Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control

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PATENT NO 8052743
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11833211

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The present invention comprises a medical device having a support structure made from alternating layers. One or more layers may be made by direct metal laser sintering. One or more layers may be made by introducing nitrogen into a previously formed layer via excimer laser nitriding.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5481

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Atanasoska, Liliana Edina, US 93 2228
Weber, Jan Maastricht, NL 364 10072

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6368658 Coating medical devices using air suspension 343 2000
6726712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 206 2000
6387121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 244 2000
6478815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 110 2000
6981986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 47 2000
6770086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 56 2000
6730117 Intraluminal stent 132 2000
6491666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 264 2000
6517888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 206 2000
6545097 Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer 302 2000
6398806 Monolayer modification to gold coated stents to reduce adsorption of protein 64 2000
2001/0044,650 Stent for in-stent restenosis 56 2001
6752829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 117 2001
6767360 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic reasonance imaging capabilities 83 2001
6607598 Device for protecting medical devices during a coating process 87 2001
6913765 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 45 2001
6613077 Stent with controlled expansion 147 2001
6887857 Microparticle protection of therapeutic agents 21 2001
6783543 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 143 2001
6776793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 140 2001
2001/0029,660 Stent drug delivery system 81 2001
6939320 Localized delivery of drug agents 145 2001
6676987 Coating a medical appliance with a bubble jet printing head 134 2001
6921390 Long-term indwelling medical devices containing slow-releasing antimicrobial agents and having a surfactant surface 70 2001
6669980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 250 2001
6764709 Method for making and measuring a coating on the surface of a medical device using an ultraviolet laser 62 2001
6807440 Ceramic reinforcement members for MRI devices 48 2001
2003/0100,830 Implantable or insertable medical devices visible under magnetic resonance imaging 79 2001
6887270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 190 2002
2002/0144,757 Stainless steel alloy with improved radiopaque characteristics 85 2002
2003/0018,380 Platinum enhanced alloy and intravascular or implantable medical devices manufactured therefrom 108 2002
2003/0077,200 Enhanced radiopaque alloy stent 98 2002
7226475 Stent with variable properties 41 2002
2003/0236,513 Implantable or insertable medical devices for controlled delivery of a therapeutic agent 79 2002
6865810 Methods of making medical devices 139 2002
6696666 Tubular cutting process and system 102 2002
2004/0004,063 Vertical stent cutting process 62 2002
7462366 Drug delivery particle 38 2002
7101391 Primarily niobium stent 54 2002
6908622 Optimized dosing for drug coated stents 81 2002
7060051 Multi-balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 126 2002
2004/0059,409 Method of applying coatings to a medical device 97 2002
6971813 Contact coating of prostheses 78 2002
6945993 Stent 42 2002
2004/0098,089 Medical devices 56 2002
6696667 Laser stent cutting 112 2002
6918869 System for administering a combination of therapies to a body lumen 101 2002
6803070 Apparatus and method for embedding nanoparticles in polymeric medical devices 59 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 207 2003
7402173 Metal stent with surface layer of noble metal oxide and method of fabrication 50 2003
2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 107 2003
2004/0093,071 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 61 2003
7101394 Energetically-controlled delivery of biologically active material from an implanted medical device 125 2003
6923996 Processes for producing polymer coatings for release of therapeutic agent 45 2003
2004/0230,290 Medical devices and methods of making the same 68 2003
7011680 Stent device and method 70 2003
7011670 Segmented balloon catheter blade 32 2003
2005/0033,407 Stent designs which enable the visibility of the inside of the stent during MRI 70 2003
7052488 Implantable drug delivery device 92 2003
2005/0037,047 Medical devices comprising spray dried microparticles 102 2003
7713297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 49 2003
2004/0039,438 Vascular and endoluminal stents with multi-layer coating including porous radiopaque layer 82 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 96 2003
2005/0060,021 Medical devices 66 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 160 2003
2005/0070,990 Medical devices and methods of making same 84 2003
2004/0067,301 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 51 2003
2005/0074,479 Using bucky paper as a therapeutic aid in medical applications 60 2003
2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
2005/0131,522 Medical devices and methods of making the same 131 2003
2004/0138,738 Disintegrating stent and method of making same 31 2003
2005/0159,805 Functional coatings and designs for medical implants 57 2004
2005/0163,954 Medical devices 82 2004
2005/0165,470 Medical devices 38 2004
2005/0165,301 Medical devices visible by magnetic resonance imaging 85 2004
7041130 Stent for controlled release of drug 108 2004
2005/0129,727 Localized drug delivery using drug-loaded nanocapsules 81 2004
2005/0182,478 Laser shock peening of medical devices 50 2004
2005/0192,657 Medical devices 70 2004
2005/0015,142 Coated medical device and method for manufacturing the same 61 2004
2005/0208,100 Medical articles having regions with polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings for regulating drug release 104 2004
6861088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 166 2004
2005/0220,853 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents from medical articles 63 2004
2004/0247,671 Solid drug formulation and device for storage and controlled delivery thereof 74 2004
7070576 Directional cutting balloon 49 2004
2005/0266,039 Coated medical device and method for making the same 51 2004
2005/0266,040 Medical devices composed of porous metallic materials for delivering biologically active materials 56 2004
2004/0220,659 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 20 2004
2006/0025,848 Medical device having a coating layer with structural elements therein and method of making the same 76 2004
7507433 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process 55 2004
2006/0052,744 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process, system for using the method, and device made by the method 83 2004
7344560 Medical devices and methods of making the same 35 2004
2006/0088,566 Method of controlling drug release from a coated medical device through the use of nucleating agents 61 2004
2006/0088,567 Method of manufacturing a medical device having a porous coating thereon 52 2004
2006/0100,696 Medical devices and methods of making the same 56 2004
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2006/0129,215 Medical devices having nanostructured regions for controlled tissue biocompatibility and drug delivery 82 2004
2006/0153,729 Medical devices and methods of making the same 81 2005
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2005/0169,969 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 34 2005
2005/0177,226 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 35 2005
2005/0252,893 Laser cutting of stents and other medical devices 20 2005
2006/0230,476 Polymeric/ceramic composite materials for use in medical devices 97 2005
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2006/0222,844 Medical devices including composites 57 2005
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2005/0182,361 Localized delivery of drug agents 73 2005
2005/0187,611 Drug coating with topcoat 46 2005
2005/0261,760 Medical devices and methods of making the same 89 2005
7335375 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 26 2005
2007/0038,176 Medical devices with machined layers for controlled communications with underlying regions 53 2005
2007/0050,009 Bioabsorbable stent 34 2005
2006/0038,027 Apparatus and method for fine bore orifice spray coating of medical devices and pre-filming atomization 69 2005
2007/0104,753 Medical device with a coating comprising an active form and an inactive form of therapeutic agent(s) 19 2005
2007/0106,363 Medical devices having particle-containing regions with diamond-like coatings 27 2005
2007/0134,288 Anti-adhesion agents for drug coatings 52 2005
2007/0156,231 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 62 2006
2007/0160,641 Coated medical devices and methods of making the same 20 2006
2007/0178,129 Bioabsorbable metal medical device and method of manufacture 26 2006
2007/0190,104 Coating comprising an adhesive polymeric material for a medical device and method of preparing the same 55 2006
2007/0191,923 Medical balloons and methods of making the same 53 2006
2007/0191,931 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 53 2006
2007/0032,862 Medical devices 37 2006
2007/0224,244 Corrosion resistant coatings for biodegradable metallic implants 63 2006
2007/0224,116 Medical devices comprising a porous metal oxide or metal material and a polymer coating for delivering therapeutic agents 49 2006
2007/0244,569 Endoprosthesis having a fiber meshwork disposed thereon 62 2006
2007/0264,303 Coating for medical devices comprising an inorganic or ceramic oxide and a therapeutic agent 53 2006
2007/0282,432 Implantable medical endoprostheses 31 2006
2007/0197,980 Biocompatible medical devices 19 2006
2008/0003,251 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 57 2006
2008/0058,921 IMPROVED ADHESION OF A POLYMERIC COATING OF A DRUG ELUTING STENT 48 2006
7758635 Medical device including cylindrical micelles 21 2007
2008/0249,615 STENTS WITH CERAMIC DRUG RESERVOIR LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME 46 2007
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2008/0051,881 Medical devices comprising porous layers for the release of therapeutic agents 64 2007
2008/0294,236 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic and Polymer Coatings 51 2007
2008/0294,246 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic Morphology 53 2007
2008/0004,691 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH SELECTIVE COATING 55 2007
2009/0012,599 Biodegradable Connectors 26 2007
2009/0018,639 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2009/0018,647 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 48 2007
2008/0160,259 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 58 2007
2009/0030,500 Iron Ion Releasing Endoprostheses 26 2007
2009/0030,504 Medical devices comprising porous inorganic fibers for the release of therapeutic agents 56 2007
2008/0131,479 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISINTEGRATION CONTROL 27 2007
2008/0069,858 Medical devices having biodegradable polymeric regions with overlying hard, thin layers 37 2007
2008/0071,357 Controlling biodegradation of a medical instrument 22 2007
2008/0057,105 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING NANOSTRUCTURED COATING FOR MACROMOLECULE DELIVERY 22 2007
2007/0299,509 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH POROUS SURFACE FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 46 2007
2008/0071,355 Medical Devices with Drug-Eluting Coating 69 2007
2008/0071,348 Medical Devices 48 2007
2008/0071,349 Medical Devices 54 2007
2008/0071,350 ENDOPROSTHESES 60 2007
2008/0071,358 ENDOPROSTHESES 69 2007
2008/0109,072 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 24 2007
2009/0076,588 Endoprosthesis 58 2007
2008/0071,351 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH ADJUSTABLE SURFACE FEATURES 54 2007
2008/0071,352 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH BIOSTABLE INORGANIC LAYERS 50 2007
2008/0071,353 ENDOPROSTHESIS CONTAINING MAGNETIC INDUCTION PARTICLES 51 2007
2008/0082,162 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 64 2007
2008/0086,201 MAGNETIZED BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS 50 2007
2008/0183,277 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 24 2007
2008/0097,577 MEDICAL DEVICE HYDROGEN SURFACE TREATMENT BY ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTION 51 2007
2008/0147,177 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATINGS 59 2007
2008/0145,400 Ion Bombardment of Medical Devices 47 2007
2009/0118,809 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 47 2007
2009/0118,812 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2009/0118,813 NANO-PATTERNED IMPLANT SURFACES 50 2007
2009/0118,814 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2009/0118,815 STENT 50 2007
2009/0118,818 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATING 46 2007
2009/0118,820 DEFORMABLE UNDERLAYER FOR STENT 46 2007
2009/0118,821 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 49 2007
2009/0118,822 STENT WITH EMBEDDED MATERIAL 49 2007
2009/0118,823 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR 49 2007
2009/0123,521 Medical devices having coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 66 2007
2008/0113,083 Medical devices having adherent polymeric layers with depth-dependent properties 19 2007
2009/0143,855 Medical Device Including Drug-Loaded Fibers 203 2007
2008/0215,139 STENT WITH A COATING FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 20 2007
2008/0161,906 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 27 2007
2008/0183,278 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ENDOPROSTHESES 33 2008
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2008/0241,218 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 52 2008
2008/0243,231 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 62 2008
2009/0123,517 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR RELEASING THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 48 2008
2009/0281,613 Endoprostheses 48 2008
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2009/0306,765 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 48 2008
2009/0149,942 ENDOPROSTHESIS HAVING A NON-FOULING SURFACE 47 2008
2009/0028,785 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH COATINGS FOR DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 48 2008
2009/0157,172 STENTS WITH POLYMER-FREE COATINGS FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 58 2008
2010/0030,326 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 47 2008
2010/0057,188 ENDOPROSTHESES WITH POROUS REGIONS AND NON-POLYMERIC COATING 23 2008
2010/0087,910 MEDICAL IMPLANT 20 2008
2009/0157,165 Degradable Endoprosthesis 48 2008
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2009/0259,300 Medical Devices With an Interlocking Coating and Methods of Making the Same 48 2009
2009/0214,373 Medical Devices 34 2009
2009/0324,684 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING SURFACE COATINGS 23 2009
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2009/0076,596 STENT HAVING A COATING 22 2008
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