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Steven W Hachtman, Liann M Johnson, Scott T Johnson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson, Amjad Ahmad, John A Scholl, Richard J Thompson: Multiple layer stent. Schneider, Lawrence C Akers, Peter C Richardson, Philip C Strassburger, July 8, 1997: US05645559 (474 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent having multiple layers includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes at least the medial region of the stent. A deployment device ...


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Richard J Thompson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson: Esophageal stent. Schneider, Haugne and Nikolai P A, March 2, 1999: US05876448 (419 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent particularly suited for treating esophageal strictures, includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes the medial region, but the ...


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Thomas A Silvestrini, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr: Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, May 30, 1989: US04834755 (355 worldwide citation)

A novel prosthesis for use in repairing or replacing soft tissue is disclosed, which comprises a triaxially-braided fabric element having interwoven first, second and third sets of fibers, with the fibers of the second and third sets being oriented at substantially the same acute braiding angle with ...


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Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Thomas A Silvestrini: Radially expanded prostheses with axial diameter control. Schneider, Frederick W Niebuhr, November 16, 1999: US05984957 (336 worldwide citation)

A tubular, radially self-expanding stent includes a latticework of interbraided, helically wound resilient structural strands. An axial control member is secured to the tubular latticework at axially spaced apart proximal and distal coupling locations. At the proximal location, the control member is ...


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Thomas A Silvestrini, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr: Triaxially-braided fabric prosthesis. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, September 9, 1986: US04610688 (299 worldwide citation)

A novel prosthesis for use in repairing or replacing soft tissue is disclosed, which comprises a triaxially-braided fabric element having interwoven first, second and third sets of fibers, with the fibers of the second and third sets being oriented at substantially the same acute braiding angle with ...


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Joseph E Laptewicz Jr: Surgical adhesives mixing and dispensing implement. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Raymond W Augustin, December 10, 1991: US05071040 (81 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for mixing and dispensing a surgical adhesive having at least two components has a barrel with a central longitudinal axis extending from a first to a second end thereof. The second end includes a nozzle with a discharge port. A rotatable screw conveyor shaft extends through the barrel ...


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Michael R Forman, Michael N Helmus, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr: Angioplasty device. Schneider, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Philip C Strassburger, April 9, 1996: US05505699 (30 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an angioplasty device that is formed from a hollow metallic tube, a balloon affixed adjacent the distal end of the tube and being in fluid communication with the lumen of the tube, a flexible distal segment connected to the distal end of the tube and a removable hub connect ...


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Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Roland Bauer: Laser beam resistant material. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Harold W Ordway, September 16, 1986: US04611588 (13 worldwide citation)

A shielding material for use in such as endotracheal tubes during laser beam surgery comprising a dispersion of particulate graphite in a polymer matrix.


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Robert K Finn, Alex L Tannahill, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr: Method of using heteropolysaccharides produced by the fermentation of methanol. Cornell Research Foundation, Lawrence E Laubscher, Ralph R Barnard, Theodore C Wood, December 6, 1977: US04061585 (10 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a new heteropolysaccharide polymer and a method for producing this polymer by a fermentation process comprising culturing a heteropolysaccharide-producing strain of a micro-organism of the genus Methylomonas on an aqueous culture medium containing methanol as the sole source of assimila ...


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Robert K Finn, Alex L Tannahill, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr: Production of heteropolysaccharide by fermentation of methanol. Cornell Research Foundation, Lawrence E Laubscher, Ralph R Barnard, Theodore C Woop, April 5, 1977: US04016085 (2 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a new heteropolysaccharide polymer and a method for producing this polymer by a fermentation process comprising culturing a heteropolysaccharide-producing strain of a micro-organism of the genus Methylomonas on an aqueous culture medium containing methanol as the sole source of assimila ...