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Paul G Yock: Catheter apparatus, system and method for intravascular two-dimensional ultrasonography. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 3, 1989: US04794931 (492 worldwide citation)

Ultrasonic apparatus, system and method for high resolution intravascular imaging to assist indovascular lesions and to monitor the results of interventional therapy. An ultrasonic transducer is carried by the distal end of a catheter adapted for insertion into a vessel, and either the transducer or ...


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Paul G Yock: Method for intravascular two-dimensional ultrasonography and recanalization. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, March 19, 1991: US05000185 (378 worldwide citation)

Ultrasonic apparatus, system and method for high resolution intravascular imaging to assist indovascular lesions and to monitor the results of interventional therapy. An ultrasonic transducer is carried by the distal end of a catheter adapted for insertion into a vessel, and either the transducer or ...


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Robert M Scribner, Stephen M Salmon, Mark L Pomeranz: Ultrasonic imaging catheter having rotational image correlation. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, October 8, 1991: US05054492 (344 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic imaging catheter comprises a catheter body having a distal end and a proximal end. An ultrasonic imaging transducer is located within the distal end and is arranged to produce an image in an image plane which is generally normal to the axial direction of the catheter. An ultrasonically ...


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Yue Teh Jang, William M Belef: Intravascular catheter having combined imaging abrasion head. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, March 31, 1992: US05100424 (286 worldwide citation)

Front-end and side-on intravascular catheters are described that comprise an abrasive head contained substantially within a housing. Aspiration means and flushing means are connected to the region of grinding to remove dislodged debris. A preferred embodiment has the abrasive surface of a rotatable ...


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Yue Teh Jang, Stephen M Salmon, David A White, Rizza A Garcia: Catheter system having imaging, balloon angioplasty, and stent deployment capabilities, and method of use for guided stent deployment. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Lyon & Lyon, May 12, 1998: US05749848 (217 worldwide citation)

A catheter system has a balloon angioplasty device disposed about a common lumen near its distal end. The balloon catheter is pre-fitted with a stent which is deployed when the balloon is inflated. The common lumen is in communication with multiple lumens within a proximal region of the catheter bod ...


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Paul G Yock, James W Arenson: Laser catheter with imaging capability. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, July 9, 1991: US05029588 (213 worldwide citation)

Vascular catheters include ultrasonic imaging capability and optical waveguides for delivering laser energy for ablating vascular obstructions. The ultrasonic imaging capability comprises a fixed ultrasonic transducer which directs ultrasonic energy at a reflective surface on a rotating element. The ...


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James J Leary, John R McKenzie: Ultrasonic imaging catheter with guidewire channel. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, June 18, 1991: US05024234 (199 worldwide citation)

Intravascular catheters including both a flexible catheter body and a less flexible housing mounted at a distal end of the catheter body are provided with a flexible distal tip, preferably having a conical geometry. Guidewire channel or lumen is formed within the tip, and optionally additional guide ...


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Mark L Pomeranz: Guidewire with imaging capability. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend, March 17, 1992: US05095911 (179 worldwide citation)

A guidewire imaging catheter includes a catheter body, housing secured to the distal end of the catheter body, a drive cable extending through a central lumen of the catheter body, and an imaging system disposed within the housing and coupled to the drive cable. A fixed guidewire is secured to the d ...


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Thomas C Moore, Yue Teh Jang: Convertible tip catheters and sheaths. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 2, 1996: US05531700 (169 worldwide citation)

A catheter is provided having a catheter body with a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter body has a proximal region having a first diameter and a distal region having a single lumen and a second diameter which is less than a first diameter. A distal guide wire exit port is disposed in the di ...


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Harm Tenhoff: Enhanced accuracy of three-dimensional intraluminal ultrasound (ILUS) image reconstruction. Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Lyon & Lyon, November 3, 1998: US05830145 (156 worldwide citation)

A method for imaging an organ or internal structure within a body to obtain three-dimensional reconstruction of the organ or internal structure. The method includes steps of providing an intraluminal ultrasound imaging system capable of obtaining echographic images of the surrounding of a catheter i ...