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David J Lentz: Implantable tubular prosthesis having integral cuffs. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, June 4, 1996: US05522881 (247 worldwide citation)

An implantable tubular prosthesis having cuffs adapted to accommodate stents. The prosthesis includes a hollow tubular conduit with cuffs at each end. Each of the cuffs has a closed end and a open end to create a slot for housing the stents. The prosthesis may be an implantable tubular intraluminal ...


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Peter J Schmitt, David J Lentz: Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device. Meadox Medicals, Hoffman & Baron, October 8, 1996: US05562725 (233 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device formed from a hollow tubular braid. The intraluminal device may be used in a variety of medical procedures which require a passageway to be maintained in an open position or which require reinforcement, support or a bypass conduit such as in ...


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David J Lentz, Edward Dormier: EPTFE graft-stent composite device. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, October 5, 1999: US05961545 (186 worldwide citation)

An implantable intraluminal device includes a multilayer composite tubular device supporting one or more stents between the layer thereof. A first porous elongate tube includes an exterior surface and an interior luminal surface. A radially expandable member is disposed about the exterior surface of ...


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Kevin Weadock, David J Lentz, Richard J Zdrahala: Tubular expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implantable prostheses. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, September 9, 1997: US05665114 (146 worldwide citation)

An implantable prosthesis comprising an expanded polytetraethylene member having pores present in its wall structure wherein said pores contain a solid insoluble biocompatible, biodegradable material of natural origin. A process of preparing said prostheses is also disclosed.


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Michael A Mohn Jr, Mark L Stiger, David J Lentz, Rey O Cruz: Method of stent retention to a delivery catheter balloon-braided retainers. Medtronic AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, February 6, 2001: US06183505 (145 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery balloon catheter system includes a pair of retainers which are anchored to the catheter to hold the stent against the balloon until the stent is to be deployed. Each retainer is made of filaments which are woven together to form a braided tube shaped structure. Further, each retaine ...


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Ellen Golds, David J Lentz, Jamie Henderson, Edward J Dormier, Richard J Zdrahala: PTFE vascular prosthesis and method of manufacture. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, December 14, 1999: US06001125 (133 worldwide citation)

An implantable microporous ePTFE tubular vascular graft exhibits long term patency, superior radial tensile strength and suture hole elongation resistance. The graft includes a first ePTFE tube and a second ePTFE tube circumferentially disposed over the first tube. The first ePTFE tube exhibits a po ...


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Richard B Houghton, David J Lentz: Apparatus and method for initiating cardiac output computations. Critikon, Michael A Kaufman, November 29, 1983: US04417588 (133 worldwide citation)

A cardiac output computer which measures cardiac output by the indicator method involving the estimation of the area under either a thermodilution of a luminous transmission curve with automatic bolus detection. Evaluation of the area under the curve is made relative to a true baseline and is indepe ...


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David J Lentz, Jamie Henderson, Edward J Dormier, Richard J Zdrahala: PTFE vascular graft. Meadox Medicals, Hoffmann & Baron, September 1, 1998: US05800512 (129 worldwide citation)

An implantable microporous ePTFE tubular vascular graft exhibits long term patency, superior radial tensile strength and suture hole elongation resistance. The graft includes a first ePTFE tube and a second ePTFE tube circumferentially disposed over the first tube. The first ePTFE tube exhibits a po ...


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David J Lentz, Elisabeth M Pollock: Method for inhibiting mineralization of natural tissue during implantation. Vascor, Wayne R Eberhardt, April 6, 1982: US04323358 (120 worldwide citation)

Natural tissues fixed with a tanning solution such as glutaraldehyde and intended for implantation in humans, e.g., porcine heart valve prosthetic devices, are treated with a solution of a water soluble salt of a sulfated higher aliphatic alcohol such as sodium dodecyl sulfate to inhibit mineralizat ...



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