07708712 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 586 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
Methods and devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in a body organ
Application Number
10/894647
Publication Number
7708712 (B2)
Application Date
July 19, 2004
Publication Date
May 4, 2010
Inventor
Ed Roschak
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Loc Phan
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Levine Bagade Han
Assignee
Broncus Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/02
A61F 2/04
A61F 2/06
A61M 5/00
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