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Richard A Hillstead: Endovascular stent apparatus and method. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffman Fisher & Heinke Co, August 15, 1989: US04856516 (947 worldwide citation)

A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then further bent into a sequence of loops that are connected by half hitch junctions and interconnections which are either aligned or spiral around a c ...


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David C MacGregor: Bifurcating stent apparatus and method. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co, February 19, 1991: US04994071 (898 worldwide citation)

A bifurcating stent for insertion into a bifurcating vessel such as a blood vessel. The stent can be expanded from an insertion configuration to an implanted configuration by the application of radially outward forces against a series of interconnected wire loops that make up the stent. The preferre ...


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Carol Wright, Gerard H Llanos, Ronald Rakos, Kristen King: Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut. Cordis Corporation, August 14, 2001: US06273913 (681 worldwide citation)

Delivery of rapamycin locally, particularly from an intravascular stent, directly from micropores in the stent body or mixed or bound to a polymer coating applied on stent, to inhibit neointimal tissue proliferation and thereby prevent restenosis. This invention also facilitates the performance of t ...


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Richard A Hillstead: Mesh balloon catheter device. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, May 1, 1990: US04921484 (606 worldwide citation)

The mesh balloon catheter device includes a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, a tube of woven interlaced filaments forming a tubular mesh and having a proximal end connected to the distal end of the catheter and a distal end, a flush tube or fiber optic tube extending through the cath ...


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Thomas O Bales, Kevin W Smith: Electrosurgical catheter and method for vascular applications. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, July 28, 1987: US04682596 (569 worldwide citation)

The method for resolving atherosclerotic plaque buildup and/or eroding unwanted tissue in a blood vessel includes the steps of: inserting an electrode in and along the lumen of a blood vessel; manually manipulating said electrode through the blood vessel; positioning said electrode proximate to athe ...


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Stanley R Hess, Terri Kovacs: Percutaneous lead having radially adjustable electrode. Cordis Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, April 28, 1987: US04660571 (526 worldwide citation)

A disposable percutaneous lead is provided which is suitable for caring out a variety of functions, including endocardial functions of mapping, ablation and/or pacing. The percutaneous lead maintains a substantially isodiametric profile for insertion through a body cavity such as a vein or artery. B ...


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Edward A Schroeppel: System for controlling body implantable action device. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, October 1, 1985: US04543955 (437 worldwide citation)

The system includes a sensor assembly comprising a body implantable physiological sensor for controlling a body implantable action device operable to act upon the body in response to changes in a physiological parameter sensed by the sensor. The body implantable action device can be a heart pacing d ...


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Richard A Hillstead: Endovascular stent and method. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co, August 4, 1992: US05135536 (429 worldwide citation)

A stent for reinforcing a vessel wall is disclosed. The stent is constructed from a single elongated wire. The wire is first bent into a series of tight bends. The wire is then rolled around a mandrel to create junctions of wire which are permanently adhered. The completed stent forms a cylindrical ...


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Thomas W Duerig, Andreas Melzer: Stent-based venous valves. Cordis Corporation, Carl J Evens, January 7, 2003: US06503272 (415 worldwide citation)

An artificial venous valve which incorporates a stent having one or more of the elements comprising its frame deformed inwardly towards its center and a biocompatible fabric attached to the one or more elements is utilized to replace or supplement incompetent or damaged venous valves. The elements a ...


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Donald A Chilson, Kevin W Smith: Intraventricular multielectrode cardial mapping probe and method for using same. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, October 13, 1987: US04699147 (399 worldwide citation)

The intraventricular multielectrode cardiac mapping probe comprises a catheter having an open proximal end and an open distal end and four elongate wire assemblies received in the catheter and having a distal end portion, and a proximal end portion extending from the catheter proximal open end. Each ...



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