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Dominik M Wiktor: Intravascular radially expandable stent and method of implant. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, Joseph F Breimayer, December 12, 1989: US04886062 (1344 worldwide citation)

A device to be used as a vascular stent comprising a cylindrical open-ended wire component made of a low memory metal such as copper alloy, titanium, or gold, providing a radial support from within a blood vessel after implantation therein. The coronary stent is characterized by its ability to be ex ...


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Dominik M Wiktor: Intracoronary stent and method of simultaneous angioplasty and stent implant. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, Joseph F Breimayer, November 13, 1990: US04969458 (478 worldwide citation)

A device to be used as a vascular stent comprising a cylindrical open-ended wire component made of a low memory metal such as copper alloy, titanium, or gold, providing a radial support from within a blood vessel after implantation therein. The coronary stent is characterized by its ability to be ex ...


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Manuel T Alonso: Heart valve prosthesis. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, July 16, 1991: US05032128 (471 worldwide citation)

A heart valve prosthesis and method for replacement of the same are disclosed. The prosthesis includes a sewing ring for permanent attachment to heart tissue, and a valve assembly which is replaceably mounted within the sewing ring in a spaced-apart relationship to define a cylindrical cutting path ...


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Bill H Niemi: Automatic adjusting induction coil treatment device. Medtronic, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, Robert J Klepinski, October 22, 1985: US04548208 (183 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treating a patient which induces an electric current in the body through external application of an electromagnetic field. The apparatus includes means for controlling the magnitude of the induced electric current by sensing the electromagnetic field and automatically controlling it ...


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Eugene A Dickhudt: Balloon lead and inflator. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, Joseph F Breimayer, John L Rooney, May 28, 1985: US04519403 (181 worldwide citation)

A lead for implantation in the epidural space has an inflatable balloon which is sealed against a first side of the lead so it inflates away from the first side. The balloon contacts walls of the epidural space and urges an electrode on the first side against the dura. A syringe for inflating the ba ...


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Eugene A Dickhudt, Roger A Paulson: Biomedical stimulation lead. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, November 15, 1983: US04414986 (162 worldwide citation)

A biomedical stimulation lead wherein the lead body is preformed into a helical configuration to assist in anchoring the lead. The lead includes a non-conducting member extending forward of the lead electrode along the axis of the lead body, and tines extending perpendicularly from the member. The t ...


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Creg Dance, Kevin Larkin, Lynn Jabbusch, John V Hoek: Atherectomy device. Medtronic, Sandra S Schultz, Robert J Klepinski, January 7, 1992: US05078723 (129 worldwide citation)

A device for removing stenosis from arteries includes a catheter body for delivering a cutter to the area of the stenosis. A screw is mounted on the distal end of the body for entering and fixedly holding the stenosis. An annular cutting means is moved forward around the screw to cut the stenosis wh ...


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Ray S McDonald: Needle placement sensor. Medtronic, Kassatly, Robert J Klepinski, Reed A Duthler, April 9, 1991: US05006115 (109 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device having a main body, and a port in the main body for receiving a medical instrument percutaneously. A resilient dome is mounted in the device for communicating with the medical instrument, and for flexing from a first rest position to a second position after contact with ...


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Dennis G Hepp: Monitoring device. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, January 31, 1984: US04428381 (87 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for technique for monitoring physiological parameters. An acoustic sensor or microphone is placed in close proximity to the chest of a patient having one or two prosthetic heart valves. These heart valves produce clicks characteristic of opening and closing action. The acoustic sensor pick ...


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Eugene A Dickhudt, Roger A Paulson: Method of making biomedical lead with lobed lead anchor. Medtronic, Robert J Klepinski, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, December 13, 1983: US04419819 (79 worldwide citation)

A length of tubing having an inside diameter equal to the diameter of a biomedical lead is slit along a direction parallel to its axis, with the length of the slits being equal to the desired circumference for lead anchor lobes. The tubing is slipped over the lead body and compressed so that the sli ...