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Eric P Berg, Ronald J Tuch, Michael Dror, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, November 7, 1995: US05464650 (867 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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Dominik M Wiktor: Intravascular stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, July 28, 1992: US05133732 (756 worldwide citation)

A stent for implantation into a body vessel in which a cylindrical stent body coiled from a generally continuous wire with a deformable zig-zag structure is provided with means for preventing the stent body from stretching along its longitudinal axis. This stent is especially useful when implanting ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, April 29, 1997: US05624411 (566 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a therapeutic substance and then overcoating the therapeutic substance with a porous polymer. The inclusion of a porous polymer in intimate contact with a drug on the stent allows the drug to be retained on the stent durin ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, October 21, 1997: US05679400 (548 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, October 20, 1998: US05824048 (515 worldwide citation)

A method for delivering a therapeutic substance to a body lumen utilizing an intravascular stent having a coating comprising a polymer and a therapeutic substance in a solid/solid solution with the polymer. The coating comprises a first coating layer nearer the stent body having a first concentratio ...


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Vincent W Hull: Apparatus and method for placement and implantation of a stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, March 9, 1993: US05192297 (460 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system and method in which stent is routed to a desired position within a subject's vessel by means of a guiding catheter and dilation balloon carried by the guiding catheter proximally with respect to the stent is then moved into a position within the stent so as to expand the sten ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Blood contacting medical device and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, February 2, 1999: US05865814 (447 worldwide citation)

A a blood-contacting medical device with improved biocompatibility. The device is coated with a layer of water-soluble heparin, overlaid by a porous polymeric coating through which the heparin can elute. The inclusion of a porous polymer in intimate contact with a heparin on the device controls the ...


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Robert S Schwartz, John Bresnahan, Rebecca M Bergman, Arthur J Coury, Elaine Lindell, Vincent W Hull: Intravascular radially expandable stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, February 1, 1994: US05282823 (440 worldwide citation)

A radially expandable stent for implantation within a body lumen having a generally cylindrical body with open proximal and distal ends, the cylindrical body comprising a plurality of metal elements joined to allow flexing of the cylindrical body along the longitudinal axis of the body whereby the s ...


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Robert J Klepinski: Implantable neural electrode. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Daniel W Latham, John L Rooney, February 1, 1994: US05282468 (420 worldwide citation)

An electrode for establishing electrical contact with nerve tissue. The electrode is chronically implantable. The outer substrate of the electrode is a semi-rigid, body compatible, insulating material such as a chronically implantable polymer. The outer substrate is molded as a single structure havi ...


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David J Myers: Bioprothesis film strip for surgical stapler and method of attaching the same. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, March 9, 2004: US06704210 (419 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthesis sealing film strip is attached to a surgical stapler by passing a jaw of the stapler through openings formed in the ends of the strip. Following stapling the strip is released by making a cut from the opening to the edge of the strip. Alternatively, one end of the strip may be releas ...