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

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Nanoshells on polymers

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

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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.SANTA CLARA, CA641

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Davalian, Dariush San Jose, CA 70 299
Hossainy, Syed F A Fremont, CA 213 8535
Ludwig, Florian Niklas Mountain View, CA 33 104
Pacetti, Stephen D San Jose, CA 416 6468

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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 512 1980
4,439,185 Inflating and deflating device for vascular dilating catheter assembly 163 1981
4,554,929 Catheter guide wire with short spring tip and method of using the same 299 1983
4,516,972 Guiding catheter and method of manufacture 315 1983
4,616,652 Dilatation catheter positioning apparatus 166 1983
4,538,622 Guide wire for catheters 330 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 655 1987
5,158,548 Method and system for stent delivery 531 1991
5,242,399 Method and system for stent delivery 336 1992
5,342,621 Antithrombogenic surface 263 1992
5,364,354 Exchangeable integrated-wire balloon catheter 86 1992
5,360,401 Catheter for stent delivery 175 1993
5,344,426 Method and system for stent delivery 388 1993
5,441,515 Ratcheting stent 499 1993
5,496,346 Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method 320 1993
5,507,768 Stent delivery system 338 1993
5,423,885 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 435 1993
5,458,615 Stent delivery system 354 1993
5,409,495 Apparatus for uniformly implanting a stent 215 1993
5,599,301 Motor control system for an automatic catheter inflation system 146 1993
5,443,458 Multilayered biodegradable stent and method of manufacture 346 1993
5,556,413 Coiled stent with locking ends 297 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 467 1994
5,611,775 Method of delivery therapeutic or diagnostic liquid into tissue surrounding a body lumen 143 1994
5,629,077 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 254 1994
5,554,120 Polymer blends for use in making medical devices including catheters and balloons for dilatation catheters 176 1994
5,649,977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 484 1994
5,707,385 Drug loaded elastic membrane and method for delivery 274 1994
5,637,113 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 419 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 630 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 231 1995
5,593,434 Stent capable of attachment within a body lumen 282 1995
5,618,299 Ratcheting stent 278 1995
5,766,710 Biodegradable mesh and film stent 274 1996
5,871,436 Radiation therapy method and device 109 1996
5,700,286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 621 1996
5,725,549 Coiled stent with locking ends 268 1996
5,733,330 Balloon-expandable, crush-resistant locking stent 150 1997
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 355 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 381 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 442 1997
6,776,792 Coated endovascular stent 38 1997
5,810,873 Stent crimping tool and method of use 95 1997
5,916,234 Expandable stents and method for making same 75 1997
5,897,911 Polymer-coated stent structure 200 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 255 1997
5,893,852 Stent crimping tool and method of use 98 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 132 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 176 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 173 1999
6,283,947 Local drug delivery injection catheter 271 1999
6,569,193 Tapered self-expanding stent 114 1999
6,217,586 Catheter and method for a stent delivery system 44 1999
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 343 1999
6,379,381 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 398 1999
6,203,551 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implant device 274 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 333 1999
6,713,119 Biocompatible coating for a prosthesis and a method of forming the same 193 1999
6,283,949 Refillable implantable drug delivery pump 233 1999
6,494,862 Substance delivery apparatus and a method of delivering a therapeutic substance to an anatomical passageway 229 1999
6,375,826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 133 2000
6,582,417 Methods and apparatuses for radiation treatment 50 2000
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 304 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 465 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 262 2000
6,503,954 Biocompatible carrier containing actinomycin D and a method of forming the same 226 2000
6,555,157 Method for coating an implantable device and system for performing the method 261 2000
6,574,851 Stent made by rotational molding or centrifugal casting and method for making the same 97 2000
6,451,373 Method of forming a therapeutic coating onto a surface of an implantable prosthesis 273 2000
6,585,926 Method of manufacturing a porous balloon 189 2000
6,485,512 Two-stage light curable stent and delivery system 126 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 470 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 272 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 351 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 299 2000
6,783,793 Selective coating of medical devices 74 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 247 2000
6,749,626 Actinomycin D for the treatment of vascular disease 148 2000
6,504,307 Application of variable bias voltage on a cylindrical grid enclosing a target 32 2000
2001/0007,083 Device and active component for inhibiting formation of thrombus-inflammatory cell matrix 197 2000
6,524,232 Method for radioactive stent delivery 29 2000
6,824,559 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 69 2000
2002/0120,326 Ethylene-carboxyl copolymers as drug delivery matrices 127 2000
6,544,543 Periodic constriction of vessels to treat ischemic tissue 188 2000
6,503,556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 250 2000
6,540,776 Sheath for a prosthesis and methods of forming the same 222 2000
6,565,599 Hybrid stent 118 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 270 2000
6,759,054 Ethylene vinyl alcohol composition and coating 141 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 221 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 193 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 182 2001
6,346,110 Chamber for applying therapeutic substances to an implantable device 195 2001
6,544,223 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 244 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 250 2001
6,645,195 Intraventricularly guided agent delivery system and method of use 138 2001
6,740,040 Ultrasound energy driven intraventricular catheter to treat ischemia 150 2001
6,689,099 Local drug delivery injection catheter 143 2001
6,623,448 Steerable drug delivery device 254 2001
6,645,135 Intravascular catheter device and method for simultaneous local delivery of radiation and a therapeutic substance 166 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 112 2001
2002/0142,039 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 130 2001
6,625,486 Method and apparatus for intracellular delivery of an agent 143 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 295 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 273 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 231 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 259 2001
6,656,506 Microparticle coated medical device 195 2001
2002/0188,277 Medicated stents for the treatment of vascular disease 138 2001
6,605,154 Stent mounting device 205 2001
6,743,462 Apparatus and method for coating implantable devices 181 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 202 2001
6,679,980 Apparatus for electropolishing a stent 122 2001
6,666,880 Method and system for securing a coated stent to a balloon catheter 155 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 213 2001
6,695,920 Mandrel for supporting a stent and a method of using the mandrel to coat a stent 225 2001
6,565,659 Stent mounting assembly and a method of using the same to coat a stent 232 2001
6,673,154 Stent mounting device to coat a stent 176 2001
6,673,385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 200 2001
6,527,863 Support device for a stent and a method of using the same to coat a stent 239 2001
6,585,755 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 316 2001
6,706,013 Variable length drug delivery catheter 151 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 268 2001
2003/0073,961 MEDICAL DEVICE CONTAINING LIGHT-PROTECTED THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING THEREOF 156 2001
6,676,700 Stent with radiopaque core 51 2001
2003/0097,088 Coatings for drug delivery devices 136 2001
6,663,880 Permeabilizing reagents to increase drug delivery and a method of local delivery 170 2001
6,709,514 Rotary coating apparatus for coating implantable medical devices 152 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 225 2002
6,733,768 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 139 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 209 2002
2004/0054,104 Coatings for drug delivery devices comprising modified poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) 144 2002
2004/0063,805 Coatings for implantable medical devices and methods for fabrication thereof 158 2002
6,818,063 Stent mandrel fixture and method for minimizing coating defects 142 2002
2004/0072,922 Rate limiting barriers for implantable medical devices 141 2002
2004/0086,542 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 154 2002
2004/0127,970 Polymer link hybrid stent 88 2002
6,860,946 System for the process of coating implantable medical devices 58 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 168 2003
2004/0052,858 Microparticle coated medical device 139 2003
2004/0142,015 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 30 2004
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (90)
4,950,227 Stent delivery system 649 1988
4,994,033 Intravascular drug delivery dilatation catheter 396 1989
5,064,435 Self-expanding prosthesis having stable axial length 1034 1990
5,222,971 Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture 365 1990
5,234,457 Impregnated stent 435 1991
5,254,089 Medication dispensing balloon catheter 165 1992
5,197,977 Drug delivery collagen-impregnated synthetic vascular graft 370 1992
5,234,456 Hydrophilic stent 514 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 454 1992
5,571,135 Stent delivery apparatus and method 214 1993
5,645,559 Multiple layer stent 328 1993
5,588,962 Drug treatment of diseased sites deep within the body 76 1994
5,445,646 Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method 299 1994
5,593,403 Method for modifying a stent in an implanted site 100 1994
5,702,754 Method of providing a substrate with a hydrophilic coating and substrates, particularly medical devices, provided with such coatings 287 1995
5,811,447 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 198 1995
6,171,609 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 189 1995
5,772,864 Method for manufacturing implantable medical devices 162 1996
5,837,313 Drug release stent coating process 674 1996
5,876,426 System and method of providing a blood-free interface for intravascular light delivery 56 1996
6,120,536 Medical devices with long term non-thrombogenic coatings 574 1996
5,868,781 Locking stent 199 1996
5,733,925 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 397 1996
5,728,751 Bonding bio-active materials to substrate surfaces 122 1996
5,741,881 Process for preparing covalently bound-heparin containing polyurethane-peo-heparin coating compositions 106 1996
5,877,263 Process for preparing polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 113 1996
5,871,437 Radioactive stent for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 124 1996
5,735,897 Intravascular stent pump 326 1997
6,059,810 Endovascular stent and method 88 1997
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 365 1997
5,981,568 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 282 1997
5,857,998 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 178 1997
5,902,631 Lubricity gradient for medical devices 113 1997
5,869,127 Method of providing a substrate with a bio-active/biocompatible coating 255 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 212 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 295 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 223 1997
6,123,712 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 138 1997
5,980,972 Method of applying drug-release coatings 471 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 375 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 271 1997
6,096,525 Bonding bio-active materials to expanded polytetrafluoroethylene or polyethylene terephthalate via an isocyanate-terminated spacer 99 1997
6,027,510 Stent delivery system 84 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 193 1997
6,099,562 Drug coating with topcoat 561 1997
6,358,556 Drug release stent coating 394 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 348 1998
6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 304 1998
6,120,847 Surface treatment method for stent coating 215 1999
6,107,416 Polymer coatings grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded bio-active agents 109 1999
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 345 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 119 1999
6,156,373 Medical device coating methods and devices 129 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 373 1999
6,168,617 Stent delivery system 113 1999
6,258,121 Stent coating 426 1999
6,159,227 Balloon catheter with stent securement means 47 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 189 1999
6,610,087 Endoluminal stent having a matched stiffness region and/or a stiffness gradient and methods for providing stent kink resistance 67 1999
6,554,854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 101 1999
6,447,835 Method of coating polymeric tubes used in medical devices 63 2000
6,387,118 Non-crimped stent delivery system 96 2000
6,284,305 Drug coating with topcoat 270 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 208 2000
6,322,847 Medical device coating methods and devices 116 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 221 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 165 2000
6,540,777 Locking stent 173 2001
6,409,761 Intravascular stent 114 2001
6,719,934 Process for making bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 124 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 179 2001
2002/0091,433 Drug release coated stent 227 2001
6,887,270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 140 2002
6,645,547 Stent coating device 146 2002
6,865,810 Methods of making medical devices 119 2002
2003/0093,107 Medical devices comprising nanocomposites 146 2002
6,669,723 Stent having variable properties and method of its use 120 2002
6,656,162 Implantable drug delivery stents 203 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 159 2003
2004/0213,893 Expandable mask stent coating method 41 2003
6,878,160 Stent with controlled expansion 66 2003
2005/0038,497 Deformation medical device without material deformation 85 2003
2005/0054,774 Lubricious coating 70 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 86 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 134 2003
2005/0065,501 Energy activated vaso-occlusive devices 59 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 143 2004
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (53)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1316 1987
5,102,402 Releasable coatings on balloon catheters 295 1991
5,282,823 Intravascular radially expandable stent 481 1992
5,278,200 Thromboresistant material and articles 64 1992
5,344,455 Graft polymer articles having bioactive surfaces 75 1992
5,229,172 Modification of polymeric surface by graft polymerization 169 1993
5,308,641 Biocompatibility of solid surfaces 109 1993
5,350,800 Method for improving the biocompatibility of solid surfaces 92 1993
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 412 1993
5,415,938 Biocompatability of solid surfaces 78 1994
5,429,618 Thromboresistant articles 70 1994
5,476,509 Articles having graft polymer bioactive surfaces 59 1994
5,571,166 Method of making an intraluminal stent 183 1994
5,591,224 Bioelastomeric stent 261 1994
5,599,352 Method of making a drug eluting stent 194 1994
5,554,182 Method for preventing restenosis 175 1995
5,591,227 Drug eluting stent 266 1995
5,628,785 Bioelastomeric stent 122 1995
5,697,967 Drug eluting stent 296 1995
5,702,818 Biocompatability of solid surfaces 46 1995
5,837,008 Intravascular stent and method 354 1995
5,624,411 Intravascular stent and method 535 1995
5,679,400 Intravascular stent and method 479 1995
5,820,917 Blood-contacting medical device and method 251 1995
5,893,840 Releasable microcapsules on balloon catheters 145 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 117 1996
5,720,726 Balloon catheter having retention enhancements on the balloon 127 1996
5,776,184 Intravasoular stent and method 383 1996
5,824,048 Method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen 447 1996
5,833,651 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 213 1996
5,866,113 Medical device with biomolecule-coated surface graft matrix 174 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 215 1997
5,810,871 Stent delivery system 167 1997
6,106,454 Medical device for delivering localized radiation 84 1997
5,997,468 Intraluminal drug eluting prosthesis method 182 1997
5,865,814 Blood contacting medical device and method 411 1997
6,117,979 Process for making a bioprosthetic device and implants produced therefrom 163 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 81 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 169 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 103 1998
6,013,099 Medical device for delivering a water-insoluble therapeutic salt or substance 107 1998
6,080,190 Intraluminal stent 142 1998
6,228,845 Therapeutic intraluminal stents 111 1998
6,143,354 One-step method for attachment of biomolecules to substrate surfaces 185 1999
6,183,505 Method of stent retention to a delivery catheter balloon-braided retainers 116 1999
6,174,316 Stent delivery system 48 1999
6,270,788 Implantable medical device 179 1999
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (26)
4,739,762 Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft 1110 1986
5,037,392 Stent-implanting balloon assembly 285 1989
5,116,318 Dilatation balloon within an elastic sleeve 325 1989
5,049,132 Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents 387 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 274 1991
5,205,822 Replaceable dilatation catheter 143 1991
5,213,576 Therapeutic porous balloon catheter 277 1991
5,163,958 Carbon coated tubular endoprosthesis 405 1991
5,318,531 Infusion balloon catheter 122 1992
5,336,518 Treatment of metallic surfaces using radiofrequency plasma deposition and chemical attachment of bioactive agents 140 1992
5,304,200 Welded radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 315 1993
5,405,472 Method of making infusion balloon catheter 47 1993
5,356,433 Biocompatible metal surfaces 335 1993
5,476,476 Dilatation balloon assembly 64 1994
5,607,442 Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics 326 1995
5,728,068 Multi-purpose balloon catheter 168 1995
5,823,996 Infusion balloon catheter 79 1996
5,733,326 Composite material endoprosthesis 132 1996
5,769,884 Controlled porosity endovascular implant 189 1996
5,833,659 Infusion balloon catheter 78 1996
5,800,516 Deployable and retrievable shape memory stent/tube and method 242 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 591 1998
2002/0051,730 Coated medical devices and sterilization thereof 280 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 119 1989
5,558,642 Drug delivery catheter 122 1994
5,464,450 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 283 1994
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 292 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 336 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 310 1995
6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 166 1999
6,395,325 Porous membranes 72 2000
6,899,731 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 150 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 139 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 132 2002
2003/0236,565 Implantable prosthesis 62 2002
 
MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (11)
4,988,356 Catheter and guidewire exchange system 347 1988
5,100,429 Endovascular stent and delivery system 476 1989
5,108,416 Stent introducer system 400 1990
5,272,012 Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating 343 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 118 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 256 1999
6,592,614 Cuffed endoluminal prosthesis 184 2000
2003/0083,739 Rational drug therapy device and methods 158 2002
2005/0043,786 Methods and apparatus for treatment of aneurysmal tissue 61 2003
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (9)
5,053,048 Thromboresistant coating 218 1990
5,133,742 Crack-resistant polycarbonate urethane polymer prostheses 215 1991
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 501 1995
5,855,618 Polyurethanes grafted with polyethylene oxide chains containing covalently bonded heparin 120 1996
5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 243 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 379 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 146 1999
6,521,284 Process for impregnating a porous material with a cross-linkable composition 81 1999
6,592,617 Three-dimensional braided covered stent 107 2001
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (9)
5,380,299 Thrombolytic treated intravascular medical device 404 1993
5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 680 1995
6,096,070 Coated implantable medical device 811 1996
5,824,049 Coated implantable medical device 780 1996
5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 776 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 327 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 637 1999
6,730,064 Coated implantable medical device 234 2001
2003/0036,794 Coated implantable medical device 276 2002
 
WYETH (9)
6,776,796 Antiinflammatory drug and delivery device 122 2001
2001/0029,351 Drug combinations and delivery devices for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 264 2001
2002/0005,206 Antiproliferative drug and delivery device 220 2001
2002/0007,213 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 202 2001
2002/0007,214 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 197 2001
2002/0007,215 Drug/drug delivery systems for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease 206 2001
6,746,773 Coatings for medical devices 203 2001
2002/0111,590 Medical devices, drug coatings and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 278 2001
2003/0065,377 Coated medical devices 235 2002
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (8)
5,314,472 Vascular stent 496 1991
5,289,831 Surface-treated stent, catheter, cannula, and the like 241 1992
5,632,771 Flexible stent having a pattern formed from a sheet of material 293 1995
6,042,606 Radially expandable non-axially contracting surgical stent 203 1997
6,293,966 Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers 184 1998
6,464,720 Radially expandable stent 222 2001
2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 269 2002
2003/0028,244 Coated implantable medical device 209 2002
 
ETHICON, INC. (8)
5,876,433 Stent and method of varying amounts of heparin coated thereon to control treatment 252 1996
6,110,188 Anastomosis method 449 1998
6,153,252 Process for coating stents 671 1999
6,494,908 Removable stent for body lumens 119 1999
6,224,894 Copolymers of absorbable polyoxaesters 68 2000
6,667,049 Relic process for producing bioresorbable ceramic tissue scaffolds 92 2001
2002/0002,399 Removable stent for body lumens 82 2001
6,423,092 Biodegradable stent 165 2001
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (7)
5,836,965 Stent delivery and deployment method 208 1995
6,159,229 Stent delivery and deployment method 64 1998
2005/0055,078 Stent with outer slough coating 83 2004
2005/0037,052 Stent coating with gradient porosity 70 2004
2005/0075,714 Gradient coated stent and method of fabrication 82 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 69 2004
 
SURMODICS, INC. (7)
6,121,027 Polybifunctional reagent having a polymeric backbone and photoreactive moieties and bioactive groups 404 1997
6,214,901 Bioactive agent release coating 253 1999
6,562,136 Coating apparatus and method 70 2000
6,344,035 Bioactive agent release coating 230 2000
6,890,583 Bioactive agent release coating 79 2001
2002/0188,037 Method and system for providing bioactive agent release coating 189 2002
7,008,667 Bioactive agent release coating 77 2002
 
GERON CORPORATION (6)
5,599,922 Oligonucleotide N3'-P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 96 1994
5,726,297 Oligodeoxyribonucleotide N3' P5' phosphoramidates 101 1995
5,631,135 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 98 1995
5,837,835 Oligonucleotide N3'-P5' phosphoramidates: hybridization and nuclease resistance properties 99 1995
5,965,720 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.P5' phosphoramidates 109 1997
6,169,170 Oligonucleotide N3'.fwdarw.N5'Phosphoramidate Duplexes 92 1997
 
Quanam Medical Corporation (6)
5,674,242 Endoprosthetic device with therapeutic compound 397 1996
5,954,744 Intravascular stent 117 1997
6,019,789 Expandable unit cell and intraluminal stent 209 1998
6,168,619 Intravascular stent having a coaxial polymer member and end sleeves 127 1998
6,248,129 Expandable polymeric stent with memory and delivery apparatus and method 209 1998
6,530,950 Intraluminal stent having coaxial polymer member 233 2000
 
AVENTIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (5)
6,180,632 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 188 1998
6,245,760 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 172 1998
6,524,347 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 158 2000
6,528,526 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 161 2000
6,482,834 Quinoline and quinoxaline compounds which inhibit platelet-derived growth factor and/or p56lck tyrosine kinases 176 2001
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5,462,990 Multifunctional organic polymers 235 1993
5,858,746 Gels for encapsulation of biological materials 437 1995
5,955,509 pH dependent polymer micelles 198 1997
6,596,296 Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant 141 2000
* 2007/0014,752 Surface functionalization of polymeric materials 10 2006
 
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. (5)
5,969,422 Plated copper interconnect structure 355 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 137 1995
5,722,984 Antithrombogenic radioactive coating for an intravascular stent 174 1996
6,296,603 Radioactive intraluminal endovascular prosthesis and method for the treatment of aneurysms 75 1998
6,099,455 Radioisotope stent with non-radioactive end sections 75 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 436 1995
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 227 1996
5,855,598 Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts 225 1997
5,948,018 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 139 1997
6,165,212 Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts 415 1999
 
MICRO THERAPEUTICS, INC. (5)
5,667,767 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 464 1995
5,830,178 Methods for embolizing vascular sites with an emboilizing composition comprising dimethylsulfoxide 460 1996
5,851,508 Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels 391 1997
6,015,541 Radioactive embolizing compositions 403 1997
6,454,738 Methods for delivering in vivo uniform dispersed embolic compositions of high viscosity 33 2000
 
SCHNEIDER (USA) INC. (5)
6,042,875 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 368 1999
6,251,135 Radiopaque marker system and method of use 160 1999
6,120,904 Medical device coated with interpenetrating network of hydrogel polymers 394 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 111 1995
5,843,119 Apparatus and method for dilatation of a body lumen and delivery of a prothesis therein 33 1996
5,902,875 Polyesteramide, its preparation and surgical devices fabricated therefrom 157 1998
5,914,387 Polyesteramides with amino acid-derived groups alternating with alpha-hydroxyacid-derived groups and surgical articles made therefrom 161 1998
5,919,893 Polyesteramide, its preparation and surgical devices fabricated therefrom 147 1998
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (5)
5,713,949 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 253 1996
5,895,407 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 195 1998
5,922,393 Microporous covered stents and method of coating 127 1998
6,517,889 Process for coating a surface of a stent 90 2001
6,641,611 Therapeutic coating for an intravascular implant 111 2001
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
6,120,477 Balloon catheter device 164 1997
5,874,165 Materials and method for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric subtrates 143 1997
6,613,072 Procedures for introducing stents and stent-grafts 129 1997
5,897,955 Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates 165 1998
2003/0187,495 Endoluminal devices, embolic filters, methods of manufacture and use 241 2002
 
WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVERSITY (5)
* 6,699,724 Metal nanoshells for biosensing applications 75 2000
* 6,685,986 Metal nanoshells 61 2001
2002/0061,363 Method of making nanoshells 31 2001
2002/0132,045 Method of making nanoshells 38 2001
6,660,381 Partial coverage metal nanoshells and method of making same 87 2001
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (4)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 669 1994
6,093,199 Intra-luminal device for treatment of body cavities and lumens and method of use 261 1998
6,656,216 Composite stent with regioselective material 190 2001
* 2007/0292,518 Nanoshell therapy 33 2006
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (4)
5,746,745 Balloon catheter 102 1996
5,843,033 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 82 1997
5,860,954 Multiple hole drug delivery balloon 40 1997
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 156 1998
 
CORNELL UNIVERSITY (4)
5,516,881 Aminoxyl-containing radical spin labeling in polymers and copolymers 149 1994
5,485,496 Gamma irradiation sterilizing of biomaterial medical devices or products, with improved degradation and mechanical properties 166 1994
5,610,241 Reactive graft polymer with biodegradable polymer backbone and method for preparing reactive biodegradable polymers 175 1996
6,503,538 Elastomeric functional biodegradable copolyester amides and copolyester urethanes 173 2000
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (4)
4,743,252 Composite grafts 246 1986
5,019,090 Radially expandable endoprosthesis and the like 741 1988
5,226,913 Method of making a radially expandable prosthesis 369 1992
5,804,318 Lubricious hydrogel surface modification 104 1995
 
MARIEL THERAPEUTICS, INC. (4)
6,048,964 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 116 1995
5,948,428 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 189 1996
5,854,207 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 148 1998
5,916,870 Compositions and therapeutic methods using morphogenic proteins and stimulatory factors 163 1998
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (4)
4,902,289 Multilayer bioreplaceable blood vessel prosthesis 161 1988
5,330,768 Controlled drug delivery using polymer/pluronic blends 305 1991
6,160,084 Biodegradable shape memory polymers 286 1999
* 2007/0053,845 Nanocell drug delivery system 30 2006
 
MDV TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
5,300,295 Ophthalmic drug delivery with thermoreversible polyoxyalkylene gels adjustable for pH 217 1991
5,292,516 Body cavity drug delivery with thermoreversible gels containing polyoxyalkylene copolymers 232 1991
5,306,501 Drug delivery by injection with thermoreversible gels containing polyoxyalkylene copolymers 227 1991
5,298,260 Topical drug delivery with polyoxyalkylene polymer thermoreversible gels adjustable for pH and osmolality 209 1992
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (4)
4,529,792 Process for preparing synthetic absorbable poly(esteramides) 173 1982
4,880,683 Hot-tackifying adhesive tape 67 1988
4,977,901 Article having non-crosslinked crystallized polymer coatings 368 1990
5,258,419 Methods of preparing radiation resistant heat sealable polymer blends 64 1992
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (4)
5,877,224 Polymeric drug formulations 267 1995
5,658,995 Copolymers of tyrosine-based polycarbonate and poly(alkylene oxide) 237 1995
6,120,491 Biodegradable, anionic polymers derived from the amino acid L-tyrosine 189 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 396 1990
5,417,981 Thermoplastic polymer composition and medical devices made of the same 194 1993
5,670,558 Medical instruments that exhibit surface lubricity when wetted 385 1995
6,106,530 Stent delivery device 115 1998
 
VENTION MEDICAL ADVANCED COMPONENTS, INC. (4)
5,286,254 Drug delivery apparatus and method 406 1992
5,411,477 High-strength, thin-walled single piece catheters 168 1993
5,628,730 Phoretic balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 349 1994
5,800,392 Microporous catheter 267 1996
 
ANGIOTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (3)
5,997,517 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 316 1997
6,110,483 Adherent, flexible hydrogel and medicated coatings 311 1997
6,306,176 Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings 265 1999
 
C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
4,699,611 Biliary stent introducer 187 1985
5,059,169 High-friction prostatic stent 107 1990
5,087,244 Catheter and method for locally applying medication to the wall of a blood vessel or other body lumen 295 1990
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (3)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 510 1987
5,306,286 Absorbable stent 405 1991
5,527,337 Bioabsorbable stent and method of making the same 403 1994
 
GENZYME CORPORATION (3)
5,328,471 Method and apparatus for treatment of focal disease in hollow tubular organs and other tissue lumens 523 1993
5,879,713 Targeted delivery via biodegradable polymers 378 1997
5,942,209 Method of local radiotherapy by polymerizing a material in vivo to form a hydrogel 189 1997
 
LANDEC CORPORATION (3)
5,156,911 Skin-activated temperature-sensitive adhesive assemblies 121 1989
5,387,450 Temperature-activated adhesive assemblies 92 1992
5,412,035 Pressure-sensitive adhesives 69 1992
 
MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC (3)
5,084,065 Reinforced graft assembly 341 1989
5,163,951 Mesh composite graft 303 1992
5,385,580 Self-supporting woven vascular graft 154 1992
 
MEDINOL LTD. (3)
5,906,759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 136 1996
6,676,697 Stent with variable features to optimize support and method of making such stent 108 1998
5,922,005 Stent fabrication method 139 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 163 1994
6,887,485 Nitric oxide-releasing metallic medical devices 78 2001
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (3)
4,596,574 Biodegradable porous ceramic delivery system for bone morphogenetic protein 273 1984
5,891,192 Ion-implanted protein-coated intralumenal implants 167 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 169 1996
6,136,333 Methods and compositions for reducing or eliminating post-surgical adhesion formation 178 1997
6,211,249 Polyester polyether block copolymers 157 1998
 
ADERANS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC. (2)
6,120,788 Bioabsorbable triglycolic acid poly(ester-amide)s 139 1998
6,511,748 Bioabsorbable fibers and reinforced composites produced therefrom 107 2000
 
ANGIODEVICE INTERNATIONAL GMBH (2)
6,051,648 Crosslinked polymer compositions and methods for their use 449 1999
6,166,130 Method of using crosslinked polymer compositions in tissue treatment applications 200 1999
 
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC. (2)
6,217,721 Filling narrow apertures and forming interconnects with a metal utilizing a crystallographically oriented liner layer 102 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 110 1998
2002/0082,679 Delivery or therapeutic capable agents 282 2001
 
BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC. (2)
5,667,523 Dual supported intraluminal graft 374 1995
5,628,786 Radially expandable vascular graft with resistance to longitudinal compression and method of making same 244 1995
 
BROWN UNIVERSITY (2)
5,759,205 Negatively charged polymeric electret implant 230 1995
6,620,617 Polymeric gene delivery system 73 2001
 
CABOT TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (2)
5,085,629 Biodegradable stent 285 1989
5,167,614 Prostatic stent 215 1991
 
CARDIOVASCULAR DYNAMICS, INC. (2)
5,470,313 Variable diameter balloon dilatation catheter 141 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 360 1990
5,455,040 Anticoagulant plasma polymer-modified substrate 375 1992
 
CID S.P.A. (2)
6,251,142 Implantation device and a kit including the device 103 1997
6,699,281 Angioplasty stents 117 2002
 
COOK INCORPORATED (2)
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1279 1987
5,456,713 Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repairs of aneurysm and method for implanting 350 1993
 
GATX EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY VENTURES (2)
6,117,479 Electrostatic coating 60 1997
6,406,738 Powder coating composition for electrostatic coating of pharmaceutical substrates 34 1997
 
GKSS-FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH (2)
6,388,043 Shape memory polymers 378 1999
6,720,402 Shape memory polymers 255 2002
 
Harbor Medical Devices, Inc. (2)
5,447,724 Medical device polymer 433 1993
5,569,463 Medical device polymer 339 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 213 1989
6,245,099 Selective adherence of stent-graft coverings, mandrel and method of making stent-graft device 139 1999
 
KABUSHIKIKAISHA IGAKI IRYO SEKKEI (2)
6,080,177 Luminal stent, holding structure therefor and device for attaching luminal stent 128 1998
6,413,272 Stent for vessel 73 2001
 
KT HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
5,932,299 Method for modifying the surface of an object 332 1997
6,242,041 Method and composition for modifying the surface of an object 81 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 80 1992
 
NEUROTECH S.A. (2)
6,262,034 Polymeric gene delivery system 186 1997
6,475,779 Polymeric gene delivery 109 1998
 
NUMED, INC. (2)
5,389,106 Impermeable expandable intravascular stent 492 1993
5,695,498 Stent implantation system 167 1996
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
5,156,623 Sustained release material and method of manufacturing the same 144 1991
5,282,860 Stent tube for medical use 223 1992
 
PONIARD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
5,595,722 Method for identifying an agent which increases TGF-beta levels 85 1995
5,770,609 Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular pathologies 95 1995
 
Radiance Medical Systems, Inc. (2)
6,120,535 Microporous tubular prosthesis 108 1997
6,149,574 Dual catheter radiation delivery system 100 1998
 
RIBOZYME PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (2)
6,159,951 2'-O-amino-containing nucleoside analogs and polynucleotides 96 1997
6,127,173 Nucleic acid catalysts with endonuclease activity 121 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 246 1984
5,342,395 Absorbable surgical repair devices 342 1992
 
STEWARD RESEARCH AND SPECIALTY PROJECTS CORPORATION (2)
5,830,879 Treatment of vascular injury using vascular endothelial growth factor 133 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 92 1999
2005/0065,545 External activation of vaso-occlusive implants 65 2003
 
Talison Research, Inc. (2)
5,723,219 Plasma deposited film networks 196 1995
5,962,138 Plasma deposited substrate structure 193 1997
 
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION (2)
5,514,379 Hydrogel compositions and methods of use 326 1992
5,746,998 Targeted co-polymers for radiographic imaging 184 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 583 1988
5,616,338 Infection-resistant compositions, medical devices and surfaces and methods for preparing and using same 214 1991
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (2)
6,187,045 Enhanced biocompatible implants and alloys 100 1999
6,539,607 Enhanced biocompatible implants and alloys 95 2000
 
TRANSFORM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
5,591,199 Curable fiber composite stent and delivery system 179 1995
5,766,204 Curable fiber composite stent and delivery system 110 1997
 
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
4,879,135 Drug bonded prosthesis and process for producing same 225 1988
5,578,073 Thromboresistant surface treatment for biomaterials 362 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 96 1996
6,103,230 Methods for promoting wound healing and treating transplant-associated vasculopathy 94 1998
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (2)
4,931,287 Heterogeneous interpenetrating polymer networks for the controlled release of drugs 193 1988
5,108,755 Biodegradable composites for internal medical use 182 1989
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (2)
2003/0171,053 Medical devices comprising small fiber biomaterials, and methods of use 91 2002
2005/0056,118 Methods of nanostructure formation and shape selection 54 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 162 1984
 
ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE, INC. (1)
5,306,250 Method and apparatus for intravascular drug delivery 186 1992
 
ALCOVE SURFACES GMBH (1)
6,709,379 Implant with cavities containing therapeutic agents 225 2001
 
ALLERGAN, INC. (1)
6,331,313 Controlled-release biocompatible ocular drug delivery implant devices and methods 426 1999
 
ALZA CORPORATION (1)
6,071,305 Directional drug delivery stent and method of use 418 1997
 
American Cyanamid Company (1)
4,882,168 Polyesters containing alkylene oxide blocks as drug delivery systems 225 1986
 
AMS MEDINVENT S.A. (1)
4,732,152 Device for implantation and a method of implantation in a vessel using such device 685 1986
 
AMS RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
5,078,720 Stent placement instrument and method 263 1990
 
ANGEION CORPORATION (1)
5,192,311 Medical implant and method of making 196 1990
 
ANGIOGUARD, INC. (1)
4,723,549 Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels 782 1986
 
ANGIOTECH BIOCOATINGS CORP. (1)
5,716,981 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 705 1995
 
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,254,091 Low profile balloon catheter and method for making same 139 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 226 1990
 
ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION (1)
4,718,907 Vascular prosthesis having fluorinated coating with varying F/C ratio 367 1985
 
ATRIX LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
5,888,533 Non-polymeric sustained release delivery system 129 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 160 1998
 
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
6,034,204 Condensation products of basic amino acids with copolymerizable compounds and a process for their production 140 1998
 
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (1)
5,511,726 Nebulizer device 177 1993
 
Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (1)
5,644,020 Thermoplastically processible and biodegradable aliphatic polyesteramides 149 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 103 1999
 
Biogold Inc. (1)
4,994,298 Method of making a biocompatible prosthesis 143 1990
 
Biomedical Polymers International, Ltd. (1)
5,100,992 Polyurethane-based polymeric materials and biomedical articles and pharmaceutical compositions utilizing the same 221 1990
 
BIONX IMPLANTS, INC. (1)
6,569,191 Self-expanding stent with enhanced radial expansion and shape memory 128 2000
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL USA (1)
2003/0088,307 Potent coatings for stents 148 2002
 
BIOTRONIK AG (1)
6,287,332 Implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular coronary stent 241 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 428 1998
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,010,530 Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis 328 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 128 2000
 
Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (1)
6,664,335 Polyurethane elastomer article with "shape memory" and medical devices therefrom 104 2000
 
CARDIOTECH INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,177,523 Functionalized polyurethanes 245 1999
 
Ceskoslovenska akademie ved (1)
4,612,009 Biodegradable implant and a method for preparation thereof 104 1985
 
CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (1)
6,126,686 Artificial vascular valves 214 1999
 
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY (1)
5,972,505 Fibers capable of spontaneously transporting fluids 76 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 102 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 86 1987
 
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
6,172,167 Copoly(ester-amides) and copoly(ester-urethanes) 145 1999
 
ECOLOGICAL CHEMICAL PRODUCTS (1)
5,399,666 Easily degradable star-block copolymers 91 1994
 
ECOPOL, LLC (1)
5,502,158 Degradable polymer composition 195 1992
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (1)
4,816,339 Multi-layered poly(tetrafluoroethylene)/elastomer materials useful for in vivo implantation 345 1987
 
ENDOCARE, INC. (1)
5,830,179 Urological stent therapy system and method 152 1996
 
Endoluminal Therapeutics, Inc. (1)
2002/0176,849 Endomural therapy 161 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 283 1998
 
EVONIK ROHMAX ADDITIVES GMBH (1)
6,140,431 Process for preparing continuously variable-composition copolymers 57 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 2264 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 1183 1986
 
F.B. Rice & Co. (1)
5,840,083 Implant device having biocompatiable membrane coating 94 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 125 1996
 
FUISZ TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
5,972,029 Remotely operable stent 64 1998
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,011,125 Amide modified polyesters 134 1998
 
GOLDSCHMIDT GMBH (1)
5,910,564 Polyamino acid ester copolymers 136 1996
 
GORE HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,914,182 Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates 159 1996
 
HENKEL CORPORATION (1)
4,656,242 Poly(ester-amide) compositions 144 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 58 1992
 
ICET, INC. (1)
6,129,928 Biomimetic calcium phosphate implant coatings and methods for making the same 136 1998
 
ICON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2003/0040,790 Stent coating 197 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 72 1998
 
INION LTD. (1)
2003/0105,530 Biodegradable implant and method for manufacturing one 89 2001
 
INNERDYNE, INC. (1)
6,613,432 Plasma-deposited coatings, devices and methods 120 2000
 
Institute fur Textil-und Faserforschung of Stuttgart (1)
4,850,999 Flexible hollow organ 262 1981
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
6,605,874 Method of making semiconductor device using an interconnect 80 2001
 
INTERAG (1)
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