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Inventor:
Alt; Eckhard
Address:
Ottobrunn, DE
No. of patents:
73
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8066763 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer November 29, 2011
A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted to be implanted in a vessel, duct or tract of a human body to maintain an open lumen. The stent includes a base layer of a biologically compatible metal. An intermediate metal particle layer of substantial greater radiopacity overlies the base
7988719 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic resonance imaging capabilities August 2, 2011
A stent is adapted to be implanted in a duct of a human body to maintain an open lumen at the implant site, and to allow viewing body tissue and fluids by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) energy applied external to the body. The stent constitutes a metal scaffold. An electrical circuit
7778709 Method and device for using impedance measurements based on electrical energy of the heart August 17, 2010
A method and a device are disclosed for evaluating the cardio-circulatory and pulmonary condition of a patient, including determining the patient's thoracic impedance based on information solely derived from the electrical energy generated by the patient's own heart.
7766958 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic resonance imaging capabilities August 3, 2010
A stent is adapted to be implanted in a duct of a human body to maintain an open lumen at the implant site, and to allow viewing body tissue and fluids by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) energy applied external to the body. The stent constitutes a metal scaffold. An electrical circuit
7713297 Drug-releasing stent with ceramic-containing layer May 11, 2010
A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted to be implanted in a vessel, duct or tract of a human body to maintain an open lumen at the site of the implant. The sidewall of the open-ended tubular structure of the stent is a base layer of a metal biologically compatible with blood and
7632301 Tubular stent with oval struts December 15, 2009
An expandable tubular endoluminal prosthesis for maintaining the patency of a bodily vessel has a plurality of axially spaced serpentine bands. Each serpentine band has a proximal and distal end and a plurality of interconnected struts. Serpentine bands which are adjacent one another
7604703 Primarily niobium stent October 20, 2009
In a process of fabricating a stent composed primarily of niobium alloyed with a trace amount of zirconium, tantalum, or titanium for hardening, the stent is annealed under vacuum in a substantially oxygen-free environment. The vacuum is preferably maintained at pressure less than 10
7452532 Transluminal application of adult stem cells for body organ tissue repair November 18, 2008
A method for repairing tissue of a selected organ from among heart, brain, liver, pancreas, kidney, glands, and muscles in a patient's body. Adult stem cells that have the capability to repair tissue of the selected organ are recovered by harvesting from the patient's body. The harvested
7335229 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic resonance imaging capabilities February 26, 2008
A stent is adapted to be implanted in a duct of a human body to maintain an open lumen at the implant site, and to allow viewing body tissue and fluids by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) energy applied external to the body. The stent constitutes a metal scaffold. An electrical circuit
7153322 Tubular stent with oval struts December 26, 2006
A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen. The stent constitutes a scaffold formed from a single open-ended tube having a multiplicity of through-holes in its wall. The through-holes are defined by a plurality
7101391 Primarily niobium stent September 5, 2006
In a process of fabricating a stent composed primarily of niobium alloyed with a trace amount of zirconium, tantalum, or titanium for hardening, the stent is annealed under vacuum in a substantially oxygen-free environment. The vacuum is preferably maintained at pressure less than 10
6829503 Congestive heart failure monitor December 7, 2004
A device-implemented method is disclosed for early detection and monitoring of congestive heart failure in a patient. Ongoing measurements of impedance of a portion of the patient's body generally occupied by the lungs are performed by an implanted device, and, when the impedance mea
6767360 Vascular stent with composite structure for magnetic reasonance imaging capabilities July 27, 2004
A stent is adapted to be implanted in a duct of a human body to maintain an open lumen at the implant site, and to allow viewing body tissue and fluids by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) energy applied external to the body. The stent constitutes a metal scaffold. An electrical circuit
6716237 Interventional shielded stent delivery system and method April 6, 2004
A catheter having a distal end for insertion into a lumen of a patient's body includes a deployable semi-permeable membrane for trapping debris dislodged by a stent while allowing perfusion of body fluid through the membrane, mounted distally on said catheter; a stent mounted proximally
6478815 Vascular and endoluminal stents November 12, 2002
A stent is composed of a single homogeneous tubing of niobium with a trace of additional metal less than about 5%, preferably zirconium, for alloy formation and reinforcement. The stent surface is provided with at least a partial coating to inhibit closure of a central lumen at a site of
6442425 Cardiac stimulator and defibrillator August 27, 2002
An implantable medical interventional device is disclosed for treating any of multiple cardiac dysrhythmias that may be suffered by a patient in whom the device is to be implanted, by automatic selection of an appropriate therapeutic regimen from among a plurality of such regimens the de
6398805 Balloon expandable stent with low surface friction June 4, 2002
A vascular or endoluminal stent has low surface friction for ease of navigating a vessel, duct or tract of a patient. The stent is configured as a tubular element of biocompatible material having a longitudinal axis, open ends and a multiplicity of openings of generally common shape and
6387121 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings May 14, 2002
A stent has a tubular metal base adapted to be expanded from a first vessel-navigable diameter to a larger second vessel-deployed diameter; a thin, continuous intermediate layer of noble metal or alloy thereof selected from a group consisting of niobium, zirconium, titanium and tanta
6370427 Method and apparatus for dual chamber bi-ventricular pacing and defibrillation April 9, 2002
Device and method are disclosed in which leads with pacing and defibrillating electrodes are implanted into both the right and left ventricles of a patient's heart to enable simultaneous pacing of both ventricles to reduce the width of the QRS complex of the patient's cardiac activit
6327499 Cardiac stimulator and defibrillator December 4, 2001
A medical interventional device is structured for implantation in a human patient, to respond to detection of cardiac activity of the patient indicative of cardiac dysrhythmias. The device includes a cardiac therapy system responsive to a detected arrhythmia in either the atrial or v
6251134 Stent with high longitudinal flexibility June 26, 2001
A stent of high longitudinal flexibility includes multiple ring elements coupled together to be articulating without fixed physical attachment therebetween when the stent is in an unexpanded state, and to uncouple automatically while maintaining their positional relationship when the
6249700 Defibrillator with improved hemodynamic response and enhanced myocardial stability June 19, 2001
An implanted defibrillator provides a device-implemented method of delivering cardiac pacing, cardioversion and defibrillation therapies in selective response to dysrhythmia detection of an implant patient's cardiac signal. The patient's heart rate is sensed, and cardioversion/defibr
6245104 Method of fabricating a biocompatible stent June 12, 2001
A method of forming an iridium oxide coating on a metal stent to achieve a firmattachment of a thin biocompatible coating of the iridium oxide such that the iridium oxide resists being dislodged from the stent upon expansion thereof in a vessel of the human body during implantation of th
6217607 Premounted stent delivery system for small vessels April 17, 2001
A stent delivery system is sized to allow it to traverse small-sized vessels of diameter in a range from about 1.25 mm to less than about 2.5 mm in a human body. The delivery system includes a balloon which has an inflated diameter less than 2.5 mm at nominal pressure and is integrated
6181967 Atrial defibrillator apparatus and method of use January 30, 2001
A method for external treatment of dysrhythmias including fibrillation of a patient's heart utilizes an externally located control box which generates electrical waveforms including shocks of variable energy content sufficient for terminating the dysrhythmias. A lead having transvenous
6159237 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents December 12, 2000
A vascular or endoluminal stent adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein is formed from a metal open-ended tube which is the single component of the stent. The tube has a multiplicity of holes cut by laser through its wall. The through-ho
6159142 Stent with radioactive coating for treating blood vessels to prevent restenosis December 12, 2000
A non-radioactive metallic stent is coated with a biodegradable thin coating of less than about 100 microns in thickness selected to avoid provoking any foreign body reaction. The biodegradable material in the coating disintegrates over time in the presence of body fluid. The coating
6157859 Upgradable implantable medical device with post-shock pacing and redraw functions December 5, 2000
An implantable medical interventional device is adapted to provide therapy to a patient in whom the device is implanted to treat cardiac dysrhythmias including tachyarrhythmia. The device performs a plurality of functions corresponding to different levels of therapy for treatment of sens
6099561 Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings August 8, 2000
A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein. The stent includes a biocompatible metal hollow tube constituting a base layer having a multiplicity of openings through an open-ended tubular wall thereof, the
6096061 Defibrillator with improved hemodynamic response and enhanced myocardial stability August 1, 2000
An implantable medical interventional device responds to detection of any of a plurality of cardiac dysrhythmias in a human patient by performing an appropriate therapy which may include cardiac pacing, cardioversion or defibrillation according to the nature of the detected dysrhythmia.
6080187 Cardiac pacemaker with bidirectional communication June 27, 2000
An interventional medical device has a capability to sense cardiac dysrhythmias and to selectively respond with one among a hierarchy of therapies appropriate to terminate the sensed dysrhythmia and return the heart of the patient in whom the device is adapted to be implanted to norm
6076014 Cardiac stimulator and defibrillator with means for identifying cardiac rhythm disorder and cham June 13, 2000
A medical interventional device is structured for implantation in a human patient, to respond to detection of cardiac activity of the patient indicative of cardiac dysrhythmias. The device includes a cardiac therapy system responsive to a detected arrhythmia in either the atrial or v
6073049 Programmably upgradable implantable cardiac pacemaker June 6, 2000
An implantable cardiac pacemaker is adapted to be selectively non-invasively upgraded from time to time after implantation to provide a plurality of different diagnostic, functional, and pacing operational modes in the form of respective combinations of single and dual chamber sensin
6029422 Antiseptic disposables and methods for medical and surgical procedures February 29, 2000
A method of preventing or reducing the incidence of staphylococci and other infections as a result of surgical or medical treatment procedures is implemented by inserting into or attaching to each sterile package containing a tool, implement, or implantable for use in such a procedure
6027510 Stent delivery system February 22, 2000
A stent delivery system includes a catheter having a balloon mounted at its distal end for advancement into and withdrawal from a patient's vascular system by manipulation of the catheter from a point external to the patient's body, a lumen extending through the catheter into the balloon
5980566 Vascular and endoluminal stents with iridium oxide coating November 9, 1999
A vascular stent adapted to be implanted in a blood vessel of a human patient to enhance the flow of blood therethrough, includes an elongate biocompatible metal member of cylindrical shape and tubular sidewall with a pattern of multiple openings therethrough and open ends. The stent has
5954753 Implantable defibrillator with improved testing of capability to defibrillate September 21, 1999
A defibrillator is designed for implantation in a patient and for programming certain of its parameters after implantation, including energy content of a shock waveform and timing of delivery of the shock waveform. A shock waveform generator of the device is responsive to a trigger signa
5928269 Apparatus and method for temporary atrial defibrillation with external defibrillator and implant July 27, 1999
Apparatus is disclosed for temporary treatment of atrial fibrillation of a patient's heart for limited periods of time. An external control unit generates electrical shock impulses; and is electrically connected to spaced-apart defibrillation electrodes of a flexible catheter adapted for
5876408 Method for enhancing implantation of thin leads March 2, 1999
A method of implanting small diameter conductive leads for an artificial cardiac pacemaker or other body-implantable medical device includes inserting the lead to be implanted into a predetermined path within the patient's body with the assistance of a stylet for guiding the lead along
5868245 Antiseptic disposables and methods for medical and surgical procedures February 9, 1999
A method of preventing or reducing the incidence of staphylococci and other infections as a result of surgical or medical treatment procedures is implemented by inserting into or attaching to each sterile package containing a tool, implement, or implantable for use in such a procedure
5855600 Flexible implantable stent with composite design January 5, 1999
A stent is adapted for deployment at a preselected site in a duct within the body of a patient to inhibit the lumen of the duct at that site from narrowing to a point that resists passage through the lumen. The stent is a generally cylindrical open-ended element having a perforated s
5843117 Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents and process of fabricating the same December 1, 1998
A vascular or endoluminal stent adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein is formed from a metal open-ended tube which is the single component of the stent. The tube has a multiplicity of holes cut by laser through its wall. The through-ho
5824045 Vascular and endoluminal stents October 20, 1998
A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein. The stent includes a biocompatible metal hollow tube having a multiplicity of openings through an open-ended tubular wall thereof, the tube constituting a single
5792205 Cardiac pacemaker with bidirectional communication August 11, 1998
An interventional medical device has a capability to sense cardiac dysrhythmias and to selectively respond with one among a hierarchy of therapies appropriate to terminate the sensed dysrhythmia and return the heart of the patient in whom the device is adapted to be implanted to norm
5788979 Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials August 4, 1998
A method is disclosed for coating a biomaterial to be placed in contact with a patient's blood flow to inhibit blood coagulation from adhering to the biomaterial that would otherwise result from such contact. A biodegradable material of liquid state compatible with the blood and tiss
5725559 Programmably upgradable implantable medical device March 10, 1998
An implantable cardioverter/defibrillator device is implemented to be selectively non-invasively upgraded from time to time after implantation to enable the device to provide additional therapy for arrhythmia treatment as the patient's need for such treatment undergoes change. The de
5709676 Synergistic treatment of stenosed blood vessels using shock waves and dissolving medication January 20, 1998
A method for removing a thrombus or plaque deposit from the wall of a blood vessel of a patient is enhanced by synergistic action of two individual procedures. A catheter is introduced into a blood vessel from which a thrombus or plaque deposit is to be removed. The first procedure is
5653734 Method of atrial defibrillation employing a temporary implanted catheter August 5, 1997
Atrial fibrillation disorders are treated by locating low impedance electrodes positioned on a single catheter body passing through the pulmonary artery valve to locate the electrodes respectively in the right atrium and the pulmonary artery. Thus an electrical energy impulse of the
5649968 Accelerometer-based rate-adaptive cardiac pacing with second generation signal processing July 22, 1997
A variable rate cardiac pacemaker is adapted to be implanted in a human patient for automatically adapting pacing rate to metabolic need of the patient when the patient is walking in an ascending path, a descending path, or on a level plane. An accelerometer senses the activity of the
5609613 Control of pacing rate in dual-chamber, rate-adaptive pacemakers March 11, 1997
A programmable dual-chamber artificial cardiac pacemaker senses atrial activity and normally tracks the sensed atrial activity in pacing the ventricular activity. An accelerometer located in the case of the pulse generator portion senses physical exercise by a patient when the pacemaker
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