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Brian Thomas
Hodorek Robert A, Thomas Brian H: Bearing implant. Zimmer Tech, October 18, 2006: EP1712205-A2 (17 worldwide citation)

An implant (10) is provided having a bearing surface (20) joined to a substrate (22).


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Brian Thomas
Liu Kaifeng, Thomas Brian, Charlebois Steven: Hydrogels with gradient. Zimmer, Liu Kaifeng, Thomas Brian, Charlebois Steven, DAVIDSON Kristi L, March 12, 2009: WO/2009/032430 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight. The invention also provides a method of forming a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight.


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Brian Thomas
Thomas Brian, Zhang Kai, Hudgins Garryl, Hodorek Robert: Methods of bonding or modifying hydrogels using irradiation. Zimmer, Thomas Brian, Zhang Kai, Hudgins Garryl, Hodorek Robert, DAVIDSON Kristi L, June 14, 2007: WO/2007/067697 (9 worldwide citation)

This invention provides methods and processes to attach or bond hydrogels to suitable surfaces using irradiation techniques and also provides methods and processes to create crosslinked regions in hydrogel articles using these irradiation techniques. Specifically, lasers at wavelengths tuned to the ...


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Brian Thomas
Thomas Brian H, Yakimicki Donald L, Charlebois Steven, Borgstede Laura L, Abt Niels, Mason James J, Popoola Oludele: Hydrogel compositions and uses thereof. Zimmer, Thomas Brian H, Yakimicki Donald L, Charlebois Steven, Borgstede Laura L, Abt Niels, Mason James J, Popoola Oludele, RHODES Christopher R, July 16, 2009: WO/2009/088654 (9 worldwide citation)

Certain features and aspects are directed to a hydrogel composition comprising at least one polymer with functional groups including alcohol groups, acid groups, and amide groups and where the ratio of the functional alcohol groups to functional acid groups in the hydrogel composition ranges from ab ...


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Brian Thomas
Michael E Hawkins, Dirk L Pletcher, Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang, Hallie E Brinkerhuff: Methods of preparing hydrogel coatings. Zimmer, Cook Alex, February 7, 2012: US08110242 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides hydrogel coated, implantable medical devices and methods of coating hydrogels onto implantable medical devices. In one embodiment, a hydrogel coated medical device is formed by physically treating a surface of the medical device, chemically treating the surface, applyi ...


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Brian Thomas
Hawkins Michael E, Pletcher Dirk L, Thomas Brian, Zhang Kai, Brinkerhuff Hallie E: Methods of preparing hydrogel coatings. Zimmer, Hawkins Michael E, Pletcher Dirk L, Thomas Brian, Zhang Kai, Brinkerhuff Hallie E, DAVIDSON Kristi L, October 4, 2007: WO/2007/112305 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides hydrogel coated, implantable medical devices and 10 methods of coating hydrogels onto implantable medical devices. In one embodiment, a hydrogel coated medical device is formed by 12 physically treating a surface of the medical device, 14 chemically treating the surfac ...


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Brian Thomas
Thomas Brian, Zhang Kai: Multi-polymer hydrogels. Zimmer, Thomas Brian, Zhang Kai, DAVIDSON Kristi L, February 12, 2009: WO/2009/020793 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a multi-polymer hydrogel article having a first polymeric, water-swellable material and a second polymeric material, organized such that a first region substantially comprises the first polymeric, water-swellable material, a second region adjacent the first region comprises a ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang: Multi-polymer hydrogels. Zimmer, Woods Rogers, June 8, 2010: US07731988 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a multi-polymer hydrogel article having a first polymeric, water-swellable material and a second polymeric material, organized such that a first region substantially comprises the first polymeric, water-swellable material, a second region adjacent the first region comprises a ...


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Brian Thomas
Thomas Brian, Yakimicki Donald, Hudgins Robert Garryl: Blend hydrogels and methods of making. Zimmer Technology, Thomas Brian, Yakimicki Donald, Hudgins Robert Garryl, DAVIDSON Kristi L, August 31, 2006: WO/2006/091706 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides blend water-swellable materials and hydrogels suitable for use in biomedical or other applications. The blend water swellable materials and hydrogels have at least one hydrophilic polymer and at least one other polymer or oligomer having both hydrophobic and hydrophili ...


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Brian Thomas
Kaifeng Liu, Brian Thomas, Steven Charlebois: Hydrogels with gradient. Zimmer, Cook Alex, November 22, 2011: US08062739 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight. The invention also provides a method of forming a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight.



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