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Jeffrey A Hubbell, Chandrashekhar P Pathak, Amarpreet S Sawhney, Neil P Desai, Jennifer L Hill: Photopolymerizable biodegradable hydrogels as tissue contacting materials and controlled-release carriers. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Kilpatrick & Cody, April 25, 1995: US05410016 (484 worldwide citation)

Hydrogels of polymerized and crosslinked macromers comprising hydrophilic oligomers having biodegradable monomeric or oligomeric extensions, which biodegradable extensions are terminated on free ends with end cap monomers or oligomers capable of polymerization and cross linking are described. The hy ...


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Jeffrey A Hubbell, Chandrashekhar P Pathak, Amarpreet S Sawhney, Neil P Desai, Jennifer L Hill, Syed F A Hossainy: Gels for encapsulation of biological materials. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnall Golden & Gregory, January 12, 1999: US05858746 (483 worldwide citation)

Water soluble macromers are modified by addition of free radical polymerizable groups, such as those containing a carbon-carbon double or triple bond, which can be polymerized under mild conditions to encapsulate tissues, cells, or biologically active materials. The polymeric materials are particula ...


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Carl R Deckard: Method and apparatus for producing parts by selective sintering. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White & Durkee, September 5, 1989: US04863538 (439 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selectively sintering a layer of powder to produce a part comprising a plurality of sintered layers. The apparatus includes a computer controlling a laser to direct the laser energy onto the powder to produce a sintered mass. The computer either determines or is programmed ...


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Hideki Hyodoh, Andras Konya, Kenneth C Wright: Woven bifurcated and trifurcated stents and methods for making the same. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Fulbright & Jaworski L, June 25, 2002: US06409750 (417 worldwide citation)

Bifurcated and trifurcated woven stents for insertion and delivery into a variety of anatomical structures, including the aortic-iliac bifurcation, the superior vena cava junction, and the inferior vena cava junction. The bifurcated stents includes a first leg formed from a first plurality of wires, ...


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Hao Ying, Craig J Hartley: Apparatus and method for noninvasive doppler ultrasound-guided real-time control of tissue damage in thermal therapy. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White & Durkee, August 19, 1997: US05657760 (367 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for noninvasive and real-time monitoring and feedback control of the extent and geometry of tissue damage induced by various thermal modalities (laser, electromagnetic wave, ultrasound and thermistor) in different thermal therapies (hyperthermia, thermal coagulation and ablati ...


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Carlton Grant Willson, Matthew Earl Colburn: Step and flash imprint lithography. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A, January 1, 2002: US06334960 (332 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a relief image in a structure comprising a substrate and a transfer layer formed thereon comprises covering the transfer layer with a polymerizable fluid composition, and then contacting the polymerizable fluid composition with a mold having a relief structure formed therein such ...


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Kevin D Nelson, Andres A Romero Sanchez, George M Smith, Nadir Alikacem, Delia Radulescu, Paula Waggoner, Zhibing Hu: Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Jenkens & Gilchrist P C, July 22, 2003: US06596296 (328 worldwide citation)

The invention provides tissue engineering compositions and methods wherein three-dimensional matrices for growing cells are prepared for in vitro and in vivo use. The matrices comprise biodegradable polymer fibers capable of the controlled delivery of therapeutic agents. The spatial and temporal dis ...


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Elizabeth Sally Ward: Immunoglobulin-like domains with increased half-lives. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Fulbright & Jaworski, August 21, 2001: US06277375 (322 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are recombinant vectors encoding immunoglobulin-like domains and portions thereof, such as antibody Fc-hinge fragments, subfragments and mutant domains with extended biological half lives. Methods of producing large quantities of such domains, heterodimers, and fusion proteins following ex ...


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S Ward Casscells III, James T Willerson, Morteza Naghavi, Bujin Guo: Method and apparatus for detecting vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, September 2, 2003: US06615071 (315 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are disclosed for detecting vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, or plaque at risk of reducing blood flow in a vessel, by identifying a region of elevated temperature along a living vessel wall. The disclosure that human atherosclerotic plaque with measurable temperature heterogene ...


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Phillip D Purdy: Intravascular device. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White & Durkee, June 18, 1996: US05527338 (305 worldwide citation)

A multi-element occlusion device (10, 20, 30, 40) provides an improvement over existing systems by increasing the occupation of a vascular lumen. The device (10, 20, 30) comprises an anchoring element (12, 22, 32), a lead element (14, 24, 34) and at least one fiber (16, 26, 36) attaching said elemen ...