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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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Philip Michael Abram, Marc Beckwitt, Gregory D Gudorf, Brian Raymond, Brian Siegel, Christopher M Tobin, Kazuaki Iso: Method and apparatus for synchronizing device information. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, Michael P Fortkort Esq, Karin L Williams Esq, March 29, 2005: US06874037 (153 worldwide citation)

Two electronic devices automatically perform a synchronization session when one of the electronic devices is brought in proximity to the other electronic device. The synchronization session is initiated without user intervention based simply on the fact that the two devices have recently been brough ...


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Paul McGough: Method and system for performing secure electronic digital streaming. Secure Choice, Michael P Fortkort Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, September 3, 2002: US06445797 (137 worldwide citation)

A secure electronic digital streaming system provides absolute system security and user-defined message security for electronic digital streaming between two public entities. These digital streams can be of any kind provided the contents are created using binary (0 or 1) bits; the unique and total p ...


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Steven A Yon, John D Dobak III, Hans W Kramer, Stephen R Cooper, Rebecca S Inderbitzen: Method and device for performing cooling or cryo-therapies, for, e.g., angioplasty with reduced restenosis or pulmonary vein cell necrosis to inhibit atrial fibrillation employing tissue protection. Innercool Therapies, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, Mark D Wieczorek Esq, Karin E Williams Esq, February 21, 2006: US07001378 (116 worldwide citation)

An enhanced method and device are provided to treat atrial fibrillation or inhibit or reduce restenosis following angioplasty or stent placement. A balloon-tipped catheter is disposed in the area treated or opened through balloon angioplasty immediately following angioplasty. The balloon, which can ...


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Reem Safadi, Lawrence Vince: Authorization and access control of software object residing in set-top terminals. General Instrument Corporation, Karin L Williams Esq, Mayer Fortkort & Williams PC, July 3, 2001: US06256393 (111 worldwide citation)

A method for providing authentication, authorization and access control of software object residing in digital set-top terminals creates a fingerprint (“signature”) for each software object, associates each fingerprint with a service tier, encodes each association and creates an association table co ...


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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 ...