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Tim Corvi, Stephen Boyd, Brett Follmer, John G Stine, David W Snow, Darren G Doud: Apparatus and methods for material capture and removal. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 28, 2003: US06638233 (239 worldwide citation)

Catheters, kits, and methods are provided for removing material from a body lumen. The catheters and methods may be used in a variety of body lumens, including but not limited to coronary and other arteries. In general, the catheter has a cutting element that cuts material while the material is enga ...


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John G Stine, David W Snow, John B Simpson, Martin F Overbeek Bloem: Apparatus and method for removing occluding material from body lumens. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 22, 2000: US06027514 (170 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a blade assembly at its distal end. The blade assembly includes first blade and a second blade, where each blade has an opposed cutting edge. At least one of the cutting edges will have a penetrating point formed thereon. Preferably, both edges ...


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David W Snow, James R Flom: Atherectomy catheter with aligned imager. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 9, 2001: US06299622 (164 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter is provided for excising and imaging material in a body lumen. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises a catheter body, a cutting blade, and an imaging device. The cutting blade is mounted on the catheter body and configured to move between a first position and a second pos ...


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Stephen W Boyd: Methods and devices for removing material from a vascular site. Fox Hollow Technologies, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, October 7, 2003: US06629953 (154 worldwide citation)

An expandable cage is expanded within a narrowed region of a blood vessel. The expandable cage has openings therein so that plaque protrudes through the openings when the cage is expanded. A material removing element passes within the cage to remove the plaque extending into the openings. The openin ...


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Mir A Imran, Theodore C Ormsby, Carole M Sykes, Jeffrey S Frisbie, Kevin H Van Bladel, Scott A McGill, Osamu Katoh: Apparatus for deploying a guidewire across a complex lesion. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 5, 2001: US06241744 (137 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for deploying a guidewire across a complex lesion in a vessel formed by a wall and normally having a lumen extending therethrough including an elongate flexible catheter having proximal and distal extremities and having a plurality of separate spaced apart lumens therein extending from ...


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David W Snow, James R Flom: Atherectomy catheter with aligned imager. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, February 14, 2006: US06997934 (109 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter is provided for excising and imaging material in a body lumen. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises a catheter body, a cutting blade, and an imaging device. The cutting blade is mounted on the catheter body and configured to move between a first position and a second pos ...


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Brett Follmer, Stephen Boyd, Eric Willis: Apparatus and methods for removing material from a body lumen. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 10, 2002: US06447525 (105 worldwide citation)

Devices, methods, and kits for removing material from a body lumen. The devices and methods may be used in a variety of body lumens, including but not limited to coronary arteries and other blood vessels. In general, the device or catheter has a scoop-shaped cutting blade mounted on a catheter body ...


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Himanshu Patel, John B Simpson, Darren G Doud: Methods and devices for removing material from a body lumen. Fox Hollow Technologies, Popovich Wiles & O Connell P A, August 10, 2010: US07771444 (86 worldwide citation)

A debulking catheter comprising a debulking assembly for debulking a body lumen. The catheters of the present invention can include a flexible proximal portion coupled to a rigid distal portion. A tissue debulking assembly can be disposed within the rigid portion to debulk the body lumen. In exempla ...


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David W Snow, James R Flom: Atherectomy catheter with aligned imager. Fox Hollow Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 23, 2003: US06623496 (59 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter is provided for excising and imaging material in a body lumen. In one embodiment, the catheter comprises a catheter body, a cutting blade, and an imaging device. The cutting blade is mounted on the catheter body and configured to move between a first position and a second pos ...


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John B Simpson, Himanshu Patel, Greg Stine, Brett Follmer, Michael H Rosenthal, Mehrdad Farhangnia: Debulking catheters and methods. Fox Hollow Technologies, Popovich Wiles & O Connell P A, May 4, 2010: US07708749 (38 worldwide citation)

A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method then includes advancing the device through a patient's vascular system to the blood flow lumen. Finally, th ...



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