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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, CA584

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Davalian, Dariush San Jose, CA 66 282
Hossainy, Syed F A Fremont, CA 206 8230
Ludwig, Florian Niklas Mountain View, CA 31 90
Pacetti, Stephen D San Jose, CA 399 6133

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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 511 1980
4,439,185 Inflating and deflating device for vascular dilating catheter assembly 160 1981
4,554,929 Catheter guide wire with short spring tip and method of using the same 292 1983
4,516,972 Guiding catheter and method of manufacture 312 1983
4,616,652 Dilatation catheter positioning apparatus 166 1983
4,538,622 Guide wire for catheters 327 1983
4,638,805 Self-venting balloon dilatation catheter and method 123 1985
4,748,982 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 649 1987
5,158,548 Method and system for stent delivery 527 1991
5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 332 1992
5,342,621 Antithrombogenic surface 258 1992
5,364,354 Exchangeable integrated-wire balloon catheter 86 1992
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 172 1993
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 387 1993
5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 490 1993
5,496,346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 310 1993
5,507,768 Stent delivery system 333 1993
5,423,885 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 429 1993
5,458,615 Stent delivery system 349 1993
5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 214 1993
5,599,301 Motor control system for an automatic catheter inflation system 144 1993
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 342 1993
5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 291 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 459 1994
5,611,775 Method of delivery therapeutic or diagnostic liquid into tissue surrounding a body lumen 139 1994
5,629,077 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 245 1994
5,554,120 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 174 1994
5,649,977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 474 1994
5,707,385 Drug loaded elastic membrane and method for delivery 267 1994
5,637,113 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 413 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 617 1995
5,853,408 In-vivo modification of the mechanical properties of surgical devices 90 1995
5,632,840 Method of making metal reinforced polymer stent 227 1995
5,593,434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 278 1995
5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 272 1995
5,766,710 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 266 1996
5,871,436 Radiation therapy method and device 109 1996
5,700,286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 603 1996
5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 258 1996
5,733,330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 147 1997
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 334 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 375 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 435 1997
6,776,792 Coated endovascular stent 37 1997
5,810,873 Stent crimping tool and method of use 94 1997
5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 75 1997
5,897,911 Polymer-coated stent structure 196 1997
5,766,239 Balloon-expandable, crush resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 135 1997
6,027,526 Stent having varied amounts of structural strength along its length 248 1997
5,893,852 Stent crimping tool and method of use 97 1998
5,976,182 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent and method of loading the same 140 1998
5,947,993 Stent crimping tool and method of use 51 1998
6,125,523 Stent crimping tool and method of use 131 1998
6,193,727 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 34 1999
5,976,155 System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use 171 1999
6,066,156 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 105 1999
6,312,459 Stent design for use in small vessels 170 1999
6,283,947 Local drug delivery injection catheter 260 1999
6,569,193 Tapered self-expanding stent 114 1999
6,217,586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 43 1999
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 336 1999
6,379,381 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 392 1999
6,203,551 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implant device 269 1999
6,277,110 Method of crimping an intravascular stent onto a balloon catheter 35 1999
6,605,114 Heparin delivery method 35 1999
6,251,136 Method of layering a three-coated stent using pharmacological and polymeric agents 325 1999
6,713,119 Biocompatible coating for a prosthesis and a method of forming the same 189 1999
6,283,949 Refillable implantable drug delivery pump 225 1999
6,494,862 Substance delivery apparatus and a method of delivering a therapeutic substance to an anatomical passageway 223 1999
6,375,826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 132 2000
6,582,417 Methods and apparatuses for radiation treatment 50 2000
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 298 2000
6,510,722 Stent crimping tool for producing a grooved crimp 52 2000
6,245,076 Temperature activated adhesive for releasably attaching stents to balloons 105 2000
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 457 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 258 2000
6,503,954 Biocompatible carrier containing actinomycin D and a method of forming the same 222 2000
6,555,157 Method for coating an implantable device and system for performing the method 255 2000
6,574,851 Stent made by rotational molding or centrifugal casting and method for making the same 96 2000
6,451,373 Method of forming a therapeutic coating onto a surface of an implantable prosthesis 265 2000
6,585,926 Method of manufacturing a porous balloon 185 2000
6,485,512 Two-stage light curable stent and delivery system 123 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 460 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 259 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 343 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 294 2000
6,783,793 Selective coating of medical devices 73 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 239 2000
6,749,626 Actinomycin D for the treatment of vascular disease 143 2000
6,504,307 Application of variable bias voltage on a cylindrical grid enclosing a target 31 2000
2001/0007,083 Device and active component for inhibiting formation of thrombus-inflammatory cell matrix 191 2000
2002/0120,326 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 122 2000
6,524,232 Method for radioactive stent delivery 29 2000
6,824,559 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 66 2000
6,544,543 Periodic constriction of vessels to treat ischemic tissue 184 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 186 2000
6,503,556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 243 2000
6,540,776 Sheath for a prosthesis and methods of forming the same 220 2000
6,565,599 Hybrid stent 117 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 262 2000
6,759,054 Ethylene vinyl alcohol composition and coating 138 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 213 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 176 2001
6,346,110 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implantable device 192 2001
6,544,223 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 229 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 244 2001
6,645,195 Intraventricularly guided agent delivery system and method of use 135 2001
6,740,040 Ultrasound energy driven intraventricular catheter to treat ischemia 147 2001
6,689,099 Local drug delivery injection catheter 141 2001
2002/0142,039 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 128 2001
6,623,448 Steerable drug delivery device 247 2001
6,645,135 Intravascular catheter device and method for simultaneous local delivery of radiation and a therapeutic substance 162 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 109 2001
6,625,486 Method and apparatus for intracellular delivery of an agent 140 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 290 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 227 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 266 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 252 2001
6,656,506 Microparticle coated medical device 190 2001
2002/0188,277 Medicated stents for the treatment of vascular disease 135 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 196 2001
6,605,154 Stent mounting device 203 2001
6,743,462 Apparatus and method for coating implantable devices 176 2001
6,679,980 Apparatus for electropolishing a stent 121 2001
6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 151 2001
6,481,262 Stent crimping tool 66 2001
6,572,644 Stent mounting device and a method of using the same to coat a stent 210 2001
6,695,920 Mandrel for supporting a stent and a method of using the mandrel to coat a stent 222 2001
6,565,659 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 228 2001
6,673,154 Stent mounting device to coat a stent 173 2001
6,673,385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 196 2001
6,527,863 Support device for a stent and a method of using the same to coat a stent 236 2001
6,585,755 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 294 2001
6,706,013 Variable length drug delivery catheter 145 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 259 2001
2003/0073,961 MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINING LIGHT-PROTECTED THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING THEREOF 152 2001
6,676,700 Stent with radiopaque core 50 2001
2003/0097,088 Coatings for drug delivery devices 133 2001
6,663,880 Permeabilizing reagents to increase drug delivery and a method of local delivery 164 2001
6,709,514 Rotary coating apparatus for coating implantable medical devices 149 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 220 2002
6,733,768 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 137 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 205 2002
2004/0054,104 Coatings for drug delivery devices comprising modified poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) 141 2002
2004/0063,805 Coatings for implantable medical devices and methods for fabrication thereof 154 2002
6,818,063 Stent mandrel fixture and method for minimizing coating defects 137 2002
2004/0072,922 Rate limiting barriers for implantable medical devices 137 2002
2004/0086,542 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 149 2002
2004/0127,970 Polymer link hybrid stent 86 2002
6,860,946 System for the process of coating implantable medical devices 58 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 165 2003
2004/0052,858 Microparticle coated medical device 135 2003
2004/0142,015 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 29 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (90)
4,950,227 Stent delivery system 644 1988
4,994,033 Intravascular drug delivery dilatation catheter 385 1989
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1010 1990
5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 358 1990
5,234,457 Impregnated stent 426 1991
5,254,089 Medication dispensing balloon catheter 163 1992
5,197,977 Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft 367 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 504 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 443 1992
5,571,135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 209 1993
5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 306 1993
5,588,962 Drug treatment of diseased sites deep within the body 72 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 287 1994
5,593,403 Method for modifying a stent in an implanted site 99 1994
5,702,754 Method of providing a substrate with a hydrophilic coating and substrates, particularly medical devices, provided with such coatings 278 1995
5,811,447 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 195 1995
6,171,609 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 183 1995
5,772,864 Method for manufacturing implantable medical devices 159 1996
5,837,313 Drug release stent coating process 650 1996
5,876,426 System and method of providing a blood-free interface for intravascular light delivery 51 1996
6,120,536 Medical devices with long term non-thrombogenic coatings 556 1996
5,868,781 Locking stent 196 1996
5,733,925 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 385 1996
5,728,751 Bonding bio-active materials to substrate surfaces 119 1996
5,741,881 Process for preparing covalently bound-heparin containing polyurethane-peo-heparin coating compositions 105 1996
5,877,263 Process for preparing polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 111 1996
5,871,437 Radioactive stent for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 123 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 323 1997
6,059,810 Endovascular stent and method 87 1997
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 358 1997
5,981,568 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 273 1997
5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 165 1997
5,902,631 Lubricity gradient for medical devices 111 1997
5,869,127 Method of providing a substrate with a bio-active/biocompatible coating 252 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 202 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 264 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 212 1997
6,123,712 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 137 1997
5,980,972 Method of applying drug-release coatings 465 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 368 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 246 1997
6,096,525 Bonding bio-active materials to expanded polytetrafluoroethylene or polyethylene terephthalate via an isocyanate-terminated spacer 98 1997
6,027,510 Stent delivery system 84 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 185 1997
6,099,562 Drug coating with topcoat 541 1997
6,358,556 Drug release stent coating 385 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 341 1998
6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 296 1998
6,120,847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 212 1999
6,107,416 Polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 108 1999
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 339 1999
6,284,333 Medical devices made from polymer blends containing low melting temperature liquid crystal polymers 119 1999
6,258,099 Stent security balloon/balloon catheter 117 1999
6,156,373 Medical device coating methods and devices 128 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 363 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 110 1999
6,258,121 Stent coating 416 1999
6,159,227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 47 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 185 1999
6,610,087 Endoluminal stent having a matched stiffness region and/or a stiffness gradient and methods for providing stent kink resistance 66 1999
6,554,854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 99 1999
6,447,835 Method of coating polymeric tubes used in medical devices 63 2000
6,387,118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 93 2000
6,284,305 Drug coating with topcoat 263 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 201 2000
6,322,847 Medical device coating methods and devices 114 2000
6,492,615 Laser polishing of medical devices 97 2000
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 212 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 158 2000
6,540,777 Locking stent 168 2001
6,409,761 Intravascular stent 114 2001
6,719,934 Process for making bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 117 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 171 2001
2002/0091,433 Drug release coated stent 221 2001
6,887,270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 135 2002
6,645,547 Stent coating device 143 2002
6,865,810 Methods of making medical devices 117 2002
2003/0093,107 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 142 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 120 2002
6,656,162 Implantable drug delivery stents 200 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 151 2003
2004/0213,893 Expandable mask stent coating method 39 2003
6,878,160 Stent with controlled expansion 66 2003
2005/0038,497 Deformation medical device without material deformation 84 2003
2005/0054,774 Lubricious coating 68 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 83 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 131 2003
2005/0065,501 Energy activated vaso-occlusive devices 58 2003
2005/0074,406 Ultrasound coating for enhancing visualization of medical device in ultrasound images 55 2003
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 141 2004
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (53)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1291 1987
5,102,402 Releasable coatings on balloon catheters 279 1991
5,282,823 Intravascular radially expandable stent 477 1992
5,278,200 Thromboresistant material and articles 61 1992
5,344,455 Graft polymer articles having bioactive surfaces 75 1992
5,229,172 Modification of polymeric surface by graft polymerization 165 1993
5,308,641 Biocompatibility of solid surfaces 106 1993
5,350,800 Method for improving the biocompatibility of solid surfaces 90 1993
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 404 1993
5,415,938 Biocompatability of solid surfaces 76 1994
5,429,618 Thromboresistant articles 69 1994
5,476,509 Articles having graft polymer bioactive surfaces 58 1994
5,571,166 Method of making an intraluminal stent 179 1994
5,591,224 Bioelastomeric stent 258 1994
5,599,352 Method of making a drug eluting stent 191 1994
5,554,182 Method for preventing restenosis 171 1995
5,591,227 Drug eluting stent 264 1995
5,628,785 Bioelastomeric stent 120 1995
5,697,967 Drug eluting stent 290 1995
5,702,818 Biocompatability of solid surfaces 46 1995
5,837,008 Intravascular stent and method 350 1995
5,624,411 Intravascular stent and method 524 1995
5,679,400 Intravascular stent and method 465 1995
5,820,917 Blood-contacting medical device and method 249 1995
5,893,840 Releasable microcapsules on balloon catheters 142 1996
5,653,691 Thickened inner lumen for uniform stent expansion and method of making 176 1996
5,811,151 Method of modifying the surface of a medical device 114 1996
5,720,726 Balloon catheter having retention enhancements on the balloon 125 1996
5,776,184 Intravasoular stent and method 377 1996
5,824,048 Method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen 433 1996
5,833,651 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 210 1996
5,866,113 Medical device with biomolecule-coated surface graft matrix 170 1997
5,759,474 Method of making thickened inner lumen for uniform stent expansion 49 1997
5,824,056 Implantable medical device formed from a refractory metal having a thin coating disposed thereon 198 1997
5,810,871 Stent delivery system 166 1997
6,106,454 Medical device for delivering localized radiation 84 1997
5,997,468 Intraluminal drug eluting prosthesis method 179 1997
5,865,814 Blood contacting medical device and method 406 1997
6,117,979 Process for making a bioprosthetic device and implants produced therefrom 159 1997
6,056,906 Method of making an intervascular catheter system for implanting a radially expandable stent within a body vessel 52 1997
5,928,916 Ionic attachment of biomolecules with a guanidino moiety to medical device surfaces 72 1998
6,033,719 Method for covalent attachment of biomolecules to surfaces of medical devices 75 1998
6,024,918 Method for attachment of biomolecules to surfaces of medical devices 73 1998
6,258,371 Method for making biocompatible medical article 165 1998
6,063,092 Heat set and crimping process to optimize stent retention 93 1998
5,925,552 Method for attachment of biomolecules to medical devices surfaces 99 1998
6,013,099 Medical device for delivering a water-insoluble therapeutic salt or substance 105 1998
6,080,190 Intraluminal stent 133 1998
6,228,845 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 109 1998
6,143,354 One-step method for attachment of biomolecules to substrate surfaces 178 1999
6,183,505 Method of stent retention to a delivery catheter balloon-braided retainers 115 1999
6,174,316 Stent delivery system 48 1999
6,270,788 Implantable medical device 174 1999
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (26)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1096 1986
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 282 1989
5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 324 1989
5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 382 1990
5,134,192 Process for activating a polymer surface for covalent bonding for subsequent coating with heparin or the like 66 1991
5,116,365 Stent apparatus and method for making 271 1991
5,205,822 Replaceable dilatation catheter 142 1991
5,213,576 Therapeutic porous balloon catheter 271 1991
5,163,958 Carbon coated tubular endoprosthesis 402 1991
5,318,531 Infusion balloon catheter 119 1992
5,336,518 Treatment of metallic surfaces using radiofrequency plasma deposition and chemical attachment of bioactive agents 137 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 314 1993
5,405,472 Method of making infusion balloon catheter 46 1993
5,356,433 Biocompatible metal surfaces 328 1993
5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 64 1994
5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 318 1995
5,728,068 Multi-purpose balloon catheter 160 1995
5,823,996 Infusion balloon catheter 78 1996
5,733,326 Composite material endoprosthesis 131 1996
5,769,884 Controlled porosity endovascular implant 182 1996
5,833,659 Infusion balloon catheter 78 1996
5,800,516 Deployable and retrievable shape memory stent/tube and method 238 1996
6,140,127 Method of coating an intravascular stent with an endothelial cell adhesive five amino acid peptide 95 1998
6,273,913 Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut 576 1998
2002/0051,730 Coated medical devices and sterilization thereof 270 2001
2004/0167,610 Locking stent 83 2003
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (12)
5,087,394 Method for forming an inflatable balloon for use in a catheter 118 1989
5,558,642 Drug delivery catheter 116 1994
5,464,450 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 280 1994
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 287 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 331 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 304 1995
6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 162 1999
6,395,325 Porous membranes 68 2000
6,899,731 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 143 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 135 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 130 2002
2003/0236,565 Implantable prosthesis 62 2002
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (11)
4,988,356 Catheter and guidewire exchange system 343 1988
5,100,429 Endovascular stent and delivery system 473 1989
5,108,416 Stent introducer system 395 1990
5,272,012 Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating 339 1992
6,273,850 Device for positioning a radiation source at a stenosis treatment site 38 1997
6,488,701 Stent-graft assembly with thin-walled graft component and method of manufacture 115 1998
6,099,559 Endoluminal support assembly with capped ends 87 1998
6,327,772 Method for fabricating a planar eversible lattice which forms a stent when everted 245 1999
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 175 2000
2003/0083,739 Rational drug therapy device and methods 153 2002
2005/0043,786 Methods and apparatus for treatment of aneurysmal tissue 61 2003
 
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4,226,243 Surgical devices of polyesteramides derived from bis-oxamidodiols and dicarboxylic acids 154 1979
5,876,433 Stent and method of varying amounts of heparin coated thereon to control treatment 249 1996
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 438 1998
6,153,252 Process for coating stents 651 1999
6,494,908 Removable stent for body lumens 118 1999
6,224,894 Copolymers of absorbable polyoxaesters 68 2000
6,667,049 Relic process for producing bioresorbable ceramic tissue scaffolds 91 2001
2002/0002,399 Removable stent for body lumens 81 2001
6,423,092 Biodegradable stent 157 2001
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (9)
5,053,048 Thromboresistant coating 218 1990
5,133,742 Crack-resistant polycarbonate urethane polymer prostheses 212 1991
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 490 1995
5,855,618 Polyurethanes grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded heparin 118 1996
5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 237 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 374 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 142 1999
6,521,284 Process for impregnating a porous material with a cross-linkable composition 80 1999
6,592,617 Three-dimensional braided covered stent 104 2001
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (9)
5,380,299 Thrombolytic treated intravascular medical device 399 1993
5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 663 1995
6,096,070 Coated implantable medical device 791 1996
5,824,049 Coated implantable medical device 755 1996
5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 756 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 315 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 618 1999
6,730,064 Coated implantable medical device 229 2001
2003/0036,794 Coated implantable medical device 270 2002
 
WYETH (9)
2001/0029,351 Drug combinations and delivery devices for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 259 2001
2002/0005,206 Antiproliferative drug and delivery device 215 2001
2002/0007,213 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 197 2001
2002/0007,214 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 192 2001
2002/0007,215 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 201 2001
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 119 2001
2002/0111,590 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 271 2001
6,746,773 Coatings for medical devices 194 2001
2003/0065,377 Coated medical devices 231 2002
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (8)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 490 1991
5,289,831 Surface-treated stent, catheter, cannula, and the like 235 1992
5,632,771 Flexible stent having a pattern formed from a sheet of material 283 1995
6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 195 1997
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 179 1998
6,464,720 Radially expandable stent 218 2001
2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 260 2002
2003/0028,244 Coated implantable medical device 206 2002
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (7)
5,836,965 Stent delivery and deployment method 206 1995
6,159,229 Stent delivery and deployment method 63 1998
2005/0055,078 Stent with outer slough coating 83 2004
2005/0037,052 Stent coating with gradient porosity 67 2004
2005/0075,714 Gradient coated stent and method of fabrication 80 2004
2005/0049,693 Medical devices and compositions for delivering biophosphonates to anatomical sites at risk for vascular disease 54 2004
2005/0084,515 Biocompatible controlled release coatings for medical devices and related methods 68 2004
 
SURMODICS, INC. (7)
6,121,027 Polybifunctional reagent having a polymeric backbone and photoreactive moieties and bioactive groups 399 1997
6,214,901 Bioactive agent release coating 248 1999
6,562,136 Coating apparatus and method 69 2000
6,344,035 Bioactive agent release coating 226 2000
6,890,583 Bioactive agent release coating 77 2001
2002/0188,037 Method and system for providing bioactive agent release coating 185 2002
7,008,667 Bioactive agent release coating 76 2002
 
GERON CORPORATION (6)
5,599,922 Oligonucleotide N3'-P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 95 1994
5,726,297 Oligodeoxyribonucleotide N3' P5' phosphoramidates 100 1995
5,631,135 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 97 1995
5,837,835 Oligonucleotide N3'-P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 98 1995
5,965,720 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.P5' phosphoramidates 108 1997
6,169,170 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.N5'Phosphoramidate Duplexes 91 1997
 
Quanam Medical Corporation (6)
5,674,242 Endoprosthetic device with therapeutic compound 383 1996
5,954,744 Intravascular stent 116 1997
6,019,789 Expandable unit cell and intraluminal stent 205 1998
6,168,619 Intravascular stent having a coaxial polymer member and end sleeves 122 1998
6,248,129 Expandable polymeric stent with memory and delivery apparatus and method 198 1998
6,530,950 Intraluminal stent having coaxial polymer member 229 2000
 
AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (5)
6,180,632 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 184 1998
6,245,760 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 167 1998
6,524,347 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 154 2000
6,528,526 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 157 2000
6,482,834 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 171 2001
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5,462,990 Multifunctional organic polymers 233 1993
5,858,746 Gels for encapsulation of biological materials 428 1995
5,955,509 pH dependent polymer micelles 193 1997
6,596,296 Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant 138 2000
2007/0014,752 Surface functionalization of polymeric materials 9 2006
 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (5)
5,969,422 Plated copper interconnect structure 351 1997
6,444,567 Process for alloying damascene-type Cu interconnect lines 36 2000
6,420,189 Superconducting damascene interconnected for integrated circuit 108 2001
6,703,307 Method of implantation after copper seed deposition 34 2001
6,664,187 Laser thermal annealing for Cu seedlayer enhancement 31 2002
 
ISOSTENT, INC. (5)
5,840,009 Radioisotope stent with increased radiation field strength at the ends of the stent 131 1995
5,722,984 Antithrombogenic radioactive coating for an intravascular stent 164 1996
6,296,603 Radioactive intraluminal endovascular prosthesis and method for the treatment of aneurysms 72 1998
6,099,455 Radioisotope stent with non-radioactive end sections 74 1998
6,554,758 Radioactive intraluminal endovascular prothesis and method for the treatment of aneurysms 29 2001
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (5)
5,562,728 Endovascular grafting apparatus, system and method and devices for use therewith 425 1995
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 222 1996
5,855,598 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 220 1997
5,948,018 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 137 1997
6,165,212 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 408 1999
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (5)
5,667,767 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 452 1995
5,830,178 Methods for embolizing vascular sites with an emboilizing composition comprising dimethylsulfoxide 449 1996
5,851,508 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 380 1997
6,015,541 Radioactive embolizing compositions 393 1997
6,454,738 Methods for delivering in vivo uniform dispersed embolic compositions of high viscosity 32 2000
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (5)
4,343,931 Synthetic absorbable surgical devices of poly(esteramides) 192 1979
4,529,792 Process for preparing synthetic absorbable poly(esteramides) 171 1982
4,880,683 Hot-tackifying adhesive tape 67 1988
4,977,901 Article having non-crosslinked crystallized polymer coatings 363 1990
5,258,419 Methods of preparing radiation resistant heat sealable polymer blends 64 1992
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (5)
6,042,875 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 363 1999
6,251,135 Radiopaque marker system and method of use 147 1999
6,120,904 Medical device coated with interpenetrating network of hydrogel polymers 383 1999
2004/0111,149 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 81 2003
2005/0106,210 Medical device with drug 65 2004
 
United States Surgical Corporation (5)
5,578,046 Composite bioabsorbable materials and surgical articles made thereform 108 1995
5,843,119 Apparatus and method for dilatation of a body lumen and delivery of a prothesis therein 32 1996
5,902,875 Polyesteramide, its preparation and surgical devices fabricated therefrom 155 1998
5,914,387 Polyesteramides with amino acid-derived groups alternating with alpha-hydroxyacid-derived groups and surgical articles made therefrom 159 1998
5,919,893 Polyesteramide, its preparation and surgical devices fabricated therefrom 145 1998
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (5)
5,713,949 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 250 1996
5,895,407 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 178 1998
5,922,393 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 125 1998
6,517,889 Process for coating a surface of a stent 86 2001
6,641,611 Therapeutic coating for an intravascular implant 109 2001
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
6,120,477 Balloon catheter device 162 1997
5,874,165 Materials and method for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric subtrates 140 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 125 1997
5,897,955 Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates 161 1998
2003/0187,495 Endoluminal devices, embolic filters, methods of manufacture and use 230 2002
 
WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY (5)
6,699,724 Metal nanoshells for biosensing applications 72 2000
6,685,986 Metal nanoshells 59 2001
2002/0061,363 Method of making nanoshells 29 2001
2002/0132,045 Method of making nanoshells 36 2001
6,660,381 Partial coverage metal nanoshells and method of making same 82 2001
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 653 1994
6,093,199 Intra-luminal device for treatment of body cavities and lumens and method of use 252 1998
6,656,216 Composite stent with regioselective material 186 2001
2007/0292,518 Nanoshell therapy 31 2006
 
ANGIOTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (4)
5,716,981 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 681 1995
5,997,517 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 310 1997
6,110,483 Adherent, flexible hydrogel and medicated coatings 302 1997
6,306,176 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 259 1999
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (4)
5,746,745 Balloon catheter 101 1996
5,843,033 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 77 1997
5,860,954 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 40 1997
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 154 1998
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (4)
5,516,881 Aminoxyl-containing radical spin labeling in polymers and copolymers 147 1994
5,485,496 Gamma irradiation sterilizing of biomaterial medical devices or products, with improved degradation and mechanical properties 163 1994
5,610,241 Reactive graft polymer with biodegradable polymer backbone and method for preparing reactive biodegradable polymers 171 1996
6,503,538 Elastomeric functional biodegradable copolyester amides and copolyester urethanes 166 2000
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (4)
4,743,252 Composite grafts 243 1986
5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 733 1988
5,226,913 Method of making a radially expandable prosthesis 365 1992
5,804,318 Lubricious hydrogel surface modification 99 1995
 
MARIEL THERAPEUTICS, INC. (4)
6,048,964 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 115 1995
5,948,428 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 188 1996
5,854,207 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 147 1998
5,916,870 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 160 1998
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (4)
4,902,289 Multilayer bioreplaceable blood vessel prosthesis 159 1988
5,330,768 Controlled drug delivery using polymer/pluronic blends 300 1991
6,160,084 Biodegradable shape memory polymers 272 1999
2007/0053,845 Nanocell drug delivery system 26 2006
 
MDV TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
5,300,295 Ophthalmic drug delivery with thermoreversible polyoxyalkylene gels adjustable for pH 215 1991
5,292,516 Body cavity drug delivery with thermoreversible gels containing polyoxyalkylene copolymers 227 1991
5,306,501 Drug delivery by injection with thermoreversible gels containing polyoxyalkylene copolymers 223 1991
5,298,260 Topical drug delivery with polyoxyalkylene polymer thermoreversible gels adjustable for pH and osmolality 205 1992
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (4)
5,877,224 Polymeric drug formulations 263 1995
5,658,995 Copolymers of tyrosine-based polycarbonate and poly(alkylene oxide) 233 1995
6,120,491 Biodegradable, anionic polymers derived from the amino acid L-tyrosine 183 1998
6,689,350 Therapeutic polyesters and polyamides 73 2001
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (4)
5,037,427 Method of implanting a stent within a tubular organ of a living body and of removing same 394 1990
5,417,981 Thermoplastic polymer composition and medical devices made of the same 192 1993
5,670,558 Medical instruments that exhibit surface lubricity when wetted 379 1995
6,106,530 Stent delivery device 114 1998
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (4)
5,286,254 Drug delivery apparatus and method 389 1992
5,411,477 High-strength, thin-walled single piece catheters 159 1993
5,628,730 Phoretic balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 342 1994
5,800,392 Microporous catheter 263 1996
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
4,699,611 Biliary stent introducer 185 1985
5,059,169 High-friction prostatic stent 104 1990
5,087,244 Catheter and method for locally applying medication to the wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen 285 1990
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (3)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 503 1987
5,306,286 Absorbable stent 395 1991
5,527,337 Bioabsorbable stent and method of making the same 394 1994
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (3)
5,328,471 Method and apparatus for treatment of focal disease in hollow tubular organs and other tissue lumens 515 1993
5,879,713 Targeted delivery via biodegradable polymers 369 1997
5,942,209 Method of local radiotherapy by polymerizing a material in vivo to form a hydrogel 182 1997
 
LANDEC CORPORATION (3)
5,156,911 Skin-activated temperature-sensitive adhesive assemblies 119 1989
5,387,450 Temperature-activated adhesive assemblies 90 1992
5,412,035 Pressure-sensitive adhesives 68 1992
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,084,065 Reinforced graft assembly 337 1989
5,163,951 Mesh composite graft 301 1992
5,385,580 Self-supporting woven vascular graft 152 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (3)
5,906,759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 134 1996
6,676,697 Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent 107 1998
5,922,005 Stent fabrication method 137 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 74 1993
5,756,476 Inhibition of cell proliferation using antisense oligonucleotides 157 1994
6,887,485 Nitric oxide-releasing metallic medical devices 77 2001
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (3)
4,596,574 Biodegradable porous ceramic delivery system for bone morphogenetic protein 270 1984
5,891,192 Ion-implanted protein-coated intralumenal implants 162 1997
6,303,901 Method to reduce damage to backing plate 86 2000
 
YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (3)
5,711,958 Methods for reducing or eliminating post-surgical adhesion formation 166 1996
6,136,333 Methods and compositions for reducing or eliminating post-surgical adhesion formation 176 1997
6,211,249 Polyester polyether block copolymers 154 1998
 
ADERANS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
6,120,788 Bioabsorbable triglycolic acid poly(ester-amide)s 137 1998
6,511,748 Bioabsorbable fibers and reinforced composites produced therefrom 106 2000
 
ANGIODEVICE INTERNATIONAL GMBH (2)
6,051,648 Crosslinked polymer compositions and methods for their use 440 1999
6,166,130 Method of using crosslinked polymer compositions in tissue treatment applications 195 1999
 
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (2)
6,217,721 Filling narrow apertures and forming interconnects with a metal utilizing a crystallographically oriented liner layer 100 1996
6,362,099 Method for enhancing the adhesion of copper deposited by chemical vapor deposition 40 1999
 
AVANTEC VASCULAR CORPORATION (2)
6,093,463 Medical devices made from improved polymer blends 108 1998
2002/0082,679 Delivery or therapeutic capable agents 271 2001
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (2)
5,667,523 Dual supported intraluminal graft 355 1995
5,628,786 Radially expandable vascular graft with resistance to longitudinal compression and method of making same 239 1995
 
BROWN UNIVERSITY (2)
5,759,205 Negatively charged polymeric electret implant 223 1995
6,620,617 Polymeric gene delivery system 72 2001
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
5,085,629 Biodegradable stent 284 1989
5,167,614 Prostatic stent 210 1991
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (2)
5,470,313 Variable diameter balloon dilatation catheter 140 1994
5,782,742 Radiation delivery balloon 113 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 354 1990
5,455,040 Anticoagulant plasma polymer-modified substrate 370 1992
 
CID S.P.A. (2)
6,251,142 Implantation device and a kit including the device 101 1997
6,699,281 Angioplasty stents 114 2002
 
COOK INCORPORATED (2)
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1258 1987
5,456,713 Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repairs of aneurysm and method for implanting 342 1993
 
GKSS-FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH (2)
6,388,043 Shape memory polymers 363 1999
6,720,402 Shape memory polymers 247 2002
 
GLAXO GROUP LIMITED (2)
6,117,479 Electrostatic coating 60 1997
6,406,738 Powder coating composition for electrostatic coating of pharmaceutical substrates 34 1997
 
Harbor Medical Devices, Inc. (2)
5,447,724 Medical device polymer 425 1993
5,569,463 Medical device polymer 332 1995
 
IMPLANT SCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
5,898,178 Ion source for generation of radioactive ion beams 36 1997
6,010,445 Radioactive medical device and process 122 1997
 
IMPRA, INC. (2)
4,955,899 Longitudinally compliant vascular graft 211 1989
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 137 1999
 
KABUSHIKIKAISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (2)
6,080,177 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 124 1998
6,413,272 Stent for vessel 72 2001
 
KT HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
5,932,299 Method for modifying the surface of an object 319 1997
6,242,041 Method and composition for modifying the surface of an object 80 1998
 
MEMTEC AMERICA CORPORATION (2)
5,171,445 Ultraporous and microporous membranes and method of making membranes 69 1991
5,188,734 Ultraporous and microporous integral membranes 78 1992
 
NEUROTECH S.A. (2)
6,262,034 Polymeric gene delivery system 181 1997
6,475,779 Polymeric gene delivery 108 1998
 
NUMED, INC. (2)
5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 474 1993
5,695,498 Stent implantation system 154 1996
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
5,156,623 Sustained release material and method of manufacturing the same 142 1991
5,282,860 Stent tube for medical use 222 1992
 
PONIARD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
5,595,722 Method for identifying an agent which increases TGF-beta levels 84 1995
5,770,609 Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular pathologies 95 1995
 
Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (2)
6,120,535 Microporous tubular prosthesis 103 1997
6,149,574 Dual catheter radiation delivery system 98 1998
 
RIBOZYME PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
6,159,951 2'-O-amino-containing nucleoside analogs and polynucleotides 95 1997
6,127,173 Nucleic acid catalysts with endonuclease activity 119 1998
 
Schneider (Europe) A.G. (2)
5,628,755 Balloon catheter and stent delivery system 84 1995
5,836,962 Endoprosthesis 101 1997
 
SHERWOOD SERVICES AG (2)
4,633,873 Surgical repair mesh 240 1984
5,342,395 Absorbable surgical repair devices 317 1992
 
STEWARD RESEARCH AND SPECIALTY PROJECTS CORPORATION (2)
5,830,879 Treatment of vascular injury using vascular endothelial growth factor 132 1995
5,858,990 Fas ligand compositions for treatment of proliferative disorders 75 1997
 
STRYKER NV OPERATIONS LIMITED (2)
6,231,590 Bioactive coating for vaso-occlusive devices 90 1999
2005/0065,545 External activation of vaso-occlusive implants 63 2003
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (2)
4,321,711 Vascular prosthesis 216 1979
5,584,877 Antibacterial vascular prosthesis and surgical suture 176 1994
 
Talison Research, Inc. (2)
5,723,219 Plasma deposited film networks 190 1995
5,962,138 Plasma deposited substrate structure 187 1997
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
5,514,379 Hydrogel compositions and methods of use 312 1992
5,746,998 Targeted co-polymers for radiographic imaging 182 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 568 1988
5,616,338 Infection-resistant compositions, medical devices and surfaces and methods for preparing and using same 208 1991
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (2)
6,187,045 Enhanced biocompatible implants and alloys 99 1999
6,539,607 Enhanced biocompatible implants and alloys 94 2000
 
TRANSFORM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
5,591,199 Curable fiber composite stent and delivery system 175 1995
5,766,204 Curable fiber composite stent and delivery system 107 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
4,879,135 Drug bonded prosthesis and process for producing same 223 1988
5,578,073 Thromboresistant surface treatment for biomaterials 357 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 95 1996
6,103,230 Methods for promoting wound healing and treating transplant-associated vasculopathy 93 1998
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (2)
4,931,287 Heterogeneous interpenetrating polymer networks for the controlled release of drugs 187 1988
5,108,755 Biodegradable composites for internal medical use 180 1989
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (2)
2003/0171,053 Medical devices comprising small fiber biomaterials, and methods of use 89 2002
2005/0056,118 Methods of nanostructure formation and shape selection 51 2003
 
AAP BIOMATERIALS GMBH (1)
6,689,375 Resorbable bone implant material and method for producing the same 97 2002
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
6,890,546 Medical devices containing rapamycin analogs 90 2001
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (1)
2003/0055,482 Cold-molding process for loading a stent onto a stent delivery system 29 2001
 
ADVANCED CATHETER SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,573,470 Low-profile steerable intraoperative balloon dilitation catheter 161 1984
 
ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
5,306,250 Method and apparatus for intravascular drug delivery 179 1992
 
ALCOVE SURFACES GMBH (1)
6,709,379 Implant with cavities containing therapeutic agents 218 2001
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
6,331,313 Controlled-release biocompatible ocular drug delivery implant devices and methods 411 1999
 
ALZA CORPORATION (1)
6,071,305 Directional drug delivery stent and method of use 405 1997
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,882,168 Polyesters containing alkylene oxide blocks as drug delivery systems 221 1986
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (1)
4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 678 1986
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
5,078,720 Stent placement instrument and method 262 1990
 
ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
5,192,311 Medical implant and method of making 193 1990
 
ANGIOGUARD, INC. (1)
4,723,549 Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels 770 1986
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,254,091 Low profile balloon catheter and method for making same 135 1991
 
Asahi Chiyoda Kogyou Co. Ltd. (1)
5,516,560 Method for coating rings, coating equipment and coating jig 35 1994
 
ASAHI MEDICAL CO., LTD. (1)
5,165,919 Medical material containing covalently bound heparin and process for its production 222 1990
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
4,718,907 Vascular prosthesis having fluorinated coating with varying F/C ratio 363 1985
 
ATRIX LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
5,888,533 Non-polymeric sustained release delivery system 128 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 156 1998
 
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,034,204 Condensation products of basic amino acids with copolymerizable compounds and a process for their production 138 1998
 
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (1)
5,511,726 Nebulizer device 176 1993
 
Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (1)
5,644,020 Thermoplastically processible and biodegradable aliphatic polyesteramides 146 1996
 
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY (1)
4,865,870 Method for rendering a substrate surface antithrombogenic 53 1988
 
BIO-DOT, INC. (1)
5,741,554 Method of dispensing a liquid reagent 113 1996
 
BIOCOAT INCORPORATED (1)
6,106,889 Method of selective coating of articles 60 1998
 
BIOCOMPATIBLES UK LIMITED (1)
6,214,115 Coating 100 1999
 
Biogold Inc. (1)
4,994,298 Method of making a biocompatible prosthesis 141 1990
 
Biomedical Polymers International, Ltd. (1)
5,100,992 Polyurethane-based polymeric materials and biomedical articles and pharmaceutical compositions utilizing the same 217 1990
 
BIONX IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
6,569,191 Self-expanding stent with enhanced radial expansion and shape memory 126 2000
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL USA (1)
2003/0088,307 Potent coatings for stents 141 2002
 
BIOTRONIK AG (1)
6,287,332 Implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular coronary stent 225 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 42 1996
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED (1)
6,335,029 Polymeric coatings for controlled delivery of active agents 415 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,010,530 Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis 322 1998
 
BOTISS MEDICAL AG (1)
5,667,796 Method for producing ceramic implant materials, preferably ceramic implant materials including hydroxyl apatite 86 1996
 
BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC. (1)
5,015,505 Method and apparatus for striping a tire sidewall 38 1989
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
5,984,449 Ink jet recording by superimposing inks of different densities 54 1994
 
CaP Biotechnology, Inc. (1)
6,210,715 Calcium phosphate microcarriers and microspheres 127 2000
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
6,664,335 Polyurethane elastomer article with "shape memory" and medical devices therefrom 103 2000
 
CARDIOTECH INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,177,523 Functionalized polyurethanes 238 1999
 
Ceskoslovenska akademie ved (1)
4,612,009 Biodegradable implant and a method for preparation thereof 103 1985
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (1)
6,126,686 Artificial vascular valves 207 1999
 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (1)
5,972,505 Fibers capable of spontaneously transporting fluids 74 1991
 
CO.DON AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,214,407 Method of surface coating medical implants 40 1999
 
COLORCON LIMITED (1)
5,656,080 Electrostatic coating of substrates of medicinal products 34 1995
 
CVC PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
6,294,836 Semiconductor chip interconnect barrier material and fabrication method 82 1998
 
DEN-MAT HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
5,876,743 Biocompatible adhesion in tissue repair 101 1997
 
DON MICHAEL INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
5,176,638 Regional perfusion catheter with improved drug delivery control 120 1991
 
DOW B. HICKAM, INC., A TX CORP. (1)
4,828,561 Bio compatible and blood compatible materials and methods 50 1982
 
DOW CORNING WRIGHT CORPORATION (1)
4,906,423 Methods for forming porous-surfaced polymeric bodies 84 1987
 
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
6,172,167 Copoly(ester-amides) and copoly(ester-urethanes) 143 1999
 
ECOLOGICAL CHEMICAL PRODUCTS (1)
5,399,666 Easily degradable star-block copolymers 90 1994
 
ECOPOL, LLC (1)
5,502,158 Degradable polymer composition 194 1992
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
4,816,339 Multi-layered poly(tetrafluoroethylene)/elastomer materials useful for in vivo implantation 342 1987
 
ENDOCARE, INC. (1)
5,830,179 Urological stent therapy system and method 146 1996
 
Endoluminal Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
2002/0176,849 Endomural therapy 157 2002
 
ENDOVASCULAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,279,368 Nitinol frame heating and setting mandrel 52 2000
 
EPPENDORF AG (1)
5,538,493 Centrifugation system with a rotatable multi-element carrier 46 1993
 
ETEX CORPORATION (1)
6,033,582 Surface modification of medical implants 273 1998
 
EVONIK ROHMAX ADDITIVES GMBH (1)
6,140,431 Process for preparing continuously variable-composition copolymers 56 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 2212 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 1168 1986
 
F.B. Rice & Co. (1)
5,840,083 Implant device having biocompatiable membrane coating 93 1996
 
Ferring Service Center, N.V. (1)
4,871,542 Method and apparatus useful for delivering medicinal compositions into the bladder and urinary tract 62 1987
 
FOGARTY, THOMAS J. (1)
5,830,217 Soluble fixation device and method for stent delivery catheters 122 1996
 
FUISZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
5,972,029 Remotely operable stent 64 1998
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,011,125 Amide modified polyesters 132 1998
 
GOLDSCHMIDT GMBH (1)
5,910,564 Polyamino acid ester copolymers 134 1996
 
GORE HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,914,182 Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates 153 1996
 
HENKEL CORPORATION (1)
4,656,242 Poly(ester-amide) compositions 142 1985
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
5,081,394 Black matrix color picture tube 28 1988
 
Hoechst UK Limited (1)
5,470,603 Electrostatic coating of substrates of medicinal products 55 1992
 
ICET, INC. (1)
6,129,928 Biomimetic calcium phosphate implant coatings and methods for making the same 133 1998
 
ICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2003/0040,790 Stent coating 191 2002
 
IMEC (1)
6,635,964 Metallization structure on a fluorine-containing dielectric and a method for fabrication thereof 23 2001
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
6,436,816 Method of electroless plating copper on nitride barrier 70 1998
 
INION LTD. (1)
2003/0105,530 Biodegradable implant and method for manufacturing one 89 2001
 
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