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Endoprosthesis with three-dimensional disintegration control

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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, MN4955

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Atanasoska, Liliana Edina, MN 128 1517
Weber, Jan Maple Grove, MN 494 6122

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5,234,457 Impregnated stent 433 1991
5,304,121 Drug delivery system making use of a hydrogel polymer coating 512 1991
5,360,440 In situ apparatus for generating an electrical current in a biological environment 84 1992
5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 447 1992
5,674,192 Drug delivery 214 1993
5,397,307 Drug delivery PTCA catheter and method for drug delivery 163 1993
5,449,382 Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair 377 1994
5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 273 1994
6,017,577 Slippery, tenaciously adhering hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel coatings, coated polymer substrate materials, and coated medical devices 94 1995
5,578,075 Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair 258 1995
5,824,077 Clad composite stent 138 1995
5,628,787 Clad composite stent 191 1995
5,800,511 Clad composite stent 92 1995
6,524,274 Triggered release hydrogel drug delivery system 107 1995
5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 188 1996
5,891,191 Cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy stent and stent-graft 238 1996
5,824,045 Vascular and endoluminal stents 213 1996
5,733,925 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 392 1996
6,306,144 Selective coating of a balloon catheter with lubricious material for stent deployment 87 1996
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 362 1997
5,922,021 Intravascular stent 242 1997
5,879,697 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 198 1997
5,951,458 Local application of oxidizing agents to prevent restenosis 74 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 208 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 287 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 217 1997
5,899,935 Balloon expandable braided stent with restraint 131 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 372 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 261 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 191 1997
6,099,562 Drug coating with topcoat 553 1997
5,980,566 Vascular and endoluminal stents with iridium oxide coating 114 1998
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 92 1998
2002/0032,477 DRUG RELEASE COATED STENT 94 1998
6,280,411 Localized delivery of drug agents 156 1998
6,652,581 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 78 1998
6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 300 1998
6,159,142 Stent with radioactive coating for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 88 1998
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 343 1999
6,245,104 Method of fabricating a biocompatible stent 102 1999
6,249,952 Method for manufacturing an expandable stent 101 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 73 1999
6,217,607 Premounted stent delivery system for small vessels 55 1999
6,652,582 Bioabsorbable endoprosthesis having porosity for by-product collection 76 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 187 1999
6,554,854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 100 1999
6,440,503 Laser deposition of elements onto medical devices 46 2000
6,368,658 Coating medical devices using air suspension 257 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 131 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 205 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 96 2000
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6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 49 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 89 2000
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 217 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 161 2000
6,545,097 Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer 233 2000
6,398,806 Monolayer modification to gold coated stents to reduce adsorption of protein 55 2000
2001/0044,650 Stent for in-stent restenosis 40 2001
6,752,829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 95 2001
6,767,360 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic reasonance imaging capabilities 71 2001
6,607,598 Device for protecting medical devices during a coating process 73 2001
6,913,765 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 33 2001
6,613,077 Stent with controlled expansion 92 2001
6,887,857 Microparticle protection of therapeutic agents 20 2001
6,783,543 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 121 2001
6,776,793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 117 2001
2001/0029,660 Stent drug delivery system 75 2001
6,939,320 Localized delivery of drug agents 86 2001
6,676,987 Coating a medical appliance with a bubble jet printing head 108 2001
6,921,390 Long-term indwelling medical devices containing slow-releasing antimicrobial agents and having a surfactant surface 43 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 175 2001
6,764,709 Method for making and measuring a coating on the surface of a medical device using an ultraviolet laser 55 2001
6,807,440 Ceramic reinforcement members for MRI devices 44 2001
2003/0100,830 Implantable or insertable medical devices visible under magnetic resonance imaging 63 2001
6,887,270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 138 2002
2002/0144,757 Stainless steel alloy with improved radiopaque characteristics 60 2002
2003/0018,380 Platinum enhanced alloy and intravascular or implantable medical devices manufactured therefrom 77 2002
2003/0077,200 Enhanced radiopaque alloy stent 70 2002
7,226,475 Stent with variable properties 27 2002
2003/0236,513 Implantable or insertable medical devices for controlled delivery of a therapeutic agent 60 2002
6,865,810 Methods of making medical devices 118 2002
6,696,666 Tubular cutting process and system 78 2002
2004/0004,063 Vertical stent cutting process 50 2002
7,462,366 Drug delivery particle 30 2002
7,101,391 Primarily niobium stent 49 2002
2004/0059,409 Method of applying coatings to a medical device 71 2002
6,908,622 Optimized dosing for drug coated stents 68 2002
7,060,051 Multi-balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 74 2002
6,971,813 Contact coating of prostheses 71 2002
6,945,993 Stent 32 2002
2004/0098,089 Medical devices 51 2002
6,696,667 Laser stent cutting 78 2002
6,918,869 System for administering a combination of therapies to a body lumen 62 2002
6,803,070 Apparatus and method for embedding nanoparticles in polymeric medical devices 48 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 156 2003
7,402,173 Metal stent with surface layer of noble metal oxide and method of fabrication 46 2003
2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 90 2003
2004/0093,071 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 52 2003
7,101,394 Energetically-controlled delivery of biologically active material from an implanted medical device 50 2003
6,923,996 Processes for producing polymer coatings for release of therapeutic agent 39 2003
2004/0230,290 Medical devices and methods of making the same 58 2003
7,011,680 Stent device and method 58 2003
7,011,670 Segmented balloon catheter blade 24 2003
2005/0033,407 Stent designs which enable the visibility of the inside of the stent during MRI 47 2003
7,052,488 Implantable drug delivery device 77 2003
2005/0037,047 Medical devices comprising spray dried microparticles 89 2003
2004/0039,438 Vascular and endoluminal stents with multi-layer coating including porous radiopaque layer 70 2003
7,713,297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 43 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 85 2003
2005/0060,021 Medical devices 58 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 133 2003
2005/0070,990 Medical devices and methods of making same 59 2003
2004/0067,301 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 47 2003
2005/0074,479 Using bucky paper as a therapeutic aid in medical applications 45 2003
2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 45 2003
2005/0131,522 Medical devices and methods of making the same 97 2003
2004/0138,738 Disintegrating stent and method of making same 24 2003
2005/0159,805 Functional coatings and designs for medical implants 47 2004
2005/0163,954 Medical devices 57 2004
2005/0165,470 Medical devices 34 2004
2005/0165,301 Medical devices visible by magnetic resonance imaging 49 2004
2005/0129,727 Localized drug delivery using drug-loaded nanocapsules 63 2004
7,041,130 Stent for controlled release of drug 81 2004
2005/0182,478 Laser shock peening of medical devices 44 2004
2005/0192,657 Medical devices 58 2004
2005/0015,142 Coated medical device and method for manufacturing the same 49 2004
2005/0208,100 Medical articles having regions with polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings for regulating drug release 81 2004
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 142 2004
2005/0220,853 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents from medical articles 51 2004
2004/0247,671 Solid drug formulation and device for storage and controlled delivery thereof 67 2004
7,070,576 Directional cutting balloon 30 2004
2005/0266,039 Coated medical device and method for making the same 45 2004
2005/0266,040 Medical devices composed of porous metallic materials for delivering biologically active materials 48 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 57 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 54 2004
7,507,433 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process 30 2004
7,344,560 Medical devices and methods of making the same 30 2004
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2006/0088,567 Method of manufacturing a medical device having a porous coating thereon 45 2004
2006/0100,696 Medical devices and methods of making the same 49 2004
2006/0122,694 Medical devices and methods of making the same 51 2004
2006/0129,215 Medical devices having nanostructured regions for controlled tissue biocompatibility and drug delivery 64 2004
2006/0153,729 Medical devices and methods of making the same 55 2005
2005/0131,528 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 24 2005
2005/0169,969 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 29 2005
2005/0177,226 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 31 2005
2005/0252,893 Laser cutting of stents and other medical devices 17 2005
2006/0230,476 Polymeric/ceramic composite materials for use in medical devices 64 2005
2006/0222,844 Medical devices including composites 48 2005
7,641,983 Medical devices including composites 2 2005
2006/0233,941 Method of coating a medical device utilizing an ion-based thin film deposition technique, a system for coating a medical device, and a medical device produced by the method 48 2005
2005/0182,361 Localized delivery of drug agents 42 2005
2005/0187,611 Drug coating with topcoat 45 2005
2005/0261,760 Medical devices and methods of making the same 73 2005
7,335,375 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 21 2005
2007/0038,176 Medical devices with machined layers for controlled communications with underlying regions 47 2005
2007/0050,009 Bioabsorbable stent 24 2005
2006/0038,027 Apparatus and method for fine bore orifice spray coating of medical devices and pre-filming atomization 57 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 23 2005
2007/0134,288 Anti-adhesion agents for drug coatings 48 2005
2007/0156,231 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 51 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 24 2006
2007/0190,104 Coating comprising an adhesive polymeric material for a medical device and method of preparing the same 46 2006
2007/0191,923 Medical balloons and methods of making the same 47 2006
2007/0191,931 Bioerodible endoprostheses and methods of making the same 48 2006
2007/0032,862 Medical devices 30 2006
2007/0224,244 Corrosion resistant coatings for biodegradable metallic implants 52 2006
2007/0224,116 Medical devices comprising a porous metal oxide or metal material and a polymer coating for delivering therapeutic agents 45 2006
2007/0244,569 Endoprosthesis having a fiber meshwork disposed thereon 49 2006
2007/0264,303 Coating for medical devices comprising an inorganic or ceramic oxide and a therapeutic agent 46 2006
2007/0282,432 Implantable medical endoprostheses 23 2006
2007/0197,980 Biocompatible medical devices 19 2006
2008/0003,251 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 49 2006
2008/0058,921 IMPROVED ADHESION OF A POLYMERIC COATING OF A DRUG ELUTING STENT 44 2006
7,758,635 Medical device including cylindrical micelles 20 2007
2008/0249,615 STENTS WITH CERAMIC DRUG RESERVOIR LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME 42 2007
2008/0249,600 STENTS WITH DRUG RESERVOIR LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME 44 2007
2008/0051,881 Medical devices comprising porous layers for the release of therapeutic agents 53 2007
2008/0294,236 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic and Polymer Coatings 45 2007
2008/0294,246 Endoprosthesis with Select Ceramic Morphology 46 2007
2008/0004,691 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH SELECTIVE COATING 45 2007
2009/0012,599 Biodegradable Connectors 22 2007
2009/0018,639 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 42 2007
2009/0018,647 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 43 2007
2008/0160,259 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 48 2007
2009/0030,500 Iron Ion Releasing Endoprostheses 22 2007
2009/0030,504 Medical devices comprising porous inorganic fibers for the release of therapeutic agents 47 2007
2008/0131,479 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISINTEGRATION CONTROL 22 2007
2008/0069,858 Medical devices having biodegradable polymeric regions with overlying hard, thin layers 32 2007
2008/0071,357 Controlling biodegradation of a medical instrument 21 2007
2008/0057,105 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING NANOSTRUCTURED COATING FOR MACROMOLECULE DELIVERY 21 2007
2007/0299,509 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH POROUS SURFACE FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME 42 2007
2008/0071,355 Medical Devices with Drug-Eluting Coating 57 2007
2008/0071,348 Medical Devices 42 2007
2008/0071,349 Medical Devices 47 2007
2008/0071,350 ENDOPROSTHESES 48 2007
2008/0071,358 ENDOPROSTHESES 48 2007
2008/0109,072 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 22 2007
2009/0076,588 Endoprosthesis 46 2007
2008/0071,351 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH ADJUSTABLE SURFACE FEATURES 45 2007
2008/0071,352 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH BIOSTABLE INORGANIC LAYERS 45 2007
2008/0071,353 ENDOPROSTHESIS CONTAINING MAGNETIC INDUCTION PARTICLES 44 2007
2008/0082,162 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 44 2007
2008/0086,201 MAGNETIZED BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS 44 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 46 2007
2008/0147,177 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATINGS 51 2007
2008/0145,400 Ion Bombardment of Medical Devices 43 2007
2009/0118,809 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 43 2007
2009/0118,812 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 43 2007
2009/0118,813 NANO-PATTERNED IMPLANT SURFACES 42 2007
2009/0118,814 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 42 2007
2009/0118,815 STENT 43 2007
2009/0118,818 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATING 42 2007
2009/0118,820 DEFORMABLE UNDERLAYER FOR STENT 42 2007
2009/0118,821 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR AND NON-POLYMER DIFFUSION LAYER 44 2007
2009/0118,822 STENT WITH EMBEDDED MATERIAL 44 2007
2009/0118,823 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR 45 2007
2009/0123,521 Medical devices having coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 49 2007
2008/0113,083 Medical devices having adherent polymeric layers with depth-dependent properties 17 2007
2009/0143,855 Medical Device Including Drug-Loaded Fibers 21 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 24 2007
2008/0183,278 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ENDOPROSTHESES 28 2008
7,749,264 Medical devices and methods of making the same 43 2008
2008/0241,218 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 43 2008
2008/0243,231 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 51 2008
2009/0123,517 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR RELEASING THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 43 2008
2009/0281,613 Endoprostheses 43 2008
2009/0287,301 Coating for medical implants 43 2008
2009/0306,765 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 43 2008
2009/0149,942 ENDOPROSTHESIS HAVING A NON-FOULING SURFACE 43 2008
2009/0028,785 MEDICAL DEVICES WITH COATINGS FOR DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 43 2008
2009/0157,172 STENTS WITH POLYMER-FREE COATINGS FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 49 2008
2010/0030,326 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 42 2008
2010/0057,188 ENDOPROSTHESES WITH POROUS REGIONS AND NON-POLYMERIC COATING 22 2008
2010/0087,910 MEDICAL IMPLANT 19 2008
2009/0157,165 Degradable Endoprosthesis 43 2008
2010/0008,970 Drug-Eluting Endoprosthesis 45 2008
2009/0202,610 Medical Implants With Polysaccharide Drug Eluting Coatings 43 2009
2010/0217,370 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 19 2009
2009/0259,300 Medical Devices With an Interlocking Coating and Methods of Making the Same 42 2009
2009/0214,373 Medical Devices 24 2009
2009/0324,684 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING SURFACE COATINGS 19 2009
2010/0015,206 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING METAL COATINGS FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE 19 2009
2010/0021,523 Medical Devices Having Inorganic Barrier Coatings 22 2009
2010/0042,205 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING ELECTRODEPOSITED CONDUCTIVE POLYMER COATINGS 24 2009
2010/0055,151 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING COATINGS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 19 2009
2010/0057,197 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING INORGANIC COATINGS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 47 2009
2010/0125,328 BIOABSORBABLE STENT 19 2010
 
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5,421,955 Expandable stents and method for making same 637 1994
5,443,500 Intravascular stent 466 1994
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5,700,286 Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure 616 1996
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5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 347 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 378 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 440 1997
6,056,776 Expandable stents and method for making same 105 1998
6,626,933 Expandable stents and method for making same stent delivery system 28 1999
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 340 1999
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6,602,287 Stent with anti-thrombogenic coating 35 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 114 1999
6,375,826 Electro-polishing fixture and electrolyte solution for polishing stents and method 133 2000
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 303 2000
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 463 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 261 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 466 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 266 2000
6,805,898 Surface features of an implantable medical device 173 2000
6,369,355 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 73 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 348 2000
6,979,347 Implantable drug delivery prosthesis 31 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 297 2000
6,663,664 Self-expanding stent with time variable radial force 96 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 244 2000
6,913,617 Method for creating a textured surface on an implantable medical device 63 2000
2002/0123,801 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 180 2000
6,503,556 Methods of forming a coating for a prosthesis 248 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 267 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 217 2000
6,635,082 Radiopaque stent 82 2000
6,641,607 Double tube stent 81 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 180 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 249 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 110 2001
6,673,105 Metal prosthesis coated with expandable ePTFE 73 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 293 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 230 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 271 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 258 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 200 2001
6,712,844 MRI compatible stent 72 2001
6,673,385 Methods for polymeric coatings stents 200 2001
2003/0004,563 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 95 2001
6,629,992 Sheath for self-expanding stent 72 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 64 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 265 2001
6,866,805 Hybrid intravascular stent 89 2001
6,743,388 Process of making polymer articles 44 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 223 2002
7,022,334 Therapeutic composition and a method of coating implantable medical devices 30 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 208 2002
2004/0088,038 Porous metal for drug-loaded stents 80 2002
7,169,178 Stent with drug coating 68 2002
7,776,926 Biocompatible coating for implantable medical devices 32 2002
6,908,624 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 109 2002
6,725,901 Methods of manufacture of fully consolidated or porous medical devices 62 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 72 2002
7,105,018 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 68 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 87 2002
2004/0224,001 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 102 2003
7,279,174 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 76 2003
2004/0230,293 INTRAVASCULAR STENT 83 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 166 2003
2005/0021,127 Porous glass fused onto stent for drug retention 56 2003
6,986,899 Composition for coating an implantable prosthesis 35 2003
7,169,173 Composite stent with regioselective material and a method of forming the same 24 2003
2005/0069,630 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 75 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 62 2003
6,953,560 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 65 2003
7,220,816 Biologically absorbable coatings for implantable devices based on poly(ester amides) and methods for fabricating the same 44 2003
2004/0234,737 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 49 2004
2005/0209,680 Polymer and metal composite implantable medical devices 44 2004
7,537,610 Method and system for creating a textured surface on an implantable medical device 31 2004
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7,229,471 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 74 2004
2006/0067,908 Methacrylate copolymers for medical devices 64 2004
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7,637,941 Endothelial cell binding coatings for rapid encapsulation of bioerodable stents 24 2005
7,691,401 Poly(butylmethacrylate) and rapamycin coated stent 27 2005
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2007/0034,615 Fabricating medical devices with an ytterbium tungstate laser 39 2005
2007/0038,290 Fiber reinforced composite stents 37 2005
2007/0045,252 Laser induced plasma machining with a process gas 21 2005
2007/0055,364 Controlled disintegrating implantable medical devices 30 2005
2007/0142,897 Drug eluting stent for the treatment of dialysis graft stenoses 24 2005
2007/0148,251 Nanoparticle releasing medical devices 55 2005
2007/0003,589 Coatings for implantable medical devices containing attractants for endothelial cells 57 2006
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2007/0036,905 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 47 2006
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2008/0103,594 Absorbable Medical Implant Made of Fiber-Reinforced Magnesium or Fiber-Reinforced Magnesium Alloys 22 2006
2006/0212,108 System for treatment of extensive obliterative vascular diseases 21 2006
2007/0003,596 DRUG DEPOT FOR PARENTERAL, IN PARTICULAR INTRAVASCULAR, DRUG RELEASE 23 2006
2007/0299,512 IMPLANT HAVING A COATING CONTAINING CHOLESTEROL OR CHOLESTEROL ESTER 21 2007
2008/0031,765 MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND THE RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURING METHOD 22 2007
2008/0033,538 IMPLANT MADE OF A BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC MATERIAL HAVING A COATING MADE OF AN ORGANOSILICON COMPOUND 22 2007
2008/0033,537 BIODEGRADABLE STENT HAVING AN ACTIVE COATING 21 2007
2008/0033,539 STENT HAVING GENISTEIN-CONTAINING COATING OR CAVITY FILLING 20 2007
2008/0033,530 MARKER ALLOY 22 2007
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2008/0033,533 MARKER COMPOSITE FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS 20 2007
2008/0033,536 STABILITY OF BIODEGRADABLE METALLIC STENTS, METHODS AND USES 23 2007
2008/0033,576 X-RAY MARKER FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS MADE OF A BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC MATERIAL 20 2007
2008/0051,872 BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC IMPLANT HAVING A COATING OR CAVITY FILLING MADE OF A PEG/PLGA COPOLYMER 20 2007
2008/0058,923 BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC IMPLANT HAVING A COATING OR CAVITY FILLING MADE OF GELATIN 23 2007
2008/0243,242 METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CORROSION-INHIBITING COATING ON AN IMPLANT MADE OF A BIO-CORRODIBLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND IMPLANT PRODUCED ACCORDING TO THE METHOD 25 2007
2008/0215,140 STENTS COATED WITH BIOMOLECULES AND PROCESS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION 21 2008
2008/0243,230 STENT HAVING RADIALLY EXPANDABLE MAIN BODY 21 2008
2008/0269,872 STENT 21 2008
2009/0018,648 STENT WITH A COATING 21 2008
2009/0024,211 STENT WITH A COATING OR FILLING OF A CAVITY 21 2008
2009/0024,210 MEDICATION DEPOT FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS 28 2008
2009/0030,506 ENDOPROSTHESIS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME 22 2008
2009/0030,507 DEGRADABLE METAL STENT HAVING AGENT-CONTAINING COATING 28 2008
2009/0048,660 IMPLANT OF A BIOCORRODABLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND HAVING A COATING OF A BIOCORRODABLE POLYPHOSPHAZENE 21 2008
2009/0069,884 STENT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODABLE ALLOY 22 2008
2009/0076,596 STENT HAVING A COATING 20 2008
2009/0164,002 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY 21 2008
2009/0192,594 IMPLANT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY AND A CORROSION-INHIBITING COATING 20 2009
2009/0192,596 IMPLANT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY 21 2009
2009/0198,320 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE IRON ALLOY 24 2009
2009/0270,979 BIODEGRADABLE METALLIC STENT 21 2009
2009/0274,737 IMPLANT COMPRISING A SURFACE OF REDUCED THROMBOGENICITY 24 2009
2009/0311,300 Stent With a Coating or a Basic Body Containing a Lithium Salt and Use of Lithium Salts for Prevention of Restenosis 20 2009
2010/0010,640 IMPLANT SYSTEM HAVING A FUNCTIONAL IMPLANT COMPOSED OF DEGRADABLE METAL MATERIAL 20 2009
2010/0010,621 STENT HAVING BIODEGRADABLE STENT STRUTS AND DRUG DEPOTS 30 2009
2010/0023,112 BIOCORRODIBLE IMPLANT WITH A COATING COMPRISING A HYDROGEL 20 2009
2010/0023,116 BIOCORRODIBLE IMPLANT WITH A COATING CONTAINING A DRUG ELUTING POLYMER MATRIX 20 2009
2010/0049,300 Stent and Method and Device for Fabricating the Stent 21 2009
2010/0047,312 USE OF BIOACTIVE AND RADIOPAQUE MATERIAL FOR STENT COATING 20 2009
2010/0087,914 Implant and Method for Manufacturing Same 22 2009
2010/0087,915 Implant and Method for Manufacturing Same 20 2009
2010/0082,092 Implant Made of a Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy 20 2009
2010/0087,916 Implant and Method for Producing a Degradation-Inhibiting Layer on the Surface of an Implant Body 20 2009
2010/0087,911 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE MANGANESE ALLOY 20 2009
2010/0034,899 USE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE ELEMENTS FROM THE GROUP YTTRIUM, NEODYMIUM AND ZIRCONIUM, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS WHICH CONTAIN THOSE ELEMENTS 20 2009
2010/0119,576 USE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE ELEMENTS FROM THE GROUP YTTRIUM, NEODYMIUM AND ZIRCONIUM, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS WHICH CONTAIN THOSE ELEMENTS 20 2009
2010/0106,243 Implant Made of Biocorrodible Iron or Magnesium Alloy 20 2009
2010/0119,581 Medical Products That Release Pharmaceutically Active Substances 20 2009
2010/0121,432 Endoprosthesis 20 2009
2010/0131,052 METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CORROSION-INHIBITING COATING ON AN IMPLANT MADE OF A BIOCORRODIBLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND IMPLANT PRODUCED ACCORDING TO THE METHOD 22 2009
 
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. (36)
7,001,421 Stent with phenoxy primer coating 53 2003
6,979,348 Reflowed drug-polymer coated stent and method thereof 70 2003
2005/0070,996 Drug-eluting stent for controlled drug delivery 74 2003
2004/0111,150 Medical device for delivering a therapeutic substance and method therefor 42 2003
2004/0236,415 Medical devices having drug releasing polymer reservoirs 52 2003
2005/0180,919 Stent with radiopaque and encapsulant coatings 53 2004
2005/0022,627 Oxidation resistant treatment for metallic medical devices 19 2004
2004/0230,176 System for treating a vascular condition that inhibits restenosis at stent ends 71 2004
2005/0021,128 Compliant, porous, rolled stent 46 2004
2005/0075,714 Gradient coated stent and method of fabrication 81 2004
2005/0267,561 System and method for stent deployment and infusion of a therapeutic agent into tissue adjacent to the stent ends 42 2004
2005/0159,809 Implantable medical devices for treating or preventing restenosis 37 2004
2007/0184,083 Drug-Eluting Device for Treatment of Chronic Total Occlusions 34 2006
2009/0306,756 Hybrid Biodegradable/Non-Biodegradable Stent, Delivery System and Method of Treating a Vascular Condition 20 2006
2007/0225,799 STENT, INTRALUMINAL STENT DELIVERY SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF TREATING A VASCULAR CONDITION 30 2006
2007/0244,541 Methods and Devices for Contributing to Improved Stent Graft Fixation 20 2006
2007/0250,158 Laminated Implantable Medical Device Having a Metallic Coating 24 2006
2007/0270,942 Galvanic Corrosion Methods and Devices for Fixation of Stent Grafts 27 2006
2008/0147,175 Bioresorbable Stent 20 2006
7,651,527 Bioresorbable stent 20 2006
2008/0208,313 Drug Coated Stent With Magnesium Topcoat 21 2007
2008/0208,308 High Temperature Oxidation-Reduction Process to Form Porous Structures on a Medical Implant 22 2007
2008/0208,352 Stent Having Controlled Porosity for Improved Ductility 22 2007
2008/0243,240 Biodegradable Metal Barrier Layer for a Drug-Eluting Stent 43 2007
2008/0243,234 Magnesium Alloy Stent 20 2007
2007/0270,940 Bioabsorbable Magnesium-Reinforced Polymer Stents 22 2007
2009/0024,199 Controlled Porosity Stent 20 2007
2009/0024,209 Hypotubes for Intravascular Drug Delivery 29 2007
2009/0093,871 Medical Implant With Internal Drug Delivery System 30 2007
2009/0196,899 Controlled Alloy Stent 22 2008
2009/0204,203 Bioabsorbable Stent Having a Radiopaque Marker 31 2008
2009/0228,037 Vascular Closure Implant 21 2008
2009/0240,323 Controlled Degradation of Magnesium Stents 21 2008
2009/0035,351 Bioabsorbable Hypotubes for Intravascular Drug Delivery 36 2008
2010/0092,535 Nanoporous Drug Delivery System 32 2008
2010/0125,325 Stent With Cathodic Protection and Stent Delivery System 20 2008
 
CORDIS CORPORATION (23)
4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 943 1989
5,163,958 Carbon coated tubular endoprosthesis 404 1991
5,356,433 Biocompatible metal surfaces 334 1993
5,891,108 Drug delivery stent 207 1994
5,882,335 Retrievable drug delivery stent 150 1996
5,769,884 Controlled porosity endovascular implant 185 1996
6,273,913 Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut 586 1998
5,902,266 Method for delivering a liquid solution to the interior wall surface of a vessel 131 1998
6,264,687 Multi-laminate stent having superelastic articulated sections 61 1999
6,325,825 Stent with variable wall thickness 145 1999
6,315,708 Stent with self-expanding end sections 87 2000
6,425,855 Method for making a multi-laminate stent having superelastic articulated sections 39 2001
6,585,764 Stent with therapeutically active dosage of rapamycin coated thereon 170 2001
2002/0051,730 Coated medical devices and sterilization thereof 277 2001
6,776,022 Stent with variable wall thickness 54 2001
6,852,122 Coated endovascular AAA device 78 2003
2005/0137,677 Endovascular graft with differentiable porosity along its length 75 2003
2004/0236,416 Increased biocompatibility of implantable medical devices 59 2004
2006/0200,229 Geometry and material for use in high strength, high flexibility, controlled recoil drug eluting stents 47 2005
2008/0051,866 Drug delivery devices and methods 46 2006
2008/0086,199 BIOABSORBABLE DEVICE HAVING COMPOSITE STRUCTURE FOR ACCELERATING DEGRADATION 59 2006
2008/0152,929 POLYMER COATING FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 42 2006
2010/0131,050 ABSORBABLE STENT HAVING A COATING FOR CONTROLLING DEGRADATION OF THE STENT AND MAINTAINING pH NEUTRALITY 41 2008
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (19)
4,886,062 Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant 1307 1987
5,607,463 Intravascular medical device 308 1993
5,443,496 Intravascular radially expandable stent 407 1993
5,545,208 Intralumenal drug eluting prosthesis 305 1993
5,591,224 Bioelastomeric stent 259 1994
5,599,352 Method of making a drug eluting stent 192 1994
5,697,967 Drug eluting stent 292 1995
5,624,411 Intravascular stent and method 530 1995
5,776,184 Intravasoular stent and method 382 1996
5,824,048 Method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen 444 1996
6,203,536 Medical device for delivering a therapeutic substance and method therefor 68 1997
6,080,190 Intraluminal stent 139 1998
6,206,914 Implantable system with drug-eluting cells for on-demand local drug delivery 215 1998
6,167,307 Auto PVARP adaptation adaptive search AV 44 1998
6,549,811 Medical electrical lead having controlled texture surface and method of making same 28 2001
6,730,120 Medical device for delivering a therapeutic substance and method therefor 59 2001
2005/0055,080 Modulated stents and methods of making the stents 67 2003
2004/0220,510 Occlusion resistant hydrocephalic shunt 55 2004
2005/0079,199 Porous coatings for drug release from medical devices 62 2004
 
LIFESHIELD SCIENCES LLC (17)
4,657,544 Cardiovascular graft and method of forming same 101 1984
5,693,085 Stent with collagen 496 1995
5,758,562 Process for manufacturing braided composite prosthesis 105 1996
5,741,331 Biostable elastomeric polymers having quaternary carbons 132 1996
5,854,382 Bioresorbable compositions for implantable prostheses 77 1997
6,391,052 Stent with collagen 163 1997
5,968,091 Stents and stent grafts having enhanced hoop strength and methods of making the same 240 1997
6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 142 1998
6,364,903 Polymer coated stent 145 1999
6,514,283 Intraluminal lining 129 2001
6,827,737 EPTFE covering for endovascular prostheses and method of manufacture 64 2001
2004/0182,511 Pressure lamination method for forming composite ePTFE/textile and ePTFE/stent/textile prostheses 36 2003
2004/0158,312 Braided endoluminal device having tapered filaments 5 2003
2005/0283,224 Implantable medical devices with antimicrobial and biodegradable matrices 35 2004
2006/0009,839 Composite vascular graft including bioactive agent coating and biodegradable sheath 29 2004
2007/0050,007 Surface modification of ePTFE and implants using the same 30 2005
2006/0259,133 Elastomerically impregnated ePTFE to enhance stretch and recovery properties for vascular grafts and coverings 29 2006
 
INNOVATIONAL HOLDINGS LLC (15)
6,021,347 Electrochemical treatment of malignant tumors 49 1997
6,241,762 Expandable medical device with ductile hinges 241 1998
2003/0009,214 Medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism 79 2002
7,056,338 Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates 78 2003
2004/0142,014 Method and apparatus for reducing tissue damage after ischemic injury 65 2003
2004/0143,321 Expandable medical device and method for treating chronic total occlusions with local delivery of an angiogenic factor 68 2003
2004/0202,692 Implantable medical device and method for in situ selective modulation of agent delivery 67 2004
2004/0220,660 Bioresorbable stent with beneficial agent reservoirs 56 2004
2005/0100,577 Expandable medical device with beneficial agent matrix formed by a multi solvent system 54 2004
2004/0254,635 Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent 58 2004
2004/0249,443 Expandable medical device for treating cardiac arrhythmias 63 2004
2006/0122,697 Expandable medical device with openings for delivery of multiple beneficial agents 54 2005
2005/0234,538 Bioresorbable stent delivery system 36 2005
2006/0222,679 System and method for loading a beneficial agent into a medical device 44 2006
2006/0229,713 Implantable medical device with openings for delivery of beneficial agents with combination release kinetics 46 2006
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (15)
5,464,450 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 281 1994
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 288 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 333 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 306 1995
6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 166 1999
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 109 1999
6,899,731 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 148 2001
2002/0138,136 Medical device having radio-opacification and barrier layers 75 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 137 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 111 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 131 2002
2004/0098,119 Stent with smooth ends 47 2003
2005/0278,016 Stent designed for the delivery of therapeutic substance or other agents 58 2005
2006/0200,233 Optimally expanded, collagen sealed ePTFE graft with improved tissue ingrowth 21 2006
2006/0264,138 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 47 2006
 
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA (14)
7,294,409 Medical devices having porous layers and methods for making same 46 2003
2005/0070,989 Medical devices having porous layers and methods for making the same 60 2004
2006/0121,080 Medical devices having nanoporous layers and methods for making the same 80 2005
2006/0193,886 Medical devices with nanoporous layers and topcoats 56 2006
2006/0193,887 Medical devices having nanoporous bonding layers 50 2006
2006/0193,888 Methods for using medical devices having nanoporous layers 51 2006
2006/0193,889 Nanoporous layers using thermal dealloying 48 2006
2006/0193,890 Method for loading nanoporous layers with therapeutic agent 61 2006
2006/0276,877 Dealloyed nanoporous stents 55 2006
2006/0276,878 Dealloyed nanoporous stents 50 2006
2006/0276,884 Nanoporous stents with magnesium leaching 49 2006
2006/0276,885 Nanoporous stents with improved radiolucency 49 2006
2006/0271,169 Stent with nanoporous surface 48 2006
2006/0276,879 Medical devices having porous layers and methods for making the same 47 2006
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (12)
2001/0001,834 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 58 2000
2001/0032,013 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 165 2001
2002/0165,600 Guidewires and thin film catheter-sheaths and method of making same 63 2002
2007/0250,156 SELF-SUPPORTING METALLIC IMPLANTABLE GRAFTS, COMPLIANT IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME 27 2002
2003/0059,640 High strength vacuum deposited nitinol alloy films and method of making same 105 2002
2003/0074,053 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 49 2002
2003/0130,718 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 60 2002
2005/0072,544 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 42 2004
2005/0131,521 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 42 2005
2005/0165,468 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 49 2005
2005/0232,968 Implantable materials having engineered surfaces and method of making same 44 2005
2006/0015,175 Compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same 42 2005
 
BIOPHAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (11)
6,506,972 Magnetically shielded conductor 97 2002
6,673,999 Magnetically shielded assembly 91 2002
6,713,671 Magnetically shielded assembly 96 2002
6,765,144 Magnetic resonance imaging coated assembly 103 2003
6,815,609 Nanomagnetic composition 65 2003
2004/0254,419 Therapeutic assembly 87 2004
2005/0079,132 Medical device with low magnetic susceptibility 86 2004
2005/0107,870 Medical device with multiple coating layers 148 2004
2005/0149,169 Implantable medical device 40 2004
2005/0216,075 Materials and devices of enhanced electromagnetic transparency 69 2005
2007/0027,532 Medical device 33 2006
 
MEDLOGICS DEVICE CORPORATION (11)
2003/0060,873 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 76 2002
7,208,172 Metallic composite coating for delivery of therapeutic agents from the surface of implantable devices 43 2003
2005/0119,723 Medical device with porous surface containing bioerodable bioactive composites and related methods 65 2003
2005/0106,212 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 51 2004
2005/0186,250 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 42 2005
2006/0062,820 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 48 2005
2006/0051,397 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 43 2005
2006/0085,062 Implantable stent with endothelialization factor 44 2005
2006/0115,512 Metallic structures incorporating bioactive materials and methods for creating the same 46 2005
2007/0073,390 Methods and devices for enhanced adhesion between metallic substrates and bioactive material-containing coatings 42 2005
2007/0181,433 METALLIC COMPOSITE COATINGS FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS FROM THE SURFACE OF IMPLANTABLE DEVICES 42 2007
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACES, LTD. (10)
6,190,404 Intravascular stent and method for manufacturing an intravascular stent 114 1998
6,379,383 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 204 1999
6,537,310 Endoluminal implantable devices and method of making same 139 2000
6,820,676 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 76 2000
6,849,085 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 119 2001
6,695,865 Embolic protection device 143 2002
6,733,513 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 98 2002
6,936,066 Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same 119 2002
2004/0181,252 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 60 2003
7,235,098 Medical devices having MEMs functionality and methods of making same 46 2004
 
CID S.P.A. (9)
6,309,414 Angioplasty stents 152 1997
6,638,302 Stent for angioplasty and associated production process 97 1997
6,565,602 Angioplasty stents 79 2001
6,699,281 Angioplasty stents 116 2002
2003/0195,613 Stent for angioplasty and associated production process 59 2003
7,344,563 Angioplasty stents 53 2004
2005/0209,681 Stent for endoluminal delivery of active principles or agents 48 2005
2007/0151,093 STENT FOR ANGIOPLASTY AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION PROCESS 43 2007
2008/0140,186 PROCESS FOR PRODUCING STENTS AND CORRESPONDING STENTS 50 2008
 
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (9)
5,536,573 Molecular self-assembly of electrically conductive polymers 76 1994
5,797,898 Microchip drug delivery devices 337 1996
6,139,574 Vascularized tissue regeneration matrices formed by solid free form fabrication techniques 84 1997
6,013,591 Nanocrystalline apatites and composites, prostheses incorporating them, and method for their production 160 1998
6,123,861 Fabrication of microchip drug delivery devices 194 1998
2003/0118,692 Biodegradable polymer 48 2002
2003/0228,523 Solid polymer electrolytes from ethylene oxide-containing, layer-by-layer assembled films 22 2003
2009/0022,771 BIOMATERIAL 21 2006
2008/0213,377 Delivery of Nanoparticles and/or Agents to Cells 36 2007
 
MED INSTITUTE, INC. (9)
5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 673 1995
6,096,070 Coated implantable medical device 803 1996
5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 769 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 324 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 628 1999
6,918,927 Coated implantable medical device 162 2001
2007/0073,385 Eluting, implantable medical device 67 2006
2008/0033,522 Implantable Medical Device with Particulate Coating 31 2007
2010/0049,296 Implantable medical device coatings with biodegradable elastomer and releasable taxane agent 21 2009
 
Biotronik Mess-und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. (8)
5,935,506 Method for the manufacture of intraluminal stents of bioresorbable polymeric material 76 1996
6,805,709 Stent having discontinuous coating in the form of coating islands 73 2000
6,899,914 Method of applying a marker element to an implant and an implant provided with a marker element 43 2001
6,849,089 Implant with proliferation-inhibiting substance 72 2002
2005/0027,350 Endovascular implant for the injection of an active substance into the media of a blood vessel 45 2003
2004/0034,409 Stent with polymeric coating 46 2003
2004/0073,297 Endovascular implant with an active coating 38 2003
2008/0188,927 ENDOVASCULAR IMPLANT WITH ACTIVE COATING 20 2007
 
WYETH (8)
7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 57 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 68 2002
2004/0167,572 Coated medical devices 319 2003
2005/0136,090 Local vascular delivery of trichostatin a alone or in combination with sirolimus to prevent restenosis following vascular injury 71 2003
2005/0033,417 Coating for controlled release of a therapeutic agent 68 2004
2006/0129,225 Device for the delivery of a cardioprotective agent to ischemic reperfused myocardium 64 2004
2007/0048,350 Antithrombotic coating for drug eluting medical devices 31 2005
2007/0135,908 Absorbable stent comprising coating for controlling degradation and maintaining pH neutrality 48 2005
 
NUCRYST PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. (7)
5,958,440 Anti-microbial materials 72 1993
5,837,275 Anti-microbial materials 73 1995
6,017,553 Anti-microbial materials 78 1995
6,719,987 Antimicrobial bioabsorbable materials 31 2001
6,723,350 Lubricious coatings for substrates 43 2002
6,989,156 Therapeutic treatments using the direct application of antimicrobial metal compositions 38 2002
2004/0157,073 Lubricious coatings for substrates 28 2004
 
ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (6)
5,514,154 Expandable stents 663 1994
2003/0083,731 Manufacture of fine-grained material for use in medical devices 55 2001
2008/0306,584 Implantable medical devices for local and regional treatment 44 2007
2008/0058,919 Composite polymeric and metallic stent with radiopacity 23 2007
2009/0088,834 STENT FORMED FROM BIOERODIBLE METAL-BIOCERAMIC COMPOSITE 21 2007
2009/0081,293 SUSTAINED RELEASE OF APO A-I MIMETIC PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF TREATMENT 28 2007
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (6)
5,954,706 Drug delivery 138 1995
5,843,089 Stent lining 160 1996
5,928,247 Stent placement device with medication dispenser and method 51 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 160 1998
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 155 1998
6,379,392 Welding method 27 2000
 
ETHICON, INC. (6)
4,532,929 Dry coating of surgical filaments 64 1984
6,153,252 Process for coating stents 663 1999
6,338,739 Biodegradable stent 90 1999
2003/0003,127 Porous ceramic/porous polymer layered scaffolds for the repair and regeneration of tissue 44 2001
6,423,092 Biodegradable stent 162 2001
6,537,312 Biodegradable stent 38 2001
 
ICON MEDICAL CORP. (6)
2006/0193,892 Polymer biodegradable medical device 37 2006
2006/0198,869 Bioabsorable medical devices 32 2006
2006/0224,237 Fragile structure protective coating 54 2006
2007/0077,163 Process for forming an improved metal alloy stent 22 2006
2007/0123,973 Biodegradable device 48 2006
2010/0042,206 BIOABSORBABLE COATINGS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 52 2009
 
BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (5)
5,292,558 Process for metal deposition for microelectronic interconnections 71 1991
5,980,554 Wire frame partial flow obstruction for aneurysm treatment 76 1997
2003/0050,687 Biocompatible stents and method of deployment 73 2001
6,530,949 Hoop stent 132 2001
7,238,199 Method and apparatus for stent deployment with enhanced delivery of bioactive agents 47 2002
 
CINVENTION AG (5)
2008/0175,885 POROUS, DEGRADABLE IMPLANT MADE BY POWDER MOLDING 23 2008
2008/0177,378 PARTIALLY BIOABSORBABLE IMPLANT 20 2008
2008/0195,170 MEDICAL DEVICE WITH EXTENDED OR MULTIPLE RESERVOIRS 43 2008
2008/0195,189 DEGRADABLE RESERVOIR IMPLANTS 23 2008
2008/0195,198 DEGRADABLE POROUS IMPLANT STRUCTURE 22 2008
 
COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (5)
5,632,771 Flexible stent having a pattern formed from a sheet of material 288 1995
6,447,540 Stent deployment device including splittable sleeve containing the stent 165 1997
2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 266 2002
2005/0278,021 Coated medical device 76 2005
7,563,277 Removable covering for implantable frame projections 19 2006
 
ETEX CORPORATION (5)
6,027,742 Bioresorbable ceramic composites 193 1996
6,132,463 Cell seeding of ceramic compositions 109 1996
6,972,130 Bioceramic compositions 44 1997
6,331,312 Bioresorbable ceramic composites 119 1998
6,953,594 Method of preparing a poorly crystalline calcium phosphate and methods of its use 105 2001
 
MEDINOL LTD. (5)
5,449,373 Articulated stent 689 1994
5,906,759 Stent forming apparatus with stent deforming blades 136 1996
6,299,755 Stent fabrication method and apparatus 53 1998
5,922,005 Stent fabrication method 139 1998
2006/0178,727 Hybrid amorphous metal alloy stent 45 2006
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (5)
2004/0167,612 Process for producing stents and corresponding stents 46 2004
2007/0065,418 Method and device for cellular therapy 44 2006
2007/0219,626 Stents made of biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials 46 2007
2007/0191,928 Angioplasty stents 43 2007
2008/0288,048 STENTS FOR ANGIOPLASTY 42 2007
 
SURMODICS, INC. (5)
2005/0019,371 Controlled release bioactive agent delivery device 69 2004
2006/0088,653 Method and apparatus for coating of substrates 26 2004
2005/0244,459 Coating compositions for bioactive agents 67 2005
2005/0196,424 Medical devices and methods for producing the same 60 2005
7,547,445 Crosslinkable macromers 43 2006
 
TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (5)
6,833,004 Stent 82 2002
2003/0181,975 Stent 54 2003
2008/0262,589 Intravascular Implant 24 2006
2009/0088,831 STENT AND STENT DELIVERY DEVICE 20 2008
2009/0192,595 MEDICAL IMPLANT 21 2009
 
W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, INC. (5)
6,517,571 Vascular graft with improved flow surfaces 90 1999
2004/0024,448 Thermoplastic fluoropolymer-coated medical devices 33 2002
2006/0118,236 Implantable devices with reduced needle puncture site leakage 26 2004
7,498,385 Polyester compositions, methods of manufacturing said compositions, and articles made therefrom 21 2007
2009/0124,956 Polyester compositions, methods of manufacturing said compositions, and articles made therefrom 22 2009
 
ABPS VENTURE ONE, LTD. (4)
6,458,153 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 380 1999
6,652,578 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 257 2001
2003/0023,300 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 172 2002
2006/0167,543 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 128 2006
 
ANGIOTECH PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (4)
5,716,981 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 697 1995
6,106,473 Echogenic coatings 182 1997
2002/0165,265 ANTI-ANGIOGENIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE 66 1997
6,846,841 Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use 60 2002
 
AVANTEC VASCULAR CORPORATION (4)
6,471,980 Intravascular delivery of mycophenolic acid 149 2001
2002/0082,679 Delivery or therapeutic capable agents 280 2001
2003/0033,007 Methods and devices for delivery of therapeutic capable agents with variable release profile 76 2002
2005/0107,869 Apparatus and methods for controlled substance delivery from implanted prostheses 36 2004
 
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC. (4)
6,212,434 Single pass lead system 101 1998
2005/0131,509 Coatings for implantable electrodes 58 2003
2006/0035,026 Coatings for implantable electrodes 47 2005
2007/0100,385 Implantable medical device with fractal antenna 32 2005
 
COOK INCORPORATED (4)
4,800,882 Endovascular stent and delivery system 1272 1987
2005/0222,671 Partially biodegradable stent 78 2004
2005/0159,804 Multiple stitches for attaching stent to graft 64 2005
2005/0267,560 Implantable bioabsorbable valve support frame 123 2005
 
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6,206,916 Coated intraluminal graft 150 1999
2002/0099,438 Irradiated stent coating 80 2001
2006/0136,051 Coated medical device 60 2005
2007/0032,864 Thrombosis inhibiting graft 49 2005
 
ISOTECHNIKA INC. (4)
6,342,507 Deuterated rapamycin compounds, method and uses thereof 46 1999
6,503,921 Deuterated rapamycin compounds, methods and uses thereof 52 2001
6,710,053 Deuterated rapamycin compounds, method and uses thereof 43 2002
6,884,429 Medical devices incorporating deuterated rapamycin for controlled delivery thereof 59 2002
 
LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC (4)
5,788,626 Method of making a stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 224 1996
6,165,211 Expandable stent-graft covered with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene 56 1997
6,001,125 PTFE vascular prosthesis and method of manufacture 130 1998
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MEDTRONIC AVE, INC. (4)
5,290,585 Lubricious hydrogel coatings 128 1992
5,907,893 Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents 315 1997
6,206,915 Drug storing and metering stent 154 1998
2003/0204,239 Endovascular stent with a preservative coating 48 2002
 
REMON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (4)
6,277,078 System and method for monitoring a parameter associated with the performance of a heart 292 1999
6,628,989 Acoustic switch and apparatus and methods for using acoustic switches within a body 167 2000
6,486,588 Acoustic biosensor for monitoring physiological conditions in a body implantation site 160 2001
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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (4)
7,067,606 Nonionic telechelic polymers incorporating polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane (POSS) and uses thereof 28 2003
2005/0010,275 Implantable medical devices 96 2003
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2005/0251,249 Endoprostheses 56 2005
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES VASCULAR ENTERPRISES LIMITED (3)
2002/0035,394 Methods and apparatus for stenting comprising enhanced embolic protection, coupled with improved protection against restenosis and thrombus formation 78 2001
2004/0133,270 Drug eluting stent and methods of manufacture 71 2003
2006/0155,361 Stent with rough surface and its manufacture 46 2003
 
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6,709,379 Implant with cavities containing therapeutic agents 221 2001
6,740,077 Implant with permeable element 57 2001
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5,749,880 Endoluminal encapsulated stent and methods of manufacture and endoluminal delivery 290 1995
6,358,276 Fluid containing endoluminal stent 49 1999
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C.R. BARD, INC. (3)
2005/0131,527 Implantable medical devices with fluorinated polymer coatings, and methods of coating thereof 26 2004
2009/0306,766 STENT WITH A BIO-RESORBABLE CONNECTOR AND METHODS 24 2006
2009/0319,035 ANTIMICROBIAL COATING 20 2007
 
DUKE UNIVERSITY (3)
5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 506 1987
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5,830,217 Soluble fixation device and method for stent delivery catheters 124 1996
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6,391,033 Soluble fixation device and method for stent delivery catheters 37 2001
 
INFRAMAT CORPORATION (3)
7,157,096 Coatings, coated articles and methods of manufacture thereof 27 2002
2008/0069,854 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING 49 2007
2008/0124,373 LUMEN - SUPPORTING DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING 45 2007
 
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6,962,822 Discrete nano-textured structures in biomolecular arrays, and method of use 44 2002
2008/0148,002 Method and Apparatus for Allocating A Dynamic Data Structure 19 2006
 
PACESETTER, INC. (3)
5,833,715 Implantable stimulation lead having an advanceable therapeutic drug delivery system 100 1995
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2004/0243,217 Expandable stent 86 2004
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2007/0281,117 USE OF PLASMA IN FORMATION OF BIODEGRADABLE STENT COATING 49 2007
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (2)
2005/0004,661 Stens with drug-containing amphiphilic polymer coating 74 2004
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6,955,661 Expandable fluoropolymer device for delivery of therapeutic agents and method of making 68 1999
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BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (2)
2006/0069,427 Drug-delivery endovascular stent and method for treating restenosis 50 2005
2007/0173,923 Drug reservoir stent 69 2006
 
BIOTRONIK AG (2)
6,287,332 Implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular coronary stent 236 1999
2007/0142,899 Stents made of a material with short elongation at rupture 22 2004
 
BIOTRONIK GMBH & CO. KG (2)
2006/0149,352 Bearing structure 21 2003
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6,488,702 Bistable spring construction for a stent and other medical apparatus 145 1998
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5,091,024 Corrosion resistant, magnetic alloy article 34 1990
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DR. MICHAEL FRIEBE PETENTHALTE GBR (2)
6,280,385 Stent and MR imaging process for the imaging and the determination of the position of a stent 122 1998
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6,904,658 Process for forming a porous drug delivery layer 61 2003
 
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2008/0255,508 DRUG RELEASING COATINGS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 64 2008
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PG-TXL Company, L.P. (2)
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6,214,042 Micro-machined stent for vessels, body ducts and the like 106 1998
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5,951,881 Fabrication of small-scale cylindrical articles 142 1996
6,776,094 Kit For Microcontact Printing 183 1998
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
5,587,507 Synthesis of tyrosine derived diphenol monomers 103 1995
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5,815,904 Method for making a stent 43 1997
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6,689,160 Prosthesis for blood vessel 28 2001
 
SYNTHEON, LLC (2)
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (2)
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The Boeing Company (2)
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6,586,705 Anti-spatter tube 21 2002
 
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2008/0090,097 CHEMICALLY AND PHYSICALLY TAILORED STRUCTURED THIN FILM ASSEMBLIES FOR CORROSION PREVENTION OR PROMOTION 21 2007
 
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (2)
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7,267,960 Antagonists and agonists of LDCAM and methods of use 21 2004
 
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2004/0117,005 Stent with drug-delivery system 47 2004
 
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5,079,203 Polyoxometalate intercalated layered double hydroxides 58 1990
 
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6,676,989 Method and system for improving the effectiveness of medical stents by the application of gas cluster ion beam technology 56 2001
 
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6,253,252 Method and apparatus for asynchronously calling and implementing objects 61 1996
 
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2009/0312,807 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR JOINT DISTRACTION 28 2009
 
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6,436,133 Expandable graft 80 1999
 
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6,699,282 Method and apparatus for delivery of medication 47 2003
 
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5,073,365 Clinical and personal care articles enhanced by lubricants and adjuvants 83 1989
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
4,237,559 Bone implant embodying a composite high and low density fired ceramic construction 78 1979
 
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6,973,718 Methods for conformal coating and sealing microchip reservoir devices 74 2002
 
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6,720,402 Shape memory polymers 251 2002
 
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2002/0138,131 Rail stent 24 2002
 
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2006/0075,044 System and method for electronic contact list-based search and display 87 2004
 
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2006/0200,231 Stent Coating For Eluting Medication 52 2006
 
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6,120,260 Soft start valve 18 1999
 
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6,764,579 Solar management coating system including protective DLC 64 2002
 
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6,201,991 Method of prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis and article of manufacture therefor 32 1999
 
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2010/0076,544 BIODEGRADABLE VASCULAR SUPPORT 23 2008
 
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2005/0129,731 Biocompatible, biostable coating of medical surfaces 43 2004
 
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2008/0038,146 Metal alloy for medical devices and implants 46 2007
 
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2009/0081,450 Mechanical Piece with Improved Deformability 43 2005
 
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2005/0186,696 Gas flowmeter and manufacturing method thereof 2005
 
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6,964,817 Porous sintered metal and filter thereof, and method for producing porous sintered metal 21 2003
 
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2003/0064,095 Microfabricated nanopore device for sustained release of therapeutic agent 61 2002
 
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2009/0208,428 Bioactive Glass 53 2007
 
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