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Marc Alan Levine, Eduardo U Sucgang, Stephen J Hebert, Estela D Gatchalian, Quang Q Tran, Victor C Esch: Flexible flow apparatus and method for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, K Alison De Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, April 15, 2003: US06547779 (80 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for creating fluid flow from one location to another are disclosed. The fluid flow is created via the absorption of repetitive pulses of radiation in a fluid to generate bubbles that expand and collapse repetitively. This fluid mechanism, or pumping phenomenon, can be used to a ...


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Victor C Esch, Quang Q Tran, R Rox Anderson: Flow apparatus for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, K Alison De Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, March 4, 2003: US06527763 (45 worldwide citation)

The invention encompasses methods and apparatus for pumping fluid from one location to another through the repetitive expansion and collapse of bubbles generated as a result of the absorption of repetitive pulses of radiation in a fluid. This pumping phenomenon can be used to aid removal of a total ...


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Michael J Berry: Apparatus for cornea reshaping. Laser Biotech, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, January 29, 2002: US06342053 (43 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is described for use in combination with a noninvasive ophthalmological method for cornea reshaping in order to correct ocular refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. This apparatus is called a coupler and it is made of a material ...


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Steven R Visuri, Luiz B Da Silva, Peter M Celliers, Richard A London, Duncan J Maitland IV, Victor C Esch: Photoacoustic removal of occlusions from blood vessels. The Regents of the University of California, Endovasix, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, August 6, 2002: US06428531 (36 worldwide citation)

Partial or total occlusions of fluid passages within the human body are removed by positioning an array of optical fibers in the passage and directing treatment radiation pulses along the fibers, one at a time, to generate a shock wave and hydrodynamics flows that strike and emulsify the occlusions. ...


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Ralph De La Torre, Kenton W Gregory: Apparatus and method for vasodilation. The General Hospital Corporation, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, June 18, 2002: US06406486 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels in vasospasm through the use of high frequency wave, e.g., hydraulic or acoustic waves. The invention is suitable to treat any vasospasm, including any vasospasm intractable to medication, including cerebral vasospasm, which currently is not suscepti ...


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Victor C Esch, Paul S Jackson: Flexible flow apparatus and method for the disruption of occlusions. Endovasix, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, August 27, 2002: US06440124 (5 worldwide citation)

The invention encompasses methods and flexible apparatus for delivering radiation energy to a radiation-absorbing fluid within the apparatus to generate a series of expanding and collapsing bubbles therein, and thereby generate flow in a fluid surrounding the apparatus. Effective fluid flow is obtai ...


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Stephanos Papademetriou, Victor C Esch: Apparatus and method for aligning an energy beam. EndoVasix, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill Macpherson, January 15, 2002: US06339470 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, including a light detecting means, determines the actual position of an optical fiber array having one or more, but fewer than all, short fibers by detecting light transmitted through the short fiber(s) as a laser beam is horizontally and/or vertically scanned across the proximal fiber ...


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Stephanos Papademetriou, Victor C Esch, Miquel ML Praca, Alan S Crarer: Apparatus for delivering radiation energy. Endo Vasix, K ALISON de RUNTZ, C O SKJERVEN MORRILL MacPHERSON, September 6, 2001: US20010020164-A1

An apparatus and method for accurately and reproducibly locating a planar array of optical fibers in space are disclosed. A single acousto-optic modulator is used to accurately and substantially-simultaneously deflect multiple beams of different-wavelength radiation energy to each of said accurately ...


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Robert J Small, Zhefei J Chen: Composition for chemical-mechanical polishing and method of using same. K Alison de Runtz, Parsons Hsue & de Runtz, January 20, 2005: US20050014890-A1

A composition for chemical-mechanical polishing, comprising an aqueous solution and an abrasive that comprises polymer particles, is described. The polymer particles carry an electrical charge, such that nearby particles repel one another. Accordingly, aggregation of polymer particles may be reduced ...


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Steven R Visuri, Luiz B Da Silva, Peter M Celliers, Richard A London, Duncan J Maitland, Victor C Esch: Photoacoustic removal of occlusions from blood vessels. Endo Vasix, K Alison de Runtz, Skjerven Morrill, January 27, 2005: US20050021013-A1

Partial or total occlusions of fluid passages within the human body are removed by positioning an array of optical fibers in the passage and directing treatment radiation pulses along the fibers, one at a time, to generate a shock wave and hydrodynamic flows that strike and emulsify the occlusions. ...