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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 (21 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
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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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang: Perfluorocyclobutane crosslinked hydrogels. Zimmer, Cook Alex, September 13, 2011: US08017107 (1 worldwide citation)

This invention provides water-swellable articles and hydrogels that contain a hydrophilic polymer and perfluorocyclobutane crosslinking segments. The perfluorocyclobutane crosslinking segments are covalently attached to the polymeric chains of the hydrophilic polymer so that the crosslinking segment ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian H Thomas, Donald L Yakimicki, Steven Charlebois, Laura L Borgstede, Niels Abt, James J Mason, Oludele Popoola: Chemical composition of hydrogels for use as articulating surfaces. Zimmer, Cook Alex, October 11, 2011: US08034362 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides 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 about 16:1 to ab ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian H Thomas, Donald L Yakimicki, Steven Charlebois: Reactive compounding of hydrogels. Zimmer, Cook Alex, May 24, 2011: US07947784

This invention provides methods to form modified hydrogel materials using reactive compounding. The method includes mixing a hydrogel material with a plasticizer in a compounding apparatus. During mixing, a reactive chemical compound is added to the mixture that reacts with the hydrogel material to ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Donald Yakimicki, Robert Garryl Hudgins: Blend hydrogels and methods of making. Zimmer Technology, Cook Alex, September 13, 2011: US08017139

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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Kengo Akimoto, Tatsuya Honda, Norihito Sone: Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Cook Alex, March 9, 2010: US07674650 (2858 worldwide citation)

An object is to provide a semiconductor device of which a manufacturing process is not complicated and by which cost can be suppressed, by forming a thin film transistor using an oxide semiconductor film typified by zinc oxide, and a manufacturing method thereof. For the semiconductor device, a gate ...


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Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, December 14, 2004: US06830174 (768 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The end effector may be directly manually operated by w ...


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Kevin F Hahnen, Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, June 29, 2004: US06755338 (692 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The shaft may be capable of an angled configuration whe ...


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Michael D Hooven, Theodore A Richardson: Combination monopolar-bipolar electrosurgical instrument system, instrument and cable. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, September 5, 2000: US06113596 (457 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument system including an RF energy source that has two bipolar terminals of opposite polarity and two monopolar terminals, one being active and the other being passive. Switches are provided for selectively energizing the bipolar terminals and the monopolar terminals. The sy ...