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Eckhard Alt, Axel Stemberger: Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials. Inflow Dynamics, August 4, 1998: US05788979 (406 worldwide citation)

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 tissue of the human ...


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Eckhard Alt: Flexible implantable stent with composite design. Inflow Dynamics, January 5, 1999: US05855600 (321 worldwide citation)

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 self-supporting s ...


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Eckhard Alt: Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings. Inflow Dynamics, August 8, 2000: US06099561 (315 worldwide citation)

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 tube constit ...


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Eckhard Alt: Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings. Inflow Dynamics, May 14, 2002: US06387121 (251 worldwide citation)

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 tantalum, overlying a ...


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Eckhard Alt: Vascular and endoluminal stents. Inflow Dynamics, October 20, 1998: US05824045 (226 worldwide citation)

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 member from ...


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Eckhard Alt, Thilo Fliedner, Robert Alter, Axel Stemberger: Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents and process of fabricating the same. Inflow Dynamics, December 1, 1998: US05843117 (203 worldwide citation)

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-holes are enco ...


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Eckhard Alt, Andreas Poesel: Stent with high longitudinal flexibility. Inflow Dynamics, June 26, 2001: US06251134 (177 worldwide citation)

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 stent is deploy ...


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Eckhard Alt: Method of fabricating a biocompatible stent. Inflow Dynamics, June 12, 2001: US06245104 (130 worldwide citation)

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 the stent. The ...


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Eckhard Alt, Thilo Fliedner, Robert Alter, Axel Stemberger: Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents. Inflow Dynamics, December 12, 2000: US06159237 (116 worldwide citation)

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-holes are enco ...


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Eckhard Alt: Vascular and endoluminal stents. Inflow Dynamics, November 12, 2002: US06478815 (107 worldwide citation)

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 stent impla ...