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Christopher G M Ken: Hydrogel for the therapeutic treatment of aneurysms. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 5, 2000: US06113629 (392 worldwide citation)

The hydrogel for the treatment of aneurysms acts as a carrier for both a radiopaque agent allowing the hydrogel to be visualized under fluoroscopy and a therapeutic agent such as one or more human growth factors. The hydrogel is delivered through a catheter into the aneurysm, where the hydrogel beco ...


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Eric Leopold, Bruce McEvers: Reloadable sheath for catheter system for deploying vasoocclusive devices. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, April 6, 2004: US06716223 (250 worldwide citation)

The introducer sheath can be loaded onto a vasoocclusive device after removal of the vasoocclusive device from a microcatheter, to permit the vasoocclusive embolic coil assembly to be used again during a clinical procedure. The sheath includes a hollow, elongated tubular member with a longitudinal s ...


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Daniel R Kurz, Rose Y Wong, Crystal K Sein Lwyn, David A Ferrera, Lok A Lei, Nicholas C Debeer: Endoluminal device delivery system using axially recovering shape memory material. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 2, 2001: US06296622 (206 worldwide citation)

The endoluminal device delivery system and method for delivering an endoluminal device within a body lumen uses shape memory material in the form of a tubular collar to engage the endoluminal device during delivery to the desired location. The endoluminal device is engaged internally within the tubu ...


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David A Ferrera: Micro-strand cable with enhanced radiopacity. Micrus Corporation, James W Paul, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 2, 2001: US06168570 (154 worldwide citation)

This invention relates generally to emplacable devices for interventional therapeutic treatment or vascular surgery, and more particularly concerns a stranded micro-cable with enhanced radiopacity that can be used to fabricate a vascular device, a stent, a guidewire or the like. The micro-cable is m ...


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David A Ferrera, Peter Wilson: Coated superelastic stent. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 5, 2001: US06241691 (154 worldwide citation)

The coated superelastic stent is formed from a tube of collagen having an inner structure of a micro-cable made of strands of a material exhibiting superelasticity or shape memory properties, such as nickel-titanium, and includes a strand of radiopaque material, such as platinum or gold, in order to ...


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Deepak Gandhi, Kamal Ramzipoor: Apparatus for deployment of micro-coil using a catheter. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, November 12, 2002: US06478773 (152 worldwide citation)

The apparatus for deployment of a therapeutic device such as a micro-coil detachably mounts the therapeutic device to a distal portion of a pusher member. In one embodiment, the therapeutic device is detachably mounted to the distal portion of the pusher member by a tubular collar that can be heated ...


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David A Ferrera, Daniel Kurz, Peter Wilson, Crystal K Sein Lwyn, Lok A Lei, Joseph A Horton: Three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil, and method of manufacture. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 28, 2003: US06638291 (144 worldwide citation)

The three dimensional, low friction vasoocclusive coil has a portion that is three dimensionally box or cubed shaped. The three dimensional box or cubed shaped portion will form a basket for filling the anatomical cavity at the site in the vasculature to be treated. The vasoocclusive device is forme ...


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Daniel R Kurz: Intravascular device push wire delivery system. Micrus Corporation, James W Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht Paul Esq, August 15, 2000: US06102932 (137 worldwide citation)

The endoluminal device delivery assembly and method for release and deployment of an endoluminal therapeutic device at a desired location for treatment within the vasculature of a patient utilizes an elongated flexible tubular catheter with a tubular distal tip formed of a yieldable material mounted ...


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Daniel R Kurz: Intravascular device push wire delivery system. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 20, 2004: US06679903 (127 worldwide citation)

The endoluminal device delivery assembly and method for release and deployment of an endoluminal therapeutic device at a desired location for treatment within the vasculature of a patient utilizes an elongated flexible tubular catheter with a tubular distal tip formed of a yieldable material mounted ...


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Christopher G M Ken: Catheter with shape memory polymer distal tip for deployment of therapeutic devices. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 25, 2001: US06293960 (125 worldwide citation)

The occlusion balloon catheter includes an elongated tubular catheter body having a fluid lumen for inflation of an occlusion balloon detachably mounted to the catheter body by a tubular shape memory collar. The occlusion balloon includes a valve for sealing the occlusion balloon when it is inflated ...