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Bruce Adams, Ahmed Malek, Jerry R Brightbill, Nasser Rafiee, Nareak Douk, David S Brin, Dennis L Brooks, Robert D Lashinski: Collapsible blood filter with optimal braid geometry. Medtronic Ave, Medtronic Ave, August 5, 2003: US06602271 (246 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a collapsible blood filter for use during a vascular procedure, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A filter made of braided filaments is located on the distal end of a delivery member, and the filter is deployed downstream of the vascular treatment site to capture embo ...


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Thomas K Fitzmaurice, Paul Gilson, Patrick J E Duane: Reinforced monorail balloon catheter. Medtronic AVE, Medtronic AVE, August 12, 2003: US06605057 (32 worldwide citation)

The invention is a dilation catheter which comprises an elongated catheter shaft, a guide wire tube, and an angioplasty balloon. The distal end of the balloon is attached to the distal portion of the guide wire tube, and the proximal portion of the balloon is attached to the distal portion of the ca ...


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Bruce Adams, Ahmed Malek, Jerry R Brightbill, Nasser Rafiee, Nareak Douk, David S Brin, Dennis L Brooks, Robert D Lashinski: Collapsible blood filter with optimal braid geometry. Medtronic Ave, January 10, 2002: US20020004667-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a collapsible blood filter for use during a vascular procedure, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A filter made of braided filaments is located on the distal end of a delivery member, and the filter is deployed downstream of the vascular treatment site to capture embo ...


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Patrick J Duane, Gerry Clarke, Niall Duffy, Noel Coyle, John MacNamara, David Quinn, Declan Costello, Robert Murray: Catheter and guide wire exchange system. Medtronic Ave, October 9, 2003: US20030191491-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A catheter and guide wire exchange system including a catheter having a guide wire lumen with a guide way extending along the length of a stiffened proximal shaft portion, and a guide member slidably disposed about the proximal shaft for directing a guide wire into or out of the guide way and the gu ...


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Oren Globerman: Medical stents, apparatus and method for making same. Medtronic Ave, November 28, 2002: US20020177892-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An expandable stent and stent graft having a small initial diameter, flexibility along its longitudinal axis prior to expansion and a large expanded and rigid Local stain on the stent material is minimized, as and after the balloon is expanded. More particularly, the stent has rotation joints having ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Medical device for delivering a therapeutic agent and method of preparation. Medtronic Ave, September 26, 2002: US20020138048-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A device useful for localized delivery of a therapeutic agent is provided. The device includes a structure including a porous polymeric material and an elutable therapeutic agent in the form of a solid, gel, or neat liquid, which is dispersed in at least a portion of the porous polymeric material. M ...


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Victor I Chornenky, Michael R Forman: Device for delivering localized x-ray radiation to an interior of a body and method of manufacture. Medtronic Ave, October 10, 2002: US20020146090-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Generally, the present invention provides a device for insertion into a body of a subject being treated to deliver localized x-ray radiation, and a method for fabricating such a device. The device includes a cathode structure that has a thin, diamond film as a cathode. The device further comprises a ...


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Victor Chornenky: X-ray emitting system and method. Medtronic AVE, Medtronic AVE, January 16, 2003: US20030012340-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An x-ray emitting system and method for administering a predetermined x-ray dose rate are provided. The system includes an x-ray emitter, a controller operably connected to the x-ray emitter, a current sensor operably connected to the controller, and a voltage sensor operably connected to the contro ...


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Wenda Carlyle, Peiwen Cheng, Robert L Cafferata: Peroxisome proliferator-acitvated receptor gamma ligand eluting medical device. Christine Aceves, Medtronic AVE, September 12, 2002: US20020127263-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Implantable medical devices having an anti-restenotic coatings are disclosed. Specifically, implantable medical devices having coatings of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR) agonists are disclosed. The anti-restenotic PPAR ligands include thiazolidinedione compounds including ci ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, David S Brin, Peter G Strickler: Temporary intraluminal filter guidewire and methods of use. Medtronic Ave, October 17, 2002: US20020151927-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a temporary intraluminal filter guidewire for use during interventional procedures, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A braided filter is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. An actuator rod slides over the guidewi ...