US Patent No: 8,187,620

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Medical devices comprising a porous metal oxide or metal material and a polymer coating for delivering therapeutic agents

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The invention relates generally to a medical device, such as an intravascular stent, for delivering a therapeutic agent to the body tissue of a patient, and a method for making such a medical device. More particularly, the invention pertains to a medical device having a metal oxide or metal material with a plurality of pores therein disposed on the surface of the medical device and a polymer disposed on the metal oxide or metal material. The invention also relates to medical devices having a surface and an outer region comprising a metal oxide or metal material having a plurality of pores therein and a polymer disposed on the metal oxide or metal material.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN4819

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Chandrasekaran, Chandru Mercer Island, US 10 315
Radhakrishnan, Rajesh Bothell, US 58 327

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6,776,094 Kit For Microcontact Printing 194 1998
2004/0178,523 Molded waveguides 42 2003
 
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2004/0016,651 Method for the manufacture of an implant, a method for the decontamination of a surface treated with blasting particles and a medical implant 29 2003
 
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6,527,938 Method for microporous surface modification of implantable metallic medical articles 105 2001
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2004/0117,008 Medical implants containing FK506 (tacrolimus), methods of making and methods of use thereof 92 2003
 
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2008/0086,198 NANOPOROUS STENTS WITH ENHANCED CELLULAR ADHESION AND REDUCED NEOINTIMAL FORMATION 26 2007
 
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6,325,825 Stent with variable wall thickness 164 1999
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5,772,864 Method for manufacturing implantable medical devices 174 1996
5,837,313 Drug release stent coating process 747 1996
6,120,536 Medical devices with long term non-thrombogenic coatings 652 1996
5,824,045 Vascular and endoluminal stents 234 1996
5,733,925 Therapeutic inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cells 458 1996
6,306,144 Selective coating of a balloon catheter with lubricious material for stent deployment 110 1996
5,788,979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials 400 1997
5,922,021 Intravascular stent 265 1997
5,879,697 Drug-releasing coatings for medical devices 225 1997
5,980,564 Bioabsorbable implantable endoprosthesis with reservoir 249 1997
6,174,330 Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents 354 1997
5,972,027 Porous stent drug delivery system 411 1997
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5,980,566 Vascular and endoluminal stents with iridium oxide coating 119 1998
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6,280,411 Localized delivery of drug agents 200 1998
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6,099,561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 330 1998
6,159,142 Stent with radioactive coating for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis 93 1998
6,419,692 Surface protection method for stents and balloon catheters for drug delivery 397 1999
6,245,104 Method of fabricating a biocompatible stent 115 1999
6,249,952 Method for manufacturing an expandable stent 113 1999
6,231,600 Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices 399 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 201 1999
6,440,503 Laser deposition of elements onto medical devices 50 2000
6,368,658 Coating medical devices using air suspension 296 2000
6,726,712 Prosthesis deployment device with translucent distal end 168 2000
6,284,305 Drug coating with topcoat 291 2000
6,387,121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings 222 2000
6,478,815 Vascular and endoluminal stents 106 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 192 2000
6,545,097 Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer 270 2000
6,398,806 Monolayer modification to gold coated stents to reduce adsorption of protein 63 2000
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 81 2001
6,783,543 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 139 2001
2001/0029,660 Stent drug delivery system 81 2001
6,939,320 Localized delivery of drug agents 118 2001
6,676,987 Coating a medical appliance with a bubble jet printing head 127 2001
6,620,194 Drug coating with topcoat 72 2001
6,669,980 Method for spray-coating medical devices 210 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
7,014,654 Stent designed for the delivery of therapeutic substance or other agents 53 2001
2003/0153,971 Metal reinforced biodegradable intraluminal stents 98 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 95 2002
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2003/0236,514 Implantable or insertable medical devices for controlled delivery of a therapeutic agent 93 2002
2004/0022,824 Controlled drug delivery 38 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 104 2002
2004/0059,409 Method of applying coatings to a medical device 84 2002
6,971,813 Contact coating of prostheses 77 2002
2004/0098,089 Medical devices 55 2002
2004/0106,987 Medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents 101 2002
6,803,070 Apparatus and method for embedding nanoparticles in polymeric medical devices 54 2002
2004/0143,317 Medical devices 186 2003
7,402,173 Metal stent with surface layer of noble metal oxide and method of fabrication 50 2003
2004/0106,985 Intravascular stent 101 2003
2004/0093,071 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 61 2003
7,482,034 Expandable mask stent coating method 36 2003
7,101,394 Energetically-controlled delivery of biologically active material from an implanted medical device 64 2003
2004/0230,290 Medical devices and methods of making the same 67 2003
2004/0234,748 Electrostatic coating of a device 65 2003
7,011,680 Stent device and method 67 2003
2004/0225,347 Intravascular stent with increasing coating retaining capacity 34 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
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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
2005/0087,520 Method and apparatus for selective ablation of coatings from medical devices 56 2003
7,435,256 Method and apparatus for controlled delivery of active substance 28 2003
2004/0181,276 Longitudinally flexible expandable stent 49 2003
2005/0131,522 Medical devices and methods of making the same 122 2003
2005/0149,102 Medical device systems 45 2003
2005/0159,805 Functional coatings and designs for medical implants 54 2004
2005/0163,954 Medical devices 74 2004
7,041,130 Stent for controlled release of drug 97 2004
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2005/0182,478 Laser shock peening of medical devices 50 2004
2005/0192,657 Medical devices 68 2004
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2005/0015,142 Coated medical device and method for manufacturing the same 56 2004
2005/0203,606 Stent system for preventing restenosis 68 2004
2005/0208,100 Medical articles having regions with polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings for regulating drug release 93 2004
6,861,088 Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent 161 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
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
2006/0025,848 Medical device having a coating layer with structural elements therein and method of making the same 66 2004
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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
2006/0079,863 Medical devices coated with diamond-like carbon 35 2004
2005/0110,214 Composite stent with inner and outer stent elements and method of using the same 40 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
2006/0093,643 Medical device for delivering therapeutic agents over different time periods 56 2004
2006/0095,123 Stent for delivering a therapeutic agent having increased body tissue contact surface 39 2004
2006/0100,696 Medical devices and methods of making the same 55 2004
2006/0122,694 Medical devices and methods of making the same 59 2004
2006/0127,443 Medical devices having vapor deposited nanoporous coatings for controlled therapeutic agent delivery 74 2004
2006/0129,215 Medical devices having nanostructured regions for controlled tissue biocompatibility and drug delivery 73 2004
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2006/0153,729 Medical devices and methods of making the same 67 2005
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2006/0276,910 Endoprostheses 31 2005
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2007/0072,978 Organic-inorganic hybrid particle material and polymer compositions containing same 30 2005
2006/0038,027 Apparatus and method for fine bore orifice spray coating of medical devices and pre-filming atomization 68 2005
2007/0110,888 Coated and imprinted medical devices and methods of making the same 38 2005
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2007/0134,288 Anti-adhesion agents for drug coatings 52 2005
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2008/0008,654 Medical devices having a temporary radiopaque coating 67 2006
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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
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
2008/0086,201 MAGNETIZED BIOERODIBLE ENDOPROSTHESIS 49 2007
2009/0076,595 Medical devices having bioerodable layers for the release of therapeutic agents 40 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 47 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
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
2009/0018,642 Methods to improve the stability of celluar adhesive proteins and peptides 27 2008
2008/0255,657 STENT WITH UNCONNECTED STENT SEGMENTS 27 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
2009/0012,603 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING ADJUSTABLE PORE VOLUME AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME 28 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
2009/0157,165 Degradable Endoprosthesis 48 2008
2009/0157,166 Medical Devices Having Porous Component For Controlled Diffusion 33 2008
2010/0008,970 Drug-Eluting Endoprosthesis 50 2008
2009/0192,593 Stent for Delivery a Therapeutic Agent from a Side Surface of a Stent StSrut 43 2009
2009/0202,610 Medical Implants With Polysaccharide Drug Eluting Coatings 49 2009
2009/0259,300 Medical Devices With an Interlocking Coating and Methods of Making the Same 48 2009
2009/0264,975 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING A COATING OF INORGANIC MATERIAL 34 2009
2009/0319,032 ENDOPROSTHESIS COATING 25 2009
2010/0028,403 MEDICAL DEVICES FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 19 2009
2010/0057,197 MEDICAL DEVICES HAVING INORGANIC COATINGS FOR THERAPEUTIC AGENT DELIVERY 62 2009
2010/0070,022 LAYER BY LAYER MANUFACTURING OF A STENT 41 2009
7,922,756 Stent 20 2010
 
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2002/0099,438 Irradiated stent coating 93 2001
2007/0032,864 Thrombosis inhibiting graft 55 2005
 
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5,954,706 Drug delivery 175 1995
5,843,089 Stent lining 225 1996
5,928,247 Stent placement device with medication dispenser and method 55 1997
6,364,856 Medical device with sponge coating for controlled drug release 214 1998
5,968,092 Method for making a biodegradable stent 165 1998
 
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (2)
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6,475,477 Radio-opaque polymer biomaterials 118 2000
 
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GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (1)
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6,315,794 Multilayered metal stent 187 1999
2006/0178,727 Hybrid amorphous metal alloy stent 57 2006
2007/0219,642 Hybrid stent having a fiber or wire backbone 54 2007
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (15)
5,464,450 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 301 1994
5,551,954 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 315 1994
5,500,013 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 371 1995
5,769,883 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 336 1995
6,387,124 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 130 1999
6,395,325 Porous membranes 80 2000
2002/0138,136 Medical device having radio-opacification and barrier layers 90 2001
2002/0065,553 Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation 158 2001
6,652,575 Stent with smooth ends 130 2001
6,869,443 Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent 145 2002
2004/0086,674 Laser sintering process and devices made therefrom 46 2002
2004/0098,119 Stent with smooth ends 53 2003
2006/0127,442 Use of supercritical fluids to incorporate biologically active agents into nanoporous medical articles 40 2004
2005/0278,016 Stent designed for the delivery of therapeutic substance or other agents 66 2005
2006/0264,138 Composite ePTFE/textile prosthesis 51 2006
 
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2004/0243,217 Expandable stent 102 2004
2005/0228,477 Topographic coatings and coating methods for medical devices 98 2005
 
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INNERDYNE, INCORPORATED (1)
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2006/0052,864 Endoprosthesis comprising a magnesium alloy 64 2005
 
BIOTRONIK AG (1)
6,287,332 Implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular coronary stent 284 1999
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG (1)
2006/0052,863 Endoprosthesis comprising a magnesium alloy 61 2005
 
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6,337,076 Method and composition for the treatment of scars 52 1999
 
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6,491,720 Angioplasty stent adapted to counter restenosis respective kit and components 58 2000
 
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2005/0055,085 Implantable medical devices having recesses 57 2003
2006/0184,235 Implantable medical devices having recesses 47 2006
 
SORIN BIOMEDICA CARDIO S.R.L. (5)
2004/0167,612 Process for producing stents and corresponding stents 50 2004
2007/0065,418 Method and device for cellular therapy 48 2006
2007/0219,626 Stents made of biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials 55 2007
2007/0191,928 Angioplasty stents 47 2007
2008/0288,048 STENTS FOR ANGIOPLASTY 46 2007
 
SPECTRA-PHYSICS, INC. (2)
2004/0000,540 Laser texturing of surfaces for biomedical implants 53 2003
2005/0211,680 Systems and methods for laser texturing of surfaces of a substrate 95 2005
 
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2003/0125,803 Carrier and kit for intraluminal delivery of active principles or agents 97 2002
 
Nicast Ltd. (2)
2004/0030,377 Medicated polymer-coated stent assembly 88 2003
7,244,272 Vascular prosthesis and method for production thereof 61 2005
 
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2003/0023,300 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 226 2002
2006/0167,543 Endoluminal cardiac and venous valve prostheses and methods of manufacture and delivery thereof 154 2006
 
SYNECOR, LLC (1)
6,932,930 Intraluminal prostheses having polymeric material with selectively modified crystallinity and methods of making same 90 2003
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,825,696 Acceleration detector 20 1987
 
KENDALL COMPANY, THE A DE CORP. (1)
4,705,502 Suprapubic catheter with dual balloons 129 1986
 
VENTURE LENDING & LEASING IV, INC. (1)
2002/0077,693 Covered, coiled drug delivery stent and method 254 2000
 
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5,609,629 Coated implantable medical device 750 1995
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5,824,049 Coated implantable medical device 871 1996
5,873,904 Silver implantable medical device 853 1997
6,530,951 Silver implantable medical device 365 1997
6,299,604 Coated implantable medical device 741 1999
6,918,927 Coated implantable medical device 198 2001
2007/0073,385 Eluting, implantable medical device 89 2006
 
Calcitec, Inc. (1)
2007/0213,827 Hardened calcium phosphate cement bone implants 33 2006
 
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2006/0075,092 System and method for determining the status of users and devices from access log information 51 2004
 
SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS INC. (1)
5,649,951 Zirconium oxide and zirconium nitride coated stents 145 1995
 
GE HEALTHCARE AS (1)
2005/0002,865 Diagnostic/therapeutic agents 59 2003
 
CORVITA CORPORATION (2)
4,738,740 Method of forming implantable vascular grafts 144 1985
4,743,252 Composite grafts 266 1986
 
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6,190,404 Intravascular stent and method for manufacturing an intravascular stent 129 1998
6,379,383 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 262 1999
6,537,310 Endoluminal implantable devices and method of making same 159 2000
6,820,676 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 86 2000
2001/0001,834 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 69 2000
6,849,085 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 147 2001
2001/0032,013 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and method of making same 217 2001
6,695,865 Embolic protection device 173 2002
6,936,066 Complaint implantable medical devices and methods of making same 157 2002
2002/0165,600 Guidewires and thin film catheter-sheaths and method of making same 72 2002
2003/0059,640 High strength vacuum deposited nitinol alloy films and method of making same 122 2002
2003/0074,053 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 55 2002
2003/0130,718 Endoluminal implantable stent-grafts 78 2002
6,923,829 Implantable expandable medical devices having regions of differential mechanical properties and methods of making same 49 2002
2004/0181,252 Balloon catheter having metal balloon and method of making same 71 2003
7,235,098 Medical devices having MEMs functionality and methods of making same 51 2004
2005/0072,544 Endoluminal device exhibiting improved endothelialization and method of manufacture thereof 47 2004
2005/0131,521 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 46 2005
2005/0165,468 Self-supporting laminated films, structural materials and medical devices manufactured therefrom and methods of making same 57 2005
2005/0232,968 Implantable materials having engineered surfaces and method of making same 49 2005
2006/0015,175 Compliant implantable medical devices and methods of making same 47 2005
 
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2006/0171,990 Drug delivery materials made by sol/gel technology 22 2006
 
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (73)
5,649,977 Metal reinforced polymer stent 532 1994
5,605,696 Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture 682 1995
6,174,329 Protective coating for a stent with intermediate radiopaque coating 228 1996
5,780,807 Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents 410 1997
5,843,172 Porous medicated stent 417 1997
6,240,616 Method of manufacturing a medicated porous metal prosthesis 480 1997
6,287,628 Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores 371 1999
6,251,136 Method of layering a three-coated stent using pharmacological and polymeric agents 358 1999
6,471,721 Vascular stent having increased radiopacity and method for making same 130 1999
6,527,801 Biodegradable drug delivery material for stent 340 2000
6,395,326 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 514 2000
6,585,765 Implantable device having substances impregnated therein and a method of impregnating the same 280 2000
6,254,632 Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment 513 2000
6,716,444 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 299 2000
6,805,898 Surface features of an implantable medical device 204 2000
6,506,437 Methods of coating an implantable device having depots formed in a surface thereof 378 2000
6,558,733 Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis 317 2000
6,663,664 Self-expanding stent with time variable radial force 116 2000
6,758,859 Increased drug-loading and reduced stress drug delivery device 275 2000
6,913,617 Method for creating a textured surface on an implantable medical device 71 2000
6,663,662 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 298 2000
6,790,228 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 249 2000
2001/0014,717 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 222 2000
2002/0123,801 Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices 203 2000
6,635,082 Radiopaque stent 96 2000
6,641,607 Double tube stent 100 2000
2002/0087,123 Adhesion of heparin-containing coatings to blood-contacting surfaces of medical devices 197 2001
6,544,582 Method and apparatus for coating an implantable device 268 2001
6,780,424 Controlled morphologies in polymer drug for release of drugs from polymer films 121 2001
6,673,105 Metal prosthesis coated with expandable ePTFE 85 2001
6,764,505 Variable surface area stent 335 2001
6,712,845 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 304 2001
2002/0155,212 Coating for a stent and a method of forming the same 246 2001
6,660,034 Stent for increasing blood flow to ischemic tissues and a method of using the same 276 2001
6,656,506 Microparticle coated medical device 220 2001
2002/0183,581 Radiation or drug delivery source with activity gradient to minimize edge effects 222 2001
6,712,844 MRI compatible stent 84 2001
2003/0004,563 Polymeric stent suitable for imaging by MRI and fluoroscopy 112 2001
6,979,346 System and method for improved stent retention 80 2001
6,753,071 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 301 2001
2003/0104,028 Rate limiting barriers for implantable devices and methods for fabrication thereof 74 2001
6,866,805 Hybrid intravascular stent 108 2001
6,616,765 Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis 243 2002
6,723,120 Medicated porous metal prosthesis 228 2002
* 2004/0088,038 Porous metal for drug-loaded stents 89 2002
7,169,178 Stent with drug coating 83 2002
6,908,624 Coating for implantable devices and a method of forming the same 125 2002
6,725,901 Methods of manufacture of fully consolidated or porous medical devices 68 2002
6,896,697 Intravascular stent 81 2002
7,105,018 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 78 2002
7,163,715 Spray processing of porous medical devices 101 2002
2004/0224,001 Stent coatings comprising hydrophilic additives 135 2003
6,846,323 Intravascular stent 184 2003
2004/0230,293 INTRAVASCULAR STENT 104 2003
2005/0021,127 Porous glass fused onto stent for drug retention 65 2003
7,056,591 Hydrophobic biologically absorbable coatings for drug delivery devices and methods for fabricating the same 69 2003
7,247,166 Intravascular stent with extendible end rings 30 2003
7,198,675 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 70 2003
2005/0069,630 Stent mandrel fixture and method for selectively coating surfaces of a stent 83 2003
6,953,560 Barriers for polymer-coated implantable medical devices and methods for making the same 76 2003
7,563,324 System and method for coating an implantable medical device 53 2003
2004/0234,737 Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent 53 2004
7,229,471 Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices 88 2004
2006/0136,048 Abluminal, multilayer coating constructs for drug-delivery stents 76 2004
7,638,156 Apparatus and method for selectively coating a medical article 30 2005
2007/0148,251 Nanoparticle releasing medical devices 64 2005
2007/0003,589 Coatings for implantable medical devices containing attractants for endothelial cells 65 2006
7,416,558 Drug-eluting stent cover and method of use 49 2006
2007/0032,858 Stent with drug coating 50 2006
2007/0036,905 Method and apparatus for spray processing of porous medical devices 54 2006
2007/0055,349 Stent with drug coating 48 2006
2007/0055,354 Stent with drug coating 46 2006
2007/0059,435 Stent with drug coating 46 2006
 
VASCULAR CONCEPTS HOLDINGS LIMITED (1)
2006/0224,234 Drug eluting structurally variable stent 81 2006
 
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2003/0064,095 Microfabricated nanopore device for sustained release of therapeutic agent 75 2002
 
CV THERAPEUTICS, INC. (1)
7,160,592 Polymer coating for medical devices 74 2003
 
ADVANCED BIO PROSTHETIC SURFACE, LTD (1)
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WORLD HEART CORPORATION (2)
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2003/0028,243 Coated implantable medical device 295 2002
2005/0278,021 Coated medical device 110 2005
 
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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 65 2001
 
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SUMMERS, DAVID (1)
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2006/0093,646 Orthopedic and dental implant devices providing controlled drug delivery 90 2005
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (3)
7,048,939 Methods for the inhibition of neointima formation 51 2002
7,056,339 Drug delivery platform 54 2002
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2003/0118,649 Drug delivery devices and methods 82 2002
 
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6,391,052 Stent with collagen 183 1997
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6,139,573 Conformal laminate stent device 154 1998
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