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Boris Anukhin, Masoud Molaei, David T Pollock: Nitinol frame heating and setting mandrel. Abbott Vascular Solutions, Fulwider Patton, May 4, 2010: US07708925

An apparatus for heating and setting elements of a stent. The apparatus is a mandrel having a central core cylinder with an outer surface including a plurality of raised forms and gaps in-between the raised forms. The mandrel also includes a first and second outer cylinder, each having a curved radi ...


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KETAI TED , BENDER CHRIS , TYLER STEVEN A , THORNTON TROY L , GOLDFARB ERIC : [de] VERFAHREN, SYSTEME UND VORRICHTUNGEN ZUR REPARATUR VON HERZKLAPPEN, [en] METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR CARDIAC VALVE REPAIR, [fr] PROCÉDÉS, SYSTÈMES ET DISPOSITIFS DE RÉPARATION DE VALVULE CARDIAQUE. ABBOTT VASCULAR , January 25, 2017: EP3120811-A2

[en] A chordal replacement device comprising: a proximal anchor (3910), a distal anchor (3915) extending and affixed to a distal attachment site in a ventricle; and a flexible tether (3920) coupled to and tensioned between the proximal and distal anchors, wherein the proximal anchor may comprise a f ...


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Surgical staple. Abbott Vascular, May 6, 2009: EP2055242-A1

A surgical stapler comprises an elongate housing and a surgical staple (14) slidable longitudinally within the housing towards the free forward end thereof. The back of the staple (18) has a rearward extension (22). An actuator is slidable forwardly within the housing for driving the staple towards ...


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Cummins Christy: Surgical staple. Abbott Vascular, June 10, 2009: EP2067441-A1

A generally U-shaped surgical staple comprises a base and a pair of generally "L"-shaped legs extending substantially perpendicularly from opposite ends of the base respectively. The legs in use of the staple are bent through approximately 9 DEG relative to the base. To effect a greater compression ...


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Randolf Von Oepen, Travis Yribarren, Thomas Rieth, Lorcan Coffey, Arik Zucker: Guidewire apparatus with an expandable portion and methods of use. Abbott Laboratories Abbott Vascular Devices, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, January 25, 2007: US20070021685-A1

A guidewire apparatus for a medical device that includes an expandable guidewire section that can be locked in an expanded state. In one use, the expandable section can be temporarily locked to a working element of a medical device to facilitate the transmission of torque from the guidewire to the m ...


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Michael T Carly: Apparatus and method for delivering a closure element. Abbott Laboratories Abbott Vascular Devices, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, January 25, 2007: US20070021778-A1

An apparatus for delivering and deploying a closure element to an opening formed in a body lumen, including a delivery assembly positionable through the tissue and into the opening. The delivery assembly includes a distal locator portion and a carrier portion oriented proximal to the distal locator ...


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Peter William Stratford, Alistair Stewart Taylor, Vincent James O Byrne, John Tom Clarke, Denis Dominic Healy: Balloon Expandable Stent. Abbott Vascular, Sughrue Mion Pllc, January 24, 2008: US20080021534-A1

The present invention relates to a balloon expandable stent mounted on a balloon catheter, the entire assembly being overcoated with a coherent polymer coating, which is preferably substantially continuous over the circumference and, more preferably, axial length of the stem on the balloon. The poly ...


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James COLEMAN, Christy Cummins, Chris Martin, Thomas Anthony, Sean Morris: Surgical stapler. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, October 30, 2008: US20080269801-A1

A surgical stapler comprises a hollow shaft 10 and a tube 92 slidable axially within the shaft between a forward position wherein one end 96 of the tube projects beyond a free end of the shaft to enter a puncture site in a blood vessel and a rearward position wherein the end of the locator tube is r ...


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James COLEMAN, Christy Cummins, Chris Martin, Thomas Raymond Anthony, Sean Morris: Surgical stapler. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, October 30, 2008: US20080269802-A1

A surgical stapler comprises a hollow shaft 10 and a tube 92 slidable axially within the shaft between a forward position wherein one end 96 of the tube projects beyond a free end of the shaft to enter a puncture site in a blood vessel and a rearward position wherein the end of the locator tube is r ...


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James Coleman, Christy Cummins, Chris Martin, Thomas Raymond Anthony, Sean Morris: Surgical stapler. Abbott Vascular, Workman Nydegger, November 6, 2008: US20080272173-A1

A surgical stapler comprises a hollow shaft 10 and a tube 92 slidable axially within the shaft between a forward position wherein one end 96 of the tube projects beyond a free end of the shaft to enter a puncture site in a blood vessel and a rearward position wherein the end of the locator tube is r ...