04881939 is referenced by 187 patents and cites 13 patents.

The invention concerns an implantable, inflatable helical cuff which is wrapped about a tubular body member such as a nerve cord, esophagus, colon, intestine, or blood vessel in a pressure transferring relationship. The cuff may be completely inflated to function as an occluder, or partially inflated to function as a pressure sensor or transducer in an appropriate system.

Title
Implantable helical cuff
Application Number
6/702570
Publication Number
4881939
Application Date
February 19, 1985
Publication Date
November 21, 1989
Inventor
Arnold L Newman
Kensington
MD, US
Agent
Robert E Archibald
Assignee
The Johns Hopkins University
MD, US
IPC
A61B 17/12
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