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John F Shanley: Expandable medical device with ductile hinges. Conor Medsystems, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, June 5, 2001: US06241762 (292 worldwide citation)

An expandable tissue supporting device of the present invention employs ductile hinges at selected points in the expandable device. When expansion forces are applied to the device as a whole, the ductile hinges concentrate expansion stresses and strains in small well defined areas. The expandable me ...


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John F Shanley: Expandable medical device delivery system and method. Conor Medsystems, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, September 18, 2001: US06290673 (148 worldwide citation)

A delivery system and method are provided for accurately locating, orienting, and implanting expandable tissue supporting devices at a lumen junction or bifurcation in a body lumen. For example, the system may be used to deliver a tissue supporting device to a bifurcated artery such that, on expansi ...


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John F Shanley: Expandable medical device with ductile hinges. Conor Medsystems, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, September 25, 2001: US06293967 (134 worldwide citation)

An expandable tissue supporting device of the present invention employs ductile hinges at selected points in the expandable device. When expansion forces are applied to the device as a whole, the ductile hinges concentrate expansion stresses and strains in small well defined areas. The expandable ti ...


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John F Shanley: Expandable medical device with ductile hinges. Conor MedSystems, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 4, 2003: US06527799 (126 worldwide citation)

An expandable tissue supporting device of the present invention employs ductile hinges at selected points in the expandable device. When expansion forces are applied to the device as a whole, the ductile hinges concentrate expansion stresses and strains in small well defined areas. The expandable ti ...


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John F Shanley: Expandable medical device with beneficial agent delivery mechanism. Conor Medsystems, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, May 13, 2003: US06562065 (120 worldwide citation)

An expandable tissue supporting device of the present invention employs ductile hinges at selected points in the expandable device. When expansion forces are applied to the device as a whole, the ductile hinges concentrate expansion stresses and strains in small well defined areas. The expandable me ...


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John F Shanley, Neal L Eigler, Elazer R Edelman: Expandable medical device with improved spatial distribution. Conor Medsystems, Cindy A Lynch, July 20, 2004: US06764507 (92 worldwide citation)

An expandable medical device having a plurality of elongated struts, the plurality of elongated struts being joined together by ductile hinges to form a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a cylinder having a first diameter to a cylinder having a second diameter. The plurality ...


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John F Shanley, Theodore L Parker: Therapeutic agent delivery device with controlled therapeutic agent release rates. Conor Medsystems, Cindy A Lynch, June 6, 2006: US07056338 (90 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to implantable medical devices for the localized delivery of therapeutic agents, such as drugs, to a patient. More particularly, the invention relates to a device having a gradient of water soluble therapeutic agents within a therapeutic agent layer and a mixing layer t ...


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John F Shanley, Theodore L Parker: Implantable medical device with drug filled holes. Conor Medsystems, Cindy A Lynch, April 24, 2007: US07208011 (80 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to implantable medical devices for delivery of therapeutic agents, such as drugs, to a patient. More particularly, the invention relates to a device having therapeutic agents protected by a protective layer that prevents or retards processes that deactivate or degrade t ...


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John F Shanley: Expandable medical device delivery system and method. Conor Medsystems, Cindy A Lynch, February 15, 2005: US06855125 (63 worldwide citation)

A delivery system and method are provided for accurately locating, orienting, and implanting expandable tissue supporting devices at a lumen junction or bifurcation in a body lumen. For example, the system may be used to deliver a tissue supporting device to a bifurcated artery such that, on expansi ...


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John F Shanley, Neal L Eigler, Kinam Park, Elazer R Edelman: Expandable medical device for delivery of beneficial agent. Conor Medsystems, Cindy A Lynch, April 24, 2007: US07208010 (39 worldwide citation)

An expandable medical device has a plurality of elongated struts joined together to form a substantially cylindrical device which is expandable from a cylinder having a first diameter to a cylinder having a second diameter. At least one of the plurality of struts includes at least one opening extend ...