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Aubrey M Palestrant: Mechanically locking blood clot filter. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, May 23, 1989: US04832055 (503 worldwide citation)

A blood clot filter particularly suited for filtering blood clots from blood circulating through the inferior vena cava is composed of a number of peripheral wires joined at one end by a first connector and also joined approximately at their middle portions by a second connector. The wire portions e ...


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Eric J Guilbeau, Bruce C Towe: Implantable microelectronic biochemical sensor incorporating thin film thermopile. Arizona Board of Regents, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, June 19, 1990: US04935345 (389 worldwide citation)

A biochemical sensor is provided for measuring the concentration of a chemical dissolved within a fluid by providing a differential voltage proportional to a temperature differential resulting from the heat evolved from the enzymatic reaction of the chemical under test. The biochemical sensor is for ...


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Aubrey Palestrant: Expandable atherectomy catheter device. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, July 9, 1991: US05030201 (366 worldwide citation)

An expandable atherectomy catheter device includes an expandable cutting head consisting of deformable cutting members to remove an atheroma or blood clot from a blood vessel. The cutting members, consisting of wires or blades, extend parallel to each other and are supported at the distal end of a r ...


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Kim H Manwaring: Tissue vaporizing accessory and method for an endoscope. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, June 16, 1992: US05122138 (297 worldwide citation)

A flexible tube having first and second ends and a hollow interior is insertable through an endoscopic instrument channel with the first end extending out of the viewing end of the endoscope and the second end extending out of the working end of the endoscope a sufficient distance to lie within the ...


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Ramon Berguer, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi, Linda V Della Corna, Joseph B Sinnott: Blood vessel patch. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, March 31, 1992: US05100422 (296 worldwide citation)

A vascular patch for closing an incision in a blood vessel includes a base layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) having an outer coating of an elastomeric, biocompatible material such as polyurethane to minimize suture hole bleeding. Suture guidelines are formed upon the ablumenal side of ...


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Ronald Peter Binstead: Multiple input proximity detector and touchpad system. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, December 1, 1998: US05844506 (254 worldwide citation)

A touchpad, which may include a keypad array, digitizing tablet, touch screen or an electronic mouse, is operable through a suitable dielectric medium, operating by capacitive effect and suitable for use as a computer interface in conjunction with a monitor screen, or as a computer input device in a ...


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Robert A Mackin: Working well balloon method. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, December 11, 1990: US04976710 (235 worldwide citation)

A transparent plastic collapsible balloon is attached to the distal end of a flexible bronchoscope or angioscope. The inflatable balloon has a cavity or "working well" at its distal end which communicates by means of a tube with the central channel of the angioscope. Separate channels of the angiosc ...


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Junius E Taylor: Apparatus and method for thermal ablation. Engineering & Research Associates, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, December 16, 1997: US05697925 (233 worldwide citation)

A catheter for use in an electrophysiological procedure to ablate a site includes a metallic tip having a first work function and energized by a source of RF energy. The RF energy return path is through a relatively large plate of a metallic material having a second work function and disposed at a l ...


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Robert A Mackin: Working well balloon angioscope and method. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, November 15, 1988: US04784133 (218 worldwide citation)

A transparent plastic collapsible balloon is attached to the distal end of a flexible bronchoscope or angioscope. The inflatable balloon has a cavity or "working well" at its distal end which communicates by means of a tube with the central channel of the angioscope. Separate channels of the angiosc ...


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Linda V Della Corna, Robert C Farnan, William M Colone, Rajagopal R Kowligi: Longitudinally compliant vascular graft. Impra, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, September 11, 1990: US04955899 (216 worldwide citation)

A longitudinally compliant PTFE graft is provided by compressing at least a portion of a porous PTFE tube along its longitudinal axis and coating at least the outer wall of the compressed portion of the PTFE tube with a biocompatible elastomer for allowing the compressed portion of the tube to be st ...



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