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Eckhard Alt, Axel Stemberger: Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials. Inflow Dynamics, August 4, 1998: US05788979 (406 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for coating a biomaterial to be placed in contact with a patient's blood flow to inhibit blood coagulation from adhering to the biomaterial that would otherwise result from such contact. A biodegradable material of liquid state compatible with the blood and tissue of the human ...


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Eckhard Alt: Flexible implantable stent with composite design. Inflow Dynamics, January 5, 1999: US05855600 (321 worldwide citation)

A stent is adapted for deployment at a preselected site in a duct within the body of a patient to inhibit the lumen of the duct at that site from narrowing to a point that resists passage through the lumen. The stent is a generally cylindrical open-ended element having a perforated self-supporting s ...


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Eckhard Alt: Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings. Inflow Dynamics, August 8, 2000: US06099561 (315 worldwide citation)

A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein. The stent includes a biocompatible metal hollow tube constituting a base layer having a multiplicity of openings through an open-ended tubular wall thereof, the tube constit ...


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Eckhard Alt: Vascular and endoluminal stents with improved coatings. Inflow Dynamics, May 14, 2002: US06387121 (251 worldwide citation)

A stent has a tubular metal base adapted to be expanded from a first vessel-navigable diameter to a larger second vessel-deployed diameter; a thin, continuous intermediate layer of noble metal or alloy thereof selected from a group consisting of niobium, zirconium, titanium and tantalum, overlying a ...


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Eckhard Alt: Vascular and endoluminal stents. Inflow Dynamics, October 20, 1998: US05824045 (226 worldwide citation)

A vascular or endoluminal stent is adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein. The stent includes a biocompatible metal hollow tube having a multiplicity of openings through an open-ended tubular wall thereof, the tube constituting a single member from ...


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Eckhard Alt, Thilo Fliedner, Robert Alter, Axel Stemberger: Implantable vascular and endoluminal stents and process of fabricating the same. Inflow Dynamics, December 1, 1998: US05843117 (203 worldwide citation)

A vascular or endoluminal stent adapted for deployment in a vessel or tract of a patient to maintain an open lumen therein is formed from a metal open-ended tube which is the single component of the stent. The tube has a multiplicity of holes cut by laser through its wall. The through-holes are enco ...


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Eckhard Alt: Cardiac and pulmonary physiological analysis via intracardiac measurements with a single sensor. Laurence R Brown, April 2, 1991: US05003976 (197 worldwide citation)

Physiological activity of a patient is detected and analyzed by means of a single sensor situated in the vascular system of the patient. Pulmonary activity is derived from analysis of changes in cardiac activity, such as sensed from blood flow, pressure or volume changes, measured in a preferred emb ...


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Eckhard Alt: Medical interventional device responsive to sudden hemodynamic change. Intermedics, O Connor Cavanagh, November 7, 1995: US05464434 (190 worldwide citation)

A medical interventional device is adapted to be implanted in a patient's body to provide a number of different controllable therapeutic functions including cardiac pacing, antitachycardia pacing, cardioversion and defibrillation. A sensor generates an electrical signal representing sensed variation ...


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Eckhard Alt, Lawrence J Stotts: Programmably upgradable implantable medical device. Intermedics, Wigman Cohen Leitner & Myers P C, March 10, 1998: US05725559 (178 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardioverter/defibrillator device is implemented to be selectively non-invasively upgraded from time to time after implantation to enable the device to provide additional therapy for arrhythmia treatment as the patient's need for such treatment undergoes change. The device is adapted ...


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Eckhard Alt, Andreas Poesel: Stent with high longitudinal flexibility. Inflow Dynamics, June 26, 2001: US06251134 (177 worldwide citation)

A stent of high longitudinal flexibility includes multiple ring elements coupled together to be articulating without fixed physical attachment therebetween when the stent is in an unexpanded state, and to uncouple automatically while maintaining their positional relationship when the stent is deploy ...