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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 (665 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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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, May 7, 1996: US05514154 (657 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...


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Joseph M Tartaglia, Joseph P Loeffler, Todd H Turnlund: Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 23, 1997: US05700286 (634 worldwide citation)

The drug loaded stent includes an expandable stent structural member, and a planar sheet of polymeric material attached to the outside of the expandable stent structural member. The polymeric material is preferably bioabsorbable, and loaded or coated with a therapeutic agent or drug to reduce or pre ...


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Michael J Horzewski, Paul G Yock: Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, June 7, 1988: US04748982 (632 worldwide citation)

Balloon dilatation catheter adapted to be utilized in connection with a guiding catheter and a guide wire. The catheter comprises a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and having a lumen extending therethrough. An inflatable balloon is mounted on the distal extrem ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan, John J Frantzen: Expandable stents and method for making same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 6, 1995: US05421955 (628 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and a method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one ...


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Daniel Castro, Steven Wu, Kevin L Woolbright, Kurt W Scheinpflug, Syed F A Hossainy, Li Chen: Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, May 28, 2002: US06395326 (537 worldwide citation)

A patterned coating on a prosthesis, for example a stent, and a method for forming the coating are disclosed. Additionally, an apparatus for forming the patterned coating is disclosed.


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Patrick K Campbell: Metal reinforced polymer stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 22, 1997: US05649977 (531 worldwide citation)

The metal reinforced polymer stent for use in blood vessels is formed of a thin planar sheet of metal, and is laminated on at least one side with a thin film of a polymer capable of absorbing and releasing therapeutic drugs. The thin planar sheet of metal is formed as a sheet and cut in a shape that ...


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Steven Z Wu, Sameer Harish, Deborra Sanders Millare, Judy A Guruwaiya: Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, James E Parsons, Signe M Holmbeck, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, July 3, 2001: US06254632 (510 worldwide citation)

A method for forming an implantable medical device, such as a stent, covered stent, or synthetic stent graft, is provided. Protruding structures are formed on a surface of the device. The protruding structures have a central depression region surrounded by a lip. The protruding structures can have a ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan: Method and system for stent delivery. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, October 27, 1992: US05158548 (503 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system having an expandable stent in a contracted condition positioned on an expandable member, such as an inflatable balloon, disposed on the distal portion of an elongated catheter body. A guidewire extends through an inner lumen within the elongated catheter body and out its dist ...


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Kevin Ham, Michi E Garrison, Farhad Khosravi: Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 10, 1995: US05456667 (488 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter with an expandable region formed of a tubular material that continues the distal end of the catheter body in a one-piece configuration and is radially expanded and contracted by means of a control wire. The interior of the expandable region is in fluid communication with a ...



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