07462162 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 457 patents.

This is directed to methods and devices suited for maintaining an opening in a wall of a body organ for an extended period. More particularly devices and methods are directed maintaining patency of channels that alter gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Title
Antiproliferative devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ
Application Number
10/895010
Publication Number
7462162 (B2)
Application Date
July 19, 2004
Publication Date
December 9, 2008
Inventor
Ed Roschak
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Loc Phan
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Levine Bagade Han
Assignee
Broncus Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/04
A61B 17/08
A61M 5/00
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