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Michael L Campbell, John R Daugherty, Edward E Shaw, Pete L Villalpando: Method of maintaining a left ventricular assist device. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, June 2, 1998: US05758664 (24 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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Yasuhiro Fukui, Kazuyuki Mitsui, Hiroshi Kato, Yoshihiro Chikamori: Electrode for use with a living body. Wayne D House, September 22, 1992: US05148806 (24 worldwide citation)

An electrode for use primarily in electrocardiography is described. This electrode is comprised of porous polytetrafluoroethylene and an electrically conductive powder so as to be moisture vapor permeable. A preferred embodiment uses fibrillized porous polytetrafluoroethylene. It may have an adhesiv ...


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Daniel F Davidson, Jerry L Johnson, David J Myers, Vincent L Perko: Method of making a mechanical cable. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, June 10, 1997: US05636551 (23 worldwide citation)

A method of making a mechanical cable having a steel wire core, a layer of fluoropolymer adhesive covering the steel wire core, and an outer layer of porous PTFE covering the layer of fluoropolymer adhesive. The mechanical cable may be a component of a mechanical cable system wherein the mechanical ...


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Eric G Johnson: Guidewire-centering catheter tip. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Wayne D House, June 16, 2009: US07547304 (21 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use with a guidewire, the catheter having a distal tip that centers the guidewire even when the catheter is severely bent, thereby avoiding protrusion of the distal tip of the catheter at the outer meridian of the catheter bend and reducing the risk of the catheter tip catching on the ...


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Andrew B Berman: Apparatus and method for protecting prosthetic joint assembly from wear. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, October 17, 2000: US06132470 (19 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a tissue and debris barrier for use in association with implanted joint replacement devices. The barrier comprises a biocompatible membrane that is impermeable to debris. The membrane defines an aperture which is positioned about a component of the joint replacement prosthe ...


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David J Myers: Method of making an intraluminal stent graft. Gore Enterprise Holdings, Wayne D House, September 27, 2005: US06949119 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of making an 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 ...


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Stanley L Mish, James D Silverman: Suture package. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, February 11, 1992: US05086914 (17 worldwide citation)

A suture package comprising a housing surrounding a cavity and having a port through some portion of the housing, wherein said cavity contains a length of suture in a configuration sequentially ordered along the suture withdrawal path but otherwise random. In a preferred embodiment the cavity has a ...


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Bret J Kilgrow, Stanley L Mish: Method of thermoforming a sheet around a suture needle to form a holder. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, March 9, 1993: US05192483 (17 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a suture needle holder for a suture needle. A suture needle is placed in a trough cut into the surface of a die. This trough intersects a cavity within the die. A sheet is placed onto the surface of the die after the needle is placed in the trough. The sheet is then thermoformed ...


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Andrew B Berman: Apparatus and method for protecting prosthetic joint assembly from wear deris. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, May 4, 1999: US05899942 (16 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a tissue and debris barrier for use in association with implanted joint replacement devices. The barrier comprises a biocompatible membrane that is impermeable to debris. The membrane defines an aperture which is positioned about a component of the joint replacement prosthe ...


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Dallas W Quick: Independent wheel suspension system for vehicles. Wayne D House, March 30, 1993: US05197755 (15 worldwide citation)

A coil spring suspension system that differs from conventional prior art coil spring suspensions in that an additional A-arm is used, the additional A-arm being vertically oriented and having its leg ends attached to the leg ends of the horizontally oriented upper A-arm. The vertically oriented A-ar ...