05087265 is referenced by 220 patents and cites 48 patents.

This disclosure sets out a catheter for bodily insertion. The catheter tip supports an elongate hollow housing with a window for occlusive material cutting, a cutter head on the interior rotates, driven by a drive wire in the hollow catheter tube. In addition, the cutter head reciprocates or oscillates to cut on its back edge, the edge trimming material entering through the window. The window and optional slots admit the unwanted material and enable trimming for a vacuum removal through the catheter tube. The window is urged into contact by a pair of flexed wires, the wires moving the housing into operative contact.

Title
Distal atherectomy catheter
Application Number
312737
Publication Number
5087265
Application Date
July 24, 1989
Publication Date
February 11, 1992
Inventor
David P Summers
Montgomery
TX, US
Agent
Gunn Lee & Miller
Assignee
American BioMed
TX, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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