1)
5,470,603 Electrostatic coating of substrates of medicinal products 53 1992
 
ICET, INC. (1)
6,129,928 Biomimetic calcium phosphate implant coatings and methods for making the same 131 1998
 
ICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2003/0040,790 Stent coating 189 2002
 
IMEC (1)
6,635,964 Metallization structure on a fluorine-containing dielectric and a method for fabrication thereof 22 2001
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
6,436,816 Method of electroless plating copper on nitride barrier 67 1998
 
INION LTD. (1)
2003/0105,530 Biodegradable implant and method for manufacturing one 88 2001
 
INNERDYNE, INC. (1)
6,613,432 Plasma-deposited coatings, devices and methods 111 2000
 
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