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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas A Osborne, Thomas G Kozma, Joseph W Roberts, William D Voorhees III: Silver implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, February 23, 1999: US05873904 (865 worldwide citation)

A silver implantable medical device 29 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Cesare Giantureo, Thomas A Osborne: Percutaneous stent and method for retrieval thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 30, 1991: US05035706 (590 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration includes an endless series of straight sections joined at their ends by bends. The stent is compressible into a reduced diameter size for insertion into and removal from a body passageway. The bends of a ...


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Dusan Pavcnik, Frederick S Keller, Josef Rosch, Thomas A Osborne: Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device. Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, Charles W Agnew, March 13, 2001: US06200336 (506 worldwide citation)

A multiple-sided medical device comprises a closed frame of a single piece of wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration that comprises a self-expanding stent. The stent is pushe ...


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Dusan Pavcnik, Frederick S Keller, Josef Rosch, Thomas A Osborne: Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device. Cook Incorporated, Charles W Agnew, January 21, 2003: US06508833 (481 worldwide citation)

A multiple-sided medical device comprises a closed frame of a single piece of wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration that comprises a self-expanding stent. The stent is pushe ...


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Thomas A Osborne: Tear apart cannula. Cook, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, December 22, 1981: US04306562 (303 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a flexible cannula comprising material which tears readily in a longitudinal direction and can thus be easily removed by pulling tabs on opposite sides of the cannula apart after the catheter or other device has been inserted into the body.


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Dusan Pavcnik, Frederick S Keller, Josef Rosch, Thomas A Osborne: Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device. Cook Incorporated, Charles W Agnew, December 13, 2005: US06974474 (266 worldwide citation)

A multiple-sided medical device comprises a closed frame of a single piece of wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration that comprises a self-expanding stent. The stent is pushe ...


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Richard H Miller, Brian L Bates, Todd A Hall, Thomas A Osborne: Cook Incorporated, Richard J Godlewski, June 22, 1993: US05221269 (250 worldwide citation)

A medical device for localizing a nonpalpable breast lesion. The device includes a tubular introducer needle and a wire guide positioned therein for inserting into a breast to the site of the lesion. The wire guide includes a distal portion having a preformed, resilient helical coil configuration fo ...


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