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Anthony J Castro: Drug delivery catheter. Devices For Vascular Intervention, Douglas A Chaikin, Peninsula IP Group, February 2, 1999: US05865794 (13 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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E Richard Hill III, Glenn Davis, Brian Farley: Guidewire migration controller. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Douglas A Chaikin, Peninsula IP Group, July 6, 1999: US05919161 (7 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a guidewire migration controller for use with catheter devices such as atherectomy catheters. The guidewire migration controller includes a housing, a gripper insertable in the housing and a locking member. The locking member holds the gripper within the housing. The gripper has ...


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Chin Albert K, Mcintyre John, Morse Stephen A: Removal of tissue from within a body cavity. Devices For Vascular Intervention, LYNCH Edward J, March 2, 1995: WO/1995/005777 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system for removing an organ or piece of tissue severed from its supporting tissue within a patient's body cavity, such as the abdominal cavity, which includes an elongated expandable tubular member with a sealed interior. In one preferred embodiment for morcellation, means are provided ...


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Gifford Hanson S, Simpson John B, Brown Peter S: Atherectomy device and method. Devices For Vascular Intervention, HESLIN James M, January 25, 1990: WO/1990/000371 (1 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter for removal of plaque buildup from the walls of a blood vessel. The atherectomy catheter includes a cutter assembly carried near the distal extremity of a flexible tubular member (12) that may be inserted into a vessel and directed to the occlusion. The cutter assembly includ ...


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Hanson S Gifford III, John B Simpson: Single lumen atherectomy catheter device. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend, April 9, 1991: USRE033569

Atherectomy device for removing material from an atheroma in the vascular system. A cutter is mounted in a cylindrical housing having a cutout on one side thereof at the distal end of a catheter. The catheter has a single luminal opening, and a flexible drive cable for operating the cutter passes th ...


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Simpson John B: Dispositif et methode pour pratiquer des atherectomies, Atherectomy device and method. Devices For Vascular Intervention, SMART & BIGGAR, June 13, 1989: CA1255564

-1- Abstract of the Disclosure Atherectomy device having a generally cylindrical housingformed of a relatively rigid material. The housing hasrounded distal and proximal end portions. The housing isformed with a cutout extending longitudinally of thehousing on one side of the housing. An atheroma cu ...


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Gifford Hanson Smiley Iii, Simpson John B, Stenstrom Kenneth A: Unite motrice, Motor drive unit. Devices For Vascular Intervention, SMART & BIGGAR, October 16, 1990: CA1275218

Abstract Of The Invention Motor drive unit for use with an atherectomy devicehaving a flexible drive cable and a finger operatedmember for advancing and retracting the drive cable. The drive unit comprises a motor and a power supplymounted in a case of a size which fits comfortably in ahuman hand, w ...


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Gifford Hanson Smiley Iii, Simpson John Bush: Catheter a lumiere simple pour atherectomies, Single lumen atherectomy catheter device. Devices For Vascular Intervention, SMART & BIGGAR, July 16, 1991: CA1286186

Abstract Of The Invention Atherectomy device for removing material from anatheroma in the vascular system. A cutter is mountedin a cylindrical housing having a cutout on one sidethereof at the distal end of a catheter. The catheterhas a single luminal opening, and a flexible drivecable for operating ...


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Milo Charles, Hansen Gerald L: Optical encoder for catheter device. Devices For Vascular Intervention, CHAIKIN Douglas A, June 15, 1995: WO/1995/015716

Disclosed herein is an imaging catheter apparatus (30) having a tissue cutting member (34) and an imaging transducer (36) secured to the distal end of a rotatable torque cable (32). A rotary encoder (38) is slidably coupled to the end of the torque cable (32) for precisely determining the rotational ...


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Milo Charles, Webler William Earl, Co Fred Henrik: Composite drive shaft. Devices For Vascular Intervention, CHAIKIN Douglas A, June 15, 1995: WO/1995/016141

Disclosed herein is a flexible composite drive shaft (20) used in the field of flexible vascular atherectomy catheters for connecting a rotating drive means and a rotatable working member. The flexible composite drive shaft (20) includes a core (22) of specially selected highly elastic memory alloy ...