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Leonard Pinchuk, Sepideh Nott, Marlene Schwarz, Kalpana Kamath: Drug delivery compositions and medical devices containing block copolymer. Scimed Life Systems, David B Bonham Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, April 8, 2003: US06545097 (309 worldwide citation)

A composition for delivery of a therapeutic agent is provided. The composition comprises: (a) a biocompatible block copolymer comprising one or more elastomeric blocks and one or more thermoplastic blocks and (b) a therapeutic agent, wherein the block copolymer is loaded with the therapeutic agent. ...


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Lucien Alfred Couvillon Jr: Robotic endoscope. SciMed Life Systems, David B Bonham Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, December 28, 2004: US06835173 (246 worldwide citation)

An endoscope is provided which comprises an elongated body adapted for insertion into a body lumen, and a plurality of electrically controlled actuators associated with the body which are controllable to impart an orientation to the body that is complimentary to the natural orientation of the lumen ...


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Michael S Banik, Lucien Alfred Couvillon Jr: Robotic endoscope with wireless interface. SciMed Life Systems, David B Bonham Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, August 3, 2004: US06770027 (211 worldwide citation)

An endoscope apparatus and method of operating the same. The endoscope apparatus comprises an endoscope portion and a control and display unit. The endoscope portion preferably comprises: (i) a sensor disposed at a distal end of the endoscope portion and providing endoscope data; (ii) one or more el ...


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Kathleen M Miller, Gregory T Sydney, Kurt Geitz, Peter L Dayton, Ronald A Sahatjian: Implantable or insertable medical device resistant to microbial growth and biofilm formation. Boston Scientific SciMed, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, May 3, 2005: US06887270 (191 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are implantable or insertable medical devices that provide resistance to microbial growth on and in the environment of the device and resistance to microbial adhesion and biofilm formation on the device. In particular, the invention discloses implantable or insertable medical devices that ...


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Alan David Eskuri: Electroactive polymer actuated medical devices. Boston Scientific SciMed, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, November 29, 2005: US06969395 (184 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to novel apparatus for use in medical procedures relating to tubular body fluid conduits. According to a first aspect of the invention, a filter apparatus is provided for delivery over a guidewire within a tubular body conduit, such as a blood vessel. The filter app ...


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Lucien Alfred Couvillon Jr: Electronically activated capture device. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, June 20, 2006: US07063671 (142 worldwide citation)

A novel capture device apparatus comprising: (a) a capture device portion, at least a part of which is adaptable for insertion into a patient and (b) a control unit. The capture device portion comprises one or more apertures and one or more electroactive polymer actuators that open and close the one ...


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Lucien Alfred Couvillon Jr: Universal programmable guide catheter. SciMed Life Systems, David B Bonham Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, January 20, 2004: US06679836 (109 worldwide citation)

A guide catheter apparatus that comprises the following: (a) a guide catheter portion that includes a plurality of electroactive polymer actuators disposed along its axial length and (b) a control unit coupled to the actuators and sending control signals to the actuators. The actuators change the sh ...


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Jamie, Weenna Bucay Couto: Method and device for tissue removal and for delivery of a therapeutic agent or bulking agent. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham, Stuart H Mayer, October 5, 2010: US07806871 (90 worldwide citation)

According to an aspect of the present invention, a medical device is provided, which comprises the following: (a) a hollow elongate body (e.g., a elongate cylinder, such as a needle) having distal and proximal ends; and (b) a rotatable member comprising a tissue morselizer and an elongate shaft (e.g ...


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Robert A Herrmann, Wendy Naimark: Lipid-based nitric oxide donors. SciMed Life Systems, David B Bonham Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, August 24, 2004: US06780849 (90 worldwide citation)

Novel nitric-oxide releasing lipid molecules are provided which comprise a lipid molecule selected from (a) phosphoglycerides, (b) lipids having a sphingosine base as a backbone, (c) monoacylglyerols, (d) diacylglycerols, (e) glycosylacylglycerols, wherein the lipid molecole is provided with a nitri ...


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Michael S Banik: Electroactive polymer based artificial sphincters and artificial muscle patches. SciMed Life Systems, David B Bonham Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, June 15, 2004: US06749556 (88 worldwide citation)

Provided are artificial muscle patches, which are adapted to be implanted adjacent a patient's heart, and artificial sphincter cuffs, which are adapted to be implanted around a body lumen, such as the urethra, the anal canal, or the lower esophagus. The devices of the present invention comprise ...