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Jan Weber: Method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion by laser ablation. Scimed Life Systems, Pennie & Edmonds, February 11, 2003: US06517888 (216 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method for manufacturing a medical device having a coated portion which comprises obtaining a structure having an inner surface and an outer surface; coating at least a portion of the inner or outer surface with a first coating material; and ablating the coated ...


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Jan Weber, Gordon John Kocur: Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent. Boston Scientific SciMed, Jones Day, March 1, 2005: US06861088 (162 worldwide citation)

A method for electrostatic spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall, such as a stent, having an inner surface, an outer surface and openings therein. The tubular wall is grounded or electrically charged, and an electrically charged conductive core wire is located axially through the cent ...


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Sheng ping Zhong, Dennis R Boulais, Kshitij Mohan, Michael Austin, Jan Weber: Coating a medical appliance with a bubble jet printing head. SciMed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 13, 2004: US06676987 (134 worldwide citation)

System and method for coating a medical appliance is provided. In accord with one embodiment, a system for applying a coating to a medical appliance having accessible patterned surfaces is provided. This system may include: a processor, a support, and a bubble jet printing head having individual pri ...


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Tracee Eidenschink, Jan Weber, Karl A Jagger, Terry V Brown: Apparatus for crimping a stent assembly. Boston Scientific Scimed, Merchant & Gould P C, June 5, 2007: US07225518 (113 worldwide citation)

A stent assembly comprises a rotatable sheath and a stent. The assembly is crimped or reduced in diameter prior to loading onto a catheter by one or more crimping apparatuses. One crimping apparatus comprises a blade having a stepped configuration. A mandrel may be used to support the assembly durin ...


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Kenneth M Merdan, Jan Weber: Tubular cutting process and system. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, February 24, 2004: US06696666 (102 worldwide citation)

A system and method for processing a tubular member comprises a hollow tubular member, a laser and a media flow. The laser is constructed and arranged to transmit laser energy to the tubular member. The laser energy is transmitted to the tubular member through a fluid column according to a predeterm ...


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Jan Weber, Thomas J Holman, James Heggestuen, Barry J O Brien: Stent designs which enable the visibility of the inside of the stent during MRI. Boston Scientific Scimed, Fish & Richardson P C, January 20, 2009: US07479157 (87 worldwide citation)

A medical device that inhibits distortion of medical resonance images taken of the device. In particular, various structures are utilized to allow visibility proximate, and inside of, a tubular member, such as a stent. In one embodiment, the stent is constructed such that any closed path encircling ...


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Marlene Schwarz, Jan Weber, Henrik Hansen, Paul Lubinsky: Device for protecting medical devices during a coating process. SciMed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 19, 2003: US06607598 (87 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for protecting and/or coating medical devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes surrounding a medical device with a cage, the medical device having a surface. The method further includes attaching the medical device to the cage with at least on ...


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Jan Weber: Method of molding balloon catheters employing microwave energy. Scimed Life Systems, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, December 27, 2005: US06979420 (77 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for molding balloon catheters is disclosed. The balloon may be molded by providing a polymeric tube within a mold having an interior cavity in the shape of the desired balloon. Microwave energy, which may be generated by a gyrotron, may then be directed toward the mold, to heat the poly ...


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Jan Weber, Gordon John Kocur: Method for spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall such as a stent. SciMed Life Systems, Jones Day, June 1, 2004: US06743463 (70 worldwide citation)

A method for electrostatic spray-coating a medical device having a tubular wall, such as a stent, having an inner surface, an outer surface and openings therein. The tubular wall is grounded or electrically charged, and an electrically charged conductive core wire is located axially through the cent ...


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Jan Weber, Wilhelmus Petrus Martinus Maria van Erp: Catheter which is visible under MRI. Cordis Corporation, Dean L Garner, March 17, 1998: US05728079 (66 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention there is provided a catheter which is visible during magnetic resonance imaging of body tissue. The catheter includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The body is formed from a solid material. The solid ...