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Eric P Berg, Ronald J Tuch, Michael Dror, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, November 7, 1995: US05464650 (855 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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Dominik M Wiktor: Intravascular stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, July 28, 1992: US05133732 (739 worldwide citation)

A stent for implantation into a body vessel in which a cylindrical stent body coiled from a generally continuous wire with a deformable zig-zag structure is provided with means for preventing the stent body from stretching along its longitudinal axis. This stent is especially useful when implanting ...


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Robert E Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Intravascular stent and percutaneous insertion catheter system for the dilation of an arterial stenosis and the prevention of arterial restenosis. MedInnovations, Howard W Califano, September 6, 1988: US04768507 (679 worldwide citation)

This invention is in the field of percutaneous insertion catheters that are used for placing a coil spring stent into a vessel of a living body for the purposes of enhancing luminal dilation, preventing arterial restenosis and preventing vessel blockage resulting from intimal dissection following ba ...


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Carol Wright, Gerard H Llanos, Ronald Rakos, Kristen King: Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut. Cordis Corporation, August 14, 2001: US06273913 (676 worldwide citation)

Delivery of rapamycin locally, particularly from an intravascular stent, directly from micropores in the stent body or mixed or bound to a polymer coating applied on stent, to inhibit neointimal tissue proliferation and thereby prevent restenosis. This invention also facilitates the performance of t ...


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Robert P Eury, Darlene Garguilo, Plaridel Villareal: Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 25, 1997: US05605696 (670 worldwide citation)

The drug loaded polymeric material containing a therapeutic drug can be applied to a structure of an intravascular stent. A therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic drug is incorporated into such a layer of polymeric material, without significantly increasing the thickness of the stent, to ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, April 29, 1997: US05624411 (559 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a therapeutic substance and then overcoating the therapeutic substance with a porous polymer. The inclusion of a porous polymer in intimate contact with a drug on the stent allows the drug to be retained on the stent durin ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, October 21, 1997: US05679400 (543 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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Allen J Tower: Impermeable expandable intravascular stent. Numed, Harris Beach & Wilcox, February 14, 1995: US05389106 (533 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a radially expandable stent for intravascular implantation comprising a distensible frame and an impermeable deformable membrane interconnecting portions of the frame to form an impermeable exterior wall. The membrane is formed of a synthetic non-latex, non-vinyl polymer, and the ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, October 20, 1998: US05824048 (512 worldwide citation)

A method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen utilizing an intravascular stent having a coating comprising a polymer and a therapeutic substance in a solid/solid solution with the polymer. The coating comprises a first coating layer nearer the stent body having a first concentratio ...


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Farhad Khosravi, Michael S Williams: Ratcheting stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 15, 1995: US05441515 (480 worldwide citation)

An intravascular stent comprising a cylindrical sheet having overlapplng edges that interlock. The edges have a series of protrusions and apertures that interlock and ratchet as the stent expands to an open position to support a section of arterial wall. The stent may be expanded by a balloon cathet ...



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