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William Richard Dubrul: Bifurcated stent and distal protection system. Artemis Medical, James F Hann, Waynes & Beffel, July 10, 2001: US06258115 (678 worldwide citation)

A stent comprising varying porosity's for use in vessels with bifurcations or side branches. The stent allows for scaffolding of the stenotic area but still allows for flow into the side branches. A distal protection system is also described.


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David J Lockhart, Dirk Vetter, Martin Diggelmann: Surface-bound, unimolecular, double-stranded DNA. Affymetrix, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 17, 1996: US05556752 (373 worldwide citation)

Libraries of unimolecular, double-stranded oligonucleotides on a solid support. These libraries are useful in pharmaceutical discovery for the screening of numerous biological samples for specific interactions between the double-stranded oligonucleotides, and peptides, proteins, drugs and RNA. In a ...


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Royce Johnson, David Tumey: Biocompatible wound dressing. KCI Licensing, July 4, 2006: US07070584 (278 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible wound dressing comprised of a pad for insertion substantially into a wound site and a wound drape for sealing enclosure of the foam pad at the wound site. The pad, comprised of a foam or other like material having relatively few open cells in contact with the areas upon which cell gr ...


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Eric B Stenzel: Locking stent. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, April 1, 2003: US06540777 (222 worldwide citation)

A stent may be constructed to have at least one lockable cell which includes a first locking member and a second locking member. The first and second locking members are movable between a first position in which they are not locked together to a second position in which they are locked together and ...


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Steven W Kim: Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent. Transvascular, Lyon & Lyon, December 18, 2001: US06330884 (165 worldwide citation)

A plastically deformable stent for implantation within a body passage includes a plurality of cylindrical segments, and a plurality of connectors extending between adjacent segments. Each segment has an alternating pattern of curvilinear elements extending about its circumference, including first an ...


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John W Vanderhoff, Cheng Xun Lu, Clarence C Lee, Chi Chun Tsai: Process for the preparation of aqueous dispersions of particles of water-soluble polymers and the particles obtained. C R Bard, Lehigh University, Kilpatrick Stockton, April 8, 2003: US06544503 (134 worldwide citation)

The invention is a process for the preparation of crosslinked water-swellable polymer particles. First, an aqueous polymer solution containing a water-soluble polymer having at least one functional group or charge, is combined with aqueous medium. The aqueous polymer solution is then mixed under mod ...


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Lone Wolinsky, Amir David Loshakove, Arvi Penner, Offer Nativ, Gil Naor, Niall Duffy: Medical device for intraluminal endovascular stenting. Medtronic, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, May 4, 2004: US06730116 (133 worldwide citation)

A medical device includes a catheter and a stent mounted on the catheter, the stent having a hollow, cylindrical body made with a plurality of rings. The rings each extend circumferentially around the cylindrical body and include an undulating series of peaks and valleys. The rings are joined togeth ...


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Eugene Bell: Method and construct for producing graft tissue from an extracellular matrix. Tissue Engineering, Lahive & Cockfield, September 1, 1998: US05800537 (117 worldwide citation)

Using animal tissues as starting materials, a method is described for producing extracellular matrix particulates. The invention includes an embodiment wherein the matrix particulates are applied to collagen scaffolds, which can be seeded with living cells or the particulates may alone be seeded wit ...


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Steven W Kim, Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty: Deformable scaffolding multicellular stent. Transvascular, William A English, Bingham McCutchen, September 2, 2003: US06613081 (117 worldwide citation)

A plastically deformable stent for implantation within a body passage includes a plurality of cylindrical segments, and a plurality of connectors extending between adjacent segments. Each segment has an alternating pattern of curvilinear elements extending about its circumference, including first an ...


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Gary L Loomis, D Christian Lentz: Bioresorbable hydrogel compositions for implantable prostheses. Scimed Life Systems, Hoffman & Baron, November 13, 2001: US06316522 (116 worldwide citation)

Crosslinked compositions formed from water-insoluble copolymers are disclosed. These compositions are copolymers having a bioresorbable region, a hydrophilic region and at least two cross-linkable functional groups per polymer chain. Crosslinking of these polymers can be effected in solution in orga ...