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Stanislaw L Kuzowski: Surface modified porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene and process for making. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, August 1, 1995: US05437900 (90 worldwide citation)

Porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene material having a microstructure of nodes interconnected by fibrils wherein a surface of the material has been modified to have increased hydrophobicity as indicated by having a water droplet roll-off angle of less than about 10 degrees in comparison to a typi ...


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Carey V Campbell, Alvaro J Laguna: Delivery system for intraluminal vascular grafts. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, October 31, 2000: US06139572 (88 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for use with intraluminal vascular grafts, allowing for easy delivery, deployment of an intraluminal graft and withdrawal of the delivery system. The system employs a balloon catheter to deploy one end of the graft and uses a separate means to deploy the remainder of the graft. A h ...


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Joseph P Armstrong, Edward H Cully, Edward E Shaw, Mark J Ulm, Michael J Vonesh: Deployment system for intraluminal devices. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Wayne D House, May 31, 2005: US06899727 (87 worldwide citation)

A constraining sheath for use around an endoprosthesis (e.g., a stent device, with or without a graft covering), which may be a balloon expandable endoprosthesis but more preferably is a self-expanding prosthesis. The endoprosthesis is coaxially enclosed within the constraining sheath, which is an o ...


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Joseph R Armstrong, Edward H Cully, Mark J Ulm, Michael J Vonesh: Deployment system for intraluminal devices. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Wayne D House, December 7, 2004: US06827731 (86 worldwide citation)

A constraining sheath for use around an endoprosthesis (e.g., a stent device, with or without a graft covering), which may be a balloon expandable endoprosthesis but more preferably is a self-expanding prosthesis. The endoprosthesis is coaxially enclosed within the constraining sheath, which is an o ...


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John R Hull, Craig D Lack, William P Mortimer Jr, Richard A Staley: Patch electrode. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, December 14, 1993: US05269810 (83 worldwide citation)

A flexible patch electrode for use with living tissue, comprising, in sequential laminar form, a layer of electrically conductive porous polytetrafluoroethylene, a layer of polymeric adhesive, a layer of electrically conductive sheet material having lower resistivity than the layer of porous polytet ...


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Carey V Campbell, James D Lewis, David J Myers: Thin-wall intraluminal graft. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, February 22, 2000: US06027811 (82 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal vascular graft in the form of a tube of porous expanded polytetrafluoroethylene film wherein the porous polytetrafluoroethylene film has a microstructure containing a multiplicity of fibrils oriented substantially parallel to each other. The tube has a wall thickness of less than abo ...


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Carey V Campbell, Alvaro J Laguna, Mark S Spencer: Balloon catheter device. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, February 9, 1999: US05868704 (82 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 lubricious and chemically inert out ...


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Fumihiro Sasaki, Hiroshi Shinmen, Akira Suzuki, Keiichi Arai: Flexible, multilayered tube. Japan GORE TEX, Olympus Optical Co, Wayne D House, August 4, 1998: US05789047 (82 worldwide citation)

A flexible, multilayered tube with superior chemical resistance, heat resistance, and airtightness, as well as superior flexibility and resistance of the inner surface to staining. The tube comprises a flexible, multilayered tube having a first layer comprised of a non-porous polytetrafluoroethylene ...


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Carey V Campbell, James F Kasic II, Larry J Kovach, Alvaro J Laguna, James D Lewis, Mark E Mayrand, David J Myers, Stanislaw L Zukowski: Interior liner for tubes, pipes and blood conduits. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, September 1, 1998: US05800522 (82 worldwide citation)

A tube which circumferentially distends from its initial circumference upon the application of a circumferentially distending force such as applied by an internal pressure, and which exhibits minimal recoil following the removal of the circumferentially distending force. The tube preferably has a se ...


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Byron K Hayes: Self-cohering, continuous filament non-woven webs. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Wayne D House, December 26, 2000: US06165217 (81 worldwide citation)

A web of continuous filaments which are made of at least one semi-crystalline polymeric component covalently bonded as a linear block copolymer with or blended with one or more semi-crystalline or amorphous polymeric components. The filaments are intermingled together to form a porous web of filamen ...