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Roger W Perkins, Gerri L Chatelain: Balloon connection and inflation lumen for atherectomy catheter. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, June 29, 1993: US05222966 (98 worldwide citation)

A vascular catheter includes a flexible catheter body having proximal and distal ends and an elongate housing secured to the distal end of the catheter body. An interactional device is disposed on one side of the housing, and at least two spaced-apart inflatable chambers are located on the other sid ...


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Anthony J Castro: Drug delivery catheter. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Anthony J Castro Esq, Douglas A Peninsula IP Group Chaikin Esq, May 6, 1997: US05626562 (93 worldwide citation)

A device and method for the localized treatment of vasculature with drugs and medicaments is described herein. Centrifugal force is used to drive a material from a reservoir to the outer surface of the application device and thereby deliver the treatment substance to the chosen area.


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Charles Milo, Gerald L Hansen: Optical encoder for catheter device. Devices For Vascular Intervention, Douglas A Chaikin, Hopkins & Carley, June 27, 1995: US05427107 (87 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a catheter apparatus which supports high resolution imaging of the interior of a biological conduit. The apparatus includes an imaging atherectomy catheter of the type having a cutter housing attached to the distal end of a catheter. A tissue cutting member and an ultrasonic imag ...


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Ferolyn T Powell, Larry Rogers, Ron Ray Hundertmark, Charles Milo: Articulated guidewire. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Douglas A Chaikin, Peninsula IP Group, March 12, 2002: US06355005 (77 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is an articulated guidewire for insertion into a blood vessel. The articulated guidewire includes a rotatable sensor cable, a sensor, a connector, and a satellite wire. The sensor cable has a proximal end and a distal end. A sensor connects to the sensor cable near the distal end an ...


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Larry Rogers, John Thomas Buckley, Ron Ray Hundertmark, Ferolyn T Powell, Charles Milo, Anthony J Castro: Composite atherectomy cutter. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Douglas A Chaikin, Peninsula IP Group, September 19, 2000: US06120515 (75 worldwide citation)

An athetectomy catheter is disclosed having a composite cutter which is capable of cutting material, including hardened plaque, from a biological conduit. The composite cutter has a cutter and a sensor mount. The cutter has a proximal end and a distal end with a cutting edge. The proximal end of the ...


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Brian Glynn, John B Simpson, Michael Evans: Catheter having helical inflation lumen. Devices For Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, May 16, 1995: US05415634 (74 worldwide citation)

A vascular catheter includes a catheter body, an inflatable balloon disposed at the distal end of the catheter body, and an inflation conduit extending from the proximal end of the catheter body to the inflatable balloon. The inflation conduit is disposed on the exterior of the catheter body, minimi ...


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John McIntyre, Peter S Brown, Stephen A Morse: Delivery of intracorporeal probes. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, August 27, 1996: US05549601 (73 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering a probe into a body part to perform a therapeutic or diagnostic procedure therein which includes an elongated probe device which is disposed within a protective sheath and which has a rotary drive unit connected to its proximal extremity to rotate the probe about its longitud ...


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John J Frantzen, Sepehr Fariabi: Flexible housing for intracorporeal use. Devices For Vascular Intervention, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, July 7, 1998: US05776114 (72 worldwide citation)

An elongated flexible housing for an atherectomy or other intracorporeal catheter which is formed of a shape memory alloy such ass an alloy formed predominantly of NiTi intermetallic compound. The housing preferably has an inner chamber with a tissue cutter or other diagnostic or therapeutic system ...


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Ferolyn T Powell, Larry Rogers, Ron Ray Hundertmark, Charles Milo: Articulated guidewire. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Douglas A Chaikin, Peninsula IP Group, February 9, 1999: US05868685 (71 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is an articulated guidewire for insertion into a blood vessel. The articulated guidewire includes a rotatable sensor cable, a sensor, a connector, and a satellite wire. The sensor cable has a proximal end and a distal end. A sensor connects to the sensor cable near the distal end an ...


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Larry Rogers, John Thomas Buckley, Ron Ray Hundertmark, Ferolyn T Powell, Charles Milo, Anthony J Castro: Composite atherectomy cutter. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Douglas A Chaikin, Peninsula IP Group, March 31, 1998: US05733296 (70 worldwide citation)

An athetectomy catheter is disclosed having a composite cutter which is capable of cutting material, including hardened plaque, from a biological conduit. The composite cutter has a cutter and a sensor mount. The cutter has a proximal end and a distal end with a cutting edge. The proximal end of the ...