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Dachuan Yang, Joel L Stanslaski, Lixiao Wang, Scott R Smith: Stent coating. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, July 10, 2001: US06258121 (455 worldwide citation)

A stent having a polymeric coating for controllably releasing an included active agent. The polymeric coating includes a blend of a first polymeric material, which if alone, would release the agent at a first, higher rate, and a second polymeric material, which if alone would release the agent at a ...


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Scott R Smith: Remobable thrombus filter. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, February 11, 1997: US05601595 (260 worldwide citation)

A thrombus filter configured for placement within a blood vessel lumen. The filter having a longitudinal axis. The filter includes first and second units, each unit including a plurality of elongated struts. Each strut has a joining end where the respective struts of each unit are joined together. E ...


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Lloyd K Willard, Robert L Cassell, Robert J Robinson, Brian J Brown, Mark J Whalen, Scott R Smith: Thrombus extraction device. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Silvertson, May 30, 1995: US05419774 (206 worldwide citation)

This invention is a method and device for quickly removing thrombus from the vascular system, particularly from a saphenous vein graft which can have highly organized thrombus over its entire length. Thrombus is pulled into a chamber at the distal end of the thrombus extraction device as a result of ...


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Scott R Smith: Removable thrombus filter. SciMed Life Systems, Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson, May 5, 1998: US05746767 (176 worldwide citation)

A thrombus filter configured for placement within a blood vessel lumen. The filter having a longitudinal axis. The filter includes first and second units, each unit including a plurality of elongated struts. Each strut has a joining end where the respective struts of each unit are joined together. E ...


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Scott R Smith: Removable thrombus filter. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 16, 1999: US05984947 (164 worldwide citation)

A thrombus filter configured for placement within a blood vessel lumen. The filter having a longitudinal axis. The filter includes first and second units, each unit including a plurality of elongated struts. Each strut has a joining end where the respective struts of each unit are joined together. E ...


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Scott R Smith, David Sogard, Susan Shoemaker: Covered stent. Scimed Life Systems, Hoffmann & Baron, October 20, 1998: US05824046 (155 worldwide citation)

A composite intraluminal device is deployable within a body vessel. The composite device includes an elongate radially expandable tubular stent having an interior luminal surface and an opposed exterior surface extending along a longitudinal stent axis. A stent cover is formed of unsintered ePTFE wh ...


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Anthony C Vrba, Lance A Monroe, Dave J Sogard, Scott R Smith: Rolling membrane stent delivery system. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, May 9, 2000: US06059813 (139 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivery system, having a rolling retractable sheath covering a medical device mounting region on the system is disclosed. The rolling retractable sheath comprises an inner wall and an outer wall and may be formed of one or more materials, optionally porous. Optionally, a lubricant ...


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Peter L Froeberg, Scott R Smith, James Sotelo: Vehicle guidance system using signature zones to detect travel path. Trimble Navigation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, February 22, 2000: US06028550 (135 worldwide citation)

A system and method for determining which of a plurality of travel paths is taken by vehicles through area in which the performance of an automatic vehicle location (AVL) system is reduced. In one embodiment, the present invention divides a geographic region into a plurality of signature zones which ...


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Scott R Smith, Brian J Brown, David J Blaeser: Low-profile stent delivery system and apparatus. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, August 5, 2003: US06602226 (104 worldwide citation)

A medical device delivery apparatus has an inner tube with a medical device receiving region at the distal end, a balloon assembly movably disposed about the inner tube and a medical balloon displaceable from the medical device receiving region. A retractable outer sheath is diposed about the inner ...


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Gary J Pederson Jr, Jan D Seppala, Scott M Hanson, Anthony C Vrba, Scott R Smith: Stent securement by balloon modification. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, August 28, 2001: US06280412 (92 worldwide citation)

A stent-carrying balloon catheter in which a balloon is positioned within a stent for expanding the stent upon dilation of the balloon. The balloon includes a circumferential fold over a portion of the balloon itself, the fold encompassing a circumferential end portion of the stent for securing it i ...