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Dale F Schmaltz, Larry Walter, Thomas Holman, Gary Kostur: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 12, 1995: US05449372 (433 worldwide citation)

A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a composite stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The composite stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable betwee ...


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Charles L Euteneuer, Phlayne M Fraser, Paul H Burmeister, Dean A Peterson: Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, August 29, 1995: US05445646 (365 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for implantation of a self-expanding stent in a vessel is consists of an elongate flexible catheter for delivering a self-expanding stent to a predetermined location in a vessel. The stent surrounds the flexible catheter near its distal end and is held in a delivery configuration w ...


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Paul J Buscemi, Elizabeth A Stejskal, Donald F Palme II, Lixiao Wang: Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, November 7, 1995: US05464450 (282 worldwide citation)

A stent made of biodegradable material includes a drug that is released at a rate controlled by the rate of degradation of the biodegradable material. The stent includes a main body of a generally tubular shape. The main body may further include a plurality of apertures extending therethrough and a ...


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Block copolymer elastomer catheter balloons. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 17, 1996: US05556383 (214 worldwide citation)

Balloons for medical devices, particularly balloon angioplasty catheters, are made from particular block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers in which the block copolymer is made up of hard segments of a polyester or polyamide and soft segments of polyether; the polyester hard segments are polyesters ...


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Charles L Euteneuer, Phlayne M Fraser, Paul H Burmeister, Dean A Peterson, Andrew W Buirge, Susan M Shoemaker: Stent delivery apparatus and method. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, November 23, 1999: US05989280 (186 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for implantation of a self-expanding stent in a vessel is consists of an elongate flexible catheter for delivering a self-expanding stent to a predetermined location in a vessel. The stent surrounds the flexible catheter near its distal end and is held in a delivery configuration w ...


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Lixiao Wang, Martin R Willard, Thomas T Tran, Roger Hastings, Dale F Schmaltz, Thomas J Holman: Temporary stent. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, August 15, 1995: US05441516 (175 worldwide citation)

Apparatus including a spiral coil body as a stent for temporarily supporting a body vessel internally, the spiral coil body being adjustable in diameter by relative rotation of at least one of the ends of the body from a proximal location.


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Russ Durgin: Polypectomy snare with multiple bipolar electrodes. Scimed Lifesystems, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 18, 2000: US06050995 (109 worldwide citation)

A device for cutting tissue from a body comprises a cutting member including a cable formed of first and second conductors insulated from one another. The first and second conductors are arranged in an alternating distribution along the cutting member with the first conductor having a plurality of e ...


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Connie D Toro: Pull back stent delivery system. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, November 5, 1996: US05571168 (105 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for implantation of a medical device in a vessel which has three concentric shafts, an inner shaft for carrying a medical device, a middle pull back shaft and an outer stiffening shaft. The inner and outer shafts are connected together at the proximal end of the delivery system to ...


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Lixiao Wang, The Thomas T Tran: Shrinking balloon catheter having nonlinear compliance curve. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arret & Steinkraus, April 4, 1995: US05403340 (77 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter, having a non-linear compliance curve, made up of a single layered balloon, that was molded from a polymeric material to have a specific nominal diameter and then shrunk to a diameter that is less than the specific nominal diameter. When the shrunk balloon is expanded it has the c ...