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Marc Alan Levine, Eduardo U Sucgang, Stephen J Hebert, Estela D Gatchalian, Quang Q Tran, Victor C Esch: Flexible flow apparatus and method for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, K Alison De Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, April 15, 2003: US06547779 (81 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for creating fluid flow from one location to another are disclosed. The fluid flow is created via the absorption of repetitive pulses of radiation in a fluid to generate bubbles that expand and collapse repetitively. This fluid mechanism, or pumping phenomenon, can be used to a ...


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Victor C Esch, Quang Q Tran, R Rox Anderson, Stephen J Hebert, Marc Alan Levine, Eduardo U Sucgang: Flow apparatus for the disruption of occlusions. EndoVasix, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue PC, October 31, 2000: US06139543 (64 worldwide citation)

The invention encompasses methods and apparatus for pumping fluid from one location to another through the repetitive expansion and collapse of bubbles generated as a result of the absorption of repetitive pulses of radiation in a fluid. This pumping phenomenon can be used to aid removal of a total ...


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Stephen J Hebert, Marc Alan Levine, Eduardo U Sucgang, Quang Q Tran, Victor C Esch: Flexible flow apparatus and method for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, April 3, 2001: US06210400 (61 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for pumping fluid from one location to another via generation of bubbles in fluid, and expansion and callapse thereof, are described. These apparatus deliver repetitive pulses of radiation to a fluid to form bubbles therein. The expansion and collapse of the bubbles cause fluid motion or p ...


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Victor C Esch, Quang Q Tran, R Rox Anderson: Flow apparatus for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, K Alison De Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, March 4, 2003: US06527763 (45 worldwide citation)

The invention encompasses methods and apparatus for pumping fluid from one location to another through the repetitive expansion and collapse of bubbles generated as a result of the absorption of repetitive pulses of radiation in a fluid. This pumping phenomenon can be used to aid removal of a total ...


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Steven R Visuri, Luiz B Da Silva, Peter M Celliers, Richard A London, Duncan J Maitland IV, Victor C Esch: Photoacoustic removal of occlusions from blood vessels. The Regents of the University of California, Endovasix, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, August 6, 2002: US06428531 (36 worldwide citation)

Partial or total occlusions of fluid passages within the human body are removed by positioning an array of optical fibers in the passage and directing treatment radiation pulses along the fibers, one at a time, to generate a shock wave and hydrodynamics flows that strike and emulsify the occlusions. ...


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Victor C Esch, Paul S Jackson: Flexible flow apparatus and method for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, August 27, 2002: US06440124 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention encompasses methods and flexible apparatus for delivering radiation energy to a radiation-absorbing fluid within the apparatus to generate a series of expanding and collapsing bubbles therein, and thereby generate flow in a fluid surrounding the apparatus. Effective fluid flow is obtai ...


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Stephanos Papademetriou, Victor C Esch: Apparatus and method for aligning an energy beam. EndoVasix, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill Macpherson, January 15, 2002: US06339470 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, including a light detecting means, determines the actual position of an optical fiber array having one or more, but fewer than all, short fibers by detecting light transmitted through the short fiber(s) as a laser beam is horizontally and/or vertically scanned across the proximal fiber ...


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Visuri Steven R, Da Silva Luiz B, Celliers Peter M, London Richard A, Maitland Duncan J, Esch Victor C: Photoacoustic removal of occlusions from blood vessels. Univ California, Endovasix, August 9, 2000: EP1024759-A1

Partial or total occlusions of fluid passages within the human body are removed by positioning an array of optical fibers in the passage and directing treatment radiation pulses along the fibers, one at a time, to generate a shock wave and hydrodynamic flows that strike and emulsify the occlusions. ...


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Papademetriou Stephanos, Esch Victor C, Praca Miguel M L, Crarer Alan S: Apparatus for delivering radiation energy. Endovasix, May 2, 2001: EP1095309-A2

An apparatus and method for accurately and reproducibly locating a planar array of optical fibers in space are disclosed. A single acousto-optic modulator is used to accurately and substantially-simultaneously deflect multiple beams of different-wavelength radiation energy to each of said accurately ...


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Levine Marc Alan, Sucgang Eduardo U, Hebert Stephen J, Gatchalian Estela D, Tran Quang Q, Esch Victor C: Flexible flow apparatus and method for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, May 9, 2001: EP1096894-A1

The invention encompasses methods and flexible apparatus for creating fluid flow from one location to another through the repetitive expansion and collapse of bubbles generated as a result of the absorption of repetitive pulses of radiation in a fluid. This pumping phenomenon can be used to aid remo ...