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Richard J Saunders: Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 14, 1998: US05780807 (436 worldwide citation)

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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Felix Theeuwes, Richard J Saunders, Wayne S Mefford: Process for forming outlet passageways in pills using a laser. Alza Corporation, Thomas E Ciotti, Paul L Sabatine, Edward L Mandell, May 9, 1978: US04088864 (424 worldwide citation)

A high speed process and apparatus are disclosed for forming outlet passageways of accurate, predetermined size in the walls of pills which dispense their contents by osmotically pumping said contents out said outlet passageways. The pills are moved in succession by an indexer past a passageway form ...


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Richard J Saunders, Wayne Sherman Mefferd: Apparatus for tracking moving workpiece by a laser beam. Coherent Radiation, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, December 13, 1977: US04063064 (384 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed in a system for drilling holes with a laser beam in a plurality of discrete moving workpieces carried by a support which moves each workpiece sequentially along a predetermined path at a predetermined velocity, the apparatus including means for sequentially tracking along a po ...


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Tim Kovac, Terrance Kloeckl, Jay Daulton, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes, Richard J Saunders: Surgical clip. Origin Medsystems, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, December 14, 1993: US05269792 (240 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a surgical clip for use in conjunction with a clip applier. The clip may be closed in a curved shape, has improved gripping capabilities, and maximizes the gripping surface relative to clip size. The clip preferably includes a longitudinal channel through the gripping surfaces ...


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Richard J Saunders: Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 2, 1998: US05759192 (227 worldwide citation)

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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Timothy A Limon, Richard J Saunders: Self-expanding stent delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 20, 2000: US06077295 (220 worldwide citation)

A stent-delivery catheter system delivers and implants a self-expanding stent intraluminally into a human patient's body lumen. A self-expanding stent is removabaly attached to the distal end of an inner member so that attachment projections prevent axial movement of the stent on the inner member wh ...


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Philip C Foreman, Timothy A Limon, Richard J Saunders, Bjorn G Svensson, Gregory W Teaby II: System for removably securing a stent on a catheter assembly and method of use. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 2, 1999: US05976155 (180 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a system for removably securing a stent which generally includes an expandable member of a catheter assembly, the expandable member having outwardly extending protrusions. An expandable stent is crimped onto the expandable member such that the protrusions extend into the ...


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Timothy A Limon, Richard J Saunders: Self-expanding stent delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 16, 2001: US06302893 (160 worldwide citation)

A stent-delivery catheter system delivers and implants a self-expanding stent intraluminally into a human patient's body lumen. A self-expanding stent is removabaly attached to the distal end of an inner member so that attachment projections prevent axial movement of the stent on the inner memb ...


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Richard J Saunders: Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 17, 2000: US06131266 (123 worldwide citation)

An improved method of making expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, 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 more interconnective el ...


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Timothy A Limon, Richard J Saunders: Self-expanding stent delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 10, 2003: US06576006 (108 worldwide citation)

A stent-delivery catheter system delivers and implants a self-expanding stent intraluminally into a human patient's body lumen. A self-expanding stent is removabaly attached to the distal end of an inner member so that attachment projections prevent axial movement of the stent on the inner memb ...