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Klaus Kleine, Stephen Jones, Brad Whitney, Yu Chun Ku, Jason Fox: Pulsed fiber laser cutting system for medical implants. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 9, 2005: US06927359 (59 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and an improved method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cut cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or mor ...


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Yu Chun Ku, Ryan John Santos: Apparatus and method for electropolishing surfaces. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 29, 2003: US06599415 (23 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for electropolishing a workpiece without immersing the workpiece in a bath of electrolytic solution. The workpiece is held in an atmospheric environment, while electrolytic solution is discharged from a reservoir in the form of a plurality of jet streams onto the surface of th ...


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Michael H Ngo, Mikael Trollsas, John E Papp, Hung T Nguyen, Dudley Jayasinghe, Ron Farnbach, Gregory C Orr, Joshua Takeshi Smith, Yongjin Xie, Yu Chun Ku: Processes for making crush recoverable polymer scaffolds. ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, Squire Patton Boggs, May 24, 2016: US09345602 (8 worldwide citation)

Methods for making scaffolds for delivery via a balloon catheter are described. The scaffold, after being deployed by the balloon, provides a crush recovery of about 90% after the diameter of the scaffold has been pinched or crushed by 50%. The scaffold structure has patterns that include an asymmet ...


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Li Chen, Travis Yribarren, Randolf Von Oepen, Yu Chun Ku: Laser cutting process for forming stents. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, October 28, 2014: US08872062 (7 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for improving the cutting efficiency and cut profile of stent strut is provided. A means for altering the energy distribution of a laser beam is provided, along with various ways of controlling a laser to provide for improved strut configurations are provided. A method for improv ...


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Michael H Ngo, Mikael Trollsas, John E Papp, Hung T Nguyen, Dudley Jayasinghe, Ron Farnbach, Gregory C Orr, Joshua Smith, Yongjin Xie, Yu Chun Ku: Processes for making crush recoverable polymer scaffolds. ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, Squire Patton Boggs, May 9, 2017: US09642730 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods for making scaffolds for delivery via a balloon catheter are described. The scaffold, after being deployed by the balloon, provides a crush recovery of about 90% after the diameter of the scaffold has been pinched or crushed by 50%. The scaffold structure has patterns that include an asymmet ...


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Stephen Jones, Klaus Kleine, Brad Whitney, Yu Chun Ku, Jason Fox: Pulsed fiber laser cutting system for medical implants. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, Howard Hughes Center, May 13, 2004: US20040089643-A1

An improved expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and an improved method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cut cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or mor ...


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Stephen Jones, Klaus Kleine, Brad Whitney, Yu Chun Ku, Jason Fox: Pulsed fiber laser cutting system for medical implants. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, Howard Hughes Center, February 17, 2005: US20050035101-A1

An improved expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and an improved method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cut cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or mor ...


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Li Chen, Travis Yribarren, Randolf Von Oepen, Yu Chun Ku: Laser cutting process for forming stents. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton, August 5, 2010: US20100193483-A1

Systems and methods for improving the cutting efficiency and cut profile of stent strut is provided. A means for altering the energy distribution of a laser beam is provided, along with various ways of controlling a laser to provide for improved strut configurations are provided. A method for improv ...


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Michael H Ngo, Mikael Trollsas, John E Papp, Hung T Nguyen, Dudley Jayasinghe, Ron Farnbach, Gregory C Orr, Joshua Smith, Yongjin Xie, Yu Chun Ku: Processes for making crush recoverable polymer scaffolds. Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, March 29, 2012: US20120073733-A1

Methods for making scaffolds for delivery via a balloon catheter are described. The scaffold, after being deployed by the balloon, provides a crush recovery of about 90% after the diameter of the scaffold has been pinched or crushed by 50%. The scaffold structure has patterns that include an asymmet ...