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Farhad Khosravi: Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, July 20, 1999: US05925063 (587 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided comprising a coiled sheet having a plurality of flaps mounted on its interior surface that project radially inward into a lumen formed by the interior surface of the apparatus when it is deployed. The flaps lie parallel to the interior surface of the sheet during transluminal d ...


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Mark C Bates, Michael Horzewski: Emboli filtration system and methods of use. Baff, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, January 30, 2001: US06179859 (578 worldwide citation)

An emboli filtration apparatus is provided comprising a guide wire having a filter element captured thereon, so that the guide wire is free to rotate and translate while the filter element remains stationary. The apparatus allows for movement and rotation of the guide wire as devices are advanced ov ...


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Jack C Cordis, Dennis J Denen, Philip E Eggers, John J Knittle, Raymond C Ramsey, Robert F Shaw: Electrosurgical apparatus employing constant voltage and methods of use. Hemostatic Surgery Corporation, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, December 5, 1995: US05472443 (557 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for use in performing electrosurgery, wherein a power supply supplies an electrosurgical instrument with a low voltage power signal having a substantially constant peak-to-peak voltage that is independent of the load impedance and which has a crest factor near unit ...


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Philip E Eggers: Bi-polar electrosurgical endoscopic instruments and methods of use. Hemostatic Surgery Corporation, Nicola A Pisano, July 19, 1994: US05330471 (475 worldwide citation)

Endoscopic surgical instruments are provided that have bipolar electrodes on opposing movable members for passing a high frequency current through tissue for simulataneously severing or manipulating the tissue and causing hemostasis of the tissue. An electrically insulating material is interposed be ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Medical hole closure device and methods of use. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, November 2, 1999: US05976174 (446 worldwide citation)

A hole closure device for use in medical applications, especially in treating cardiac septal defects, is provided that seals a hole by exerting pressure on an interior edge of the hole. The device includes a flexible tube that extends through a hole, and has an expansion ring disposed within it adja ...


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Edward Komissarchik, Vladimir Arlazarov, Dimitri Bogdanov, Yuri Finkelstein, Andrey Ivanov, Jacob Kaminsky, Julia Komissarchik, Olga Krivnova, Mikhail Kronrod, Mikhail Malkovsky, Maxim Paklin, Alexander Rozanov, Vladimir Segal, Nina Zinovieva: Knowledge-based speech recognition system and methods having frame length computed based upon estimated pitch period of vocalic intervals. Accent Incorporated, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, August 25, 1998: US05799276 (435 worldwide citation)

Knowledge based speech recognition apparatus and methods are provided for translating an input speech signal to text. The speech recognition apparatus captures an input speech signal, segments it based on the detection of pitch period, and generates a series of hypothesized acoustic feature vectors ...


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Stephen Ramee, Farhad Khosravi, L N Hopkins: Integrated vascular device having thrombectomy element and vascular filter and methods of use. Incept, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, March 20, 2001: US06203561 (421 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for use in removing thrombus from a vessel, wherein a vascular device comprises an thrombectomy element for excising or ablating thrombus and a vascular filter for capturing emboli generated during removal of the thrombus. The vascular filter comprises a support ho ...


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Farhad Khosravi, L N Hopkins: Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta. Incept, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, April 16, 2002: US06371970 (381 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for use in filtering emboli from a vessel such as the ascending aorta, wherein a vascular device comprises a support hoop having an articulation region connected near a distal end of an elongated member, a blood permeable sac affixed to the support hoop so that the ...


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Farhad Khosravi: Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use. Incept, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, April 24, 2001: US06221091 (371 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided comprising a coiled sheet having a plurality of flaps mounted on its interior surface that project radially inward into a lumen formed by the interior surface of the apparatus when it is deployed. The flaps lie parallel to the interior surface of the sheet during transluminal d ...


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Juan Carlos Parodi: Protective device and method against embolization during treatment of carotid artery disease. Arteria Medical Science, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, March 27, 2001: US06206868 (368 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for removing emboli during an angioplasty, stenting or surgical procedure using a catheter having an occlusion element disposed on its distal end, a suction device, and an aspiration lumen communicating therebetween. The occlusion element is configured to be placed ...