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William A Cook: Balloon catheter. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, January 20, 1987: US04637396 (175 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter having an expandable and collapsible elastic balloon is shown, wherein the balloon is reinforced by knitted fabric such that the balloon can not expand beyond a predetermined diameter regardless of the internal pressure applied to the balloon. The knitted construction permits the ...


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William A Cook, Scott E Eells: Composite wire guide construction. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhart Naughton Moriarty & McNett, May 25, 1993: US05213111 (155 worldwide citation)

A wire guide construction for medical procedures that involve accessing specific inner body areas without major surgery. The wire guide comprises a mandrel which is a coaxial composite of a thin stainless steel wire radially surrounded by a shape memory alloy, such as a nickel titanium alloy. The ma ...


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William A Cook, Michael P DeBruyne, Benjamin Nickless, Thomas A Osborne: Flexible barb for anchoring a prosthesis. Cook Incorporated, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 25, 2006: US07081132 (110 worldwide citation)

A barbed medical prosthesis is disclosed in which the barb includes a basal portion comprising a point of union with the substrate of origin (such as a strut), an anchoring portion adapted to embed into tissue, and a stress-dispersing portion located between the basal and anchoring portions. In one ...


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William A Cook, Thomas A Osborne, Sarah E Anderson, David E Hartley: Stent graft with improved proximal end. Cook Incorporated, William Cook Europe ApS, William A Cook Australia, Charles W Agnew, February 13, 2007: US07175652 (74 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a stent graft prosthesis comprising a graft portion that includes a main body portion and an cuff portion, the cuff portion generally located at or near the proximal end of the main body portion and extending circumferentially therealong. Stents comprising the graft supporting structure ...


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William A Cook, Neal E Fearnot, Leslie A Geddes: Exercise responsive cardiac pacemaker. Purdue Research Foundation, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, October 1, 1985: US04543954 (59 worldwide citation)

An exercise-responsive cardiac pacemaker is provided which physiologically controls the stimulation rate of a heart by sensing the venous blood temperature in the right ventricle of the heart. A temperature sensing means which includes a thermistor produces an output signal which is sent to an algor ...


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Harry E Betsill, William A Cook: Automatic constant air flow rate pump unit for sampling air. Ametek, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, November 17, 1992: US05163818 (41 worldwide citation)

An air sampling device comprises a pump assembly including a pump and a motor operably associated with the pump, the air flow rate of the assembly being substantially characterized by a function having a plurality of measurable variables; sensors for periodically automatically monitoring the variabl ...


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William A Cook: Low-density polyethylene dental appliance and mouthguard with nucleating agent. Gerald E Helget, Nelson R Capes, Briggs and Morgan, December 10, 2002: US06491036 (39 worldwide citation)

A customizable dental appliance adapted to lie within the mouth of a person including of occlusal posterior pads optionally with a connective arch or a u-shaped style base with upstanding labial and/or buccal walls. The appliance is made of low-density polyethylene.


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William A Cook: Polyethylene dental appliance and mouthguard with tactifier resin. Bite Tech, Briggs & Morgan P A, November 23, 2004: US06820623 (36 worldwide citation)

A customizable dental appliance adapted to lie within the mouth of a person consisting of occlusal posterior pads optionally with a connective arch or a u-shaped style base with upstanding labial and/or buccal walls. The appliance is made of low-density polyethylene with a tactifying resin.


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William A Cook, Neal E Fearnot, Leslie A Geddes: Exercise responsive cardiac pacemaker. Purdue Research Foundation, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, March 13, 1984: US04436092 (34 worldwide citation)

An exercise-responsive cardiac pacemaker is provided which physiologically controls the stimulation rate of a heart by sensing the venous blood temperature in the right ventricle of the heart. A temperature sensing means which includes a thermistor produces an output signal which is sent to an algor ...