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George R Wodicka, Jeffrey P Mansfield, William D Voorhees: Apparatus and method for acoustically guiding, positioning, and monitoring a tube within a body. Purdue Research Foundation, Barnes & Thornburg, August 29, 1995: US05445144 (183 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is disclosed for acoustically guiding a distal end of a tube within a body. The apparatus and method generates an incident sound pulse in the tube which propagates into the body, detects sound pulses resulting from the incident sound pulse and from reflected sound pulses from ...


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Leslie A Geddes, Joe D Bourland, William D Voorhees III, Neal E Fearnot, Anthony C Raghep, Frederick J Shipko: Method and apparatus for electrically compensated measurement of cardiac output. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 3, 1992: US05092339 (85 worldwide citation)

Cardiac output is measured using an injected substance (indicator) that changes the conducting property (electrical resistivity) of blood, provided the indicator has a different resistivity from that of blood. A new type of electrically compensated tetrapolar conductivity cell located at the distal ...


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Brian L Bates, Anthony O Ragheb, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, MED Institute, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, October 12, 2010: US07811622 (35 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure; and at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posit ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Neal E Fearnot, William D Voorhees III, Thomas G Kozma, Brian L Bates, Thomas A Osborne: Method of treating a patient with a coated implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, November 4, 2008: US07445628 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods of making coated implantable medical devices are provided. The methods include positioning a first layer comprising a bioactive on at least a portion of a structure, and positioning at least one porous layer over the first layer. The at least one porous layer has a thickness adequate to prov ...


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Brian L Bates, Anthony O Ragheb, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, June 23, 2009: US07550005 (24 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure; and at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posit ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III, Anthony H Gershlick: Coated implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, August 12, 2008: US07410665 (24 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one coating layer 16 posited on one surface of the structure; and at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posit ...


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Brian L Bates, Anthony O Ragheb, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, November 3, 2009: US07611532 (18 worldwide citation)

Disclosed in one embodiment is a medical device including an expandable metal vascular stent including at least one surface. A coating layer including parylene or a parylene derivative is positioned on the at least one surface. At least one layer comprising a bioactive agent is positioned on the coa ...


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Brian L Bates, Anthony O Ragheb, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III, Thomas A Osborne: Coated implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, November 3, 2009: US07611533 (14 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract, and at least one layer 18 of an immunosuppressive agent posited over at least one surface of the structure 12. Optionally, the ...


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Patrick H Ruane, Waleska Perez Segarra, Anthony O Ragheb, Neal E Fearnot, William D Voorhees III, Brian L Bates, Thomas A Osborne: Method of delivering an implantable medical device with a bioabsorbable coating. Cook Medical Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 20, 2012: US08313521 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods of delivering a bioactive material to a body vessel are disclosed. The method steps can include providing an expandable medical device with a coating having a bioactive layer, and providing a second layer of a biodegradable polymer positioned over the bioactive layer. The second layer provid ...