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Stephen Jones, Klaus Kleine, Brad Whitney, Yu Chun Ku, Jason Fox: Pulsed fiber laser cutting system for medical implants. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, Howard Hughes Center, February 17, 2005: US20050035101-A1

An improved expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and an improved method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cut cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or mor ...


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Klaus Kleine, Pamela Kramer Brown: Degradable medical device. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, November 30, 2006: US20060271168-A1

An implantable medical device is provided that degrades upon contact with body fluids so as to limit its residence time within the body. The device is formed of a porous corrodible metal to simultaneously provide high strength and an accelerated corrosion rate. The corrosion rate of a device formed ...


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David C Gale, Klaus Kleine, Anthony J Abbate, Svava Maria Atladottir, Stephen Pacetti: Stent with flexible sections in high strain regions. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, November 30, 2006: US20060271170-A1

A stent for treating a bodily lumen with a flexible section in a high strain region is disclosed. A flexible section may be selectively positioned to reduce an amount of strain in the high strain region when subjected to the applied stress during use to inhibit or prevent fracturing in the high stra ...


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Klaus Kleine, Scott Palley, Frank Korte: Laser induced plasma machining with a process gas. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, March 1, 2007: US20070045252-A1

Embodiments of methods of laser machining that include inducing formation of a plasma plume from a process gas through interaction of the gas with a laser beam are disclosed. The methods may include removing material from the substrate by interaction of the induced plasma plume with the substrate.


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Klaus Kleine, Scott Palley: Laser induced plasma machining with an optimized process gas. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, March 1, 2007: US20070045255-A1

Embodiments of methods of laser machining that include inducing formation of a plasma plume from a process gas through interaction of the gas with a laser beam are disclosed. The methods may include removing material from the substrate by interaction of the induced plasma plume with the substrate. T ...


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David C Gale, Syed Faiyaz Ahmed Hossainy, Bin Huang, Klaus Kleine: Method for extending shelf-life of constructs of semi-crystallizable polymers. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, February 8, 2007: US20070032634-A1

This invention relates to a method of extending the shelf-life of constructs, in particular bioabsorbable stents, comprising semi-crystalline polymers by increasing the crystallinity of the polymers.


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Klaus Kleine: Fabricating medical devices with an ytterbium tungstate laser. Squire Sanders & Dempsey, February 15, 2007: US20070034615-A1

Methods for fabricating a stent using a femtosecond laser with an Ytterbium Tungstate active medium are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method includes forming a pattern in the substrate with the laser, the pattern including a plurality of structural elements.


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Svava Maria Atladottir, David C Gale, Klaus Kleine: Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device. Cameron Kerrigan, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, December 21, 2006: US20060287715-A1

A polymeric tube is positioned on a polymeric mandrel and then laser cut to form an implantable medical device, such as a stent. The method reduces contamination of the inner surface of the stent, which would be caused if conventional glass or metal mandrels are used, while simultaneously reducing d ...


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David C Gale, Klaus Kleine, Anthony J Abbate, Svava Maria Atladottir, Stephen D Pacetti: Compositions containing fast-leaching plasticizers for improved performance of medical devices. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, August 30, 2007: US20070203568-A1

Medical implants containing a temporary plasticizer, methods of producing such implants, and methods of using the implants in treating a disease, or ameliorating one or more symptoms thereof, in a subject are provided.