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David J Myers: Bioprothesis film strip for surgical stapler and method of attaching the same. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, March 9, 2004: US06704210 (419 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthesis sealing film strip is attached to a surgical stapler by passing a jaw of the stapler through openings formed in the ends of the strip. Following stapling the strip is released by making a cut from the opening to the edge of the strip. Alternatively, one end of the strip may be releas ...


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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, April 7, 1998: US05735892 (291 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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David J Myers: Annuloplasty device with removable stiffening element. Medtronic, Harry G Weissenberger, February 10, 1998: US05716397 (253 worldwide citation)

A fully flexible annuloplasty ring is temporarily stiffened during implantation by inserting a withdrawable stiffening wire into a lumen of the ring. The annuloplasty ring has a lumen which is able to hold the stiffener prior to and during insertion. The stiffener includes a portion extending out of ...


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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, September 22, 1998: US05810870 (222 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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Carol E Eberhardt, David J Myers, Robert A Pinkul: Holder for heart valve. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, December 19, 1995: US05476510 (213 worldwide citation)

A holder for a prosthetic heart valve is disclosed. The holder, comprising a holder assembly disposed at the distal end of an elongate handle, includes a plurality of distally-projecting fingers adapted to engage the commissure posts of a stented prosthetic valve. The commissure-engaging fingers are ...


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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, December 23, 1997: US05700285 (207 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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James D Lewis, David J Myers: Tubular intraluminal graft. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, February 17, 1998: US05718973 (155 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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Carey V Campbell, Donald G M Goffena, James D Lewis, David J Myers, Clayton M Sparling: Thin-wall polytetrafluoroethylene tube. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, February 22, 2000: US06027779 (147 worldwide citation)

A thin-wall PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) tube in the form of a tube of porous expanded PTFE film wherein the porous PTFE film has a microstructure containing a multiplicity of fibrils oriented substantially parallel to each other. The tube has a wall thickness of less than about 0.25 mm and is mad ...


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Carey V Campbell, Donald G M Goffena, James D Lewis, David J Myers: Thin-wall polytetrafluoroethylene tube. W L Gore & Associates, Wayne D House, October 26, 1999: US05972441 (125 worldwide citation)

A thin-wall PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) tube in the form of a tube of porous expanded PTFE film wherein the porous PTFE film has a microstructure containing a multiplicity of fibrils oriented substantially parallel to each other. The tube has a wall thickness of less than about 0.25 mm and is mad ...


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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 ...