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Daignault Kenneth J Jr, Mcnamara Edward I, Saunders Myles L: Occluding catheter for treating cerebral arteries.. Bard C R, May 15, 1991: EP0427429-A2 (238 worldwide citation)

An occlusion catheter for use during therapeutic intervention of a blood vessel for flushing away debris indluding an elongated guide catheter (20) sized to be introduced into the blood vessel, an occlusion balloon (12) located at or near the distal end of the catheter and an inflation lumen (18) in ...


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Dwyer Clifford J, Robinson Timothy, Weiser Michael: Method and apparatus for recapture of hooked endoprosthesis. Bard C R, March 20, 1996: EP0701800-A1 (162 worldwide citation)

An endoprosthesis assembly 10 adapted to be securely positioned within a body lumen is provided with one or more hooks 24 adapted to engage tissue that defines the body lumen. The endoprosthesis includes a resilient self-expanding anchor 14 attached to the tubular graft. The anchor hooks carried by ...


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Robinson Timothy, Weiser Michael, Carey John, Kujawski Dennis: Non-migrating vascular prosthesis and minimally invasive placement system therefor.. Bard C R, June 14, 1995: EP0657147-A2 (143 worldwide citation)

A graft assembly 10 for securely positioning a graft 20 at a predetermined location across an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The assembly includes a resilient self-expanding anchor 30 that is secured to the graft. The anchor is characterized as being at least as long as the graft, and further as being a ...


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Mackey Sean: Radio frequency energy delivery system for multipolar electrode catheters. Bard C R, December 3, 2003: EP1366724-A1 (101 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a radio-frequency ablation system for biological tissues. The ablation system comprises an electrode catheter (200) having an array of externally conductive, individually connected electrodes (202, 204) arranged in spaced serial relation along a shaft, a plurality of ...


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Davey Christopher T: Pleated balloon dilatation catheter and method of manufacture.. Bard C R, February 27, 1991: EP0414350-A1 (99 worldwide citation)

A balloon dilatation catheter (14) is provided with a pleated balloon defining at least three pleats (46) and alternating wings (48). When the balloon collapses, it tends to assume a pleated configuration which defines a lower profile and is better adapted to pass through narrow channels, such as a ...


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Saab Mark Anthony: Thin wall high strength balloon and method of manufacture.. Bard C R, July 13, 1988: EP0274411-A2 (97 worldwide citation)

A balloon for use in medical procedures such as in dilatation catheter in which the balloon is formed from a tubular thin wall parison of orientable semicrystalline polymer (polyethylene terephthalate being preferred) which is stretched very close to the elastic limit of the material and is then hea ...


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Saab Mark A: Multiple layer high strength balloon for dilatation catheter.. Bard C R, November 21, 1991: EP0457456-A1 (95 worldwide citation)

A balloon for a dilatation catheter is formed to define relatively thin cone (C) and neck (N) segments at the opposite ends of the balloon (16) by forming the balloon in a plurality of separate very thin layers (18,20,22). The balloon is built up from a plurality of layers including an inner layer ( ...


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Jordan Guy J: Implantable inductively coupled medical identification system.. Bard C R, October 12, 1994: EP0619101-A1 (93 worldwide citation)

A system for enabling the acquisition from outside the body of a patient (10) of data pertaining to a medical device (14) implanted therein. A characterization tag (90) is secured to the medical device (14) prior to the implantation thereof. The characterization tag (90) is powered by energy absorbe ...


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Crittenden James Frederick, Barbere Michael David, White Bryan John: Catheter and guidewire exchange system.. Bard C R, September 14, 1988: EP0282143-A1 (92 worldwide citation)

A catheter and guidewire exchange system in which the guidewire (14) is contained within a guidewire lumen in the indwelling portion of the catheter (10) and with the guidewire and catheter being separated externally of the patient. The catheter includes a guidewire lumen which is slit longitudinall ...