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William R Dubrul, Craig K Tsuji: Trocar system having expandable port. InnerDyne Medical, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 11, 1995: US05431676 (554 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for forming and enlarging percutaneous penetrations comprises an elongate dilation member which receives an elongate expansion member in an axial lumen thereof. The dilation tube includes a tubular braid which usually comprises a mesh of non-elastic filaments which are radial ...


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Colin J Nichols, William R Dubrul, Robert S Behl: Method and device for thermal ablation having improved heat transfer. Innerdyne, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 18, 1995: US05433708 (388 worldwide citation)

A thermal ablation catheter includes an elongate body member having a heating element disposed over a predetermined length of its distal end. The heating element is suspended away from an exterior surface of the elongate member to form a circulation region thereunder. Thermally conductive fluid can ...


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Michael A Evans, Colin J Nichols, Laura Kemp, William R Dubrul, Robert S Behl: Method and device for thermal ablation having improved heat transfer. InnerDyne, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 6, 1996: US05542928 (308 worldwide citation)

A thermal ablation catheter includes an elongate body member having a heating element disposed over a predetermined length of its distal end or within an axial lumen. The heating element is suspended away from an exterior surface of the elongate member to form a circulation region thereunder. Altern ...


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Steven P Masterson, Robert J Laird: Method and system for direct heating of fluid solution in a hollow body organ. Innerdyne Medical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 5, 1997: US05653692 (207 worldwide citation)

The invention provides improved methods and devices for heating a thermally conductive fluid within an internal body organ to thermally ablate or necrose the body organ. In an exemplary embodiment, the invention provides a thermal ablation device having an elongate member with a proximal end and a d ...


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John Carlson, Craig K Tsuji, Steven P Masterson, Michael J Orth: Method and apparatus employing conformable sleeve for providing percutaneous access. Innerdyne, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 29, 1998: US05814058 (166 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for introducing articles and surgical instruments to target body cavities utilize conformable sleeves which are percutaneously positioned within the cavity. Articles may then be passed directly through the conformable sleeve, without use of a rigid cannula, either by pushing the ...


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John Carlson, Tellis Hartridge, Andrew Lee, Steve Masterson, Mike Orth, Craig Tsuji: Adjustable introducer valve. Innerdyne, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 13, 1998: US05820600 (158 worldwide citation)

An adjustable pnemostasis valve and method for providing a fluid seal around the periphery of endoscopic viewing scopes and instruments having a wide variety of cross-sectional sizes. The valve (8) comprises a first valve member (50) having an opening for receiving an elongated object, such as a per ...


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William R Dubrul: Method and apparatus for catheterization access. Innerdyne, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 3, 1995: US05454790 (158 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for percutaneous placement of access tubes, such as feeding and drainage tubes, vascular catheters, and the like, comprises an elastic access tube in an internal stylet. The stylet is received within a central lumen of the access tube and is used to axially elongate the tube, ...


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Eric Kurt Dolence, Chen Ze Hu, Ray Tsang, Clifton G Sanders, Shigemasa Osaki: Electrophilic polyethylene oxides for the modification of polysaccharides, polypeptides (proteins) and surfaces. Surface Engineering Technologies Division of InnerDyne, Lyon & Lyon, July 22, 1997: US05650234 (152 worldwide citation)

Several poly(ethylene glycol) mixed carbonates and their preparation are closed. These carbonates are synthesized by conversion of polyethylene glycol first to the chloroformate then by reaction with the hydroxyl group of N-hydroxybenzotriazole or 2-hydroxypyrimidine or N-hydroxy-2-pyrrolidinone. Th ...


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John E Carlson, Robert K Deckman, Steven P Masterson, Thomas J Palermo, Craig K Tsuji: Radially expandable access system having disposable and reusable components. Innerdyne, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 27, 1998: US05827319 (151 worldwide citation)

An access system comprises a radially expandable sleeve, a pneumoperitoneum needle, a cannula assembly, and an obturator. Methods for reconstructing and reusing the access system comprise replacing the radially expandable sleeve and cannula valve cap components of the system, both of which are dispo ...


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Robert S Behl: Tension guide and dilator. Innerdyne Medical, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, May 17, 1994: US05312360 (145 worldwide citation)

A dilator assembly for forming and enlarging percutaneous penetrations into body cavities includes an elongate guide member and one or more elongate dilation members. The guide member includes a retractable anchor near its distal end so that an outward force or tension may be maintained on the body ...