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Andrew W Buirge, Paul J Buscemi, Paul H Burmeister: Stent with collagen. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, December 2, 1997: US05693085 (551 worldwide citation)

Collagen applied to a vascular stem for increasing the biocompatability of the stent on implantation find method of treatment.


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Joseph Huebsch, Paul J Buscemi, Thomas J Holman, Danney Langanki: Method of reversibly closing a septal defect. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, February 15, 2000: US06024756 (363 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivered device to close a septal defect, the device comprising a cylindrical shaft of metal or polymeric material with concentric parallel cuts through the wall of the device which create flattened support struts. The center of the support struts move radially away from the axis in a hi ...


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Paul J Buscemi, Elizabeth A Stejskal, Donald F Palme II, Lixiao Wang: Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, June 23, 1998: US05769883 (323 worldwide citation)

A stent includes a main body of a generally tubular shape for insertion into a lumen of a vessel of a living being. The tubular main body includes a substantially biodegradable matrix having collagen IV and laminin that enclose voids within the matrix. The tubular main body also includes a biodegrad ...


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Joseph Huebsch, Paul J Buscemi, Thomas J Holman, Danney Langanki: Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 12, 2000: US06117159 (295 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivered device to close a septal defect, the device comprising a cylindrical shaft of metal or polymeric material with concentric parallel cuts through the wall of the device which create flattened support struts. The center of the support struts move radially away from the axis in a hi ...


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Thomas R Oxland, Douglas W Kohrs, Donald Erickson, Paul Sand: Cervical spine stabilization system. SpineTech, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, October 14, 1997: US05676666 (253 worldwide citation)

A method and device for stabilizing cervical vertebrae includes a plate with at least two slots. The device also includes at least two screws including a lower threaded bone-engaging shaft, a shoulder which will not pass through said plate slots and an upper threaded shaft. The screws are positioned ...


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Dietmar Wolter: Fixation system for bones. Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, November 27, 2001: US06322562 (253 worldwide citation)

A fixation system for bones including a connection carrier with at least one passage hole and at least one bone screw inserted into the at least one passage hole. The connection carrier including a seat surface and the bone screw including a seat surface, permitting a mutual alignment at various ang ...


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Graig L Kveen, Burns P Doran, Robert T Judnitch: Helical stent design. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, March 28, 2000: US06042597 (240 worldwide citation)

An expandable tubular reinforcing member used for body lumens such as blood vessels, the reinforcing member being formed of a continuous elongated helical element comprised of spaced undulating portions forming end loop portions and including a plurality of curvilinear connector elements extending b ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, Francis Peterson: Bone fixation cable ferrule. Spineology, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, November 23, 1999: US05989256 (236 worldwide citation)

A ferrule for insertion in an opening cut through a vertebral spinous process functions as a guide for a connecting cable, preventing cutting into the bone by the cable and protecting the cable from breakage.


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Roy Sullivan III, Robert B DeVries: Pull back stent delivery system with pistol grip retraction handle. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, October 19, 1999: US05968052 (227 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system for delivering a self-expanding stent to a predetermined location in a vessel includes a catheter body having an axial guidewire lumen and a pull-wire lumen. A medical device such as a self-expanding stent is held in a reduced delivery configuration for insertion and transpor ...


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Lixiao Wang, Jianhua Chen: Block copolymer elastomer catheter balloons. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, September 17, 1996: US05556383 (214 worldwide citation)

Balloons for medical devices, particularly balloon angioplasty catheters, are made from particular block copolymer thermoplastic elastomers in which the block copolymer is made up of hard segments of a polyester or polyamide and soft segments of polyether; the polyester hard segments are polyesters ...