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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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Liann M Johnson, Richard J Thompson, John A Scholl: Apparatus for delivering and deploying a stent. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai PA, October 6, 1998: US05817102 (210 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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Liann M Johnson, Richard J Thompson, John A Scholl: Apparatus for deliver and deployment of a stent. Boston Scientific Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, October 24, 2000: US06136006 (204 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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Jack L Blumenthal, Nahum Gat, Ernst M Faigle, John H Semchena, Richard J Thompson: Apparatus for inflating a vehicle occupant restraint using a mixture of gases. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, September 20, 1994: US05348344 (112 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for inflating a vehicle occupant restraint includes containing means for receiving gases to provide a combustible mixture of the gases. An igniter is activated to effect ignition of the mixture of gases in response to sudden vehicle deceleration. A directing means directs a flow of gas ...


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Stuart M Frey, Paul S Headley, John H Semchena, Richard J Thompson, Ernst M Faigle, Gregory B Grace: Hybrid air bag inflator. TRW, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, November 23, 1993: US05263740 (84 worldwide citation)

An inflator assembly for inflating an inflatable vehicle occupant restraint includes a container defining a chamber with a rupturable wall. The chamber contains a first ignitable material and gas. The gas is directed from the container to the inflatable vehicle occupant restraint when the rupturable ...


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John H Semchena, Ernest M Faigle, Richard J Thompson, Joseph F Mazur, Charles E Steffens Jr: Apparatus and method for controlling an occupant restraint system. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, July 2, 1996: US05531472 (84 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for controlling an occupant restraint system in a vehicle (10) comprises storing in a ROM memory (220) a block of image data representative of a viewing field within the vehicle (10). The viewing field includes an unoccupied vehicle seat (18) located in the occupant compartment ...


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John H Semchena, Ernst M Faigle, Richard J Thompson: Safety apparatus. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, October 12, 1993: US05251931 (68 worldwide citation)

A safety apparatus includes an air bag 32 which is inflatable to an extended condition disposed between a hip 38 of a person 12 seated on a vehicle seat 14 and a door 16 of the vehicle. An inflator assembly 22 provides gas to inflate the air bag. The inflator assembly 22 and the air bag 32 are mount ...


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Ernst M Faigle, John H Semchena, Richard J Thompson: Vehicle occupant restraint system. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, May 21, 1991: US05016914 (67 worldwide citation)

A source of gas for inflating a vehicle occupant restraint comprises a container. Gas generating material in said container comprises an alkali metal azide and a metal oxidizer. When ignited, the gas generating material produces heated nitrogen gas. A supply of pressurized nitrogen gas is also in th ...


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Ernst M Faigle, John H Semchena, Richard J Thompson, Charles E Steffens Jr: Apparatus for controlling inflation of an air bag. TRW Vehicle Safety Systems, Tarolli Sundhheim & Covell, November 22, 1994: US05366242 (58 worldwide citation)

An inflatable vehicle occupant restraint system comprises a source of inflation fluid (20) and an air bag reaction canister (24) having a vent opening (16) through which inflation fluid from the source of inflation fluid (20) may be vented away from the air bag canister (24). An air bag (12) is loca ...