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Maureen A Shaffer, James E Leone: Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, September 17, 1991: US05049132 (367 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter comprises a catheter shaft which typically defines a first inflation lumen and a first, inflatable balloon mounted on the shaft in communication with the first inflation lumen. By this invention a second inflation lumen is typically provided, spaced from the first lumen and define ...


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Randall Towne, Raul Alcebo, Ricardo Cordido: Triple lumen balloon catheter. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, October 22, 1991: US05059177 (332 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter, preferably of the float-advancement type, defines a balloon carried adjacent the catheter distal end and a first catheter lumen communicating between the balloon at a proximal catheter location. By this invention, second and third, separate catheter lumens extend between proximal ...


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Christopher L Abiuso, James E Leone: Therapeutic porous balloon catheter. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, May 25, 1993: US05213576 (322 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter comprises a catheter shaft, and first and second balloons carried on the catheter shaft with the second balloon positioned to at least partly overlie and sealingly enclose the first balloon. A lumen is defined by the catheter shaft to communicate between a space located within the ...


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Thomas Trotta, Jeffrey A Johnson: Puncture resistant balloon catheter. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, March 1, 1994: US05290306 (303 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter having an inflatable balloon in which the outer surface of the inflatable balloon is surrounded by an elastomeric sleeve. The sleeve is attached throughout at least a majority of its area to the balloon outer surface to provide pin hole and abrasion resistance. Preferably, the inf ...


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Stefan A Jackowski: Catheter with controllable tip. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, May 1, 1990: US04920980 (284 worldwide citation)

In a catheter which comprises a tubular body having a bore, a wire member is loosely positioned in the bore. The wire member is secured to the catheter at a position adjacent the distal end, such position being radially spaced from the axis of the catheter. The wire member extends through the bore a ...


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Donald Cohen: Suction ablation catheter. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, May 23, 1989: US04832048 (272 worldwide citation)

A suction ablation catheter, for use in inactivating portions of the heart's conduction system to prevent abnormal heartbeat rates, comprises a tubular body having an open, distal end and a proximal aperture for applying suction through the catheter and through the distal end. The catheter also has ...


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Peter P Soltesz: Catheter having extended braid reinforced transitional tip. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, October 19, 1993: US05254107 (263 worldwide citation)

A catheter comprises a flexible, plastic catheter shaft which carries an embedded fibrous, tubular reinforcement member typically of the braided type. The catheter shaft defines a first section which comprises a first plastic material and a second section abutting the first section which comprises a ...


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Richard A Hillstead: Medical instrument valve. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, January 23, 1990: US04895565 (253 worldwide citation)

A hemostasis valve is provided for catheters or the like, comprising an elastomeric partition valve secured in a housing. A linear slit extends through the partition valve between the major faces thereof. By this invention, the partition of the valve has at least one concave face through which the s ...


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Benjamin D Pless, William H Elias, Timothy A Marguit: Implantable cardiac defibrillator with improved capacitors. Ventritex, Gerstman & Ellis, July 21, 1992: US05131388 (249 worldwide citation)

An implantable cardiac defibrillator is provided having an energy source, a capacitor, and means coupled to the energy source for charging the capacitor. The capacitor comprises a planar layered structure of anode plates, cathode plates and means separating the anode plates and cathode plates. A pol ...


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Perry K Littrell: Hemostasis valve. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, August 20, 1991: US05041095 (233 worldwide citation)

A hemostasis valve comprises a housing defining a passage therethrough adpated to receive an elongated member such as a catheter in hemostatically sealed condition. An elastic gasket valve is carried in the housing having slit means capable of permitting the elongated member to extend through the ho ...