Nanoshells on polymers

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8017237
APP PUB NO 20070298257A1
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11473822

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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, CA1020

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davalian, Dariush San Jose, US 64 494
Hossainy, Syed F A Fremont, US 222 10676
Ludwig, Florian Niklas Mountain View, US 27 197
Pacetti, Stephen D San Jose, US 332 9496

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5693376 Method for plasma source ion implantation and deposition for cylindrical surfaces 69 1995
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5462990 Multifunctional organic polymers 269 1993
5858746 Gels for encapsulation of biological materials 511 1995
5955509 pH dependent polymer micelles 217 1997
6596296 Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant 333 2000
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5756476 Inhibition of cell proliferation using antisense oligonucleotides 260 1994
6887485 Nitric oxide-releasing metallic medical devices 103 2001
 
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5876433 Stent and method of varying amounts of heparin coated thereon to control treatment 282 1996
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SYNTHEON, LLC (1)
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5476476 Dilatation balloon assembly 70 1994
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5728068 Multi-purpose balloon catheter 275 1995
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5059211 Absorbable vascular stent 582 1987
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6776796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 149 2001
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5571135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 284 1993
5645559 Multiple layer stent 474 1993
5588962 Drug treatment of diseased sites deep within the body 134 1994
5445646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 389 1994
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5735897 Intravascular stent pump 363 1997
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5981568 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 360 1997
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5869127 Method of providing a substrate with a bio-active/biocompatible coating 321 1997
5980564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 272 1997
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6245103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 304 1997
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6626939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 279 1997
6099562 Drug coating with topcoat 646 1997
6358556 Drug release stent coating 466 1998
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6099561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 340 1998
6120847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 257 1999
6107416 Polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 126 1999
6419692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 421 1999
6284333 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 140 1999
6258099 Stent security balloon/balloon catheter 143 1999
6156373 Medical device coating methods and devices 154 1999
6231600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 432 1999
6168617 Stent delivery system 140 1999
6258121 Stent coating 477 1999
6159227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 57 1999
6253443 Method of forming a stent 203 1999
6610087 Endoluminal stent having a matched stiffness region and/or a stiffness gradient and methods for providing stent kink resistance 75 1999
6554854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 119 1999
6447835 Method of coating polymeric tubes used in medical devices 77 2000
6387118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 121 2000
6284305 Drug coating with topcoat 297 2000
6387121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 243 2000
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6517888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 206 2000
6540777 Locking stent 215 2001
6409761 Intravascular stent 133 2001
6719934 Process for making bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 180 2001
6669980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 249 2001
2002/0091,433 Drug release coated stent 269 2001
6887270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 186 2002
6645547 Stent coating device 179 2002
6865810 Methods of making medical devices 139 2002
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6669723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 149 2002
6656162 Implantable drug delivery stents 242 2002
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6335029 Polymeric coatings for controlled delivery of active agents 518 1998
 
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RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (4)
5877224 Polymeric drug formulations 306 1995
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (4)
5746745 Balloon catheter 113 1996
5843033 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 102 1997
5860954 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 42 1997
5968092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 169 1998
 
SAWYER, PHILIP N. (1)
5108417 Anti-turbulent, anti-thrombogenic intravascular stent 299 1990
 
SOLUTIA INC. (1)
4346028 Asbestiform crystalline calcium sodium or lithium phosphate, preparation and compositions 143 1980
 
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5874355 Method to prevent volcane effect in tungsten plug deposition 38 1997
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6129761 Injectable hydrogel compositions 547 1995
 
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MEDINOL LTD. (3)
5906759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 157 1996
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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (1)
6010573 Apparatus and method for endothelial cell seeding/transfection of intravascular stents 81 1998
 
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5674242 Endoprosthetic device with therapeutic compound 465 1996
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BIOTRONIK AG (1)
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THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (2)
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5562728 Endovascular grafting apparatus, system and method and devices for use therewith 559 1995
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ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
6890546 Medical devices containing rapamycin analogs 134 2001
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
4943346 Method for manufacturing printed circuit boards 90 1989
 
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5874101 Bioactive-gel compositions and methods 103 1997
 
KATAOKA, KAZUNORI (1)
5925720 Heterotelechelic block copolymers and process for producing the same 206 1997
 
UNTED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5935135 Balloon delivery system for deploying stents 157 1997
 
DON MICHAEL INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
5176638 Regional perfusion catheter with improved drug delivery control 133 1991
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (1)
6645243 Stent for angioplasty and a production process therefor 107 1998
 
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6180632 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 217 1998
6245760 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 198 1998
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6528526 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 185 2000
6482834 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 204 2001
 
ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
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5826586 Methods for producing medical implants with roughened, particulate-free surfaces 56 1997
 
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6159978 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56.sup.lck tyrosine kinases 184 1998
 
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5380299 Thrombolytic treated intravascular medical device 462 1993
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6530951 Silver implantable medical device 397 1997
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6331313 Controlled-release biocompatible ocular drug delivery implant devices and methods 557 1999
 
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5830879 Treatment of vascular injury using vascular endothelial growth factor 154 1995
5858990 Fas ligand compositions for treatment of proliferative disorders 81 1997
 
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5649951 Zirconium oxide and zirconium nitride coated stents 151 1995
 
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6613072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 180 1997
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4743252 Composite grafts 277 1986
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4638805 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 125 1985
4748982 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 729 1987
5158548 Method and system for stent delivery 608 1991
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5342621 Antithrombogenic surface 300 1992
5364354 Exchangeable integrated-wire balloon catheter 98 1992
5360401 Catheter for stent delivery 189 1993
5344426 Method and system for stent delivery 441 1993
5441515 Ratcheting stent 568 1993
5496346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 415 1993
5507768 Stent delivery system 406 1993
5423885 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 482 1993
5458615 Stent delivery system 473 1993
5409495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 238 1993
5599301 Motor control system for an automatic catheter inflation system 176 1993
5443458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 400 1993
5556413 Coiled stent with locking ends 352 1994
5443500 Intravascular stent 532 1994
5611775 Method of delivery therapeutic or diagnostic liquid into tissue surrounding a body lumen 170 1994
5629077 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 308 1994
5554120 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 197 1994
5649977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 564 1994
5707385 Drug loaded elastic membrane and method for delivery 318 1994
5637113 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 487 1994
5605696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 710 1995
5853408 In-vivo modification of the mechanical properties of surgical devices 106 1995
5632840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 264 1995
5593434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 351 1995
5618299 Ratcheting stent 329 1995
5766710 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 340 1996
5871436 Radiation therapy method and device 121 1996
5700286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 723 1996
5725549 Coiled stent with locking ends 361 1996
5733330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 172 1997
5780807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 447 1997
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6776792 Coated endovascular stent 38 1997
5810873 Stent crimping tool and method of use 135 1997
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5897911 Polymer-coated stent structure 229 1997
5766239 Balloon-expandable, crush resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 157 1997
6027526 Stent having varied amounts of structural strength along its length 296 1997
5893852 Stent crimping tool and method of use 108 1998
5976182 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 157 1998
5947993 Stent crimping tool and method of use 58 1998
6125523 Stent crimping tool and method of use 153 1998
6193727 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 34 1999
5976155 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 213 1999
6066156 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 125 1999
6312459 Stent design for use in small vessels 212 1999
6283947 Local drug delivery injection catheter 330 1999
6569193 Tapered self-expanding stent 155 1999
6217586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 44 1999
6287628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 381 1999
6379381 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 468 1999
6203551 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implant device 326 1999
6277110 Method of crimping an intravascular stent onto a balloon catheter 41 1999
6605114 Heparin delivery method 37 1999
6251136 Method of layering a three-coated stent using pharmacological and polymeric agents 374 1999
6713119 Biocompatible coating for a prosthesis and a method of forming the same 220 1999
6283949 Refillable implantable drug delivery pump 276 1999
6494862 Substance delivery apparatus and a method of delivering a therapeutic substance to an anatomical passageway 270 1999
6375826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 154 2000
6582417 Methods and apparatuses for radiation treatment 53 2000
6527801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 362 2000
6510722 Stent crimping tool for producing a grooved crimp 66 2000
6245076 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 125 2000
6395326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 550 2000
6585765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 290 2000
6503954 Biocompatible carrier containing actinomycin D and a method of forming the same 251 2000
6555157 Method for coating an implantable device and system for performing the method 309 2000
6574851 Stent made by rotational molding or centrifugal casting and method for making the same 116 2000
6451373 Method of forming a therapeutic coating onto a surface of an implantable prosthesis 309 2000
6585926 Method of manufacturing a porous balloon 210 2000
6485512 Two-stage light curable stent and delivery system 160 2000
6254632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 535 2000
6716444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 316 2000
6506437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 397 2000
6558733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 324 2000
6783793 Selective coating of medical devices 87 2000
6758859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 296 2000
6749626 Actinomycin D for the treatment of vascular disease 172 2000
6504307 Application of variable bias voltage on a cylindrical grid enclosing a target 36 2000
2001/0007,083 Device and active component for inhibiting formation of thrombus-inflammatory cell matrix 233 2000
6524232 Method for radioactive stent delivery 30 2000
6824559 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 81 2000
2002/0120,326 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 146 2000
6544543 Periodic constriction of vessels to treat ischemic tissue 219 2000
6503556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 288 2000
6540776 Sheath for a prosthesis and methods of forming the same 248 2000
6565599 Hybrid stent 148 2000
6663662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 317 2000
6759054 Ethylene vinyl alcohol composition and coating 161 2000
6790228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 265 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 233 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 202 2001
6346110 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implantable device 225 2001
6544223 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 312 2001
6544582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 277 2001
6645195 Intraventricularly guided agent delivery system and method of use 157 2001
6740040 Ultrasound energy driven intraventricular catheter to treat ischemia 181 2001
6689099 Local drug delivery injection catheter 159 2001
6623448 Steerable drug delivery device 334 2001
6645135 Intravascular catheter device and method for simultaneous local delivery of radiation and a therapeutic substance 193 2001
6780424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 126 2001
2002/0142,039 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 149 2001
6625486 Method and apparatus for intracellular delivery of an agent 162 2001
6764505 Variable surface area stent 364 2001
6712845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 326 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 253 2001
6660034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 286 2001
6656506 Microparticle coated medical device 235 2001
2002/0188,277 Medicated stents for the treatment of vascular disease 158 2001
6605154 Stent mounting device 227 2001
6743462 Apparatus and method for coating implantable devices 232 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 230 2001
6679980 Apparatus for electropolishing a stent 143 2001
6666880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 183 2001
6481262 Stent crimping tool 75 2001
6572644 Stent mounting device and a method of using the same to coat a stent 236 2001
6695920 Mandrel for supporting a stent and a method of using the mandrel to coat a stent 262 2001
6565659 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 267 2001
6673154 Stent mounting device to coat a stent 206 2001
6673385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 220 2001
6527863 Support device for a stent and a method of using the same to coat a stent 261 2001
6585755 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 396 2001
6706013 Variable length drug delivery catheter 181 2001
6753071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 325 2001
2003/0073,961 MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINING LIGHT-PROTECTED THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING THEREOF 186 2001
6676700 Stent with radiopaque core 60 2001
2003/0097,088 Coatings for drug delivery devices 153 2001
6663880 Permeabilizing reagents to increase drug delivery and a method of local delivery 212 2001
6709514 Rotary coating apparatus for coating implantable medical devices 180 2001
6616765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 254 2002
6733768 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 157 2002
6723120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 240 2002
2004/0054,104 Coatings for drug delivery devices comprising modified poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) 169 2002
2004/0063,805 Coatings for implantable medical devices and methods for fabrication thereof 190 2002
6818063 Stent mandrel fixture and method for minimizing coating defects 184 2002
2004/0072,922 Rate limiting barriers for implantable medical devices 168 2002
2004/0086,542 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 196 2002
2004/0127,970 Polymer link hybrid stent 111 2002
6860946 System for the process of coating implantable medical devices 61 2003
6846323 Intravascular stent 194 2003
2004/0052,858 Microparticle coated medical device 167 2003
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