05087256 is referenced by 95 patents and cites 18 patents.

A thermal atherectomy catheter has a tip of high magnetic permeability cylindrical stem with an enlarged head at one end and an enlarged collar at the other end, a coil of wire wrapped about the stem adjacent the head and removed from said collar, a sleeve of ferromagnetic material disposed about the coil and a second sleeve of non-magnetic outer sleeve extending between and of the diameter of the head and collar to define a space between the sleeves whereby the outer sleeve to collar are maintained at a lower temperature than the head.

Title
Thermal atherectomy device
Application Number
464399
Publication Number
5087256
Application Date
October 5, 1990
Publication Date
February 11, 1992
Inventor
David F Wirt
Prescott
WI, US
Mark J Cowell
San Carlos
CA, US
Eric L Gay
Ann Arbor
MI, US
James M Taylor
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Howard L Rose
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
Metcal
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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