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Daniel F Davidson, Larry J Kovach, David J Myers: Catheter guidewire device having a covering of fluoropolymer tape. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, April 28, 1992: US05107852 (123 worldwide citation)

A catheter guidewire having a covering of a fluoropolymer tape. The tape may be applied either helically or longitudinally to the outer surface of the guidewire or to the surface of the wire from which the guidewire is made. Such a covering is inert, lubricious, flexible, will not flake, and can be ...


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Michael L Campbell, John R Daugherty, Pete L Villalpando: Method of making a left ventricular assist device. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, July 15, 1997: US05647380 (123 worldwide citation)

A method of making a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) using muscle wrapped around a mandrel to form a muscle pouch, the open end of which is sewn to a circular sheet of patch material having connections to one end of each of a pair of vascular grafts, or alternatively to one end of a single vas ...


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David J Myers, James D Lewis, Wayne D House, Karl E Schwarz: Intraluminal stent graft. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, July 20, 1999: US05925075 (119 worldwide citation)

A tubular intraluminal graft in the form of a tubular diametrically adjustable stent having a tubular covering of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene which is less than 0.10 mm thick. The covering may be on the exterior surface of the stent, or on the interior surface of the stent, or both. The ...


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Jerald M Crawley, Michael A Schmieder, Craig D Lack: Non-slip, waterproof, water vapor permeable fabric. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Wayne D House, September 7, 1999: US05948707 (112 worldwide citation)

A non-slip, waterproof, water vapor permeable fabric and method of making are described. The fabric is made by obtaining a waterproof, water vapor permeable film and adhering one side of the film to a layer of fabric which may be a stretch fabric. The other side of the film is provided with a discon ...


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Thomas M Soukup, Richard A Staley: Implantable electrode with conductive polytetrafluoroethylene elecrode. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, March 11, 1997: US05609622 (110 worldwide citation)

An implantable electrode in the form a helically wound conductor having an electrically conductive polymeric layer coaxially surrounding and contacting the helically wound conductor, wherein the electrically conductive polymeric layer is electrically conductive in a dry state prior to implantation. ...


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David J Myers, John M Williams: Implantable electrophysiology lead and method of making. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, October 25, 1994: US05358516 (110 worldwide citation)

An implantable lead in the form of an electrical conductor wire having an insulating layer of impervious plastic surrounding the surface of the electrical conductor wire and further having an exterior surface covering of porous PTFE. The impervious plastic insulating layer is preferably a thermoplas ...


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Thane L Kranzler, Michael L McDonald: Laminated patch tissue repair sheet material. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, July 18, 1995: US05433996 (104 worldwide citation)

A sheet of implantable patch tissue repair material comprising a layer of porous polytetrafluoroethylene sheet material laminated to a layer of mesh-type sheet material having a multiplicity of openings through the mesh-type sheet material, said openings having a mean minimum diameter of at least ab ...


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James D Lewis, David J Myers: Tubular intraluminal graft and stent combination. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, November 30, 1999: US05993489 (98 worldwide citation)

A tubular intraluminal graft for repairing body conduits, made from at least one layer of porous expanded PTFE film that has a microstructure having fibrils oriented in at least two directions which are substantially perpendicular to each other. The tubular intraluminal graft has a wall thickness of ...


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David J Myers, James D Lewis, Carey V Campbell: Method of making a prosthetic vascular graft. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, May 13, 1997: US05628782 (97 worldwide citation)

A vascular graft in the form of a tube or flat sheet of biocompatible material having an outer covering of deflectably secured material such as porous film, fibers, discrete pieces of material, or combinations thereof. Two different types of fibers may also be used. The vascular graft may be of tubu ...


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Carey V Campbell, Alvaro J Laguna: Balloon catheter device. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, May 19, 1998: US05752934 (96 worldwide citation)

Balloon catheters having the strength and maximum inflated diameter characteristics of an angioplasty balloon and having the recovery characteristics during deflation of an elastic embolectomy balloon. The balloon catheter can be made in very small sizes and has a lubricous and chemically inert oute ...