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Robert W Gore: Process for producing porous products. W L Gore & Associates, Finnegan Henderson Farabow & Garrett, April 27, 1976: US03953566 (1010 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a tetrafluoroethylene polymer in a porous form which has an amorphous content exceeding about 5% and which has a micro-structure characterized by nodes interconnected by fibrils. The material has high porosity and high strength. It can be used to produce all kinds of shaped a ...


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Robert W Gore: Porous products and process therefor. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, February 5, 1980: US04187390 (665 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a tetrafluoroethylene polymer in a porous form which has an amorphous content exceeding about 5% and which has a micro-structure characterized by nodes interconnected by fibrils. The material has high porosity and high strength. It can be used to produce all kinds of shaped a ...


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Gary L Rayburn, Rob G Riffle, Frederick J Walburn, Benjamin G Williams: Device and method for reinforcing surgical staples. W L Gore & Associates, David J Johns, December 30, 1997: US05702409 (555 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple line reinforcement device for use with a variety of surgical staplers to protect against tissue damage from surgical staples. The device comprises a tube of bio-implantable material that can be quickly and readily applied by a surgical team to provide tissue reinforcement. The devi ...


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Edward E Shaw, Nitin V Salunke, Gregory T Mace: Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using. W L Gore & Associates, David J Johns, March 9, 1999: US05879366 (448 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a self-expanding device for sealing a defect in a wall, such as a septal defect. The device of the present invention has a fluoropolymer membrane that is supported by an embedded wire structure having elastic properties which is capable of being compressed and insert ...


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Michael T O Connor: Device for tissue repair and method for employing same. W L Gore & Associates, David J Johns, September 19, 1995: US05450860 (417 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises an improved device and method for plicating tissue. The apparatus of the present invention employs a ligament of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene or similar material which is of sufficient width to allow it to be retained in place by sewing through it using convention ...


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Robert W Gore, Samuel B Allen Jr: Waterproof laminate. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, March 18, 1980: US04194041 (346 worldwide citation)

A waterproof article for use in, for example, protective clothing. The article prevents liquid water from penetrating through to undergarments while at the same time permitting moisture vapor such as perspiration to pass out through the article. The article is thus both breathable and waterproof. Th ...


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David J Myers, James D Lewis, Wayne D House, Karl E Schwarz: Intraluminal stent graft. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, April 7, 1998: US05735892 (278 worldwide citation)

A tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The ...


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William C Bruchman, Anita J Switzer: Cell excluding sheath for vascular grafts. W L Gore & Associates, Eric J Sheets, David J Johns, December 17, 1996: US05584876 (264 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a sheath for use with vascular prostheses derived from donor blood vessels, particularly mammalian blood vessels. A vascular prosthesis of the present invention employs an external sheath around a donor blood vessel. The sheath prevents access to the donor vessel ...


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Robert Walton Gore: Very highly stretched polytetrafluoroethylene and process therefor. W L Gore & Associates, E A Uebler, June 8, 1976: US03962153 (261 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a tetrafluoroethylene polymer in a porous form which has an amorphous content exceeding about 5% and which has a micro-structure characterized by nodes interconnected by fibrils. The material has high porosity and high strength. It can be used to produce all kinds of shaped a ...


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Sherif Eskaros, Joseph J DiPietro Jr, Mary Jo Russell, Michael Winterling: Apparatus for supplying surgical staple line reinforcement. W L Gore & Associates, Andrea W Burke, June 4, 2013: US08453904 (247 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for supplying surgical buttress material to a surgical stapler is provided. The apparatus has a pivotable area for attaching surgical buttress material. The apparatus may also have an adhesive and a release liner disposed over the buttress material.



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