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Philip S Yip, P H Wilson Tsang, Henjen Ho, Timothy A Limon, Svava Maria Atladottir: Intravascular stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 25, 2005: US06846323 (205 worldwide citation)

An intravascular stent assembly for implantation in a body vessel, such as a coronary artery, includes undulating circumferential rings having peaks on the proximal end and valleys on the distal end. Adjacent rings are coupled together by links. The rings and links are arranged so that the stent has ...


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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 L, June 12, 2007: US07229471 (100 worldwide citation)

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.


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Svava Maria Atladottir, David C Gale, Klaus Kleine: Method of manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, November 24, 2009: US07622070 (64 worldwide citation)

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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Anthony J Abbate, David C Gale, Klaus Kleine, Svava Maria Atladottir: Method of forming a stent pattern on a tube. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders, August 14, 2012: US08241554 (14 worldwide citation)

Methods of fabricating an implantable medical device from a tube or a sheet in an expanded or stretched state, respectively, are disclosed herein. The implantable medical device may be an endoprosthesis such as a stent. In one embodiment, the method may include radially expanding a tube about a cyli ...


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Grayson Morris, Svava Maria Atladottir, Carla Pienknagura: Abluminal stent coating apparatus and method using a brush assembly. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, September 15, 2009: US07588642 (11 worldwide citation)

The apparatus and method use an optical feedback system to align a brush assembly with a stent strut. Once alignment is achieved, a coating is dispensed onto the stent strut via the brush assembly and the brush assembly is moved along the stent strut to coat the stent strut.


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David C Gale, Yunbing Wang, Svava Maria Atladottir, Klaus Kleine: Method and apparatus to prevent stent damage caused by laser cutting. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders, February 12, 2013: US08373090 (6 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, method and system for cutting a polymeric stent including the use of a polymeric mandrel as a laser shielding device. The polymeric mandrel is allowed to roll freely within a polymeric tube that is cut into a polymeric stent.


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Svava Maria Atladottir, David C Gale, Klaus Kleine: Assembly for manufacturing an implantable polymeric medical device. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, November 29, 2011: US08066762 (3 worldwide citation)

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, Bin Huang, Svava Maria Atladottir: Stent locking element and a method of securing a stent on a delivery system. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders, October 29, 2013: US08568469 (2 worldwide citation)

A stent with a stent locking element and a method of securing a stent on a delivery implement, such as a catheter are disclosed. The locking element can include coupling elements capable of being releasably coupled to one another. The coupling elements may be adapted to inhibit shifting of the stent ...


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David C Gale, Klaus Kleine, Anthony J Abbate, Bin Huang, Svava Maria Atladottir: Stent locking element and a method of securing a stent on a delivery system. ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, Squire Patton Bogge, September 13, 2016: US09439788 (2 worldwide citation)

A stent with a stent locking element and a method of securing a stent on a delivery implement, such as a catheter are disclosed. The locking element can include coupling elements capable of being releasably coupled to one another. The coupling elements may be adapted to inhibit shifting of the stent ...


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David C Gale, Klaus Kleine, Anthony J Abbate, Svava Maria Atladottir, Bin Huang: Stent-catheter assembly with a releasable connection for stent retention. ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, Squire Patton Boggs, March 15, 2016: US09283099 (1 worldwide citation)

Medical assemblies with a releasable connection and methods of constructing such medical assemblies are disclosed. The medical assemblies generally comprise a stent, a catheter assembly having catheter body a balloon, and a releasable connection between the stent and the catheter assembly that relea ...