Nanoshells on polymers

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United States of America Patent

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8017237

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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, CA939

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Davalian, Dariush San Jose, US 64 416
Hossainy, Syed F A Fremont, US 222 10277
Ludwig, Florian Niklas Mountain View, US 27 162
Pacetti, Stephen D San Jose, US 331 8856

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5330500 Self-expanding endovascular stent with silicone coating 582 1992
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5730698 Balloon expandable temporary radioisotope stent system 225 1995
5618298 Vascular prosthesis made of resorbable material 49 1995
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5693376 Method for plasma source ion implantation and deposition for cylindrical surfaces 66 1995
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5462990 Multifunctional organic polymers 264 1993
5858746 Gels for encapsulation of biological materials 497 1995
5955509 pH dependent polymer micelles 215 1997
6596296 Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant 277 2000
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5537729 Method of making ultra thin walled wire reinforced endotracheal tubing 74 1993
5756476 Inhibition of cell proliferation using antisense oligonucleotides 234 1994
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2003/0105,530 Biodegradable implant and method for manufacturing one 102 2001
 
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5876433 Stent and method of varying amounts of heparin coated thereon to control treatment 277 1996
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SYNTHEON, LLC (1)
6080099 Radioactive therapeutic seeds 115 1998
 
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6461632 Hardenable ceramic hydraulic cement 120 2001
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (1)
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5728068 Multi-purpose balloon catheter 250 1995
5823996 Infusion balloon catheter 82 1996
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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (3)
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5059211 Absorbable vascular stent 573 1987
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6106889 Method of selective coating of articles 71 1998
 
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6279368 Nitinol frame heating and setting mandrel 53 2000
 
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6388043 Shape memory polymers 469 1999
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BROWN UNIVERSITY (2)
5759205 Negatively charged polymeric electret implant 266 1995
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6776796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 145 2001
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5645559 Multiple layer stent 447 1993
5588962 Drug treatment of diseased sites deep within the body 121 1994
5445646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 372 1994
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5735897 Intravascular stent pump 357 1997
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6245103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 284 1997
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5980972 Method of applying drug-release coatings 524 1997
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6626939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 262 1997
6099562 Drug coating with topcoat 631 1997
6358556 Drug release stent coating 450 1998
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6099561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 339 1998
6120847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 252 1999
6107416 Polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 121 1999
6419692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 404 1999
6284333 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 133 1999
6258099 Stent security balloon/balloon catheter 137 1999
6156373 Medical device coating methods and devices 147 1999
6231600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 418 1999
6168617 Stent delivery system 135 1999
6258121 Stent coating 473 1999
6159227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 54 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 74 1999
6554854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 112 1999
6447835 Method of coating polymeric tubes used in medical devices 74 2000
6387118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 113 2000
6284305 Drug coating with topcoat 296 2000
6387121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 232 2000
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6540777 Locking stent 205 2001
6409761 Intravascular stent 129 2001
6719934 Process for making bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 168 2001
6669980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 223 2001
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6887270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 169 2002
6645547 Stent coating device 172 2002
6865810 Methods of making medical devices 137 2002
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6669723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 145 2002
6656162 Implantable drug delivery stents 235 2002
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6335029 Polymeric coatings for controlled delivery of active agents 501 1998
 
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6034204 Condensation products of basic amino acids with copolymerizable compounds and a process for their production 156 1998
 
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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (4)
5746745 Balloon catheter 110 1996
5843033 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 99 1997
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5968092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 168 1998
 
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5108417 Anti-turbulent, anti-thrombogenic intravascular stent 291 1990
 
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4346028 Asbestiform crystalline calcium sodium or lithium phosphate, preparation and compositions 139 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 530 1995
 
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MEDINOL LTD. (3)
5906759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 153 1996
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6010573 Apparatus and method for endothelial cell seeding/transfection of intravascular stents 81 1998
 
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5840083 Implant device having biocompatiable membrane coating 108 1996
 
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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 532 1995
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4943346 Method for manufacturing printed circuit boards 90 1989
 
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5855612 Biocompatible titanium implant 106 1996
 
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KATAOKA, KAZUNORI (1)
5925720 Heterotelechelic block copolymers and process for producing the same 205 1997
 
UNTED STATES SURGICAL CORPORATION (1)
5935135 Balloon delivery system for deploying stents 153 1997
 
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5176638 Regional perfusion catheter with improved drug delivery control 132 1991
 
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6645243 Stent for angioplasty and a production process therefor 103 1998
 
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6180632 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 216 1998
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6528526 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 184 2000
6482834 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 201 2001
 
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5380299 Thrombolytic treated intravascular medical device 449 1993
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6331313 Controlled-release biocompatible ocular drug delivery implant devices and methods 525 1999
 
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5830879 Treatment of vascular injury using vascular endothelial growth factor 148 1995
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5649951 Zirconium oxide and zirconium nitride coated stents 149 1995
 
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6613072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 168 1997
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4638805 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 124 1985
4748982 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 718 1987
5158548 Method and system for stent delivery 594 1991
5242399 Method and system for stent delivery 372 1992
5342621 Antithrombogenic surface 288 1992
5364354 Exchangeable integrated-wire balloon catheter 96 1992
5360401 Catheter for stent delivery 188 1993
5344426 Method and system for stent delivery 431 1993
5441515 Ratcheting stent 553 1993
5496346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 399 1993
5507768 Stent delivery system 389 1993
5423885 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 472 1993
5458615 Stent delivery system 445 1993
5409495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 233 1993
5599301 Motor control system for an automatic catheter inflation system 169 1993
5443458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 391 1993
5556413 Coiled stent with locking ends 340 1994
5443500 Intravascular stent 511 1994
5611775 Method of delivery therapeutic or diagnostic liquid into tissue surrounding a body lumen 166 1994
5629077 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 300 1994
5554120 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 192 1994
5649977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 550 1994
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5637113 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 472 1994
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5853408 In-vivo modification of the mechanical properties of surgical devices 101 1995
5632840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 257 1995
5593434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 337 1995
5618299 Ratcheting stent 320 1995
5766710 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 329 1996
5871436 Radiation therapy method and device 116 1996
5700286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 706 1996
5725549 Coiled stent with locking ends 344 1996
5733330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 167 1997
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6776792 Coated endovascular stent 38 1997
5810873 Stent crimping tool and method of use 123 1997
5916234 Expandable stents and method for making same 77 1997
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5893852 Stent crimping tool and method of use 107 1998
5976182 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 153 1998
5947993 Stent crimping tool and method of use 58 1998
6125523 Stent crimping tool and method of use 149 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 203 1999
6066156 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 121 1999
6312459 Stent design for use in small vessels 206 1999
6283947 Local drug delivery injection catheter 319 1999
6569193 Tapered self-expanding stent 149 1999
6217586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 44 1999
6287628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 378 1999
6379381 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 459 1999
6203551 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implant device 318 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 369 1999
6713119 Biocompatible coating for a prosthesis and a method of forming the same 217 1999
6283949 Refillable implantable drug delivery pump 271 1999
6494862 Substance delivery apparatus and a method of delivering a therapeutic substance to an anatomical passageway 263 1999
6375826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 149 2000
6582417 Methods and apparatuses for radiation treatment 53 2000
6527801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 353 2000
6510722 Stent crimping tool for producing a grooved crimp 64 2000
6245076 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 118 2000
6395326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 532 2000
6585765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 285 2000
6503954 Biocompatible carrier containing actinomycin D and a method of forming the same 248 2000
6555157 Method for coating an implantable device and system for performing the method 302 2000
6574851 Stent made by rotational molding or centrifugal casting and method for making the same 112 2000
6451373 Method of forming a therapeutic coating onto a surface of an implantable prosthesis 304 2000
6585926 Method of manufacturing a porous balloon 209 2000
6485512 Two-stage light curable stent and delivery system 152 2000
6254632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 528 2000
6716444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 309 2000
6506437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 387 2000
6558733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 323 2000
6783793 Selective coating of medical devices 86 2000
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6749626 Actinomycin D for the treatment of vascular disease 169 2000
6504307 Application of variable bias voltage on a cylindrical grid enclosing a target 35 2000
2001/0007,083 Device and active component for inhibiting formation of thrombus-inflammatory cell matrix 229 2000
6524232 Method for radioactive stent delivery 30 2000
6824559 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 78 2000
2002/0120,326 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 144 2000
6544543 Periodic constriction of vessels to treat ischemic tissue 211 2000
6503556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 281 2000
6540776 Sheath for a prosthesis and methods of forming the same 245 2000
6565599 Hybrid stent 141 2000
6663662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 312 2000
6759054 Ethylene vinyl alcohol composition and coating 159 2000
6790228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 260 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 228 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 201 2001
6346110 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implantable device 221 2001
6544223 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 299 2001
6544582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 275 2001
6645195 Intraventricularly guided agent delivery system and method of use 154 2001
6740040 Ultrasound energy driven intraventricular catheter to treat ischemia 176 2001
6689099 Local drug delivery injection catheter 158 2001
6623448 Steerable drug delivery device 324 2001
6645135 Intravascular catheter device and method for simultaneous local delivery of radiation and a therapeutic substance 190 2001
6780424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 125 2001
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6625486 Method and apparatus for intracellular delivery of an agent 161 2001
6764505 Variable surface area stent 350 2001
6712845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 317 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 251 2001
6660034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 283 2001
6656506 Microparticle coated medical device 229 2001
2002/0188,277 Medicated stents for the treatment of vascular disease 157 2001
6605154 Stent mounting device 225 2001
6743462 Apparatus and method for coating implantable devices 225 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 228 2001
6679980 Apparatus for electropolishing a stent 139 2001
6666880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 176 2001
6481262 Stent crimping tool 74 2001
6572644 Stent mounting device and a method of using the same to coat a stent 234 2001
6695920 Mandrel for supporting a stent and a method of using the mandrel to coat a stent 256 2001
6565659 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 263 2001
6673154 Stent mounting device to coat a stent 201 2001
6673385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 219 2001
6527863 Support device for a stent and a method of using the same to coat a stent 259 2001
6585755 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 379 2001
6706013 Variable length drug delivery catheter 176 2001
6753071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 317 2001
2003/0073,961 MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINING LIGHT-PROTECTED THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING THEREOF 182 2001
6676700 Stent with radiopaque core 60 2001
2003/0097,088 Coatings for drug delivery devices 152 2001
6663880 Permeabilizing reagents to increase drug delivery and a method of local delivery 205 2001
6709514 Rotary coating apparatus for coating implantable medical devices 178 2001
6616765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 252 2002
6733768 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 156 2002
6723120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 236 2002
2004/0054,104 Coatings for drug delivery devices comprising modified poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) 165 2002
2004/0063,805 Coatings for implantable medical devices and methods for fabrication thereof 186 2002
6818063 Stent mandrel fixture and method for minimizing coating defects 172 2002
2004/0072,922 Rate limiting barriers for implantable medical devices 164 2002
2004/0086,542 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 190 2002
2004/0127,970 Polymer link hybrid stent 107 2002
6860946 System for the process of coating implantable medical devices 61 2003
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