06694979 is referenced by 159 patents and cites 48 patents.

An implantable flow control element is provided which prevents air from entering an isolated portion of a patient's lung. The element may permit air to escape from the isolated portion so that the element acts like a valve. Systems for implanting pulmonary devices are also provided.

Title
Methods and devices for use in performing pulmonary procedures
Application Number
9/797910
Publication Number
6694979 (B2)
Application Date
March 2, 2001
Publication Date
February 24, 2004
Inventor
Peter M Wilson
Foster City
CA, US
Douglas S Sutton
Pacifica
CA, US
Alan R Rapacki
Redwood City
CA, US
Ronald R Hundertmark
San Mateo
CA, US
Hanson S Gifford III
Woodside
CA, US
Ronald French
Santa Clara
CA, US
Antony J Fields
San Francisco
CA, US
Sunmi Chew
San Jose
CA, US
Bernard H Andreas
Redwood City
CA, US
Mark E Deem
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe
US
Assignee
Emphasys Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 16/00
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