06266550 is referenced by 187 patents and cites 95 patents.

An apparatus is described for treating arterial occlusions combining an intraluminally operable catheter, having an occlusion-crossing working element, with a micro-invasive extraluminally operable locator for imaging the progress of the working element through the occlusion. Conical, abrasive, blunt-dissecting, and sharp-pointed, and steering and non-steering working elements including guide wires are described. Acoustic transducers and a flexible imaging tube are described for the locator. A suction cup is described for removably anchoring the imaging tube to a surface. A signal-emitting working element and cooperating signal-receiving locator are described. A method for treating arterial occlusions is described.

Title
Catheter apparatus for treating arterial occlusions
Application Number
9/483173
Publication Number
6266550 (B1)
Application Date
January 13, 2000
Publication Date
July 24, 2001
Inventor
Charles F Milo
Union City
CA, US
Tomoaki Hinohara
Portola Valley
CA, US
James W Vetter
Portola Valley
CA, US
Matthew R Selmon
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
US
Assignee
LuMend
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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