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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason Brian Whitt, Philip Christopher Evard, Patrick Edward Macaulay, John Thomas Garibotto, Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Thomas Banks: Methods and apparatus for bypassing arterial obstructions and/or performing other transvascular procedures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, February 20, 2001: US06190353 (975 worldwide citation)

Methods, devices, and systems for a) revascularization and/or b) performing other medical procedures at vascular or non-vascular intracorporeal locations within a mammalian body. The methods generally comprise the formation of at least one extravascular passageway from a blood vessel to a vascular o ...


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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason Brian Whitt, Philip Christopher Evard, Patrick Edward Macaulay, John Thomas Garibotto, Margaret W Tumas, Alan Robert Selfridge: Catheters and related devices for forming passageways between blood vessels or other anatomical structures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, October 16, 2001: US06302875 (360 worldwide citation)

The inventions described in this patent application include i) a torqueable introducer sheath which is useable in conjunction with a transvascular passageway forming catheter to effect precise rotational control of the catheter; ii) an anchorable guide catheter which is useable in conjunction with a ...


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Joshua Makower: Devices for connecting anatomical conduits such as vascular structures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, May 15, 2001: US06231587 (357 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for utilizing the vascular system as a conduit to reach other vascular and extravascular locations within the body. Included are methods for revascularization wherein the extravascular passageways are formed to permit blood flow between vascular locations. Also included are meth ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, Jason B Whitt, Patrick E Macaulay, David R Tholfsen, John T Garibotto, Philip C Evard, Joshua Makower: Catheters, systems and methods for percutaneous in situ arterio-venous bypass. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, April 8, 2003: US06544230 (327 worldwide citation)

A system of catheter devices and methods for forming channels or passageways between a luminal anatomical structure (e.g., a blood vessel) and a target location (e.g., another blood vessel, an organ, a mass of tissue, etc.) for the purpose of rerouting blood flow or for delivering a substance or ins ...


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J Christopher Flaherty: Sterility barriers for insertion of non-sterile apparatus into catheters or other medical devices. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, July 8, 2003: US06589164 (327 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatus and systems wherein the distal portion of an elongate apparatus (e.g., a catheter or cannula) having a sealed lumen (e.g., a blind lumen) formed therein is insertable into the body of a mammalian patient and a tubular sterility barrier is attached to or formed on the proximal port ...


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Joshua Makower, J Christopher Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, John Thomas Garibotto, Jason Brian Whitt: Transluminal methods and devices for closing, forming attachments to, and/or forming anastomotic junctions in, luminal anatomical structures. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, December 10, 2002: US06491707 (327 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for passing attachment apparatus or connector material into or through the wall of a luminal anatomical structure for the purpose of, closing the lumen of the anatomical structure, forming an anastomotic junction between separate anatomical structures or between approximated se ...


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Joshua Makower: Method for interstitial transvascular intervention. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, June 17, 2003: US06579311 (305 worldwide citation)

Devices, systems and methods for transvascular interstitial interventions, including transvascular, catheter based vascular bypass, transmyocardial revascularization, bypass grafting of blood vessels, and interstitial surgical/interventional procedures wherein a catheter is advanced translumenally t ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, Jason B Whitt, John Y Chang, David R Tholfsen, Philip C Evard, Joshua Makower: Tissue penetrating catheters having integral imaging transducers and their methods of use. TransVascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, April 23, 2002: US06375615 (287 worldwide citation)

A catheter device that is useable to penetrate from a blood vessel in which the catheter device is positioned to a target location comprises a flexible catheter advanceable into the first blood vessel, a tissue penetrator lumen adapted to receive an operative tissue penetrator which is usable to pen ...


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Philip C Evard, Joshua Makower, J C Flaherty, Timothy R Machold, Jason B Whitt, Patrick E Macaulay, John T Garibotto, Alex T Roth: Methods and apparatus for connecting openings formed in adjacent blood vessels or other anatomical structures. Transvascular, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, September 9, 2003: US06616675 (269 worldwide citation)

Anastomotic connectors and apparatus for forming and/or maintaining connections between openings formed in anatomical structures, such as blood vessels. The apparatus is initially deployed in a first configuration which is sufficiently compact to be delivered through the lumen of a catheter or cannu ...


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Robert F Rosenbluth, Brian J Cox, George R Greene Jr: Embolectomy catheters and methods for treating stroke and other small vessel thromboembolic disorders. MicroVention, Robert D Buyan, Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins, January 28, 2003: US06511492 (253 worldwide citation)

Embolectomy catheters, rapid exchange microcatheters, systems and methods for removing obstructive matter (e.g., thrombus, thromboemboli, embolic fragments of atherschlerotic plaque, foreign objects, etc.) from blood vessels. This invention is particularly useable for percutaneous removal of thrombo ...