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Paul J Mulhauser, Paul C DiCesare: Implantable prosthesis and method and apparatus for loading and delivering an implantable prosthesis. C R Bard Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, December 9, 1997: US05695525 (291 worldwide citation)

An implantable prosthesis and device and method for loading and delivering the implantable prosthesis to a trocar cannula. The implantable prosthesis includes a body portion sufficient to extend across and occlude a defect opening and a semi-rigid ring for supporting the body portion. The implantabl ...


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Robert R Andrews, William Edelman, Joseph A Levendusky, Peter T Majeski, Robert L O Brien: Method of forming intra-aortic balloon catheters. C R Bard Incorporated, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 17, 1998: US05718861 (18 worldwide citation)

A method of forming intra-aortic balloons includes forming a balloon blank having a sleeve section at its proximal end. To reduce the diameter of the sleeve section of the balloon, the sleeve section is stretched longitudinally by gripping a first portion of the balloon blank at the distal end of th ...