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Bloom Eliot, Douk Nareak, Rafiee Nasser: Device, system, and method for contracting tissue in a mammalian body. Medtronic Vascular, Bloom Eliot, Douk Nareak, Rafiee Nasser, NICHOLAS Frank C, December 29, 2004: WO/2004/112652 (469 worldwide citation)

A device, a system and a method for contracting tissue in a mammalian body. The contracting device comprises a body (111) and a plurality of legs (112) radially splayed there from. Each leg (112) includes a snap-acting spring tip (116). When a force is applied to the device, the tips (116) operate t ...


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Jeffrey W Allen, David S Brin, Chris M Coppin: Percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly. Medtronic Vascular, January 24, 2006: US06989027 (333 worldwide citation)

The percutaneously delivered temporary valve assembly of the present invention, and method of using the same, provides an elongate element and a temporary valve disposed on the elongate element. The temporary valve can comprise struts and a membrane attached to the struts. The elongate element can i ...


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Eliot Bloom, Nareak Douk, John Horrigan, Rany Huynh, Nasser Rafiee: Tensioning device, system, and method for treating mitral valve regurgitation. Medtronic Vascular, January 8, 2008: US07316706 (221 worldwide citation)

A system for treating mitral valve regurgitation comprises a tensioning device slidably received within a delivery catheter. The tensioning device includes a tether linking proximal an anchoring member and a distal anchoring member. At least one of the anchoring members includes an elastic portion t ...


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Theodore C Lamson, Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty: Devices and methods for transluminal or transthoracic interstitial electrode placement. Medtronic Vascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, March 13, 2007: US07191015 (211 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for implanting pacing electrodes or other apparatus, or for delivering substances, to the heart of other tissues within the body. A guided tissue penetrating catheter is inserted into a body lumen (e.g., blood vessel) or into a body cavity or space (e.g., the pericardial space) a ...


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Patrick J Duane: Apparatus for temporary intraluminal protection. Medtronic Vascular, May 10, 2005: US06890340 (175 worldwide citation)

A temporary intraluminal protection apparatus for use during interventional catheterization procedures, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A protection element is mounted near the distal end of an elongate shaft, and includes a concave proximal end. To protect distal side branches adjacent a t ...


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Brian Shiu, Ari Gershman, Burt Goodson, Paul L Weber, Richard E Repp, David F Jensen: Integrated mechanical handle with quick slide mechanism. Medtronic Vascular, Serge Hodgson, September 12, 2006: US07105016 (173 worldwide citation)

A delivery system includes a sheath and a handle. The handle includes: a slide shaft having a threaded outer surface; and a hub assembly coupled to the sheath. The hub assembly includes: an inner slider having a thread tooth pivot support; a thread tooth pivotably mounted to the thread tooth pivot s ...


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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason Brian Whitt, Philip Christopher Evard, Patrick Edward Macaulay, John Thomas Garibotto, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Thomas Banks: Methods and apparatus for bypassing arterial obstructions and/or performing other transvascular procedures. Medtronic Vascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, November 14, 2006: US07134438 (165 worldwide citation)

Methods, devices, and systems for a) revascularization and/or b) performing other medical procedures at vascular or non-vascular intracorporeal locations within a mammalian body. The methods generally comprise the formation of at least one extravascular passageway from a blood vessel to a vascular o ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, Peter G Strickler, Matt S Poole, Ellen M Jennings: Guidewire apparatus for temporary distal embolic protection. Medtronic Vascular, June 28, 2005: US06911036 (165 worldwide citation)

A guidewire apparatus for use during percutaneous catheter interventions, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A protection element comprising a filter or an occluder is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. The guidewire apparatus comprises a ...


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Michael T Wright, Timothy W Lostetter, Alex Ruiz: Controlled deployment delivery system. Medtronic Vascular, September 4, 2007: US07264632 (146 worldwide citation)

A controlled stent-graft deployment delivery system (10 50 or 900) includes a stent-graft (30 or 63), a retractable primary sheath (40) containing the stent-graft in a first constrained diameter configuration, an outer tube (18) within the retractable primary sheath and within the stent-graft, and a ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, David S Brin, Peter G Strickler, Jerry Brightbill, James F Crittenden: Temporary intraluminal filter guidewire. Medtronic Vascular, James F Crittgnden, November 16, 2004: US06818006 (129 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a temporary intraluminal filter guidewire for use during interventional procedures, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A braided filter is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. An actuator rod slides over the guidewi ...