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Lucien Alfred Couvillon Jr: Universal, programmable guide catheter. Boston Scientific SciMed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, Keum J Park Esq, February 14, 2006: US06997870 (81 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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Michael S Banik, Lucien Alfred Couvillon Jr: Robotic endoscope with wireless interface. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, Keum J Park Esq, August 29, 2006: US07097615 (70 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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Roger N Hastings, William J Drasler, Mark Lynn Jenson: Stimulation of cell growth at implant surfaces. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, Keum J Park Esq, August 12, 2008: US07410497 (52 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to medical devices that contain at least one tissue contacting surface that is configured to undergo a variation in surface charge in response to a time-dependent signal. Such a variation in surface charge is provided, for example, to enhance or inhibit cellular gro ...


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Jianmin Li, Samuel Baldwin, Tim Harrah: Controlling resorption of bioresorbable medical implant material. SciMed Life Systems, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, Keum J Park Esq, David B Bonham Esq, July 5, 2005: US06913765 (45 worldwide citation)

The resorption of a medical implant can be controlled with the use of particles embedded in a resorbable bulk material forming the implant or portion thereof. The implant can be removed from a body of a mammal by natural biological mechanisms after use. The resorption of the implant can involve swel ...


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Barry N Gellman, Jozef Slanda, Kimberly Paddock, Douglas Godshall: Method and apparatus for the delivery of brachytherapy. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, Keum J Park Esq, May 9, 2006: US07041047 (44 worldwide citation)

A brachytherapy device includes a radiation source and a multi-cannula delivery system for implantation of the radiation source into a body tissue site. The radiation source may be, for example, a substantially straight round wire, a substantially straight flat wire, a detented wire, an embossed wir ...


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Robert E Richard: Implantable or insertable medical devices containing radiation-crosslinked polymer for controlled delivery of a therapeutic agent. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, Keum J Park Esq, David B Bonham Esq, June 3, 2008: US07381418 (35 worldwide citation)

An implantable or insertable medical device which comprises (a) a therapeutic agent and (b) a polymeric release region that controls the release of the therapeutic agent upon administration to a patient. The polymeric release region comprises a radiation-crosslinked polymer, and the polymeric releas ...


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Jan Weber: Medical devices comprising drug-loaded capsules for localized drug delivery. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, Keum J Park Esq, April 29, 2008: US07364585 (33 worldwide citation)

A medical device comprising a plurality of capsules, and a method of administering therapeutic agent to a patient using the same. The capsules further comprise a therapeutic agent and a multilayer polyelectrolyte shell. The medical device is adapted to apply a pressure to the capsules that is greate ...


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Maria Palasis, Wendy Naimark, Robert E Richard: Medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, Keum J Park Esq, February 17, 2009: US07491234 (31 worldwide citation)

The present invention is generally directed to medical devices, and more specifically to medical devices that are at least partially insertable or implantable into the body of a patient. The medical devices generally comprise (a) a therapeutic agent, more typically, a high-molecular-weight therapeut ...


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Sharon Mi Lyn Tan: System for providing a medical device with anti-microbial properties. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, Keum J Park Esq, March 27, 2007: US07195615 (30 worldwide citation)

A system for providing medical device with anti-microbial properties to prevent infections. The system includes a medical device having a portion for insertion into the body of a patient, a lumen, and a substrate comprising an anti-microbial agent to be inserted into the lumen of the medical device. ...


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Thomas J Holman, Jan Weber, Scott Schewe: Reinforced and drug-eluting balloon catheters and methods for making same. Boston Scientific Scimed, Mayer & Williams PC, David B Bonham Esq, Keum J Park Esq, February 17, 2009: US07491188 (28 worldwide citation)

The present invention generally relates to the field of intravascular medical devices, and more specifically to the field of balloon catheters and other similar diagnostic or therapeutic catheters within the body for treatment and diagnosis of diseases. In particular, the present invention relates t ...