US Patent No: 8,052,743 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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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, MN4844

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Atanasoska, Liliana Edina, US 92 1965
Weber, Jan Maastricht, NL 361 8540

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5,405,367 Structure and method of manufacture of an implantable microstimulator 412 1993
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UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (4)
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2005/0010,275 Implantable medical devices 115 2003
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4,994,071 Bifurcating stent apparatus and method 1015 1989
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5,891,108 Drug delivery stent 227 1994
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6,273,913 Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut 657 1998
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6,264,687 Multi-laminate stent having superelastic articulated sections 68 1999
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5,302,414 Gas-dynamic spraying method for applying a coating 282 1992
 
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2006/0271,192 Self Fixing Assembled Bone-Tendon-Bone Graft 86 2006
 
University of Washington (1)
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5,059,211 Absorbable vascular stent 562 1987
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5,236,447 Artificial tubular organ 327 1991
 
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6,869,701 Self-repairing ceramic coatings 59 1999
 
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7,323,189 Liquid and low melting coatings for stents 39 2001
 
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6,027,742 Bioresorbable ceramic composites 220 1996
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6,953,594 Method of preparing a poorly crystalline calcium phosphate and methods of its use 128 2001
 
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4,784,659 Vessel and prosthesis impregnated with diisocyanate crosslinked gelatin 96 1987
 
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6,034,295 Implantable device having an internal electrode for stimulating growth of tissue 92 1996
 
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7,261,735 Local drug delivery devices and methods for maintaining the drug coatings thereon 62 2001
7,195,640 Coated medical devices for the treatment of vulnerable plaque 79 2002
2004/0167,572 Coated medical devices 476 2003
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2008/0255,508 DRUG RELEASING COATINGS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES 87 2008
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5,195,969 Co-extruded medical balloons and catheter using such balloons 314 1991
5,270,086 Multilayer extrusion of angioplasty balloons 454 1991
5,234,457 Impregnated stent 466 1991
5,304,121 Drug delivery system making use of a hydrogel polymer coating 651 1991
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5,366,504 Tubular medical prosthesis 490 1992
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5,397,307 Drug delivery PTCA catheter and method for drug delivery 174 1993
5,449,382 Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair 426 1994
5,439,446 Stent and therapeutic delivery system 324 1994
6,017,577 Slippery, tenaciously adhering hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel coatings, coated polymer substrate materials, and coated medical devices 107 1995
5,578,075 Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair 281 1995
5,824,077 Clad composite stent 160 1995
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5,800,511 Clad composite stent 108 1995
6,524,274 Triggered release hydrogel drug delivery system 142 1995
5,725,570 Tubular medical endoprostheses 239 1996
5,891,191 Cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy stent and stent-graft 314 1996
5,824,045 Vascular and endoluminal stents 236 1996
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6,306,144 Selective coating of a balloon catheter with lubricious material for stent deployment 111 1996
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 403 1997
5,922,021 Intravascular stent 265 1997
5,879,697 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 225 1997
5,951,458 Local application of oxidizing agents to prevent restenosis 78 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 251 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 358 1997
6,245,103 Bioabsorbable self-expanding stent 273 1997
5,899,935 Balloon expandable braided stent with restraint 152 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 413 1997
6,290,721 Tubular medical endoprostheses 326 1997
6,626,939 Stent-graft with bioabsorbable structural support 247 1997
6,099,562 Drug coating with topcoat 615 1997
5,980,566 Vascular and endoluminal stents with iridium oxide coating 120 1998
6,287,331 Tubular medical prosthesis 121 1998
2002/0032,477 DRUG RELEASE COATED STENT 110 1998
6,280,411 Localized delivery of drug agents 202 1998
6,652,581 Medical device with porous surface for controlled drug release and method of making the same 88 1998
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6,159,142 Stent with radioactive coating for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 94 1998
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 399 1999
6,245,104 Method of fabricating a biocompatible stent 115 1999
6,249,952 Method for manufacturing an expandable stent 113 1999
6,409,754 Flexible segmented stent 85 1999
6,217,607 Premounted stent delivery system for small vessels 64 1999
6,652,582 Bioabsorbable endoprosthesis having porosity for by-product collection 91 1999
6,253,443 Method of forming a stent 202 1999
6,554,854 Process for laser joining dissimilar metals and endoluminal stent with radiopaque marker produced thereby 111 1999
6,440,503 Laser deposition of elements onto medical devices 50 2000
6,368,658 Coating medical devices using air suspension 300 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 169 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 223 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 106 2000
6,981,986 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 44 2000
6,770,086 Stent covering formed of porous polytetraflouroethylene 52 2000
6,730,117 Intraluminal stent 113 2000
6,491,666 Microfabricated devices for the delivery of molecules into a carrier fluid 244 2000
6,517,888 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 194 2000
6,545,097 Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer 272 2000
6,398,806 Monolayer modification to gold coated stents to reduce adsorption of protein 63 2000
2001/0044,650 Stent for in-stent restenosis 51 2001
6,752,829 Stent with channel(s) for containing and delivering a biologically active material and method for manufacturing the same 109 2001
6,767,360 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic reasonance imaging capabilities 79 2001
6,607,598 Device for protecting medical devices during a coating process 82 2001
6,913,765 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 39 2001
6,613,077 Stent with controlled expansion 133 2001
6,887,857 Microparticle protection of therapeutic agents 20 2001
6,783,543 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 141 2001
6,776,793 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 130 2001
2001/0029,660 Stent drug delivery system 81 2001
6,939,320 Localized delivery of drug agents 121 2001
6,676,987 Coating a medical appliance with a bubble jet printing head 129 2001
6,921,390 Long-term indwelling medical devices containing slow-releasing antimicrobial agents and having a surfactant surface 58 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 213 2001
6,764,709 Method for making and measuring a coating on the surface of a medical device using an ultraviolet laser 60 2001
6,807,440 Ceramic reinforcement members for MRI devices 48 2001
2003/0100,830 Implantable or insertable medical devices visible under magnetic resonance imaging 76 2001
6,887,270 Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation 164 2002
2002/0144,757 Stainless steel alloy with improved radiopaque characteristics 71 2002
2003/0018,380 Platinum enhanced alloy and intravascular or implantable medical devices manufactured therefrom 99 2002
2003/0077,200 Enhanced radiopaque alloy stent 83 2002
7,226,475 Stent with variable properties 36 2002
2003/0236,513 Implantable or insertable medical devices for controlled delivery of a therapeutic agent 71 2002
6,865,810 Methods of making medical devices 134 2002
6,696,666 Tubular cutting process and system 93 2002
2004/0004,063 Vertical stent cutting process 60 2002
7,462,366 Drug delivery particle 33 2002
7,101,391 Primarily niobium stent 53 2002
6,908,622 Optimized dosing for drug coated stents 79 2002
7,060,051 Multi-balloon catheter with hydrogel coating 107 2002
2004/0059,409 Method of applying coatings to a medical device 88 2002
6,971,813 Contact coating of prostheses 77 2002
6,945,993 Stent 37 2002
2004/0098,089 Medical devices 55 2002
6,696,667 Laser stent cutting 103 2002
6,918,869 System for administering a combination of therapies to a body lumen 82 2002
6,803,070 Apparatus and method for embedding nanoparticles in polymeric medical devices 55 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 187 2003
7,402,173 Metal stent with surface layer of noble metal oxide and method of fabrication 50 2003
2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 102 2003
2004/0093,071 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 61 2003
7,101,394 Energetically-controlled delivery of biologically active material from an implanted medical device 64 2003
6,923,996 Processes for producing polymer coatings for release of therapeutic agent 43 2003
2004/0230,290 Medical devices and methods of making the same 68 2003
7,011,680 Stent device and method 67 2003
7,011,670 Segmented balloon catheter blade 30 2003
2005/0033,407 Stent designs which enable the visibility of the inside of the stent during MRI 60 2003
7,052,488 Implantable drug delivery device 88 2003
2005/0037,047 Medical devices comprising spray dried microparticles 97 2003
7,713,297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer 47 2003
2004/0039,438 Vascular and endoluminal stents with multi-layer coating including porous radiopaque layer 77 2003
2005/0055,044 Lubricious coatings for medical device 94 2003
2005/0060,021 Medical devices 64 2003
2005/0060,020 Covered stent with biologically active material 151 2003
2005/0070,990 Medical devices and methods of making same 69 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 49 2003
2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
2005/0131,522 Medical devices and methods of making the same 124 2003
2004/0138,738 Disintegrating stent and method of making same 28 2003
2005/0159,805 Functional coatings and designs for medical implants 55 2004
2005/0163,954 Medical devices 74 2004
2005/0165,470 Medical devices 37 2004
2005/0165,301 Medical devices visible by magnetic resonance imaging 68 2004
7,041,130 Stent for controlled release of drug 97 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 68 2004
2005/0015,142 Coated medical device and method for manufacturing the same 56 2004
2005/0208,100 Medical articles having regions with polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings for regulating drug release 96 2004
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 162 2004
2005/0220,853 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents from medical articles 60 2004
2004/0247,671 Solid drug formulation and device for storage and controlled delivery thereof 72 2004
7,070,576 Directional cutting balloon 41 2004
2005/0266,039 Coated medical device and method for making the same 49 2004
2005/0266,040 Medical devices composed of porous metallic materials for delivering biologically active materials 54 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 66 2004
7,507,433 Method of coating a medical device using an electrowetting process 43 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 72 2004
7,344,560 Medical devices and methods of making the same 33 2004
2006/0088,566 Method of controlling drug release from a coated medical device through the use of nucleating agents 59 2004
2006/0088,567 Method of manufacturing a medical device having a porous coating thereon 49 2004
2006/0100,696 Medical devices and methods of making the same 56 2004
* 2006/0122,694 Medical devices and methods of making the same 60 2004
2006/0129,215 Medical devices having nanostructured regions for controlled tissue biocompatibility and drug delivery 73 2004
2006/0153,729 Medical devices and methods of making the same 67 2005
2005/0131,528 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 28 2005
2005/0169,969 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 33 2005
2005/0177,226 Stents, stenting systems, and related methods for agent delivery 33 2005
2005/0252,893 Laser cutting of stents and other medical devices 18 2005
2006/0230,476 Polymeric/ceramic composite materials for use in medical devices 84 2005
* 7,641,983 Medical devices including composites 6 2005
2006/0222,844 Medical devices including composites 57 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 53 2005
2005/0182,361 Localized delivery of drug agents 60 2005
2005/0187,611 Drug coating with topcoat 46 2005
2005/0261,760 Medical devices and methods of making the same 84 2005
7,335,375 Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material 24 2005
2007/0038,176 Medical devices with machined layers for controlled communications with underlying regions 53 2005
2007/0050,009 Bioabsorbable stent 30 2005
2006/0038,027 Apparatus and method for fine bore orifice spray coating of medical devices and pre-filming atomization 68 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 59 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 54 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 52 2006
2007/0032,862 Medical devices 35 2006
2007/0224,244 Corrosion resistant coatings for biodegradable metallic implants 61 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 58 2006
2007/0264,303 Coating for medical devices comprising an inorganic or ceramic oxide and a therapeutic agent 52 2006
2007/0282,432 Implantable medical endoprostheses 28 2006
2007/0197,980 Biocompatible medical devices 19 2006
2008/0003,251 Coatings for medical devices comprising a therapeutic agent and a metallic material 55 2006
2008/0058,921 IMPROVED ADHESION OF A POLYMERIC COATING OF A DRUG ELUTING STENT 48 2006
7,758,635 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
2008/0249,600 STENTS WITH DRUG RESERVOIR LAYER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME 48 2007
2008/0051,881 Medical devices comprising porous layers for the release of therapeutic agents 61 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 52 2007
2009/0012,599 Biodegradable Connectors 24 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 57 2007
2009/0030,500 Iron Ion Releasing Endoprostheses 24 2007
2009/0030,504 Medical devices comprising porous inorganic fibers for the release of therapeutic agents 53 2007
2008/0131,479 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISINTEGRATION CONTROL 25 2007
2008/0069,858 Medical devices having biodegradable polymeric regions with overlying hard, thin layers 34 2007
2008/0071,357 Controlling biodegradation of a medical instrument 21 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 66 2007
2008/0071,348 Medical Devices 47 2007
2008/0071,349 Medical Devices 53 2007
2008/0071,350 ENDOPROSTHESES 58 2007
2008/0071,358 ENDOPROSTHESES 56 2007
2008/0109,072 MEDICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 22 2007
2009/0076,588 Endoprosthesis 54 2007
2008/0071,351 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH ADJUSTABLE SURFACE FEATURES 50 2007
2008/0071,352 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH BIOSTABLE INORGANIC LAYERS 50 2007
2008/0071,353 ENDOPROSTHESIS CONTAINING MAGNETIC INDUCTION PARTICLES 50 2007
2008/0082,162 BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 53 2007
2008/0086,201 MAGNETIZED BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS 49 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 50 2007
2008/0147,177 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH COATINGS 58 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 47 2007
2009/0118,814 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 47 2007
2009/0118,815 STENT 48 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 48 2007
2009/0118,823 ENDOPROSTHESIS WITH POROUS RESERVOIR 49 2007
2009/0123,521 Medical devices having coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 61 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 102 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 25 2007
2008/0183,278 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ENDOPROSTHESES 32 2008
7,749,264 Medical devices and methods of making the same 47 2008
2008/0241,218 Coated medical devices for abluminal drug delivery 49 2008
2008/0243,231 Medical device with a porous surface for delivery of a therapeutic agent 59 2008
2009/0123,517 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR RELEASING THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME 48 2008
2009/0281,613 Endoprostheses 48 2008
2009/0287,301 Coating for medical implants 47 2008
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 47 2008
2009/0157,172 STENTS WITH POLYMER-FREE COATINGS FOR DELIVERING A THERAPEUTIC AGENT 56 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 19 2008
2009/0157,165 Degradable Endoprosthesis 48 2008
2010/0008,970 Drug-Eluting Endoprosthesis 50 2008
2009/0202,610 Medical Implants With Polysaccharide Drug Eluting Coatings 49 2009
2010/0217,370 Bioerodible Endoprosthesis 25 2009
2009/0259,300 Medical Devices With an Interlocking Coating and Methods of Making the Same 48 2009
2009/0214,373 Medical Devices 30 2009
2009/0324,684 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING SURFACE COATINGS 21 2009
2010/0015,206 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING METAL COATINGS FOR CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE 20 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 65 2009
2010/0125,328 BIOABSORBABLE STENT 20 2010
 
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6,185,455 Method of reducing the incidence of medical complications using implantable microstimulators 165 2000
 
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5,976,454 Process for producing open-celled, inorganic sintered foam products 52 1997
 
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6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 221 1998
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6,379,392 Welding method 34 2000
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
5,587,507 Synthesis of tyrosine derived diphenol monomers 121 1995
6,475,477 Radio-opaque polymer biomaterials 119 2000
 
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6,280,385 Stent and MR imaging process for the imaging and the determination of the position of a stent 140 1998
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6,291,076 Cathodic protective coating on magnesium or its alloys 21 2000
 
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6,908,506 Magnesium ammonium phosphate cement composition 70 2004
 
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6,379,379 Stent with smooth ends 175 1999
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 133 1999
6,899,731 Controlled delivery of therapeutic agents by insertable medical devices 182 2001
2002/0138,136 Medical device having radio-opacification and barrier layers 91 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 159 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 130 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 145 2002
2004/0098,119 Stent with smooth ends 53 2003
2005/0278,016 Stent designed for the delivery of therapeutic substance or other agents 67 2005
2006/0200,233 Optimally expanded, collagen sealed ePTFE graft with improved tissue ingrowth 21 2006
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6,299,755 Stent fabrication method and apparatus 56 1998
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2005/0224,003 Method and apparatus for training and feeding an animal using positive reinforcement techniques 22 2004
 
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6,613,083 Stent device and method 70 2001
 
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2009/0208,555 CONTROL OF THE DEGRADATION OF BIODEGRADABLE IMPLANTS USING A COATING 51 2004
2009/0182,290 IMPLANT FOR RELEASING AN ACTIVE SUBSTANCE INTO A VESSEL THROUGH WHICH A BODY MEDIUM FLOWS 20 2005
2005/0266,041 IMPLANT FOR VESSEL LIGATURE 24 2005
2006/0052,863 Endoprosthesis comprising a magnesium alloy 61 2005
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2008/0103,594 Absorbable Medical Implant Made of Fiber-Reinforced Magnesium or Fiber-Reinforced Magnesium Alloys 27 2006
2006/0212,108 System for treatment of extensive obliterative vascular diseases 23 2006
2007/0003,596 DRUG DEPOT FOR PARENTERAL, IN PARTICULAR INTRAVASCULAR, DRUG RELEASE 24 2006
2007/0299,512 IMPLANT HAVING A COATING CONTAINING CHOLESTEROL OR CHOLESTEROL ESTER 23 2007
2008/0031,765 MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND THE RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURING METHOD 25 2007
2008/0033,538 IMPLANT MADE OF A BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC MATERIAL HAVING A COATING MADE OF AN ORGANOSILICON COMPOUND 26 2007
2008/0033,537 BIODEGRADABLE STENT HAVING AN ACTIVE COATING 24 2007
2008/0033,539 STENT HAVING GENISTEIN-CONTAINING COATING OR CAVITY FILLING 23 2007
2008/0033,530 MARKER ALLOY 25 2007
2008/0033,531 ENDOPROSTHESIS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME 33 2007
2008/0033,533 MARKER COMPOSITE FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS 24 2007
2008/0033,536 STABILITY OF BIODEGRADABLE METALLIC STENTS, METHODS AND USES 27 2007
2008/0033,576 X-RAY MARKER FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS MADE OF A BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC MATERIAL 22 2007
2008/0051,872 BIOCORRODIBLE METALLIC IMPLANT HAVING A COATING OR CAVITY FILLING MADE OF A PEG/PLGA COPOLYMER 25 2007
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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 31 2007
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2008/0243,230 STENT HAVING RADIALLY EXPANDABLE MAIN BODY 23 2008
2008/0269,872 STENT 23 2008
2009/0018,648 STENT WITH A COATING 23 2008
2009/0024,211 STENT WITH A COATING OR FILLING OF A CAVITY 24 2008
2009/0024,210 MEDICATION DEPOT FOR MEDICAL IMPLANTS 33 2008
2009/0030,506 ENDOPROSTHESIS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME 25 2008
2009/0030,507 DEGRADABLE METAL STENT HAVING AGENT-CONTAINING COATING 32 2008
2009/0048,660 IMPLANT OF A BIOCORRODABLE MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND HAVING A COATING OF A BIOCORRODABLE POLYPHOSPHAZENE 23 2008
2009/0069,884 STENT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODABLE ALLOY 24 2008
2009/0076,596 STENT HAVING A COATING 22 2008
2009/0164,002 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY 23 2008
2009/0192,594 IMPLANT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY AND A CORROSION-INHIBITING COATING 22 2009
2009/0192,596 IMPLANT HAVING A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE ALLOY 23 2009
2009/0198,320 IMPLANT WITH A BASE BODY OF A BIOCORRODIBLE IRON ALLOY 31 2009
2009/0270,979 BIODEGRADABLE METALLIC STENT 23 2009
2009/0274,737 IMPLANT COMPRISING A SURFACE OF REDUCED THROMBOGENICITY 32 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 22 2009
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2010/0023,112 BIOCORRODIBLE IMPLANT WITH A COATING COMPRISING A HYDROGEL 26 2009
2010/0023,116 BIOCORRODIBLE IMPLANT WITH A COATING CONTAINING A DRUG ELUTING POLYMER MATRIX 21 2009
2010/0049,300 Stent and Method and Device for Fabricating the Stent 24 2009
2010/0047,312 USE OF BIOACTIVE AND RADIOPAQUE MATERIAL FOR STENT COATING 20 2009
2010/0087,914 Implant and Method for Manufacturing Same 24 2009
2010/0087,915 Implant and Method for Manufacturing Same 22 2009
2010/0082,092 Implant Made of a Biodegradable Magnesium Alloy 22 2009
2010/0087,916 Implant and Method for Producing a Degradation-Inhibiting Layer on the Surface of an Implant Body 23 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 22 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 22 2009
2010/0106,243 Implant Made of Biocorrodible Iron or Magnesium Alloy 22 2009
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