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Brian Thomas
Michael E Hawkins, Dirk L Pletcher, Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang, Hallie E Brinkerhuff: Methods of preparing hydrogel coatings. Zimmer, Cook Alex, February 7, 2012: US08110242 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides hydrogel coated, implantable medical devices and methods of coating hydrogels onto implantable medical devices. In one embodiment, a hydrogel coated medical device is formed by physically treating a surface of the medical device, chemically treating the surface, applyi ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang: Multi-polymer hydrogels. Zimmer, Woods Rogers, June 8, 2010: US07731988 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a multi-polymer hydrogel article having a first polymeric, water-swellable material and a second polymeric material, organized such that a first region substantially comprises the first polymeric, water-swellable material, a second region adjacent the first region comprises a ...


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Brian Thomas
Kaifeng Liu, Brian Thomas, Steven Charlebois: Hydrogels with gradient. Zimmer, Cook Alex, November 22, 2011: US08062739 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight. The invention also provides a method of forming a hydrogel article having a multi-layered structure and exhibiting a gradient in polymer molecular weight.


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang: Perfluorocyclobutane crosslinked hydrogels. Zimmer, Cook Alex, September 13, 2011: US08017107 (1 worldwide citation)

This invention provides water-swellable articles and hydrogels that contain a hydrophilic polymer and perfluorocyclobutane crosslinking segments. The perfluorocyclobutane crosslinking segments are covalently attached to the polymeric chains of the hydrophilic polymer so that the crosslinking segment ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang: Multi-polymer hydrogels. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, August 7, 2012: US08236342 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a multi-polymer hydrogel article having a first polymeric, water-swellable material and a second polymeric material, organized such that a first region substantially comprises the first polymeric, water-swellable material, a second region adjacent the first region comprises a ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Kai Zhang, Garryl Hudgins, Robert Hodorek: Methods of bonding or modifying hydrogels using irradiation. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, September 11, 2012: US08262730

This invention provides methods and processes to attach or bond hydrogels to suitable surfaces using irradiation techniques and also provides methods and processes to create crosslinked regions in hydrogel articles using these irradiation techniques. Specifically, lasers at wavelengths tuned to the ...


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Donald Yakimicki, Robert Garryl Hudgins: Blend hydrogels and methods of making. Zimmer Technology, Cook Alex, September 13, 2011: US08017139

The present invention provides blend water-swellable materials and hydrogels suitable for use in biomedical or other applications. The blend water swellable materials and hydrogels have at least one hydrophilic polymer and at least one other polymer or oligomer having both hydrophobic and hydrophili ...


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Brian Thomas
Norman Stark, Maria S Streckenbach, Seth Gilchrist, Thorsten Schwenke, Brian Thomas: Synthetic synovial fluid compositions and methods for making the same. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 6, 2014: US08716204

Artificial or synthetic synovial fluids and methods for making such fluids are disclosed. The fluid includes selected proteins, phospholipids and hyaluronic acid and mimics the properties of human synovial fluid.


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Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas, Donald Yakimicki: Synthetic polymer adhesives and methods for making, using and delivering the same. Zimmer, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, September 1, 2015: US09119605

A synthetic polymer based adhesive formulation that has properties substantially simulating selected properties of fibrin glue, and methods of making and using the same. The adhesive formulation includes a discrete acid solution and discrete base solution that when combined form a synthetic polymer ...


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Curtis R Richardson, Alan Morine, Brian Thomas, Jamie Lee Johnson, Jason Michael Thompson: Protective enclosure for a computer. Otter Products, April 26, 2011: US07933122 (192 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a three-layer protective enclosure that provides resistance to water, dust, dirt, and bump protection for sensitive computers. In one embodiment, an inner membrane layer is provided, which is a thin, flexible layer that protects portions of a computer and allows the user to interact wit ...