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Eric P Berg, Ronald J Tuch, Michael Dror, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, November 7, 1995: US05464650 (867 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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Rodney G Wolff: Articulated stent. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, April 14, 1992: US05104404 (715 worldwide citation)

In a first embodiment a number of stent segments are connected together by hinges welded in place to provide articulation between the stent segments. The hinges can be, among other shapes, either a straight wire or a coiled wire of biocompatable material. A second embodiment uses a stent of a previo ...


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Rodney G Wolff, Creg W Dance, Brice Letac, Alain Cribier: Compressive stent and delivery system. May 16, 1989: US04830003 (695 worldwide citation)

A cylindrical shaped stent to prevent arterial acute closure and subsequent restenosis formed of longitudinal wires of biocompatible metal. The wires are welded together in pairs at alternate ends with each pair of wires bent into a V-section. The wires are all formed into a cylinder welded closed t ...


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Eric P Berg, Ronald J Tuch, Michael Dror, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, November 17, 1998: US05837008 (365 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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Robert S Schwartz, Ronald G Tuch, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular medical device. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, March 4, 1997: US05607463 (362 worldwide citation)

An indwelling intravascular device having at least one tissue-contacting surface in which the tissue-contacting surface is provided with improved tissue compatibility by applying to the base material comprising the tissue-contacting surface a thin layer of a tissue-compatible metal. Metals from Grou ...


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Rodney G Wolff, Vincent W Hull: Intralumenal drug eluting prosthesis. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, August 13, 1996: US05545208 (361 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for insertion into a lumen to limit restenosis of the lumen. The prosthesis carries restenosis-limiting drugs which elute after the device is positioned in the lumen.


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Robert S Schwartz, Rodney G Wolff: Bioelastomeric stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, January 7, 1997: US05591224 (265 worldwide citation)

An bioelastomeric intraluminal stent comprising fibrin and elastin is capable of providing a treatment of restenosis.


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Rodney G Wolff, Vincent W Hull: Intraluminal drug eluting prosthesis method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, December 7, 1999: US05997468 (211 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for insertion into a lumen to limit restenosis of the lumen. The prosthesis carries restenosis-limiting drugs which elute after the device is positioned in the lumen.


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Robert S Schwartz, Rodney G Wolff: Bioelastomeric stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, May 13, 1997: US05628785 (122 worldwide citation)

An bioelastomeric intraluminal stent comprising fibrin and elastin is capable of providing a treatment of restenosis.


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Rodney G Wolff, Vincent W Hull: Intralumenal drug eluting prosthesis. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, December 22, 1998: US05851217 (117 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for insertion into a lumen to limit restenosis of the lumen. The prosthesis carries restenosis-limiting drugs which elute after the device is positioned in the lumen.