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Ramon Berguer, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi, Linda V Della Corna, Joseph B Sinnott: Blood vessel patch. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, March 31, 1992: US05100422 (300 worldwide citation)

A vascular patch for closing an incision in a blood vessel includes a base layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) having an outer coating of an elastomeric, biocompatible material such as polyurethane to minimize suture hole bleeding. Suture guidelines are formed upon the ablumenal side of ...


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Linda V Della Corna, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi: Longitudinally compliant vascular graft. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, September 11, 1990: US04955899 (222 worldwide citation)

A longitudinally compliant PTFE graft is provided by compressing at least a portion of a porous PTFE tube along its longitudinal axis and coating at least the outer wall of the compressed portion of the PTFE tube with a biocompatible elastomer for allowing the compressed portion of the tube to be st ...


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Rajagopal R Kowligi, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Linda V Della Corna, Joseph B Sinnott: Non-porous coated PTFE graft. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, October 6, 1992: US05152782 (164 worldwide citation)

A non-porous coated PTFE graft includes a PTFE tube having a conventional porous inner cylindrical wall and a non-porous elastomeric coating applied over at least a portion of the outer cylindrical wall of the PTFE tube to render such portion of the outer cylindrical wall non-porous. The elastomeric ...


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Peter Y Lee, William M Colone, Barbara L Teeter, William L Creer, Kevin G Farl: Delivery system for self-expanding stents and grafts. Endomed, David E Rogers, Michael A Lechter, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, February 6, 2001: US06183481 (149 worldwide citation)

A device for disposing a radially self-expanding endoprosthesis in a body lumen. The implantation device includes an elongated catheter having a distal end and an outer surface over which the endoprosthesis is placed a sheath disposed to releasably surround at least a portion of the endoprosthesis, ...


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William M Colone: Vascular access fistula. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, April 18, 1989: US04822341 (134 worldwide citation)

A vascular access fistula includes a smooth, continuous PTFE tube having a hard sintered tube section integrally joined at its opposing ends with expanded PTFE tube sections. Inlet and outlet access port holes are formed in the hard sintered tube section to provide acute access to the fistula. A por ...


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William M Colone, Kevin G Farl, Barbara L Teeter, William L Creer, Joseph B Sinnott: Balloon-assisted intraluminal stent graft. Endomed, David E Rogers, Stuart A Whittington, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, June 11, 2002: US06402779 (82 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal device such as a stent graft is formed of a conformable ePTFE tube and preferably a compressed self-expanding stent affixed to the tube. The conformable tube is made by a special process which insures that the tube is radially deformable up to a predetermined diameter without exceedi ...


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Ramon Berguer, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi, Linda V Della Corna, Joseph B Sinnott: Blood vessel patch. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, April 14, 1992: US05104400 (76 worldwide citation)

A vascular patch for closing an incision in a blood vessel includes a base layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) having an outer coating of an elastomeric, biocompatible material such as polyurethane to minimize suture hole bleeding. Suture guidelines are formed upon the ablumenal side of ...


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William M Colone, Kevin G Farl, Barbara L Teeter, William L Creer, Joseph B Sinnott: Expandable vascular prosthesis. Endomed, David E Rogers, Stuart A Whittington, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, September 3, 2002: US06443981 (40 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for making vascular prostheses from ePTFE said prostheses having a diameter which is larger, and a wall thickness which is smaller than previously achievable using ram extrusion techniques. The method consists of extruding a PTFE tube, finish processing the tube into an ePTFE t ...


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William M Colone, Kevin G Farl, Barbara L Teeter, William L Creer, Joseph B Sinnott: Method of making large diameter vascular prosteheses and a vascular prosthesis made by said method. Endomed, David E Rogers, Michael A Lechter, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, February 13, 2001: US06187054 (37 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for making vascular prostheses from ePTFE said prostheses having a diameter which is larger, and a wall thickness which is smaller than previously achievable using ram extrusion techniques. The method consists of extruding a PTFE tube, finish processing the tube into an ePTFE t ...


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William M Colone: Radially expandable polytetrafluoroethylene. Impra a subsidiary of C R Bard, Morrison & Foerster, September 16, 2003: US06620190 (21 worldwide citation)

Extruded, stretched, sintered tubular PTFE materials are produced which are suited for use in the medical field as liners and covers for expandable stents. The PTFE materials have an unusually low REC (Radial Expansion Coefficient) and RER (Radial Expansion Ratio).