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Selmon Matthew R, Hansen Gerald, Milo Charles F: Catheter system for treating a vascular occlusion. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Hansen Gerald, Milo Charles F, ENG U P Peter, August 19, 1999: WO/1999/040963

Disclosed herein is a blunt end assembly including a catheter and a blunt end member. The blunt end member includes jaw sections which have a first closed position for locating the blunt end member at the site of the occlusion within the native lumen of the blood vessel and a second open position wh ...


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Selmon Matthew R, Hansen Gerald, Milo Charles F: Intravascular catheter system for treating a vascular occlusion. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Hansen Gerald, Milo Charles F, sENG U P Peter, August 19, 1999: WO/1999/040853

Disclosed herein is an intravascular catheter system for crossing a severe or total arterial occlusion; particularly, a steerable intravascular catheter providing a working element and the optical guidance thereof in crossing an occlusion. Also disclosed is a method of crossing a severe or total art ...


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Hansen Gerald F, Hill E Richard Iii, Milo Charles F: Manual actuator for a catheter system for treating a vascular occlusion. Lumend, Hansen Gerald F, Hill E Richard Iii, Milo Charles F, GREGORY Richard L Jr, August 19, 1999: WO/1999/040854

Disclosed herein is manual actuator for retracting and advancing a therapeutic working element of an intravascular catheter system via an actuation shaft or one or more pulling wires. The manual actuator includes a hollow cylindrical bracing member having an open proximal end and a distal end, and a ...


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Milo Charles F: Guidewire and catheter with rotating and reciprocating symmetrical or asymmetrical distal tip. Lumend, Milo Charles F, ENG U P Peter, May 27, 1999: WO/1999/025412

A guidewire or a catheter for crossing vascular occlusions comprises a shaft having a proximal end a distal end, and a drive member having a proximal and a distal end, the drive member being rotatably disposed within and along a longitudinal axis of the guidewire shaft. An actuator is connected to t ...


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Selmon Matthew R, Vetter James W, Hinohara Tomoaki, Milo Charles F: Catheter apparatus for guided transvascular treatment of arterial occlusions. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Vetter James W, Hinohara Tomoaki, Milo Charles F, ENG U P Peter, July 22, 1999: WO/1999/035980

An apparatus is described for treating arterial occlusions combining an intraluminally operable catheter having an occlusion-crossing working element, with an extraluminally operable locator for imaging the progress of the working element through the occlusion. Suction coupling means are described f ...


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Selmon Matthew R, Vetter James W, Hinohara Tomoaki, Milo Charles F: Catheter apparatus for treating arterial occlusions. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Vetter James W, Hinohara Tomoaki, Milo Charles F, sENG U P Peter, July 22, 1999: WO/1999/035977

An apparatus is described for treating arterial occlusions combining an intraluminally operable catheter, having an occlusion-crossing working element, with a micro-invasive extraluminally operable locator for imaging the progress of the working element through the occlusion. Conical, abrasive, blun ...


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Selmon Matthew R, Vetter James W, Hinohara Tomoaki, Milo Charles F: Method and apparatus for the guided bypass of coronary occlusions. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Vetter James W, Hinohara Tomoaki, Milo Charles F, sENG U P Peter, July 22, 1999: WO/1999/035978

Described herein is a catheter method and apparatus for the guided intraluminal bypass of a coronary occlusion. A method is described employing an intraluminally operable catheter shaft including an optionally steerable working element, combined with an extraluminally operable locator including an i ...


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Selmon Matthew R, Hill Richard E, Co Fred H, Milo Charles F, French Ronald G: Methods and apparatus for crossing total occlusions in blood vessels. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Hill Richard E, Co Fred H, Milo Charles F, French Ronald G, GREGORY Richard L Jr, July 22, 1999: WO/1999/035979

Total occlusions are crossed by passing a guidewire or other penetrating wire from a point proximal to the occlusion into a subintimal space between the intimal layer and adventitial layer of the blood vessel wall. The wire is advanced to a point distal the occlusion and thereafter deflected back in ...


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Selmon Matthew R, Milo Charles F: Improved guidewire, catheter and method of crossing tight intravascular occlusions using same. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Milo Charles F, ENG U P Peter, September 30, 1999: WO/1999/048549

A guidewire includes a proximal section; a distal section; and a protruding section, the protruding section being integral with the guidewire and disposed between the proximal and distal sections. The protruding section tapers in the distal direction to smoothly join with the distal section. Accordi ...


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Selmon Matthew R, Hansen Gerald, Milo Charles F: Intravascular catheter system for treating a vascular occlusion. Lumend, Selmon Matthew R, Hansen Gerald F, Milo Charles F, November 29, 2000: EP1054632-A1

Disclosed herein is an intravascular catheter system for crossing a severe or total arterial occlusion; particularly, a steerable intravascular catheter providing a working element and the optical guidance thereof in crossing an occlusion. Also disclosed is a method of crossing a severe or total art ...