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Russell E Abbink, Robert D Johnson, John D Maynard: System for non-invasive measurement of glucose in humans. Rio Grande Medical Technologies, Crompton Seager & Tufte, June 3, 2003: US06574490 (546 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for non-invasive measurement of glucose in human tissue by quantitative infrared spectroscopy to clinically relevant levels of precision and accuracy. The system includes six subsystems optimized to contend with the complexities of the tissue spectrum, high signal-to-noise ra ...


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Brian P Brockway, Perry Alton Mills, Lynn M Zwiers: Implantable sensor with wireless communication. Data Sciences International, Crompton Seager & Tufte, June 25, 2002: US06409674 (539 worldwide citation)

An implantable sensor device, such as a pressure monitor, is implanted in the left ventricle (LV), in other heart chambers, or elsewhere, from which it wirelessly communicates pressure information to a remote communication device. The sensor device can be implanted using a placement catheter, an end ...


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Ross S Tsugita: Filter flush system and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, January 2, 2001: US06168579 (502 worldwide citation)

A filter flush system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The system typically includes a guidewire insertable within a guiding catheter, which has an occlusion balloon disposed about its distal end. The guidewire has an expandable filter, which can be collapsed to ...


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Daniel M Lafontaine, Kent D Harrison: Closure device and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, October 12, 1999: US05964782 (485 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for closing a perforation in a wall of a patient's blood vessel or other organs, and a method of introducing the apparatus and causing the closure are described. The apparatus includes an elongated support member having a distal end supporting one or more tissue engaging hoo ...


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Dachuan Yang, Joel L Stanslaski, Lixiao Wang, Scott R Smith: Stent coating. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, July 10, 2001: US06258121 (455 worldwide citation)

A stent having a polymeric coating for controllably releasing an included active agent. The polymeric coating includes a blend of a first polymeric material, which if alone, would release the agent at a first, higher rate, and a second polymeric material, which if alone would release the agent at a ...


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John Daniel, Brian J Lowe, Robert Cassell, Bradley F Slaker, John E Arnold Jr, Thomas E Broome: Intravascular filter and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, January 9, 2001: US06171327 (452 worldwide citation)

A filter disposed at the distal end of an elongate guidewire. Catheters are provided for delivering the filter to, and retrieving the filter from, a treatment site. The catheters can be over-the-wire or single operator exchange. The catheters include a housing for receiving the filter therein. The h ...


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Thomas E Broome, John M K Daniel, Thomas R Hektner: Distal protection device and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 28, 2000: US06152946 (427 worldwide citation)

A device adapted for deployment in a body vessel for collecting floating debris and emboli in a filter. The device includes a collapsible proximally tapered frame for operably supporting the filter between a collapsed insertion profile and an expanded deployment profile. The tapered collapsible fram ...


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Sheng ping Zhong: Stents with hybrid coating for medical devices. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, May 15, 2001: US06231600 (426 worldwide citation)

A device such as a stent is provided with a hybrid coating including a time released, restenosis inhibiting coating and a non-thrombogenic coating to prevent clotting on the device. One first coat or layer includes a polymer, a crosslinking agent, and pacitaxel, analogues, or derivatives thereof. Th ...


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Ross S Tsugita: Guided filter with support wire and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, November 7, 2000: US06142987 (385 worldwide citation)

A guided filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The system includes a guidewire slideable through a wire guide included in a distal region of a support wire. The support wire has an expandable filter, which is operable between a collapsed or enlarged con ...


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Ross S Tsugita, Tracy D Maahs, Yue Teh Jang: Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, December 26, 2000: US06165200 (358 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a nested tubing cannula which comprises outer and inner elongate tubular members, both having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therebetween. The inner tubular member is sealed at its distal end and is nested substantially coaxially within the lumen of the outer tubula ...