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John J Frantzen: Surgical stent featuring radiopaque markers. Global Therapeutics, Bradley P Heisler, April 21, 1998: US05741327 (272 worldwide citation)

Radiopaque marker elements for attachment to ends of a radially expandable surgical stent are disclosed. Each radiopaque marker element is homogeneously formed from a radiopaque material and attached through an attachment means to ends of the stent. The radiopaque marker elements enhance the visibil ...


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John J Frantzen: Enhanced flexibility surgical stent. Global Therapeutics, Heisler & Associates, December 1, 1998: US05843175 (180 worldwide citation)

A surgical stent (10) is provided which can be radially expanded away from a central axis (2) within a body lumen, such as an artery. The stent (10) is formed from a series of struts (20) circumscribing a cylindrical contour of the stent (10). Each strut (20) has a series of bends (30) formed therei ...


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John J Frantzen: Radially expandable axially non-contracting surgical stent. Global Therapeutics, Heisler & Associates, February 9, 1999: US05868782 (100 worldwide citation)

A surgical stent (10) is provided which can be radially expanded away from a central axis (2) within a body lumen, such as an artery. The stent (10) is formed from a series of struts (20) circumscribing a cylindrical contour of the stent (10). Each strut (20) has a series of bends (30) formed therei ...


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Joseph B Horn, Ivan De Scheerder: Radially expandable stent. Global Therapeutics, Sheridan Ross P C, January 7, 1997: US05591230 (94 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a radial expandable stent for use in blood vessels. The length of the stent after expansion is substantially the same as the stent length before expansion. The stent is annealed at high temperatures to permit the wire to form an original multi-loop design includi ...


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John J Frantzen: Surgical stent having a streamlined contour. Global Therapeutics, Bradley P Heisler, February 17, 1998: US05718713 (86 worldwide citation)

A surgical stent 10 is provided which is formed of a plurality of stent segments 40 having a streamlined contour. Each stent segment 40 includes an outer surface 42 spaced from an inner surface 44. The inner surface 44 is bordered by inner edges 54, 56 and the outer surface 42 is bordered by outer e ...


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John J Frantzen: Method for polishing surgical stents. Global Therapeutics, Bradley P Heisler, May 5, 1998: US05746691 (42 worldwide citation)

A method for polishing radially expandable surgical stents is disclosed where fluid abrasive media M flows over surfaces of the stent 10 causing the surfaces of the stent 10 to be polished and streamlined. The stent 10 is temporarily provided with cylindrical support ends 20, which are not radially ...


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Ivan De Scheerder, Joseph B Horn: Radially expandable stent. Global Therapeutics, Sheridan Ross & McIntosh, November 26, 1996: US05578149 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an expandable stent for use in blood vessels. The length of the stent after expansion is substantially the same as the stent length before expansion. The stent is annealed at high temperatures to permit stent deformation at relatively low pressures to conform to ...


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Horn Joseph B, Petrarca Daniel J, Dorros Gerald, Ferguson Iii James J, Wiesner Steven P: Method and apparatus for sealing a body site. Global Therapeutics, June 19, 1996: EP0716833-A2 (14 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing a puncture in a body includes an insertion tip (64) for entering the puncture. A stop (68) connected to said tip (64) is arranged to lie adjacent to the puncture when the apparatus is used for sealing the puncture. A trunk (28) is connected to the stop (68) for manual manipu ...


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Frantzen John J: Surgical stent having a streamlined contour. Frantzen John J, Global Therapeutics, January 26, 2000: EP0973462-A1 (8 worldwide citation)

A surgical stent 10 is provided which is formed of a plurality of stent segments 40 having a streamlined contour. Each stent segment 40 includes an outer surface 42 spaced from an inner surface 44. The inner surface 44 is bordered by inner edges 54, 56 and the outer surface 42 is bordered by outer e ...


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John J Frantzen: Incision device. Global Therapeutics, Bradley P Heisler, June 23, 1998: US05769866 (5 worldwide citation)

An incision device 10 is provided for precisely initiating and controlling the depth of an incision I in an artery A, such as a coronary artery A of a heart H, particularly while the heart H is beating. A handle 12 is provided for grasping by a surgeon and from which an arm 40 adjustably extends. A ...



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